As a devoted student of Bikram yoga, I enjoyed attending this studio and the sister studio downtown for over 5 years. The vast majority of the instructors are enthusiastic and supportive, and I learned something new from them during each class - Cristin, Yuki, Aiko, are just a few of the fabulous and devoted intstructors on staff.
Sadly, I have stopped attending both the downtown studio and the brooklyn heights studio because of the attitude of one instructor who consistently belittles her students during class.
After finally convincing a good friend recovering from knee surgery to attend a class with me, I was mortified to have Courtney tell her during her second class that if she wasn't going to do the poses (she was hesitant on a few that really stretch the knees) then she wasn't welcome to remain in class.
I find the disgust that Courtney displays for new students, or students who are not progressing to her satisfaction, inexcusable. Instead of offering corrections by explaining how to get more deeply into a pose or improve your form, she simply ridicules and condemns.
I thought long and hard about putting this review online. I wish Courtney would take some time to think about her attitude in class and the negative effect she has on others.