Arrive 15 minutes before the class time. Check in with our front desk staff and let them know you are new and they will take care of you.
Wear comfortable clothing: tank tops, sports bra, breathable tees, yoga shorts, or running shorts are ideal. Avoid pants, sweats and long sleeve shirts. Undergarments or see-through garments are not permitted in the yoga room.
A yoga mat, large towel, and bottle of water.
Please do not bring your cell phone, wallet, car keys, bag, etc. into the hot room. There are cubbies in the changing rooms, which are members-only areas, to store your personal belongings.
Mats and towels are available to rent for $2 each item.
Our Richardson studio is located behind Tom Thumb in the Northeast corner of Coit and Campbell.
Our Allen studio is located on the South side of W Stacy Rd in the Watters Village shopping center.
Each class begins promptly on time. Our studios have a 5-minute cut off policy. Students arriving after 5 minutes of class time will not be permitted into the yoga room. However, we do offer staggered class times between the studios, so if you’re late, another class will likely be starting at the other location within 30 minutes. Thank you for respecting the 5-minute cut off. It’s for health and safety, as it’s not good to launch into the postures without the proper warm-up of breathing exercise.
Come to class on an empty stomach – but don’t starve yourself all day! You burn an insane amount of calories in class, so your body needs fuel to go! Most people find they need to allow 2 hours between eating and taking class. However, some people with high metabolism need to eat a little “something” (like a piece of fruit, yogurt, nuts, etc.) an hour or so before class. As you practice this yoga, your own innate wisdom will emerge and guide you as to what is right for you.
Please come to class well hydrated. You need to drink a lot of water throughout the day to ensure you’re properly hydrated for class (half your body weight in ounces). Once class begins, hold off on drinking water until “party time” to allow your body to heat up and for your mind to stay focused. We advise all students to take an electrolyte supplement, and we offer a wide variety for purchase at the studio.
Aim to practice 3 -5 times a week. The more often you practice, the quicker you will see results. Sometimes it takes a few classes for your body to get acclimated to exercising in a heated environment. We encourage new students to practice 10 times in 10 days. Your goal is 10 times in one month.
Get started with the Intro Month Unlimited – it’s an entire month of unlimited yoga for only $49 (single class is $20). This special offer is available to new and returning students if it’s been six months since you’ve practiced with us. For more information about our pricing, see our Rates page.
Yes! Bikram yoga helps heal old injuries and prevent new ones. The heat is therapeutic for your muscles, joints, and tissue. For existing injuries and medical conditions, the healing process can be supported with the continued practice of Bikram yoga. We ask students to notify the instructor so they can help you during class and make sure we have an alert in your file. The general guide when practicing with an injury is: take it easy, listen to your body and perform postures to your tolerance level. You do not need to “modify” the postures because this yoga is a therapeutic practice of beginner postures. All you have to do is try the right way and focus on what you can do – form over depth.
Maybe. If you have been practicing consistently for at least 6 months and you have permission from your doctor, then yes you may continue to practice. Please notify our staff as soon as you find out so we may discuss the Pregnancy Series.
Yes! Bikram yoga is excellent for helping align and strengthen your body and is a great compliment to all other forms of exercise. Many athletes practice Bikram yoga to heal and recover from stress their bodies experience performing high impact sports or other workouts.