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Are the classes for beginners?
Yes, all the 26 postures in Bikram Yoga are beginning yoga postures, we do no advanced yoga postures.
What do I wear to a Bikram Yoga Session?
Wear what you feel most comfortable in keeping in mind the room is heated, we suggest your clothing to be tight fitting since movements are up and down. Proper attire is expected, no under garments or swimsuits please.
Will the studio provide mats and towels or should I bring my own?
It is best to bring your own mat & we suggest a beach size towel to cover your whole yoga mat. We have mats and towels for rental.
What should I drink during class?
Water is the best for hydration and Only Clear water in plastic is allowed in the yoga room, no glass.
Does the studio take Credit Cards, if so what type?
Yes, we take M/C, Visa, Discover American Express and every type of debit card, with a minimum charge of $5.00.
Is there a student shower available in the studio?
Yes, We have separate locker rooms for women and men with 3 showers in each locker room, you should bring an extra towel for the shower, I have rental towels available if you don’t bring a shower towel.
Are your Bikram Yoga Instructors certified and is your studio an Authorized Bikram Studio.
Yes, every Bikram approved studio has only Bikram certified teachers that have attended a 9 week teachers training program and have received their certification from Bikram himself. Every Bikram yoga teacher must be re-certified every 3 years. Yes, Bikram Yoga Winter Garden is an Authorized Bikram Studio which can be verified by going to Bikram Yoga College of India and selecting the studio locator to find all Authorized Bikram Studios.
What temperature is the studio during a Bikram session?
95-105 degrees fahrenheit.
Does the studio sell gift certificates?
Yes, we have gift certificates available for purchase.
Can I still participate in Bikram Yoga if I have a medical condition?
As in any new work out program please consult your physician prior to starting Bikram yoga to see if you have any restrictions due to your medical condition. Once cleared by your physician Bikram yoga is just as safe as any work out.
Should I take medications or vitamins prior to my yoga class?
If at all possible you should take medications, vitamins etc. after your yoga class, taking them prior to class may cause you to feel nauseated during class. If you have medications that are on a time schedule good judgement should be used in this decision.
If I am pregnant can I still participate in Bikram Yoga?
Only if you have already been practicing Bikram yoga and have consulted with your physician, we have modified moves for pregnancies, it is not a workout program to start if you are pregnant. If you are a practicing Bikram yoga student the first trimester is the only time you should not practice Bikram yoga.
What is the minimum age requirement?
11 Years Old is the minimum age, every youth 16 an under must have a Parent/Guardian in the yoga room with them for the whole class time of 90 minutes, if the youth needs to leave the room the Parent/Guardian is required to attend to the youth.
What age can the student attend without a Parent/Guardian in the yoga room?
17 and over with a valid drivers license, the student would need to be able to drive themselves to and from the studio. Bikram Yoga Winter Garden does not allow parents to drop off students or wait in the lobby for the student.
Can My child wait in the lobby while I take my class?
No, there are no children or adults allowed to wait in the lobby during class time.
May I leave my animal in a carrier in the lobby while I take class?
No animals are allowed in Bikram Yoga Winter Garden, not even in their carrier.
Is there a safe place to store my personal belongings while taking a class?
Yes, we have small unlocked lockers for keys and wallets. Your belongings will be safe in the Lobby, we lock the doors during all class times and this is closely monitored during this time by requiring all students remain in the room. Anything of value should be locked in your trunk and as usual don’t leave anything of value in view in your vehicle.
How long is a Bikram Yoga Class?
What time do I need to arrive to take a Bikram Yoga class?
First time students should arrive at least 25 minutes prior to the scheduled time for class to start for a brief orientation and set up in the computer. Once you are established in the computer arrive 10 minutes prior to class start time to give yourself time to set up in the yoga room. Every class time starts promptly on time and the doors are locked.
Is there music playing in the studio during the session and am I aloud to bring my own music?
NO, Bikram yoga is a dialogue yoga class with the instructor giving instructions to the postures through a specific dialogue. There is no music or chanting and no electronic devices are allowed in the studio. The 90 minutes is dedicated to a complete workout mind and body.