Virtual classes are free as a practice of karma yoga. However, please keep positive karma flowing and, if you are able. donate to a non-profit entity geared towards ending gun violence. The organization I have chosen to promote is Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, more information can be found here. To donate, please click here: Donate to Brady Center.
Chair Yoga (1 hour) Thursdays at 9:30 am
This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair, or possibly standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga is a great practice for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. It is perfect for anyone that has difficulty descending to and ascending from the floor or whose balance is compromised.
Using a chair reduces strain on limbs and joints. This practice promotes stability and flexibility of the body, self-awareness and clarity at the level of the mind, a sense of calm and balance at the level of the emotions, and overall wellness. Wheelchair confined individuals are welcomed.
Vinyasa - All Levels (75 minutes) Saturdays at 9:00 am
This class links body movement with breath and emphasizes strengthening the core. Pose modifications and challenges are offered to fit the participant’s experience level. Class starts with three part breath and warm up stretches. You will be led to a progressively higher energy level about midway into the class and conclude with a relaxation period taking you to your place of peace.
Some benefits for you are improved posture, flexibility, balance, and strength as well as calming of your mind and lessening of stress!
If you would like to participate in either or both classes, email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the invitation list(s).
How to use Zoom
Classes are streamed live using Zoom, which is free for you to use. You can join a class from your computer using the Zoom app or a web browser, or by using the Zoom app on your smartphone or tablet. You will need a broadband or high-speed internet connection. Participation using a video camera and microphone is optional, however most laptops, smartphones, and tablets have webcams and microphones built in.
If you will be attending a virtual class using a smartphone or tablet, or which to use the Zoom desktop app for PC, click on the appropriate link below to download the app for your device.
When you click the link in the email you will be prompted to download or launch Zoom. The instructor would prefer to see you in your poses. However, you may choose to not allow Zoom access to your video camera or microphone. If you see rectangles of multiple screens instead of a solo screen of instructor, click “speaker view” in top right of the screen. Speaker View should be the default.
The Zoom meeting will start 10 minutes before each class starts. Please try to join your first class early to ensure you have a good connection and can both see and hear your instructor and participate in class on time.
If I am late for a virtual class, will I be admitted?
Maybe. Once class starts we cannot guarantee that you will be admitted to the class. It is disruptive to others for the instructor to stop class to admit students. Instructors will start the Zoom meeting 10 - 15 minutes before class starts so you can ensure you have a good connection.
Do I need to keep my video on?
No. However, the instructor would prefer to see you in your poses in order to see how you are receiving their cues so that they are able to make adjustments to the pace or provide more verbal instruction, if necessary.