Mindful Flowers Workshop
2:00 pm14:00

Mindful Flowers Workshop

a special mother’s day weekend event

Mindful Flowers, a unique form of active meditation, weaves together mindfulness exercises with simple and easy-to-do floral designs inspired by the Japanese art form Ikebana. This creative activity is a way of bringing meditation into everyday life while composing beautiful, contemporary floral arrangements. Mindful Flowers inspires participants to see and experience wonder and beauty. It's a rejuvenating pause in your day.

What you will take away during this event: 

  • How to slow down and find stillness through creative expression 
  • Guided meditation exercise & breath technique to cultivate awareness, presence and balance
  • Ikebana floral design activity and individual arrangements to take home
  • Deeper connection through a shared experience 
  • An afternoon of tea and time with your mom – to celebrate her on this special weekend 

Saturday, May 13th from 2:00pm – 3:30pm in the Root Irvington Studio, NE 15th & Brazee, Portland. 503.282.7668.

Led by Ikebana & Meditation Instructor, Ellen Hansen

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers,” – Thich Nhat Hanh

MELT Method Workshop
1:45 pm13:45

MELT Method Workshop

MELT The Pain Away

Discover how the MELT Method® can help you relieve stress, chronic pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and back. Using specialized techniques, a foam roller and a variety of therapeutic balls, MELT facilitates better alignment, movement, joint function and performance, while reducing inflammation and re-balancing regulators of the nervous system. 

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • Why the connective tissue in your body gets dehydrated and the aches & pains it causes
  • How to rehydrate this essential system for health and ease of motion
  • How to relieve issues such as headaches, insomnia, bloating, weight gain and much more 

Saturday, April 15th from 1:45pm – 3:45pm in the Root Studio

w/Instructors Vickie Saito and Allison Wright

$40 (member)

$50 (non-member)

*MELT props provided for use during workshop. Also available for purchase. 

The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar
2:00 pm14:00

The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar

afternoon talk with holistic nutritionist, taylor zerull

We may be addicted to sugar more than we realize. Like any addiction, it takes awareness, intention and the right knowledge to break the habit. Reducing sugar in your diet can yield an array of benefits for your waistline, mood, skin and overall energy. Join Holistic Nutritionist, Taylor Zerull for an educational and interactive afternoon talk, where you'll learn:

  • How overconsumption of harmful sugars affects your mood, mind, body and skin
  • How to know if you have an unhealthy relationship with sugar
  • The different types of sugar and where they hide
  • Simple tips for cleansing sugar from your body and lifestyle
  • Q + A opportunity with our Holistic Nutritionist 

Saturday, April 1st from 2:00pm - 3:00pm in the Root Studio

FREE for members

$5 for non-members

*attendees will receive 10% off our Spring Sugar Cleanse Package and a few more “treats”


Yoga Tune-Up Workshop
2:00 pm14:00

Yoga Tune-Up Workshop

Yoga Tune Up is a fitness therapy that helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of corrective exercise, self-massage and yoga. Join us while we massage and release tension in the foot, calf and back of the leg. By helping to identify and target your most overused, underused, or misused body areas, Yoga Tune Up helps heal damaged muscle, increase strength and establish healthy movement patterns to help you live better in your body. Learn practices that you can do at work and at home.