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Free Lecture on Hydration Strategies by Dr. Dana Cohen

“Chronic headaches, brain fog, fatigue, weight gain, insomnia, gut pain, autoimmune conditions… We may think these and other all-too-common modern maladies are due to gluten intake or too much sugar or too little exercise. But there is another missing piece to the health puzzle: Proper hydration,” explains Dr. Dana Cohen, author of the book “Quench.”

Join us Monday, June 25th at 7:15pm at our Midtown studio as Dr. Cohen tells us more with an informative and inspiring lecture on hydration strategies. The lecture will be followed by an open Q & A.

To RSVP, email Jen@bodenyc.com

bodē nyc Midtown

797 8th Ave

(212) 245-2525
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Karma Spotlight: Elizabeth Aquino

Elizabeth is a native New Yorker and took her first class in 2011. Her mother introduced her to yoga and thought it would be good for her scoliosis. With a busy life as a mom and a freelance performer, Elizabeth practiced when she could. When her mother passed away in 2015 she started practing more regularly and joined our Karma team at the Upper East Side. After taking a break due to a few injuries, she returend to the Karma program and her practice in 2017.

What she enjoys most about being a Karma Yogi is feeling like she is part of a family. When she comes to the studio, it feels like a second home. She also loves making friends at the studio and practicing with a group of people that are like-minded.

Currently Elizabeth is practicing often, getting into the yoga room at least 4 but sometimes up to 8 classes a week! What keeps her motivated is watching herself grow in mind, body, and spirit. It really is addicting!

Elizabeth has practiced all of our classes and truly believes that Bikram Yoga is well complemented by Hot HIIT, Hot Vinyasa, and Yin Nidra. Hot HIIT has been especially transformative for her and she loves that it is like a party instead of a workout!

Elizabeth is still a performer and is currently a director of children’s musical theater in Times Square. In her spare time she loves traveling, sitting on the beach, cooking, reading, gardening, going to support her friends in their shows, and drinking good wine with her husband and friends.

Are you interested in joining our Karma Program? Click here to learn more!

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Karma Spotlight: Silvia Medina

Silvia is a dedicated Karma Yogi at our Flatiron studio and long time practitioner.

How long have you been practicing Yoga?
15 Years

What brought you to our studios?
I took my first Bikram class 15 years ago with my best friend. I immediately fell in love (she didn’t). Within months I signed up to become a permanent karma member and in 2008, I completed a 100-day challenge during one of the busiest times of my life (finishing my MS thesis, working a full-time internship during the day, and a part-time gig nights).  After having my daughter in 2010, I transitioned into a Karma substitute.

What do you enjoy most about being a Karma Yogi?
In my professional life, I’ve held very demanding roles and experienced quite a bit personally. I’ve also lived in six different cities during my karma program tenure. One thing has always remained consistent – the fact that after crawling (sometimes 😀) the flights of stairs, I’ve seen Flatiron as a second home.

How many classes a week do you take?
I currently take an average of five classes a week, but look forward to reinvigorating my practice
by completing a modified 100-day challenge.

Have you tried our bodē360 program? ( 3 hot yoga, 2 hot hiit, 1 yin nidra a week?)
No, not yet. I travel an average of 2-3 days a week in my current role.

What profession are you in?
I manage Hotel Solutions in the Americas region for a company focused on corporate travel spend.

What are your favorite hobbies/passions?
Quality time with family/ friends, reading with my 8-year-old, working out (especially Bikram!)

Thank you, Silvia!

Are you interested in learning more about our Karma program? Click here to read more and to apply.

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bodē360 Review: Aryn Kyle

bodē360 reviews are in!

Check out what long time practitioner Aryn had to say about the program!

Did you complete the challenge?
Yes

On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the hardest), how difficult was the challenge?
3

Would you recommend the challenge to a friend?
Yes

Did you lose weight, gain strength or increase your flexibility? Please describe your outcome in a few sentences.
All of the above. It was great! I’m a pretty religious practitioner in general, so the challenge wasn’t too different from my normal routine, but it did encourage me to take a few Yin classes (which I don’t usually do), and I really loved them and plan to fold more of them in to my practice.

Do you have any additional comments?
I’ve belonged to the studio for over eight years now, and I just wanted to say how much I love the community and how important it is to me. You have such wonderful teachers, and the new classes are fantastic. Thank you so much for providing this oasis. I really don’t know what I’d do without it.

Click here to get more info on our bodē360 program!

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Ambassador Spotlight: Hope Adams

I have been practicing yoga consistently for about 2 years. I initially came to bodē NYC because my friend was telling me how the classes were great cross training for runners. Outside of bodē NYC, I work in media buying. I have lived in NYC for about 3 years now, but continuously exploring all the new places with friends is the best. What am I passionate about? My friends would probably say yoga, learning, and Emergen-C because I believe it is the remedy for everything, haha! The thing I love most about bodē NYC are the teachers. They lead amazing classes with their words. I always leave with a new peace of mind.

Think you have what it takes to become an Ambassador?

Learn more about the program and fill out an application here

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Karma Spotlight: Maria Ortiz

If you’ve spent any amount of time at our Upper East Side studio, you’ve probably seen Maria practicing, helping clean, or both. Her determination, strength, focus, and integrity in and out of the room are hard to miss.

Q: How do you stay motivated to practice?
A: I always look forward to how I will feel after class : Calm, Balanced, and less angry!

Q: How long have you been practicing yoga?
A: 10 years

Q: What brought you to bodē nyc?
A: The convenience of 4 locations and when I took class and loved the teachers that kept me coming here.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a Karma Yogi?
A: The customers, the staff, and the teachers. The interaction with everyone is rewarding.

Q: How many classes a week do you take?
A: I would love to do it everyday but I shoot for 6 classes a week: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Q: What profession are you in?
A: I’ve worked for UPS now for 28 years. I had different positions – I started as a part time high-value clerk, then billing, payroll, and currently I’m an Operation Management Specialist. There never is a dull moment at work. So many parts make UPS run. People have no idea what goes into delivering just one package!

Q: What are your favorite hobbies/passions?
A: I love traveling which I will do more of when I retire in 8-10 years. For now I am a homebody. I love to watch movies and old classic TV shows but when I am not home I love working out. I was a personal trainer and also into Bodybuilding from 1998-2000. I did a few shows I won lightweight division once never won overall but I enjoyed the training and preparing for shows. People see you on stage flexing but have no clue what it takes to get up there. I love taking my 8 year old boxer Buster on long walks. My biggest passion is my son Dayhon G. Wheeler. He’s a 24 year old marine serving in Serbia Embassy Guard deployment. I miss him every day, and I’m so proud of him.

Thank you Maria, for all of your hard work!

Interested in joining the Karma Program? We’re looking for help!

Click here to learn more. 

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Karma Spotlight: Stanley Lamar Mims

Stanley has been practicing Bikram Yoga since his first class in London in 2003.
He discovered our studio when it was Bikram Yoga NYC by seeking out high caliber instructors that have their own consistent practice in perfecting the craft of the 26 & 2 series.

Q: What do you enjoy most about being a Karma Yogi?
A: It’s Relaxing. I am more mindful. I can “Turn-Off” and “Un-Plug”.Focus on the work at the studio.

Q: How many classes a week do you take?
A: Depends on my schedule… I travel for work. I tend to practice regularly when I am London at Hot Yoga London Bridge.

Q: Have you tried our bodē  360 program? ( 3 hot yoga, 2 hot hiit, 1 yin nidra a week?)
A: It’s on my list.

Q: What profession are you in?
A: Independent Consultant

Q: What are your favorite hobbies/passions?
A: Exploring new Plant Based/Vegan Eateries, Spending time with my grandsons, traveling with my family, and travel the world, especially Northern Europe.

Learn more about the Karma Program here and apply to give back to your community

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Take the 30 Day Challenge

my30day30 consecutive days of classes isn’t easy.

Cue our “30 Days to a New You” program, complete with daily tips and inspirations from our instructors, delivered to your inbox each morning.

What is a 30 Day Challenge?

Challenge yourself to complete 30 classes in 30 days. That’s it. Pure and simple. While true, the challenge is a commitment of time, it’s more importantly a commitment to one’s health, wellness and spirit. Experience for yourself the amazing physical, mental and physiological benefits of a daily practice. Enjoy a wide range of benefits including stress reduction, weight loss and an improved overall sense of well being!

What do I get for completing it?

Obviously the most important benefit of completing the 30 day challenge is a healthier, more energetic you! However, in addition we include a number of prizes upon competion:

  • FREE 7 days of yoga, just for you. Valid anytime you want to use it
  • 2 FREE 7 day guest passes for you to share with a family member, friend or co-worker
  • 10% OFF any full priced package we offer (auto-debit excluded)
  • 300 Reward Points – The equivalent of spending $300 at the studio

What are these daily emails all about?

Illustrated to the left, is an example of one of the emails you will receive. Each day, the morning message will begin with a statement from one of our instructors with some insight about where you are in the 30 day cycle.

For 26 of the 30 days, we’ll send posture tips for our Bikram method classes from our “Posture of the Week” series. More importantly, the section will also link to a video that breaks down the posture of the day in detail.

The email ends with an inspirational message or quote to energize your day, and of course the all important button to book that day’s class. We encourage you to visit as many studios as possible, and to take class with a variety of instructors to keep your routine fresh!

Interested? Sign up on our 30 Day Challenge Page and be sure to indicate the start date for  your challenge.

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2016 Winter Solstice Class

We’re thrilled to announce this year’s Winter Solstice class led by the amazing Chrystine Cooper! This silent class is recommended for students who’ve taken at least 10 classes. Call any studio to reserve your spot ahead of December 15th. On and after December 15th students can visit bikramyoganyc.com/schedule to reserve a spot with their existing package.

Details
Winter Solstice Class 2016
Date: Wednesday, December 21st
Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron
Phone: 212.206.9400
Price: Use any existing package to reserve your spot!

 

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Get Ready for Summer at Bikram Yoga NYC

It’s hard to believe that Summer 2016 is just about a month away. Are you ready?!?

During the Month of May we have a number of unique classes, workshops and events to help keep you motivated and coming to class. June will be here before you know it so the time to start working on “Summer You” is here.

MAY CLASSES

The 90 Minute Miracle 

We call this class the “90 minute miracle.” This traditional 90 minute class is designed for the stiffest beginners to the most flexible of yogis. Appropriate for all skill levels. > See all 90 Minute Classes

6075minclassesThe Effective 75 

Slightly abbreviated version of the classic 90, moves with a bit more tempo, more concise dialogue and less instructor demonstration.  Please be punctual, starts promptly on time so it can end on time. > See all 75 Minute Classes

60 Minute Maintenance

This one-hour class moves through the traditional series with tempo and flow and is specifically designed to maintain your regular Bikram Yoga practice on the days that you just don’t have the time. > See all 60 Minute Classes

New Workshops & Clinics

Monthly clinics and workshops from guest and resident instructors cover a wide array of topics. Recent 2.5 hour Master classes compliment upcoming backbending workshops, clinics that help you go deep into your practice and those focused on Women’s health. > Read about our upcoming Workshop with Kathryn Leary

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Music Classes

Currently a monthly event called Chillax led by Chrystine Cooper, this 90 minute Bikram Yoga class is accompanied by music for a fun and unique Bikram Yoga experience. Expect an expanded music series in the coming months. > More about Chillax

On Saturday, May 14th – We are hosting a PRINCE TRIBUTE CLASS – 7pm at Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron. This class will be led by instructors Charly Seamon and Upkar Chana. > Register Now

Around the World Classes

Starting in May Bikram Yoga NYC is going to be offering a class that is led in a different language on the 2nd Thursday of every month. To date we have commitments from instructors who speak Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Lithuanian and German. The first edition of this class will be in Spanish on May 12th, 8pm at Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side.

Intro to Bikram Method

This clinic-style class will introduce you to the 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises in the Bikram Method class. In this lightly heated one-hour class the instructor will guide you gently through the series and offer tips on how to prepare for class, take care of any injuries, and ultimately get the most out of your Bikram Yoga practice. > More Info

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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

reginasddWe’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

BYNYC Rewards 

Earn points by purchasing packages, taking class and referring friends. Use those points to redeem Rewards from our network partners for items like salads and massages, creams, flowers and more from partners like Aveda, Just Salad, Bikram Yoga NYC, Inday, Vitamix, Meatball Shop, and many, many more. > Go to Rewards site.

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