The Nest

A Yoga Shala in the traditional sense of the word - a gathering place to practice, share, experience and grow. Tucked away in the back of a quiet building in Brooklyn, The Nest provides soul-seekers a place of refuge removed from the demands and influences of the external world. See the transformation of the Nest below - from our first renovation in July 2018 to our recent expansion in April 2019.

The Yoga Room
From a multi-purpose room, to the first iteration of The Nest, to the current version. The new bamboo floor looked great in the first iteration, but the swings in temperature between the seasons took their toll on the natural wood. We repurposed the wood on the wall in the new Swan Lodge (see below) - and I think it looks pretty damn cool. The new yoga room extends back further than the picture and can fit twice as many students as the previous space.

Before

Before

The Nest 1.0

The Nest 1.0

The Nest 2.0

The Nest 2.0

From Storage to Lounge to Lodge
We began by transforming the vintage clothing storage room into the tiny Swan Lounge in July 2018. In April 2019, we moved into the storefront space and built the Swan Lodge. The lodge faces the street and is a sweet hangout spot for students and community events. The “NOW” stage hosts acoustic concerts, artist showcases, interview series and other events, and we hosted our first “Tiny Nest Concert” on May 31st!

Before - A complete mess

Before - A complete mess

The Swan Lounge

The Swan Lounge

Olly Oxen Free!  The store before our expansion.

Olly Oxen Free! The store before our expansion.

Swan Lodge - Front

Swan Lodge - Front

Swan Lodge - Cafe

Swan Lodge - Cafe

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The NOW Stage
Yoga and meditation teach us that the key to inner peace is living in the now. We’re excited to launch our “Be Here NOW’ series of acoustic performances, speaker series, and other community events on the NOW stage beginning in late May. See here for the upcoming schedule of events.