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Bikram Yoga is the original hot yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury and introduced to the US in the 1970s. The postures are performed in a specific sequence to allow safe and progressive conditioning of the body. All Bikram Yoga teachers must complete a nine week intensive training course in order to teach the Bikram series. The proven effectiveness of Bikram’s copyrighted sequence, combined with the specified 105F temperature and 40% humidity, has enticed many non-Bikram yoga studios to offer “hot classes” with a modified sequence. However, only certified studios may bear the name of our founder and teach the original sequence.
You do NOT need to be flexible to do yoga. The Bikram series is accessible to anyone–stiff or limber, strong or weak, beginners or seasoned practitioners. Every class offered is the same series of 26 postures. Performing the same sequence each time offers you a consistent experience, allowing you to move at your own pace and as your personal practice evolves.
The heated environment warms up muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, which allows for a safer and deeper practice. A warm body is also less prone to injury. Heat expands your blood vessels which promotes blood circulation, and increases energy. Lastly, your skin is the largest organ in your body and the quickest way for you to remove toxins through sweat.
Relative weight loss can be one of the results of a regular practice (minimum three times a week); however, it is not the main purpose of practicing hot yoga. Your yoga practice is a mind-body experience, improving both physical and mental strength and flexibility. Yoga is best implemented as part of a well-balanced lifestyle with proper exercise and diet.
Practicing the same series offers several benefits. First, there is a sense of consistency. You become familiar with the postures over time and discover your own level of practice. Secondly, although the postures stay the same, your body is constantly changing and evolving. Strength, flexibility and state of mind are always in flux and you will find a different challenge every time you step onto your mat.
Depending on your body type, metabolism and with the 100% effort, you should be able to achieve your personal target heart rate during class. Holding various postures will massage the heart, elevate pulse and deliver cardiovascular benefits.
This is common, especially for beginning students who are still adjusting to the heat. Make sure you are well hydrated up to an hour before class (to allow your body to process the fluids). Try practicing at different times of the day to see how your body responds. Also make sure you are getting enough natural electrolytes when you hydrate. Electrolyte-enhanced beverages or simply a pinch of sea salt with honey and lemon in your water bottle should suffice.
his is normal. Soreness is caused by lactic acid build up in the muscles (meaning your muscles can not extract enough oxygen from your blood). The most effective way to remove lactic acid is to stretch the muscles and as you build more muscle mass, your body will become more efficient at consuming oxygen during exercise. So the answer is, come back to the studio right away!
If you have been practicing regularly for at least six months, you can continue to practice through your pregnancy. If you are new to Bikram Yoga, it is advised to wait until after week twelve. Please also consult with your doctor and the studio director.
Yes, you must be at least 13 years old. Students under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign waiver on registration card in studio before practicing. Email us to get the proper registration card.
1 Complimentary Towel per Student. Auto Pay Members get 2 Complimentary Towels (1 for Class, 1 for Shower). Mat rentals and additional towels available for $2. Showers, amenities and digital lockers are provided. Bottled water, cold drinks, yoga apparel & mats for sale.
Arrive 30 minutes before your first class. Check-in closes 10 minutes prior to class start. No heavy meals 3 hours before class. Drink plenty of water up to one hour before class. Wear a fitted outfit so you can see your form. All students receive 1 complimentary towel per class. Auto pay members receive 1 class towel + 1 shower towel per class. Mat rentals available for $2. Showers & locker facilities are complimentary. We sell bottled water, yoga apparel & mats.
No late entry is allowed. All students must check in at front desk before class has started. New students should arrive 30 minutes prior to their 1st class. New student check in closes 10 minutes prior to class start.

All The Perks

  • 1 Complimentary Towel per Student.
  • Auto Pay Members get 2 Complimentary Towels (1 for Class, 1 for Shower).
  • Mat rentals and additional towels available for $2.
  • Showers, amenities and digital lockers are provided.
  • Bottled water, cold drinks, yoga apparel & mats for sale.