Oberlin College and Conservatory

Body Mapping Workshop Series: Yoga for Musicians #2

Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Bibbins Hall (Conservatory of Music), Bibbins 233
77 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Join Rena Urso for two specially curated workshops on Monday, December 13 focusing on meditation and movement exploration through yoga. These events are open only to Oberlin College and Conservatory students.

Yoga Workshop #1: 12:00-1:00 p.m. in Central 21
Yoga Workshop #2: 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Bibbins 233

Dress comfortably and if possible, bring your yoga mat.

About the workshop series:

A favorite quote from Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl encapsulates meditation perfectly: “Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Some believe that in order to mediate all the conditions around them must be perfect; alone in a silent space without any thoughts to cloud the experience. Meditation isn’t the absence of thoughts, and the notion that everything must be just right, or completely silent to practice, is false. 

In the Yoga Workshops, you will discover how to blend the practice of Yin Yoga and Pranayama with Body Mapping, resulting in greater flexibility and ease in all that you do.

About Rena Urso:

As a Licensed Body Mapping Educator Rena presents workshops and masterclasses all over the world, as well as the course she created at CSULB, Body Mapping for the Performing Artist. Her popular monthly column in The Flute View covers a myriad of topics related to injury prevention and musician wellness. Rena is a RYT-200 certified yoga teacher and certified meditation teacher and enjoys blending these somatic and wellness practices to offer musicians essential tools to play without pain. She is also delighted to be a Training Mentor for the Association of Body Mapping Educators.

For more information about Urso, please visit: www.renaurso.com.


Oberlin recommends attendance for vaccinated people. Everyone is required to wear a mask indoors at all times. Anyone with symptoms should refrain from attending campus events. Oberlin policies are subject to change based on evolving public health recommendations.

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Arts, Music, Sports and Fitness, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops


Administrative, Dean of the Conservatory of Music, Wellness, Conservatory of Music

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Outdoor headshot of Rena Urso holding a piccolo.

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Kelly Mollnow Wilson

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