Yoga unites the mind, body, and soul in a way that eases tension, reduces inflammation, and promotes health and well being. Regular practice will help you reach improve and perfect poses, correct posture and positioning, and improve your breathing and outlook on life.
Yoga is a great way to improve your endurance in other physical activities. After a run, or heavy workout, yoga will help your body relax while stretching, strengthening, and lengthening the muscles you were just working on.
Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.
Gentle Yoga ~ Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ 5:00 - 6:15 pm at the Yoga Barn at The Inn at Mountain View Farm.
Trapeze Yoga ~ Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 - 10 am at Trail2Wellness ~ You MUST book in advance!
Private Classes available on Request
MINDFULNESS 6-WEEK SERIES
New series in the Fall - watch for notices
If you find you have difficulty focusing on the present, struggle with stress or anxiety, judge yourself or others too harshly, and feel the need for change, this 6-week series may be right for you.
Each one-hour session will focus on breathing practices, mindful activities, meditation, chanting, and gentle movement to improve your overall wellness.
Through mindful practices that deepen the mind/body connection participants can increase their ability to respond to challenges and change, rather than react to them.
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“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we have lost our connection to ourselves.”
The deer return as the apples drop from the trees. What a treat it is to have them join us in the backyard each evening, sharing the land and the bounty it brings.
I am now booking trapeze yoga sessions for Wednesdays and Saturdays. The trapeze is a fun and challenging way to increase grip strength, flexibility and core strength.
The trapeze also provides traction to relieve back pain or discomfort.
Book through the website or contact me to schedule your next session.
Thinking about the Goldsworthy quote of the week, I know that I often do recognize that I am nature. What I sometimes forget is the importance of that and thus get led astray from a connection with the natural world around me. In this day it is easy to get caught up in the unnatural world of technology. I hear many people talk about quitting social media because it is not serving them well.
I remember my beautiful grandmother often saying “all things in moderation”. I am not sure that we need to quit something forever, but rather we need to find the balance between the natural and the unnatural. When we are weighted too heavily on one side we are likely to feel lost or disconnected. When I spend too much time reading and responding to work email in front of a computer I begin to feel stressed and foggy in the brain. Being aware of my physical reactions to technology reminds me of the imbalance and provides me with the opportunity to choose to reconnect with nature and my natural self.
Some Taoist texts claim that when human nature is aligned with the rest of nature, order and harmony are the result. When we are aware of our ‘misalignment’ with the natural world and consciously choose to realign we are bringing ourselves our true nature. By choosing to be in balance we are making choices that will serve us well.
Gentle Yoga is for beginners or experienced practioners interested in a practice that builds strength, flexibility and balance. Themed classes offer gentle movement and mindful practices that allow you to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Join us in the unique setting of the Yoga Barn among the hills of the beautiful Northeast Kingdom.
Gentle Yoga classes are offered every Tuesday & Thursday from 5:00 - 6:15 pm.
The Energizer is a vinyasa flow class designed to awaken the spirit and infuse the body with energy for a hearty day of trail riding or skiing, or simply to prepare you for the day. Using pranayama to guide the asanas of this intermediate class, students will move through a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. Recognizing the temporary nature of things, Vinyasa yoga brings our awareness to the seamless way life unfolds.
Contact Sweetwater Studios to schedule this class.
Trapeze Yoga offers a unique way of building upper body and core strength. In addition, the trapeze allows for certain poses to be passive, so you can assume deeper backbends and stretching in a way that lets you hold poses safely and for longer periods of time. Inversion therapy is known to have significant benefits including instant traction on the spine, relief of back pain, increased range of motion and more. Take a swing on the trapeze!
Contact Sweetwater Studios to book this class.
After a long day on the trails a Restorative Yoga class will allow your body to completely rest through simple movement, props for support, and guided meditations. The stillness of this peaceful class will allow you to regain a calm balance and soothe tired muscles.
Contact Sweetwater Studios to book this class.
“I just have to say how awesome I feel today. I have always had a lot of stiffness in my shoulders and tonight I reached over my head to stretch and get something off a top shelf. No impingement, stiffness or pain. I am SOLD. Thanks so much for your commitment.” ~H.D.
Sweetwater Studios was established in 2016 by Karen Zaun Kennedy. Karen has been an educator for over 30 years and had long dreamed of teaching yoga. She received her 200 RYS certification in 2016 through Heart Space Yoga Studios, and in 2017 earned her 50 YACEP certification to teach Trapeze Yoga through YogaBody in Barcelona. Karen currently teaches classes at both Trail2Wellness Fitness & Spa and The Inn at Mountain View Farm in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries, or to learn more about our class schedules.
135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke, VT 05832 US