Practicing yoga helps one increase flexibility, strength, balance, focus, and mindfulness. It is perfect for athletes who are strong and tight, as well as seniors, children, and everyone in-between.
Our certified yoga teachers provide excellent instruction to newcomers and experienced practitioners alike. We offer a full schedule of weekly classes, private instruction, private groups, and special workshops. Classes are held in the Living Room - our beautiful, new yoga studio at the Black Bear Lodge; the Training & Fitness Center and other resort locations.
Yoga Guidelines: Yoga is practiced barefoot. Please wear comfortable clothes, drink water before and after class, turn cell phones off and do not enter class after start time. Bring an open mind and a willing spirit.
While living in Brooklyn, Laura began yoga teacher training with Eileen Muir at Karuna Yoga and Healing Arts Center in Northampton, MA. Laura has continued to inform her practice and her teaching through intensives, immersions and several 10 day Vipassana meditation retreats, as taught by SN Goenka. She hopes that by continued and determined practice she may be of service to others on the path, linking breath to movement, and linking movement on the mat to a life of courage and sincerity off the mat.
Having immediately connected with the focused flow of her first Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga class in 2008; by Spring 2011 Sally completed Level I, Level II, Assistant Training with Baron Baptiste and received a 200 hour certification fromLifeline Power Yoga, registered with the Yoga Alliance. In April 2013 she completed a 500 hour certification with Live Love Teach. Sally is demanding and motivating, yet sensitive and patient. She builds on the needs of every individual and yet challenges her students in refreshing and inspiring waysPolly Schmid 15 years ago, avid ski racer and equestrian Polly Schmid was suffering from terrible back pain, seeing doctors weekly. Diagnosed with Scoliosis, pain was keeping Polly from participating in the many sports she loves to do. That is when she turned to yoga, and with dedicated practice, not only did her back pain go away, but life became easier and much less stressful. Polly became hooked on yoga, and has since obtained three yoga certifications, and is currently working on her 500 Hour. Polly hopes to pass the mind/body/spirit connection and freedom she's attained, to her students.
Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT 200) who resides in Dorset, Vermont with her family. She spontaneously took an opportunity to become a teacher and in turn found herself transforming on this unanticipated life changing, soul stretching journey of purpose. Kaitlyn’s focus is on giving yourself permission to be present and in doing so igniting the tapas and zeal for living your best possible life. She feels that regardless of the tenacity of the everyday, stepping onto your mat instantly gives you pause to shift and root yourself into what makes you feel alive and passionate. Kaitlyn is very enthusiastic to share her love of yoga and root herself in the community. She focuses on tuning her students into the sensations of their bodies, with an emphasis on realizing, accepting and embracing limitations. Instead of focusing on perfect postures, she recognizes the beauty of our individualities and creates Vinyasa flows that foster safe, self-expressive movement. Kaitlyn’s only goal for each of her classes is to allow her students to leave inspired by their own centered energy; ever present in their physical body and spiritually full.
Living Room: The Living Room, located at Black Bear Lodge, is our beautiful new, 1800 SF yoga studio. Sunlight streams through a bank of windows on the northern wall, and a big, beautiful fireplace on the opposite wall boasts a toasty, roaring fire all winter long. Wood floors, warm colors, soft lighting, and open space, provide a welcoming, soothing place to practice yoga. We encourage you to bring your own yoga mat, however mats, and props are provided for your use.
Yoga Flow: Students will be encouraged to explore a variety of postures while focusing on connecting breath with movement in a safe, non-competitive environment. Along with connecting to the breath students will be challenged with familiar and new poses. Classes will include relaxation techniques to help you manage everyday stress. Everyone works to his or her own ability and comfort level.
Power Yoga: A vigorous, flowing yoga class linking postures, motion and breath. Be prepared to work hard and to sweat a lot! Prior experience practicing yoga is recommended.
Yoga For All: Students of all levels are invited to join these classes, including new students and especially anyone who has never been on a yoga mat! Clear instruction is given in breathing technique, warm-up and posture flow. New students will develop body awareness, posture alignment and core strength in basic poses, while experienced students are encouraged to explore advanced variations in familiar postures. Everyone works to his or her own ability and comfort level.