First Yoga — online — this coming week!

By March 28, 2020News, The Gathering

Linda Blanchard, FUMCFW Yoga Instructor, has agreed to teach her regular FUMCFW yoga classes via Zoom starting this Tuesday. Class times will be the same; and these Zoom classes will be free for all participants as Linda’s generous gift to our church during this highly stressful time.

Linda says that these are basically the same classes, she teaches at the church, with three important differences: first, you’ll be in your own home and she’ll be on the screen of your smartphone, tablet, or computer; second, you can have your video camera on or off (so you can see her but she can’t see you); and finally, you can mute your microphone (and she can’t hear your smart remarks).

Classes will be Hatha Flow Yoga  | Tuesday-Friday at 9:30 am

Adaptive/Chair Yoga |  Wednesdays at 10:45 am.

“Join us!” Linda urges. “Wear some comfy clothes and I’ll see you (or not!) in your living room! “ And, she adds, “If you’re one of those who has always kind of wanted to try yoga but didn’t want to go to a class — and yet need the help and interaction with an instructor to help you get started, this is a way you can enjoy the best of both opportunities in the privacy and comfort of your own home.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. Go to Zoom.com on the device you are going to use for this class. You don’t need to set up an account — you just need to download the app from the App Store.
  2. Click https://zoom.us/j/8173367278
  3. When it asks for Meeting ID, enter : 8173367278

You’ll be asked to join with or without video (with means we can see you), and you may be asked to grant access to your video camera; and with or without audio (with means we can hear you — unless you mute your microphone.) It is recommended on most Zoom meetings that you keep your microphone on mute unless you’re talking to minimize background noise. When you want to unmute, you can either click or tap on the microphone or use your space bar like a walkie-talkie button (hold it down to talk, let it back up to mute)

If you have questions or need help learning to Zoom, please feel free to reach out to our communications team for a guided tutorial and a practice session!

Happy Zooming, Yogis and Yoginis!

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