Lectures and Seminars

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July 

BodyMind Practice with Athalie

Tuesdays, July 11-August 15, 10-11:15am
This six-session class incorporates instruction and practice in asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation, and meditation. Methods that will help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when feeling anxious and upset will be developed. Teaching is specific to participants’ establishment of a home practice. Fee: $72 (ID#: BM) —

Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 11-August 22, 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. (7 weeks) Fee: $84 (ID#: YC) — FULL

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Thursdays, July 13-August 17, 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. (6 weeks) Fee: $72 (ID#: YG) —

Hatha Flow with Emilee

Wednesdays, July 19-August 9, 6-7:15pm
Join Emilee for this hatha-in-motion series where classical asanas (yoga poses) are explored through fluid movements that link with the steady flow of breath. You will deepen your physical capacity and internal focus as you progress though increasingly challenging sequences, improving strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Each class includes traditional breath training, relaxation and meditation methods as taught in the Himalayan Tradition. This is a Level 2-3 class. Prerequisite: Yoga 2 or greater. (4 weeks) Fee: $48 (ID#: HF) —

Stress Management with Ann & Jonathan

Wednesdays, July 19-August 23, 6-7:15pm
The yoga tradition offers a collection of useful tools for managing stress. Through relaxation and yoga, you can quiet your reactions to stressful events and lessen their impact on body and mind. In this class series you will learn to awaken the balancing forces within you and make peace with situations that challenge your inner life. (6 weeks) PLEASE NOTE: The start-end dates for this course have shifted to 1-week later from what was originally listed in the print borchure. Fee: $72 (ID#: YS) —

Meditation for Meditators with Donna

Monday, July 24, 6-7pm
For students who have completed the Beginning Meditation course at the Institute, this continuing-level class offers guided meditation and support for the practice you have developed or would like to return to. Build on your awareness of diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation, and concentration techniques used in the Himalayan Tradition. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $10 (ID#: S56) —

August 

Intro. to Ayurveda - Part 2: Ayurveda’s View of Prana and Agni  with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, August 5, 4-7pm
Prana is the life force that enlivens and invigorates the body, mind and senses. Agni, the digestive fire in the body, governs digestion, assimilation, and elimination on all levels; physical and mental. When agni is healthy, we feel content, vibrant, and nourished by life. When it is out of balance, we doubt, fear, hold grudges, and feel an overall lack of energy. In this workshop, we’ll begin with the theory behind these two subtle forces of health. We’ll close with an asana practice designed to help you experience the forces of agni and prana in your own body and mind. • Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance.
*No St/Sr discounts for CEUs. Fee: $45 (ID#: E28) —

Full Moon Meditation with Tracy

Monday, August 7, 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#: S57) —

Sanskrit Mini Course with Tracy Draksic, M.A.

Wednesdays, August 9-23, 7-9pm
As students of yoga and meditation, the sounds of Sanskrit surround us. This mini course will give you the basics to begin unlocking the intrinsic beauty of yoga’s sacred language. In the first two sessions, we will look at the sound system and writing system. On the third night, we will learn to recite the prayers and mantras of our Tradition. This class will prepare you to join the year long study group in September if you wish. Fee: $35 (ID#: S60) —

Tension Relief for Neck & Shoulders with Stephanie

Saturday, August 19, 11am-12:30pm
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 one-day workshop can be practiced daily to sustain tension relief. Fee: $15 (ID#: S58) —

Meditation for Meditators with Donna

Monday, August 21, 6-7pm
For students who have completed the Beginning Meditation course at the Institute, this continuing-level class offers guided meditation and support for the practice you have developed or would like to return to. Build on your awareness of diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation, and concentration techniques used in the Himalayan Tradition. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s Beginning Meditation course. Fee: $10 (ID#: S59) —

Homeopathy: Basic Introduction with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, HD

Tuesday, August 22, 6-8pm
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 proven helpful. Participants will learn basic concepts of homeopathy and how it is different from conventional medicine. Your personal questions will also be answered. A year-long (in-depth level 1) homeopathy course will begin in September (cost: $1750 payable in 10 equal installments). For more information visit: www.homeopathichealers.com Fee: $10 (ID#: S61) —

September 

Sanskrit Study Group with Tracy Draksic, M.A.

Fridays, September 15-June 15, 7-9pm
Year Long Study Group: Join us as we continue our study of Sanskrit, the sacred language of the Yoga Tradition. In each class, we work on grammar, vocabulary-building, and mantra recitation. Our emphasis is on enjoying the sangha (company) of fellow seekers as we deepen our knowledge and practice. Classes meet two Fridays per month from September 2017 through June 2018. Syllabus and calendar available upon request. Two texts are required for this course. New students are welcome!
Pre-requisites: familiarity with the Sanskrit alphabet and a working knowledge of the Devanagari script OR completion of the Sanskrit Mini Course
Fee: $108 (ID#: SAN) —

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) --