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We have your safety and enjoyment in mind above all else at Bikram Yoga.

How is the Mold & Mildew Resistant Outdoor Carpet maintained?

Carpet sanitizing solution regularly on the carpet to maintain it, in conjunction with our carpet cleaning and extraction machine. After treating the carpet with the solution, the machine then removes all the leftover solution and any soil from the carpet.

OZONE is used before and after every class which completely sanitizes the entire room. Click here to read more about OZONE. Carpet has NO PAD & is virtually non existent as it is only about a 1/16 of an inch thick! Carpet is glued directly to concrete floor below. Carpet receives vacuuming and maintenance constantly. We utilize a HUGE fan to freshen up the room with outside air between classes. Sweat is your friend! Contrary to popular belief, sweat is actually sterile, as it is mostly salt, like the ocean! Sweat is actually antibacterial! Please see the following article and scientific research regarding sweat! Read Article on Sweat here!

STUFFY? Between back to back classes, you may notice that it seems stuffy, and doesn't seem as fresh as the first class of the morning or evening. This is just due to a bunch of hard working Yogis from the previous classes sweating hard! Rest assured the room clears out that stagnant air and brings in fresh air as the second class goes on.

SWEAT DETERGENT PLEASE! Students who use our sweat removing detergent on their yoga towel, mats, and clothes will be less offensive to their neighbors and contribute to a friendlier environment. Yes, typically its you or your neighbor who need to get some better detergent for those sweaty athletic clothes!! Sweat is your friend! Contrary to popular belief, sweat is actually sterile, as it is mostly salt, like the ocean! Sweat is actually antibacterial!

Sweat Faqs

  • Sweat Is: Mostly Toxins, Salt, Nitrite*, & Dermicidin*!
  • It Cannot Transmit Any Germs, Viruses, Or Bacteria!
  • It Fights Infection! Fights Off Staph (mrsa), Fungi, & Other Dangerous Bacteria On The Skin!
  • *Nitrite: Converts To Nitric Oxide A Potent Gas With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial & Antifungul Properties!
  • *Dermicidin: Is A Natual Antibiotic Or Antimicrobial Peptide Which Is What Kills Staph (mrsa) & Other Bad Bugs Resting On The Skins Surface!
  • Purge Toxins, Dirt, & Oil From Deep Within! – Including But Not Limited To Toxic Metals: Cadmium, Aluminum, & Manganese!
  • Purging Toxins Gives Immune System A Boost: Fights Off Colds & Flu!
  • Keeps Your Face Clear! Opens Pores! Decreases Blackheads! Curbs Acne! Keeps Your Skin Looking Younger And Softer!
  • Immune System Boost! Sweat Tells Immune System To Wake Up & Fight Off Whatever Is Ailing You!
  • Boosts Metabolism! Increase This And Stimulate Immune System, & Maintain Healthy Weight!
  • Keeps You Cool & Prevents Overheating! It Lets Your Body Get Rid Of Excess Heat So You Don’t Overheat!
  • Hotter Fires Makes Stronger Steel! Must Heat Metal To Bend It Safely!
  • Healthy Circulation! Sweat Gland Activity Increases Blood Flow To The Skin Helping Spur On Your Circulatory System!
  • Curbs Asthma! Guard Against Exercise Induced Asthma Just By Sweating!
  • Wash The Body After Sweating To Prevent Blocked Sweat Glands Which Can Cause Heat Rash/Prickly Heat.
  • Drink: About Half Your Body Weight In Ounces Of Water Per Day Plus Perhaps A Little More With Electrolytes/Bikram Balance On Days You Practice.
  • Less Contact With Other Peoples Sweat Here Than Any Other Sport!
  • It Is As Hot As A Bikram Class Or Hotter Near The Equator. More Than Half Of The Worlds Population Lives Near The Equator. (2 Billion India Alone!)
  • If It’s Not Hot Enough, You Aren’t Getting The Healing & Detoxifying Benefits! Proper Heat Is Needed For Transformation!

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Come every single day if you can. 3x's a week is great, more than that is life changing!! The more you attend the better you feel, and the more healing benefits you receive. If you are sore from the previous day class, the next class relives your soreness! If you are in pain you should attend class and use the sequence to relieve your pain, not take time off! It's powerful MEDICINE!!

Yes, this is normal for most new students. Practicing Yoga in a heated room diagnoses your present condition, and will inspire you to take better care of your body. You may feel tired after class as a result of the initial detoxification of the body. With continued practice, this sensation will pass. Most nausea, headaches, and dizziness can generally be avoided by taking electrolytes before class. Electrolytes are available for purchase at the studio.

There are unlimited benefits to Bikram Yoga. It reduces stress, increases blood circulation and improves strength and flexibility. Regular practice (at least three times a week) can reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases (i.e. arthritis, diabetes and thyroid disorders). It also promotes relaxation. Learn more.

Yes. This series is specifically designed to be accessible for beginners and yet at the same time still challenging for more experienced students.

No, however first-time students need to arrive 15 minutes prior to class to allow enough time for registration. You can save time by printing out the registration form online and bringing it to class with you. Minors need to have their parents sign and date the form as well.

Women should wear shorts or thin cotton leggings and leotard, jog bra or halter top. Men should wear shorts and bathing trunks. Since the room is heated, you want to wear something that you feel comfortable sweating in. Men's and women's HOT Yoga wear available (for purchase) at the studio. Note: Sweat odors become embedded in your yoga gear over time, and you may become offensive unbeknownst to you. We recommend our specialized sweat removing detergent as the only worthy remedy to this problem.

The room is intentionally heated to warm your muscles and allow you to work deeper and safer. The heat also heals, helps prevent injuries and promotes sweating which flushes toxins from your body.

  • Heat makes muscles and connective tissue more supple. This allows for increased and safer stretching.
  • Heat thins the blood allowing for increased circulation.
  • Heat causes heavy sweating which detoxifies the body.
  • Heat increases heart rate and dilates capillaries, which provides for better cardiovascular results.

One class will burn well over 2000 calories, but that's not the only reason students slim down. Bikram Yoga improves the body's ability to digest and eliminate food efficiently, while stimulating the glands responsible for regulating metabolism.

This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are, but about strengthening your body and spine in all directions. All that matters is that you try the right way, go to your personal "edge" and you will get 100 % of the benefit. Lack of flexibility is one of the main reasons people seek out Hatha Yoga. Bikram Yoga is specifically designed for the safety and benefit of all students, regardless of flexibility.

Yes, it is harder than a marathon! It is the hardest workout in the world. Obtain maximum benefits at ANY fitness level. No matter what your level of fitness is, you will find Bikram Yoga very challenging. Each posture combines flexibility, strength and balance to work your whole body from your bones to your skin. With persistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise.

We recommend three times a week minimum, however this depends on level of results desired. One class is better than no class. Through consistent Bikram Yoga practice, injured areas will begin to heal, scar tissue will break down and in its place healthy tissue will be regenerated. Bones that have been shifted out of alignment will be moved back to proper position relieving chronic pain.

This depends on the level of results desired. Daily practice will give you the best results, however consistency is the most important factor.

As often as you can. For great results, practice three times per week. For life changing results, practice six days per week. One class is better than nothing. Six classes per week (with one day rest) is amazing.

  • "Autobiography of a Yogi" Book
  • Bikram's Beginning Yoga Double CD
  • Bikram's Beginning Yoga Book (1979 & 2000 versions)
  • Bikram's HOT Yoga Book
  • Bikram Yoga Mat (Towel/Mat in one)
  • Bikram Balance
  • Coconut Water
  • ELETE Electrolytes
  • HOT Yoga clothing for women & men
  • Hydroflask
  • "Insulin No More" Book
  • Rajashree's Pregnancy DVD
  • Rent Towels and Mats
  • Essentia 9.5ph Water
  • Specialized Sweat Removing Detergent

Large Cubbies are provided but do not lock. Please leave valuables in your car.

Yes (soap, shampoo and conditioner are supplied).

Rental mats are sanitized with ozone & Odoban.

We utilize a state of the art outdoor carpet, specifically designed for our purpose. It is Anti moisture, Anti-bacterial, and Anti-mold. We use a specially formulated hydrogen peroxide based carpet sanitizing solution regularly on the carpet to maintain it, in conjunction with our carpet cleaning and extraction machine. After treating the carpet with the solution, the machine then removes all the leftover solution and any soil from the carpet. OZONE is used before and after every class which completely sanitizes the entire room. The carpet has NO PAD & is virtually non existent as it is only about a 1/16 of an inch thick! Carpet is glued directly to concrete floor below. Carpet receives vacuuming and maintenance constantly. We utilize a HUGE fan to freshen up the room with outside air between classes. Sweat is your friend! Contrary to popular belief, sweat is actually sterile, as it is mostly salt, like the ocean! Sweat is actually antibacterial! Please see the following article and scientific research regarding sweat!

Click HERE to read more about OZONE.
  1. Sweat Is: Mostly Toxins, Salt, Nitrite*, & Dermicidin*!
  2. It Cannot Transmit Any Germs, Viruses, Or Bacteria!
  3. It Fights Infection! Fights Off Staph (mrsa), Fungi, & Other Dangerous Bacteria On The Skin!
  4. *Nitrite: Converts To Nitric Oxide A Potent Gas With Broad Spectrum Antibacterial & Antifungul Properties!
  5. *Dermicidin: Is A Natual Antibiotic Or Antimicrobial Peptide Which Is What Kills Staph (mrsa) & Other Bad Bugs Resting On The Skins Surface!
  6. Purge Toxins, Dirt, & Oil From Deep Within! – Including But Not Limited To Toxic Metals: Cadmium, Aluminum, & Manganese!
  7. Purging Toxins Gives Immune System A Boost: Fights Off Colds & Flu!
  8. Keeps Your Face Clear! Opens Pores! Decreases Blackheads! Curbs Acne! Keeps Your Skin Looking Younger And Softer!
  9. Immune System Boost! Sweat Tells Immune System To Wake Up & Fight Off Whatever Is Ailing You!
  10. Boosts Metabolism! Increase This And Stimulate Immune System, & Maintain Healthy Weight!
  11. Keeps You Cool & Prevents Overheating! It Lets Your Body Get Rid Of Excess Heat So You Don't Overheat!
  12. Hotter Fires Makes Stronger Steel! Must Heat Metal To Bend It Safely!
  13. Healthy Circulation! Sweat Gland Activity Increases Blood Flow To The Skin Helping Spur On Your Circulatory System!
  14. Curbs Asthma! Guard Against Exercise Induced Asthma Just By Sweating!
  15. Wash The Body After Sweating To Prevent Blocked Sweat Glands Which Can Cause Heat Rash/Prickly Heat.
  16. Drink: About Half Your Body Weight In Ounces Of Water Per Day Plus Perhaps A Little More With Electrolytes/Bikram Balance On Days You Practice.
  17. Less Contact With Other Peoples Sweat Here Than Any Other Sport!
  18. It Is As Hot As A Bikram Class Or Hotter Near The Equator. More Than Half Of The Worlds Population Lives Near The Equator. (2 Billion India Alone!)

If It's Not Hot Enough, You Aren't Getting The Healing & Detoxifying Benefits! Proper Heat Is Needed For Transformation!

Click here for more scientific data about the benefits of sweating! [ Scientific Data ]

More FAQS here

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