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Pump Up Your Estrogen Levels With Rooftop Yoga At The James Hotel

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May 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM | by | ()

A rooftop yoga class is making waves in New York, and it's taking place at none other than The James Hotel. Led by a local NYC yoga teacher, the class was launched last year and has been slowly gaining momentum, no thanks to the jaw-dropping views seen from the top of the hotel.

Another reason the class stands out? It's women-only.

Twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings at 8am, ladies gather up on arguably the most scenic rooftop in the city and breathe and stretch and go 'ohm' in the company of other ladies. As in, all the mamas without the papas. As in, girls not guys. As in, the rooftop is called Jimmy, but he's the only dude allowed to the party.

The class follows a traditional format, with a regular set of Vinyasa poses and some time for simple breathing and meditation. And while you may have done that in plenty of other yoga classes before, sitting atop a 17-floor hotel in Lower Manhattan gazing out over the Financial District and the Brooklyn Bridge certainly adds a little something to the experience.

Though the hotel initially considered making the class co-ed, in the end, instructor Brigitte and founder Millana Snow decided that they wanted to accomplish two goals: offer yoga in a dramatic rooftop setting, and also offer a safe space for women to come and practice on their own. In her words, she explained the class "really pumps up your estrogen levels, in a good way."

If you think an all-female yoga class is right up your alley, enquire at the Front Desk next time your in town, as the class is open to guests and non-guests in the know. So ladies, consider yourselves in the know.

Rates from $420/night.

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