Introduction to Ashtanga Course
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Ashtanga Course

This class introduces beginners to the Ashtanga practice, Mysore classes, and how it all works. Foundational breathing and basic postures will be explored. This class will offer space for questions, individual attention, and guidance that will prepare you for practicing independently and joining ongoing morning Mysore classes. Everything you learn here you can use and continue developing in your practice by attending any of the regularly scheduled classes during the month September. 

No previous yoga experience or hamstring flexibility required (: 

Investment: $100 includes unlimited morning classes for the month of September

Pre-registration required contact: 

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Intro to Ashtanga Course
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Ashtanga Course

  • 3716 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO, 64111 United States (map)
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You will be introduced to the Ashtanga practice and what Mysore style class is. Foundational breathing and basic postures will be explored. This course will prepare you to participate in our ongoing Mysore program, and you will continue developing your practice by attending any of the regularly scheduled Mysore classes over the next 4 weeks.

Limited to three students. ALL LEVELS. No previous yoga experience required.

Saturday, 3/3/18 noon-1:30 pm

Course Fee: $100 (includes unlimited Mysore classes for one month)

Pre-registration is required. Register by emailing Jordan at


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Ashtanga Yoga Workshop
to Feb 25

Ashtanga Yoga Workshop

In this series we will explore and refine positions and transitions from the Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series using hatha yoga techiniques; breathing, internal seals, meditation, and rhythmic movement. You will build your practice progressively from one week to the next, and by the end of week four, you will have a firm foundation on which to continue your yoga practice. This is an ALL LEVELS workshop; open to both complete beginners as well as those with yoga experience. 

We will gather on each Sunday in February 1:00pm-2:30pm

  • February 4th Surya Namaskar
  • February 11th Standing postures 
  • February 18th Seated Postures 
  • February 25th Inversions

$60 for Woodside members, $75 for guests

To register click here

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Full Moon Meditation
5:00 PM17:00

Full Moon Meditation

Full Moon Meditation - Monday, January 1, 2018 @ Temple Buddhist Center - Unity Temple

Yoga Flow w/ Jordan Ryan - 5 pm

Flower Mandala w/ Tiffane Friesen - 6 pm

Guided meditation w/ Matt Turner  - 7 pm

Feel free to attend any part of the evening.

The Temple Buddhist Center is sponsoring and hosting us in the Charles Fillmore Chapel on the main level of Unity Temple - Country Club Plaza.

A full moon provides a powerful space for our healing. Grandmother moon gives us the opportunity when she is at her closest to us to feel her Love and compassion. She gives us permission to give to her our pains, sorrows and suffering. She is here to guide us and teach us the way of letting go. Her full presence is here for us to use to purge, cleanse, let go, release and detoxify our mind, body and Spirit. In a society where so much of our consciousness is spent in worry and fear, let us use all the resources we have access to in this inifinitey abundant Universe.

Creating a mandala is a form of meditation itself. Tiffane Friesen will be guiding us in this process. Bring any flowers or plants that you have at least four of to create the repeating patterns in mandalas. Bringing a contribution is an opportunity to give an offering to Mother Earth. We will have some things with us. This is an opportunity to create beauty and energize it with Love and compassion for all those who stumble upon it. 

Everyone is welcome regardless of experience with meditation. All you need is your ability to listen, feel and connect.

This is a free and all ages event.

Bring blankets, cushions, mats and whatever you need to be comfortable. Freel free to bring musical instruments and anything else you feel inspired to have with you as a part of this experience.

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David Garrigues Ashtanga Weekend Workshop
to Nov 12

David Garrigues Ashtanga Weekend Workshop


November 10- November 12


Life Equals

1417 11th Street Kansas City, MO 64101


Full Weekend Workshop: $250

This workshop is suitable for anyone interested in Ashtanga with a motivation to learn. David is skillful in providing explanations of elusive, often unspoken aspects of the practice. In weekend workshop’s, he offers clinic style led classes that investigate specific aspects of the practice that help students come to new perspectives on how to practice more intelligently, safely and joyfully.

Friday, November 10


Ashtanga Foundations I: The Five Allies in Surya Namaskara

Saturday, November 11


Ashtanga Foundations II-III: Standing sequence, Seated Postures and Dynamic Transitions of the Primary Series



Ashtanga Foundations IV: Precision, Purification and Pranayam

Sunday, November 12


Ashtanga Foundations V: Intro to second series

Click here to Register.

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Semi Private Mysore
9:15 AM09:15

Semi Private Mysore

Semi Private Mysore classes include an 1hr and 45min Mysore class plus an additional half-hour on specific hatha yoga subjects that David chooses. Past subjects include pranayama, bandhas or asana theory. These special classes are an excellent opportunity for students to receive one on one instruction from David about their practice in a small group setting. The class is limited to 25 students.  Investment is seperate from full workshop price. 

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