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
Men's Yoga Series
Our men's yoga series is taught by John Manacmul and is designed to support men who are looking to improve their health, fitness and sports performance.
This class will ease men into cultivating a yoga practice and help them become stronger, more agile and focused .
Whether you are a serious athlete, recovering from an injury, a new or more experienced yoga practitioner, men's yoga will build physical and mental strength, stamina, balance and flexibility.
The next 4 week series starts
Friday, May 1st 5:00 - 6:00PM
Our bodies and minds need and thrive with rest. In this fast-paced age where being busy, exhausted, overstimulated and stressed are the norm, the nurturing stillness of Restorative Yoga can be the remedy.
Surrender into comfortable, supported poses while you enjoy easy breath awareness and simple meditation techniques. We’ll create a foundation of relaxation that radiates from your nervous system and organs to restore health, vitality and ease within all levels of your being. This gentle, soothing practice will help to relieve the aches in your muscular body, while expanding your natural capacity to heal, sleep, digest, conceive, build immunities and show up in your life with a clear mind and open heart.
Restorative Yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of fitness level, age, ability or experience with yoga. This deep medicine can be incredibly useful for everyone, including pregnant women, new parents, people with anxiety, chronic illnesses, headaches and discomfort. All you need is the willingness to be still and present with yourself.
Participants are invited to contact Jacinthe directly with specific questions, requests or concerns at: Jascene@mac.com
Meditative Sound Bath
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.
Yoga for Golfers
Chakras and the Subtle Body
Join Tim Senesi
Sunday, July 22nd
Yamuna Body Rolling
Release Shoulder Tension and Improve your Posture
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.
*Be sure to eat light at least an hour before class.
*Wear fitted clothing, so the ball doesn’t get wrapped up in the clothing.
*Space is limited, Pre-Registration is highly recommended
Class Size Limited to 20 Students
Photo Credit: Chelsea Jean
Hands on Adjustments and the Art of Developing an "Eye"
Sunday, August 26th
With Vladimir Jandov
Improve your own practice by learning how to assist and support others at the same time.
Learn how to read the body in front of you and understand various approaches of making adjustments from subtle/energetic or verbal cues to more physical and dynamic when appropriate and needed by a student.
Focusing on how asanas affect differently various body types we will use partner work to experience real time feedback in fun and effective exercises.
This workshop will be dedicated to centenary anniversary of legendary B.K.S. Iyengar as part of Vlad’s summer tour around Europe and North America.
This class will be beneficial for both, - teachers of yoga to help hone their adjusting skills, as well as to serious and dedicated yoga practitioners of all yoga styles to deepen their knowledge of the bio mechanics within the wide range of poses.
Vladimir is passionate about sharing his experience from 20 plus years of practice and has been teaching yoga both in California and internationally in the Iyengar method since 2002.
Sunday, September 23rd
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 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: