upcoming events and workshops

2017 events and workshops.

Stay-Cation Yoga Retreat— SOLD OUT
8 am- 2 pm @ Westport Yoga KC
4304 Bell Street, Fl. 2
KC MO 64111

This all-day yoga retreat will focus specially focus on finding balance in our bodies and our minds as we move into autumn and the holiday season.  We will talk about life-style choices that promote balance, learn self-massage techniques for self-care and spend time in community.

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.

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.