Weekly Classes

January – April 2018 Community Classes

As the weather is getting colder some classes and events have paused until April, 2018. Others will continue in warmer buildings. Check below, and feel free to contact us to ask. 

SVA Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Scholarships available for all classes.

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SloFlo Yoga with Brooke Hughes-Muse

Resuming in Room 10, Bogue Hall (the movement studio) Green Mountain College, 6:00-7:00 pm, January 16th – May 8th.
Thank you to GMC for sharing their warm space with us! 

Description: Taught by Brooke Hughes-Muse, RYT. Slow flow yoga is a meditative flow that practices slowing down by using a slow steady breath, holding postures, transitioning smoothly, and opening gently and mindfully with the ability to move deeper into one’s body and self. Great for all levels. Limited number of mats and props available for use.

Cost: Drop-in rate only. $10 for SVA members and $11 for non-members. 
Contact: Brooke Hughes-Muse at treesongvt@gmail.com



 Open Figure Drawing Sessions with Phil Whitman & Dick Weis

Has moved to the 3rd floor of the Journal Press Building, 188 Main St., Poultney. It will continue every other Wednesday through the winter. 

Date/time: Ongoing/ Every other week on Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00pm
2018 schedule: Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 7 & 21, March 7 & 21, April 4 & 18, May 2, 16 & 30. 

Description: Join us for SVA’s bi-weekly open figure drawing sessions. No instruction is offered, but participants can practice their drawing skills working from the human figure. Ages 18+

Cost: Participants share the costs of the model’s fee, which usually comes to about $8-10 per person. The more people who come to draw, the lower the cost.

Contact: Phil at  philwhitman@gmail.com






David Mook

Literary Open Mic Night hosted by David Mook

Date/time: Ongoing/ Fourth Friday of each month, 7pm– 9pm
Will resume Friday, Jan. 26th at the Meeting House, 348 Bentley Avenue, Poultney.
Description: Poets, Storytellers, Spoken Word Artists in all genres are invited to perform your
own original pieces, classics, or other favorites. It’s like having NPR’s “The Moth” story hour here in Poultney. So do come to read or just to be entertained by the spoken word! Free and open to public.
Cost: SVA Membership or Freewill Donation
Contact: David Mook at 802 -884-8052 or davidmook@aol.com.


script being proofed

Photo by Karen Klami

SVA Script Writer’s Workshop

Date/Time: Please contact Karen Klami – karenklami@gmail.com – for the time/dates/location of the winter sessions. Send her an email and write “SVA Script Writers” in the subject line for a faster answer. 

Description: The SVA Script Writer’s Workshop is an ongoing, weekly workshop for college-aged on up individuals who wish to hone their skills in writing stage plays and screenplays. The format consists of bringing in ideas for a script or works-in-progress at any stage of development, reading them aloud in a roundtable setting, and discussing the ideas/works. This is not a critiquing group, but fellow writers reflecting upon and encouraging their fellow writers in their individual works. Karen Klami will run the workshop by facilitating the discussions and working individually with each writer within the group, at their own level and experience, to develop and hone their craft.  Novices through advanced script writers are welcome.

About Karen: Karen Klami has been teaching in the Castleton University Theatre Department since 2004. Originally from NYC, where she received her MA in Theatre at Hunter College, Karen has been teaching playwrights and screenwriters since the 1990s, has won several awards for her plays and screenplays, and has had several works produced in NYC and Vermont. She presently has six eBooks of her plays, screenplays and poetry available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Cost: A one-time registration fee of $10, plus $5 per class attended.
Contact: Karen, for any questions about the workshop, at  karenklami@gmail.com 

Complete online Registration HERE

Make payment for one time registration fee HERE



Meditation Circle

Date/time: Sunday evenings, the third Sunday of each month, 6:00-7:30pm.
We hope to resume the Meditation Circle at Fox Hill in April, 2018

 Description: Guided by Howard Banow.

The Circle is for those who might wish to get started meditating, to reconnect with lapsed practice, or to bring their own regular spiritual experience into an environment where they can inspire others, find mutual support, and, perhaps, develop new angles of vision. For beginners  the first half hour will be devoted to techniques and understanding for getting started. Overall, there will be the opportunity to use the vibration created by  music to create an atmosphere for sharing the spiritual aspects of meditation with some talk and then a period of sitting together in silence. The circle will close with any questions or experience that participants may choose to share.

Howard Banow has had a long and deep training in meditation and the philosophic tradition of Jainism from India. He was the personal secretary of his Indian guide and music and administrative director of an active meditation center in NYC and has been inspired by many mystical traditions. His is an open way and he hopes together we can create something nourishing as we explore the art of meditation.

Chairs for sitting are available. For those who wish to use the floor, please bring cushions, blankets, mats, etc.

Cost: There is no fee, but a free will donation to SVA is welcome ($5)
Contact: Howard at hbanow@sbcglobal.net

Howard Banow 













To find a description of our past classes and events please go to our archive page