Owner Kellie Edson, 39 weeks pregnant with her second child, Charlotte.

Owner Kellie Edson, 39 weeks pregnant with her second child, Charlotte.

Our Team

Kellie Edson ICCE, CLE, CpPD, RYT with over 350 hrs training : The Root Owner & Educator: Prenatal Yoga, Must Have Tools for Labor, Breastfeeding & Pumping 101, Survival Tools for Baby, Postpartum Prep, Early Pregnancy, Baby & Me Yoga & Postpartum Sculpt Classes, Vinyasa Sculpt and Vin/Yin Classes, Facilitator Working Moms Support Group.

Miss Helen, Infant & Preschool Music Educator for over 38 years. Instructor: Kindermusik & Music with Miss Helen Classes

Kristen Breaux, CMT, CIMI, Instructor: Infant Massage Series and Essential Oils Classes

Ana Foley- Kennedy, RYT-200 & Certified Amba Teacher Sub Instructor for Prenatal Yoga classes and Amba instructor for Seasonal Women’s Workshops

Courtnee Booker, Doula, Herbalist: Herbal classes, workshops, teas and tinctures

Lyl Starr, ICCE, CLE, BA Psychology and has worked in early childhood education since 2012, Instructor: Sibling To Be, ICAN Co-Leader

Vanessa Light, Certified MELT Method Instructor: Self Care Massage Workshops

Megan McCue, CCC-SLP Instructor: Baby Signs

Camille Potter, RYT Instructor: Kids Yoga

Brooke Lonergan, BD, RYT Instructor: Yoga Classes Sub

Gloria Rodriguez, RYT Instructor: Yoga Classes Sub

Michelle Blair, RYT Instructor: Yoga & Postpartum Classes Sub, Working Moms Group Back-Up facilitator

Jillian Van Ness, CMT, CIMT, CPMT Instructor: Groovaroo Babywearing Dance Classes, Infant Massage Express Classes

Catherine O’Brien, MFT Facilitator: Parent Support Group

Chris Edson Facilitator: New Dads Support Group

Niki Martasian Facilitator: Special Needs Support Group

Amy Moy Certified Cornerstone BD, CBE Facilitator: Rainbow Families at The Root LGBTQ Peer Support Group

Rachelle Ahmad, BD, CpPD Facilitator: ICAN (International Caesarean Awareness Network) Support Group

Jennifer Guiraud and Misty Dunn Leaders: La Leche League Group



The Root is Sacramento’s premiere education, yoga and perinatal wellness studio designed to support families on their paths as they grow through pregnancy, postpartum and new parenthood.

Why “The Root?”

The inspiration for “The Root” is two fold. Shortly after I bought the business, I was attending a workshop on the Chakra system, or the subtle energetic bodies often described in yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic practices. I had been searching my mind for a name that would feel inclusive of all types of families, where a community could be built around perinatal wellness and where all parents would feel safe and seen. The Root Chakra is located at the base of your spine and is formed during birth and infancy. It has everything to do with the feelings of safety and security, grounding, trust and letting go of fear. I could think of nothing more perfect for a studio with a mission to support building the foundations for new families, through education support and inclusivity…. and so The Root was born. In addition, you will notice in the smaller room of the studio there is a beautiful stained glass picture in the ceiling of actual plant roots. When I realized this, it was the final sign that this is what the studio was destined to be called.

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The Space

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