132 Mulberry St., Ste. 6E, New York, NY, 10013
nr. Hester St.
By lala1234 on 9/12/2010
I don't know where to begin...so many good things to say about this studio! I started taking classes at I AM YOU as a complete beginner over a year ago and was instantly hooked. Since then, I've taken classes all over new york, and nothing compares to Lauren's classes and teaching style. Classes are geared towards all levels, so I've continually felt challenge here as I develop my practice. As a marathon runner, I never thought I would be SO into yoga, but these classes are extremely athletic and sweaty! In addition to a great work out, Lauren's classes always have a purpose and an interesting philosophical point that leave me thinking long after class is over. I AM YOU is the perfect mix of mind, body and soul! The ambiance is unique - exposed brick, awesome paintings, and you can't forget the DJ booth. The music is an eclectic combination which adds to flow of the class. I could go on and on....
By bgagequin on 9/9/2010
I would not describe myself as a "yoga guru", but this class has improved my flexibility, my posture, and my overall well being. Lauren is a fantastic teacher, motivator, and role model (wait till you see her physique)! If you are looking to sweat it out, relieve stress, and get your body back in balance, this class is for you. You'll sense a commaderie between the students and you'll be encouraged to try that pose that you always thought was unachievable, even if you do fall or stumble a bit. The I AM YOU Studio is always a highlight of my week!
By gg3nyc on 9/9/2010
This is for sure the best yoga class I've taken in the city! It is the perfect mix of spiritual and athletic. The music is always great and diverse. Lauren gives individual attention to everyone throughout the class and is very encouraging. My strength and flexibility improved significantly in a short amount of time and I've never been in better shape in my life as when I take her class regularly. We are always learning new poses and in different combinations, so it never gets boring and time flies during class. I HIGHLY recommend I.AM.YOU if you like a faster paced and more athletic (and very sweaty) style of yoga.
By els2480 on 9/9/2010
My workouts have primarily revolved around running and yoga was never part of my repertoire. I've done it before, yet always felt that I was forcing myself to enjoy it. Then I discovered Lauren's class last winter. It's been a part of my weekly routine since. Lauren runs a rigorous yoga class. It's one of the best workouts I've found in New York. When I exercise, I like to work hard and "feel the burn." The studio is a wonderful place to do yoga. Lauren is incredibly knowledgeable and her classes are fun, challenging and full of variety. She has both the "hard" yoga you want to push yourself physically, as well as the meditative portion that keeps you sane. The studio itself has a very inviting and peaceful vibe to it and it is somehow always at the perfect temperature. And her music selection is the icing on the cake.
By pejackman on 9/9/2010
As a former college basketball and football player, I've been through my fair share of workout routines, including other yoga classes, and I.AM.YOU is by far the best workout for maintaining flexibility, core strength, and restoring balance. Lauren does an amazing job of pointing out the smallest details to improve each student's technique throughout the class. It's a great environment for those first trying out yoga to those who sleep in cobra pose!
By u0033892 on 9/9/2010
I am a former college athlete who was looking for some thing to complement my normal gym workouts; something that would physically challenge me and get me excited about working out again. I was looking into yoga classes when I found out about I.AM.YOU through a friend's fitness blog. I had no previous yoga experience, but I was intrigued by the unique approach to teaching and the fact that novices are welcome. This class blew me away from the start with it's fast and furious pace, and sweet music mixes. Lauren's personable approach to teaching is also reassuring, especially for someone like me who was new to yoga and mixed in with people who were obviously very experienced. I didn't not feel intimidated or unwelcome in the least. Almost a year later, this class is still one of the highlights of my week, especially after a long day at the office!
By kf10 on 9/9/2010
I've always enjoyed yoga but always had little quirks with the classes that meant I never really stuck to any one yoga class. This is by far the best yoga studio in the city. Lauren gives individual attention, the classes are very athletic and the routine always changes so it never gets boring. The music picks by the House DJ are awesome as well.
By dcocd623 on 9/9/2010
I would consider myself to be pretty athletic and have done my fair share of running, weight lifting, spinning etc., but Lauren's class really opened me up to the possibilities of yoga and all of its challenging, spiritual and fun elements. Music and atmosphere in fitness classes are really important to me and I have to say I always feel good walking into her stylish studio and always leave class with a new song I want to check out (DJ Vintaj is a genius on the decks!) Lauren pushes everyone at all levels in the class, so you'll definitely leave challenged and dripping with sweat, but very simply its fun, the other students are great, and Lauren's strength and optimism are infectious.
By geronimo on 9/11/2010
I have been going to Lauren's class for about a year, and I can tell you after trying almost every yoga studio in New York, I won't go anywhere else. I.AM.YOU class is the perfect progression, little bit of light meditation, music to ease you into it, an incredible workout all set to Vintaj on the tables...and honestly - its the best looking yoga crowd in NY. As an avid runner (NYC Marathon, bulls in spain, etc), this is remarkable training for your entire body. Combine the perfect environment with the music, workout, and Lauren's teaching (which makes it great for all levels), and that its only $20 - there is no better place to be. See you there.
By jessicayip on 9/11/2010
as a gym rat, yogi & rock climber, ive sweat my way through countless workouts and even more yoga studios and must say that I have never been disappointed with an I.AM.YOU class. the space alone is reason enough to check it out - exposed brick, wooden beams, fun artwork, and killer music create the perfect enviroment for a brain break. but don't let the calm fool you. laurens infectious energy and inventive sequences will have you sweating up a storm. you'll walk out spent but feel 10 feet tall. it's addictive in the best way, a blend of physical exertion, genuine excitement, shared laughter, and pure joy that only new york can deliver.