Online Classes - Yoga and Qigong
My Yoga classes and Qigong classes are now online. I hope to help you maintain both your Coronavirus distance and your health and sanity, while offering a friendly sense of community and a grounding, nourishing practice.
The enforced separation of Coronavirus lockdown has been a blessing in disguise for many people. If we've been among the lucky ones, it has given us a chance to slow down, to enjoy the simple things, to rest and to reflect - and, with the volume of external noise turned down, it's been easier to hear the sound of our true self urging us to realign our lives with what really matters to us.
But, despite these potential benefits, extended isolation can be hard and lead to loneliness, low mood, as well as a loss of vital support networks and the services and practices that help us handle stress better and boost our health, well-being - and immunity.
I hope my online Yoga classes and Qigong classes might support you through any challenges you are facing. You can attend live and/or receive the recording. Feel free to join us!
Looking beyond lockdown:
- I will keep offering live and recorded online options for all my classes into the future.
- If you are yearning to get back to in-person classes, keep checking this page or stay in touch through my Newsletter (sign up below) or NurtureWorks Facebook page. I'll let you know as soon as I have anything to offer.
- My Class Credits and Memberships will be valid in both online and most in-person classes.
- I am keeping my fingers crossed that my September Well-Woman in the Wild Qigong retreat day and my November Women's Weekend Retreat in Norfolk will go ahead as planned. Feel free to make a provisional booking (no payment needed yet).
Weekly Online Class Schedule (on Zoom)
Mondays, 6.00-7.30pm - Qigong
Tuesdays, 8.00-9.00am - Well-Woman Yoga
Friday, 9.15-10.45am - Five Elements (Hatha) Yoga
All registrants get the video recording of these classes. So you can attend live and/or practise in your own time at home (for 7 days with class credits or without limit with a monthly membership).
Once you've booked, you'll get a confirmation email with the Zoom link and password for that class.
Find out about class prices, my new student trial offer, class credits and monthly memberships by clicking below.
Upcoming dates when an online class will be recorded, not live (you'll still get to keep the recording for 7 days):
- Friday, August 28th - 5 Element Yoga
- Monday, August 31st - Qigong
- Tuesday, September 1st - Well-Woman Yoga
How to Buy Credits and Book a Class
This video walks you through using my booking system to sign up for your Yoga classes or Qigong classes - whether you are paying drop-in or buying credits or a membership. If you're having any trouble, you'll probably find the answer here.
How to Access Your Live Class and Use Zoom
All my online classes are delivered through Zoom video conferencing software.
It's really easy to use Zoom. In the little video below, I walk you through getting started, accessing the class and using the screen controls within the class to give you the best experience. Or you can read the notes below.
I recommend doing a Zoom test call (just you) before attending class, so you can get familiar with it and check your settings and room set-up.
Here's what to do:
- First, sign up for a free Zoom account (this is optionable but makes things easier).
- Then, download Zoom to your device (Zoom Client for Meetings for Macs, PCs or the Zoom Mobile App for iPads and iPhones, Android) - Remember, the bigger the screen, the better view you'll have.
- Access your booked class by using the Zoom link from your confirmation email (or use the Meeting ID in Join a Meeting in the Zoom Desktop Client or App), then enter the session's password (also in your booking confirmation email).
- When relevant, select 'Open zoom.us' and then 'Join with Computer Audio' - that should bring you into the class.
Guidelines for inside the class
- Each class is password-protected, so it's a safe online space.
- During the class, I'll lock my video to the large screen - to give you more privacy in your own home.
- Place your device so I can see you - The better I can see you, the better I can connect with you, as in a normal class. So, ideally, place your device 2-3 metres away, so you and your mat are visible onscreen. And try to have a light in front of you and not behind you (eg a window).
- Use a laptop rather than a mobile device - so you can see me better on the bigger screen and so you can angle the screen more easily.
- Minimise the chance of disturbances - do make sure that your device is plugged in or fully charged and that other tabs or apps are closed so they don't hog bandwidth. And ask others in your house to stay off anything bandwidth-hungry and to try to leave you in peace during the class.
- Come in early to get set up or to chat - I'll open up the classroom 15 minutes before the scheduled time of the class.
- When you enter the class:
- Your video should automatically come on. If not, click Start Video in the bottom left corner of your screen.
- Your audio will be muted. Feel free to unmute yourself (with another button in the bottom left corner of your screen).
- Here are some other useful Zoom help guides:
How to access the class recording
- If you have booked with class credits or drop-in, you'll receive a link to access the recorded class within 24 hours of the session. You'll have access to the recording for one week and can do the practice as many times as you like.
- If you have a monthly membership, you'll find the new recording in your video library within 24 hours of the class. You'll have unlimited access to it as long as you maintain your subscription.
Live or recorded?
- You can connect and chat with others before and after class.
- You'll get my personal attention - this is, of course, less effective than in-person, but I will do my best.
- We'll be able to interact - so you could ask a question or comment, if needed.
- You'll still get access to the recording - so you can do the Yoga practice again when you like!
- You can still enjoy my classes and continue with your guided Yoga or Qigong practice, even if you can't make at the scheduled time.
- For NurtureWorks classes, you can cancel your booking up to 1 hour before the start of the class - just find the cancellation link on your original booking confirmation. But, before cancelling, remember that, even if it turns out you can't make the live class, you'll get the recording.
- For Satyam classes, please check with Satyam Yoga studio.
My Other Online Offerings
Free Live Yoga Practice
I offer a free 20-minute Yoga practice live on Facebook every Wednesday at 8.15am in my private group, Women's Cycles, Women's Power. Just join the group to access these sessions - and to connect with like-minded women.
Online Women's Yoga Program
Want to dive deeper into honouring the natural rhythms that turn within you and without? Find out about my life-changing online Yoga program for women - Yoga for Cyclical Well-being: Empowerment Practices for Women.
"I have been going to Tiffany's Yoga and Qigong classes for a year and am so pleased to have found this lovely teaching style and such a dedicated and skilful teacher. I come away from classes feeling calm, energised, strong and supple. I also really enjoy the friendly atmosphere created in the classes," Mary G.