MUSKEGON, MI – The Rotdown in downtown Muskegon has been a favourite spot for locals to seize a chew to eat and a cool drink since opening because the area’s first heated vinyasa yoga studio.

The studio, which includes a inventive type of yoga with rhythmic actions designed for respiration, is stocked with recent juice, smoothies and salads.

Prospects can drop in for yoga courses and luxuriate in scrumptious smoothie bowls, recent juices, wraps and salads, amongst different objects.

Proprietor Kelly Seifert opened the doorways to the yoga studio and juice/salad bar in 2014, inviting locals to attach with them and the neighborhood.

“Group is on the core of our area,” Seifert stated. “It is like a house away from residence. Simply so welcoming and vibrant.”

Seifert, a local of Mt. Nice, stated she discovered a love for meals and educating whereas learning household client science and well being at Central Michigan College in 2007.

There she met her husband, who was born in Muskegon, and moved to Colorado after commencement. Earlier than lengthy, she stated, she started educating highschool and have become licensed in yoga.

“I had simply began educating yoga on the time,” Seifert stated. “And I imply, I went to high school for diet and secondary schooling. It is at all times been an enormous ardour of mine, so it simply got here collectively.”

In 2011, Seifert and her husband returned to Muskegon, the place she stated she noticed the potential for downtown Muskegon to turn out to be a vibrant space.

“Yoga is my nice ardour,” she stated. “Coming from a powerful neighborhood in Colorado, that was one thing I wished to deliver right here that I did not see, and I wished to deliver that sense of neighborhood area with well being at its middle.”

Seifert stated she began doing free yoga courses twice per week within the parking zone of the Muskegon Farmers Market, which she says has helped construct Rootdown’s clientele.

He stated Rootdown was created with that concept, a ardour to offer health and diet in a single place.

“Creating Rootdown rooted us right here and took us down a special profession path,” he stated. “And within the seven years we have had the enterprise, we have had three youngsters. So the identify may be very symbolic and part of us and our lives.”

Seifert’s envisioned potential turned a actuality, and now the enterprise is increasing the menu to incorporate extra scrumptious objects for the neighborhood.

However don’t be concerned, the fundamental smoothies, juices and salads that Rootdown began with are nonetheless out there.

One menu staple that continues to be Rootdown’s primary promoting smoothie is the Kokomo ($8.50). It comes with banana, natural peanut butter, natural cacao, Michigan blueberries and almond milk.

Prospects who order the Kokomo also can get it as a smoothie bowl for $10.50, which may be custom-made to incorporate your selection of three toppings.

For these seeking to choose up a recent wrap or panini, Seifert stated he launched new additions to the menu in the beginning of the brand new yr.

Some new menu objects embrace savory “mushroom bacon” wraps just like the Thai One On ($12.50) and The Boss ($14).

As a part of the New Yr’s celebration, Seifert stated it has additionally elevated on-line ordering. Prospects can now view the brand new menu right here.

Along with the $10-$40 common periods on the studio, Rootdown additionally gives donation-based courses in the course of the summer time aboard the USS LST 393, a retired World Warfare II battleship in downtown Muskegon.

Seifert stated the courses caused 100 folks from out of state, with the method giving again to native nonprofits and the ship’s museum.

“There’s a lot satisfaction in being part of this neighborhood, serving to folks really feel good and remodel their well being by way of health,” she stated.

Rootdown’s hours of operation are Monday by way of Saturday, 9 a.m. to three p.m. The juice bar closes in the beginning of the final yoga class of the day. Go to their web site or name (231) 722-9642 to study extra.

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