Christian “Tian” Wacker seeks to experience without definition or meaning. They came to be from rural Missouri in this life and followed their path to Chicago to see about something bigger. They’ve performed as a theatre artist, sang in choirs, and graduated from the Second City Conservatory program. Who we’ve been is not who we are so it’s difficult to detail many specifics here, but Tian is an open book; please don’t hesitate to ask them anything at all!

After circling the same depression for 15 years, they began to look for a solution to the same swirling thoughts that seemed to hold them back from living this life. Studies in mindfulness led to studies in spirituality, which invariably would point in the direction of yoga. As an experiment, Tian practiced asanas every day for 7 days to see what impact it might have on them. It was significant enough that they extended the experiment from 7 days to an entire lifetime. Eventually, in order to deepen their practice, Tian completed an RYT-200 Hatha yoga training at Pura Veda in Costa Rica where they also specialized in Ayurveda. Here, they also discovered the application of their 15 years of drumming in meditative sound journeys.

Tian’s yoga classes are playful & energizing; their mystical djembe sound journeys can help you reconnect with your True Self, cultivate inner peace, and unleash your intuition. Laugh your way through the asanas and dance within your energetic body. Playful, inquiring hearts welcome 🙂


Certification: 200hr Pura Veda, Costa Rica


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