Creating a tranquil mind through yoga.

Welcome to
Shamani Yoga

At Shamani Yoga, everyone has the opportunity to experience transformation through Yoga and Meditation. Our yoga classes will help you discover tools to uncover your true self and live a more peaceful, authentic life. We guide our students through safe, effective, and healing posture flows interspersed with moments of meditative stillness. Come to one of our in-person classes at our Nyack and West Nyack locations or join us from your own home for live online yoga classes. Create tranquility in body and mind with Shamani Yoga.

— Betsy Ceva & Charlene Bradin About Us

Betsy Ceva & Charlene Bradin

About Shamani Yoga

Meditation ~ Movement ~ Breath ~ Self-reflection

Shamani Yoga creates tranquility of the body and mind through fluid asana classes that weave meditation, breath, and self-awareness into every moment and movement. Master teachers Betsy Ceva and Charlene Bradin believe in a well-rounded physical practice that also incorporates the wisdom of traditional yoga philosophy. Betsy and Charlene founded Shamani Yoga following the loss of Birchwood Center, their well-known yoga and massage studio in Nyack NY to the Covid19 pandemic. Shamani (meaning to create a tranquil mind) unites their strengths and talents to share the essence of yoga for peace and transformation and to enable a deeper understanding of one’s true Self. Shamani Yoga offers a weekly schedule of online and in-person group yoga classes, private and semi-private yoga sessions, online yoga workshops and special events, life coaching via phone or Zoom, and massage therapy.

Betsy Ceva, E-RYT500Betsy Ceva, E-RYT 500, specializes in Gentle Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Hatha Yoga for beginning through advanced level students. Betsy’s life-long experience as a modern dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor has shaped her unique style of yoga. Her classes have been described as magic, with expertly crafted sequencing that builds from the first pose to the ultimate letting go. Betsy has taught yoga to all levels since 1992.

Charlene Bradin, E-RYT200Charlene Bradin, RYT 200, grew up in Rockland County, NY where she still resides. As a teenager she began working in her family’s retail business and stayed for 14 years. Working in the family store gave her a well-rounded understanding of how to run a thriving small business. Not only is Charlene the mastermind behind all inner-workings of Shamani Yoga, but she is also an amazing yoga teacher, as well. Charlene offers a relaxing and motivating yoga class led with her amazing sense of humor.

Come to Betsy and Charlene's yoga classes to experience the connection of a vibrant community held together by two earthy, compassionate and talented yoga teachers who specialize in classes meant for all age, body types and experience levels.

Indrani D.

During these challenging times, nothing has nourished my body, mind and spirit more than getting on my yoga mat and practicing with Charlene and Betsy. Their classes are very creative and perfectly balanced, and I always feel the passion and energy they bring to each one.

Linda S.


Betsy and Charlene are incomparable. Their gentle guidance, fun, yet calming demeanor and balanced, skillful approach was exactly what I needed. And the flexibility to practice when and where I am able is the best!



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