How do I sign in?
For FREE classes
during March, you should download the Zoom application (see above) to access the class – but that’s it for now. Once we get every one onboard this month, we plan to provide additional instructions so you can access Zoom directly from MindBody, using your pass to pay for classes. Baby steps, right?
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!) I 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. 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. I will be happy to help in any way I can, but in the 20-30 minutes immediately prior to class, I will be preparing to teach and will not be available to offer technical advice and support.
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, some blocks and commit to allowing this to be the same uninterrupted time it would be if we were at Yoga for Life together. [We’ll talk about what you might use as prop substitutes if you don’t have blocks or a strap.]
Any final thoughts?
We are all in this together, so please
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.