Lectures and Seminars

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September 

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

Tuesdays, September 9-30, 5-6pm
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. 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. Appropriate for anyone who has completed a minimum of Yoga 2. (4wks) Fee: $40 (ID#: YC) —

Restorative Yoga with Julia

Tuesdays, September 9-October 28, 9:30-10:45am
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and replenish energy. While all yoga is nurturing, these sessions will especially focus on restorative and supported postures that calm and relax the body. This is a good class for those whose energy is depleted by illness or who need a gentler class for any reason. (8 wks) Fee: $80 (ID#: YR) — FULL

Homeopathy Course - Level 1 with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Wednesdays, September 10-June 24, 5:30-8:30pm
Year-long course held on Wednesday nights, 5:30-8:30 pm, beginning September (excluding holidays and summer months). Cost is $1,750 payable in ten installments of $175 or 5% discount if paid in full upfront. Please call for registration form and syllabus. Prospective students may join the ‘Homeopathy: Basic Introduction’ session to be held on Wednesday, August 20, 6-7.30 pm to have their questions about the year-long course answered. PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER: 716-883-2223. Fee: $1750 (ID#: S72) —

Bodymind Practice for Anxiety and Depression with Athalie Joy, PhD

Wednesdays, September 10-October 15, 5:30-6:45pm
A six-week class that incorporates instruction and practice in asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, with teaching specific to their routine use as self-management for anxiety and depression. Prerequisite Seminar: “Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression.” (6wks) Fee: $60 (ID#: YA) —

Beginning Meditation with Julia

Mondays, September 15-October 6, 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. (4 wks) Fee: $45 (ID#: S75) —

Gentle Yoga with Tess

Mondays, September 15-October 27, 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. (7 weeks) Fee: $70 (ID#: YG9) —

Deepening Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, September 16-October 21, 7-8:30pm
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. (6wks) Fee: $65 (ID#: S76) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Tuesdays, September 16-October 21, 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: $60 (ID#: YG5) — FULL
October 

Laughter Yoga with Sapna

Friday, October 3, 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. Fee: $10 (ID#: S80) —

The Heart of Parenting Young Children with Judith Frizlen

Saturday, October 4, 9:30-11am
Parenting is a practice. Children need parental guidance; parents need guidance as well to establish practices that serve their child’s development. Judith will share information about child development as well as the practices of rhythm, repetition and reverence that are at the heart of parenting young children. Booksigning to follow. Judith Frizlen is the Director of the Rose Garden Early Childhood Center and author of Words for Parents in Small Doses. For more information visit: www.therosegarden.us Fee: $20 (ID#: S81) —

Strengthen your Back with Stephanie

Tuesdays, October 7-28, 5-6pm
The health of your spine is reflected in the way you sit, stand, and move; in the way you breathe; and, in the way you think and feel. Learn simple movements and exercises to keep your spine fit and flexible. Strengthening spinal muscles will improve your posture and help you feel capable of meeting life’s inner and outer challenges. (4 wks) Fee: $40 (ID#: YB) —

[Inspired Health Lecture Series] Lecture 1: Preserving Prana with Ann Neumann, organic gardener and preserver

Saturday, October 25, 1-4pm
Prana is the vital energy present in all fresh fruits and vegetables. One of the reasons to eat is to direct prana into the body. Locally grown and organic foods hold the highest ratio of prana with more biologically energizing and enhancing elements. Preserving your own produce is a perfect way to bring the essential elements into your body. Learn water-bath canning, dehydrating and how to preserve your garden seeds for the upcoming season. Fee: $25 (ID#: S82) —

CEU Course for Teachers - Teaching According to the Ayurvedic Clock with Julia

Saturday, October 25, 10am-12pm
OPEN TO ALL YOGA TEACHERS: Ayurveda demonstrates in its wide body of philosophy the reality of how the times of day, seasons, and time of our life are affected by a ratio of elemental influences. We feel these influences as do our students and instead of fighting them, learning how to use them in our yoga practice to receive the ultimate benefit of our practice is the way of Ayurveda. You will learn about the clock, and how there are times of alternating lightness, heaviness, or fire, depending on the situation we may want to act on that energy or pacify it. Our discussion will lead then towards the use of asana and pranayama according to the clock, no matter what kind of asana you practice this will be relevant. * This class qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $35 (ID#: E02) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Wednesday, October 29, 7-8:30pm
(See September description.) We will discuss Chapter 10, “Tapas: Self-Discipline,” and the “Questions for Exploration” at the end of the chapter. Registration required. Fee: $5 (ID#: S83) —

November 

CEU Course for Teachers - Downward Dog and Headstand for All Levels with Sarah

Tuesday, November 4, 7-9pm
OPEN TO ALL YOGA TEACHERS: Headstand is a powerful pose to develop strength, integration, confidence, and enthusiasm! The key with all challenging postures is to offer students a starting point, and a progressive path to move towards the goal. In this workshop, we will explore a progressive sequence to move into headstand using modified variations that build on each other. Proper Alignment, core strength, and bandha engagement will be covered. * This class qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $35 (ID#: E03) —

December 

CEU Course for Teachers - The Nervous System, Pranayama, and Relaxation with Julia

Saturday, December 13, 10am-12pm
OPEN TO ALL YOGA TEACHERS: We will review the anatomy of the nervous system, subtle anatomy of the Nadi’s, and refer to the the Kosha model to ground our understanding in the affect our thoughts, speech and action have on our whole being. In detail we will explore the use of pranayama and relaxation methods that help cleanse, balance and strengthen the nervous system. This is half lecture half practicum so you will have the experience to draw from to reach your students in an authentic way. * This class qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $35 (ID#: E04) —