Laurels
Best Yoga Studios
in Independence
2017

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored yoga studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best yoga studios in Independence, MO.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

3HO Kundalini Yoga Center

Taught by Yogi Bhajan, 3HO Kundalini Yoga Center specializes in the Kundalini yoga practice. Based in Kansas City, they focus on finding energy sources from within, discovering a path to self-knowledge, inspiring new levels of intuition and compassion, and practicing with awareness and devotion. The studio provides classes that include meditation, Kundalini yoga, deep relaxation, family yoga, private classes, and more.

Kansas City, MO(816) 561-5337

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Artistry Yoga by MickiD

Owned and operated by husband and wife team Micki and Jesse, Artistry Yoga by MickiD focuses on helping each student release anxiety, stress, and tension while creating flexibility, strength, and calmness with each “Yoga for Life” restorative and refreshing experience. Micki embraced the “yoga for life” philosophy when faced with advanced osteoporosis while her husband was recovering from stage-four cancer. Based in Blue Springs since 2016, the company provides lifestyle coaching and classes that include meditation classes, parent and me, health over hype, A-Fit for men, and more. Micki Daniel is a Board-Certified Micronutrient Specialist and yoga teacher. They are a registered Yoga Alliance School and are ISSA Certified.

Blue Springs, MO(816) 598-7811

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Body and Soul of Kansas City

Serving the area since being founded in 1987, Body and Soul of Kansas City focuses on welcoming and accommodating all fitness levels and ages. The company provides classes that include fitness fusion, movement classes, beginner classes, advanced yoga, therapeutic yoga, pre- and post-natal yoga, and more. Located in an urban neighborhood, they hold a strong sense of community with each student to help them feel and move better.

Kansas City, MO(816) 363-8282

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Bodyfit

An eco-friendly and solar-powered facility founded in 2014, Bodyfit is located in a historic building in Kansas City between The Plaza and Westport. They feature a unique gym experience with a comfortable lounge area and retail space. Each instructor focuses on dedicating themselves to the most current science behind their practice to develop well-rounded athletes. The company specializes in personal training, group classes, strength training, yoga, Jiu-Jitsu, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and more.

Kansas City, MO(816) 834-9430

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Core Balance Yoga Center

Offering a unique perspective on yoga with each passionate teacher specializing in different practice techniques, Core Balance Yoga Center holds two locations in Lee’s Summit, in the Raintree and Lakewood neighborhoods. The studio offers classes that include heated flow, restorative yoga, kid’s yoga workshop, mindful movement and meditation, yoga therapy, gentle heated yoga, yoga basics, and more. They are a registered Yoga Alliance School.

Lee's Summit, MO(816) 213-1014

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Core Energy Yoga

The first hot yoga studio in Overland Park, Core Energy Yoga KC specializes in power Vinyasa yoga styled in the tradition of Baron Baptiste. They focus on promoting power, growth, and awareness through the energy that already exists within each student through breath and movement. The studio offers classes that include restorative yoga, core community, Yin-restore yoga, power Vinyasa yoga, and more.

Overland Park, KS(913) 232-6407

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Darling Yoga

Serving the Kansas City Metro community, Darling Yoga holds two adjacent studio spaces. They focus on inspiring community, health, joy, breath, and movement in a supportive, peaceful, and passionate sanctuary environment. The studio was opened in 2007 by Emily and Sarah Darling, sisters that wanted to create a second home that will nurture students of all levels. They offer classes for all ages and skill levels that include pre- and post-natal mommy and baby classes, beginner classes, mixed level flow, deep stretch, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, kid’s classes during each adult session, and more. The studio welcomes walk-ins and also provides a shower area and retail store with gifts, props, mats, and clothing.

Overland Park, KS(913) 498-1144

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Good Life Yoga and Tea

Originally envisioned as just a tea shop by Kristi and her daughter Katie, Good Life Yoga and Tea settled in Lee’s Summit after not being able to find a space to fit their vision. They eventually teamed up with the yoga community to share a new vision. Opened in 2015, they blend the practice of yoga, meditation, health, and tea together to complement each other in each student’s health and nutrition goals. They focus on incorporating meditation, tea, movement, and breath into a full wellness practice for each student’s soul, body, and mind. The studio offers classes that include adaptive yoga, deep stretch and tea meditation, flow, rest and restore, heated flow, chair yoga, and more.

Lee's Summit, MO

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KC Yoga Center

Founded in 2009, KC Yoga Center holds two locations in Zona Rosa, the flagship studio, and in City Market. They focus on giving each student personal attention while learning innovative movement in a supportive and safe environment. They also work to serve the community based on the values of wellness, education, and service. The studio provides classes that include therapeutic yoga, yoga barre, heated yoga, deep stretch, restorative yoga, workshops, and more.

Kansas City, MO(816) 876-5516

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Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga

Locally owned and operated since being founded in 2007, Mark Blanchard’s Progressive Power Yoga works to bring the purity of yoga to the area as the original Kansas City power yoga studio. They focus on helping each student find the power within them while practicing at individual paces in an encouraging atmosphere. The studio specializes in well-balanced Vinyasa based classes even though all classes are different no matter if the teacher is the same and work to help open the chakras and balance inflexible and weak areas.

Overland Park, KS(913) 901-8970

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Maya Yoga

An Ashtanga yoga studio, Maya Yoga is based in Kansas City and focuses on being a supportive and inclusive community for people of all cultures, body types, and ages. They also feature practice benefits of losing weight if needed, becoming more creative and calmer, responding versus reactive to challenges, feeling more confident and stronger, renewing your body, and becoming more agile and coordinated for most students. Founded in 2002 by Kathleen Kaster and now owned by Clyde Heppner, the studio employs some of the region’s most experienced Ashtanga professionals. The company provides classes that include a beginner series, mindfulness classes, meditation, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and more. They are a registered Yoga Alliance School since 2016.

Kansas City, MO(816) 283-8985

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My Yoga Centre

A local neighborhood studio, My Yoga Centre focuses on offering a positive, welcoming, and supportive environment for students of all body types, ages, and backgrounds. Founded in 2015 by owner Stephanie Haynes, they work to maintain a non-judgmental atmosphere without promoting a particular belief system or religion. They provide classes that include community yoga, yoga flow, chair yoga, stretch and restore, gentle yoga, beginner yoga, and more. A South Kansas City native, Stephanie opened the studio after moving back from the East Coast and found a lack of accessible yoga studios within the area and at an affordable price.

Raytown, MO(816) 301-0832

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Radiant Yoga

Based in Overland Park, Radiant Yoga is owned by Angie and Brad Eckenroth since being founded in 2011. Angie started taking yoga classes after developing sciatica nerve problems from running and was amazed at the range of mobility she gained from just one class and completed her RYT 200 training to share her love of yoga therapy with other people. Angie and the studio focus on introducing yoga to as many people as possible to help them achieve balance in their spirit, body, and mind. The company provides classes that include beginner yoga, gentle yoga, yoga fusion, power Vinyasa, Astanga, Core on the Board, and more.

Overland Park, KS(913) 851-9500

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Rafael Duran

Featuring authentic yoga classes, Rafael Duran is a studio named after its founder, who began his own yoga journey as a search for debilitating chronic back pain relief. The studio provides classes that include beginning classes, chair, gentle, express, advanced yoga, and more. Rafael holds a 2011 Introductory Certificate in Zentherapy and over 1,000 hours of tutelage under Senior Iyengar Yoga instructors. Rafael also studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India under Prashant Iyengar and Dr. Geeta Iyengar.

Shawnee Mission, KS(913) 322-5550

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reVibe

Born out of the desire to foster a soulful living hub, reVibe is a yoga and wellness studio that focuses on living with love, fun, enlightenment, connection, and growth to make the world a better place. Based in Independence and founded in 2016, they work to create an experience of mindfulness, energy, time, and space to make deeper connections and find wisdom in the spirit, body, and mind. The studio provides yoga classes that include gentle, restorative, basics flow, core and restore, Hatha yoga, introductions to Ashtanga, Vinyasa power flow, and more.

Independence, MO(816) 804-0679

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Sumits Yoga

Serving the Kansas City and Johnson County areas, Sumits Yoga™ is an Olathe-based studio that welcomes all levels of yoga practitioners and body types. They focus on reviving everybody externally, cleansing from within, achieving balance, losing body fat while increasing metabolism, and promoting healing. They offer classes that include restorative yoga, flow, sculpt, Yin Nidra, and more.

Olathe, KS(913) 601-2410

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The Yoga Gallery

Located in historic downtown Overland Park, Yoga Gallery features a peaceful and beautiful studio space with passionate and experienced teachers to guide each student in their yoga practice. They focus on helping each skill level meet their unique needs to improve their health and enrich their lives. Serving the Kansas City areas with over 12 years of experience, the studio was founded by Patricia Gray and is currently owned by Patti Fuhrman and Mike Vessels. They provide classes that include basic yoga level, mixed level classes, restorative yoga, deep stretch, yoga and acupuncture workshops, and more.

Overland Park, KS(913) 432-5568

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Yoga Life

Yoga Life holds a philosophy to “live life well” in a world filled with craziness. They focus on empowering each student to live life in the moment, enjoy life, be strong enough to make changes, and accept things they can’t change. The studio offers classes that include private yoga, school employee wellness packages, hoop fitness, movement and meditation, family yoga, strength flow, Tai Chi, and more. Based in Blue Springs, they opened in 2016 after Kimberly noticed a need for a yoga space in the area. Kimberly holds a National Academy of Sports Medicine training, completed her 200 CYT program, an ACE certification, and Athletics and Fitness Association of America training.

Blue Springs, MO(816) 622-8875

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