Staten Island's Only Bikram Hot Yoga Studio to Change Name and Be One of Two Studios in New York to Offer Inferno Hot Pilates Classes

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Bikram Yoga Staten Island, a Staten Island, New York based hot yoga and pilates studio, recently rebranded changing their name to Some Like It Hot Yoga & Wellness. The studio announced this week that they are starting the new year with a new name, 60 minute Bikram Yoga method class options and will be one of two studios in the tri-state area offering Inferno Hot Pilates classes!

(February 1, 2016) Bikram Yoga Staten Island, a Staten Island, New York based hot yoga and pilates studio, recently rebranded changing their name to Some Like It Hot Yoga & Wellness. The studio announced this week that they are starting the new year with a new name, 60 minute class options and will be one of two studios in the tri-state area that can offer Inferno Hot Pilates classes! Owner, Nicole Stuckey say's, "We have worked really hard to create a studio unlike many others. A large, clean, efficient studio to practice in, a practice and teaching staff that is consistent, and an amazing community of yogi’s. Changing our name goes hand in hand with this as we strive to create a safe, supportive, healing environment for everyone that practices here."

Since March 2014, Bikram Yoga Staten Island has been the only authentic Bikram Yoga method hot yoga studio on Staten Island. While the practice has been around since the 70’s, this was the first to offer the practice to fellow islanders. Ms. Stuckey states, "Prior to opening our studio doors, news of several lawsuits filed against Bikram Choudhury and Bikram Yoga, Inc, began to surface. I chose to open using the name Bikram Yoga, with plans to change it at some point. At the time, Bikram Choudhury had a copyright on the 26 posture series and I needed to both describe the type of yoga we practice and differentiate this studio from other “hot yoga” studios that offer different forms of yoga." This past October, it was ruled that Bikram Choudhury’s sequence of 26 yoga poses and two breathing exercises is not entitled to copyright protection, allowing Ms. Stuckey to disassociate from Bikram Choudhury and Bikram Yoga, Inc, moving forward with the name change and the freedom to both add 60 minute class options and to start offering Inferno Hot Pilates classes. Ms. Stuckey say's "I felt the time is right for the change. I couldn’t bare the thought of one person feeling uncomfortable about stepping inside this studio because of the allegations. I do not want the actions of one man to reflect upon me, this studio or the amazing community of yogi's that has developed here. I believe in the power of the 26 & 2 class… the combination of the heat, humidity, dialogue, and postures sequence is magical! Not only in the science of one posture preparing your mind and body for the next, but also in the moving meditation that goes hand and hand with the intensity. Out of chaos comes order within these four walls. I whole-heartedly believe, as a both a teacher and a student, if you try your best, and have a consistent practice, the benefits received are unlimited. I find great joy in seeing the transformations in a person's body, abilities, and mind-set. I am beyond thrilled to have had the opportunity to bring this amazing practice and it’s healing benefits to Staten Island. I have a deep appreciation for this yoga practice and it will never change or be watered down."

Moving forward you will see the website, outside signage and marketing materials reflect these changes over time, but you can always expect the same great environment, dynamic classes, reasonable prices, qualified teachers and some amazing class additions coupled with some more surprises to be reveled over the next few months.

The studio will officially start offering Inferno Hot Pilates classes Monday, February 1st. This challenging full body, low impact, fat burning, high intensity workout is performed on a yoga mat & towel in a room heated to 95 degrees and 40% humidity. Using Pilates principles, mindfulness, the heat, and H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) this class will strengthen your whole body safely, and keep your heart rate up while helping you burn fat and boost your metabolism! With fun and motivational music, 60 minutes will fly by! Within a few classes you will see the benefits such as weight loss, a stronger core, increased strength, and less stress. The low-impact design of the class makes it safe for all fitness levels. It is for EVERYONE who is looking to increase strength, build long lean muscles, create a stronger core, get fit and feel amazing! Get excited to challenge yourself in a new way, feel your body getting stronger, and transform your life! The studio will hold four classes a week adding more in the future. Pre-registration is required for these classes and can be accessed from their website.

The studio is located in central Staten Island at 181 New Dorp Lane. Students can access one of the many metered and/or street parking spots or through public transportation as the studio is conveniently situated one block from the New Dorp train stop and a few blocks from many local and express buses on Hylan Boulevard and Richmond Road. The 5,000 square foot space is one of the largest hot yoga studios and one of few studios with the most state-of-the-art heating system in the tri-state area. A range of amenities including classes featuring both 60 & 90 minute Bikram Yoga method yoga, Flotex flooring, which is slip resistant, waterproof and offers constant protection against bacteria, spacious changing rooms, lobby, and boutique.


About the Owner

Following two years of a daily practice, Nicole signed up for and completed her Bikram Yoga teacher certification in Spring 2011 and prior to opening Some Like It Hot Yoga & Wellness, taught for four years full time throughout Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY, and Naples, Florida. Nicole is a graduate of St. John’s University with a Bachelors degree in Communications and Business. She has also completed a graduate Certificate in Event Management from George Washington University. Prior to teaching Bikram Yoga, Nicole worked as the Event Management and Hospitality Liaison for Nets Basketball and is the founder of A Tailored Event. Her commitment to a healthy lifestyle and green living is noticeably realized through this state-of-the-art studio. She brings her vast experience in the Bikram Yoga method, Inferno Hot Pilates and overall wellness to the practice.

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