“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” John Steinbeck
As we move thru the weeks of Shelter In Place, time has stretched beyond what we thought was impossible. Remember back when we were going to see what happens in 2 weeks? No, I don’t either. The lessons are happening in real time, we are evolving together.
We are launching our online Membership TODAY. You can click in and sign up from our website, if you join us in the next month you can lock in our introductory price of $30 per month, in June we increase the price to $40. If you have ever been a Member of MPY, I want you to have the choice of joining us online at our lowest rate, we also need and want you to join us again!
What comes with the online Membership? We are starting off with 3 live streams a day, from our homes (see the start of the schedule below, Aracelies is streaming live at 8:30am this morning). Each week we will also be loading up different classes into our new On Demand system, we are building out a library of everything we do, from Power Yoga to Gentle, Yin, TRX, BootCamp, Meditation and Mat Pilates. Yes, we will be adding in kids yoga and fitness classes! No, we can not do Stop Drop and Dance, you can join that thru Grace.
Are our edges still rough? We planned on having 20 classes loaded into the On Demand system by today and things did not go as we planned. Welcome to starting over, changing direction and learning quickly. Yeah, the edges are still rough.
What am I excited about? The quality of the new Live Streams and on Demand videos are amazing. You can share your Membership in your household, meaning you can do Power Yoga while you partner does BootCamp and your kids do Kids Yoga, all on one account. We are still learning how to use all of the features, you will be able to download videos to your device and watch them offline. This is ideal if we ever get to travel again, or if you want to take your device out under the oak or bay tree in your backyard.
Tips? You may have to lower the quality if your device is further away from your router, this is something that varies with the quality of internet and usage in our houses and neighborhoods. Yesterday we crashed Vimeo between us uploading videos and trying to sign in. Welcome to the pandemic, these are the least of our problems even if they are real. Practice patience with us, laugh and cry with imperfections and forgive us knowing we are doing something new.
I hope you will consider joining us online, we are applying everything we have learned in the last 6 weeks to bring you and your family the best of MPY online in an ad free premium experience. I’d like to tell you we have plans for re-opening, I am limited by the same lack of information and evolving science that you are. What I can tell you is we are implementing a strategy to improve your health and sanity during this time. If you have financial hardship, message firstname.lastname@example.org and she will figure something out for you. We are all in this together.
Keep your head up, stay healthy and consider joining us again,