Yoga meets you right where you are. All poses are easily modified to accommodate each individual body, regardless of age, ability or fitness level. There is no better way to ensure comfortable healthy aging than lubricating each major joint through full range of motion on a regular basis. Yoga strengthens the cardiovascular system, improves immune function and calms the nervous system. It keeps you young, strong, and pain free.
You have the most to gain! When you practice yoga, you will increase your body’s range of motion and flexibility. You will feel the benefits of gained flexibility immediately and leave each class feeling lighter because of it.
Also, keep in mind that all bodies are different and so many factors determine flexibility. For example, old injuries, bone and muscle structure, muscular patterns from exercise or inactivity. Every body comes to yoga with a different story.
Feel free to schedule a private lesson so you become familiar with the poses and the teacher. Once you are feeling confident you can easily join a group class. Or maybe you are feeling braver already and feel like starting today by coming in and taking any slow flow or gentle class. This is fine too, we get beginners all the time and would be delighted for you to share your first experience with us. We all started somewhere!
If you are an athlete and you think yoga is to slow or not challenging enough, we invite you to try our barre, buti, vinyasa or core strength classes. We are confident you will find a new definition of strength and agility. You will also discover that yoga will enhance your endurance and confidence in the sports and activities you already enjoy. Our fast paced power and barre classes are the perfect cross training for any athlete.
Yoga Roots and Healing Arts was founded on the idea of creating a safe and sacred space. An inclusive, non-judgmental community where students could heal, learn and grow. Compassion is our intention. We happily support all ages, genders, body types and fitness levels. Our well trained staff uses intelligent alignment to keep all bodies safe and comfortable when practicing. Come as you are we are here to take care of you.
We have clean and sanitized top-of-the-line yoga mats. Most of our clients don't bother with lugging their mat to class because ours are so nice. Since we work to accommodate everyone we are fully equipped with blankets, bolsters, blocks, straps, and even lavender eye pillows. All equipment is provided at no extra cost.
Our studio offers sound healing during savasana (the end of class relaxation). We have a collection of antique Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, alchemy crystal singing bowls and wind chimes. These sounds will take you to a place of deep peace beyond your daily concerns.
The roots of yoga are deeper than just the poses (asana). The original intention of the asana practice is to prepare the body for meditation, enlightenment, deeper states of being and for getting to know our true and authentic selves. Since we know the wisdom of yoga is found through meditation and deeper states of consciousness, we make time for relaxation at the end of every practice. This is where teachers share sound healing, yoga nidra, various styles of breath work and meditation. It is important that we offer opportunities and teach methods to empower our students to cultivate inner peace.
We are home to a yoga teacher training school. There is a real commitment to learning, you can expect to explore more than the asana. Our practice expands off our mats and into the way we think, feel and how we can heal and empower our lives.
What if I have never done yoga before? Yoga meets you where you are, poses are easily modified and can be practiced by students of all ages, fitness levels and body types. Our teachers take care of beginners all the time.
What class should I start with? Gentle, Mindful Stretch and Restorative classes are a great place to start they are the least physically demanding. If you want more of a challenge try a Slow Flow class. The most physically intense are the Vinyasa and BUTI classes.
What do I wear? Clothing that is comfortable so you can move freely. Layers are nice and allow you to regulate your body temperature for the cool down and relaxation at the end of class.
Do I need any equipment? No. We have clean, high quality mats and props at no extra cost. We provide cleaning supplies and students are asked to sanitize any equipment they use. You are welcome to bring your own mat if you prefer.
What if I can't do a pose? Take a break. Take care of yourself. Modify your practice. There is never any pressure to perform or keep up. Each student is encouraged to do what feels right for their body.
Can I sign up and reserve classes online? We are a drop-in studio. It's not necessary to reserve space. If planing ahead and reserving a spot in class encourages you to be accountable to your practice, feel free. Our online sign-up makes it simple to register. Cancellation available 24 hours before class.
Arrive early Our door is locked at the beginning of class. This keeps students' belongings safe and prevents outside interruptions. Please take weather conditions into consideration when leaving home. We are open on snow days and don't close due to weather conditions. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to the studio safely.
This nourishing experience will include elements of pranayama (breath-work), meditation, yin and restorative poses, yoga nidra (sleep) and sound bath. Students will use props to support and stabilize the body. This class is designed to release tension, soothe the nervous system and boost the immune system. This class will calm mind and body, reduce stress and leave you grounded. Relax. Allow. Transform. Get the rest you so deeply need.
Peaceful and meditative with a focus on breath, balance and body awareness. Slow paced restorative yoga poses where students are supported and limitations can be accommodated. Recharge your batteries with this class. Slow down and find your inner peace. Good for all abilities levels.
Class builds on a sequence of movements that create range of motion, reduce tension and connect body, mind and breath. Mindful stretch aims to be a moving, breathing meditation. All abilities invited.
Slow progressive sequences and longer, deeper holds. Poses build one upon the next offering students the opportunity to modify or advance depending on their needs. This practice is appropriate for all levels.
Fast paced class designed to build strength and endurance. Challenging and vigorous, yet students may take breaks and poses can be modified. Previous yoga experience encouraged.
Transform your body and soul with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement and conditioning woven into a dynamic vinyasa yoga practice. Previous yoga experience encouraged.