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.
Challenge yourself at Lees Summit's Core Balance Yoga Center, a great spot for beginners and advanced students alike.
Check out the restaurant at this studio for a delicious meal.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this studio.
Don't forget to bring your water bottle to Core Balance Yoga Center's hot yoga sessions, where staying hydrated is the key to success.
If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.
If you're looking for a good spot to perfect your yoga practice, Studios On Main in Independence is a great fit.
You'll be amazed by the results your body achieves with their fabulous circuit training.
For an exhilarating and effective workout, check out the Zumba classes offered at Studios On Main.
Stay in shape all year long with a fun and challenging group fitness class.
Ever wonder about the benefits of hot yoga? Come find out for yourself and enroll in a class at Studios On Main.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the studio's S Main St location offers nearby street parking.
Yoga mats galore can be found at Mark Blanchard's Progressive Power Yoga, where Overland Park locals work on their mind and body awareness.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this studio is sure to dish out something delicious.
You may want to pack a change of clothes before heading to Mark Blanchard's Progressive Power Yoga, where students rave about the hot yoga classes.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Work on mastering your balance, alignment and yoga postures at Lululemon Athletica in Leawood.
Check out this studio's restaurant, where you can stay for lunch or grab your meal to go.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Whether you bring your friends or go solo, joining a class at Lululemon Athletica in Leawood is sure to strengthen your body as well as your spirit.
At Kempo Fitness, Glen Bartlett and his staff help students of all ages build confidence and lean muscle through martial arts. The studio's flagship program, Kempo karate, draws from nearly 500 years of tradition and focuses on a graceful combination of circular and linear movements. Other classes merely use martial arts as a jumping-off point. Cardio kickboxing, for example, distills the discipline's rapid-fire punches and kicks into a workout that's even more challenging than fitting boxing gloves on your feet.