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“Dance and Be Free” With Good Move in Williamsburg

Photos by Hayley Hill & Lauren Damaskinos, courtesy of Good Move

Warm weather is (finally)  just around the corner. If rising temps make you eager for a new work out routine, Good Move is the answer. Located at 56 Marcy Ave, Good Move is the brainchild of Jules Bakshi, a seasoned wellness/fitness guru, professional dancer, and choreographer. Good Move is encouraging of all levels and has a mindful approach when it comes to its curation of classes. From its namesake class, “Good Move” to adult beginner dance (known affectionately as “Hot Bitch”) to good ole pilates, all classes are built to be inclusive and empowering. Bakshi picked the location because she adores this community and all its small business owners.

Photos by Hayley Hill & Lauren Damaskinos, courtesy of Good Move

“Gertie, has been a haven for me while I get the studio up and running. It’s so very comforting to walk in at any time of day and see some friendly faces, they’ve seen me on some rough days and nights and always offer an ear (or a drink!). It’s a really cool, supportive community of founders and makers.” It also helped that the location was about 12-minute walk in sneakers, and 18-minute walk in heels from her home, a must on this long-time North Brooklyneer’s list.

This is the place for you if you feel shy about sashaying in public. Inclusivity is the foundation of this studio with Bakshi working for years to create a “safe space where anyone can experience the pleasures of movement,” with the goal for you to “shake off your day or your week, and just keep on shaking and dancing til you feel alright.”

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Goodyoga Relocating 500 Feet to New Greenpoint Studio

Goodyoga in Greenpoint (image courtesy of Goodyoga)

Goodyoga announced that it will be closed Friday night and are going to reopen Saturday at their new space at 37 Greenpoint Ave #106, a mere 500 feet away from their former studio. Read the statement from Goodyoga founder Flannery Foster:

In the 9.5 years since Goodyoga was incubated in the weird, wondrous ware/guesthouse on Calyer, the only constant has been change, and always for the better, even…especially…when the weather is at it’s worst.

Like September, for example, when “THE Perfect” space fell through. We thought we’d have to cancel the Mysore Ashtanga Program after 8 years.

Just before I pressed send on the announcement, an email about our new Williamsburg location appeared in my inbox. We moved in the next day.

Now Mysore is more popular than ever, we have a permanent home for our Teacher Training and a big beautiful Goodburg, convenient to both of our established neighborhoods. It even has a garden!

With so many of our Members already enjoying the convenience of our new flagship location at the Metropolitan G / Lorimer L train, we’ve decided to relocate Goodpoint to a space that better serves our changing needs.

Bushwick and Williamsburg classes will carry on while Greenpoint classes are cancelled on Thursday and Friday.

Goodpoint will reopen at 37 Greenpoint Avenue, #106: 500 feet closer to our new Backyard, Transmitter Park.

Our new ground floor space in The Pencil Factory has warm wood floors, beams, columns and brick, waiting to welcome you on Saturday morning after she gets a fresh coat of paint.

Sorry for the short notice, but you know how NYC real estate is, amiright?

We’ll update our online info ASAP and keep you posted via Instagram, the website and our own Goodyoga App.

I can’t wait to get out of the office and back into the studios with all of you as soon as we’ve settled in.

I’ll be teaching Goodmind, an hour of meditation instruction and practice every Saturday at Noon at Goodburg for the forseeable future.

I will not be teaching Asana, except in the context of Teacher Trainings.

Rest assured, I will be using that time and energy to serve you in other ways.

Thanks in advance for your patience while we warm our new home over the next month or so.

Be Well,

Flannery Foster @flanneryfoster


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