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.
Sweetwater Studios intends to offer a variety of wellness options for everyone. Whether it's some form of exercise, or a class designed to ease anxiety or depression, or an opportunity to learn about natural ways of taking care of your health, we want to help you lean into the light and live the life you deserve.
Sweetwater Studios is nestled in the gently rolling hills of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Surrounded by the natural world, we offer a place of peace and tranquility. We have been raising bees for about 8 years and continue to grow each year. Join us and experience the world in a way that is intended to refresh and restore.
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 the products we use on and around the body, as well as in what we consume.
“Every time I judge someone else, I reveal an unhealed part of myself.” Unknown
Blue skies ahead! The studio is officially opened for in person offerings!
I look forward to serving my steadfast and faithful clients as well as meeting many new people in the name of wellness.
Please, join us for a class or workshop soon.
The Sweetwater bees have been very successful this year. Honey provides a number of essential health benefits including strengthening the immune system, relieving symptoms from allergies, nourishing the skin, wound healing, and so much more!
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.
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.
Beginner Yoga is for people with no previous yoga experience or for experienced yogis who like to step back into the beginner's mindset from time to time.
Themed classes are designed to help you become familiar with all aspects of yoga practice, while building strength, flexibility, and balance.
Taught by Karen
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.
Taught by Karen
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!
Taught by Karen
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.
Taught by Karen
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.
Our goal is to offer regular wellness workshops each month - mainly on Saturdays, but they may be scheduled on other days as well. To learn about upcoming workshops, watch below for detailed information.
Unwind at the end of a busy week by enjoying singing mantra together. Mantra meditation through the practice of Kirtan is a very powerful way to connect, calm your mind and open your heart. It also creates community and brings so many people together.
Join this fun, interactive 2-hour introductory workshop to explore the world of dreams and learn how to interpret what they mean with trainer Christine Fournier PT CHT, a Certified Hypnotherapist with over 25 years of experience in the Healing Arts professions.
During this course we will cover the following topics:
§ Types of Dreams and how to tell them apart
§ Signs, Symbols and Metaphors
§ Messages from your subconscious mind
§ Learn a specific method for dream interpretation
§ How to keep a dream journal
§ Tools to assist with dreaming including essential oils, breathing, body relaxation
§ Bring a dream and get a free interpretation
Date: December 17, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cost: $27 per person
Join us for an afternoon of connection with your embodied self.
Together in community, we will flow through yogic movement,
breath exercises, visualization, dance, ritual, and creative expression.
We will learn various tools and strategies to tap into our empowerment
by celebrating and cultivating our vitality, inner spark, and life force.
As the world around us settles into the hibernation of winter,
we are invited into the season of cultivating warmth.
We will ask the question: What does your body, mind and spirit need
to keep your inner fires warm this season?
And we will discover the answers together.
Anna Crytzer is a heart centered healer and educator. She helps people get into their bodies through dance and energy work. Her goals in life are release, deep connection, and finding joy and pleasure in ourselves and our bodies. She loves movement, intentionality, and creating safe spaces. Anna is a certified educator, Journeydance facilitator, and 450 hour energy healing master. www.sweetfirehealing.com
Madeleine Balcom, MA, E-RYT (she/her) is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and wellness coach. She holds a Master’s Degree in mental health counseling from Northern Vermont University and Soulful Wellness Guide training from Shiva Rea ’s Samudra School of Living Yoga. www.mahayogacoach.com
For more information or questions contact Anna at firstname.lastname@example.org 802-525-4292.
We support healing for all and if the cost is prohibitive, please reach out to discuss sliding scale options.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Time: 1:00-4:30 pm
Cost: $50 per person
End the year with a practice that enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to completely support you. Restorative yoga also helps you to regain calm balance and soothe tired muscles. Reiki translates as: spiritually guided life force energy. Energy can become stagnant when there has been physical or emotional injury or pain. Reiki helps to remove these areas of stagnation, improving energy flow, providing relaxation, and reducing stress. While Karen leads participants into restorative yoga poses, Janice will provide Reiki while the poses are held. The workshop is limited to 12 participants, so register early!
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2022
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Cost: $30 per person
For more information contact:
Janice Narey at 802-274-2130 or Karen at 802-535-5876
This class series will get your body moving, your breath flowing and teach you ways to calm the mind. This is designed to be accessible to multiple levels of fitness ability, with both foundational practices for strength as well as options to deepen the challenge, metal or physical. We will weave the poetry of feminine embodiment with the mind body science of deep nervous system toning for optimal well-being. Offerings include breath work to both upregulate and down regular the nervous system, sacred body training to deepen core activation, energetic alignment principles for optimal inner experience of body strength and softening, dance and free form movement to increase heart rate and guided visualization to expand neurobiological potential.
Madeleine Balcom, MA, E-RYT (she/her) is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and wellness coach. She holds a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Northern Vermont University and Soulful Wellness Guide training from Shiva Rea ’s Samudra School of Living Yoga. www.mahayogacoach.com
Mondays, 5:00- 6:00 pm
January 2, 9, 16, 23, 29 and February 6, 13, 20
Cost: $108 per person
5 person minimum to run the series
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. In 2021 Karen became a certified Aromatherapist and she is currently working on an additional 300-hour yoga certification.
Karen currently offers yoga and wellness classes in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in her recently built studio!