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.

Studio update 3.16.20.

With the recent increase in measures to prevent a spike in Coronavirus cases including local school closures and recommendations to stay home and avoid groups of 10+ people, I have made the decision to move all yoga classes to an online platform with immediate effect and until further notice.

I’m working to have some classes online ASAP. Please check your emails and this Facebook page for updates on how to participate in classes. We’ll post regularly and get back to the studio as soon as it’s safe for all to do so.

You are always welcome to call or text me while we work out this new way to practice together 🙏🏻 (4096986335)

Namasté
Shona

Studio update 3.16.20

We're starting this week as usual yogis

Monday
Yoga Sculpt 5.30-6.30pm

Tuesday
8.30-9.45am Yoga Flow
10-11am Chair Yoga
5.30-6.45pm Yoga Flow

Check out the schedule page for info on each class. Feel free to call me on 409-698-6335 if you have any questions.

With the evolving coronavirus situation we'll be updating this page with class confirmations/any changes so please keep checking back often!