With the expansive variety of parks and recreational areas within walking distance from downtown, Burlington is also one of America’s “Greenest Cities”. More than one-third of all energy used in Burlington comes from renewable resources and Burlington's entire fleet of CCTA buses began running on biodiesel in the spring of 2007. The use of pesticides is also prohibited in all public parks, land and waterways. So breathe deeply and enjoy the clean mountain air!
The Church Street Marketplace in the heart of downtown Burlington offers an eclectic and unique blend of boutiques, local organic food, restaurants, teahouses, and coffee shops. After dark, the Burlington nightlife offers one of the most entertaining and active music scenes around. From “hip to hippie” the blossoming local music scene is alive and well in Burlington in a wide variety of clubs, breweries, and music venues.
Burlington is The destination for heath, food, outdoor enthusiasts and Yoga!
Where is BYC?
BYC is located on the 4th Floor of the Davis Center on UVM Campus, Burlington, VT. Though you can see this large brick building from Main Street, you enter the Davis from East Avenue.
Turn from East Avenue onto UVM Campus as if going to the hospital. Go straight through the light rather than right to the hospital). Follow signs for Davis Center. Veer left toward Davis Center. See the attached map if you are parking. Use the JEFFORDS LOT for parking. Walk to the Davis Center and up to the 4th Floor. http://www.uvm.edu/conferences/download/Burlington_Yoga_Conference_Map.pdf
Why the Davis Center?
As a venue for Yoga practice, we can think of no better location in Burlington. The Davis Center offers multiple ballroom spaces, breakout rooms, lounge areas, atriums, and mid-sized room’s perfect for our workshops and smaller sessions.
Each floor has open access to water stations, public restrooms and a gender-neutral bathroom with a shower. The towering windows and vaulted ceilings will fill the rooms with natural sunlight and fresh air to replenish our bodies as our practice replenishes our spirit and builds our community.Preserving the environment is as essential to our wellbeing as our Yoga practice. The decisions we make now will impact all generations that come after us, and thus we must choose to bring our community together in a way that is also respectful to our earth.
As the largest LEED certified building in Burlington, The UVM Davis Center is the most environmentally sustainable and efficient building in the Burlington area. Utilizing groundbreaking technology, passive solar, and wide variety of energy saving systems the Davis center uses 50% less electricity and 40% less water than most buildings of it’s size.
From it’s initial design phase the building was constructed using over 66% of its materials supplied from local sources. Using local materials to create this building dramatically reduced transportation-related pollution and carbon emissions during construction. Furthermore 92% of the construction waste from building the Davis Center was recycled and all new materials used in the building have at least 5% recycled content. In it’s daily operations the, Davis Center is also committed to recycling, composting, and supporting local farmers through the Vermont Fresh Network.