FROM OUR STUDENTS
"This is helping to keep me a very happy camper!"~ em
"I was so pleased to be able to invite my dear friend in Lille, France to join us for the free Soul Sunday....Such a silver lining if one but looks." ~ mm
"Thank you so much for getting this off the ground. It makes such a difference!!" ~ lt
"thanks to you and Ann for being so amazing and helping us all to weather this crazy pants situation.
The Livestream is greatly appreciated and works perfectly.."
"I just want to say how much I have been enjoying the Zoom classes. Maybe it's because I'm home in my pajamas ...Plus I'm realizing that taking extra classes is a great way to have some "me time" in all this!" ~ kf
"Really enjoying online classes. Extra bonus: I’m able to take classes with "new-to-me" teachers. YAY! " ~ em
"You guys are awesome!! So happy to have yoga at home. And so many choices. Thank you both!!" ~ cr
"Heartfelt gratitude for the live online classes! They really are wonderful." ~ kr
"Loved our time together today, especially with all the animals participating." ~ns
"I had been struggling with setting up a home practice, thinking I didn’t have the “right” space or wouldn’t be able to concentrate. And now I’m doing yoga in my living room and loving it."~ kr
"I love seeing and hearing the teachers AND seeing everyone in their home spaces. The classes are really bringing us together in so many ways. "~ kr
"Thank you again for the new virtual offerings. It’s a wonderful way for our community to stay connected and feel the comfort of seeing friendly, familiar faces."
"I did ALL of your classes on Friday! It’s exactly what I needed after a long, tough week." ~ lk
"I enjoyed the class! Very much. I am so grateful this technology exists" ~ rh
"Thank you so much for your so swiftly providing live streaming yoga classes for us. I’m impressed at how quickly you’ve been able to make these changes and provide us options to continue our yoga practice. ~ cu
LIVEstream classes are like studio classes with your favorite teacher — in most every way.
You can see your teacher and they can see you. You can laugh with your yoga buddies. Ask questions, get corrections. Make bad jokes. ;-) All while staying safe and "flattening the curve" of virus transmission. This is not a yoga video, this is LIVE! With LIVEstreaming we can continue to call on our yoga and each other to help us weather this crisis together — and perhaps come out the other side with an even deeper connection to our yoga and each other than before.
Just a few simple steps. Having trouble? Email us
We are new to this, and appreciate your patience as we learn! There are bound to be glitches — and we will be fix them as quickly possible!
1. Login to your Mountain Yoga online account. 1) Make sure your email address is current. 2) Click on MY INFO and make sure all the boxes about receiving emails and notifications are checked. This is crucial: Your link for access to LIVEstream classes will come thru email notifications. Do you freeze at the phrase "account password" ? Or simply email us — and we will set up notifications for you!
2. Download the Zoom app for desktop or mobile using the same email address, and give ZOOM a trial run before your first class. For the best experience, you’ll want to join us from a device with a video camera and microphone. This way, we can both see and hear you.
3. Sign in for class on our website. Class pricing is the same as in-studio classes — LIVEstream is now our virtual studio!
4. You will receive a link upon registration for entry to class. Didn't get the link? Check your spam folder! Still no link? Text us at 510-541-4803!
5. Click the link. Enter Zoom password: DOYOGA when prompted. Classes are open 10-15 min prior to class time, giving you time to catch up with your yoga buddies!
FAQ's + TROUBLE-SHOOTING
Can I test my zoom set up before taking a class?
After you sign up for your zoom account, you can join a test meeting by clicking here to make sure your audio and video is working. We can’t provide a lot of technical assistance during classes, so testing your set up before your first class is critical.
Will I be seen in my house as I am practicing?
That’s up to you! You have the option of being seen — or not! Once you click to join the classroom, choose with our without video. If you choose "with", the teacher and other attendees will see you. These classes will not be recorded, so you don’t have to worry about anyone seeing you other than your virtual classmates and your teacher.
Can I change the view so I am only seeing the teacher?
“Speaker” view allows you to follow the teacher, while “Gallery” view will show other students in the class. Since a lot of us know each other, it can be nice to connect in the Gallery view!
Can I ask questions during the practice or chat with my buddies?
During class your microphone will be muted. This reduces audio feedback for all attendees. Some teachers may pause to ask if anyone has questions, at which time you can unmute your mike and talk directly to your teacher.
What should I do if my internet connection isn’t working well?
If your internet connection slows down during class, try turning off your video camera so you can still see the class, but the teacher and other people in class can’t see you. This helps decrease the load on your wifi connection.
What is the best browser to use for virtual classes?
Zoom works best when using the Chrome web browser if you are using your laptop.
What happens if my class feed sudddenly stops?
It’s rare that this happens, but if it does, stay in the virtual classroom and the feed should resume once the problem is navigated by our host.
Can you help me with technical issues?
We will help as much as we can, but we are not technicians. Be sure to play with your free Zoom account before your first class to get used to the format. We won’t be able to stop class to help you if you are having trouble. If you have had a difficult experience with your virtual class, please email us to let us know.
How do I pay for my online classes?
Use your memberships or class series packages for LIVEstream classes— exactly like in-studio classes. New to Mountain Yoga? Your first class is FREE! Then sign up for our New Student Special — $49 for 30 Days Unlimited Classes. Go here.
How can I help Mountain Yoga survive this challenging period?
If at all possible, please consider sustaining your membership during this shelter-in-place period by keeping your yoga health and sanity together with LIVEstream classes. If you that doesn't work for you, just send us a request to suspend your membership thru April 7.
What should I do if I don’t have props?
Funny you should ask. MYoga teacher Baxter Bell has kindly shared the video below to help you find props from around the house for your home practice.