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Meditation Monday: YLM Group Practice

Meets EVERY MONDAY thru Dec. 2019

Monday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 7-8 pm
Monday, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 7-8 pm

“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.

November 

Strong Seniors with Cathy

Tuesdays, November 5-December 17, 9:30-11am
[7 weeks] 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: $84 (ID#: YSS) —

Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, November 5-December 17, 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. Fee: $84 (ID#: S87) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, November 5-December 17, 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. 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) —

Yin Yoga with Bonnie

Wednesdays, November 6-December 18, 5:30-6:45pm
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) —

Restorative Yoga with Julia

Wednesdays, November 6-December 18, 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: $72 (ID#: YRW) — FULL

Awakening Prana with Jackie

Thursdays, November 7-December 19, 10-11:30am
A Breath-Centered Continuing-Level Hatha Class - 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: $72 (ID#: YAP) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, November 7-December 19, 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#: YGW) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, November 11-December 16, 10-11am
(8 weeks) 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) —

Yoga as an Ally for Pain Management with Stephanie

Tuesdays, November 12-December 17, 10:30-11:30am
Sharp or dull, throbbing or stabbing, physical or emotional – pains of all kinds are both sources and symptoms 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: $72 (ID#: YPM) —

December 

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Mondays, December 2-23, 6:30-8pm
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#: S93) — FULL

HIB’s HOLIDAY CELEBRATION: Circle of Light with Staff

Thursday, December 12, 7-8:30pm
For many, light is symbolic of life itself. It represents divinity, wisdom, hope, and kindness. Join us as we come together to honor the gift of light within ourselves and within one another. This year our holiday party just happens to fall on the full moon, making it all the more festive! Our evening will include a heart-oriented meditation practice; a short video from Brother David Steindl Rast, and an open circle of sharing thoughts and laughs with friends old and new. Sweet treats and warm drinks will be served. Please bring a poem, story and/or dessert to share if you are inclined (no pressure!)
Please RSVP via registration to let us know that you are coming. Fee: $0 (ID#: S96) —

Yoga to Manage Moods with Carissa

Saturday, December 14, 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#: S95) —

Practices for Lasting Peace with Kerry

Thursday, December 19, 7-8:30pm
4-Part Practice and Discussion Series based on Why We Fight: Practices for Lasting Peace by Pandit Rajmain Tigunait Ph,D
Part 4 of 4: Part 4 of 4: We will conclude our series this evening with a discussion of chapter 4, a 30-minuite “Cave of the Heart” meditation practice, and contemplations to strengthen our inner resolve for lasting peace. Fee: $10 (ID#: S97) —

WINTER SOLSTICE Yoga Nidra Practice with Tracy

Saturday, December 21, 10am-noon
Take a time out, 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 rejuvenating and self-reflective energies of the solstice and leave refreshed and centered. Fee: $20 (ID#: S98) —