Week 3 Posture Break-Down Series

Where the Real Yoga Begins…

Last Wednesday, BYPS instructor, Katia Riva led the third installment of our Bikram Yoga Posture Break-Down Series, getting us on the mats for an in-depth look at the floor series. Starting with Bhujangasana, or Cobra Pose, Katia pointed out the segments of the spinal cord that each of these back bends against gravity benefit. Bikram himself claims that Bhujangasana is the most difficult posture to learn as a beginner (listen to his recordings), but with Katia’s guidance the group moved through the postures beautifully all the way through the final stretching at the end of the 26 posture Bikram method.

This third installment was the last of the unheated sessions at our newest studio in Lefferts Gardens. Now we are ready to turn up the heat this week with a special TWO HOUR, TWO INSTRUCTOR Bikram session! While one instructor leads the dialogue, the other instructor will circulate around the room to facilitate posture correction. The cost for this special session is $25 per person; however, if you bring a new yoga student to our studio, you will get in for free. IT’S TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

Please email info@bikramyogaparkslope.com with any questions.

Week 1 Lefferts Gardens

Step by Step: Posture Break-Down Series in Lefferts

Our first posture-break down class this month was a great success! “T as in Terrrifc” instructors, Rasheda Charles and Kito Lopes, led the class through demonstrations and in-depth discussions of pranayama breathing, along with the first six asanas of the Bikram method. While Kito moved through the postures, Rasheda pointed out the key features of each pose to really understand what it means to “receive 100% of the benefits” in Bikram Yoga. After every asana demonstration, both teachers circulated the room to give one-on-one attention to each student, providing small adjustments where necessary.

We are looking forward to the next session, this Wednesday, August 13th, where another of our wonderful teachers (it’s secret, so you’ll have to come to see who it is!) will guide the class from “standing separate leg stretching” to “wind-removing” pose. You won’t want to miss it…or the chance to get a sneak peak of our new studio as it begins to hum with the energy of Bikram Yoga Park Slope yogis. Om!

For more information, call  718.399.3369. See you on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Namaste!

 

 

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Wednesdays in August

New to Bikram?

Join us Wednesdays in August at the new Lefferts Avenue studio!
  • Free FAQ and Partial Posture Break-Down: August 6, August 13, August 20
  • Full Class with Posture Correction: August 27, $25

Time: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 507 Flatbush Avenue (our brand new studio!)
Email: info@bikramyogaparkslope.com
Phone: 718.399.3369

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for newbies to begin their practice. Spread the love like your life depended on it (because it kinda does 🙂

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BYPS teacher Mochi in Prospect Park. Photo by Monica Felix

How To Stay Hot This Summer

Do you ever find yourself talking to your friends/co-workers/family members about how great Bikram yoga makes you feel, and you are stopped by “…are you nuts? 104 degrees in the summer?!”

BYPS teacher Mochi in Prospect Park. Photo by Monica Felix

BYPS teacher Mochi in Prospect Park. Photo by Monica Felix

We know, during the summer months its hardest to show up to class. Especially after a humid day outside.

But here’s something to keep you going: sweating your butt off for 90 minutes, in the controlled temperature of the Bikram yoga room, actually helps your body acclimate to the summer heat, works your cardiovascular system work more efficiently – which helps you stay cooler all summer long. 

Pretty cool, huh?

There are a whole lot of rewards waiting for you in the hot yoga room, and these summer yoga tips will help you stay motivated even (and especially) in a heat wave:

  • Stay hydrated. And that means water plus electrolytes (bananas and blueberries are a delicious way to get some). Don’t sweat on an empty system!
  • Peep the schedule for Park or South slope in advance: Check the website for class listings and take class with your favorite teachers
  • Add alerts to your smartphone phone calendar
  • Practice with a buddy – having an accountability partner to is the best motivation there is. Plan on practicing together, or set goals together and encourage their completion. Sometimes just meeting someone at class is the perfect nudge you need.
  • Set an example – all July and August at BYPS teenagers practice for FREE, so bring along your teen and inspire each other.
  • Celebrate your successes – just showing up to class is 90% of the work. So when you step into the room, give yourself a wink and a smile. You’re doing great work (and don’t you look cute in that top!?)
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The Wait is Almost Over: final touches on our newest Lefferts studio

You’ve been hearing the rumors, whispered excitedly in the hallways at our Park Slope and South Slope studios.

You’ve been patiently waiting with us since spring when we made our first announcement.

 Now let us walk you through your newest Bikram Yoga Park Slope studio as we put the finishing touches on our most innovative studio yet…

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Your best yoga room: floor to ceiling mirrors; a wall of windows letting in sunlight; eco-friendly cork flooring.

Over these first June days we’re devoting our energy to finishing touches that you’re gonna love.

Enter through the hallway accented with surprises: wall designs, floor paintings, chandelier, exposed brick and handmade decor.

Handmade wooden sign-in desk; painted designs on the floor; unique chandeliers!

Handmade wooden sign-in desk; painted designs on the floor; unique chandeliers!

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Round the corner into the spacious lounge area that connects the ample changing rooms. The windows look out onto Washington and Lefferts Aves, letting in sunlight and street views (you can even see greenery!) This will be your space for events and relaxing after class.

Lounge area for art showcases, parties and post-class hang outs.

Lounge area for art showcases, parties and post-class hang outs.

The love is in the details!

Handmade lighting fixtures illuminating the lounge

More images of the tiled floors, shelving, and artistic flair of the dressing rooms

Coming Soon!

We can’t thank you enough for sticking by us as we put the finishing touches on Bikram Yoga Park Slope Lefferts, our most exciting studio yet. We could never have done it without your dedication and support, and we can’t wait to give it all back and more with hot class specials, a brand new schedule and events to keep you hot and healthy all summer long (and many more years to come)

Handmade lighting fixtures illuminating the lounge