upcoming events and workshops

2017 events and workshops.

Myofascial Release and Restorative Yoga

in partnership with Gwenn Jean-Francois, LMT

Saturday September 9, 2017
2-4 pm @ Westport Yoga
4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2
KC MO 64111

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 therapeutic poses, breathing techniques and meditation mantras to relieve your pain and suffering. We will utilize tennis balls and yoga props to practice myofascial release, which targets the connective tissue in your bodies. You’ll leave the class feeling restored and empowered to continue your self healing through these techniques, which can easily be practiced at home.

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


Saturday October 7, 2017

8 am- 2 pm @ Westport Yoga KC
4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2
KC MO 64111

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. You’ll even get your very own, handmade lavender eye pillow to assist in your total relaxation. To end the day, our group will reflect on techniques for creating Soul Space in our daily lives and practice self-massage 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 and meditation 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

(Limit 10 participants; Please note: there are no refunds for this event.)


Wednesday November 22, 2017 
6:00 pm @ Westport Yoga
4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2
KC MO 64111

We will move in unison with our breath, open our hearts, spend time in stillness and share a special Gratitude Meditation together to prepare fully for giving and receiving gratitude. This Candlelight Vinyasa Flow class, taught annually the evening before Thanksgiving by Lisa Ash Drackert, is open to all levels.

This class is donation only; suggested donation is $15. All cash donations benefit the Rose Brooks Center.

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

Sundays December 3, 10 and 17, 2017  

2-4 pm @ Westport Yoga KC
4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2
KC MO 64111

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.)


2018 events. 

The Awakened Heart: Spiritual Retreat 

February 16-18, 2018 @ Happy Valley Retreat Center in Santa Cruz, CA

Event details found here.

Are you feeling the call to awaken to God’s presence in your life and the world? Join us for a retreat experience focused on spiritual practice, yoga, meditation and embracing a contemplative stance in the world. Our weekend will be set in the majestic Red Woods of California and will include meditations on life, healing and awakening the heart to the magic of the Present Moment. A foundational text for this retreat is Gerald May’s The Awakened Heart.

Facilitators: Katie Harmon-McLaughlin, Lisa Ash Drackert and Scot Giles.

Early Bird Registration: January 1, 2018: $160

*Includes housing, meals and materials. Transportation to and from retreat grounds is not included.

Registration: after January 1, 2018 $175 (Registration Deadline: February 1, 2018)

Download the event flyer: The Awakened Heart Retreat

Click here for registration through Community of Christ.