In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have suspended all in-studio classes until further notice. Instead, we’re offering a selection of online classes, as well as a variety of pricing options to make yoga as accessible as possible for everyone affected by the current crisis.
Online classes are available for either $5, $10, or the existing in-studio drop-in rate/pass offerings. Pick the price that works best for you. All options are available at registration. If you are a current 5 or 10-class pass holder, you may continue to use them online or save them for when we’re able to re-open the studio (expiration dates will be extended). You may also purchase new 5 or 10-class passes or, if you’re new to Firehouse Yoga, try out one month of unlimited online classes with our $40 New Student Pass.
We will also be offering at least one free online community class each week. Visit the Class Schedule page for up-to-date information.
If you are able and would like to donate a yoga gift certificate for someone experiencing financial hardship during this time, please contact the studio at 216-243-1291 or email@example.com for details.
One exception to our sliding scale pricing — our monthly Down Dog for City Dogs benefit class. That class has a fixed donation rate of $10, all of which goes directly to City Dogs Cleveland.
Accessing the Online Classes
Online classes are broadcast via Zoom. You can join from your phone, tablet, or PC/laptop. When viewing via phone or tablet, you will need to download the Zoom app. When viewing from a PC or laptop, you will be asked for name and email address to access the class, but you will not need to create a separate Zoom account or password. You will need a Firehouse Yoga account. If don’t already have one, you can set it up at the bottom of this page.
Got to the Class Schedule page to register for class. Once registered, you will have access to a View Broadcast link for that specific class:
Before class begins (preferably 5-10 minutes), log on to the studio website with your email and password, go to the Class Schedule page, and click the link to be transferred to class. Once class starts, online registration ends, and you will no longer be able to sign up. However, the View Broadcast link will be active and available for the duration of class. So, if you’re a few minutes logging on to the video feed or get disconnected for any reason, you will still have access to the class, provided you’re already registered.
Zoom provides us with a direct link for each class, and we are working on sending that via email to everyone who pre-registers. As of right now, we have to handle that manually, as generating automatic emails requires more customization with our studio software to seamlessly link the two platforms. We’re working with our provider to see if we can make that happen. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to follow the instructions above and access the video link via studio website. We will roll out more email links as we are able.
We’re working to bring technology into even more aspects of our business than we did before, to integrate systems that we would have previously been able to operate separately. It’s forcing us to become even more efficient, which will ultimately allow us to be even more personal, particularly when we’re able to reopen the studio, and we believe that yoga should be more personal.
We truly appreciate your patience and your hanging in there with us during these unprecedented times. We look forward to sharing a practice with you soon.