Doing yoga online

My online classes are on Zoom, which is free to download and easy to use.

You will need some space, a mat (if you don’t have one you can try it on carpet), and a laptop with a decent internet connection.

How to prepare for your online yoga class:

  1. Well before the class, clear a space in your house where you have enough room to move around and won’t be disturbed.
  2. Pop your yoga mat down, and position your laptop somewhere where you can see yourself, as if you were taking a picture or making a video of yourself.
  3. Consider whether I will be able to see you when you are standing up and when you are lying down on your mat.
  4. Make sure your device has enough charge and/or have a charger handy.
  5. Click on the Zoom link a few minutes before start time.

What will happen during the session?

  1. Once inside the meeting you can choose to disable video and mute your microphone if you wish.
  2. From my perspective, it will be helpful if you leave the video on, then I can see what you are doing in the class and provide appropriate guidance.
  3. Once the class starts you will be in a very small box on other people’s screens.  
  4. The classes will start promptly on time.  If you are more than 5 minutes late you will be unable to gain access to the class.
  5. When you arrive in the class you need to declare any health issues using the chat facility, so I can accommodate them in my teaching.

During the class: 

When the class starts I will mute everyone, so if you need to get my attention, please type your question in the chat facility, so I can address your concerns without disturbing others. I will reply as soon as possible but may not be able to do so straight away.

Disclaimer:

Due to the nature of online teaching, it is impossible for me to see everyone in the class all of the time, so I cannot accept any responsibility, nor can I be held responsible, for anything that you choose to do with your body in the comfort of your own home. Yoga is a method of self-enquiry in which the responsibility lies firmly with the practitioner to ascertain what they should or should not be doing by paying close attention to how they feel. You are strongly advised to listen to your body, to rest whenever your breathing feels laboured, or you feel tired, and to let me know if you have any medical issues either by email before each class, or by using the chat facility in the online meeting space at the start of the class.

I look forward to seeing you on the mat!