Q: How do I make a contribution towards an online yoga class?

A: Just as our in-person Tuesday evening classes have always been donation-based, there is no set fee to participate in our virtual practice! If you'd like to make a contribution, what we'd ask you to do is this:

Take whatever amount you'd like to donate towards a particular virtual class you attended and use it to purchase a gift card to a small business in your neighborhood—think: restaurant, book store, coffee shop, dry cleaner, repair shop, record store, hardware store, art supply store, etc.!—to help them get through this difficult time. If the shop doesn’t have gift cards for purchase online (or some other clearly delineated way of receiving community support), try calling/emailing the business & explaining that you’d like to pay in advance for their excellent services! You can, of course, also just give them an outright donation. We're all in this together!

Equipment & Props

Virtual Class Practice

​​​- Set up your space.

Create a space for yourself where you have some room to move, a good wi-fi signal, & minimal background noise. Orient your screen to the area you will use for your practice so that you can best see the instructor in a variety of potential poses. A mat is not required, but helpful. You may also want to gather a few props, such as a blanket or towel to sit on or cover yourself with; a yoga block/book/chair to bring the floor up to your hands in certain poses; or a long strap to improve stability or sensation in certain poses. **Scroll down for more information on equipment & props!**


- Call in a few minutes early to get settled & situated.

Click on the Zoom meeting link (from registration confirmation email, Facebook, or calendar appointment). This will open the meeting in the Zoom app or your browser.


- When you arrive in the room, please ensure your microphone is muted.

This helps reduce any initial audio feedback, & keeps the virtual meeting space from becoming an echo chamber as everyone is joining around the same time. You are welcome to unmute at ANY time (even in the middle of the practice!) to ask a question, request that something be repeated, give feedback, etc.––we like to keep it casual :) As a general rule, though, please keep your microphone muted unless you want to speak; then feel free to unmute yourself. There will also be time at the end of the practice to chat with the instructor & other participants, ask questions, and give feedback. 


TO MUTE/UNMUTE: Click on the microphone icon at the bottom of your Zoom window. When the icon is grey, you are UNMUTED; when the icon is red with a slash through it, your microphone is on mute.



- Select whether to have your camera on or off.

You can always opt out of being seen by clicking the camera icon.

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****PLEASE NOTE**** Some classes may be recorded by the instructor. By participating in a virtual class through Zoom, you consent to being included in any audio or video recordings made by us and grant permission for these to be stored and maintained by us.

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- Choose your screen view.

Within Zoom, you have the option to change what you see on your screen. You can choose between “Gallery” view (where all participants with camera enabled are visible in smaller, individual windows) and “Speaker” view (where only the screen of the person currently speaking is visible in the large window). We recommend using “Gallery” view at the beginning & end of our time together so you can recognize & say hi to friends, whereas “Speaker” view is usually best during the actual class practice.



Joining a Virtual Holy Yoga Class


F.A.Q.

We are thrilled to be able to offer *2* Holy Yoga virtual class practices each week!


These classes are accessible for all levels, focusing on the basics of foundational Hatha yoga poses. We take a gentle approach––although “gentle” does not necessarily mean “easy”!––with the intention to nurture and strengthen our bodies and joints as we create space for God’s Word to nurture and strengthen our spirits.

Tuesday Evening Gentle Holy Yoga - click here to register 
8 PM–9:30 PM (EST)

Saturday Morning Gentle Holy Yoga - click here to register 
10:30 AM–11:45 AM (EST)

**Please Note: you will need to register separately for each individual class you would like to take. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


We are so excited to be able to share this perfectly imperfect offering with you through Zoom!

Please be patient as we transition to this new platform, and let us know what you think!

I recommend gathering the following prior to calling in and keeping them handy during our practice in case you need to use them: 


  • Yoga or exercise mat. If you don’t have one handy, it's often easier to simply practice with bare feet on the floor rather than trying to use a towel or blanket, which may move around too much beneath you.


  • Yoga block(s), chair, or other prop for support. This can be used to bring the ground up to your hands or to “lengthen your arms" when necessary in a pose. If you don't have a yoga block handy, try a thick book, a stool, or chair. I have even seen people use board game boxes, cosmetics cases, and mini-coolers!


  • A thick  blanket or large towel. This can be used to cover yourself during our final resting pose (Savasana); you can also spread it over your mat during kneeling postures to provide extra padding for your knees, or roll it up to set under your hips or knees in place of a bolster or cushion. 


  • A strap or long belt. This can be used in both upper and lower body postures to lengthen your reach. 


  • Water or herbal tea :) Hydration is important! During our in-person classes, we like to close each practice by serving herbal tea to our students––this is one small way that we can live out the servant leadership that Jesus modeled, while also opening a space for continuing to build community through conversing and connecting. While it may not be possible to pour you a cup at the end of our virtual time together, feel free to keep a water bottle, mug, or thermos nearby, and we can continue to sip and sit and enjoy this ritual together!