Last October we announced a handful 75 minute classes were being added to the Bikram Yoga NYC schedule. In December, we added 60 minute classes to the schedule. Today, all told, we offer almost 40 either 1 hour or 75 minute classes across all 4 locations!

We understand that as a busy New Yorker your time is valuable. While we absolutely encourage students to take 90 minute classes when possible, to get the full benefits of the series, we’re delighted with the reception our shorter classes have received.

Both slightly abbreviated classes consist of all 26 postures and two breathing exercises. During the 60 minute class, only one set of a few of the postures is performed. The 1 hour class also has a short flow sequence from Camel to Rabbit.

Haven’t tried one of these classes yet? Click below to sign up!

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Are you ready to commit to a healthy lifestyle in 2016? Want to lock in one of our best rates that allows you to come and practice every every day? We’re excited to announce for the first time ever we’re offering a 6 month plan!

Purchase this package for $799 and get the 7th month free! That’s 7 months of yoga for $799.

Stay in shape and warm all winter, keep your practice up through the spring and get ready for summer, all with one package. Visit us up to 30 times a month, enjoy a complimentary towel set with each visit and earn 799 Reward points when you pick up this deal.

Questions? Email us! Would rather give us a call? A list of studio numbers are at the bottom of this page.

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Start the year off right with a brand new Bikram Yoga NYC brand yoga mat! This month they are on sale for 20% off. We have these mats in a variety of colors but if you don’t see one in the color you’d prefer, as the desk manager to call another location to see if they have the color you’d like!

Regular price: $25
Sale price: $20

Bikram Yoga NYC brand mat bags are also available in a variety of colors for just $15!

A list of contact numbers for the studios can be found at the bottom right corner of this page.

This posture slims the abdomen, waistline, hips, buttocks, and upper thighs. Increases the flexibility of the spine and the sciatic nerves and of most of the tendons and ligaments of the legs. 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. It massages and compresses the thyroid gland which helps to regulate the metabolism and the immune system.

3 Tips for this posture:

  • The most important thing to remember as in most postures is to start with a wide enough step. Think of the size of a yard stick as a min and if you are tall you must take an even wider step.

  • It is more important to create compression in your throat area by tucking your chin towards your chest than it is to stretch your legs. There are plenty of postures where leg stretching is targeted.

  • When you come out of the posture,  come out facing the same way you went into the pose before moving your feet and body to turn to face the next side.

Join us on New Year’s Eve for our annual 10pm class at Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side!

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Accompanied by music and guided dialogue, the room is also lit with ambient and celebratory lighting to create a unique atmosphere. Expect a great class with Dan Heching, post-class prosecco, snacks and a midnight toast!

December 31st, 2015
Bikram Yoga NYC Upper East Side
173 East 83rd Street – 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10028
212.288.9642
Doors at 9pm
Class at 10pm
Toast at Midnight
Post Class Snacks

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Emily stumbled into her first Bikram Yoga class back in 2005, and she has been practicing ever since.  She is truly grateful for the balance the practice has brought her, both mentally and physically.  The same year that she graduated from Bikram teacher training she co-founded a nonprofit dance organization, and the yoga has been an important part of her life while trying to make artistic work in New York.  Yoga has helped her to both heal and prevent injuries from dancing, to focus on long-term goals rather than short-term difficulties, and to learn how to properly rest both her mind and her body.  While many artists wait tables or work temporary jobs, Emily considers herself truly lucky to teach and finds tremendous inspiration from her students.

Beyond the hot room, she has served as a performer, choreographer, as producer on both the east and west coasts. Her most recent adventure, outside of General Mischief Dance Theatre, was dancing for Weird Al Yankovic.

More on GMDC:

Preview of Mischief's upcoming Performance

A preview of General Mischief's most recent show

Favorite random adventure of 2015:  Dancing in a fun stunt for Improv Everywhere

Video 1

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Emily’s Favorite quote:

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.  –Margot Fonteyn 

Currently reading: “Spark – The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” by Dr. John Ratey

Every December we discount our Annual package for the entire month. This year take 15% off the retail price and pick up 365 days of yoga for just $1,350. Available only through December 31st. Remember the package does not activate until you take your first class using it, not the date of purchase.

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Cures and prevents sciatica by stretching and strengthening the sciatic nerves and the tendons of the legs. It helps the functioning of most of the internal abdominal organs, especially the small and large intestine and gives you added flexibility in the pelvis, ankles, and hip joints, and especially in the last five vertebrae of the spine.  This posture is very good for depression, loss of memory, constipation, abdominal obesity and helps with diabetes and hyperacidity.

3 Tips for Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

  • This picture is very difficult if you have tight hamstrings and lower back but the only way to improve is to practice everyday and let your muscles open up gradually. If you are really struggling to grab underneath your feet you might have to start by putting your hands on the floor In front of you and work on straightening your legs first.
  • It is very important to get in touch with contracting your thigh muscles when your legs are straight because contracted thigh muscles will relax hamstrings.
  • If you are very flexible please make sure your body weight is forward towards your toes and not back in your heals or your risk over stretching your hamstrings.

matchatlogoIlene Kristen is an actress and producer, known for her roles in Ryan’s Hope, One Life to Live, General Hospital and Grease. Watch this week’s Mat Chat as studio owner Donna Rubin talks Bikram Yoga with Ilene.

The forward tilt of your torso sends high-speed blood pouring into the heart, especially the neglected lower region, cleaning out the veins and all the arteries, strengthening the heart muscle.  The same rejuvenating flood rushes into the brain as well.  It is also one of the best exercises for bad posture.  By perfecting body control and balance it strengthens physical, psychological, and mental powers.

3 Tips for Balancing Stick:

  1. The hardest part about balancing stick pose it to take with you some of the things you worked on in the previous posture. Specifically focus on your standing locked knee. You will notice your thigh muscle will want to remain loose but you have to work hard to contract your thigh muscle.

  2. In order to keep your arms with your ears try thinking about your upper back muscles activating to make it a little easier.

  3. Before you bring your body down and leg up parallel to the floor transfer your weight to your standing foot and strong solid leg to stabilize your self and the proceed from there.