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
Goal Setting Workshop
Take two hours out of your weekend to work on yourself! Co-led by Transition Consultant Hannah Saunders and studio owner John Manacmul, this personal development workshop will help you identify and connect with your personal core values and discover how they show up in the six key realms of life. You will walk away with the tools to set clear priorities and goals that support you living into your values with grace and joy well into 2018 and beyond.
With Hannah Saunders & John Manacmul
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.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga
Join Jacinthe Mitchell for an exciting workshop exploring the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. This brilliant lineage system utilizes postural alignment, breathing and gazing techniques to purify the body, nervous system and mind.
Whether you've ever stepped onto a yoga mat or just want to refresh and intensify your current practice, prepare to Deepen your understanding of this methodology as we investigate sun salutations, standing poses, foundational postures of the Primary Series, backbending and finishing sequences.
Yamuna Body Rolling
Part II - Hips and Low Back
Sitting or standing for long hours a day can create tightness and compression in our low backs and hips. How we feel affects how we walk imprinting imbalances and old habits in our posture. Experience the power of self-massage using Yamuna® Body Rolling balls to realign and relieve the muscles and bones in the low back and hips.
In this workshop, Tiffany Martin will show you how to problem solve and self heal your lower body. Engineered to be the perfect companion tool for self-care anywhere, this therapeutic workshop will show you how to maintain your body sustainability at every age.
This workshop is for anyone who experiences:
• Low back pain
• Tight hip flexors
• SI (Sacroiliac) joint discomfort
• Tight IT Band
• Hip inflexibility
• Improved posture
• Increased range of motion
• Improved alignment
• Increased muscle tone
• Increased flexibility
• Increased organ function
• Improved circulation
*All levels – no experience is necessary!
*Be sure to eat light at least an hour or two before class.
Class Size Limited to 20 Students
Photo Credit: Chelsea Jean
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga and translates into science of life! In this workshop we will explore our unique constitution and how exactly the elements are represented in our self and how to apply that to our life!
Understand the deeper and more subtle reasons of the functioning of the mind, body and create balance through lifestyle, diet, yoga, exercise, work, school, family.....
We will go through a dosha,constitution quizz and go over remedies as well.
Arati Lane is a yoga therapist for over 20 years and Ayurveda counselor for over 10 years.
Originally from Germany she has lived in San Diego for 20 years, where I raised my son and now I relocated to Dana Point!
I took my 1st yoga teacher training in 1989 after I studied Jivamukti yoga in NYC at the Sivananda yoga ranch,a traditional Ashram and learning about the other forms of yoga,karma yoga,Bhakti yoga,gnyana yoga,Raja yoga I was ready to study in India,where I spend over 2 years in various Ashrams under recognized yoga masters.
I am also certified to teach pre and postnatal yoga,infant massage and therapeutic healthy backs yoga.
I work through doctors office and see clients privately and teach at yoga centers.I love to share the insight I gained from applying Ayurveda into everyday life!
Please Bring a journal, comfy clothes, and a snack...
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