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.



Richard Pike instructs the following:
  • Bikram Yoga 90 Minute Class
  • 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. 

  • Hot HIIT
  • Hot HIIT is a training system that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Pilates principles. It combines muscle toning and cardio in a room heated to around 98 degrees. The practice creates long, lean muscle mass while burning fat.

    It also, in turn creates rapid results. It strengthens your core, improves circulation, and increase flexibility.

    Hot Pilates is performed on a yoga mat. All movements are low impact, which protects your joints and muscles from the pounding of other exercises like running and jumping.