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 - 10:00 am at Burke Town Offices Community Center, School Street, West Burke, VT ~ watch the calendar for dates!
Private & Specialty Classes available on Request
"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
I was struck by this shot in passing.
I call it Juxtaposition as it seems that describes what is happening here – life and death, winter, spring, hills and valleys – they have all come together in this one spot.
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.
I sooooo love the springtime. There is nothing more refreshing and invigorating than seeing new life blossom after a long, cold winter. In the northeastern United States, we are very familiar with cold, harsh winters. While the winter of 18/19, in my book, was not particularly cold or harsh, it was long. I admit that I enjoyed the abundance of snow because it is one of the most beautiful things nature provides for us. Yet, at the same time, all good things must (should?) come to an end. This is important because if good things never ended we’d likely stop appreciating them. Right?
Now we are in full spring blossom mode. The abundant snow has melted in all but the darkest corners of the earth, and the fields are turning green. This happens in a matter of days with the coming of warmer temperatures. A sure sign that spring is officially here is the lovely sound of the spring peepers in vernal pools and ponds everywhere, and the sound of Canada Geese making their way north. With all the blooming of spring sights and sounds we feel the renewed sense of hope for the world. Let us embrace this sense of hope and work toward bringing good things to life in the days ahead. Open your heart to what is good and right and let that blossom boldly in the days ahead.
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.
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“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 both Trail2Wellness Fitness & Spa and the Burke Mountain Clubhouse in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.