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.