Counteract Holiday Stress at Stratton’s Om for the Holidays

By AlpineZone News |
Dec 24 2012 - 04:02 PM

yoga on the snowRelax during three days of yoga, hikes, activities and events, Dec. 27-30.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN, Vermont – For something different to do during the Christmas holiday week, try yoga on the snow, drumming, hooping, slacklining, children’s yoga, and swing dancing at Stratton’s Om for the Holidays. Join notable instructors for classes and events at this enlightened celebration on mat and mountain, December 27 to 30 at Stratton Mountain Resort.

Classes and activities include Yoga on the Snow, Children’s Yoga, Mountain Hooping and Boomer Yoga (for the boomer generation), plus guided snowshoe hikes and drumming, swing dancing and a kick-off celebration. Noted instructors include Beryl Bender Birch, Sarah deHavenon and Jo Kirsch.

Come for three days, come for one day, come for just a class – the schedule is as flexible as yours. Classes are structured for accomplished yogis or those just trying it out at all ability levels. One and three day passes grant access to three activities daily, including guided snowshoe hikes and Yoga on the Snow. See the full schedule on

Evening events are free and open to anyone and everyone. Om for the Holidays kicks off Thursday, December 27 at 7 pm, with a fireside chat and meditation with best selling author and renowned yoga teacher, Beryl Bender Birch. Other free events include:
· Om for the Holidays Celebration, with a farmer’s market of Vermont’s bounty, mountain hooping, slacklining, live music, and local crafts. December 28, 7-9 pm, Base Lodge.

· West Coast Swing Dancing, to blues, pop, rock, and funky cool tunes. Beginners are welcome at this free event at the Living Room in the Inn at Stratton Mountain from 7-8:30 pm.

· Everybody’s Drumming, Sunday at 7 pm in the Living Room. An interactive drumming experience for people of all ages that builds a sense of community and wellbeing, and is just plain fun. Come and play. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided.

One and three day and individual class passes may be purchased online or by calling 1-800-STRATTON (787-2886). For a complete schedule, purchasing information and instructor bios, visit

Most classes and events take place at the new Living Room at the Inn at Stratton Mountain, a new and beautiful class space for yoga, educational talks and more. The Living Room also hosts weekly yoga classes designed for skiers & riders,