Lectures and Seminars

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July 

Yoga for Core Strength and Meditation with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 5-August 16, 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: $84 (ID#: YC) —

Restorative Yoga for Back Care with Julia

Wednesdays, July 6-August 17, 9:30-11am
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 open to anyone having clearance from a doctor to exercise. Most poses will be done on the floor, and modifications will be offered. Fee: $84 (ID#: YB) —

Yoga: Mastering the Basics with Bonnie

Saturdays, July 9-August 20, 11-12:15 pm
Begin your yoga practice or reintroduce yourself to the basics. Explore range of movement exercises, alignment fundamentals, and diaphragmatic breath training. Bring focus to several aspects of yoga to further develop your ongoing practice. Each class concludes with a guided relaxation. This is a great class for beginners and Yoga 1 level practitioners. Fee: $84 (ID#: YMB) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Tuesdays, July 12-August 2, 9:15-10:30am
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: $48 (ID#: YG9) —

Beginning Meditation with Julia

Mondays, July 18-August 8, 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#: S31) —

Tension Relief for Neck & Shoulders with Stephanie

Tuesdays, July 19-August 9, 5:30-6:30pm
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 session can be practiced daily to sustain tension relief. Fee: $48 (ID#: YN) — CANCELED
August 

Meditation for Meditators with Donna

Monday, August 1, 6:30-7:30pm
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: $12 (ID#: S33) —

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

Thursday, August 4, 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: $25 (ID#: S34) —

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Thursdays, August 11-25, 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: $36 (ID#: YG5) —

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

Sunday, August 14, 10am-1pm
CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR YOGA INSTRUCTORS & PRACTITIONERS - 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#: E17) —

Full-Moon Meditation with Tracy

Thursday, August 18, 7-8:30pm
The time of the full moon provides a special energy for meditation and inner illumination. Join us in the Institute’s courtyard for a group practice which will include light discussion, the Prayers of the Tradition, and chanting of the Gayatri mantra. All proceeds from this evening’s event will go towards renovation projects for our beloved building. Fee: $10 (ID#: S35) —

Homeopathy: Basic Introduction with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD

Tuesday, August 23, 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 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). For more information visit: http://www.homeopathichealers.com Fee: $10 (ID#: S36) —