Orlando Charity Class – June 26th

Please join us for a Silent yoga practice in remembrance of Orlando and in celebration of NYC Pride month this Sunday, June 26th, at 9am in the Flatiron studio.  Minimum donation is $25.  All proceeds from this class will benefit organizations directly assisting the Orlando healing effort and the LGBT community in New York City.  Riji Suh will lead this special practice to a playlist curated by Nick Graham. 

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International Day of Yoga 2016

International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline that originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

The idea of an International Yoga Day was first proposed by Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on September 27, 2014. He stated:

“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” — Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly

Following this initial proposal, the UNGA held informal consultations on the draft resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on October 14, 2014. The consultations were convened by the delegation of India.

On December 11, 2014, India’s Permanent Representative Asoke Mukherji introduced the draft resolution in UNGA. The draft text received broad support from 177 Member States who adopted the text without a vote. This initiative found support from many global leaders. A total of 175 nations co-sponsored the resolution and had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.

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Workshop Series: Awaken the Warrior within You

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

Join us on Sunday, June 12th – 2pm-3:30pm at Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side for the next installment of our workshop series – Awaken the Warrior within You – led by Natalia Maldonado.

Learn how to be physically, mentally and emotionally fit.  Natalia will share a power talk on resilience , 5 moves with affirmations for upper body and core that will improve your Bikram Yoga practice and a meditation to relieve stress. You will leave this workshop feeling invigorated, empowered and focused. Pre-registation only. 

Awaken the Warrior within You

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR THE FALL

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Prince Tribute Class

Join us on May 14th, 7pm at Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron as we pay homage to music legend Prince. This class, led by Upkar Chana and Charly Seamon with a set-list by Nick Graham will feature Prince’s most popular tunes to his most obscure, ranging from the late 70s to present day.

We lost a musical genius on April 21st, 2016, as well as a great philanthropist. His legacy lives on not only in his music, but in the MANY charities he donated to and founded. While this great humanitarian kept his philanthropic contributions quiet, he gave donations and himself to many charities including: PETA, The Elton John AIDS Foundation, City Of Hope, H.A.L.O, Jazz Foundation of America, The Elevate Hope Foundation, Urban Farming, The Bridge, Harlem’s Children Zone, Black Lives Matter, Green For All, Edith Couey Memorial Scholarship Fund and #YesWeCode.

He was the vision behind #YesWeCode, a national initiative to help 100,000+ low opportunity men and women find success in the tech sector. We are asking for a minimum donation of $25.00 to join this celebratory event. Proceeds will go to #YesWeCode and costs to make this class possible. 

PRINCE TRIBUTE CLASS
Saturday, May 14th – 7pm at Flatiron
182 5th Avenue | $25 Donation

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Exclusive discount code for Yoga Journal LIVE!

Practice Your Power at Yoga Journal LIVE! New York April 8-11

Code BIKRAM saves 15% on day, weekend, or full passes: www.yjevents.com/ny

Practice your power with master teachers in a weekend packed with yoga classes of every style bookended with two full-day workshops. Indulge, relax, and have fun with your yoga community in the Yoga Market and Sangha Space.

Seane Corn, Kathryn Budig, Bo Forbes, Gary Kraftsow, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Eric Paskel, Sianna Sherman, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee…PLUS True Power with Gabrielle Bernstein and workshops with Baptiste Yoga @Yoga Journal Events #YJLIVE #NewYork

Reserve your space now with code BIKRAM and get 15% off a day, weekend, or full event pass.

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Relax to Stretch Deeper with Omri

We all experience tightness in our bodies, chronic aches and pains, often in the same places again and again. Old injuries, scoliosis, bad posture, and even deep emotional stress are examples of why we may feel limited in our movement. Traditionally we address these with body work, but is that a successful long term solution to this problem? do you feel the tightness coming back again and again? you might even think by now thats just how your body is, that you’re destined to live with chronic tension.

In this workshop we will learn about and explore the principals of misuse that lead to chronic tension, and how to observe the physical and mental connections that entrench them. Using this heightened awareness, you will learn how to self-correct your tensions by strategically “letting go”. Learning these principals has the incredible potential to change how you move throughout your day, how you practice, even how you sleep.

Discussion and sharing will be encouraged.

Relax to go Deeper with Omri
Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron
182 5th Avenue – 3rd Floor Checkin
Saturday, April 16th – Noon to 4pm
$45 – Pre-registration Only

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Bikram Yoga NYC is Sponsoring One Fire Festival

Bikram Yoga NYC is sponsoring the One Fire Festival! This year’s annual event is happening at Joshua Tree and BYNYC owner Donna Rubin will be leading a very special clinic. Check out the video below and then visit onefirefest.com for details and signup!

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Spring 2016 Workshop Schedule

This year we have new workshops coming every month and for the most part they’ll be led by Bikram Yoga NYC instructors. While the summer schedule has yet to be announced, and we may schedule another one or two in between what you see listed below, we are excited to announce these upcoming workshops with Yarrow, Omri and Kathryn!

Sunday, March 20th, 1pm at UES – Backbending/Meditation workshop with Yarrow Kae

75 min vinyasa flow and backbend workshop, kundalini meditation techniques, chakra clearing, pranayama breathing techniques, free write journaling, heart-centered meditation, and restorative yoga. This workshop will explore the questions: What do you do with your pain? Do you let it consume you? Or, do you use it to transform you?

Sign up for this clinic and get 20% OFF at OMSHOP! MORE INFO

Saturday, April 16th, Time TBD – Practice Gently to go Deeper with Omri Kleinberger

How to nurture and develop a gentler practice by focusing on form and movement, promoting tension release, increased awareness, and understanding isolations. 4 hours, starting with a workshop on anatomy and physiology, then slower than usual class so we can stop and address questions and work on implementing the knowledge into the workshop

Saturday, May 21st, Time TBD – Bikram Yoga and the Female Body with Kathryn Leary

A very special 3 hour workshop, designed especially for women, that will lovingly explore self-care and how the Bikram series resonates in a woman’s body. We begin with a full 90-minute class, using dialogue infused with information about how postures uniquely affect the female body. This will be followed by a 90 minute workshop and Q & A that explores holistic self care for a woman’s body, mind and spirit.

 

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Special Event: Backbending / Meditation Workshop with Yarrow Kae

Clinic sponsored in part by OMSHOP

Clinic sponsored in part by OMSHOP

What do we do with our pain? Do we let it destroy us? Or, do we let it transform us? Yarrow Kae invites you on a journey through your heart center into the most vulnerable places of you. She takes you to the places that have brought you deep pain in order to alchemize it into light. To begin that journey she will tell you her story, how she sat with her pain, and how she learned and grew from that pain.

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

Some of the greatest art has been made as a result of emotional pain. The more quickly you get in touch with yours the more quickly you will be able to alchemize it into light and give your unique gift to the world.

Workshop includes:

  • 75 min vinyasa flow and backbend workshop to ignite your heart
  • kundalini meditation techniques to remove blockages
  • chakra clearing
  • pranayama breathing techniques
  • free write journaling
  • 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

Sunday, March 20th
Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side
173 East 83rd Street – 2nd Floor
1pm to 4pm
$45 in advance $55 at the door

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Cycle for Survival Event

From Bikram Yoga NYC Instructor Emily Faurholt:

It’s that time of year again and Cycle for Survival is just around the corner. As some of you may know, Cycle for Survival is a charity event that is a very important to me. It’s a charity that raises much-needed money that funds research for the development of cures for rare cancers.

Rare cancer has touched my family in a very personal way; Five years ago my husband Jim and his two children Avery and Teddy lost their wife and mother, Julie Siskind, to soft tissue sarcoma.

For that reason, I am holding a benefit class at Bikram Yoga Upper West Side at 8PM on February 22nd. All funds from the class will go directly to Cycle for Survival which will fund the research and development of clinical trials that someday will cure these diseases that affected so many families like mine.

I hope to see you all there!

When: Feb 22nd, 2017
Time: 8:00
Where: Bikram yoga Upper West Side
What: 90 minute Bikram Yoga Donation Class to benefit research for cures of rare cancers
Donate: Cycle for Survival