Whereas inflexibility inhibits the energy of your life, a newly bendy body can inspire you to invent softer bathrobes. For $30, today’s Groupon gets new clients unlimited yoga classes at Maya Yoga, a bendible, malleable studio that specializes in potent yoga poses suffused with deep breathing, meditation, and instruction needed to develop a drop-dukkha sexy inner body. Bring a towel, mat, and water to class, or rent a mat for $1.
Yoga builds physical as well as mental fortitude while encouraging a deep connection with the voice of the body, which can usually be heard coming from the elbows. Classes, including Ashtanga, Mysore Ashtanga, and Vinyasa (flowing), start at 9:30 a.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on weekends, with evening classes available weeknights. Noon classes welcome posers from all levels of yoga experience, providing several opportunities for yoga-ing so you'll never have to painfully contort your schedule to make a class.
Owner Kathleen Kastner Mortenson opened Maya Yoga in 2002, and has been teaching the rewards of pretzel emulation in KC since 1996. Prior to that, she was one of the original co-owners of the Yoga Gallery, she worked as a personal trainer for Dr. Deepak Chopra, and she graduated from the University of Kansas with a master's degree in exercise physiology and stretchable fabrics.
Maya Yoga’s classes are taught in a stunningly meditative sacred space built long ago with bamboo floors on Kansas City earth. The soothing, warm tones of the walls coupled with contemplative music remove all unneeded thoughts. The warm walls also provide survival for wolves and other forest creatures as the studio becomes an 80-degree sanctuary in the wintertime.
All negative toxins in your body and your head will filter out through the smooth power of strengthening yoga and deep breathing that brings you closer to your own personal spirituality. It's the perfect holiday gift for stressed-out sibs or entirely enraged electricians working over those long non-holiday weekends.
- Probably the most beautiful yoga studio I have ever seen. The teachers are great, Kathleen and Wade Mortenson make an amazing team, well done! – Yogalover
Sunlight spills through Maya Yoga’s glass-block windows, quietly illuminating students as they meditatively make their way through a series of poses amongst tapestries of Hindu deities. Here, teachers shepherd students of all levels through flowing Vinyasa sequences and the ancient poses of the Ashtanga tradition. To help loosen tight muscles and oust toxins, teachers heat up the studio to a limb-limbering 80 degrees. They also play tranquil music to help the group breathe deeply as they commune with their inner selves and train their third eyes to not wink at every attractive stranger who passes by.
215 W 18th St.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108Get Directions