This Weekends Fabulous Fall Workshops!

October 18th, 2016 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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Come Stand with Steph & Find your Balance!
Saturday 11-1PM

Stand up with Stephanie!   If you find yourself dreading when your instructor tells you it’s time for some balance poses, then this workshop is for you!

Mental and physical balance is a state of being that at times can be unpredictable. Sometimes we have it and sometimes we don’t. When you are aligned with balance, you feel confidence, patient, harmonious, and peaceful. When your balance is off you may feel frustrated or out of control.  One of the reasons balance is tough is because we don’t often need to stand on one foot in our everyday regular lives.  As we age, balance becomes harder and harder, making a standing balance practice an important part of yoga.  This workshop is designed to help students learn the important steps to finding balance on their mat.

Some of the benefits of balance is that it strengthens the feet and ankles, it engages the core and quiets the mind.

In this workshop we will learn the importance of learning how to properly engage the feet and core to aid us in our adventure to standing on one leg.  We will explore poses like eagle, extended hand to big toe, half moon and tree pose.  Class will start with a brief discussion about the postures, we will warm up the body with a nice yoga practice and conclude with some yummy stretches and then find rest.

This workshop is suitable for all levels, but it is recommended that you have a regular yoga practice.

Register here $35

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Sweat & Surrender with Danielle!
Sunday 3-5PM

We are excited to have Danielle Orlandella back to Roots to work us hard and wring us out with her sensational Sweat & Savasana athletic based yoga flow.   Her popular Sweat & Savasana sequence  builds on elements of yoga, fitness, plyometrics and pilates. This creative sequence is constructed to stretch and strengthen the appropriate muscles leading towards a peak pose.

With inspiration from Ashtanga yoga, class warm up begins with traditional sun salutations engineered to build heat within the body in preparation to strengthen and lengthen the muscles.

This is then followed by a ladder flow where poses are stacked one after the other .

Class ends with a deep stretch and sweet savasana, leaving you feeling accomplished, proud and rejuvenated!

This class is not recommended for beginners.

Register here $35

Athletic Stretch 4 week series starts Friday October 7th 2:30-3:15

September 25th, 2016 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

EVERY athlete, irrespective of sport or discipline has the potential to enhance his or her ability by adopting a consistent yoga practice. If you are not properly stretching or not practicing yoga, you’re competing at a disadvantage and missing an opportunity to enhance peak performance.   A yoga practice delivers the following benefits:

Improved Strength: Routine and consistent practice of the various poses or postures helps build strength and improve lean muscle mass. Most notably with respect to several muscle groups that may be under-utilized in your chosen athletic discipline.  These gains enhance core body stability and significantly impede overuse injury by strengthening the supportive but otherwise under-developed muscles surrounding the more utilized muscles, creating a more balanced and optimally functional overall strength.

Balance:  A consistent yoga practice, helps with mental focus, coordination and balance.  Better balance and coordination means enhanced control over how you move your body, which in turn leads to better technique and form.

Flexibility: Yoga improves joint and muscular flexibility, which is crucial to the body’s overall structural soundness. Enhanced joint and muscle pliancy translates to greater range of motion, or an increase in the performance latitude for a particular movement or series of movements. This increased range of motion provides a greater ability to strength condition a particular muscle group. The more you work on flexibility the less likely you are to a pull, tear or an overuse injury.

Mental Control: The physical benefits of yoga for the athlete are huge. But equally important is the mindfulness and meditative qualities of the practice.

We will teach how to quell, quiet and control the impulses of the mind; help  clear the mental clutter.

This mind and body approach will help both on and off the playing fields!


Arm Balance Breakdown this Saturday 11-1PM with Stephanie

September 20th, 2016 | Posted by ginger in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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Try something new!
Don’t tell yourself or think that you can’t explore or approach arm balances!
Don’t be discouraged thinking that you are not strong enough, flexible enough or confident enough to add arm balances into your practice.

Stephanie has us covered and is going to build our confidence and provide us with the knowledge and the steps needed to add these fun and challenging poses into our classes.

We will be slowing things down and breaking things down in a two hour workshop format designed to allow for longer explanations, explorations, Q&A, and hands on assists.

Stephanie has chosen poses like bakasana (crow pose) ,side crow and galavasana (flying pigeon). She will teach us how to build a solid foundation and properly stack your bones and joints and how success in these poses is not all about flexibility or strength.
The workshop will begin with a short discussion about the poses, followed by a nice yoga flow to create heat to prepare the body. Next we will spend the majority of the time at play with variations of the balances. Nice stretches will come next and we will end with a nice long rejuvenating savasana!

(It is suggest that students who attend this workshop should be able to hold plank pose and have a stable chaturanga in their practice.)
Register under our workshop tab.