265 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023
(Off West End Avenue)
212-787-4908
info@worldyogacenter.com

What's New

MAR
11
2020

WE REMAIN AN ONLINE SCHOOL THIS FALL!

The World Yoga Center will remain an online school this Fall for all classes and programs..

Six months later and we have not skipped a beat. We have adapted and expanded into an online community earning the school its nickname WORLD-WIDE YOGA CENTER, due to our extended student body’s steady presence and the schools accessibility to those now moved far away. Our faculty's powerful commitment to transmitting the depth of the yoga day in and day out has been such a gift. We have all felt guided and transformed by the practices in the midst of the pressures of these times…

In a recent meeting of all the WYC faculty, we agreed that what supports the school and its community best right now is to remain a virtual school as it has beautifully supported our well being, safety and mutual accessibility. What we are unfolding together must continue to uplift. We plan to reassess again in the late Fall as 2021 approaches, to see what is the next right step. 

When it is the right time to reopen in-person classes, we intend to combine them with online accessibility via Zoom. Our student body will have a choice. The cohesion and power of our unique community has grown during cover in depth and authenticity. We will continue to share the evolutionary journey together and keep everyone apprised every step of the way as circumstances unfold. 

We are all living into a new future together taking it one day at a time and we are excited by this future, knowing that we have a part in the co-creation of what is possible for the human family as we struggle to attain true solidarity in this time of medical, social and climate crisis. We are together and our doors are wide open to all who come, including the many friends and family you have brought from all over the country and all over the world.

 

Instructions for joining our online classes

TO REGISTER FOR CLASS:
Show up 10-15 minutes ahead of time by logging in to the zoom link above, it will stay the same for each class. Attendance will be taken as usual. Class attendance closes definitely 5 minutes after the beginning of class-time. (This is the same protocol as we use at the school.) 

As we hope this will be temporary, and we want to change as little about this shift– if will be the same classses, at the same times, with our skilled and graceful faculty, with the pricing structure as usual. We hope you enjoy this continuity so we stay  connected even though virtual for the time being.

You can continue to use your membership, your 10 class cards, and to pay with your card on file. We will have an admin support staff that will be supporting the payment of classes so that you can join the class and you will receive a follow up email if we need you to identify how you would like to make payment (if it can't be handled before the class starts.)

 

If you do not have a current series at the WYC:
It is helpful to our staff if you take a few minute before class to purchase a class or series in our system. 

To enter into our system, please follow this link: 
https://worldyogacenter.karmasoftonline.com/member/accounts/sign_in

If you are new to the school– click on Sign up

If you have been to the WYC before enter your email and password

If you don't know your password, there are 3 options 
1. Click on Forgot your password? If you first registered at the WYC since 2011, since we've had the iPad for newcomers
2. Click on Attended classes but don't have account? If you first attended classes at the WYC before 2011, before we had computers. 
3. If your email address that is different from the one in our system,  click on Sign up and enter your new email address as if new


Once you're in the system you can click on the Store tab to see purchase options:

You can purchase a single class, there is a 10 class card, an unlimited month, or our newcomers package is a great first option to enjoy 8 days unlimited for $30 if you are brand new to the school. 

This way it is easy to integrate you before the class begins. 

If you get stuck please email worldyogacenter@gmail.com for support or text 917-543-8538

 

JOINING ONLINE:
If you have used Zoom on your device, it's as easy as clicking our class link.
If you have never used Zoom before, it is quite easy to get set up.

 

SET UP:
If you will be on a computer that is using Zoom for the first time, give yourself 10 minutes before the meeting to click on the above link and to follow the prompts to download the software.

Troubleshooting:
Here is a demo that takes you through these steps: https://youtu.be/vFhAEoCF7jg
Here is a demo if you are having trouble with getting your audio or video working: https://youtu.be/HqncX7RE0wM

If on a phone or tablet that is using Zoom for the first time, you will need to download the Zoom app: search for ZOOM cloud Meetings and make sure the app icon looks like this:You will be on camera, so that the teacher can sense you and respond to the needs of the students. If for any reason you do not want to be on camera, it is possible to turn the video off on the bottom left hand corner of the screen, but this will mean the teacher is not able to speak to you personally. You will need to set your camera so you can be seen reclining, sitting or standing.

If you get stuck please email worldyogacenter@gmail.com for support or text 917-543-8538

 

WHAT TO BRING:
— Your self onto a mat in a cleared space in your home.

— Your computer or device -another reminder- must be angled so the teacher can see you seated, standing and laying down.

— Props if you have them. Standard props are mat, blocks, blankets and a strap.

 

Prop substitutes if available:

BLOCKS:
books, cd books, sturdy boxes, something firm that has height and is hopefully not too heavy!

BLANKETS:
Large bath towels, couch throws, with some firm thickness so you don't sink too much

STRAPS:
Belt, long scarf, sash from bathrobe

***Additional Restorative substitutes***
Eye pillows or small towel
Bolsters or firm pillows, firm cushion stacks of blankets or towels

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