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!!!