Could you pls clarify if by swinging the menu down and to the right if the email subscription would be possible to add there?
Moving the menu down wouldn't allow you to add the subscription widget to the AutoFocus home page, but there are a couple things to keep in mind that may help.
Even though you might expect subscribers to always see the home page first, it's often not the case and so readers may see the widgets on pages more often than you think.
Readers without WordPress.com accounts can follow a blog with the button that appears in the lower right-hand corner of WordPress.com sites. Here's what it looks like:
Readers with WordPress.com accounts who are logged in can follow a blog any time using the "Follow" button in the gray toolbar.
You might also consider adding a page named "Subscribe" or "How to Subscribe" to the main menu and then just encourage readers to subscribe using the Follow Blog widget that you add to the sidebar area through Appearance → Widgets.