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The yoga studio that has kept the second floor of 172 Allen Street hot for 13 years closed last Friday and will open the week of December 11th, 2017 as a new yoga home for the Lower East Side.
As many of you know, Bikram Yoga Lower East Side fell into financial crisis in April, 2017, after inspectors found serious safety issues involving the gas lines at 172 Allen St. When inspectors shut off the gas, the studio was forced to close for several weeks to quickly carry out a costly conversion to electric heat. As I faced imminent closure, many of you encouraged me to put out a GoFundMe to help save our studio. The response was overwhelming. Without this community, we wouldn’t have a studio. This studio has always focused on building community, and that won’t ever change. I really couldn’t be more grateful. We were without gas for seven months. I never thought we would survive.
With the help of the GoFundMe money, I was able to maintain the lease at 172 Allen and support our staff. Now I have joined forces with Kelly Isaac and Michele Pernetta to open what promises to be an even better hot yoga experience known as Fierce Grace Yoga.
Londoners will be familiar with Fierce Grace, a hot yoga brand founded by Michele in the UK. The Fierce Grace system incorporates classical yoga systems, including Bikram, Ashtanga and Hatha. It is an integrated and carefully designed yoga system that welcomes all body types and levels. The studio will offer several different heated yoga classes including classes that build strength and fitness, as well as classes with a focus alignment and injury recovery.
Fierce Grace on the Lower East Side will be the first studio to offer this yoga in the United States. It is not a franchise, but deeply personal project for me, Kelly and Michelle. The classes will feel like a natural and logical next step for long time Bikram practitioners, and students new to yoga or from different disciplines will discover thoughtful and well-designed heated classes through which to build their practices.
I welcome your questions about our studio’s transition, and I promise to do everything I can to keep this change simple and easy for you. PLEASE write me at email@example.com and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
With love, and gratitude.