BoCo Yoga & Pilates
Surbiton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

BoCo goes online

joining classes online

Each class is a Recurring Meeting on Zoom.  We send out the class link to all class regulars, so you can join when you can.  It is the same link each week for each different class on the timetable.  If you do not have the link three hours before the class, email us and we will resend it.  Please check spam folders.

All you need is a laptop, mobile phone or tablet with video capability and access to your emails to click the link we send you for classes, and a space for you and your mat.

When the session starts the teacher will pre-set you to mute, as we can get a lot of static interference. To ask a question, wave your hand and when the teacher says your name, unmute your device. This will let Zoom focus in on you so that the teacher can see any problem more clearly. When she has replied she will mute your device again.

See our online classes during lockdown.

setting yourself up for online classes


1. You will need a laptop, mobile phone or tablet that you can see, with video capability so the teacher can see you.

2. A mobile phone or tablet will need to be placed so the teacher can see you, and ideally fully charged or plugged in. A laptop might be the easiest if it has built-in camera and microphone. A tripod with a mobile phone holder is the easiest way to place a phone. You can test your set up by using a mobile phone camera. You don’t have to take the photo. If you need help to get set up just get in touch.

3. Choose a quiet place in your house with good internet reception

4. If possible have a light coloured background, but patio windows in the background can create a glare, so draw the curtains.

5. Place your mat and any other props you need (e.g. blocks, cushions, straps etc)

6. Switch off any other devices that might interfere with your connection (e.g. mobile phone to airplane mode if using a laptop).

7. When the session starts the teacher will pre-set you to mute, as we can get a lot of static interference. To ask a question, wave your hand and when the teacher says your name, unmute your device. This will let Zoom focus in on you so that the teacher can see any problem more clearly. Once she has understood, mute your device again and she will reply.

8. There will be time at the end for questions.


positive feedback on the online experience

Feedback on our online classes has been very positive.  For example:

Catherine: Just to let you know how much I enjoyed today’s yoga session on Zoom. Once I’d sorted out where best to put my mat and where to position the iPad it was all very straightforward. I’ve been trying to do some home practice which has been fine as far as it goes. This was much more like being at a class. A longer session than I’d be able to do by myself and at the end I felt calm and refreshed - just like when I finish a yoga class at BoCo! 

Anant: Thank you for the online class which was v much needed and I enjoyed it. May I say how easy the process was to download Zoom and login as well. Once logged in, I just had to find a spot to position my iPad so you could see me. As the class started your guidance throughout the class was v clear to hear and follow. In these very unprecedented times, if we could have more online classes, that would be amazing.

subscriptions

We paused all subscriptions on the 17th March.  If you do not want to use online classes, the weeks we are closed will be added to the expiry date of your pass or subscription.  

Pay as you go members: Please mark your pass with the date of each class you do.  We will email you with renewal details.   If you come to one class a week we will give £10 off your next pass purchase.  If you would like to come more often, just let us know and we will advise which package is better value for you.

Prepaid members: We will be writing to each T1 and Monthly member to let you know how many classes you have left and how to transfer payment for renewals.

We will for the moment keep prices as they are, while offering a concession rate to whoever needs it.  Just let us know if you would like details.