Lectures and Seminars

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April 

Household Homeopathy with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Tuesdays, April 7-May 26, 5:30-8:30pm
Homeopathic medicine is an invaluable tool in home health care. Explore the basic principles of homeopathy, learn how homeopathic remedies are selected for acute conditions, and survey core remedies used to address common illnesses in children and adults. Learn how to use homeopathy safely and effectively to keep yourself and your family healthy through life’s journey. (8 wks, 24 hours of class time) *Skype option available for those who can’t be here in person. Fee: $224 (ID#: S25) —

May 

Gentle Yoga* with Christopher

Mondays, May 4-June 15, 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. (* No class May 25) Fee: $60 (ID#: YG9) —

Deepening Meditation with Julia

Mondays, May 4-June 15, 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. Pre-Requisite: Completion of Beginning Meditation. (6wks - No class May 25) Fee: $65 (ID#: S31) —

Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, May 5-June 23, 5:30-6:45pm
Core Strength for Back and Shoulder Health. Cultivate strength in your back and shoulders! This weekly asana practice is designed to develop progressive core strength accessible to all levels of students. We will combine muscle-isolation exercises for the abdominals, glutes, back, and shoulders followed by classical yoga postures to integrate the effects. As your strength and stability increases, so will your experience of ease and confidence in your body. ALL LEVELS. Fee: $80 (ID#: YT) —

Beginning Meditation - May - with Donna

Tuesdays, May 5-26, 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: $45 (ID#: S32) — FULL

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Wednesday, May 6, 7-8:30pm
Join us as we conclude the study of Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, by Pema Chodron (available in our bookstore). We will discuss chapters 9 thru 11. Bring the book and share your related experience. Registration required. Fee: $5 (ID#: S33) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Thursdays, May 7-June 11, 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: $60 (ID#: YG5) —

Weaving the Spiritual Path with Mary Gail Sovik

Thursday, May 7, 7-8:30pm
At first, meditation is an addition (and perhaps an extra time burden) in our lives; slowly it becomes a habit and then a mainstay. Eventually we may not only acknowledge but bow/surrender to it with full respect. Along the way we are looking for the “tipping point,” the point when meditation becomes us. Join others who are seeking support and growth in meditation. We will share experience, inspiration, and practice together. Fee: $20 (ID#: S34) —

Happy Mother's Day to the Divine Mother with Mary Gail Sovik

Saturday, May 9, 9:30-11:30am
We wish our mothers and each other a Happy Mother’s Day. We recall the mothering we have needed from birth. And then reflecting on Divine motherhood, we consider how we are cared for and what we might solicit and expect. We will recite the thousand names of the Divine Mother in English and listen to Panditji’s recitation in Sanskrit. Stories of the different aspects of the Divine Mother will be presented, giving shape and substance to our reliance on Her motherhood. Fee: $25 (ID#: S35) —

Laughter Yoga with Sapna

Friday, May 29, 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. Dress comfortably, and leave your yoga mat at home! Fee: $10 (ID#: S36) —

The 6 Tastes: Balancing the Doshas with Food and Spice with Sarah

Saturday, May 30, 10am-12pm
Explore how to make food and spice choices to balance your health! We'll begin with a brief review of Ayurvedic Constitution and Dosha (vata, pitta, kapha), then dive into the six tastes and how to identify which tastes balance or aggravate your constitution. Taste testing will be provided! We will conclude with a tall glass of Lime Mint Cooling Mocktail to help soothe the upcoming summer heat. Leave with take home food and spice guidelines. Fee: $25 (ID#: S37) —

June 

Beginning Meditation - June - with Donna

Tuesdays, June 2-23, 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: $45 (ID#: S38) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Wednesday, June 3, 7-8:30pm
Join us as we continue our study of the work of Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist nun in the lineage of the Tibetan meditation master Choygyam Trungpa. Our next book will be Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears, available in our bookstore. We will be discussing chapters 1&2. Bring the book and share your related experience. Registration required. Fee: $5 (ID#: S39) —

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

Saturday, June 6, 1-4pm
Become more confident in your ability to create calm and to focus when you are anxious and emotionally upset. This slow-paced, internally focused workshop facilitates mental clarity about what occurs from moment to moment in your physical and emotional reality, and with this awareness come choices for self-management. Take-home materials support your ongoing practice of this body-mind approach. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and eat a light lunch before the program. Only a closed water bottle may be brought into the classroom. Fee: $25 (ID#: S40) —

Teaching According to the Ayurvedic Clock with Julia

Thursday, June 18, 7-9pm
CEU CLASS FOR YOGA INSTRUCTORS. Ayurveda in its wide body of philosophy demonstrates the reality of how the time of day, season, and life’s progression is affected by a ratio of elemental influences. We feel these influences as do our students; instead of fighting them, learn how to use them in your class (and personal practice) to receive maximum benefits. You will learn about the ayurvedic 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 towards the use of asana and pranayama according to the clock. No matter what style of yoga you practice, this will be relevant. Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 2 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. **No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program. Fee: $35 (ID#: E07) —

Contemplation and Pranayama in the Yoga Sutra with Sandra Anderson

Thursday, June 25, 7-9pm
A disturbed and distracted mind has little chance of building the life of our dreams; but the Yoga Sutra shows us how to get off the merry-go-round of vritti samskara chakra—the turbulent cycle of mutually reinforcing thoughts, actions and subtle impressions. We’ll explore the role of pranayama in freeing ourselves from distorted perceptions and counter-productive patterns of thought and behavior, and see how the combination of pranayama and self-reflection described in Yoga Sutra 1.33 and 1.34 can become a powerful mechanism for freeing and empowering our lives. Fee: $25 (ID#: S41) —

Radiant Body, Empowered Mind

Saturday, June 27th from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm; Sunday, June 28th from 9am-12pm and 1-4pm.
2-DAY EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING INTENSIVE with nationally known teacher Sandra Anderson.

Yoga uses the body to transform the mind. Through posture, breath awareness, and focused attention, the mind gradually shifts from distraction and negativity to a state of ease and bliss. Do you want to increase the transformative power of your practice? Join Sandra Anderson to experience how. Each session combines theory and asana practice to facilitate your awareness of two pivotal energy centers in the body; the navel center and the eyebrow center. Explore the use of alignment, pranic activation, and specialized attention to connect to these centers which enliven body and mind, give access to the unconscious mind, and help transform inner conflicts and negativity. Coupled with recent findings of how the brain works and the yogic point of view, your yoga practice can become a bridge to the deeper aspects of healing, happiness and spiritual growth.
COST: Early Bird Special - sign up by June 12 & save! 2-Day Pass $135 (all four sessions). Individual Sessions: $45 each.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Check out Sandy's bio on our Faculty page!  
Fee: $135 (ID#: RB2D) --



        

Radiant Body, Empowered Mind - SESSION 1 - Mastering the Physical and Pranic Hub of the Body with Sandra Anderson

Saturday, June 27, 9-12pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: R1) —

Radiant Body, Empowered Mind - SESSION 2 - Psychological and Spiritual Dimensions of the Navel Center with Sandra Anderson

Saturday, June 27, 1-4pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: R2) —

Radiant Body, Empowered Mind - SESSION 3 - Exploring the Mind-Body Interface with Sandra Anderson

Sunday, June 28, 9-12pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: R3) —

Radiant Body, Empowered Mind - SESSION 4 - The Body and Mind in Tandem: Empowering Meditation with Sandra Anderson

Sunday, June 28, 1-4pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: R4) —

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 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) --