WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR MY BIKRAM CLASS?
Our classes are 90 minute sessions. Choose a class that fits in with your schedule and make sure to arrive 30 minutes early if you’re a new student.
WHAT DO I BRING TO A BIKRAM CLASS?
- Yoga Mat
- Water (no sports drinks)
- Full-length bath towel
*These items can be rented or purchased at the studio for your convenience.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO A BIKRAM CLASS?
Women typically wear workout shorts and a sports bra or top. Men typically wear swim trunks or mesh shorts. Just be sure to be comfortable. Also, remember we offer locker rooms and showers for after class. You may want to bring a dry set of clothes to change into after class (because you will sweat!), or an extra dry towel to sit on for your car ride home.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE TO A BIKRAM CLASS?
First time students should come at least 30 minutes prior to the start time to fill out paperwork and get familiar with the studio. It is always a good idea to come to class 10 to 15 minutes early to sit in the heated room before class starts to help your body get adjusted. Classes begin promptly as scheduled. Your timeliness is appreciated!
HOW MUCH WILL I SWEAT?
You will sweat a lot! It is important to drink lots of water prior to and after class. It is also important not to eat 2-3 hours prior to class.
WHY SHOULD I NOT EAT 3 HOURS BEFORE CLASS?
Most importantly we do not want you to feel nauseous. Some of the postures require bending forward and backward and it feels much better when you do not have a belly full of food. In Bikram Yoga, you will be using 100% of your body, from bones to skin and everything in between. Because of this, you do not want the process of digestion going on. You will be working your body enough in class – there is no need to add more work to your class that you cannot control.
WHY DO YOU DO YOGA IN THE HEAT?
The heat helps warm the muscles and prevent injury. Try to envision stretching taffy; it’s tough and hard and tends to tear. But if you heat it irst, it is easy to stretch and no tears! The heat also helps cleanse and detoxify the body, making you feel more energetic and healthy.
I’M NOT ATHLETIC. SHOULD I EVEN TRY A CLASS?
All of our classes are judgement-free and welcome beginners. There are people of all levels of fitness, all shapes, all sizes and all ages benefitting from yoga. Come and see how it can benefit you!
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON BIKRAM YOGA?
Check out the book Bikram Yoga: The Guru Behind Hot Yoga Shows the Way to Radiant Health and Personal Fulfillment by Bikram Choudhury.
You will learn about what each posture is working and the benefits of yoga. Also feel free to ask questions to our instuctors before and after class. They go through extensive training and have a vast knowledge of Bikram Yoga.