Our Instructors

Please note that all of the instructors below are independent contractors at Seeking Solace and may have their own fees and scheduling. Contact them for more information.

Colleen Bovari Yoga Instructor

Collen Boveri (Owner)


Colleen Boveri came to yoga in 1991 after an auto accident left her with lingering discomfort in her neck and spine.  After trying several teachers she finally found one that not only helped with the pain, but also changed the way she thought and lived.  She has devoted her life to studying and learning ways to help individuals heal and live a more productive life.  Colleen is certified through The Temple of Kriya Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater (as a Certified Restorative Teacher), and John Friend.  She has taken over 600 hours in Yoga teacher's training and continues to apply her yoga knowledge in the art and practice of Thai Yoga massage.  Colleen has studied the following styles of Hatha Yoga: Tom Myers, Anatomy Trains, Yoga for Structural Balance, Yoga Align, Anusara, Iyengar, Restorative, Ashtanga and Power.  Her students enjoy her balanced and non-intimidating approach to teaching Hatha Yoga and her desire to make yoga accessible to all people.

Colleen provides online Yoga tutorials for streaming or download at the Seeking Solace Yoga Channel: https://seekingsolaceyoga.pivotshare.com/

Contact Colleen by phone 913-302-2439 or email: colleen@seekingsolaceyoga.com

Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis

Kelly Lewis has been massaging at Seeking Solace Yoga for almost a year now and full time for over 8 years. She specializes in deep tissue and prenatal and went through doula training for extra knowledge on safety and techniques and understanding of what the body goes through and can need during different stages. Scheduled appointment times are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 – 4 at Seeking Solace Yoga. Chair massage on Wednesday from 10-4 on the Sprint campus and Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. at TableTop Game and Hobby. She can also be found doing chair massage at conventions around the area during the year, there should be a complete list on my website. Kelly’s clients rave about the pressure and skill and give her4.8 out of 5 stars on her Facebook page. 

Kelly Lewis, LMT, NCTMB, CPM.  Contact Kelly at Phone: 913-424-8517 or Website: www.MentalEscapeMassage.com

Claudia Cardin

Claudia Cardin-Kleffner is the owner of Moving From Within Yoga, a yoga therapist and a yoga teacher for the past 16 years.  She teaches using a therapeutically based approach and her work is informed from her years of working as an Occupational Therapist in a variety of medical settings and specializes in working with people with chronic health conditions.  After 2.5 years of study, she has been Certified as a Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapist.

Claudia will be teaching therapeutic yoga at Seeking Solace as well as seeing private clients there for Yoga Therapy.   She believes that when people can connect with their own true healing potential by utilizing a variety of skills as well as yoga tools, they are then in the best position to transform their lives. 

Laura Kinney

Laura has been practicing yoga since 2006, teaching yoga since 2014, and is a 200-
HR Registered Yoga Teacher. In addition to yoga teacher training, Laura has
continued her education through her love of reading, along with workshops with
Emily Darling, Jamie Elmer, Doug Keller, and the Anatomy & Yoga Therapy
Conference. Laura enjoys practicing yoga because it makes her feel good, inside and
out, and not just on the mat - these feelings extend beyond the mat and into the
world. Laura wants to bring these same physical, mental and spiritual benefits to
her students, so they too so they can experience life with happiness. Laura’s
classroom is a welcoming space, where safety is emphasized, and each individual is
seen and celebrated!

Laura can be contacted at laurakinney.kcyoga@gmail.com or 913-912-1907

Chisa Wilcoxon

Chisa Wilcoxon

Chisa was always interested meditation even a young age; she began interested in Yoga and began studying Yoga and Qi Gong in her home town of Tokyo in Japan.

In 1994 she moved with her family to Kansas City, and focused on homeschooling their two children. She explored yoga a number of years ago to improve her severe seasonal allergies and general health. "Within two years I was able to give up allergy medications with yoga and a few changes in diet. My health improvement was huge," she said.

Chisa loves to share what she has learned in her classes. She has continued studying yoga even though she earned her 500 hour level certification. One area of focus is "Yoga for Healthy Ageing" for all ages.

Krishna Pramod

Krishna Pramod


Krishnapriya Pramod, Artistic Director, Chilanka School of Dance Krishnapriya was trained in Indian classical dance forms of Bharatnatyam and Mohiniyattam for over 15 years in the vibrant and culturally rich state of Kerala, under the tutelage of Gurus Smt. Kalakshetra Vilasini and Sri Kalamandalam Gopinath. She has performed extensively and organized many events both in India and the US. She began teaching classical dance at a very early age for the kids in her community and has been following her desire for teaching ever since. Apart from Bharatnatyam and Mohiniyattam, she has won many artistic awards and accolades in a variety of Indian dance forms such as Ottanthullal, Thiruvathira, Oppana, Margamkali, Kathak, and Folk dances at various events. 

After completing her Bachelors in Physics, she went on to follow her passion in Education by completing her Bachelors in Education from Mysore University. It’s the combined desire in both Education and Dance that made her eventually the founder of Chilanka School of Dance. Krishna's website is http://www.chilankakc.com