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.
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!
Private Classes available on Request
Reiki and Restorative Yoga Workshops
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Saturday, February 9, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 am
Trail2Wellness Fitness & Spa
Kirby Road, East Burke, VT
This workshop is being held by Karen Zaun Kennedy and Janice Narey. While
Karen leads participants into restorative yoga poses, Janice will provide Reiki 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.
“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
~Mary Lou Cook
The spectacular view from Sweetwater Lane continues to amaze me. I love the fact that I regularly stop to appreciate this view and continue to photograph it even after living here for more than 30 years.
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.
Giving, Gratitude, Grace
I recently read an article by Deepak Chopra in which he suggested a mindful meditation to “think in terms of things you can do that benefit you while at the same time connecting with others at a deep level.” It seems a timely message during the holiday season.
As you think about giving at a time that can seem all too commercialized, imagine giving more of yourself and less of material things. During your interaction with others strive to be more present, letting people know that you really care for or appreciate them. Let them know the extent of your love for them in a deep and heartfelt way. While this can be difficult for many of us at times you can achieve this through simple awareness. Recognize the wonderful love or appreciation you have for another and visualize that person as you offer them whatever it is you have to give by mentally forming the words ~ “I care”, “I am here for you”, “I appreciate you” or whatever words are in your heart.
Consider the quality of your gratitude and using similar messages from above shift from giving to appreciation. Visualize someone or something that you are particularly thankful for and then connect with that by focusing all your attention there as you form the words directed toward that recipient ~ “You are here for me”, You let me know that I matter”, “You give me love” ~ again words from your heart. By practicing this type of giving and gratitude you open a direct path to others and perhaps open the opportunity to release judgments or negative ideas.
Grace, as Chopra describes it “belongs to the purest level of awareness, where a single spirit embraces everyone and everything.” When you feel grace you feel uninhibited love and blessings toward yourself and others and for yourself from the world around you. To feel your own grace sit quietly and focus on the area of your heart and feel the light that resides there. Imagine that light of love and caring spreading throughout your body and embrace its warmth. Perhaps you are even able to imagine that love and light shining beyond the self to others or throughout the universe. By simply being you can live in grace ~ allowing it to guide you on your journey.
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 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