I thought I had exhausted all of my “new student specials” at various studios around town, so I was beyond excited to discover Root Whole Body over in my new hood. Located at 2626 NE 15th street, right off Broadway, the space is absolutely gorgeous! Two of my favorite instructors, Nikki Weaver and Shaney Aalbers, whom I took classes from back when I was at Yoga Pearl, are also teachers at Root. Needless to say, I was over the moon to hear this. Add in free tea and a sauna sesh each time you visit and I’m sold. I left my first class at Root feeling mega-zen, refreshed, and ready to take on the day. Nikki has such a calming energy, but her class leaves you nice and sweaty, no doubt about it. If you’re not into yoga, Root also offers massage therapy, facials, acupuncture, and overall wellness (naturopathic, nutrition, and detoxification.) Your first class is free, and Root offers a variety of membership programs, check it out here.