Reiki and Restorative Yoga workshops ~ 3.10.19 AND 4.6.19

135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke, Vermont 05832 United States

(802) 535-5876

Sweetwater Studios

About Us


Yoga for Everyone

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. 


Enhance Your Wellness

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. 


Calm Your Mind

Yoga not only helps improve your body, but also helps with mindfulness and meditation. It is important to take a break from daily life in order to focus on yourself and get clarity. Focusing on your breath during practice is key to staying in tune with your mind and body.   

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What's New?

Weekly Classes


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

Special Events


Chair Yoga

Burke Town Clerk Community Center

March 2, 2019

9:00 - 9:30 am

cost:  by donation

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.


 Reiki and Restorative  Yoga Workshops

Sunday, March 10, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM


 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 to register.

Quote of the Week


  "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." 

~Gary Zukav



Photo of the Week


     This photo was taken in February 2018 but could easily have been taken recently. It seems this winter's pattern is to drop several inches of snow, then rain a bit to gloss everything over with a coating of ice, and then for the sun to provide the sparkle and shine that helps us to appreciate winter's beauty.



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.

Weekly Theme


  Wow, I cannot believe we are nearly 1/12 through the year 2019! It seems time passes so quickly. I expect we all experience those feelings of either wanting time to slow down, or speed up, depending on circumstances. Lately I’m finding myself wanting both of those things simultaneously and it can be a bit confusing. On the one hand I would like the time at my full-time job to pass quickly as I near retirement from a 35-year career. On the other hand, I do have plans for a new retirement career, and I am excited about giving my all to that adventure, so I’d like time to slow down allowing me to enjoy every aspect of that as I prepare for the transition. This dualism of perception, while not really at odds with itself, feels like a battle of sorts. Tolstoy says, “the two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” At time moment I would agree. It feels like these two perceptions of time are at odds with one another. 

Services & More

Gentle Yoga

 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

  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

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.

Restorative Yoga


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.

About Sweetwater Studios

  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. 


Life on Sweetwater Lane ~ the blog

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Feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries, or to learn more about our class schedules. 

Sweetwater Studios

135 Sweetwater Lane, East Burke, VT 05832 US

(802) 535-5876

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