From the moment you walk through the doors of Funk&Flow - Feel Good Movement Space, you’re immediately drawn to its eclectic, zen-like, and all-around funky vibe. From the local artwork strewn about the waiting area and the boombox wallpaper in the bathroom, to the edison bulbs serving as the only lighting inside the classroom, this studio offers more than just a place to come take a class.
Jessi Morris, owner of Funk&Flow, located in Fort Lauderdale, opened the studio two and a half years ago with the hopes of creating an environment and space where people at all fitness levels can express themselves freely through music and rhythmic movement. Morris has an extensive dance background beginning from age 10, extending into her college years in California, and ultimately as a professional dancer with experience in all types of dance such as Hip Hop, Lyrical, Latin, and African.
“I rented space at various studios throughout the years and the one thing I noticed is the friendships that developed in my classes and the lack of space where they can socialize before and after class,” said Morris.
After finally finding the right place, she’s done just that and more. Morris has created a space where instructors teach intuitively and students are encouraged to embrace freestyle movement.
Funk&Flow offers classes beginner, advanced, and free-movement classes such as Barre Body, Feel Good and Wind Down Flow, Belly Dance Fusion , Yoga, Hip Hop for All, and, of course, Funk Body.
The Funk Body class is not only fun, it’s quite intense and you will sweat! There is no pre-selected music; Morris hits shuffle on her playlist and away the class goes. The music is loud, the energy high, and, within minutes, you are fully immersed in a collective and rhythmic dance journey. By the end of the class, you feel as if you’ve just come home from a great dancing night out and that elevated mood remains with you throughout the day.
Perhaps the best part of Funk&Flow is that it’s continually evolving. Morris is exploring new class offerings that target specific areas of the body as well as curating community live music movement flow and fusion classes that will be launching this spring.
Morris has also opened up her studio to the community for its members to rent for rehearsals, casting calls, and special events. Funk&Flow hosts self-improvement events such as a vision board making class and various donation-based classes on certain days.
To find out more about Funk and Flow, check them out on Facebook and Instagram @funkandflowstudio or visit their website funkandflowstudio.com.