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Bikram yoga is specifically designed for beginners. At first it may seem hard but with a little concentration, patience and determination you will be amazed at what you can accomplish and how great you will feel.

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You’re never too old, never too bad, never too late and never too sick to start from scratch once again.

First Timers

Welcome to Bikram Yoga Palisades!

Getting started with us is easy. Although not required, preregistration for classes is encouraged.  Go here to create your online profile, sign waiver, and purchase your class package. You can also do this at the studio.

Remember to breathe, smile, and have fun.

What to bring:

  • Yoga mat, and a full sized towel.
  • Water
  • A towel for the shower if you want a quick rinse after class.
  • We have mats and towels available for sale or rent, and water for sale at the studio.

 

INTRO SPECIALS

INTRO OFFER – 30 DAYS FOR $39

30 days unlimited for first time students.  Includes one free mat and towel rental on your first visit and a free Buddy Pass.

You can purchase this introductory package only once at your first visit.

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How to Prepare for Your First Class

Show up, smile and prepare to feel invigorated! All ability levels are welcome.  No experience is necessary and you do not have to be flexible.

  • Classes are 60-90 minutes. Please be prepared to stay entire class.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before class to register.
  • Drink plenty of water before & after class. It is best to be well hydrated! Bottled water is available for sale. We also have a water fountain to refill your water bottle.
  • The studio will be very warm! Wear something you are comfortable sweating in. For women: shorts or leggings, & sports bra or halter-top. Men should wear shorts.
  • A yoga mat and a large towel are mandatory to practice. They are both available for rent or sale at the studio.
  • It helps to avoid meals 2-3 hours before class. It is best to practice on an empty stomach and be well hydrated.
  • The room is heated. Heat and humidity levels are closely monitored by instructors. Remember, you are here to make changes to your physical body and mind. You will naturally be uncomfortable during class at some point. Do your best.
  • Please remember, Hatha Yoga is based on discipline and respect. All students are expected to attempt postures as they are described. In attempting or trying the posture as much as you possibly can, you will receive the physical and mental benefits.

 

 Yoga Etiquette

Before Class

  • Classes are 60-90 minutes. Please be prepared to stay entire class.
  • Arrive on time. First time students arrive 15 minutes before class. We lock the doors at class start time for security purposes when we do not have a staff member at the front desk.
  • Do not take personal belongings into the yoga room.  No cell phones, keys, bags, jackets, etc. Keep them in the locker rooms.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day, before coming to class. Hydration is very important.
  • Inform the teacher of any injuries you have before class begins.
  • Avoid meals 2-3 hours before class, it is best to practice on an empty stomach.
  • Sign in and print legibly.
  • Ask questions either before or after class, but not during the class.

During Class

  • Refrain from talking in the yoga room. Many students use the time for quiet relaxation in preparation for class. We have a nice big lobby and a friendly staff.  Enjoy conversation there and ask us any questions regarding the practice.
  • Do your very best to stay in the yoga room once class begins.
  • Bring water into the class with you.
  • Please refrain from wiping away your sweat throughout the class.
  • If you need to stop at any point during the class, sit or lie down on your mat.
  • Practice stillness between postures. Move quietly. Focus on yourself in the mirror. Breathe through your nose.
  • Love thy neighbor. Set your mat up neatly. Work with your neighbors around you.  Try to move together.

After Class

  • Observe silence after the final savasana – meditation.
  • Leave the room quietly. Respect others.
  • Leave the rented mats on the yoga room floor. We will collect and clean them later.
  • Enjoy the peace and energy you’re taking with you from class, and come back as soon as you can!