2019 Sweetwater Calendars now available! $20.00 each ~ $5.00 S/H ~ order today!

135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke, VT 05832,US
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(802) 535-5876


Sweetwater Studios

Uniting Mind, Body, and Soul

About Us

Yoga for Everyone

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. 

Enhance Your Wellness

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. 

Calm Your Mind

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.   

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Weekly Classes

Gentle Yoga ~ Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ 5:00 - 6:15 pm  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


Special Events

     2019 Calendars are now on sale.

Sweetwater Studios calendars profile photography of the beautiful Northeast Kingdom in and around the Burke area. Each month showcases a single photo taken in 2018 that best represents that month and includes an inspirational quote. Calendars make great gifts! Order yours today!


Pictures of this year;s calendar can be viewed in  in the Gallery below.


Quote of the Week

    “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”                           

~Mary Lou Cook


   

Photo of the Week

    This sweet rose blossom was discovered on October 22 when it was only 31 degrees outside. What a hearty little gem!  I look forward to many years of these gorgeous pink blossoms.

TRAPEZE YOGA

I am now booking trapeze yoga sessions for Wednesdays and Saturdays or other times by appointment. 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.

Weekly Theme

  ~Loving What you Do~

I often think about how full my life is and what a blessing to be doing so many things I love. As an educator for 33 years I have been given so many opportunities to do the things I have been passionate about. In my early years as a special educator I was given the opportunity to have dual roles as a special educator and a 5th grade teacher, which led me to becoming a middle school teacher for many years. Over those years I was able to do student directed learning, develop annual Nature’s classroom trips for students, a ski program at the local ski area, be a writing coordinator, participate in NanoWrimo. . . the list goes on. All of these programs for students came from my passion to provide them with the best possible education I could. All those years in the classroom also allowed me to nurture my own creativity in so many ways. Every time I did assignments alongside my students, wrote with them, responded to their reading journals and so on, I learned so much about myself. Returning to special education and administration in the last few years has continued to allow me to learn about myself by challenging me to do new and different things than I ever have before. Again, many opportunities were provided to me in this new role. Stepping outside one’s comfort zone on occasion is a tremendous opportunity for growth. And now, as I move closer to the retirement years, I have begun a yoga and photography business that keeps me inspired and growing every day. It is so important to not only do what you truly enjoy doing, but also to welcome the many opportunities that come your way. When you embrace those opportunities they have the power to enrich your life in ways that you may only have dreamt of before. 

Services & More

Gentle Yoga

 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

  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

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.

Restorative Yoga

  

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.

   

Testimonials

  

“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.

About Sweetwater Studios

  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. 

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Sweetwater Studios

135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke, VT 05832 US

(802) 535-5876

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