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.
This shortened form of the Ashtanga primary series includes sun salutations, seated and standing posture series, gentle back bends 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.
ASHTANGA LED PRIMARY
A teacher-led Ashtanga primary series links yoga postures with breathing, for a powerful, flowing practice that develops strength, coordination and focus. This practice is suitable for all and offers guided modifications that extend its benefits to yogis of mixed levels.
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.
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.
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.
This dynamic vinyasa practice unites breath, creative sequences, laughter, and community. An ever-changing gallery of yoga styles will challenge, inspire, and empower you.
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 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 is an early evening class with sequences from various schools of yoga. Close your day with this enlightening and energetic flow.
GENTLE YOGA WITH REIKI
This soothing practice combines carefully-selected postures held for extended periods of time, with Reiki treatments. Reiki masters channel healing energy to support and boost natural healing and cleansing processes in the body. The intersection of yoga and Reiki encourages the flow of the Prana, or life force and assists in removing blockages and unbalances in the chakras.
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.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Are you new to yoga? Do you worry that you're inflexible or high strung for yoga? Let us inspire the yogi in you with a practice for beginners. By focusing on yoga fundamentals, we develop body awareness, learn basic postures, focus on proper alignment, and practice coordinating breath and movements. Connect with your physical and energetic body while cultivating strength, balance, and relaxation. Build a foundation and confidence to continue on your yogic journey!
YOU CAN YOGA
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.
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.
BEGINNER ROCKET® YOGA
Rocket® Routines modify the traditional Ashtanga primary and intermediate series, blending tempo and sequence for inspired routines that are appropriate for all levels of practice. A broad range of modifications to classic poses renew vitality and energy. Rocket® just 'gets you there faster,' waking up the nervous system and feeding it the precious prana it craves while promoting a spirit of change and freedom in practice.
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.
rooted yoga's 200-hour Teacher Training
Looking to satisfy a lifelong urge to teach yoga? Dreaming of opening your own studio? Just curious about how deeply you can root your practice in the fundamentals of yoga? Consider joining the next cohort in Rooted Yoga's teacher training program. We'll guide you along your path, enriching your practical understanding of yoga and giving you the skills to teach it. Together we'll embark on a journey to carry healing to new communities.
Rooted offers a Yoga Alliance®-registered curriculum led by a passionate community of teachers and practitioners of the healing arts. An alignment-based Vinyasa training gives you a solid foundation of technical competence, along with a philosophical depth that empowers you to teach your practice.
Jessica Starr and Libby McAvoy have been helping yogis develop their practices and build professional wellness careers for over 15 years. They'll follow you all the way to graduation with a coveted RYT-200 certification.
Fall session begins October 2018. Reserve your place now; cohorts are limited to 10 students per session. Indicate your interest on the form linked below.
- human anatomy, bio-mechanics, and alignment
- philosophy and history of yoga disciplines
- daily practice, asana, pranayama, and meditation
- science and art of pose sequences and cues
- props, modifications, and hands-on adjustments
- classroom experience, teaching by session two!
- career paths and the business of yoga studios
THE ROOTED DIFFERENCE
- Yoga Alliance®-rated and -accredited teacher trainers
- discipline-diverse trainers specializing in what they teach
- free yoga membership at Rooted Yoga during your training
- concentrations in Ashtanga, Yin, restorative, Rocket, or trauma/PTSD
- opportunities to explore and cultivate your own voice and style
- ongoing support in alumni resources and discounts for advanced study
- community of alumni and professionals supporting life-long growth
$2,300 - $2,900 (early-bird discounts and payment plans available)
yoga for your group
A recent Harvard Business Review report suggested that the return on investment for a well-designed and -executed corporate wellness program can reach as high as 6 to 1. Ask Rooted to craft a program that meets your objectives and takes into account what your employees need. From meditation and breathing sessions to multi-session beginner yoga series, take advantage of Jessica Starr's unique experience in yoga and as an HR director. Small-group sessions at our studio, at your workplace, or larger gatherings at a retreat or elsewhere are all possibilities. Contact us to learn more about this opportunity.
Whether you're planning a bachelorette party, wedding day breathing session, holidays de-stressor, or just want to get your friends together for a group sweat — Rooted has you covered. Choose from a variety of class types and music styles as we work with you to craft the perfect experience, at the studio or wherever you'd like to gather. Catering tailored to your tastes is also available. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you create your event.