Welcome to A Yogi Kitchen's Delicious Yoga community.
We believe that yoga should be accessible to all, so all of our regular and Pop-Up classes are donation-based.
A donation should be whatever works in your budget. Some students pay once a month, once a pay-period or each time they take a class. We're pretty flexible around here.
It all adds up and helps us pay for the website, wifi and keeps the lights on. Part of your donation also helps us cook for people in our community in need of meals. Join the newsletter to hear more about our efforts to feed the community.
Our yoga mission is to create community and help you to connect, mind/body/spirit and be able to show up with your whole self. Growing your awareness, releasing whatever struggle you can, helps you be a better, happier partner, parent, employee, sibling, neighbor, child and community member.
I'm always here for any guidance, questions or support. Contact me ANY time.
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), grounded in mindfulness practice, is a way to help you manage your mental health. Just like you manage your physical health with exercise and nutrition, DBT helps you feel your healthiest mentally. It is especially helpful if you manage anxiety, depression, PTSD, or trauma responses.
You'll learn about Wise Mind, or as we say in yoga, the Middle Ground. You'll learn whether you tend to swing to emotional mind or reasonable mind and how to utilize both sides of your brain to settle into Wise Mind, where truth and reality reside.
When you're grounded there, you get to choose your life instead of reacting to life or letting you anxiety, depression or PTSD choose. Finding Wise Mind is freedom.
Join us this month in the blog, on the podcast and in yoga practice as you quiet, breathe and find that gentle place of mindfulness within.
Are you ready to return to in-person classes? Connection is so important for your brain and outdoor yoga is so delicious. Join us safely for socially-distanced outdoor sessions.
Brand new to yoga? This is a great introduction regardless of your fitness, flexibility or mobility level. Anyone can join us. The classes are all-levels and especially accessible if you're a beginner. Let A Yogi Kitchen introduce you to a life-changing practice.
In the Kansas City/Topeka/Lawrence area? Grab a friend and join us! Park in the lot at Sunset Elementary School. Bring a mat and any props that you like. Many students put a towel or blanket under their mat. The grass can be itchy!
Looking forward to meeting you and helping you open your heart, quiet your brain and work your body!
Years ago my teacher said to me, "Melissa, no one needs to be taught to push themselves. They need to be taught to slow down."
I've held that close to my heart and developed this class for you. Perfect for beginners for its ease and accessibility. However, sometimes slowing down and getting quiet is the advanced work. So, it's also perfect if you're a seasoned yogi.
You're encouraged to go slow and take a breath between poses, listen to who you are mind/body/spirit and let yoga meet you where you are. You link breath to movement to help you stay present in the moment while you're strengthening and lengthening. You leave feeling peaceful and grounded, relaxed and integrated.
Sometimes it's just hard to get to yoga. You're busy, you're exhausted, you are craving yoga. We've been there.
Pop-Up Yoga is an opportunity for you to have yoga when you want it and how you want it. Maybe you have a busy week and have to skip yoga. You don't have to. Maybe you found an unexpected opening in your week.
Just contact me and request a class for when you want it and how you want it. We can meet on Zoom or at a local park.
Text 785-760-5412 now to get on the text list. When someone requests a class a text goes out to the list.
When you text, be sure to include your name. Sign up for the newsletter to hear more about what's happening at A Yogi Kitchen.
You can request any class you want. Slow flow, Flowty Flow or the classes below.
Yin and Restorative Yoga
Yin Yoga invites you to sink into poses and breathe into them for longer, leaner muscles. You release down, quiet the brain and get present with what is, mind/body/spirit. Restorative Yoga is easy-peasy poses that feel like relaxing on your couch. With the help of blankets, bolsters, pillows, cushions, towels, block or whatever you have handy. You detoxify, increase circulation, heal and find peace. Restorative poses are hugely healing and deeply relaxing. You get quiet, release and open as we move from yin to restorative poses. This slow, gentle class is good for absolutely everyone.
Flow from pose to pose at a slightly faster pace, linking breath and movement to increase your heart rate and build heat making your muscles more limber and flexible. You forget everything but the mat for an hour. Are you looking to strengthen and open? Craving movement rather than holding poses? Looking to choose whether you work hard or flow gently? Do you have a basic knowledge of poses? This is your practice!