NEW TO BIKRAM YOGA?
How long is a Bikram Yoga class?
Class times either run 90 or 60 minutes. Please plan to stay in class the entire time.
When should I arrive for my first yoga class?
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before your first class to register and meet your instructor. Be sure to inform your teacher of any medical issues.
What should I bring to yoga?
Bring a yoga mat, large towel and water bottle (all available for purchase or rent).
Should I eat before a yoga?
Do not eat about 2-3 hours before class.
Should I drink before a yoga?
HYDRATE! Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your first class.
What should I wear to yoga?
Wear something light: men wear shorts or swim trunks, ladies often shorts and tank top/sports bra.
What about after class?
Showers are available and you may want to bring a change of clothes or a towel for after class.
Be ready to SWEAT!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Most people that come to a Bikram Yoga class have never done yoga before, so don’t feel intimidated. It is just stretching done in a heated room.
When coming in for your first time, arrive 15-20 minutes before the start of class so you can receive a First Time Student Orientation. During Orientation you will fill out some basic paperwork and become acquainted with the studio. Lastly, the teacher will explain what to do inside of the yoga room during your first class. We welcome those currently on medication, with recent injuries, or chronic conditions, just please let us know before class so we know how to best help you.
When you enter the yoga room, the mirrors will be the front of the room. For your first class, place your mat towards the middle or back of the room so you have examples in front of you.
Use one of your bath towels to put on top of your mat. This soaks up your sweat and provides some cushion when we start floor postures.
Do the best you can. It is only yoga and you are only human. The only thing we ask of you on your first visit is to stay in the room for the 90 minutes, allowing your body to start to acclimate to the heat.
WHAT TO BRING
It is most important to just bring yourself to your first Bikram yoga class, but we do recommend a few other things:
Yoga mat (we do offer mats for rent if you don’t have your own mat)
Shorts/tank top or whatever clothing you are comfortable wearing while sweating
Change of clothes for after class
2 bath towels (one for class to put on top of your mat and one to shower with afterward)
WHAT YOU GAIN
We all have different strengths and opportunities for improvement. If you feel you are not flexible – it’s okay! The heated room and the postures create more flexibility in the body. If you are flexible but need to gain strength, the series of postures will help you too. If you suffer from injuries or a chronic condition, this yoga will help you heal your body. All you need is patience and a desire to be happy and healthy!