I remember the afternoon I was poking around the website of Rooted. First of all, I had never done barre, so I was extremely intrigued. And I loved that this place wasn’t only yoga. It offered more. It also looked extremely chic, so I sent them my resume hoping for the best.
It was one of those super serendipitous situations that felt like it was meant to be. Kristin got back to me fairly quickly because they were literally having an open audition for yoga teachers a few days later. The same day we e-mailed back and forth to coordinate the audition, we ran into each other at a networking event!
As people went around the room and introduced themselves, I realized I was staring right at Kristin. When it was time for me to share, we locked eyes and laughed because we both made the connection that we were e-mailing each other only hours before.
Kristin feels like the friend you’ve always had. She’s an amazing studio owner because not only does she seem genuinely amped that you showed up, but she gives out hugs like candy and it doesn’t even feel forced. She’s approachable, loving, constantly sharing her warm smile, but also totally real about being a mom to a one year old and living an extremely hectic life.
But she does it with grace. She’s a bombshell blonde who will kick your ass in a barre class, turn around to give you a cookie, and then dash out the door to do a million other things. She’s inspiring and always dreaming up what’s next. Another reason why I love her energy.
Kristin is one of my favorite barre teachers in Portland, Maine. I always recommend The Rooted Collective for someone looking to try barre. Her classes are brilliant and her team of teachers is incredible. NO ONE makes me shake the way she does. The pain burns so good and after you feel like a badass. That’s just one of her gifts.
Location: Portland, Maine / Kennebunk, Maine
Occupation: Owner of The Rooted Collective
On her nightstand: My planner, water, baby monitor and Danielle LaPorte Fire Starter Sessions
Random item in your bag right now: Ha who knows…I have a 1 year old
What book do you always recommend: The Four Agreements
Describe your fitness/movement routine in one sentence: Barre & Yoga…. chasing after a little one. I love all movement though and love a great kickboxing sesh!
Words that inspires you today? Just because you are soft does not mean you are not a force to be reckoned with. Both honey and wildfire are gold.