Foundations of Yoga

Beginning January 9

This four-week course is for anyone curious about exploring the basic elements of yoga in a small-group setting. Brand-new beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. Class size is limited to 12 students.

You will be introduced to the foundations of a yoga practice: breathing, postures, mindfulness and philosophy. You will learn safe alignment principles, simple breathing exercises, relaxation techniques and basic yoga concepts.




WEEK 1: Sun Salutations and Standing Poses

WEEK 2: Side Opening and Twists

WEEK 3: Balancing Postures and Hip Openers

WEEK 4: Shoulder Openers and Back Bending Poses

Tuesdays | 10:00am – 11:30am | Jan 9, 16, 23 & 30

Location | Woodside Health & Tennis Club | 12000 W. 47th Place, Westwood, KS 66205 | You do not need to be a member to participate

Register with Lisa or Katie Swetala @ Woodside | includes all 4 classes | $120



CastingShadows_MeditationSeries Guided Meditation Series @ KCAI’s Artspace 

February 2, 2018, 11-noon

Free Guided Meditation Open to the Public, First Fridays

Join me as I lead a guided meditation in response to the current exhibition. The meditation will attune to works on view and concentrate our energy on mindfulness and breath. You are invited to arrive at 10:30am to view the exhibition before the meditation. No meditation experience is necessary. Please bring a yoga mat or cushion if you have one. Some props, including chairs, will be provided. RSVP to Beverly Ahern at or call 816.802.3571. The Artspace is located at 16 East 43rd St., Kansas City, MO, 64111.


Sleep Workshop – Mindfulness for a Good Night’s Sleep  

More info coming soon!

Do you wake up in the middle of the night or struggle to fall asleep? Would you like to get off sleeping pills? Are you concerned about the long-term impacts that lack of sleep can have on your health?

These are solvable problems. Making a few lifestyle changes, along with some simple mindfulness and meditation practices, can help you improve the duration and quality of your sleep and alleviate some of the anxiety that comes with sleeplessness. In this workshop we will:

  • Learn a bit about our nervous system
  • Learn how to sooth frayed nerves to tame our anxious, busy minds (and do some soothing in-class exercises)
  • Identify the lifestyle factors that contribute to our sleeplessness and create solutions that are actually helpful, instead of just piling on one more thing you “should” be doing
  • Turn “off”



January  CLASSES in Kansas City

@ 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.  Also, I’ll be teaching the Basics class on Friday, January 5 at 10am.

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 Yoga

DATE:  The first Saturday of every month | TIME: 4-5:30 pm | LOCATION: Woodside Health & Tennis Club, 12000 W. 47th Place, Westwood, KS 66205 | REGISTRATION: Members only.