Hold the Vision,
Trust the Process

Based out of Belmar, New Jersey, Root to Rise is a recovery community committed to
helping those recovering from drug and alcohol abuse remain clean and sober through physical activity.

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A Very Special Announcement

It is with GREAT excitement that we share with you a special announcement.  At Root to Rise it has always been our mission to lend support and help those in recovery through community activities promoting mindfulness and positivity. Keeping with our core initiatives, our organization has been offered an incredible opportunity to not only expand our mission, but deliver a beneficial impact to even more communities. With this, we are very grateful to announce that we will be joining our efforts with The Phoenix, a free sober active community designed for individuals who have suffered from a substance use disorder, and to those who choose to live and pursue a sober life. Our space, goals, and offerings will continue to stay the same, and our pursuit to help more lives in our community and beyond will only become stronger. To learn more about our mission with The Phoenix, watch the video below or visit thephoenix.org

Our Mission

Root to Rise is a registered nonprofit organization that provides free resources, services, and support to individuals recovering from addiction and other mental health issues. We believe that a combination of physical and mental diversion in the form of yoga, exercise, sport, and meditation can counteract addiction relapse. We also provide a strong, supportive community and foster personal development programs which are essential to maintaining sobriety. In addition, we deliver professional outreach programs for rehabilitation facilities, schools, and detention centers. 

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Your contributions allow us to be in a number of spaces including schools, rehabs, and detox facilities where we offer meditation
and yoga for free to those in recovery. These outreach programs benefit not only the client but the teacher and facilities as well.
Healing through human connection.

Weekly Schedule


Join us for all-levels yoga classes at our studio located at 911 Main Street in Belmar, NJ 07719. This is a safe space where ALL are welcome! Please check out our full schedule below.

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Join us at 11:15 on Saturdays for a social event. Whether you are in recovery yourself or know someone who is, this time is for conversations and exchanging ideas between like-minded friends.

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Join Roseann Petropoulos at the Belmar Library Annex located on 7th Avenue for a free Metta Meditation event. This meditation offering is every Monday at 11am.

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Workshops and Events


Starting 4/14 and Every Sunday thereafter at 1pm! Join our Run/Walk Club: Accessible to all levels, whether you’d like to walk, jog, or run! Meet up at the main entrance of the Longstreet Farm visitor center in Holmdel, NJ 07733! (Will not meet on Easter)  


Join us on Saturdays at 5pm for a free strength training and group fitness class at Ocean CrossFit. 64 Steiner Ave. Neptune City, NJ 07753. All levels welcome!

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A beginners meditation class taught by Kevin Genjo LeBlanc – Tuesday’s at 8:30pm. Mats, cushions, and blankets provided. Please wear comfortable clothes.

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Root to Rise Yoga at 6:30pm with Amy Budinich Emley. Donation based class located in our studio on Main Street in Belmar. Mats and cushions provided. Extra yoga mats are available if needed.

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Join us on Friday, May 10th at 911 Main Street. In this vision board workshop, we will be exploring the thoughts, feelings, actions, or things we want to let go of, those we want to welcome, and why we are committed to doing so in this year.



Our studio is open at 911 Main Street in Belmar. We offer non-recovery and recovery based yoga and meditation events, social events, workshops,and more. Classes are FREE and OPEN TO ALL. A minimum of 48 hours of continuous sobriety is the only requirement.

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Support us in our Mission

We have a really unique mission

Everyone has been affected by addiction in some way, either directly suffering or watching a loved one suffer, and we’ve created an organization that works to help people within our local community stay clean and sober. We teach those in recovery to use consistent physical fitness as a means to prevent relapse, while providing a strong, supportive community to help hold them up. We provide free services, from yoga to group fitness, meditation, hiking, cycling, and more aimed at healing the whole person.


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We are here for support. Call us today at 732-739-RISE

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