Meet Megan's Yoga Tribe Instructors

Create and Live a Life You Love

Yoga Transformed My Life

I began practicing yoga to stay in shape and get a break from my kids. My yoga journey took me by surprise as it became so much more than a physical practice. Yoga became a body, mind, and spiritual practice for me. Yoga helps me live with more intention, balance, and purpose. Yoga is love. It taught me to love myself, and when I learned to love myself first I was able to love and serve others better.

Yoga is my superpower. I take the balance, strength, empowerment, peace, love, presence, patience, grace, forgiveness, and energy I cultivate and create on my yoga mat off my mat and into my life.

I wanted to share the gifts of yoga with other women and that’s what led me to pursue my 200 hrs RYT (registered yoga teacher) training in 2015.

Teaching yoga sets my soul on FIRE! I have been serving women in my community teaching yoga classes at local studios, hosting retreats, workshops, pop-up classes, trainings, and in 2020 launched Megan’s Yoga Tribe Online Yoga, Barre, Pilates studio, and opened our studio in downtown Lee’s Summit in May 2022.

My goal is to help you transform your body and mind each time we practice yoga together; in person or virtual. I will offer easy to follow cues, modifications and the motivation through my language and flows to challenge you while still honoring your body and mind.

When you practice yoga with me you will feel loved, noticed, and important! Thank you for allowing me to serve you!

Much LOVE & Gratitude,

 

Megan Sevart-Culbertson

Online Schedule via Zoom

Monday 6am Vinyasas Flow Fusion Zoom

Tuesday 6am Yoga Sculpt Express Zoom

Wednesday 6am HIIT Fit Yoga Zoom

In Studio Schedule

Monday 10am Vinyasa Flow Fusion

Monday 12pm HIIT Fit Yoga Express

Tuesday 9:30am Pilates Yoga Fusion Flow

Wednesday 10am Yoga Sculpt Express

 

I love practicing with Megan! She offers so many different styles of yoga and brings her energy and positivity to each one when she steps on her mat. She honors where your body is today and encourages you to grow in your practice and know that you can do hard things too. I feel energized, strong and confident at the end of each class! 

Robin

Meet Ruthann:
 
Ruthann is a fun-loving, creative spirit who creates a joyful and positive environment for everyone who enters her classes or workshops. As the lead 200RYT trainer of the Zen Zone Yoga school, she welcomes teachers and students and guides them to a path of self-love. She integrates alignment, core work, and breathing with creative sequencing. Her classes are dynamic and inspiring! Each class will energize your body and cultivate a meditative consciousness, fostering greater vitality and improved health. Ruthann is a 500 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance. She has over 30+ years of teaching experience! She is a loving mother of 3 amazing daughters, dedicated to being fearless and helping others.
 

-Ruthann Zentner

In Studio Yoga 101 Wednesday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm

My first experience with Buti Yoga was in Kirksville, MO at my favorite little yoga studio in 2015. The music was loud, we laughed, we sweated, and I fell in love! Since then I became integrated into the Buti Yoga network in Kansas City where I became certified to teach Buti Yoga in 2017. I have taught ever since, and I feel that I always meet the most wonderful women (and men) through Buti.
 
It is my goal in each Buti Yoga class to challenge you, to encourage you, and to get to know you.
 

-Marjorie Fisher

Buti Yoga Monday’s 7pm CST via Zoom

My name is Hillary, and I am all about living a healthy lifestyle as a whole (mind, body, spirit). I’m a wife to my high school sweetheart, mom of two boys (6 years old and 3 year old), Cancer fighter, Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Certified Nutrition Coach, Mobility Coach and Certified Barre Instructor! I have a love for fitness and being active. Fitness has been my passion for about 6 years now. I discovered barre about 6 years ago, and as a former dancer I fell in love. I worked up the confidence, and got certified! I’m certified by American Barre Technique and have loved teaching Barre for 4 years now! Hope to help you have a great barre experience in the studio and at home!
 
 
 
 
Seen by Hillary Castaneda at Wednesday 7:14pm
 

-Hillary Castaneda

Barre Thursday’s 6am CST via Zoom

Total Body Barre In Studio, Wednesday’s 4:30pm & Friday’s 10:30am

 
My first Yoga class was at a YMCA (cue the music!) 20+ yrs ago, and I was looking for a way to build strength and flexibility, but what I found was so much more. Although my practice has evolved over time it has helped me stay grounded, present, and grateful, in the studio and in the hustle-bustle of daily life. Outside of class, I am a mom, an IT professional, and a partner in a passion project centering on cycling tourism. Off my mat and away from my computer you can find me enjoying a good book, doing anything outdoors (cycling, kayaking, running), or exploring some creative outlet. My 200-hour yoga certification is from Power Life Yoga coupled with MVP Online training. I am also currently exploring Ayurvedic practices. As a Yoga teacher, I strive to make every class a fun and fulfilling adventure that feeds the mind, body, and soul. I hope to share, learn and grow with each of you, as we make the world a better place, one breath, one posture, one class at a time.
 

-Crystal Monteleone

In Studio Heated Flow Thursday’s 7pm-7:45pm

Natalie Rain Pellow  is RYT 200 certified from the highland square school of yoga as well as Reiki II certified from SHINE Akron. Natalie started practicing yoga and mindfulness a few years back when she felt called for a change and followed her intuition for guidance, which led her to step onto her mat and begin the journey within yoga and reiki. She soon fell in love with her practice and knew from her very first yoga class that it was right where she was meant to be. Natalie shows authenticity in her personality, having true passion and always wanting to inspire and teach others. She will continue to learn and grow in her self studies and practice daily. “Every soul has a big bright beautiful light ready to shine, let’s find that light together.” -Natalie
 
 

-Natalie

On Maternity Leave until Jan 2023

 

Sarah has an energetic spirit and is passionate about writing, yoga, and her community. She started practicing yoga to find peace and stay present and fell in love with the beauty in connecting breath to movement. As your teacher, she hopes to help you ground down and find your center on the mat so you feel more at peace off the mat.
-Natalie
 
 

-Sarah

Vin-Yin in studio Friday 9am & Sunday 10:15am

 

Haley is a passionate, charismatic, local Artist, Sound Healing Practitioner and certified yoga instructor. She is inspired by the holistic approach to health and the healing power of art, music and movement. She intuitively teaches a creatively crafted flow that leaves the practitioner feeling embodied, challenged and rejuvenated. You can find Haley on instagram as The.Artichoke.Project.
 
 

-Haley

 VinYin + Sound Bath Savasana In Studio Monday’s 7pm

Casey Owner of Beyond Fitness, Favorite Workout Move: Deadlift Guilty Pleasure: Real Housewives on Bravo
Quote to Live By: “Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love.” Casey’s light and energy are magnetic.
 
Casey’s Certifications:
  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • TRX Instructor (STC, FTC, GTC, Yoga)
  • TRX RIP
  • REFLEKSIV Yoga
  • BUTI
  • Youth Fitness Specialist
  • Precision Nutrition (PN1) 

-Casey

Jenny’s certifications and specializations include:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Women’s Fitness Specialist
  • Prenatal + Postpartum Fitness & Nutrition Specialist
  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher
  • Nutrition Specialist (PN1)
  • Functional Programming Specialist
  • Further education in the pelvic-core neuromuscular system, lumbo-pelvic complex, and the link between nutrition, hormones, and strength training.
Aside from movement and food, she is married to her best friend. They have two girls: a teen and a one year old. If she’s not working or parenting, you’ll find her on her little suburban homestead – gardening, chillin’ with her chickens, composting, canning, fermenting, or working on her little apothecary creations.

-Jenny

Cardio + Strength Express Zoom & In Studio Dates & Times TBD

Meet Amber:

My yoga practice began as self-care about 15 years ago to overcome Postpartum Anxiety, and I am passionate about using Yoga, breath work, and meditation as a way to promote wellness.

When teaching, I like to balance strength and mobility with the beauty and grace of yoga asanas, and sprinkle in a little bit of playfulness. I love the adaptability of Hatha, the challenge of Yoga/Pilates Fusion, and the mindfulness of connecting body and mind to breath. 

My 200 Hour Yoga Certification is from Kansas City Teacher Training’s immersive program.

When not on the mat, I enjoy being outdoors, taking walks, going on hikes, kayaking, reading, and spending time with family. My husband and I have 3 beautiful kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a fish.

 

-Amber

Pilates Yoga Fusion Flow In Studio 10am Thursday’s & Slow & Strong Hatha In Studio Saturday’s 9:30am

Meet Tehya:

Tehya Goodman is a 200 hr RYT who earned her certification in 2020. She discovered yoga in her teens and quickly grew to appreciate the balance it brings into your life. She focuses her yoga classes around building a strong trust between yourself and your body. She is also an aerialist, artist, and astrology lover who enjoys spending her free time outdoors.

 

-Tehya

In Studio Blissful Flow Wednesday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm Sunday’s Yin Yoga 11:30am-12:30pm Tween/Teen Yoga every other Sunday 6:30pm-7:30pm

Meet Carly:

I started practicing yoga 18 years ago as a calming lunch break from my corporate job, in those early days it was impossible to close my eyes and calm my mind during savasana. Today my practice is fundamental to managing stress; my mat is my calm in the storm – a place where I am fully present. It is where I have learned to trust and honor my body and connect with my soul.
 
My 200 hour yoga certification is from Zen Zone Yoga.  I am currently enrolled in Flow School with the goal of bringing creative movement beyond traditional sun salutations in circular patterns that will calm and challenge.
 
Outside of yoga I work as an IT Director, have one adult son, love to read, enjoy road trips on the back of my partners motorcycle and strive to find more time for naps and paddle boarding.  I am passionate about raising awareness and removing the stigma related to substance use disorder. 
 

-Carly 

In Studio Vinyasa Flow Fusion  Tuesday’s 5:30pm-6:30pm, Wednesday’s 6am & Saturday’s 8am-8:45am

Meet Andrea:

I am a wife, mom of 4, math teacher, and 200 hour certified yoga instructor from KC Yoga Kula. In my personal yoga practice, I find opportunity for growth in every class I take, and I love learning from different instructors. Yoga has taught me to use breath to calm the mind to overcome challenges both on and off the mat. I believe yoga to be an incredible tool for both mental and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, I will meet you where you are and guide you through movement and breath. Away from the mat, I enjoy the outdoors, reading, cooking, and spending time with my family.

 

-Andrea

In Studio Rest & Relax Yin Tuesday’s 7pm-8pm

Meet Angelina:

“Angelina is a Certified Wellness Consultant, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, and Herbalist, studying to be a Doctor of Quantum Medicine.
She is based in Kansas City for now and owns a Wellness Platform called Body Kinship that focuses on reconnecting people to themselves, their community, and their true nature. Her holistic approach brings clarity, direction, and positive support to her clients, helping them live their best life. She helps by filling the gap between where they are now, and where they want to be. By identifying where healing is desired, suggesting tools, educating, setting goals and objectives, and holding space for accountability- her clients can reach their highest potential. Respecting that Each of us has a very personal and unique wellness journey, Angelina attempts to be merely a guide, so that each client can take full responsibility and ownership over their bodies. This is where personal power is created.
Angelina is formally trained in helping people reconnect to themselves, their personal power, their spirit walk, and to establish a rhythmic relationship with nature. She believes we all have a light within us and that You are already born with the qualities you will need to live a life of your dreams! Angelina helps her clients reach each milestone, one at a time. With an ultimate end goal of satisfaction and success.”
 

-Angelina

In Studio Vin-Yin + Sound Bath Healing Journey Wednesday’s 7:30pm-8:30pm

Meet Lindsey:

 

My Yoga journey began in 2005 when I took my first yoga class and knew that this was made for me. I received certification training through YogaFit. Teaching yoga for the past 16 years has been such a blessing. I live in Lee’s Summit, Missouri with my husband and three amazing children. I truly feel that if we breathe and move with intention of our highest good we can make the changes in our own life, and in the world that we need. My Journey honors your Journey. Namaste’

 

-Lindsey

In Studio Yoga 101 Monday’s 5:30pm-6:15pm

Meet Rebecca:

Fitness has always been my outlet and friend. I cannot imagine my life without it. Pilates came to me in college. My roommate taught it and got me hooked. When I moved to KC in 2005 I could not find it anywhere. I was encouraged to get certified and teach it! One of the best decisions I have ever made. I have built many amazing friendships from my Pilates, and Yoga practice community, and I continue to want to keep learning. After 13 years of teaching Middle School, and currently having a middle schooler at the time, I realized I was burnt out and miserable. I wanted a change and I wanted to follow my passion. I was encouraged by another great friend to get trained in Pilates equipment (Reformer/Cadillac/Chair/Barrels). I took the biggest risk of my life and quit my day job. Another one of my best decisions. I married my amazing husband, and we added two babies to our family. I have 1 going to college next year, and 2 in diapers. I LOVE what I do and I want you to feel that. It never
 

-Rebecca

In Studio Mat Pilates Saturday’s 11am

Meet Jonna:

Jonna found yoga in 2012, and since then it has became her rock in starting the process of finding her True Self. She continued down the Vedic path of self discovery, and found that she enjoys hiking, reading, brewing kombucha, and playing with herbs, spices, and tonics. She recently became an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and has a passion for helping clients become the healthiest versions of theirselves. When not with clients, she works part-time as a Neonatal/Pediatric Critical Care Transport Nurse, loves spending time with her amazing husband and kids, and thrives being in nature. Jonna loves warm, slower yoga classes where she can drop Vedic wisdom of meditation, pranayama, and Ayurvedic tips so her students can learn to live their best lives off the mat as well! Living her Sankalpa of “Peace, calm, and healing are my True Spirit”, she is ready to show you how yoga can boost strength, mobility, and vitality, and Jonna’s ultimate goal for her students is to promote longevity so that you can live a blissful life in all areas of the Mind, Body, and Soul!

 

-Jonna

In Studio Stress Relief Flow Wednesday’s 12pm

Meet Tricia:

I believe yoga is for everyone. I want to inspire people to become the person they were created to be physically, mentally and spiritually. I’m a E-RYT with well over 15,000 hours on the mat as an instructor. My classes are warm, challenging and soulful . Inspired by all kinds of music, I use gentle alignments to help yogis discover more about their own body. I share thought provoking insights to challenge yogis to live yoga “off the mat” and bring the 8 limbs of yoga to the practice. When I’m not teaching yoga or co-leading Zen Zone Yoga Teacher Training, I’m a certified health and life coach for a Functional medicine practice in Kansas City, MO. I’m married to my college sweetheart, have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and a dog. You’ll find me doing yoga on the water at Lake Jacomo on my SUP or our sailboat; I also enjoy cooking, cycling, hiking, knitting, reading, running and getting creative anyway I can. I hope to see you on the mat soon!

 

-Tricia

In Studio Vinyasa Flow Fusion Wednesday’s 7pm & Thursday’s 11am

Meet Jacqueline:

Jacqueline is a caring, intuitive, and compassionate teacher who creates an inviting and warm environment for all. Her personal yoga journey began in 2014 with a weekly class in a community center which quickly grew into a commitment to finding ways to live a more peaceful, joy-lead, and grateful life. Along this journey, Jacqueline found that yoga was the missing link needed to initiate her healing and connection with her truth. With a deep desire to connect, heal, and teach others, Jacqueline initiated and completed her RYT-200 in 2017, which later lead her to complete her Pilates Mat certification, Barre certification, and pursue her comprehensive 600-hour Pilates certification. To Jacqueline yoga is universal. It can be a great way to start or enhance a physical exercise regiment but it can also offer a deeper dive into the self through the connection of mind, body, and breath. Jacqueline uses the versatility of yoga to structure her classes by using the physical practice to build strength and grounding while providing students with the opportunity to find a deeper connection through breathwork and thought-provoking meditations. Her hope is that you leave her class feeling refreshed, nourished, and strong in mind, body, and spirit. Off the mat, Jacqueline enjoys spending time with her two corgis, family, and friends as well as cross-stitching, belly dancing, and taking every opportunity to learn and grow.

 

-Jacqueline

In Studio Blissful Flow Sunday’s 9am-9:45am

Meet Gwen:

B.S.Ed. University of Missouri, M.S. Exercise Physiology & Biomechanics-University of Kansas, 500 E-RYT Yoga Alliance

Gwen Hull loves to share the Ashtanga Practice as a technique for wellness and self-knowledge, ultimately leading to union with God. The awareness of the practice is to the ujjayi breath, bandhas (energetic locks), and drishti (focus) linking breath to movement (one asana to the next) in a beautiful garland of flowers becoming a moving meditation/prayer. Gwen believes her role as teacher is to create a safe environment where she can encourage, inspire, and help each student establish the practice in their daily life regardless of age, ability, or circumstance. She believes Ashtanga yoga is a lifelong practice as she has had five clients practicing into their nineties with improved quality of life.

Gwen is the Director of our Teacher Training Programs (200 Hr & 300 Hr Yoga Alliance, and the School based Teacher Yoga Education- 40 hour program). She has practiced and taught at Maya Yoga since her dear friend, Kathleen Kastner founded the Maya community in 2002. She has been the Lead Teacher for Maya Yoga since 2015, and feels very blessed to be a part of a staff with such talented, and kind people. 

Gwen completed a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Missouri-1991. After teaching for a few years at Winnetonka High School, she completed her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics from the University of Kansas-1998. She has taught group fitness since 1986, personal training sessions since 1991, and yoga since 1996. Sri K. Pattabhi Jois shared the Ashtanga lineage with several teachers to share Ashtanga yoga with the west (David Williams, David Swenson, Tim Miller, Ganga White, and more). Gwen has practiced extensively with many of the senior teachers.  She is very grateful for her first teacher, Genevieve Crosslin, a student of Ganga White. She brought the Ashtanga practice to life with discipline, fire, and love as she allowed Gwen to practice under her guidance for three years.  Ram(Mic) and Stephanie Goodman of Yoga-Vedanta Shala allowed her to be a participant and teach the Anatomy/pre-natal portions of their Yoga Alliance teacher training programs in 2004-5. Gwen has practiced and taught yoga for 25 years and is currently registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT- 500 teacher.

Gwen has been married to Alan Hull since 8/17/1991, and has been blessed with four children; Tanner 26, Amanda 24, Natalie 20, and William 18. Raising and nurturing her family has been her greatest accomplishment and joy. She also loves running with her four dogs, tennis, weight training, cooking, gardening and reading. As a devout practicing Catholic, she begins her day praying the Rosary which moves into her daily yoga practice. Then, she tries to go out and make the world a better place with a smile, a kind word, or sharing her practice… Just Be and Just Be Love! “ Abide in me, and I in you…Abide in Love”  John 15

 

-Gwen

In Studio Intro to Ashtanga Friday 12pm-1:30pm

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