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Supporting the healing process and nurturing the self.

"Deepen your roots and spread your wings."

Hatha yoga is a practice that combines physical movements and postures with breathing techniques, with a focus on a healthy physical body and a sound, calm mind. All of the yoga classes offered at Roots and Wings are based on the Hatha Yoga practice, including Svaroopa Yoga, Kripalu Yoga, and Synergy Yoga. Some teachers prefer to use the name of the specific style of Hatha yoga that they teach, and others prefer to use the original name of Hatha yoga as their description.



Restorative Yoga with Reiki

7:30—8:45 pm
Wednesdays
with Stefanie

(note: no classes 9/6, 9/13 & 9/20)


Restorative Yoga is a very gentle and relaxing practice, mostly done on the floor. Postures and stretches are supported with bolsters, blankets and blocks for support instead of using your muscles. The poses can last between 5-10 minutes and during these long holds, your muscles relax deeply. Since restorative classes are very mellow, it is making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress.

Reiki is an ancient Japanese practice to help promote personal relaxation.This is done through simple supportive touches of the head, shoulders, arms and legs. Reiki gives you a peaceful and relaxing experience to just be with yourself.

Combine these two wonderful relaxation practices and participants are in for a wonderful time by the end of the day.

Price $18/class




Hatha: Focus and Flow

6:00—7:00 pm
Thursdays
with Katherine

(no class 8/31)


all levels

An eclectic, creative, moderate flow style of yoga which emphasizes opening the physical and energetic bodies while quieting the mind. Poetry, music, spiritual readings , visualizations, and meditations are variously included to foster greater integration and awakening of our Spiritual Selves.

Beginner and Intermediate students welcome.




Yin Yoga

7:00—8:15 pm
Thursdays
with Stefanie

(resumes 10/5)


Yin yoga was originally designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints, mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine. A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of floor postures typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, putting safe and positive "stress" on the deeper layers of connective tissue in the body. It differs from restorative yoga as we are not using any props.

Yin Yoga is a complementary yoga practice to more dynamic and active yoga styles. Yin Yoga restores and maintains the natural mobility of the joints.

It emphasizes stillness and silence.

Yin Yoga offers a great way to begin a yoga practice.

Price $18/class




Adaptive Yoga Class

12:45—2:15 pm
Fridays
with Rick

(pre-reg required)


For people with disabilities and mobility restrictions such as paralysis, amputation, spinal cord injury, severe arthritis, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, and cerebral palsy. Welcomed are people who use wheelchairs, as well as those who can walk.

Workshops feature:

•Adaptations of yoga postures, modified to accommodate individual differences. Participate standing, sitting in chairs, or on the floor.

•Substantial individual attention and physical assistance from instructor and assistants

•Focus on inner awareness and breathing

•Use of fully equipped studio with all the props needed such as blankets, blocks, straps and chairs.

Assistants will be attending to support movement in postures and to help with transfering to and from the floor if needed. Assistants can help support increased movement and deeper exploration of postures.

Wear comfortable clothing. Most people wear shorts or leggings and a t-shirt. You may be asked to remove your shoes - assistants will help you if needed. Yoga studio is wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms.

Participants must be able to follow simple instructions

Possible benefits from an Adaptive Yoga practice include greater strength, balance and flexibility with an ability to move through everyday life with more freedom and ease. Added benefits are better management of stress, anxiety and depression

Cost is $25 per session. Financial assistance is available. Caregivers are welcome to accompany participants at no additional charge

Pre-registration is required at least 24 in advance, so that we can arrange optimal number of assistants. Advanced registration is suggested to ensure that there is a spot for you, as there is limited capacity.

Register with Rick:




Hatha: Focus and Flow

6:30—8:00 pm
Fridays
with Katherine

(no class 9/1)


all levels

An eclectic, creative, moderate flow style of yoga which emphasizes opening the physical and energetic bodies while quieting the mind. Poetry, music, spiritual readings , visualizations, and meditations are variously included to foster greater integration and awakening of our Spiritual Selves.

Beginner and Intermediate students welcome.