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Kids Yoga Camp - July 28-31

Kids Yoga is a super opportunity for your child to build their concentration, focus, confidence and self-esteem, relaxation and self-control. And they will have fun doing it. See our Workshops and Trainings tab for details and to register!

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The Fundamentals of Yoga - A Beginner Series

Root Down Yoga offers a Beginner’s Series of four classes starting the first Tuesday of each month 6:30 – 7:45. Learn the fundamentals, or refresh by getting back to basics. Check out the Workshops and Trainings tab for all the details and to sign up!


Creative Ways to Drink More Water

There are so many reasons why we should drink water. Drinking water makes us feel good and our organs function properly. Sadly though, some people still do not consume enough of it. And if you don’t find the taste of water satisfying, that would be a real barrier to drinking lots of it. However, there are many fun, creative ways...

Why is it Important to Drink Water?

Many of us work hard to keep a healthy, happy lifestyle. Drinking water is essential to our health. With 60% of our body composed of water, it is important that we stay hydrated because we lose fluid throughout the day. Our water intake should be equal to the amount we lose, otherwise we become dehydrated. So even if you...

Why You Might Want to Consider Taking a Private Yoga Class

Whether you have an advanced practice or are a beginner to yoga, getting out of the group setting and in to a one-to-one class with an experienced teacher will help take your practice to the next level. “If you feel in a rut with your yoga practice, or are recovering from an injury, taking a few private lessons is a perfect way to...

The Benefits of Trying a Hot Yoga Class

Everyone’s reaction is different when they hear the words “hot yoga” uttered. Some get very excited about it; others cringe… The idea of hot yoga can sound terrifying to someone who has not tried it, as well as to others who have a lot of “fire” in their constitution. Hot yoga, however, does have its benefits. Sandy Kingsley, the owner of Root Down Yoga, says, “Many people who feel extra stiff in their muscles love hot yoga. The heat...

Root Down Yoga – Root Down in the Studio or Outside Under the Sky

I have always wanted to try yoga in the outdoors. I asked my friends for some suggestions. One said “…being in nature and feeling present in its beauty is a one of a kind experience.” Another suggested I try it early in the morning. Another recommended finding a place where you can be alone and to find someplace shady, to help avoid sunburns and excess sweat. I decided to try yoga on...

A Guide to Yoga at Root Down Yoga

Picking a yoga class can be a difficult task because there are so many delicious options from which to choose. And sometimes the titles of classes are less than obvious. At Root Down Yoga, there are a total of 8 different kinds of classes during our summer schedule. We have classes from Vinyasa Flow to Slow Flow Yin. Which one is right for you though? It’s actually not as complicated as it sounds -- below is...

Teacher of the Month for July is...Amy Banfield!

A.Banfield Root Down Yoga is happy to announce our teacher of the month for July 2014, Amy Banfield! She has been practicing yoga since she was 22 years old. Amy practiced with Sandy Kingsley before Root Down Yoga was conceived and has been teaching here ever since.

Restorative Yoga: Give It a Chance and You will Fall in Love!

If you find yourself having an easier time being active and “doing”, rather than chilling and “being”, then find a Restorative Class near you and enjoy the transformation! Restorative Yoga is practiced in mostly seated and supine (lying down) positions, with many props that will help to support the body with little effort. Restorative yoga poses help create a very deep level of relaxation and calm. Tension in the body....

Trying Yoga for the First Time? Here are a Few Insights on What You Can Expect!

You just heard your friend talk about how amazing they feel after yoga class, for maybe the 20th time, and you are starting to think of taking a yoga class yourself. It sounds enticing. You go online, Google search a local studio and find a studio you might be comfortable with. Sandy Kingsley, owner of Root Down Yoga in Cincinnati, says, “Trying yoga...