Recent Posts by Betsy Ceva

Community Yoga Classes ~ Only $7!

Are you longing for a yoga class but can't afford it? Birchwood Center offers $7 yoga classes three times each week as a service to the community.  $7 Community Yoga classes are level I/II, mixed level/beginners welcome, taught by Birchwood Center trained and certified yoga instructors. Everyone is welcome! Unlimited class cards and monthly memberships…
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Gentle Yoga 40-Hour Immersion Begins October 12!

Advanced Training for Yoga Teachers or Deepening Your Practice for Inspired Students  Betsy Ceva's approach to Gentle Yoga promotes physical and mental health through the healing power ofyoga, incorporating a strong but gentle physical practice, deep attention to breath, and a weaving of meditation and inner awareness into every moment and movement. Ceva's Gentle Yoga Immersion…
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My “Deepening Your Practice” Experience ~ Peggy Dimond

In the fall of 2009, I took the Deepening Your Practice track of Birchwood Center’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program. I’d been practicing yoga for six years, typically taking 3-4 classes a week, and wanted to learn more about yoga philosophy and broaden my understanding of the postures. I had no ambitions of becoming a…
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Testimonial: Birchwood’s 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Birchwood’s 200-Hour Yoga Level I Teacher Training “revitalized my body and reinvigorated my heart” by Amy Oscar I'd never thought about becoming a yoga teacher before but suddenly, as the 2015 Teacher Training approached, I felt excited, curious. When I saw teacher trainees around the studio, I watched them: I want what she's having, I…
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What I love about Birchwood

Birchwood Center for Yoga and Massage is a sanctuary. Beautiful space, full of light - highly trained teachers and massage therapists full of compassion and wisdom - abundant offerings of classes and workshop to make students feel welcome and part of the community - all in all a place of LOVE. Namaste, Angela Taylor
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Natarajasana by Julie Lifton

Last week I taught Natarajasana, The King Dancer, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As is often the case, I observed the link between the alignment of the body and the intention of the pose. In King Dancer the orientation should be forward, the gaze at eye level, the forward hand and the…
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A Delicious Soup From The Well Fed Yogi!

Mary Callan is a 2018 graduate of Birchwood's 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training program, a beloved Gentle Yoga instructor, the mother of four beautiful young women, and the author of the blog The Well Fed Yogi. The following is a scrumptious recipe she whipped up after finding a "glut of carrots in the fridge." Mary writes…
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What is Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga is an intuitive, meditative, profoundly healing practice that utilizes a variety of props to support the body in deeply comfortable and relaxing ways. It is a simple, slow practice accessible to all ages and abilities, and can be modified to accommodate most body types or special needs. Restorative Yoga provides a potent form…
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