Answer: Physical contact is certainly preferable. But if it doesn’t exist, it is also possible virtually.
But don’t confuse the Kabbalistic education with any other methods! It is possible to arrange lessons both online and offline, the main thing is to adhere strictly to the Kabbalistic method and not mix it with anything else; otherwise, you will be confused and not clarify anything.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16