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Traverse the depths of your soul journey with a intensive yet gentle study of the Self through elemental yoga.

October 3rd - December 19th


If you're ready to chart your course along the yogic path, align yourself with your true purpose, live a magical heart-led existence, and experience abundant freedom in your body and mind, this is your calling! 

Melody Beatty

Is this the experience you're seeking?

An intensive, small group yoga training and soul study immersion experience with individualized coaching and instruction

✓ October 3- December 19
✓ Wednesdays: 6-8p CST

✓ Sundays: 8-2p CST


✓ All sessions will be offered via Zoom.


✓ Techniques, Training, Practice: 50 hours

✓ Anatomy & Physiology: 20 hours

✓ Yoga Humanities: 30 hours

Upon completion of this 108-hr. Yoga Soul Study, students will be eligible to apply for Wildlight’s 100-hr. Yoga Teacher Training.

Are you feeling led to join us?

Individuals seeking to enhance their spiritual journey through yogic training and personal exploration.

✓ one year of yoga practice, minimum

✓ submission & acceptance of the application

✓ signed program commitment letter

✓ completion of Wildlight’s 30 Day Focus to prepare the mind, body, and spirit for training: highly recommended

Are you ready to commit to deep soul work?

This intensive experience will ignite the deep, messy, illuminating, radical journey of self-transformation.

✓ 108 hours of attendance, practice, and full participation


✓ Reading assignments, discussion, and exercises

✓ Daily journaling & self assessment activities

✓ Personal yoga practice - 2x/week

✓ Individualized Elemental Balance Assessment

✓ Monthly one-on-one Elemental coaching sessions

✓ Seva project & celebration

Committing to yourself only takes one yes at a time.

When you're ready to dive into the life you were always meant to live, you'll know.


✓ 10% discount for Wildlight members
✓ 50% discount for self-identifying BIPOC



Students may receive a full refund prior to the start of the program. After the training begins, there are no refunds or credits, but students may join subsequent cohorts to finish their program as space allows.

Students will receive a certificate for only the hours they’ve completed, but must complete the program in its entirety teacher training eligibility.

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Kelli Wefenstette (she/her) came to yoga seeking movement post-college after a childhood of dance and acrobats. In addition, she quickly found relief from a lifetime of anxiety, substantial grief, and the pain of chronic illness. Yoga brought her safely home to her body as her magic and her medicine for living abundantly and unapologetically. Yoga is her freedom journey towards a life of awakening, authenticity, and adventure.

Her teaching style focuses on curious movement, alignment, somatics, and exploration of body mechanics combined with mindfulness and emotional regulation for an empowered, embodied experience on and off the mat.

Kelli earned her BA in Psychology and Religious Studies from Monmouth College and a MA in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University Chicago. She has completed nearly 1,000 hours of teacher training in Hatha Yoga and Elemental Yoga as well as prenatal yoga, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese medicine, and Thai Yoga Massage. She’s currently enrolled in a psych-sensitive, trauma-informed yoga teacher teaching.

Kelli is also a Community Organizer trained in Asset-Based Community Development. Formerly a non-profit director, she owns Wildlight Yoga in Chicago.



Arielle Schmidt (she/her) is a Thai Yoga Therapist and yoga teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio who uses the whole person to treat the whole person. She fell in love with yoga during her time at South Dakota State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
She leaned on my practice to keep positive and balanced while working as a corrections officer in a county jail and realized the importance of how yoga was able to keep her true to the person I wanted to be.  ​​
Arielle is a certified group exercise instructor through Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and a 500hr Elemental Yoga Instructor having trained with the Cincinnati Yoga School in India and Bali. She received her SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy Practitioner Certification in Costa Rica and continued her education at the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida. Additionally, she has completed Traditional Chinese Medicine training with Jo Phee in Brussels.

After traveling to India in 2017, she felt the transformational spark to achieve her dream of a private studio. She opened Tranquility Rising that year before leaving her job in corrections to pursue her passion full time.



  • Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison

  • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

  • Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body by David Emerson, Elizabeth Hopper, et. al.

  • The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

  • The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation by Andy Puddicombe

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