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Mother Nature & our mighty March line up!

February 26th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Clearly, Mother Nature had different plans for us this past month. Perhaps she wanted us to slow down our frenetic pace leaving us stuck in doors and out of our offices and schools, giving us the opportunity to hunker down and carve out some much needed down time for ourselves, our families and our friends. Or maybe, she is friendly with the Seattle Sea Hawks and it was her plan to punish and get back at the New England Patriots and fans by burying us under all of this snow! Here’s to hoping that this New England winter is pretty much behind us so that we can start honing our spring practice and rituals. We have a mighty March line-up in store to help with the sting of this past month!  Start planning and registering for your workshops and classes so you can begin to establish a routine.

We are happy to announce the following new classes and workshops:

WEEKLY CLASSES

Core Focused Yoga w/Karen - Fridays 8-9am starting March 13th
Kids Yoga ages 5-8 continues on Wednesdays 4:15-5:15
Pre-natal Yoga - Fridays 5-6:15

MARCH WORKSHOPS (details and registration is found under the workshop tab)

Intro to Yoga for Beginners w/ Terri
Sat March 7th 11-1PM  registher here …https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=39121&stype=-8&sTG=4&sVT=7&sView=day&sTrn=14&date=02/07/15

Yoga for Runners Series w/ Nari
6 week series on Sundays 4:00-5:15  register here $89

‘The Connection’: Movie night and workshop w/ Elizabeth Berner
Friday night movie and Saturday workshop –  March 14th/15thWatch the trailer now…‘The Connection’  register here $49

The Mindful Art of Floating & Flying through Transitions w/ T.J
Saturday, March. 21th 11-1pm  register here $35

Intro to Headstand w/ Steph
Saturday March 28 11-1PM register here $35

 

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Back in October, I received an invitation from a Roots’ student to attend the documentary release of ‘The Connection’ where I had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Herbert Benson speak. Dr. Benson is a pioneer in Mind Body Medicine, and one of the first Western physicians to bring spirituality and healing into medicine. Dr. Benson is the Director of the Benson-Henry Institute, and Mind Body Medicine Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

He leads his field with research into the power of Mind Body Medicine to counteract the harmful effects of stress. His expertise is sought by national and international news media, and he appears in scores of newspapers, magazines, and television programs each year. Dr. Benson’s research extends from the laboratory to the clinic.

You may have heard me speak in class of the impact this film has had on me. It supports and helps explain the numerous accounts of healing and near miracles I have seen with some of our students.

I am excited to announce that we are bringing a two part offering to Roots based on this groundbreaking film!

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 our very first movie night followed by a powerful workshop withElizabeth 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.

Cut and past this link to your browser to watch the trailer now…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oke17WPcCLM

I hope to see many of you for this special two part offering at Roots!
Ginger

 

This Valentine’s Day at Roots w/ T.J

February 8th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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Whether we like it or not there is a lot of energy that surrounds February 14th. All too often we feel pressure either to find love or to create the perfect expression of internal feelings to present to another. This year on Valentine’s day join TJ Mokkosian for a very special workshop called “The Enlightenment of Love”. In this two hour journey through writing, discussion and physical practice we will dive into the idea that we are all already perfect living, breathing, moving expressions of the most powerful force on earth. By identifying what factors stand in our way from accepting that fact we will work together as a community to release and shine brighter from the inside out than ever before. To share our energy we must first cultivate within. So this Valentines Day offer yourself the gift of self love by connecting to your true vibrant nature.
Register under our workshop tab. $35

Together. Shaping the New Year & Our Practice!

January 28th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

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What a great start to the New Year!   Our yoga community has seen such wonderful growth over the past year and the start of this new year looks to bring the same for 2015 judging by our classes, workshops and offerings that have been wonderfully received and attended this past month. Terri kicked off January with the most amazing and powerful resolutions workshop focusing on creating abundance and teaching us about the power of positive intention. Ginger turned out 15 brand new yogis in her Intro-to Yoga for Beginners Workshop this month, and Stephanie guided our more seasoned students through a wonderful vinyasa and sun salutation study.  We love to see you learn and continue to grow your studies and your practice both on and off the mat.   It is our hopes that you can benefit by attending our varied and interesting offerings for the month of February!

YAY for Yin! w/ Terri
Sunday Feb. 1st and 15th 4:00 – 5:15 p.m.
Terri is excited to extend to you her most recent training! Yin Yoga is a slower, 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.

We are excited to bring you this sought after practice!

Feb. 1st  YAY! Sign up now! $25

Intro-to-Yoga for Beginners Workshop w/ Ginger
Saturday Feb. 7th 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
After taking her very first yoga class, Ginger left feeling frustrated. Not having the basic understanding of a practice caused her to walk away from yoga for five years. 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.

Don’t let another day go-bye! You need Yoga in your life! $25

Valentines Day Enlightenment of Love Workshop w/ T.J
Saturday, Feb. 14th 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Whether we like it or not there is a lot of energy that surrounds February 14th. All too often we feel pressure either to either find love or to create the perfect expression of internal feelings to present to another. This year on Valentines day Join TJ Mokkosian for a very special workshop called “The Enlightenment of Love”. In this two hour journey through writing, discussion and physical practice we will dive into the idea that we are all already perfect living, breathing, moving expressions of the most powerful force on earth. By identifying what factors stand in our way from accepting that fact we will work together as a community to release and shine brighter from the inside out than ever before. To share our energy we must first cultivate within. So this Valentines Day offer yourself the gift of self love by connecting to your true vibrant nature.

Make this a Valentine’s Day like no other! $35

Arm Balance Breakdown w/ Stephanie!
Saturday, Feb. 28th 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Join Stephanie and demystify the world of arm balances! Before you go and think to yourself I can’t arm balance because “I’m not strong enough, fit enough, flexible enough or confident enough or what ever other obstacle you perceive to be in your way” then this workshop is for you! We will explore Bakasana ( crow pose) and it’s friends. Learn how it’s more about building a solid foundation and properly stacking your bones and joints than about flexibility or strength. We will begin with a short discussion about the poses, get into a nice flow to create heat in the body, play with variations of the balances and end with some nice stretches and a rejuvenating savasana. Remember, you can’t say you can’t do something until you try!

Take the next step in your practice! $35

Kids Yoga! New Age Group! 5-8 yrs w/ Julie
4 week series on Wednesdays 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
Yoga, the 5,000-year-old art of fusing the body and mind, is not just transforming adults today. Because of its amazing benefits, yoga for children is all the rage and is spreading rapidly around the world.

Children’s yoga is great for a child’s mind, body and self-esteem. During this class the children will learn tools to deal with the stress that can arise in a child’s life (test taking, conflict with friends or family members and many other things). We will enjoy yoga movement, breathing and meditation. We will play yoga games, practice yoga to music, do individual, partner and group poses.

Here are some of the great benefits children are able to receive from the practice:

  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.

Yippee! Mom, Dad! Register me HERE! $59

Go Blue for Brit today!

January 20th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

belikebritToday would mark Britney Gengel’s 25th Birthday!  Let’s team up and celebrate her fun loving, kind spirit and zest to live a full life and continue to support her wish to care for the children of Haiti!  If you wear blue to class today we will enter you in a drawing for a free 5 class pass!

A HEART FELT THANK YOU to the Lululemon Burlington store for donating a very generous sum  in Roots’ name to the BeLikeBrit Orphanage in Haiti!