BYC Online Only – Temporarily – from 16th December

Dear BYCers,
As you are probably aware London is moving into Tier 3 as of tomorrow, Wednesday 16th December.
We where more then a little confused with the ruling that Gyms can stay open but fitness class can not. We therefore have contacted our local MP & councillors and are still awaiting a clarification.
There appears to be no clear information in regards to Yoga Studios, therefore as a precautions, we will have to temporarily close again as of tonight after our 6.15pm Class. We are doing everything with in our power to reopen as soon as we can.
All of your wellbeing is our primary concern. We want to do everything in our power to keep you all safe and well. However, if like us you feel that if Gyms are safe to be open there is no reason why socially distanced yoga classes can not continue then here is a link to an online petition you can sign to have Yoga Studios be able to stay open.
Please read the below information carefully. Please be aware that all of the below has to be actioned manually, by a team of 2 and therefore is a long, slow process. 
For all Autopay Customers:
All Autopays are usable for both online and in-studio classes alike. All Autopays will continue as normal. If you wish to pause your Autopay for the time we will be closed please email us at with your full name. Please put Autopay HOLD in the subject of the email. Autopays will NOT be put on hold unless you contact us by email as instructed above.
Yearly Unlimited Customers: 

All Yearly Unlimiteds are usable for both online and in studio classes alike. All Yearly Unlimited class cards will continue as normal. If you wish to pause your membership for the time we will be closed please email us at with your full name. Please put Yearly Unlimited Pause in the subject of the email. These will NOT be paused unless you email us.

In-Studio 10 class card customers: 

All 10 class cards will be extended for the time we are closed soon as we are open again.
HOWEVER – if you have an In-Studio 10 class card and intend to participate in Online Class please send us an email to stating this, and make the subject In-Studio 10 Class Uncurrent.
Unfortunately our system is not quite clever enough to know the difference between your Online class card package and your In-Studio Class card package so to make sure your In-Studio classes aren’t used up online we will need to temporarily deactivate this class card for you.
As we have said, please bare with us, as we are sure you can imagine, this is a lot of work and it may take us a little while to get all accounts sorted as this is all done manually.
Thank you for all your support, we value our community greatly and know together we can get through anything! We look forward to seeing you all online and welcoming you back to the studio as soon as possible.
The Team at BYC xxx

BYC Online – Reviews

“I’m loving my online Bikram yoga with BYC. It’s totally keeping me sane during lockdown.
At the very start of lockdown I tried the prerecorded Bikram classes and they are just not the same. The positivity, focus and personalised attention I get from my BYC instructors cannot be replicated in prerecorded sessions.” – Tania
“The online classes are just as strenuous, fun and amazing as studio classes so I’m  getting the same workout but at home! And I can finally make the early morning classes-yes!! Teachers are just as attentive even when I’m trying to sneak in a break!! Thanks BYC for helping me keep up with my practice and keeping me zen. Namaste” – Rafiya
“Helen manages to give just enough individual encouragement which means you feel you’re part of a whole; which is an amazing trick. It feels like you’re in the room, somehow.” – Joel
“BYC classes are fantastic I cannot stop taking them and doing it from home is a great option Bikram, Bikram with Nidra, Body Conditioning, … intense and deep body work, every class is a new experience” – Romina
“I’m a big fan of BYC on zoom. I was sceptical at first how it would work without the heat, but I’ve fully embraced it and  I look forward to that 90minutes of me time on a Sunday morning.  It feels personal – it’s like Helen is there in the room with me, giving words of encouragement and guidance.   Despite being remote, she still keeps a beady eye on all of us!” – Rachel

“Of course I miss the studio, but with BYC online I’m able to do the same great class with the same great teachers all while at home with the kids.  It’s fantastic!  And I’m hugely grateful. My lower back was aching and I was carrying stress in my shoulders, but since starting a regular BYC online practice I have greater mobility and am starting to feel like myself again. Thanks BYC!” – Erin

“BYC is amazing. Throughout lockdown it has been such a bonus to be able to exercise so flexibly as part of a working day’s routine. All the teachers are brilliant and supportive no matter what the class. Highly recommended.” – Louise


1 – Download ‘Zoom Cloud Meetings’ from your app store or via for iphone/ipad (or) for desktops
2 – Book into the Online Class you wish to practise, via our website or through the MIndbody app as usual. (note: bookings close 30 mins prior – please ensure your email registered on MBO is up to date). You will need to make sure you have an online account with us.
If you do not, then set your self up here Do not create a new one. If it is you first time accessing your account online, go to ‘First Visit’ enter the relevant information, it will then ask you if this is you, click yes where appropriate and this will connect you to your pre-existing BYC account.
3 – Check your email inbox 15 mins before and click on the link

4 – ‘Zoom’ will open, then you will be sent to the ‘waiting room’. When its time, the instructor will allow the ‘livesteam’ meeting. We will try to open the classes 15 mins early for a little ‘chat’ time.

5 – Click ‘Call using Internet Audio’ to be able to hear the instructor
6 – Please ensure your audio is muted by clicking the appropriate icon.
7 – Enjoy your class!
8 – If you have booked now but are planning of practising later, links are sent between half and hr/ to an hr, after class has finished. Links are valid for 24hrs.


 – A safe area to practice
– A phone, laptop or tablet with working camera so your teacher can see you and you can see/hear your teacher.
– a Yoga mat &/or towel & some water.
 – If you are doing  a Bikram you may want to pop the heating on or an extra layer.
– For Yin/Flow yoga if you do not have any blocks or bricks or bolsters at home you may want to have a book and pillow handy just in case.
– For Body Conditioning classes wear trainers.
– If at anytime during class you feel unwell please unmute yourself (the icon bottom left of your zoom window) and alert the teacher.
 – Enjoy!

Minors Policy:


14-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years old) each time they practise. We offer an £8 Drop In rate for under 14-15 year olds.

16 and 17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult (over 18 years of age) on their first visit. After their first accompanied visit, they are then able to come to class on their own.

In both cases adult (18+) will need to countersign their completed registration form.

Latecomers Policy at BYC hot yoga:

New Students

If it is your first time practising at BYC, you need to be in the yoga room from the very beginning of class. This is to ensure that the teacher knows you are new and if you are working with any illness or injuries, so they can take good care of you.

Regular Students

Hot Yoga: Latecomers, who have practised at BYC, will be permitted into class ONLY before the end of the first breathing exercise, at the discretion of Managers and Reception staff.

All other classes: Students are required to be in the room for the start of the class. This is for their own safety and to cause least disruption to the class.

BYC Refund Policy:

All BYC Class Cards are non refundable, non freezable & non transferable.

We will of course hold class cards for pregnancy and/or medical reasons. For medical/injury class card hold we  require a doctor, physio, chiropractors (or whoever you are seeing in regards to the issue) note, attaining to the issue and that it has been keeping you from your yoga, emailed to us at

BYC hot yoga, The Studio, 1st Floor, Essex Place, Chiswick, London, W4 5UT 

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