Introduction to Yin Yoga

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Aug 30 - Sep 1, 2019 (3 days)
  • Shared Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $440.00 Shared Dorm - Top Bunk - $440.00 Dormitory - Private - $530.00 LGH - Single (Full Bed) - $580.00 LGH - Double (2 twin beds) - $580.00 LGH - Family room (Queen Bed) - $580.00 Tent-Site - $380.00 (All prices includ

About This Event

Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit and a founder of the Jamtse School of Yin Yoga, you will practice Yin Yoga to bring health to your body and balance to your busy, Yang-style life. Yin Yoga uses long-held postures that support you in accessing the deeper, more Yin parts of yourself.

Explore how this ancient yogic practice can promote the flow of Qi (energy) through the meridians (energy channels) of your deep Yin core.

Learn how to incorporate Yin postures and philosophy into any Yoga practice by:

Applying Taoist philosophy

Following the movement of prana (life energy) in the body and explore how to affect it with Yin Yoga

Gaining a basic understanding of the Chinese meridian system and its relationship to yogic chakra theory

Exploring basic anatomical differences that ultimately affect Yoga postures

Balancing the Yin practices with more Yang-style practices, based on Hatha Yoga and the Taoist tradition

If you’d like to dive deeper into your study of Yin Yoga, join Biff for Yin Yoga Training – Module 2, September 1–6, 2019.

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

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 14 contact hours.

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).

Testimonials

I had never studied Yin Yoga and I found the class very informative, compassionate, and personally beneficial.—Past Participant

I highly recommend the Yin workshop. Biff teaches with heart using poetry and archetypes to add to his knowledge of the physical body and Yin posture. — Carol Siegel

This workshop was a grounding experience by an outstanding teacher and his assistants. The uplifting live music and poetry made this a memorable and moving time that I will take forward with me into my life and practice. — Diana Simonton

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

Schedule


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.

Accommodations

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.

Dormitory
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.

Tenting
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.

Amenities

  • 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

Menu/Cuisine

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

Directions

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. (contact info blocked)HyMby4mr74t

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