about shelby

Shelby Torrese, co-owner of Roots Yoga, is a 500 RYT dedicated to making yoga accessible for practitioners of all levels, ages and backgrounds. By integrating both rituals and her love of food, Shelby hopes to provide some insight to the other realms of yoga outside of asana, the physical practice.

SoCal Matcha

  A matcha-lovers guide to the best in Orange County. I'll just get it out of the way by saying my favorite matcha is always the one I make myself at home. Mizuba matcha is by far my favorite brand, so that's what I use. I also always, always go with unsweetened...


  My birthday has always been my favorite 'holiday'. Honestly, whose isn't? It's a day entirely dedicated to celebrating the fact that you were born. Congrats on making your way into physical existence! You successfully rotated around the sun X number of times! Here's...

Rituals for Water

  Water is a healer. It is the element that cleanses, nourishes, nurtures and purifies. I'm a big fan of putting pen to paper, and it's not uncommon for me to write myself letters. (Just realizing how very Cher Horowitz that sounds - remember when she sent herself...

Where Does it Come From?

  Your food. Do you know where it comes from? I feel like children in particular are becoming more and more detached from reality. My generation may have been the last to experience running around in the actual streets with neighbor friends. Does anyone ever see kids...

Candle Night Ritual

  Cade & I rented our first place together in 2015 in Pasadena, California. It was a frenzy of a moving day and my first real, "grown-up" job started the following morning to us moving in. Needless to say, there was a lot going on. So much, that I forgot to turn...

3 Tips for Lasting Rituals

The best part about rituals is their grounding effect. Try and create rituals that you can fulfill anywhere. Especially for us nomads of the world, it’s not always easy to tell where we’ll be each day.


Join Shelby Torrese & Caden Kreuter for Roots Yoga’s 2019 retreat in Sonoma County, California. This 4-day, 3-night stay will include daily yoga practice, a matcha workshop, rituals and more.