Online learning information for students

Our online courses have been specially designed to be delivered remotely. The teacher and all the students will join the course online.

With Live Stream, we are offering a blended learning option that offers remote access and in-person learning simultaneously for YogaLondon students. This new learning option will enable students to participate in the classroom or remotely whenever necessary. The aim of Live Stream is to enable students who are shielding, self-isolating or otherwise unable to attend in-person classes due to the pandemic to continue their studies uninterrupted. The scope of these classes is limited (see Limitations on Live Stream Access) but the aim is to minimise disruption to student’s learning and to give our students control over their learning environment.

For an online course, simply click on the blue icon on the schedule located in your dashboard.
For live stream:
As an enrolled student on a course you automatically have access to both in-person and Live Stream classes where they are available.

  • Check if the class you want to attend is offered on live stream on your schedule, located in your YogaLondon dashboard. Classes that will be available on Live Stream have a grey cloud icon next to them.
  • On the morning of the class, the cloud icon will turn blue. This means the link is live, ready for you to simply click on it to open up the class,10 minutes before the start.
  • We recommend being plugged to a wired internet connection over WIFI. Either will work, but you’ll get a more stable connection if you’re plugged in.
  • Make sure you type your full name into the chat bar to have your attendance count towards your training course.

Your course will be a mixture of practical and theoretical classes. We recommend that you set up your home studio following the instructions below so that you don’t have to keep changing your set up throughout the day.

  • Your teacher wants to see you from head to toe! This may mean that the camera needs to be positioned on the other side of the room from your yoga mat. If the room isn’t ‘long enough’ try putting the camera at an angle or higher up. Having the camera at eye level usually works best.
  • Avoid having a window behind you or we’ll only see a dark silhouette. If you are too close to the window your face may whiten out and you have no features at all. Test opening/closing your curtains to see what gives you the best lighting.
  • Have a chair, notepad and pen next to the computer ready for your theory sessions. That way you will be able to mute and unmute easily when necessary, or read from a shared screen.
  • Try to set up your home studio in a room where you can be alone. If you are living with other people (or pets) and there is the occasional disturbance, don’t worry!

  • Aim to login 10 mins before the class begins so that you know your links and technology works. You can keep the session running in the background but with the video off and microphone muted until you are ready to begin.
  • To respect the privacy of your fellow students, please do not record any of the sessions.
  • Feel free to bring a drink with you, but where possible refrain from eating on screen. It can be very distracting for other people.
  • Please keep your video on for the duration of each session. It is important that you are fully present in the group, and that your teacher can see you.
  • Please ensure that any comments on the chat feature are relevant to the course. If you have something to say to the teacher and don’t want everyone to know it - you can use the chat option and message the teacher privately.
  • Turn off any devices that you aren’t using for Zoom to minimise distractions.

You’ll be emailed with course specific equipment needs before the start of your course. But for all online courses you will need:

  • Yoga appropriate clothing for all sessions
  • Water bottle or large glass of water
  • Pen and paper
  • Your own yoga kit, including:
    • Yoga mat
    • Yoga block (can substitute with a firm cushion)
    • Yoga brick (can substitute with a similar-sized solid item such as a thick book)
    • Yoga strap (can substitute with a tie, scarf, or belt)

Online courses are designed specifically for this channel, and there are therefore no limitations.

However, due to the physical nature of yoga teacher training, it is not possible to complete 100% of a 200-hour training via Live Stream classes. Specific classes have been designated in-person only and will not be available for Live Stream. Further to this, the following limitations apply to Live Stream classes:

  • Priority is given to students who are physically present in the room. The teacher will maintain an interactive teaching style with in-person students while Live Stream students will adopt a passive learning position. Specific times will be allocated to answer questions from Live Stream students in appropriate classes.
  • We do not guarantee access to Live Stream classes. If the school experiences technical issues (such as lost internet access, streaming provider outages, equipment failure, etc), the class will not be available for Live Stream. In this instance, students can use the deferral system to take the class at a later date.

We hope the Live Stream option will facilitate students’ ability to continue their training whilst shielding, self-isolating or otherwise unable to attend in-person classes. If you are unable to attend in-person but do not wish to participate in Live Stream classes, you may take classes at a later date through the deferral system. If you need to pause your training for an extended period, you may choose our Course Transfer system to switch to a later training course (Terms and conditions apply, contact our school team for details).

The government advice is that you should avoid travelling in or out of your local area, and you should look to reduce the number of journeys you make. However you can and should still travel for a number of reasons, including travelling to education. We encourage you to walk or cycle where possible, and to plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport. This will allow you to practise social distancing while you travel. Overnight stays away from your primary residence is not permitted and we request that students who reside outside of London do not attend classes during the current lockdown.