online studio: frequently asked questions
how to sign up for classes online
Sign up for class via MBO at least 30 minutes before class starts.
You will be emailed a link to join class at least 10 minutes before class starts.
You'll need Zoom - you'll be prompted to download when you click the link.
If your teacher is providing a playlist for the class, the link will be included in the email you receive with the Zoom link. We invite you to play the playlist at home for yourself while you’re practicing. The teacher will tell you when to press play so you’re all synched up!
We highly recommend that you use a second device to play your music, rather than the same one that you’re using for the videoconference. The ideal setup is if you have a Bluetooth speaker or similar at home; you can use your phone to play the music through the speaker, then use your computer to stream the class through Zoom!
online class tips + requests
AUDIO SETTINGS: Once the class gets started, please make sure your audio is MUTED. When you first log in, feel free to chitchat with the teacher and other students if you’d like! Hover over the bottom left corner of your screen to Mute/Unmute.
VIDEO SETTINGS: If you’re comfortable, please keep your video turned ON. Hover over the bottom left corner of your screen to turn video on/off. This allows us to really engage with you while you practice and actually teach you - offering relevant cues and alignment tips, and even shouting you out by name if the moment feels right! This is also very helpful to us teachers - you’d be surprised how hard it is to teach when there are no bodies to look at!
CHAT BOX: There is a chat box that you can use to communicate with the teacher during class if need be! We will do our best to keep an eye on the chat box throughout class. To access the chat, hover over the bottom of your screen and click on the word “Chat” near the middle.
PROPS: Need props? Alia has a list of recommendations along with purchase links on her website. In a pinch, you could use the following as substitutes:
Blanket: A bath towel or flat throw pillow.
Strap: A long belt, ideally fabric or knitted rather than leather. Robe belts work wonderfully!
Blocks: Thick books can work as a substitute.
FOR YIN CLASSES: In addition to the props listed above, grab as many different-sized pillows as you can find!
FEEDBACK IS ALWAYS WELCOME!: We always looking to better serve you in any way we can! We'd love for you to drop us a line after class if you have any feedback you’d like to share. Constructive AND positive feedback are both greatly appreciated!
SHARE THE LOVE! Now that we’re online, there’s no limit to the number or location of people who can practice with us! If you have any friends or family who you think might enjoy practicing with us virtually, please share our website with them and encourage them to sign up!