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 beginning October 14, 2018 - Enroll Now!
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 90 minute 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.
Sundays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
October 14, 21, 28
November 11, 18, 25
Contact me for more information or to enroll at firstname.lastname@example.org or by messaging me below.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Ghandi
I love the time when sunflowers bloom. Their bright sunny faces bring a sense of joy to the earth. The warm yellow and gold hues fill my heart with a sense that all is right with the world.
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.
Sustenance – As I harvest vegetables from my garden, and work through the process of freezing, drying, canning, and baking the bounty, I think of the word sustenance.
Merriam Webster defines sustenance as 1. A means of support, maintenance, or subsistence; or 2. something that gives support, endurance, or strength. When I think about these definitions it is clear that sustenance is so much more than food. Growing the food is an important step in providing support for my body and there is nothing better than dining on food you have tended to for months. Yet sustenance of the body simply sets the foundation for sustenance of the heart and mind. Where does that support come from? What is needed to truly support us in our journey on the earth? How do we endure when the universe presents us with challenges and we aren’t sure we have the strength to carry on?
In the same way we prepare the soil for the seeds we plant by adding nutrients, and then tending the tiny shoots as they emerge, supporting and protecting them as they grow and fruit, we must do the same with the mind and soul. By recognizing that we need others to nurture us through life, we are taking the first step in getting the support and protection we need.
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