Welcome New Students all the information you may need is right here to begin your life changing journey.
First thing you need to know is; don’t worry Yoga is absolutely non-competitive. You don’t need to be fit, or flexible to start Yoga. Its not just a work out Yoga is a practice which makes the body stronger more flexible and healthier, so All you have to do is try your best. The aim is to calm the mind, open the heart and accelerate our evolution.
Attending Your First Class
Go onto our Schedule page choose a class time you would like to attend. You can sign up for the class and sign our Registration Waiver & Release form there, Or you can click here and have it with you filled out and ready when your arrive. Doing this will help get you checked in more efficiently so you can relax and focus on your up coming class!!
Classes start promptly so be sure to arrive on time for class. Students will not be allowed into class after the teacher’s introductions are complete, to prevent disrupting the class for the other students.
What to Wear
Wear something you will be comfortable stretching and sweating in. If you don’t have Yoga clothing, shorts/tank tops, running clothes or swim wear also works. Try to avoid cotton t-shirts or sweatpants as they will likely be too warm. Be sure to bring a change of clothes for afterward.
What to Bring
Bring a bottle for water, a large towel and mat. If you bring your own towel please ensure it is of ‘beach’ size.
Mats & Towels
We sell Both, mats & towels or they are available for rent for $2.00/each.
We have changing rooms, with showers, cubbies and lockers for you to use. You can bring your own padlock if you would like to lock the locker or loan one from us for $10.00 deposit. Doors to the studio are locked during each class to ensure the security of your valuables. We also provide shelves inside the Yoga room to leave your bags.
Hydrate well before class by drinking plenty of fluids leading up to class. We also sell coconut water, sports drinks and bottled water.
Avoid heavy meals before class and try to avoid food up to 2 hours before class time. Yoga is best practiced on an empty stomach but having some light snacks is okay (e.g. fruit).
What to Expect
We put all the new students in the back row and they follow along, watching other students in front of them and do the best they can. As you become more experienced you move forward to the front rows. The very front row students being the most experienced students in the school. There is a light atmosphere and no pressure to perform. All you need do is your best on that day. And trust me that will vary from class to class.
The class is a demanding series of The Hatha yoga Postures suited for both the beginner and more experienced students. The room is heated to around 104 F and each class is 60-90 minutes in duration – this results in a fairly rigorous workout and it is very common to feel overwhelmed or a bit odd during your first visit. It is ok to sit down at any point during the class.
Recovery After Class
The first 15 – 30 minutes after class is the most crucial time to recover. Take it easy and drink plenty of water. Come back to your next class within 24-48 hours.
You have taken the first step towards living your best life through the practice of Thavma Bikram Yoga.
Before coming to any conclusions:
We recommend that you take at least 5 classes in order to make an informed decision as to what Thavma Bikram Yoga is. If you only do one class, trust us, you have no idea what Thavma Bikram Yoga is. Generally we find that new students experience completely different things as they start their yoga journey. We can guarantee you that your second class will be completely different to your first class, and your third class different to your second and so on.