Come to class on an empty stomach. Refrain from eating 3 hours prior to class time
Be well hydrated. Always drink plenty of water, especially before your first class
All classes are beginner classes, so no prior experience is necessary. Everyone starts as an absolute beginner
Arrive 15 minutes early for registration, changing and to settle in
Please be prompt as latecomers will not be allowed to enter the class once the teacher has entered the room.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The heat is usually overwhelming for everyone during their first Bikram's Hot Yoga Class
If you feel nauseas or dizzy, then you are like everyone else. Again, this very normal. Most times it is because of dehydration as well as acidity and toxins in the body
If you get overwhelmed, just lie down on your mat, feet facing the back wall (away from the mirrors) and concentrate on your breath. When you are ok, stand up and join the class
The next few classes are always much easier. Please do not be discouraged after your first visit. Do come back! You deserve to be healthy
We cheat ourselves by saying things like "I can't do it, I couldn't do it"
Your main goal for the first Bikram Yoga class is to stay in the room for whole 90 minutes.
WHAT TO BRING
A yoga mat
A large towel
Refillable water bottle -filtered water is available for free and ionized, alkaline water is available for a small fee
Mat/towel rentals are available for $2 per item
We do sell the best hot yoga mats and towels made specifically for hot yoga
Come with an open mind and positive attitude
YOGA ETIQUETTE AND TIPS
There is no talking during the class, unless the instructor speaks to you, or asks you a question
If you enter the room before class, please always lie with feet facing away from the front mirror in the yoga room
You may talk before the yoga class starts when the lights are on, but there is ABSOLUTE SILENCE during and after class please
Try your best not to drink water when others are in a posture (please wait for the water breaks)
Refrain from wiping. The sweat will keep coming back right away. Learn to accept it. Sweat will actually help you keep cool and be less irritating when a film builds on your skin. It's just something that we are not used to at first
Stay in the room for the entire class. Leaving and re-entering causes the body temperature to fluctuate. Stay in the class to keep the body temperature steady
Yoga is meant to be practiced daily. The more often you come, the better you will feel
Practice normal breathing. Keep your mouth closed and breathe normally and quietly in and out of your nose
Practice stillness in between postures
Stay aware in class. Move together. Listen and follow the teacher's dialogue to get maximum benefit from the posture and keep group energy strong
Respect the teacher, the yoga, other students and the tradition
After class drink plenty of water
It is highly recommended that you replensish your electrolytes. We sell Coconut water and Emergen-C at the studio. They are perfect for restoring electrolytes lost through sweat and rehydrating the body. It is nature's best sports drink.