Somatic-based Yin Yoga Training with James Kapicka

Somatic-based Yin Yoga Training with James Kapicka




  • $349 (by January 21st)
  • $399 (after January 21st)

Dates & Times: 

  • Friday, Feb 18: Noon – 8pm (break from 4:15 – 5:45pm)
  • Saturday, Feb 19: Noon – 8pm
  • Sunday, Feb 20: Noon – 8pm (break from 3:45 – 5:30pm)
  • Yin class from 5:30 – 6:30pm

Join James Kapicka for a deep study of embodied yin yoga through an exploration of breath awareness, pose modifications and variations, intelligent sequencing, yin philosophy and the creation and holding of a container for healing yoga ceremony. The course includes a 90-page manual and online access to 5 yin yoga classes with James.

  • The foundational aspects of this training include:
  • Exploring somatic-based principles in yin yoga
  • Coming in, supporting and exiting shapes safely
  • Balance of stability and mobility in the sensual spine
  • Embodying the organs, diaphragms and connective tissue
  • Relaxation and the nervous system
  • Anatomical and energetic sequencing
  • Assisting and massage
  • Use of props, modifications and variations
  • Counter poses and contraindications
  • Holding space that supports healing
  • Use of space, silence and stillness

This 3-day intensive has been designed for students of yoga who wish to increase their understanding of the yin practice, and for teachers aspiring to gain knowledge of yin postures and philosophy. We will discuss and examine topics such as chi, Taoism, yin/yang, anatomy, Chinese meridians, chakras and meditation. Practicum will explore how to move through postures to help deepen your practice and adapt it to the personal needs of students. This includes working with modifications and variations, as well as building sequences around the seasons, anatomical features and Chinese meridians.