Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module 1
August 2017

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Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module 1

Taoism, Anatomy & Sequencing

August 13, 2017 – August 18, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Biff Mithoefer
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SM17-3805-834Biff Mithoefer,

Yin Yoga uses long-held postures that support us in accessing the deeper, more yin parts of ourselves.

In this teacher training, we explore the ways Yin Yoga, with its ancient yogic roots, can affect our physical, energetic, and emotional bodies. By understanding the basic principles of Yin Yoga, we learn how to lead a yin class and incorporate yin postures and philosophy into any yoga teaching or practice.

Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, we:

  • Explore the Yin Yoga practice of nonstriving and how it influences our lives and teachings
  • Learn about the movement of qi (or prana) in the body and how it can be affected by Yin Yoga practice
  • Develop our understanding of the postures and sequencing of a Yin Yoga class
  • Delve into the teachings of Taoist philosophy
  • Gain a true understanding of what it means to hold a safe, sacred space for a Yin Yoga practice

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

Continuing Education
  • YA - Yoga Teachers +$50
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Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. This training begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m.

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

  • Yin Yoga by Paul Grilley
  • The Yin Yoga Kit by Biff Mithoefer
  • The Therapeutic Yoga Kit by Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer

The training will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours at Omega and 5 non-contact hours to be completed after the workshop. The non-contact hours must be completed within 30 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.

This training is part of a nonsequential professional certification program, meets Yoga Alliance criteria and is also considered as part of the 500 hour training at a number of Yoga institutes in the U.S and internationally. It can be taken alone or in conjunction with Yin Yoga Teacher Training Module 2.

Biff Mithoefer is also teaching An Introduction to Yin Yoga.

Things to Bring:

Bring a journal to record your experiences during the practice.


Please note this course begins Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and has a special schedule:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Workshop
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m. Workshop
6:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


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 refugee children. biffmithoeferyoga.com