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
- The Art and Practice of Relaxation
Yoga Nidra also known as yogic sleep is a ancient practice of dynamic relaxation that is very calming with many health benefits that help to release mental & emotional energetic patterns from the conscious and subconscious mind.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation that invites you to turn inward from your outer experiences where your consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. This deeper awareness will lead you to a higher state of concentration and towards our highest awareness of Samadhi, Bliss.
Join Cindy Shapiro for this deeply relaxing practice.
Yamuna Body Rolling
All about legs
Create freedom and movement in the lower body with Yamuna® Body Rolling (YBR). Yoga helps stretch and elongate the muscles, YBR takes this even further. In this lower body focused workshop we will roll through muscles and connective tissue in the lower body, especially your legs to create ease of movement.
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.
Yamuna® balls are soft, so you can sink into them and let go, and allow you body weight to help traction and release tension, restore length and space in the body. YBR is a unique approach to restoring and strengthening your body. Leave feeling great and with a sense of ease in your entire body. Join Tiffany and roll you way to a healthy, strong and pain-free body with Yamuna® Body Rolling.
In this workshop, Tiffany Congelliere (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
This workshop is great for men, women, athletes, and beginners, and is a great compliment to your current practice.
Balls will be provided for use during the workshop and be can be purchased after ward, if desired. If you have your own Yamuna balls, please bring them.
*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.
Class Size Limited to 20 Students
Photo Credit: Chelsea Jean
Workshop with Anna Delury
Sunday, November 17th 2019