Spring Classes

Live Classes via Zoom

  • Schedule:
  • Spring: April – May 27
  • (Break: May 28 – June 13)
  • Summer: June 14 – August 19
  • Mondays
  • 6:00pm Yoga Challenge
  • 7:30pm Relief for Neck & Shoulder Tension
  • Tuesdays
  • 10:00am Yoga Challenge
  • 12 noon Yoga: Adaptive chair Poses
  • Thursdays
  • 10:00am Yoga Challenge
  • 12 noon Gentle Yoga for Back Pain
  • 6:00pm Yoga Challenge
  • 7:30pm Gentle Yoga for Back Pain


Donations Encouraged

What has worked well since March is to keep things as simple as possible. There is no advance registration. Payment is by donation through PayPal, Venmo, or mailed check.


Suggested donation is $10 per class or $20 per week for unlimited classes.


Please DO NOT donate an amount that is stressful for you. If you are facing financial challenges as a result of covid-19 closures, donate an amount that is comfortable for you or just come without paying anything.


I have recently changed my legal name from Kim Thompson to Paula James and registered the business name, James Learning Systems LLC. 

If you choose to pay by check, please make it payable to: James Learning Systems LLC

  • Checks can be mailed to:
    • Paula James
    • PO Box 2641
    • Gaithersburg, MD 20886



Alternatively, you can pay here with PayPal balance or credit card (even if you don’t have a PayPal account:

Online Classes

“Doors will open” 15 minutes before each scheduled start time. This means you can log in early enough to deal with technological fumbles (highly recommended if you are new to Zoom). If you do have troubles, there’s not much I can do for you. You’ll need to sort out speakers, camera, and microphone on your end. There is a dial-in option for phones. I think this will allow you to speak and listen, but not see or be seen.

Classes start on time. I recommend you log in a few minutes in advance so that you are settled when we begin.

You are encouraged to come early for a little  conversation. Chitchat before class is a surprisingly satisfying help for the isolation of quarantine.

You are also encouraged to drop by during the 15 minutes before any class (whether you stay for the class or not) for a little conversation. If you are working alone from home, you can consider a few minutes of this as a conversation in the break room to cheer you on in your work day. Contribute to the conversation, then stay or sign out if you have a project to finish.

These conversations are intended to be light and friendly. Please do not discuss politics, your fears about the end of the world, etc. If you are experiencing an immediate need, let us know and we’ll see if we can help you connect to resources. However, we would like to stay out of Flight, Fight and Freeze as much as possible. These are meant to be a reset into Social Engagement.


For complete log-in and dial-in information, go to the calendar below and click on the entry of the event you would like to attend: