FAQ

What is Bikram yoga?

It is a 90-minute class comprising 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Sounds simple, right? All in all, you will stretch and strengthen every muscle and ligament, get a great cardio work out and enjoy a complimentary detox. Bargain!

 

Why do it in a heated room?

The heat protects the muscles by allowing for a deeper stretch; detoxifies the body by opening the skin’s pores to let out the toxins in sweat; thins the blood to clear the circulatory system; increases the heart rate for a better cardiovascular workout. There are more reasons but unless you’re a Cellular Biologist they’re hard to follow.

 

I’ve never tried yoga before, will I be able to do it?

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga class is just that – a place to begin your Yoga practice. Every class follows the same format whether it’s your first class or whether you have been practicing for years. How quickly you progress will depend on the time and effort you give to Yoga. It will have little to do with how “perfectly” you can do the poses.

 

Do I need to book in advance?

No. You can come to any class and space is available. For the very popular classes like the 7pm session, it is advisable to come earlier. If you are a new student, please arrive at least 30 minutes before class so that you have enough time to register.

 

How much will it cost?

Our 10-day trial is only $50 for new members (first time registration). There are a couple of rules so make sure you check out our price plans.

 

What do I need to Bring?

Your Yoga clothes and water bottle. Mats, towels, lockers and shower facilities are all provided!

 

What should I wear?

Women wear sports tops and bottoms. Men wear shorts. Light fabrics such as Lycra are ideal – cotton is bulky and restricts movement when wet. Remember that whatever you wear it will need to preserve your modesty. Wearing skimpy swimming costumes, semi-transparent fabric and thongs under tights is not advisable.

 

Can I eat or drink before class?

Drink plenty of water. Doctors estimate you need at least 2 litres per day for normal body maintenance. On the days you practice Bikram Yoga you should try to drink twice that. The more hydrated you are the easier it will be for you to sweat. As with all exercise it is not recommended on a full stomach so try to leave 2 to 3 hours between eating and class.

 

Will it help me to get buff? Can it help me loose weight?

Yes absolutely. Whatever your fitness level you will find Bikram Yoga challenging. The postures combine strength, flexibility and balance to give you a total body workout. As with other forms of cardiovascular exercise, regular practice will aid weight loss.

 

Do I have to be fit?

Bikram’s Beginning Yoga is designed for all levels of fitness, whether you're a gym junkie, runner or haven't done any excercise before! However if you have special medical conditions or injuries, please consult your doctor first and inform your teacher before class.

 

I’m afraid of being shown up in class. Will everyone point at me and laugh?

Don’t worry, all shapes and sizes come to Bikram Yoga, including yours. Everyone is too busy sweating to notice anyone else in the room!

 

Is it important to learn from a Bikram certified instructor?

Yes, all instructors are trained by Bikram Choudhury himself. The training is intensive and extremely demanding, ensuring that Bikram certified instructors provide a safe and enjoyable class.

 

What else do i need to know?

Stop thinking, start doing!

 

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