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 the best thing I have ever done for myself.
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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 authorized to practice within one's comfort and ability, although the development of practice is rigorous.
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 the dream that was,
I am here and there, everywhere,
I am love,
I am kindness,
I am a believer in all that is beyond me,
I am a daughter, sister, and friend
I am a realist, and live by my awareness,
I am the light that pushes through the cloud,
I am the root and the branch of every tree,
I am the reflection of your smile,
I am a work in continued progress,
I am...because I was, and I will be
Enjoying the journey!!!
Peace - Sherra
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 watch your form rather than just stand in front of the class, they are welcoming and always make a point of coming over to ask your name if it is the first time they have seen you (and after one introduction they remember you). Although I have been doing yoga for about 4 years I am still very much a beginner - I never feel intimidated at your studio. The studio is spotless. There is an immediate sense of calm as soon as you walk in the door - truly a little refuge!!!