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What should I expect?
Expect yoga to offer more than fitness. Yoga offers health, wellness, restoration and relaxation Expect to sweat. The room is heated and sweating is an intentional component of Bikram's Yoga that is used to cleanse toxins from your body.
 

What should I bring?
An open mind and a positive attitude. Also, please bring your new student registration form, a yoga mat, large towel, and water. You can also rent or buy these items at the studio (see the price list).
 

What should I wear?
Wear exercise shorts recommended for men and women, for the ladies a sports bra or leotard (remember, you'll be sweating). Avoid pants and loose fitting clothes, you need to see your knees.
 

Can I eat before class?
You should come to class on an empty stomach. You should not have food for 1-3 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 I 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 I am pregnant?
Please Contact BYEV for more information.
 

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

How often should I 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.
 

What class can I attend?
All Bikram Yoga classes are designed for beginners which means you can come to any class offered on our schedule! However, we do require that new students arrive at least 15 minutes before class to meet their instructor or they are not permitted to take particular class. It is very important that our certified instructors talk to you before class and answer any questions you may have.
 

 
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"It's never too late, it's never too bad, and you are never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again."
— Bikram Choudhury
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