1 Hour Winter Solstice Yin Yoga & Affirmations – Tune In and Relax

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Duration: 40-60
Style: Yin Yoga
Level: All Levels
Focus: Full Body Yoga, Seasonal Yoga, Affirmations
Teacher: Kassandra Reinhardt


Hi everyone, thank you for joining me in this hour long full body yin yoga class to honor the winter solstice. This is an all levels practice that will deeply stretch your entire body while also promoting rest and relaxation. We’ll be pairing each pose with an affirmation from my new I RADIATE JOY affirmation card deck (https://bit.ly/affirmationdeck).

Please have two blocks handy or you can substitute with couch cushions, pillows or thick blankets. We’ll be doing poses like straddle, half saddle, shoelace, sphinx and reclined twist. I’m joined by my foster cat Maggie in the beginning 🙂

The Winter solstice is a paradox and a time of transition to honor darkness as well as the return of light. It marks the longest night of the year as well as the return of sunlight as we move towards Spring. The last thing we want to do during the Winter solstice is overexert ourselves! This is a great time to pause and do less.

This time of the year is all about resting, saying no, sleeping and tuning in to what we truly want. A flower is not meant to blossom year round and we aren’t either. Winter is a time for us to hibernate physically, mentally and emotionally. While we can’t actually sleep for months, Winter is a beautiful opportunity to reduce the amount of activities, tasks and stresses you normally have.

Restorative Yoga: https://youtu.be/djdYZ6CbJRw
Winter Solstice Meditation: https://youtu.be/cDlEwDhu1Ws


  1. Bhakti Gajjar

    Looking forward to doing this tomorrow paired with your winter solstice intention setting meditation practice💓 😊

    • Kassandra

      Hope you enjoyed!

  2. Michelle

    Oh was this nice to ground, be gentle and support self care. Resonates so as to not get so caught up in my typical holiday rush making sure there is enough. There is enough. Thank you for this timely practice. ❤️

    • Kassandra

      Oh so glad it resonated

  3. kuestenfuchs

    This was so soothing. My year has been absolutely bonkers and this class really helped me to pause and reflect. I am so proud of what I have achieved this year. I am allowed to finally slow down.

  4. Mark Dalrymple

    I think Maggie wants to teach!

  5. Jennifer Houston

    Just lovely! Thank you! I do have a question. I have a hard time holding sphinx pose. I feel a lot of effort and engagement in my shoulders and upper back. I’ve tried adjusting the placement of my elbows, but it hasn’t helped much. Any tips?

    • Nicole Lasas

      I have a similar issue. I adjust the angle of my arms and just come out of it. Broken wing pose…i think it’s called…after sphinx pose helps

    • Baerbel

      Did you try it with a bolster under your chest?

  6. Baerbel

    Lovely practice. Just perfect for the winter solstice. And half hero pose is always great. Thank you Kassandra🤗❤️

    • Kassandra

      So glad you loved it

  7. Amy Bosch

    Lovely soothing practice.

  8. mel_bell060

    Exactly what ineeded today! I have a 2 week break between jobs and i had travel plans fall through due to weather, but trying to embrace this time of rest at home 🤍

    • Kassandra

      Yes! Enjoy the r&r and way to make the most of the situation

  9. Maristella

    I connect to myself with tenderness ✨ thank you for this practice 💓

  10. Sarah Garnett

    Gosh I needed that! Didn’t realise how busy my mind was until I was still! Thank you teacher 🙏

    • Kassandra

      So hard this time of year to quiet or still the mind

  11. Liliana Valenzuela

    Perfect timing! Thanks, Kassandra. I really needed this.

    • Kassandra

      Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it

  12. Donna Fraioli

    Peaceful practice done on Christmas was a gift!🙏🏼

  13. Inga

    Dear Kassandra thank you for this practice🩷i really needed sth so gentle like this🌠i feel so heeled at the moment❣️

    • Kassandra


  14. Amanda O'Neil

    That was Amazing and EXACTLY what I needed, although I did not realize how bad I needed it until it was over, thank you Kassandra!

    • Kassandra

      Wow! What a beautiful experience. Thanks for sharing

  15. Linda Leahy

    Thank you! Very interesting another reason to love yoga!

    • Kassandra


  16. Linda Leahy

    I enjoyed this relaxing class very much. At the end during the savasana my upper body jerked several times

    • Kassandra

      Oh wow!

  17. Linda Leahy

    Enjoyed this practice very much. At the end during the savasana my upper body would jerk several times. Have you heard if this?

    • Linda Leahy

      Sorry about duplicate texts. I didnt think the girst one worked and font see a way to delete one of tgem. 😃

    • Kassandra

      These reactions can happen when the body is releasing something, have you listened to the coffee vlog chat on emotional release?

  18. Gigi

    A perfect practice to do when its way below zero!!! Thank you!! I love the longer time.

    • Kassandra


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