Lectures and Seminars

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April 

Household Homeopathy - A Primer in Homeopathic Remedies for Acute Conditions with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

Tuesdays, April 11-May 30, 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. *Skype option available for those who can’t attend in person. (4 wks, 24 hours of class time) Fee: $224 (ID#: S33) — CANCELED
May 

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, May 2-June 20, 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) —

Yoga for Willpower with Cathy

Tuesdays, May 2-June 13, 7-8:30pm
Willpower 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 inner resolve 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) — CANCELED

Hatha Flow with Emilee

Wednesdays, May 3-June 14, 6-7:15pm
Join Emilee for this hatha-in-motion series, where classical asanas (yoga poses) are explored though fluid movements that link with the steady flow of breath. Deepen your physical capacity and internal focus as you progress though increasingly challenging sequences, improving strength, stamina, balance and flexibility. Each class includes traditional breath training, relaxation, and meditation methods as taught in the Himalayan Tradition. This is a Level 2-3 class. Prerequisite: Yoga 2 or greater. Fee: $84 (ID#: HF) —

The Way of the Spiritual Warrior with Julia

Wednesdays, May 3-June 21, 9:30-11am
The way of the spiritual warrior is described as the balance of effort and surrender. The three warrior poses are a perfect example of the physical manifestation of this skill. Our journey will integrate the core concepts of axial stability through the bandhas (locks) and agni sara. Tension release through breath work, stretching, and meditation to align heart felt intentions with physical reality. Practicing the warrior postures with other standing poses can leave us feeling confident, peaceful, and steady. Fee: $96 (ID#: S41) — FULL

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Thursdays, May 4-June 15, 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. No class May 25th. Fee: $72 (ID#: YG) —

The Art of Joyful Living with Tracy

Thursdays, May 25-June 8, 7-8:30pm
In his book The Art of Joyful Living, Swami Rama tells us that “Happiness is of Our Own Creation”. It is our responsibility as human beings to learn how to uncover our intrinsic joy. A life that is happy and fulfilling is possible if we have the means. Yoga Science gives us the tools to rid ourselves of negative states of being and to understand our true nature – balanced and free. In this course, we will explore yoga philosophy and practice while developing personal techniques for cultivating peace and joy. Each class will include lecture/discussion, journaling, gentle asana, relaxation and meditation. Fee: $40 (ID#: S48) —

June 

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, June 1, 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 Chapter 6. Fee: $5 (ID#: S49) —

Balance Training with Stephanie

Fridays, June 2-23, 11-noon
Therapeutic Yoga: Solid physical balance is more than just being able to stand on one foot. Improving balance can prevent injuries, sharpen mental focus and relieve stress. In this 4-week yoga session, we will build body awareness and create a foundation for improving strength and stability. You may find that improving your physical balance can help you strike a balance in the other aspects of your life as well. Fee: $48 (ID#: YT) —

Yoga Basics with Bonnie

Saturdays, June 3-24, 11:15-12:30
Find yoga a little intimidating? Fear not! This 4-week Yoga Basics course will provide you with a thorough introduction to hatha yoga. Explore range of movement exercises, alignment fundamentals, breathing and relaxation techniques in a fun and relaxing environment. Fee: $48 (ID#: YBS) —

Pranayama Intensive: The Keys to Unlocking a Stress-Free Mind with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Saturday, June 3, 9:30am-3:30pm
Spend the day at HIB for a day focused on community and practice. Reconnect to the healing power of breath, as we review the pranic and physiological effects of pranayama (yogic breathing) and systematic relaxation. Learn a step-by-step approach to stress management and pranayama that you can do at home. Practices covered include 2:1 Breathing, Nadi Shodhanam, Kapalabhati, and Anuloma.
The morning will begin with a discussion of prana (vital life-force energy), and the role it plays in the therapeutic and spiritual effects of yoga. Sarah will guide you through a "pranic assessment" exercise, and review a pranayama progression so you can begin to cleanse pranic energy channels and regulate pranic flow. The morning will close with an asana and pranayama practice.
After lunch, Julia will cover the physiology of breathing, pranayama, and the stress response. Learn how pranayama practices and systematic relaxation create transformation on both physiological and mental levels. Afternoon practice will revolve around how to overcome obstacles with your seated pranayama posture by strengthening the spine and opening the hips. A deep relaxation will lend to greater subtle body awareness and expand your pranic field.

RETREAT SCHEDULE:
AM SESSION: 9:30 am - noon
Pranayama: A Step by Step Approach with Sarah Guglielmi

LUNCH: noon - 1 pm Lunch is included with full-day registration.

PM SESSION: 1-3:30 pm
The Physiology of Pranayama and Systematic Relaxation with Julia Kress

FULL DAY - includes lunch: Bean Salad, Rice Dish, Apple Lime Mint Tea, and Berry Crisp.
Can’t stay the day? You’re welcome to attend a single session. See below to register. Fee: $85 (ID#: JR) —

Pranayama Intensive: Morning Session with Sarah

Saturday, June 3, 9:30am-noon
Fee: $45 (ID#: JAM) —

Pranayama Intensive: Afternoon Session with Julia

Saturday, June 3, 1-3:30pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: JPM) —

Teach and Prosper: Cultivating Abundance for Yoga Teachers with Sarah Guglielmi and Yoga Business Coach Christine Donnolo

Sunday, June 4, 10am-1pm
Yoga instructors teach because they love yoga. They are endlessly inspired by the depth, strength, and joy it brings into their own lives. This is one of the reasons why the “business of yoga” can be a challenge for many teachers. Join Sarah and Christine for this 3-hour workshop that includes discussion, self-reflection, journaling, and practice. Reflect on the goals of your yoga business, be it voluntary, part time, or full time. Explore your “Money Mindset” and how it influences your work as a teacher. Learn how you can support transformation in your beliefs and limitations around money, abundance, and security with yoga practices that create freedom in the space of the root chakra. We’ll close with a yoga practice and goal setting exercise for the next 90 days.
This course qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. - St/Sr discounts do not apply to CEU’s Fee: $45 (ID#: E26) — CANCELED

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, June 6-27, 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#: S51) —

Full Moon Meditation with Tracy

Friday, June 9, 7-8:30pm
Come together with your kalyana mitras (spiritual friends) and celebrate the light of the Himalayan Tradition. Each month, on the Full Moon, we are committed to practicing as a group with the intention of promoting peacefulness in our community and our own inner development. Tonight’s class 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 required.
Lokas samastas sukhino bhavantu: "May the whole world attain peace and harmony." Fee: $12 (ID#: S52) —

The Enchanted World of Tantra - Discussion and Guided Meditation with Sandra Anderson

Thursday, June 15, 7-8:30pm
For tantrics, the world is infused with divinity and full of wonder and possibilities. The many tools and techniques of tantra skillfully harness the inner forces of desire that arise in the body and mind. Whether with ritual, worship, meditation or yoga, the tantric practices connect the practitioner to points of potential where transformation can occur, whether in the inner world of personal karma, or the world of collective experience. Join Sandra and explore how to incorporate the characteristic features of tantra in your life and yoga practice. Fee: $25 (ID#: S53) —

Rise ’n Shine! AM Solstice Yoga Class with Kerry

Wednesday, June 21, 6:45-8am
Mark the first moments of summer with an early morning practice oriented toward the energizing light of the sun. Guided by the the axial rotation of the earth, we will explore the warming and expansive qualities of twists and plant the seeds for a soulful salute to the sun. Led by Deva Premal’s chanting of the gayatri mantra, we will close the practice by turning toward the infinite light within.
This is an all-levels class, although some experience with yoga is anticipated. No previous experience with the gayatri mantra is needed. Fee: $10 (ID#: S54) —

July 

Intro to Ayurveda - Part 1 with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, July 1, 4-7pm
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, you can adjust asana and pranayama, and establish 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 classes. Fee: $45 (ID#: E27) —

August 

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

Saturday, August 5, 4-7pm
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#: E28) —

Sanskrit Mini Course with Tracy Draksic, M.A.

Wednesdays, August 9-23, 7-9pm
As students of yoga and meditation, the sounds of Sanskrit surround us. This mini course will give you the basics to begin unlocking the intrinsic beauty of yoga’s sacred language. In the first two sessions, we will look at the sound system and writing system. On the third night, we will learn to recite the prayers and mantras of our Tradition. This class will prepare you to join the year long study group in September if you wish. Fee: $35 (ID#: S60) —

September 

Sanskrit Study Group with Tracy Draksic, M.A.

Fridays, September 15-June 15, 7-9pm
Year Long Study Group: Join us as we continue our study of Sanskrit, the sacred language of the Yoga Tradition. In each class, we work on grammar, vocabulary-building, and mantra recitation. Our emphasis is on enjoying the sangha (company) of fellow seekers as we deepen our knowledge and practice. Classes meet two Fridays per month from September 2017 through June 2018. Syllabus and calendar available upon request. Two texts are required for this course. New students are welcome!
Pre-requisites: familiarity with the Sanskrit alphabet and a working knowledge of the Devanagari script OR completion of the Sanskrit Mini Course
Fee: $108 (ID#: SAN) —

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) --



 

Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 26th – Monday, May 29th
No drop-in class on Saturday, May 27th