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How a former club kid opened one of NYC’s most iconic yoga studios

She’s an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher who gracefully slides into poses — everything from powerful warriors to impossibly bendy forward-folds. But the first time Dana Trixie Flynn took a yoga class, she hated it. “I was like, ‘I can’t do this, I’m not flexible,’ ” she remembers, dismissing yoga — still a relatively obscure New Age practice in late ’80s New York — as insurmountably dull. But the dynamic, heavily tattooed yoga guru is grateful she gave it another shot. This year, Flynn’s Manhattan-based, rock and roll-inflected studio chain, Laughing Lotus, turns 20, making her an elder statesman in the ultra-competitive, and ever-evolving, world of boutique fitness. The former party girl ran a Hell’s ...
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