Frequently Asked Questions

Why the heat? 

  • The heat warms the muscles making them more elastic and allowing for greater flexibility with less chance of injury.
  • Allows for greater range of motion in the joints.
  • Helps achieve a deeper stretch.
  • Promotes sweating, which flushes toxins from the body using the body's largest elimination organ, the skin.
  • Burns fat & calories.
  • Builds stamina.
  • Creates a cardiovascular workout (heart & lungs).
  • Heat dilates capillaries, which allows more oxygen to muscles, tissues, glands and organs--promoting the removal of waste.
  • Promotes a strong, healthy immune system.

How often should I practice? 

A consistent practice is best. Bikram yoga can be practiced every single day if desired. So come as often as you can to experience the most benefit. 

I’m too old

You are never too old to practice yoga and begin again. “It’s never too late, it’s never too bad, and you’re never too old or too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury.

I’m too young

Anyone with fully developed sweat glands can safely practice Bikram yoga.

I’m not flexible

You don't have to be flexible to start.  The heat penetrates deep into your muscles to facilitate deep, safe stretching. The heat makes your muscles, tendons and joints more elastic, allowing for more flexibility and range of motion.

I don’t like the heat

Know you’re not alone! Through regular practice you will learn to not just tolerate the heat but how to use it to develop your flexibility, strength, and endurance.

I’m pregnant

Always consult with your physician, but most women can practice Bikram Hot Yoga when they are pregnant. A regular Bikram yoga practice can make your pregnancy and labor easier than you expect. And learning how to breathe when you are in an uncomfortable position in the yoga studio can be an invaluable tool in the labor room. If you've never tried Bikram yoga, wait until the end of your first trimester to start. If you have a regular practice, keep it up! There is no separate scheduled pregnancy class but our teachers are trained to provide modifications and alternate poses for you during Bikram's beginning yoga class. Rajashree Choudhury, Bikram's wife, developed a pregnancy-modified Bikram yoga class and we recommend the DVD for all of our pregnant yogis to watch and learn. You can purchase this DVD at the studio. View pregnancy poses

I have an injury

Instructors can provide modifications specific to your injury. The heat and therapeutic stretching in Bikram yoga can help speed the healing process and lessen the tightness that often occurs after healing.  Please let your instructor know of your injury so they can assist you as needed throughout the class.

Should I practice while I'm sick?

If you have a cold, the flu, etc., especially when accompanied by a cough and/or sneezing, we ask that you wait until you are better to return to class. Please do this out of the respect for your fellow classmates. 

I feel uncomfortable with spirituality commonly associated with yoga

Bikram yoga is not a religion, a diet, or a deprivation. With the regular practice of yoga you might find your mind to be calmer and more in tune with your body. That’s the natural tendency in yoga practice. Nothing is expected of you except trying your best with what you have today.

Do you have childcare?

We offer babysitting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week during the 10:30am class. Please see the front desk for more details.