upcoming events and workshops

2018 events and workshops.

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

Sundays March 4, 11 and 18, 2018  

2-4 pm @ Westport Yoga KC
4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2
KC MO 64111
Investment $65  REGISTER HERE
Westport Yoga KC Members $45  REGISTER HERE

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 will teach 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 breathing techniques that 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.(

(Limit 18 students. There are no refunds for this workshop.)

Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga Workshop

Saturday March 10, 2018

2:00 pm- 4:30 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

Learn how to alleviate tension in your muscles and in your mind. This afternoon workshop with Lisa Ash Drackert, RYT 500 will teach you how to use yoga props and tennis balls to break up stress in your connective 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.

Investment: $65 REGISTER HERE

WY Members: $45 REGISTER HERE

(Max: 14. Please note: there are no refunds for this event.)

Restore and Meditate Teacher Training at Westport Yoga KC  SOLD OUT

with Lisa Ash Drackert, RYT-500

Friday March 23- Sunday March 25

This weekend program and additional practicum is designed for yoga teachers who are deeply committed to the art of teaching yoga and want to learn to incorporate Meditation practices into their classes.

The three-pronged approach of lecture, experiential learning and practicum teaching is ideal for yoga teachers to truly hone the art of teaching. Our curriculum focuses on contemplative yoga practices including Meditation, Restorative yoga and pranayama. Our practicum experience features anatomy training, yoga philosophy discussion, practice teaching and honest feedback from expert teachers and colleagues. Our program will give you the base you need to begin teaching Meditation and Restorative Yoga with best teaching practices, sound educational theory and brain-based learning models.

Details: 20 contact hours

  • Friday March 23: 4 pm- 8 pm
  • Saturday March 24: 12 pm- 6 pm
  • Sunday March 25: 12 pm- 6 pm
  • 2 additional Observation Hours of Restorative Yoga Classes
  • 2 additional Practicum Hours Assisting Restore and Meditate Classes at Westport Yoga KC
  • Additional assignments as needed; Including options for out of town teachers. Everything will be completed by July 2018.
  • Provided Text: Moving Inward by Dr. R. Sovik and Workshop Manual

We will learn how to teach

  • 4+ body awareness techniques which balance the nervous system and calm the mind
  • 4+ pranayama techniques to prepare for meditation
  • how to use yoga props to assist the physical body for meditation
  • appropriate modifications of common Restorative Yoga Poses
  • the 5 basic steps of meditation as taught at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Studies
  • a 75 minute Restore and Meditate Class for all levels

Please Download and Read Program Requirements” Document before Registering.

SOLD OUT

There are no refunds for this workshop. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours are available.

 

Saturday April 7, 2018  

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

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 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 ourselves and investigate the concept of living wholeheartedly; topped off with fresh pressed juice. Then, we’ll participate in Westport Yoga’s 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 rituals and meditation techniques that empower wholehearted living. We will practice self-massage with an exclusive essential oil aromatherapy blend that you get to take home!

This Stay-cation Yoga Retreat includes:

  • 5+ hours of personalized yoga and meditation instruction
  • Fresh Pressed Juice
  • Healthy Vegan Snacks
  • Take-home essential oil aromatherapy blend
  • Self-care like you’ve never experienced

Investment: $65 Register Here

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

Come Celebrate our 5 Year Anniversary!

Thursday April 26

6:00 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

Members, Students and Guests are FREE!!

For 5 years, we’ve been teaching yoga and moving our community members toward greater health, happiness and wholeness. It’s our turn to say THANK YOU to our Members, Students and Friends who support our mission and enjoy our teaching. Thank you for being in community!

Please join us on Thursday April 26, 2018 for Westport Yoga’s Anniversary Open House! Hatha Yoga Class with our owner and director, Lisa Ash Drackert, begins at 6 pm. Snacks and Community will follow.