We prepared a general guide for your first class below. If you have any additional questions please visit our FAQ’s Page or Contact Us we look forward to meeting you!

An Open Letter to new students on their First Class

Arrive 15 minutes prior to class

so you have time to register, get set up in the room and speak with the instructor regarding any questions, concerns, or injuries you may have.

Come well hydrated!

Drink plenty of water up until a half hour before class. Bring a large bottle of water with you to class. We do have water and coconut water available at the studio. All water in classes should be consumed to wet your mouth as large amount of water consumed can lead to an upset stomach & nausea, especially in a 60 minute class.

Refrain from eating 2-4 hours before class.

While everyone is different in regards to what they can and can not eat prior to class, your first class should be on an empty, but well nourished stomach.

Wear light clothing that you are comfortable to sweat in.

Men yoga, athletic or bathing suit shorts. Some men wear shirts, but it is not recommended.

Women yoga/athletic top and shorts. Some women wear pants, capris and shirts, but it is not recommended.

Bring a yoga mat, bottle of water and 2 large towels with you.

These items are available for purchase or to rent at the studio.

Who can attend: ANYONE-

While this yoga practice is challenging, everyone can do it. Our classes have a very diverse community for this reason

* Minors must be accompanied by an adult for their first visit to fill out the waiver.
* Minors under the age of 13 are advised to only participate in the floor series.

Bikram Yoga Method is about the practice, not about being perfect in a posture

and/or being able to do each posture every class. No one is going to judge or criticize you. Your fellow students are working much too hard to notice anyone else in the room. We highly suggest doing a little the right way and over time you will find you can go deeper into the posture. As long as you show up, try YOUR best, you will receive the same therapeutic benefits as someone who has been practicing for years.

During Class

The class will always consist of 2 breathing exercises and 26 postures. The first 45-50 minutes you will go through postures standing up and the remainder of the class will be on the floor. The teacher does not do the postures with you, but instead utilizes Bikram’s dialogue, which is a very detailed description of how to set up the posture, hold and go deeper into a posture, some group and/or personal adjustments, and how to exist the posture safely. This dialogue is the ultimate tool utilized to help you focus, stay determined and allow for the moving meditation. It is normal to feel a bit lightheaded, dizzy and/or nauseous during your first couple of classes as your body is releasing toxins and adjusting to the heat. If a teacher gives you a correction they are by no means picking on you. We all have your best interest at heart and would hate to see you injure yourself by doing the pose
incorrectly.

Try to stay in the room.

During the first couple of classes, your main goal is to stay in the room. We ask that you sit down & take a break on your mat first before walking out. We are not only training our bodies through class, but our minds…the very thing that might tell you to run if it’s too hot, too hard, too uncomfortable, to sweaty.

After Class: Come back the next day!

As with any new exercise, it is normal to feel stiff or sore the following day. Returning within 24 hours is the best way to ease this as well as allowing your body and mind to become acclimated to the heat faster and to build your understanding of the postures and Bikram Yoga as a whole. If you do feel dizzy, lightheaded, or nauseous the following day, you most likely need to hydrate more and replenish your electrolytes such as Magnesium, Sodium and Potassium.