How to join a class
Using CowTinker to join a class
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Step 1. Know your password
Knowing your CowTinker password is the key to being able to access your Circle Yoga classes. If you had an account in our old system, please follow this link to set your password in the new system. If you are new to Circle Yoga and CowTinker, please create a new account. If you have trouble setting your password, contact us. We can set your password for you.
Step 2. Purchase classes
Registered students may choose 2, 4, or 6 livestream classes (via Zoom) per week, and fees are prorated based on when you sign up. Registered students also have full access to our on-demand video library. Follow this link to purchase a registration, 3 for $33 offer for new students, 4 Class Pass, or drop-in class. See the full details about pricing.
Step 3. Select your classes
Visit the class schedule page to sign up for classes. If you are ready to join a class now, click on the small green camera icon (see arrow #3 below) next to the class you want. This takes you right into class.
To sign up for a class in advance, click on the RESERVE button (see arrow #1 below). This will add your name to the roster, and you will receive a confirmation email with a link to use to join your class. You will also receive a reminder email about 30 minutes before class begins. Even if you sign up in advance, you can always access your class by clicking on the green camera icon on the schedule page.
When you see the CANCEL button (see arrow #2 below), it means that you have successfully signed up for class. If you need to cancel your class registration, simply click the CANCEL button anytime before class begins. If you do not cancel your reservation before class begins, your attendance will be counted for this class.
Step 4. Log in for your class
When it's time for class to start, either follow the link in your email confirmation that says “Click here to access class” or click on the little green camera icon (see arrow #3 above) that appears next to the class title on the class schedule page. If you are not already logged in, CowTinker will prompt you to log in at the point.
Step 5. Get ready for class
At about 7 minutes before the scheduled class time, the Zoom meeting will begin. You may need to refresh your screen. All browsers have a refresh button—it usually looks like a circular arrow. If you don’t see the icon to refresh, use these keyboard shortcuts:
- on a PC, press “F” and “5”
- on a Mac, press “Command” and “R”
Important tips for using CowTinker
Check your browser
We highly recommend that you use a browser other than Safari. There are known issues with Zoom video integration in the Safari browser, so you may encounter problems if you are using Safari. The engineers at Zoom will have to correct a bug on their end before Safari can be used reliably with CowTinker. Other browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Edge, or Internet Explorer work well. If you need help, contact us.
Use your classes when it’s convenient
CowTinker keeps track of the total number of class credits you have used. If you are registered for 2 classes a week for the full 8-week session, you have a total of 16 classes to use. You may decide to take 4 classes one week and 0 classes the following week. You have through Sunday, Dec. 20 to use your Fall Session B class credits. Classes from Fall Session B may not be transferred to the Winter Session.
Shared access for family members
Family members living in the same household may share class registrations. Children under 18 should be listed on a parent/guardian's account. Adult family members need to have separate CowTinker accounts. We have linked the accounts of most of our Fall Session A family members already. If Adult Family Member #1 has purchased a registration, Adult Family Member #2 whose account is linked can log into the schedule page and click the ONLINE button to sign up for a class.
Adult Family Member #2 will not see purchases on their account. However, under "My Access," if you are connected, you will see a message that says, "Hooray! You have a shared pass with [your family member's name]."
If you don't seem to be linked to your family member, please contact us.
If you take a class with a partner on one device
For household family members who share one device to take a class together, each participant should sign up for class using their individual CowTinker account. When it's time for class to start, you can still join using one device logged into one family member's account. As long as other family members have signed up separately, your names will appear on the class roster and your teacher will be credited for your participation.
All students who are registered for Fall Session B have unlimited access to an on-demand library of recorded classes through Dec. 20. (Drop-ins and students with a 3 for $33 or 4 class pass do not have access to the video library.) The video library now lives right in CowTinker, so you don't have keep up with a separate link or password.
Go to video library.
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