Our online sessions are currently being live-streamed via Zoom. All you need to join your session is a device with a screen, sound output and internet connection, such as a smartphone, tablet or laptop. Most people find a laptop or tablet better as it's easier to see me with a bigger screen. Just make sure you've got somewhere to prop up your device in a place that's easy to see when you're on your mat.


Finding Your Access Link and Password

When you book a session via my booking portal, you'll receive a Zoom access link and password in your confirmation email. You'll also find them in the reminder email you receive 24hrs before your class (see below example). Sometime these emails get stuck in spam boxes, so do check there first before messaging about missing emails. 


If you've signed up for an unlimited class pass, you'll receive an email on Monday mornings with all the access details for the upcoming week.


Access link example

Joining the Session from a Smartphone or Tablet

If you're joining your first session from a smartphone or tablet, simply click on your Zoom access link to get going. You should then be prompted to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store. Once downloaded, you should automatically be taken to your session. If this method doesn't work, try downloading the app first (Android|Apple) and then try your access link.

Joining from a Laptop or Computer

When entering a Zoom meeting for the first time from a computer, you will be prompted to download a small application file. Follow the on screen instructions to complete the download. This process is easy to complete on all commonly used browsers. You will then be prompted to join audio - select the option to 'Join with Computer Audio'.

Turning on Your Video

When you join a group session, your video and microphone will automatically be turned off. You are not able to switch your microphone on with the settings I use - it's just too noisy having sound coming in from multiple devices in a group session. You do however have the option to turn on your video and I would encourage you to do this. It's lovely to see everyone and it's helpful for me to be able to see you when teaching. 

Turning your video on is optional. If you do switch your video on, others in the session will also be able to see you, so if you'd rather keep your video off and just watch and listen in instead, that's fine. 

Selecting Speaker View

You'll want to use 'Speaker View' so that the image of me takes up most of your screen. Speaker view is the default, but if you find yourself on 'Gallery View' where the video of me is smaller like everyone else's, you can switch back by selecting 'Speaker View' in the top right hand corner of your screen. On a smartphone, you can switch view by swiping across the screen. 

Using the Chat Box

As I won't be able to hear you, you are welcome to use the chat box to say hello to the group or talk to me about poses, injury concerns etc. You can select to send your message just to me or to the whole group if you'd like.

Troubleshooting

If you're joining a class for the first time, it's a good idea to join 10 minutes early so you have time to get set up and sort out any problems. If you are having problems you can check out the Zoom help page or get in touch with me and we can arrange a test meeting.


See you on the mat!