Thanksgiving Schedule 2017 5

Hot HIIT Demonstrations with Monique Crous 6

We continue to see many new faces in our Hot HIIT classes and have expanded the schedule this summer to accommodate the demand. We’re happy to have everyone and encourage your input and feedback!

Hot HIIT is a training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training(HIIT), interval training, muscle toning, and cardio in a room heated to approximately 100 degrees. This practice promotes long, lean mus­cle mass while burning fat, with rapid results. It strengthens your core, improves cir­cu­la­tion, and increases flex­i­bil­ity.

Haven’t tried the class yet and curious to see some of the exercises? We’ve put together a short video of Hot HIIT creator and Teacher, Monique Crous, demonstrating the following 5 exercises:

  1. Half Burpee
  2. Mountain Climber
  3. Ankle Tap
  4. V-Ups
  5. Reach Though Crunch

Each class is set to upbeat music and are offered at all 4 locations – Flatiron, Midtown, Upper East Side and Upper West Side. Curious to try a class yourself? We’ve included the schedule below. These classes are included in any package we offer at the studio. Have questions? Shoot us an email at

Interested in Hot HIIT Teacher Training? Click here


A huge thanks to everyone who joined us in person, in spirit or watched live online! Below is our full class from 1:30pm today.

Marking our 9th consecutive year of participation in the event, we’re thrilled to announce our class at the Solstice in Times Square: Mind over Madness Yoga presented by Aerie. Come find your center at the Crossroads of the World! To celebrate, we offering 20% off most packages, today only using promo code SOLSTICE at checkout.

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Registration Now Open For Free All-day Outdoor Yoga Event

New York, NY (June 1, 2017) – The Times Square Alliance today announced the return of Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie – a day of free yoga classes to celebrate the longest day of the year and beginning of the summer season – on Wednesday, June 21st. Starting today, people can register at  for classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing until 8:30 p.m., just after sunset.

“At Solstice in Times Square, we invite participants to find peace and tranquility beside the mixture of sights, sounds and endless energy of Times Square,” said Tim Tompkins, President of Times Square Alliance and co-founder of the event. “Even at a time when it seems impossible, one can, and should, take a moment to find harmony within their mind, body, and the world around them.”

“Thousands of yoga practitioners come to Summer Solstice in Times Square/Mind over Madness Yoga to cut through the noise of inner unsteadiness and outer distractions to bathe in their own deeper stillness,” said Douglass Stewart, co-founder of Solstice in Times Square.

“Aerie is so excited to sponsor this year’s Solstice in Times Square,” said Jen Foyle, Global Brand President of Aerie. “The #AerieREAL message is our commitment to empowering everyone to feel happy, healthy and confident inside and out. This event is an amazing way to share our message and empower thousands of yogis to love their REAL selves.”

Yogis of every skill level will have the opportunity to participate in seven free yoga sessions throughout the day on June 21st and visit the Yoga Village between 44th and 45th Streets, which will feature booths, giveaways, and activities.  Aerie will be present in the Yoga Village with free flash tattoos, refreshments, and a photo booth where yogis can snap a video for a chance to be featured on the billboard on the American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie store. At the store, visitors can also stock up on leggings from their Chill. Play. Move.™ collection, plus get free personalization that day only.

Situated at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 42nd & 47th Streets, the yoga sessions will include:

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.: instructed by Douglass Stewart
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: instructed by Sarah Finger
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: #AerieREAL Empowered Flow with Catherine Gignac
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Bikram Yoga with Jen Lobo and Donna Rubin
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: instructed by Aditi Shah and Rachel Cohen
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.: instructed by Colleen Saidman Yee and Rodney Yee
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: LUNA Deep House Yoga with Lauren Taus and DJ Tasha Blank

Detailed instructor bios can be found at On June 21st, registered participants who attend will receive a free yoga mat courtesy of Aerie. Footage from classes will also be shown on the American Eagle screen at 46th Street and Broadway.          

Participants and those unable to attend the event are also encouraged to upload yoga photos and tag them with #SolsticeTSq across various social media platforms, and follow live coverage and join conversations on,  @TimesSquareNYC on Twitter and @TimesSquareNYC on Instagram.

The Alliance has once again partnered with Yoga Journal ( to reach yoga enthusiasts on and off the mat. Additional sponsors include LUNA; Rodan + Fields®; Essentia; National Mango Board; and Wasa.

Solstice in Times Square has partnered with Times Square’s own Hotel Edison, a Triumph Hotel, to help yogis from afar make the pilgrimage to Times Square for Mind Over Madness Yoga.

iphonebookingIn mid-April we began including notices in our reservation confirmation emails that our window to cancel a class is changing from 1 hour to 3 hours. We’ve found that 1 hour is not enough time for students who are on a waitlist to be fully prepared to visit.

Beginning June 1st, online cancellations will no longer be available less than 3 hours before a class begins. For example, if a class is taking place at Noon, the cancellation window will close at 9:00am. Please note that if  you are on an unlimited packages and do not cancel 3 hours in advance you will be charged a $10 fee. If you have a class class card package, not canceling before the 3 hour window will result in the loss of a class.

We understand there are often circumstances that may occur within the 3 hour window that are beyond your control. If there is situation within the 3 hour window that will prevent you from attending class, please call or email us. As long as you’ve made an effort to advise us you can not attend a previously booked class, the fee or docked class will be waived.

Dear Yogis,

At this time of year we look back and reflect on how fortunate we are to spend every day with all of you – our amazing community. After 17 years in business not a day goes by that we don’t hear from one of you about how the yoga has helped you in your life. This brings us so much joy.

This month, we have many yogis taking part in our Holiday Charity Challenge in which they have pledged to practice 30 classes in 40 days.  In return, the studio will contribute $50 to their charity of choice.  We congratulate those who have committed their time and energy to these great causes during the busy holiday season. A few of the charities this month include American Lung Association, Lineage Project, World Vision and Achilles InternationalAlso this month, we’re donating to Toys for Tots each time one of our yogis check in on Facebook! For more about this program and to help us reach our goal of 500 donations this month, please click here

In 2016, we made some significant changes in our class schedule. While the Bikram method of yoga will always be our core offering, we will continue to expand our Hot HIIT Pilates and 60 and 75 minute class options in the coming months. We’re also offering Yin Nidra Yoga, Intermediate classes and have expanded our Chillax series (Bikram classes accompanied by music). Click here to see today’s schedule of classes

As we move towards 2017, we will continue to make upgrades at the studios including new flooring, paint and other aesthetic improvements. Our constant goal is to create the most comfortable and peaceful settings we can for you and all our community.

As always, we welcome your feedback and are happy to speak with you at any time. We wish you the happiest of holidays and a healthy New Year filled with a lot of yoga!

Warmest Regards,
Donna and Jen