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How often should I practice?
About Bikram Yoga

Practice as often as you can, especially in the beginning.  Ultimately, we recommend that you practice 6 days a week for the first two months, unless you suffer from chronic condition.  Then, continue to practice 6 days a week until the condition is gone.

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Why is it so hot?
About Bikram Yoga

Bikram Yoga is practiced in a heated room to facilitate stretching and healing without injury.  There are many other reasons why the heat is beneficial.   

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Are your teachers certified?
About Bikram Yoga

All Certified Bikram Yoga studios hire only Certified Bikram Yoga teachers.  All of our teachers have a minimum of 500 certification hours.  All teachers are certified at Bikram's Yoga College of India International Headquarters in Los Angeles, California under the tutelage of Bikram Choudhury.

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How clean is your studio? Am I going to catch something in class?
About Bikram Yoga

Not only is exercise excellent at increasing your body's immunity, so is sweating.  In addition, we keep the studio very clean.

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How many calories am I burning in class?
About Bikram Yoga

The amount of calories burned in class depends on a few factors, including: weight, size, sex, fitness, amount of muscle mass, pregnancy and effort/exertion.  Most sources agree that Bikram is the most rigorous form out there and give a general range of 600-1200 calories per class.  Click here for a calorie counter tailored to your individual weight. 

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Why do I feel so dizzy in class?
About Bikram Yoga

The most common reason the new student feels dizzy in class is not breathing efficiently.

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What if I am out of shape? And too old for this?
About Bikram Yoga

Count your lucky stars you found us!  In fact, the older and more out of shape you are, the more you need this yoga.

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What should I wear?
About Bikram Yoga

Wear light, dry-weave fabrics and non-restricting clothing.  Although you may be nervous about your body, please do not wear cotton yoga pants or sweat pants.   

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Will yoga help my running?
Sports and Bikram Yoga

Yoga has many benefits for runners like increased VO2 max., increased flexibility and reduction in incidence of injury.

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Can I do Bikram Yoga if I am pregnant?
Pregnancy

Absolutely!  Yoga has been reported to help pregnant women thoughout pregnancy, labor and delivery.  There are some important notes to consider before starting or continuing your practice.

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Can I do Bikram Yoga if I am nursing?
Pregnancy

You bet!  Bikram Yoga can help you regain your pre-preganacy size and health and de-stress during the transition to new motherhood.

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Is the heat okay for my baby?
Pregnancy

It is normal to be concerned about the health of your baby.  Many doctors warn mothers against using jacuzzis, saunas or long baths because they can increase the mother's internal temperature.  A study published in the L.A. Times in 2003 showed that on average, students' internal temperature rises by approximately half a degree in a Bikram Yoga class.   

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Schedule Notes

Fourth of July Schedule

July 3rd: No 6:30 pm

July 4th: 6:30 + 9 am only

Free Summer Childcare

T/TH/Sa at 9 am. 

Space is limited.

Reserve your child's spot today.

Summer Advanced Classes

Competition prep and training

July 5 and 26

August 9, 16, 23 and 30

Saturdays at 11 am
 
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