The heat is there to ‘soften’ the body in order to stretch effectively and safely. This makes the muscles soft and supple, therefore getting better results. Many students take a bit of time to acclimate to the heat, staying hydrated and resting when you need to in the room will help that process. In time you will get used to it and even enjoy it.
All our Bikram classes are 90 mins.
Intensive Drills is 90 mins, Gentle Stretching is 60 mins and Advanced Classes are 90 mins.
What we want and we need are two different things. The goal of Bikram yoga is to change the body by trying the postures the right way. Even though you practice the same postures in the same sequence, you’ll find every class to be different as you create and discover new changes and challenges. The 26 postures, much like the alphabet, cannot be changed, or the series simply does not work.
We do offer some other classes on the schedule: Conditioning Drills and Advanced for intermediate levels, and also Group Classes and Gentle Stretching for all levels.
A towel (bath size), mat and a bottle of water are all that’s needed in the room. We also hire thick absorbent mat towels and separate shower towels, and have water and refreshments available for sale at the studio.
We have plenty of space in the studio for your belongings. Once class starts the studio is locked.
Of course! Most of our students start with the Intro Pass which gives them unlimited classes for 20 days. However you can always purchase a casual class, and then sign on for the intro if you’re unsure.
Our classes start exactly on time and this is to prevent distractions once class begins and ensures that the teachers also greet and know all the students coming in to class. If you’re running late please call ahead and let us know. Please ensure you have the 90 mins needed for class when you come, the final savasana is especially important to restore your entire system.
Hydration before class is very important. We recommend adding an extra litre of water on the days you’re going to practice. Once you’re in class drinking lots of water can be counterproductive, so just sip it, as you need throughout.
Come practice yoga to get flexible and strong! Saying you’re not flexible enough for yoga is like saying you’re too hungry to eat. It’s about the effort you put in to creating change in the body, that’s why all classes are beginner friendly. Have no expectations when you come to a class, with zero expectations, you have everything to gain.
Please let your teachers know if you have any health issues or injuries going on, we can keep an eye on you in class. However we ask that you keep it simple and just do what you can out of each posture. The instructions will be very specific, step by step, which means if you have an injury and can only do step one, then just stay there until your body is ready to move on to step two. We do not modify or change up the postures to suit the body; instead our therapeutic classes are designed to slowly over time change the body to get the most benefits from the postures.
We have wheelchair access to the studio as well as a private disability bathroom. Our studio is also unique in that we have a smaller yoga room where we offer private group classes and one-on-one sessions. A little bit of Bikram yoga goes a long way. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can help and accommodate you!
We recommend a minimum of 3 x a week if you want to see and maintain results. We understand everyone’s lives can get busy and crazy at times so any yoga is better than none. It’s therapeutic enough to be practiced every day, and we have passes to suit everyone.
Most definitely. It might sound crazy but we have lots of students who will do a double class. Your practice is your own and it’s what you feel good with, we will help and guide you through it and look after you the best we can. Just remember to stay hydrated and keep up with your electrolytes.
As you stretch the muscles and work areas in the body that might have been stagnant for a while, at times you might feel light headed or nauseous. This is normal as the blood starts to circulate the body and toxins are being flushed out. Take it easy, rest when you need and in time that feeling will pass. Dizziness can also be a sign of dehydration so make sure you’re keeping up with your electrolytes and water intake.
When class starts the teacher will do all the talking. The dialogue is very specific and clear so that you can follow what to do and how to do it.
The yoga room is generally a quiet area. Talking in the room before class is fine, but straight after a class, please allow for 5 mins of silence to allow everyone to unwind and relax. There’s plenty of time to catch up after!
Just be respectful and mindful of the other students in the room. Please only bring in your mat, towel and water, and leave all other personal belongings outside. Do not wear heavy perfumes or scents into the room as others can be quite sensitive to the smell and once you finish your class, take all items with you to ensure a clean and tidy studio.
Clinic Somatics is a series of exercises developed by movement educator Thomas Hanna that offer a unique approach to relieving pain building on the working of Feldenkrais, by retraining your nervous system to release tension and pain caused by muscle memory. We learn to sit, stand and move in habitual ways that cause bad posture, or tension, and over time this causes pain and aches. These gentle exercises designed for everyone is suitable no matter your physical condition, and not only releases muscle tightness and stiffness, but also retrains your body, postural and movement patterns so that you bring more balance to the body, and work towards moving with ease in all range of movements.
Single sessions cost $75 and lasts 30 mins (or $65 for a group of 5). You will have an audio recording to take with you after each session.
The Bikram series allows for pregnancy modifications so you can practice this yoga if you’re pregnant. However this is for the students already practicing and experienced with the heat and the postures. We also need a release form from your doctor to allow you to practice in the hot room. If you are pregnant please contact us first.
Of course! Yoga is for all ages. We allow children under 16 yrs to practice with the consent of a parent or guardian at a rate of $15 per class. Due to their physical development, kids up to 12 yrs of age can practice the floor series. Kids 12 – 16 years of age can practice the entire series. Please contact us first to discuss before bringing young children in.
With consistent practice you’ll find that during a Bikram class you will go into a meditative state, when you enter a deep state of concentration of what you do and how you do it, everything else will fade away, and this helps turn awareness inward and you will truly begin to meditate.
Our Gentle Stretching classes are great for peace of mind, and our Clinical Somatics sessions which resets the nervous system is ideal for a meditative state.
We have a smaller private room just for this. Whether it’s one on one or small groups, we cater to everyone’s needs. You can ‘fine tune’ your practice with any of our senior teachers and this allows you time to ask questions, get personalised corrections, seek adjustments and observe demonstrations.
Our group sessions cost $30 per person (no more than 8 people), please contact us for more details.
Just send us an email at email@example.com at least 7 days prior and we’ll help you from there.
If you’re a Member your pass includes FREE access to our online FB page which has plenty of pre-loaded content. This means you can travel and still have access to all the classes, stretching and more! Many people find they don’t need to suspend memberships when they’re away due to this.