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Embracing the Essence of Yin Yoga

A Teacher Training

October 12, 2014 – October 17, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Biff Mithoefer, Prema Mayi
SM14-5605-722Biff Mithoefer, Prema Mayi,

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Teaching is about connection. To connect deeply with our students, family, and others in our lives, we must first connect with ourself.

Through the powerful practice of Yin Yoga, and by exploring the wisdom of the archetypes of the warrior, healer, teacher, and visionary, we journey into ourself to explore ways in which we can best support our students and others in their life journey. We examine creative and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning as we:

  • Practice holding space
  • Develop body and energy awareness
  • Deepen our range of perception
  • Learn to follow our “inner teacher” and support others to do the same
  • Explore and develop our unique strengths and styles as teachers
  • Identify and address our blind spots and “growing edges” as teachers
  • Explore the use of story, poetry, and metaphors to invite a deeper somatic experience

This Yin Yoga teacher training is suitable for yoga teachers and practitioners at all levels of yoga experience.


Continuing Education
  • NATABOC - Fitness/Athletic Trainers +$35
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$35
More Information

NATABOC Level: Essential

Limited enrollment; register early.

This program begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. It can be taken alone or in conjunction with Exploring the Path of Yin Yoga. Each program is a 50-hour Yin Yoga teacher training; see for details. 

The training will consist of a minimum of 35 contact hours at Omega and 15 non-contact hours to be completed after the workshop. The non-contact hours must be completed within 45 days and will consist of an emailed copy of your journal of experiences with yin yoga teaching or practice. Details of this will be discussed during the training. Those who complete the 50 hours will receive a certificate of completion. Those participants who have 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in Interdisciplinary Yoga may receive 50 hours of credit toward their 500 hour or 1000 hour Yoga Alliance Certification with Nosara Yoga Institute by completing this training.

This training is one half of a Professional Certification Program. It is intended for those who have previously completed a Yin training with Biff or are dedicated Yin practitioners. If you have any questions about any aspects of the training, please contact Biff at

Before the training, please familiarize yourself with the following books.

  • Yin Yoga  by Paul Grilley
  • The Yin Yoga Kitby Biff Mithoefer
  • The Therapeutic Yoga Kit by Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer
Things to Bring:

Bring a journal. 

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Welcome & Orientation
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.Workshop
6:00 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

Biff Mithoefer

Biff Mithoefer, E-RYT 500, teaches Yin Yoga throughout the United States and internationally. He is author of The Yin Yoga Kit and coauthor of The Therapeutic Yoga Kit. Mithoefer is a founder and director of the Jamtse Sponsorship Project for the support of Tibetan refuge children.

Prema Mayi

Prema Mayi was born in Chile. At age 12, she entered an ashram of bhakti yoga in Europe. Now, 30 years later, her gentle zeal for bhakti is embellished with an inspiration to share with others.