Fri, Feb 18 | Wildlight Yoga

Yin Yoga Wizardry

Join Kate Lassiter for a 20 hour weekend immersion designed for yoga teachers & experienced yin practitioners who want to go deeper
Yin Yoga Wizardry

Time & Location

Feb 18, 2022, 6:00 PM CST – Feb 20, 2022, 1:30 PM CST
Wildlight Yoga, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60641, USA

About the Event

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 longs holds (3-5 minutes), deep breathing in seated and supine positions, and emphasizes an inclusive approach by attending to skeletal variation in conversation with students. 

This 20 hour weekend immersion is designed for yoga teachers and experienced yin practitioners who want to go deeper. It offers a functional approach that emphasizes a student's self-exploration of what they feel and where they feel it rather than instructing to the appearance of the posture. Yin is an inclusive practice that welcomes all bodies as it accounts for how each person's bones (and bodies) make poses possible. By the end of the weekend, participants will walk away with an appreciation of this diversity in body forms and be knowledgeable and purposeful in instructing and practicing yin.

Participants will learn:

-Origins of Yin Yoga and Taoist philosophy

-What a functional approach to Yoga means

-Skeletal variation. range of motion, and how the pose is embodied

-Functional target areas

-Theory of Exercise that emphasizes fascia, connective tissue, bones, and joints

-Yin Yoga poses and their archetypes, sequencing, and timing

-Wholistic benefits of Yin Yoga

-Talking it through - how to teach Yin as an invitation to self-discovery

Friday, 6:00pm-9:00 pm

6- 6:30 -  Introduction to each other

6:30 - 7:30 - Introduction to Yin Yoga & Taoist Philosophy

7:30 - 9  - Practice + Meditation

Saturday, 12:30pm-9:00pm

12-2 - Practice + Meditation

2 - 5  - Functional approach; Skeletal variation + functional target areas; Fascia, Connective tissue, layers of a joint

5-6 - Dinner

6- 8:30 - Yin yoga poses, archetypes, sequencing, and timing

Sunday, 9:00am - 1:30pm

8:30 - 10:30 - Practice + Meditation

10:30 -11 Review

11 - 1 Wholistic benefits of yin yoga and teaching yin

In-studio. Space limited to 10 participants. Early bird registration $350 until January 18th; $400 after. Includes meals, snacks, a journal/pen, and required texts including The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Bernie Clark. Mats and props to borrow are provided free of charge. This training counts towards 20hrs of CEU's for yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance (15 contact hours + 5 non-contact hours)

About your instructor:

With a voice that calms nerves, Kate (E-RYT 200, RYT-500, YACEP) 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. Her own asana practice regularly includes yin and vinyasa. An avid outdoorswoman, she also loves being outside on her bike, in a kayak, on a mountain, in the lake... When she’s not teaching yoga, Kate directs the field education program at Chicago Theological Seminary, writes on gender, health, and religion, and provides organizations support through her consulting business (


  • 3 hours


  • 8 hours 30 minutes


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  • Early Bird Registration
    +$8.75 Service fee
    +$8.75 Service fee

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