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Friday, June 21
 

5:30pm

Friday Night Kid's Class by Superhero Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Superhero Yoga in our special kid's area! Ages 5-13.

Friday June 21, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Outdoor Classroom 1 at Myrtle's Grove
 
Saturday, June 22
 

10:30am

Akashic Dance
Limited Capacity seats available

The Akashic Field is a vibrational plane on which each Soul and its journey throughout time and space resides. It is by accessing this field where we learn of our Soul’s Highest Wisdom and can heal wounds from past lifetimes and move forward in gratitude, grace and generosity. We access this field through meditative prayer, and our movement is guided from our Heart Center. Join me for an incredible experience of Love, Light and Truth!

Presenters
avatar for Mandy Borgelt

Mandy Borgelt

Mandy came to yoga through her passion for dance, and her deep desire to connect the two into a new and expansive healing modality. She teaches choreography and yoga principles internationally for a global organization while continuing to grow firm family roots in KC with her 7-year-old son... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Center A

10:30am

Buti Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Buti Yoga is a dynamic asana practice fused with primal movement, tribal dance and deep core engagement. Let the loud music help you get out of your head and the beat carry you through this practice.
We do specific movements (pelvic tucks / hip circles / hello, Spiral Structure Technique!) to activate our Chakras and connect to our breath & inner divine beings.

Presenters
avatar for Gwendolyn White

Gwendolyn White

Gwen began her yoga journey in 2001, then began studying energy healing, chakra balancing, Reiki, essential oils, lunar phases and the heart-brain connection in 2001, with careful, loving guidance from Reiki Master, Darla Thrasher. Gwen fell in love with Buti Yoga in 2016 and truly... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Conference Center B

10:30am

Chanting with Love
Limited Capacity seats available

Working through mantras and of peace and love. To find not only pronunciation and translation, but the feelings associated. Mangala mantra, teacher mantra, gayatri mantra, and Vedic chants. To be able to open your mind to something other than the asana to put passion and trust into.

Presenters
avatar for Kyra Weinberger

Kyra Weinberger

Kyra grew up with dance, music, and yoga filling her home. She took the path of musical theater and ballet performing with professional companies from the age of 8. It was her first love and career, but it was not a forever love. Kyra knew at 19 years old, walking out of her first... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Classroom 201

10:30am

Connecting Mind, Body & Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in learning more about energy and how to connect your Mind, Body and Soul?

Join Lisa Lola, Energy Healer and Mind-Body-Soul enthusiast, for a class of Energetic Connection, Clarity and Empowerment.

In this class you will receive and learn simple tools to assist you in:

• How to integrate and balance the Mind, Body, Soul connection
• Create more awareness of these intelligence centers
• Closing mindful meditation

The intention for this class is to experience the individual magnetism that happens when we connect authentically to our Whole Selves - Mind, Body & Soul - and the energetic reflection that occurs collectively as a group.

The greater our connection to ourselves, the greater our ability and capacity to create the lives we wish to live and be of service to those we love.

This class is great for MBS novices or those interested in developing their connection to themselves.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Lola

Lisa Lola

Owner, Lisa Lola Healing Arts
Lisa Lola Healing Arts provides energetic balancing and supportive services to assist individuals along their own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical journey’s. It’s purpose is to help people heal themselves so they are free to power-fully choose and live the life they... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Classroom 1 at Myrtle's Grove

10:30am

Intro to Transforming Anxiety
Limited Capacity filling up

Do you ever feel stressed out or anxious? This workshop is all about accessing the power of your mind to completely transform your experience of these negative emotions into the superheroes of your life.

If you have enjoyed great benefits on your mat with your yoga practice and want to learn more about how to truly live your yoga off the mat, this is the perfect workshop for you. We will talk about:
Where *all* of your emotions come from
What anxiety is and where stress originates
How you can eliminate the problems of stress and anxiety from your life

Presenters
avatar for Kelly McCormick

Kelly McCormick

Kelly is a holistic anxiety coach, helping clients transform anxiety through a whole-wellness modality. A certified life coach and yoga teacher, Kelly is a tea health expert and a student of Mindfulness Meditation. She has been published in Elephant Journal and DoYouYoga, and has... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Classroom 202

10:30am

Release the Pressure & Elevate! with Gong Immersion
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is for everyone. Yogi’s say that a person is as young as their spine is healthy. We store much tension in the nervous system. We will go through a series of exercises (kriya) to loosen, align, and activate the spine. This kriya works systematically from the base of the spine to the top. All 26 vertebrae receive stimulation and all the chakras receive a burst of energy through the increased circulation of the spinal fluid the kriya brings. A gong immersion will be included.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Kipp

Elizabeth Kipp

Owner, Elizabeth Kipp Media
Elizabeth Kipp is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher (RYT/IKYTA) as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Her areas of concentration include pranayama, mantra, meditation, gong, and kriyas focused on stress management from a trauma-informed perspective. She has completed 56 additional hours of teacher training... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Classroom 204

10:30am

The Yamas and Niyamas-The Moral Compass and Spiritual Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is designed to focus on the first two limbs of Yoga: Yamas and Niyamas. We will explore the Yamas, the moral compass (ethics) of Yoga, and the Niyamas, the second limb of Yoga the begins the search for spiritual growth. With the knowledge of these pivotal points in Yoga, our physical practice and work off of the mat become healthier, more attainable, and realistic. Yoga is incredibly relevant, and this workshop is to help guide the participants to search deeper.  We will explore a few concepts in Yoga Asana (physical practice) that these limbs are applicable to, as well as how to take these concepts off the mat, into your world.

Presenters
avatar for Sally Urdang

Sally Urdang

Sally Urdang has been practicing yoga since age 10. She began a deeper connection with yoga some years ago, and now holds two 200-hour certifications, as well a 30-hour certification in Accessible Yoga. She teaches yoga to all abilities, including those who are bedridden. She specializes... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Filmore Chapel

10:30am

Yoga + Hiking
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore your inner and outer worlds with Yoga + Hiking led by Sedona Alvarez.  Start your mid-morning with a trek through the beautiful forest surrounding Unity Village to a secret, natural cave.  Hiking in restorative environments is known to relieve stress, reduce mental fatigue, sharpen the senses and build total body strength among a bounty of other benefits.  Your invigorating hike is complimented by a peaceful, introspective outdoor yoga practice at Unity Village.  Love on yourself with an all-levels vinyasa flow class designed to help you tune into your natural rhythm and find more balance on every level.  Take this opportunity to recharge and create optimal alignment with this soul-nourishing practice.

Things to know:
-Come fed and hydrated (bring a water bottle)
-Wear appropriate footwear (tennis shoes or hiking boots are recommended)
-Bring your yoga mat (just for the yoga portion)
-Sunscreen and bug repellant are always good to have

Presenters
avatar for Sedona Alvarez

Sedona Alvarez

"Sedona's deep commitment to a living yoga practice is the driving force behind empowering offerings that encourage you to explore and connect with your deep intuitive self. Upon earning RYT 200 credentials in 2013 through LifePower Yoga with Sue Park and Kelly Gough, Sedona dove... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Outdoor Classroom 2 at Myrtle's Grove

12:30pm

Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Entrepreneurship in the Wellness Industry
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join our panel of experts, moderated by Brazenist Founder, Brooke Roberts, in an insightful hour-long talk on making it in the wellness industry.

Presenters
avatar for Latoyia Mays

Latoyia Mays

Owner, The Laya Center
avatar for Sarah Preu

Sarah Preu

Owner, Wild Wash Soap Co
avatar for Chris Goode

Chris Goode

Owner, Ruby Jean's
avatar for Ruthann Zentner

Ruthann Zentner

Owner, The Zen Zone
Ruthann is a fun-loving, creative spirit who creates a joyful and positive environment for those who enter her doors.As the owner of The Zen Zone in Lee’s Summit, MO she guides teachers and welcomes yoga students, young children to seniors, encouraging each on the path to self-love... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lola

Lisa Lola

Owner, Lisa Lola Healing Arts
Lisa Lola Healing Arts provides energetic balancing and supportive services to assist individuals along their own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical journey’s. It’s purpose is to help people heal themselves so they are free to power-fully choose and live the life they... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Kucera

Sarah Kucera

Founder, Sage
Sarah strives to present yoga as a lifestyle and an informed approach to living rather than simply an Easternized workout session. A class with Sarah reminds us to laugh often, to let go of excessive self-judgement and never take ourselves too seriously. Her lighthearted approach... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Roberts

Brooke Roberts

Founder, Brazenist
Since 2013, Brooke Roberts has earned an independent income online giving her freedom of time, location, and choice. In 2017, she spent 16 months traveling as a digital nomad living and working from 27 countries on four continents. Beyond her own successful online courses, she’s... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Filmore Chapel

2:00pm

AcroYoga FUNdementals
Limited Capacity seats available

Often called the yoga of trust, AcroYoga is a partnered practice designed to help you explore, expand and connect with yourself and others in this play based workshop. We will be lifted, learn to lift others and create a sense of support and camaraderie. Though a progressive series of movements and poses you will find yourself head over heels in love with this practice. Beginners welcome and no partner necessary to join. We will work in small groups and we discover the art and practice of leaning in, mindful movement and strength through stability.

Presenters
avatar for Rachel McMeachin

Rachel McMeachin

Owner, Voler
Rachel is an avid learner with a natural curiosity for movement, structure, and expression. Her teaching style is constantly adapting to introduce new inspiration, knowledge, and community cultivation. She is an enthusiastic educator that instinctively creates classes based on progressive... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor Classroom 2 at Myrtle's Grove

2:00pm

Chakradance - 7 Keys to Freedom
Limited Capacity filling up

Chakradance is a dance practice for the soul.  It’s a way to integrate mind, body & spirit through free-flowing movements.  We use spontaneous dance, specific music, & guided imagery to journey through the chakra system.  This blend of movement, with particular frequencies of sound, frees energies in your body & opens you up to a deeper experience of life.
Discover a deeper connection to your authentic self, the unraveling of blocked energy, & the feeling of coming home.  Be prepared for energetic shifts, moments of pure freedom, & to feel truly alive and connected to your deepest, most authentic self!

Presenters
avatar for Emily Graham

Emily Graham

The Violet Vision
Emily is the creatrix behind The Violet Vision, and a lover of all things magical, mystical & multidimensional. Come as you are, to receive what you need. That is the heartfelt intention behind the Vision and behind all that Emily does. Emily is a licensed, accredited Chakradance... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Center A

2:00pm

Covering Your Asana
Limited Capacity seats available

Many teacher training programs provide insufficient information for yoga teachers to be able to protect themselves and then subsequently sell their services as a yoga teacher.

This workshop would cover insurance, legal issues around ego poses,/videos, waiver forms, model releases, music licensing, tort law, personal protection/security on social media, and subsequently marketing as a yoga teacher.


Presenters
avatar for Robert Poe

Robert Poe

Owner, Om Prana Yoga
"He initially started doing yoga 14 years ago after experiencing a chronic health problem. After 18 months of practicing yoga, his good health returned. From there he found a passion for yoga during significant business travel. He learned that he could do yoga in his hotel room... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Filmore Chapel

2:00pm

Freedom Flow
Limited Capacity seats available

This flow will be suitable for all levels as we work our way with breath and movement to shed judgment of self to find our truest, purest form of joy and bliss.  This class will incorporate fun music, some sneaky partner work and sure to be laughs to help release tension and ignite passion.  This class is a celebration of not only movement but of your spirit and soul coming together.

Presenters
avatar for Jesse Shroyer

Jesse Shroyer

MyYogaKC
"Jesse Shroyer is a joyful, beam of light who believes in sharing magic, being barefoot as often as possible, and the healing power of puppies. Creating connections with people through her authentic, vulnerable and playful teaching style is where her heart thrives. “To be here... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Outdoor Classroom 1 at Myrtle's Grove

2:00pm

Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine Self Care
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Qi is the vital life force that flows within our energy pathways, known as meridians.  This energy is a free resource that we have the ability to tap into any time we need it.  This workshop will explore the 5 Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  After discussion, we’ll move through Qigong practices to help cultivate our Qi.   Some of the benefits of Qi cultivation include stress & tension relief, improved sleep quality, better digestion, and boosting the body's natural ability to heal itself.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Hettich

Megan Hettich

Yoga Teacher & Shiatsu Practitioner
"I’m a student, teacher, and believer in the healing arts. My yoga path continues to unfold and teach me something new about myself, others & the entire universe every day. I love to teach from a perspective that unlocks the innate healing potential that lies within each and every... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Conference Center B

2:00pm

Kemetic Yoga for All Levels
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will begin with a 45 minute to an hour yoga flow, welcoming all levels of practice. We will focus on geometric progression and Rule of Four Breathing, Afterward, we will explore the fundamentals of Kemetic Yoga. Supporting documents will be distributed and dialogue will occur about specific benefits of poses in our bodies. Participants will be encouraged to share their personal experience and will leave with prints of poses, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, as well as information about Ancient Kemet.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Auburn Ellis

Dr. Auburn Ellis

Studio 54oo
Dr. Auburn E. Ellis, founder of Studio 54oo, is a visual and performing artist. Yoga, painting, and clay are an essential part of the artist’s practice. As an avid yogi educator & researcher her work seeks to bridge gaps between communities through art of the body and mind. Dr... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classroom 201

2:00pm

Stabilize & Save Your Shoulders
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will review basic shoulder anatomy, identify the contributing factors to shoulder pain and injuries, teach release and strengthening techniques to stabilize, and bring awareness in common yoga poses to maintain balance and safety in your practice. Ambika uses her experience as a Physical Therapist Assistant, yoga teacher, and from personal injury to offer information and application for many movement levels. Bring one tennis ball.

Presenters
avatar for Ambika Selvan

Ambika Selvan

Yoga Teacher/ Physical Therapist Asst, YogAmbika
Ambika has been intensely studying, performing, and working in the movement world for over 35 years. Her studies began with dance which blossomed into a national career. She became a yoga teacher in 2008 and then added to her knowledge of the body exponentially with a Physical Therapist... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classroom 202

2:00pm

What Is The Sound of One Hand Clapping? An intro to Zen Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Awareness of posture, awareness of breath, awareness of Mind; Zen meditation is simple to practice anytime, anywhere. In this class we will explore meditation posture options from the formal cross-legged Lotus pose, comfortably sitting in a chair, to standing tall anywhere; learn how to reign in our monkey minds and return to an awareness of breath; and ponder Koans, paradoxical conundrums that defy rational answers.
After posture, breath, and Koan discussion we will “sit” in meditation for a few minutes. A Koan will then be introduced to the stillness, followed by 30 minutes of meditation with a midway posture change. Afterwards, students can discuss their experience. Or not. A very brief commentary of the Koan concludes the class.

Presenters
avatar for Jim Horton

Jim Horton

Owner, Old School Yoga
Blinded by the Light in 1971, I have chased this Light for many decades. This quest has included studies in meditation and eastern philosophies, Near death Experience, sensory deprivation tanks, Werner Erhard's EST training, Robert Bly's Iron John, Indian gurus, Jungian and Gestalt... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Classroom 204

4:00pm

Astro-Yoga: Aligning your Practice with the Energy of the Stars.
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Astrology meets Yoga! Astrology is the study of the energies of the universe. Learn the 12 archetypes of the zodiac and the importance of major planetary position to help deepen your own practice and become more in tune to the language of your soul! Part lecture, part movement, we will discuss the relationship between the elements of the zodiac and the correlating elements of yoga and of the chakras. We will finish with a juicy cancer season yoga flow and a short. Bonus! Bring your birth info, date, time, and place, for a free basic reading sent via email after our workshop concludes.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Brown

Katie Brown

200 HR RYT, Katie is a yoga instructor and amateur astrologer who infuses her yoga classes with the language of the stars. She is passionate in creating a playful and accessible practice that helps her students deepen their connection to the light within and to their soul. Through... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Center A

4:00pm

Intro to Mantra Meditation
Limited Capacity filling up

We will dive deeply into how to establish/re-establish /strengthen your daily meditation practice as a Yogi, exploring  the big picture of A. why meditate? B. why use a mantra? C. what and why tantra? We will practice mantra meditation, have discussion of your successes and obstacles, and examine  practical methods to achieve depth and peace: diet, breath, bathing, posture, time, Japa, place, chakras, chanting, ethics, sentient household etc. We are fortunate to have the blissful experience of musicians Sammi Mallett and Amory Bottorff to lead us in Kirtan  before our meditations. Come and reinvigorate your meditation practice and experience inner revolution.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Douglas Bottorff

Dr. Douglas Bottorff

 Dr. Douglas Bottorff has practiced Raja Tantra Yoga for nearly 50 years and is passionate about teaching Yoga and Meditation to others. He is a registered Yoga  teacher and specializes in teaching Yoga and Meditation on an individual and small group basis. He is a Doctor of Chiropractic... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classroom 204

4:00pm

Myofascial Release & Restore
Limited Capacity filling up

Fascia is a network of connective tissues running the entire body, over muscles and organs. This network through the entire body needs to be mobile and fluid for improved function and mobility.  Join us for a 90 min class giving some basic information on fascia and how to start rolling it to keep functioning and fluid without fancy tools.  Afer working the key areas of feet, back and hips, enjoy a little time to feel the restoration in your body. This class is appropriate for all people, even with no yoga experience.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Lexow

Angela Lexow

Owner/Instructor, The Yoga Room/Lexow Studios
I have been active my whole life, but primarily playing soccer. After the birth of my first son, I also became an aerobics and step instructor. Shortly after, I began having major problems with my back, which I mostly ignored. The day I found out I was pregnant with my second son... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Conference Center B

4:00pm

Rise: Overcoming Fear
Limited Capacity filling up

The practice of yoga leads us through a journey of self-discovery and a better understanding of the human condition. According to Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, there are five causes of human suffering called the kleshas. This workshop provides an introduction to these fear-based obstacles as well as an opportunity to identify your own. Thoughts and actions are frequently influenced by your apprehensions, attachments, and regrets. Identifying and overcoming these triggers will help you resolve anxieties and unlock your full potential. Empower yourself by transcending these kleshas through meditation, movement, and breath.

Presenters
avatar for Sam Megraw

Sam Megraw

Studio Manager, Karma Tribe Yoga
"Sam Megraw believes every yoga class should be a living meditation and every day should include the practice of “being yoga” rather than simply “doing yoga.” With roots in Ashtanga, Sam developed a passion for safely guiding her students, offering philosophy and dharma with... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classroom 201

4:00pm

The Subtle Body~Yin Yoga and the Chinese Meridian System
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will explore the intersection between Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine by weaving yin asana and the 14 major meridian channels in the body. Practitioners will come away with more knowledge about which organs are associated with each meridian channel and how to recognize imbalances within the subtle body while holding postures for longer periods of time, targeting the fascia for a full body release.
*the use of props is not required for this particular practice.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Minard

Angela Minard

Angela is a 200 HR RYT, and a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor, trained by David Emerson, and a certified Yin Yoga Instructor, trained by Carole Westerman. Angela weaves somatic movement, and physical exploration in a safe and healing environment. Angela has worked within... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Classroom 202

4:00pm

Water, Life, Love - Connecting with the Feminine to Save Our World
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop includes 10-15 minutes meditation to ground, 25 minute lecture and final activity on affirmations for water. The lecture is about our relationship with water as western consumers and how indigenous wisdom can aid us in developing a better understand of our origins, our cultivation of reverence for nature and our survival through the climate crisis. By engaging more in feminine ways of thinking and understanding, we can unlock the pattern of hyper-masculinity and realize the necessity of balancing with feminine interpretation. You will leave with an understanding that water is life and life is love.

Presenters
avatar for Carrah Quigley

Carrah Quigley

National Speaker, Carrah Q
Carrah Quigley is a Spiritual Humanist, international speaker and emerging thought leader. She lectures on a wide range of topics including religion, spirituality, American culture, feminism, storytelling, earth-centered living, beauty, modern life, school shootings, art, music, history... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Filmore Chapel

4:00pm

Yoga is for Lovers
Limited Capacity seats available

Through pranayama, meditation, a heart opening flow, and restorative postures we will work together to honor love in all it's shapes, sizes, and forms and finish feeling open, confident, and joyous!

Presenters
avatar for Melody Butler

Melody Butler

Yoga Instructor, Melody Butler Yoga
"My name is Melody.I received my 200hr RYT certification in 2015 from Boulevard Yoga in Kansas City MO and have since accumulated over 1,800 hours of teaching experience. I currently live in South East Texas and teach in multiple gyms, community centers, and studios. I offer a Yoga... Read More →


Saturday June 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Outdoor Classroom 1 at Myrtle's Grove