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Body and Soul of Kansas City

649 East 59th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
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  • Power Yoga

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Body and Soul of Kansas City is a yoga and movement studio that caters to the residents of Independence and the surrounding areas. It offers group yoga classes of three different fitness levels. It also provides various individual yoga sessions, including Feldenkrais and energy work sessions. In addition, it offers fitness fusion classes. Owner Barbara Anderson is a Hatha Yoga Instructor and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner who has been practicing yoga for more than 35 years.

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Core Balance Yoga Center

905 Southeast Langsford Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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  • Power Yoga

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Core Balance Yoga Center provides a variety of yoga classes to clients in Independence and nearby areas. It offers heated flow yoga, restorative yoga, gentle heated yoga, and yoga basics. The studio also conducts mindful movement and meditation sessions, yoga for kids workshops, and yoga therapy services. Core Balance Yoga Center is a registered Yoga Alliance School. It is owned and operated by Leah Morgan, who is a co-creator of the Kansas City Yoga Festival.

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Darling Yoga

11711 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210
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  • Teach Training

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Darling Yoga provides in-studio, on-demand, and live stream classes to clients in the Independence area. Its instructors also facilitate workshops and retreats where other activities, like biking and hiking, are sometimes incorporated with yoga. Darling Yoga is also a registered training school that offers 200 or 300-hour teacher training programs for those who want to pursue their yoga practice for mentoring. The company was established by siblings Emily and Sarah Darling in 2007. Emily Darling has been teaching yoga since 1993.

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Full Circle Yoga KC

4327 Troost Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64110
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  • Power Yoga
  • Private Lessons

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Founded in 2017, Full Circle Yoga KC is an alternative and holistic health services facility that caters to clients in Independence. It offers a space and community to support moms-to-be and growing families with its range of yoga classes. The studio hosts prenatal, Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB), Mama and Little Movers, and family yoga sessions. Additionally, it conducts gentle yoga and chair yoga classes for seniors. Jenny Helman, the founder, is an RYT-registered prenatal yoga teacher with specialized training in BYOB yoga.

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5.0 / 5 (42)

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Genesis Health Clubs

3850 South Crackerneck Road, Independence, MO 64055
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  • Teach Training

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Genesis Health Clubs in Independence is a wellness and exercise studio that serves clients in the metro and nearby areas. It offers a wide variety of physical and group exercise programs, including yoga, Tai Chi, Zumba, and spin classes. Rodney Steven II, the facility's president and owner, is a certified health enthusiast who established the company in the hope of pursuing a healthy lifestyle. The fitness club is equipped with amenities suitable for both novice and experienced gym-goers.

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4.1 / 5 (13)

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Honor Yoga Kansas City North

8321 North Booth Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64158
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  • Teach Training

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Honor Yoga Kansas City North serves all yoga enthusiasts of different ages and abilities, from beginners to lifelong experienced yogis in Independence. It offers on-demand, in-studio, and online classes. It has a variety of sessions that cater to different needs of its clients including strong & calm classes, yoga HIIT, gentle, restore, flow, and yin yoga. The studio also conducts classes for children from ages 4 to 12, workshops, retreats, teacher training, and personal practice & events.

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KC Yoga Kula

912 East 63rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64110
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  • Hot Yoga
  • Restorative Yoga

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KC Yoga Kula is a studio that serves Independence and neighboring communities. It offers a variety of classes for beginners to advanced practitioners. Some of its popular classes include restorative, sunrise, kundalini flow, hatha flow, hatha, and gentle fundamentals. The studio conducts special focus classes such as prenatal yoga, meditation workshops, and teacher training. Its philosophy lies in the essence of kula, which means a community of the heart, and believes yoga is a personal journey that people can share together.

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4.9 / 5 (11)

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Mantra

400 Northwest Highway 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014
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  • Restorative Yoga

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Mantra is a yoga studio that provides the residents of Independence a space to discover and learn the practice of yoga. It offers a wide range of yoga classes designed to help individuals achieve their optimal wellness. Its classes explore different yoga styles, such as vinyasa, vinyin yoga, and restorative yoga. It conducts meditation classes alongside yoga to teach breathing and concentration exercises to provide relaxation and promote mindful living. The studio also offers reiki and energy therapy.

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5.0 / 5 (57)
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3.5 / 5 (2)

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Maya Yoga

Kansas City, MO 64108
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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.

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Power Life

4800 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
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  • Private Lessons

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Power Life serves yoga enthusiasts and practitioners from multiple locations, including Independence. This studio offers group yoga classes for students of all levels, such as power yoga 1 classes, power yoga 1.5 classes, power yoga 2 classes, and Yin and restorative yoga classes. Other classes include hot yoga, yoga for kids, and gentle yoga. Power Life also specializes in yoga teacher training programs and workshops, such as 200-hour power yoga teaching and power sculpt training.

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5.0 / 5 (70)
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4.8 / 5 (59)

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Strive Fitness

256 Northeast Chipman Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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  • Power Yoga
  • Hot Yoga

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Strive Fitness is a health and wellness studio that serves clients in the Independence area. It provides all levels of Christ-centered yoga, myofascial flow and stretch, and breathwork classes. It also offers TRX suspension and private training sessions. Strive Fitness' classes are suitable for individuals who are seeking healing from life-changing events such as miscarriage, divorce, loss, and injury. The studio's owner, Destiny Hurst, is a certified master holy yoga teacher and a personal teacher.

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Sumits Hot Yoga KC

15293 West 119th Street, Olathe, KS 66062
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  • Hot Yoga

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Sumits Yoga KC offers a wide range of yoga classes to clients from Independence and nearby areas. The business specializes in Sumits 80 and Sumits 60, which are both hot yoga classes that revive and cleanse an individual's body internally and externally. Other classes include slow flow yoga, yin nidra, Sumits Lite, and PiYo. Sumits Yoga KC caters to individuals of all ages, and it ensures that every class promotes strength training and mental relaxation.

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Trinity Wellness

1500 Northwest Mock Avenue, Blue Springs, MO 64015
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  • Power Yoga

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Trinity Wellness is a holistic health studio business serving clients in Blue Springs and surrounding areas. It is made up of a collective team of practitioners and instructors that includes yoga classes, wellness consults, massage therapists, certified personal trainers, and health + wellness coaches. Their beautiful movement studio holds weekly + monthly classes, private group events and workshops. The company also offers wellness + spa services that include therapeutic massage, spa + detox treatments, energy work, wellness treatments + consults and Eastern bodywork including a private infrared sauna. Owner Neda Carnes is a licensed massage therapist, certified personal trainer, health + wellness coach, TRX Trainer, and certified studio instructor specializing in Buti Yoga.

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4.8 / 5 (41)
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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Yoga Gallery

7342 West 80th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
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  • Restorative Yoga

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Yoga Gallery is a privately owned studio that has been serving Independence for more than 15 years. Its classes include basic and gentle flow, Iyengar 1/2, vinyasa 1/2, and deep stretch and restorative. In addition, virtual and in-studio yoga series for beginners are available. One of its instructors, Christi Campbell, has been a yoga practitioner for almost two decades. She is a former professional dancer and competitive athlete. Yoga Gallery holds over 30 classes every week.

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Yoga Patch

7235 Central Street, Kansas City, MO 64114
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  • Restorative Yoga

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Yoga Patch is a studio that provides virtual and in-studio yoga classes for students in Independence. It offers different types of classes, including mindful and hatha flow, gentle flow, restorative, and yin yoga. Beginners flow, yoga for back care, and therapeutic yoga are also available. Additionally, the studio offers workshops and yoga teacher training. Its owner, Maria Murphy, has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years and has been a certified yoga instructor since 2009.

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4.3
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4.3 / 5 (248)
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4.6 / 5 (30)
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4.5 / 5 (29)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Yoga is a type of physical exercise that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. It originated in southeast Asia and was first practiced as a way for individuals to bring balance to mind, body, and spirit. Yoga has long been associated with spirituality, and many instructors close out classes with guided meditations.

Today's yoga differs from its early beginnings, as instructors incorporate more physical exercise to help students get in shape and lose weight. Power yoga is one example of a newer type of yoga meant for physical fitness. Types of yoga include Hatha, a relaxing practice, Kundalini, a practice designed to ignite internal energy, and Vinyasa, which utilizes multiple poses.

What is yoga?

Yoga is a physical practice that's deeply established in Indian culture and philosophy. The practice consists of physical poses and breathing techniques designed to bring the mind and body together, promote relaxation, and strengthen the muscles. In today's world, many people practice yoga for both relaxation and physical fitness.

What does yoga mean?

The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, which translates to unite or yoke. This means to bring the mind, body, and spirit together. People have practiced yoga for thousands of years. The main objective of the practice is to promote inner peace and balance, and many practitioners utilize yoga to get in shape both physically and mentally.

Where did yoga originate?

Yoga originated in the northwestern regions of Southeast Asia over 5,000 years ago. Soapstone seals and fossil remains found by researchers featured yogic symbols and were believed to be related to the Indus Saraswati valley civilization. Gurus taught yoga and focused on its spiritual rituals, with poses such as the Sun Salute, in which practitioners honor the sun.

What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?

While yoga and Pilates are both a type of low-impact exercise, the practice of yoga is based on spiritual and meditative principles, and Pilates is more focused on engaging and strengthening the body's core. Pilates does incorporate some yoga techniques, including deep breathing and stretching.

What is goat yoga?

Goat yoga is a form of yoga in which students and practitioners perform common poses while goats roam around. Goats sometimes stand on students' backs and stomachs during poses, such as plank and child's pose. The practice was invented on a farm in Oregon, and the goats offer a calming presence during class.

Is yoga good for you?

Yoga offers a wide range of benefits, including increased relaxation, a mind and body connection, and strengthened muscles. Many students experience strong feelings of inner peace during poses and meditations at the end of each session, and yoga can also aid in weight loss and pain reduction.

Does yoga help you lose weight?

Yoga helps people lose weight by lowering cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that's linked to weight gain in the abdominal area. Yoga also promotes mindfulness, which helps students and practitioners focus on healthier eating habits. Additionally, yoga helps strengthen muscles, which in turn can lead to a leaner figure.

Is yoga a good workout?

Yoga classes offer a good workout by toning the muscles throughout the body, similar to weight training. Students are required to hold yoga poses for extended lengths of time, which helps increase muscle endurance. Vinyasa yoga raises the heart rate, which improves calorie burn.

What does yoga help with?

Yoga helps promote relaxation and reduce stress, and it helps tone and elongate muscles. Holding yoga poses for extended amounts of time helps students achieve balance throughout the body, and different poses can help ease muscle tension by gently stretching the muscles. Deep breathing in yoga helps increase blood flow, and inverted poses improve blood flow to the extremities.

What does yoga do for your body?

Yoga is a beneficial practice that helps the body in many ways. Deep breathing techniques utilized during poses help people become balanced and focused, while stretches help soothe muscles and release tension. Poses, such as Downward Dog and Warrior, elongate and strengthen the arm and leg muscles, and meditation at the end of practice helps promote restful sleep.

How to do yoga?

To perform a Forward Fold pose, students first stand up straight and then bend down towards the floor using the hips and waist. Downward Dog pose starts with a forward fold, followed by walking the arms further away from the shoulders until the arms and legs are at opposite angles. Corpse pose consists of lying flat on the back with arms at the sides.

What should I wear to yoga?

When attending a yoga class, it's always a good idea to wear comfortable, breathable clothes. Many sporting goods stores sell workout gear specifically designed for yoga, including pants, tops, and yoga socks that easily grip bare flooring. Some students also prefer to go barefoot during yoga class.

What should I wear to hot yoga?

Indoor temperatures during a hot yoga class can range between 80 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so it's important to wear breathable clothing. T-shirts over tank tops are also a good idea, as layers can be removed as the body warms up.

How do you clean a yoga mat?

Yoga mats should be cleaned by hand with mild soap and warm water, then thoroughly rinsed to prevent soap residue buildup. Another option is to submerge the mat in warm, soapy water. Once dried, you can also spray the yoga mat with disinfectant spray to freshen it up and eliminate potential lingering germs and bacteria.

How much do yoga instructors make?

The pay rate for yoga instructors varies greatly depending on the type of yoga classes being taught, experience levels, and price points dictated by yoga practitioners. In general, a yoga teacher's salary at a yoga studio ranges between $31 and $35 per hour.

How does someone become a yoga instructor?

To become a yoga instructor, one must first complete a yoga teacher training course or YTTC. There are several course programs ranging from 200 to 500 total hours. Once certified, yoga instructors can train students as independent contractors, work in gyms, and open their own yoga studios. Since there are several types of yoga, instructors can build their skill sets with continuing education courses.

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