Yoga Patch in Kansas City has expanded its Vinyasa Yoga offering to keep up with booming demand by adding heated and Hatha Vinyasa classes as early as 6 a.m. and as late as 7:15 p.m.
The popularity of Vinyasa Yoga, or Flow Yoga, has soared over the past decade, becoming America’s most popular yoga style. Millions of Americans now participate in a weekly studio Vinyasa practice, while hundreds of thousands more partake in online classes.
And this is for good reason: Vinyasa calms the mind—or better yet, occupies the mind, where negative thoughts might otherwise linger. It also provides a thorough cardiovascular workout while improving both flexibility and mobility through the repetition of sun salutations.
Finding a great class and a great studio to attend can be a challenge as we’ve all experienced those yoga classes which didn’t quite measure up to our expectations.
Luckily, for residents of the south Kansas City metro area, one studio stands above the rest and has recently expanded it’s Vinyasa class offerings in a creative way.
Waldo’s Yoga Patch.
Located at 7235 Central Street, occupying an old, beautifully-appointed warehouse building behind Sutherland’s, Yoga Patch and the neighboring Arbor Vitae Wellness Center provide a very unique facility.
Every Sunday, at 10:00 a.m., one of KC’s most popular Vinyasa instructors, Kelly Cirone, holds court in the Blue Room. Kelly’s legend extends beyond her Vinyasa class and all the way to her Solstice Malas, where she guides a few dozen people through 108 sun salutations by candlelight.
On Mondays at 7 p.m. there is a hot yoga class by Rachel Parker which is basically a heated Vinyasa class. More heated Vinyasa classes can be found at 6 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 5:45 p.m. on Fridays, and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays.
Every Wednesday night in the Green Room, Yoga Patch plays host to a 5:30 p.m. Vinyasa class, this time hosted by one of the city’s most noted Ashtanga instructors, Jesse Molina. Jesse leads class in an effervescent but nurturing style that both challenges and comforts you.
On Thursday evenings, Mara Olney teaches a 6:15 p.m. Vinyasa class. Mara’s teaching style is a well-refined, perfectly-paced flow that maintains such an adept rhythm that, at times, you might forget how badly you’re sweating.
Newly added are a Tuesday 9 a.m. class and a Friday 6 a.m. heated Hatha/Vinyasa combination class taught by Ms. Parker.
If you’re looking for a Vinyasa yoga class in the south KC metro area, your best bet is “the healing village” otherwise known as Yoga Patch.