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 Tai Chi 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

Zumba Instructors

Victoria Netherton

Tai Chi Instructors

Deborah Goodwin

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Thomas Fortel Workshop

22 Nov, 2014

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

Make checks payable to:   Essential Yoga 1343 E. Montclair St.

Springfield, MO 65804

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Call Shari with any questions 417-343-7597

Acupuncture, Energy/Qi and Yoga; finding the balance. Presented by Beth Spangler RN, L Ac.

06 Sep, 2014

Learn about the meridian pathways in Acupuncture and how to create balance through yoga postures,

Acupressure points, breathing and movement.

By the conclusion of the class you will have a basic understanding of Five Element Theory, 26 meridian pathways, their Energy/Qi and how movement and breathing aid in the

balance of the  Body, Mind,

and the Spirit.

September 6, 2014 at Essential Yoga 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Cost is $25 per person.

Space is limited.

Contact Beth at 417-234-1469 or

Shari at 417-343-7597

* Please bring two tennis balls that you are willing to roll around on. *

March Teacher Training & Continuing ED Class

21 Mar, 2014

Mar 21 - 23

MODULE THREE ~ Energetic Awakening, Yogic Philosophy and Personal Balance

The goal of the yogi is to learn, grow and unite with the divine inside all of us. Ancient sages identified and categorized many energetic principles and created systematic disciplines to further physical well-being and to relax the mind to awaken an enlightened state and elevate consciousness. Positive and beneficial energy inside and around us goes largely untapped. Building awareness of the roles our thoughts, actions and physical practice play in our overall health and well-being is paramount in being able to inspire and uplift others in personally affirming ways.

Intro to Meditations

01 Mar, 2014
Want to learn to Meditate?
Essential Yoga now has Intro to Meditation  Jion  Pam on Friday at 6:40 - 7:10 pm FREE and Open to the Public.

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