It’s hard to believe we are almost a year into pandemic life. Last week I sent out a short anonymous survey to current students enrolled in my ‘Journey Through the Chakras’ virtual course to gather some feedback about how they’re feeling about my virtual yoga classes and pandemic life in general. I shared the survey results with them, and thought I would share them here too for others who may be interested.
73% of those polled replied to the survey, which is a really good participation rate. Thank you!
89% of respondents said they’d done all or most of the weekly audio sessions sent to them during the 8-week Chakra course. That’s great!
57% have taken advantage of some of my shorter class offerings, either the live or recorded Zoom classes or the shorter videos in the Video Library. 43% said they’re not really interested in these, or just don’t have the time.
54% of respondents said they’d like to do the live Zoom classes but the time doesn’t work for them. As I’ve learned previously, and had confirmed with their suggestions for times that would work better, ‘you can never please all the people all the time.’ 😉 Preferred times ran the gamut from mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends, and there was really no time that stood out as working best for a majority of people, including myself. So for now I’m going to continue doing a Thursday 12:30 class because that works well with my schedule and I consistently have at least 6 people showing up each week. I was happy to see that at least some students are doing the recordings even if they can’t make the live classes. And I also appreciated the responses from people who said they are on virtual meetings all day and just can’t do any more screen time. I hear you!
44% said they’ll be ready to return to group classes once they’ve had the vaccine. 32% said they’d be ready to return once everyone has had the vaccine. 24% said they are ready to return now with a mask and social-distancing. The follow-up question I should have asked is how many people have tried doing yoga or any kind of exercise with a mask on? I could hardly breathe!
74% said they’re totally fine with continuing virtual courses for the time being. 26% said it’s not ideal, but they’re still committed. A big thanks for understanding that what’s most important is keeping everyone safe and healthy.
I was pleasantly surprised at how many comments there were from people saying they have been enjoying the audio sessions and doing yoga on their own at home. As much as we miss being together in person, the general consensus seems to be that this virtual format is working well for everyone and many are even interested in some component of it continuing when we can be back to in-person classes.