Starting a Practice Party

There are three ways to start a Practice Party for you and your invited guests.

1. Click on Practice With Friends on any class to initiate a Practice Party for that particular class.

2. Open a class and click on the new icon in our video player.

3. View more information about a class and click on Practice With Friends

Clicking on any of these buttons will launch the following screen.

Click on Host a Practice Party if you’re ready to start. If you’re not, click on the X in the top right corner.

The following page will load.

Here, click on Copy My Unique Invite Link and email that to your friends. Click Next to manage Camera/Microphone settings.

For your first Practice Party, you may be asked by your browser to approve camera and microphone access for yogainternational.com.

In Chrome, you will receive two popups in the top left corner that will resemble the following dialog.

Please click Allow for both.

If this dialog box does not appear, please look near the upper right corner for the following symbol.

Click on the circled icon above to open the following dialog box.

Select Always allow and then click Done.

If either of these buttons is red, you may need to repeat the above steps for both Camera and Microphone permissions. If you are encountering an error, try refreshing the page and repeating the above steps involving the symbol in the top right corner and selecting Always allow.

Without permissions, you will be unable to participate via voice or video in the party.

Once inside your Party, you will be able to turn off your microphone and/or camera as you prefer.

To confirm that your camera and microphone are working check the following steps:

  • You see yourself in the camera (instead of the smiley face below)

  • The microphone and camera icons are green

If you are having trouble after allowing permissions for both your camera and microphone, you may need to select a different webcam or microphone in the following menu. This generally only applies if you have multiple cameras and/or microphones attached to your computer, which is uncommon.

When the video/microphone look right to you, please let us know that you have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy by checking the box. Then, you will be able to click Start Party.

When your guests begin to arrive, you will receive the following pop-up to admit them:

Click Accept for each member of your party. If someone is having difficulty joining and you did not receive a pop-up to accept them, try asking them to refresh their page.

It may take a few minutes for all of your guests to arrive. There is no charge for joining you as a guest participant, and no credit card needed, but if it is their first time practicing with Yoga International, they will be taken through an abbreviated account creation process in order to join.

As they begin to arrive, take a moment to welcome them, enjoy some small talk, or prepare for class in whatever way feels best for you.

As the host, you have full control over playing/pausing and choosing a specific time in the video. Your guests do not have these options.

When you press Play, everyone will be instantly muted. When you press pause or if the video is completed, everyone can unmute. This means that you will only be able to hear each other while the video is paused.

To unmute, click on the microphone icon in the bottom right corner

When you are ready to end your Practice Party, all you need to do is click/tap the exit icon in the control bar at the bottom of your screen, and you’ll be taken back to the page you were on when you started the Party.

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