Yoga

“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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Sign Up for FREE Rooftop Yoga at Our Flower Power Spring Market (4/7)!

Take a yoga class on the Greenpoint Loft rooftop!

After shopping with our local crafters and enjoying some neighborhood nosh at next Sunday’s Flower Power Spring Market, head up to the stunning Greenpoint Loft’s rooftop for some relaxing — and free! — yoga.

Hosted by Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Ave),  a nonprofit organization that started out providing open-level yoga classes to the public in McCarren Park, the Greenpoint Loft rooftop will host three free, donation-based classes during our spring market on April 7.

There’s no better place to let the sunshine in than on a dazzling rooftop with views of the East River, Brooklyn, and all of Manhattan, so swing by, yogis, and bring your own mat, for some rejuvenation. Continue reading

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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
Founder
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Help Maha Rose Reach Their Fundraising Goal To Support Their New Expansion

Lisa Levine in the new Maha Rose space. Photo via Maha Rose
Lisa Levine in the new Maha Rose space. Photo via Maha Rose

A few weeks ago we wrote about local healing and wellness center Maha Rose expanding to the space next door. The additional 1500-square-foot space (they’re currently at 97 Green Street) will feature an infrared sauna, and additional treatment and workshop rooms. After getting down and dirty and deep into the construction process, they have decided to use the power of crowdfunding to help offset the work, which is taking them twice as long and costing more than double what they anticipated.

They hope to be open in mid-September and are asking the community for help in reaching their financial goals so they can continue to offer a unique set of services and provide a safe space for North Brooklynites to breathe, learn, heal and expand their consciousness. Donate to Maha Rose here. Continue reading

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Drunk Yoga This Sunday (8/11) in Greenpoint at Northern Territory

via Northern Territory
Yoga on the rooftop at Northern Territory, via Northern Territory

Yoga doesn’t have to be a quiet, sober meditative experience owned by ommmmm’s — this weekend (Sunday, 8/12) you can get your drink on while you downward dog, at Northern Territory (12 Franklin St). The bar’s rooftop will play host to Drunk Yoga, a series of classes that take the pressure out of the practice. Class starts at 10am, and costs $35—which includes two glasses of wine. Bring your own mat.

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Free Yoga in Bushwick Inlet Park on Sundays All Summer!

yoga, via friends of Bushwick Inlet Park
via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park

Get Ready to Breathe, Greenpoint! Ever Sunday through September, Greenpoint’s own Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Avenue) is teaming up with Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park to offer free, donation-based, Bring Your Own Mat Yoga at Bushwick Inlet’s pop-up park at 50 Kent Avenue!

The hour-long sessions will begin at 10am. According to the folks at Bushwick Inlet Park:

Open to all levels and all bodies, this class focuses on the Vinyasa practice of linking breath and movement while flowing from one pose to the next. A great opportunity to get outside this summer, rejuvenate the body, and calm the mind, while taking in some Vitamin D! We will focus on both strength & energy combined with balance & mindfulness. Be prepared for an energetic yet grounding practice that challenges both the mind and body.

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Happy 9th Birthday Hosh Yoga + Pay-What-You-Wish Meditation Class!

image via Hosh Yoga
image via Hosh Yoga
Happy birthday, Hosh!!! Hosh Yoga (657 Meeker Ave) has been serving our neighborhood as a non-profit yoga studio for the past nine years, having started out giving free yoga classes in McCarren Park. They later moved to a studio on Nassau Avenue, and then to their new space on Meeker Ave last fall. After tremendous support from the Greenpoint community, which helped them to raise more than $8500, they were able to open the new space. Hosh offers a range of affordable yoga classes and free wellness programs for underserved adults and seniors, and enriching educational programs for kids in NYC schools. In short, they’re doing good work. 🙂

Their latest offering is a donation-based meditation class on Saturdays from 1:30-2pm, starting this Saturday, May 5th. Drop in to meditate on all the positive vibes they’re spreading, and if you can’t make the class, you can still donate to Hosh.

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Beer Yoga is a Thing, and it’s Happening Tonight! (4/30)

Beer Yoga The Well
Image via The Well

We’ve got crystal water bottles, matcha in everything, collagen beverages, plogging (that’s running while picking up trash, in case you didn’t know), and regeneration classes. Perhaps all these trends are just too much, and it’s a smarter move to go back to the basics. Like beer. And yoga. Now you can practice your smoking camel pose at The Well (272 Meserole St) in Bushwick at their Downward Donut Beer Yoga sessions. The class is $20 but includes a token for a free beer. Today’s class will be held outdoors in the backyard (omg, is it finally Spring…?!). RSVP on Facebook.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day in North Brooklyn

The verdant pleasures of Transmitter Park await

Last weekend’s warm spell was a tease, and though it hardly feels like spring has settled in, Earth Day is upon us. We celebrate our blue marble this Sunday, April 22, with plenty to do around the nabe to help tidy, decorate, and love our fragile planet. Check out these (free!) events below. Continue reading

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FREE Yoga and Bootcamp Sessions on Greenpoint Loft’s Beautiful Roof Deck this Sunday! (4/22)

Rooftop Yoga with Hosh Spring 2017

This Sunday (April 22, 1-7PM), our Gardens of the Galaxy Spring Market is happening and it’s got a jam-packed schedule of FREE activities including yoga and bootcamp sessions on Greenpoint Loft’s beautiful roof deck with views overlooking the Manhattan skyline and East River. Here’s the schedule:

Fitness Bootcamp by YMCA
1:30PM Session
2:15PM Session

Yoga by Hosh (Bring your own mat)
3PM All Level Vinyasa with Emi
4:30PM Reset and Restore with Melissa

 


The Greenpoint YMCA’s 30 minute fitness bootcamp is a challenging and fun total body workout using plyometrics, pushups, squats, planks, and more! All levels welcome.

Click here to reserve your space for the YMCA Fitness Bootcamp Session 1: 1:30pm
Click here to reserve your space for the YMCA Fitness Bootcamp Session 1: 2:15pm

Starting at 3pm, Hosh Yoga will be holding two donation-based 60 minute rooftop yoga sessions. BYOM (Bring your own mats!) 

All Level Vinyasa Flow @ 3pm w/ Emi Iwasa (Hosh Yoga instructor):
Open to all levels and all bodies, this class will focus on the Vinyasa practice of linking breath and movement while flowing from one pose to the next. We will focus on building both strength and flexibility, while guiding the body and mind toward a sense of grounding. Come join us on your mat and enjoy rooftop views, as you flow with a local instructor! Click here to reserve your space for Hosh Rooftop Yoga session 1: 3pm

Reset & Restore @ 4:30pm w/ Melissa Kaitlyn Carter (Hosh Yoga):
Get ready to ground down, restore, and reset. This class will begin with a slow flow, move into restorative postures, and conclude with a meditation. Open to all levels. Click here to reserve your space for the Hosh Rooftop Yoga Session 2: 4:30pm

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