Bindi Yoga New Student Information


Congrats on your first step towards becoming a Bindi Yogi! Below are a few helpful tips on yoga etiquette and information on taking yoga classes at Bindi. Please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have during your time practicing at our studio.

-We recommend taking a handful of our non-heated classes (not including Sculpt Yoga) before attempting any of our heated classes if this is your first ever yoga class. Non-heated classes are a gentle way to learn terminology, alignment and technique that are suitable for all! However, if you would like to jump into a heated class for your first ever yoga session, that is fine too! We recommend taking any of the classes that say "Hot Yoga" to start off your yoga journey because these are slower paced then the Hot Power Vinyasa classes we also have at Bindi. 

-It is important as a new student to show up at least 15 minutes prior to class time to fill out any necessarily paperwork, to get acquainted with the studio and to find a spot in the class. If you show up 5 minutes prior to class, your spot in class may be at jeopardy for a student waiting to get into the class. We cannot stress how important it is to come to your first class extra early!

-Each class after your first class: please show up 10 minutes early to check in, set your mat down and use the restroom prior to class. It is important that you are staying in the room the entire time for each hot yoga class to get acclimated to the heat as well as limiting the distractions for others the room. If it is an emergency and you must leave the room, please let your instructor know before leaving the room!


-In every class, we ask that students come wearing comfortable clothing. Yoga pants, shirts or tank tops that are sweat-wicking work best in our hot room.

-If you plan to take an aerial yoga class, please wear a closed armpit shirt, bring socks as you might like to wear them, and leave jewelry at home. We have mats here for your use.

-Cancellation Policy effective 4/1/17: Please note that if you sign up online for a class and are unable to make it to class, you must cancel your class at least 2 hours prior to class start time to avoid charges to your account. Failure to do so may cause a class pass to be deducted from your package or a $10 no show/late cancel to your account if you are on a membership. 


-Online registration is HIGHLY recommended as classes can fill up quickly. To schedule your visits, please click here.

-If you are thinking about taking a hot yoga class, please bring your own personal mat, a large towel (like a beach towel) and a large water bottle. If you don’t have these things, no worries! We have towels, mats, and bottled water for purchase and rent.

-We recommend that you not to consume a large meal 2-3 hours prior to class so that your stomach is not overly full. We also recommend that you drink plenty of water way before class. Try to drink water consistently hours before practicing. 

 

New Student Yoga Etiquette:

 
-It is very important to us at Bindi Yoga to provide a safe environment to practice in. When you are taking a physical exercise class, it is important to listen to your body and modify or do a variation of the pose given to practice honoring your body and its limitations if there are any. If you are unclear of variations and modifications, please ask your yoga instructor before or after class to have the safest and most effective yoga practice. 

 

-Always consult your physician before engaging in physical activity. Many of our classes can seem vigorous and intense so if you have any concerns, always talk to a physician before participating.

-Late comers may not be admitted if late, so arrive early! Once the instructor steps into the room, no student will be allowed to check in and enter the room, no exceptions. 

-Please wear something comfortable that you can move freely in. We recommend breathable and light clothing since you will most likely sweat in our hot yoga classes! For our Yin and other non-heated classes, make sure to wear layers in case you need more warmth. If you attend an aerial class, please wear a closed armpit shirt and leave jewelry at home. 

-It is important to come well hydrated to class! While in class, if you are feeling thirsty, please drink sips of water and try not to guzzle down water to avoid nausea.

-Please be courteous to others already in the class by staying silent while in your assigned yoga room. People like to meditate before and after class, and distractions can cause meditation to be hindered. 

-Please do not bring anything other than yourself, mat, towel, props (blocks, straps) and water into class unless advised otherwise. If you forget your towel, mat, or water, we do have them at the studio for purchase and for rent. 

-Valuables should be left at home. Please do not bring in purses, cell phones, etc into your assigned yoga room. 

-Please use the restrooms before or after class. Once you are in the room please stay within. This is a way for us to watch over you while in class. If you leave the room, we have no one watching over you. 

-Please leave shoes and socks in the provided cubbies to help us keep Bindi Yoga clean. Do not walk into the yoga rooms with shoes on.

-Please limit your shower after class to less than 5 minutes so that others may use them.

-If you have any comments, concerns or issues at the studio we are more then happy to help you! Please voice yourself to the front desk or to the owners via email for anything!

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NEW STUDENT Q&A:

 

If I want to take hot yoga, how hot will it be?

Hot Yoga at Bindi Yoga is practiced in 105 degrees. The temperature and humidity may vary depending on class time and number of students, but we try and make the atmosphere the same for each class. We are aware that humidity can cause serious overheating and over exhaustion, therefore we opt for a dryer heat by excluding a humidifier which most hot yoga studios in the area have. Our Hot Power Vinyasa classes are heated to 95-100 degrees but you will still sweat just as much! The continuous flow of this class will bring your heart rate up, making it more cardio intensive. 

If I want to bring my child, how old do you have to be to take a class at Bindi Yoga?
You must be 15 years or older to take any class at Bindi Yoga. You must be 17 years or older to participate without a parent signature on your registration form. If you are under 17 years old, you must have a parent present upon your first visit to fill out the form for you with a parent signature. 

What if I get too hot?

We always ask that if you need a break, that you lay down on your back or in childs pose for as long as needed and drink water as needed. It is important to stay in the room for the entire class, therefore we ask you to not leave the room. However, we know that sometimes there are exceptions, and we ask that if there is a valid reason for leaving the hot room, that you let your instructor know right away. Valid reasons for leaving the hot room include dizziness, nausea, headache, abdominal or chest pain, bathroom reasons, overheating etc. If you are not feeling good, please take a buddy to watch over you and take time to sit in the lobby or use the restroom. Your safety is our priority!

 

Will there be somewhere to place my belongings?

Yes! We have cubbies and lockers for you to store your belongings in the men's and ladies changing rooms. We recommend that all valuables be left at home as we are not liable for lost or stolen items within the studio or out in the parking lot. 

Are there bathrooms?

We do have bathrooms at Bindi Yoga. We also have one shower in the ladies changing room with soap, conditioner and shampoo.

 


7 Reasons To Have Hot Yoga In Your Life:

 

1. Flexibility-The heat allows you to safely reach new levels of personal flexibility in beginner to advanced poses.

2. Strength- Yoga is low impact using your own body weight to tone and define your muscles. In a yoga class, you stretch while you contract your muscles, creating longer and leaner muscles. Yoga also helps build muscle endurance by holding poses for a set period of time.

3. Breath- The breath is one of the most powerful tools in your yoga practice. In class, you will learn how to use your breath to soothe and open the body while strengthening your practice. 

4. Cardio-Your body can gain cardiovascular endurance just by taking a Hot Yoga class. Stretching and strengthening in a variety of poses makes your heart work harder to pump blood throughout the body which can help lower resting heart rate, blood pressure and cholesterol. The way you stretch and compress your internal organs and glands stimulates metabolism making you a calorie burning machine.

5. Detox-The postures themselves are detoxifying for your muscles, organs, and glands. Sweating furthers that, leaving you feeling cleansed from the inside out after class.

6. Focus- As you advance in your yoga practice, the ability to focus carries over to your daily life. Learning to concentrate on one pose at a time will force the mind to slow down to find clarity from within.

7. Healing- One of the primary purposes of Hatha Yoga is to provide therapy to the mind and body. With regular practice, yoga postures help to heal old injuries and help prevent new ones from forming. Hot Yoga is also known to reduce symptoms of diabetes, asthma, depression and obesity.

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