Betsy’s Blog

As a newbie to yoga, I can only say positive things about Birchwood. You are welcomed with open arms and gently shown the way. Look forward to each Gentle Yoga class I participate in. The teachers are awesome. Unsure? Do it.....give it a try. You’re going to love it,
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Simply wonderful yoga instructors - so professional and knowledgeable. My body and soul always feel 1000% better after I am finished! - Susan Wilmink
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I recommend Birchwood every day! For balance, peace of mind, relief from sorrow and loss as one concentrates on movement and breathing, posture, flexibility as one ages, inspired teachers like Betsy Ceva whose wisdom just keeps growing, new teachers like Anthony Purdy who keep the movement flowing and serenade during rests.
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Birchwood has become central to my overall health and well-being. I value it for the teachers, the environment, the community, and the continual learning of new ways to expand my own personal practice.... For me it is a place of wisdom, renewal, and even I dare say, love. Michele Hamilton
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The center is welcoming as is the staff at the desk. I've tried many of the gentle yoga classes and have enjoyed this adventure immensely. Hands down I look forward to Betsy's classes. She has a wonderful demeanor, makes it fun, changes up her classes and makes you wonder what's coming next! This has been…
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Compared to seven other yoga studios that I tried and found wanting, Birchwood is an exceptional, and exceptionally wonderful, studio. Instructors follow the flow of class ability and compliance; not merely running through pre-ordained routines. The ethos is welcoming, encouraging, and within the capacity of the different levels of students. Everyone is encouraged and fully…
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Thank you to everyone at Birchwood! I wish you all the best for the New Year!! Here is a poem I wrote inspired by your nurturing classes - I dedicate it to you all! Namaste!!!   Who am I? I am this moment, I am this smile, I am the thought that is, I am…
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I live out of town but come to Nyack frequently- taking yoga classes at your studio is one of the things I look forward to the most on my family visits. I have been to many studios and Birchwood stands out in all areas - the instructors are wonderful and actually "teach yoga" and truly…
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After living five minutes away for years, I now live an hour away! But, this hasn't stopped me from purchasing a special, bankable, series of classes, so I can "visit" when I am in town. Birchwood has brilliant offers and an unbelievable new, even fuller schedule. You cannot do better than Birchwood anywhere. The classes…
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What do I like about your services? Let's start with Impeccable attention to detail (removing every dust bunny); Outstanding office staff (always smiling and helpful); authentic sanctuary-like feeling when entering any room; compassionate and attentive instructors. You have created a bonded community of practitioners and Birchwood Center is our gathering place. Thank you!!
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