Part owner

Danielle Carlson

Yoga (RYT-200)

Formerly taught classes as

Autumn Phoenix Yoga

Danielle started practicing Iyengar yoga around 2007 at The Yoga Place in La Crosse, WI. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at B-1 Yoga in Dubuque, IA, and has been teaching since August 2018. Most of Danielle's classes mix flow with holding--she can't ignore her Iyengar roots! Her classes allow you to feel the sensations that yoga creates in your body. 

Danielle is a high school science teacher in Fennimore. She lives on a hobby farm with her husband, dog, 2 cats, and 3 fainting goats. In addition to teaching and having the studio, she makes jewelry (Autumn Phoenix Designs LLC), wrote a book (Teaching Hacks!), sells curriculum on Teachers Pay Teachers, offers Reiki and web design services......and just generally cannot sit still. This is why yoga is good for her!


Part owner

Thomas Pitcher

Yoga (RYT-200)

& Tai Chi

Formerly taught classes as

Simple Self Yoga

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.

In Tom's classes, he aims to help students develop skills of self-inquiry about their 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.

Tina disch

Soon-to-be yoga teacher (RYT-200)

Tina Disch is the mother of 2 grown sons, Kenney and Arron, and a grandmother to Harper Marie,  4yrs and Elijah Grant, 2 yrs . Her yoga practice started  2 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 is currently in the YTT-200 hr program at Body and Soul in Dubuque, through November 2019.

The yoga practice that Tina wishes to bring to the community is a dynamic, physical practice, which synchronizes breath and movement. This produces an internal heat, designed to purify the body. This yoga is great for building core strength and toning the body.

Tina looks forward to seeing you soon! 

Yoga (RYT-200)

Jessica weber

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! 


To add to the beauty of movement powered by breath, she encourages the practice of gratitude within her classes, often weaving that theme through the asana (yoga poses), pranayama (breath work), and meditations. 


Jessica is also 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.

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 either with a studio or doing her own thing. 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 the 200 hour training with B-1 Yoga studio in April 2018 and shortly thereafter become certified with the Yoga Alliance. She taught at B-1 during Summer 2018 as well as a beginner series in Platteville.  Recently, she has been practicing Baptiste style yoga at Ignite Studio in Dubuque, IA. 


Nadia enjoys learning about multiple yoga modalities and incorporating pieces that she learns into her classes. She enjoys teaching a gentle flow, adding props to make poses accessible to everyone, and helping her students build strength and flexibility over time. She is excited to bring what she has learned to the community.

NaDIA Sifri

Yoga (RYT-200)

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.

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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