Lectures and Seminars

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Monday Group Meditation

Meets EVERY MONDAY 7-8pm (ET)

ZOOM Meeting Number: 139 024 694
Passcode: HIB
Our Monday night group practice has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening the individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation.
Donation based, no pre-registration required.

September 

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 10-11:15am
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm, and tranquility. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YAP-V) —

Awakening Prana (In-Person) with Julia

Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 10-11:15am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YAP-P) — FULL

Stretch and Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 4-5pm
This all-levels class will take you head-to-toe(s) through a range of stretches and yoga postures that help to release muscular tension and improve range of motion. Guided breath work, relaxation techniques, and meditation will be included to soothe the nervous system and strengthen the mind-body connection moving you towards a deep sense of inner peace.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YSR-V) —

Yogic Core Strength (Zoom) with Sarah

Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 5:30-6:45pm
The Yogic Core is the pelvic/abdominal region of the body, including the abs, glutes, pelvic floor, and back muscles. Yogic Core Strength combines strength, flexibility, and awareness in this region to build physical strength and energetic (pranic) flow. Over time, this approach not only increases physical stability but also emotional resiliency and inner strength. This weekly class includes core muscle-isolation exercises interwoven into a classical asana sequence. Class will close with relaxation and meditation. Prerequisite: 6 months prior experience with Yoga 1 or greater.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YCS-V) —

Yogic Core Strength (In-Person) with Sarah

Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 5:30-6:45pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YCS-P) — FULL

Chair Yoga (Zoom) with Renee

Tuesdays, September 7-October 26, 10-11am
Chair yoga offers all the benefits of a regular yoga class to those who have difficulty with kneeling, getting up and down off the floor, and mobility limitations. This class will include breath work, relaxation and meditation. Come and enjoy a new sense of freedom and comfort for body, mind and spirit.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YCT-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, September 9-October 28, 3:30-4:30pm
This class will involve modifications to traditional postures using a chair, the wall, and blocks in order to find physical balance, alignment, and ease. The instructor will offer feedback that can bring more awareness to your posture and strengthen the supporting relationship that comes from good alignment. Corrections are done in a safe and predictable way to ensure that your practice is safe and that the sensory experience through your limbs and core is felt strongly. This class is slow paced to allow for questions, transition and repetition.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, September 9-October 28, 3:30-4:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, September 9-October 28, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, September 9-October 28, 5:30-6:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom) with Larry

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 5:30-7pm
Our Yoga for Parkinson's class is a complete yoga class specifically catered to students with special challenges in controlled movement. The instructor focuses on increasing mobility and motor control - offering students options for improving their practice with variations, props and personal encouragement. Each class includes postures and movement exercises, breath work, and relaxation. Yoga is a valuable tool for staying connected to the body and finding peace and community while working with a challenging physical condition.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YP-V) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 9:30-10:30am
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: SS1-V) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 9:30-10:30am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: SS1-P) — FULL

Strong Seniors Level 2 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 11am-noon
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: SS2-V) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 11am-noon

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: SS2-P) — FULL

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tracy

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 10-11:15am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGF-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Tracy

Fridays, September 10-October 29, 10-11:15am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGF-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Sapna & Sherri

Mondays, September 13-October 25, 3-4pm
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGM-V) —

Asana Alignment Tune Up (Zoom) with Sarah

Mondays, September 13-October 25, 5:30-6:30pm
One Pose Per Week (All-Level)
This class is designed both for beginner yoga students and those looking to revisit the fundamentals of alignment in asana. Each week will highlight one pose. The class sequence will cover preparation for the pose, exploration of the pose (including modifications), and counterbalancing after the pose. Get your questions answered and get unstuck, so you can enjoy your yoga practice even more. Poses covered include Warrior 2, Triangle, Half Moon, Chair Pose, Warrior 1, Downward Facing Dog, and Cobra.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Sept-Oct BONUS for Online Asana Pass! Fee: $70 (ID#: S51) —

Morning Routine (Zoom) with Rosa

Wednesdays, September 15-October 27, 6:15-7:30am
Would you like to establish a morning routine that will support you physically, mentally, and spiritually but do not know where to begin? Now is your opportunity; each class will include all-level asana practice, systematic relaxation, a brief meditation, 5-7 minutes of journal writing, and a brief spiritual reading. With this early morning routine, you can check self-care off of your to-do list.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: MR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with James

Wednesdays, September 15-October 20, 9-10am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGW9) —

The Katha Upanishad (Zoom) with Tracy

Thursdays, September 23-October 28, 7-8:15pm
The major Upanishads are the most ancient and philosophically profound texts of the Vedic tradition. In this class, we will read the Katha Upanishad together and discuss its teachings on life after death, discovering the sages’ method for living life fearlessly and dying gracefully. As our text, we will be using Pandit Rajmani Tigunait’s book: The Pursuit of Power and Freedom – Katha Upanishad available in our bookstore.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 7-days (until the start of the next class) in case you want to watch (or re-watch) later. Fee: $75 (ID#: S53) —

October 

HIB Fall Retreat - Take a Break! Sustainable Living: Rejuvenation on the Mat and In the Kitchen (Zoom) with Sarah & Julia

Saturday, October 23, 9:30am-3:30pm
Sustainable living is not just conserving and nourishing our external environment, but also the environment within. To sustain ourselves, sometimes we need a break. Most of us are carrying excess stress, both from our personal lives, and the collective stress of our time. The transition from summer to fall is an ideal time to take a pause, a time for dedicated self-care, nourishment, and building reserves. Join Sarah and Julia for a day of rejuvenation and nourishment both on the mat and in the kitchen.

Morning Session with Sarah: 9:30am-12pm We’ll begin with the natural cycles of effort and rest, according to Ayurveda, followed by Ayurvedic guidelines to restore energy during the fall season. Our morning practice will be appropriate for all levels, and will include gentle movements to release fatigue, “container” practices to restore energy, and restorative postures for deep rest. A take home practice guideline will be provided for you to use at home.

Lunch Break: 12-1pm

Afternoon Session with Julia: 1-3:30pm The afternoon session will be spent in the kitchen discussing how seasonal foods and spices nourish and rejuvenate during the fall transition. Making the right food choices can enhance our resiliency as we move towards the cooler months. Julia will demonstrate how to cook beans and vegetables with seasonally supportive herbs and spices. She will also highlight practical food preparation tips to support sustainability of our outer environment. Recipes and tips will be provided for you to implement at home.

Full Retreat: $80 (ID: S59-full)
Morning session ONLY: $45 (ID: S59-AM)
Afternoon session ONLY: $45 (ID: S59-PM)
To register for one session, please see below.

This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 2-weeks in case you want to watch (or re-watch) later.
Fee: $80 (ID#: S59-full) — CANCELED

HIB Fall Retreat - Take a Break! Sustainable Living: Rejuvenation on the Mat and In the Kitchen (Zoom) with Sarah

Saturday, October 23, 9:30am-12pm
Morning session ONLY
Fee: $45 (ID#: S59-AM) — CANCELED

HIB Fall Retreat - Take a Break! Sustainable Living: Rejuvenation on the Mat and In the Kitchen (Zoom) with Julia

Saturday, October 23, 1-3:30pm
Afternoon session ONLY
Fee: $45 (ID#: S59-PM) — CANCELED
November 

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Sapna & Sherri

Mondays, November 1-December 13, 3-4pm
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGM-V) —

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, November 2-December 21, 10-11:15am
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm, and tranquility. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YAP-V) —

Awakening Prana (In-Person) with Julia

Tuesdays, November 2-December 21, 10-11:15am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YAP-P) —

Stretch and Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, November 2-December 21, 4-5pm
This all-levels class will take you head-to-toe(s) through a range of stretches and yoga postures that help to release muscular tension and improve range of motion. Guided breath work, relaxation techniques, and meditation will be included to soothe the nervous system and strengthen the mind-body connection moving you towards a deep sense of inner peace.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YSR-V) —

Yogic Core Strength (Zoom) with Sarah

Tuesdays, November 2-December 21, 5:30-6:45pm
The Yogic Core is the pelvic/abdominal region of the body, including the abs, glutes, pelvic floor, and back muscles. Yogic Core Strength combines strength, flexibility, and awareness in this region to build physical strength and energetic (pranic) flow. Over time, this approach not only increases physical stability but also emotional resiliency and inner strength. This weekly class includes core muscle-isolation exercises interwoven into a classical asana sequence. Class will close with relaxation and meditation. Prerequisite: 6 months prior experience with Yoga 1 or greater.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YCS-V) —

Yogic Core Strength (In-Person) with Sarah

Tuesdays, November 2-December 21, 5:30-6:45pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YCS-P) —

Morning Routine (Zoom) with Rosa

Wednesdays, November 3-December 15, 6:15-7:30am
Would you like to establish a morning routine that will support you physically, mentally, and spiritually but do not know where to begin? Now is your opportunity; each class will include all-level asana practice, systematic relaxation, a brief meditation, 5-7 minutes of journal writing, and a brief spiritual reading. With this early morning routine, you can check self-care off of your to-do list.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: MR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with James

Wednesdays, November 3-December 8, 9-10am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGW9-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, November 4-December 16, 3:30-4:30pm
This class will involve modifications to traditional postures using a chair, the wall, and blocks in order to find physical balance, alignment, and ease. The instructor will offer feedback that can bring more awareness to your posture and strengthen the supporting relationship that comes from good alignment. Corrections are done in a safe and predictable way to ensure that your practice is safe and that the sensory experience through your limbs and core is felt strongly. This class is slow paced to allow for questions, transition and repetition.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, November 4-December 16, 3:30-4:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Asana Alignment Tune Up (Zoom) with Sarah

Thursdays, November 4-December 16, 5:30-6:30pm
This class is designed for yoga students and those looking to revisit the fundamentals of alignment in asana. Each week will highlight one pose. The class sequence will cover preparation for the pose, exploration of the pose (including modifications), and counterbalancing after the pose. Get your questions answered and get unstuck, so you can enjoy your yoga practice even more. Poses covered include Revolved Triangle, Revolved Side Angle, Half Moon, Warrior 3, King Dancer, Cows Face Pose, Seated Wide Legged Forward Fold, and Seated Head to Knee Pose..
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass Fee: $60 (ID#: S60-V) —

Asana Alignment Tune Up (In-Person) with Sarah

Thursdays, November 4-December 16, 5:30-6:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $60 (ID#: S60-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, November 4-December 16, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, November 4-December 16, 5:30-6:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Poconos Getaway Weekend

Friday, November 5 – Sunday, November 7
Join your friends from HI Buffalo for a very special Poconos Getaway Weekend. Destress and rejuvenate at the Institute’s 400-acre campus nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Honesdale, PA. Nourishing vegetarian meals and a community supportive of your health and wellness are waiting for you during this three-day/two-night getaway.
COST: $108 + accommodations
HI Buffalo Pocono Getaway Special Savings Alert: SAVE $20 off tuition ($108 - $88!) – enter coupon code: HIB1121 at checkout.
CLICK HERE to make your reservation.

Strong Seniors Level 1 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, November 5-December 17, 9:30-10:30am
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $60 (ID#: SS1-V) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, November 5-December 17, 11am-noon
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $60 (ID#: SS2-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tracy

Fridays, November 5-December 17, 10-11:15am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGF-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Tracy

Fridays, November 5-December 17, 10-11:15am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGF-P) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom) with Larry

Fridays, November 5-December 17, 5:30-7pm
Our Yoga for Parkinson's class is a complete yoga class specifically catered to students with special challenges in controlled movement. The instructor focuses on increasing mobility and motor control - offering students options for improving their practice with variations, props and personal encouragement. Each class includes postures and movement exercises, breath work, and relaxation. Yoga is a valuable tool for staying connected to the body and finding peace and community while working with a challenging physical condition.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $60 (ID#: YP-V) —

Intermediate Journal Making (In-Person) with Donna Stepien

Friday, November 12, 12:30-4 pm
Join artist and educator Donna Stepien for an afternoon of hands-on interactive journal making. This class is designed for you to use items that you may have at home, so you may continue to make your own journals with ease and without having to purchase many items. In this session, you’ll practice mindful awareness as Donna guides you to use basic book structures--pamphlet (a stitched book), and concertina (accordion structure)—to make books of your own size and design. There are specific tasks—instructions—toward any goal, or outcome, which today is making books! To think of these tasks as rituals helps us to perceive them in a soft, accepting way, and learning to repeat these rituals you will become confident to further explore and make journals on your own or move to an advanced class!
Paper and necessary supplies will be available for you to use during class, but if there are any ‘special’ papers, decorative beads, or tools (like your favorite scissors) that you might like to use, you are welcome to bring those. For more information, please call or email. Fee: $40 (ID#: S61) —

The Anatomy of Meditation (Zoom) with Julia Kress

Sunday, November 14, 10am-1pm
CEU Open to Yoga Teachers and Interested Students
(This program was rescheduled from Oct. 3, 2021)
Join Julia Kress to learn more about the neurobiology and physiology of how meditation affects the mind and body. This program will include examples of different types and methods of meditation and how they affect the landscape of our thoughts and feelings and offers us an array of choices depending on our energy level, time available, and needs. A slide show will give you visual images of just how powerful meditation and mindfulness can be for your nervous system. The presentation and practices will inspire you to see how meditation can be part of your everyday life.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 2-weeks in case you want to watch (or re-watch) later.
Attention yoga teachers: This course qualifies for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance (This training is NOT a part of the Online Asana Pass)
Fee: $55 (ID#: E68) —

Balance Training (Zoom) with Stephanie

Wednesdays, November 17-December 8, 11am-noon
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $40 (ID#: YBT-V) —

Becoming a Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher - Introduction (Zoom) with Lidia J Snyder, LMSW, RYT, TCTSY-F

Saturday, November 20, 9:30am-12:30pm
CEU Open to Yoga Teachers and Interested Students
Because traumatic experiences are widespread, yoga teachers can expect to have students in class who have survived trauma. This CEU workshop will help yoga teachers understand trauma in its many forms, how traumatic experience can be housed in the physical body, and how this can be addressed within the context of yoga in the safest manner. Traditional and trauma informed yoga approaches will be compared to assist teachers in cultivating a trauma informed experience for students.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 2-weeks in case you want to watch (or re-watch) later.
Attention yoga teachers: This course qualifies for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance (This training is NOT a part of the Online Asana Pass)
Fee: $55 (ID#: E69) —

Foundations of Meditation (In-Person) with Donna

Tuesdays, November 23-December 14, 6-7:30pm
The practice of meditation leads us to a relaxed nervous system and peaceful mind. In this course, you will learn the essential elements of meditation that direct you to an experience of inner radiance and tranquility. We will cover developing healthy breathing, relaxation techniques, and cultivating pranic awareness that leads to greater focus and clarity. Whether you are an experienced meditator interested in refining your practice or just beginning, this course will support your inward journey. (This course is NOT included with the All-Access Asana pass. Proof of Covid vaccination is required to attend this in-person class). Fee: $50 (ID#: S62) —

Gratitude Walk –Empire State Trail with Kandy

Friday, November 26, 10am-1pm
Join us for our annual post-Thanksgiving “Gratitude Walk” walk led by Kandy. Part of the Empire State Rails to Trails system, this section along Tonawanda Creek is flat and paved. Wear good walking shoes. Please pre-register. If our event gets canceled due to inclement weather, we will notify you via email.
Meeting place: Fire Station on the Corner of Campbell Blvd. and Tonawanda Creek Rd. - 2200 Tonawanda Creek Rr, East Amherst, 14228
Donation Based Fee: $0 (ID#: S63) —

December 

Reason for the Season (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, December 2-16, 6:30-8pm
Practice, Contemplation and Joyful Meditation
Deepen your appreciation for the inward oriented influence of the winter season by hearing from great authors and practitioners from various traditions on the benefits of contemplation and refining inner perspectives. We will practice yoga in all forms: asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, as well as discuss the tenets of self-study (svadhyaya), commitment to practice (tapas), and trustful surrender (Ishvara Pranidhana) in the context of seasonal reflection. Fee: $45 (ID#: S64) —

Anatomy of Yogic Core Strength - Part 2: Deconstructing Uddiyana Bandha and Agni Sara with Sarah Guglielmi, MS, E-RYT-500, AYT

Saturday, December 4, 9:30am-12:30pm
CEU Open to Yoga Teachers and Interested Students
Uddiyana Bandha (upward flying lift) is an energetic seal or "lock" used in asana practice to direct the flow of energy (prana) in the yogic core, the pelvic abdominal space. Re-establishing the proper flow of prana here can help you, and your students, experience more power in asana, while tapping into your inner reservoir of stability, inner strength, and courage. We'll begin with the subtle and muscular anatomy of Uddiyana Bandha. Then we'll move through an asana practice designed to progressively develop Uddiyana Bandha, apply it in classical yoga postures, and culminate with the master practice of Agni Sara. Take home sequences will be provided.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 2-weeks in case you want to watch (or re-watch) later.
Attention yoga teachers: This course qualifies for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance (This training is NOT a part of the Online Asana Pass)
Fee: $55 (ID#: E70) —

Yoga Nidra (Zoom) with Tracy

Sunday, December 5, 10-11:15am
Today we will practice Yoga Nidra, a sister practice to meditation, that brings the mind to a state of complete stillness and rest. We will begin with light stretching and by close sitting together in silence. Tap into the intuitive and nurturing energies of the season and move forward feeling refreshed and centered.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Bonus for OAP holders. Please let us know you would like to come.
Fee: $15 (ID#: S65) —

Yoga for Moods (Zoom) with Carissa

Saturday, December 11, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Bonus for OAP holders. Please let us know you would like to come.
Fee: $15 (ID#: S66) —