Construction is underway on a flagship Root Whole Body health center, scheduled to open in late spring at NW 21st & Quimby St., across from New Seasons in Northwest Portland. At 6,500 square feet, the new Root NW will be roughly twice the size of the current location in Irvington. Root NW will offer a full complement of health services supporting the four pillars of holistic health–food, movement, immunity and pause–with services including Yoga and movement classes, Naturopathic medicine, Acupuncture, Chiropractic Medicine, Nutrition, Massage Therapy and Organic Skin Care delivered in a comfortable and life-affirming environment. There will also be Root Café, offering healthy grab-and-go bites, smoothies and juices, as well as a teaching kitchen for food demonstrations and special [more]
Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to hit the reset button… whether you’re ready for an energy tune-up from one of our whole body health practitioners, craving a welcome pause or ready to jumpstart your yoga/movement practice. Choose from four $149 packages (and save over $175). Available for a limited time through April 30th. Call us at (503) 288 – 7668 to learn more or click on the packages below to purchase online.
April showers bring May flowers…and sneezes. Tree, grass, and pollen allergies run rampant in the spring months, leaving us more likely to be found in the pharmacy aisle than the great outdoors. Fortunately, a complementary form of Chinese medicine called “cupping” can help combat allergies, support detoxification, and boost immunity. Cupping is a form of non-invasive acupuncture that involves placing a cup along meridian pathways and specific areas of the body. This method creates a strong suction which increases circulation, draws out toxins, and generally improves qi (energy) flow. Allergy-specific cupping sessions typically treat: Asthma Congestion Phlegm Sinus issues Excessive coughing Excessive sneezing Headaches In addition, cupping is reported to boost immunity, which may help you avoid coughs, colds, and [more]
Welcome Alaya Wyndham to the Nutrition Team What inspired you to become a Holistic Nutritionist? I’ve always loved food and my parents were good role models for me…they tended to focus on consuming healthy, whole foods and supplementation – teaching me to cook and bake at a young age and letting me experiment lots in the kitchen. Fast forward to college, where I majored in science with a minor in writing for undergrad and found myself drawn to several different specialties (allopathic and natural medicine, environmental science, neurology and geology). Meanwhile, I worked full-time as a wine sales person to earn a living, during which I became a COMPLETE foodie, as I was exposed to amazing gourmet food and fresh ingredients on the regular. In 2006 I was [more]
Join Root Whole Body for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unwind and nourish your soul with the amazing people, culture and spirit of Thailand! Thursday, October 26th – Sunday, November 5th, 2017 Includes: Boutique, 4-star, sanctuary-style accommodations (double occupancy), unique cultural adventures and experiences, daily yoga/qigong, massage, acupuncture and relaxation days, select authentic Thai meals, and generous leisure time for exploration. Costs: 10-night Chiang Mai/Phuket/Koh Samui: $3,250pp double occupancy excluding air 4-night Bangkok Pre-Tour: $975pp double occupancy Payment schedule/Deposit: Reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis. $600 refundable reservation deposit due by May 31, 2017. Final Payment due 90 days prior to departure (July 31st). Payment plans available. Passports required for travel. Document issue 45 days prior to departure. For more information [more]
Welcome Gabriel, Aimee, Katrina and Tracy We’re very excited to welcome a few new faces (and hands) to the massage team! Feel free to call us at (503) 288 – 7668 for a recommendation, so we can connect you with the right practitioner to meet your needs. Meet Gabriel Springsnow, LMT Gabriel comes to us with over 12 years of passion and experience in the field of massage therapy. His typical style is a slow, Deep Tissue with some initial connective tissue assessment. He blends together a variety of different modalities for an optimal and holistic experience. Gabriel enjoys using Myofascial work to unstick muscle layers from one another and also incorporates Craniosacral techniques for more emotionally centered work, and of [more]
Declare Your Sugar Free-dom! We may be addicted to sugar more than we realize. Nourish your mind, body and skin with a professionally-guided sugar cleanse to reset your system from the inside out. This month-long journey will free you from sugar, and the physical, mental and emotional tethers that come with it. 4 weeks to clearer skin and a healthier, more energized you. 4 Week Program (Individual) Includes: 90min Nutrition Intake Appointment & Guided Cleanse Support (recipes and shopping lists) 15min Skincare Consultation 90min Organic Vitamin C-Enhanced Facial 45min Follow-up Nutrition Appointment 30min Follow-up Organic Vitamin C-Enhanced Facial 10% off select Eminence Organics Skincare products Download the Flyer Sign Up Here
More Friends, More Fun Fridays were made for friends, fun and flexibility! Do you love ending your week by moving your body in the root studio or detoxing in the sauna? Share the root experience with your friends! Join us for class EVERY Friday in the movement studio, where we welcome new friends to Root – free of charge. share the gift of vitality & healing make it a healthy date with complimentary sauna and tea move, pause and breathe – together *Offer valid for new students to root *Must call to sign-up in advance and new students must arrive 20mins prior to class time Call us today to learn more (503) 288 – 7668. Check out the Movement Schedule [more]
Nourish your digestion with this delicious comfort meal By: Holistic Nutritionist, Alaya Wyndham Green things are starting to pop from the ground, the sun has made an appearance at least a few times, and we are all craving ways to clean up our diet as we move through the changing of seasons from winter to spring. In Portland, the weather is still on the chilly and wet side, and season changes are notorious times for illness, so why not tackle a diet tune-up, warming nourishment and immune boosting in one bowl? If this sounds like the Rx for you, this green smoothie soup will be your ticket. It’s quick, easy, and super healthy. Think of this breakfast soup as a warm [more]
Meet our new Chiropractic Physician, Danielle Cornelius, D.C.! Dr. Cornelius provides gentle and mindful bodywork with a deep focus on holistic wellness. As a Certified Reiki Master, she brings warmth, presence, and calm to all of her sessions. She also holds Certificates in Holistic Pelvic Care and Holistic Pelvic Energy. Her services are designed to help relax long-held physical patterns, freeing the body of restrictions and restoring its ability to move with power and grace. You can read more about Dr. Cornelius here. Dr. Cornelius (and all of our practitioners) offers complimentary initial consultations. Call us at (503) 288 – 7668 to learn more about Dr. Cornelius or click here to schedule your new patient exam.
Declare your sugar free-dom By: Holistic Nutritionist, Taylor Zerull Sugar has been a hot button topic recently. In the 90’s and early 2000’s we demonized fat, using it as a scapegoat for every health problem imaginable, and now we’ve moved on to sugar. I’m not saying that sugar isn’t bad for you, because there is significant research to substantiate claims of its negative effects. I am saying, however, that maybe we should reevaluate the all or nothing approach to sugar. In any dietary change or shift, there shouldn’t be complete removal of an entire group of food unless a person is allergic or sensitive to it. Sugar is present in fruits and vegetables and is a great source of quick [more]
Ready to get strong to the core? What is Pilates? Pilates is an accessible way to improve posture, encourage flexibility, and strengthen muscles and joints. Using controlled, focused movements, this practice stretches the body and increases overall endurance. Although Pilates has been around for many years (peaking around the mid-1900s), the practice has evolved with the changing-times. The very foundation of Pilates, in fact, revolves around modification and adaptability. Is Pilates for Me? Rest assured that you don’t have to be a body movement expert to join in on the practice! Beginners are encouraged to participate, as our instructor works with your level of strength and flexibility to ensure that you’re getting the most out of each session. If you [more]
Root welcomes Family Yoga Explore the world of yoga through song and game, movement, simple breathing techniques, and the power of imagination! Family Yoga uses the power of storytelling to explore yoga postures and inspire body awareness for children and adults alike. Learning through play and curiosity is an excellent way to bring childlike-wonder and joy to the yoga experience. Body awareness not only inspires confidence, it helps us show compassion and kindness towards others (a very important lesson for the developing mind of a child). After all, it’s only when we understand our inner workings that we can begin to empathize with others. In addition, teaching and learning through the sacred practice of yoga helps bridge families and communities, [more]
“Reiki” is rapidly becoming a buzzword in mainstream circles, and the practice is even gaining recognition in clinical settings. What is it? Reiki often falls under the “energy medicine” umbrella, but its practice and origin are anything but vague. This relatively-new Japanese healing art was founded circa 1920 by Mikao Usui, who reportedly based his works on wisdom gained through an enlightening 21-day solo meditation session. It’s assumed that Usui also found inspiration via ancient, ageless methods of healing, as Reiki is often considered to be a “rediscovered” modality. Practitioners are trained via initiation, and each line can be traced all the way back to the master founder. Once initiated by an attuned master, the healing method can be taught [more]