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.
Elevate your Practice | Mid-Mountain Hike & Yoga
Mix up your practice by taking it out of the traditional yoga studio and up the mountain. Mid-Mountain Hike & Yoga is the perfect way for an active yogi to end a weekend spent in Southern VT. Read More...
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Mountain Top Yoga - Saturdays through Columbus Day (weather dependent)
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 Columbus Day - weather permitting. $25* per person for non-members, $5* for SFTC members. Participants should meet the instructor at First Run in the Village.
Mid-Mountain Yoga - Sundays through Columbus Day (weather dependent)
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 through Columbus Day from 10:00am – noon - weather permitting. $25* per person for non-members, $5* for SFTC members. Participants should meet the instructor at First Run in the Village.
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.
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.Click here to check Training & Fitness Center schedule for class times.
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.Click here to check Training & Fitness Center schedule for class times.
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.
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.
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.
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.