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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.

Must pre-register under the workshop tab.

T.JSaturday, March 21st from 11-1 with TJ
T.J is the newest edition to our Roots team! T.J teaches our Saturday 9:30 AM class and has brought us a whole new perspective on our practice! He provides us plenty of much needed laughs allowing us to have fun and remind us to not take our yoga too seriously. His encouragement and guidance is so genuine and the challenges he provides has been so well recieved! We look forward to T.J hosting a specialty workshop offering on the second Saturday of each month. Please join us for March’s workshop where T.J will teach us how to feel light and confident as we move through our practice and some of the transitons that may cause us to feel sticky! This workshop is dedicated to enhancing your vinyasa practice through the addition of dynamic transitions. We will take flight and plant the roots to move in and out of poses and sequences we encounter in most classes. The workshop will be two fun filled hours of open minded mat exploration.

$35 Sign up on our workshop tab

tran-si-tions (noun):

  1. uncomfortable ends followed by hopeful new beginnings.
  2. the way the Universe gives us the lessons we need to learn and keeps us on the paths that are best for us.
  3. a positive process we can trust and an opportunity for rebirth.

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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:


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 …

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

‘The Connection’ comes to Roots

February 16th, 2015 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)


March 13th and 14th with Elizabeth Berner
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…

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


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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