This studio is the first I've encountered in a long time that treats their employees - both teachers and front desk staff - with incredible respect. All teachers are paid as employees, not freelancers, and are paid regardless of how many students show up. Teachers are not punished for having lives - family commitments, continuing educational studies, babies, vacations, etc. The atmosphere of the studio is non-competitive, supportive, and friendly. Sara Doyle, the owner, is also a professor of Anatomy at Duke University. To someone who values alignment and injury prevention above all else, it has been a joy to study with her and learn so much about my personal asana practice. I highly recommend this studio with its versatile and diverse teaching staff, incredible monthly packages, and joyful vibe.
Leslie T Fidburn
Nov 8, 2017
Since I joined BPY a year ago my strength, balance and flexibility have improved. The schedule is convenient; the teachers (established and new) are well trained and thus able to teach simultaneously to several levels. Each month features a new pose, thus ensuring a beneficial institutional pedagogy. When I joined I wanted to improve specific aspects of my practice. These aspects were addressed as a matter of course. The teachers welcome questions at the end of class. I think that BPY offers a "practice for every body." There's neat stuff to buy at each studio too.
Mar 20, 2017
Both locations of this studio have great classes. The front desk workers are always friendly and welcoming. I loved the prenatal classes while I was pregnant. It's also super helpful that they have some classes that are an hour in case you don't have much time, but want to fit some yoga in.
Kitty B. Stockton
Sep 28, 2013
I highly recommend Linda as a teacher if you want to begin a Yoga practice. Her basics classes on Saturday and Sunday are THE best. This is the first time I was NOT intimidated. I have been going to that and her other classes for some time now, and she is just superb. If you have been wanting to begin, Linda I the best. If you already have a practice go to her other classes. You will love it.
Sep 29, 2017
I wasn't much of a "yoga person," but this place is super legit. I hurt my back lifting weights, and after trying PT, quack chiropracty, and plenty of stretching, nothing helped until I found the Saturday yoga for a healthy back class and the Sunday restorative class. Great stuff.