The pandemic saw many people have to adapt the services on offer, and my yoga sessions were no different. Prior to the pandemic, I had always thought I needed to be in the room to teach a yoga session, particularly to groups. That was until 2020 arrived and lockdown forced us all to change the way we live and work. As a result, I began to offer virtual yoga and fitness sessions from my home studio. While nothing beats being in person when you teach, I do love delivering tailored sessions to others in the comfort of their own home or workplace. While still professional, the virtual sessions enable a little bit more “realness” with people choosing to turn or off their cameras and family pets, including my dog Charlie, making guest appearances throughout.
To show you how a session runs, I set-up an additional camera to film a recent behind-the-scenes of my yogalates class. When hosting a virtual session, a lot of equipment is needed – laptops, web cams, monitors, iPads for a timer, clocks and the actual yoga mat along with yoga props – which didn’t leave to much room for another tripod and iPhone for filming, which is why the session is filmed in portrait. Bad filming aside, the whole yogalates session is below. Feel free to follow along at home – it goes for about 40 minutes – just make sure you check with your doctor or health care professional first.
Disclaimer: By participating in this exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk. You understand that engaging in any level of physical activity involves the possibility of physical injury. Please be mindful, listen to your body and adjust techniques as needed for your specific needs. Caitlin Reid and Health & the City will not be responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of our exercise and yoga sessions. This includes emails, videos, social media and messages. Thank you for your understanding and acceptance.
For another behind-the-scenes, visit Flow Session at Your Desk. This chair yoga sequence can be done at your desk in 14 minutes.