The History of Birchwood Center
We started Birchwood Center and the Wonder of Touch Massage Therapy in our home in September 1996 with just a handful of clients. Betsy taught five yoga classes each week and Charlene had her private massage therapy practice. During this time Charlene obtained her certification as a prana yoga instructor and began her Wednesday night beginner's class.
In November 1998 we moved into 85 S. Broadway in Nyack after renovating the space. What was most important to us was preserving our original vision: a beautiful, peaceful space - a sacred place where we could embrace the needs of each student and client. In September 2001 the studio was enlarged and two newly renovated massage rooms added. Our vision has now grown to include 14 teachers, 38 classes weekly and six massage therapists. We are fortunate to have acquired a wonderful staff whose intentions and commitment to yoga and massage resonate with ours. We also feel especially grateful to the students and clients, without whom we could not continue to do this work, for the healing we all receive, and for the gathering of energy that fills our space each day.
We look forward to the continued evolution of Birchwood Center, to our own growth nourished by the energy of our students and clients, and to the fulfillment of each and everyone's dreams and visions.
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Charlene Bradin & Betsy Ceva, Co-directors