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 summer and fall events and workshops:

June 2018 Meditation for Stress Relief

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

Thursday mornings: June 7, 14 and 21, 2018

9-11 am @ 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.

Investment: $65

Saturday September 8, 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 refresh 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 cultivate compassion. 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 10 participants; Please note: there are no refunds for this event.)

Introduction to Meditation for Stress Relief

Thursdays in September 13, 20 and 27

9-11 am @ 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. You will also learn breathing techniques that trigger the Relaxation Response in your brain and body.

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. 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.)

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 Opens July 18

(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 15, 2018.)

Saturday October 6, 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 encourage us to claim our power and live our truth. 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 10 participants; Please note: there are no refunds for this event.)

Fascia Release Friday

Friday October 12, 2018

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

This evening of self-care 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. 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 Releif (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! (Icluded in the workshop!) Ideal for runners and athletes looking to up their game.

Investment: $65 REGISTER HERE

(Max: 14. 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.)