"You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."
- Mary Oliver
Biff is surrounded by a passionate and dedicated team.
Has been practicing bhakti yoga for 38 years. At a young age she entered a bhakti yoga ashram. Learning the arts of sacred music…kirtan, dance, mantra meditation, puja ceremony, and the sacred texts of the vedas, she immerse her self in a devotional way of life. She traveled to India for many years and walked in pilgrimage with her spiritual master Bhaktivedanta Narayan M. deepening in her practice under his guidance. Discovering the healing and purifying power of this practice, she has dedicated herself to share these gifts with the world, traveling extensively, accompanied by her sons.
After succeeding in one of the most prestigious French business school, Cécile decided to quit a promising career in marketing to share what she thought to have a profound meaning: Yoga. Her passion led her to cross the world to study with the most renowned teachers (Biff Mithoefer, Bernie Clark, Judith Lasater and Shiva Rea). Cécile is 500 -RYT certified (in Ashtanga and Prana Flow (Vinyasa Yoga). She is also certified in Yin and Restorative Yoga. Since 2005 she loves to transmit a yoga that fits each individual properly, respecting one’s own body and nourishing the mind. Cécile offers workshops, retreats and teacher trainings (in Yin Yoga) in France and around the world. She just released the first book on Yin Yoga in French.
Betty has been a High School Teacher. She is studying and practicing Tai Chi, Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage, Osteothai, Chi Nei Chang, Cranio Sacral Theraphy. She is a Vipassana meditator. She has practiced contemporary dance for 6 years, continues her research through Dance Therapy Schools, Singing art therapy, Psychotherapy, End of life care. She feels inspired by many philosophies and cultures, especially Buddhism, and the Indignant Traditions. She wishes to teach and live in a way that empowers the yin energies to sprout and bring more balance and peace to the Global community of Souls. Betty uses her drum, guitar and voice to connect with the clear rhythm of the heart. For four years together with indignant people in Uganda and Burundi she co-created a “You Create Your Own Reality Program, through Creative Arts and Fairy tales" for the children and the youth of the area. She offers continuous education through Yin Yoga TTC and teaches "Basic Thai Yoga Massage and the Yin" Courses.
Is a lover of nature and art in all forms, and practices this love through music, meditation, yoga, cooking, teaching, and poetry. Eric’s work as a musician, a chef-nutritionist, and a mindfulness instructor allows him to share his passions while also continuing his own studies by way of serving others and building community. Through a fusion of the mind-, body-, and spiritual-arts, Eric attempts to blend his artistic sides with his scientific lens to present a truly holistic approach to health and vitality.
Amy's work in yoga started in 2007 and she has been teaching, facilitating retreats and coordinating workshops since. She was first introduced to Yin Yoga following an injury and found an increasing draw to the message of acceptance and stillness that it brought to her life. Taking her first Yin Teacher Training with Biff in 2015 she has been working with him and his team of instructors since and is honoured to be able to continue to learn and study under them.
Is a heart consciousness activist. She is a believer in using the heart as a lens to see life through. She promotes self study and expression of human emotion as a way to liberate the heart’s voice. Her journey has taken her into deep self study through Yoga and Art. Kristen is passionate about spreading Yin in a very Yang world. She believes in Yin Yoga as a practice of the Heart’s journey. Her Yin Yoga classes aim to remind people of Mindfulness, self love, and the quiet power within.
Kristen completed her Hatha/ Vinyasa training with Sonic Yoga in New York. She has studied Kirtan with Bhakti Data Lasi at the Bhakti Center, where she deepened her devotion to heart consciousness. She has studied Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer, and has assisted his Yin Yoga Trainings.
Kristen is grateful to be a part of the Yin path and to spread its magic!
understands herself as a seeker for clarity, freedom and peace within her own being. She created her professional work around this path and works as a guide for yoga (Strala & Yin), meditation and mindfulness practices. Julia shares her experiences and provides access to yoga, meditation and inner work through workshops, retreats and trainings. Regarding Yoga she shares the practice of Strala and Yin Yoga, as they reflect her philosophy of ease, softness and acceptance in a deep practice, that enables a continuous journey without endpoints. Her qualifications include more than 1.000h of international trainings. She was trained in Strala Yoga with 600h+ trainings in Amsterdam, New York and Berlin, to be able to transfer the practice and philosophy in a deep and sustainable way. Her ongoing teacher for Yin Yoga and Daoism is Biff Mithoefer, at whose Jamtse School of Yin Yoga For more information about Julia visit her website www.juliakupke.de
Flora sees herself as a lucky lover of people and poetry. Following her enthusiasm, she studied (mostly Scandinavian) literature and languages – as well as body and soul text(ure)s. For 20 years now, she experimented with almost any style of yoga, took teacher trainings in Jivamukti Yoga, Unnata (Aerial) Yoga, Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Yoga and, of course, Yin Yoga. In Germany, she is still learning from her teacher Patrick Broome (Hatha/Vinyasa) and teaches at his studios in Munich and in his teacher trainings. She feels fortunate to learn Yin from the best, Biff, and to spend at least some weeks every year with her teacher-and-friend, assisting in his trainings. Every day, she’s deepening her studies in Yoga and Ayurveda, practicing and teaching and coaching and reading and writing – and enjoying all aspects of healing the self and others with these ancient traditions and their modern translations. www.sukhadupa.net