Lectures and Seminars

View a copy of our current print brochure!

January 

Yoga for Core Strength and Meditation with Sarah

Tuesdays, January 3-February 21, 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, January 3-February 14, 7-8:30pm
The New Year brings fresh resolve for positive change. Will power 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 willpower 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. Fee: $84 (ID#: YW) —

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, January 4-25, 5:30-7:00pm
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#: S01) —

Restorative Yoga for Back Care with Julia

Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 9:30-11am
Increase your working knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvis and spine. Deepen your understanding of how certain movements can enhance stability, as well as freedom in the body. Breath work and relaxation are woven into the yoga poses to promote physical and energetic responses. Most poses will be done on the floor, and modifications will be offered. Fee: $96 (ID#: YB) —

Yoga and Yamas with Lidia

Thursdays, January 5-February 2, 9:30-11am
Knowing, Living and Loving the Yamas: Asana and Discussion: The five yamas (restraints) are guides to managing one’s own desires and to creating healthy relationships in the world. They are the means to regaining balance in life. Join this five-week exploration of how we understand and integrate these principles into our lives both on and off the mat. Each week we will focus on one of the five yamas: ahimsa (non-harming), satya (truthfulness), asteya (non-stealing), brahmacharya (moderation of the senses), and aparigraha (non-possessiveness). This will serve as the foundation for our morning’s discussion and all-levels asana practice. Fee: $60 (ID#: YY) — CANCELED

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Thursdays, January 5-February 9, 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#: YGR5) — FULL

Yoga for Arthritis with Kandy

Mondays, January 9-February 13, 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 strengthening 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: $72 (ID#: YA) — FULL

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, January 9-February 13, 5:30-6:45pm
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#: YGM5) —

Deepening Meditation - AM with Donna

Tuesdays, January 10-31, 9:30-11am
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. Fee: $48 (ID#: S04) — CANCELED

INHABIT: A Permaculture Perspective with Kandy

Thursday, January 19, 7-9pm
Yogic Living Documentary and Discussion: This insightful documentary incorporates yogic principals that remind us we can be the healing force of our planet and ourselves. By shifting our environmental impact from destructive to regenerative, we can make every day “Earth Day.” pre-registration requested. FREE EVENT Fee: $0 (ID#: S06) —

Laughter Yoga – Laugh Yourself Healthy with Sapna

Friday, January 20, 5:30-6:30pm
Laughter draws people together in ways that trigger healthy physical and emotional changes. It can help reduce stress and bolster the immune system. Join us for this fun and unique class consisting of gentle stretches, breath work, interactive and playful laughter exercises, and relaxation. Wear loose comfortable clothing and leave your yoga mat at home. Fee: $10 (ID#: S16) —

Winter Meditation Retreat at HIB

Saturday, January 28, 9:30am - 3:30pm (lunch provided)
with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Winter is the time when nature turns inward. The pace of life slows, giving us a chance to reconnect to ourselves and reflect on the year to come. Take nature’s cue and join us for HIB’s Winter Meditation Retreat.

Meditation for Self-Transformation: The How & Why

We begin our day with a review of the Himalayan Tradition’s 5 step meditation process; stillness, breathing, relaxation, breath awareness, and inner focus. Learn why meditation is considered the most transformative practice in the yoga tradition, and how it impacts the cycle of karma. Understand how it simultaneously awakens your inner strength while attenuating the habits that keep you caught in fear, anger, inertia, and distraction. Our morning will close with an all levels asana practice and seated meditation.

Anatomy of the Mind: The Meditation Landscape

After lunch, we’ll discuss the anatomy of the mind. Understand its many facets that allow you to interact with the world, as well as, the inner dimensions of consciousness. Begin to see why you relate to the world the way you do and how your beliefs and identity have formed around your preferences. Gaining awareness of your preferences and examining how they either help or hinder your happiness is key. Meditation alters your internal state of awareness and supports evolution of preferences. As practice progresses, you begin to look for satisfaction and pleasure in life that creates healthy balance and less distraction and disturbance. Class will close with a short restorative asana practice followed by a deep relaxation and seated meditation.

RETREAT SCHEDULE:
AM SESSION: 9:30 am - noon
LUNCH: noon - 1 pm Full-day participants, join us for vegetable stew, scones, chai tea and dessert.
PM SESSION: 1-3:30 pm

Can’t stay the day? You’re welcome to attend a single session for $45. See below to register for morning or afternoon.

Fee: $85 (ID#: S07) -- [FULL]


Winter Meditation Retreat AM Session with Sarah

Saturday, January 28, 9:30am-12pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: S08) — FULL

Winter Meditation Retreat PM Session with Julia

Saturday, January 28, 1-3:30pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: S09) — FULL

CEU: The Anatomy of Back Care for Yoga Teachers with Julia Kress, E-RYT 500, AYS

Sunday, January 29, 10am-1pm
Many of our students suffer from back pain. This class offers information about specific back problems and thorough review of the anatomy of the pelvis and spine. As teachers, we can address students’ physical difficulties with adaptive movements. This course will further develop your understanding of how certain postures and adjustments can enhance students’ safety and accessibility, making yoga enjoyable for everyone. This course qualifies for 3 continuing education units with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $45 (ID#: E21) —

February 

Beginning Meditation – PM with Donna

Wednesdays, February 1-22, 7-8:30pm
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#: S10) —

Timeless Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita with Julia

Thursdays, February 2-16, 7-8:30pm
Delve into this beloved text held sacred the world over. Our discussion will be focused on enhancing our understanding and practical application of the various paths yoga can take us. The Gita explores three methodologies for spiritual development: karma (selfless service), bhakti (devotion), and jnana (knowledge). Through these pathways we develop the tools to access our full potential: to find our authentic voice, confidence, peace and happiness in this world. Fee: $45 (ID#: S11) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, February 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 Chapters 2 & 3. Fee: $5 (ID#: S12) —

Soup & Cinema: 1st Fridays Film Series with Kandy

Friday, February 3, 6-8:30pm
Come in out of the cold to enjoy a guided sequence of gentle stretches, followed by homemade soup and an inspired film. Tonight’s movie is “FLOW - for the Love of Water” The award-winning documentary investigating what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century, The World Water Crisis. Light meal provided, bring a sweet to share! Fee: $15 (ID#: S13) —

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

Saturday, February 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#: S14) —

Full Moon Meditation with Tracy

Friday, February 10, 7-8:30pm
When we sit together at the same time, our mental energy connects and generates a strong field like so many magnets being joined together. Our practice tonight 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 is required. Lokas samastas sukhino bhavantu: "May the whole world attain peace and harmony." Fee: $15 (ID#: S15) —

SATSANG with Rolf Sovik, PsyD

Thursday, February 23, 7-8:30pm
Sat means truth and sang means to be associated with or in the company of truth and goodness. Join Dr. Sovik, President of the Himalayan Institute, as we come together for an evening of spiritual inquiry and discussion. We will conclude with a guided meditation. Satsang is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. Fee: $0 (ID#: S17) —

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 

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) --


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) --