Meet our OM-bassadors

MEET my OM-azing OMies! 

( OM-bassador FAQ and how to apply at bottom of this page )

MEET KACY { @kacyblaze }

Hey there! 
My name is Kacy and I am a photographer (film & digital) kacyblazephoto.myportfolio.com , dog mom (to a Pitbull-Pointer mix named Mayo), yogi (self-taught thanks to Instagram as of January 2017) and as of this year, a disc golf newbie! I am in my mid-twenties and have lived in Massachusetts my whole life. When I was 10 years old, my Uncle was living in Utah and I got to go out West for the first time to visit him. I wasn't as into photography then as I came to be in high school and college, but ever since that trip I have been itching to get back out West. Twelve years later, I got the chance to visit Colorado and that only convinced me more that I needed to be out West. I can very happily say that I am now finally on track to moving across the country to (hopefully) Oregon (and hopefully) by Spring of 2020! I am most excited for the road trip of a lifetime with my best friend, especially getting to see the Delicate Arch again!! Those mountains are calling and I am on my way! 
As for yoga, it has opened up my eyes to many things, like physical things I never thought I could do with my body (handstands and king pigeons for instance!!) but most importantly it has taught me a lot about self-love and self-confidence. I have had a tough couple years since graduating college and I have lost a lot about what I loved about myself. Thanks to yoga and some amazing people & communities on Instagram, I've been reminded as to what I love about myself and I am currently on a journey to rediscover myself and find my true happiness.
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MEET YASMIN { @yasmin.abuhamad }
Hey! My name is Yasmin, I’m a high school student living on the island of Bahrain. I got my YTT 200hr in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in bali last July and I’m so excited to put those hours to work! I went vegan when I was 13 so I’m very conscious of my effect of the planet and all the living things on it. I love ethical / eco friendly fashion and I live in funky leggings in sports bras. I’m very excited to be apart of this brand! funky leggings + ethical company = happy yaz :))
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MEET CECILEY  { @cecileymyers }
I’m Ceciley, and I’ve been barefoot the majority of my life. I’m a mother to two amazing young boys. I plan to be a homeschool mom and one day a certified yoga teacher. I move around a lot and go with the flow. I love my family, the outdoors, cooking, and exploring new places. I’m really into plants especially herbs I can cook with. I’m so grateful to grow with this amazing team and be a part of something so powerful.
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MEET GRACE { @gcougars }

I’m Grace! I live in Florida and im a total beach bum! My yoga journey began in 2015 and became certified in Vinyasa power flow in 2017. You can typically find me upside down standing on my hands. I love the challenge of focus, trust, and vulnerability in inversions. When I’m not practicing you can find me buried in books, hula-hooping out in nature, or catching music from near to far. I turned to yoga to fix aches and pains in my body. Not only did my practice do this for me, but also dramatically improved my anxiety by reclaiming my confidence and self love. The more I showed up to my mat I found myself re-membering body, reconnecting to my roots, and reaching new heights of growth. I’m a nerd when it comes to alignment, pranayama , and metaphysical studies. I love to travel, groove, and connect with new people! I would describe myself as an adventurous, goofy, vibrant little thing ::) Om namo narayani, I surrender to the divine mother 

MEET KELSIE { @miherbalyogi }

MEET Yasmin { @yasmin.abuhamad }

Hey! My name is Yasmin, I’m a high school student living on the island of Bahrain. I got my YTT 200hr in Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga in bali last July and I’m so excited to put those hours to work! I went vegan when I was 13 so I’m very conscious of my effect of the planet and all the living things on it. I love ethical / eco friendly fashion and I live in funky leggings in sports bras. I’m very excited to be apart of this brand! funky leggings + ethical company = happy yaz :))

MEET KATTIE { @kaddiejack }

Hi there! My name is Kattie! I am a wife, a mother, a yogi, an artist and a photographer. Whew! You’d think I have no time for any of that but I say the more the merrier. I have been a yogi for ten years and finally took the plunge to become a yoga teacher. I received my certificate in January 16! One thing I love about teaching is the students after class. My love seeing that my 60-75 minutes journey or class led them to a peaceful shavasana and when they wake, they are more relaxed than ever.

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MEET SAM { @simplythatsam }

Hey! I'm Sam!

I’m a United States Marine as well as an avid yogi. I’m constantly using yoga to balance my work life and I strive to find joy in every situation. I love anything in the outdoors to include climbing, hiking and getting lost! I’m always looking for new adventures and firmly believe in loving as hard as you possibly can. Peace and blessings, Sam. 

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MEET BLAKE {  @yoga_blake }

Hi, I’m Blake. Yoga is my biggest passion and I’m so excited to teach after my YTT in India in September. I first came to yoga to stretch out my body before and after skiing. I love ethically made everything and am vegan. Message me on Instagram for a chat!

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MEET AMY { @handstandidaho }

Meet our newest OMie hailing from my hometown! Sun Valley Idaho!

My motto is to never stop exploring! I love adventure and enjoying the outdoors. I am a Mama of two, and  our family fun is hiking, camping, water skiing, rock climbing, and skiing. I recently found yoga when I began having sleep, ear, and vertigo issues. Handstands and inversions became my escape and now I thrive on them!! I am proudly entering my 12th year of teaching kindergarten, as I am one of the lucky people that have always known my calling is to teach!

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MEET LILY { @Lirialove }

I am a glitter princess yogi, born and raised in Napa Valley! I love dance, Buti, and yoga that mixes up the expected flow. I started practicing yoga as a young teen and haven’t stopped. Throughout college and my twenties, my practice kept me grounded and rooted.  A 10 day silent vipassana meditation retreat in 2012 led me to incorporate more meditation and pranayama into my days, and a stint living in Maui has me utterly in love with all things tropical. In 2014, I was certified with my 200-Hour Vinyasa Teacher Training, and became a certified Buti instructor in 2018. When I’m not teaching or practicing yoga, I love stand up paddle boarding with my friends, glittering people at parties and festivals, and playing with my two cats! Come find me teaching Buti and Power Flow at Hot Yoga Calistoga!
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MEET EMILY { @michiganmadeyogi }

My name’s Emily and I reside in the Great Lakes state! I’m a mama to a 4 year old little boy and two huskies (who are my son’s best friends). I started yoga 4 years ago as a means of dealing with post partum depression after having my son, and it’s also helped me control my anxiety and has improved my mental health tremendously. My son joins me in my practice very frequently, and because of him I hope to one day open my own yoga studio and teach prenatal, post partum and kids yoga. I homeschool and am a very adventurous mama, my son and I love to take hikes and explore this beautiful state we live in. I’m plant based and am very conscious of what I put in/on my body, as well as the footprint I leave on this Earth. I love to support companies who live consciously and ethically as well, and I’m so excited to be a part of such a genuine brand! 

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MEET SIERRA  { @sierradub }

Hi, I 'm Sierra and I teach heated and non-heated yoga and meditation on the island of O’ahu. I enjoy teaching teenagers and young adults the benefits of mindfulness because I started yoga when I was fifteen and it changed my relationship with my self and my loved ones. I enjoy learning about Ayurveda, the science that backs up the benefits of meditation, and neuro-diversity. When I’m not practicing yoga in my root to rise at Hot Yoga by the Sea, I am most likely on the beach.

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MEET NATALIE ( @locayogi )

Natalie is a fear-conquering, norm-breaking, belly- laughing athlete turned yogini. Although she always had a love for yoga, it became a consistent practice in her life after she acquired a knee injury while playing college soccer in Miami, FL. Yoga provided her with the opportunity to connect with her body and calm her mind at a time when doing so was extremely difficult, and it continues to do so. She deepened her practice in March of 2017 upon the completion of her 200-hour yoga teacher training at 305 Yoga Miami Lakes, where she later began teaching. Since then, she has completed additional trainings in trauma-informed yoga and private yoga-instruction, and has taught classes to children and adults from all walks of life. Natalie truly believes in the healing powers of yoga. To her, it is so much more than a physical practice. It is a practice that allows everyone to experience the freedom that comes from remembering your true self… and having a little fun. 

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MEET DEE ( @cirque_dee_bresla / @olivestreetsoapcompany )

De Ann is a sweet kind hearted joyful mommy of two amazing kids, a world explorer, an enterpreneur and a founder of a nature-friendly sustainable small pesonal care products business.

She grew up in the country surrounded by the beautiful landscapes and star-filled skies of the Southern Illinois that nurtured her love of outdoors, nature, animals and exploded into Dee's today's fun packed, vibrant, high-spirited, active lifestyle. Fusing that with her love for travel and passion of a true world Fusing that with her love for travel and passion of a true world explorer, her avid photographer skills and her newly-found affection for yoga, acro, hooping and martial arts. Her appreciation for nature and innate enterpreneural spirit culminated in her personal skin care business - Olive Strees Soap company, that she started in an effort to provide a healthy personal care products using a sustainble business model, and stand against the harmful distructive effects that mainstream cosmetic induand stand against the harmful distructive effects that mainstream cosmetic inductry has on the human body and the environment.

De Ann holds Red Belt in Taekwondo, has been practicing yoga for 4 years and acro for a year and a half. She is the true master of seizing the moment and living the life to the fullest.

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MEET GRACE { @graciffer }

Hello lovelies, I’m Grace! I started doing yoga when I was seven or so with my mom and have been loving it ever since. I am a Baylor alum (sic em bears!) and graphic designer for a small jewelry company. I have a cat named Luke Skyhopper and I love playing with essential oils and binge watching Netflix in my free time. I am a huge supporter of small, woman-owned businesses & I’m so excited to have been selected as an OMbassador for Root to Rise! Catch you on Insta! xx

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MEET CARO LINE { @only_me_caro }

This gorgeous and inspirational gal is our second international OM-bassador! Hailing from France, be sure to come back to read her full bio ( coming soon ) 

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MEET AMY { @amywuyoga_barcelona }

Amy is our very first international OM-bassador! Hailing from Spain, meet Amy! After traveling, working and volunteer for 8 years around the world, Amy is now rooted in Barcelona, Spain since 2017 teaching her own group classes of traditional Hatha, Ashtanga inspired, pre-natal and trapeze yoga. She discovered yoga during her travels in Thailand and was finally taken to Rishikesh India where she trained for her 200TTC in Hatha and Ashtanga in 2016. Since then her practice has changed dramatically, as well as her mind, and yoga is now an essential part of daily life. Amy decided to teach yoga after the course (not her original intent) due to the incredible positive effects it has on her. Yoga has helped her cultivate a healthy mind & positive way of thinking. This is why she decided to share & support others who discover each other on their journeys through the power of yoga.  www.facebook.com/amywuyoga/ 

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MEET JEN { @jensyogajourney } 

My name is Jennifer Morrison. I lived in Arkansas most of my life. A mantra that best describe me is: “The most important things in life aren’t things.” - Anthony J. D’Angelo. I am a wife and a mom of 2 kids, 3 dogs and a cat. They keep me really busy.
In today’s world, I understand that we all stay busy with our family and work that we have no time take care of ourselves. I believe in order to take care of our family that we have to take care of ourselves first. I started practicing yoga with my sister in law in May 2015.
We did it so we can stay connected and to take care of ourselves. We pretty much taught ourselves through communication on Instagram on how to do certain poses, flows, etc and following some amazing yogis.
I really enjoyed how I felt when I got through with my practice. I felt confident, strong, relaxed and I had more energy. I wanted to be able share this experience with other people, so I went on to get my certification to teach yoga. I received my 200hr certification in Hatha Yoga in August 2017. I started teaching March 2018.

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MEET DESI { @desi.ember.moon }

Desi is a free spirited artist who has recently taken up yoga. I adore the vibes she brings to the ROOT family!

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MEET GINAMARIE { @sweeet.beet }

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MEET CHRISINDA { @chrissarella }

 

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MEET JOSEPHINE  { @josiedc83 }

Josephine is a spunky, quirky mama of 2 rambunctious boys.  She is a
lifelong yogi that has been practicing for 10 years and teaching for
4. Josephine first started with Bikram and Ashtanga yoga to lose
weight and get back into shape after having her first son.  She was
immediately hooked and what first started out as“me time” on the mat
soon transitioned into a daily routine at home and eventually sharing
her love of yoga with others.  This has not only helped her get
through some tough times but also keeps her calm and level headed as
she navigates through life “off the mat” using tools she has learned
in yoga classes.  She has also practiced Iyengar, Kundalini, Baptiste,
Buti, Yin and other types of yoga and still enjoys learning different
styles.

Josephine truly believes we are all born yogis and her passion in life
is to reach and connect with as many people as she can to help them
discover their true magic within.

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MEET ASHES { @ashes2ashes_dust2dust }

I recently moved back to my hometown of Little Rock, AR where I'm working & also starting back teaching as a private Yoga instructor. I spent a year in Asia teaching kiddos & absolutely loved it. I love any kind of flow but my heart enjoys teaching Yin/Restorative the most. I like one on one sessions/small groups because it's more personalized & I feel as though I can help more as well as focus all my energy on those individuals. My wish for everyone is to follow their bliss.

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MEET ULRIKA { @yogajourneys }

Ulrika is an inspiring international yoga instructor. Along with leading annual Yoga Journeys worldwide at top notch, sacred destinations, Ulrika teaches popular yoga classes in Larkspur Landing, CA. She has been a supporter of my small business and our values since day one!

Learn more about Ulrika at her website; www.yoga-journeys.com

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MEET JEN { @jenjaia }

Jen teaches a variety of yoga and leads FitTrips here at Calistoga Fit. We adore her spunky spirit and beautiful practice.

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Do you want to become a OM-bassador?

Email me; dananiro@gmail.com or DM me on INSTA @root_yogawear to find out more about joining the ROOT family.  Please read before applying:

A little about my company; 

When you buy ROOT to RISE you support a family, not some mega company. You also support the well paid artisans that make our fabrics, print, cut and sew each pant to order. You support eco-conscious materials and ethical manufacturing processes. You support real people. One pant at a time. Wear your values.

We also create prints each season that benefit various charities. We believe that giving back is a fundamental limb in the practice of yoga. 

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FAQ-

Q -Do I have to have, like a bajillion followers to be an OM-Bassador?

A - Heck no! You can have 1 follower! All I look for is like minded, fun loving folks who love life, moving ( or not! ) and believe in my little business's mission to do good! 

Q - So do I have to be good at yoga?

A - Nope! Newbies and non-yogis welcome! Love is all I look for! 

Q - Can I have other Brand Ambassadorships? 

A - Of course! I don't "kick people out" or disqualify your application for having other brand partners, I don't own you and want you to wear what makes you happy! Spread the love! 

Q - Do you require me to post a certain amount?

A - Nope, I want you to post when you feel inspired! The more you post the more likely your code will be used but how and when you do so is entirely up to you. 

Q - Does my OM-bassadorship expire?

A - In one year we have a reapplication process to make sure you are still lovin' me and being a part of the ROOT Family. If you reapply you'll continue to be an OMie if you are currently one.