Yin Yoga and Storytelling – Module 3

About This Event

Join Biff Mithoefer, author of The Yin Yoga Kit, for a Yin Yoga training that explores the impact of storytelling on your life.

Storytelling is the most ancient of the healing arts. Stories remind us that our lives ebb and flow. Understanding how your life moves through the universe’s bigger story can help you recognize what stories to let go of and what stories to nourish.

By putting yourself in Yin postures and accessing your deep connective tissue, you will begin to connect with your stories on a very deep level. Some of these stories are healing and can be embraced, while some no longer serve you and can be transformed. When you understand the role storytelling can have in your life, you can learn to genuinely listen to your own stories and respect them for what they can teach you.

If you can’t stay for the week-long training, or if you are new to Yin Yoga, join Biff for the weekend workshop, Introduction to Yin Yoga October 16-18 or Yin Yoga Training – Module 2, October 18-23

Training Information


This training is a stand-alone training and is open to any dedicated Yoga students and teachers who are interested in deepening their practice or teaching. If you haven’t studied with Biff before and plan on coming to the third module only, we ask that you read The Yin Yoga Kit and familiarize yourself with the basic concepts of Yin Yoga.

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

The training will consist of approximately 45 contact hours. In order to receive a certificate of completion, each student will be asked to complete an additional 5 hours of independent study during the 30 days following the training. After completing the independent study, each student will communicate their experience to Biff by mail or email. Your communication won’t be judged or graded, and each participant will receive a certificate of completion for 50 hours of Yin Yoga teacher training.

Yoga Alliance (YA): Approximately 45 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 IY(contact info blocked).


This Yin Yoga module gathers participants from all of the above spheres and more, to create a storytelling family where joys, sorrows, achievements, disappointments, and so much else is shared in a very supportive atmosphere. Be ready to laugh, tear up a bit, and be awed by each participant. — Joe Duquette

Biff and the rest of the staff were incredibly kind and helpful. I learned so much from this program and can’t wait to take it out into my community to share with others. Yogaville is a tremendously kind and loving community. I’m so grateful for my experience here. — Leah Sandlin

An unfolding that deepened my personal practice and will forever change my teaching. My heart was expanded. — Carl Deacon

Biff Mithoefer, Kristen, and Prema Mayi, create a level of wonder, engagement, and joy with his seminars. It is a beautiful way to undertake an internal journey to understand the soul. — Deborah Kirkman

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.


  • 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


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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