Memories of Flatbush

From BYPS teacher Yaniv Nord:

I will miss this studio very much, and especially the room; will always be my home studio.

2004-2006 many early morning classes, day in day out with Robbin and Saya and Dara and Christian and Colleen and Roody and others, who helped me fall in love with the practice in that room.

The geometry and quirky heating always gave the space a great energy – intense and powerful when crowded, spacious and forgiving on quiet days. A nice breeze with open doors, a pizza oven with the heat blasting. Nearly fainted more times than I can count. Killed myself in that room.

I’m sure whatever comes next will be just as special in it’s own way, but Flatbush will always have a place in my heart.


At the end of 2014, we will say goodbye to our first studio at 289 Flatbush as we search for another space in the neighborhood that will have the capacity to grow with our community. While we are excited about this relocation, we recognize that so many memories live in our first studio. Please share your memories with us via Facebook or email.