one very important relationship.

I have come to believe that an essential task in my life is to develop and maintain compassionate Stewardship over my own soul.

While it sometimes seems more important to please others, to uphold the opinions of others, to care for others above my own needs, these bottomless tasks eventually leave me feeling depleted, dull.

There are other relationships I am blessed to be inside of, but only one that I am blessed to live with my entire life from day 1 to my last breath.

This compassionate stewardship with my own Soul may actually be the only relationship I am truly tasked with curating in this lifetime; and I don’t just want this relationship to be ‘good.’ I want it to be enchanting and sparkling with well-being.

The work of Dr. Kristin Neff, co-founder of the Center for Self-Compassion, combined with the elemental healing effects of breath work from the yoga tradition and targeted fascial bodywork (yin yoga) are fundamental practices for developing this relationship.

The three aspects of Self-Compassion are self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness; these are all things we practice on our yoga mat. I’d love to share more with you!

Enrollment is open for my Online Workshop 5 week series: Yin Yoga for Self-Compassion.

Each week will introduce accessible and relaxing yoga and breathing techniques (slow, low to the floor) and teaching on the 3 aspects of Self-Compassion.

Each week’s class is recorded; even if you can’t join class live, please enroll and you’ll receive the links to take class later that day!

Wednesdays September 2-30, 2020. 10:30 am (CST) in the Westport Yoga KC Online Classroom.

Enroll Here

Hoping to see you then-

writing your truth: 6 week course.

Writing Your Truth Fall 2020

Nothing has helped me achieve greater clarity and healing than daily Writing Meditation. When my thoughts crystallize into written words, patterns that I couldn’t see previously in the swirling of my internal monologue become clear.

The first few minutes of pen-to-paper writing is just the surface excavation: I’m dumping and sweeping dirt aside to get down to the next level. This “next level” is when I get courageous enough to write down the thoughts that I would never say aloud to anyone.

Writing meditation helps me identify any limiting beliefs swirling around in my mind, making it all muddy and gunky. And then, combined with the spiritual practices of intention, breath and meditation, it helps me clear it all off, clean up my mind and come back to my Truth.

Research suggests that the practice of journaling and writing meditation reduces stress, help us process grief and promotes healthy expression of emotion.

In this 6 week course “Writing Your Truth,” to learn how daily writing meditation can unleash you from long-held mental habits and beliefs and help you uncover your Truth.

“Writing Your Truth” 6 week course

Sunday September 27- Sunday November 8, 2020

with Julie Edge and Lisa Ash Drackert

Learn how to build and sustain a daily writing meditation practice in this exclusive 6-week course with Julie Edge, PhD and certified Life Coach and Lisa Ash Drackert, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist.

6 Week Daily Writing Course: September 27- November 8, 2020, including 4 Online Classes via Zoom 4:00-5:30 pm (CST)

  • Sunday September 27

  • Sunday October 11

  • Sunday October 25

  • Sunday November 8

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We’d like to invite you to enroll early and reserve your place in this incredible course with us.