Yoga Retreat

Yoga Retreat

Spring 2024

Date - Saturday, March 23

Time - 9:00am - 3:30pm

Fee - $70, CEU $10 per hour


Non-MSU Employee register - Yoga Retreat and YACEP CEU's

MSU Employees, who want to use their non-credit fee waiver, can register through My Learning Connection:  If you are an employee that wants to purchase CEU's. Register for the retreat through My Missouri State and then purchase the CEU's through the Non-MSU Register

  • Please register using My Learning Connection:

    • Login at My Missouri State.
    • Go to the “Learning and Development” card.
    • Choose “My Learning Connection”.
    • Once there, type Yoga Retreat into the search box at the upper right of the screen.
    • Follow the prompts to checkout and complete payment process


8:30 - 9:00am: Check-in (Lobby of Ballroom - Plaster Student Union 3rd floor)

9:00 - 9:50am: Welcome, Teacher Intros and Morning Meditation - Amy Reaves (West Ballroom)

10:00 - 11:00am: Break Out Session I (choose one) 

  • Foundational Alignment and Breath - Kim Fenton (1 CEU)(West Ballroom)
  • Power Vinyasa - Amy Reaves (East Ballroom)

11:10 - 12:10pm: Break Out Session II (choose one)

  • Balance and Mobility - Jill Oswalt (1 CEU)(West Ballroom)
  • Hatha Yoga - Kim Fenton (East Ballroom)

12:15 - 1:45pm: Break, Lunch and Network (10$ Voucher included)

1:45 - 2:00pm: Breathwork - Amy Reaves (West Ballroom)

2:00 - 3:00pm: Break Out Session III (choose one)

  • Chakras and the Energy of Yoga - Amy Reaves (1CEU)(West Ballroom)
  • Gentle Movement - Jill Oswalt (East Ballroom)

3:10 - 3:30pm: Closing Meditation - Amy Reaves (West Ballroom)

Meet the Instructors

Amy Reaves

Amy Reaves

E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Intuitive Energy Healer, Certified Emotion Code Practitioner, LMT, CPT, ND, CAHP-BC

    • Amy began her yoga journey in 2009 after the birth of her second child.  She was drawn to the physical practice of hot yoga to lose weight and feel better in her own skin, but quickly found out that there's much more to yoga than just the physical practice!  As a forever student, Amy takes bits and pieces of her acquired education and incorporates them into her classes for a more in-depth class experience.  She believes that there is energy in everything and what we give power, has power.
Kim Fenton
Kim Fenton


    • I stepped into my first yoga class in March of 2014.  I had a past of injuries that caused me daily pain, so the physical component was a bit intimidating and I didn't know if I'd be up to it.  I quickly learned that with the use of blocks and modifications, yoga met me right where I was at.  After months of regular practice, my body was no longer in pain.  The mental benefits were also pronounced.  What first started off as "stress relief" slowly began to evolve into a greater sense of self-awareness and mindfulness.  It became very important that I help share this profound practice of both mind and body with others.  In 2015, I trained and began my teaching journey in Atlanta, GA. In 2018, I returned to Springfield, MO and am grateful to have continued the journey!  When I'm not on the mat, you can find me making beeswax candles, taking long walks with my four pups, or going down a UFO rabbit hole with my husband, Josh.  Whether you come to class for physical, mental, community, or other, I can't wait for our journeys to merge and to help guide one another along the way!
Jill Oswalt
Jill Oswalt

E-RYT200, YACEP, Yin Level 3

    • Jill also has additional certifications in: Level 1 Yoga Nidra, Balance and Mobility Flow, Functional Anatomy, and True Barre, and has completed training with internationally recognized professionals in the yoga field.  Jill is an Emeritus Clinical Professor at Missouri State University, and she continues her love of teaching by offering yoga workshops, as well as actively teaching the practice of power, vinyasa, gentle vinyasa, and yin yoga.  Outside of the yoga room, Jill hikes and travels with her husband, spends wonderful time with her children and grandchildren, and cultivates her native gardens.