How wobbly does my tree pose really need to be? Cobra Club, Bushwick’s newest yoga studio, is also a fully licensed

bar.  Let’s be clear here, though: the tipple is a post-practice activity at Cobra Club. Although there is a Sunday ‘hangover session’, where I can only hope the headstands are optional. 

Cobra Club, co-owned by Julia Huffman and Nikki Koch, opened its doors to the public last week. It was conceived out of the very best of social intentions. Julia tells me they wanted to create a place to hang out after a work out. You know the scene. You see the same people in class every week for a year, and you never speak to them. The Cobra Club is trying for something different. Stay, pull up a bar stool and cool off with a Bloody Mary (or a soda water) and have a chat. It’s a Mind/Body/Community practice.


Serving Counter Culture coffee from 6.30am (Monday to Friday) and tasty organic Red Hook Hotdogs right up until 4am (Friday and Saturday), they sure do have all the bases covered. Nikki is a certified yoga instructor and Julia has twelve years experience in NYC bars. Her hand-crafted cocktail menu is an ode to rock n roll. Come and drink your favorite Misfits song, or throw a few Iggy Pop songs on the jukebox. Or just find a quiet spot in the corner and bust out some Oms.

Check their website for class times, as they are adding new ones every week:


The Cobra Club, 6 Wykoff Ave., nr. Jefferson St., Bushwick; 917-719-1138