I just started my 200 hour teaching training this summer and I am thrilled with the program so far. Whether you are a teacher-in-training or not, this community of yogis is wonderful- friendly, welcoming and warm. I am focusing on the Vinyasa training with Maggie and I LOVE it! Every class is a mini-workshop. I found the right place for my yoga studies!
The Art of Teaching/Practicing an All Levels Class-March 17th 9:30-2:30.
Teaching any yoga class is teaching to different bodies, minds and levels. Yet there are wonderful tools that can be employed to keep an all levels class safe for beginners, dynamic for more advanced, and a joy for all involved. We will explore the different scenarios of an all levels class and how to teach effectively and with confidence and compassion. You will learn how/when to place a tired student in a restorative pose, how to quickly recognize when props are the answer, when a simple hands on adjustment is profound, and how to encourage those who want to explore a more advanced approach without alienating those who want to hold back. Language is key. This workshop is open to all teachers in training as well students curious about expanding their practice. Taught by Maggie Kortchmar $65
Welcome to The Yoga Studio, Kansas City’s first and premier yoga school for over 30 years. With fully certified teaching staff we offer classes ranging from Beginner-Advanced Hatha (Traditional Yoga), Vinyasa flow, Iyengar,Restorative,Special-focused classes to aid healing areas of discomfort and instability.”.. We have an in-depth Teacher Training program with world class teachers as well as in house highly trained staff. We believe that no student is to too stiff or “inflexible” for yoga, it’s all about finding the right props and modifications to make the poses work for the individual’s needs. Many of our students are using yoga as way to rehabilitate injuries after surgery or even as a way to prevent it. The Yoga Studio is truly a place to learn, discover and enjoy your yoga practice fully. Take a look through our class schedule and if you have questions about which class might be the best fit for you, please contact us – we’d love to talk with you!
Teacher Training Program
Are you interested in becoming a yoga teacher? Whether you are looking for a career, a way to share your passion of yoga with others or learning more about yoga to deepen your own practice, we have the most flexible yoga teacher training program around. We are a registered Yoga Alliance school offering 200 hour and 500 hour programs.
Yoga As We Age
Doug Keller: The Breath Connection
Connecting the Power of the Breath to the Power of Asana
Fri-Sat, April 20 & 21, 2018
In this training we will address fundamental, need-to-know (and eye-opening) aspects of our physical practice in a way that is immediately useful to teachers as well as extraordinarily helpful for interested or advancing students; and we will tie this to the evolving spiritual philosophy of yoga, starting especially from the hatha yoga and tantric traditions from which contemporary yoga has sprung in its practical aspects.
Costs: $250 for entire workshop (strongly encouraged); $85 single session paid before April 1, 2018. $300 thereafter.
With yoga I got my head and heart in the right place to be successful. Of course there where times when I over indulged, but fortunately, yoga offers a self-compassionate attitude toward change. I gave myself credit for positive change and recognized that over time, small steps lead to big results.
While in California training in a yoga certification program for weeks on end, I pulled my knee practicing advanced yoga without proper contraindications. I found The Yoga School and started practicing the yoga that helps rehabilitate weakened joints, especially knees and ankles. Within a year, my knee is free of pain. I owe a lot to the Yoga School for their knowledge on knee therapy. Being free of knee pain allows me my joy to teach yoga, sail, walk, dance and love life.
Julia Lentz, Lake Lotawana
In class, the teachers have helped ease my aches and pains and gave me support and hope. I love this place.
Dr. Gary Lockwood, M.D.
As a healthy, athletic executive, I took a hard fall from an orchestra pit and wounded my back with bulging discs, suffering from a lot of pain for a long time. I found the yoga school and within six months most of my pain and suffering amended. Today I am fully recovered from the structural damage and I regularly attend classes, free of pain. I am forever grateful to the teachers at the Yoga School.
Todd Voth, Executive Architect
After my husband’s death from cancer, I felt depleted both body and soul. Quite lost, a friend encouraged me to take yoga classes at the Yoga School. I regained my strength and spirit. By the end of the year, the kind-hearted teachers at the Yoga School helped me to lift my grief and ease the sadness of losing my husband.
With severe scoliosis, I felt the benefits of yoga in my home practice. After seeing how I had the freedom in class to direct my movements and withdraw form poses often not suitable for scoliosis, I have taken yoga classes at The Yoga School of Therapeutics now for years. I am thrilled to attend a yoga school that gives me freedom in class to direct poses suitable for scoliosis.