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Classy McYogi

As of May 2019, I'm a RYT-200!

As of July 2019, I'm also a Yoga for All Certified Instructor!

Here is my Yoga Alliance logo. Fancy, right?

And Yoga For All here, too!

Here is me and my face, hello:

Words about my yoga practice and philosophy:

I've been practicing yoga on and off for over 10 years, finally "on again" with it the past three years. I maintained a home practice and attended various studio/gym classes as finances would allow. Yoga is something I regard as radical self-care. The time I spend with myself on my mat is truly mine, and no one else can take that away from me for those minutes/hours I'm there.

I reached a point where I knew I needed some coaching/guidance to take my practice deeper, I began private study with Amie Vilt, and then I finally applied for a Yoga Teacher Training program. I graduated from KC Yoga Kula's 200-Hour program May 2019, facilitated by Nancy Kaul. These women are my yoga rocks (and rock stars) in this world! Immediately after, I knew I had to keep studying, so I also earned my Yoga for All Certification in July 2019.

This deeper practice allowed me to joyfully and compassionately acknowledge these important truths of our yoga practice:

1) Yoga is for anyone who wants to practice it. There is something for everyone.

2) Everyone deserves a safe space to practice and move in their bodies and connect with themselves.

3) Anyone who tries to tell you THEIR way is the only correct way to practice yoga is wrong, OK?

4) Yoga practice doesn't have to be soooo serious.

If you are interested in practicing yoga with me (on or off the mat) in Kansas City, please request to join my Classy McYogis Facebook group. This is a very important central connection/communication place.

Currently I have very limited availability to teach drop-in classes at my home studio, so for those, you do need to be someone I've met, or attend class with a friend I've met so we can be NEW friends together! I will update you when I have other options available!

If you are interested in booking me for a private class or other event, please email me directly at classy (at) classymcgraceful (dot) com. Let me know the date, location, audience, and estimated number of attendees, and your goal for the session(s), and we'll go from there!

What you can expect from me:

I am very thoughtful in my class planning and I practice progressive sequencing (We start with simpler versions of poses and add as class moves on). I lead classes where variations are offered to include all abilities of students. I also am very silly and compassionate. It is my priority to ensure a safe, welcoming place to practice.

I am currently in a body that is only practicing supported variations of inverted arm balances (and very rarely at that. Things like handstands where we are balancing only on our hands). So just know I will only teach what I know and what I can demonstrate, and you have permission to opt of any part of the practice.

I use consent cards and will only offer physical assists/adjustments if you give me permission. "No, Thanks" is an absolutely valid option. Both on the mat and out in the world, OK?!

If you are looking for someone to offer beer, dog, goat, any yoga that adds something else to the mat, I probably won't be the teacher for you, BUT I do have great teachers I can offer as referrals (or re-furr-als, if you want to be that way, ha).


PS. Here's a list of all of my blog posts that are about/reference my yoga practice.