‘Golden Bridge Yoga’ will Permanently Shutter Next Month

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 at 5:08 am by

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After a decade in Little Italy, the popular Golden Bridge Yoga studio is closing down at the end of next month. Regulars first alerted us to the closure this week, and the company posted the announcement on its Facebook page.

It’s not clear why the establishment is shuttering, yet the last day at 253 Centre Street is March 31. Nevertheless, it might not be the end of the line for Golden Bridge. Some of its personnel are starting another chapter in New York City at an as-yet-undetermined location.

Born in Los Angeles 25 years ago – first in a home studio then larger spaces – the Golden Bridge wouldn’t cross the continent to Centre Street until 2008.

Full announcement via Facebook is below:

In 1970, in Tucson, Arizona, Gurmukh began teaching. She would ride her bicycle to the park to teach Kundalini Yoga. Everyone would drop an offering in a bowl that was placed there…a flower, some change, some food to share with everyone, for Yogi Bhajan taught everyone from the beginning that to receive, you have to give. And so it began.
In 1984, after Gurmukh & Gurushabd’s daughter Wah was born, Gurmukh began teaching in their little house where they could fit only two pregnant women in the living room! Time went on, and they wound up having ten places of teaching in Los Angeles…from apartments to houses to yoga centers.

Twelve years ago, Satya from Satya Jewelry and Gurumukh were in a steam room in New York City. In that rising steam came from Gurmukh’s mouth a voice that said, “Let’s open a Golden Bridge in New York City!” And so it began in the location where we are today.
Now, as Gurmukh and Gurushabd turn their focus towards their global teachings and outreach, the doors of Golden Bridge Yoga NYC will be closing. Our last day will be March 31st, 2018. All March workshops and classes are running as scheduled, so be sure to buy your tickets today—and celebrate the final days with us in Soho.

As this chapter comes to a close, there is also a new Golden Bridge chapter being created in NYC with Senior Teacher & Trainer Amanbir, Director & Teacher Keisha, and Training Coordinator and Teacher Gail. They have joined together to give birth to a new home in which this long-standing community can continue to flourish with the same teaching excellence you have grown to love.
Stay tuned for developments on how you may be able to help in upcoming weeks! We thank all of you for making this community so special!

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