Keep smiling! It’s only yoga after all and there’s always tomorrow!
Our aim is to provide everyone with the best possible opportunity to enjoy their Bikram Yoga practice. Help us to help you by observing the following:
Always sign in at reception at least 15 minutes before class. Sorry, but if you are late for class you may not be allowed in as we lock the door.
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. If you have to leave, then that’s fine but try not to disturb your fellow yogis!
The studio is a shoe free zone so please leave your footwear downstairs near the entrance door.
Please make sure all mobile phones are switched off.
The yoga room is a quiet space; please no talking once you enter the room and be mindful of the noise in the waiting areas outside the studio.
Leave your bags in the changing rooms. We are all yogis and we like to be able to trust one another, however you are welcome to bring valuables into the studio as there are no lockers.
If you are wearing strong perfume or scent or have had a sweaty day, take a shower before class.
Place a towel on your mat which can be rented from reception if you don’t bring your own.
Avoid the front row until you are really familiar with the postures as people behind you will be copying you from there!
Let teachers know of any injuries you have before the start of class.
Listen to your teacher. They will be able to correct your postures, guide your thinking and keep you positioned on the right part of your mat for other students.
Bring 1.5 litres of water to class with you. We sell water at reception if you don’t bring your own. Make sure you sip it slowly to avoid overfilling your stomach and only drink between postures so that you don’t disturb those holding postures around you.
Please do not ask the teacher to alter the heat or open a window or door. Trust your teacher and accept whatever you are faced with. Stay positive and you will come out feeling fantastic.
I have been practising Bikram yoga for 10 years, at first I was drawn to the yoga for fitness and the challenge of doing yoga in a hot room. Through the years I have really come to understand the holistic benefits, and feel so much healthier happier and calmer. It's really not how flexible you are, or how good your postures are, it's really about what is has bought to my life. I started off feeling overwhelmed by the heat, but through time, have come to a place in the room, that I refer to as " my yoga bliss bubble" which grounds me, like nothing else.