Managing Burnout Workshop: Practical Tips for Rejuvenation and Self-Care with JY Ooi, Sep 7

River Valley
Saturday, September 7, 2024
10am - 12pm

Burnout is exhaustion caused by experiencing physical, emotional and mental fatigue for extended periods of time. It happens to everyone in their lives at some point, especially people living busy lives who juggle multiple responsibilities. 

Having survived extreme stress and burnout, JY is now on a mission to spread not only the love of yoga but also how a yoga practice can be relevant to a person living a fast-paced life with various commitments and obligations.

This 2-hour workshop session is designed part-lecture, part-practice style and aims to equip people with basic information about burnout, as well as practical self-care tips for rejuvenation and self-care.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn the difference between stress and burnout
  • Gain knowledge on the common sources or risk factors for burnout
  • Undergo a therapeutic yoga practice featuring somatic movements and moments of stillness and quiet to rest your body, mind and heart
  • Learn practical tips for self-care on a daily basis
  • Feel more relaxed, centred and prepared to address life’s challenges

Workshop structure:

  • Welcome and brief overview of the workshop programme
  • Sharing on burnout and its general nature (15 mins)
  • Guided yoga practice with a focus on breathwork, gentle movements and moments of stillness and quiet for maximum therapeutic benefit (60 mins)
  • Sharing of practical self-care tips (20 mins)
  • Q&A

You can expect to benefit from a peaceful, supportive and judgment-free environment, where you will learn simple and practical techniques for self-care and rejuvenation, and in doing so, enhancing your health and well-being in the long term.

No prior yoga experience is required. Beginners are welcome.

Please feel free to bring any of the following items to the workshop (optional):

  • A notebook and pen for note-taking;
  • A shawl / clothes to keep warm
  • An eye pillow

Note: This workshop is intended for general personal self-care, and is not intended as a substitute for medical attention where required and/or appropriate.



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JY started practising yoga in 2014 and teaching yoga in 2017. He believes that a yoga practice can be the basis for self-actualisation and personal development, and that it should ideally be less performative and more internal.

Trained and certified in a variety of yoga styles, JY has found that the practices of yin yoga and meditation have most informed his personal practice and outlook on teaching. He has in recent years delved into associated domains such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), Vipassana meditation and trauma-informed yoga. He is transitioning to teaching with a greater emphasis on healing, therapeutic and meditative elements.

JY encourages practitioners to observe sensations, thoughts and their breath with a view to realising the impermanence thereof. The equanimity and insight that comes from realising no situation lasts forever is a window to deeper self-awareness and connection. He consciously aims to teach from a grounded space, offering supportive and encouraging classes that facilitate the connection of body and mind through the breath.