The main studio was given a name some years ago, after being called studio A at first. It is named after the iconic tree of the west coast the Arbutus tree. Birch is the name of the small studio.
An Arbutus is actually an evergreen, with red curling bark that sheds each year. It clings to rocky seaside cliffs along the coast, and only grows in this west coast of North America. It does best near the sea air.
This photo of an Arbutus tree is now on the door to the studio.
Tree pose, Vrksasana is a pose we do to find stability and balance in our lives.
Photo and text by Leslie Hogya