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.

May 

Gentle Yoga with Sherri D

Mondays, May 3-June 21, 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) —

Awakening Prana (Online) with Julia

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 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, May 4-June 22, 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.
NOT INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass


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

Chair Yoga with Renee

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 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) —

Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 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) —

Gentle Yoga with James

Wednesdays, May 5-June 9, 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#: YGW) —

An Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy (Online) with Dr. Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Thursdays, May 6-27, 6-8pm
HYBRID PROGRAM: Register for IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL via Zoom
SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
This four-part course will provide an overview of the natural remedies offered through homeopathy: what it is, how it works, where and when it was developed as well as the history of its use. In addition to learning basic homeopathy applications for common illnesses and injuries, we will cover where to purchase remedies and when it would be practical and appropriate to incorporate homeopathy for self-care and home healing. The student will leave with an understanding and appreciation of homeopathy and a deeper understanding of wellness in terms of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
Available via Zoom or In-Person Attendance (limited seating available): Classes are being recorded and will be available for participants to view or re-view for up to 2-weeks after the end of the course (June 10, 2021).
Bio: Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD has been a homeopathic practitioner since 1992 and teaches extensively in Ontario, Canada and in Western NY. He is also a research faculty member at Roswell Cancer Institute in Buffalo. Find out more about Arup at: homeopathichealers.com

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $125 (ID#: S32-V) — CANCELED

An Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy (In-Person) with Dr. Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Thursdays, May 6-27, 6-8pm

This is the IN-PERSON option
Fee: $125 (ID#: S32-P) — CANCELED

Adaptive Yoga with Julia

Thursdays, May 6-June 24, 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
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, May 6-June 17, 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
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 with Cathy

Fridays, May 7-June 25, 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#: YSS1) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 - Core Strength with Cathy

Fridays, May 7-June 25, 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#: YSS2) —

Yoga for Parkinson's with Larry

Fridays, May 7-June 25, 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) —

Exercises for Joints & Glands with Tracy

Sundays, May 9-June 27, 7-8:15pm
The Exercises for Joints & Glands comprise a set of simple, pleasant stretching exercises that can be enjoyed by everyone. They increase circulation to all parts of the body and help improve overall flexibility. Restore a natural vitality to the body and mind by releasing accumulated tensions in the muscles, joints and fascia. Based on the 1977 book compiled from the teachings of Swami Rama.
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#: YJG) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, May 11-June 22, 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.
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#: YCS) —

Foundations of Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, May 12-June 2, 10-11:15am
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 next class) in case you want to watch (or re-watch) at a later time.
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. Whether you are an experienced meditator interested in refining your practice or just starting out, this course will support your inward journey.
NOT INCLUDED in the All-Access Asana pass Fee: $48 (ID#: S33) —

Healing Vagal Tone: Overcoming Chronic Stress with Yoga and Ayurveda (Online) with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Saturday, May 22, 9:30am-4:30pm
CEU Full-Day Intensive Study and Practice - Open to Yoga Instructors and Interested Students
Join HIB’s 200 and 300-Hour Teacher Training instructors, Julia and Sarah, for a comprehensive look at polyvagal theory, the neurologic view of chronic stress. Learn how Yoga and Ayurveda support the healing of vagal tone, called “stress resiliency”, and how to apply that in your personal practice and in the classroom. Learn how the ancient texts and modern research studies support the practices of diaphragmatic breathing, deep relaxation, pranayama, meditation, and mindful abdominal engagement (such as Agni Sara) to heal vagal tone. All sessions include discussion and practice. Please bring your yoga mat.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 6 hours of CEU training with Yoga Alliance (or 3 hours per session).

SCHEDULE:
The Yogic and Ayurvedic View of Chronic Stress: Asana, Pranayama, and Agni Sara
Morning 9:30-12:30pm with Sarah Guglielmi
Lunch 12:30-1:30pm
Linking Chronic Stress Science with Yogic Relaxation and Meditation Techniques
Afternoon 1:30-4:30pm with Julia Kress

Please be sure to specify whether you will be attending in-person or via Zoom. On-site seats are limited. A class recording will be available for all participants to view or re-view for up to 2-weeks after the end of the program.
(This program is NOT included in the Online Asana Pass)
An option is also available to attend a half day. Just contact the office!

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $99 (ID#: E65-V) —

Healing Vagal Tone: Overcoming Chronic Stress with Yoga and Ayurveda (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Saturday, May 22, 9:30am-4:30pm

This is the IN-PERSON option
Fee: $99 (ID#: E65-P) —

FULL MOON - Gentle Yoga & Vedic Prayers with Tracy

Wednesday, May 26, 7-8:30pm
Experience the energy of the Flower Moon (full moon in May) with a relaxing and inwardly directed practice of hatha yoga coupled with Vedic prayer. We will practice seven supported, Yin-style postures as we relax into the sound of mantra from the Vedas and Upanishads. Please have a bolster or stack of 4-5 folded beach towels for this class.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Online Asana Pass holder MAY BONUS! Please preregister – use passcode OAPBONUS
Fee: $15 (ID#: S34) —

June 

Contemplative Journaling with Rosa

Wednesday, June 2, 7-8:30pm
Contemplative Journaling is about bringing stillness to our minds so that we can determine if our egoic thinking is really true - is there a possibility that there could be other interpretations for some of those most persistent and unwanted thoughts/behaviors that we have, especially the ones that tend to repeat themselves. Byron Katie identified four questions and a process to interrogate thoughts/situations/problems - she named this process “The Work.” We will watch a brief video with Byron Katie and then journal our way through the four questions of the work.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $10 (ID#: S35) —

Hike and Clean Sweep: Wilkeson Point Park to Buffalo Outer Harbor with Kandy

Sunday, June 6, 11am-12:30pm
Join your friends from HI Buffalo to help clean up this delightful gem along the waterfront. Enjoy an easy walk (flat terrain) while picking up trash. All gloves and supplies provided by Buffalo Niagara Water Keeper. Restrooms are available, snack bar and “beverage” garden should be open. Please wear comfy shoes, bring water and your mask. Mother Earth thanks you!

Meeting Point: PARKING LOT at Wilkeson Point - 225 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo, NY 14203
Please pre-register. Fee: $0 (ID#: S36) —

Yoga to Manage Moods with Carissa

Saturday, June 12, 10-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.
Online Asana Pass holder JUNE BONUS! Please preregister – use passcode OAPBONUS
Fee: $15 (ID#: S37) —

Group Walk: Upper Rim of the Niagara River with Kandy

Friday, June 18, 11am-1pm
Enjoy amazing views as we walk along the upper rim of the Niagara River towards Whirlpool State Park. Our walk will be approximately 2-3 miles round trip on flat terrain. We will NOT go down to the gorge. Please wear good walking shoes (NO flip-flops), bring water and your mask.
Meeting place: PARKING LOT of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Museum
825 Depot Ave West, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Please note: If you are interested in visiting the Underground Railroad Heritage Museum and making a day of it, tours are available. Go to: niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org to purchase tickets. (URHM tour is separate from HIB’s Group Walk)
Fee: Donation Based, $5-$10 suggested donation. Please pre-register.
Fee: $0 (ID#: S38) —

Asana and the Yoga Sutra: 4 Steps to Fearlessness (Online) with Sarah Guglielmi

Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
HYBRID PROGRAM: Register for IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL via Zoom
SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
CEU - Open to Yoga Instructors and Interested Students
The Yoga Sutra, compiled approximately 2000 years ago by the sage Pantanjali, is considered the authoritative text on yoga practice. Encompassed in the goal of yoga is freedom from fear, which is the nature of our innermost essence. When it comes to asana, Patanjali offers 4 steps or capacities to cultivate, that allow the mind to experience its essence: unshakeability (Sthira), ease (Sukha), effortless effort (Prayatna Shailtilya), and inner absorption into the Infinite (Ananta Samapatti). Join Sarah for a discussion of these concepts (Yoga Sutra 2.46 and 2.47) and learn how to apply them in a guided practice of Asana, Relaxation, Pranayama, and Meditation.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 3 hours of CEU training with Yoga Alliance.

HYBRID PROGRAM: Registration open for IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL (via Zoom)
If attending in person, please make sure to select the “In-Person” registration option (seating is limited). A class recording will be available for all participants to view or re-view for up to 2-weeks after the end of the course.
(This program is NOT a part of the Virtual All-Access Asana pass.)

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E66) —

Asana and the Yoga Sutra: 4 Steps to Fearlessness (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi

Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-12:30pm

This is the IN-PERSON option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E66) —