Gentle Sunday Morning Yoga


This Sunday morning practice is designed for those new to yoga. The practice will focus on proper alignment, gentle stretching to avoid stiffness and asanas (poses) to improve balance and flexibility.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am
East Burke Club House
$10.00 per person/per session

This week we will focus on lengthening and restorative poses, along with a full body scan to check in with how we are doing.

Sunday Gentle Yoga ~ April 2, 2017

This Sunday morning practice is designed for those new to yoga. The practice will focus on proper alignment, gentle stretching to avoid stiffness and asanas (poses) to improve balance and flexibility.

Sunday, April 2, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am
East Burke Club House
$10.00 per person/per session

Sunday Yoga!

This Sunday morning practice is designed for those new to yoga. The practice will focus on proper alignment, gentle stretching to avoid stiffness and asanas (poses) to improve balance and flexibility.

February 19, 2017
Burke Mountain Clubhouse
9:00 ~ 10:15 am
$10.00/session per person

I hope you can join me!

Hill Climbs

I’ve climbed a lot of hills in my time. Ayup. I feel like an old time Vermonter when I say that.

Yet, it is the truth.

But this week I tried something a little different in preparation for a new Boot Camp challenge. Next week for our cardio workout the trainers are taking us to a small ski area nearby to ‘run’ the face of the hill. Ugghhh.

Not liking to go into anything uninformed I decided to do a test run 🙂 My daughter-in-law told me she did it in a little over 8 minutes last time she tried. That’s what I had to go on.

This is what I was faced with. It doesn’t look so bad, right?

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Here’s the view from near the top.
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This perspective shows the pitch of the hill. The truth is, for me there was no ‘running’ going on. This was a serious climb. It didn’t take me long to realize that it would be a challenge, so my strategy was to count steps. I would take 25 steps, hold, 25 more steps, hold and drink water, then maybe 30 steps, and hold. . .

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I guesstimated that it took me 16 minutes to reach the top. Mind you it’s not far – 10 poles worth. I don’t really know how far that is – let’s just say it was far enough.

So, now I know.

That I can do it.
That my ‘time to beat’ is 16 minutes.
That my quads will be sore the next day.
That each time I try it will be a little easier.
That I can get 30 minutes of exercise in before my granddaughter’s softball games.
The ball field is right there at the bottom of the hill!