Coronavirus Pandemic

Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated 28th March 21:15 pm

Namaste dear Friends and Students…

We have been busy at The Yoga Hall changing over to online classes.  We are sooo pleased with how well it’s working and encouraged by the glowing feedback. We have all been getting our heads around Zoom, setting up a studio space upstairs at The Yoga Hall and leaning into how it works best there or from our homes.  Finlay is continuing Hatha Yoga classes, both for beginners and intermediate students and Integral Satsang.  Laura is offering Kundalini Yoga, Kundalini and Hatha (Hathalini?), Pregnancy Yoga and Post Natal Yoga with Baby Massage.  Lou is offering beginners Hatha Yoga, Womb Yoga and Yoga Nidra from her outpost in the New Forest.  From their homes; Liz is offering Seniors Yoga, Rob is offering Beginners Yoga, Irene is offering Yin Yoga and Anahata is offering Teens Yoga. We are pretty much following the usual timetable but with some slight time changes (highlighted red) to allow for technological coordination and lovely chats.

Our Online timetable looks like this

Mondays – 10:15 am to 11:30 am – Seniors Yoga with Liz
Mondays – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Beginners Hatha Yoga with Finlay
Mondays – 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm – Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Finlay

Tuesdays – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Womb Yoga with Lou
Tuesdays – 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm – Beginners Hatha Yoga with Lou

Wednesdays – 9:30 am to 11:00 am – Kundalini Yoga with Laura
Wednesdays – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Pregnancy Yoga with Laura
Wednesdays – 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm – Hatha & Kundalini Yoga with Laura

Thursdays – 9:30 am to 11:00 am – Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Finlay
Thursdays – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Beginners Hatha Yoga with Rob
Thursdays – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm – Integral Satsang with Finlay
Thursdays – 7:15 pm to 8:45 pm – Yoga Nidra with Lou

Fridays – 10:00 am to 11:15 am – Postnatal Yoga and Baby Massage with Laura
Fridays – 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm – Pregnancy Yoga with Laura
Fridays – 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm – Teens Yoga with Anahata
Fridays – 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm – Yin Yoga with Irene

Saturdays – 9:00 am to 10:15 am – Beginners Hatha Yoga with Finlay
Saturdays – 10:30 am to 11:45 pm – Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Finlay

Sundays – 10:30 am to 11:45 am – Pregnancy Yoga with Laura
Sundays – 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Intermediate Hatha Yoga with Finlay

*** There will be no classes on Good Friday 10th April or Easter Sunday 12th April. ***

In addition Laura and Lou will be teaching Restorative Yoga on Sunday 26th April 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Places are limited due to the complexity of setting up each pose with props from around your home. You can find more information and book your place HERE.

Lou is offering her “Yoga Therapy 8 week course for Stress, Anxiety and Depression” that will run as originally advertised but possibly some, or all of it still on-line from 13th May.

Last week we really enjoyed welcoming students who are currently based in Italy, Germany, Spain and Amsterdam along with the regular St Albans community.  If you have not yet tuned in to a class we encourage you to do so, and tell all your international friends!  We have all been very happy with how well it all works to raise our vibration, and the “live” class keeps up the community vibe.  We make time for check-in at the beginning of each class and those who wish can take time to talk afterwards.  Some folks are even baking The Yoga Hall cookies to enjoy with a cup of tea after the session.

Some students are treating themselves to a home retreat and coming to as many classes as they can!

In our uncertain times, we have also taken the bold step of inviting you to join our classes in a spirit of generosity. It must be worthwhile, dynamic and sustainable. We want you to feel welcome to participate, and we also need to cover The Yoga Hall’s costs.  In order to open the doors of The Yoga Hall again once freedom of movement is resumed, we need to continue to pay rent, utilities and maintenance whilst we are teaching online.

You are the one who identifies your contribution. The suggested price honourably covers the “hard marginal costs” of your participation. Those who contribute more (thank you!) make it possible to include some who cannot. Some valued participants can only afford a lower amount. Just go ahead and identify it, down to £5. We are very excited to welcome you as part of this courageous and generous community!

To book for a class, here is the link to our Zoom class shop which is updated frequently:-

If you haven’t used Zoom before, you can download a free app for your computer or mobile device HERE and create a (free) account for yourself.  When you purchase a ticket from our shop, you will be sent a unique link to join that class.

If you still have classes left on a voucher, you can text Finlay or Laura which class you intend to join and we will reply with the session ID and Password so you can sign off your voucher on camera.

Please help us spread the word.  Share your experience of our online classes with your friends & family as well as on social media.

Thank you for all the positive feedback and support we have received in the last weeks.  We are very grateful to be able to continue to connect with you all virtually and look forward to seeing you on Zoom.