Gentle Iyengar Yoga
A Live Streaming Class
Mondays 10:30 – 11:45 am (changed 4/20/20)
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:45 am
Classes began 3/23/2020 and will continue through May 2020…and maybe beyond!
Register online with Community + Wellness
Download the Zoom app
Set up your practice area
Click on the link sent to you by email before class begins
SET UP ON COMMUNITY YOGA + WELLNESS
- Go to the Community Yoga + Wellness website, yoga-amelia.com
- Select Class Info, then Schedule
- On the Schedule page, Use the arrow icons ( < >) to display the appropriate week, then scroll down to find my class: ONLINE LIVE Gentle Iyengar Yoga, with Jann, 10:30 – 11:45 am
- Click on BOOK NOW (a green rectangle). If the class is full, it will be a yellow rectangle labeled WAIT LIST. Click on that.
- This will take you to the scheduling software for Community Yoga + Wellness. The software is called Wellness Living. If you have an account for Community Yoga + Wellness, you can sign in. If not, select “No Account? Sign Up”, and follow the prompts to set up a user name and password. Then complete the booking. After the first class, payment by drop-in or class pass is available.
- Remember there’s a coupon code, JANNYOGA, for $10 off your first purchase towards one of my classes.
- Make sure you book any class no later than 30 minutes before class start.
SET UP ON ZOOM
- Choose the device you’ll use to participate. Assuming you want to have audio and video, it should have a camera and microphone – typical equipment on smartphones and notebooks these days. Most laptops and PCs have audio, but not all have a camera – something to think about.
- Go to your device’s “app store” and download the Zoom app. Set up an account – username and PW – for the app. The app is free. (It is not necessary to set up an account, if you prefer not to. The Zoom app will open when you click on the link sent to you for the class.)
- Don’t worry about the 40 minute limit for meetings on the free app. Lisa’s upgraded hosting software, which also covers me, allows us to host much longer “meetings”.
SET UP YOUR PRACTICE SPACE
- Find a spot where you can place a mat, and position your phone, notebook or PC on a surface (chair seat? Table?) so that the camera captures you from top to toe, or as nearly as possible. (This may take some experimentation and propping up.)
- Position the camera about 6’ away from your mat.
- Having some clear wall space nearby is ideal but not required.
- If you have 1-3 yoga blankets, have them nearby. If not, towels will serve.
- If you have yoga blocks, have them nearby. If not, a thick book or a sturdy box can substitute.
- A strap is useful, but not required.
That’s the preparation – how do you actually participate in the class?
- About 15 minutes before class, turn on your device (iPad or notebook, laptop, smartphone) and place it so that the camera sees as much of you and your mat as possible. The “reverse camera” setting is useful to figure this out. With practice, you can decrease the prep time. But you must register for the class at least 30 minutes prior to class start.
- Make sure your device is getting a good signal for WIFI or cellular service – however you access the internet.
- Open up your email and look for a link sent to you by Community Yoga + Wellness when you registered for class. This is the “confirmation email”.
- Click on the link in the email. That will take you to the Zoom meeting that is your class.
- When it asks if you want to join with video or without video – please say you want to join with video! Unless you’re in your PJs, in which case you get a pass.
- The next question has to do with audio. I’ve been choosing the first option, which is to access audio through the internet. Seems to work.
- Within a couple of minutes, you should be able to see and hear me, and vice versa.
- The rest is much easier – we’ll practice yoga!
Good luck! We’re all going to become more at ease after a few classes. And hey, if I screw up and all you see is the top of my head for the first part of class, or my mid-section, we’ll have a chuckle and move on!Share