We use “Zoom” to deliver all of our classes live, you will need to download the Zoom application onto your device (pc/ tablet/ smartphone) and then either use the link that we email to you, to join the session, or type the “meeting ID” (12 digit number) and password into the appropriate boxes. You can get in touch with us if you like and we can help you with this, if you are not feeling confident about using Zoom, prior to attending your first session.
If you are attending any of our yoga sessions (except for our chair assisted sessions), it might be useful to have a yoga mat. If you don’t have a mat, it’s fine to use a rug, or something under your feet, to give you a little bit of grip for standing. When we are lying and sitting on the ground, it's handy to have a blanket or towel/cushion for support and comfort.
If you have a garden, or an open space nearby, it’s nice to practise yoga outside, if the weather and your WiFi range is good!
What to wear; you certainly do not need any special clothing. It’s preferable to practise with bare feet, if that is comfortable for you and your feet are warm enough. It’s best to wear comfortable clothing that doesn’t restrict your movement or breathing in any way. So loose fitting clothing without tight waist bands that allows you to breathe and move freely is ideal.
For our chair yoga sessions, you will need a chair; a wheel chair, arm chair or dining chair is fine. We want you to be able to rest your feet flat on the floor or something stable, such as yoga blocks or a large book.
For our meditation and relaxation sessions, the most important thing is that you are comfortable. You can sit on the floor supported by cushions and or yoga blocks etc. or sit in a chair, or lie down if you prefer. It’s useful to have blankets to hand, as you can soon get chilly when your body quietens down.
As we won’t be able to see you as well as we would in a face to face class, we have added some additional advice.
There will be lots of options and variations in the sessions to make sure they are suitable for different abilities. Whilst yoga is considered to be for everyone, when online it is up to the individuals to assess whether they are ready for the class that they have chosen. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like any advice as to which sessions may be suitable for you. If you suffer from any specific injuries or health conditions it is best to consult with your GP to check that yoga is suitable for your condition. If you are pregnant you must contact us in advance of making a booking to check the suitability of the session you would like to attend.
The practice of the yoga postures requires you to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal physical limitations. It is better to build up slowly rather than to force and strain.
The techniques and suggestions presented are not intended to substitute proper medical advice for any injuries or health conditions.
The teachers at Your Home Yoga disclaim any responsibilities for any injuries caused whilst taking part in these yoga sessions. By taking part in the online session you will be considered to have read, and fully understood the above conditions.
Thank you, Debbie & Louise