New Students

New Students 2017-11-07T22:13:52+00:00

Welcome!

We all know it can be a little scary to try something new and we all remember our first class. Remember, Bikram Yoga is for EVERYONE regardless of age or ability, and beginners are welcome in every class. All of our classes are the same and all classes are 90 minutes long.  Class consists of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises.  The teacher will talk you through the postures step by step, and you work to your own ability.

  • You do not need to register ahead of time, simply come to the class you want to attend.  Do be sure to arrive at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of class so you can fill out some paperwork and talk to the teacher.
  • You will need to wear comfortable clothes that you can sweat in, and you’ll need a yoga mat, a towel, and water.  If you don’t have these, they are available for purchase or rent at the studio.
  • It’s best to be well hydrated before class.
  • Be patient. It can take some time to get used to the heat, but before long you will crave the hot room and how wonderful it makes you feel!

Frequently Asked Questions

The heat is a tool used to…

  1. To warm the body to protect the muscles and allow for a deeper stretch
  2. Detoxify the body
  3. Thin the blood to clear the circulatory system
  4. Increase heart rate for a better cardiovascular workout
  5. Improve strength by putting muscle tissue in an optimal state for reorganization
It is best to practice on an empty stomach. We recommend eating 2-3 hours before practicing, but ultimately, you will find what works best for you.
As often as you can. Consistency and Frequency go a long way in determining how you feel and how this practice will change your body and your life. However ultimately, it depends on your schedule. Practice when you can, even if it’s only once a week, you will feel the benefits of your Bikram practice.
A good rule to follow when it comes to hydration is to drink ½ your body weight in ounces of water each day. For example, if you weigh 100lbs, then drinking 50 oz of water will keep you well hydrated.
No. All levels of practitioners are welcome in all classes. You will work to your own ability.
Yes, but how you feel each time you practice is never quite the same. Your body is different every time you practice. Having a consistent routine & committing to it allows you to see the progress you are making.
  • A yoga mat
  • A towel (bath or beach towel)
  • Water
  • An open mind
Lightweight, fitted clothing that you feel comfortable sweating in.
No. You can simply come to whatever class you’d like to take. Just remember to arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the start of class so you can talk to the teacher and get settled.