We are so happy you have decided to join us!
Bikram Yoga is a formula that works. With a regular practice it
is inevitable that your life will change in positive, healthy, and
If you feel a little uncertain or nervous about starting, no
problem, rest assured that many people feel that way initially.
Just don't let it stop you from coming to class. Bikram designed
this class for beginners, so know that with a little practice and
experience, you'll quickly feel right at home.
The teacher gives verbal instructions the entire class, so you
don't need any prior experience. Just follow along the best you
can. It's very important that as a beginning yoga student you don't
compare yourself to anyone else in the room, and that you listen to
your body first, which means it's ok to stop if you feel the need
to take a break, sit down and rest, skip postures, drink water when
The majority of beginning Bikram Yoga students take about 5 to
10 classes before they really start to understand and appreciate
what is going on during the class, including how to hydrate
properly, how to pace themselves during class etc. It is essential
as a new student you are very patient with yourself the first few
Remember, everyone in the room has experienced their own first
Bikram Yoga class, even the people on the front row who have been
coming for years. They make it look easy because they persevered,
and you can too. Just pick a convenient time and location and come
to class as quickly as you can.
Tips to Prepare For Class
Water: Drink plenty of water throughout the day so
that you arrive to class already well hydrated. Come to class ready
to sweat! Good hydration supports the healthy function of all of
your body's systems, and it makes the heat feel comfortable rather
than overwhelming. For more information about hydration, check out
our recent blog article "Hydration Is A Lifestyle"
Eating: Practicing Bikram Yoga requires energy, and
food is energy for the body. However if you come to class with a
full stomach, it could be very uncomfortable. Here are some general
guidelines on eating before clas: if you attend afternoon or
evening yoga class, leave about 2 to 3 hours of time between your
last large meal and your class. If you attend a morning yoga class,
it can be very helpful to have some food-calories in your body, so
don't skip breakfast completely! Try having some fruit or toast
(something that digests easily) an hour or so before class. These
are general guidelines only, please talk to your Bikram teacher in
the lobby if you have specific questions on this topic.
Clothing: Wear clothes that will be comfortable in
a hot sweaty room.
What To Bring: Bring a yoga mat, large towel, and
water to class. If you forget these items or don't have them, you
can rent a yoga mat for $1, and purchase a towel for $3. A yoga mat
and a towel are required for class. Yoga mats, specialty yoga
towels, water and sports drinks are also available for purchase in
Getting to Class: Arrive early before
the class starts, typically 15 minutes early. New yoga students
will not be admitted to class late, because there are essential
instructions for new students at the start of the class, also the
very first breathing excercise is essential to the Bikram Yoga
More Info: Please take a few minutes to review our
Frequently Asked Questions here, and our Etiquette guidelines
New Student Registration & Release Form
Everyone is required to fill out the New Student Registration
and Release Form before attending class for the first time at
either location. This form is available in the lobby, please arrive
15-20 minutes early to fill out the paperwork before your first
class! If under 18 we require parent signature.
Register Online & Sign-In to Class (Optional)
We use Mind Body Online for our studio software, the industry
standard for yoga and fitness studios around the country. Mind Body
Online allows our yoga students to setup a personal online
registration in order to sign-in to classes, puchase class
packages, view attendence history, and update contact and payment
Walk-ins are always welcome at both our studio locations, so
online pre-registration is not required. However we
encourage you to register online before
coming to class, it saves a great deal of time during your lobby
If you are intersted in the Introductory Special (2 weeks for
$25), it can only be purchased in the lobby. We still encourage all
First Timers to register online, sign-in to a class (as an uppaid
class), and then simply pay for the Introductory Special in the
lobby before class.
Note: if you have attended class even once at
either location, you will already be in our system as a customer.
Please click on your name if and when our database recognizes you,
so you do not create two accounts.
We look forward to meeting you soon!