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What is Hot Yoga?

Hot Yoga is a series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises, suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Each posture stretches, strengthens and prepares specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture. 

Hot Yoga is done in a heated room to warm the muscles, prevent injury, allow a deeper workout and cleanse the body by flushing the toxins. 

This program is scientifically formulated to deliver total health through the balancing and strengthening of every system in the body.  The 90-minute hot yoga program is designed to prevent illness, injury, promote weight loss, and limit the effects of aging. 

Our studios are filled with discipline and compassion. Visit our Rego Park or Rockville Centre location. 


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What Has Bikram Yoga Done For Me?

HotYoga4You RVC and Rego Park
Last updated 5 years ago

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  • The teachers are professional, knowledgeable & caring individuals. They all have their quirky sides, but to me that just adds to the flavor of their presentation of the “dialog.” It keeps the class moving. And they have demonstrated to me that they are not going to let anyone get hurt as long as you follow their guidance.

    The question is “What has yoga done for me?” Specifically, “What has Bikram yoga done for me?”

    When I came to my first class about a year ago it was because I was a physical mess. I had finally gone to a doctor to for help. After a full medical work-up & the results were none too encouraging. Some of the results; high blood pressure requiring medication to control, high triglycerides requiring another medication to control, degenerative lower back (lumbar-sacral region) & sciatica on my right side requiring anti inflammatory & pain relievers, overweight… grossly obese… & out of shape. The ultimate diagnoses; loose weight, a lifetime of medication & ultimately surgery to correct my falling apart lower back.

    Not a pretty picture. I’m in my mid fifties with all the standard life situations; family, career, no time for my self. As a younger man I was very active. I was into competitive sports until my 30’s. My first career out of college required I stay very physically fit. That lifestyle kept me fit, but it also wore my body down with many minor & a few major injuries. In my 40’s I got into a new career that placed much less emphasis on physical fitness. I basically let myself go.

    Based on what the doctor said I knew I had to do something. I also knew I didn’t want a lifetime of body altering medications & definitely didn’t want surgery. I drove by the Bikram Yoga Rego Park studio every day going to & from work. I’d often thought of trying it. Now I had my motivation; so I tried it. As Tomoko says, “The best day of the rest of my life” was that first class!

    Since doing Bikram I have lost over 50 lbs, I have lost 10” on my waist & actually gained over an inch in height! I am not taking any medications. I went from having high blood pressure to having normal pressure. I still have sciatic & back pain, but pain flare ups are much rarer & are not the debilitating, life limiting type I would have before. My resting pulse rate went from the mid 80’s to mid 50’s!

    On a mental health side I am much more composed (settled) & not as high strung. I handle stress much better. Situations occur in life, the good & the bad as they always do & I simply deal with the situation. No flying off the handle. No overreacting. Just acknowledging the situation & dealing with it.

    Can I do all 26 Bikram postures & two breathing exercises? Hardly! Some days I have trouble just doing the opening breathing exercise! But as the teachers repeatedly say: this is a life time practice. Each class is different & builds on the class before; some are dreadful, some are amazing, most are just a pleasure to do & feel & be… knowing that I am improving the quality of my life simply by being in that hot, sweaty room for 90 torturous, glorious minutes. Thank you Bikram. You have changed my life.

    Shawn Fox

    Shawn Fox

Bikram Yoga Rockville Centre Review | Thanks Matthew!

HotYoga4You RVC and Rego Park
Last updated 6 years ago

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  • Plenty of classes throughout the day. They just renovated and are always improving. Instructors are helpful and makes sure to challenge and correct postures. 


Bikram Yoga Review |"the place and employees were phenomenal"

HotYoga4You RVC and Rego Park
Last updated 6 years ago

I wish I loved Bikram Yoga, because I'd be much healthier than I am. Being a "chunky monkey," (my cuter name for being a little thick,) I was excited to try hot yoga. I checked out the website out and it says "Every class is a Bikram's beginner class." I am a little self-conscience, so this sounded like a great place for me. No judgments, and a new, different yoga experience than I get at my local gym. I arrived 30 minutes ahead of time, like suggested. I was very happy with the staff and decided to invest in the deal they had at the time. I think it was 30 days for USD 30. (This was over a year ago, so I am not sure of the exact deal.) BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT! They have a incense enhanced shop downstairs, that sells all the stuff from water to yoga mats, but it is PRICEY!!!! As we were ushered upstairs, I felt like such a tool. Here I came with sneaks, a hoodie, and a giant bottle of water. They have cubbies upstairs, but I was the only one to use it. There were a lot of people who were regulars in the session I took, and maybe two other noobs. I felt REAAALY out of place a lot. I stumbled, was not as flexible as most (even the so called beginners.) At least twice I felt as if I was about to pass out, and once I thought I was going to vomit. (They warn you of this.) I did sweat a lot. The times in the class I thought I was about to die, I didn't. In the end, I did enjoy it. I do remember the extra strut in my step walking out to my car after the class. I went home felt rejuvenated, but the stress leading up to it was a little more than what I had in me. I keep saying to myself, once I get into a little better shape, I will go back. I can't give this studio a bad review because the place and employees were phenomenal. It is just me. I would love to go back but, I just am not sure I am Bikram material.

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