FLY Yoga General Questions
A yoga mat, towel(s) and water.
Yes, we have two private restrooms which are available for your use. We also offer storage cubbies outside of the hotroom to store all of your belongings during the class. The exterior doors are locked during each session to ensure the security of your belongings during class.
We offer an assortment of retail items to rent and purchase.
Rentals: Manduka Yoga mats, sweat absorbing yoga towels, and bath towels to shower after class.
Purchase: Beverages (water, coconut water, sparkling water, vitamin water, and other assorted beverages). Manduka yoga mats and towels, Shakti Activewear yoga apparel, and RTIC Water bottles, coffee mugs, and tumblers (with or without the Fire Life Yoga Logo). Additional items are available in our retail store.
Bikram Yoga Questions
Bikram Yoga is practiced in a room heated 105 degrees with 40% relative humidity. By practicing in this controlled environment, you receive many benefits. The hot room warms your muscles. Warm muscles allow you to work safely and with more efficiency towards a deeper stretch, while also healing and preventing injuries.
Yes and Yes! Bikram Yoga classes are designed for beginners, and Bikram Yoga is for Everybody and for Every Body! Every element of the class from the dialogue to the mirrors to the 90-minute time frame allows you to move through the strategically planned sequence of postures in a meditative state. The repetition of each posture (twice) offers an exploratory approach that enables you to fully realize the benefits of each posture.
You will experience people of all backgrounds (abilities, ages, shapes/sizes) and experience levels in your class.
It’s not about doing the poses perfectly, it is about trying the right way. All you have to do is TRY and you will get results.
“You are never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram
This is probably the most common question that Bikram Yoga teachers are asked. Flexibility (physical and mental) is the primary reason we practice yoga. A malleable body and a malleable mind help us to grow!
Absolutely, but it is more important that you arrive to class hydrated for a few reasons: 1) It takes about 30 minutes for water to absorb into your system, so it is best to arrive well hydrated and not rely on hydration during class. 2) filling yourself up with liquid then moving your body in all directions can cause you to feel queasy.
As often as you can. Frequency and consistent effort are two of the determining factors for how you feel and how quickly you see results.
Just like any other form of exercise, your progress is a function of the time and honest effort you give to your yoga practice. Immediate effects include improved sleep and more energy. Long term effects may include weight loss, improved flexibility, and an overwhelming sense of peace and calm in all areas of your life.
Commit yourself to work Bikram Yoga into your schedule at least two times per week. You will see changes in just a few short weeks.
Bikram yoga is a workout. And a work in.
Among the myriad of benefits, Bikram Yoga focuses on flexibility of the spine. The 26 postures are designed to build strength through the whole body, especially in the spinal column. The beginners postures work through every range of motion, increasing flexibility. In the beginning you will take it a little easy but you will quickly start to notice increased range of motion and reduction in pain in your daily life. Be sure to share more about your mobility with your instructor so that we can advise you accordingly.
The answer is simple. Lay down on your mat. Even the most experienced practitioners take breaks during class. It is the highest form of self care. We ask that you do your absolute best to stay in the room for the duration of the 90-minute (or 75-minute) class. This is for your own well-being. If you must leave the room, please signal to the teacher that you are okay.
Studio Policy Questions
We are committed to giving you the best value for your money with all class packages and memberships. We honor an ongoing discount for educators, healthcare professionals, first responders, and military/veterans. We also offer a Student (high school age 16+ and college) and Senior (55+) discount. Promotional discounts will be offered throughout the year.
As a courtesy to those on the waitlist, you must cancel your class booking within 2 hours of the start time to avoid a fee. If you do not show up for a class or cancel your enrollment less than 2 hours prior to the class start time, you will be charged a non-refundable no-show/late cancellation fee of $10.
In order to maximize the benefits of Bikram Yoga, avoid distraction to your fellow yogis, and for safety reasons (because the exterior door to FLY is locked during class), please plan to attend the entire class session.
For the safety of yogis in the hot room and their belongings in the studio, the front exterior door is locked during the class. We cannot accommodate late arrivals to class.
We understand that life happens. Illness, injury, deployment or unexpected circumstances may affect your ability to attend class. While packages are non-refundable and non-transferable, you may contact us to discuss flexible options to honor your commitment to continue your yoga journey.
FLY follows the state, local, and CDC guidelines for COVID-19 safety precautions. If you are sick, have been exposed or think you’ve been exposed, we request that you do not come into the studio until you can produce a negative test result.