Yoga for the People What to Expect


This is Beginning Yoga

All of the postures taught in this class are beginning postures; however, this Yoga challenges everyone - beginners, intermediates, and experts. 


What if you're not flexible? 

Perfect! This Yoga is for you. This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it is about stretching your body and spine to increase your flexibility.


Why is the room heated?

The room is heated intentionally to warm muscles, which allows you to work deeper and safer, seeing results faster. Heat takes the trauma out of stretching, heals and helps prevent injuries. It also promotes sweating which helps flush toxins from your body, giving you a wonderful glow from head to toe. The heat combined with the sequence of the postures is what makes Bikram yoga so special.


What should you bring?

Please bring a yoga mat, large towel and a water bottle. We rent towels and supply yoga mats if you don't have your own.


What should you wear?

Please wear clothing that fits close to the skin and dress as lightly as possible. Avoid loose fitting clothes, we need to see your knees.


How long is class?

Bikram's Beginning Hatha Yoga class is 90 minutes in length.


How often should you come?

Come as often as you can. A daily practice from the beginning can relax into a regimen of 3 or 4 times per week. You'll find you want to do this practice. It's fun! it works! You will start organizing your schedule to fit it in. In fact, the harder this yoga is for you initially, the more you need to do it and the more you are going to benefit from it. The time and effort you put into Bikram Yoga will be returned to you tenfold.


Can you eat before class?

You should come to class on an empty stomach. Try not to have food for 2 hours before class. You can drink juice or eat fruits up to 1 hour before class.


What about water?

You should drink plenty of water everyday, this is better than just drinking water before or during class. With Bikram Yoga, you are simultaneously cleansing all the systems of your body from the inside out. It is important to stay hydrated so your elimination systems (bowel, urinary, and skin) can support your efforts.


What if you have injuries or illnesses?

Please let the teacher know if you are pregnant, had surgery, or have any injuries, illnesses, or special conditions. You can still do most yoga postures, with a few modifications that the teacher will show you.


What if you are pregnant?

We do not recommend you practice Bikram yoga in your first trimester.  If you had a regular practice before you became pregnant then we recommend you come back in your second and third trimester.  The teacher will be able to help with modifications for the poses.


  Bikram has changed my life, I have learned to be a lot calmer in myself, learned also to apply the sense of calm in my life, learned to love that little person doing the postures in the mirror and learned to appreciate my body. One of the greatest things about Bikram yoga is the many great nights sleep I get from doing yoga, I wake up feeling wonderful, stretched, clear headed and ready for life. I am also more disciplined about what I eat. Recently I had surgery and I believe that the yoga before and after the surgery helped me to heal quickly.
- Moana Sinclair

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