Betsy’s Blog

Community Yoga Classes ~ Only $7!

Are you longing for a yoga class but can't afford it? Birchwood Center offers $7 Yoga three times each week as a service to the community: Mondays, 5:45-7 Vinyasa Flow with Michelle Bulla Fridays, 5:45-7 Hatha Yoga with Lynne Aubrey Community Yoga classes are level I/II, mixed level/beginners welcome, taught by Birchwood Center trained and…
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Prenatal Yoga

All stages of pregnancy are invited to any of our Gentle Yoga classes, taught by experienced yoga instructors trained in addressing special needs, including pregnancy. Our instructors will help women in all stages of pregnancy to modify postures and adapt the practice to their special circumstances. Find Gentle Yoga classes on our schedule ›
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“More Meditation Centers Offer Spiritual Awakenings for Guests on the Go”

Short retreats come to Shambhala Mountain Center, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health and others


Wall Street Journal
By Lauren Lipton
Updated May 7, 2014 8:22 p.m. ET

The Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage in Nyack, N.Y., had been offering an annual weekend pilgrimage to Montauk, N.Y., for two years when it got the message from clients that Friday-through-Sunday was too much time away. Last year, owners Charlene Bradin and Betsy Ceva organized a "stay-at-home vacation" weekend of workshops in yoga, breathing and chakras. Even then, there were scheduling conflicts. "People said they couldn't make Saturday, they couldn't make Sunday. So we said, 'Why are we shooting ourselves in the foot?' " Ms. Bradin says.

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