welcome to rooted yoga
Located in the historic Pike Street district of Covington, Rooted Yoga is a studio for everybody and every body.
Our instructors are dedicated to creating an intimate community experience for students of all levels. The variety of class types ensures that you can find the practice that is just right for you.
jessica starr | OWNER | RYT200, RCYT, MBA
Jessica’s yoga journey began in 1995 and as she began to feel the transformation yoga had in her life, physically and mentally, she felt inspired to strengthen her practice and share the gift of yoga with others. In 2015 Jessica created Yogi and the Farmer, an urban farming and community wellness initiative grounded in the philosophy that the mind, body, food connection is a sacred one. Rooted Yoga grew from this belief and has become a space for creating a warm and uplifting community environment.
iza knapp | RYT-200, Pilates-450 hr
Iza has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and has earned her 200 hour certification as well as her 450 hour Pilates certification. As a new mother, Iza is thrilled to offer dance and movement classes benefitting mothers as well as their tots. She will also be introducing prenatal classes in the near future.
PILAR GARZA | ERYT-500, YACEP
Pilar completed RYT-200 hour Hatha/Vinyasa training in 2011 and went on to complete Moksha/Modo Yoga’s RYT 500 hour program in 2013. She is also trained in Yin Yoga and Moksha/Modo Flow and continues to study functional anatomy and movement.
Kesse Hodge | RYT-200
Kesse Hodge, founder of change.yoga, has practiced yoga casually for over 10 years. She is an RYT 200 and Yoga for All certified yoga teacher. She strives to make her classes accessible to all levels and bodies regardless of ability, strength, & flexibility. Her teaching philosophy is that she is here to help guide you and keep you safe in your practice but her main responsibility is to help you build your own practice in order to empower yourself & gain all the benefits yoga has to offer.
JORDAN RUWE | RYT-200
Jordan began her yoga journey in graduate school while researching abroad in Europe. She received her RYT-200 from It’s Yoga. She loves the structure of Ashtanga yoga, as well as the playful nature of Vinyasa. Her goal is to help her students find inner strength and peace.
Samie Rundo | 200-RYT
Samie has been practicing yoga for 10 years and completed her teacher training in 2015. She specializes in slow flow practice with the intention of helping students bring their awareness and focus to a deeper level.
Amanda Sanders | reiki therapist
Amanda is a Reiki Level II practitioner. She will be offering her healing abilities to classes as well as on an individual basis.
hollie Nesbitt | ryt-200
Hollie first practiced yoga along side her Grandmother. She fell in love with it and have been practicing every since. She earned her 200 hour teaching certificate in 2009, and since have had training in prenatal yoga, post natal yoga, kids yoga, yoga for special needs populations, Barre fitness, and Aerial Yoga.
amy schuster | rYT-200
Amy has been practicing yoga for around fifteen years. She completed her 200 hour teacher training at It's Yoga Cincinnati in 2015 and has found joy in teaching mixed-level Ashtanga, along with a variety of other forms of yoga. Amy loves her dogs, Cadence and Paul, and spending time out-of-doors. Her main goal in life is to be helpful to others and to smile as often as possible.
Brianna Pecsok | RYT-300
Brianna is a 300 hour certified yoga instructor and has been teaching for two years. Her yoga practice goes back to her childhood living room with a "Yoga for Kids" video tape. Her practice has evolved in the last 7 years to unique vinyasa flows with a focus on inversions and in the last 3 years to acroyoga. She loves bringing the joy of the practice to anybody and every body in a safe and healthy way.
Morgan Earley | RYT-200
Morgan moved to Cincinnati to attend UC but after two years decided to leave traditional school to pursue her yoga passion as a career and started attending Cincinnati Yoga School. She graduated from her 200 level training in 2015 and graduated from her 500 level in March of 2017. She uses an elemental level to her personal practice and hopes to bring that into her classes as well as a sense of humor and open communication with her students.
Alicia Taylor | buti
Alicia is a registered nurse and Certified BUTI Yoga Instructor. She has been practicing BUTI Yoga for over 2 years and has been leading BUTI classes for just over a year. What originally drew her to BUTI was the feeling of togetherness and community. She loves the self confidence and strength it has given her and her tribe of women. She loves that even though we may be on different paths, at different fitness levels, we are one in BUTI Yoga.
Brittany Tanner | buti
Brittany is a nursing student and mother of a beautiful little boy. She has been practicing and leading BUTI Yoga for just over a year. She loves that BUTI is practiced to heart pumping music, whether it is tribal music, zen relaxing music or sometimes gangster rap, the end result is always that blissful feeling that can only come from yoga. Her classes are never choreographed and she just lets the music be our guide
Cultivate mindfulness through continuous movement linked with breath. Move through creative sequences that highlight proper alignment, supported with gentle hands-on assists. Move into your day with strength, flexibility and energy!
Yoga Sculpt takes the foundations of a fast-paced vinyasa-style yoga class and adds light weights during moves like chair pose and reverse warrior. Yoga Sculpt also incorporates cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. And of course, there’s always a challenging core workout mixed in for a more intense anaerobic workout to strengthen and tone muscles.
Weave earth, air, fire and water into your yoga practice. Observe the elements and apply them in ways to balance and streamline your movement.
This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body.
Fluid Movement yoga
Connecting the breath, body and movement with music. A smooth and flowing exploration of poses and movements to soulful hip-hop beats.
Enjoy an invigorating midday yoga class to keep you going all day long. This 50-minute class is designed to get you in and out, and back to your daily activities with a clear mind and energized body.
We will focus on slow, intentional movements that will recharge the mind and body as we say good bye to the weekend and hello to the week ahead.
Evening flow is an early evening class with sequences from various schools of yoga. Close your day with this enlightening and energetic flow.
This donation-based class is tailored for those living with chronic illness and pain. All sizes, abilities, ages, and genders are welcome. Students are encouraged to meet their body’s needs with props, chairs, and modifications. We’re building a community of support and understanding through movement.
BUTI Yoga® – Buti Yoga workouts transform your BODY + SOUL with cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance, primal movement + conditioning woven into a dynamic yoga practice. Rooted Yoga is the only Northern Kentucky studio to offer Buti Yoga. Created by Celebrity Trainer Bizzie Gold, Buti Yoga utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique to sculpt + tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. Instead of linear movements, this practice favors movements that challenge the body along all planes of motion.
yoga for your group
From bachelorette or bachelor parties to wedding day relaxation, we'll help you create the perfect yoga experience before your big day. We are happy to host you and your party at the Rooted studio or at your offsite space. Please contact us for more information.
In a recent Harvard Business Review report, the return on investment (ROI) for a well-designed and executed corporate wellness program can be as high as 6 to 1. Rooted Yoga provides programs both on-site at our studio or off-site at your workplace or retreat. Contact us to learn more about how we can craft a program to suit you and your employees needs.
Whether you're planning a birthday party, holiday gathering, or just want to get your friends together for a group session—Rooted has you covered. Choose from a variety of class types and music styles as we work with you to craft the perfect experience for you and your group. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you create your event.
Please contact us here with any questions you may have or for information about private sessions with one of our instructors.
118 West Pike Street, Second Floor
Covington, KY 41011
Parking in rear, accessible through Innovation Alley.