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Yoga Studio To Open On Skillman Avenue Next Month

Yoga Studio

Yuuki Hirano and Roque Rodriguez

March 24, 2016 Staff Report

Sunnyside resident Roque Rodriguez will open a ground floor yoga studio next month on Skillman Avenue.

The new space, called Suryaside Yoga, will be located at 49-06 Skillman Ave. Rodriguez and his wife are partnering with long time associates, Yuuki and Kana Hirano, who are also co-founders of Hosh Yoga, a not-for-profit, donation-based yoga studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Hirano said that he believed Sunnyside would be a great location for this studio because of how health-conscious the residents seem to be.

“We see people going to the health food stores, buying organic foods and running in the neighborhood regularly,” Yuuki stated. “Since there’s a lot of health-minded people in the area, it’s an idea that made a lot of sense.”

Rodriguez added that the feel of the neighborhood played a big role in why he wanted to start a business in Sunnyside.

“We really like the neighborhood,” Rodrigeuz said. “There’s a lot of down to earth people who make you feel comfortable to be here. We know our neighbors and their dogs by name, and it’s a very welcoming environment.”

“We just thought it’d make sense so we and other people didn’t have to travel to Long Island City or Astoria to find a yoga studio,” he added.

Upon opening, Suryaside Yoga will offer kids classes as well as “gentle classes,” which they describe as more therapeutic, and hope to attract residents of all shapes and sizes.

The space was previously occupied by Hugo’s Tae Kwon Do. The new owners have leased the location for five years, with an option to renew. They expect to open in the first week of April.

Visitors can find more information at their website here.

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The O.S. (Original Sunnysider)

I hope they offer hot yoga! I love hot yoga, but not the B.O. that is associated with it.

Society going down the toilet

They should block bulimic panda. What a stupid dope. I know he thinks hes funny but all he is is a dumb m•÷+€r f¿€|<€R!!!!! WHAT A STUPID @$$H○! €

Longtime Sunnysider

I love yoga and have been practicing it for many years at Kim’s Woodside Ballet Academy on 43rd Ave. between 49th & 50th Sts. My instructors is Jin and she is an excellent teacher and beautiful person. She has many loyal followers. It’s been great for my health, flexibility and of course, a little peace of mind.
I wish you guys to best of luck, too! Sunnyside is a great neighborhood.


FDT *(fake donald trump) i was blocked by voicing my opinion, which is my right. But ssp blocked me because it had a comment that was critical of a certain ethnic group (think drinkers). If it was about anyone else it would have been ok. Favoritism at its best


Clean up that filthy disgusting ghetto looking store front first. Its makes the neighborhood look terrible

fake Donald trump

Why dont they start by cleaning up that disgusting storefront. Its disgraceful, it looks like ghetto central

Bulimic Panda

I tried yoga but found it difficult to control my bowels. I wish them luck but unfortunately can’t be a patron in good gastro conscience. On a side note, men that go to yoga tend to be incredibly gay, or incredibly brilliant heteros enjoying the view.

I pray for yoga and the Q60. G-d bless my little Sunnyside. I love all of you so much. amen. Hallelujah.


So happy to finally have another business that is in the immediate area and is geared toward well being. Lots of variety of places to stop for a pint, but not so much for energizing. Best of luck!


I have no affiliation with them but the 50% off sale they are having is quite attractive imo. A 20 pack class runs $140 which works out to only $7/class.

A regular class if you drop in is $18 which makes this more than 72% off.


Hi! SIvan Rodriguez here. This is true, also people who purchase this attractive offer will still have the opportunity to partake in new member offers after the class pack runs out as this is a special Grand Opening deal!


Hi Slvan- I tried to purchase a package on the client online app and couldn’t locate the studio. Would ya happen to know if there’s another way to access it?

Bart Stone

Smart guys. Sunnyside really needs a yoga studio. Another nice improvement to the area.


Finally! I have been waiting for yoga closer to home for some time now. Traveling to the yoga room has been an inconvenience that with a busy schedule something close to home makes it so much easier to practice regularly. Plus it’s a great opportunity to support the neighborhood!
Bravo Rodriguez.

Anonymous visitor

I hope there will be classes for older kids not just toddlers. I have an eleven year old and I would be very interested in yoga class for my son once a week. Good Luck!


Love it! I’m super excited about this! I have been wishing a Yoga place open up in the neighborhood.


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