Studio Update July 2020

Hi Yogis! 

We are happy to be offering both in person and online classes from our studio in Jasper, and we're excited to be adding Gentle Yoga sessions back into the schedule in August! 

Currently due to State of Texas mandate, we request that all students attending studio classes wear a face mask while entering the building until they get settled on their mat. Masks can be removed for the duration of our practice, and must be worn once again while leaving the studio.

Mask Resized

Thank you for your continued support

Namasté

Shona

Studio Update & Etiquette (May 2020)

Hi Yogis

We're super excited to be reopening the studio on Tuesday 19th May. We've used our time wisely and enjoyed updating both the inside and outside of the studio as well as the website booking system. But our image is not the only thing to get an update; yogi-etiquette is also having a little adjustment to accomodate this ever changing situation.

In this post I hope to help clarify what to expect over the next few weeks, or at least until more information and advice is received. 


 

Class access & bookings:

You will now be able to choose to practice in the studio, or at home via zoom. (The zoom stream will be of the live, in studio class). It is important when reserving your place that you select the correct class from the schedule so we know to either save you a spot on the floor, or send you the link via email/text.

We have updated our booking system so that you can now log in, making class registration quicker, and there is a new 'my scheduled classes' page for you to view which classes you have signed up for (you can also cancel reservations from this page if necessary). 

In-studio class sizes are limited to 9 participants for flow yoga, yoga for flexibility, and gentle yoga, and 8 for chair yoga. For this reason it is essential that you reserve your place online prior to coming to the studio. In order to maintain a safe distance while practicing, walk-in students are not guaranteed entry to the studio. If the studio session is fully booked, please sign up to participate from home. You are welcome to text me (Shona) on 409-698-6335 and request to be put on the waitlist in case of cancellation. 

 

New Studio Etiquette

  • If you arrive at the same time as other yogis, please allow them time to enter the building and make their way out of the lobby before entering. 
  • Please wash your hands upon entering the studio. 
  • Please try to maintain 6' distance at all times.
  • Place the front of your mat at one of the designated lines.
  • Your instructor will practice social distance, therefore there will be no hands on adjustments or assists.

Mats & Props

There is no mat rental available until further notice. If you are new to the practice, we have a great mid range mat, and amazing pro mat available to purchase at the studio. 

We request that yogis bring their own props to the practice. All of the items needed are available to purchase in the studio if required. If you are new to a practice, we have a limited supply of studio props that can be borrowed and will be cleaned and taken out of rotation for 3 days after the session. 

For flow, gentle and flexibility yogis we recommend 2 x blocks and a blanket as a minimum. While not essential, a strap is useful for yogis with tight shoulders or hamstrings (and can double up as a mat carrier), and an eye pillow is a treat for relaxation. Flow yogis may also wish to bring a towel.  

Chair Yogis we recommend having 1 x block and a blanket (plus an eye pillow for a treat!)

 

Class payment

Single class, 5 class and 10 class passes can be purchased on the shop page of our website prior to sessions. If you would prefer to pay by cheque when coming to the studio please have it written prior to the session. Yogis practicing from home can post cheques if preferred (contact Shona for address).  You can check on the status of your pass by texting 'class pass status +your name' to 4096986335

Cancellation Policy

If you have reserved a space in the studio for a session but are unable to attend, please cancel on our website as soon as possible so that the space can be offered to other students.

Please note that cancellations of studio sessions made within 24hours of the class start time will be charged for the studio place (if you choose to attend online instead, you will be charged for the studio space and the online session). This is to ensure that places are not saved for 'just in case'.

While we encourage you to practice regularly and maintain the commitment to yourself and your own practice, we understand that plans change. For this reason, there is still no charge for cancellation of online sessions. 

We are looking forward to practicing together again, and welcoming back yogis who have been unable to join us online. Most important of all, if you or someone you live with is unwell, or you have been in close contact with someone who is sick, please practice at home. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me 

Namasté

Shona

Live Streamed Yoga Session Info

We are so excited to be able to gather our community of yogis on a virutal platform while we practice social distancing.

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. It's not perfect, it's not the studio, but it is a practice with fellow yogis, and right now that seems more important than ever. 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. Due to high demand on the software at the moment it can take some time to receive your verification email. Once you receive that, click the link so you can make a password and complete the registration process. 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. If you do not sign up on the website for each session, you will not receive the login number and password before the session. 

Please try to sign up well in advance for the sessions. When you sign up on our website you will receive an email straight away with some instructions. Please check your spam folder and add us to your safe sender list if necessary. You will receive an additional email from us prior to the session with that session's unique login number and password. 

Website signups close one hour before the session. If you wish to join after this time, please text 409-698-6335 with your name. Text registration closes 15 minutes prior to the session start. 

 

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.

Select the join options of your preference before you enter the room (with or without audio/video). This can be changed once in the room if you wish. 

I love to have at least a handful of you with videos on as a reminder that you're there or at least when you log on to say hi!

When you enter the room there is the option at the bottom left corner to 'mute' or 'unmute'. Ideally, arrive to the session several minutes early, unmute and say hi to your group! If you're in a quite spot to practice, you can leave your microphone on, if you have people or pets around you please mute the audio so as not to disturb the session. If you join a session late be sure to sneak in with muted microphone.

During savasana I will mute everybody's microphones so that there is no unexpected interruptions to your relaxation. 

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)

 

The practice:

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 not possible as you're a small square on my phone 10' away!  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. 

Should you be put in the position by covid-19 of no longer earning a wage, please message me as some 'seva' places are available to help students continue a practice during times of need. 

Studio Update 3.19.20

We're excited to be offering online live yoga sessions via the zoom platform. 

Our first session is yoga for flexibility on Thursday 19th March at 5.30. Further sessions will be added in due course. Private yoga sessions are also available via this same, easy to access method. 

To book a session click on the 'schedule' tab above, and click on the session you're interested in on the calendar. In the page that opens click 'join' and enter your details. If you have a current class pass no further action is necessary. You will receive login info prior to the session. Please log in early to ensure all tech  is working correctly. If you do not have a current class pass please go to the 'shop' tab and select 'yoga classes and workshops' where you will be able to purchase a single class, 5 class pass or 10 class pass. 

Before your first session please give yourself plenty of time to download the software and create a free account. 

Please note we are committed to bringing our students yoga and meditation througout the current social distancing requirements. If your income has been affected by job losses or closure/reduction of business, please contact me to discuss seva places available.