Bikram Yoga is a style of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury and which consists of a series of 26 postures (asanas) carried out in a heated room.
First of all, a very warm welcome to Bikram Yoga Northern Beaches – we hope you enjoy our studio. All new students start on our introductory offer of $39 for 30 days. Make sure your arrive at least 15 minutes before your first class. Sorry, if you arrive late you may not be allowed into class as this disturbs others. Please read our Studio Etiquette and of course if you have any burning questions then just email us.
Bikram Yoga is a style of yoga developed by Bikram Choudhury and which consists of a series of 26 postures (asanas) carried out in a heated room. Bikram yoga is a traditional style of yoga which is considered yoga therapy. Bikram yoga is suitable for everyone.
All new students start on our introductory pass which entitles you to attend an unlimited number of classes in 30 consecutive days. This is because one class will not give you an understanding of what Bikram Yoga is all about. It takes a while to get used to the heat and to start focusing on the sequence of postures. We strongly recommend coming at least 2-3 times a week to give yourself a chance to get used to it although some people come every day which is great! If you only did one class, you will not experience just how wonderful this yoga can be! The intro offer is the cheapest way to do this. With a little determination and commitment you will reap all the benefits.
The pass starts on the date you first take class and not the date of purchase. Sorry, but the intro offer is only available before you buy your first class. The intro offer also entitles you to special discounts on your first pass after the intro offer expires. You can buy the intro offer here.
Good question! Make sure you read our Studio Etiquette before your first visit.
Yes, we have brand new showers and changing rooms. Ladies we also have hairdryers!
The studio is kept at approximately 105°F (40°C) and 60% humidity. The heat warms up your body allowing you to stretch into the postures (asanas) in a safer environment. The combined heat and humidity also promote sweating which in turn flushes toxins from the body.
Yes, yes, yes! Whatever your fitness level you will find Bikram Yoga challenging (that’s why so many people come back for more). The posture combine strength, flexibility and balance to give you a total body workout. As with other forms of cardiovascular exercise, regular practice will also aid weight loss.
Bikram Yoga is for everyone. Each class is open to beginners and follows the same format whether it is your first class or whether you have been practising for many years. It does not matter how well you do each posture, only that you try the right way.
All the more reason to come to Bikram Yoga! You will be amazed how quickly your flexibility can improve and the heated room provides a safe environment to do this.
Bikram Yoga is designed for all levels of fitness, but if you have special medical conditions or injuries, please consult your doctor first and inform your teacher before class.
No! “Never too old, never too late, to start from scratch and begin again” - Bikram
We do not recommend practicing Bikram Yoga in your first trimester. If you are a regular Student you can practice the modified pregnancy serious, which is a great way to stay strong and flexible during your pregnancy. For more information please contact Katie.
You do not need to book. However please ensure that arrive at least 15 minuets to avoid disappointment.
Each class lasts 90 minutes but do not worry! All classes are suitable for absolute beginners and more advanced students alike, so just make sure you take your first few classes nice and easy and you will start enjoying all the amazing benefits this wonderful yoga has to offer in no time at all.
Try and stay in the room. This is really important. The heat can be a big challenge for a lot of people at the start of their practice. Get your body acclimatised to the heat; don’t run away from it. This might mean not pushing yourself too hard to start with or even sitting a few postures out. You have a lifetime of yoga ahead of you so don’t try and squeeze all your ambition into one class. Pace yourself and you will do just fine.
Yes, you are going to sweat a lot so it’s important to keep the water flowing. We should all try and drink a lease 2 or more litres of water every day. We recommend you drink 1/2 litre of water an hour before class – enough to keep you hydrated during class but not so much that you feel bloated during the postures. In the class itself, after the initial warm-up postures, you should sip water between postures whenever you need to. After class, it’s also really important to get those lost electrolytes back into your system as well. We sell a variety of isotonic tablets and sachets at our reception as well as refreshing coconut water which is a fantastic and completely natural isotonic drink.
Not directly before class. It is recommended that you eat no heavy food 1 to 3 hours before class as all the compression postures aren’t much fun while your body’s still digesting!
You are going to sweat so try and avoid loose clothing. Women normally wear sports tops and bottoms. Men normally wear shorts with a T-shirt or sports top being optional.
For your first class we provide a complimentary yoga mat. After that you are able to rent a mat so you may wish to buy your own mat. We rent towels and sell water. We also have a filter water so you can fill up your own bottle!
Yes, all of our instructors have undertaken an intensive training in Bikram Yoga and have been personally trained by Bikram Choudhury. Bikram certified instructors provide a safe and enjoyable class. Check out our teachers here.
I just wanted to send through a thank you message to you and all the teachers at Bikram Yoga Northern Beaches. 365 days after my first class and I can say with 100% certainty that my life wouldn’t be what it is today without this yoga. At the time of my first class life had just handed me, or rather slapped me, with some challenging cards and I cannot say I was dealing with them particularly well.