Our online studio is a virtual classroom experience that gives you the freedom to attend yoga classes from the comfort and convenience of your home. Our live classes are not pre-recorded, they are scheduled live events where a global community of like-minded individuals come together online. Each class follows a consistent sequence of yoga poses which skillfully moves the body through an optimal range of motion. Individual classes are a unique one-time event and will vary somewhat based on the class intention, daily theme, and the group in attendance. The classes are purposely challenging and active so that you will step up to your edge and surpass your personal goals. All fitness levels are welcome and everyone is encouraged to move and breathe at their own pace.
All of our classes take place online with ZOOM video conferencing. ZOOM is free and easy to use, if you do not already have a ZOOM account click the DOWNLOAD ZOOM button below. To begin select a class that works with your schedule and sign up on our ONLINE STUDIO PAGE. Approximately 30 minutes before your class begins take a few moments to set up your at-home yoga space. Choose a quiet room and roll out your yoga mat, place your device 4-6 feet away from your mat so as much of your body as possible is visible to the camera. During the class, your microphone will be muted, therefore you can customize your experience. Set the mood of your space by adjusting the lighting and selecting a playlist, or plan to use no music at all.
The virtual studio will open 10 minutes prior to the class in order for you to log into the class using your ZOOM account and to test your audio and video connections (this is the perfect time to readjust your room set up, or device as needed). Prior to class we can answer your questions, review the ZOOM functions and controls, and say hello.
During the class, your microphone will be muted, and it is recommended you leave your video on throughout the class in order to get the most out of the community and the class experience, as well as, to receive personalized instruction and cueing. Each class follows a consistent sequence of yoga poses. This sequence is referred to as Journey into Power and was created by Baron Baptiste and published in his best selling book of the same name. Baptiste Power Yoga certified teachers have shared this sequence with hundreds of thousands of students around the world for over 25 years. What makes this sequence so successful is its consistency from class to class skillfully moving the body through an optimal range of motion, while leaving room for freedom and playfulness. You will start to become familiar with the poses and order of poses in only a few classes allowing you to step up to your personal edge and measure your progress over time.
At the conclusion of your class stay on the line to share your experience and ask questions. The only thing left to do is sign up for another class. Reach out anytime on our CONTACT PAGE or directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During your class we will use the following ZOOM functions and controls. You can find helpful ZOOM tutorial videos in the next section.
THE SPEAKER VIEW & THE GALLERY VIEW
ZOOM offers customizable viewing settings for your virtual class, you are able to switch between settings as required throughout the class.
You will be able to chat directly with your instructor during class. the chat icon is located at the bottom of your window. The chat window will open on the right side of your screen and you can type your message into the chat window and press ENTER to send your message.
Spotlight video puts a participant as the primary window for all participants to view. This feature is often used to spotlight a participant to demonstrate the poses and pose variation options. At the start of class, participants will have the opportunity to volunteer for spotlight video via private chat with the instructor, we will not spotlight you unless you volunteer.
To change your name after entering the class, click on the “Participants” button at the top of the ZOOM window. Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the ZOOM window. Click on “Rename”. Enter your name as you would like to appear for the class and click on “OK”. We recommend you change your name so we can get to know you during the class.
Joining a ZOOM meeting is quick and easy! Discover the options for joining one of our online yoga classes based on your requirements and to ensure the best experience possible.
This video goes over the basic controls while in a ZOOM meeting, like Gallery view and Speaker View.