Accessing and Preparing for an Online Class
So far people have found it surprisingly easy to access the online class, even those who have said they are beginners with online technology.
1. You will need to download the Zoom app to your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It is free. Link to download Zoom: www.zoom.us
2. Cick on the link for the class you want to attend (see class schedule and/or email reminders for specific links). Please try and join with your audio/microphone and video camera on. It might be worth you having a play beforehand. I will arrive 15 mins. early to assist with technology as much as I can.
3. Have your mat and yoga block, and/or a cushion and blanket ready with you. Put yourself somewhere clear and spacious if you can. If you have toddlers and pets crawling all over you then join in anyway, it's OK. Do keep your microphone muted, more about that below.
4. I am doing the classes from my living room and will be mainly giving verbal instruction as getting a view of my whole body in demonstration is not always possible. The classes, at least to begin with, will be simpler than they sometimes are, to keep everybody safe. It is a bit different for me to teach online and harder for me to observe everyone at the same time. This will also keep it very accessible to all.
5. When the class is in session please make sure your microphone is muted (there is a button to do this on the Zoom screen menu). Otherwise there is cacophony every time someone moves or the phone rings or the dog barks. I may also turn your mics off from my end. If you need to ask a question then wave your hand. If I don't see you, you can unmute yourself by clicking on the mic button on your own screen.
6. Payment until April is by donation. If you have already paid for classes up till then, please do not feel obliged to donate more, unless you want to because you are doing more classes than normal and you want to support those who cannot afford to come because they are losing their income. Payment methods:
Bank transfer: Bodhi Yoga Uk, Account Number 65319888, Sort Code 089299 Or send a cheque: email firstname.lastname@example.org to get my address
Paypal link - donate here
Feel free to ask any questions about online learning via email@example.com