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.
Mindfulness series are offered throughout the year to assist you with the skills necessary to live the life you desire. From gentle movement to guided meditation, participants will learn new techniques to help them live in the present with awareness.
Gentle Yoga ~ Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ 5:00 - 6:15 pm at the Burke Mountain Clubhouse.
Trapeze Yoga ~ Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 - 10 am at Trail2Wellness ~ You MUST book in advance!
Chair Yoga - Saturdays 9:00- 9:45 am at Burke Town Offices Community Center, School Street, West Burke, VT ~ watch the calendar for dates!
Private Classes available on Request
Mindfulness 6-week Series
If you find you struggle with stress, anxiety or depression, 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, meditation, and movement to improve your overall wellness. Through mindful practices that deepen the connection between what the body experiences and how the mind translates that experience, participants can begin to:
• recognize the difference between body sensations and the thoughts about those sensations
• reduce negative thinking patterns
• develop additional strategies to reduce pain and stress
• respond to challenges and change, rather than react to them
Check the calendar for dates beginning march 24, 2019.
Cost $75./per person for all 6 weeks
Reiki and Restorative Yoga Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 am
Trail2Wellness Fitness & Spa
Kirby Road, East Burke, VT
The workshops are being held by Karen Zaun Kennedy and Janice Narey. While
Karen leads participants into restorative yoga poses, Janice will provide Reiki to participants while
the poses are held. The workshop is limited to 12 participants, and the fee is $30.
Please contact Janice Narey by calling or texting 802-274-2130 or emailing
email@example.com to register.
"We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives."
I have taken many photographs of this tree over the years. It sits amid a family burial ground in a field not farm from my home. I see it from the dirt road in all seasons and am always struck by it’s beauty which makes me think that beauty comes from the nourishment of souls.
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.
Contact me to schedule your next session.
As I sat on the sofa with my 2 year old granddaughter the other day and she placed her sweet little hand next to mine, I was struck by the difference 60 years makes. Her chubby little hand is so smooth and unmarked by scars, experience or age. Yet some day her hands will look much as mine do with age spots and the weathering of time. I am infatuated with hands because they tell such a story of the person they are attached to. No matter how hands have weathered the years, appreciate all that they have done for you. Thinking of many expressions using the word hand, like lend a hand, hand me downs, hand in, all hands on deck, show of hands, one hand washes the other . . . They all have to do with offering assistance to others. I like that and think that the texture of my hand shows that and my grandaughter’s hands will show that one day as well. Watching her from birth I know that she too is infatuated with hands, and marvel at how quickly she learned to use her hands to assist herself and others. When I hold her precious hand in mine and feel it’s warmth and softness I know that she will continue to lend a hand throughout her life and that will make all the difference.
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.
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.
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.
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 Burke Mountain Clubhouse 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