Yin Yoga Training: Embracing the Yin Path – Module 2

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Sep 1 - 6, 2019 (6 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $1,125.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $1,125.00 Dormitory - Private - $1,325.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $1,425.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $1,425.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $1,425.00 Tent-Site - $1,000.00 (All

About This Event

Since the beginning of humankind’s adventure here on Earth, indigenous societies throughout the world have sought guidance through their relationship with archetypal figures. These figures relate to the parts of ourselves that we all share. In this Yin Yoga training, you will look at our journey as a human through the archetypes of Warrior, Healer, Teacher, and Visionary.

This training includes:

The practice of holding space

Body and energy literacy: deepening our range of perception, learning to follow our inner teacher, and supporting others to do the same

Embodiment: grounding your teaching in your body

Collaboration and community: encouraging mutual support and peer learning, taking our practice into the world

Self-realization and creativity: exploring and developing our unique strengths and style as teachers

Personal growth and mindfulness: identifying and addressing our blind spots and “growing edges” as teachers

The use of story, poetry, and metaphors to invite a deeper somatic experience

In this workshop, you will explore the connection between these archetypes and the Taoist understanding of the relationship of Yin and Yang. As you look within this relationship of Yin and Yang, you can see how important the balance of your Yang Warrior nature and your Yin Healer nature, your Yin Teacher nature and your Yang Visionary nature is for the equanimity of your students and yourself. You will use the tools of Yin Yoga, body meditation, and intentional sharing to help you experience these archetypes in yourself. By opening to the wisdom of your own body, you will begin to feel where you may be out of balance. Does your strong Warrior nature lack the heart of the Healer? Does your heart’s path lack the power of the Warrior? As a teacher, are you open to your students finding their own path, or are you attached to the outcome of your teaching? Like the Visionary, can you see and tell the truth without blame or judgment, or are you wrapped too tightly in your own stories?

If you can’t stay for the week-long training, join Biff for the weekend workshop, Introduction to Yin Yoga.

Biff is also offering Yin Yoga and Storytelling – Module 3 at Yogaville, December 1–6, 2019.

More Information

This training is a stand-alone training open to anyone who has taken Taoism, Anatomy, and Sequencing (Yin Yoga Level 1 Training), as well as to any dedicated Yoga students or teachers who are interested in deepening their practice. You don’t need to be a teacher or even experienced in Yin; just come with an open heart and a willing mind.

In this 50-hour training, we’ll look at ways through which we can best support our students in their own journeys as we explore creative and collaborative approaches to teaching and learning.

Training Information


Introduction to Yin Yoga or Module/Level 1 Yin Teacher Training (Taoism, Anatomy, and Sequencing). If you haven’t studied with Biff before and plan on coming to the second module, then please get a copy of The Yin Yoga Kit, familiarize yourself with the basic concepts, and do some of the practices in the book or CD.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 40 contact hours + 10 hours of independent study, 50 hours in total

You can input your contact hours using your YA log in information.

Integral Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA) can provide you a CE certificate with your program’s total contact hours for a $10 fee (free for IYTA members.) For more information, email (contact info blocked).

To receive a certificate of completion, Biff will ask each student to complete an additional 10 hours of independent study during the 30 days following the training. After completing the independent study, each student will communicate their experience to him by mail or email. Your communication won’t be judged or graded, but Biff will answer all correspondence and send a certificate of completion in a 50-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training.



Biff’s course was amazing. It is subtle yet profound. He is a great teacher. — Past Participant

If you are at a place in your life where you find yourself straining and struggling to be “perfect”, drop everything and do this program! — Angela M.

Biff was intelligent, articulate, entertaining, and a delight to learn from. — Jennifer Morrison

Truth is One, Paths are Many. ~Sri Swami Satchidananda, Yogaville Founder

Venue Highlights

Yogaville is home to the Light of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS). The LOTUS is a unique temple dedicated to interfaith understanding and the Light within all faiths. Individual altars represent and honor the different world faiths and spiritual paths. The vision, design and inspiration of Sri Swami Satchidananda, LOTUS was dedicated in 1986. It demonstrates, “Truth is One, Paths are Many.” In the peaceful countryside of Virginia, the doors of LOTUS are open to welcome people of all backgrounds and beliefs.


The all-inclusive prices of our accommodations provides you with three delicious buffet-style vegetarian meals daily, meditation, and Hatha Yoga classes in addition to other activities.

The most popular accommodations we have are Dormitory Accommodations – shared room and shared bath. We have two dormitories, Vivekananda Vihar and Ramalinga Nilayam, which are centrally heated and air-conditioned and convenient to meals and programs.

Lotus Guest House (Private Room)
Each room in our six unit guest house is equipped with a small refrigerator, queen size bed and full bath. Each room in our nine unit guest house is equipped with a queen sized bed and full bath, and no refrigerator.

Set off in a quiet, wooded area adjacent to the Lotus Guest Houses are twelve campsites. Campers have use of the bathroom, shower, and laundry facilities nearby Vivekananda Vihar dormitory. Camping is available from March 15th to December 1st.


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Organic, vegetarian/vegan food
Labeled ingredients
Gluten-free and vegan options
Salad bar
Large herbal tea selection
Coffee is available for purchase at Mandala Cafe


Yogaville offers transportation from the airport, train and bus stations in Charlottesville, VA. If you are driving Google Maps has reliable turn-by-turn directions.

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