Update 31st October 2020: as it looks like we are heading for another national lockdown I have decided to revert to ONLINE ONLY from 2nd November. I will review this if the situation changes and we can safely revert back to in person classes. For the first week I will stay with the timetable below but may introduce some changes after week 2, for example re-introducing some hour long sessions as I know these were popular in the past.
Welcome (back) to my online general adult yoga classes. I am running these four times weekly:
Mondays 10.30-11.30am (one hour class from 9th November)
Classes will run for four weeks from w/c 2nd November to w/c 23rd November.
Costs are as follows:
£40 for the equivalent of one class weekly or £50 for unlimited access during the November block.
You can select the online class you are most likely to attend when you book but you can swap around as suits you.
The default amount on the booking site for both types of class is set to £40 so please amend it to £50 yourself if this applies to you.
For online yoga: Please join the yogaworks general yoga closed facebook group. If you are not already a member please ask me to invite you in. This makes it a lot easier for me to communicate with you and also for you to stay in touch with each other. I will be posting the links to the Zoom classes on this group and any changes.
If you are new to yoga please contact me first before booking. You can attend a no commitment class then sign up afterwards if you would like to continue so contact me first and I can send you a health form to return to me before your first class as well as the link to the class you would like to trial .
I will be aiming to post at least two recordings per week of a full yoga session which you can access for a month to help with home practice or if you miss some of the live sessions. You will need to enter your name and e mail address to access these recordings.
You wil need a Zoom meeting ID to join the classes. You can access these on the relevant facebook group or just e mail me and I can send them to you. PLEASE DON'T SHARE THE LINKS WITH ANYONE ELSE.
Zoom is free for you to use. You will ideally need a laptop with a camera or a phone. A speaker can help you to hear me more easily. I will mute everyone once the class has started but you will have a chance to talk to me and others at the end if you wish. There is a chat facility too where you can type some comments/questions.
If it's your first time using Zoom please test your equipment first. I start the session 10-15 minutes before the class start so you go into a waiting room then I can admit you. This gives you a chance to check that everything is working before the class starts. Please make every effort to join on time as it's quite distracting to admit people in when I am already teaching - but I do understand that equipment fails so will do my best to let you in. Sometimes internet connections go down so if you 'leave' the class whilst it's running again I will do my best to let you back in, but sometimes you may have to wait a few minutes.
Create a lovely calm space in your home where you won't be disturbed. Try to have as much space as possible around your mat. Ideally a wall and/or chair nearby. A belt or scarf as well as a couple of blocks would also be great.
The following just applies to in person classes which are currently not running:
Covid safety measures for in person classes. All students need to tick the disclaimer on their booking form to state they will only attend in person if they are symptom-free and not required to isolate and agree to comply with the protocols laid out in the Yogaworks risk assessment as well as any requirements of the locations where the sessions take place. If I or any class member are required to self-isolate in keeping with current government guidance then I/they will not attend class and will inform class members.
In essence, social distancing will be maintained at all times in class as well as when entering, leaving classes and moving around the building. Masks need to be worn when arriving and leaving but not during the class, unless a student prefers this. Students will need to bring their own mats and other equipment such as blocks, cushions, blankets, belts, water bottles as necessary. Mats will be positioned 2m apart according to floor markings. There will not be any adjustments or partner practices. The room will be cleaned and ventilated between sessions. All communal areas will be regularly cleaned and gel dispensers available both inside and outside the yoga hall. A track and trace system will operate requiring me to keep a record of all students attending and to be held by me for a minimum of 21 days.
Please arrive on time rather than early to give me time to clean and set up space safely. I will aim to wedge open the blue doors at least 5 minutes before session time starts. Please don't enter via the glass doors. Please wait outside respecting social distancing until the doors open and whilst going up the stairs - the same for when you leave. You will be able to hand sanitise before entering the yoga hall. The internal doors will be wedged open for entry and exit but closed during the sessions as they are fire doors. The room will be as ventilated as possible so do bring extra layers if you feel the cold. During the class please only sneeze or cough into the arm, and keep voice levels as moderate as possible. You will be able to visit the regularly cleaned toilets during the class.
Please be patient and bear with me whilst I live stream the in person yoga classes as I have a laptop in front of my mat and will occasionally have to attend to it to let people in, to adjust angle, to sort technical issues. Since everyone can potentially benefit from this facility please be patient with me.