Core Strength with SarahTuesdays, March 6-April 24, 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) —
Beginning Meditation with JuliaTuesdays, March 6-27, 5-6:30pm
Meditation is the heart of yoga practice, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind. You will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. You will discover a new level of peace within yourself. (4 weeks) Fee: $48 (ID#: S21) —
Gentle Yoga with MayaThursdays, March 8-April 12, 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: $72 (ID#: YGR) —
Gentle Yoga with LauraMondays, March 12-April 16, 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. Fee: $72 (ID#: YGM) —
Yoga for 50+ with MaryWednesdays, March 14-April 18, 4:30-5:30pm
Fine tune your yoga practice with like-minded yogis who want to maintain a safe and effective practice honoring our bodies into midlife and beyond. This class will focus on maintaining/improving range of motion, strength and balance. We will explore postures in a supportive, fun and relaxing environment using props and modifications as needed. Pre-requisites: Yoga I and II. Fee: $72 (ID#: Y50P) —
Yin Yoga with BonnieWednesdays, March 14-April 18, 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. The poses are challenging only because they 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-level class. Fee: $72 (ID#: YY) —
Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with KerryThursday, March 29, 7-8:30pm
Join us as we continue our year long study of "The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in time of War", translated by Barbara Stoler Miller. The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. We will be discussing teachings 3 & 4. Fee: $5 (ID#: S25) —
Conquering Cravings: Yoga for Willpower and Self-Transformation with CathySaturday, April 7, 9:30-noon
So much of our lives are driven by cravings—habits and compulsions drive us to overeat, overwork, watch too much TV and form unhealthy relationships. Yoga philosophy provides practical tools for living a healthy and balanced life. Asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and mindful relaxation and meditation enliven the courage, determination and enthusiasm necessary to transform negative habits into positive ones. This workshop includes lecture and practice. Take-home materials will support your on-going home practice. Fee: $25 (ID#: S26) —
Yamas and Niyamas: The Eight Rungs of Yoga with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYSSaturday, April 7, 4-7pm
The yamas and niyamas are the core philosophical rungs of yoga that are meant to help us steer our thoughts, speech and action in order to achieve the goal of yoga, Samadhi. The thought constructs of this philosophy follow us from the very beginning of our contemplative journey to the end where we experience the subtlest level of peace. This course will help you gain a greater understanding of how to employ these principles in our daily life as well as in our yoga sadhana. * This course qualifies for continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $45 (ID#: E32) —
Beginning Meditation with DonnaMondays, April 9-30, 9:30-11am
Meditation is the heart of yoga practice, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind. You will learn the basics: a comfortable sitting posture, diaphragmatic breathing, relaxation methods, and essential concentration techniques used in the yoga tradition. You will discover a new level of peace within yourself. (4 weeks) Fee: $48 (ID#: S27) —
Group Meditation: Awakening Inner Healing with DonnaThursday, April 12, 7-8pm
Group meditation helps to expand collective consciousness while also strengthening an individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Join fellow seekers for an evening of gentle asana, relaxation, practice of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra (for nurturing and healing), and silent meditation. Practice of the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra will take place on a Thursday every other month; no previous experience is required. Fee: $5 (ID#: S28) —
Yoga for Willpower with CathySaturdays, April 14-May 5, 11am-12:30pm
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. This class is open to all levels. Fee: $48 (ID#: YW) —
A Spring Rejuvenation Practice with Shari FriedrichsenThursday, April 19, 7-9pm
As the days grow longer, we emerge from winter’s cocoon eager to embrace the vibrant energy of spring. In tonight’s practice, we will use breath awareness and postures to attune ourselves to the rejuvenating qualities of the season. Our pranayama practice will further guide our inner focus, providing exactly what is needed in order to cleanse, nourish and strengthen on a deeply therapeutic level. The progression from movement to meditation’s stillness gradually blossoms within us to reveal the pure abundance of life’s inner journey. This practice-based class will include asana, pranayama and meditation. Prerequisite: yoga 1 or greater. Fee: $30 (ID#: S29) —
Earth Day - Shoreline Sweepwith Kandy
Saturday, April 21; 10am-noon
The Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper’s annual spring Shoreline Sweep engages and educates over 2,000 volunteers about water pollution and prevention methods. The Sweep has become the largest single-day shoreline cleanup in all of Western New York and directly prevents litter from pollution over 40 waterways around our region. Kandy will be leading “Team HIB” this year as we take our yoga off the mat and into the world. Bags, gloves and water provided. Site location: Buffalo: Scajaquada Creek Tops
Please register with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper,
and then drop us a line and let us know you are coming: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with DonnaThursday, April 26, 7-8:30pm
Join us as we continue our year long study of "The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna's Counsel in time of War", translated by Barbara Stoler Miller. The Bhagavad-Gita has been an essential text in India since the time of its composition in the first century A.D. We will be discussing teachings 5 & 6. Fee: $5 (ID#: S30) —
AYS Unit #4 - Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga with Sarah GuglielmiFriday, 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) --