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  • Writer's pictureVicki Baumann

My flexibility, tested in many more ways than just my yoga mat!

Being a yoga teacher – I am pretty flexible – but the past seven days has certainly seen my flexibility tested in many more ways than just on my yoga mat!

I am now seven days into Social Distancing. It’s been an intense week (as I’m sure it has for all of us and for some, far more than others). And I have had to completely change my entire business model overnight.

I woke up last Thursday morning and decided I would immediately stop all my in-person yoga classes. (Halls were directed to close the forthcoming Monday but I thought, why would I continue for a few days when clearly we should all be minimising contact asap).

Yoga teacher Vicki Baumann of Yogawithvickib names as one of the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 for 2020.

So! Within 10 hours, I had researched online platforms, decided on Zoom, learnt how to use and host it, informed all my students and taken all my classes online – ready for our first class that evening.

Since then I have had a full week of classes and introduced a 🧡new free class on Tuesday evenings 🧡to allow those financially strapped to continue access to a space of calm and exercise. It has also encouraged those that have been putting off starting yoga, to 'give yoga a go' which is wonderful to see.

It’s been a great success

My existing students have transitioned across and love that they are still part of a group, a community where they can keep in touch, encourage one another and keep learning together and keep their practice up. They have all been very grateful to be able to continue - especially at this time when we all need to keep our minds calm and bodies healthy.

I am incredibly proud of being able to keep my classes going when they are needed more than ever. My free beginners class is also encouraging those to attend a class they wouldn’t have done so previously and to discover the many benefits of yoga.

To find out more about all my online classes just click here.

If you want to find out more about my yoga classes, private 1-2-1 yoga and how to introduce yoga into your office - all of which can be offered online live-streamed, get in touch – I’d love to hear from you Yoga Retreats will recommence as soon as possible. If you are interested in finding our more about my UK and Kalkan retreats, I'll be happy to chat.

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