Move With Grace is expanding to a 2nd location on Myrtle Avenue!
Three years ago Clinton Hill’s Move with Grace Yoga, Dance, Fitness Studio & Juice Bar owner, Grace Tappin decided that she had better consider expanding in order to keep up with the robust business at her then seven-year old studio.
“I opened my first studio at 469 Myrtle Avenue between Washington and Hall Street, at a time when there were no other yoga storefronts anywhere near the vicinity,” shared owner, Grace Tappin. Nearly six years in, she realized that she would need to triple the size of the studio in order to have sufficient space for her fitness and movement-seeking clientele to practice in. “Without sufficient funds or room to expand I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it.” She set up a crowdsourcing campaign which helped raise a portion of the funding for expansion and on Friday, April 15, 2016, Move With Grace will open another commercial space just two blocks east, at 431 Myrtle Avenue (at the corner of Clinton Avenue). Grace describes the new location as “the perfect space for what I envision!”
Signage wise, both studios will be named Move with Grace, however, to further differentiate the two studios, at least to the clientele, Grace dubs the new location “the sun studio” and the existing location “the moon studio”. The names give a strong nod to the owner’s deep Hatha yoga roots (sun and moon salutations).
The new commercial space, the “sun studio” at 431 Myrtle Avenue, near the corner of Clinton Avenue, is outfitted with ballet barres and mirrors as well as fitness and Pilates equipment and mat rentals. Both children’s and adult classes will be offered, including ballet, Pilates, other dance, fitness classes and more, such as workshops, and teacher trainings. The “moon studio” at 469 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue & Hall Street will concentrate on various yoga forms and styles, including therapeutic Yin Yoga and dynamic Warrior Yoga in beginner and advanced formats, as well as being a meditation space.
Both studios are also available for space rentals.
The Juice Bar at Move with Grace, inspired by the owner’s roots and passion in healing foods and music of the Caribbean and South America, will remain at the 469 Myrtle location; serving fresh juice, smoothies, cold pressed juice and juice cleanses.
The retail boutique, also at 469 Myrtle Avenue, will showcase active wear for men and women, yoga inspired jewelry, natural products, gifts, mats, bags as well as a variety of accessories to meet your yoga and fitness lifestyle needs.
More EXCITING news: Asasa Yaa Dance School will be collaborating with Move With Grace to offer a pre-teen dance, yoga & wellness full day camp in the summer, the first of its kind in NYC! Students who are new to Move With Grace will be eligible for the $49 for 30 days special. A variety of packages to suit specific class needs are also available.
Move With Grace Yoga Dance & Fitness Studio and Juice Bar (Sun studio”)
431 Myrtle Avenue between Washington Avenue & Hall Street, (718) 230-0013
Move With Grace Yoga Dance & Fitness Studio (“the moon studio”) 469 Myrtle Avenue between Clinton Avenue & Waverly Avenue