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.
A variety of workshops will be available each month to allow you to learn new wellness strategies and enhance your life in many ways. Keep an eye on the list of monthly workshops being offered below.
Yoga is a complicated practice with so many valued components ~ the physical practice ~ meditation ~ pranayama ~ mindfulness ~ right living to mention a few. Part of taking care of the body we inhabit is by using all natural ingredients in what we use on and around the body, as well as in what we consume.
I am happy to report that my leg has been healing beautifully. Though I have a few months to go before it’s totally back to normal, I am feeling ready to return to teaching yoga classes! Woohoo!
I am so incredibly excited to be getting back to yoga. I have missed it more than I’d ever thought possible. Yoga is the thing that grounds me. When I am practicing I feel that it’s the only time I connect fully with myself from the inside out.
To begin I will be teaching the following classes:
Thursdays from 9:30 - 10:30 am
at the East Haven Community Building
Beginning January 6, 2022
Cost is by donation to support expenses of the facility
Just show up, but remember to bring a mask!
All Levels Yoga - via ZOOM
Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:00 pm
Beginning January 6, 2022
Contact me for more details
“Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.”
– Hermann Hesse
Progress continues on the studio. Dave is the sole laborer and been busy working on the window trim.
I'm the chief finisher, and have to say, the windows sure are looking good.
We are still being held up by things out of our control, like getting someone here to frack the well so we have enough water to meet the regulations. And a plumber to finish the bathroom fixtures.
In anticipation of opening sometime soon I have connected with some amazing and talented wellness practitioners who will be joining the Sweetwater Studios team when the time is right. Please read about them below.
The Sweetwater bees have been very successful this year. We have not done a 2022 harvest yet, but still have plenty of honey from 2021.
Reach out if you are interested in purchasing some.
We sell in one and two pound jars ~ $10 per pound!
I am currently working on a 300-hour yoga certification and I'm loving it and learning so much. From myths to adjustments to chakras, and more.
I can't wait to share what I'm learning with my students!
Room or linen sprays, soaps, bath salts, sugar scrubs, diffuser blends, soothing body lotions and balms, solid or roll-on scents. . .
I've been mixing these and more using natural ingredients and essential oils.
I am available to work with you individually to determine what you need for a healthier more natural lifestyle.
If you're interested in learning more or would like to book a session with me to meet your unique needs, please reach out to me using the contact information at the bottom of the page.
Karen has been a practitioner of yoga for many years, and in 2016 decided to go for her 200-hour certification. She then began teaching classes in her community regularly. In 2017 she traveled to Barcelona to become a certified Trapeze Yoga teacher through Yogabody. She has taught classes in gentle yoga, chair yoga, all levels yoga, trapeze yoga, gravity coaching, and restorative yoga. Her dream of owning her own studio will soon be a reality as she plans to open Sweetwater Studios in East Burke in the fall of 2022.
Sorrel is a fully qualified yoga instructor who runs both vinyasa and pre and post natal classes. An English woman based in Vermont, she completed her initial teacher training under Keren Cooksey in the UK but is on a continuous journey to learn more about the practice of yoga and the many ways of teaching it.
Sorrel is a firm believer in the fact that yoga is for everyone, no matter what their age, fitness level, flexibility, gender or background and ensures that her classes are designed with this in mind. Yoga has always been a safe haven for Sorrel and this nurturing element is something that runs through each of her classes. Expect flowing sequences that offer the chance to reconnect with yourself, whilst enjoying some great music and a welcoming atmosphere.
Martha trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness ( 2003-2008). MBSR was of interest because it is a secular program created to address chronic stress and pain and to tame the mind through meditation. She has led many MBSR programs with groups and individuals in local community wellness programs.
She has had the good fortune to study and practice many types of meditation in Buddhist
traditions with Tibetan teachers such as HH the Dalai Lama, Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, H.E. Garchen Rinpoche and, Lama Zopa Rinpoche (1983-present)
She is a retired VT Educator living in Sutton, VT.
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 among the hills of the beautiful Northeast Kingdom.
Yoga for men is designed for the unique needs of men, from targeted mobility training using passive stretching over time to help open the hips, hamstrings, and back (among other things.)
By holding specific poses for up to 5 minutes and relaxing to let gravity do the work, students can affect change and feel lasting benefits.
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.
Geared to the beginning practitioner, participants will be introduced to the principals of alignment. Working from a seated position or standing with the chair as a support you will work on flexibility, balance and strength.
Mindfulness can help one to cope with stress, illness, grief, increase one’s patience and ability to relax, think more clearly, relate more effectively in relationships, and in parenting. We will learn a variety of simple meditation and relaxation techniques, movement, and ways to use our resources in our daily lives.
There will be an Introductory class to commence an eight week, evening weeknight program culminating with an All Day workshop.
This is a class designed to help reduce stress and anxiety through practicing mindfulness activities and following guided meditations.
Each week Karen uploads chants to the group Facebook page.
Give yourself the gift of a healthy mind prepared to cope with whatever life gifts you with.
In this challenging world it can be difficult to stay calm and healthy. Whether your are experiencing anxiety or perhaps even physical symptoms from life's difficulties, maybe I can help.
Contact me to schedule a personal session and together we will review your wellness and happiness needs so that I can personalize a blend that is just right for you.
Using natural ingredients and essential oils that nature has blessed us with we can enhance your well-being and joy in life.
Sweetwater Studios was established in 2016 by Karen Zaun Kennedy. Karen was an educator for 35 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. In 2020 Karen became certified in Gravity Yoga through YogaBody. Karen currently teaches classes via ZOOM in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and is in the process of realizing her dream of owning her own studio, by building it from the ground up!
During this year of Covid, Karen has expanded her wellness offerings by becoming a certified aromatherapist. Reach out to see what she has to offer!