The Retreat is a relaxation and wellness oasis in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Our goal is to create a calming, inviting environment for everyone who visits.
Our goal is to make you feel good about yourself while you are here and then be able to continue that routine throughout the rest of your day, week and month.
Be Happy. Be Kind.
Salon. Spa. Yoga. Happiness.
1175 SE Oldham Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO 64081
Meet Our Team:
Megan is a mom of 4, wife, yoga instructor, life coach, entrepreneur, and lover of life, on a mission to help women create and live a life they LOVE through yoga and life coaching. Yoga and cooking are her therapy, she loves dating her husband, making memories with her kids, and spending quality time with her girlfriends sets her soul on fire. Megan lives in a no judgement zone no matter your season or story you are part of her tribe. Megan’s goal is to transform your body and mind each yoga practice together. Megan offers easy to follow cues, modifications, and motivation through her language and flows to challenge you while still honoring your body and mind.
Her favorite quote is: “Find Your Tribe and Love Them Well”
My yoga journey started in 2005 where I quickly fell in love with the practice. I received training through 2009 from YogaFit. I have recently continued my training for more knowledge. I am a wife and mother of three wonderful children. My passion is to spread love through yoga. I have had the privilege to teach many places in the Kansas City metro area. I am very excited to join the tribe of wonderful people at The Lee’s Summit Retreat.
My Journey honors your Journey
In 2015 Karen committed herself to a year of continued health and learning. In 2016, she proudly graduated from Darling Yoga as a 200-RYT. She is now very inspired to help others nurture their own mind, body and spirit as they discover the health benefits through a playful, light hearted practice using Hatha Yoga. Karen focuses on alignment, stretch and breath work building stamina, strength and confidence. She loves and cares for each of her students with a grateful open heart through an active and gentle approach.
Remember, as long as you are breathing anything is possible.
Valerie's yoga journey started about 20 years ago after she found the benefits of mindfulness and meditation through the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and Lama Surya Das some 10 years earlier. In 2010, she was diagnosed with end stage breast cancer causing her to look deeper into Eastern healing modalities. She became a Reiki Master in 2015 and then a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2016. Her teaching style combines the therapeutic use of yoga with her many years spent in the mental health field.
---We see what we are ready to see.
AJ began his career as a yoga teacher in 2015 when he finished his first 200 hour yoga teacher training with Yoga For Life in Portland, Oregon. Teacher training for him was about deepening his personal yoga practice. He started working part time as a yoga teacher, while working his main job in a stressful sales career at a fortune 50 company. He has done many more trainings from there, totaling about 1,000 hours. AJ’s personal yoga practice has changed and redefined many times since he started practicing in 2005. He started watching DVD sequences, and then started branching out into studio classes. He has studied and practiced many of the more common styles including Hatha, Yin, Power Vinyasa, Ashtanga. AJ’s has also been fortunate enough to practice a lot of different places including New York City, The US Virgin Islands, and Nepal.
My first experience with Buti Yoga was in Kirksville, MO at my favorite little yoga studio in 2015. The music was loud, we laughed, we sweated, and I fell in love! Since then I became integrated into the Buti Yoga network in Kansas City where I became certified to teach Buti Yoga in 2017. I have taught ever since, and I feel that I always meet the most wonderful women (and men) through Buti.
It is my goal in each Buti Yoga class to challenge you, to encourage you, and to get to know you.
Steffanie is a very talented hairstylist at The Retreat. She started her career with Aveda because she loved the customizable color and health conscious vibes of the brand. Steffanie is an upbeat, courageous mom of one. Everything she does is done with passion...and sass. Some of her favorite things to do are blonding, precision cutting and men's modern mullets.
Emily is a 3rd year hairstylist who started when she was just 17. She chose Aveda because she wanted to do what is best for the environment and our bodies, while making people feel beautiful! One of her favorite things to do is use her creativity to style intricate updos, vibrant colors and make people feel comfortable in their own skin. When she is not in the salon and spa, she spends her free time with her dog and nephew. You will find her buried deep in different craft and upcycling projects further expanding her artistic creativity. In the salon, or at home, you can count on Emily to be working hard doing what she loves.
Nicole graduated from Z hair academy here in lees summit. She has attended many continuing education classes to ensure she is up to date on all trends. Building confidence in others is what she strives to do. She is a blonde and balayage specialist. She also specializes in color theory. She is very outgoing and has so much passion for this industry. Nicole joined The Retreat because she loves the customizable color Aveda has to offer, as well as the all natural products!
Stacie is what you’d call a go-getter. She sees a path and heads down it with open arms and an open mind. She believes that taking care of yourself is the key to being healthy and happy. When one finds the right balance of work and play, people will be surprised at what their bodies can deliver. Stacie is a mom and lover of all things furry. She graduated from MTTI in 2008 and is continually learning what is best for healing and relaxation. Her modalities include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone and sports massage.
Savannah is an Integrative Wellness and Life Coach combining valuable tools such as yoga, massage therapy, reiki, guided meditation, and powerful conversations to help others move from their default to a life that is exciting and fulfilling. She has been practicing yoga for 9 years, and received her 200 RYT hours in May 2018. She has been a licensed massage therapist for four years. Savannah is available for massage therapy, reiki sessions, and one-on-one yoga and meditation classes through The Retreat’s Mind-Body app, as well as upcoming workshops
Lynn Evans is a licensed massage therapist specializing in therapeutic bodywork. In 2005 she received her degree from the Massage Therapy Training Institute which is now called Wellspring.
She customizes her massages integrating the various modalities she has learned providing a nurturing therapeutic massage to meet each individuals needs.
She is currently working on her yoga certification and plans to offer restorative, yin yoga and private sessions soon.
Lynn is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life with self care. In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family exploring nature, music, art and many other things.
Morgan is a recent high school graduate looking for her path in life. She loves adventures, meeting new people, and has a passion for science. Through The Retreat, she has a new found love for coffee making. She enjoys attempting to put art on every latte she serves
My name is Gabbie and an interesting thing about me is I’m an identical twin. I enjoy spending my time binge watching Netflix with my cat Nemo or being outside. I’m currently going to college to get my degree in communications and spend endless nights gaining all the knowledge I can.
There is always something Emmie wants to try, do, see, or share. It may be a great idea or it might be an incredibly terrible idea, either way she will probably still want to at least try it once.
Opening The Retreat was one of these big adventures that has so far turned out to be one of the best things she ever did. The ability to make people feel good about themselves every day in a variety of ways makes every day exciting for her.
Emmie loves spending time with family, cooking and going on adventures with her husband and kids.