New Student Information

 


 

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New Students


Thank you for deciding to join us!
CLASS RESERVATIONS ARE NOT REQUIRED.  
SIMPLY ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE CLASS TIME.

We guarantee that a regular yoga practice will change your life in many positive ways.

Choose any Bikram Yoga class from our schedule and commit to coming to class as quickly as you can. The Bikram Method is comprised of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. The class is practiced in a heated room (105 degrees, 40% humidity) suitable for ALL LEVELS including beginner. The class is led by a Bikram Method, certified instructor.

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

Timing

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.


Clothing

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.


Water

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.


Enjoy!


 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.

  

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