Wellness resources in Vermont

Laughing River Yoga

We believe that a healthy body and tranquil mind are the happy by products of the spiritual pursuit of Oneness. Our classes, retreats, and workshops offer you the opportunity to grow strong, to question your beliefs and to deepen your understanding of who you are. We offer a variety of yoga classes as well as retreats and teacher trainings.

Evolution Physical Therapy and Yoga

Profiles physical therapy and Yoga services, class schedule and descriptions, teacher profiles, newsletter, and workshops and events.

Burlington Shambhala Center

The purpose of the Burlington Shambhala Center is to offer meditation practices that serve as a path to discovering the gentleness, sanity and wisdom inherent in every human being, and to build a community based on human goodness and dignity.

Karma Choling – Shambhala Retreat Center


Karma Choling offers meditation retreats, Buddhist study seminars, training in contemplative arts and body practices a variety of programs to enrich body, mind and heart.


Suggested Reading

Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life by Richard J. Leider & David A. Shapir

Full of the right questions rather than the wrong answers, Repacking Your Bags will help you figure out where you want to go in your life and what you really need for the journey.

Awakening at Midlife: A Guide to Reviving Your Spirit, Recreating Your Life, and Returning to Your Truest Self  by Kathleen A. Brehony

A unique guide to reviving our enthusiasm for life, it offers stories, strategies, and exercises that can transform and enrich our ongoing search for wholeness.

Inventing the Rest of Your Life by  Suzanne Braun Levine

Levine takes you beyond the frontier of your expectations into an new and hope-filled stage of life.

If Not Now When? Reclaiming Ourselves at Midlife by Susan Marston

Genuinely hopeful. Marston becomes a new best, and wisest, friend. She guides you with warmth, insight, and just the right dash of humor.


Additional Books with Tips for Awakening to Your Wisdom

Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron

An indispensable handbook for cultivating fearlessness and awakening a compassionate heart. The book presents a down-to-earth guidance on how to make friends with ourselves and how to make compassion towards others. The author shows us how we can “start where we are,” embracing rather than denying the painful aspects of our lives.

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Meditation is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than withdrawing from the world, meditation can help you enjoy it more fully, more effectively, and more peacefully.

Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness
James Baraz & Shoshana Alexander

This book helps you discover the path of happiness that’s right in front of you, offering a step-by-step program that will reorient your mind away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that is abundantly available in our everyday lives.