Zoom Classroom Tips


Checkout my tips for getting the most out of online classes.

Skip the commute

Practice in your PJs

Enjoy a judgment free zone

Online yoga classes. Made simple.




  • Comfortable Clothing for moving well, breathing well and keeping warm
  • Equipment 1 non-slip Yoga mat, 2 blocks and a pillow (don't have blocks? I recommend these)
  • Soft Padding Does it hurt your butt to sit or your knees when you're on all fours? I use 3 mats stacked (my floor is stone tile). Carpeting or rugs underneath also works (beware of slipperiness). Or a cleverly folded towel or blanket over your mat to protect knees and bottoms when needed.
  • Device Computer, tablet or phone and a free account with Zoom
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PRO TIP: Get a bolster. It's multi-purpose and comes in handy for all classes, especially restorative poses. I recommend these.



  • Log in to Zoom at least 5 minutes before class to resolve any technical issues.
  • Turn ON your video and audio at the beginning of class to say HELLO and check in.
  • I will mute everyone once class begins so there's no feedback noise. You can unmute when you have a question.
  • Turn ON any music you like in the background after class begins. Check out these SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS.
  • Zoom options FULL SCREEN and SPEAKER VIEW and to minimize all the thumbnails of your classmates and maximize the view of the teacher choose HIDE THUMBNAIL VIDEO.
  • Set up your computer according to the specs below.
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PRO TIP: Keep your video ON during class and set up properly (see below).

BUT WHY? I always teach to the room. That means that I change my plans in the moment as I see who shows up and how they're feeling that day. It's a constant feedback system between the teacher and the students. Without your video ON, I can't assist you or adapt the class.

If you're more comfortable with it OFF, that's ok! I want you to feel comfortable.



  • Every class begins with a HELLO and ends with a HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY. Join me for greetings.
  • Turn your video and audio ON if you're comfortable, at the beginning and end of each class so I can check in and see how you're doing.
  • Let me know if something has changed like you have a recent injury or something is bothering you. Don't want to share with the group? You can message me privately.
  • If you need to leave early or join late no problem, let me know ahead of time if you can.
  • Shut off your phone close the door and create a safe, quiet space to step into your body, deeply relax and begin feeling better today.
Screen setup


Whether you're on a laptop, computer or phone, you want it to be 2-3 feet off the ground. Ottomans, stools and coffee tables make great stands.

Place your mat so the long edge faces the camera: So I can get the best view of your form in any position. I focus on giving precise verbal instructions so you're not so dependent on seeing me or craning your neck to do so.

Sit about 5-7 feet from your camera: So I can see your form whether you're standing, sitting or lying down. If it's hard to see me, then move closer.

PRO-TIP: Always put the light facing so you're not backlit and hard to see. The light, natural or artificial, can be coming from the sides or from in front of you, as long as it's not behind you as you face the screen.