New Students

Hot Yoga Transforms

hyp_flower-cAll new students MUST arrive 15 minutes before their first class. We do not allow new students to arrive late–even if you reserved online.Thanks for understanding. Download our Hot Yoga Pasadena mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Make reservations; purchase online, view your account and more. We limit the amount of reservations available for every class, so as long as you arrive 15-20 minutes early, there is almost always space to walk in. We are so glad you have taken this important step to heal your body and change your life! The room is hot! Be prepared to work hard and sweat.

 

New students please take note that our sign says “Bikram Yoga,” as we are going through a name change. Thank you for your patience!

Bikram Method Hot Yoga

We offer the Bikram Hot Yoga Method 90 minute traditional hot yoga class, which is designed for all levels of fitness. We have also added several 60-minute “power hour” classes. The 60-minute class has all the poses, but some are done only once to give you a more express option on those days when you need that flexibility.

Hot yoga is a challenging, exciting and effective workout, designed to work the whole body from the inside out. Every muscle, joint, ligament, tendon and organ in the body can receive benefits from this class. Whether you are looking for a great workout, to reduce the symptoms of a long-term or new injury, to stretch and strengthen or reduce stress, this is the class for you! This class helps you feel better, allowing you to take care of your health, so you can lead the life you are meant to lead. We offer the Bikram Hot yoga Method 90 minute traditional hot yoga class, which is designed for all levels of fitness. We have also added several 60-minute “power hour” classes. The 60-minute class has all the poses, but some are done only once to give you a more express option on those days when you need that flexibility.

How to Prepare

Please take care of yourself. You must prepare for this class with fuel, and hydration. Eat several hours before class, but come to class on an empty stomach. Drink plenty of water and hydrate well 12 hours before class. Replenish your electrolytes before and after class. In addition to water, eat and/ or drink, plenty of greens, salads, healthy juices, fruits, or even enhanced water or sports drinks.

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AVOID CLASS IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM JET LAG, TAKING A NEW OVER THE COUNTER,
PRESCIPTION  MEDICINE,  OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT EFFECT YOU IN AN UNKNOWN WAY.
PLEASE ALSO STAY HOME IF YOU ARE GETTING SICK, WE WILL SEE YOU WHEN YOU FELL BETTER.

What to expect
Everyone takes to a hot yoga class the first time differently. Please pace yourself, do the best you can, and BREATHE through your nose. The heat takes some adjustment, but it is also what provides the magic for so much detoxification and healing. Coming regularly may soon make you crave the heat.

The training of our teachers
All of our teachers are highly trained Certified Bikram Yoga Teachers. Most of our teachers have at least 2 years of teaching experience and many have over 5. Val Sklar Robinson, the owner and director of Hot Yoga Pasadena has been teaching for over 17 years, and Jeff Rangel, for over 12 years. Jeff is also a Southern Californian, USA Yoga Federation Champion.

Some things to remember are
Breathe normally through your nose. Listen to the instructors so you can try the right way. They will guide you step-by-step through each pose. Do the best you can! Try to come every day of your intro month, and if not, come as often as you can. Definitely try to come within 24 hours of your first class.

What to bring
All students need to have a yoga mat and a large towel (washcloth optional). We also rent mats and towels for $3 each. We also strongly recommend a bottle of water. We also have a filtered water machine to fill your reusable water bottles. We also sell water, coconut water and Kombucha.

What to wear
You must shower the day you attend class. Men: shorts or a bathing suit (some men wear shirts, but it is not recommended). Women: exercise top and shorts or leggings — dress as lightly as possible. NO COLOGNE, PERFUME, SCENTED OILS, or MENTHOL SCENTS. NO residual smoking smells.

Who can come
Anyone who is healthy enough, per their doctor, to do a 90-minute exercise class in a hot and humid room:  About 105 degrees and 40% humidity heat. Children over 14 may attend if they are 100% willing and able. Do not start Hot Yoga while pregnant. We’ll see you after you have the baby!