Lectures and Seminars

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July 

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Thursdays, July 17-August 14, 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: $50 (ID#: YG) —

Yoga for Back Care with Julia

Tuesdays, July 22-August 12, 9:30-11am
Learn safe and gentle techniques that help ease back pain and strengthen core muscles that support the spine. Each week we will progressively increase our working knowledge of the pelvis and spine, broadening our understanding of how certain movements enhance stability and freedom in the body. Breath work and relaxation are weaved into the yoga poses to promote physical and energetic responses. This class is open to anyone having clearance from a doctor to exercise, most poses will be done on the floor, and adaptions will be offered for everyone. Fee: $40 (ID#: YB) —

Tension Relief for Neck & Shoulders with Stephanie

Tuesdays, July 22-29, 5:30-7:00pm
Tension in the neck and shoulders can cause a variety of problems including headaches, limited range of movement, and poor posture. Yoga stretches relieve stiffness, create balanced strength, and maintain suppleness. By easing physical tension, you will feel better mentally as well. The series of movements taught in this session can be practiced daily to sustain tension relief. Fee: $25 (ID#: YS) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women - Potluck Dinner with Staff

Wednesday, July 30, 6-9pm
Join with other ‘book-group’ members for a mid-summer evening of conversation and companionship along the Lake Erie shore in Ridgeway, Ontario. Open to all to have taken part in the study of The Yamas and the Niyamas by Deborah Adele. There is no fee; however, registration is required. Please bring a dish to share. Directions will be provided. A passport is required for travel between Canada and the U.S. Fee: $0 (ID#: S64) —

August 

Yoga and Meditation for Depression and Anxiety with Athalie Joy, PhD

Saturday, August 2, 1-4pm
Become more confident in your ability to create calmness and focus when you are anxious and emotionally upset. This slow-paced, internally focused workshop facilitates mental clarity about what occurs moment to moment in your physical and emotional reality, and with this awareness come choices for self-management. Take-home materials support your ongoing practice of this body-mind approach. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and eat a light lunch before the program. Only a closed water bottle may be brought into the class space. Fee: $25 (ID#: S65) —

YOGA: The Art of Transformation with The Cleveland Museum of Art

Friday, August 8, 8am-10pm
HURRY, the bus is filling up fast, get on board today! JOIN THE HIMALAYAN INSTITUTE of Buffalo for a day trip to the Cleveland Museum of Art to see the Smithsonian’s, Yoga: The Art of Transformation. “Through masterpieces of Indian sculpture and paintings, this first-ever exhibition to examine the visual culture of yoga, explores yoga’s goals; its Hindu, as well as Buddhist, Jain and Sufi manifestations; its means of transforming body and consciousness; and its profound philosophical foundations.” Fee includes round-trip bus transportation from the Himalayan Institute, museum entry and group tour, and a vegetarian “box lunch” (dinner actually) on the return trip. Optional multi-level hatha classes will be offered at sunrise at the Institute prior to departure. Seating is limited. Registrations will be taken on a first come-first serve basis. *No Sr/St/Mem discounts apply to this special event. Fee: $125 (ID#: SCM) —

Donation with The Himalayan Institute of Buffalo

Friday, August 8, 8am-10pm
For additional $108, you can help to support those needing financial assistance to attend the yoga exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as the plans underway at the Himalayan Institute to transform its first floor entryway through color and art. Fee: $108 (ID#: SD) —

Guided Meditation and Relaxation with Donna

Sunday, August 10, 9:30-10:30am
Gather for a Sunday morning practice of gentle stretching followed by a guided relaxation and meditation practice. Fee: $10 (ID#: S66) —

POWER UP! Containment and Core Strength for Balances and Inversions with Sarah

Tuesday, August 12, 5:30-7:30pm
According to yogic understanding of subtle energy or prana, the abdominal region of the body is considered the storehouse or “container” of indomitable core strength. In this two-hour workshop, learn how to “Power Up” this core strength with the use of isolated muscle contractions, breath awareness, and application of the bandhas. We will then apply that understanding to asanas that require integrated core strength, specifically ardha chandrasana (half moon) and sirsasana (headstand). Appropriate for anyone who has completed a minimum of Yoga 2. Modifications will be provided for the Headstand Preparation. Fee: $20 (ID#: S67) —

Laughter Yoga with Sapna

Friday, August 15, 5:30-6:30pm
Laugh yourself healthy! Join us for a fun and unique class consisting of gentle stretches, breath work, interactive playful laughter exercises, and relaxation. Wear loose comfortable clothing, and leave your yoga mat at home! Fee: $10 (ID#: S68) —

Homeopathy: Basic Introduction with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Wednesday, August 20, 6-7:30pm
Homeopathy is a 200-year old science of energy medicine that is curative at all levels of a living being – body, emotion, mind, and spirit. There is a growing interest in homeopathy, particularly in situations where conventional and suppressive medicines have not proved helpful. Learn some of the basic concepts of homeopathy, how it is different from conventional medicine, and have your personal questions answered. A year-long (in-depth level 1) homeopathy course will begin on Wed, Sept. 10th. A discounted rate will be offered to this class’s participants ($1,500). Fee: $10 (ID#: S69) —

Drop-In Meditation
Tuesdays, July 15 – August 19, 5:30-6:30pm

Join us for a meditation collective! Commit to your practice and enjoy the unique energy of our dedicated space. Begin at 5:30, stay for the length of time that suits you.
No Fee – Donations welcome.