Letter of 1/1/2021 Happy New Year Zoom Tips
Happy Happy New Year Yoga Friends!
I am sending this to everyone who took or was interested in the Fall zoom class even if you have NOT registered or paid. I assume you will do both of those things if you are planning on doing yoga with me! I really appreciate all of your support and I look forward to another session of yoga. As always we will start the session with introductions and your yoga to-do list items. So, you might want to think about what you want to work on this session. The more I know the better I can suit the class to your needs. So just keep me informed.
See you next week.
Zoom Yoga Invites! Save this!
I will open the meetings 15 minutes early. Please arrive 5 minutes before class, so we can start on time. If you have questions, or just want to check in please be there early or stay late. I am happy to chat and I want to know what is happening with you and what YOU want to work on.
Please try to position your device (laptop/iPad) so that I can see YOU. A trick for this is to roll your mat out on the floor. If you can see it in your monitor…then I can see you when you are on your mat. You can also stand up and see how tall you are compared to the things behind you. For example: I know that if I can see my mat and the top edge of my bookshelf, then I am in the camera on the mat and also in the camera when I am standing up. Some students adjust their monitors as needed throughout the class.
I usually move closer to the camera at the beginning and ending of class so you can see my face. While we are doing the poses and movements, I look closely at my screen so I can help you with your practice. If you don’t want to be “seen” that is totally fine, too…just position your camera that way. I do not demo all of the poses, but I am glad to if needed. So, please let me know. Also, my youtube page has lots of videos.
After we check-in at the beginning of class, I will mute everyone’s microphone. You are welcome to un-mute yourself if you have a question or even a comment. I love questions! I am no longer able to un-mute you. So at the end of class you will need to un-mute yourself so you can say good-bye.
When you are looking at your zoom screen, you can select a few options. One is to hover over my “square” and select “pin video”. This will make my video the only one on your screen. This will make it easier to see what I am doing. You don’t have to do this…of course. Or you can select speaker view. The speaker (student or teacher) will become the main square. Or you can pick gallery view. It will show all of us that will fit on your screen.
You can add the Zoom invites to your calendar (google or iCal) and it makes it easy to find the links. The zoom password will be embedded in the link. If you do not use the link, you will need to enter the password.
You are welcome to float around to any of the classes. And to come to more than one class per week. I am also opening the classes up to new students. So, please spread the word.
Remember, you want to pay attention to how the poses feel in your body and practice with awareness and self compassion. Don’t over do. If you want tips on how to make things harder or easier let me know. And I will continue to ask at the beginning of the session and the beginning of class what you want to work on. So, you might think about that before hand.
Try to have your yoga supplies and space ready for class. You will need a mat, blanket, maybe a pillow, strap and a block or equivalent and a 1/2 foam roller, or equivalent. An eye pillow or scarf is nice, too. Tuesday Morning and Monday 5:30 classes will use the Yoga Tune-Up balls.
Looking to purchase yoga gear? Try www.huggermugger.com, amazon or target. I have Yoga Tune-up balls, straps and custom hand made straps for sale. Contact me for details.
I can’t wait to see everyone in class.
I am sending this invite to everyone who registered. If you have not paid for classes yet, please do so. I know some of you might want to try out a class first. Just let me know what your plan is.
All classes $12 if you pay for 6 or more. Fall session is 12 weeks.
6 classes= $7212 classes =$144 18 classes= $216 20 classes =$288
Drop in for a single class =$15