Bikram Etiquette

Designed/suggested to ensure YOU have the best possible practice



  • HYDRATE: Drink plenty of water throughout the day & before coming to class hydration is very important.
  • BE PREPARED: Arrive 15 minutes before class begins.
  • UNLOAD: Store footwear under entry bench.
  • MANAGE: Avoid drinking water until after Eagle Pose/Party Time.
  • GO INWARD; IT’S YOUR TIME: Turn off cell phones & leave them in the locker room. Your phone needs to re-charge too.
  • BE MINDFUL: Mind personal hygiene; avoid lotions, scents & body odor.


  • PLAN: Bring bottled water to class.
  • BE COURTEOUS: Enter class quietly & settle in quietly.
  • FIND EFFICIENCY: Place water bottle at mat’s edge.
  • OBSERVE: Front row are more experienced; observe them in posture.
  • MANAGE: Avoid drinking water until after Eagle Pose/Party Time.
  • ADAPT: Try to stay in the room. If an emergency requires you to leave, please exit quietly & re-enter between postures.
  • FIND STILLNESS: Practice stillness between postures.
  • CONTROL: Avoid fidgeting during class.
  • FOCUS: Focus on yourself in the mirror.
  • INTENTION: Avoid distracting others; Drink water only in between postures.
  • REGULATE: If you feel overwhelmed, listen to your body & rest, regulate your breath & find stillness. NO EGO NEEDED


  • SURRENDER: Observe silence after the final savasana; it’s time for meditation.
  • BE THE LIGHT: Leave the room quietly. Respect others’ solitude.
  • CONSIDERATE: If you rented a mat or towel, please place in the bin located in the hallway.
  • GRATITUDE: Enjoy the peace & energy you’ve created for yourself.
  • LET GO: Wash away the detox; shower soon.
  • WELLNESS: Hydrate & eat clean; you’re worth it!!

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