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July Roots Philly Yoga

Been thinking about Yoga Teacher Training? Join us this Saturday July 21 after morning classes to discuss our upcoming 200 hour training.

About our training

A 200 hour yoga & personal intensive for sincere students wanting to deepen their practice and share yoga with others. This course will cover: Asana, Eastern philosophy, Ayurveda, Yoga Anatomy and Therapeutics, Gentle & Accessible Yoga for all ages, and contemplative practices such as Meditation, Mindfulness and Pranayama.

This training is rooted in the lineage of Krisnamacharya and his disciples. Directors Erik & Lauren have practiced in the Mysore tradition of Ashtanga Yoga with Meghan Kirk and David Garrigues, and also in the Iyengar tradition with renowned teacher Joan White. Erik & Lauren have 16+ combined years of experience teaching yoga.

​The course will be accessible and open to students of all levels. There will be heavy emphasis on self-development, reflection and yoga practice. Students will come away with the ability to teach yoga in private and group settings.

payment plans available
"Going through the 2017-18 Roots yoga teacher training was rewarding and challenging physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Erik and Lauren have created a program that meets the needs of all. If you want to become a yoga teacher, learn more about the history of yoga, delve into your personal yoga practice, or learn more about yourself, this class is for you. Personally, I wanted to learn more about asana, yoga sequencing, and how to lead a yoga class. Currently, I teach one class a week at Roots and have one private student. Plus, you cannot beat the great value!"

Join us for yoga at Love City Brewing on Sundays

Meet your neighbors, build community. Registration required in advance.

* no class 7/29 *

Student Spotlight

Meet Bonnie Storr!

Bonnie started practicing yoga seven years ago. She started because she thought it would be a good stretch for her after her personal training sessions; she quickly discovered how challenging it was and that is was more than just stretching. Bonnie is the Director of America’s Marketing for Fireeye, a cyber security company, so she has a crazy job with lots of responsibility. Yoga helps keep her calm, improves her mental and emotional state of mind, and helps her sleep better. When she is not traveling for work, you’ll find Bonnie at the studio five days a week. The 6:15 am classes set the tone for her day and get her ready to go! Her favorite pose is vrksasana (tree). Her 2018 goal is headstand, and then pincha mayurasana. Bonnie loves the sense of community at Roots Philly Yoga. Two years ago, when she and Walt decided to look for a new home, they specifically targeted houses within walking distance from the studio.

My family is the reason I do everything I do.

This quote lets us know just how important Bonnie’s family is to her. Bonnie has been married to her husband, Walt, for almost 40 years. That’s right, 40 years! They have two daughters: Rachel and Julie, who also is a Roots student. The family lived in Montgomeryville while Rachel and Julie were in school. Bonnie and Walt moved to Center City when Julie started at Temple University. Rachel was already living in the city, so Sunday dinners were a must…no excuses allowed. Rachel now lives in Boston, so they are all together on the holidays.

Bonnie, who now lives in Northern Liberties with Walt and Julie, enjoys any kind of shopping, but clothes shopping and shopping for stuff for the house are her favorites. She enjoys reading that takes her mind away from her daily routine and professional books. Her favorite professional book is “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott. She also enjoys creating craft cocktails with herbs and special ingredients. Look for her to teach a cocktail class at the studio in the fall!

We are blessed and grateful that Bonnie is a Roots student!

Seek the wisdom that will untie your knot. Seek the path that demands your whole being. ~ Rumi

Upcoming Workshops

Restorative Class on the New Moon will be taught by Lauren in place of the Slow & Strong class
Join us for our first ever yoga & poetry collaboration!!!

Upcoming community events

contact bill@rootsphillyyoga.com with any questions regarding upcoming events

Rail Park Picnic

Monday, July 23 @ 7:30 pm (after the 6:15 pm class) @ The new rail park. Grab your picnic or some take-out at el purepecha and let's meet on the rail park!

Sunday Brunch

Sunday, August 5 @ 12:15pm @ Yards Brewing Company (500 Spring Garden)

Who doesn't love Sunday brunch?!

Community service day at Hub of Hope

Saturday, August 11; 3:00-7:00 pm @ Hub Of Hope (16th St & JFK Blvd)

Help prepare and serve a meal to the vulnerable population of Philadelphia. Eight volunteer spots have been reserved for Roots Philly Yoga. Please let Bill (bill@rootsphillyyoga.com) know if you're interested in volunteering by August 1.

Ancient texts and scripture are maps which point us in the direction we are to follow, for sincere seekers and devotees. ~ erik burling

Erik recently sat down and talked wtih our good friend joe longo.

Take a moment to listen to them discuss the importance of yoga, and how the world needs you. Yes, the world needs you.

Thank you for being a part of our yoga family.

You may notice that we have a slightly modified schedule for the weekend of Thursday, July 26-29 as we will be on retreat with 20 of our students and teachers in Interlaken, NY. Please take a moment to visit the schedule before you set out for class. We also have a modified schedule for summer, and will be adding back several classes in the Fall including our monthly Book Club. Any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at info@rootsphillyyoga.com

Yours in service,

Lauren, Erik & Scout

Photo Credit: Joe Longo Photography

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