OCYS offers workshops and recurring class series covering a specific theme or topic. Led by expert teachers with a willingness to share their knowledge, workshops give students an opportunity deepen their understanding of yoga philosophy and asana. Workshops are informative and provide participants with more individualized attention. These typically run over the course of an afternoon or weekend, and may span over a series of weeks.
Workshops & Series
Intro to Yoga Series
4 week introduction to the basic asanas(poses) including standing, sitting and restorative poses. These poses will build up strength and stamina, improve muscular tone, flexibility and alignment. No experience is necessary. Class size limited to 10 students. (Pre-Registration is required)
Upcoming Start Dates:
Sunday, November 5th 12:00 - 1:00pm
Yoga Nidra & Self Healing
Yoga Nidra is the practice of deep relaxation that rejuvenates the body and mind, returning the practitioner to a profound state of emotional balance and well-being. Embark on a guided meditation journey inside your physical and energetic (subtle) bodies to help clear the mind as you restore personal power and energy to heal yourself.
With Christy Curtis
The workshop will include:
- Brief history, physiology, and science of Yoga Nidra
- Guided Yoga Nidra
- Opportunity for discussion, Q & A
- Come in comfortable clothes. Please bring a pillow or two for your comfort. Mats and blankets provided.
- No yoga experience is required.
Yamuna Body Rolling
Part II - Hips and Low Back
Driving, eating, typing, sitting, arm balancing, etc … Most things we do in life are forward folds. These constant forward movements overtime create tightness in the chest, shortness of breath and compression in the back. Continual imbalances and old habits get imprinted in how we walk and ultimately in our posture.
In this workshop, Tiffany Martin will help show you how to release tightness in the neck, back and shoulders, improve your posture as well as enhance your yoga practice, with the self-healing power of body rolling. You will learn Yamuna® Body Rolling techniques to help you realign and lengthen the muscles, bones, connective tissues and fascia in the neck, back and shoulders.
• Improved posture
• Increased range of motion
• Improved alignment
• Increased muscle tone
• Increased flexibility
• Increased organ function
• Improved circulation
This workshop is for those who experience:
• Shoulder tightness and pain
• Tension in the Neck, Jaw & Shoulders
• Compression of the vertebrae
• Poor posture
No experience necessary. This workshop is for everyone, especially those looking for a therapeutic tool to maintain body sustainability at every age.
Sunday, February 25th 4:00 - 5:30PM
Class Size Limited to 15 Students
Photo Credit: Chelsea Jean
Sunday, April 8th
Anna Delury began the practice of yoga as a teenager in the late 1970’s with such teachers as Mary Dunn, Ramanand Patel and Kofi Busia. She taught her first yoga class in 1979 at the Center for Yoga, Los Angeles. In 1982, Anna was invited to join an intensive given by B.K.S Iyengar at R.I.M.Y.I. in India. Since that time she has travelled regularly to Pune for study with the Iyengar family, most recently from late January to early March of this year.
Anna is one of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles (IYILA) founders. At various times during the 1980s and ‘90s she edited the IYASC’s newsletter. Then in 2001, along with Jackie Austin and Linda Nishio, she spearheaded the creation of Yoga Vidya, the print journal of the Iyengar Yoga community of Southern California. She continued to serve as an editor and its senior advisor until June 2010.
Anna earned a BSc. in Kinesiology from UCLA in 1988 and B.K.S. Iyengar awarded her a Senior Intermediate II level certificate in 2009. She participates in Iyengar Yoga conventions held in the United States both as a student and staff teacher/assistant. Anna also volunteers as an assessor for Iyengar Yoga certification in the U.S. and is deeply committed to mentoring her fellow teachers through this process.
Known for both her insight and wry sense of humor, Anna seeks to transmit the light of yoga that B.K.S. Iyengar kindled in her to each student in every class.
Reduce stress, deeply massage the body with vibration, and shift effortlessly into meditative states.
Christian takes participants on a journey while they relax in a comfortable position, as he plays gong, singing bowls, drums, harmonium, chimes & more, while chanting Sanskrit mantras in harmony with the instruments.
Weaving a tapestry of sound and sensation, this combination of traditional and deeply resonant instruments allows recipients to feel the sound pulsating inside of their body, loosening stagnant energy and activating the parasympathetic nervous system. Through this mind-body release, participants are able to enter a deep state of meditation and relaxation, waking up refreshed and renewed.
Sunday, September 23rd