Please respect your fellow yogis
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Please practice appropriate and respectful behavior while at the studio

Thank you for choosing to practice at Bikram Yoga NYC. We value your loyalty and dedication to your yoga practice. As a business that focuses on both the mind and body, we strive to maintain a peaceful and positive environment. Therefore, we would like to remind you of some general yoga etiquette practices, as well as some of our specific policies, in order to help achieve these goals.

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  • Students must sign in at front desk before entering dressing room
  • Students will not be permitted in to class after half moon has started 
  • Sign in starts 30 minutes before class.
  • Students must practice on a mat and at least 1 towel
  • Students must wear appropriate yoga clothing (no underwear, bathing suits, etc.)
  • Cell phones are not permitted in the yoga room
  • Text and email only in the lobby and locker rooms. No voice calling or camera recording permitted in locker room.
  • If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so at least 3 hours before class in order to avoid a cancellation fee
  • During peak times, keep shower duration to 3 minutes or less
  • Students must arrive at least 5 minutes prior to the first class of the day
  • No glass bottles in the yoga room or locker room
  • Our lobbies/waiting areas are available for sitting 30 minutes before and after class
  • Rates are subject to change. All purchases are final, no refunds
  • Lost and found items will be held for one week as a courtesy. We are not responsible for any items left at the studio
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  • Please be respectful of others by refraining from loud talking in the studio and lobby and observe silence in the yoga room during final savasana
  • Please be conscious of disruptive behavior during class and respect other’s moving meditation by refraining from talking or making loud noises
  • If you have a comment for the instructor, please share it after class
  • Please refrain from entering or exiting the yoga room while others are in a posture
  • Please refrain from drinking water while other students are in a posture
  • Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes or scents in the yoga room
  • Please refrain from coming to class if you are sick. Keep your tissues on your mat
  • Please align your mat on a dot and do not block another person’s view of the mirror
  • Please practice proper hygiene including clean feet and body
  • Please do your best to keep sweat on your mat
  • Please refrain from pouring water on yourself during class
  • Please inform the instructor if you need to leave early and set up your mat in the second row and by the door
  • Please refrain from chewing gum in class
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Online Pre-registration Quota

We offer 100% of our inventory to be booked online. If you see a class that indicates waitlist only, the class is currently full and students on the waitlist will be added as others cancel. For more information about how waitlists work, please visit this page.


Our instructors try their very best to cater to everyone, but as seasons change so do environmental conditions. As the humidity changes, so do the conditions of the room. Additionally, at each studio there are “microclimates” in the room – if you want a warmer or cooler spot, please ask the instructor where to go. Students are not permitted to touch any of the heating equipment, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, fans or windows.


Please bring a lock with you to the studio. If you do not have a lock, we have them for sale at the front desk for $5. We do not allow any personal items such as purses, cellphones, etc. into the yoga room. Please plan accordingly. Bikram Yoga NYC is not responsible for your personal property.

Standing Discounts

Discounts are available for students who meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time students with valid ID
  • AEA, SAG, AFTRA members with valid ID
  • Senior Citizens (65 and over)
  • FDNY, NYPD, DSNY, MTA/Transit

Discounted rates are $20 single; 10% off 5 class card, 10 class card and one month packages. Human Resource Directors, please reach out to us to discuss discounts for your company.

Grooming & Cleanliness

Please keep body and feet clean when attending class. Please do not attend class with open wounds. No perfume (as some students are highly sensitive and/or allergic to strong scents). Please clean up after yourself. Laundry bins are located throughout studio. Please use recycling bins for all bottles.


Please consult your doctor before taking classes. A Bikram Yoga Pregnancy video is available for sale at our studios. We carry Rajashree’s Pregnancy Yoga book and DVD. Please contact us with questions or for more information and ask to speak with an instructor.


If you need to cancel your reservation, you may do so online at least 3 hours before the class begins, or your account will be debited for the class. Late Cancellations: Students on any unlimited package will be automatically charged $10 when absent for a class that has been booked online, but not cancelled 3 hours before it begins.


Any comments or questions should be directed to a manager on duty. Alternatively, you may visit bikramyoganyc.com/contact to ask a question or leave a comment.

Before & After Class

In order for us to keep the studios, dressing rooms and lobby clean, the reception is open 30 minutes before class. The management and cleaning staff need time to have everything ready for you!  After class, we kindly ask that you finish up in dressing rooms within 45 minutes so that we may get in to clean.

Double Classes

Bikram Yoga NYC students are only allowed to take a maximum of 1 class a day. We can make an exception that once a week you may take a double class but only if we are provided a doctors note stating that you are in good health to participate in a hot yoga class for 3 hours in one day. Your health and best interest is our utmost concern.


Women should wear, capris or shorts and a tank top or jog bra (leotards alone are not permitted). Men should wear shorts (no boxer shorts/briefs or underwear). Women, please no bikini bathing suits or underwear. No shoes or socks.

Cell Phones

Absolutely no cell phones whatsoever allowed inside the yoga room. No verbal cell phone use is allowed in our lobbies or locker rooms. Text messaging only please. Please finish up your conversation before entering the lobby and turn your ringers off. Due to privacy concerns, use of cameras or any other recording equipment is prohibited. However, feel free to text and email only in the lobby.

Social Engagement

Bikram Yoga NYC has a social engagement policy that pertains to the social networks on which we have a presence. Please review those policies here.

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