Kansas City
Country Club Plaza

Abbi Miller

Yoga Patch & Yoga Fix

Abbi is an authenticity cheerleader. A purveyor of gusto. She splits her time between Kansas City and San Francisco where she runs her international adventure company, Wonderlark: Radical adventures for human vitality. She has always been active; a dancer since age 3, competitive figure skater during her teen years and now a Vinyasa Yoga Instructor, Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, silks aerialist, dancer, singer and actress. She has performed all over the US, circled the globe on a Broadway tour, and taught yoga, dance and creativity coaching at The Academy of Art University (SF). One windy day in NYC, Abbi stumbled upon her first yoga class at Laughing Lotus and her reality was forever changed. She was enchanted, feeling drawn to the beauty of compassionate... Read the profile >>

Ben Schloegel


He quit an unhealthy lifestyle 14 years ago, and for the first time in his life he accepted that simply being good enough was just not good enough for him. He quickly found the sport of triathlon to be my passion. He went from never swimming, biking and running, to earning his professional license as an Ironman Triathlete and has completed nearly every national and world championship. He thought, "not bad for a guy who couldn’t swim across the pool 10 years ago or never ran more than a 5k." He was able to accomplish his goals because he was fearless and put everything he had into his sport. Ben is a USAT Level I certified coach. He has finished in the top 10 overall in ½ of the ironman races he has completed, winning the overall age group title on three occasions and have... Read the profile >>

Eric Kipp

Hiking Yoga

Eric Kipp, founder and owner, integrated his passion for exploring the nooks and crannies of San Francisco with his yoga practice. As a tour guide, he led groups in Hawaii, Alaska, and California for many years. Hiking Yoga became his platform to get people in their bodies, explore their community and enjoy the beauty of nature and friends. Eric fell in love with any sport as the son of a college basketball player and World Series champion baseball player. Lifting weights, training, running and all the fitness that supported organized sports filled his days. After college he took to hiking, spending his first summer in northern California in 1992. Eric toggled between yoga and martial arts in his 30's and then committed to yoga as his primary practice and teaching. The immense... Read the profile >>

Hailee Kaliban

City Gym KC

Hailee has been training, mentoring and educating others on the benefits of healthy living and exercise, long before she opened the doors of City Gym KC. With a compassionate, genuine approach, she inspires her clients to embrace positive change and work towards their highest potential. As a former college and professional athlete, Hailee is not a stranger to the radical changes that take place when we learn to trust in our own abilities. If your goal is to push the limits, as the Owner and Creator of City Gym KC, Hailee merely serves as a conduit, turning barriers into milestones. Encouraged by her own experience, and the idea that fitness can transform the human spirit, Hailee aims to create a movement-filled, conscious culture of happier minds and healthier bodies. Read the profile >>

Jen Denslow

Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts

Jen was introduced to yoga in 1995 and gives thanks daily for the subtle and profound ways these ancient practices have affected her life. She believes the true benefits of yoga are experienced in everyday life experiences off the mat and she aspires to help students cultivate the inner tools to raise consciousness and step into their fullest potential. She credits yoga with easing adrenal exhaustion, making pregnancy & birth rich experiences and giving her skills to navigate the ever-changing waves of life. In 2010 she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Teacher Training at Kansas Siddhi Yoga. She offers deepest pranams to her teacher, Gina Caputo and to Shiva Rea for evolving her personal practice into the gift of Prana Flow. She has also been influenced by the... Read the profile >>

Jenny Chronister

City Gym KC

Runner, Pilates Instructor, Personal Trainer, TRX Instructor It doesn’t matter how far or how fast you run- you are a runner. That’s my favorite quote. Jenny lost 40 pounds in 2008 and found a passion for health and fitness. In 2010, she completed her first marathon, became a Stott Pilates certified instructor and began planning for a future in Personal Training. To date, she has completed 4 marathons and continues to train, finding fun and different ways to become stronger integrating Pilates, Yoga and TRX into the routine. Her favorite thing in the world is watching people realize that they are stronger and more capable than they realize. She can be found running the trolley trail early in the morning greeting every person passing by with a smile. Running is a fun... Read the profile >>

Michelle Derry

Woodside Health & Tennis Club

Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Sixteen Years Experience. Certified AFAA Primary Group, Madd Dog Spin, Body Pump, Body Flow, CXWORX, and Metabolic Effect Certified Nutrition Consultant (in progress). As a wife of 22 years and a mother of 3, Michelle's two decade exercise regimen has allowed her to live a rich and full life. Health and vitality have provided the foundation for managing her multiple priorities. Michelle's passion is helping others attain and maintain optimal health and vitality to fulfill their unique purpose in life. Her very approachable style, contagious energy, paired with a true desire to see others reach beyond their potential is why fitness enthusiasts love attending her classes. Michelle fuels performance with a wide range of motivational affirmations, ... Read the profile >>

Sharon Prothe

Element Wellness Spa Studio

Sharon's playful and competitive spirit are a present motivator as part of her teaching style. An active athlete since her kickball days on the playground, her athletic accomplishments range from full marathons , Olympic weightlifting , and completing a half ironman triathlon. Her true passion is balancing strength and endurance with the flexibility of yoga. The athletic movements, connection to breath, and the ability to find a time to look within inspired Sharon to be dedicated yogini. In 2009 she completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher credentials at Kansas Siddhi Yoga under the direction of Gina Caputo ERYT. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics and has studied at the Culinary Institute of America. Sharon joyfully lives her passion to inspire others... Read the profile >>