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Bikram Yoga is a form of hatha yoga done in a heated room. It is a 90 minute beginners posture series suitable for all levels of ability. The postures in the series work synergistically and cumulatively to align and balance the body. Bikram yoga builds stamina, improves coordination and provides many health benefits.  Your teacher will guide you through each of the 26 postures, using descriptive verbal cues.  If you listen carefully, work honestly, and try the right way you will develop discipline, patience and courage. You will come closer to your true self. 

How to Prepare: 

If it is your first time to Bikram Yoga please come to class  15-30 minutes early.  This is extremely important for your safety and comfort. Late arrivals will not be admitted. Plan your travel time accordingly; the door is locked promptly at the scheduled class time. 

It is best to come to class on an empty stomach although not completely fasted. We recommend eating something light 2-3 hours before class. If you tend to be hypoglycemic, having a small amount of food in your system before class is especially important.

Please take the day off from yoga class if you have a cough or cold.  Pushing through an illness will not help your recovery, it will only slow it down. Obviously, we would like to prevent others from getting sick, too. 

All classes are generally appropriate for all levels of fitness.  This class may not be appropriate for those with uncontrolled disorders such as hypertension, Afib, Type I diabetes or other metabolic disorders.  Please check with your doctor.

What to Bring:

Bring a large towel (like a beach towel or bath towel).  We have towel sets available to rent: $3.

Bring a yoga mat if you have one. We have yoga mats available to rent: $2. 

Bring water to drink during and after class.  Water is available for purchase:  $2

What to Wear:

Clothing should fit close to the body and be such that your arms and legs are able to move freely with minimal restriction.  Shorts and a tank top are a good choice for both men and women.  Avoid bulky sweat pants and T-shirts; they will be uncomfortable in the hot room.  Avoid zippers, snaps and drawstrings; they could chafe your skin.

The Sweet Heat staff and students

The Sweet Heat staff and students

One of our students with the Dalai Lama!

One of our students with the Dalai Lama!

Bikram and Leslie, the owner

Bikram and Leslie, the owner