Lectures and Seminars

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February 

Yoga for Every Reason: Paths Along the Way

Friday, February 24, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday, February 25, 1-4pm
with Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Each of us comes to yoga (and finds a home in it) for different reasons. Discovering our individual approach to yoga is a task prompted by karma and shaped by inner life. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna broadly tells Arjuna that students approach yoga for four reasons: health, personal growth, spiritual progress, and enlightenment. He goes on to describe how working with these human needs leads us to happiness. Other yogic texts remind us of the powerful meditative clues that help make the mind peaceful. Join Dr. Sovik to explore the essential features of yoga, and most of all, to sense and expand the direction your approach to yoga might take. Note: Bring copies of the Yoga Sutras and the Bhagavad Gita if you like.

Can’t come both days? You are welcome to register for a single session. See below to register for one day.

Fee: $85 (ID#: S18) --



Seminar - Friday Only with Rolf Sovik

Friday, February 24, 6:30-8:30pm
Fee: $40 (ID#: S19) —

Seminar - Saturday Only with Rolf Sovik

Saturday, February 25, 1-4pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: S20) —

March 

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, March 2, 7-8:30pm
Join us on our year-long study of "Awakening Shakti, The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga" by Sally Kempton (available in the bookstore). Awakening Shakti provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life. We will discuss Chapter 3. Fee: $5 (ID#: S20) —

Soup & Cinema: 1st Fridays Film Series with Kandy

Friday, March 3, 6-8:30pm
Enjoy a guided sequence of gentle stretches, followed by homemade soup, dessert, and an inspiring film. Tonight’s movie is “Youth” staring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. Two men reflect on their past, each finding that some of the most important experiences can come later in life. Fee: $10 (ID#: S21) —

Yoga Basics with Bonnie

Saturdays, March 4-25, 11:15-12:30pm
Find yoga a little intimidating? Fear not! This 4-week Yoga Basics course will provide you with a thorough introduction to hatha yoga. Explore range of movement exercises, alignment fundamentals, breathing and relaxation techniques in a comfortable environment. Fee: $48 (ID#: YBS) — FULL

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Lidia Snyder, LMSW, RYT-200

Saturday, March 4, 1-4pm
This three-hour workshop offers instruction in specific yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when you feel anxious and upset. Take-home materials support your ongoing body-mind practice. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, and eat a light lunch before the program. Fee: $30 (ID#: S25) —

Foundations of Meditation for Yoga Teachers with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, March 4, 4-7pm
This course will provide yoga teachers and practitioners the essential tools and philosophical content for setting up a meditation practice. Develop a step-by-step method of settling into a comfortable seated position. Explore pranayama (breathing practices) to establish awareness, relaxation, and concentration methods for harnessing the energies of the mind to progress further in the practice. This course qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. - No discounts apply to CEU’s. Fee: $45 (ID#: E22) —

Yoga for Arthritis with Kandy

Mondays, March 6-April 3, 9:30-11am
Joint stiffness and inflammation restrict our freedom of movement, affecting our everyday activities. Scientific research has shown that yoga can improve the elasticity of the cartilage and joints while enhancing flexibility. Exercises to increase core control and strength of the major muscle groups surrounding the joints will be practiced. Diet, lifestyle, stress and relaxation management will also be discussed. This class is open to all levels. Fee: $60 (ID#: YA) —

BodyMind Practice with Athalie/Laura

Mondays, March 6-April 10, 5:30-6:45pm
This six-session class incorporates instruction and practice in asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation, and meditation. Teaching is specific to participants’ routine use as self-management for anxiety and depression. Fee: $72 (ID#: BM) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, March 7-April 25, 5:30-6:45pm
Yogic texts emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to deepen the effects of your asana and meditation practice: increased physical stability, mental concentration, and deep relaxation. This weekly asana practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength. It includes core muscle-isolation exercises interwoven within a classical asana sequence. Class will close with relaxation and meditation. Prerequisite: 6 months prior experience with Yoga 1 or greater. Fee: $96 (ID#: YC) — FULL

Yoga for Willpower with Cathy

Tuesdays, March 7-April 18, 7-8:30pm
Willpower is the ability to know what one wants and the determination to move toward it, despite life’s challenges. Join Cathy to explore the cultivation of inner resolve through asanas that relieve abdominal congestion and stoke the fire of determination. Each class will emphasize breath awareness, core strength, mental concentration, and relaxation. Inspirational passages and discussion will also be included. This class is open to all levels. Fee: $84 (ID#: YW) —

Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Tuesdays, March 7-28, 6-8pm
Join us for a four-part lecture series to learn some of the basic concepts and principles of health and homeopathy and how it differs from other systems of medicine(s), including conventional medicine and herbal remedies. *Skype option is available for those who can not attend in person. Fee: $99 (ID#: S26) —

Yoga for Stress Management with Julia

Wednesdays, March 8-April 26, 9:30-11am
Immerse yourself in the key concepts of yoga philosophy that inform the physical, energetic, and conscious principles of yoga practice. Learn how to manage stress with the tools of self-reflection, breath awareness, and relaxation. Practice methods for quieting the mind, and gain a greater sense of focus and clarity. Each class includes an all-levels asana practice, breathing and relaxation techniques, guided meditation, and group discussion. Required book: The Yamas and Niyamas by Deborah Adele (available in our bookstore). Fee: $96 (ID#: YS) —

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Thursdays, March 9-April 13, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, explore the classic joints and glands series of movements, along with additional exercises, breath work, and relaxation. You can increase vital circulation, bring necessary nutrients to your body, and flush joints of congestion and metabolic wastes. Fee: $72 (ID#: YG) —

The Anatomy of Hatha for Yoga Teachers with Julia Kress, E-RYT 500, AYS

Sunday, March 12, 10am-1pm
Yoga postures have profound impact on our physical health. Join Julia to review the body's muscular and skeletal systems and how they are conditioned by regular yoga practice. Then dive into the physiology of the nervous, lymphatic, and digestive systems. Learn how yoga supports these functions, creating overall balance. Visual aids and handouts provided. Class includes lecture and discussion followed by a brief integrative asana practice. This course qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. – No discounts apply to CEU’s. Fee: $45 (ID#: E23) —

Full Moon Meditation: Meditation on the Chakras with Tracy

Sunday, March 12, 7-8:30pm
Come together with your kalyana mitras (spiritual friends) and celebrate the light of the Himalayan Tradition. Each month on the Full Moon, we are committed to practicing as a group with the intention of promoting peacefulness in our community and our own inner development. Tonight’s class will include gentle asana, relaxation, and Bhuta Shuddhi, a method for purifying and balancing the chakras. Fee: $12 (ID#: S27) —

Fearless Living: Practicing Yoga According to the Yoga Sutra with Sarah

Thursdays, March 16-April 13, 7-9pm
In his commentary, "The Secret of the Yoga Sutra: Samadhi Pada", Pandit Rajmani Tigunait details a system of yoga practice to awaken the unshakable courage, joy, and inspiration we all need to face the challenges of the world and enjoy our life in the present! Join Sarah to review the themes of this ancient yoga handbook and the progressive approach to practices described. Each week, we'll explore the practices of Agni Sara, pranayama, and meditation as detailed in the Sutras. Learn why these practices carry such transformative potential. Recommended text: The Secret of the Yoga Sutra by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. (4 wks - no class April 6) Fee: $60 (ID#: S28) —

Rise ‘n Shine! AM Equinox Yoga & Meditation with Kerry

Monday, March 20, 6:45-8am
Mark the first moments of spring with an early morning asana class oriented toward the energizing and expanding light of the sun. Throughout the practice, we will seek to mirror the balanced forces of the equinox in body, breath and mind, closing with a meditation on the gayatri mantra. This is an all-levels class, although some experience with yoga is anticipated. No previous experience with the gayatri mantra is needed. Fee: $10 (ID#: S29) —

Deepening Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, March 22-April 12, 6-7:30pm
This class is a continuation of the practices from the Beginning-Meditation course. Vitalize your meditation practice by deepening your personal experience of mindfulness and concentration. Learn additional relaxation and breathing methods, how to use a mala, and use of a personal mantra. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course. (4 wks) Fee: $48 (ID#: S30) —

HIB Spring Retreat: Spring Cleanse and Daily Detox with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Saturday, March 25, 9:30am-3:30pm
Join your HIB community for a day of learning, gentle cleansing, and practice. Ayurveda, yoga's sister science of holistic health, reminds us that we are a part of nature and our health excels when we follow nature's rhythms. Over the winter, the body constricts and internal cleansing processes slow down. In the spring, it helps to take some time to slow down, take the load off the digestive system with a simple diet, and help the body clear excess. Leave refreshed with a clearer mind. This retreat includes a detox supportive lunch of kitchari (beans and rice), mixed vegetables; fruit based dessert and snacks, and detox teas throughout the day.
Our morning begins with the theory and wisdom of seasonal Ayurvedic cleansing. We'll review the concepts of Agni (digestive fire), Ama (toxin load), and the seasonal Ayurvedic Clock. We will go over the day's diet and a take home plan to continue gentle cleansing at home. The morning will close with a grounding and restorative asana sequence. Cleansing pranayama and seated meditation will be included to support mental and emotional detox.
In addition to seasonal cleansing, Ayurveda recommends daily support for the body's elimination channels and organs; the skin, lungs, kidneys, colon, and liver. After lunch, we will explore how to address these channels and the psychology behind habit formation and self care. Our afternoon yoga practice will move lymphatic fluid and initiate proper functioning of eliminatory routes to improve vitality, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
RETREAT SCHEDULE:
AM SESSION: 9:30 am - noon
The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse with Sarah Guglielmi
LUNCH: noon - 1 pm
Lunch is included for full-day participants.
PM SESSION: 1-3:30 pm
Daily Detox Routine and Practice with Julia Kress
Fee: $85 (ID#: SR) —

HIB Spring Retreat: AM Session with Sarah Guglielmi

Saturday, March 25, 9:30am-12pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: SR1) —

HIB Spring Retreat: PM Session with Julia

Saturday, March 25, 1-3:30pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: SR2) —

Yoga Teacher Training 500 Hour

March 2017 - July 2018
As an experienced yoga teacher, you desire a trusted space to turn for further training, inspiration, and the next step in your professional journey and personal practice. Our 500-hour teacher certification program offers yoga teachers from all traditions an avenue to further deepen their personal practice and teaching.
For complete information and dates, click here.
Fee: $4199 early bird, $4499 after January 15th (ID#: YTT500) -- [FULL]

April 

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Ann Loretan and Jonathan Treible, PhD

Saturday, April 1, 1-4pm
This three-hour workshop offers instruction in specific yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when you feel anxious and upset. Take-home materials support your ongoing body-mind practice. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, and eat a light lunch before the program. Fee: $30 (ID#: S31) —

Beginning Meditation – AM with Donna

Mondays, April 3-24, 9:30-11am
Meditation is the heart of yoga practice, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind. Learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. Discover a new level of peace within yourself. Fee: $48 (ID#: S32) —

Household Homeopathy - A Primer in Homeopathic Remedies for Acute Conditions with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Tuesdays, April 4-May 23, 5:30-8:30pm
Homeopathic medicine is an invaluable tool in home health care. Explore the basic principles of homeopathy, learn how homeopathic remedies are selected for acute conditions, and survey core remedies used to address common illnesses in children and adults. Learn how to use homeopathy safely and effectively to keep yourself and your family healthy through life’s journey. *Skype option available for those who can’t attend in person. (4 wks, 24 hours of class time) Fee: $224 (ID#: S33) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, April 6, 7-8:30pm
Join us on our year-long study of "Awakening Shakti, The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga" by Sally Kempton (available in the bookstore). "Awakening Shakti" provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life. We will discuss Chapter 4. Fee: $5 (ID#: S34) —

Full Moon Meditation with Tracy

Tuesday, April 11, 7-8:30pm
Come together with your kalyana mitras (spiritual friends) and celebrate the light of the Himalayan Tradition. Each month on the Full Moon, we are committed to practicing as a group with the intention of promoting peacefulness in our community and our own inner development. Tonight’s class will include gentle asana, relaxation, and meditation. We will recite the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the great healing mantra, 108 times. No previous experience with the mantra required.
Lokas samastas sukhino bhavantu: "May the whole world attain peace and harmony." Fee: $12 (ID#: S35) —

Organic Gardening – Let’s Dig In! with Ann Neumann, M.A.

Thursday, April 20, 7-8:30pm
Join avid organic gardener, Ann Neumann, on an exploration of earth-friendly gardening techniques with step by step instruction on compost and soil amendments, seed and plant selection, in-ground and raised bed options, and potted plant gardens. In observance of Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, we will also share ideas on how to be "sustainable" in our garden, our lives, and our homes. Nourish and nurture your soul – work with the earth and let your "prana" flow.
This event is FREE and open to the public - donations welcome.
Registration Required. Fee: $0 (ID#: S36) —

HIB’s Earth-Day Weekend Clean Up Event with Kandy

Sunday, April 23, 10am-12pm
Join your friends from HIB as we participate in New York's Canal and Canalway Trail system’s “Canal Clean Sweep 2017.” We will be heading to the Lockport Locks to clean up along the canal. For those who would like to car pool, we will be departing from HIB at 9:30 sharp. Full details TBA on our web site and Facebook page. No Fee. Registration Requested. Fee: $0 (ID#: S37) —

Ayurvedic Asana and Lifestyle Support for Yoga Teachers with Sarah Guglielmi MS, E-RYT-500, AYS

Sunday, April 30, 10am-1pm
Yoga teachers are in a unique position to offer customized yoga practices and basic lifestyle suggestions for their students that support the goals of yoga. Knowing the basics of Ayurveda, yoga's sister science of holistic health, you can refine group asana sequences and daily routine recommendations based on ayurvedic constitution, age, and the season at hand. In this workshop, we will review ayurvedic fundamentals (elements and doshas), daily routine according to the ayurvedic clock, and ayurvedic asana design for dosha and seasonal balance. You will have a chance to practice ayurvedic sequence design that you can use in your own classes. This course qualifies for 3 continuing education units with Yoga Alliance. - No discounts apply to CEUs. Fee: $45 (ID#: E24) —

October 

AYS - ALL 4 UNITS - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress

Unit 1: October 20-22, 2017
Unit 2: Completed online
Unit 3: February 16-18, 2018
Unit 4: April 27-29, 2018


About the Certification: Students will learn how prana (life force) and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health; a deeper knowledge of the ayurvedic maps: doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths); how to adapt asana (postures) and pranayama to kindle our agni and better circulate prana for efficient energy management; the alchemy of yoga and ayurveda along with diet and lifestyle adjustments to adapt to daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes; how to identify typical constitutional imbalances and know how to address vikruti (imbalances) through asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation, diet, cleansing, and lifestyle adjustments.
Required Reading -- Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume One: Fundamental Principles by Dr. Vasant Lad and Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley. These books will be available for purchase on-site and are not included in the cost of tuition.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $1396 (ID#: ASYC) --



AYS - DEPOSIT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


We offer a four part payment plan to help with the cost of full registration. $499 is due at the time of registration. Three more payments of $299 will be due at the beginning of sessions 2-4.
Fee: $499 (ID#: ASYC-PP1) --



AYS Unit #1 - The Macrocosm and Microcosm of Ayurveda and Yoga with Sarah Guglielmi

Friday, October 20th from 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, October 21st from 8:30-4:30pm; Sunday, October 22nd from 8:00-4:00pm.

In this segment: Yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy: understanding purusha (pure consciousness) and prakriti (universal nature); the elements manifest in the body: koshas (sheaths) and doshas (constitutions); the ayurvedic clock: the hour, season, and stages of life. Suggested additional reading: The Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS1) --



December 

AYS - SECOND PAYMENT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


For students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training and using the installment plan.
Payment #2 is due by December 1, 2017.
Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP2) --



February 

AYS Unit #2 - Psychology of Ayurveda and the Physiology of Yoga

Online Course to be completed between November 1, 2017 - February 15, 2018.

In this segment: the Architecture of the Mind and the Gunas; scientific use of asana, pranayama, and meditation; subtle essences: prana, tejas (fire of intelligence), and ojas; circulation of prana via the vayus; practices for seasonal changes and vata imbalance. Suggested additional reading: Ayurveda and the Mind by David Frawley.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS2) --



AYS Unit #3 - Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions with Julia Kress

Friday, February 16, 2018 from 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 8:00-4:00pm.


In this segmant: Agni, Ama and Digestion according to the Pancha Kosha Model. You will leave with a thorough understanding of ayurveda as it relates to food and digestion including - the six tastes and proper diet, as well as, internal and external practices to regulate agni. Learn how to make ghee, kitchari, medicinal oils and teas - demonstrations, samples and recipes included. Suggested reading/recipe book: Eat – Taste – Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda and Johnny Brannigan.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS3) --



AYS - THIRD PAYMENT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


For students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training and using the installment plan.
Payment #3 is due by February 16th, 2018.
Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP3) --



April 

AYS Unit #4 - Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga with Kathryn Templeton

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:30-8:30pm;
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:30-4:30pm;
Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 8:00-4:00pm.


In this segment: the practical application of yoga and ayurvedic psychology; dinacharya (daily routine); cleansing, asana, pranayama and mediation; additional training on the nadis (energy channels); introduction to tongue and pulse diagnosis; working with private clients using yoga and ayurveda - assessment, developing a treatment plan, practicing client interaction and making individual prescriptions for yoga, diet and lifestyle interventions.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS4) --



AYS - FINAL PAYMENT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


For students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training and using the installment plan.
Payment #4 is due by April 27, 2018.
Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP4) --