What to expect:
- A 90 minute class consisting of 26 yoga poses (asana) and 2 breathing exercises.
- A heated room: approximately 105°F & 40% humidity (lots of sweat!)
- All levels of students together in the same class.
- The first class can be overwhelming; just try the right way and do the best you can. If you feel overwhelmed during class, you may sit down on your mat and take a break whenever you need to.
How to prepare for your first class:
- This class is designed for people of all levels of fitness (couch potatoes & professional athletes alike are welcome!)
- No reservations are necessary, just come 20 minutes early to any class on our schedule. Check our website for updated schedule and holiday changes.
- Eat a sensible meal 3 to 4 hours before class, drink lots of water all day, and come to class on an empty stomach.
- If you have special considerations, please tell the teacher before class, but have an open mind to try the Bikram way.
What to bring:
- 2 large towels – one for during class and one for after (bath size, also for rent at the studio)
- 1 bottle of water.
- 1 yoga mat (we rent mats for $1 each and we sell mats)
What to wear:
- Men: shorts or a bathing suit (some men wear shirts, but it is not recommended.)
- Women: exercise top and shorts / dress as light as possible.
- NO PERFUME OR COLOGNE
Who can come:
- Anyone who is healthy enough, per their doctor, to do a 90 minute exercise class in 105°F heat.
- Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian on their first visit to fill out the waiver.
What should I expect in a Bikram Yoga class?
- A bikram yoga class is a nurturing environment that will encourage you to work hard.
- You will do what you have to do, when you have to do it and to the best of your ability.
- The instructor will tell you how to get into the posture, stay in the posture and get out of the posture.
- It is a listening exercise. All you have to do is your best. The room is heated to allow deeper, safer stretching and it aids in healing injuries. When we sweat, toxins are flushed.
What if I’m not flexible?
Yoga is not about flexibility. All you have to do is try the right way. The Bikram yoga series is designed to help you gain flexibility and strength according to your own ability. As Bikram says: “Never too late, never too old, never too bad, and never too sick to do yoga and start from scratch again.”
Is this a cardiovascular workout and can I lose weight?
Yes! Regardless of your fitness level, Bikram Yoga will be challenging, working you both aerobically and anaerobically. Muscles are toned and strengthened.
The heart, lung and all the body’s systems are balanced.
How often should I practice?
An effective practice must be cultivated and Bikram Yoga must be practiced daily or on a regular basis without long lapses in time between practices. A commitment of at least 3 times a week is expected to derive maximum benefits from Bikram Yoga.