Step into Fall with a mindfulness-based, tikkun olam-infused yoga training like no other.
Over the course of three weeks, we will build healthy new habits and dive deep into an eclectic series of mentally and physically invigorating practices for cultivating stronger minds, bodies, spirits, and communities.
Please Note: This is not an “all or nothing” program. You are welcome to choose your own adventure. The most effective and sustainable practice is the one you actually do. Feel free to share your scheduling needs/ concerns in the application so that we can find the right level of engagement for you.
Open to university students and recent graduates interested in a yoga and mindfulness program through a Jewish lens.
21 Days Holidays Cohort: September 13 – October 4, 2020
The Yoga Otzma 21 Day Journey gives you the option to choose your own daily/ weekly adventure from amongst the following practices:
- Live Yoga/ Meditation Sessions on Zoom
- Self-Directed Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation
- Ecstatic Dance (Optional)
- Journaling Practice
- Group Chats and Check-In / Discord Community
- “Applied Yoga” for Sustainable Leadership
Please note: Due to the unique challenge of planning around students’ Fall semester schedules and the holiday calendar, scheduling is a communal project and subject to change and fine-tuning. If you are interested in joining us, please share your scheduling needs in the application and join the conversation.
Please also note: classes are recorded for those who are unable to attend live sessions.
ABOUT YOGA OTZMA
Yoga Otzma began as a collaboration between Artist and Yoga Instructor Evan Joblin, Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston, and a handful of Boston-area Hillels, with the aim of providing meaningful and practical wellness-based events for students on campus. With the sudden onset of COVID-19 ushering in an entirely new reality, Yoga Otzma transitioned to an online series of workshops, drawing students from schools across the region to practice yoga together in community, from their respective places of residence. As the current situation continues to remain uncertain, Yoga Otzma is committed to helping students build stronger minds, bodies, spirits, and communities, with the aim of repairing the world, from the inside out.
Since April 2020, Yoga Otzma has served students from 30+ campuses across North America, including: Babson College, Becker College, Boston University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Brown University, Clark University, Emerson College, Emory University, George Brown College, Harvard University, Hofstra University, Humber College, Johnson and Wales University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Princeton University, Ryerson University, State University of New York (Potsdam), Syracuse University, George Washington University, The Ohio State University, Tufts University, UMass Amherst, University of Delaware, University of Georgia, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis, Western Carolina University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
We’d love for you to join us!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Evan Joblin brings 20+ years of eclectic personal, professional, and educational experience to Yoga Otzma. Having earned his B.A. in English at the University of Southern California and an interdisciplinary Master’s degree (with a focus on creative writing and philosophy) at the University of Pennsylvania, Evan went on to study herbal medicine in Israel, complete yoga teacher trainings in both the United States and Kenya (with Africa Yoga Project), as well as teacher trainings in Five Element Dance and Breathwork modalities on a tropical Thai island. Over the years, Evan has worked extensively in experiential Jewish educational settings, including four years on staff at Eden Village Camp and Eden Village West, and– in addition to running cross-campus Yoga Otzma cohorts under the CJP of Greater Boston umbrella, he has collaborated with Hillel professionals and student leaders to bring custom-designed, in-person and online yoga/ wellness programs to Boston University, Clark University, Emerson College, Harvard University, Northeastern University, and University of Pennsylvania. If you are interested in bringing a Yoga Otzma program to your campus community, please fill out the contact form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to his endeavors in the wellness realm, Evan is a working freelance artist and an avid world traveler. Having explored over 40 countries in the past several years, Evan has been preparing a large-scale painting and writing project based on his adventures. You can see his work in progress at www.evanjoblin.com.