An online Yoga community that is about more than what happens on the mat!


What do you get in the membership?

⚑ Would you just love to shut that little voice off in your head for just 5 minutes and have some time to yourself?

⚑ Are you tired of jamming your body through gruelling and unfulfilling exercise that keeps injuring you?

⚑ Are looking for a fun, affordable & achievable way to move and maybe find something with a little more purpose?


If you are open to connecting with your body on a deeper level Root & Rise is the place for you.

πŸ’—Are you ready to find more comfort and confidence in your own skin and to feel empowered by being your most authentic self? πŸ§˜πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

πŸ’— Every practice is recorded so the membership will work around your life and your commitments.

πŸ’— Variations are given for beginners and intermediate yogis. So you don't need to have done yoga before, just be open to work with your individual challenges.

πŸ’— Root & Rise helps to inspire mindfulness in your day on and off the mat. Helping you move well in your daily life, lowering discomfort, aches and pains by learning to use your body better.

Functioning bodies are sexy bodies. You heard me! πŸ’–

Every Month You Get

  • 2 x 1-hour flows
  • 2 x 30 min flows
  • 1 x Posture Breakdown
  • 1 x Meditation & Breathwork
  • Access to the archive for the duration of your membership.

Bonus Goodies

✨ A playlist of music to move with for every practice.

✨ Access to the private Root & Rise Facebook community. A place where we hold space for each other to share and support. Together we help each other RISE!

✨ 1 Monthly Tea and Chat with me in the Facebook Group to catch up, grab a cup of tea and join me for a chinwag.

✨ 1 Monthly Morning Mediation and mantra session. Getting our journals out to set intentions for the month ahead.

My vision is to hold a compassionate space for you to develop an achievable, nourishing practice to experience movement with mindfulness and care. Guiding you with authenticity & encouraging you to work with your body and its cycles so that you can experience, grow and enjoy being your best self in the comfort of your own body.

~ Samantha Garstin

If that wasn't enough

For all my ladies out there, I have designed the flows each month to work with your monthly cycle! What! What do you mean???

Well, moving in sync with our body when we are on our cycle helps to nourish us by working with our bodies rather than against them. However, not all of us have a cycle so this is an optional suggestion to order the practices in. If your interested in this bit, let me explain some about it more here....

Such a wonderful yoga instructor, despite feeling I am a somewhat inflexible person, Samantha devised some incredible flows for me, taking into consideration my specific needs & ability. I have thoroughly enjoyed the early part of my yoga journey & wholeheartedly have Samantha to thank for that. - Julie Seal

About Me

Yoga has changed everything for me and it's only in the last 2 years that I have begun to realise how much.

I love to move my body and my practice doesn't always look like yoga, somedays it's more like interpretive dance, and somedays I might just breathe. I am driven to find new ways to practice and creative ways to tap into creating functional movement. Bodies that function are sexy! Yup! You heard me. Ain't nothing attractive about lower back agony! I want to be zipping around when I'm 80 and still having adventures and all the stuff I love. We need to nourish the only body we have NOW.

I have been practising Yoga for 8 years, and for the last 5, it has been a daily practice. Yoga has a way of coming into your life at just the right moment and then your hooked! Once it became part of my every day I knew there was no way I would want to ever be without it. If fact, I loved it so much that I wanted to share it with others so that they could also find the magic and wonder of this ancient practice.

It was only natural that I should teach. So the official bit, I am a qualified Vinyasa Teacher and registered with the Yoga Alliance. I trained with some of the best at The Sacred Fig. More than that, I live it. Every day. From the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep.

What does that mean?

It means I live the practice of being connected to my body and being consciously and mindfully, aware of myself and who I am in the world every day. Full disclosure, I struggled with body confidence and eating disorders, it was just the other day I said to a friend, do you know, now at nearly 40, I have never felt so confident in my body as I do right now! Even with wobbly bits and bits that stick out and bits that aren't as toned as they once were, I feel amazing! I know in my heart that is because of the way my mindset has shifted. I constantly work with my body rather than against it, I have developed a deep connection to myself and what I need.

So my friends, are you ready to feel this for yourself? To feel empowered and body confident and to be ready for whatever life throws at you?

Samantha is an amazing and lovely teacher, who listens to your needs and adjust her classes to them! She prepares beautiful sequences and combines it with a lot of smiles and funny humour ❀️ Make sure to check out her youtube channel too, where you can get back to her teaching anytime you need to 😊 ~ Gosia Ogorek

Are you still unsure?

Head over to my YouTube channel, I have a few flows on there so you can get to know me and my style. If the membership is not for you I get that, no worried my lovely, but keep it in mind. I would love you to join the little community here. It's more than just Yoga, it about each of us building each other up, holding space for each other and help each other rise to be our best selves in a safe space. Anyway, I'll be here if you change your mind.

What my students are saying...