Written by Joe Scotchie Thursday, 24 October 2013 00:00
This Saturday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m., Bikram Yoga Roslyn will hold a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony at its location on 1062 Old Northern Blvd.
According to studio owner and director Jamie Weil, Bikram hopes to bring an environment of well-being and good health to the Roslyn area.
“Bikram Yoga Roslyn is your local neighborhood yoga studio, a place to connect with yourself and friends,” Weil said. “It serves as a gateway to mental clarity and physical
The grand opening will include local entertainment, door prizes, posture demonstration and free classes. Both Roslyn Estates Mayor Jeff Schwartzberg and Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton hope to attend the ceremonies.
Weil further explained that Bikram Beginner’s Yoga Class of 26 postures and two breathing exercises is “scientifically designed to work, cleanse and flush every
organ and muscle” during the 90-minute class in a heated room.
Exercises, he added, are designed to direct the mind’s attention to the body while performing each posture.
“With a consistent yoga practice, many students develop an increased awareness of the body’s need for food and naturally begin to eat less, becoming more present during meals,” Weill said. “Those that come to yoga for weight loss find that the Bikram series provides a calorie-burning, total body workout. Other health benefits are lowering blood pressure, reducing back pain, improving sleep, less gastrointestinal upset and relief from migraines.”
Weil was introduced to Bikram Yoga 15 years ago after he was told that surgery was the only option to cure his back pain. Not only did the exercise help to heal his back, it also improved his mental well-being.
And so, Weil became a certified Bikram yoga instructor in 2011.
“It’s a gift to be able to bring Bikram Yoga to the Roslyn community,” he claimed.
Weil also claimed that students quickly experience the mental benefits that come from mindfully finding time to simply be present in our mega, overstimulated society.
“One of the hardest parts of any yoga practice is not finding time, but making time to be in the here and now,” he said.
The Old Northern Boulevard studio is state-of-the-art equipped with an ionic air cleaning
system to kill bacteria and monitors that track carbon dioxide and oxygen levels. For local students, the club offers tuition specials and a one-month unlimited class pass.
As the opening day ceremony approaches, Weil said that he hopes not only to bring health to Roslyn, but also to revitalize the dowtown business area. The building, he noted, has been empty for the past three years, but Bikram Yoga hopes to began the turning of the tide.