with Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids
Fridays beginning March 2, 2018
12pm at Midtown
bodē nyc is excited to be partering again with our friends at Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids for a community class – pay what you can!
Help us give back to our community and a great cause while you practice mindfulness in a room full of yogis. This will be a 75 Minute Bikram Yoga class with a 15 Minute (optional) Yoga Nidra/Meditation afterwards.
Suggested donation: $12
Donations will be collected at the desk when you sign in. Cash only, please.
All proceeds will go to Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids.
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!
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!
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:
- Search for the studio (Bikram Yoga NYC Flatiron, Bikram Yoga NYC Midtown, Etc.)
- Click “More” on the actions bar at the top of the page
- Select “Check In” – add a message and post!
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.
5 Reasons to enter the Challenge
- Improving your mind, body, spirit and overall health while simultaneously supporting multiple charities
- We’ll contributing $50 to your favorite charity (optional – match our donation to up the total)
- Be automatically entered to win prizes from our partners
- Receive 150 Rewards points for just for joining the challenge, regardless if you complete it
- Support Prostate Cancer awareness in November, Toys for Tots in December
- Purchase the Holiday Charity Challenge 2016 package linked below ($150 for 47 days of yoga)
- Let us know what charity you are supporting by filling out this form
- Sign up to receive 30 days of motivational emails from us (optional)
- Take 30 classes between the date you purchase the package and December 31st
- 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!
On December 21st, 2015 Bikram Yoga NYC wrapped up our first ever Holiday Charity Challenge. The concept was simple, take 30 classes in 40 days and we will donate $50 to your favorite charity. We asked, you delivered! We had nearly 60 people enroll in the challenge ready to commit to their own well-being in both mind and body. In addition to the $50 for our challengers’ charities, we sweetened the pot with half a dozen prizes from Susan Ciminelli Spa, Kulae, Core Natural, Sylvia on Broadway and our own rewards as vouchers from Bikram Yoga NYC and credits for our Rewards program.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that just a few days ago we donated $850 to the charities dear to our challengers hearts. Below, we’ve listed the challengers who won the raffle would like to give everyone who participated a whole-hearty congratulations and well done!
Zandra S (The Chamber Music Center of New York) – Susan Ciminelli Gift Bag
Noriko N (Charity Coming Soon) – Kulae Gift Pack (Mat + Bag)
Michelle C (UNICEF) – One Case Core Natural Water
Annabella E (Team for Kids) – Bikram Yoga NYC $100 credit
Linden B (Circles of Support) – Bikram Yoga NYC 1,000 Rewards points
Congratulations winners! Please check your email for a message from us if you haven’t already.
We would like to acknowledge each person who took the challenge, successfully or otherwise. Whether you completed the challenge or not in no way takes away from the moment you decided to commit. And it’s that kind of moment, that we salute here at Bikram Yoga NYC. Commitment strengthens over time, but begins with a single decision: Commit to your practice.
Below is the list of charities to whom we made a donation in our students name. Take a moment to click through a few, or all, of these great charities.
- National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund
- Pay it Forward Montefiore
- Teach For All
- Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
- The Chamber Music Center of New York
- Shine Foundation
- Inter Faith Center
- Achilles International
- Gods Love we Deliver
- Hassenfeld Children’s Center
- Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
- Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
- Living Goods
- Red Cross
- Team for Kids
In early November we announced our first annual “Holiday Charity Challenge.” The idea is simple, complete 30 classes in 40 days and we will donate $50 to the charity of your choice.
The response was overwhelming!
Today, on day 28 of the challenge, we wanted to add an update. With many of our challengers successfully on their way to the 30 class minimum, we wanted to shine the spotlight on a few of of the charities our students told us about. In an effort to support your fellow yogis, please consider a small donation to them listed below.
Listed in no particular order:
- Achilles International
Starting this Thursday, November 12th, challenge yourself to complete 30 classes before December 21st (40 day window).
Complete the challenge, and we will donate $50 to the charity of your choice! 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 one of the following prizes:
- 2 tickets Sylvia starring Matthew Broderick
- Special Basket of goodies from Susan Ciminelli Spa – ($550 value!)
- 1 case of Core Water
- 1000 points to our Rewards program
- Bikram Yoga NYC pack – BYNYC hat, Bikram Yoga book, BYNYC mat and BYNYC mat bag
- Kulae Kit – Towel, Mat
- $100 voucher applicable to anything at the studio
- More to come…
About the 30 Class Challenge
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.
4 Reasons to enter the Challenge
- Improving your mind, body, spirit and overall health
- Contributing $50 to your favorite charity
- Be automatically entered to win one of the prizes above
- Receive 150 Rewards points for joining
Buy the Challenge Package for $150 (complete it and we give $50 back to your favorite charity!). Note – We will put your current package on HOLD, with no loss of time or classes.
Fine Print: The challenge package must be purchased by 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 11th and is then only valid from November 12th through December 21st. The package allows you to take up to 1 class per day, which entitles you to a maximum usage of 40 classes over the 40 day period. If you choose to enroll in the challenge and purchase the package, we will suspend your current package for the entire 40 day period and reactivate it on December 22nd. Only students who have purchased the Holiday Charity Challenge package will be eligible for the prizes and charity donations. Questions? Email us!