This classic form of yoga is a series of 26 hatha postures (asanas) and 2 breathing exercises (pranayama) performed twice in a 90 minute class. Led by a certified instructor, it is an invigorating and challenging practice designed to “wake-up” the mind and body by working to return the body to a balanced state. Bikram yoga can build energy, stamina, and flexibility by conditioning the whole body to maintain optimum health and maximum function. The room is heated to 105° F with a constant humidity level of 40%.
Heated studios quickly warm muscles and increase flexibility so you can safely extend your range of motion, promote detoxification and aid in cellular metabolism. You will sweat, it’s hot. If you are new to hot yoga, it may take up to two weeks to acclimate to the temperature and humidity. Once you are used to the heat, most come to crave it. Please do not hesitate to discuss any concerns with your instructor. Drink plenty of fluids. It’s OK to rest on your mat if necessary.
Absolutely! The Bikram sequence was originally designed for the first time student or “beginner”. It’s a challenging practice that can unlock reserves and abilities you didn’t know you had. It’s great for practitioners of all levels, experience or fitness levels. This yoga practice is rejuvenating to mind, body, and spirit! An open mind and a willingness to sweat are the only requirements. We meet you where YOU are!
Bikram yoga has been known to relieve stress and chronic pain conditions, improve sleep and detoxify the skin. Regular attendees report feeling less anxious and more relaxed with renewed energy and vitality! As an added bonus, most will burn a significant number of calories, often more than many other forms of exercise and may experience weight loss.
For the most part, yes, but if you are pregnant or are concerned about a specific condition, please check with your doctor before participating in one of our classes. Please share any concerns with your instructor prior to class.
We encourage students to cool down for 5-10 minutes on their mats after class. This is a chance for you to honor yourself and your practice. Additionally, we have showers, a cool-down “recovery” room, and cold plunge tubs for use after class where you can continue to relax, replenish fluids, and cool off.
At its core, to cold plunge involves immersing yourself in a body of cold water for a myriad of health benefits, including pain relief, muscle recovery, and stress relief. Cold water immersion can reduce muscle soreness, alleviate inflammation, and reduce joint pain.
Taking the plunge causes a major surge in neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine, giving people an immediate sense of rejuvenation and increased energy.
Please check our SCHEDULE page for a list of this week’s classes. Please note that the front doors are LOCKED at the posted class time, and late arrivals are NOT admitted. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before class to allow time for check-in, get water, and a stop at the restroom before the start of class.