Quality of life through quality of movement

Online Classes Info

Online Interactive group mat-work classes and 1:1 sessions

Online interactive classes: Our classes are all scheduled through Zoom as recurring meetings. By completing your booking form in the usual way, we will book your classes for you and send you a link to join the class/meeting a few days prior to the start of the course. You can use a laptop, PC, tablet, or smart phone to access the sessions. To join, you simply click the class link we send you and follow the pop up instructions; it’s very straight forward. If using a smart phone or tablet it’s best to download the zoom app from the app store, prior to clicking the link.

Video/audio interaction: When joining the class you will have the option of having your video on or off. As part of our insurance and to teach you effectively, we need to be able to see you, so it’s important that you have your video on whilst participating in the class. There is also the option to join in with voice so you can comment or ask questions as we go through the class or briefly at the end. On joining the group your mic will be muted, so we/others can’t hear you, or any background noise from your end. If you need to ask a question simply unmute your mic by clicking on it and ask your question, and then don’t forget to re-mute your mic straight after speaking.

Online 1:1 sessions: We also offer 1:1 sessions via Zoom, so please contact us if you are interested in 1:1 or 2:1 sessions.

Getting the best from your online class!

Devices: The online classes will work with any device that can get an internet connection and has a camera that can see you; Choose a device that has a good camera as this will help us see you better. Also consider using a stand or angle bracket to better position your device, these are available through online suppliers like Amazon; please contact us if you need advice.

Clothes and background: consider wearing clothes that are a contrast to your background colour and are reasonably tight fitting, this will help us to see you better. Also consider where the light is coming from, and try to position yourself in a well-lit position with the light shining towards you (behind the camera) not behind you (facing your camera). Also consider positioning your camera so we can see you well and as a whole not just your head! If possible a slight downward and side/oblique camera angle works best.

Participating in a class: Try to watch the exercise demonstration first and then join in with the exercise rather than watch and do it at the same time. Particularly in the beginner level classes; at improver or intermediate level it should be possible to follow by listening more than watching as you should be more familiar with the exercises. Remember to have cushions, blocks, bands weights etc nearby, if you have them. We have kit you can purchase or it can be bought online or you can improvise with books, pillows etc.

Interacting: We encourage you to interact in the class, this will help keep the classes as close as possible to our normal group sessions; so please don’t be afraid to ask relevant questions as we go through the class; however, please consider others and keep these short and to the point, so as to not disrupt the class, please remember, others will hear your comments too, so please keep it relevant and polite.