upcoming events and workshops

2018 Yoga Teacher Training:

Restore and Meditate Teacher Training at Westport Yoga KC 

with Lisa Ash Drackert

Friday November 9- November 11, 2018

This weekend Teacher Training 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 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. We will learn about how the brain responds to stress, how to guide your students into the Relaxation Response and how to build your confidence to teach meditation and mantra.

Our curriculum focuses on contemplative yoga practices including Meditation, Restorative yoga and pranayama. Our practicum experience features observing, assessing and practice teaching classes at Westport Yoga KC with honest and helpful feedback/mentoring from expert teachers and colleagues. Our practicum experience will conclude spring 2019 (options are available for out of town teachers.)

Details: 25 contact hours

  • Friday November 9: 4 pm- 8 pm
  • Saturday November 10: 12 pm- 6 pm
  • Sunday November 11: 10 am- 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; Options included for out of town teachers.
  • Provided Texts: Moving Inward by Dr. R. Sovik and Restore and Meditate Yoga Teacher Training Manual by Lisa Ash Drackert
  • Provided: Snacks, Fresh Juice, Hot Tea, a take-home bottle of essential oil and access to Audio Guided Meditations

We will learn how to:

  • teach 4+ systematic relaxation techniques to balance the nervous system and calm the mind
  • teach 4+ pranayama techniques to prepare for meditation
  • use yoga props to assist the physical body for meditation
  • effectively introduce the 5 basic steps of meditation as taught at the Himalayan Institute of Yoga Studies
  • teach meditation to beginners
  • structure a 75 minute Restore and Meditate Classes for all levels

Please Download and Read Program Requirements” Document before Registering.

Investment: $345  REGISTER HERE.

Minimum 6 students by October 9, 2018. Maximum 12. Please note: there are no refunds for this workshop. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours are available.

 2018 fall events and workshops:

 

with Julie Edge and Lisa Ash Drackert

Sundays September 23, October 7, October 21, 2018

4:00- 5:30 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

Learn how to build and sustain a daily writing meditation practice in this exclusive 6-week course.

The Writing-to-Wholeness Workshop includes:

  • 6 weeks of daily writing prompts delivered via text
  • 3 in-person class sessions held at Westport Yoga KC
  • a custom tailored journal
  • weekly e-mails with writing tips and encouragement to support your practice
  • continuous online support from facilitators Julie Edge and Lisa Ash Drackert
  • complimentary tea and water during in-person meeting sessions
  • complimentary attendance of the Yin Yoga class immediately following in-person gatherings
  • 10% off all retail purchases at Westport Yoga KC during the duration of your course

Writing meditation is a daily practice blending the art of writing with spiritual development. Similar to journaling, writing meditation practice provides a safe place for emotional release and of ‘letting go’ of thoughts. However, different than journaling, writing meditation is not meant to capture the day’s activities or to solve a specific problem. It’s a free writing method that offers a way to observe thoughts and emotion in a judgement-free zone.

Learn more about Julie: www.insideedgecoach.com

Investment: $95  Registration is closed.

(Fine Print: Daily Writing Prompts are delivered via text at 5:00 am for 6 weeks. Prompts begin on Monday, September 24th and end on Sunday, November 3rd. Please note, you must ‘opt-in’ to receive these texts. Max capacity: 18; pre-registration is required by September 9, 2018.)

Fascia Release Friday

Friday October 12, 2018

6:00-8:00 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

This evening of self-care with Lisa Ash Drackert, eRYT-500, will teach you how to use yoga props and tennis balls to break up stress in your connective tissues. You’ll be treated to an aromatherapy massage and healing meditation during savasana. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to heal yourself in with these practices in your daily life.

Investment: $20 REGISTER HERE

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

Myofascial Release Workshop

Saturday October 20, 2018

 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

Learn how to alleviate tension in your muscles, tissue and fascia.  In this 2.5 hour class with Lisa Ash Drackert, you’ll learn Self Myofascial Relief (SMR) techniques to break up stress in your connective tissues. Take home your own 3-pack of RAD Rounds so you can incorporate these healing practices into your daily routine! (Included in the workshop!) Ideal for runners and athletes looking to up their game.

Investment: $65 REGISTER HERE

(Max: 12. Please note: there are no refunds for this event.)

Annual Gratitude Candlelight Flow Class

Wednesday November 21, 2018

6:00 pm -7:30 pm

Share in our annual Gratitude donation class benefiting Rose Brooks Center. All levels are welcome for this candlelight flow, sacred savasana and special Gratitude Meditation class. (Please note: regularly scheduled evening classes are cancelled for this event.)

Suggested Cash Donation to Rose Brooks Center: $15

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

Sundays December 2, 9 and 16, 2018

2-4 pm each day @ Westport Yoga KC

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.

Investment: $65 REGISTER HERE

(Limit 15 students. There are no refunds for this workshop.)

2019 Workshops and Special Events

Distance Learning: Meditation for Stress Relief

3-Week ONLINE COURSE January 27- February 10, 2019

Zoom Conference Meetings: 2 pm Sundays January 27, February 3 and February 10, 2019

In this distance learning class with Lisa Ash Drackert, you’ll master the 5 basic steps of Organizing a Meditation Practice that relieves stress and reduces anxiety.

You’ll learn the physiological benefits of meditation, bust some common myths of meditation and master 12+ stress-busting practices you can incorporate into your daily routine. Together in our Zoom Conference Meetings, we’ll learn and practice techniques to trigger our body’s natural Relaxation Response and have time for discussion in an intimate learning environment.

In between our 3 Zoom Conference Meetings, you’ll complete homework assignments and enjoy the opportunity to check in with your fellow classmates. You’ll also receive weekly Inspiration in your inbox from Lisa, encouraging a successful plan for at-home daily meditation practice.

The course includes a detailed e-manual for future reference. You don’t even have to leave the house!

Investment: $65 Registration opens November 2, 2018

Maximum 15 participants. Please note: there are no refunds for this event. Westport Yoga KC Members, please use your MEMBER2019 Promo Code to register.

Candlelight Yin Yoga for Detoxing

Friday January 11, 6-8 pm

with Lisa Ash Drackert

Recoup from the holidays with a candlelit and aromatherapy Yin Yoga practice designed to detox the body and nourish the mind. This class will feature Yin Yoga poses specifically designed to restore healthy function to the immune system and digestive system. This is the perfect Friday night of self-care after the holidays.

Investment: $20 Registration opens December 1, 2018

(Maximum 15 participants; please note there are no refunds for this event.)

Fascia Release Friday

Friday February 8, 2019

6:00-8:00 pm @ Westport Yoga KC

This evening of self-care with Lisa Ash Drackert, eRYT-500, will teach you how to use yoga props and tennis balls to break up stress in your connective tissues. You’ll be treated to an aromatherapy massage and healing meditation during savasana. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, renewed and ready to heal yourself in with these practices in your daily life.

Investment: $20 REGISTER HERE

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

Sundays March 10, 17 and 24, 2019

2-4 pm each day @ Westport Yoga KC

In this 3-week course with Lisa Ash Drackert, you’ll master the 5 basic steps of Organizing a Meditation Practice that relieves stress and reduces anxiety.

You’ll learn the physiological benefits of meditation, bust some common myths of meditation and master 12+ stress-busting practices you can incorporate into your daily routine. Together, we’ll learn and practice techniques to trigger our body’s natural Relaxation Response and have time for discussion in an intimate learning environment.

In between our in person classes, you’ll meditate daily and receive weekly Inspiration in your inbox from Lisa, encouraging a successful plan for at-home daily meditation practice.

The course includes a detailed manual for future reference and attendance at Restore and Meditate Classes, Wednesdays at 6 pm.

Investment: $65 Registration opens February 1, 2019

Yin Yoga and Fascial Health Westport Yoga KC

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training with Lisa Ash Drackert, eRYT-500

Friday April 12- Sunday April 14, 2019

The three-pronged approach of lecture, experiential learning and practicum teaching is ideal for yoga teachers to truly hone the art of teaching.

This training includes anatomy of the fascia, exploration of Yin qualities of a yoga practice and sequencing to balance the energies associated with Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridian Lines. We’ll discuss new research on fascial health and learn how to safely and effectively teach Yin Yoga in group classes at all levels.

We will also discuss the benefits of pranayama to induce the Relaxation Response and positively affect the health of our connective tissues.

This course is ideal for Yoga Teachers, physical therapists, massage therapists and other healing professionals. Please note: you do not have to a yoga teacher to attend.

Details: 25 contact hours

  • Friday April 12: 4 pm- 8 pm
  • Saturday April 13: 12 pm- 6 pm
  • Sunday April 14: 10 am- 6 pm
  • 2 additional Observation Hours of Yin Yoga Classes
  • 2 additional Practicum Hours Assisting Yin Yoga Classes at Westport Yoga KC
  • Additional assignments as needed; Options included for out of town teachers.
  • Provided Texts: The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga by Dr. Bernie Clark and Yin Yoga and Fascial Health Teacher Training Manual by Lisa Ash Drackert
  • Provided: Snacks, Fresh Juice, Hot Tea, a take-home bottle of essential oil and access to Audio Guided Meditations

We will learn how to:

  • teach systematic relaxation techniques to balance the nervous system and calm the mind
  • explain the physiology of fascia
  • hydrate and heal connective tissue
  • teach pranayama to beginners
  • structure a 60-75 minute Yin Yoga Class for all levels
  • incorporate Yin Yoga Principles into yoga classes

Please Download and Read “Program Requirements” Document before Registering.

Investment: $345  Registration opens on February 1, 2019

Minimum 6 students by April 1, 2019. Maximum 12. Please note: there are no refunds for this workshop. Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Hours are available.