Continuing to connect and remain intimate with our breath, bodies and heart as we care for each other by working from home and social distancing remains vital to me, and I hope you as well. In this spirit, I’ve begun to offer virtual yoga and meditation classes via Zoom. I look forward to exploring this new path with you. Feel free to share thoughts and feedback with me via email.
Please note that each class will have its own link & password, as registration is necessary.
Sundays 10am-11:30am: Int/Adv Dharma flow $15
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm: All Level Flow $10
Thursdays 8:30-9am: Morning Flow $5
*More classes will be added depending on response.
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1) Pay via Venmo to @jwhitneyyoga no later than 30 minutes before class
** In the note section include: Type of Class + Time + Day + Date + email **
i.e. Yoga 10am Sunday 3/22 firstname.lastname@example.org (email needed only for first booking)
2) You will receive an email with the link & password for that class
3) Click on the link up to 5 minutes before class starts.
4) Recommendations for practicing Yoga and Meditation via Zoom are below. Please make sure to read before attending your first class.
Zoom Yoga Recommendations
- “Arrive” in the room a few minutes before the start of class to assure your computer settings and physical space are arranged appropriately. The room will be open 5 minutes before class starts.
If you don’t have a yoga mat, most floors have enough traction for standing poses. Have a towel or other soft surface handy for when we’re sitting/kneeling/laying on the ground.
Give a quick look around your space and move any nearby objects. Lifting one leg from downward dog can especially lead us to bump into things in a new space, so try that one out.
Homemade props to have on hand are listed below. These are all optional.1) A strap – you can use a bathrobe belt, or similar item2) Blocks – you can use large sturdy books3) Blanket – you can use a bath towel or throw blanket4) Chair – this can be helpful for standing balances, or perhaps we can even try a restorative pose or two with it!
Try to ask any cohabitors (people or animals alike) to allow you this time to refresh, recenter, and calm undisturbed
Technical aspects:1) Please mute yourself on Zoom. We’ll try out unmuting just for an om and chant during the first class. If there’s too much feedback, we’ll skip it going forward2) It’s up to you if you would like to use video or not – just be mindful that all others, not just me, will be able to see you. Seeing you can help guide my instructions.3) I will not be playing music on my end, in order to ensure clear audio. However, if you enjoy music, please feel free to have some playing in the background on your end. (Here’s one of my Spotify playlists) This could be especially nice during savasana.
Let’s stay in touch on how to navigate this new space together, and see if other guidelines are needed.
- “Arrive” in the room a few minutes early so we can all be settled to start on time.
- The sessions will be automatically muted for all. You can decide as you enter the Zoom room if you’d like to have you camera on or not. It can be helpful for me to be able to see everyone’s posture to help guide tips I might give that are directly relevant to the group. However, it’s also fine to prefer to have your camera off.
- Please visit this link with helpful guidance and images for setting up your seat
- At the end of the session, I will unmute, and those who remain in the Zoom room are free to ask questions either via audio or via the text feature. This can include questions on technique, something you noticed about your experience, me checking your posture, or anything else. This will be limited to 5 minutes.