Will You Join Us?
Yoga for Life just ordered 1,000 "We Don't Have To Agree on Anything To Be Kind To One Another" reminders. If you're willing to commit to distributing Kindness Reminders (near and far), we would LOVE to mail you 5 of them.

The bumper stickers arrived last week, so please reply and provide your mailing address if you'd like me to mail you some. There's no charge ... no shipping or handling fee. Nothing is expected in return.

Let's just remind each other that we can change the world by being KIND.
Yoga for Life Online Class Schedule
July 29 - 31, 2020


Wednesday @ 11:00 a.m.

Thursday @ 8:00 a.m .
[Join at 7:30 a.m. to Meditate.]

Friday @ 11:00 a.m.
Gentle Yoga & Yoga for Cancer w/Karen



Click on the highlighted Zoom Meeting ID listed above to join any class.
If the link does not take you directly to the referenced class,
go to Zoom.us, choose "Join a Meeting,"
enter the listed Meeting ID and use 1234 as the Password.
Click Here to check the Yoga for Life Home Page for updates.

With respect for whatever financial constraints you are facing at this time, Yoga for Life asks that you consider purchasing a Monthly Subscription for your July Online Classes. As your situation allows, please choose an option and attend as many classes as you are able through July 31, 2020. (Additional instructions appear below.)

If you are financially unable to pay for classes at this time, please join us anyway ... pay later when you can.


Monthly Yoga for Life
Online Class
Subscriptions

Sustaining - $119
Loving - $89
Grounding - $59
Community - $19


Monthly Subscription Made Easy
Each week in July, Yoga for Life will publish Zoom Meeting IDs for the Online Classes being offered that week. Meeting IDs will be provided in our emails and we will also display Meeting IDs daily on Yoga for Life's Home Page.

It will be helpful to Yoga for Life in managing this process if you would purchase your Monthly Online Class Subscription in one of three easy ways:

1/ Make a Zelle transfer to 7042936868 in the amount of the Monthly Subscription level you would like to purchase. (This option saves us fees.)

OR

2/ Create a MindBody account (or access the MindBody account you already have) and make your Monthly Subscription purchase there. Click Here and then choose "Register Online" (upper right) to purchase your Monthly Subscription through MindBody.

OR

3/ Mail a check for the amount of the Monthly Subscription you choose, using the mailing address at the end of this email. Old school still works just fine for us!

That’s all there is to it!
Meet Our New Best Friend, Zoom. Most of you are Zoom experts at this point, but if you're new to the party follow these simple instructions to join our classes.

  • Go to Zoom.us on your smartphone, computer or tablet. (Click Google or any search engine and type Zoom.us in the search bar at the top of the screen.)
  • Create a Zoom account by entering your email address and a Password.
  • Record your Zoom Login and Password somewhere in case you forget it.
  • Download the Zoom application to your electronic device. Once it's loaded, you should see a video camera icon.
  • Go to your practice space with your electronic device 5-10 minutes before your Online Class is scheduled to start. Open Zoom.us and click "Join a Meeting." Enter the Meeting ID provided above and "1234" if a Password is required. Or go to Yoga for Life Home Page to join the class that is about to take place.
Yoga for Life Online Class Q&A
How do I sign in?
Follow the steps above to purchase the Monthly Yoga for Life Online Class Subscription that's right for you. Download the Zoom application (see above) to access your class.
 
My technical skills are limited. Is this for me?
Absolutely! Yoga for Life is simply in a new location – on Zoom. (No matter where you live, we guaranty you will have a shorter commute to join us here!) We will be happy to help you get set up, if needed. You probably also have friends or family who are familiar with Zoom and can offer support. Many people are finding that Zoom is very useful right now for remaining connected to family, friends and neighbors.
 
Will other people see or hear me during the class?
The default setting we have chosen on Zoom for Yoga for Life’s Online Classes will be for both your audio and your video to be OFF. This means that your microphone will be muted and you will not be seen on video (unless you change that setting yourself). You will have privacy and can even practice in your pajamas if you’d like. It is also helpful to keep your video OFF so any activities in your practice area will not be distracting to others in the class. Teachers will "unmute" all participants at the beginning of the class to greet everyone, provide instructions and ask for questions. When class begins, all settings will be returned to "mute" to minimize sound distractions as well. As our Online Classes become better established, the privacy settings may be modified for classes to become more interactive. We will be sure you are apprised of any changes to privacy settings.
 
Any advice for jumping into Yoga for Life’s Online Classes?
To minimize frustration and enjoy your class fully, set up your Zoom account access NOW! It’s easy and it’s free, but new things sometimes take a few minutes to sort out.

Any other advice for enjoying the Online Class experience?
If you don’t already have a dedicated space for home yoga practice, consider setting up a small area where you have room to move and will not be interrupted. Turn off the phone. Mute the sound on your computer. Gather your mat, a couple of blankets, a strap, a bolster, an eye pillow and some blocks. Commit to allowing this to be the same uninterrupted time it would be if we were at Yoga for Life together. Here are a few suggestions for props if you don't have standard yoga equipment at your home.
  • Strap - Bathrobe Tie, Fabric Dog Leash or Long Sleeved Shirt (hold the sleeves)
  • Bolster - Folded Quilt, Chair Cushion or Sturdy Pillow
  • Blocks - Thick Books (For some purposes, e.g., balancing support, a chair seat can be used in place of a block)
  • Eye Pillow - Wash Cloth or Soft Scarf
 
Any final thoughts?
We are all in this together, so please reach out if you are in need of support. We feel privileged to continue offering classes even though we cannot physically share the same space right now. Separate, yet together.