There’s yoga with your mat touching your sweaty neighbor’s, your arms touching uncomfortably in Warrior 2 and the instructor concentrating only on the pregnant lady. Then there’s Brokelyn-RAFFLE-OF-THE-CENTURY yoga: a private lesson on a rooftop, plus a free week of group yoga, courtesy of the good people at goodyoga. Win this one, and you’ll enjoy a one-on-one session with co-founder and vinyasa instructor, Flannery Foster, hailed as one of the city’s best.
The Greenpoint studio, called goodpoint, is in a sunlit, open-air studio—what Foster calls an Ashram. “I’m sure someone would love to turn this space into their own private McMansion,” she says. “But it was built by artists and I’d like to see artists continue to benefit from it.”
Aside from Foster’s guidance—she’s been lauded by first-timers and veteran yogis alike—Goodpoint also provides a slew of holistic services including massage, Reiki, life coaching and alternative medicine. Kids’ yoga and kung-fu programs are in the works, as is an international yogic retreat program called goodtrip. Foster’s even at work on goodskin, a line of Ayurvedic cosmetics. Maybe you’ll be around for that.
The First Annual Brokelyn Charity Ball will be held June 10 from 7 to 11 at at Night Owl in Williamsburg, 160 N. 4th St. at Bedford Ave.