Yoga at Stratton Mountain


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.

Reserve Today or Call 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886) to Book




3 NEW CLASSES FOR SUMMER 2015 - RESERVE YOUR SPOT ONLINE


1). Mountain Top Yoga - Saturdays through September 5, 2015

Enjoy 90 minutes of yoga at the summit of Stratton Mountain on our specially built yoga deck and immerse yourself in the views from southern Vermont's highest peak. Includes round trip on gondola. Held Saturdays from 10:30am-noon starting July 4 through September 5, 2015 - weather permitting. First class on July 4. $20 per person.



2). Mid-Mountain Yoga - Sundays through September 6, 2015

Round off your weekend with a guided hike to the Mid-Mountain Lodge, followed by an invigorating 60 minute vinyasa yoga class facing the majestic summit of Stratton Mountain. Class will meet at First Run Ski Shop in the Stratton Village. Please be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes ahead of time to ensure you have signed up and have gathered all hike necessities. Held Sundays from 10:00am – noon, starting July 5 through September 6 - weather permitting. $20 per person.



3). H2yOga - Dates for Summer 2015 - July 16, 18 & 23; August 1, 6, 15 & 20

Class begins with a 15 minute safety instruction and basic board skills. Following is a 40 minute yoga sequence finishing with 20 minutes of 'free play'. Will be out on water, please dress accordingly. Space and boards are limited, reserve your spot early. Dates for Summer 2015 - July 16, 18 & 23; August 1, 6, 15 & 20. Available with or without your own board based on availability. First class on July 16. $40 per person includes board/$20 per person bring your own board.



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.

Click here to check Training & Fitness Center schedule for class times.


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.

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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.

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Laura Brown
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.


Sally Larkin
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 ways
Polly 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.


Kaitlyn Zwagerman

After a spontaneous leap of faith, Kaitlyn found herself transforming along an unanticipated life changing, soul stretching journey. She completed her teaching certification with Jennilee Toner (Hot Warrior Yoga School, RYT-200) and has been teaching around Southern Vermont since June 2013. Breaking free from the mindset of the perfect looking posture, she reminds her students that all bodies, bones and minds are not built the same way and that yoga is a deeply personal practice. She celebrates the beauty of our individualities by creating vinyasa flows that encourage safe, self-expansive movement. Her focus is on tuning students into the sensations of their bodies with an emphasis on realizing, embracing and working with limitations. Since the birth of her daughter last June, yoga has taken on new meaning while she navigates the bumpy, yet wonderful, terrain of motherhood. When not on her mat, Kait enjoys spending time with the love of her life, their daughter and two (crazy) dogs, as they fix up their first house in Manchester, VT.



Kristin Powers
After falling in love with yoga approximately 8 years ago, Kristin used the passions cultivated on her mat combined with several miraculous twists of fate to pursue her 200-hr teacher training with Meg Allen at Pure Warrior Yoga School (PWYS). Now a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) through PWYS and Yoga Alliance, Kristin finds pure joy in serving her students on an individual and unique level. She strives towards guiding her students through a practice that will allow them to see beyond just the physical practice or mental clutter, to a place centered in presence. With a focus on joining pranayama (breath) and movement, Kristin sees yoga as a path towards self-discovery and self-love. With each practice, she hopes to continue to work towards creating a space that allows students to discover their own path towards finding their own specific balance, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Paula Pelkey
Paula has trained in and teaches many different styles of yoga; from powerful vinyasa practices to meditative form classes to prenatal and kids’ yoga. She has been teaching for 14 years and has taught in Massachusetts, Colorado, Maryland, Utah and Vermont.  Teaching eclectic classes that pull from the many varied lineages of yoga is her forte!  You’ll never get the same class experience twice with Paula.  Yoga has helped Paula maintain her sense of self after having children, yoga has supported her during stressful life events and yoga has provided peace in Paula’s daily life. Find the balance between effort and ease with Paula during your time on your mat. 


Living Room:

The Living Room, located at Black Bear Lodge, is our beautiful 1800 SQ 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 during winter season.  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.





Mid-Mountain:

Mid-Mt patio, located at Mid-Mountain Lodge, highlights a beautiful view of Stratton's summit. The hike up is perfect for beginners. 






Summit Yoga Deck:

Located at the top of Kidderbrooke at Stratton's summit, that yoga deck stands at 3,000 square feet with an amazing view above the tree line. Newly added this summer (2015). Occupancy is approximately 100 yoga mats. 






Golf Course Lake:

Located at the bottom of North Branch Rd, the Golf Course Lake has a beautiful view of Stratton Mountain. 


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