New Student Special

3 Weeks of Yoga for $35

New Student Special

3 Week of Yoga for $35

New Student Special

3 Weeks of Yoga for $35

40 Day Transformation

40 Day Transformation with Mike Houlihan & Dr. Risa Schulman

April 15-May 24, 2024 - Meets 6 Mondays, 7:15pm-9pm

You want to make a change in your life. You want to feel better, to simplify, to experience a deeper sense of connection and peace. But where and how do you begin? Maybe you want to quit smoking, exercise more, and nourish yourself differently. Perhaps you want to carry around less anger, judgment, or resentment.  You’d like to be a better parent, partner, leader. You’re bombarded with well-intentioned advice from all directions. Whom do you trust? Who has the answers?

YOU!  All the wisdom you’ll ever need is inside you, but how do you access it?

In this six-week course, you’ll use the lens of Yoga to see yourself more clearly. Supported by a community of amazing people, you’ll explore what true yogis have known for millennia: that Yoga is not merely the holding of physical postures. Rather, the true essence of Yoga is self-inquiry through practice. Learning new meditation techniques and conducting dietary experiments, you’ll develop a more intimate connection to your body and a more compassionate relationship with your mind, becoming more aware of unconscious habits and patterns. Come learn how to create substantive change in your life and be transformed in the process!

The great Swami Kripalu said, "Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being oneself."

Program Details

  • Cost: $350 / $150 for RTW Members / $265 for Figtree Members (use promo code FIG40)
  • Unlimited Yoga classes at Roots to Wings, live synchronous or from our recorded library
  • Six Weekly Gatherings on Monday evenings 7:15pm-9pm to practice and share together
  • Guidance in establishing a daily yoga practice
  • Personal support from Mike Houlihan and Dr Risa Schulman
  • Weekly Food Experiments to help you develop a deeper understanding of your food choice
What else does the tuition include?
  • Unlimited Yoga classes at Roots to Wings during the 40 day program (Includes all regularly scheduled classes.  Does not include other series and/or workshops/events)
  • Personal copy of Stephen Cope’s book, Yoga and the Quest for the True Self
  • 40% off one wellness session (massage, therapeutic yoga, reiki, energy healing or private consultation on any aspect of the program you wish to explore more fully. Must be used within the 40 days of the program.)
  • Access to The Hive (online resource library)

2. How do I get started?

You can call or email us to get any questions answered. Or just start by registering and join us on the opening night.

Mike Houlihan is a full-time co-Owner of Roots to Wings.  He is a certified 500 hour teacher in the Kripalu lineage, studying with Sudha Carol Lundeen, Jurian Hughes, Devarshi Steven Hartman and Jovinna Chan. In addition to Kripalu Hatha yoga (postures for physical and mental health), Mike has practiced and studied physical, energetic and spiritual healing under the guidance of Spiritual Teacher and Healer Chun Shim nim.  He has degrees in Economics and History from Rutgers College and holds an MBA from Boston University.  He lives in Newbury with his wife Beth and their four children.

Dr. Risa Schulman is a long time yoga scholar and a practicing physician and founder of Figtree Family Medicine, the first direct primary care practice in Newbury, MA. She is board certified in Family Medicine, completed her 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training in 2003. She has a BA in History from Cornell University, an MD from Temple University School of Medicine, a certificate in medical acupuncture from Harvard University and completed her residency training at Brown University. She lives in Newburyport with her three children.

“Before I started the 40 Day Transformation, I felt anxious, sad, angry; there was "more" to life!  I felt like I was having an internal crisis.  I had not given much credence to "mid-life" crisis and thought it was untrue and now I was in one (age:49).  This program has given me new/renewed tools for my next life stage. A lifestyle of mindful eating, self-care, quieting the mind, focus, presence, self-acceptance, self-love."

"I am so glad I went through this program!  I had already been meditating every day, practicing asana [yoga postures] 5x/week, and eating a whole foods plant based diet (minimal processed food).  I wanted the group support to help me look at my relationship to alcohol.  I ended up getting so much more out of the program than I ever imagined.  I've reached a level of self-acceptance that I could only dream about previously"

"I joined this group on my very first night doing yoga - ever!  Jumped in head first as usual.  This program has facilitated the opening of my eyes to myself.  I have learned that it is ok not to be able to do all poses.  That I can take pressure off myself.  I have also take a better look at my relationship with food.  Looked at the "why's" and realizing I was eating for more reasons than just hunger.  I am much more grounded and accepting of myself."