Yoga 101
Aug
3
Aug 31

Yoga 101

  • Westport Yoga KC

Thursday nights in August

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017

7:30-8:45 pm @ Westport Yoga

4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2

KC MO 64111

  • $100 Open Registration  
  • $80 Westport Yoga Members  

One Registration includes all 5 sessions. (Registration required. Drop-in fees and previously purchased passes are not accepted. Min: 6 by August 1st/ Max: 18 students)

In this highly acclaimed 5 week series, with Amy Rader, MSEd + 200 eRYT, you will learn the foundation knowledge of yoga practice and philosophy to prepare you to take yoga classes with confidence. Each class is a mix of lecture, discussion, learning and asana (poses). You will learn safe alignment for basic poses seen most often in hatha- style yoga classes and have an open, caring space to ask questions.

Each week will have a specific focus, but all classes will contain yoga poses, so please dress accordingly.

Week 1: yoga class etiquette and concerns

Week 2: breathing techniques

Week 3: yoga philosophy

Week 4: meditation and relaxation

Week 5: practice and putting it all together

Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga
Sep
9
12:00 pm12:00

Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga

  • Westport Yoga KC

Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga Workshop

Saturday September 9, 2017

12-2 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

Learn how to alleviate tension in your muscles and in your mind. This two-hour workshop with Gwenn Jean-Francois, LMT and Lisa Ash Drackert, RYT 500 will teach you how to use yoga props and tennis balls to break up stress in your muscle tissues and how to use Restorative Yoga to alleviate stress in your daily life. During the Restorative Yoga part of this class, you'll be treated to an aromatherapy massage and participate in a healing meditation technique. You'll leave feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to heal yourself in with these practices in your daily life.

$35 Open Registration

$25 WY Members

Stay-cation Yoga Retreat
Oct
7
8:00 am08:00

Stay-cation Yoga Retreat

  • Westport Yoga KC

Saturday October 7, 2017

8:00 am -2:00 pm with Lisa Ash Drackert

Craving a day of Self-care, Silence and Soul Space in the comfort of your own neighborhood?

Want to have the experience of a Yoga Retreat but aren't up for packing (stressful), leaving your family (sad) and grabbing the next flight out of town (expensive)? 

Westport Yoga KC offers the chance to do it all: retreat, restore and re-fresh your Soul Space during our Saturday Stay-cation Yoga Retreat. Our Saturday schedule of classes is designed perfectly for YOUR day of yoga and self-care.

We'll start with an exclusive morning meditation session to center and open our Soul Space for self-reflection and top it off with fresh pressed juice. Then, we'll participate in Westport Yoga's famed Hatha Yoga class to build heat, confidence and strength. After a few minutes to grab a snack and drink, it's back to the practice room for luxurious stretching in our Gentle Practice Class. Then, we'll cozy up with tea and blankets to savor Westport Yoga's life-affirming Restore and Meditate Practice, which is relaxation at its finest. To end the day, our group will reflect on techniques for creating Soul Space in our daily lives and learn self-massage techniques with an exclusive essential oil aromatherapy blend that you get to take home! I mean, can your day get any better than this?

This Stay-cation Yoga Retreat includes:

  • 5+ hours of personalized yoga instruction
  • Fresh Pressed Juice 
  • Healthy Vegan Snacks
  • Your very own handmade lavender eye-pillow
  • Take-home essential oil aromatherapy blend
  • Self-care and Soul Space like you've never experienced

Registration:

Open Registration: $55

WY Members: $35

(Limit 12 participants; Please note: there are no refunds for this event.)

Yoga 101 Workshop Series
Oct
15
Nov 12

Yoga 101 Workshop Series

  • Westport Yoga KC

Sundays October 15- November 19, 2017

2-4 pm @ Westport Yoga

4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2

KC MO 64111

  • $100 Open Registration --coming soon
  • $80 Westport Yoga Members --coming soon

One Registration includes all 5 sessions and attendance at TWO regularly scheduled classes at Westport Yoga. (Registration required. Drop-in fees and previously purchased passes are not accepted. Min: 6/ Max: 18 students)

In this highly acclaimed 5 week series, with Amy Rader you will learn the foundation knowledge of yoga practice and philosophy to prepare you to take yoga classes with confidence. Each class is a mix of lecture, discussion, learning and asana (poses). You will learn safe alignment for basic poses seen most often in hatha- style yoga classes and have an open, caring space to ask questions.

Each week will have a specific focus, but all classes will contain yoga poses, so please dress accordingly.

Week 1: yoga class etiquette and concerns

Week 2: breathing techniques

Week 3: yoga philosophy

Week 4: meditation and relaxation

Week 5: practice and putting it all together

Halloween Glow Show Yoga and Local Art
Oct
31
6:00 pm18:00

Halloween Glow Show Yoga and Local Art

  • Westport Yoga KC

Westport Yoga's annual Halloween Glow Show and Local Art Show!  

Tuesday October 31, 2017. 

Doors open @ 6, Yoga @ 7.

$5 for the Yoga Class; Glow-in-the-dark apparel provided. It's a party-- so come in your 'glow-in-the-dark' costume and bring a drink to share. 

Cash cover @ the door. See you there!

The Yoga of Mindful Eating
Nov
18
2:00 pm14:00

The Yoga of Mindful Eating

  • Westport Yoga KC

The Yoga of Mindful Eating

with Sedona Alvarez, RYT-200

Saturday November 18, 2-4 pm

Learn how to use yoga and meditation to eradicate limiting beliefs that perpetuate unhealthy habits. Leave this experience feeling connected and empowered to cultivate a mature, loving relationship with food.

Gratitude Candlelight Flow
Nov
22
6:00 pm18:00

Gratitude Candlelight Flow

  • Westport Yoga KC

Annual Gratitude Candlelight Flow 

with Lisa Ash Drackert

Wednesday November 22, 2017 @ 6pm

Share in our annual donation class benefiting Rose Brooks Center. All levels are welcome for this candlelight flow, sacred savasana and special Gratitude Meditation class. 

Suggested Donation $15

Max: 35 (this event will be sold out. consider pre-registration)

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief
Dec
3
Dec 17

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

  • Westport Yoga KC

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

w/ Lisa Ash Drackert

Sundays December 3, 10 and 17, 2017

This 3-part series is a perfect introduction to Meditation. We will explore the modern-day benefits of meditation and how you can integrate the practice into your life to relieve stress.

In each session, Lisa Ash Drackert, M.Ed, RYT-500, will teach Breathing Techniques, Concentration Techniques and Meditation Techniques which cultivate attention, deepen focus and embrace stillness. You'll have the opportunity to practice meditation in an encouraging group setting and engage in conversation with classmates. You will also learn 'quick-fixes' to trigger the relaxation response in your brain and body. The course includes a take-home manual for future reference and suggestions on how to successfully plan your at-home meditation practice.

New Year's Day Yoga for Renewal
Jan
1
12:00 pm12:00

New Year's Day Yoga for Renewal

  • Westport Yoga KC

Join us for an afternoon of renewal to start 2018 with genuine joy and an open mind. Sedona Alvarez will lead a Vin/Yin class (half luxurious vinyasa flow and half challenging deep stretch) and a special New Year's Day Meditation.

(WY Members FREE; all others $15 or class pass.)


Summer Solstice Mala with Live Music
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Solstice Mala with Live Music

A “Yoga Mala” is the tradition of performing 108 Sun Salutations done quarterly to mark the energetic change between the seasons. This Summer Yoga Mala, held on the Summer Solstice of 2017, is led by Sedona Alvarez, BFA, RYT-200 and accompanied by Kansas City Musician Arthur Leduc Jr. Together, Sedona and Arthur will offer a class focused on finding your intuitive movement and harmonizing the vibrations of energy in the room.

(Please note: Class Passes, Groupon Passes and Memberships are not accepted for this Event. Price is $25. Online pre-registration is suggested.)

Yoga for Pain Relief Workshop
Apr
29
2:00 pm14:00

Yoga for Pain Relief Workshop

Saturday April 29, 2017

with Lisa Ash Drackert, RYT 500

2-4 pm @ Westport Yoga

4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2

KC MO 64111

  • SOLD OUT

Stress often manifests as pain in our physical body. Coupled with injuries and repetitive movements, our bodies feel fatigued and sore. In this workshop, you will learn breathing techniques, meditation mantras and therapeutic poses to relieve your pain and suffering. Poses will specialize in healing the most common painful areas: neck, spine, shoulders and hips. You’ll leave the class feeling restored and empowered to continue your self healing.

(All levels welcome. No prior Yoga experience required. Physicians approval may be required for students who recently had surgery.  Please contact Lisa if you have an acute spinal injury such as slipped disc, bulging disk and spondylolisthesis.)  Please note: there are no refunds for this workshop.

Westport Yoga Housewarming Party!
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Westport Yoga Housewarming Party!

You're Invited: "Housewarming Party" on Thursday April 27 @ 6 pm.

Bring a gift to keep Westport Yoga vibrant and celebrate our community! We'll share in a 75 minute Hatha Yoga class taught by Lisa Ash Drackert followed by snacks, drinks and time for questions about where WY is heading. Ready to Party?? In addition to your class pass, bring a gift from our "Housewarming Party" Wish List.

WY Wish List:

  • Box of Tea Lights
  • Long Stemmed Lighter
  • Bag o' Mints (you know the ones you love...)
  • Case of Spring Water
  • All-purpose Green Works Cleaner
  • ZUM Room Spray
  • 6-Pack Toilet Paper
  • Germ-X Hand Sanitzer
  • Tissues (unscented)
  • Laundry Soap (liquid, unscented)

Again, THANK YOU for being the BEST yoga community in Kansas City. Our Members and Students make us who we are. You are LOVED and appreciated more than you know.