Frequently asked questions

What is Deafhood Yoga Online Studio?

  • Deafhood Yoga Online Studio (OLS) has been a vision since 2008 that became a reality in 2013 with technology becoming more available and mainstream.
  • Deafhood Yoga OLS offers you the opportunity to experience Deaf-Centered yoga classes from any parts of the world.
  • Deafhood Yoga OLS is live-streaming and real-time yoga classes, online.

Why Online Studio?

  • Deaf people are geographically challenged! We are everywhere but Deaf Yoga teachers are not everywhere!
  • Deafhood Yoga Online Studio gives us the opportunity to have access to Deaf-Centered yoga classes from any parts of the world connected through the internet.
  • Even if a yoga studio is in your town; you would have to deal with:
  • The traffic could be either predictable or unpredictable.
  • Looking for a parking.
  • Expensive gas running out fast.
  • Time loss from driving back and forth.

How does Deafhood Yoga Online Studio work?

  • You see your Deaf Yoga Teacher online and you learn, apply and practice yoga techniques and philosophies.
  • The best part is that you learn yoga directly with your Deaf Yoga teacher without an interpreter.

What technology do I need to be able to join Online Studio?

  • Any devices such as computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone.
  • Zoom video app (Free)
  • Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) included your fee.
  • Strong internet and wifi connection.
  • (Optional) Apple TV to connect your device to a large TV screen.

Will I be able to interact with other students and the teacher in Online Studio?

  • Yes, if you choose to open your video screen with others. You make this decision to show yourself to others or not.
  • It is recommended to open your video screen during group discussion. A great benefit and resource.

Is Deafhood Yoga Online Studio LIVE?

  • Yes, you will be interacting with your yoga teacher in realtime.
  • Every class is recorded and uploaded to your Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) account for your review.

What are the benefits of Online Studio?

  • Learn, apply and practice with your skilled and experienced Deaf yoga teacher, in fluent ASL.
  • Participate in Deaf centered yoga classes.
  • Review your yoga class recordings and content at anytime, anywhere and on any device.
  • Meet other like-minded yogis and yoginis.

How do I join Deafhood Yoga Online Studio?

How do I set up my home yoga for Deafhood Yoga Online Studio classes?

  • Strong wifi/internet
  • Download free Zoom app -
  • After registration, a Canvas LMS (Learning Management System) account will be provided to you at no additional cost
  • Use your favorite device with built-in camera such as:
  • iMac
  • Computer
  • Laptop
  • Tablet like iPad
  • Smartphone like iPhone
  • Large screen TV (via Apple TV)

What if I lose connection during Deafhood Yoga Online Studio class?

  • Don’t worry. All of your classes are recorded and sent to your Canvas LMS account in case you were disconnected during your class.

Do you offer Teachers Training Course (TTC)?

  • Through Yoga Alliance, Rajarajeshwari is eligible, to establish a yoga school and teachers training course (TTC). It has been a part of Rajarajeshwari's lifelong vision. When? Universal timing. As soon as it is possible, it will be posted on this website and our social media outlets.

What if I miss a class? What happens?

  • That is the whole point of Canvas which is your Learning Management System (LMS). We understand life happens. Sometimes we are not able to be present in class. That is ok. You can catch up and continue to review the classes and content that are stored in Canvas. You do not miss anything.

How can I join and watch yoga classes on my big TV screen?

ZOOM Video conferencing is on your laptop or computer. You have 2 options:

  • You can plug your laptop or computer's HDMI cable to your TV.
  • Or wirelessly connect your TV via Apple TV by using AirPlay option on your Mac

Can I hide/show my video window on Zoom?

Yes, Zoom offers this option for you to decide to hide your video. If your video is on during a meeting with multiple participants, it automatically displays to all participants, including yourself. If you show yourself, you can see how you look to others. If you hide yourself, your own video display disappears from your screen, leaving more room to see other participants. You can control whether to hide or show yourself in your own video display for each meeting.

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How Do I Change The Video Layout in Zoom?

There are 3 video layouts when no one in the meeting is screen sharing: Active Speaker, Gallery, and Mini. When someone is screen sharing, you can use Side-by-Side Mode or view the screen share with Active Speaker or Gallery View. You can also Hide Non-Video Participants. Any of these layouts can be used in Full Screen or Windowed mode, with the exception of Mini Window. You can also pin or spotlight a participant's video. Pin video allows you to disable active speaker view and only view a specific speaker. Pinning another user's video will only affect your computer and local recordings, not the view of other participants or cloud recordings. Learn more about pinning a video. Spotlight video puts a user as the primary active speaker for all participants in the meeting and cloud recordings. To spotlight, you need at least 3 participants in the meeting with their video on and can only be done by the host. Learn more about spotlighting a video.

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Can, we as a couple, share one video screen together?

One mat per screen policy. We wholeheartedly support couples attending yoga together. By having a student per screen, it allows the screen space for me, as a yoga teacher to be able fully see the student. This allows me to be able to offer feedback, modifications, and safety techniques. The length of the student's yoga mat is facing my screen.

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