That's one of my favorite quotes and a wonderful lesson from our greatest American writer, Mark Twain.
One of the foundations of success is a willingness to go out on a limb. That’s because all meaningful progress is preceded by the decision to take a calculated risk; to go out and do something we’ve never done before.
Taking a trip far away. Starting a family. Launching a business. Relocating. All of these life changing decisions require us to go out on a limb. In my experience, the one thing I know for sure is that the sweetness of life can only be found when we go out of our comfort zone and take a risk.
This speaks so well to my journey in creating the Soul Stretch and Root to Rise Communities, and to my friend Tina, too. Allow me to introduce you to Tina Roberts, my amazing partner and co-collaborator at Root to Rise Wellness Cafe. We are two women with one shared passion and purpose; to educate and inspire wellness in our community. We hope you'll visit us and maybe even find yourself out on a limb, too.
Soul Stretch Yoga, Soul Stretch Cycle and Root to Rise Wellness Cafe
Rose's health and wellness journey begin in 2011, when at the age of 43, she attended her very first yoga class. As a media executive and owner of a busy boutique advertising agency at the time, Rose sought out yoga for fitness as well as much needed stress relief. But after several classes, she quickly learned yoga is not just a workout, it's a "work in" and yoga became her pathway to peace, self-love and self-care.
Wanting to share this powerful healing modality with others, Rose completed her first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in May of 2014 with Inner Bliss Yoga in Westlake and her 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Farm Ithaca in May of 2021. She is also a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Coach.
Over the last decade, Rose has been on a mission to share the gift of yoga and wellness by opening several studios in the area as well as hosting her own Soul Collective Yoga Teacher Trainings. Her very popular Yoga Retreats to Italy and wildly successful Ayurvedic Cooking Classes have also helped to build a thriving and healthy yoga wellness community in town.
After a battle with breast cancer in 2017 and 2018, Rose sold her advertising agency and opened Root to Rise Wellness Café in Port Clinton (in 2020) with the intention of bringing nourishment and educational tools to our community, full time.
Yoga & Spin Instructor, Rock Star Realtor,
Partner & Collaborator of Root to Rise Wellness Cafe
Called to Service: In 2014 I met Rose and worked with her to have mobile yoga at Crocker Park, and I took my first class. I fell in love and then once she was teaching at McKenna’s Bed and Breakfast I would go to her classes there as well. Yoga became not only a workout, but a way to unwind from all the stress life can bring. I knew right away I wanted to teach someday, but finally made the time to take my RYT200 Soul Collective 2020. Helping others relax, unwind, and feel at one with themselves has only made my love for yoga grow. Then in 2022 I decided to broaden my love for working out and relieving stress by getting certified to be a spin instructor, I am very excited to teach yoga and spin to develop even better friendships in this amazing community of Soul Stretch.
What's at the Core: My journey in life has not been a straight road, I have been through many curves and yoga has helped me accept the curves of my past and conquer the windy roads ahead of me. It’s all about the journey. We all have our own journey and I am so thankful to be able to help others follow the path they desire.
Personal Mantra: Everything Happens for a reason, don’t stop believing.
Balancing off the Mat: Enjoying being partners with Rose at Root to Rise Wellness Café, working for Howard Hanna, still finding time to spend with my dog Annie, working out, and playing on the lake.
Good for the Soul: My family, spending time with them. My friends, laughing, listening and enjoying life. Finding time alone to enjoy the peace and joy that life has to offer.