@ Woodside

Basics Yoga 

DATE:  Every Monday  | TIME: 10 -11 am | LOCATION: Woodside Health & Tennis Club, 12000 W. 47th Place, Westwood, KS 66205 | REGISTRATION: Members only

Hatha Flow Yoga

DATE:  Every Tuesday |  TIME: 8:30-9:45 am | LOCATION: Woodside Health & Tennis Club, 12000 W. 47th Place, Westwood, KS 66205 | REGISTRATION: Members only

Slow Flow Vinyasa

DATE:  June 3 (First Saturday of each month) |  TIME:  4-5:30pm | LOCATION: Woodside Health & Tennis Club,  556 Lowell Avenue
66101 Kansas City,  KS 66205 | REGISTRATION: Members only



"Africa Rifting - Lines of Fire: Namibia / Brazil"

“Africa Rifting – Lines of Fire: Namibia/ Brazil,” video with sound, 2001, Georgia Papageorge, Courtesy of the Spencer Museum of Art, The University of Kansas

State of the World, Refugees Welcome

Flags may define us, borders may divide us, but in silence, we are one.

Explore the state of your mind in the State of the World exhibition at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Experience the Artspace in a unique way by joining us for an hour of guided meditation within the State of the World exhibition currently on view. The social and political tension of our time can make it difficult to find peace. Within the sanctuary of the Artspace, we will come together to discover that its’s possible to remain authentic in difficult times. Even though borders, flags and policies may confine us, we can lead a true existence, within our own personal boundaries.

Meditation teaches us to synchronize with our surroundings. Enfolded by works by 14 artists, we’ll co-exist with the artwork, co-mingling with it as if we could breathe in the artists’ intent.

By breathing and meditating collectively, we will not only explore our individual authenticity, but also harness the power of group meditation. Come together to raise the vibration.

One-hour guided meditations led by Meditation Instructor Lisa Murphy:

  • Thursday, March 9 at 11:00 a.m. (The exhibition will open early at 10 a.m. for participants to view the exhibition before the meditation.)
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 6:00 p.m. (The exhibition will stay open after 5:00 p.m. for participants to view the exhibition before the meditation.)
  • Meditations held at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 East 43rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111.
  • Bring your own props for sitting or we will have cushions and chairs available.
  • No meditation experience necessary.
  • Please RSVP to Beverly Ahern at

About the exhibition:

State of the World, February 11 – March 18, 2017

State of the World offers a rich and complex story of the flag as a potent symbol and a marker of time, place, belief, union, and difference. While reminding us that shifts in larger systems often create turbulence, rifts, and possibilities for change, the artists invite us to think carefully about how we experience a sense of belonging, negotiate allegiances, and how we proclaim ourselves and our connectedness to the world around us.

About the Artspace:

Artists. Art. Ideas.

Dedicated to artists, art, and ideas since 1999, the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute presents exhibitions of contemporary art and a range of public programs for a growing audience of students, educators, artists, and the general public. Support is provided by the H&R Block Foundation and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Please visit our website for more information about public programs. Call 816-802-3571 to schedule a group visit or gallery talk with Artspace staff.

H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, 16 East 43rd Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64111, 816.561.5563,

The Foundations of Yoga @ Woodside

This six-week course is for anyone curious about safely exploring the basic elements of yoga and it’s benefits in a small-group setting. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. No prior experience is required to participate. Class size is limited to eight students.

In this course you will be introduced to the foundations of a yoga practice: breathing, the postures, mindfulness or meditation and yoga philosophy. You will

learn safe alignment principles associated with fundamental yoga poses, simple breathing exercises, mindfulness and relaxation techniques and basic yoga concepts.  The first five weeks will focus on a different category of poses and the final class will be a sample Basics class.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga improves flexibility in the hamstrings, hips and spine; increases joint mobility; reduces back pain; releases tension in your neck and shoulders; builds core strength; calms your mind and helps you focus.

WEEK 1: Sun Salutations

WEEK 2: Standing Poses and Hip Openers

WEEK 3: Side Opening and Twists

WEEK 4: Balancing Postures

WEEK 5: Shoulder Openers and Back Bending Poses

WEEK 6: Sample Basics Class

DATE:  Sundays, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 and 2/19 |  TIME: 5:30-6:45 pm | LOCATION: Woodside Health & Tennis Club, 12000 W. 47th Place, Westwood, KS 66205 | REGISTRATION: $180 per person for the six-week course. You do not need to be a member of the club to participate.

Class size limited to 8 students. Contact me to register.


Lisa & Cheryl

Dubai, UAE  Workshops w Cheryl Parsons of The Peace Lily

Journey Through the Five Koshas – Special Morning Vinyasa Series

According to Yogic philosophy, our soul, or true self, is wrapped in five layers, called Koshas. They help describe what it feels like to do yoga from the inside, aligning not only our breath and body, but our mind, wisdom and spirit. Join Lisa and Cheryl for an inspiring week of special vinyasa classes designed to take you on a journey through all five Koshas. 

Uncover a new kosha every morning from Sunday – Thursday through an energetic mix of vinyasa, pranayama and meditation.

DETAILS: More info coming soon!


Bahrain  Workshops  @ Namaste Bahrain 

Teacher training tune-up, yoga flow and AcroYoga sessions.

DETAILS: More info coming soon!