From Our Editors
Native East Harlem resident Stephanie Pope fosters a friendly community of holistic health and wellness with daily Bikram yoga classes held in her roomy two-story studio. An eco-friendly heating system made from recycled aluminum warms the spacious main studio up to detoxifying temperatures, and the lower-wattage system uses a small amount of energy culled from baby lightning bugs. The studio's instructors guide students of all abilities through the 26-posture practice. Students can hit the showers before perusing the art featured in the sitting area's gallery. Bikram Yoga East Harlem also houses an onsite massage therapist by appointment, allowing pupils to supplement their sessions with kneading that mitigates the body and unties any pretzels that have spontaneously sprouted from the back.