How to take our livestream classes

Signing up for an online class using your desktop/laptop

Scroll down for mobile instructions

IMPORTANT: **For greatest accuracy and ease PLEASE SIGN UP FOR CLASS THE DAY OF THE CLASS, AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE IT BEGINS.** Mindbody and Zoom have a relationship that makes it tricky if you sign up too far in advance. Furthermore,  Mindbody won’t allow you to sign up after a class begins.

A recording of the class will be sent to everyone signed up for a class that will be streamable for another 24 hours, whether you attended live or not. Perfect if a class time doesn’t work for you, you get interrupted, or have any tech issues. Just be sure to sign up for the class you’d like before it’s scheduled start time, and a link will be emailed to you after the class.

Sign up for a free Zoom account if you haven’t already

1. Click this link & log-in using your 3 OMS Yoga credentials (if you’re unsure about this see options below)

  • If you are already a student, enter your email and password specific to 3 OMS Yoga
  • If you have not used our website before please create an account
  • If you don’t know or simply cannot remember your password, select “forgot password” and MindBody will walk you through resetting
  • If you are a new student, follow the on screen instructions to create your account
  • Make sure you are opted-in to receive all email communications in your MindBody account, and that the email address on there is where you want to receive your link. When you are logged in to MBO, you can check/edit under the “My Info” tab
  • Logged in and not seeing your already purchased passes or membership? Contact us.

2. Now that you are logged in, select “SIGN UP NOW” on the class that you wish to attend

3. You will be prompted to choose between “MAKE A SINGLE RESERVATION” or “make a recurring reservation.” Be sure and choose SINGLE reservation.

4. Please choose accordingly and follow through with payment prompts (if you have a membership or package option it should automatically apply). Log out when finished

5. Once you successfully register, check your email. You should find an automatic registration confirmation that contains a Zoom link. This is your key to class. If you do do not receive this email, please first check your spam/promotions/junk folders. Still not seeing it? Contact us. 

6. When the class time has arrived, click on the zoom link contained within email

7. All participants will be muted upon entry and will be muted through class so that the teacher’s audio can be heard clearly.

8. You can choose to leave your video on or off. Many people like to leave their video on for the accountability and sense of connection it provides. If you’d prefer privacy, feel free to leave it off

9. There will be a host for each class that will be available to help troubleshoot any issues. Look for the host (Katie, Amy, or Sondra) and send them a chat if you’re having trouble hearing, seeing, or anything else. Not able to log in at all? Send an email to connect@3omsyoga.com

10. You made it! The hardest part is over. Drop in and let your breath lead the rest of the way! 

Signing up for an online class using your mobile device

IMPORTANT: **For greatest accuracy and ease PLEASE SIGN UP FOR CLASS THE DAY OF THE CLASS, AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE IT BEGINS.** Mindbody and Zoom have a relationship that makes it tricky if you sign up too far in advance. Furthermore,  Mindbody won’t allow you to sign up after a class begins. 

A recording of the class will be sent to everyone signed up for a class that will be streamable for another 24 hours, whether you attended live or not. Perfect if a class time doesn’t work for you, you get interrupted, or have any tech issues. Just be sure to sign up for the class you’d like before it’s scheduled start time, and a link will be emailed to you after the class.

Sign up for a free Zoom account if you haven’t already

1. Download and/or open the MindBody application

2. Log-in using your 3 OMS Yoga credentials (if you’re unsure about this see options below)

  • If you are already a student, enter your email and password specific to 3 OMS Yoga
  • If you have not used our website before please create an account
  • If you don’t know or simply cannot remember your password, select “forgot password” and MindBody will walk you through resetting
  • If you are a new student, follow the on screen instructions to create your account
  • Make sure you are opted-in to receive all email communications in your MindBody account, and that the email address on there is where you want to receive your link. When you are logged in to MBO, check under the “My Info” tab
  • Logged in and not seeing your already purchased passes or membership? Contact us.

3. Choose a class by clicking “BOOK”

4. From here you should be prompted to choose how you would like to pay which will bring you to a “SELECT A PASS” page. Choose “LIVESTREAM to purchase a drop in (if you have a membership option or package on your account, it should automatically apply).


5. After completing step 4 and filling in your payment, you should be “BOOKED” for that respective class

6. Once you successfully register, check your email. You should find an automatic registration confirmation that contains a Zoom link. This is your key to class. If you do do not receive this email, please first check your spam/promotions/junk folders. Still not seeing it? Contact us. 

7. When the class time has arrived, click on the zoom link contained within the email

8. All participants will be muted upon entry and will be muted through class so that the teacher’s audio can be heard clearly.

9. You can choose to leave your video on or off. Many people like to leave their video on for the accountability and sense of connection it provides. If you’d prefer privacy, feel free to leave it off

10. There will be a host for each class that will be available to help troubleshoot any issues. Look for the host (Katie, Amy, or Sondra) and send them a chat if you’re having trouble hearing, seeing, or anything else. Not able to log in at all? Send an email to connect@3omsyoga.com

11. You made it! The hardest part is over. Drop in and let your breath lead the rest of the way! 

If you are having trouble specifically with the Zoom platform this is a video that describes how to join a meeting

**PRO-TIP: if you are experiencing  a low-quality connection: Install the Zoom software on your computer or device. If you are not using the Zoom app, try streaming through Google Chrome. Changing browsers can help with streaming quality. If you can, disconnect from wifi on your other devices while you are in class.**

Covid 19 – Updated 3/31/20

3/29/20 Updates to our online offerings

Hello Dear Community, 

We have been SO humbled by the response to the Facebook Group we created to keep yoga available to you. We’ve had hundreds of you gathering there to practice with us, say hello, and find a little peace and support for your day. It has truly been an honor to be in service to our community during this time of uncertainty and change, and to offer the first two weeks of our online offerings free to anyone, anywhere who needed them.
 
However, at the end of the day we are a business and need to support our teachers and keep the bills paid, so it’s time to move into phase two of our online classes. THANK YOU to everyone who has kept their membership rolling during this crucial time! Your support has always meant the world to us – but now, more than ever. 
 
Our live full-length classes will be moving to Zoom and will be accessed by signing up for classes via MindBody. We will offer a regular class schedule starting Tuesday, March 31st, and hope to expand over the weeks as we adapt to this new model. Our teachers will be teaching from home so that they can be as safe and comfortable as possible. 
 
You can use your regular membership, any packages you have on your account, or purchase a single drop-in class for $15 for any of these classes. We have also expanded our scholarship availability; please contact us for more information if you are interested. 
 
How does it work?
 
To join us for a class, you’ll sign up for the class you wish to take on the same day as the class, at least 15 minutes before it starts. MindBody and Zoom have a special relationship that makes it tricky if you sign up too far in advance– and Mindbody will not allow you to sign up after a class begins. Within a few minutes of registering, you should receive an automatic email confirmation that will contain the link for your class.
 
**Make sure you are opted-in to receive all email communications in your MindBody account, and that the email on there is where you want to receive your link. When you are logged in to MBO, check under the “My Info” tab
 
**If you don’t see your link soon after you register, please check your promotions, updates, or junk boxes.**
 
Recorded Classes
Sign up for a class but miss it? Get interrupted half way through? Want to take a class but the time doesn’t work for you? We’ll send you a link to the recorded version which will be available for you to stream for another 24 hours after your class happened!
 
You still need to be pre-registered for the class before it starts to receive a recording; all participants will be sent a link to the class afterwards if you’d like to view it later.
 
NOTE: Only the instructor’s video feed will be recorded, so no need to worry about privacy concerns for those in the class. 
 
We also want to acknowledge that this is totally new for all of us! We expect some bumps along the way, and appreciate your understanding while we transition.  If you’re new to signing into your Mindbody account or using Zoom – please click here for step-by-step instructions on how to join us. 
 
We also want to continue to support our sweet online community on Facebook! We will continue to be present there, with our teachers offering a few shorter practices each week and tools to nourish you during this time. These will continue to be offered for free as an extension of our Karma Program offerings, with an option to donate via Paypal
 
Whether you are a regular member joining us for Zoom classes and adding these shorter offerings to supplement, or if supporting the studio financially is totally out of the picture for you right now — we hope this group continues to be a source of connection and support for our entire greater 3 OMS Community. 
 
3/18/20 We’re moving online!
 
Like all of you, we’ve had quite the week re-arranging our personal lives but also our business in what felt like the blink of an eye. But here we are — one day at a time, navigating the rollercoaster of emotions and challenges, but at the end of the day, breathing through it all. 
 
We’ve never been called more fully to embrace our yoga practice than this time. Even by staying home and the sacrifices that brings upon us, we are practicing ahimsa in the name of keeping our community as safe as we can.  
We need each other now more than ever, and are grateful to draw upon our 11 years of building community with you all together in person, and live in a time when we can continue these relationships in the online world. Here’s how we’d love to continue to support you all and continue to offer the teachings from our amazing staff:
 
NEW FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
 
Our connections in the studio are what make 3 OMS such a special place, and the part we are saddest to be missing at this crucial time.

 

We know it isn’t quite the same, but we’ve started a FB group where we can support each other, connect, and share – maybe put some names to the faces you’ve practiced next to over the years! Let’s lean on each other, share tools from yoga that are providing comfort and relief right now, and lean in to the support that being in community provides. Our teachers will also be there – come on over, say hello and help us grow our virtual studio community! 

 
LIVESTREAMED CLASSES
 
Our teachers will be offering FREE livestreamed classes so you can continue to practice at home. Join us in our  FB online community starting 3/19 to see the current offerings.  
 
If you can’t join at those times and would like to view them later, they will remain posted in the group. Just scroll down the feed in the group to find them.
 
We are working on a more formal schedule of paid classes to support the studio and our teachers. Details for that will be sent out next week, so stay tuned as we work that out and catch our breaths for a minute. 🙂  In the meantime, join us over on Facebook to get some much-needed yoga – we can’t wait to see you over there and continue the meaningful connections we have with all of you. 
 
 
Namaste,
The 3 OMS Team
 
3/16 /20 Dear 3 OMS Community—
 
In observance of recent recommendations and to keep at the forefront of the health and safety of our students, staff, and public health we are cancelling all classes starting March 16th, for a month. We will revisit the recommendations of the Whatcom County Health Department and Governor Inslee in April and give you an update.

 

In an effort to continue to pay our staff and bring yoga to you at this most critical time, we are working to be able to offer online classes but we do not yet have that technology in place. We hope to offer a couple of classes each day that you can pay a reduced drop-in rate or members would continue to receive unlimited classes. Private sessions may still be an option and we are looking into virtual private sessions. We will keep you posted.

If your class package expires during this time of closure we will honor them when we reopen and extend the expiration.

For our members, if it is economically feasible to keep your membership rolling we would deeply appreciate it. If not, we completely understand and please let us know by email if you would like to suspend or cancel your membership.

Blessings to you all and please take care of yourselves and others when possible!

Amy and the 3 Oms Yoga Team

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