Roots is excited to announce that we are bringing back the two part offering of the ground breaking film,  ’The Connection’.

There’s a 1 in 2 chance you’ll end up with a chronic illness. It’s likely you know someone, or you are someone who is sick.

‘The Connection’ is a feature documentary revealing the ground breaking research by world leading experts in mind body medicine and true stories of recovery. Frontier research is proving that there is a direct connection between your mind and your health.

The film features scientists, researchers, writers and doctors, as well as remarkable true stories of people adding mind body medicine to their healing toolkit to recover from severe back pain, heart disease, infertility, cancer and multiple sclerosis. While the science is complex, the solutions for people suffering with illness are astonishingly simple.

The film shows that we can counter the harmful affects of stress with an equally powerful relaxation response triggered through specific techniques such as meditation. It shows that emotions can impact the course of an illness for better or for worse and could even be the difference between life and death. The film explains the mechanisms behind belief, which scientists now know contributes 30 to 50 percent of the effect of any known biological cure and explores how scientists at the cutting edge are now learning that the mind can even influence the expression of genes and the rate at which we age.

Please join us for this movie night followed by a powerful workshop with Elizabeth Berner, yoga instructor and graduate of Harvard Medical Schools Clinical Training in Mind/Body Medicine and Positive Psychology who has worked for years along side Dr. Benson.

Elizabeth will be leading us through a two hour workshop discussing the mind-body connection and explain ways in which stress manifests; physically, cognitively, emotionally and spiritually. Elizabeth will teach us various mind body techniques to help us illicit relaxation and increase resiliency to help us deal with and cope with the stress in our lives.

Translated as “Yogic Sleep”, yoga nidra encourages a systematic relaxation of the body while the mind enters a deep state of meditative awareness.   There is nothing required of you but to lay down, listen and give yourself permission to rest, balance and restore and connect with your inner peace.  Transform stress and anxiety while increasing health and wellness.  Join us on our journey of inner healing!
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Sunday is Mother’s Day!

May 5th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

 

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Mothers Day is Sunday!  Treat your mom to a custom gift cardhttps://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=39121&stype=42&giftCardID=10117

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Come join us and be part of our amazing growing yoga community!

Roots is committed to teaching new students the basics, so that their first introduction to yoga is a successful one, so they too can experience the amazing transformation that yoga can have on your over all well-being, your life, and to those around you.

Please join us for this beginners workshop. She will break down the basics of our traditional yoga poses and cover how to avoid common pit-falls like wrist strain, lower back issues, and in-flexibility that some students experience. A strong grounding practice with proper breath technique, an understanding of how to set a firm foundation, and following the principles of alignment is essential to the success of the new yogi.

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Join Stephanie Noyes this Saturday!  This workshop can be considered a part two of our Yoga for Beginners Workshop or an opportunity to explore how to improve your current practice.   We will be focusing on a little more advanced yoga basics such as triangle pose, revolved triangle, twists, binds, and the more challenging standing balance poses like eagle, half moon and warrior 3.   Register on our workshop tab.

Set your yogis free!

April 19th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
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We know that during the cold months students wanted to get right on into the toasty studio to escape the cold outside, but now that spring and the warmer weather is upon us, we ask that you help us with the sometimes tight transitions that we have between our back to back classes.
Please let the students in the class prior to yours exit the studio before you enter.   We have a bench and chairs for you to sit and congregate at while you let the classes exchange and unfold.
Also, we know that some of you have preferred mat locations, but please be considerate to your fellow yogis.   Buddha says, “the root of suffering is attachement”.

We look forward to practicing with you and to all that the warmer months have to offer!

Awesome April Offerings!

April 4th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Start planning and registering for our workshops below and your weekly classes so you can establish a routine for the new season! To help peel back those winter layers we are offering a Spring special!  An unlimited month of yoga for $99.

If you are practicing yoga twice a week or more this is the right deal for you!  We will place your current class cards on hold.  Purchase here!

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Yoga Fire!
Sat. April 11th 11-1PM with TJ Mokkosian
Many styles of modern yoga offer external heat as a way to prepare the body for the practice of asana. The truth is that for hundreds of years yogis have been using heat in practice only their heat was internal. They called this force agni. Agni is said to be the fuel of a powerful force called yoga Fire capable of burning away all that blocks us from our true nature. We will break down many Agni producing techniques and learn ways to apply them to our practice leaving us open to our unique power and potential.

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Stability & Mobility for the Hips
Sun. April 12th 1-3PM with Amy Leydon
This workshop will focus on creating strength and flexibility in the hips. Amy will begin class with rolling techniques to soften the connective tissue in the body. Then we will move into Amy’s Slow Flow style of Vinyasa to stretch and strengthen the hips and pelvis. You will better understand terms like abduction, adduction, internal rotation, and external rotation of the hips. Class will end with a restorative focus. Through meditative exercises, breath work and passive stretches, we will calm the nervous system and find further release through the connective tissue in our bodies. This work will help to find the balance between stability and mobility in the hips to ease pain and improve the function of your pelvis.  All levels are welcome!

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2 Hour Heated PowerDetox
Sat. April 18th 11-1PM with Danielle Orlandella
Every yogi likes a good detox once in a while! Challenge yourself in this power class filled with twists, planks, core and lots of sweat. This class will not only help detox your body it will help clear and detox your mind. We will begin with a mindful meditation followed by an intense powerful vinyasa and of course end with a nice long rejuvenating savasana.

 

Yoga Foundations Breakdown for the Advancing Yogi
stephSat. April 25th 11-1PM with Stephanie Noyes
This can be considered a part two of our Yoga for Beginners Workshop. We will focusing on a little more advanced yoga basics such as triangle pose, revolved triangle, twists, binds, and the more challenging standing balance poses like eagle, half moon and warrior 3.

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Have you experienced lower back strain both on and off the mat? Almost all postures in the physical practice of yoga involve the sacrum and lower back. Along with a strong core it is important to keep the lower back open to avoid injury and release stress and tension during practice. Join Shri for this sought after workshop to discover key alignment principles to have a happy lower back during the physical practice as well as of your mat!  Come join us!  Register on our workshop tab.

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T.J will explore and teach various ways to open the hips and shoulders while offering techniques for self massage and trigger point therapy. We will experience therapeutic movement for the joints while we stretch from all directions. This workshop is all levels and will give you plenty of techniques to bring home with you.    Register under our workshop Tab.  $25