Sat, Dec 14|
Embrace Hibernation: a Yin Yoga Winter Retreat
Come embrace the hibernation of winter with a quiet practice designed to help you power down, release fear and fatigue, and learn the joy of non-doing through a candle-lit winter practice.
Time & Location
Dec 14, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wildlight Yoga, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave #302, Chicago, IL 60641, USA
About the event
Come embrace the hibernation of winter with a quiet practice designed to help you power down, release fear and fatigue, and learn the joy of non-doing through a 2 hour, candle-lit winter practice.
In Taoist Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine, winter is the season associated with the element of water. Water and winter are both yin in principle. They behave in a yin way and invite us to do the same. It is a season of slowing, stoppage, even death. It is North in the Taoist compass. The organs associated with winter and water are the kidney and the bladder, and this season invites us to attend to fear, stress, and fatigue.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style that emphasizes stretching the connective tissues of the body--the ligaments, joints, bones, and fascia. It combines deep fascial network stretching with a targeted approach that also stimulates the meridians of the body. It incorporates long holds (3-5 minutes) and deep breathing in seated and supine positions. Props are used and participants are encouraged to find the way that the pose wants to rest in their body. As Dr. Kate likes to say, "You may not sweat in Yin, but you will work something out."
Students are encouraged to show up as they are and to feel into the moment. Option to bring a journal, your favorite pen to write with and an object of spiritual significance or that represents how you are coming to the retreat. Yogis of all levels welcome!
- No experience necessary. All levels welcome.
- In studio & virtual admission.
- Option to bring a journal and/or object of spiritual significance
- Mats, props, bolsters, blankets and other supplies provided for in-studio participants.
- Headphones are recommended for virtual attendees.
- No refunds or credits for any reason.
- Wildlight members receive 10% off.
- Pre-registration is required. No drop-ins.
- Visit FAQs
About your instructor:
With a voice that soothes jangled nerves, Kate (she/her) specializes in the Taoist yoga tradition. She completed her 200-hour training with Matt Eshelman at You Do Yoga, focusing on functional anatomy and yin yoga, and her 500-hour training with Will Brashear at Lotus Yoga Temple, focusing on the integration of Thai Yoga, the meridians, and five element theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kate draws from her vast skill set across the yogic tradition and healing arts, her love for the land, and her doctoral training in Religion and Psychology to offer classes and workshops that invite students toward embodied wisdom and inner knowing.
- Sale ends: Dec 16, 5:30 PM
Regular Ticket, In-person$60.00+$1.50 service fee
- Sale ends: Dec 16, 5:30 PM
Regular Ticket, Virtual$50.00+$1.25 service fee