Introduction to Yin Yoga

About This Event

Yin Yoga uses long-held postures to support you in accessing the deeper, more Yin (still) parts of yourself. Explore how this ancient yogic practice can promote Qi (flow of energy) through the meridians (energy channels), bringing health to your body and balance to your busy, Yang (active)-life style.

Guided by Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, you will practice Yin Yoga to bring health to your body and balance to your life.

Incorporate Yin Yoga 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 October 18-23.

Biff is also offering Yin Yoga and Storytelling–Module 3 November 29-December 3.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 14 contact hours. You can input your contact hours using your YA login 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

Biff has an authentic understanding of the essence of Yoga, and holds true to the meditative dimension of the practice. He guides you in utilizing Yin Yoga in a healing, restful, and deepening way. The program is a great joy and recommended for anyone wanting to spend some time working on their spiritual journey. — Ishpreet Singh

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

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

  • A/C 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.

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