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Soften your thoughts and strengthen your muscles, without even breaking a sweat.

Root (Hatha) at Des Moines

Included in Membership

This beginner's yoga class is your invitation to build a foundation and become familiar with the practice.

Yogis in low lunge pose during a yoga class at Life Time
Experience Level
All Levels
Class Length
45-60 Minutes
What to Bring
Water bottle, yoga mat (optional), yoga towel (optional)
Root yoga class participant in side angle pose at Life Time


Slow down, tune into your body and start building the foundation of your practice. What starts in the studio becomes a way of life.

Root yoga class participants in reverse warrior pose at Life Time


Feel the blood to start to flow as you move through a full range of motion, lengthening and strengthening muscles. Equilibrium is restored as mind and body start working together.

Root yoga class participants in reclining bound angle pose at Life Time


Notice the sensations, feel your muscles and engage with your physicality.

Root yoga class instructor assisting students at Life Time


“Whether you are 20 years-old and trying yoga for the first time, or in your 60s and trying to find peace with your joints…I am here to be your guide.”

hold the pose

a member’s perspective

“Yoga is new to me, but, but I walked into this class, took it slow, and began to understand what it's all about.”
“The room had a nice, warm, inviting vibe. It felt good to be quiet, and kind of escape the outside world. Then came pranayama, a calm and easy breathing exercise that made me feel centered.”
"We worked through poses that pushed more than just my body, there were points I thought ‘I can’t hold this any longer,’ but the instructor was always there to guide and encourage.”
"Towards the end, we bliss out with passive poses before ending everything lying completely still, eyes shut, on the mat. For hours after class I felt super connected and centered.”

Good to know

You’ve gotta start somewhere

Yoga is for everyone, and there are classes and styles suitable for all levels. Don't be intimidated; it's about progress, not perfection.


Said aloud in a light, humming tone, ‘om’ is believed to be the origin of all sound, the pure sound of the universe. 

embrace modifications

Yoga poses can be modified to accommodate your body's abilities and limitations. This is a place for self-care, not self-judgment.


Our members say

“This class moves at a slower pace and the attention to detail let me settle in and get familiar with each posture. It was challenging, but comfortable.”

Marlo E.

Des Moines, IA

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