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You’re Invited: Yoga and Qi Gong Classes Now on Zoom Video Conference

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 by in Blog | 0 comments

You're Invited: Yoga and Qi Gong Classes Now on Zoom Video Conference

And now for some GOOD news!

Due to recent events, I have ceased seeing clients and students in person and have shifted my regular yoga and qi gong classes to meet online via Zoom.us video conference.

WHEN

You are welcome to join us from anywhere in the world at these times:

  • Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  • Thursday mornings, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  • Thursday evenings, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
  • Private yoga and qi gong instruction by appointment via Zoom.us

WHERE

Your house. Find a room big enough where you can roll out a yoga mat and/or swing your arms for qi gong.

BENEFITS

  • By meeting on Zoom.us we can continue to practice our yoga and qi gong
  • We get to continue to support each other through uplifting community
  • This is a good way to connect with loved ones in other cities, states or even countries so invite your friends and family
  • Dogs, cats, small children and spouses are also invited
  • No glam! No need to dress up, come as you are
  • No commute
  • Stress management
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Physical fitness, including strength work, core work, stretching and aerobic exercises
  • Mudras and guided meditation
  • Instruction from a teacher with 25 years experience teaching yoga and about 20+ years teaching qi gong (but who’s counting at this point?)
  • Lots of laughs

Here’s a photo of me after practicing yoga in my studio via video conference.

Catherine Carrigan in her yoga studio

Catherine Carrigan in her yoga studio

EQUIPMENT

  • At least one yoga mat
  • A yoga strap, and/or a belt to use for stretching such as a bathrobe belt
  • A chair, ideally a metal folding chair with no arms on either side
  • Yoga eggs or yoga blocks and if you have neither of those a big book could work
  • Pillows and blankets for relaxation
  • Install Zoom.us onto your computer

Last week I was very proud of everyone because pretty much all our regular students figured out how to install Zoom.us onto their computer.

Yes, you could put Zoom.us onto your cell phone but if you try to practice yoga or qi gong that way in an online class you might have trouble holding your phone while doing the exercises.

BREATHE WHILE DOWNLOADING

If you are brand new to Zoom you have to go to this link to install the app on your computer:  www.zoom.us/support/download

If you feel like having a temper tantrum over this step, you should know that students up to the age of 75 were able to figure this out so you probably have a good chance of getting this done yourself.

To join the class you will need to send me an email and I will send you my Zoom link so you can join us.

TO JOIN THE CLASS EVERY WEEK

Once you have the Zoom room number, you will follow these steps:

  1. Copy and paste the link I send you into your browser about 5 minutes before the class begins.
  2. You will be asked “Do you want to allow this page open “Zoom.us.app” and click ALLOW.
  3. A window will pop up click on “Join with Computer Audio.” Click on that.
  4. Across the bottom there will be a Cross through a Video Camera. Then click on the video camera to remove the Slash and your video will start. Then you’re in Zoom and can start chatting with your friends!

TECHNICAL SUPPORT, SUCH AS IT IS

If you have technical difficulties, please call me before the class at 678-612-8816 and I can walk you through the steps to use Zoom.

Needless to say I am not a Geek so there’s a limit to challenges in the land of Geekdom that I will be able to conquer over the phone.

If you have trouble turning on your iPad you may need help from a family member before proceeding.

One of my regular clients called me afterwards to say, “Thank you so much for showing me how to use Zoom. This is really cool!”

PAYMENT

Thank you for understanding that I still need to be able to make a living such as it is.

Yoga and qi gong classes are $20.

You can pay me via Venmo @CatherineSCarrigan or I can send you a bill via Paypal or you can mail a check to:

Catherine Carrigan

1951 Northside Drive NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

What is healing? Healing happens when you figure out ways to continue your healthy routine even during times of a global pandemic.

To set up an appointment for a medical intuitive reading or healing work, email catherine@catherinecarrigan.com or call 678-612-8816. If you are outside the U.S., please call via WhatsApp. I can work with you from anywhere in the world by phone, Skype or Zoom video conference.

Resources to Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

I’ve been searching around for ways to help everyone get through the Coronavirus, an illness known to attack the respiratory system, hinder breathing and adversely affect people’s lungs both during and after the virus.
We added an extra Saturday morning 10 a.m. yoga class on Zoom. You can find out about joining us at the link.
Turn to Mushti Mudra to release emotional stress when you don’t think you can handle any more anxiety, depression or loneliness. Find out by reading this blog.
And above all I know how profound the breathing exercises in The Little Book of Breathwork can be.
I wrote the book and produced a series of FREE videos of these exercises because I know you can usually cut your anxiety in half in a mere eight minutes. That’s why I called the breath work routine “Eight Minutes to Inner Peace.”
When it’s 2 a.m. and you can’t call your best friend, you can practice the breathing exercises, affirmations and hand mudras to feel better.
When you’re experiencing shortness of breath, anxiety, high blood pressure or don’t know what else to do to make yourself feel better, these are simple tools you can turn to for FREE.
If you are sick with Coronavirus and notice yourself having trouble breathing, you can turn to these breathing exercises, hand mudras and affirmations to redirect your chi and hopefully open up your airways.
To join us for yoga and qi gong classes via video conference right now, email catherine@catherinecarrigan.com or call 678-612-8816 to receive the code. Yoga classes meet via Zoom.us on Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 to 9 p.m. EST and Thursdays 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST. Qi gong meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. EST. Saturday mornings 10 a.m.

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