Bikram Yoga Park Slope

★★★★☆
  • 507 Flatbush Ave

    Brooklyn, NY 11217

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  • 718-399-3369

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This studio is okay. It is in a really nice neighbourhood, close to Prospect Park, shopping, restaurants and the main Brooklyn Public Library. The only thing is the women's dressing room is a bit small, and when I was there, the showers

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★★★★★

This studio is okay. It is in a really nice neighbourhood, close to Prospect Park, shopping, restaurants and the main Brooklyn Public Library. The only thing is the women's dressing room is a bit small, and when I was there, the showers

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I am a yoga teacher of over 10 years, as well as a holistic health practitioner. I am big on purifying/cleansing the body of the toxins we take into through so many ways. The only hotter space I've done a couple of postures in was a sauna and it was short lived.

This style of yoga is crowned by the benefits of accelerated, deep detoxification. The breathing not only oxygenates the cells in the body, the muscles and tissues expand allowing for the poisons in the body to be disbursed through the largest organ - the skin. I can simply say it is addictive because Bikram yoga also activates the good hormones that are responsible for feeling wonderful. I am sorry took so long to try it out. I am so hooked!!

The only draw back is that the instructor, though very good, failed to mention (with emphasis on) the significance of replenishing the body with lots of water. Not juices, teas, coffee, etc but plenty of water. If you neglect doing so then you take away and ruin the full benefits and cheat yourself on healing from this powerful form of yoga.

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★★★★☆

I am a yoga teacher of over 10 years, as well as a holistic health practitioner. I am big on purifying/cleansing the body of the toxins we take into through so many ways. The only hotter space I've done a couple of postures in was a sauna and it was short lived.

This style of yoga is crowned by the benefits of accelerated, deep detoxification. The breathing not only oxygenates the cells in the body, the muscles and tissues expand allowing for the poisons in the body to be disbursed through the largest organ - the skin. I can simply say it is addictive because Bikram yoga also activates the good hormones that are responsible for feeling wonderful. I am sorry took so long to try it out. I am so hooked!!

The only draw back is that the instructor, though very good, failed to mention (with emphasis on) the significance of replenishing the body with lots of water. Not juices, teas, coffee, etc but plenty of water. If you neglect doing so then you take away and ruin the full benefits and cheat yourself on healing from this powerful form of yoga.

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I started coming to this studio several years ago with sciatica so bad I had a really difficult time walking some days. I did not come in with an open mind as the idea of working out in a hot room did not appeal to me but I had a good friend who swore by Bikram so I thought I would give it a try. I became hooked after my first class! After a couple of weeks I had no more sciatica and it has rarely bothered me since starting classes. The health benefits are endless. I have lost weight, and I no longer take medication for asthma (I keep a close check on the asthma with my MD).
So yes...the room is smelly, some days more than others, and yes the change room can get crowded at the Flatbush location, (but the South Slope location is big and airy and quite lovely), but the health benefits far outweigh the inconveniences.
For the most part I find the teachers better and more experienced than at other Bikram studios in other cities and the variety of teachers and teaching styles is phenomenal. Also the schedule can't be beat...you can practice at either studio and there are classes available to fit into almost anyone's schedule!

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★★★★★

I started coming to this studio several years ago with sciatica so bad I had a really difficult time walking some days. I did not come in with an open mind as the idea of working out in a hot room did not appeal to me but I had a good friend who swore by Bikram so I thought I would give it a try. I became hooked after my first class! After a couple of weeks I had no more sciatica and it has rarely bothered me since starting classes. The health benefits are endless. I have lost weight, and I no longer take medication for asthma (I keep a close check on the asthma with my MD).
So yes...the room is smelly, some days more than others, and yes the change room can get crowded at the Flatbush location, (but the South Slope location is big and airy and quite lovely), but the health benefits far outweigh the inconveniences.
For the most part I find the teachers better and more experienced than at other Bikram studios in other cities and the variety of teachers and teaching styles is phenomenal. Also the schedule can't be beat...you can practice at either studio and there are classes available to fit into almost anyone's schedule!

Pros: Great schedule, many teachers, great health benefits

Cons: Small change room

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I can't say enough great things about Bikram yoga. Hot yoga works you physically, mentally and emotionally. I have been practicing for almost 2 years and have never felt better!

5
★★★★★

I can't say enough great things about Bikram yoga. Hot yoga works you physically, mentally and emotionally. I have been practicing for almost 2 years and have never felt better!

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This studio is so friggin awesome. I totally felt welcomed as a newcomer. The teachers totally helped me get through my first class since I never took yoga before. I felt like a deranged rockstar at the end. I actually thought it smelled better than I thought it would. Maybe they changed something. Oh and then I tried their new location, the heats a little milder but HOLY SMOKES the studio is sooooo beautiful. I think I finally found an exercise that works for me. yay me!

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★★★★★

This studio is so friggin awesome. I totally felt welcomed as a newcomer. The teachers totally helped me get through my first class since I never took yoga before. I felt like a deranged rockstar at the end. I actually thought it smelled better than I thought it would. Maybe they changed something. Oh and then I tried their new location, the heats a little milder but HOLY SMOKES the studio is sooooo beautiful. I think I finally found an exercise that works for me. yay me!

Pros: 2 locations, lots of classes, hot sweaty bodies

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I've been practicing bikram yoga for many years now, and in my opinion almost every TRULY hot studio has an odor one could find unpleasant, especially if you enter right when a class is getting out. I typically practice at 4pm and 10am on the weekdays, and i have zero problem with the air quality.

I find this studio to be an excellent place to maintain a yoga practice. Open people, kind and supportive instructors, and HOT!

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★★★★★

I've been practicing bikram yoga for many years now, and in my opinion almost every TRULY hot studio has an odor one could find unpleasant, especially if you enter right when a class is getting out. I typically practice at 4pm and 10am on the weekdays, and i have zero problem with the air quality.

I find this studio to be an excellent place to maintain a yoga practice. Open people, kind and supportive instructors, and HOT!

Pros: kind teachers, humidity, two studios (one on 15th and 5th ave in south slope)

Cons: small changing room

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Oh why didn't I read these reviews before I plopped down the cash? I won't be back. This place smells horrendous! I've tried Bikram at Union Square and there wasn't a stink issue, but this place smells like TOE JAM multiplied by 10! And a few of the staff are not pleasant. Plus they could have better amenities, they price like Manhattan but don't offer the same services. Also, it would be great if the instructor did the poses along with the class rather than having to rely on the people in the front row. Another poster mentioned the Park Slope location, which is new but under the same ownership. I?ll try Mark Morris for dance and yoga instead. Pfft.

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★☆☆☆☆

Oh why didn't I read these reviews before I plopped down the cash? I won't be back. This place smells horrendous! I've tried Bikram at Union Square and there wasn't a stink issue, but this place smells like TOE JAM multiplied by 10! And a few of the staff are not pleasant. Plus they could have better amenities, they price like Manhattan but don't offer the same services. Also, it would be great if the instructor did the poses along with the class rather than having to rely on the people in the front row. Another poster mentioned the Park Slope location, which is new but under the same ownership. I?ll try Mark Morris for dance and yoga instead. Pfft.

Pros: location

Cons: smell, price, attitude, poor amenities

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I recently moved to Park Slope, and started searching for Bikram and Ashtanga yoga in my neighborhood. I decided to visit Bikram Yoga on Flatbush. I was really excited when I found it online because it is within easy walking distance for me. I felt lucky to have found such a conveniently located studio. I walked in one morning this week, and was immediately SICKENED by the HORRIBLE smell of the place. It smells like a 100 sage smudgesticks burning at once--a wretched combination of smelly armpit and feet!! I have been to dozens of yoga studios in my life and have NEVER experienced anything like it--GROSS GROSS GROSS!! It permeates the entire studio, and is strong enough to make you fight the urge to wretch.

Sadly, there appears to be no other bikram or ashtanga yoga within walking distance of my apartment, so I am out of luck. Bikram Yoga of Park Slope, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do something about that smell, and I will be back. Sorry to write a bad review--I'm sure the classes are great, and the facility itself is relatively clean, but that smell is UNACCEPTABLE. I am hoping you will respond at some point to this review with the news that you have done whatever is necessary to improve the ventilation, etc., so that I can sign up for classes without having to learn how to practice yoga while wearing a respirator.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently moved to Park Slope, and started searching for Bikram and Ashtanga yoga in my neighborhood. I decided to visit Bikram Yoga on Flatbush. I was really excited when I found it online because it is within easy walking distance for me. I felt lucky to have found such a conveniently located studio. I walked in one morning this week, and was immediately SICKENED by the HORRIBLE smell of the place. It smells like a 100 sage smudgesticks burning at once--a wretched combination of smelly armpit and feet!! I have been to dozens of yoga studios in my life and have NEVER experienced anything like it--GROSS GROSS GROSS!! It permeates the entire studio, and is strong enough to make you fight the urge to wretch.

Sadly, there appears to be no other bikram or ashtanga yoga within walking distance of my apartment, so I am out of luck. Bikram Yoga of Park Slope, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do something about that smell, and I will be back. Sorry to write a bad review--I'm sure the classes are great, and the facility itself is relatively clean, but that smell is UNACCEPTABLE. I am hoping you will respond at some point to this review with the news that you have done whatever is necessary to improve the ventilation, etc., so that I can sign up for classes without having to learn how to practice yoga while wearing a respirator.

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I took my first ever bikram class here about three years ago and my experience at this studio really turned me off from bikram for the next two years. First-time students often have a hard time getting through the class, which every instructor should understand. My instructor, however, was very unpleasant and actually admonished me a few times, once for bringing my personal belongings into the studio while we were mid-way through class (though she had every opportunity to ask me to leave my things in the change room at the beginning of class) and then later, when I was feeling ill and chose to lie down on my mat she yelled at me for not lying down in a straight line, and finally as I lay on my mat, she yelled at me for not sitting up instead. I thought all of this was so inappropriate and rude given that she was well aware it was my first time at bikram. Two years later I decided to give it another try when I was living overseas and fell in love with it. When I moved back to Brooklyn recently I decided to try out the Park Slope studio again, this time with a fresh perspective. And astonishingly, I had the same instructor (her name is Saya). I found her dialogue style to be very un-zen and I also thought her conduct in the studio was very unprofessional as she would open the door very slightly and then stand directly in front it so that she would get some fresh air while the students in the room were working very hard and sweating like mad. She did this many times! During this return visit, I also realized that their change rooms are on the dingy side and as mentioned in an older review, their studio really does smell gross! I decided to buy a package with the Brooklyn Heights studio instead and I am much happier with the instructors and facilities there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my first ever bikram class here about three years ago and my experience at this studio really turned me off from bikram for the next two years. First-time students often have a hard time getting through the class, which every instructor should understand. My instructor, however, was very unpleasant and actually admonished me a few times, once for bringing my personal belongings into the studio while we were mid-way through class (though she had every opportunity to ask me to leave my things in the change room at the beginning of class) and then later, when I was feeling ill and chose to lie down on my mat she yelled at me for not lying down in a straight line, and finally as I lay on my mat, she yelled at me for not sitting up instead. I thought all of this was so inappropriate and rude given that she was well aware it was my first time at bikram. Two years later I decided to give it another try when I was living overseas and fell in love with it. When I moved back to Brooklyn recently I decided to try out the Park Slope studio again, this time with a fresh perspective. And astonishingly, I had the same instructor (her name is Saya). I found her dialogue style to be very un-zen and I also thought her conduct in the studio was very unprofessional as she would open the door very slightly and then stand directly in front it so that she would get some fresh air while the students in the room were working very hard and sweating like mad. She did this many times! During this return visit, I also realized that their change rooms are on the dingy side and as mentioned in an older review, their studio really does smell gross! I decided to buy a package with the Brooklyn Heights studio instead and I am much happier with the instructors and facilities there.

Pros: A tad cheaper than other studios

Cons: Smelly studio, an unprofessional instructor, dingy change rooms

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I started coming to classes here a while ago and really liked it. I was out for a year due to an injury, and returned to find many unpleasant changes. The class instructor seemed to think she's in the military, and acts like everyone needs to be whipped into shape by her personally, like telling one man repeatedly to stop scratching an itch because he's supposed to be standing still. C'mon, we're all adults and can choose to challenge ourselves, without being absolutely perfect. It seems contrary to the philosophy of yoga, and is just plain annoying. Since it is a class and we're *all learning*, it would be much better to help people in a positive way. There is also an overpowering smell of sweaty feet that you don't get used to, even by the time the class is over. They had renovated and had new carpets, so I suspect it had something to do with that, but it is really gross.

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★☆☆☆☆

I started coming to classes here a while ago and really liked it. I was out for a year due to an injury, and returned to find many unpleasant changes. The class instructor seemed to think she's in the military, and acts like everyone needs to be whipped into shape by her personally, like telling one man repeatedly to stop scratching an itch because he's supposed to be standing still. C'mon, we're all adults and can choose to challenge ourselves, without being absolutely perfect. It seems contrary to the philosophy of yoga, and is just plain annoying. Since it is a class and we're *all learning*, it would be much better to help people in a positive way. There is also an overpowering smell of sweaty feet that you don't get used to, even by the time the class is over. They had renovated and had new carpets, so I suspect it had something to do with that, but it is really gross.

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Great studio, the communite is amazing. I have never felt so welcome at a bikram studio. Make a trip to brooklyn see for yourself

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★★★★★

Great studio, the communite is amazing. I have never felt so welcome at a bikram studio. Make a trip to brooklyn see for yourself

 

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