New to Yoga? and/or New to Virtual Yoga?

Welcome!

I am looking forward to meeting you.

Before class, please take a few minutes to read through the following guidance.

This section was written to support you.

If you still have questions after reading, please feel free to email me directly.

To contact me, scroll to the bottom of the page to the Contact section and entering your information + question(s).

*Yourself:

  • Avoid eating a heavy meal two hours before class.
  • Come to class hydrated.
  • Listen to your body - if you are getting over an illness or injury, this next class likely isn't your moment to push yourself to the limit. Even if you are experiencing optimum health, commit to being a witness to the self in class. You know your body best.
  • Check your mindset before joining - if you are harboring negative thoughts for any reason, use class as a space to let go or to channel them productively. Sometimes when times are tough yoga tests us and others times it nourishes us. The key is showing up. And if you are in a positive mood, use this to encourage exploration, openness, and cultivate high energy.

*Logistics: 

  • If you have never used Zoom before, please first read Getting Started with Zoom.
  • A few days before class, test your Zoom access by clicking How to Join a Zoom Meeting.
  • On class day, I will open the Zoom session 5 minutes before our start time.
  • I recommend joining Zoom a few minutes before to test your audio and video, and to ensure your computer is angled so that your full body is in the camera's view.
  • If you run into trouble connecting your audio and video, click Testing Computer or Device Audio.

*Equipment: (each item is hyperlinked to give you an idea of what the materials look like)

  • For all classes, a yoga mat is highly recommended or at minimum, a flat, sturdy yet supportive surface (think thin carpet vs. hardwood floor or plush rug).
  • If you have available two yoga blocks, bring those (another option is two books with similar thicknesses). Sometimes we'll use these as props, other times not at all. I'll cue you.
  • A yoga pillow or bolster, or a blanket or towel are great choices if you want something to sit on during meditation or to serve as support in certain poses. (Have one handy, no need for all four!)
  • A yoga strap or a belt that clasps (like one of these) are also recommended. Sometimes we'll use this prop to deepen a stretch for our legs but not always. Again, I'll cue you but good to have handy!