Now more than ever cultivating and nurturing a regular home yoga practice will be an asset and source of stability for many of us. It is so important to keep our bodies moving and your yoga should also help alleviate some of the stresses and anxieties that are part and parcel of these uncertain times. Please use the following links to guide you in practice sequences at home
Or ……join me in the comfort of your own home for online live classes. I will be using an app called Zoom. Register by clicking the link below….
Once you sign up for the classes you will receive a daily email with a link to join the class. If you don’t already have Zoom installed, you’ll get a prompt to do this, it’s VERY simple. It has proved to be a very clever medium to take yoga classes and I am grateful for the technology at this time enabling us to connect together on our mats.
This is a live class where you and I can see each other in action. You will need to set up a laptop or tablet (ideally) or smartphone if that’s your only option – in a position that enables me to see you on your mat. It is a good idea to do a ‘dummy run’ to find a place at home that works for this and to check your camera positioning in advance of your first class. You’ll need to gather your yoga mat and any other equipment you have – don’t forget that folded towels and blankets from home are often just as good as specialist yoga props, but you may wish to consider buying some foam blocks and a couple of bricks. I will try to keep equipment requirements to a minimum.
Zoom is free for the end user. You do NOT need to preinstall Zoom (or pay for a subscription, it’s only the host that pays) as you’ll get a prompt to do this once you input the code (and it’ll save any confusion about which version to use) it’s VERY simple (see video).You will need to ‘arrive’ for class 5 or 10 minutes before start time so that you and the teacher can get any technical issues sorted out for a prompt start. I will turn your audio off during the class to avoid issues with feedback and time lag. We will all be learning together and will aim to keep it as simple as possible until we all get used to this new but necessary set up. Please say YES to launching Zoom and YES to joining with audio / video.
How to position your device
Where possible please can you set up your camera, facing it ‘head on’ so that you can see me and I can see you, just as you would set up your mat in the village halls. It’s much better to have the camera a little further away and ideally up on a height – shelf / stool / chair or even a stool ON a table / bed and angled so that I can see the whole of you and your mat. Try to avoid putting it at floor level / really close up. For evening classes, good lighting really helps. If you are in a very limited space, you can only do what you can do, so please don’t worry too much.
Online Timetable – live via Zoom
Monday 9.30am -10.45am – General Class ( for those familiar with Iyengar method)
Tuesday 6.30pm – 7.45pm – Intermediate Class (happy to work in Sirsasana and Sarvangasana)
Wednesday 9.30am – 10.45am – Beginners and Seniors class ( a slower paced Iyengar class for everyone)
Thursday 6.30pm – 7.45pm – General Class ( as Monday)
Friday 5.30pm – 6.45pm – Restore/Pranyama( unfold, unwind and breath. Everyone welcome)
If you are interested in attending please register your interest and you will receive an invitation to the classes. You will receive a timetable of classes on the Sunday.
Please understand that teaching online is different from a class situation, as the teacher cannot be physically present to monitor your actions or environment. By registering to attend this class you take full responsibility for organising a practice space, free of obstructions and hazards and understand that you are solely responsible for your personal safety. In following this programme/sequence, you agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which you might incur as a result.
How much do online classes cost?
For the time being I have asked for £5 per class or by donation basis. As you are no doubt aware, yoga teachers like myself are facing a sudden dramatic loss of income and I know that many of you are wishing to offer your support at this difficult time (Thank you!) I am also aware that some of you are in a similar position to me so you can choose to pay the amount that you can afford or come for free.
Please make payment for classes via BACS (details here)