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Passionate about Bikram Yoga? Join the Team!

Do you love Bikram Yoga? Would you like to join the Bikram Yoga NYC team?

We are looking for students with a passion for yoga who would like to utilize their expertise as a part of the Bikram Yoga NYC team. We’re always looking for sharp students, with an eye for detail and an enthusiastic attitude to join us a variety of capacities at the studio. Here are some areas where we’re looking for help:

  • Studio Managers
  • Weekend AM Desk Managers
  • Facilities Management (i.e. Cleaning Staff)
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Social Media Experts/Bloggers

Do you have an expertise to lend to the studio that does not fit in any of the above categories? We’d still love to hear from you!

If you’re interested, please use this link and fill out a short survey. If you decide to include an official resume, please be aware we do not accept attachments and any resumes must be included in the survey form box (via cut and paste).

We will be replying to candidates by November 17th. If you do not hear from us by that date, rest assured we’ve received your information and will keep it on file if an opportunity arises.

Survey

Thank you!
Donna Rubin & Jennifer Lobo
Co-Owners, Bikram Yoga NYC

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Teacher Feature: Eddie Marco

Eddie Marco, a native of Miami, Fl., is an accomplished musical theatre performer who has performed all over the United States, as well as abroad. While on tour in Washington, D.C., Eddie was introduced to his first Bikram class and was instantly hooked to this amazing series.

After a few months of steady practice, he decided to head to Bikram’s Yoga World Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA. A graduate of Bikram’s Yoga Fall 2003 Teacher Training, Eddie has taught all over the NY Metro area including South Beach and North Miami.

Some quotes that inspire Eddie:

“The only way to succeed, is to not worry about what anyone else is doing”

“If you do not ask, the answer will always be NO”

“If you do not step forward you will always be in the same place”

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Scary Good Deals: 10cc + 20% Off Merchandise

Through October 31st, pick up 10 classes for just $149! Also take 20% off all merchandise including apparel, mats, bags at the studios. These deals are only available through Midnight on Halloween so don’t miss out!

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Teacher Feature: Debbie Ginsburg

On a freezing winter day, Debbie accidentally walked into a Bikram NYC studio. She was looking for a wellness center located on the same city block, but—by fluke or fate—she ended up in the hot room. Debbie describes the benefits of her early yoga practice as “almost like magic”. As her practice deepened, it became a passion. Debbie traveled to Thailand for Teaching Training in Fall 2014. She is also a licensed Social Worker—and feels empathy and compassion to be essential when up on the podium.

Debbie’s inspiration:

At Teacher Training, I heard this great quote – “The darkest place in the world is under the brightest lamp.”  Bikram yoga is an incredibly honest practice – 90 minutes in the hot room.  Alone on your mat.  No distractions—no music, candles, Buddha statues. Not even any variation in the posture sequence!  It’s just you and your reflection—and, I think, that’s part of what makes the yoga so challenging.  But also so rich!  It’s a real opportunity to learn about yourself.  As your practice develops, you’ll notice changes in the way you think about yourself and treat the people around you.  I showed up to my first class with self-esteem that was seriously lacking. It took a couple years before I finally began to accept and appreciate myself.  It’s a tough journey–but stay the course.  This yoga really can change your life!

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Posture of the Week: Hands to Feet

Hands to feet pose increases the flexibility of the spine, the sciatic nerves and of most of the tendons and ligaments of the legs and strengthens the biceps of thighs and calves. It also greatly improves blood circulation in the legs and to the brain and strengthens the rectus abdominus, gluteus maximus, oblique, deltoid, and trapezius muscles.

  • As a beginner if you are not able to get your hands under your feet with your elbows behind your calf muscles don’t worry. Just grab wherever you can to make sure you can rest your belly on your thighs and eventually with practice you will be able to do this.
  • Don’t forget to use your bicep muscles as much as possible when you pull on your heel which will help to tone your arm muscles.
  • When you start pushing your knees back to stretch your hamstrings listen to your body so that you don’t overstretch. You should feel a good stretching sensation but nothing that you should feel alarmed about.
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Sale: 20 Class Card

Through midnight on Friday (10/10) pick up 20 classes for just $279 (retail $360, 23% off). The package is valid for 180 days after first use.

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Student Stories: A Professor of Medicine

by student Steve M. authored in August 2015


It all started in the summer of 2011 with severe back pain.  I had been an active gym goer and was in excellent health so it seemed like a minor back injury.  As the pain got worse I was referred to a spine specialist who suspected a disc problem and ordered an MRI.  The results were shocking in that a tumor the size of a fingernail was found growing in my spinal cord (at L1) attached to several nerves.

So, the tumor, later biopsied as an unusual Myxopapillary Ependymoma, a low-grade form of cancer — had to come out.  In October, I underwent a 5-hour neurosurgery where 99% of the tumor was removed.  The surgery required a delicate procedure called a triple laminectomy that refers to the removal of a portion of three vertebral bones to get to and open the spinal cord to remove the tumor.  After five days of immobilization where I could not lift my head (to prevent loss of spinal fluid), I recovered sufficiently to sit up in bed for two additional weeks.  During that period, it remained unclear if I would walk again.

Fortunately, the nerves sacrificed in the surgery did not deter me from starting the three months of therapy to walk again despite some neurological damage and chronic pain.  Six more months of physical therapy and pain management followed but simple tasks like picking something up from the floor felt impossible.  The chronic pain persisted.

Two years ago, one of my best friends, a woman six years my senior, then at the age of 76 — said let’s try something very different and maybe counterintuitive as she invited me to her Bikram yoga class in Midtown, where we fortunately met Georgia, who is absolutely amazing.  She assured us that we were not “too old” or “too disabled” for yoga and that we were very welcome.

The last two years I have been practicing up to three times a week, with some disruption from travel.  Interestingly some of the balancing work is very similar to the physical therapy routine for my spine recovery. Though the spinal series in class was at first unachievable due to pain, I can now work through the pain and find value because these routines later provide symptom relief for a full day or more after class, strongly improving my daily quality of life.

A special thank you to Christine and Jon who have worked with me on several helpful adaptations to protect my back. Being a scientist by profession, I was first hesitant to connect with the emotional side of yoga, but I started listening to Christine about this and now appreciate the positive mental benefits.

Importantly, after two years of mostly hiding in the back of the room and feeling sorry for my disabled self, I am now feeling rather proud of myself as a man in his seventies with a compromised spine who is fighting back against an ambiguous and rare cancer.  As a Professor of Medicine, take it from me – friends and yoga can be good medicine.

– Steve

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NEW: 75 Minute Classes

We are very excited to announce that starting October 1st, we’re changing a few classes on the schedule from 90 minutes to 75 minutes. We understand that your time is precious in the early AM, over the lunch hour and late at night. We’ve listened to your feedback and now we are ready to roll out these new classes! We hope to see you there and as always, encourage your feedback.

Stay Tuned!