quench with dana cohen md and gina bria

“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
Karma Spotlight: Elizabeth Aquino 6

Karma Spotlight: Elizabeth Aquino 7

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.

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Karma Spotlight: Silvia Medina 8

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!

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<b>bodē360</b> Review: Aryn Kyle 9

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.

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Ambassador Spotlight: Hope Adams 10
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