"Live zoom sessions feel like a sense of community and the high quality of classes remains the same. I love having my favorite teachers continue to guide my yoga practice. It provides a sense of calm and balance during challenging times."
"Thank you so much for continuing the on-line “zoom” classes. They have not only carried me through the first 6 months of this pandemic, but they offer continued support and promise when so much of the immediate future remains unclear. From the mindful meditation and the gentle movement to the more challenging strength poses, I have been able to access what I’ve needed both mentally and physically, without having to leave home. I love the ease of attendance and the flexibility of choosing how much I want or can do each time. If I’m still in my PJ’s, I can leave my video off . If I just want to listen, I can mute my mic. And some days, I choose to go “all in”! All the instructors are nonjudgmental and more than ready to help me modify a pose or address a kink if needed. And, when I finally do get to be away on vacation, I can take my yoga with me!!"
"Thank you for making quality yoga instruction possible through the virtual classes, while allowing students to feel deeply connected to their teachers. Love you all so very much!!"
"I’m grateful for the online classes - they are so convenient and provide a sense of community in these socially distant times. "
"Who would have thought we'd be practicing yoga via Livestream, and thinking it was fantastic? Well, ME! As a person who has received massive benefit from yoga these past ten years, that would not be what I would have thought - except, it is what is proving to be true.
Do I miss the studio? Sure.
Do I get to more yoga than before? YES! What?
Yes, with virtual yoga I can be working until 4:49pm, and be at a 5pm yoga class. And I can go and finish my work after yoga, in a much better mental state than previous :-) We're going to be in this uncertain state for a while it appears, so if you haven't made a move to recapture your yoga practice "in these times" I'd argue, the time is NOW. Livestream yoga is surprisingly good, REALLY effective for the things yoga brings (mind, body, spirit connection), and is literally at your doorstep. With the BTY Monthly Membership pass, I feel like I can "just sign up and make it happen" for me and of course, support the good work of the studio as well. "
"I am so thankful for the opportunity to continue my yoga classes with the online Zoom classes offered by Bodhi Tree. It is a chance to meet with my yoga community and the wonderful instructors who greet each person individually as if we are all in the studio together."
"I can come, I can go,
and no one has to know,
if I’m wearing my pajamas,
drinking smoothies with bananas.
On my mat, with my cat,
I Down Dog, and he sat
while waiting for savasana, so he can cat-a-nap-ana.
I’m in the comfort of my home,
Practicing yoga from my phone."
“I have been zooming with Amy Jo at Bodhi Tree yoga since the beginning of the pandemic restrictions on live instruction. While I, a seventy two year old, have grown stronger, can balance longer and better, the most significant benefits have been mental. Amy Jo’s guidance has enabled me to live during these stressful times with relative equanimity.”
"I really enjoy the live stream classes! I feel like I have more time, and am a bit more relaxed with not having to travel to class. It seems like I save a good thirty minutes by not traveling to and from class. I also feel like I am managing my time better. While I enjoy the in person relationships; there is a definite benefit from being able to take a livestream class. I am grateful that Bodhi Tree came up with this option! Yoga and meditation helps me feel better emotionally and physically. I am so glad that we are able to continue the practice."
"I'm so grateful for the opportunity to continue yoga classes online while the studio is closed due to the pandemic. I'm doing classes almost every day, which keeps me in shape and helps with the anxiety of these uncertain times. Our community has pulled together and it's wonderful to see everyone, virtually. The new monthly membership is a great bargain and I'm cutting my carbon footprint by not driving to class. If you haven't tried the online option, I encourage you to do so. Thanks, Cathy and Amy Jo and Jen for offering so much during this time. "
"Amy Jo's livestream yoga and meditation classes have been such a gift during these crazy times. I so appreciate Amy Jo's willingness to share both her extensive knowledge, and her openness about how she's doing day to day. Even though we are physically apart, the Bodhi Tree community is strong. I honestly don't know how I would be handling things without the support of Bodhi Tree. If you're looking for a studio that will support your mind and body, you've come to the right place."
"I LOVE Bodhi Tree's live online classes because they provide me 3 things that are critical for a consistent practice: 1. A scheduled time to show up (I'm not left to my own devices to make time to practice), 2. Connection with a community of people I love to practice with which fills my heart at a very lonely time, and 3. A teacher who I am familiar with, who takes the time to welcome each of us and interact a bit before and after the class - this allows a chance to address real-life, current moment conditions that are happening in our bodies, minds, and emotions. It also gives me a chance to nourish my body, mind, heart, and spirit as I move, remember my strength, and allow someone else to hold me for an hour... These practices are the ground of my stability and my physical and emotional well-being during a really unsettling time in life. "
"Thank you Bodhi Tree Yoga! I love your virtual classes! I live in Oregon, so am greatly appreciative of the dedicated instructors who set up the virtual class platform. I am now allowed to experience the expertise, guidance, compassion and strength of the classes offered at Bodhi Tree Yoga."
"Bodhi Tree Yoga classes restore and refresh body, mind, and soul. They have gotten me through a bunch of life crises, and now the Zoom classes are the best part of my Covid days. The instructors are warm and kind and funny and oh-so skilled. Not too challenging. Just right for ALL (I'm 75) ages."
"There are so many ways that the Zoom yoga classes are important to me. Maintaining a regular yoga schedule is important both mentally and physically. Seeing fellow yoginis allows some socializing which otherwise would not happen in the current Covid Climate. And lest I forget to mention that I wouldn't know what day of the week it is without my yoga classes to attend!"
We are so happy & grateful to be able to keep our community classes alive, thriving, and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.
With our livestream classes via Zoom, you still get interaction in real-time with your teacher and fellow students. Classes are still relevant and responsive to what's in the room, even as we're all physically apart.
The convenience of practicing at home is pretty great. No commute time! And when class is over, you can step right back into the rest of your day or evening.
So if you're new to practicing online, we really encourage you to give our livestream classes a try -- we'd love to see you there!