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Never been to a Bikram Hot Yoga class before? Read below for all the things you need to know to prepare for your first class.

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What do I need to know?

  • Every class is beginner friendly; you advance at your own pace.
  • Each class is 90 minutes in duration. Arrive 15 minutes early, earlier if possible.
  • There is no need to no need to book for a Bikram Hot Yoga class!
  • Eat lightly no earlier than 2 hours before class. We recommend a piece of fruit if you are still hungry close to class time.
  • Water, water and more water! Drink plenty of water before the class. (2-3 litres during the day before an evening class).
  • Bring a large bottle of water with you (we sell bottled water: small for $2, large is $3).
  • Bring a large towel (bath size) for your class, and another towel for your shower afterwards (we rent towels for $2).
  • Bring a yoga mat (we rent them for $1, we sell them for $35)
  • Change room and shower facilities at both studios.

Answers to common questions...



Can I get the $19.00 10 Day Intro?
Yes, our $19.00 10 Day Intro applies automatically to all people who come to Bikram Yoga Melbourne for the first time.

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Can I get the $99.00 Unlimited Month?
Yes, our $99.00 unlimited month is available to all first time students who purchase the 10 Day Intro. You must purchase the $99.00 Unlimited Month before your 10 Day Intro expires.

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Can I use my 10 Day Intro or $99.00 Intro Monthly at both locations?
Your intro passes are valid only at the place of purchase. We don't transfer Intro Passes however you can move to which ever location is most convenient for you. But don't forget that we do have passes that apply to both locations. You can use a 3 Month Pass, 6 Month Pass or 12 Month Pass at both Richmond and Prahran. If you purchase a 50 class pass you may also divide some classes between each location. See our prices page for more information.

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Do I need to book?
No, there is no need to book ahead for a Bikram Hot Yoga class. We do require that you arrive at least 15 minutes before class so you can fill out the appropriate forms and speak to our teachers before starting your first class.

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What to I need to bring?
You will need a yoga mat, bath-size towel and water for the room. You can hire mats and towels, purchase chilled water, coconut water and electrolytes from our studios.

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What should I wear?
Wear light, comfortable exercise clothing - something that you would wear on a hot summer day. Wear what you are comfortable in but be reminded that less is better. Girls generally wear a sports bra or exercise top and shorts or 3/4 pants. Guys tend to wear shorts and maybe a T-shirt or singlet. Tight-fitting clothing is better than loose, baggy clothing as you sweat a lot and clothes can become wet. We do not recommend tracksuits as they are too bulky for hot yoga.

Do you have showers at Prahran and Richmond studios?
Yes! Both studios are equipped with male and female change-rooms with showers and toilets. If you like to do a 6am class before work then you can shower and get ready for work at the yoga studio.

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I'm not flexible, should I do yoga?
Yes - you most definitely should do yoga. If you can move, you are flexible! To what degree you are flexible is different for everyone. If you don't think you 'are flexible enough', you should definitely start doing yoga as soon as you can. The specially heated environment warms and softens your muscles so you can get more out of the yoga right from the first class - and doing yoga increases your flexibility over time. When you have improved flexibility then you are less prone to soft-tissue injuries, which can be common in people who don't exercise. It does not matter what someone else can do compared to you, all you have to do is do what you can, be patient and mindful of your body, and just within a few classes you will notice a change in your body you have never seen before. So hurry up, what are you waiting for?

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Are all Bikram Yoga Classes 90 minutes?
Yes. The Bikram Yoga sequence is always 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises and 90 minutes duration. Classes may go a few minutes over or under 90 minutes but not by much. If you are planning your day, expect to arrive 15 minutes before class and leave 15-30 minutes after class. If someone tells you they do 60 minute Bikram classes or otherwise, they are not doing Bikram Yoga.


You can also find more information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.




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Bikram Yoga is beginner friendly.
All Classes are 90 minutes.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to classes.
First time students please arrive at least 15 minutes early, earlier if possible.
Wear comfortable exercise clothing.
You will need a mat, towel and water - you can hire and/or buy them at the studio, or bring your own.
Change rooms and showers at both studios.
Arrive with an empty stomach.
No need to book.

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Prahran, Victoria,
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Richmond, Victoria,
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