Living it … on & off the mat!
  Essential Yoga of Springfield, MO offers a variety of yoga disciplines including Vinyasa Power Yoga. Gentle Flow Yoga ,Basic Iyengar Yoga and Restorative Yoga.  
  Essential Yoga classes heal, detoxify and exhilarate the body and mind with emphasis on movement, balance and intention.  
  Essential Yoga focuses on core strength, balance and flow to build a solid practice based on strengthening the Body, Mind and Spirit.  

Class Schedules

Essential Yoga Springfield MO offers Yoga classes 7 days a week with a wide variety of Yoga classes to fit all levels of experience.

Class Description

A variety of Yoga classes include: Basic Iyengar, Vinyasa Power Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Yin Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Zumba Classes and Meditation Classes.

Contact Us

Essential Yoga - 1343 E Montclair, Springfield, MO 65804. Phone: 417-866-YOGA(9642)

Student Testimonials

"This thank you message is for the teacher Shari whom I had the pleasure of attending her vinyasa 1, class tonight. At least once in every yoga class you hear "if it honors your practice do it this way" it usually means a harder pose to get into... I always liked the words because it meant a challenge for me. After 3 years of yoga practice (off and on) tonight it was said in different words that really hit me in an AHA moment... The first time she said "if it honors your practice" the second time she said "if it honors your heart" But the third time she said "if it honors your body"... For someone who has always felt like his body has never been his own this was a huge moment. I am honoring - my body - through what - I - am doing. I will never hear those words any other way. I am glad I was present and stayed in the moment to enjoy -my- body's aha moment. Maybe I have heard it in those words before and never figured it out either way THANK YOU for the aha moment." - Zack

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Essential Yoga Instructors

Shari McCubbins
Pam Girardot
Rod Buckner
Kirsten Kukal
Bill Lynch
Leslie Dawson
Kellie Tinnon
Joan Rosen
Kelly Kjos
Katie Hay

Zumba Instructors

Victoria Netherton

Meditation Instructors

Neus Raines

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Thanksgiving schedule change 2014

24 Nov, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Essential Yoga! 

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday the following classes are cancelled: 
Wednesday  Nov 26th   
4:45-5:45pm    Vinyasa I    
6:00-7:15pm    Gentle Vinyasa    
7:30-9:00pm    Intro to Ashtanga
Thursday Nov 27th
All Classes

Friday Nov 28th
6:00-7:00am    Early Bird Vinyasa    
9:00-10:15am    Vinyasa II

We hope you enjoy this time to give thanks! 

Also don't' forget our bring-a-friend deal. During the months of November and December existing clients may bring a friend who is new to Essential Yoga for a free class!!

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07 Nov, 2014

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Thomas Fortel Workshop

22 Nov, 2014

Thomas Fortel is Coming to Essential Yoga

9:00 -10:30     Pranayama and Meditation
10:45 - 12:45    Active Morning Practice
1:00 - 2:00    Catered Lunch Break
2:30 - 4:30    Twists/Forward Bends/Restoratives  

Thomas Fortel is an Iyegar- trained, Ashtanga & Anusara-influenced Hatha master yoga instructor, as well as an artist, astrologer, actor, massage therapist. A student of yoga since 1982, he studied with Rodney Yee in an intensive 3 year training in Oakland, CA and has been teaching consistently since 1993. Thomas presents workshops and retreats worldwide and from his resident Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA.

He is renowned for his creativity, depth of knowledge, practical wisdom, gregariousness and unique ability to communicate and articulate on a soul level. Thomas says, “For me, the yoga room is a sort of alchemical oven where the powers of transformation are constantly unfolding within each one of us.”

____$100   Full Day

____$40     Pranayama and Meditation 

____$40     Active Morning Practice

____$40     Twists/Forward Bends/Restoratives

____$10     Catered Lunch

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Call Shari with any questions 417-343-7597

Diet for Your Dosha

25 Oct, 2014
A Workshop with Grace Rybarczyk

Ayurveda "the sister science of yoga" is based on the principles of three doshas.  Doshas are the energies that make up every individual, which perform different physiological functions in the body.  Every individual is unique and there is no single diet that works for everyone.  Ayurveda focuses on providing specific advice and guidance on how to maintain physical and emotional health. Food choices and lifestyle routines have proven to be the most important medicine. 

Join us at Essential Yoga, 1343 E Montclair, Springfield, MO 65804 on October 25th 2-4 pm as we learn about our specific Ayurvedic dispositions.

Cost is $25 and includes a snack!  Call 417-866-YOGA(9642) to reserve your spot.

Eating Healthy, Recipe of the month