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Get Moving in 2018! NORTHLAND YOGA STUDIOS: NAMASTE FOR EVERYONE POKE BOWL BRINGS A FRESH TAKE TO SUSHI

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LIFESTYLE LETTER Photo by Christopher T. Murphy

JANUARY 2018 PUBLISHER

Carey Welsch | Carey.Welsch@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Rachel Murphy | Rmurphy@LifestylePubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Mike Maddox | Mike.Maddox@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

On the Move

Pete Dulin, Matt Smithmier, Hope Philbrick, Kathryn Leo CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Hope Philbrick, Joel Schneider, Aaron Leimkuehler

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I'm excited to start 2018 off right foot--in tennis shoes, that is. January is our Active issue and our exploration of yoga in the Northland should be plenty of inspiration to start where you are and aim for where you want to be.  For my part, I started hitting the gym back in December. After all, how can you roll your eyes at all the January 1 workout fanatics if you don't start by December 31st? Actually, my new focus on fitness is a purely practical one. My daughter just started walking and I know that my days of sitting are over. I want to be able to keep up with her and that means fitting in a little more weight lifting than just what I call 'benching my baby'. While she likes it, it's not quite enough!  Having a baby helps in other ways, too. I find myself learning how to eat again, or more accurately,

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how to eat well again. When you have two little eyes watching you all the time and grabbing at what must be delicious because mama is eating it, you start to rethink your food choices. Not

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only is diet one of the most effective ways to drop the baby weight, it's also a good way to think about what I'm teaching my daughter about good food choices. Where I might have reached for the chips a year ago, now I turn to fruit and veggies for snacks. Every meal has a lot of color in it, protein, and unprocessed carbs. It's easy to fall into the trap of goldfish crackers and tubes of yogurt (and sometimes that happens too), it's just as simple to peel a cutie and make a slice of

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almond butter toast. And the best part? In this fleeting moment in time, she likes them! I hope that your family finds a way to find your fitness in the new year, whether by trying a new routine or changing up your dinner choices. Here's to a healthy 2018!  Cheers! ALABAMA | ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | FLORIDA | GEORGIA | IDAHO ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MICHIGAN | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | SOUTH CAROLINA

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INSIDE THE ISSUE JANUARY 2018

FEATURES 28 Brain Balance Helps Kids Overcome Challenges Local family looks outside of medication for answers

32 Reaching in the Northland New yoga studios offer something for every body

44 Diet by Color How to get the most out of your diet with

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registered dietitian and lose it! advisory board member Kristin Kirkpatrick

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DEPARTMENTS 6

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

20 Healthy Lifestyle 40 Hot Spot 44 Culinary Creations 46 Lifestyle Calendar 50 Parting Thoughts


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December 9th, 2017, Kevin and Diane Trimble of Keller Williams Kansas City North, hosted a Holiday Party for their friends and real estate clients. The party was held at Black on Burlington in North Kansas City. Over 200 guest attended the event and danced the night away!

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1. Shannon and Diane Green, Jeff and Julie McCubbins, Betsy and Chris Calmer, Vernon Armitage | 2. Dustin and Dr. Shelby Durand, Dr. Tony Fangman, Steve and Sandy Christner | 3. Paula Barba, Mark Lundy, Karla Martinez | 4. Willie Payne, Silvia and Blas Torres, Mike Payne | 5. Kevin & Diane Trimble | 6. Ron Greg and Dr. Michelle Dew | 7. Dr. Bruce & Jan Kauk, Mary Jo and Hal Burton | 8. Jamie Cummings, Jennifer Short, Louise Welbourn, Michael Short | 9. Vernon and Charlene Armitage | 10. Terri and Tom Petrizzo, Kevin Trimble, Madeline Warren | 11. David and Marcy Schumacher, Deena and Eddie James, Chris and Nichole Carr, Beth and Clark Collings 10

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ANU Grand Opening and Open House

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aNu Aesthetics and Optimal Wellness celebrated the Grand Opening of their new expanded location on November 30th! Dr. Watkins and The KC Women's Chamber hosted the Northland community in their new space on Prairie View with her experienced staff on hand to explain the multitude of unique services they offer.

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2. Sonya Price and Kara Berlin | 3. Heather Lembke and Danielle Jessee | 4. Diane Crawford and Michelle Cook | 6. Megan Guyer and Elizabeth Beatty | 7. Niki Simons, Kim Liberty, & Robin Minder | 8. Lance Gromer, Dana Vossman, and Jeromy Watkins | 9. Michelle Simmons, Sarah Burt, and Mary Bundy | 10. Dr. Watkins and Jeromy Watkins, Chamber members 12

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31st Annual Harvest Ball

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The Harvest Ball Society held its 31st annual Harvest Ball, November 18th in the Grand Ballroom, Kansas City Convention Center. Through grants, 25 Northland charitable organizations will benefit from the proceeds of HBS in 2017. The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by an elegant dinner and dancing. Photos by Calle McGregor Photography. 

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1. Gus Leimkuhler, Peggy Schmitt | 2. Michael and Sarah Martin, Shannon and Ryan Burchett, Taylor and Jenny Lindsey | 3. Joy and Dub Steincross, Anita Gorman | 4. Dick and Sandra Mellinger, Linda and Terry Ward | 5. Jim Blair, Charles and Patty Garney | 6. Elizabeth Welsch and Carey Welsch | 7. Mark Lundy, Suzanne Buckmaster, Karla Elenz Martinez, Bret Buckmaster | 8. Kevin and Emily Kuhlman, Rob and Michelle Davidson-Bratcher, Colleen and Dr. Greg Horwitz | 9. 2017 Pages: Ellie Pittman, Alli Andrade, Jack Dotson, Myer Cohara, Caroline Hawkinson | 10. Katie Burgess, Shawna Mazeitis, Mindy Flanagan, Debbie Jensen | 11. 2017 VICTORY Honorees: Nyshele Posey, Shannan Henderson, Xavielle Brown, HBS President Paula Barba, Emma Ehlers, Alexander Marx, Brooke Ravenscraft, Katie Kavanaugh-Rausch 14

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HOPE Uncorked More than 200 generous guests joined Marian Hope on November 10th for HOPE Uncorked. Guests enjoyed a wine tasting reception, auction and inspiring program while

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1. Guests learn the nuances of different wines during the tasting reception. | 2. Friends from event sponsor PwC are having fun with purpose. | 3. Gina Menard picks “Heads� in an interactive game of Heads or Tails. | 4. Dr. Julie Babcock, Heather Ruoff and Kira Montuori take a moment from bidding in the silent auction for photo. | 5. All smiles from the guests from Tripp Umbach. | 6. Angie Knight, CEO, and Ammon, a child served by Marian Hope share a hug.

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AROUND TOWN

GLADSTONE THEATRE IN THE PARK ANNOUNCES 31ST SEASON The Gladstone Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department and North Star Community Band are proud to announce the 31st Season of Gladstone’s Theatre in the Park Summer 2018 productions. “Oklahoma” will be presented July 6, 7 and 8. “Big River” will be presented Aug. 3, 4 and 5.

the Year in each of the 22 categories. North Kansas City Hospital’s Ginny Doelling, Rebecca Murrell, and Janel Zion won top honors, while 16 other NKCH nurses were recognized as finalists. Ginny Doelling, RN, won Nurse of the Year in the Long Term Acute Care/Rehabilitation/Geriatrics category. A nurse for 30 years, Ginny works in NKCH’s Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation pro-

Director positions for both shows are open.

gram. She was directly involved in helping the

Interested candidates can contact Gladstone

program obtain certification from the American

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts at 816.423.4088

Association of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab, a

or visit GladstoneTIP.com. Director Interviews

rigorous process involving evidence-based prac-

will be held Jan. 27, 2018.

tices and patient outcomes.

Auditions for both presentations will be held at

Rebecca Murrell, BSN, won Nurse of the Year

Antioch Middle School, 2100 N.E. 65th Street, on

in the Hospice/Home Health/Palliative Care cate-

Sunday, April 8 and Saturday, April 14. Times vary

gory. Having worked at NKCH for 34 years, she is a

depending on ages as of June 1, 2018.

supervisor for Home Health with oversight of their

For more information, please contact Gladstone

infection control program. Rebecca led a perfor-

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts at 816.423.4088 or

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catheter-associated urinary tract infections by 64

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percent per 1,000 catheter days. Janel Zion, MSN, won Nurse of the Year in the

College students entering their Junior or Senior

Women’s Health category. Janelle works in Maternal

year, or Graduate students, can apply for a com-

Child Health Services at NKCH. She led a multi-

petitive unpaid summer internship position with

phase project to reduce post-partum bleeding, which

the Kansas City Police Crime Laboratory. Intern

involved developing policies and procedures. As a

applications are accepted through February 1, 2018.

result of the standardization, there was a decrease in

The following are requirements for the Summer

units of blood needed per patient, earlier recognition of

Internship Program with the Crime Lab: a copy of

post-partum bleeding and increased staff confidence

current and past college transcripts (cumulative 3.0

during these potentially life-threatening situations.

GPA or higher required), two letters of recommendation from professors and/or academic advisors, curriculum vitae, a short essay on why you should be selected as an intern and what section of the laboratory is desired (Chemistry, Trace, DNA/ Biology, Firearms, Digital Evidence, Latent Prints, Crime Scene), and an employment application and any additional forms required by Human Resources. Upon completion of these tasks, an in person interview will be scheduled. All requirements and further questions can be sent to Sergeant Abigail Martinez at Abigail.Martinez@kcpd.org

THREE NORTH KANSAS CITY HOSPITAL NURSES WIN ‘NURSE OF THE YEAR’ AWARD The sixth Annual March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards honored three North Kansas City

St. Luke's North Hospital CEO Adele Ducharme

ADELE DUCHARME NAMED CEO OF SAINT LUKE’S NORTH HOSPITAL

Hospital nurses November 11. Over 700 nurses from

Adele Ducharme, MSN, MBA, FACHE, has

Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area were

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Luke’s North Hospital-Barry Road and Saint Luke’s North Hospital-Smithville since May. Most recently, she served as CEO of Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas.

It’s a NEW YEAR Why not a NEW YOU?

“Adele has served Saint Luke’s Health System capably and successfully for many years, and we are excited to see the progress and growth she will continue to lead at our Saint Luke’s North Hospital campuses,” says Julie Quirin, senior vice president of hospital operations for Saint Luke’s Health System.

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“She is a positive and engaging leader, and we know she will continue to bring the same level of dedication to her new role at Saint Luke’s North Hospital.” Ducharme served as CEO at Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital since 2013, and as the hospital’s chief nursing officer prior to that. As a nurse executive, Ducharme’s experience in a wide variety of specialties within healthcare leadership was instrumental to the growth and success of Saint Luke’s Cushing Hospital during her tenure.

LIBERTY 53 SCHOOL DISTRICT ACCEPTING SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES Liberty 53 School District will accept declarations of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the Liberty School Board in the April 3, 2018, election. Persons interested may file at the Liberty Public School District Administration Center located at 8 Victory Lane, Liberty, Missouri. Filing is currently open. and will continue during the District’s regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Candidates should enter the build-

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ing through the east  entrance doors.  Filing will not occur on days the school district’s offices are closed due to inclement weather.  Filing will not occur on the following holidays when the school district’s offices are closed: and January 1, 15, 2018.  Filing will end on January 16, 2018, at 5 p.m.

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HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

1 Top Trendy Workout Breakdowns ARTICLE KATHRYN LEO

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FOR MANY OF US, THE NEW YEAR IS THE PERFECT CHANCE TO IMPROVE OUR HEALTH AND FITNESS AFTER THE INDULGENCES OF THE FESTIVE SEASON. But for some, starting an exercise program with all the choices can be overwhelming. To simplify things, we have broken down some popular workouts to help you find the best workout for you. Some of these can be done at home while others work better at the gym.

1. TRX OR SUSPENSION TRAINING Suspension training using bodyweight exercises is for any level of fitness enthusiast. It develops total body strength, endurance, core stability and flexibility.  The best part is the equipment can be used anywhere.  2. YOGA, PILATES AND BARRE There are many types of yoga, an ancient art based on a harmonizing system of development for the mind, body and spirit.  Here are a few types to help you determine which one might be best for your fitness needs. VINYASA:  In this yoga, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. Ashtanga yoga, Baptise yoga, Power yoga and Prana Flow could also be considered Vinyasa. YIN:  This is a passive practice and involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for three to five minutes.

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BIKRAM: This is done in a room heated to 105 degrees, and classes consist of 45 minutes of standing poses and 45 minutes of floor postures. PILATES: Pull out your gym mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core. These exercises are usually done in a specific order, one right after the other. It has a strong mind/body connection so you might like it if you enjoy yoga but need a more intense core workout. You can do these exercises at home and use a DVD or go to a Pilates class.  BARRE: In this class, the barre is used as a prop to balance while you do exercises that focus on isometric strength training. Most classes use a combination of postures inspired by ballet and other disciplines like yoga and Pilates.

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3. CYCLING Cycling or spinning is both an aerobic and anaerobic workout performed on a stationary bicycle. Cycling is for everyone

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at every fitness level. SOULCYCLE: This is a cycle class that is part dance party and part therapy. The studios are dark, and many times lit by candles, the music is blaring and riders are encouraged to pedal to the beat and follow choreography while instructors offer inspiration.

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HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING Boot camps can vary, but usually they include a fairly intense mix of strength training and aerobic elements. In most cases, expect to do calisthenics as well as drills and sprints. Basically, it is a type of interval training—bursts of intense activity alternated with intervals of lighter activity. CrossFit focuses on constantly varied, high-intensity,

functional

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that include calisthenics, plyometrics and aerobic exercise like running and swimming. It attempts to optimize physical competence in each of the 10 domains, which are cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a form of interval training with short periods of anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. A common formula involves a 2:1 ratio of work to recovery periods. For example, 30-40 seconds of hard sprinting alternated with 15-20 seconds of jogging or walking. 5. AQUATIC FITNESS Besides lap swimming, many gyms offer aquatic fitness classes which are great for cross-training and variety. They can be deceptively challenging because water offers 12 times the resistance of air.  Equipment such as aqua fins, barbells, kickboards and noodles can increase the intensity.  

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REALTY REPORT NEIGHBORHOOD

NORTHLAND

ORIGINAL PRICE

SOLD PRICE

%SOLD/ORIG

DOM

BDRMS

BATHS

Briarcliff West

$750,000

$730,000

97%

234

5

4.1

Copperleaf

$529,977

$522,000

98%

108

5

4.1

Embassy Park

$520,000

$500,000

96%

0

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4.1

Highlands of Weatherby

$585,000

$570,000

97%

27

5

4.1

Montebella

$543,500

$560,104

101%

0

4

3.2

Riss Lake

$499,950

$460,000

92%

260

4

4

Shoal Creek Preserve

$463,500

$430,000

93%

238

3

3

Staley Farms

$590,000

$580,000

98%

200

4

3.2

Thousand Oaks

$398,750

$387,000

97%

45

4

4.1

Tiffany Greens

$533,000

$534,000

100%

0

5

4.1

Woodneath Farms

$525,000

$518,000

99%

38

5

3

Riverstone

$479,260

$493,000

103%

0

4

3

The Preserve at Tiffany Woods

$423,500

$420,000

99%

68

4

3.1

The National

$549,000

$545,000

99%

107

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there’s

a quiet in the deep woods. A nat-

ural hush under the canopy of trees, amid fallen branches, scattered rocks, lush ferns, multi-hued mushrooms, and broken tree stumps. Walking where the only interruptions are snapping twigs, chirping birds, rustling leaves touches the soul. Last fall I hiked 30 miles in three days on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. I loved every minute of it. Shenandoah National Park is stunning. As it bursts into fall color, hiking conditions can be an ideal combination of sunny skies, crisp air, cool temperatures. Shenandoah National Park offers more than 500 miles of trails, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail, a famed footpath that stretches 2,180 miles from Georgia to Maine. It passes through 14 states, yet nearly a quarter of the Appalachian Trail is in Virginia. The specific route I trekked is about 10 miles each day from inn to inn. Hiking to an inn is more elegant than camping since a hot shower, prepared dinner and clean, comfortable bed wait as reward at the end of each day. There’s no need to haul overnight gear, but it’s still a challenge in rugged backcountry with a moderate incline.

on the tra il

Step onto the Appalachian Trail behind the Skyline Drive guard station

at the Swift Run Gap park entrance and the trail slopes gracefully up. The view for the first 20 miles is mostly trees. As you grow familiar with the forest, however, distinctions become clear. In some sections tree bark is mostly black, in others white. Some areas are ripe with fungus, others with ferns. There are sections littered with twigs and branches, others where huge boulders lean over the path. Most of the trail is stomped earth, parts are strewn with rocks. The sheer beauty of the forest is captivating; I’ve never taken more pictures of trees! Being immersed in such a remote setting unclutters the mind and fills lungs with fresh joy. Following the Appalachian Trail is easy. White swaths are strategically painted on trailside trees. Trail markers stand at all trailheads and intersections. Metal bands are stamped with directional and mileage information. Follow the arrows north, stay on the trail, take

step onto the Appalachian trail

nothing, leave only footprints. With an abundance of rocks and boulders, the last 10 miles of this hike are the most technically challenging, but also offer dramatic scenic overlooks. No special equipment is needed, just pay attention to avoid stumbling.

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"completing the hike was bittersweet " inn overnights Hike north and each night the lodging and dining improves. The first overnight destination is Lewis Mountain Cabins. There are 10 two-bedroom, one-bathroom rustic cabins, plus a camp store that sells food and other supplies. Cabins are clean and basic, offering essentials like functional plumbing, internet access, a cozy mattress, heater and solid walls/roof.  Big Meadows Lodge, the second overnight stop, is named for the large grassland nearby. Built in 1939, it offers 97 rooms in a main lodge as well as rustic cabins with fireplaces. Guestrooms are clean and cozy with a retro ambiance. Beyond basic essentials, enjoy TV, temperature controls and an upholstered chair. The lodge offers a dining room, tap room, craft shop; the nearby Wayside station has gas pumps, another restaurant and large store. Both restaurant menus feature American favorites like fried chicken, burgers, fried eggs and pancakes. Preparations are straightforward and spot-on. Skyland Resort, the third inn, sits at the highest elevation along Skyline Drive. Once a private resort (circa 1910), it’s renovated into the most upscale accommodation I’ve yet found at a state or national park. There are 178 rooms of different styles plus a gift shop, taproom and full-service restaurant that could hold its own against any contemporary farm-to-table Southern restaurant. Local ingredients as well as local wines and craft brews are on the menu. Completing the hike was bittersweet: I was proud to achieve my goal yet didn’t want my days on the trail to end. I shall return!

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Reaching

in the Northland NEW YOGA STUDIOS OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERY BODY

ARTICLE RACHEL MURPHY | PHOTOGRAPHY AARON LEIMKUEHLER

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AS THE NORTHLAND DEVELOPS, LONGTIME RESIDENTS CAN SEE THE LANDSCAPE CHANGE, GROW, AND, ONE MIGHT EVEN SAY, STRETCH. When it comes to fitness, that's certainly true. While five years ago, there were only one or two yoga studios north of the river, now there are several thriving practices, all with a different flavor. To help you navigate the bendy world of holistic wellness, here's

IN BLISS

YOGA

your guide to five of the Northland's more recent additions. Namaste!

WHAT KIND OF YOGA DOES YOUR STUDIO OFFER?

IN BLISS YOGA

(focused on arm strength), Ashtanga Mix (Sun Salutations, twists,

We have classes for everybody! We offer RockStar Arm Balance Led by mother and daughter team, Marti Lee Bowen and daughter, Starr Lee

arm strengthening chaturangas and jump backs in a heated room), Vinyasa Flow (beginner to intermediate, focusing on aligning breath

5106 NW Waukomis Dr.

with movement), Fundamentals, Rest and Restore, and Chair Yoga

Kansas City, MO 64151.

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

InBlissYoga.com WHEN DID YOUR STUDIO OPEN?

We have online classes that allow our students to practice with us anytime, anywhere. Our program is called Inbliss Deluxe. We release

We opened on January 1, 2012. We had our first class at 1 p.m. We

three new videos every month, which are added to our online library.

keep this tradition going and have an all level donation class 1/1 at 1

We are always studying and researching yoga so our online classes

p.m. every year. We co-teach the class together.

also help us keep our students up to date.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING YOGA? MARTI: I took my first yoga class in October of 1998. I took Starr to her first Yoga class that same year. STARR: I was ten when I took my first yoga class with my mom,

We also have founded YogaCon, a two day Yoga Conference that immerses our students into the Healing of Yoga right in their own backyard of the Northland of Kansas City which is held annually in the summer. This year we have the dates already selected as June 9-10, 2018. We encourage

so it has been 19 years now that we have been practicing together.

anyone that is interested to get tickets before they sell out.

WHAT FIRST DREW YOU TO YOGA?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE THAT IS

MARTI: At the time I was someone that attended aerobics classes

NEW TO YOGA TO ENCOURAGE THEM?

four times a week. I was also into running and lifting weights. Yoga

No preparing, Start right where you are. It’s a practice that is about

gave me a sense of relaxation that was lacking in my life. I got hooked

listening to your body and having an intimate relationship with yourself.

on that feeling of peace.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT PRACTICING

STARR: I always wanted to do whatever my mom was doing. So when

YOGA HAS TAUGHT YOU?

she started going to yoga I really wanted to go, too! I noticed pretty quickly

To be kind to your body. No pain; if it hurts stop. Listening to what

how much the effects of yoga helped me in my daily life. I was less stressed

your body is saying, as our bodies talk to us through the sensations

at school and started to actually feel comfortable in my own body.

we feel. Everybody can do it.

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GARDENS OF GARDENS OF DELIGHT, THE CENTER FOR NATURAL HEALING Led by Lynn Soulier 4821 Paradise Valley Road Kansas City, MO 64151 GardensOfDelight.org WHEN DID YOUR STUDIO OPEN?  Gardens of Delight, The Center for Natural Healing Opened in 2000. The first yoga classes were held in a small studio located in downtown Parkville. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING YOGA?  I began my first class back in the 1980s and began teacher training in the late 90s. WHAT FIRST DREW YOU TO YOGA?   My spirit longed for the experience of a calm heart, a more positive and loving outlook, a deeper love for myself and an expansive expression of creativity. WHAT KIND OF YOGA DOES YOUR STUDIO OFFER?  We teach classes based on Hatha Yoga (Anusara is the specific style I was trained in). The Hatha Based classes we offer are: Pre-natal Yoga, Chair Yoga, Intermediate and Beginning Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for Kids, Happy Baby Yoga. The Kundalini Classes we offer are what we refer to as the fastest track to healing body, mind and spirit, and combine the practices of Pranayama (breathwork), Mudras (hand positions), Mantras (chants) and specific Kriyas (exercises of healing and balancing). WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?  The Natural Healing classes we offer are: Intro to Energy Healing, Nutrition, Herbal Apprenticeship, Healthy Kids Club, Organic Gardening, Childbirth Education. The services we offer are: Energy Healing, Doula Services, Herbal Wellness and Aromatherapy. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE THAT IS NEW TO YOGA TO ENCOURAGE THEM?  Remember that your personal yoga practice is unique to you. By being mindful you will enjoy many benefits of a regular practice. You cannot compare yourself to anyone else - because you are a unique expression of spirit whose gifts, talents and abilities are unlike anyone else. . . so simply be yourself! WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT PRACTICING YOGA HAS TAUGHT YOU?  To remain present, grateful and to keep my heart open. 34

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NKCYOGA Led by Henna Fuller 310 Armour Rd. Room 218 (2nd floor) N Kansas City, MO 64116 NKCYoga.com WHEN DID YOUR STUDIO OPEN?

NKC YOGA

(CON TI N UED)

NKCYOGA will be celebrating the 3rd year anniversary

this January. We will celebrate it with events - January is jam-packed (1). Kirtan, Sound Healing and Sacred Mantras on January 12. Our 30-Day Yoga Challenge starts January 15.  We will hold our first workshop: Beginner's

Guide to Yoga (6-series) and a new class,  'After School' Teen Yoga on January 17th.  HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING YOGA? I, Henna (the owner) have been practicing for around 18 years, practicing all kinds including children's yoga but my foundation is Ashtanga Yoga (certified twice with Doug Swenson and KC's own, Kathleen Kastner) though I am certified in Kundalini, Children's, Max Strom's style, etc. I have practiced all over the world. I have been to 116 countries and I have done yoga in a third of those countries. I am blessed also to have qualified teachers at the studio - Sara, Sally, Amy and Annie. WHAT FIRST DREW YOU TO YOGA? My husband introduced me to it and since then I fell in love with it. I was a ballet dancer when I was younger and the transition was a natural transition.  WHAT KIND OF YOGA DOES YOUR STUDIO OFFER? We offer gentle, deep, mixed, power, Ashtanga, basics, private classes, meditation inside and outside the studio including NatureWalks (with focus on Northland Parks and Trails). We do sometimes unconventional yoga such as the Beer and Yoga during summer time.  We will have Bike+Yoga in 2019. One of the events that I invest much also is in: yoga retreats  overseas. We'll be in Belize this July 10-15 and Nepal in November. Next year is China in July 2019. Please check nkcyogaretreats.weebly.com WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE THAT IS NEW TO YOGA TO ENCOURAGE THEM?  Let's take a deep nice breath . . . you don't need to come to the studio; let's just do it together now, here. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT PRACTICING YOGA HAS TAUGHT YOU?  I try to live a healthier lifestyle. I am physically stronger, yes! I grew up Catholic and was a Sunday/Holy Day girl but with yoga, I look at life now as my religion and that spirituality is the aspect of humanity. I still go to church though -and we do yoga there, too. I enhanced my spiritual life. 36

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Henna Fuller, owner of NKCYoga


Jeannine Becerra owner of Be The Journey at the Wellness Wheel

BE THE JOURNEY WHAT KIND OF YOGA DOES YOUR STUDIO OFFER? I specialize in teaching accessible yoga to all, regardless of age,

BE THE JOURNEY

size, ability, mobility or income. The classes I offer are Hatha for all

Led by Jeannine Becerra at the Wellness Wheel

levels, Restorative Yoga and Chair Yoga.

5742 N. Broadway

WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Kansas City, MO 64118 BeTheJourneyYoga.com WHEN DID YOUR STUDIO OPEN?

I offer private Journey Sessions which are customizable sessions that include yoga, meditation, healing touch, and aromatherapy. This year, my students and I also recorded a DVD. Pull UP A Chair

Be the Journey Yoga started in March 2013. I began as a trav-

Yoga for Balance & Flexibility brings chair yoga to those who feel

eling teacher renting space in many areas of the Northland as

it is out of their reach. We also offer immersion workshops that

well as teaching in local studios while I carved out my niche of

allow students to take their practice to the next level, in areas of

teaching accessible yoga.

meditation, fundamentals and special focus.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTICING YOGA?

WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO SOMEONE THAT IS

I have been practicing for 10 years, but I still approach my practice through the eyes of a beginner. WHAT FIRST DREW YOU TO YOGA?

NEW TO YOGA TO ENCOURAGE THEM? Yoga can change your life in so many ways. Let go of the perception you have of yoga, what you may have seen in mainstream media. Yoga

I began practicing yoga as a final effort to avoid more extreme mea-

truly is for everyBODY. I would encourage them to find a teacher and

sures to relieve chronic neck and back pain that I had suffered through

yoga community that resonates with them. There is so much more to

since my teenage years. My very first class was a restorative yoga class

yoga than the physical poses. Yoga will bring you deeper into your true

and I found relief immediately! That same night, I slept better than I had

essence. To live truly as the person you were created to be.

in years. At that time, I was in a stressful job and my mind was always

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST THING THAT PRACTICING

racing. Yoga helped relieve that stress. A few years later, yoga helped

YOGA HAS TAUGHT YOU?

me through grief after losing my Dad unexpectedly. In the years since

Yoga has taught me that we are full of pure potential and that

beginning my practice I have been able to stop taking all medications

when we can calm our body and mind through breathwork, yoga,

for hypertension and high cholesterol. Yoga quickly became more than

and meditation, we can live more peaceful and joyful lives! It has

just a physical practice, it has saved me in so many ways.

taught me that I AM ENOUGH.

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THE WELLNESS WHEEL

Karen Carmack, co-owner of The Wellness Wheel and owner of Amahata Wellness Co.

THE WELLNESS WHEEL Led by  Karen Carmack, owner of the Wellness Wheel and Anahata Wellness Co.  5742 N Broadway Kansas City, MO 64118 WellnessWheelKC.com WHEN DID YOUR STUDIO OPEN? The Wellness Wheel opened in June 0f 2015 where I have the majority of my classes, but I have been teaching since 2001 all over the Northland. WHAT FIRST DREW YOU TO YOGA?  In 2001, I was stressed out from being an owner operating a franchise retail home décor store that was closing due to the cooperate mishandlings and I was getting to the point of not liking the general public, which is a devastating feeling to a people person like me. I had to find something that would help me release this feeling from my body, mind, and heart. I found this small boutique wellness/fitness center that coincidently was right down in the shopping center below The Wellness Wheel. It was called Synergy Health and Wellness.  I not only found my way back to my heart and soul I found my best friend, Terresa Rodriguez. Terresa and I started our yoga journey exploring all types of yoga throughout the Kansas City area--from hot yoga, and Anusara yoga to Kundalini yoga. We called our exploration “Yoga-hopping.” I found the calling to start teaching. I went through a 38

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teacher training that Synergy created and I leaped in and started teaching all over the Liberty area, in Gladstone, and even in my home. I am certified as an Inspired Anusara teacher specializing in yoga with modifications so that every kind of body could do yoga. From there I became a Kundalini yoga teacher, and I have continued to expand my knowledge. As a level II Kundalini teacher I will be complete and certified by 2018. Terresa has been a student of mine since the day I started teaching as well as several of my other students that I currently teach. Terresa went through certification in 2015, and now she is a teacher and teaches at The Wellness Wheel. Both Terresa and I partner with North Kansas Community Education where you can find our classes in their seasonal catalogs. WHAT KIND OF YOGA DOES YOUR STUDIO OFFER? At the Wellness Wheel, we have instruc-

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Journey yoga and coming in January 2018 I will be offering Kundalini Chair yoga on Monday afternoons. WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?  The Wellness Wheel is a unique center, a center collecting wellness providing businesses, and I am one of three co-owners. We have created a one-stop Wellness Center

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HOT SPOT

Poke Bar ARTICLE RACHEL MURPHY | PHOTOGRAPHY JOEL SCHNEIDER

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THERE'S A BIT OF A REVOLUTION

On my visit to Poke Bowl, I decided to go

GOING ON--SOUTHEAST ASIA IS TAK-

traditional and opted for the California bowl.

ING OVER A SMALL STRIP CENTER

Choosing a bed of brown rice (because I'm

ON NORTH OAK TRAFFICWAY. That's

so virtuous), I enjoyed the scoop of crab salad

where Kien Nguyen is building his restau-

alongside the tossed mixture of tuna, yellow-

rant empire, with three concepts--Broken

tail, and salmon, and topped with spicy mayo,

Rice, San's Sandwiches, and Poke Bar--all

wasabi mayo, furikake, masago, and a small pile

at home in the L-shaped center at 65th

of seaweed salad. The portion size was perfectly

and North Oak Trafficway.

Goldilocks--not too big and not too small- and

Poke Bar capitalizes on the latest trend

the flavors blended well. While it may not make

in fast-casual seafood--namely poke, a

Jiro dream of sushi, it was a great light but filling

traditional Hawaiian dish of cubed raw

meal on a Saturday afternoon.

fish in a savory sauce of soy sauce, green

My husband decided to go the burrito route.

onions, and sesame oil. While the center of

He was pleasantly surprised by the kick of spice

the country is always slow to embrace new

in the Volcano burrito, filled with rice, tuna, yel-

trends in seafood, this one seems ripe for

lowtail, salmon, and spicy tuna along with avo-

the picking as poke takes something famil-

cado, masago, green onion, wonton chips, jala-

iar (sushi) and gives it a little spin (put it in

peno, and spicy and wasabi mayo. The roll had

a bowl with toppings).

a kick, and although it might look only slightly

Poke Bar, then, does the savvy thing-equates poke with sushi rather than refer-

bigger than a generously sized sushi roll, it was considerably more filling.

encing a Hawaiian dish with which many

If neither of those sounds appealing, there are

Midwesterners may be unfamiliar. And

three other recipes available, or you can build your

the similarities are plentiful enough that it

own bowl, truly Chipotle-style and choose from

works. But for those that know what they

the multitude of options for starch, protein, and

are looking for, it also hits the mark, provid-

vegetables. Choose a Japanese soda to accom-

ing the essence of dishes they might have

pany your meal (aloe, anyone?) and you can enjoy

enjoyed on vacation. And best of all, they

a little Asian oasis in the middle of a strip mall.

have made it quick and accessible. Think

Poke Bar isn't fancy, but it isn't trying to be

of Poke Bar as a Chipotle serving raw fish

either. Its aim is to be quick, convenient, and more

instead of antibiotic-free chicken burritos.

or less healthy and it succeeds. Its bright interior

The space is similar to Chipotle as well.

and friendly staff (one worker went to another

It's open, airy and big enough for a crowd.

restaurant to get us a high chair--that's service),

Poke Bar offers two variations on the poke

means that as long as Northlanders are willing to

idea--the bowl, built on a bed of either

turn to the east and explore a little, they will be

white or brown rice or spring greens for

pleasantly surprised at their healthy options. As

the carb-eschewers, as well as a 'sushi

for me, I'm excited to see how the center develops

burrito,' which takes the standard sushi

into a mecca for Southeast Asian food, a cuisine

role and aims a gamma ray at it, growing

that the Northland is hungry for.

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In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is.

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For example, red foods, like tomatoes, have lycopene which may play a role in helping to re-

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Purple plants, like blueberries and eggplants, have anthocyanins, which have been found to

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Some orange foods, like sweet potatoes and carrots, are packed with vitamin A, and other orange foods, like oranges and nectarines, are loaded with vitamin C. + Oranges, carrots, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, orange peppers, peaches The point is, variety is key, and keeping a colorful plate will always serve you better than focusing on one simple color.

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CHARITIES & FUNDRAISERS

Assistance League of Kansas City (816) 455-4485 ALKC.org Patriot Outreach (866) 967-8766 patriotoutreach.org   Savers Liberty Store (816) 792-4477 savers.com   Young Friends of Arts (913) 599-4300  

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTICS

Dr Michael Byars DDS (816) 781-8222 byarsdental.com/northland North Kansas City Dental (816) 471-2911 drbusch.com  

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PARTING THOUGHTS

A Life Unleashed

helped me live a healthier life. I’ve never been a workout nut, and forcing myself to lace up the running shoes is often like moving a mountain. But Frankie was my accountability partner—never judging how slow I might jog, or if I needed to walk the last half mile. She’d just run over to me, tongue wagging, slobber dripping, with a look that said, “Let’s go some more! Isn’t this the best?!”

ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY

SHE’D PULL TO THE LEFT, YANK THE

She was right, too, and maybe we’d go a little

MATT SMITHMIER

LEASH TO THE RIGHT. Pretty sure she

farther. I wonder sometimes how many extra

popped my shoulder out once.

miles I’ve logged just from her encouragement.

She’d bark at dogs, squirrels, or what

Our last jog together was more than a year

I can only assume were ghosts, visible

ago. She began to slow down in her old age.

exclusively to her.

And as much as I always complained about

I loved Frankie for all of her 14 and a half years, but, oh, she made a terrible running partner.

could sniff out some critter or explore a fallen

every Lab I’ve known, she was filled with

tree. I missed that look of simple joy in her

unbridled enthusiasm and a lust for life no

eyes—a look that only grew in appreciation

leash could contain. She’d sniff every tree

and pleasure, no matter how many times we

and butt, shout hellos, cover your hand with

traversed the same few miles of track.

wet licks, and investigate everything. If only

These memories came rushing back in a

us humans could go through life (heck, even

flood recently as I sat on the linoleum floor of

just one day) with a similar zeal—to feel so

an exam room, stroking Frankie’s velvety black

existentially alive and perpetually optimistic.

ear, watching a young veterinarian speak gentle

In spite of her spastic jogging habits – and

words of solace to my friend while she slowly

my frustration at her horrible listening skills

compressed a syringe. I thought I had prepared

– she was, many days, the only force strong

for this moment, but as I pressed my head to

enough to lift me from my malaise, to nudge

hers, breathing in the smell of her fur as she

me – sometimes literally – to the leash, then

breathed her last, I realized no preparation

the door, then the front seat of my car. She

would have ever been enough. Not for this.

loved sidewalks, asphalt paths, grassy trails.

As Frankie’s heart stopped, I knew it was

She would cry in ecstatic anticipation in the

my heart that had been saved. It’s healthier

car as soon as she recognized the route.

in a physical sense, of course, from all of

I’ll admit it: Frankie forced me to exercise. And

those trips to the trail, but it’s stronger in so

while I’d like to say I did it to improve my health

many other ways. She taught me so much

(and some days that was true), it was predom-

about perspective and purpose, uncon-

inantly a sense of guilt that drove me. The dog

ditional love and boundless joy—mostly

needed to run, and it was up to me to let her.

about friendship. And during one particu-

first met. The runt of a rescued litter, she was

larly rough year, I’m convinced she literally saved my life more than once.

the first one to ignore her playful siblings, look

No, Frankie wasn’t a good running part-

up with dark brown puppy eyes, and wiggle to

ner—constantly yanking ahead, pulling me

the front of the pen, tail straight up, to say hi.

along. But that’s okay. I know instead she

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past year. I missed taking little detours so she

It wasn’t her fault, of course. Like almost

She was only eight weeks old when we

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her leash pulling, I missed her on my runs this

was my friend. She was only trying to lead me—and show me the way.


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