I am by no means a yogi, in fact, I can't even touch my own toes, but every few months I treat myself to a yoga class. I usually go with friends in the city but being home for the holidays, and my gym being closed on Christmas, I gave Bikram Rosalyn a shot...since they were the only place open.
$25 for one class is a bit pricey (I usually pay $7-15 in Manhattan), but you truly get a quality, non-hipster experience. Judy was the instructor for the 7:30am class and she was excellent. She's so friendly, knowledgeable, and she really gets to know her clients. The studio is clean and welcoming, you can rent towels and mats, and when it's over, they bring out wet, cold towels that smell like lavender.
Bikram Roslyn is definitely as good as it gets. The owners Jamie and Jen are very welcoming. The studio is large and spotless.My class today with Adil is the best I have attended anywhere in or out of the US. All the instructors are excellent and give it their all.
Top, top Bikram studio, it always smells great. Quite a hot studio so make sure to be hydrated. Nice showers and changing room as well. People are friendly.
I just can't say enough about Bikram Roslyn!
I love this place! The studio is incredibly clean; it doesn't smell musty, like many other bikram studios. The instructors are warm and encouraging, as are the owners and other yogis. It's like one big happy family.
I have been going to Bikram Yoga Roslyn for several months now and have had the opportunity to visit other studios when I travel. Based on these travels, I can tell you that this is a VERY nice studio. It looks like it is brand new! They have a super high tech heating/air filtration system and a non-smelly yoga carpet which is actually quite nice (= not gross!). Most importantly, the instructors and management are super nice, helpful and supportive. I just left class a little while ago where I was touching my exactly forehead to my exactly knee and I feel amazing.
On a recent visit with family on Long Island I decided to try a local Bikram studio instead of taking the weekend off from my normal practice. So glad I did! The studio is newer, very well decorated and immaculate. The owner, Jamie, has done a wonderful job of making the studio a tranquil space while still bringing in some up-to-date technology (making reservations online is very easy and convenient). Jamie, and my instructor Jenn made me feel very welcome, even knowing that I was just visiting the area. I had a small moment of disappointment when I saw that the floor in the yoga room was hardwood, only to be surprised to feel the softness when I stepped into the room. The floor is a new material (printed to look like a hardwood floor), not really carpet but soft and somewhat giving, with great grip so no sliding around.
The temperature in the room was perfect. Hot but never overwhelming. Probably right up there at 105 where it should be but the air circulated well so it never got oppressive. My home studio is in a big old mill building and the temperature usually runs about 100/101 so it took a few minutes to get use to the added few degrees.
Looking forward to my next trip down, I think this is going to be my new routine when I'm in town.