In class, the teachers have helped ease my aches and pains and gave me support and hope. I love this place.
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,Restorative, Special-focused classes to aid healing areas of discomfort and instability as well as Yoga Nidra a passive “yoga sleep”.. 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. If you are playing with the idea of teaching yoga, come take a free trial class and talk with us more about our unique program offering to see if we are a fit for you!
Welcome Maggie Kortchmar
Welcome our new Co/Owner and Director Maggie Kortchmar!
Maggie has joined the Yoga Studio to bring her expertise in the teaching of Vinyasa Flow and Hatha Yoga. Maggie has trained with some of the best teachers in the world; Cyndi Lee (Vinyasa & Meditation) Carrie Owerko (Iyengar) Judith Lasater (Restorative) and Rodney Yee, to name a few.
Maggie will be teaching primarily Vinyasa classes and is director of our new Vinyasa Teacher Training.
We have two introductory offers for new and current students who are have yet to take Maggies classes.
Questions? Email Maggie@theyogastudio.com
YOGA FOR THE PELVIC FLOOR
Sat. September 16, 2017
In this afternoon workshop, we will locate, assess, soften, stretch, strengthen and exercise the muscle groups of the pelvic floor, discuss mula bandha, abdominal health and how to utilize the pelvic floor in asana. We will begin with anatomy, lecture and discussion, followed by subtle experiential movements to awaken your understanding of this often ignored area.
Aadil Palkivala, July 14-16, 2017. Our 2017 immersion with our beloved Aadil emphasizes success and joy of the practice. Aadil is a master teacher with amazing inner resources and knowledge of yoga beyond compare. He has graced us in Kansas City since 2003. This workshop is open to all students and all levels. Teachers in training, you are in for a delightful and inspiring event.
Judith Hanson Lasater
REST AND SILENCE: Practicing from Stillness, Spaciousness & Ease
Jan 25, 2018 – Jan 27, 2018
This year our annual workshop will focus as usual on our yoga practice in Judith’s delightful forms with both Active and Restorative Practice, blending the rewarding work of pranayama and meditation into the mix.
Suzette Scholtes Aug 12, 2017 – Sequencing Methods For Active & Therapeutic Practice: The purpose of this workshop is to enhance your skills and refine your understanding of sequencing and executing therapeutic yoga. Fact: 90% of acute but not chronic pain lessens or stops with right adjustments, propping, and breathing. To empower yourself or students in yoga, you must know what action of yoga and sequence to instruct. With parameters of show, tell, touch, we meet to practice and organize excellent sequencing skills.
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
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.
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.
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
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.