|Welcome to Bikram Yoga East Valley. If you feel nervous, scared or a little intimidated, it is perfectly normal. Many people feel that way initially, but don't let it stop you from coming to class. Bikram designed this class for beginners. With a little practice and experience, you will quickly feel right at home.
For the benefit of all our yoga students, we have a compiled a list of things to know before coming to your first Bikram Yoga class.
All classes are 90 minutes, all levels. Please pick any class time that works with your schedule.
Please arrive 25-30 minutes before class to register. Advise your teacher about any particular injuries or health problems you may have.
Wear something cool and comfortable. Women it is best to wear a sports bra or a camisole top with a built in bra and bike shorts. Men wear workout, swim, or bike shorts and a t-shirt. Avoid pants and loose fitting clothes, you need to see your knees. The room is heated, so be prepared to sweat.
Please come free of perfumes, lotions, aftershave and other fragrances.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day so you are well hydrated before coming to class. Also avoid eating 2-3 hours before class begins.
Yoga mats and large towels are required, no exceptions. They are available at the studio for rent or purchase.
Bring your own plastic bottle of water. Chilled bottled water is available for purchase at the studio.
You will feel challenged by the yoga during class, everyone does. Always work to your edge, but listen to your body. As a beginner, never be afraid to sit down if you need to. It is normal to feel dizzy or lightheaded. It is temporary, as your body acclimates and detoxes, these sensations will disappear.
Please take time to relax. Observe silence and rest on the floor for a few minutes after class ends. This is your reward for working hard.
Take your second class within 24 hours. The second class is the equivalent of 3 to 4 classes, and you will bypass much of the soreness you'd experience otherwise.
Make up your mind to take 10 classes as quickly as possible. Then no one has to tell you how good this yoga is for you. Your own personal experience will guide you.