Beginner Yoga Student Information and FAQs

Yoga Posture

Congratulations!

You’ve taken your first step towards a healthier you!
Now here is what you need to know for your first class.

Do I need to pre-register? When should I arrive?

There is no reason to pre-register for your first class or any other class thereafter. Just arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first class to fill out your information and get settled into the room.

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What should I bring with me to class?

For Hot Yoga: We provide a towel and a mat with our intro week special. You should bring plenty of water. For your convenience we sell purified water, smoothies and Zico coconut water.

For Vinyasa Yoga: We provide a towel and a mat with our intro week special. You should bring plenty of water. For your convenience we sell purified water and Zico coconut water.

How long are the Hot Yoga & Vinyasa Yoga classes?

Hot Yoga classes are either 90 or 60 minutes and Vinyasa classes are 75 minutes. Please arrive on time!

See: Hot Yoga Information
See: Vinyasa Yoga Information

What should I wear to class?

You will be sweating, so dress accordingly. Clothing that is close-fitting, breathable and lightweight is more comfortable. Men: bathing suits or shorts. For women: shorts with tank tops or sports bras, leotards or bathing suits.

Why is the room hot?

The heat combined with the sequence of the postures is what makes Hot Yoga so special. The room is heated to warm muscles, which allows you to work deeper in a shorter amount of time, seeing results faster. Heat takes the trauma out of stretching, heals and helps prevent injuries. Yoga is not just about working muscles: you are massaging deep tissues, glands and organs as well. As you work deep within your body, you may start to release “poisons” or “toxins” that have been stored there a long time. Your skin is the largest elimination organ in your body. Sweating helps flush toxins from your body, giving you a wonderful glow from head to toe.

I felt nauseous and a bit dizzy during class and very tired after. Is this normal? What should I do about it?

It is not unusual to feel nauseous or dizzy during your first class. Practicing yoga in a heated room reveals to us our present condition and inspires us to take much better care of ourselves. Usually the problem is that we do not drink enough water for daily living, let alone for exercising in a heated room. Nutritionists tell us that we need 64-80 ounces of water a day to help the body function properly. If you feel disoriented or like you need a good nap after your first few classes, this is likely because your body has begun to cleanse itself as a result of the yoga practice. Don’t be scared. After the first few classes this sensation will pass. The more you can relax as you give your full effort during class, the more energized you will feel throughout the class and throughout the rest of your day.

What if I’m not flexible?

This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. However, yoga is not about how flexible you are. All that matters is that you try the right way and find your personal “edge,” and you will get 100% of the benefit!

Is it a cardiovascular workout, and can I lose weight?

No matter what your level of fitness, you will find our yoga very challenging. With persistence, patience and dedication, you can lose inches and develop muscle tone and strength that might never come from other forms of exercise. More importantly, yoga gives you the body you were meant to have.

How many times a week should I practice?

It is recommended to practice no less than 10 times a month to get the most benefit from Hot 90 yoga. Unlike weight lifting or other forms of exercise, it is not necessary to take a “resting” day. The more you practice, the more benefit you get. You should consider your yoga practice as internal hygiene: you have to clean out the insides to have good health.

What are some of the benefits?

There are unlimited benefits from yoga, from exuberant health and mental clarity, to lasting joy. Yoga is a means of manifesting your highest potential: physical, mental and spiritual. With regular practice (at least three times a week), you become more fully alive, more yourself.

See: Hot Yoga Benefits & Information
See: Vinyasa Yoga Benefits & Information