Joyce Wu’s Gentle Yoga for Terrible Times has a following of some 11,000 people. It’s Zoom Yoga at home which you can book, free.
The Word on Gentle Yoga
Simple and accessible breathing exercises, stretches and guided meditations for all bodies, minds and spirits. No experience necessary.
From Joyce Wu
Human beings are not meant to be in constant fight, flight, or freeze mode. Chronic stress takes a devastating toll on our mental and physical wellbeing. If you are exhausted, stressed out, burnt out, or just looking to relax and nourish your mind, body, and spirit, please join me for 75 minutes of gentle yoga.”
All classes are taught via Zoom from Los Angeles, California (PDT/PST).
You will receive a Zoom link approximately 30 minutes before class begins. Please check your spam/promotions folder.
Registration closes one hour before class begins. Only the first 500 participants to join the Zoom will be admitted to the class. We will release people from the waiting room at 5:55 PM PST.
What time does the class start?
I am located in Los Angeles, California. Class is on Saturday at 6 PM PDT/PST (Pacific Time).
If you are located in a different time zone and are confused or unsure of when that is, here is a link to a world clock that will allow you to type in Los Angeles (where I am located) and your city to figure out when the class will begin:
How do I access the class?
You will receive a Zoom link approximately 30 minutes before class begins (approximately 5:30 PM Pacific Time.) Please check your spam/promotions folder.
If you haven’t received a link, it is almost certainly because it’s not yet time or because it’s in your spam/promotions folder.
Only the first 500 students to actually attend the Zoom will be admitted. We will release people from the waiting room at 5:55 PM PST/PDT.
What do I need?
Just a pillow and a blanket OR towel. It doesn’t matter what kind– whatever you have at home will work just fine.
What should I wear?
I recommend wearing whatever makes you feel comfortable like leggings, pajamas, sweatpants, or shorts. The main aspiration for the class is simply relaxation so we won’t be getting sweaty but you’ll want to wear something you can move around in a little.
What if I don’t want to be on camera?
No worries! You are more than welcome to turn your camera off. You will still be able to see and hear me but you won’t have to be seen if you prefer not to be.
How gentle is “gentle”?
The class is designed with accessibility in mind so all the postures will be seated or on the ground with variations/options given if you need or wish to remain seated and much of the class is devoted to meditation which does not require any movement at all. I encourage you to listen to your own body and decide what is right for you.
How much does the class cost?
This class is completely free as an offering to the community. My aspiration is to make the practice of yoga, breath work, and meditation as accessible as possible so that everyone can learn and be part of the community regardless of their economic situation.
I often find that people who have the least are often the most generous and big-hearted so please do not feel obligated to contribute anything if it is at all a hardship; however, only if you truly have the means and feel so inclined, you can help defray some of the costs and sustain and support the class by signing up for a monthly membership here.