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Thomas Pitcher

Yoga (RYT-200)

& Tai Chi

Tom aims to help you develop skills of self-inquiry about your bodies. Tom believes in honoring the wisdom of simplicity, and his style will prepare you for all types of yoga, especially if you are a beginner. Tom teaches beginner classes and specialty classes, such as yoga for gamers, yoga for gardeners, yoga for cyclists, etc.  Tom also teaches Wu Tai Chi.


Tom has practiced yoga since 2001 and Tai Chi since 2010. Tom completed his 200-hour teacher training with Alignment Yoga in Blue Mounds, WI. He has been teaching yoga and Tai Chi since December 2016.

Tom is an English professor at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville. He enjoys gaming, the outdoors, and writing.


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Tina disch

Yoga (RYT-200)

Tina brings you a dynamic, physical yoga practice, which synchronizes breath and movement, produces an internal heat, and is designed to purify the body. Her style of yoga is great for building core strength and toning the body.

Tina's yoga practice started  two years ago with Tom Pitcher, her significant other, and she has blossomed into a better SELF as a result of yoga--she is healthier and happier! She completed the  YTT-200 hr program at Body and Soul in Dubuque in November 2019.

Tina is the mother of two grown sons, Kenney and Arron, and a grandmother to Harper Marie and Elijah Grant. Tina looks forward to seeing you soon! 

Danielle Carlson

Yoga (RYT-200)

Yoga Shred(R) Certified

Danielle brings you a fusion of yoga styles in her classes- alignment and holding from Iygengar Yoga, movement from Vinyasa Flow, and connective tissue work from Yin Yoga. If you come to her Yoga Shred/Yoga HIIT classes, you'll get a little bit of a workout, too!

Danielle started practicing Iyengar yoga around 2007 at The Yoga Place in La Crosse, WI. She completed her 200 hour certification at B-1 Yoga in Dubuque, IA in Aug 2018. She is also Yoga Shred certified (Jan 2020).

Danielle is a high school science teacher in Fennimore. She owns Autumn Phoenix Designs LLC, wrote Teaching Hacks!, sells curriculum on Teachers Pay Teachers...and just generally cannot sit still. This is why yoga is good for her!

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NaDIA Sifri

Yoga (RYT-200)

Nadia enjoys teaching a gentle flow, adding props to make poses accessible to everyone. In attending her classes, she'll help you build strength and flexibility over time. Nadia enjoys learning about multiple yoga modalities and incorporating pieces that she learns into her classes!


Nadia began practicing yoga in 2001 and enjoyed the relaxation, stretching, strengthening of the body and centering of the mind. She has been practicing on and off for many years. In May 2017, she decided to try hot yoga at B-1 Yoga located in Dubuque, IA and enjoyed the heat combined with a gentle flow that the Flow 1.0 and B26 classes provided.

Nadia completed her 200 hour training with B-1 Yoga studio in April 2018, and become certified with Yoga Alliance shortly thereafter. During summer 2018, she taught at B-1 and also taught a beginner series in Platteville.  Recently, she has been practicing Baptiste style yoga at Ignite Studio in Dubuque, IA. 


Yoga (RYT-200)

Jessica weber

To add to the beauty of movement powered by breath, Jess encourages the practice of gratitude within her classes, often weaving that theme through the asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), and meditations. She often ties aromatherapy into her classes, bringing a different dimension into your practice!


Jessica has been practicing yoga for 10 years and teaching yoga for almost 4 years.  She received her RYT 200 from Body & Soul in Dubuque, IA in 2015.  Today, her yoga practice is both on and off the mat.  She loves the physical practice, but most of all, she loves using that physical practice to slow down the mind and connect to the body’s breath.  Finding this connection is true bliss! 

Jessica is a Spanish and English teacher in Highland, WI.  Outside of teaching and practicing yoga, she enjoys time with her family, especially her 9 nieces and nephews, and her dog, Bella.  Jessica's other passions are traveling and playing the piano.

Jeff Wright

Yoga (E-RYT-500)

Jeff has practiced yoga for over 45 years and taught yoga for over 32 years. He received his mantra initiation from Swami Veda Bharati in 1972, and has studied with yoga masters in the Himalayan tradition in Minneapolis, with Iyengar teachers in Iowa City and Minneapolis, and completed a 500 hour certification training with Scott Anderson (Alignment Yoga) of Blue Mounds, WI in 2013. Jeff is the author of numerous articles published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and YogaIowa as well as several books on yoga, including his recently published, Way of Stillness.

Jeff has a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Education.  He has special interests in meditation practices and yoga therapy. Jeff offers both weekly hatha classes and group sessions of secular meditation practice (Stillness Groups) in Platteville and surrounding communities.  He is on the yoga teacher training staff at Body & Soul Wellness Center and Spa and is also a volunteer with the Wisconsin Prison Mindfulness Initiative.

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Are you interested in being an instructor here?

If you are interested in being a guest instructor for a movement-based class, you will need to supply a copy of your liability insurance certificate, a copy of your teaching certification, and you will be asked to fill out a contract and a W-9.

Email us for more information about the benefits of teaching at Rooted Studio!

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