Yarrow Kae invites you to her signature workshop, “Alchemizing Pain Into Light,” a workshop that utilizes Yarrow’s holy trinity of healing– yoga asana, meditation, and journal writing. This workshop will allow you to deepen your practice, discover comfort in stillness, and to use your pain to create beauty.

This is a vinyasa flow and backbend workshop designed to crack open our heart chakra, which holds our most potent emotional pain. We will dissolve blockages that keep us from reaching our fullest potential, ones that keep us trapped within our pain. Under Yarrow’s expert guidance we will identify the pain, release it, and transform it into light, love, beauty & poetry.

Workshop includes:

  • 75 min vinyasa flow and backbend workshop to ignite your heart
  • kundalini meditation techniques to remove blockages
  • chakra clearing
  • pranayama breathing techniques
  • guided journal writing
  • heart-centered meditation
  • restorative yoga designed to soften your heart and free your spirit by getting you in touch with your most valuable trait, your vulnerability

Alchemizing Pain Into Light
Saturday, September 17th
1pm – 4pm – Upper East Side
173 East 83rd Street
$45pp | Pre-registration Required

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Photo Credit: Paul B. Goode

When did you start practicing at Bikram Yoga NYC, and why?

In the year 2006.

I came to study Bikram as a process of healing and detoxing following a diagnosis of cancer. I have been practicing Yoga mostly since I was a teenager with teachers in Hatha/ Iyengar techniques and following Krishna Murti in the 1960’s.

As a dancer, yoga has been great for empowering balance, nourishing growth, manifesting mindful awareness and concentration. It is essential for living the life of an active athlete/Dancer, choreographer, Artistic Director and Master Teacher. I was a principal dancer with Martha Graham from 1977 to 1990 and a master teacher of the of the Martha Graham Technique following that, 45 years in total. I’ve been Chair of the Modern Department at the Alvin Ailey School since 1990 and director of Buglisi Dance Theatre since 1993. Yoga has helped me though all those years. 

Please visit my website www.buglisidance.org for more information. 

Who are your favorite teachers and why would you recommend their classes?

My first favorite teachers were Georgia Balligian, for her incredible positive outlook and unending insights. Christine for her compassion and science/physics. Kathrine Leary positive affirmation/inspiring spirituality and Patrick Lynch for his wonderful energy. 

What is it about Bikram Yoga that keeps you coming back?

To support my stamina as well as maintaining a positive, consistent dedication in my life. Practicing yoga has helped me maintain a healthy lifestyle, keeping me cancer free, detoxing my body and allowing me to focus on healing. I also admire Donna Rubin and Jen Lobo as dedicated owners and practitioners.

Favorite posture? 

Eagle Pose, for its potent focus, it’s overall stretching and strengthening of the spine while the compression and release of tension is powerful in opening my joints. Triangle pose for its overall challenges and Camel is so important to simulation the nervous system. Also Savasana, because it’s breathing is essential to healing, stillness and relaxation. 

Has being a regular practitioner of yoga helped your work life?

Yoga has empowered me to open my mind and heart to the wonders of living and to the natural world around us. Contemplative practice is a great a awakening to help us understand the self. I believe practicing mindfulness brings us closer to our own humanity and the awareness of breathing while performing. 

What would you say to someone new who’s unsure if Bikram is for them?

Look into your motivating reasons and accept the challenges of improving your life and find the teacher that speaks to you. Recognize the body, mind and soul/spirit are one. 

Do you live by any inspirational quotes or thinking?

I believe in practicing, whether learning to dance by practicing, or learning to love life by living, the principles are the same. I think the reason dance has held such and ageless magic for the world is that it has been the symbol of the performance of living, the instrument through which the dance speaks is also the instrument through which life is lived the human body. – Martha Graham

What is one thing you love about Bikram Yoga NYC?

Yoga can nourish your body and help you to manifest your vision by right intentions, listen in the silence to your intuitive voice if you will. I love being with all the incredible diversity that makes up America in one room practicing unity, with tolerance and understanding.

What projects are you involved with you’d like to share with our readers?

I am the creator of the 9/11 Table of Silence a movement for peace www.tableofsilence.org as expressed through the universal language of the body.  I invite you to join with me at Lincoln Center  – 8am on 9/11 this September on the Josie Robinson Plaza as 150 dancers perform The Table of Silence Project, a performance ritual for peace that is also live streamed, and to date has reached 102 countries and all 50 states. Join us for the live stream by following this link

Get involved by contributing to the 9/11 Table of Silence Kickstarter by clicking here.

Final thoughts?

Be still, mindfully aware, try to move to the edge, take risks, keep changing and don’t let fear rule your vision. 

Take 15% off any package we offer (except auto-renew packages) today through Wednesday only! Whether you’re in need of a package now or want to get something for the fall, don’t miss this sale.

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Starting Tuesday, September 6th, the following classes are being added back to the schedules at Flatiron, Upper West Side and Upper East Side. As usual, our scheduling window opens one week in advance (i.e. – Classes on September 8th can be booked on September 1st) over on our schedule page.


8am – Sunday -Paul Buschman


2pm – Monday – 60min – Donna Rubin
9:45pm – Monday – Upkar Chana
8pm – Friday – Emily Vartanian
1pm – Sunday – Mark Farr


8:45pm – Monday – Mark Farr
8:45pm – Wednesday – John Mabry
8pm – Thursday – Nick Graham
2pm – Sunday – Maja Wampuszyc

Dear Bikram Yoga NYC Community –

17 Years ago this week we opened the doors to New York City’s first Bikram Yoga studio and what an amazing journey it’s been! We would like to take a moment to thank all of our students for their incredible dedication, perseverance and strength of will over the years. It’s been humbling and very inspiring. Thank you to our incredible group of instructors, managers and cleaning staff as this journey wouldn’t have been possible without you.

Thank you all for chosing to make Bikram Yoga NYC a part of your life and we hope to see you again very soon!

Warm regards,
Donna Rubin & Jennifer Lobo Plamondon
Bikram Yoga NYC Co-Owners

To celebrate the occasion we are offering $17 single classes through August 31st. PLEASE NOTE: While you may purchase as many of these as you would like, they are not valid for use after August 31st. Any unused $17 Single class purchases may be applied as credit toward a new page after 8/31. 

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Through the asanas combined with the breath we are burning through stagnant, stale energy, old emotions, past hurts, wounds and karma so that we can begin the process of settling our minds into silence. This process is furthered with the use of pranayama breathing techniques and meditation.

In this workshop, Yarrow Kae will teach you several breathing techniques that can assist in purifying the body, breaking through any barriers that may inhibit the mind from settling into silence. Afterwards, we will sit in meditation. It is in silence, in stillness, that we learn to receive.

This is an introduction to meditation and pranayama breathing. First we will perform active breathing exercises and then we will sit and breathe. Afterwards, Yarrow will answer any questions you may have about these practices. 

If you are looking to create a regular meditation practice, Yarrow Kae will give you some tools to help create habits that will support your practice. Just like the asanas are a daily practice, so is meditation. Our minds are like wild horses that need to be trained when we train them we learn how to respond rather than to react. It is through meditation that this can happen.

Pranayama & Meditation Workshop
Sunday, August 14th
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side
173 East 83rd
Cost: FREE

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We are pleased to welcome 5 time All-India Yoga Asana Champion Rajashree Choudhury back to Bikram Yoga NYC on Thursday, September 8th for a comprehensive Master Class that’s open to all levels. The 3 hour workshop will begin with a 2 hour class, giving Rajashree the opportunity to provide valuable insight – beyond the traditional dialogue – into the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The remaining hour will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions as well as to enjoy a guided meditation during the last 30 minutes of the event.

Master Class with Rajashree Choudhury
Thursday, September 8th
6̶p̶m̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶9̶p̶m̶ [SOLD OUT]
11am – 2pm [SPACE AVAILABLE]
Price: $65 per person
Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron
182 5th Avenue, NY, NY 10010

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