We’ve got a class for you.
... either a Bikram-style or a Vinyasa-style class
No matter your experience, we have the perfect class for you. If you are new to yoga, please read our class descriptions carefully. We’ve designed our schedule so that our most popular class times are accessible to both newbies and veterans. Reach out if you have questions. We love to help!
* Please note: Our Bikram Beats classes are led by a teacher in a “follow the leader” format, which we do not recommend for the first - time student, as the core principles are not instructed.
**In our humble opinion, we think the best starter class is our signature Bikram Traditional Yoga Class.
Why is the room hot?
Practicing yoga in a heated room stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for flushing out the body’s toxins. Your capillaries will dilate in the heat – oxygenating the tissues, muscles, glands, and organs – and helping in the removal of waste products.
The heat helps to loosen your muscles, making them more pliable for a deeper stretch sooner into the practice. It also helps to prevent injuries.
The heat serves many purposes. It increases the heart rate, which is a catalyst for a more intense calorie burn. Metabolism levels increase with a consistent practice, speeding up the breakdown of glucose and fatty acids. This helps to tone your body and lose weight.
What do I bring to class?
A yoga mat if you have one. We rent and sell mats.
Two bath size towels or a big beach towel is essential to prevent slipping while sweating.
Bring plenty of water to drink.
*Make sure you are hydrated. Drink plenty of water the day of class. Cold bottled water and coconut water are available for purchase. We recommend eating only a light meal at least three hours prior to class.
I’ve never been to your studio.
Welcome! We are so excited for you to become a member of our vibrant community.
If you don’t register for class online or through the MindBody Connect app, please arrive 15 minutes early to complete a waiver form and check in with our knowledgeable front desk staff. Keep in mind that you will always sign in at the front desk.
Shoes are not allowed inside the practice space. Please leave them in the hallway.
Cell phones are not allowed in the practice space. Please silence your phone and leave it with your personal belongings in the student cubbies.
You are more than welcome to give our studio phone number ( 502-899-9966 ) to your loved ones – we have someone at our front desk during all class times.
Am I in good hands?
All of our Bikram Yoga instructors have been trained by Bikram or through Betsy’s traditional hot yoga teacher training. Our Vinyasa teachers are certified by Yoga Alliance through a minimum 200-hour training program. Our barre teachers are certified fitness professionals. We pride ourselves on offering classes with teachers who, we know, are the best in the city!
What if I’m not flexible?!
Great! This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to a yoga class. Yoga is not about how flexible you are! It is about stretching your body and spine on a regular basis, which will cause your body to function at its optimal level. Aches and pain, stiffness and puffiness will be drastically reduced by a regular practice. Flexibility will automatically become part of your physical well-being!
Arrive on time. Pretty please.
Refrain from talking during class.
NO cell phones are allowed in the practice space.
Students must wear appropriate Yoga clothing (no underwear, bathing suits or speedos).
For many new students, the most trying part of a Bikram class is the heat. On your first couple visits, your primary goal is just to stay in the room. You can do so by simply lying on your mat, facing the back of the room and focusing on your breath.
It is always YOUR practice, not the teacher’s practice or the practice of anyone else around you. Focus on what feels good for your body. Our classes are designed to push you beyond your comfort zone, but you should not feel pain. We encourage you to compare yourself vertically by gauging your own personal progress over time, and not comparing yourself horizontally to those around you. All of our bodies are different, and we are all in a different place.