New clients welcome at every single class. We encourage you to just START! We’ll meet you where you are.
(Ages 16 & up for Bikram Hot Yoga Classes. Any age okay for Yin Yoga).
Being a beginner is fun and challenging, and most of all, rewarding! Remember, even the most seasoned yoga students & exercise-ers once had their very first class too. Be sure to check out the FAQ below for helpful tips. Hope to see you in the HOT room soon!
1. Create Profile & Sign Waiver
Create your profile to use at Forge Hot Yoga. Updated waiver required after 1/1/2021.
The studio will open 30 minutes before each class. First time students MUST register & book a class prior to arrival. This gives us time to clean the studio between classes. Please be on time or will NOT be admitted to class. Arriving on time ensures a stress free and relaxed beginning to your life long yoga practice. Click to REGISTER ONLINE now
I’ve never done yoga before, can I come to any class?
Yes! All of our classes are a beginning class, yet is challenging for even the most advanced practitioner. Anybody can do it. Come to class, and with the guidance of your teacher, simply approach every posture to the best of your ability and you will receive 100% benefit.
You may come to any class, no reservations are required.
Don’t think you have to get in shape before coming to class – that puts the cart before the horse! Come take your first class, and then take class as often as you possibly can and you will quickly lose weight, get in shape, and feel absolutely wonderful.
Is there an age limit? Do I need a parent to sign for me if I am under 18?
Yes, we do have a minimum age limit of 16 years old for all heated classes.
Anyone under the age of 18 years old must have a parent’s or legal guardian’s signature to participate before their first class. Click to download our registration form >Please have parental signature before coming to class or minor will NOT be admitted to class.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us!
What should I wear?
You will be required to wear a mask while your are in the building for now (6/10/21). Bring one or two (before & during class and one for after). You should also wear comfortable workout clothing, but remember you will be sweating quite a bit. Women usually wear exercise shorts, tank tops and sports bras. Men usually wear exercise shorts or swim trunks with an optional T-shirt. Avoid loose fitting clothing, baggy pants and socks.
What should I bring to class?
We have mat & towel rentals available for $2.50 each or $25/month if you purchase the Monthly Mat & Towel Service. You can always bring your own yoga mat and towel. An extra towel is suggested to dry off with after class. The studios’ showers are still closed at this time. Water & other beverages like kombucha & other beverages may be purchased at the studio with your card on file when you arrive. There will be no self serve, so please allow us to get your items. Its best to bring your own water already filled if possible.
What if I have injuries or illnesses? What if I am pregnant?
Please inform the teacher if you have had surgery or have any conditions or illnesses. You will most likely be able to practice, but the teacher must be aware so that he or she can help you with specific postures. If you are pregnant, please call the studio before coming to class.
What if I’m not flexible?
Perfect! This yoga is for you! This is the most common misconception that prevents people from coming to yoga classes. Yoga is not about how flexible you are. It is about stretching your body and spine to develop and increase your flexibility.
You will feel challenged by the yoga during class – everyone does! Always work to your edge, but listen to your body and your inner wisdom. Never be afraid to sit down if you need to. It’s normal, especially when you first get started, to feel dizzy, nauseated or lightheaded. It’s temporary, and as your body acclimates and detoxes, these sensations will disappear.
During class nobody will look at you or judge you. The teacher will guide you and instruct you, always with compassion and respect. There’s no need or reason to be self conscious. It’s also helpful to realize everyone’s focus is on themselves – they are working too hard to even notice you!
Should I eat before class?
It is recommended to practice Bikram Yoga on an empty stomach. As a general rule, refrain from eating 2 to 3 hours prior to class. Also, be sure to hydrate well before coming to class. Drink plenty of water before your first class especially if you’re not in the habit of drinking water. Doctors estimate you need at least 2 liters per day for normal body maintenance. Double that for doing Bikram yoga.
How often should I attend?
Create a routine and achievable habits. To see maximum benefits aim for consistency. 3 to 4 times per week or at least 10 times a month is nice goal. However, make your goals, whatever they are, achievable!
Can I lose weight doing Bikram Yoga?
Weight normalization is one of many benefits of Bikram Yoga. As a beginner, it takes about 3 classes for your body to understand the proper approach to the postures. During your next 10 classes, digestion and respiration, as well as endocrine, lymphatic and elimination systems will begin to work harmoniously. Your appetite will normalize and unhealthy cravings will diminish. All of these results will help to start to feel more like yourself if you devote yourself to consistent goals. You got this!