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(from kathy)
Brian and kathy McCarthy on Lifeguard Station in Santa Monica, CA
Welcome Yogi's!  We are so excited that you have found your way to The Root Board®.  This is Kathy and Brian McCarthy. We are yogis who believe in you!  We know that practicing yoga creates better humans,  agents of kindness and calm, and our passion is to serve the yoga community so the world can be a better place for all.
The Root Board® is a small family business with a big heart. We started in March 2020 during the beginning of the Covid 19 quarantine.  Like many others during that time, we found ourselves freshly unemployed, and with new found time on our hands and lots of  motivation to self-reflect and consider life’s next steps. It was a challenging period of time, made worse in that I felt my yoga practice slipping away. The distractions of being at home and the instability of the mat on carpet interfered with my yoga experience to the degree that I simply did not feel the same physical and mental release that I'd come to rely upon. Yoga is all about stilling the mind, focus, breath, and landing those peak poses.  You need a space free from distractions to get there. 
It became a family project to improve my yoga space.  The challenge was how to find the zen in a small living space with wall-to-wall carpet. Through trial and error, Brian designed and built a solid yoga platform made from bamboo, which tactilely replicated the experience of the yoga studio.  It dramatically and immediately enhanced my practice. We call it The Root Board ® and are immensely excited to share it with you! It will bring your studio practice home.
We’ve grown to love yoga at home as a place to explore and challenge ourselves. We’ve learned that solo practice offers a chance to deepen our understanding of ourselves, and thus expand the benefits of our practice. We believe yoga is the path to peace, health and longevity. 
We know that if you are here, you want to improve your home yoga practice. Yogis'... DO IT!   The world is uncertain, but this is exactly what we been practicing for! Buy a Root Board or build your own by following our DIY tutorial, so you can land your practice, and share the benefits of yoga with the world.
Never forget that wellness is yours for the taking.
❤️️  ❤️️  ❤️️
The Root Board started in April 2020 as a family collaboration. Kathy and Brian have been married 29 years, and reside in Santa Monica.  The engineering of the board, the brand "voice" and the design have been created with the help of their talented kids: Clara, Maggie and Kellan. We are blessed and grateful always.