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. Starting March 31, 2020 these classes will be offered virtually via ZOOM. Register below to join the classes from your own home.
Private & Specialty Classes available on Request
After much internal deliberation I have decided to cancel all yoga classes for the immediate future. As Covid-19 makes it way through our state, I think it best to respect the experts who report social distancing as a major factor in keeping ourselves, our loved ones, and our most vulnerable populations safe.
I like to think that I could create and offer online classes for you to practice in the comfort of your own home, but I'm not ready to make that promise to you. If I can make it happen my devoted students will be the first to know.
In the meantime, I encourage you to continue your practice any way that you can. It is so important to take care of yourself - both inside and out. I will post several links to online yoga practices, great reads, and other resources for you to consider.
Please stay in touch - what a blessing social media will be in the next few weekS!
"He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe."
Who doesn't love a red barn? This one on Darling Hill has always been a favorite of mine and there's nothing like fresh snowfall to bring attention to its beauty.
Coming soon to Sweetwater Studios!
As it is the season of COVID-19 I am joining the ranks of teachers who are offering virtual or distance yoga classes. Using the ZOOM app I will have a trial run on Thursday, march 26 at 5:00 pm EST.
If all goes well, then I will try to continue these online classes one or two times per week.
It's simple really. All you need is a computer and internet service.
If you are interested you can sign up on this website by clicking the class on the calendar. This trial class is FREE. Furture classes will be listed on the calendar and you can sign up the same way. If you sign up earlier than one hour before the class starts I will send you a link to the class. If you still want to join you can go to my face book page, Sweetwater Studios and log in using the link there.
I think you will enjoy doing yoga from the privacy of your own home!
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.
"I felt the mindfulness class format was good, Encouragement for group participation and willingness to apply to different situations was very helpful."
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 the Burke Mountain Clubhouse in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.