Perseverance Works online yoga classes

To help us maintain our zen through these odd times, we have moved the Perseverance Works yoga classes online, hosted through Zoom, and expanded the offering with three classes per week. In our first month, we had more than 200 yogis join 11 classes – even though we’re all physically distant, it’s been a great way to connect and bring people together.

How to sign up

If you are interested, email Kate at kate.carpenter@atelierten.com to join the yoga mailing list. Each week the registration links and class info will be sent out to the mailing list.

Classes are still priced at £5, however if this is challenging for any reason, drop Kate an email for a code – no questions asked.

Class schedule and descriptions

Mondays, 6.30 – 7.30pm (Kate)

Level 1 – 2 vinyasa yoga class. You can expect to play with some more advanced poses with options always given for those feeling less energetic.

Tuesdays, 7.45 – 8.30am (Jamie)

Morning yoga. Wake up and get energised for the day. All levels.

Kate and Jamie are keen to hear your views on the class schedule. “If you would like to see different days or times, different styles (even meditation!) please email and let us know. If there is enough interest, just about anything is possible,” said Kate.

Setting up for digital yoga

Most of us are joining from small flats in London, so as long as you can unroll your yoga mat, you have the required space. Check you won’t give yourself a concussion stepping to the top of your mat! And if possible, find a space where you can also reach your arms out wide to the side.

It’s great if you can practice with video on, it adds to a sense of community and helps Kate and Jamie check that everyone is following along! However, if this makes you deeply uncomfortable, don’t worry – it is not required.

Bring whatever props you might have, though none are necessary. A sturdy water bottle or a stack of books could substitute for a yoga brick; a pillow could understudy for a bolster. Use a scarf or actual belt instead of a strap.

Try to leave phones (and other distractions) in another room, or on silent. Create a calm space in which to focus on your practice.

Tailor your space to suit your practice style, with whatever lighting levels you prefer, and some ambient music if you enjoy practicing to that. Here are some playlists you might like:

Chilled out piano and ambient music is available here.

For something slightly more upbeat with Beach House, Sampha, Glass Animals and more, click here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with Kate at kate.carpenter@atelierten.com.