Over the summer holidays I encourage you to develop a rhythm to the long warm days that fits in with your family and work commitments and also takes into account your need to recharge and rest. Rolling out your yoga mat part can be an integral part of that summer rhythm. Whether you prefer early mornings or evenings, midweek or weekend, this is your time to commit to yourself to continue the practice that you know makes you feel better.
The online video library offers the opportunity to continue the yoga practice that's familiar to you, in the safety of your own home, or somewhere beautiful outdoors.
I've prepared below some FAQs on the Library, but please feel free to shoot me an email with any other question you might have. WHAT'S IN THE LIBRARY? When Covid-19 hit part way through term 1, Northbridge Yoga went online with classes via Facebook and Zoom and continued in this format all the way through term 2. In terms 3 and 4 we recommenced in-person classes but maintained a weekly 1 hour Zoom class. All of the online classes were recorded and uploaded to a Vimeo library that how holds nearly 80 videos.
The videos range from 5 minute breathing and meditation practices, through to 30 minute practices to start the day, and full 60-90 minute classes.
The classes span across all four terms and have been supplemented with many additional videos along the way.
HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES? The classes range in length including: 30 mins, 45 mins, 60 mins, 75 mins and 90 mins. Shorter 'explainers' are also available eg on shoulderstand and the nerve release sequence.
WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO USE THE LIBRARY? To make sure you get good use of the library and keep yoga part of your regular schedule, I recommend you carve out daily or weekly timeslots that you know will work best for you. Perhaps you keep the same class times that you have attended in term 4, and cheekily, add one more. **Mark them in your calendar and say no to other appointments that clash**. Honour your commitment to yourself because you know the yoga works to make the rest of your life run more calmly and efficiently.
Going away? Take your mat and your device with you and practice your yoga wherever you go.
Encourage your kids or partner to roll out a mat with you and share the enjoyment!
And make the most of unexpected opportunities. Warm weather can offer some wonderful **outdoor opportunities.** Take your mat and your tablet or phone with you to a park, a quiet beach corner at sunset, a bush setting at sunrise and savour the natural beauty around you.
CAN I JOIN FOR JUST A FEW WEEKS? Sure, but there is the **one access price** of $120 for the summer (or $90 for those already with term 4 access), regardless of when you join. The price is equivalent to less than 5 casual classes, and yet you could do a class or more every day if you wish. It is huge body of work you will be able to access. So if you are thinking to join, today is the best time to join.
CAN I TRY BEFORE I BUY? I'm afraid not. If you've been to my classes you will know the style of teaching that is on the videos. No real surprises there. In fact it is a requirement of using the videos, that you have been to a live class with me (either in person or online). If you are new to Northbridge Yoga then please come along in the new year when classes restart at the end of January. I would love to meet you and welcome you to classes then.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSES OR THE INSTRUCTIONS IN THE VIDEOS? I would love to hear from you if have any questions after using the videos. I love chatting all things yoga, and will be generally contactable throughout the summer via email or phone.
CAN I ADD MUSIC? Sure. The videos are rich with detailed instruction but feel free to turn the volume down and have an additional speaker with a yoga playlist. I have some public playlists available on Spotify (search cazbowra). The latest is a one hour playlist [Savouring](https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4oCkhfe1xiS9mZnPS9wVM4?si=zKxeBxdkSrOQNNj3-5xETQ)
HOW DO I SIGN UP? The price to access the full 2020 video library through to February 1 2021, is **$120. If you would like to sign up, please contact me and as soon as payment is made, an access code will be sent to you via email.