Getting started with Bikram yoga
Students of all levels are welcome!
When you buy one of our cards you become a member.
The reception opens 30 minutes and closes 10 minutes before the class starts.
Classes are 90 minutes long.
For first time students, please arrive 30 minutes early, after first visit, 15 minutes early.
Come to class on an empty stomach. Most people find they need to leave 2-3 hours between their meal and the class.
Make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day prior to class, it is important to be hydrated.
When you have been practicing for a while you can try to decrease the water intake during the class and finally not drink at all.
If you sweat and/or take a lot of classes, think about recharging with electrolytes (salts) such as magnesium, sodium chloride, calcium and potassium.
Yoga mats can be rented or purchased at the studio.
Bring a big water bottle and two towels to class or they may be purchased/rented at the studio.
Wear lightweight exercise clothing or a bathing suit.
Shower facilities are available at the studio.
Try not to use perfume, strong odour lotions or hair products before the class.
Bikram Yoga City is a mobile phone free zone.
Please notify the teacher if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, have any injuries, illnesses, recent surgery or medication.
It is possible that you will feel dizziness, nausea or headache during or after the class (especially the first one). This is not uncommon and is normally a sign that the body is starting to react and respond. Look upon this as something positive and a start of the detoxification process.
If the nausea or dizziness comes during the class you can stand still, sit or lie down on the yoga mat and rest for a while. Try to always stay in the yoga room.
Yoga is a practice as well as a life-long process, it is not about doing the postures perfectly. As long as you give your best effort and attempt all of the postures as instructed, you receive as much therapeutic benefit as someone who is able to do a posture with a high degree of flexibility, strength, and balance. As you continue to come to class, you will become more and more comfortable with yourself and your yoga practice.
Remember every class is different. Try to experience every class like it’s your first class. Your body is different every day, so it’s normal for the class or certain postures to be easy one day and difficult the next. Please do not be discouraged and think that something is wrong if you have a difficult class. It is all part of the process and very soon the miserable class will be followed by one of the best classes you’ve ever had!
Prepare to sweat and have fun!