Root Yoga & Movement Studio Schedule

 

Root Whole Body offers a variety of classes, instructors and movement modalities – all grounded in mindfulness.... and provide a safe and permissible environment for you to explore and deepen your connection to you.

Different classes will appeal to your body and mind at different times. Our dynamic schedule and skilled instructors are here to support you in your ever-evolving journey. 

 


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Root Whole Body Movement Classes

Hatha
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Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all forms of yoga and translates as the yoga that brings union of the pairs of opposites -  
‘Ha’ meaning sun and ‘tha’ meaning moon. Students are encouraged to concentrate on the inner experience of the various asanas (poses) so the steadiness of mind and body becomes evident. This practice helps foster a grounded framework for expansive growth and change. Students move into the asanas learning to focus on alignment and breath as means for working and then releasing more deeply, while simultaneously energizing subtle channels. Because Hatha moves at a deliberate and mindful pace it complements a more vigorous practice and can aid in healing from injury. Hatha Yoga is suitable for all levels.

MELT for Yoga
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he MELT Method™ is a revolutionary approach to pain-free longevity that helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. This pro-active self-treatment system is backed by science and acclaimed by thousands of devoted MELTers. New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide whole-body support, protection, and mind-body communication. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller and four different small balls, MELT loosens and rehydrates the connective tissue and restores space to compressed joints to help increase comfort and mobility and relieve stress. MELT is suitable for all, especially those who are injured, sedentary, or experience chronic pain. It’s also great for those who want to achieve optimal performance without debilitating physical wear.

Pilates
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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. 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 happen to be a seasoned athlete, or already have an advanced fitness routine practice, Pilates is a great addition to all workout routines, 
and can be tailored to your specific needs and fitness level. 
All exercise props and materials are provided for participants, though you are free to bring your own mat (not required).

Power Vinyasa
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Power Vinyasa is a vibrant, inspiring practice which will leave you energized. This style of yoga is demanding; incorporating traditional Ashtanga poses along with a deep and fluid breath. In this flow style of yoga you will detoxify your body, improve digestion, stimulate your metabolism, and normalize hormones, which will result in more restful sleep. Also referred to as ‘meditation in motion,’ Power Vinyasa will clear the mind and eliminate stress and tension that collects in the body. Compared to Vinyasa this is a more intense form and requires at least 10 prior Vinyasa classes. The studio is heated to between 80 and 90 degrees.

Restorative
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This class targets the parasympathetic nervous system, which helps slow down and regulate the entire nervous system. The instructor will be working with poses that help reduce fatigue, create better range of motion in the joints, and more mobility in the muscle fascia. This class is slower in nature, with many resting poses done on the floor. It is suitable for all levels.

Slow Flow
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Slow Flow is meditation in motion. Incorporating elements of Vinyasa and Yin, Slow Flow inspires a unique and beautiful balance between strength and grace. This class will guide you mindfully through a flow that encourages the practice of slowing down – moving with more internal awareness and connection. Learn how to “dance” with your breath, with slow, graceful movements, to inspire more strength and understanding in your body – and a deeper relationship with your practice and yourself. The slower nature of this class makes it tremendously therapeutic for both experienced Vinyasa practitioners, as well as beginners to yoga. Slow Flow offers the space to listen to your body, to recognize why we move with breath and to explore why and how sensations arise. Each class focuses on what is needed on that day – with the intention to move deeper within one’s subtle energy body … and to move towards a more balanced self.

Vinyasa
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Vinyasa Yoga has been described as a ‘state of grace’. It is a dynamic practice which integrates breath with flowing movement, to increase concentration, muscular strength, and inner grace. Classes are accompanied by music which helps rejuvenate and balance the practice. Our teachers incorporate their personal expertise and creativity making each Vinyasa class a unique experience. This is a non-heated class and is offered for practitioners of all levels.

Yin
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Yin consists of relaxed postures that are held for several minutes at time, resulting in a calming and restorative practice. It emphasizes the health of joints and connective tissues, which are common areas of injury that tend to decrease in mobility over time. Yin is ideal for stress relief, provides an excellent balance with other forms of yoga and exercise, and is effective in preparing practitioners for meditation. Appropriate for beginning and seasoned yogis alike, Yin postures can easily be adapted to fit the individual.