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Happy New Year! January workshops

January 4th, 2018 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We have added a new class…

Heated 1 Hour All Levels Flow Class on Sunday Nights!

5:00-6:00 p.m. with Ginger

sign up here

Deep Stretching with Yin Yoga!

Thursday Jan. 11th with Natalia
7:30-8:45 PM

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
11-1PM

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
7:30-8:45pm

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.

register here
$25

Flow & Restore Fundraiser Class

for Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, Jan. 20th with Cami
11-1PM

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.

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minumum donation of $15

Energy Flow: Yoga & Accupuncture

Thursday, Jan. 25th with Ginger & Jay Guanci
7:30-8:45PM

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 
1-3PM

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  
4:15-5:15 PM

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

Decembers Line Up!

December 5th, 2017 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
Winter is on it’s way & we have plenty for everyone this

holiday season…
Combat the cold!
We have added a new class for the winter months!

Heated 1 Hour All Levels Flow Class on Sunday Nights!
Starts this Sunday Dec. 3rd 5-6PM with Ginger

sign up here

Winter Chakra Balancing 
& Restorative with Essential Oils

This Sunday Dec. 3rd 1-PM
with Julie Aronis & Shannon O’Haverty

As winter fast approaches, we can feel unprepared as the shift of the season can come quick with often cold, wet, cloudy and heavy weather. This can catch us of guard and cause us to feel out of sync. It is good practice to use the beginning of December as a time for grounding and focusing on the internal aspects of our being to create more stillness, especially before the busyness of the holiday season.

This workshop will help us prepare our minds and our bodies and ready them for a restorative rest using postures, poses and essential oils to calm the mind, rejuvenate the body and give balance so we are in a comfortable place to enjoy the peace, comfort and joy of the holiday season ahead and give us balance through the seasonal changes.
Class will include seven restorative poses that will address each chakra. Julie and Shannon will offer a brief overview of Ayurveda and how it relates to the seasons and our bodies as well.
Restorative yoga is a practiced in a reclined position on the mat with props for support. Each pose is designed to be deeply relaxing and offers healing aspects. We will pair each pose with an essential oil and an affirmation as well as a healing crystal.

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Relax, Reiki and Restore
Next Thursday December 7th 7:30-8:45 with Carrie
Restore, reconnect, and rejuvenate for the holidays. Join us for an evening of self care, to cultivate body awareness and release stress and anxiety. You’ll be guided through a gentle, all-levels vinyasa flow for grounding and balance, followed by feel-good restorative postures and calming breath work.The instructor will offer (optional) hands-on reiki and Thai massage throughout practice, which will be enhanced with essential oils. Give yourself the gift of nourishment for the holiday!

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Heated Holiday Sweat & Surrender
Sunday December 10th 3-5PM with Karen
 In this two hour workshop we will move through an invigorating, heat building vinyasa flow. We will combine many twisting postures, standing sequences, and core-strengthening poses. The last 30 minutes of the practice will consist of deep hip openers and supported restorative poses to send you into a blissful savasana!During final rest, peppermint cloths will be placed on your forehead to deliver a cool calming effect on your body and peppermint ice tea will be served after practice!

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Aromatic & Restorative 
Thursday, December 21st 7:30-8:45PM with Julie

Join Julie for two of her favorite classes combined together! Class will open with gentle stretching followed by deep restorative poses.Three essential oils will be shared though out class. 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 an environment which allows the nervous system and other internal systems to completely relax and recharge.Although the room will be set to a comfortable temperature, please dress in layers. You won’t be moving as much as you do in other yoga classes.

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New Years Eve Power of Intention!

Sunday December 31st 11-1PM with Terri

 

You Have The Power To Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever!
We are conditioned or instructed to set our intention for our yoga classes, but the power of intention can reach far past the yoga mat.  An intention is the starting point of every wish and every dream you have or desire to manifest in your life!88% of people fail to achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because resolutions magnify the negative things that bring us down. It is only when we focus on what truly matters to us that we can lift ourselves up and achieve our heart’s desire.
In this interactive workshop we will learn to identify that which we truly desire, we’ll explore the fears that keep us from achieving what we want, and we’ll create a year-long practice make it happen.
Get ready to set your intentions, burn your blockages and harness the power of the universe to manifest your deepest desires.
Start your 2018 journey by joining Terri for this wonderful offering where we will explore the power and purpose of positive intentions, and learn how to manifest them and commit to them in the new year!
This workshop includes breathing and meditation.
No physical practice is required.
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your reading glasses if you wear them.

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Come Relax and Restore with Yin Yoga

Join Natalia this Thursday night 7:30-8:45PM

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.

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

Family Yoga
Saturday Nov. 4th 11:15AM-12:00 PM with Julie
Join us for a lovely opportunity to introduce your tiniest yogis to a practice they can carry-on throughout their lives. Children have lots of fun playing  and participating in yoga with the special adults in their lives. We will learn and create poses, stretch, dance and of course cuddle in savasana.This class is geared for 2- 5 year-olds. The only expectation is that hopefully all the children have a wonderful time.

register here

minimum of 4 families needed so please register ASAP
Reiki & Restorative
This Sunday Nov. 5th 1-3PM with Julie & 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 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 Vicki 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 nursingsince 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 private practice for over 15 years. She also integrated her training in energy work into her nursingpractice 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

Vinyasa Breakdown
Thursday Nov.16th with Stephanie
Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yoga practitioner this workshop will appeal to all.  We will explore the pieces of Suyra Namaskara A,B & C (sun/moon salutes). There are many different components to each of these very important pieces of a vinyasa practice.We will explore different variations of vinyasa, as well as how to properly set up the postures. You can expect some discussion about the postures and the use of breath to begin. Followed by a slow break down of the sun variations giving time for questions and proper set up and lastly, a flow to put it all together. We will visit the idea of using props to help us maintain safe alignment and build muscle memory. When we know what the postures are supposed to feel like we can then begin to explore the fluidity of the vinyasa flow practice.

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Yoga Mandalas for Kids
Saturday Nov. 18th 2-4PM with Julie

Mandala is derived from the Sanskrit word for circles. In this two hour workshop children will join Julie Aronis to explore circles through yoga and art.  As a group we will create  mandalas out of our bodies to create yoga poses, as well as incorporate objects from nature to make our class more fun and expressive.  Individually, we will create temporary and permanent mandalas to make and take home.  Supplies will be provided for this workshop, but the children are encouraged to bring special items they find in nature such as seashells, rocks, leaves, sticks, etc.

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Meditation & Relaxation-Yoga Nidra
Sunday Nov. 19th 7:00PM-8:15 with Linda

Head into the holiday season happy and healthy!
This deeply restorative evening will include:  gentle movement to release tension, foot massage to ground and soothe, guided meditation done lying down, an opportunity to journal and reflect while savoring the sweet warmth of mulled cider.
Yoga Nidra, translated as “yogic sleep,” is the yoga that you don’t have to do. It’s deeply relaxing guided meditation for your whole body. While lying down, you’ll be guided through a relaxation experience that encourages a systematic relaxation of the body while the mind enters a deep state of meditative awareness. Give your immune system a boost as you take the ultimate power nap.  Transform stress and anxiety while increasing health and well-being.  No yoga or meditation experience needed. Wear comfortable clothing and bring anything that makes you feel at ease…your favorite pillow, blanket, or eye pillow.
Thanksgiving Morning Gratitude Workshop
Thursday Nov. 23rd 9:30-11am with Ginger

Come create space, give thanks and count your blessings. This very special yoga practice will help you remember and appreciate the many blessings in your life and set the tone for your Thanksgiving celebration and holiday season.This class has become a very special tradition to many.
Space is limited.

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Two Hour Power Heated Detox Turkey Burn!
Friday Nov. 24th 9:30-11:30 with Ginger

If you have never attended our Post-Thanksgiving 2 Hour Power Detox Heated Flow class prepare to challenge yourself like never before! We will be working extra hard to counter all of the extra helpings from the day before!Lots of power, flow, sweat, and twists. Experience the burn while holding more challenging poses for longer and stronger durations.

Extra planking, mountain climbing, reversing our chaturanga’s, adding burpees in between our vinyasas, as well as performing vinyasa on towels to engage the deep layers of our abdominals. Have you heard about zombie abs? Come experience them for yourself! You will leave feeling wrung out yet refreshed, centered and grounded at the same time and ready to start your slate clean the next day!

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Black Friday Restorative Yoga!
Friday Nov. 24th 5:00PM with Julie

Whether you’re cooking the family’s meal, traveling or getting up early to shop on Friday, you’re going to need some time for self-care to recover! Join us for this  deeply relaxing and therapeutic class designed 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.
Class will start with a gentle warm-up followed by some restorative poses although the room will be sent to a comfortable temperature, please dress in layers. In restorative yoga you won’t be moving as much as you do in other yoga classes.register here

Limited to 15