Sometimes our dreams are within reach, but more often, those dreams are on the highest of high shelves, beside the BB gun and the cupcakes "for tomorrow." Reach that shelf with today's Groupon to stretch your muscles and muscle your stretches at Zen Zone, located in Lee's Summit. Zen Zone offers a bevy of drop-in yoga classes ($14 each) for students of all experience levels. Classes are taught in a variety of styles including Vinyasa Flow yoga, Zen Hatha yoga, hot yoga, and Yoga 101 for beginning benders. Low-impact gentle yoga classes are available, as are chair yoga classes—ideal for chairs stressed out by rigid routines and involuntary participation in bar fights. Check the schedule for a full description of course offerings.
- The schedule offers so many classes they can accomodate [sic] anyone's busy life; the instructors are all wonderful and there WILL be one there to fit what you want – Eric, Google Maps
- The instructors are so down-to-earth and friendly, and the classes are top-notch. The studio has an amazing atmosphere that always makes it feel like coming home. – Lucy S., Yelp, 7/21/10
When Ruthann Zentner began studying yoga, she soon realized that its focused breathing, emphasis on enhancing flexibility, and core-strengthening poses could help people of any age achieve mental and physical wellness. Throughout her yoga journey, she spent time working with Shakta Khalsa, a renowned children's yoga instructor, which inspired her to educate children through engaging stories and kid-friendly yoga classes as a certified yoga storyteller. Within the teal-green walls and dark wood floors of the studio, kids limber up while having fun during yoga-centered games, working off the stresses of filing lemonade-stand taxes. Adult students learn the basics in beginner-level yoga classes, or strengthen their cores and improve their balance in PiYo, which merges elements of Pilates and yoga into high-intensity routines. For her older students and those unable to do floor work, she partners poses with four-legged props in chair yoga.
Ruthann also trained under Sadie Nardini, an empowerment speaker, yoga and anatomy expert, and Healthy Hedonism lifestyle leader, and received training in ZenBarre, which combines strength, flexibility and cardio. At Zen Zone, she strives to share the latest trends and practices in yoga and Pilates with her students.