Here are the answers to the commonly asked questions about our Open Day. If you have something else you'd like to know please drop us a line on Facebook.
I’m a beginner, which class is right for me?
All of them are right for you! Yes that’s right, all the classes on the Open Day and on the regular timetable are suitable for beginners! In fact the Bikram series is actually called the beginner’s series so it perfect for anyone’s who’s never done yoga before as well as regular yogis.
Do I need to book?
It will help us tremendously on the day if you can sign up to class and register online before hand, although this isn’t compulsory, so if you don’t get time please don’t worry. If you do have a moment please click the ‘sign up’ button next to the class of your choice on the timetable page of our website and follow the prompts to create an account.
http://www.bikramyogaleicester.co.uk/apps/mindbody/list-schedule?forward=Sat 4 Feb 2017&sessionid=all&trainerid=all&service_category_id=all
Please be patient with us when you arrive as it will be busy on the reception desk so by signing up before hand it will help us make sure everyone gets into class on time.
What time should I arrive?
Please aim to get to the studio 20 to 30 minutes before the class start time. As mentioned above it will be busy on the reception desk and whilst we aim to get everyone registered as quickly as possible it may be that you need to wait for a short time. You also want to make sure you have plenty of time for a quick tour of the studio and time to get changed and get yourself settled on your mat before the class starts. The studio will obviously be open all day during the Open Day so feel free to come and see us even earlier if you like! We’re always up for a chat about all things yoga and we have a lovely lounge area with free teas so you can have a catch up with other students whilst you’re waiting.
I’ve been to an Open Day before, can I come again?
Of course! We’d love to see you again at the studio, it’s a great chance to come and try a new kind of yoga or remind yourself what you’ve been missing out on. We just ask that if you have been to us before but didn’t ever sign up that this time you commit to the intro pass, which will be discounted to £30 on the day.
I’m currently a member, am I welcome to the Open Day?
Yes absolutely! This is your studio! We need as many of our regular students to come along to help show our brand new visitors how it’s done and why we love the .B Yoga community so much! We particularly need our Bikram practitioners to take their place on the front row to help the new students see the postures done correctly. 10 class card holders will not have a class deducted from their allocation on the Open Day.
What should I wear?
Prepare to sweat a lot in in a Bikram Yoga class! So dress accordingly. Ladies often wear shorts and a crop top or vest top, whilst men might just wear a pair of shorts. Most important is that you’re comfortable throughout the 90 minutes. For many people less is more. Sportswear and swimwear are fine but please remember no underwear as outerwear. Shorts are preferable to leggings so you can see your knees but leggings are fine if you prefer. If in doubt layers are sensible so you can remove them during class until you find what works for you. Please note that we ask for bare feet in class (unless you have an injury or for religious reasons) and no shoes in the studio itself. Remember Bikram is an incredible leveller so please don’t be self-conscious. Trust us when we say what you look like and what you’re wearing will the last thing on your or anyone else’s mind!
Urban yoga classes
Any kind of comfortable yoga, leisure or sportswear is fine. You will still work hard and may sweat but essentially you want to be able to move easily. Again layers are a good idea, as you may want to put more clothes back on at the end of class during savasana. Socks can be worn at the end of class - again as you relax in savasana to make sure you don’t get cold.
What should I bring?
If you have your own mat then you are welcome to bring that along to practice on. If you don’t have your own then you will need to rent a mat for £1 for the Bikram and Warm Yin classes. For all Urban classes a mat is included at no additional cost. You should also bring a bottle of water and two towels, one for practicing on and one for showering afterwards.
Are there lockers?
We don’t have lockers at .B Yoga and are proud of the friendly and supportive community we have established over the years. Kit bags, clothes and shoes are left in the changing rooms. You are welcome to take valuables into class with you and leave them at the back of the room or tucked under the corner of your mat. Remember mobile phones must be switched off and please make sure the areas between the mats are kept clear. There are also cubbie holes in the corridor immediately outside the hot studio where you can leave your belongings.
Is there parking?
There are plenty of parking options available that are close to the studio. We offer a discounted rate for the Holiday Inn NCP car park. There is metre parking on the roads around the studio and the nearest car park is on Newark Street. A full explanation is available on the ‘contact us’ page of the website (scroll down to below the map): http://www.bikramyogaleicester.co.uk/pages/contact-us1