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ALWAYS Late To The Party

Posted by terrepruitt on April 1, 2020

Ok, if you ever read my blog you will know that I am always late to the party.  Two weeks ago when we were told to shelter-in-place, many of my with-it Nia cohorts jumped on this Zoom thing and started teaching.  My space is limited in many ways so I didn’t think to join in.  My circle was going on and on about all the Nia classes they were taking so I decided to take one.  It was fun.  Nothing beats an actual class- especially, when, as teacher, I dance to Nia DVDs/online routines all the time, but when you have no choice, it is nice to “be” with people.  And after a couple of weeks, I was getting a little pouty because I missed talking to people and so I asked a friend if she wanted to get together online to chat.  When we came done to figuring out when she asked if it was just us and we decided to invite a few more people.  With a little group of 4 (X2) we had a nice little visit.

Dance Exercise, Nia, Nia online, Zoom meetings, Nia Teacher, Nia Class, Nia San Jose, Nia workout, Nia, Gentle Yoga, Group Ex classes, Nia Technique, Yin Yoga, stretch classesI say 4 (X2) because it was actually four of us online, but our hubbies were there too.  But the meeting was really just four connections.

It was a very needed human connection time.  We had fun.  I didn’t take a picture when we were all online because it was really low key.  I mean, I talked a few of them into it by saying they could be in the dark.  The picture you see is just two of us having joined the meeting and I am only posting it BECAUSE it is blurry so . . . . protecting the people I didn’t ask for permission to post.  🙂

Well, it was fun and I want to do it again this Saturday.  But I am curious are YOU Zooming?  I also just learned that you can FaceTime with multiple people.  But when I do it with one it never works so I don’t understand how it would work with multiple people.

Anyway, let me know if you have taking a class via Zoom?  Or if you are gathering with friends via Zoom?  Or what you are using to visit with friends during this shelter-in-place period.

6 Responses to “ALWAYS Late To The Party”

  1. For immediate family we use Skype video calls. One group in our small church switched to Zoom for meetings. They have been using facebook to record the services and send messages. The church is closed now in compliance with social distancing requirements. I used to be a remote database contractor, so I have used these kinds of conference calls for years. I can imagine this might be more difficult with something like a yoga class, but perhaps not. Almost everything I did for work in the past could be done with a remote connection.

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    • Skype, I’ve heard of that one. I am so happy to hear that a group in your church is using Zoom and not meeting in-person. Seems the right thing to do. 🙂 I have seen services from other churches be “advertised” on Facebook. Plus I have friends that post about online services, that was even before all of this. I know people who “go to” church in their PJs. I think that is a wonderful thing. I used to use Webex as a long distance trainer/teacher. It is nice that so many jobs can be done remotely. I am very grateful as my husband is still able to work.

      Doing classes online is better than not doing classes at all. It is fun when we can all see each other. It doesn’t always work in regards to the instructor (me) seeing the student for various reasons. But I’ve done two classes so far and we have enjoyed them. Online yoga classes have been offered for a long time, it is just the video conferencing that is starting to be the new thing.

      Thank you for sharing, Frank!

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  2. Cheryl McGovern said

    🙂 I am trying zoom today at 1:30 pm with Jared Jr. and Leo to read a story and they will read their journals to me! Stay safe ❤️ XO Cheryl and Robert (still in San Jose)

    Sent from my iPhone


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    • Wonderful to hear from you, Cheryl. Sounds like you are doing well. Great that you can Zoom with Jared, Jr. and Leo. It is the new little one that is probably difficult not to see. Thank you for checking in! XO


  3. The wonders of technology, eh? I think I may have used Zoom once with one person as part of an online project thingy (giving feedback to a brand) and that worked okay, but I don’t think I could make any suggestions as to why it hasn’t worked for you with one person but it has with multiple considering I’m not even 100% sure it was Zoom I used. So while you may be late to the party, I’m not sure if I’ve even turned up at the party at all!
    I’d be interested in doing this. But under the cover of darkness so others couldn’t see my face, making it more like a phone call.. 😂
    Caz xx

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    • Hi, ok first of all I wrote about the one person in a weird way . . . so I think you misunderstood. So I fixed it. And to clarify, I meant that one friend and I were texting before hand trying to decide when to meet and she asked if it was just going to be us two (or four with hubbies) and I said I didn’t know. So in the end we decided to invite other people.

      Yes, the first time I did it as a test run, I was pretty much in the dark, one to keep me darkened and two because my room is a mess so the darkness hid both me AND my mess. Tonight we are doing it again and we will see. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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