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## Online Meditation Class Instructions for Students

👉 Preparation Before the Class
1. Technical Setup:
   Device: Use a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with a stable internet connection.
   Software: Install Google Meet software or apps as required 
Time zone: Pacific/AucklandGoogle
Meet joining info video call link:
Or dial: ‪(NZ) +64 4 889 5122‬ PIN: ‪843 250 303‬#
More phone numbers:

Browser: Use an updated web browser if the class is conducted through a web-based platform.

2. Environment:
   Quiet Space: Choose a quiet, comfortable, and distraction-free area where you won't be disturbed.
   Lighting: Ensure the area is well-lit but not too bright or harsh.

   Comfortable Seating: Use a comfortable chair, cushion, or yoga mat to sit on.
     Clothing: Wear loose, comfortable clothing that allows you to relax.
      Extras: Have a blanket, eye pillow, or any other items that help you relax nearby.

### Joining the Class
1. Login:
    Time:** Log in at least 10 minutes before the class starts to settle in and troubleshoot any technical issues.
   - **Credentials:** Use the correct login credentials provided by your instructor.

2. **Platform Familiarity:**
   - **Features:** Familiarize yourself with the platform's features such as mute/unmute, video on/off, and chat.

### During the Class
1. **Etiquette:**
   - **Microphone:** Keep your microphone muted during the meditation to avoid disturbing others with background noise.
   - **Camera:** If comfortable, keep your camera on for a more communal experience, unless instructed otherwise by your instructor.

2. **Participation:**
   - **Engage:** Follow the instructor's guidance and participate fully in the meditation practice.
   - **Respect:** Be respectful and mindful of your classmates. Avoid any disruptive behavior.

3. **Focus:**
   - **Attention:** Pay full attention to the instructor's voice and instructions. Let go of other distractions and thoughts.
   - **Relaxation:** Allow yourself to relax and be present in the moment. Don't worry about doing it "right."

4. **Technical Issues:**
   - **Troubleshooting:** If you encounter technical issues, inform your instructor via the chat or a pre-agreed method, but try to minimize disruption.

### After the Class
1. **Reflection:**
   - **Feelings:** Take a few moments to reflect on how you feel after the meditation.
   - **Journal:** Consider keeping a journal to note your experiences and any insights gained during the meditation.

2. **Communication:**
   - **Questions:** If you have questions or need clarification about the practice, reach out to your instructor via email or during designated times.

3. **Practice:**
   - **Regularity:** Try to incorporate meditation into your daily routine to enhance its benefits.
   - **Techniques:** Practice the techniques learned in class on your own to deepen your understanding and experience.

### General Tips
1. **Mindset:**
   - **Openness:** Approach each session with an open mind and a willingness to learn and experience.
   - **Patience:** Be patient with yourself, especially if you are new to meditation. It takes time to develop a practice.

2. **Environment:**
   - **Consistency:** Try to meditate in the same place and at the same time each day to build a habit.
   - **Ambience:** Enhance your meditation environment with calming elements like soft lighting, gentle music, or nature sounds.

3. **Support:**
   - **Community:** Engage with classmates or online meditation communities for support and shared experiences.
   - **Resources:** Utilize additional resources like meditation apps, books, and online videos to support your practice.

By following these instructions, you can create a conducive environment for your meditation practice and fully benefit from your online meditation class. Enjoy your journey to mindfulness and relaxation!

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