BeActive Classes and Activities for Health and Fitness







Group exercise or activity is a great way to stay motivated in your fitness routine and social life. These workouts and activities are prepared and led by fellow certified OIST members and external certified instructors. They are guaranteed to bring you fun and an exciting fitness experience.

Yoga Therapy

Register for Yoga class(es) HERE.

Yoga Therapy Class: OIST students, staff and family members are 1500 per session. Classes taught by external teachers in the Ocean View Room in teh Village Center.

Saturday, January 11 - Miya Taillefer    10:00-11:30am

Sunday , January 12 - Etsuko Araki      10:00-11:30am

Saturday, January 25 - Miya Taillefer    10:00-11:30am

Sunday, January 26 - Etsuko Araki        10:00-11:30am

Miya Taillefer - Sensei

Miya-san is certified by the Japan Yoga Therapists Association & the Indian Central Government-accredited by Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samshana (S-VYASA). She is a certified yoga instructor (YIC) and yoga/therapist (YTIC). Miya can focus on areas for maternity, handicapped children, people with diseases, as well as regular courses.

Etsuko Araki - Sensei

Etsuko-san is a yoga therapist and is certified by the Indian government. She is also an instructor in Belly Dancing and Pilates. She will focus on the healthy living and breathing during her classes.

Sanshin Classes

Satsuki Agena - Sensei

Satsuki was born in Okinawa City and started to study and perform sanshin at the age of 8. She joined Ryukyu Classical Music Preservation Nomura Style Association and started learning Ryukyuan traditional music at the age of 16. She won the Top Prize and certified in teaching the sanshin when she was a university student. After graduating university, she went to Canada for study abroad and recognized the beauty of Okinawan culture. Satsuki-san won the Grand Prize last August in the Performing Arts Contest in Sanshin area hosted by Okinawa Times. She is exploring the potential of sanshin to spread Okinawan culture using the sanshin that was handed down from her grandfather and aunt.

Her certification and awards include: Grand Prize in the Performing Arts Contest in Sanshin area hosted by Okinawa Times / Certified in teaching sanshin / Completed a Bachelor Degree at University of Calgary, Canada

Information, Class Schedule, and Registration - HERE

Noon PATO Yoga for Mothers and Fathers

Sayura Ishikawa -Sensei

Sayura-san is a RYT200 yoga teacher from Okinawa.  She practices Hatha Yoga and studied at the Vaikuntha Yoga studio at Naha city.  She will be on campus from 12:00-1:00pm every Friday to work with expecting mothers and all those that have had children already. These classes are open to all. There is an instruction fee of 800 JPY and no registration necessary.

Friday's 12:00-1:00pm in the Ocean View Room in the Village Center.

Kid's Gymnastics

Kenyu Higa - Sensei

Kenyu-san was a former elementary school teacher for six years. He currently teaches physical education at a nursery school and classes in body movement at an action school. He has been an action double where and has appeared in action-related TV and stage shows.  He will be teaching gymnastics to children between the ages of 6-12 years old.

Information, Class Schedule and Registration - HERE

Liability waiver (ENG) - please see attachment at the bottom of this page.

Kid's Jiu Jitsu

Nic Cartwright- Sensei

Nic-san is a certified Black Belt instructor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has been trainng on the discipline for over 13 years and teaching adults and children for over 7 years. He has Co-founded the successful kid's Jiu Jitsu program in Brighton, England and is now teaching kids and adults Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at Tori Station Army Base in Yomitan.

Information, Class Schedule and Registration - HERE

Liability waiver (ENG) - please see attachment at the bottom of this page.

Strong by Zumba

Maeva Techer - Sensei

Meava-san will get you back into shape in a very fun and energetic way. Do not confuse it with a dance Zumba class, and get ready for some push-ups, squats, burpees, lunges, jumps and more moves all sync with the music! All levels welcome (She will show low, normal and max out options and correct your posture). Maeva is an official certified STRONG by Zumba® instructor and SYNC Member since February 2019.

Classes for 2020 schedule it is as following:

Tuesday 18:30-19:30 in the Ocean View Room

Thursday 19:30-20:30 in the Ocean View Room

Sunday 19:30-20:30 in the Village Center Meeting Room

Any changes are informed here or on TIDA.

Information - HERE


Wayn-Zen  Retreat

Saturday, January 25th

Shelly Shi-Sensei and specialists invite the OIST Community to visit Wayn-Zen for a reatreat on healing. This is a special session on Meditation with crystal sound therapy. You can choose to partake in the Chinese Tea Ceremony to cleanse as well.


Student Cost Non-Student Cost
Meditation & Crystal Therapy: 2,000 JPY - 1.5 hour instruction Meditation & Crystal Therapy: 3,000 JPY - 1.5 hour instruction
Chinese Tea Ceremony: 2,000 JPY Chinese Tea Ceremony: 2,000 JPY

Information on Wayn-Zen

Register for Wayn-Zen retreat HERE