Yoga Pants and Thermals Mingle at Convenient, New Yoga Studio at Bolton Valley Resort

BOLTON VALLEY, VT (12/22/2016) -

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Yoga does wonders for your health. But going to a yoga class isn't always easy. In an effort to make yoga more accessible, Bolton Valley has partnered with Flyway Yoga to open a seasonal yoga studio, making it one of a handful of ski areas in New England to offer yoga to guests and local residents.

“A lot of people wish they could do more yoga than they are doing. It’s something that moms, busy professionals, and rural Americans try to work into their schedules, but our responsibilities can make it difficult.” said Betsy Nesbitt, founder and manager of Flyway Yoga, a Burlington based startup.

Organizations across Vermont offer excellent onsite yoga classes. But until now, few seasonal businesses in the tourism industry have offered yoga.

“We are delighted to team up with Flyway Yoga to offer yoga to our guests and the local community this winter. Yoga is just another reason why Bolton Valley is great for destination travelers and Vermont families who love staying active.” George B. Potter, President of Bolton Valley.

The Bolton Valley studio held its first class last weekend, and resort guests are already happy about the new offering and benefiting from the classes.

“Getting my kids to the mountain on time for their ski class Saturday morning is stressful. Having a yoga class just steps from where I drop them off is convenient and helps me add yoga back in to my routine. It’s also great for a warm up before skiing.” said Tara Fowler, mother of three.

During the upcoming holiday week, Flyway Yoga will offer daily afternoon yoga classes at Bolton Valley. They will also offer several mid-morning and special afternoon classes, including yoga for skiers and riders on Wednesday afternoon and family yoga on Thursday afternoon. Check the Bolton Valley events calendar for the complete schedule. Classes cost is $13, which includes all equipment. Drop-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged by emailing info@flywayyoga.com

After the holiday ends, the regular winter schedule will begin, which at the current time includes classes on Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Flyway Yoga will also offer several special group classes this winter, including yoga for veterans as part of the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport’s Core Connections program. A girls’ yoga camp during the February school vacation week and a four-week yoga program for first responders on Tuesday evenings are also planned. Visit FlywayYoga.com to see the current schedule and learn more about their on-site offerings, including private classes or retreats at the Bolton Valley studio.

Bolton Valley first opened for skiing and riding in 1966 and this year the mountain is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The mountain offers 71 trails for alpine skiing and riding, over 1200 acres of high elevation backcountry terrain, 15km of groomed Nordic trails, a complete Sports Center and Indoor Amusement Center plus Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding. All-inclusive, true ski-to-your-door lodging packages are from $57/person/night. For more information visit www.boltonvalley.com or call 877-9BOLTON.

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