What to expect from a live stream yoga class

What’s the tech?

We’re using Zoom (rather than youtube, Instagram or FB) so that we can see your beautiful faces. And more importantly, so we can make the classes as real as possible and give you guys personal assists and directions throughout. Plus we like to see it when you laugh at our dodgy jokes.

You can download Zoom in advance (zoom.us), then all you’ll need to do is click the link we email you for the class (it should always arrive at least 15 minutes before hand, so if you don’t receive it, please email info@animoyoga.co.uk to let us know ASAP!)

Video on or off?

If you leave it on, it will only be the teachers watching you to help out with poses and alignment. You guys all switch to speaker view, so you’re just seeing the teacher. But if you’d prefer to turn your camera off (or don’t have one!) that’s totally fine too.

Set up?

If possible position yourself side-on to the camera and far enough away so that we can see as much of you as possible!

Noise?

Don’t worry about kids. Cats, puppies, partners, swearing… Make as much noise as you want! You’ll be on mute for the class. You can unmute yourself and the start and the end if you have a question or want to chat though.

Props and mats?

No props, no problems. Make use of books in place of yoga blocks and cushions instead of bolsters. A yoga mat is a good idea (you can get by without, but it’s better with!). We have mats and props for sale from our shop, so email info@animoyoga.co.uk if you’d like to buy some.

Music?

We’ll send you a Spotify playlist with each Zoom link. So you can play music for the class if you’d like on another device. You’ll be on mute, so don’t worry if you want to use your own (or none at all).