We have added a new class…
Heated 1 Hour All Levels Flow Class on Sunday Nights!
5:00-6:00 p.m. with Ginger
Deep Stretching with Yin Yoga!
Thursday Jan. 11th with Natalia
Natalia is excited to extend to you this much sought after practice! Yin Yoga is a slower style of yoga that targets the connective tissues in the body to create more joint mobility, muscle and fascia flexibility and better circulation. It is a wondeful complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and invigorating yoga styles such as vinyasa flow. In Yin Yoga, floor postures are held in a relaxed, passive way from 1 – 5 minutes in order to safely access and work connective tissues such as joints and tendons.
Yin Yoga restores and maintains mobility while enhancing the body’s energetic flow and emotional balance. With its emphasis on non-muscular mobility, Yin is a great way to enhance your vinyasa (or Yang) practice.
In a Yin class we tend to dress a little warmer as we don’t move around and build up as much heat. Layers are recommended.
This workshop will consist of mostly floor postures with an emphasis on stillness and silence. This Yin offering will facilitate both the body and the mind for a deeper meditative state.
register here - $25
Intro to Yoga for Beginners
Saturday, Jan. 13th with Nicole & Ginger
Roots is committed to teaching new students the basics, so that your first introduction leaves you feeling ready, confident and successful. It is important to us that you start out prepared and comfortable so that you fall in love with and stick with your practice. We want you to experience the amazing transformation that yoga can have on your over all well-being, and your life.
Please join us for this beginner workshop. We will get to know and learn each individual and their specific needs while we take things slow. We will break down the basics of our traditional yoga poses and cover how to avoid some 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.
register here - $35
An Evening of Twists!
Thursday Jan. 18th with Stephanie
Join Stephanie for this 75 minute specialty class where we will focus on twisting. Twisting is energizing and rejuvenating. Many of us do not twist enough in our daily lives and are missing out on some really great benefits. Twists can help alleviate back pain by rotating the spine and releasing tight muscles, aid in digestion by compressing the digestive organs, ease anxiety by stimulating the body and help to tone the abdominal muscles. In this class we will explore standing, supine and arm balancing twists and possibly an inversion!
We will conclude with some restorative twists and savasana. Students should have a regular yoga practice.
Flow & Restore Fundraiser Class
for Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, Jan. 20th with Cami
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity helps homeowners build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. In June 2018, Cameryn will be going to Brazil to bring fresh water to a community near Recife. Your donations help provide the materials for the build project. Join Cameryn on January 20th from 11-1 pm for her Habitat for Humanity Benefit Flow and Restore Class. Class will start with an invigorating, heat building vinyasa and will end with restorative poses. All proceeds from this yoga class will benefit Cameryn’s trip. Cash or check made out to Habitat for Humanity International are accepted. $15-20 recommendation.
minumum donation of $15
Energy Flow: Yoga & Accupuncture
Thursday, Jan. 25th with Ginger & Jay Guanci
Where Yoga and Accupuncture Intersect!
Join Ginger & Jay Guanci for this healing workshop. Do you love yoga or acupuncture and want to see how they can compliment one another? Have you been doing one and wonder what the other has to offer? This unique class will begin with a grounding and centering opening followed by the exploration of deep calming breath paired with multiple yoga poses in an intelligent, gentle, therapeutic flow. This program will stretch and soothe every space in the physical body. Class will conclude with an extended savasana (resting pose) and guided meditation. Afterwards a community style acupuncture treatment on your mat is included for each of the participants. Simple treatment options will include a choice of:
- Four Gates Treatment – Helps with calming and quieting the mind, strengthening and nourishing all the muscles and tendons.
- Back In Action Treatment – Targeting the spinal column and muscles of the back and neck.
- Reset and Renew – This treatment option can help reset digestive complaints and work on fatigue and overall energy and metabolism.
- Joint of Choice – Do you have a specific joint that could use a little TLC? This treatment will combine local points and mirror points to direct stangant energy away from your problem joint and ease pain.
We look forward to guiding you through this relaxing yet refreshing experience.
Jay Guanci, Lic. Ac. has been practicing acupuncture in Reading since 2007. He holds a Master’s degree in acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture, the country’s oldest college of Oriental Medicine. Jay is trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, as well as Dr. Tan’s balance style. He is experienced in treating all types of health issues. He’s been practicing yoga regularly for 5 years and is very intrigued by the similarities in these two disciplines.
register here – $39
Reiki & Restorative
Sunday, Jan. 28th with Julie and Vicki
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the Reiki practitioner can channel energy into others by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the receiver’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Restorative yoga is a deeply relaxing and therapeutic class for all levels, including absolute beginners. We will use bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps to support every part of the body for several minutes. By supporting the physical self, we create environment which allows the nervous system and other internal systems to completely relax and recharge.
During this workshop you will be introduced to Reiki/energy work and will receive
Reiki from Vikie during your restorative yoga practice which will be lead by Julie. The combination of both practices should leave you feeling deeply relaxed & rejuvenated.
Vicki Romero RN, BSN graduated from the University of Minnesota and has practiced nursing since then. She is certified in Therapeutic Touch & Reiki II. She completed her advancedtraining in Polarity Therapy at the Polarity Institute in Ipswich Ma in 1995 & was in privatepractice for over 15 years. She also integrated her training in energy work into her nursing practice while practicing as a visiting nurse. Vicki is committed to supporting others find that calm inner space within each of us through her energy work.
register here – $40
Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Series
The last 4 Wednesdays in January with Julie
Yoga, the 5,000-year-old art of fusing the body and mind, is not just transforming adults today it’s also growing in popularity for children!
Children’s yoga is great for a child’s mind, body and self-esteem. Some of the great benefits children are able to receive from the practice are as follows:
1. Maintains flexibility within a childs growing and changing body.
2. Enhances concentration
3. Increases self-awareness and self-esteem
4. Teaches how to remain present and focused and enjoy coming into stillness
5. Cultivates a peaceful, relaxed state of body and mind.
6. Teaches how to use your own breathe as a stress management tool.
Children will learn tools to deal with the stress that can arise in their day to day life (test taking, conflict with friends or family members and many other things). We will enjoy yoga movement, breathing and meditation. Yoga games, music, individual, partner and group poses will be incorporated into each class as well.
Julie Aronis has been teaching children’s yoga at Roots for over three years and has a 20 year history as a pre-school teacher. In 2008 she attended Yogakids foundations training for children’s yoga. Since then Julie has been teaching children of all ages! In November 2011 Julie completed 200hr yoga teacher training at Rishikesh Yog Peeth in India. In June 2014 Julie completed 300hr yoga therapist training at Yogalife NH. In July 2014 Julie completed levels 1 and 3 in Yoga Therapy for Children with Autism and Special Needs through Creative Relaxation. Julie is E-RYT 200, RYT 500 and RCYT through the yoga alliance. Julie’s children yoga classes are fun, active, educational and relaxing!
register here – 4 week series for $59 or $18 drop in