Lectures and Seminars

Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice

Meets EVERY MONDAY

ZOOM Meeting Number: 139 024 694

“Year Long Meditation” (YLM) is a global group practice that has been undertaken to heal and empower 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. Our time each week will be applied towards the Institute’s goal of 1,000,0008 meditation hours. Join the practice. Change the world.
Donation based, no pre-registration required.

July 

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, July 6-August 10, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $60 (ID#: YGM) —

Household Homeopathy – A Primer in Homeopathic Remedies for Acute Conditions with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Tuesdays, July 7-August 25, 5:30-8:30pm
This course is also being offered at Be Healthy Institute on Monday nights. 5:30-8:30pm. If interested please go to: https://behealthyinstitute.com/events/530pm-household-homeopathy-2020-08-31/ Fee: $224 (ID#: S32) — CANCELED

Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, July 7-August 18, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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. Fee: $70 (ID#: YSR) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 7-August 18, 5:30-6:45pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $70 (ID#: YC) —

Adaptive Yoga 1 with Julia

Wednesdays, July 8-August 19, 3:30-4:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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 hands on assists that can bring more awareness to your posture and strengthen the supporting relationship that comes good alignment. The assists 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. Fee: $70 (ID#: AY1) —

Gentle Yoga with Bonnie

Thursdays, July 9-August 20, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $70 (ID#: YGT) —

Foundations of Yoga

12 Week Course with Tracy Draksic, M.A. Thursday, July 9 – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Meets 2x per week via Zoom - 24 sessions– 30 hours of content
  • Tuesdays: Asana Practice 10-11:30am
  • Thursdays: Lecture 7:00-8:00pm
It’s back to school - yoga style! Join Tracy for a 12-week introduction to yoga, meditation and philosophy that closely follows the curriculum of her college course for healthcare studies students. Each week includes a 60-minute lecture on Thursday and a 90-minute asana class on Tuesday. We will cover a wide range of topics including relaxation methods, meditation practice, the Sanskrit sound system, an introduction to yoga philosophy, and designing an effective home practice. CLICK HERE for the complete syllabus which includes reading and homework assignments. The homework assignments are completely optional, but you are welcome to do some or all of them either just for your own deepening understanding of course content or for teacher review. All sessions will be recorded for later viewing if you cannot attend the livestream on Zoom.

Our text for this course will be Yoga: Mastering the Basics by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik, PsyD. available in our bookstore.

Cost: $299 - SUMMER SCHOOL SPECIAL – SAVE 50%:
FULL Live-Stream COURSE (12 weeks – 24 sessions): $149
Tuesday Practices only - July 14- Sept 29: $90
Thursday Lectures only - July 9 - Sept 24: $80

All Access Asana Pass holders: Tuesday morning asana classes with Tracy are included in your pass. You can add on the Thursday lectures for $50. Please contact the office for details: info@hibuffalo.org.

Scholarships available for this course – please call (716) 883-2223 for application.

Fee: $149 (ID#: S34-ALL) --



Foundations of Yoga - Lecture only with Tracy

Thursdays, July 9-24, 7-8pm
Fee: $80 (ID#: S34-TH) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 with Cathy

Fridays, July 10-August 21, 9:30-10:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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. Fee: $70 (ID#: YSS1) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 - Core Strength with Cathy

Fridays, July 10-August 21, 11am-noon
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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. Fee: $70 (ID#: YSS2) —

Yoga for Parkinson's with Larry

Fridays, July 10-August 21, 5:30-7pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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. Fee: $70 (ID#: YP) —

Awareness Thru Movement with Mara

Tuesdays, July 14-August 4, 2-3pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Let go of patterns of discomfort and discover more optimal movement through the Feldenkrais Method® in this month long series that will focus on better whole self usage while revealing more ease in every day functions. Your brain directs your body’s movement and in return receives information which it immediately uses to enhance and improve your neuro-muscular activity. In Awareness Through Movement® classes, we will examine how your nervous system finds the most comfortable way to organize your body’s movement, co-ordination, posture and balance through gentle movements on the floor. Based on the needs of the students, course content will include areas and relationships such as: lower back, shoulders, neck, walking, and balance. Fee: $40 (ID#: S35) —

Bullet Journaling with Rosa

Saturday, July 18, 3-4:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Bullet journaling is a process developed by Ryder Carroll that as he explains helps “declutter the mind, cultivate curiosity, and focus attention.” In the past, before I began using the bullet journal method, I kept various journals that acted like buckets for my separate needs. This actually added more stress to my life. I found bullet journaling helped me be more efficient and effective in writing down what I need to clear out of my mind, what I need to do and how I want to do it, as well as having a place to find information with ease. If you are intrigued about this method for keeping a journal that integrates all aspects of your life, please join us via Zoom. I suggest you have an unused journal handy that you will be able to set up during our time together as well as several sheets of paper for completing some pre-thinking exercises for setting up this new journal. Fee: $5 (ID#: S36) —

September 

Homeopathy Course – Level 1

with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

begins Tuesday, September 22nd, 5:30-8:30pm
In-Person and live-stream option available.
Year-long course held on Tuesday nights, 5:30-8:30 pm, beginning September 22 (excluding holidays and summer months). Cost is $1,750 payable in ten installments of $175 or 5% discount if paid in full upfront. For more information, please visit Arup's website: homeopathichealers.com.
PLEASE CALL FOR SYLLABUS AND REGISTRATION: 716-883-2223.