Danelle shares: Being in the Moment, Day by Day with Her Students August 30, 2012

I have been doing Yoga for about ten years. It started out as just a physical workout, to improve strength, balance, flexibility, but almost without my noticing, it grew into a spiritual journey too, and I found yoga permeating every aspect of my life. It helped me as a singer, an actor, a grade school teacher, a daughter, a partner, a friend. It really helps me be a better version of myself while, at the same time, helping me discover and appreciate who that really is. I found myself teaching yoga in my drama classes, to help with posture, relaxation and focus, and using yoga in my own acting career to balance and calm myself before going onstage.

In 2006 I was lucky enough to spend some time in Ireland with my aunt, a wonderful and inspiring yogi and yoga teacher, helping out in her yoga studio office and assisting with teaching kids yoga classes.  I thought, “When I grow up, I want to be a yoga teacher!” I don’t know that I’ve grown up yet,  but I did my formal yoga teacher training though KC Fitness Link, and am so blessed every day by the every widening circle of yoga students, teachers and practitioners that I now find myself surrounded by.

 I love how, as Inyengar says, yoga means…”all our bones, flesh, fibers, ligaments, joints, senses, mind and intelligence are harnessed. In this way, the practice of asana, performed with all elements of our being, awakens and sharpens intelligence, until it is integrated with our senses, our mind, our memory, our consciousness and our soul. ” And I love how yoga teaches us to be in the moment, day by day, accepting where we are just now and knowing that, “if you learn a lot of little things, one day you end up knowing a big thing.”

Danelle Drury, CYT 200




Teachings at YouYoga (beginning October 1):

Mondays: Vinyasa Flow @ 7:00 – 8:15 am

Tuesdays: Vinyasa Flow/Sculpt @ 6:15 – 7:15 pm

Saturdays: Vinyasas Flow @ 12:00 – 1:15 pm (rotation)


YouYoga…. August 29, 2012

With all the new growth and changes happening at YouYoga….I thought it important to share with you the teachers of YouYoga too. We want you to know our stories, our passion, and what our goals are while sharing our teachings with our students.

So, over the next several days/weeks I’ll be posting our bios and photos in an attempt to give each of you a greater picture of who we are at YouYoga….as each of us strive to let your yoga practice be reflective of YOU!



Summer Happenings at YOUYOGA June 3, 2012

As I sit to write and share the Summer Happenings at YOUYOGA…..I’ve just realized that it’s almost our 1 year anniversary………that’s sooooooooooo crazy.  Things have really evolved and taken on their own shape in this last year.  I began this blog with the intention of sharing my passion, voice and love of yoga.  There have been moments of wonderful sharing…….and moments of….I have no idea what  I’m going to write about this week. 

However, I must admit that I’ve surprised myself at how much I’ve enjoyed having this outlet to connect with others, and I’m looking forward to transitioning YOUYOGA’s site into an even better resource for yoga, health and wellness for all individuals.  Soon YOUYOGA’s site will be getting a new look, and it’s my hope that we’ll have better tools to share our message of yoga with you for many years to come! 

Thank YOU for all of the support and encouragement that you have shown YOUYOGA…….it’s given us the courage to push past our limits so that we may continue to grow, while providing you with quality knowledge and support.  We wish you a joyful summer, and don’t forget to get your yoga groove on too!  Here are some specials and classes that might just be the right tune to make it possible. 



Father’s day gift idea:

have you always wanted the guy in your life to experience a yoga practice with you, but they think it’s just for us girls?  well, here is a perfect opportunity.  share it with him as a gift, and three classes just might just keep him coming back for more.

cost: 3 classes for 24$


NEW student summer special:

any two consecutive weeks of FREE classes during the months of June – August, upon completion of classes, purchase any pass with a 20% discount as a  thank you and welcome from YOUYOGA


“HOT” yoga in the park:

join us for a gentle yoga flow practice in the park, located behind the johnson county resource library.  it’s a beautiful park shaded by wonderful trees.  get your yoga on with some natural light, warmth and fresh air from our planet. please bring yoga mat, towel and water.  if weather is an issue class will be held at YOUYOGA location:

9653 W. 87th St., OPKS, 66212

when: saturday, june 23 – july 14 and july 21 – august 11

time: 8:00 – 9:00 am

cost: 4 classes $40, or 8 classes $64

got a class pass?  your cost: 4 classes $35, or 8 classes for $59


YOU in stillness on Sunday, June 24 @ 1:00 – 2:30 pm:

need some clam?  we got the solution….come join us for a 90 minute restorative yoga practice, and reap the benefits of feeling supported.  you’ll experience 4-5 poses with the support of yoga props, blankets and bolsters. you’ll be guided by your breath as you release into a deeper state of calm, and sense of well- being.  dress in comfortable loose layers, and feel free to bring additional blankets for comfort.  additional classes will be held in july and august.

cost: $20

got a class pass? your cost: $15


Chair Pilates defined by Darrell Wray May 2, 2012

Pilates Body by Valentin ::: Pilates Studio in Dublin, CA


Chair Pilates helps you to locate your true core by using tactile touch.  Once the true core, or “powerhouse’ is located you begin to understand that all stability, and increased balance starts at the core, and flows out to the rest of the body.   All the way to the finger tips and toes.

When the breath is used in unison with a Chair Pilates practice it helps to give the body strength, allowing you to flow from one movement into the next.  It also helps to detoxify and replenish the body leaving you feeling energized after your practice.

A Chair Pilates practice helps to stretch and strengthen the entire body, one day at a time, one practice at a time.  You’ll also learn that Pilates is never to be forced.  It’s never to leave the body hurting or sore, but to make the body flexible, stable, and strong.


Spring Into YOUYOGA this April April 3, 2012



"Yoga That Let's You Be You"





Mom’s Day Special 30/30:

30 days of yoga for 30 dollars……That’s right give the moms in your life the gift of wellness and clam.  This 30 day window will be from May 14 – June 16.  She can take as many classes as she would like during this time frame…..with exclusion of YOU in Stillness; however, this gift will be recognized as a pass, so she may qualify for the discount.



Upcoming YOU in Stillness Practices Sundays @ 1:00-2:30 pm:

May 06: session filled

May 20: session filled

May 27: space available

Remember, space is limited to 6 students in this practice, so please sign-up and pay in advance for your session.

Cost: 20$, or 15$ if class pass holder



New YOU in the Beginning Practice:

Wednesdays: YOU in the Beginning @ 6:15-7:15 pm, this practice will begin on April 18

Learn to build your practice from the ground up, as well as learning name of poses, along with various breathing techniques.  You’ll gain the confidence to move forward in your practice…..while feeling good about yourself!



Pilates with Darrell Wray:

Thursday, April 12 @ 9:30-10:30 am (on the mat)

Saturday,  April 24 @ 9:30-10:30 am (on the chair)

Get your “powerhouse”  strong so that you can feel good in your body!



YOUYOGA Kids: 6 Week Junior Yoga Instructor Program with Danelle Drury:

Wednesdays:  May 9 – June 6 and June 13 – July 25

Level 1 (5-8 yrs): 4:00-4:45 pm

Level 2 (9-12 yrs): 5:00-5:45 pm

Cost:  54$ per session (9$ per class), or 12$ drop-in

By sharing yoga with children it can help to promote self-awareness, discipline and confidence in them.  It’s the ultimate learning through play!


Schedule Update February 1, 2012

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Please note the time change on the following classes:

Monday: Chair Yoga
Tuesday: YOU in stillness
Thursday: Chair Yoga

The new class time is 11:00 am – 12:00 pm…..please update your calendars.



YOUYOGA’s February Special 2012







During the entire month, if the day of the week begins with the letter ‘T” then it must be time for 2 for 1 yoga. Bring a friend to YOUYOGA on Tuesday or Thursday, and the 2 of you can enjoy your practice for the cost of 1, because the gift of yoga was meant to be shared.



We’re excited to be sharing our NEW referral program with you too!  YOU can earn YOUYOGA BUCKS by referring friends and family to YOUYOGA.  When they sign in for their new class just make sure they list YOU as their referer, and YOU earn 5 YOUYOGA BUCKS……it’s that simple!

 YOUYOGA BUCKS are redeemable for classes and class passes at YOUYOGA.  Use them for yourself, or give them to a friend…..once again sharing the gift of yoga with the ones your care about the most!


1st Sunday of the Month Restorative Classes:

(Begins Sunday, March 4, 2012)

It seems that the world could use more opportunities for calm, because our March restorative has only 1 spot left……if you want the last spot, or would like to find out more, contact: Ericka @ or 913.645.7974

We’ll continue to offer these sessions monthly for an intimate class of 6.  The Restorative Yoga classes will be held on the 1st Sunday of the month during the hours of 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm.  Class cost is 15$, or 10$ with a class pass purchase.