Peggy Welkner is a local Kansas Citian, raised in Prairie Village. She went to high school at Shawnee Mission East and college at Pittsburg State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in Technology and Applied Science.
Peggy found yoga during a time of illness, and it helped her heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She has a tremendous passion for restorative and therapeutic yoga. Her certifications include the 500-hour teacher training at the Yoga School of Therapeutics in Overland Park, KS and YogaFit Level One. Additionally, she has complementary training at seminars taught by yoga experts Judith Lassiter, Doug Keller, and Aadil Palkhivala.
Yoga is her greatest passion and teaching allows her to share it with others. Helping others overcome emotional difficulties like anxiety and depression through the practice of yoga inspires her. “Yoga should be accessible to everyone” is Peggy’s motto. She works hard to help students overcome any physical or emotional resistances by using tools such as props and creative thinking. With the power of restorative yoga, students leave her classes feeling deeply relaxed and in tune with their inner selves.
Peggy’s biggest inspiration is her children, a ten year old daughter and an eight year old son. They are her constant teachers for learning to live in the moment and enjoying life!
Peggy enjoys teaching yoga to all population groups. In addition to teaching restorative yoga and yoga flow, she also teaches yoga to children and seniors. She believes in service and devotes time as a yoga teacher to special needs adults. She also holds the volunteer position as the Yoga Coordinator/Teacher for Rose Brooks Center for Domestic Abuse in KCMO.
She is also very passionate about health, natural healing, and nutrition. While not doing yoga or spending time outside, she enjoys spending time with her husband of 23 years, her children, her dog and her two cats.