Lectures and Seminars

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October 

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, October 30-December 18, 5:30-6:45pm
(Continuing Level) - Yogic texts emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to deepen the effects of your asana and meditation practice. These include 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) — FULL
November 

Awakening Prana with Jackie

Thursdays, November 1-December 20, 10-11:15am
A Breath-Centered Hatha Class (Continuing Level) - Prana is the vital force that sustains not only the body but also creation at every level. Breath is the vehicle for prana, and it is through breath awareness that our yoga practice truly comes alive, taking us to new levels of personal observation and experience. In this class-series, we will review the anatomy of breathing and build upon asana, relaxation and meditative-pranayama techniques that link us directly to our source of energy. Conscious engagement with prana inspires strength, balance and vitality on all levels: body, mind, spirit. Prerequisite: Yoga 1 or greater. This is a Continuing-to-Experienced level class. Modifications will be presented for more challenging yoga postures and sequences. Fee: $84 (ID#: YAP) —

Yin Yoga with Bonnie

Wednesdays, November 7-December 19, 5-6:30pm
The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow-paced method in which poses are held for extended periods of time with a focus on increasing circulation and energetic flow into joints, ligaments and connective tissues. Poses are held for several minutes as you bring awareness deep into your body. This quieting practice inspires focus and inner calm and is complementary to the more active asana styles. This is an all-levels class. Fee: $72 (ID#: YY) —

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

Unit 1: November 9-11, 2018
Unit 2: Completed online
Unit 3: January 25-27, 2019
Unit 4: March 22-24, 2019


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 #2 - Psychology of Ayurveda and the Physiology of Yoga

Online Course to be completed between November 12, 2018 - January 24, 2019.

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 - 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.

Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP2) --



December 

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, December 20, 7-8:30pm
Our year-long study of "The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in time of War", translated by Barbara Stoler Miller, continues with a discussion of teachings 17 and 18. (This book is available in our bookstore.) The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. It has been an inspiration to many as one of the great spiritual classics of world literature. Fee: $5 (ID#: S90) —

FULL MOON Yoga Nidra Practice with Tracy

Saturday, December 22, 10am-noon
Take a time out, right in the midst of the holiday mayhem, for a morning of stillness and connection to your inner life. Join us for a meditative approach to asana, integrating the healing aspects of hatha and yin postures, followed by the practice of Yoga Nidra for complete relaxation of the body and mind. Tap into the intuitive and nurturing energies of the full moon and leave refreshed and centered. Fee: $25 (ID#: S92) — FULL
January 

Yin Yoga with Bonnie

Wednesdays, January 2-30, 5-6:30pm
The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow-paced method in which poses are held for extended periods of time with a focus on increasing circulation and energetic flow into joints, ligaments and connective tissues. Poses are held for several minutes as you bring awareness deep into your body. This quieting practice inspires focus and inner calm and is complementary to the more active asana styles. This is an all-levels class. Fee: $60 (ID#: YY) —

Awakening Prana with Jackie

Thursdays, January 3-February 21, 10-11:30am
A Breath-Centered Hatha Class (Continuing Level) - Prana is the vital force that sustains not only the body but also creation at every level. Breath is the vehicle for prana, and it is through breath awareness that our yoga practice truly comes alive, taking us to new levels of personal observation and experience. In this class-series, we will review the anatomy of breathing and build upon asana, relaxation and meditative-pranayama techniques that link us directly to our source of energy. Conscious engagement with prana inspires strength, balance and vitality on all levels: body, mind, spirit. Prerequisite: Yoga 1 or greater. This is a Continuing-to-Experienced level class. Modifications will be presented for more challenging yoga postures and sequences. Fee: $96 (ID#: YAP) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, January 3-February 7, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will 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: $72 (ID#: YGR) —

Sadhana Circle with Donna

Thursday, January 3, 7-8:30pm
Gather together with other like-minded people in a relaxed setting to explore inspiration. Those of us on a spiritual path seek truth, peace, and joy in life. The yoga tradition provides us with methods to achieve our goal of higher awareness. We are encouraged in diverse ways through various means in our sadhana (spiritual discipline). It is often because of sources of inspiration that we gain insight, clarity, illumination, and self-awareness. These experiences support our sankalpla sakti (power of determination) offering confidence to persist at our endeavors. Join us in a circle of seekers to share your source of inspiration with other aspirants. Bring your creativity, music, art, poetry, reading, stories, whatever it is that leads you closer to your inner wisdom and sustains your practice. Fee: $5 (ID#: S01) —

Yoga for Pain Management with Stephanie

Fridays, January 4-25, 11-noon
Sharp or dull, throbbing or stabbing, physical or emotional – pain of all kinds is both a source and symptom of stress. When pain crops up, it compels us to find ways to manage it. Yoga breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and postures are uniquely situated to help. They are natural, easily learned, and readily available. Stephanie is a veteran of managing her own pain resulting from serious injuries and surgeries. Fee: $48 (ID#: YPM) —

Soup and Cinema with Kandy

Friday, January 4, 6-9pm
Come in out of the cold to enjoy a big bowl of homemade vegetarian soup, an inspired film, community and connection. Today’s movie is “Loving Vincent.” The world’s fist painted film (painted frame-by-frame) depicts the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh. Fee: $5 (ID#: S02) —

Body Image and Eating Concerns Group: Nourish with Carissa

Saturday, January 5, 10am-noon
Nourish is a workshop for individuals dealing with food and body image concerns. This session integrates Hatha Yoga and experiential activities. The intent is to assist participants to connect to the present moment, challenge negative thoughts, manage symptoms and feel more balanced and nourished within the body and mind. Utilizing self-compassion and acceptance, participants will learn to embrace and live in their bodies more effectively. A trauma sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized and no previous yoga experience is necessary. Fee: $20 (ID#: S03) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, January 7-February 11, 10-11am
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will 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: $72 (ID#: YGM) —

Restorative Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, January 7-28, 3:30-4:30pm
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and to 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. Fee: $48 (ID#: RY) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah/Bill

Tuesdays, January 8-February 19, 5:30-6:45pm
(Continuing Level) - Yogic texts emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to deepen the effects of your asana and meditation practice. These include 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) —

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, January 8-29, 5:30-7pm
Meditation, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind, is the heart of yoga practice. In this course, you will 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#: S04) —

Overcoming Fear and Doubt: The Message of the Bhagavad Gita - Discussion and Practice Series (Part 1) with Julia

Thursdays, January 10-31, 7-8:30pm
Fear and doubt are common feelings. Using them as guides to spiritual fulfillment is not so common. The Bhagavad Gita lends timeless reassurances that deep down we do truly know what is right for us. How to move in that direction and find lasting fulfillment is the biggest question. The Gita lays out a plan for all yoga practitioners through varying methods depending on ones’ first inclination. In this four week series we will explore this sacred text to enhance our understanding and practical application of the various paths that yoga can take us. There is no required text. Please bring any copy of the Gita that you find useful. Fee: $60 (ID#: S05) —

Ayurveda for Total Health with Kandy

Saturday, January 12, 1-3:30pm
Ayurveda, the Indian ‘science of life,’ is an ancient system of holistic healing that sees health as our birthright. It is based on an understanding that wellness depends on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. In this class, we will explore the fundamental principals of Ayurveda, determine your constitution and examine how it affects you at every stage of your life. Fee: $20 (ID#: S06) —

‘What Homeopathy Can Do for Me’ series


with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

The ‘What Homeopathy Can Do for Me’ series is for any individual interested in exchanging information on how homeopathy might be able to help them or their friends and family to cope, palliate and heal using homeopathic medicines. Examples from past disease cases will be shown along with the homeopathic medicines that has been found to be most effective in such diseases. The discussion will end with 30-60 minutes of Question and Answer where personal questions will be addressed.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Arup has been a practicing homeopath since 1992 and is registered with the College of Homeopaths in Ontario and NASH. As a mentor, preceptor and educator, Arup conducts regular year-long classes and seminars for students, lay persons and advanced practitioners. Arup retired from the research faculty of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sept 2018 after working there since 1999. He holds various patents for his scientific discoveries. Find out more about Arup at: homeopathichealers.com.

CLASSES:
Homeopathy and Cancer – your regimen, your way:
Sat., Jan. 12, 9:30 am -12:30 pm
Homeopathy – your friend in anxiety, panic disorder and depression:
Tues., Jan. 15, 5:30 - 8.30 pm
Homeopathy – an inexpensive option for infertility issues:
Sat., Jan. 26, 9:30 am - 12.30 pm
Homeopathy to the rescue in aches, pains, RA and joints:
Tues., Jan 29, 5.30 - 8.30 pm
Homeopathy for eczema and skin problems:
Tues., Feb 19, 5.30 - 8.30 pm
Homeopathy for GI & Bowels – in aid of gastric ulcers, SIBO, IBS:
Sat., Feb 23, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
Please register for each session individually. See course listings below.

Homeopathy and Cancer – your regimen, your way with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Saturday, January 12, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $35 (ID#: HS1) —

Meditation Monday: Group Practice with Kerry

Monday, January 14, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Pre-registration is required. Donation Based: $10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S07) —

Homeopathy – your friend in anxiety, panic disorder and depression with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Tuesday, January 15, 5:30-8.30pm
Fee: $35 (ID#: HS2) —

Ease and Wisdom - Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom (Part 1) with Rosa

Wednesdays, January 16-30, 4:15-6pm
Educators sometimes lack the comfort and confidence in sharing their own mindfulness practices with their students. The purpose of this series of classes is to provide opportunities for teachers and other school personnel to develop comfort bringing mindfulness practices into their daily work with students. While, the benefits of Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) have been highly publicized, many teachers are still unsure how to best infuse these practices into their work with students. This three part series will explore the connection between mindfulness and SEL and how the components and competencies of each are implemented in the classroom. This course requires that participants either have or want to cultivate their own awareness-based practices, because mindfulness is an experiential discipline; therefore, participants will be exploring a variety of mindfulness practices for personal and professional use. Fee: $45 (ID#: S08) —

Courage – The Inner Stance of Life with Kerry

Saturday, January 19, 1-3:30pm
Fear may be the most common experience to humankind – how we handle our fears will determine the course of our lives. Through asana, readings, journaling and group discussion, we will explore situations on and off the mat of how we respond to fear (not the sources of our fears), and means for cultivating compassion and inner strength to open and to act through our discomfort. Please bring your yoga mat. Fee: $20 (ID#: S09) —

Cave of the Heart Meditation with Tracy

Sunday, January 20, 1-2:30pm
Join fellow seekers as we celebrate another year of yoga and friendship at HIBuffalo by coming together to practice the Cave of the Heart Meditation – a combination of guided imagery and deep inner focus. We will enjoy light stretching and a guided relaxation beforehand, and students will be given a printed guide to continue the practice at home. A beautiful way to begin your 2019. Fee: $20 (ID#: S10) —

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

Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday, January 27th, 2019 from 8:30-4:30pm.


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) --



Homeopathy – an inexpensive option for infertility issues with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Saturday, January 26, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $35 (ID#: HS3) —

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.

Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP3) --



Homeopathy to the rescue in aches, pains, RA and joints with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Tuesday, January 29, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Fee: $35 (ID#: HS4) —

February 

Yoga to Manage Moods with Carissa

Saturday, February 2, 10am-noon
Yoga provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management. Using a combination of gentle physical poses, mindful-breathing, and relaxation techniques, participants will feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind. A trauma-sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized, and individual attention and modifications will be provided as needed. No prior yoga experience is required. Fee: $20 (ID#: S11) —

The Power Behind Mantra & Meditation: The Message of the Bhagavad Gita – Discussion and Practice Series (Part 2) with Julia

Thursdays, February 7-21, 7-8:30pm
The Bhagavad Gita gives insightful detail about the meaning and purpose of meditation. The verses guide us gradually toward the ultimate experience - Oneness with Self. Chapter six explains that through continuous effort, a practitioner will be rewarded first by glimpses of the immortal light and then through the grace of the inner teacher. Mantras, sacred sounds used in meditation, are either said outwardly or heard inwardly and support and guide us on the path. We will discuss the science of meditation – as method and as sound and how it alters our brain’s neuro-energetics and plays a role in altering perception and purpose. Each class will include guided relaxation and meditation. There is no required text. Please bring along any translation of the Gita that you find useful. Fee: $45 (ID#: S12) —

The Power of Restorative Postures and Relaxation Methods: Assisting your students with props and techniques with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, February 9, 10am-1pm
Seeing the body and mind as an energetic system, we will look through the lens of science and yoga philosophy to understand the purpose behind supported asana and systematic relaxation. Using the techniques of mindfulness, breath control, and movement, you will be guided through a full range of yoga practices to alter circulatory patterns, sensory interpretation, and perception as a means to establish balance, effort, and ease. When implemented into your yoga practice, these techniques assist in releasing tension in the body and mind and allow you to be at home within yourself in a profound way.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance.
No discounts may be applied to this program. Fee: $45 (ID#: E41) —

Meditation Monday: Group Practice with Larry

Monday, February 11, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation. Pre-registration is required. Donation Based: $10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S13) —

Homeopathy for eczema and skin problems with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Tuesday, February 19, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Fee: $35 (ID#: HS5) —

Homeopathy for GI & Bowels – in aid of gastric ulcers, SIBO, IBS with Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Saturday, February 23, 9:30am-12:30pm
Fee: $35 (ID#: HS6) —

March 

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

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 from 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday, March 24th, 2019 from 8:30-4:30pm.


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.

Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP4) --