December 2016 at Bikram Yoga NYC

With so many new classes added recently, we wanted to include a roundup of everything happening this December at Bikram Yoga NYC. Special events include Pamela Herron’s Sun Center Workshop on December 3rd and Chrystine Cooper’s Winter Solstice class on December 21st.

Bikram Method 

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Now offered in 60, 75 and 90 minute durations, all of our classic Bikram Method classes include each of the 26 postures and two breathing exercises and are suitable for yogi’s of all levels!

 

Hot HIIT Pilates

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Exclusively at Bikram yoga NYC, Hot HIIT Pilates is a training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Pilates principles in a in a room heated to around 100 degrees. The practice cre­ates long lean mus­cle mass while burning fat, with rapid results.

 

Yin Nidra Yoga

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Yin yoga postures are designed to open up the body by prolonged holds of deep stretching techniques – typically between 1 to 5 minutes in length. The second part of the class, Yoga Nidra, builds upon the relaxed physical and mental state from the preceding Yin postures.

 

Intermediate Classes

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Recommended for students with a strong Bikram Yoga foundation, our Intermediate Class uses the strong physical and mental focus learned in the beginning series as the foundation to lead us to a more advanced yoga practice. This class offers students techniques for moving deeper into familiar postures from the beginner’s class, as well as learning new postures and developing new abilities. 

 

Chillax Classes 

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In the past, Chrystine Cooper has led a monthly event called Chillax. Starting in December we’re adding 5 weekly chillax classes to the schedule. This 90 minute Bikram Yoga class is accompanied by music for a fun and unique Bikram Yoga experience.  

 

Special Events

Dec 3rd – Sun Center Workshop with Pamela

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In this workshop Pamela will lead you into an exploration of your body, mind, and spirit. Using lecture, meditation, movement & breathing techniques to guide you to tap into your intuition, find your center, and embracing joy on a daily level, while linking the science behind these incredible tools to enhance your practice and your life.

 

Dec 21st – Winter Solstice Class with Chrystine Cooper

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At this time we’re accepting phone reservations for this class. Please call any Bikrm Yoga NYC location to have your name added to the roster. Flatiron: 212.206.9400.

Winter Solstice Class 2016
Date: Wednesdy, December 21st
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron
Instructor: Chrystine Cooper

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BYNYC Rewards 

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Shop the hottest in yoga apparel and accessories in at Bikram Yoga NYC’s OMSHOP. Choose from over 750 designs from more than 15 designers including LalaLand, PhatBuddah, YogaBela, ButterElixr and many more. > Shop Now

Teacher Features

Every week Bikram Yoga NYC shines the spotlight on one of our instructors in a series we call Teacher Feature. Get to know your instructors, see what they’re reading, what they’re doing outside of the hot room, see a few more pictures and even book a class. > See Teacher Feature Archive

Student Stories

We’re lucky to have such a strong and dedicated student body at Bikram Yoga NYC, many with incredible stories to share about weight loss, disabilities, improved focus or how the yoga has helped them heal injuries. Read some of their stories by visiting our Student Stories Column

Posture of the Week Series

Over the last 5 months we’ve made it though nearly all of the 26 postures in the Bikram Series, each posture coming complete with tips and tricks for help mastering the series. > See All Postures of the Week Here

Healthy Living Series

Certified Nutrition expert Ania Dunlop has a monthly series about Healthy Living outside the yoga room, offering guidance on everything from getting your hydration though food, to 5 ways to boost your immunity, to keeping weight off during the holidays and much more. > See All

Social Channels

Bikram Yoga NYC has a presence on a variety of Social Channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Vine, Goolge+ and Reddit. See more about our social presence over at our Staying Connected page 

Yoga Shorts Parodies

#YogaShorts is a series of short films we’ve made over the last several months that dub yoga dialogue over popular culture TV show, Movies and events. To see the films, head over to our Facebook Page

Mobile App

Having launched our first mobile app in February of 2012, version 1.0, we’re now please to offer a sophisticated mobile experience on both iOS and Android platforms for free – now at Version 3.8.1. > Download a free copy today

Customer Service 

We want to hear from you! If you have any questions about your account, billing, new student questions or any feedback whatsoever, please reach out. > Visit our contact form and drop us a line

Thanksgiving 2016 Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re pleased to announce 12 classes on the schedule for Thanksgiving Day 2016. Please note the cancelations on Wednesday, November 23rd and Friday, November 25th as well. Hope to see you over the next few days.

 

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Flatiron Flooring Replacement

This Saturday we’re replacing the flooring in the 3rd floor studio at Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron. This will be our third time installing the new anti-microbial flooring (UWS and UES North room complete) and the first time at our Flatiron location. Luckily, we only need to cancel two classes in order to get the job done.

  • 7am with Sandra Lerner – Canceled 
  • 10am with Omri Kleinberger – Canceled

From Zebra Flooring, the manufacturer:

Made from recycled materials, our studio tile flooring is not only smell resistant, but it is easy on muscles and joints, allowing yogis and their instructors to focus solely on breathing and posture. This ease on muscles and joints also allow for a quicker recovery, allowing yogis the opportunity to get back to their practice a lot faster.

Below are the remaining classes for Saturday, Novembe 28th at Flatiron.

 

Upper East Side Schedule Weekend of Nov 19 & 20

UPDATE: 11/19/16 – 6:10pm

The 8am, 10am, 12pm, 4pm, 5pm and 7pm classes this Sunday, November 20th have been added back to the schedule. See below to reserve.

We’ve been approved by the landlord to replace all the exterior windows with insulated glass which will help keep the rooms heated during the cold upcoming months. The upgrade is scheduled for this weekend. Unfortunately, due to a large crew of workers who will be working quickly to complete the job, the entire studio will be closed on both days, Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Sun Center Workshop with Pamela Herron

In this workshop Pamela will lead you into an exploration of your body, mind, and spirit. Using lecture, meditation, movement & breathing techniques to guide you to tap into your intuition, find your center, and embracing joy on a daily level, while linking the science behind these incredible tools to enhance your practice and your life. Come away with the practical tools to use throughout your day, whether at home or on the road, at the office or in the yoga room.

Pamela will be sharing her favorite techniques from nearly 4 decades of dance and performance experience & 2 decades  of yoga.

Sun Center Workshop with Pamela Herron
Saturday, December 3rd – 2pm to 4:30pm
182 5th Avenue – Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron
$35 before 12/2 – $45 After

 

Sun Center Workshop

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Online Gift Cards – Giving and Receiving

Unsure what to give or ask for this holiday season? Gift Cards at Bikram Yoga NYC are easy, affordable and most importantly show the giver cares for the health of the recipient. For a limited time, take 15% off any size gift card (for example, $100 gift cards are $85). Sale ends December 8th.

GIVING YOGA

Using the link below and you’ll be able to design a gift card of any value using your card on file. Customize the picture, text and recipient name. You can even specify the gift card to be sent on a specific date! IMPORTANT – be sure to check the box next to “Send recipient gift card via email” and insure the recipient’s email address is correctly.

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RECEIVING YOGA

Ask your friends, co-workers or loved ones for the gift that keeps giving all year long, Bikram Yoga. Either forward them the link to this page or the link directly below. IMPORTANT – in order to have the giver avoid having to register as a student, please let them know to click “Login as Guest” during checkout.

CLICK HERE TO GIVE A BIKRAM YOGA NYC GIFT CARD

Pick from $50, $100, $200 or $500 values or create your own.

Questions? Send us an email or a call (full list of phone numbers at the bottom of this page).

Bikram Yoga NYC & Causely

This holiday season Bikram Yoga NYC has teamed up with Causely to support two great charities. In November, we supported Movember to help educate men on the risks of prostate cancer. This month, it’s Toys for Tots!

About Causely

Bikram Yoga NYC has partnered with Causely to help them make a donation to a great cause every time our students check-in on Facebook or Instagram. Over 3000 fitness studios nationwide use Causely, and that’s why they’re able to make such a large impact each month. If you need some help checking in on Facebook, just stop by the front desk and we’ll show you how!

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December’s Cause is Toys For Tots

Every check-in during the month of December helps us donate a book, game or other gift to a child in need. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children.

So, How Does It Work?

Checking in couldn’t be easier! When you arrive at the studio (or when you’re leaving), simply launch Facebook. Then follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Search for the studio (Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron, Bikram Yoga NYC Midtown, Etc.)
  2. Click “More” on the actions bar at the top of the page
  3. Select “Check In” – add a message and post!

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Holiday Charity Challenge 2016

Challenge yourself to complete 30 classes before December 31st (47 day window).

You Pick a Charity

Complete the challenge, and we will donate $50 to the charity of your choice. Simply sign up for the challenge by purchasing the Holiday Charity Challenge 2016 package for $150 (link below), and then let us know which charity you’d like to support. As a bonus, in addition to the mind and body benefits our students see from a regular Bikram Yoga practice, you will also be automatically entered to win a prize from one of our partners (prizes TBA).

Go the Extra Mile

For this year’s Charity Challenge, we’re upping the donations ante and have partnered with Causely. Causely is a platform that helps identify when people check in on Facebook or Instagram at any of our locations, and for each checkin, will make a donation to their monthly cause. In November, every checkin will help fund the Movember Foundation USA‘s effort to educate 13 men about prostate cancer. In December, Causely’s charity is Toys for Tots who’s donates toys, books and other gifs to less fortunate children. Every check in published to Facebook or Instagram will directly benefit Movember USA and Toys for Tots.

See this page for more information about Causely

5 Reasons to enter the Challenge

  1. Improving your mind, body, spirit and overall health while simultaneously supporting multiple charities
  2. We’ll contributing $50 to your favorite charity (optional – match our donation to up the total)
  3. Be automatically entered to win prizes from our partners
  4. Receive 150 Rewards points for just for joining the challenge, regardless if you complete it
  5. Support Prostate Cancer awareness in November, Toys for Tots in December

Signup Checklist

  1. Purchase the Holiday Charity Challenge 2016 package linked below ($150 for 47 days of yoga)
  2. Let us know what charity you are supporting by filling out this form
  3. Sign up to receive 30 days of motivational emails from us (optional)
  4. Take 30 classes between the date you purchase the package and December 31st
  5. As you take classes, check in on Facebook and Instagram to also support Causely (see how)

Note – We will put your current package on hold while you work to complete the challenge, with no loss of time or classes.

 

Fine Print: The challenge package must be purchased by 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 30th and is then valid from through December 31st only. The package allows you to take up to 1 class per day, which entitles you to a maximum usage of 47 classes over the 47 day period. If you choose to enroll in the challenge and purchase the package, we will suspend your current package for the entire 47 day period and reactivate it on January 1st 2017. Only students who have purchased the Holiday Charity Challenge package will be eligible for the prizes and charity donations. Questions? Email us!

Black Friday 2016

Our biggest sale of the year, Black Friday, is now LIVE.

Deeply discounted at $1,280, this year we’re including an additional bonus of 12 Guest Passes. With a combined retail value of $1,899, that’s a total of 32.5% off the retail price. Call the studio (numbers listed below) to purchase over the phone, or click below to purchase online:

SALE IS OVER

Flatiron – 212.206.9400
Midtown – 212.245.2525
Upper East Side – 212.288.9642
Upper West Side – 212.724.7303

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Lock in our lowest rate of the year by ordering today!

To redeem your guest passes after purchasing, simply ask a desk manager to review your account to confirm the purchase and they will hand you the passes.

This package activates after first use and not the date of purchase. Although your card will be charged on Friday, November 25th, you may activate the year of yoga whenever you are ready. Guest passes may only be redeemed by clients who are new to Bikram Yoga NYC. 

Master Class with Cynthia Wehr at Bikram Yoga NYC

We are thrilled to welcome Cynthia Wehr – International Yoga Asana Champion and owner of Bikram Yoga Mountain View – to lead the next installment of our Master Class series on Saturday, November 12th.

cynshooterCynthia will lead the 26&2 core postures of the Bikram method series attending to specific details and posture alignment to improve and re inspire your current yoga practice. She will touch upon areas of how this yoga practice is beyond just physical exercise with emphasis on breath, concentration and wisdom that has come from 20 years of yoga under her belt. Cynthia will answer any questions and provide personal corrections during the class. She will also demonstrate to help further understand execution of the postures and their physical and physiological benefits.

About Cynthia

Cynthia Wehr has been practicing yoga for 20 years and became a Bikram Yoga Teacher in Spring 2003. She earned the USA title in 2005 and 2007 and the World Yoga Champion title in 2007. This gave her the opportunity to travel the world to teach and demonstrate. She spent a lot her time teaching in Tokyo, Japan for Bikram Yoga Japan and in Bikram Yoga San Jose until June 2011. 

Cynthia now owns a Bikram Yoga Studio in Mountain View, CA. Since 2008, Cynthia has judged regional, US, and International Championships and works closely with the USA Yoga Federation, to introduce Yoga as an Olympic sport. She still travels all over the world teaching, coaching and judging.

Master Class with Cynthia Wehr
Saturday, November 12th – 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron – 182 5th Avenue
Pre-registration only | $45 pp