Bikram yoga is a beginners 26 posture series. It is practiced in a heated room to warm up the whole body. This allows the student to work deep into the muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs and every cell of the body. Primarily, Bikram yoga is an excellent preventative activity as well as a system that can reduce many symptoms of chronic ailments and diseases. The class is designed for all levels, whether a first time student or an advanced practitioner. In time, the student learns how to use the breath to connect the mind and body. This allows them to practice deeper while remaining calm and balance. As a student deepens this relationship they begin to realize the meaning of yoga – a union of the body, mind and spirit.

Bikram Yoga College of India Danbury offers classic Bikram yoga classes – under the strictest of Bikram guidelines and dialogue. We give each student, whether a beginner or advanced, a place to practice the very best Bikram yoga. It is our intention to teach Bikram yoga the way it was meant to be taught – true to the dialogue, the heat and the challenge.

Important Guidelines

Beginners are always welcome.

Please keep in mind the following things when you practice at Bikram Yoga Danbury:

  • Wear light, fitted workout clothes (shorts and sports top), be prepared to sweat!
  • Practice on an empty stomach.
  • New students please arrive 15 minutes before class begins.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before class starts and doors lock when class begins. No late arrivals.
  • Class is 90 minutes. Remain in class for the entire time.
  • Please do not wear scents including perfume, cologne, oils and powders.
  • If you are a smoker, please don’t wear the clothes you smoked in to the studio.
  • Cell phones, bags, coolers, etc. are not permitted in the classroom.
  • Bring or rent/buy a towel, mat and water.
  • Give the yoga a chance to work its magic. Take several classes before you decide if it is for you.

We look forward to having you be a member of our yoga family!

Hydration Guidelines

Are you drinking enough water?

  • Daily intake of 8+ glasses (8 oz) of water for normal activity or half your body weight in oz. Drink more during the summer or if you spend time outdoors.
  • At least 2 hours prior to class drink 16 oz. of water. Stay away from fluids containing alcohol, caffeine or lots of sugar.
  • Take a water bottle into class with you and take small drinks between postures (after Eagle Pose). Be conservative with your water breaks; sometimes drinking water can become a habitual distraction.
  • Rehydrate after class with an additional 32oz. of water. You may want to consider taking an electrolyte supplement to replace trace minerals, ideal for sports performance, people working in high temperatures and anyone experiencing high levels of fluid loss.
  • Refrain from wiping the sweat off your skin. If the sweat is removed from the skin, evaporation will not occur, and heat will be retained.
  • BEWARE of caffeinated and/or alcoholic beverages since they increase fluid loss and cause dehydration. In addition to your normal water intake, drink an equal amount of water to every glass of alcohol or caffeinated beverage.
  • This is a general guideline, you must find out for yourself what works best for you, but be aware that most of us do NOT drink enough water.