New students please arrive 20 minutes early to register for class.
Doors are usually locked after class starts and there is no one in the lobby to answer.
You will need to bring a large towel, yoga mat and water.
(Or you can rent -Rental Mats $2 Towel Rental $1-2)
We sell Essentia Water, Crystal Geyser, Coconut Water and Vitamin Water, Pellegrino
Afraid of the HEAT?
Don't be. It may seem overwhelming to think about excerising in a room heated to 104, but your body quickly adjusts to the temperature. The heat helps to warm your muscles so they can safely stretch. It also dilates your blood vessels so blood moves rapidly through your system clearing out toxins and bringing fresh oxygenated blood and nutrients to your cells making you healthier.
To feel more comfortable in the heated room:
Come to class on an empty stomach.
Wear light clothes
Come well hydrated
How to prepare for class?
Drink plenty of water. In fact the water you drink today benefits you tomorrow so stay hydrated all the time. When you come be prepared to sweat, but by being fully hydrated the heat will feel comfortable not overwhelming. Remember that coffee and alcohol are dehydrating.
YOU WILL NOT BE COMFORTABLE IF YOU HAVE FOOD IN YOUR STOMACH.
Hold off on eating approximately 2 hours before coming to class. Dress in cool comfortable clothing. Avoid long pants and long sleeves and things made of cotton. Dress as if you were going to the beach on a beautiful summer day.
By the way, that is what it is like in the room especially in the winter.
What to expect from your first class?
First of all congratulate yourself for making the decision to join us.
By practicing Hot Yoga regularly you will change your life
in the most wonderful ways. It is normal to feel a bit nervous
or scared. Just know that most people feel this way, but don't
let that stop you. At Bronx Yoga Lab All our Yoga/Meditation classes are designed for beginners and as
long as you relax and let the teacher guide you, you will meet
success from the very beginning.
BIKRAM YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE!
"Never too old, never too sick never too late to start from scratch." Begin your day with these words and you will start a new life everyday. Listen carefully to the instructions of your teacher and approach every posture to the best of your ability and you will receive 100% of the benefits. Our Yoga teachers are extremely well trained, and teach always with compassion and respect. Come to class without expectations of what you have to achieve. Yoga is about healing and making your body healthy and strong. It is not about who does the best posture. There is no judgment in yoga class. There is no perfect posture.
What if I am out of shape or not flexible?
Bikram yoga is not about how flexible you are. It's about stretching and strengthening your body to make you healthier and feel better. Strength and flexibility will follow. You will feel challenged by the yoga as everyone does. That is good. Meeting challenges helps us grow and get better. Always work to your edge, but listen to your body. If you feel dizzy or nauseated, that is normal, just sit down. It will pass. It is your body opening up and getting rid of toxins. It is temporary and when your body acclimates to the class these sensations will disappear. Remember everyone had his or hers first class, even the ones in the front row. They make it look easy because they stuck to it and didn't give up. Take your second class within 24 hours. Then make up your mind to take 10 classes as quickly as possible. You will find big changes after the 10th class if they are done close together
Then no one has to convince you how good it is. Your friends will notice that smile on your face, how calm you are, how good your skin looks. Not to mention how loose your clothes have become. That is if you can stop talking about it all the time.
STAY ON YOUR MAT & STAY IN THE ROOM FOR THE ENTIRE CLASS!!
Bring a positive attitude! If you feel nervous, scared or a little intimidated, no problem; many people may feel that way initially. Don’t let it stop you from coming to class. Our classes are designed for people of any level of fitness; novices and experienced practitioners alike will benefit from our classes, there is no judgment and our instructors are trained to guide and challenge you. Ener your class with confidence and knowing that with a little practice and experience, you’ll quickly feel right at home.
As a beginning student you may feel a bit overwhelmed in your first class. This is a normal reaction to your new environment, so please just sit down and wait for it to pass. Your body just needs to become accustomed to the hot environment as it begins to flush out toxins and opens areas thathave been stagnant for years. This is just the yoga doing its work to heal your body.
Your goal is stay in the room the entire class.
Be in the Yoga room and ready to begin BEFORE class starts.
Inform your instructor of any serious health problems or injuries
before taking class. We request you set-up your mat towards the
back of the room so that you have students more familiar with the
series in front of you to observe.
Absolutely NO ELECTRONIC equipment in the yoga room