#RoadYogi Recap-Kansas City, MO
Ever since moving to Colorado, I always wanted to visit Kansas City. Many people might be surprised by that statement but I have many reasons for my admiration of KCMO. During business school, I was introduced to Tank 7, a most famous farmhouse ale, brewed at Boulevard Brewing Company. And it has since become my favorite beer. Furthermore, my teacher Gina spent many years building yoga communities in both Kansas City & Blue Springs so it just felt right to follow in her footsteps as the next #yoginiontheloose, aka the #roadyogi. Upon entering the MO side of KC, I immediately felt at home. Something about the energy of that city caused me to feel welcomed and relaxed. Read on about my favorite stops in KCMO!
Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts is the place to practice, to heal and to simply be in Kansas City! Led by CSOY alum, Sarah Kucera, Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts is the reincarnation of my teacher Gina’s studio Kansas Siddhi Yoga. So not only is Sage the home of many Colorado School of Yoga graduates, it is the home of the CSOY affiliate training program in KC. So you know, the Sage yoga community are most definitely my people.
As a proud Colorado School of Yoga alum, I was welcomed in to this immaculate sanctuary on a beautiful Sunday morning in Kansas City to guest teach the weekly community class. I was fortunate enough to teach a full group of loyal yoga students and current teacher trainees. We practiced a bit of myofascial release using the RAD tools followed by an all levels yoga practice and enjoyed some Noosa Yogurt, Bhakti Chai and Good Day Chocolate samples Après Yoga.
Sage offers yoga classes, Ayurveda (yoga’s sister science) and chiropractic work. When you visit Kansas City, be sure to stop in and check out the offerings at Sage in downtown Kansas City. Special thanks to Sage’s owner Sarah and my KCMO CSOY family for hosting me!
Runner-Up: Midtown Yoga Kansas City (MYKC)
Before my trip to the midwest, one of my students in Denver introduced me to a beautiful being of light and love. Kerry Dean Steuart is an absolute gem and the proud owner of MYKC. A retired Air Force veteran, Kerry’s intentions are to offer affordable yoga and mindfulness practices to underserved populations the KCMO area. I visited Kerry’s studio on Sunday afternoon and we shared a brief seated meditation practice with a few friends. It was a true pleasure to meet this angel of a human and I look forward to connecting with him again soon.
This one is a given. When you are in KCMO, take a trip to Boulevard Brewing Company. Take the brewery tour, learn about great brew and taste the best farmhouse ale you’ve ever tasted.
FOOD: Jack’s Stack
You can’t visit Kansas City without tasting some BBQ. My friend, yoga therapist and fellow CSOY alum, Beth Woodford, took me to Jack’s Stack for take out. We shared a few things with her hubs and paired it with some tasty Boulevard brew. I normally don’t eat a ton of BBQ so this was definitely a special treat to top off my time in Kansas City.
HIGHLIGHT: Woodford Family Home
Almost a replica from Lincoln Log Homes, the Woodford Family Home is further north than KC city limits but well worth the drive. Beth was gracious enough to invite me to stay with her and I was so grateful for the peaceful time away. On Monday morning, it poured rain on the tin roof and the sound of the raindrops encouraged me to stay in and enjoy the security of the cabin. I’m not sure there is anything better than a rain storm to make you feel at hOMe.