Bikram Yoga 90 Minute Class


This class is taught by:

Richard Pike

It was just another Tuesday in June 2003 when my friend John Sikorjak (thank you, John) suggested I join him for a Bikram Yoga class. I said sure, why not, how hard could it be to do yoga? My first class- I was a train wreck. Not supposed to leave the room – I left the room. Water? Spent most of the time pouring it on my head. Standing Head to Knee – could not reach my foot. Fixed Firm – no, don't think so. Triangle Pose – fugetaboutit. Thanks to a patient and loving certified Bikram Yoga teacher, somehow I made it through the class.
I went home, poured myself into bed, and thanked God for allowing me to survive. I woke up the next morning and it was like a miracle – my knees felt better than they had since high school. My back felt better. And, I felt 3 inches taller. So, I went back...and went back...and went back. Seven years later and 35 pounds lighter, I realized I needed to share this wonderful yoga as much as I possibly could. So, I trekked off to San Diego in the Fall 2010 and immersed myself in Bikram's rigorous nine-week Teacher Training. I came back from that and I was fortunate to be mentored by Jane Kartsch, the owner of Bikram Yoga Yorktown Heights and Bikram Yoga Bronx.
Now I look forward to meeting you and sharing this life changing yoga as we sweat and stretch and transform our bodies, minds, and spirits.

Maurice Murray

Certified Bikram Yoga Teacher.

Emma Nygard

I wasn't exactly the 'yogi type' when I took my first class back in 2010. All my body knew was sports and hardcore trainings, which actually broke my body down. My first class was taken with my mom when I was only 15, I thought to myself 'how hard could this be if I'm so active?'... So I walked in with confidence, set up my mat, and was ready for action. My first class was led by Richard Pike and he killed me, I didn't think there was a way out, especially because how determined I was to get through. I powered through for the longest hour and a half drenched, face beat red, counting down the seconds until it was over. After class, I thanked him and he told me that he'd see me tomorrow so that's when I came back, and I was hooked. I never thought that my broken down knees and shoulders would get better and I knew that the heat combined with the well-thought-out postures that my body was on its road to recovery. I loved the way this yoga challenged me mentally, physically, and emotionally; and that's why I'm still here now. Every time I take class, I go into the room with different feelings, emotions, or aches, and and every time I come out feeling like a new person! I knew Bikram yoga was for me so I jumped on the teacher training boat in Spring 2014. I'm so passionate about my job and Bikram Yoga, and I'm sure if you give it a shot you'd love it too! See you in the hot room!

Nicole Pike

I started Bikram Yoga in 2008. My parents had been practicing for a few years and finally got me to come take a class, and I hated it. I was a gymnast and a cheerleader so I assumed it was going to be easy, it was not. I continued to go when I was forced to and as much as I didn't want to go, I always felt great after. Whenever I was stressed or having a bad day I would go take a class and had a place where I didn't have to think about anything else. My dad went to teacher training in 2010 and we all thought he was crazy. Then after many years of contemplating, I finally went to teacher training in Fall of 2015 in Thailand! It has definitely been a journey and I now look forward to helping others with their journey.

Julia Kuo

Julia didn't know how to balance before she started yoga. She was introduced to Bikram Yoga in 2007 by a friend when she ran half marathons. Even though she started with Vinyasa and practices other types of yoga, the Bikram Yoga hot room allows for the most stretching. Immediately she felt yoga's other benefits: meditation, cardio, strength building, stress reduction, and most importantly, balance. This practice is part of her lifestyle and she went to teacher training in L.A. in the fall of 2012. She is interested in sharing Bikram yoga with you at the Scarsdale studio!
The original Hot Yoga Class.  Become the healthiest you have ever been!  Improve your flexibility, strength and balance.  Transform your body, mind and spirit.  This is beginner's yoga - anyone can do it. 

Upcoming classes:

  • Thu Jun 22 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Richard Pike
  • Thu Jun 22 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Richard Pike
  • Thu Jun 22 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Maurice Murray
  • Thu Jun 22 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Maurice Murray
  • Fri Jun 23 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Emma Nygard
  • Fri Jun 23 11:30 am - 1:00 pm with Richard Pike
  • Fri Jun 23 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm with Nicole Pike
  • Fri Jun 23 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm with Maurice Murray
  • Sat Jun 24 7:30 am - 9:00 am with Emma Nygard
  • Sat Jun 24 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Nicole Pike
  • Sat Jun 24 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm with Steve Zagami
  • Sun Jun 25 7:30 am - 9:00 am with Julia Kuo
  • Sun Jun 25 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Richard Pike
  • Sun Jun 25 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm with Maurice Murray
  • Mon Jun 26 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Nicole Pike