Board members do not receive any type of compensation from MYKC

Kerry Steuart


Kerry is a Gulf War Veteran who spent eight years in the Air Force and since 2004 is proud to call Kansas City home. He loves the overall vibe of Kansas City and is extremely excited to be a part of the local yoga community. Kerry has a BS in Business Management, is a 500hr Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance and has been retired since 2014. Suffering from chronic pain and PTSD since his military days, Kerry understands first hand the numerous benefits of yoga and meditation for pain reduction and mental clarity. He is a yoga instructor that recognizes and believes that yoga can cause both physical and mental transformations that result in less pain, reduced PTSD symptoms and a reduction in stress. He provides a variety of classes that serve those looking for a physical challenge as well as a complete mindfulness/meditation practice. He realizes that people come to the mat at all different levels with different intentions and he welcomes everyone to come and make the class their unique yoga experience.

His personal objective is to make yoga available and affordable to everyone in the broader KCMO Community by providing a variety of yoga classes, workshops and teacher training in a space that is comprised of unconditional love and acceptance.

Kate Edell

Vice President

Juanita Hernandez


Born in Kansas City, KS and raised in rural Missouri, she moved back to Kansas City in 2009 with a passion for more. With almost 15 years experience in public and community health, she enjoys reaching out to the underserved and local community. She believes wholeheartedly in the “It takes a village” approach. Mother, linguist, aspiring author, blogger, spiritual guide, natural healing advocate and provisionally patented inventor, she provides a “thinking outside the box” perspective and is also currently learning how to write grants. Juanita was a keynote speaker for Whittier High School graduating class of 2014 and awarded Employee of the Year at Katy Trail Community Health in 2008. She is excited to be apart of the MYKC journey and looks forward to bringing communities closer together through journey of the heart.

Lindsey Rood-Clifford

Chairman of the Board

Carolyn Hayster