Well, not a whole studio! The good folks at goodyoga, an “urban ashram for artists, travelers and yogis” in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood, are on a mission to raise cash for their short term operating costs. They’re also pursuing the purchase and renovation of the building that they affectionately call “goodpoint.”
From their Indiegogo page:
We need to raise at least $20,000 to cover the professional fees that are associated with the primary actions we need to take to preserve goodpoint. Lawyers, Architects, Engineers, Brokers and Inspectors all need to be paid for their services before we can even compose an offer to our Landlady. This involves a great deal of support and coordination. gooddeed llc, Flannery and Ray’s Partnership that is the current holding company for goodyoga ltd, a soon to be Benefit Corporation, is debt free and we need to keep it that way so that the company’s credit remains mint for the $5m SBA CDC-504 Loan we’ll be applying for to cover the project.
I stayed at the beautiful and sprawling goodyoga loft space a couple of years ago and have been staying connected through their weekly newsletters and social media. Ray and Flannery, the brains behind the whole good operation, are lovely and creative, and they’ve drawn a lively community into their sphere. goodyoga is more than a yoga studio – it’s a bed and breakfast, and it’s also Ray and Flannery’s home.
If you’ve ever practiced at goodyoga, live in Greenpoint/Brooklyn, or just believe in community-based, innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to yoga, then consider supporting goodyoga’s campaign!