Dress to sweat and stretch for the Bikram and PowerFlow classes. For the Gentle Flow and Yin classes, you will be comfortable wearing slightly more clothing.
Come well hydrated.
Try to avoid eating 2-3 hours before the class, but this is a general rule and really depends on an individual’s metabolism, for example. For the Bikram and PowerFlow classes, particularly, as they are workouts, arriving hungry may make class challenging as you will need fuel in your tank for the class. With experience, you will find the proper balance for yourself.
Women usually wear shorts, dancewear or athletic wear. Heavy track pants which are made of cotton, for example, should be avoided as they will hold the sweat and interfere with your movements. T-shirts are fine, but for the hot classes a sleeveless shirt, will be most comfortable.
Men typically wear shorts and go shirtless, but a t-shirt, or preferably a sleeveless shirt, may be worn. Typically “yoga shorts” of any type, board shorts, a bathing suit, or running shorts are worn and are quite suitable.
Bring a positive mental attitude and sense of adventure.
Have fun, be playful; it’s yoga practice, not yoga perfect. Everyone’s practice is individual according to the condition of their body, injury history, age, etc.. Your practice will change from day to day. It’s very important not to judge the practice according to the experience of your first class, or any class for that matter.
This is your time to leave the world behind, bring the mind into the body, and help yourself feel and look your best!