Change Yoga Studio is nestled in the picturesque village of Jamaica, Vermont. It is a heated humidified space and the inspiration of Polly Schmid.
Change Yoga Studio was reopened by Polly’s daughter Nichole in June of 2021, Nichole has taken on her mother’s vision for Change Yoga, welcoming the community and visitors to the studio to learn and practice yoga at their own level and ability.
Power classes are rooted in the Baptiste methodology teachings and typically follow an adapted Journey into Power sequence. As Baron says “We are here to awaken and empower you to live in wholeness and full potential.”
Take a class and experience how Change Yoga provides its students with the structure to come into a possibility for themselves and discover yoga is so more than just the poses we practice on the mat.
Change Yoga Classes are set up for a variety of different levels and are taught by a core group of inspiring yoga instructors. Please check the Change Yoga Calendar to find a class that might be right for you.
Other fitness and meditation classes are regularly added throughout the busy seasons. Guest teachers, donation-based classes, and challenges to engage you and deepen your practice are frequent at Change Yoga.
We offer privates! House calls, in-studio sessions, and aerial yoga intro classes are all popular options.
Keep your eyes seeing and your ears listening to stay updated on the haps!
All Levels Power Vinyasa
Inspired by the popular Baron Baptist, this challenging flowing practice synchronizes movement and breath in a warm, steamy heated room. Come hydrated, bring a towel, lots of water, and be prepared to sweat as you go with the flow, to your breath, and the music. It not only changes your body but your mind as well! Classes are for all levels, all abilities, and all bodies.
Got somewhere to be? This is the class for you. Start your day early and right with an invigorating, inspiring Baptiste vinyasa class and make it to work on time! And don't leave early! Build your strength and flexibility and find your True North as you move through the flow on and off your mat. Hydration is a must and a towel is highly recommended.
Take your flow to new heights! Spend an hour in the air with one of our skilled Ariel Yoga instructors as you move through a sequence that will stretch, strengthen, and challenge your body in ways you could only imagine. First-timers are encouraged to come to see what all the hype is about! Advanced ariel yogis are welcome to come to get their sweat on! We tailor these classes to fit your needs and work your body. Kids love it and adults rave about it. Bring your water, a FAT smile, and get ready to play!
Great for beginners! Or sometimes you might just want to take it easy! Typically not as hot as the All Level or Power Hour class. Our teachers lead a modified sequence in one hour designed to move you gently through the flow. Come to this class and feel the tension melt from your body. Arrive hydrated with your water and a hand towel and expect to leave feeling calm and loose.
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga
Are you injured? Getting back into your practice or just beginning yoga? Or maybe your body’s feeling like it’s time to move a little slower and hold your asanas longer than usual. For anyone seeking a softer practice, this is a low impact class focusing on the breath and gently moving the body towards supported postures both seated and standing. Each class is designed to meet the individual needs of students, with slow transitions and conscious movement. There is no doubt you will leave the studio feeling better, physically and mentally.
Super-Duper Slow Flow
Join Jill for a once in a while, feel-good, low impact practice that focuses on the breath as you gently move the body towards supported postures, both seated and standing. This class offers a wide range of modifications, making it accessible for any body, with slow transitions and conscious movement.
1 Class Pass $20.00
5 Class Pass $90.00
10 Class Passes $185.00
Purchase select months
Due 1st of the month
Commitment to 12 months $100.00
Due 1st of the month
Individual Session $65.00
(+$10 per person >2 people)
Individual Package 5 Sessions $250.00
Individual Package 10 Sessions $500.00
House Call $200.00
Aerial Private $100.00
(+$10 per person >2 people)
(Out of State)
Members get 20% off all
I couldn't tell you how I felt about my first yoga experience. What I do recall is sitting in the corner of my mom's class playing with toy horses for the entire hour. I grew up resistant to the idea of yoga, and although I practiced growing up, I didn't catch the "yoga bug" until I left for college.
If I'm not in the studio, you'll find me in the barn or on the slopes! As a lifelong avid athlete, my scoliosis and chronic back pain kept me from doing the things that I love and keep my mojo going: to name a few, ski racing and riding dressage. My sister said, "You need to do yoga!"
Having immediately connected with the focused flow of her first Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga class, Sally completed Level I, Level II, Assistant Training with Baron Baptiste. Sally received a 200-hour certification from Lifeline Power Yoga, registered with the Yoga Alliance.
A Stratton Mountain native, I grew up at Change and Three Mountain Farm, doing yoga and taking riding lessons from Polly. I went to UVM, worked in Boston for a few years, and returned home after COVID...it's a wonderful life! Everything came full circle when I started teaching here.
I moved to VT in 2008 and for reasons, I can't recall I walked into a yoga class and my life has never been the same! Simply put, it was a life-changing experience and one I'm forever grateful for! I have enormous gratitude to Polly Schmid for training me to teach, and for the wonderful studio, she's created here in Jamaica, VT.
In 2009 he became certified through Baptiste’s Level 1 in 2013 he attained his Level 2 in Kenya and Level 3 in Mexico through the Baptiste Yoga Institute. Through this trainings, he is officially certified as a Baptiste Yoga Instructor.
Jill Sachs, C-IAYT
Jill has been sharing yoga since 2014 and became a Yoga Therapist in October 2020 through the Integrative Yoga Therapy program at Kripalu, with a passion for offering the subtle aspects of the practice that anyone can access.
My yoga journey started almost 20 years ago by taking a class on my “off day” at the gym. As fortune would have it, my instructor, Robert Orter was amazing and over many years under his mentoring, I learned how to consciously connect my mind and body.
Dub Lion is a Local Conscious Dance Producer and DJ, as well as a studio and performing musician. With a plethora of possibilities, he never fails to intertwine reggae, disco, and shamanic downtempo among other styles into his mix.
I live in the finger lakes region of NY but get to spend lots of time in Vermont! One of my favorite places here is Change! I've had some serious breakthroughs in that warm, happy space. Join me in a powerful flow that is breath based and oh so much fun!