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First Time

How do I prepare for my first class?

  • When you come for your first class, please arrive 20 to 30 minutes early. There is some paper work to fill out and being early will give you a chance to fill out all necessary forms, get changed and settled into the yoga room before the class starts. Our studio fits about 50-60 people maximum. Come early to secure a spot!
  • Make sure you’re well hydrated – drink at least 2 litres of water throughout the day on practice days. Bring water to the class with you too. It takes 2 hours to hydrate your body; the more you drink throughout the day, the better you feel in class!
  • Avoid eating a big meal 2-3 hours before your class.
  • Wear light, fitted clothing, being able to see your knees. We have a good range of yoga-specific clothes in our retail area.
  • Let us know about any injuries or health issues. If you are pregnant, consult with your doctor first and let us know too. We have a perfect pregnancy DVD for you!

What shall I bring to class?

  • A yoga mat – complimentary for your very first class and then available to rent or buy.
  • Large towels – one for your mat and one for showering. We also rent and sell hot yoga towels.
  • 2 litres of water – available in studio
  • A smile and open mind – ready to work hard and have fun. You will feel amazing after your class!

What to wear

Women:

  • TOPS: Sleeveless t-shirt, tank top, jog bra
  • BOTTOMS: Leotard, dancewear, athletic wear

Men:

  • TOPS: T-shirt, tank top (optional)
  • BOTTOMS: Board shorts, bathing suit bottoms, or running shorts

What shall I expect after class?

  • After class, most people experience a  light, energetic feeling. However, it’ s not unusual to feel slightly overwhelmed because your body has never worked so hard.
  • If you leave no more than one day between classes, you will double the benefits.


Before Classes

Be on time to class. All classes will start on time.

  • Write your name legibly on our sign in sheet.
  • Please remove your shoes in the lobby and leave all personal belongings in the change rooms or your vehicle. There are no cell phones, pagers or any other electronic equipment allowed in the yoga room.
  • Remember to hydrate. Please drink plenty of water throughout the day before coming to class.
  • Avoid wearing perfume, cologne, body lotion, jewelry or watches while practicing.
  • Make sure you and others around you have a view of the front mirror.
  • Respect other participants and enjoy the yoga room in silence. All questions should be asked before or after class, not during the session.

During Class

Please remain silent in the yoga room. A number of students will use this time for meditation and to center themselves.

  • Stay in the yoga room – All classes are 90 minutes long and it is advised that you remain in the room for the entire session. It is a part of Bikram Yoga to remain in the room for the entire 90 minutes. If you are feeling sick, please sit down or stand still until you feel better. It is important that you help your body become accustomed to the temperature of the yoga room.
  • Drink in between postures – Once class has begun, please do not drink any water until after the Eagle Pose (the teacher will announce a water break). Your body needs to warm up from the inside. After that, you can have water in between postures.
  • Begin at the back – It would be appreciated if experienced students practiced at the front of the room while new students stayed to the back. Students at the front will be role models for newer students and help the teacher guide students on how to perform poses.
  • Flow with the class – New students please remember that the first class is a starting point and you will have to set your own pace, but we do ask that you remain in the room for the entire 90 minute session. Sit down, relax and take in the class from those around you.
  • Let the sweat drip – Wiping sweat from your skin will only make you hotter. There is no need to bring any extra towels in the room or fidget around – it does not serve you well. Your body will get even hotter trying to recreate the sweat you wiped off 😉
  • Stay in Savasana!  – We all work as a class and Savasana is part of the class energy.  Your final complete relaxation in Savasana is an important part of your practice as well and is included in the 90 minutes. Enjoy the energy you have created and be ready to take on the world.

How often should I attend class?

Attending Bikram Yoga once a week will initiate some amazing changes in your body. A twice-a-week practice maintains this level of attainment. Attending your third class in a week though, is where all the growth and breakthroughs occur. As such, we recommend a 3 time-a-week practice for maximum benefit.  If you find yourself coming every day – this is a great thing to be addicted to :).

It doesn’t take long to see changes in your physical body either in the form of strength, flexibility and weight regulation. Your metabolism will improve greatly and your stamina increases quickly. These are just a few of the reasons nearly 5 million people worldwide choose hot yoga as their exercise of choice.

 

Leave a Reply

 

 
  1. Karl

    August 18, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Hello, I was wondering about your hot yoga sessions. I have heard from a few friends whom have back issues and they say they have had success with this method. What are your thoughts? Also what is the cost and when….Please

     
  2. admin

    August 18, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Hello. Bikram Yoga is very good way to heal back issues. You can look up cost under pricing and schedule is for times.

     
  3. Amelie

    September 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Hello, I’m very interested in taking classes at this studio and wanted to know if there is parking available.
    Thanks!

     
  4. Debi

    October 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Do you have parking at your studio?

     
  5. admin

    October 3, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Check out the contact button on our website. It has everything you need to know about parking around here 🙂

     
  6. admin

    October 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Check out the Contact button on our website. it has all the info about parking you need! 🙂

     
  7. Andrea

    October 18, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Is everyone guaranteed a spot? Do the classes ever fill up to the point where people do not fit in the studio and have to be turned away? Also, is every class hot yoga?

     
  8. admin

    October 19, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Hey!

    Our hot room can accommodate around 40 to 50 people max. Usually we get between 15 to 35. We haven’t turned anybody away yet so no worries 🙂
    Yes, every class we have is hot – Bikram yoga. Hope to see you soon!

     
  9. Becky

    November 4, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Do you ever offer Community Classes? or by donation?

     
  10. Ang

    July 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

    What is absolute yoga pls?
    Also if I activate the coupon in 25 days I must use within the
    30 days from the actual date I activated it correct?
    And finally if I buy one for a friend we must start
    at same time?
    Thx!
    A

     
  11. Loretta

    January 23, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    Hi there! Was wondering what your schedule is for the new year. Thank you