Yoga. In your home.
Since none of us are allowed to go to yoga studios, I use Zoom to live-stream my classes to you, straight into your house. They are interactive, give us a chance to connect, and take some time to be positive and healthy, both physically and mentally. In these weird and uncertain times for our world, we need our practice and community more than ever.
Pricing (online group classes):
These classes are donation based, with free class options for anyone who has found themselves in a shitty financial situation because of this madness that we find ourselves in! If you want to donate anything to someone in the same boat (me!) then feel free, but absolutely no worries if you can’t afford it. I’d rather help out in whatever small way I can.
If you still have a job the suggested donation is between £4 – £6 per class, or £40 for 10 classes.
If you’d like to join the Soul & Surf (Yoga for Surfers) class please go through their website to book
This is a dynamic and movement-based practice to heat and challenge the body, working with strength and stability. All levels welcome, but the most physically challenging of my classes.
Yin is a yoga practice that targets deeper levels of tissue in the body, increasing flexibility and range of motion in the joints. A soothing, mindful but challenging practice, designed to ease tension and stress. Perfect for a good night’s sleep 🙂 All levels welcome
Yin & Yang
Vinyasa to begin, finishing off the class with some slow, deeply-held Yin time.
1-1 Private Classes
I am available for 1-1 classes on request. A private class, even a live stream one, is a brilliant way to kickstart a yoga practice, or to take it further, whether you are working on inversions, or have trouble keeping focused!
Feel free to ask me any questions here
How to Join
Each Monday I will send an email with the class links and suggested playlists. Once you have paid using the Paypal link above, pop me an email so I have your details and I’ll update you.
If you need some info about how to set up Zoom, please fully read the information below, as it should answer all your questions
How to join the classes and use Zoom
If you have been living under a rock and haven’t used Zoom yet, please read on.
Any of you that have been to my classes before will know how much I love music, and have made a zillion different playlists for my classes these past few years. I won’t be playing music to you though my laptop mic, but for anyone that is interested, I will suggest playlists for each class on this page.
Anyone that wants to play it, I’ll instruct you when to press play so it flows nicely with what I am teaching. This means you would need to have the pro version of Spotify (so there are no adverts) but it’ll be there if you want it. Obviously you can practice in silence too, or choose your own music to play in the background as you’ll be muted to all of us 🙂
To view the class you’ll need to download the free Zoom software onto your Mac or PC, or if you are using your iPhone/ipad just download the app and then come back to this email and click the link at the bottom.
I recommend doing this now, way ahead of our first class together so that I can be on hand to help you beforehand if you have any problems.
For the class
Please join the class 10 mins before we start so we can iron out any technical stuff and have a nice chat
Place your laptop, tablet or smart phone (whatever you used to log onto zoom) in a good position near your mat – I’d recommend having the device camera placed to your side if you want me to see you well enough to help/adjust you. But if you just roll out of bed and want to do it in your pyjamas you can keep your camera switched off. I won’t judge 😉
During the class you want to be on “SPEAKER VIEW” which you can select from the Zoom menu at the top right corner (or top left corner on ipads). This allows you to see me on full screen so you can watch what I’m doing.
Check audio and video function at the bottom left menu bar (by clicking on arrows next to audio/video icons you can adjust your settings. You will automatically join with your camera off – I will request through Zoom to turn it on, but you can choose not to.
Zoom has a chat function where we can all see each other (if you choose to have your camera on) This means I can look at my screen and pick up on any obvious alignment issues. I’ll talk about this more at the start of the class, but remember you don’t have to be seen if you don’t want to – your camera setting will automatically be turned off when you join.
To minimise echo and sound issues, I will automatically mute everyone from the beginning until the end of the class, and if you have time and would like to stay for a chat after or have any questions then I will unmute us all at the end. Please bear in mind that when chatting the mic and sound focuses on one person at a time so we miss things if we all talk at the same time.
If you should have any problems and your session ends just go back to the link in your email and it will log you straight back in. If it does not then please check your internet and reset.
The quality of your audio and video depends on your personal wifi or mobile connection – if you struggle with bandwidth, make sure no other devices are connected to your wifi router, and maybe turn your video off. If you struggle during the class it may be worth switching to your phone, but bear in mind the screen will be much smaller.
If you have a yoga mat great, but if not you could use a towel/rug or play with the surfaces in your house and find the most grippy option. Same with blocks, bolsters and straps – if you have them please have them to hand, but if not here are some suggestions:
Shoelaces, belts or ties will work for straps. For blocks you could use a few books piled up. For bolsters you can use cushions or pillows.
Bring a blanket and socks for Savasana!