Movement at Root prioritizes traditional practices that balance the mind and body. Movement supports healthy circulation, keeps the connective tissues loose and flexible and improves mood and mental clarity.
Hatha Yoga is the foundation of all forms of yoga. By concentrating on the inner experience of each asana (pose), the steadiness of mind and body becomes evident. Students learn to focus on alignment and breath to release more deeply while energizing subtle channels. Because Hatha moves at a deliberate pace, it complements a more vigorous practice and can aid in healing from injury. Hatha is suitable for all levels.
Yin is a calming, restorative practice consisting of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. It emphasizes the health of joints and connective tissues, common areas of injury that tend to decrease mobility over time. Ideal for stress relief, Yin provides balance with other forms of exercise and is effective in preparing for meditation. Suitable for levels with easily adapted postures to fit individual needs.
Movement Mantra Meditation
Each class combines a dynamic Vinyasa practice that integrates breath with flowing movement to increase concentration, muscular strength, and inner grace with 15 minutes of Mantra (chant in Sanskrit) used in ancient yogic practices to create clarity through repetition and vibration of the voice. The culmination of these practices will prepare the body for a final 15 minutes of meditation.
Vinyasa Yoga is a dynamic practice that integrates breath with flowing movement to increase concentration, muscular strength, and inner grace. This class is a guided exploration through the physical body to your inner world – weaving breath work, vinyasa influenced movement, and meditation into a journey that helps you reconnect with yourself, deepen your awareness, and navigate the practice in the physical and subtle body.
Morning Stretch Lab
Each Monday, our teacher will guide us through a 'daily' morning stretching routine (available On Demand each day thereafter), which will include a different specialty area for the week in addition to universally appealing stretches designed to promote flexibility, mobility, agility, injury prevention and posture.
Sunday Soul: A Sound & Breath Journey
Stillness is a remedy that recharges the organs and stimulates the senses. Breath moves the blood into circulation. Mind sinks into a landscape of clarity. Nervous system is at ease. The center of the body is recognized when the mind, body, spirit are in course. This meditative 90-minute sound journey is an interwoven experience of breath, sound, vibrations and visuals. We begin with an opening intention and then we embark into the guidance of supported breath work. With an array of instruments including the Native American Flute, handpan, guitar, chanting, bells and electronic elements we enter the chapter of sound that is directed to weave into our inner landscape. Whether it be storytelling through song or finding the right frequency to resonate with you, this sound healing session will create a landscape for your bodymind to align its field and rebalance.
Gentle Flow + Yin
A series of relaxed postures that are held for several minutes at a time, this practice emphasizes the health of joints and connective tissues, resulting in a calming and restorative practice. When mixed with gentle movements, the body has time to recover and restore before moving into the next pose. This class is ideal for stress relief, provides an excellent balance with other forms of yoga and exercise, and is effective in preparing practitioners for meditation.
Mind Body Unwind
Unwind your body and mind from all the tensions of the week, starting with a 15-min meditation to release distraction and remember our power within. We will then move our bodies through the inner experience of each asana (pose) where students learn to focus on alignment and breath to release more deeply, while energizing subtle channels. Some poses will be held for longer periods of time as a practice of purification, a builder of strength, and a form of complete release.