Prepare for Pain Free Yoga on Zoom

Prepare for Pain Free Yoga on Zoom

Woman hand yoga pose. Practicing meditation and praying indoors.

Spending time prior to the start of your online class may make the class experience richer.

This preparation can include creating a clean and inviting space with good lighting and having your props and device ready. See details below.

1. Props – The props listed will be used in most classes. Have them ready for easy access.

  • Sticky mat
  • 1-2 blocks
  • 1 bolster (or something that you could use as a bolster)
  • 3 blankets, or enough for Shoulder Stand
  • 1 belt
  • 1 chair –(a folding metal chair is best)

2. Enough clear space so that you can lay down and stretch out fully

  1. Like the letter ‘I’ with your hands stretched above your body.
  2. Like the letter ’T’ with your arms out to the side.
  3. Like the letter ‘L’ with your legs extended to the right and left side of your mat as you lay down.

3. Device and physical set-up information

  • Download Zoom to your device (phone, tablet or laptop)
  • Set your device up horizontal to your mat, about 2-3 feet from the floor, not at an angle.
  • If possible, set up your mat about 12 feet away from your screen.
  • Adjust the lighting in your room – please don’t put yourself in front of a window or you will be backlit and difficult to see.
  • Sit quietly to prepare for class.

4. Joining the live online class

  • Please join the meeting 5-15 minutes before the start time to check in with Tahil, arrange your camera, and test your volume
  • Once you’ve checked in, please click on mute (lower left of your zoom screen).
  • In Zoom you can toggle between two modes – Gallery View and Speaker View. You may want to start in Gallery View to get a sense of class community and for the invocation. Afterward, switch to Speaker View to follow the class – this view makes the picture of the teacher larger.
  • If you prefer not to be seen you can turn off your video and only see the teacher.
  • At any time if you have a question please unmute and ask your question.