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SHARING BREATH
IN COMMUNITY

rooted in covington since 2016

 

welcome to rooted yoga

 

Rooted Yoga is committed to sustaining community in urban Northern Kentucky.

We practice yoga together so that we all can build a better community, from our tribe at the studio to Covington neighborhoods and beyond. The foundation for what we do is an intimate, welcoming practice for yogis of all levels. Our diversely-trained teachers offer a variety of class types, complementing each other so that you can find the sequence that's just right for your path. We are united in breath and rooted in community.

 

PHONE
(859) 466-9107

EMAIL
studio@rootedyogacov.com

LOCATION
12 W Pike Street
2nd Floor
Covington, KY 41011

Parking is available at the Republic Bank parking lot. Street parking, including accessible spots, are available on Pike St.

 

FRIENDS OF ROOTED

Tranquility Rising
Crossfit SOTO
BomDia Massage and Wellness

Darkness Brewing
Braxton Brewing
Left Bank Coffee House
Hotel Covington

Sunrock Farms
Redden Gardens

RedBike
Devou Good Project
 

 
 

your TEACHERS

 
 JESSICA STARR  OWNER  RYT-500, RCY, BUTI  SHE/HER/HERS  Jessica founded Rooted Yoga, and her gentle spirit guides our community. Her yoga journey began more than twenty years ago with a serious car accident left her a bit unmoored from her body. Yoga brought her back in touch physically and mentally, inspiring her to explore her practice in more depth and to bring yoga to others as a teacher. From studio settings to school programs to her role as a corporate HR director, she’s consistently folded yoga into efforts to foster health and mindful living. In 2015 Jessica launched  Yogi and the Farmer , an urban farming and community wellness initiative that brought mind, body, and food together. Rooted Yoga germinated in this project has grown into a warm and uplifting community center.

JESSICA STARR

OWNER

RYT-500, RCY, BUTI

SHE/HER/HERS

Jessica founded Rooted Yoga, and her gentle spirit guides our community. Her yoga journey began more than twenty years ago with a serious car accident left her a bit unmoored from her body. Yoga brought her back in touch physically and mentally, inspiring her to explore her practice in more depth and to bring yoga to others as a teacher. From studio settings to school programs to her role as a corporate HR director, she’s consistently folded yoga into efforts to foster health and mindful living. In 2015 Jessica launched Yogi and the Farmer, an urban farming and community wellness initiative that brought mind, body, and food together. Rooted Yoga germinated in this project has grown into a warm and uplifting community center.

 
 KESSE HODGE  DIRECTOR OF INCLUSION AND COMMUNICATION  RYT-200, YOGA FOR ALL, WALK WITH EASE  THEY/THEM/THEIRS  Kesse is a fat, atheist, agender spoonie* who specializes in teaching adaptive, mixed-level yoga to all humans. They founded change.yoga and serves as the Director of Inclusion & Communications at Rooted Yoga, while still finding time to travel to other studios and communities to lead inclusion skillshares. Kesse practiced yoga for fifteen years off and on, and after diagnoses of several chronic illnesses, they found their way back to a consistent practice focused on meditation and breathwork. That essential practice led to teaching, and to a teaching philosophy grounded in helping students build their own practices for self-empowerment.. When they're not practicing or teaching yoga, Kesse is a freelance marketing consultant, a wannabe artist, an anti-dieting chef, and a gardener.  *Spoonies are people living with chronic illness/pain; see Christina Miserandino’s  Spoon Theory .

KESSE HODGE

DIRECTOR OF INCLUSION AND COMMUNICATION

RYT-200, YOGA FOR ALL, WALK WITH EASE

THEY/THEM/THEIRS

Kesse is a fat, atheist, agender spoonie* who specializes in teaching adaptive, mixed-level yoga to all humans. They founded change.yoga and serves as the Director of Inclusion & Communications at Rooted Yoga, while still finding time to travel to other studios and communities to lead inclusion skillshares. Kesse practiced yoga for fifteen years off and on, and after diagnoses of several chronic illnesses, they found their way back to a consistent practice focused on meditation and breathwork. That essential practice led to teaching, and to a teaching philosophy grounded in helping students build their own practices for self-empowerment.. When they're not practicing or teaching yoga, Kesse is a freelance marketing consultant, a wannabe artist, an anti-dieting chef, and a gardener.

*Spoonies are people living with chronic illness/pain; see Christina Miserandino’s Spoon Theory.

 MORGAN EARLEY  DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH  RYT-500  SHE/HER/HERS  Morgan began practicing yoga as a child and never left the mat. Yoga is her calling and her passion, what has pulled her in and made sense more than anything else. With a gentle push from her parents, she dived head first into yoga training as a teenager. She graduated from Cincinnati Yoga School with both 200-hour and 500-hour training certifications.  Morgan joined Rooted in 2017 and hopes to bring a sense of humor and a smile to everyone’s yoga practice.

MORGAN EARLEY

DIRECTOR OF EVENTS AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH

RYT-500

SHE/HER/HERS

Morgan began practicing yoga as a child and never left the mat. Yoga is her calling and her passion, what has pulled her in and made sense more than anything else. With a gentle push from her parents, she dived head first into yoga training as a teenager. She graduated from Cincinnati Yoga School with both 200-hour and 500-hour training certifications.

Morgan joined Rooted in 2017 and hopes to bring a sense of humor and a smile to everyone’s yoga practice.

 MATT IONNA  DIRECTOR OF HEALING AND RECOVERY  RYT-200, EMBODIYOGA-500, SHINPIDEN LEVEL III REIKI, Y12SR  HE/HIM/HIS  After years of pain and addiction, Matt found recovery and yoga. It wasn’t easy; the pain persisted, but so did Matt, often simply surrendering to the mat, in stillness and breath as a class continued in movement.  Eventually, he retired the cane that he relied on and found himself enjoying life: playing with his children, the smell and texture of dirt between his fingers in the garden, and the simple freedom of touching his toes with a forward fold. He discarded a perpetual fear of oncoming pain and found serenity in the peace of the present moment.  Fully committed to yoga as part of his recovery, Matt completed his 200-hour teacher training at True Freedom Recovery and completed his 500-hour EmbodiYoga teacher training.   Compassion and empathy stand at the core of everything he does.

MATT IONNA

DIRECTOR OF HEALING AND RECOVERY

RYT-200, EMBODIYOGA-500, SHINPIDEN LEVEL III REIKI, Y12SR

HE/HIM/HIS

After years of pain and addiction, Matt found recovery and yoga. It wasn’t easy; the pain persisted, but so did Matt, often simply surrendering to the mat, in stillness and breath as a class continued in movement.

Eventually, he retired the cane that he relied on and found himself enjoying life: playing with his children, the smell and texture of dirt between his fingers in the garden, and the simple freedom of touching his toes with a forward fold. He discarded a perpetual fear of oncoming pain and found serenity in the peace of the present moment.

Fully committed to yoga as part of his recovery, Matt completed his 200-hour teacher training at True Freedom Recovery and completed his 500-hour EmbodiYoga teacher training.


Compassion and empathy stand at the core of everything he does.

 JORDAN RUWE | RYT-200  SHE/HER/HERS

JORDAN RUWE | RYT-200

SHE/HER/HERS

 CHELSEA YARBROUGH | RYT-250  SHE/HER/HERS

CHELSEA YARBROUGH | RYT-250

SHE/HER/HERS

 ALICIA TAYLOR | RYT-200, BUTI  SHE/HER/HERS

ALICIA TAYLOR | RYT-200, BUTI

SHE/HER/HERS

 AMANDA SANDERS | REIKI MASTER  SHE/HER/HERS

AMANDA SANDERS | REIKI MASTER

SHE/HER/HERS

 BRITTANY TANNER | BUTI  SHE/HER/HERS

BRITTANY TANNER | BUTI

SHE/HER/HERS

 HALEY CARUSO | RYT-200, BUTI  SHE/HER/HERS

HALEY CARUSO | RYT-200, BUTI

SHE/HER/HERS

 ARIELLE SCHMIDT | RYT-200, AFAA GROUP FITNESS, SOMAVEDA® THAI YOGA PRACTITIONER  SHE/HER/HERS

ARIELLE SCHMIDT | RYT-200, AFAA GROUP FITNESS, SOMAVEDA® THAI YOGA PRACTITIONER

SHE/HER/HERS

You know what happens when you assume!
Because it’s important that everyone is allowed to be seen as who they are, we’ve listed our pronouns above.
In our community, we ask that if you don’t know someone’s pronouns, please use gender neutral pronouns
like they/them/theirs or ask the person what pronouns they use.
 

Class Schedule

 

class descriptions

SUNRISE ASHTANGA
This shortened form of the Ashtanga primary series includes sun salutations, seated and standing posture series, gentle backbends and heart openers, inversions, and rest. Vinyasas – breath-linked transitions – align, strengthen, and make the body more supple. As exertion gradually warms and purifies the body, the emphasis on breath calms the mind and nervous system and deepens a connection with all beings. 

LEVEL II VINYASA
Incorporating sun salutations and flows through standing, balance, and seated poses, this practice offers more advanced work – inversions, arm balances, and backbends – with teacher guidance. We focus on linking movement to breath, refining alignment, and building strength, taking rest as necessary. Creative sequencing allows for a fun and challenging exploration of the vinyasa practice for students who are already physically active and comfortable with basic poses and sequences.

YIN YOGA
An all-level practice. Yin is as accessible for entry-level students as it is as a supplement for those who already have an established yoga practice. Yin postures apply healthy stress to joints in the lower back, hips, and pelvis, pushing connective tissue to respond to steady, moderate loads of stress by lengthening and growing stronger. Not a complicated physical practice, Yin challenges the body with poses held for several breaths. For those with an established asana practice, yin postures provide space for uncovering subtle patterns of holding or clenching. Insights into these patterns leads to greater freedom and flexibility in physical practice and in life. 

HATHA YOGA
Reclaim calm with Hatha yoga, a practice in which we come together to let go, to process, and to proceed. Share each others' presence while rewriting our operating systems for an internal and external reset. Pursue self-discovery and exploration through inquiries of mind, body, and breath. With movement, stillness, mindfulness, purposeful intention, open discussion and, most importantly, breath, this practice works through gentle shapes: modified sun salutations, restorative movements, mystery, and meditation. 

RESTORE AND RENEW
This rejuvenating practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Yoga props furnish support for postures, while also gently stretching and strengthening the body. A session consists of only four to six supported poses and may incorporate Reiki and/or aromatherapy.

ROOTED FLOW
This dynamic vinyasa practice unites breath, creative sequences, laughter, and community. An ever-changing gallery of yoga styles will challenge, inspire, and empower you. 

NOON FLOW
Make the most of your noontime break by slipping this class in your schedule. Enjoy an invigorating midday yoga practice to keep you going the rest of the afternoon. This class is designed to get you in and out, and back to your desk, kids, and errands with a clear mind and energized body. 

SLOW FLOW
Slow down your vinyasa flow, smoothly synchronizing movement with breath. Powerful, graceful sequences taken at a slower pace turn your focus to engaging strength and concentration. Hold postures for several breaths, sink more deeply into a stretch, and slide from a gentle and therapeutic pace to a mildly vigorous practice. Find yourself challenged and energized in this practice.

EVENING FLOW
Evening flow is an early evening class with sequences from various schools of yoga. Close your day with this enlightening and energetic flow. 

GENTLE YOGA
This soothing practice combines carefully-selected postures held gently for extended periods of time, with soft touch adjustments. Essential oils may used and Reiki offered in certain classes. Suitable for all levels who seeking to relax and unwind.

RESTORATIVE
This rejuvenating practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. Yoga props furnish support for postures, while also gently stretching and strengthening the body. A session consists of only four to six supported poses and may incorporate Reiki and/or aromatherapy. 

POWER HOUR
A less traditional form of yoga that combines Power Yoga & Vinyasa Flow. Appropriate for anyone not working with serious injury or limited mobility. Expect a vigorous, detoxifying & challenging workout with arm balances and inversions. Let's get Rooted in Power TOGETHER!

RECOVERY YOGA
Recovery Yoga welcomes all and supports all. Each week's practice will end with a 12-step recovery meeting. Class is donation-based. We value you more than your money. Come practice with us.

HAPPY HOUR YOGA - $5 DROP IN
Join us on Friday after work for Happy Hour Yoga. Enjoy a 60 minute vinyasa flow practice infused with fun challenges, smiles, and an upbeat playlist. All levels welcome. Use your class passes or drop in for a small donation!

YOU CAN YOGA
In this class you're encouraged to connect with your body, empower yourself, & develop your own practice. Kesse is a guide but your body is the real teacher. multiple options are given for poses & unstructured time is often given to explore your practice with assistance as wanted. No matter your size, ability, gender, or age, You Can Yoga. This gentle vinyasa to yin class is for anyone living with chronic illness or pain, trauma survivors, and Spoonies. We'll help you develop your own practice at your own pace, using props, chairs, and posture modifications. Building strength and flexibility, you'll assemble your own practice and empower yourself to reap all the benefits yoga has to offer.

BUTI YOGA®
This dynamic practice spins vinyasa and hatha yoga sequences together with added movement and cardio-intensive bursts of tribal dance and primal kinetics. Prepare to lose your inhibitions and have a crazy amount of fun! BUTI Yoga® employs spiral structure technique to sculpt and tone the deep abdominal muscles that stabilize and strengthen the body. In place of linear movements, spiral structure movements shuttle the body along all planes of motion. Please note that playlists for BUTI Yoga® may include music with explicit lyrics.

PILATES MAT FUSION
Strengthen and stretch the body with yoga-infused Pilates. This practice balances strength and flexibility in muscle groups, with an emphasis on challenging the core with each movement. Props and light hand weights allow for fresh variations on typical exercises.

MORNING EXPRESS FLOW
Morning Express Flow goes beyond Vinyasa. We begin with a short seated meditation to strip the mind of its busy morning sequencing and move into the powerful body flow with a focus on alignment. Find yourself connecting heart, body and mind – all packaged into a 50 minute express class.

SUNRISE FLOW FOR ENERGY
Start your day off increasing your flexibility, strength, mental clarity and overall energy levels with this short 45 minute sunrise flow. Guided meditation and breath work to harness the energy of the mind then kneeling plank variations to strengthen the arms and core. Sun salutations to improve overall flexibility plus lunges, twists and backbends for a well rounded practice. All levels, all humans, modifications given.

ALL CHAKRAS YOGA
This is an inclusive, gentle yoga class for the trans/queer community & their allies. This gentle flow class can help with stress, peace of mind, relaxation, and body neutrality along with providing a safe space where all LGBTQPIA+, trans, nonbinary, queer, gender nonconforming, questioning, and/or allies may connect and socialize with one another. This class is for all sizes, all abilities, all genders, & spoonies.* Everyone is encouraged to meet their body’s needs with props, chairs, and modifications. Classes are donation based and benefit Heartland Trans Wellness. Our practice space has one gender neutral bathroom but isn’t accessible to all since it’s a 2nd floor studio with no elevator. if the stairs are a barrier for you practicing with us, please contact kesse(at)change.yoga. *Spoonies are those living with chronic illness/pain.

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