Bentleigh East, VIC Australia

(SE Melbourne)

how to prepare

Please use the following guidelines for setting up your online lesson or class for maximum visibility and ease.

Find a space where you won’t be disturbed, preferably somewhere that is:

  • quiet
  • with a comfortable room temperature
  • well lit
  • obstacle-free (e.g. no computer cables or kids’ toys you could trip on)

Keep in mind that during your lesson, workshop or group class, you could be asked to: 

  • sit up at your screen
  • lie on the floor or on your yoga mat
  • stand or walk around, a few metres away from the screen
  • be observed as you do an activity relevant to the class

It could be tricky to have one setup that will cover each of the above scenarios, and you may need to move your device/screen around to accommodate. Be creative.

Prior planning is everything!

Good lighting is so important. Make sure that:

  • the main light source is in front of you, not behind you

Non-restrictive, comfortable clothing is best: 

  • garments that allow free movement when bending, extending, and getting up and down from the floor
  • lighter brighter colours work best, so avoid black or dark colours
  • avoid colours that are too similar to your background to avoid blending

Remember, I see EXACTLY what you see of yourself in your screen.

Ensure that you’re fully visible whether you’re up close for a chat, lying down on your yoga mat, or standing or walking around. To check: 

  • do a test run – log into Zoom and click “New Meeting” to check your onscreen visibility
  • make sure you can see ALL of you in the screen when lying down and standing up, from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. Bonus points if you can see all of yourself when walking around!
  • check your lighting – can you see yourself clearly?
  • work out how you might adjust if necessary

Please test your sound quality:

  • can you hear from 2-3 metres away from the screen
  • earbuds are really good
  • make sure they’re fully charged
  • don’t use headphones
  • check your device’s sound system is on and the volume is turned up

Prepare the following:

  • a yoga mat if you have one
  • a chair with as firm a seat as possible
  • some paperbacks to place under your head, or a blanket

All online lessons will be conducted on the Zoom platform.

 You will receive a link with the Meeting ID and password prior to the class. Please don’t share these details, they are for your eyes only.

Well done! If you have any questions, please get in touch.

See you on Zoom!

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