Frequently asked questions for your first hot yoga class.
Is this for me?
As Bikram says, “You’re never too old, never too sick, never too bad…to start from scratch.” He’s talking to you. The Bikram beginning yoga series is designed for everyone, whether or not you’ve done yoga before. Every student walks into the hot room with different injuries, strengths, weaknesses, and bodies. The postures are the same for everyone, but the goal’s you reach and benefits you receive vary from student to student.
But I’m not flexible!
That’s why you’re here! There are no prerequisites to take this class. No experience necessary and we don’t test you at the end! If increased flexibility is one of your goals, this series will get you there. As long as you try the postures the right way, you get 100% benefit for your body no matter what you look like in the mirror.
What should I wear?
The room is heated to about 105 degrees, so wear light, comfortable clothing. Men might be comfortable in gym shorts and women might be comfortable in shorts and a sports bra or tank top. No socks, please.
What should I bring?
Please bring a yoga mat, big bath towel, and water. If you don’t have any of these, you can rent/buy them at the studio. We also have men’s and women’s shower and changing facilities.
Anything else I should know before my first class?
Please be sure to come on an empty stomach, with at least 3 hours since your last big meal. If you have any major or minor injuries or temporary or permanent conditions, please let your instructor know before class and put it on your waiver form.
What if I get dizzy, nauseas, or feel like I have to leave the room?
You’re not alone! The combination of the heat and postures can be overwhelming at first and can take a few classes for your body to adjust to. Stay in the room unless it’s an emergency and just sit down or lie down on your towel and relax. After a few deep breaths, you’ll be ready to go. No pressure, it’s supposed to be (somewhat) enjoyable!