We are so excited to be able to gather our community of yogis on a virutal platform.as well as in the studio.
There is nothing quite like the energy of being in the studio together to share movement and meditation, however feedback from our first online session was that there is definitely more of a sense of 'practicing together' and community when meeting live than there is with a pre recorded video. We're bringing together yogis from all over the country to share a practice and I feel thankful that it's possible. I'm also grateful to each of you that's willing to give this new platform a try, and invite me (virtually) into your home practice space.
Some tips for gathering on zoom:
Be sure to sign up for the zoom app well in advance of the session. Download zoom to your phone/ipad/computer and create an account. The free version is sufficient for you to join our sessions.
Make sure you've signed up for each session you'd like to attend directly at paradigmyoga.com/schedule. For security reasons all sessions have a unique login and password which will be sent to you prior to the session.
Session logins are sent approximately 15-30 minutes before the session starts. If you sign up close to the session start time please text 409-698-6335 to be sure I send you login info.
The live session:
Open the zoom app.
Click the 'meet & chat' tab and then the 'join' button. Enter the meeting ID for the session and the password that was emailed to you by us before the session.
If you feel comfortable having your video on while you practice I'm able to check in with you and help with alignment cues. Feel free to say hi to your fellow online students before the session. During the session I will mute microphones of participants to reduce distraction.
I set the session so that my image will be large througout, though you can set different views on your device. On phones you swipe across to change the view from just the host, to gallery where you can see others. On other devices there is the option to select 'gallery' or 'speaker' (host in this case)
Please keep in mind that in the studio I'm able to see everyone in the room, and offer guidance to alter poses to make them easier (or more difficult) to suit you. In a zoom room this is a little more difficult as I'm guiding in studio students and the video feed coming in to me can be on the small side, and also not always ideal for me to see all angles of you like I can in person! It's time for your personal practice to shine and to trust your intuition. If in doubt go a little easier. If something doesn't feel good, don't do it!
If you're looking for a more individual guidance, I'm offering 1:1 sessions and small group sessions where you can receive more personal instruction.
A note regarding payments:
The online sessions are charged at the same rate as the studio sessions as they still require the same (if not a little more) preparation, time and energy.
Class passes can be purchased through the 'shop' tab on the website. Just as in the studio I will keep a track and notify you when a top up is needed. If you want to know the status of your pass just text your name and 'class pass status update' to 409-698-6335.