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About Roots & Shoots Yoga

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Our Story

​Roots & Shoots Yoga is a yoga studio located in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. Our studio was founded by a passionate yogi who wanted to create a welcoming environment for the members of our community that typically get less attention in yoga. Kids, mothers with their babies and seniors. Yoga practices promote physical and mental well-being. We offer a variety of yoga classes and wellness services that cater to the diverse needs of our community. During the summer of 2024 yoga camps for children between 5 and 7 will be offered. At the beginning of the next school year we will offer classes for preschoolers, mother and baby group classes and kids between 5 and 7. However we are looking to expand this to children of all ages as well as seniors around the start of 2025. At Roots & Shoots Yoga, we take a holistic approach to health and wellness for our clients. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment, promoting wellness and mindfulness through our offerings.

Our Vision

At Roots & Shoots Yoga, our vision is to create a peaceful and welcoming environment for individuals in all stages of life to practice yoga. Our seniors are the roots of society while the shoots of a tree symbolize our next generation. We believe that yoga is not just a physical practice but a way of life that promotes physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Our aim is to provide our community with the tools and knowledge to lead a healthier and happier life through the practice of yoga. We are committed to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and mindfulness in all aspects of our studio, and we strive to make yoga accessible to everyone.

Foundation

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Agaia Trottier is the founder of Roots and Shoots Yoga. She discovered yoga first in 2009 to improve her health. Yoga became an integrative part of her lifestyle. In 2017 Agaia travelled to Iznate, Spain with her 18 months old baby to become a yoga teacher.

Ever since, she offered classes (mostly private) in Sweden, Belgium and Canada. Reflecting back on the beginnings of her motherhood, Agaia decided to specialize in mother and baby classes. "This time of my life was as beautiful as it was overwhelming. I had just graduated and so went from being a full-time student to a being a full-time mom. With no family or friends around and my partner returning to work a few weeks after delivery, I felt isolated at times. I loved connecting to my firstborn daughter but at times missed adult interactions."

Furthermore, seeing the benefits of yoga for her own daughters, Agaia feels the need to share this with the kids in her community. "Having two highly energetic daughters, I saw the need to create yoga classes in a fun and engaging way to children. This empowers them to connect to their minds and bodies and discover ways to channel and tune in to their energy."

Finally Agaia is specializing in senior classes. "with most classes focusing on young and middle-aged adults, our senior citizens are yet another group that does not get the attention it deserves. Yoga is a great way to help keep joints and tissues healthy and manage discomfort. As the roots of our communities, seniors deserve more and better care."

Agaia is a Registered Yoga Therapist (RYT) and a Registered Children's Yoga Teacher (RCYT) with Yoga Alliance.

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