New Student Information
Testimonial about Bikram Yoga
"Over 4 years ago I had a back injury at work. I had two different doctors recommend back surgery.
Fortunately for me I found Bikram Yoga Huntington Beach and I am back at work and doing Standing Bow Pose.”
- Testimonial from Michelle M., student since 2014."
Thank you for deciding to join us!
You may register online for an introductory package or you may do this at the studio when you arrive.
First time students, please arrive 15 MINUTES before your first class. Class reservations are not required.
New students, please arrive 15 minutes before your first class. We will have you fill out a registration form and get you set-up. Reservations are not required. Please be sure to let the teacher know about any injuries or special physical circumstances. All students, please be on time for class, we allow a few minutes grace period before the doors are closed.
PLEASE NOTE: For the privacy of our students, front doors open 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after each class time. Please consult the schedule for class times.
Wear something in which you will be comfortable stretching and sweating. If you don't have yoga clothing, shorts/tank tops, running clothes or swim wear also works. Try to avoid cotton t-shirts or sweatpants as they will likely be too warm.
Hydrate well before class by drinking plenty of fluids leading up to class. Bring bottled water with you. At the studio we sell bottled water, coconut water, kombucha, and sports drinks. Plain water only is allowed in the yoga room.
Mats and Towels
We rent mats at the studio for $3 and towels for $2. Yoga towels and mats are also available for purchase
Preparation before class
Come on an empty stomach. Avoid heavy meals before class and try to avoid food up to 2 hours before class time. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach but having some light snacks is okay (e.g. fruit).
Recovery after class
The first 15 - 30 minutes after class is the most crucial time to recover. Take it easy and drink plenty of water. Come back to your next class within 24-48 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I bring water?
Yes, bring plain water . Drink to 3-4 liters before class and have some handy for during class.
How hot is it?
105 degrees, 40% humidity. Don't worry! Most students are able to stay in the yoga room and finish the class. We recommend to take as many breaks (sit down) as needed.
How often should I practice?
As often as you can in the beginning. Come at least 3-5 times your first week.
Can I lose weight?
Yes! Whenever you are moving your body, you are burning calories. In a 90 minute Bikram yoga class you can burn a large number of calories. You’ll find as you feel better about your body, you’ll begin to make better food choices.
Can I start right away?
Yes! See our schedule. Choose a class time and arrive 15 minutes beforehand. Reservations are NOT required but you are welcome to sign-in online.
What are some of the benefits of Bikram Yoga?
Burns body fat and elevates your metabolism - Reduces stress - Increases flexibility - Builds strength and endurance - Increases muscle tone - Helps with back, neck, shoulder and knee pain - Improves quality of sleep - Improves your posture - Improves circulation - Reduces risk of injury - Raises energy level - Increases balance, coordination, focus and discipline - Improves healthy and balanced functioning of the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, endocrine and nervous systems of the body - Strengthens the immune system
What if I have a health condition or injury?
Let the teacher and front desk staff know about any injuries or illnesses.
Can I practice while Pregnant?
If you have a regular practice for 6months-1year minimum, you can continue to practice with your doctor's permission. It is recommended to practice the Pregnancy Modifications at home for the first 1-3 months, and then you may return to class as long as your pregnancy is healthy (*studio approval required).
Why the heat?
The heat does the following 6 things:
1. Enhances vasodilatation* so that more blood is delivered to the muscles.
2. Allows oxygen In the blood to detach from the hemoglobin more easily.**
3. Speeds up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids.
4. Makes muscles more elastic, less susceptible to injury.
5. Elevates your metabolism and burns fat more easily.
6. Increases perspiration and therefore detoxification.