Lectures and Seminars

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July 

Gentle Yoga with Christopher

Mondays, July 6-August 17, 9:30-10:30am
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: $70 (ID#: YG9) —

Yoga for Back Care with Julia

Mondays, July 6-27, 5:30-6:45pm
Increase your working knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvis and spine. These insights will give us the springboard into understanding 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 response. This class is opened to anyone having clearance from a doctor to exercise. Most poses will be done on the floor, and modifications will be offered. Fee: $40 (ID#: YB) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 7-August 18, 5:30-6:45pm
ALL LEVELS CLASS: Yoga scriptures emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to enhance the effects of your asana practice. Effects include an increase in physical stability, mental focus, and deep relaxation. This weekly asana practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength. It will include muscle isolation exercises to strengthen the abdomen, back, legs, and glutes (with variations). This will be followed by classical yoga postures to integrate and feel the effects. Pre-Requisite: Completion of Yoga 1. Fee: $70 (ID#: YC) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Thursdays, July 9-30, 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: $40 (ID#: YG5) — FULL

Guided Relaxation and Meditation with Donna

Sunday, July 12, 9:30-10:30am
Gather for a morning practice of gentle stretching followed by a guided relaxation and meditation practice. Fee: $10 (ID#: S42) —

Asana and Ayurveda for the Season: Beat the Summer Heat! with Sarah

Thursday, July 16, 7-8:30pm
At its core, Ayurveda understands that all of us have a unique “nature”, or Ayurvedic constitution that follows the rhythms of Mother Nature. Summer is “Pitta” time, when the sun is strong and the fire element dominates both outside and inside of us. We feel bright, powerful, and productive! However, as the heat of summer rises, there is a tendency to get overheated and irritable. Join Sarah to learn about your ayurvedic constitution, and specific asana, pranayama, and home remedies you can use to beat the summer heat! Leave with a Pitta balancing take home practice. Fee: $20 (ID#: S43) —

Summer Havan and Potluck Celebration with Staff

Friday, July 24, 6:30-8:30pm
Join us for a summer celebration honoring our Community and our Tradition. We will enjoy dinner together, please bring a vegetarian dish to share, followed by a Vedic fire ceremony (havan) in the Institute courtyard. All proceeds collected from this evening’s festivities will go towards renovation projects for our beloved building. Fee: $10 (ID#: S44) —

August 

Intro to Ayurveda (part 1) for Yoga Teachers & Practitioners with Julia

Friday, August 7, 5-8pm
Ayurveda is the Vedic system of self-healing. It is based on nature’s laws of healing and discovering your unique elemental constitution. Learn how to adjust your lifestyle choices for optimal health. In this workshop, explore the fundamental philosophy of Ayurveda, personal constitution, seasonal change, and how the ratio of elements in your makeup impacts your physiological and psychological tendencies. Knowing your constitution, and understanding how seasons alter your stamina and vitality, will help you adjust asana, pranayama, and established routines to create more balance and ease. • Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. *St/Sr discount do not apply to CEU courses. Fee: $45 (ID#: E08) —

Homeopathy: Basic Introduction with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Tuesday, August 18, 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. Learn some of the 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: $1,750). Participants from this Basic Introduction class who register for the year-long course will receive a $10 discount. Fee: $10 (ID#: S45) —

Asana and the Yoga Sutra: 2 Hour Specialty Yoga Practice with Sarah

Thursday, August 20, 5:30-7:30pm
The Yoga Sutra, compiled approximately 2000 years ago by the sage Pantanjali, is considered the authoritative text on yoga practice. In essence, it explains the goal of yoga is happiness, authentic enduring happiness. Asana (yoga postures) are used to condition the body and breath so they become vehicles for happiness. In this class we’ll explore how this conditioning works through practice and non-attachment (YS 1.12) experienced on the yoga mat. After a 30-minute discussion of concepts, we’ll move through a 90-minute yoga sequence that is focused on breath, balanced effort and surrender, pranayama, and meditation. Pre-Requisite: Completion of Yoga 1. Fee: $20 (ID#: S46) —

Full-Moon Meditation with Tracy

Saturday, August 29, 7-8:30pm
Join us for a group meditation practice in the Institute’s courtyard. We will be looking at a verse from the Vedas called the Sri Sukta, honoring the Divine Feminine in the form of Lakshmi, embodiment of prosperity and abundance. We will also spend time in Silence. Fee: $10 (ID#: S47) —

October 

AYS - ALL 4 UNITS with discount $1396 - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress

Unit 1: October 30-Nov 1, 2015
Unit 2: Feb 5-7, 2016
Unit 3: April 8-10, 2016
Unit 4: May 13-15, 2016


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-PP) --



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

Friday, October 30th from 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, October 31st from 8:30-5:30pm; Sunday, November 1st from 8:30-5:30pm.

In this course: 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#: AY1) --



February 

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

Friday, February 5th from 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, February 6th from 8:30-5:30pm; Sunday, February 7th from 8:30-5:30pm.

In this course: 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#: AY2) --



April 

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

Friday, April 8th from 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, April 9th from 8:30-5:30pm; Sunday, April 10th from 8:30-5:30pm.

In this course: 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#: AY3) --



May 

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

Friday, May 13th from 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, May 14th from 8:30-5:30pm; Sunday, May 15th from 8:30-5:30pm.

In this course: 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#: AY4) --