RE­VERB

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Re­verb launched in its cur­rent home in April 2017; how­ever, it be­gan as out­reach classes in Nov 2016 by founder, Ash­ley Bell who first taught dance and group fit­ness in the early 90s.

At Re­verb, Cen­ter classes and Un­wind classes are among their most pop­u­lar of­fer­ings. Cen­ter classes al­low folks to find the fluid na­ture of vinyasa prac­tice at a slower pace, and with­out the shoul­der and wrist heavy tran­si­tions of that prac­tice. Un­wind classes fo­cus en­tirely on mo­bil­ity and breath work, al­low­ing the teach­ers to call on their pre­ferred tech­niques, such as yin yoga and my­ofas­cial re­lease, to un­pack stress and ten­sion. Peo­ple also en­joy the stu­dio's Lo­tus Flow classes. This dy­namic style was cre­ated in NYC by Dana Flynn and Jas­mine Tarkeshi, and Ash­ley has 300-hours of train­ing from the Man­hat­tan out­post of that stu­dio, Laugh­ing Lo­tus.

Com­mu­nity out­reach is ap­proached in a va­ri­ety of ways. On site, the stu­dio of­fers a self-se­lected drop-in rate, al­low­ing stu­dents to choose a cost from a price range that works for their bud­get. Space is also do­nated to two lo­cal non-prof­its each week so that they can use the in­come from those classes to raise funds for their or­ga­ni­za­tions. One of those classes is a Re­cov­ery Yoga class, for those af­fected by the dis­ease of ad­dic­tion. Res­i­dents of a lo­cal treat­ment pro­gram also par­tic­i­pate each week. They re­cently added a free class for lo­cal F&B work­ers in con­junc­tion with the Heir­loom Foun­da­tion, a group that cham­pi­ons health ini­tia­tives for folks in the food and bev­er­age in­dus­try – a cor­ner­stone of our lo­cal econ­omy.

Re­verb’s stu­dio in­cludes the “Light Box," a 33’x33’ square space with three of the four 20-foot walls made en­tirely of poly­car­bon­ate – a trans­par­ent ma­te­rial that al­lows for am­ple nat­u­ral light that shifts beau­ti­fully through­out the day. There is a smaller stu­dio as well, a lovely lounge area with a li­brary of in­spir­ing books and writ­ing/ draw­ing ma­te­ri­als, a siz­able dress­ing room, and re­stroom with shower. Re­verb also of­fers a small se­lec­tion of yoga mats and branded gear.

There is a deck that is shared with neigh­bor­ing of­fices that over­looks a court­yard ad­ja­cent to sev­eral res­tau­rant con­cepts: Bad Wolf, a cof­fee shop with tasty pas­tries, home­made ice cream, and a small but crafty cock­tail menu; Work­shop, an up­scale food hall fea­tur­ing five dif­fer­ent ro­tat­ing res­tau­rant con­cepts; and Ed­mund’s East Brew­ing Com­pany, the tap room/ brew­ing and bot­tling fa­cil­i­ties for a suc­cess­ful neigh­bor­hood eatery with a cel­e­brated bar pro­gram.

PHOTO CREDIT | Jess Spence

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