Lectures and Seminars

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May 

Household Homeopathy – A Primer in Homeopathic Remedies for Acute Conditions

with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD Saturdays, May 4 & 11; June 1, 8, 15 & 22; July 13 & 20 (8 wks), 9 am - noon
Learn the secrets of homeopathic prescribing for various household conditions such as cough and colds, diarrhea, flu, aches and pains, injuries, allergies, skin rash, and other acute conditions. 24 hours of in-class training will focus on the art and science of prescribing homeopathic remedies including the principles of dosage, potency, and repetition. Learn the commonly used remedies in detail for multifaceted use in various conditions. This course is only offered once per year and is a prelude to the year-long in-depth course that will be offered this fall.
Find out more about Arup at: homeopathichealers.com
Try the 1st class for free. If you wish to continue, pay a special rate of $224 for all 8 classes (or $35 per class if you choose to pay as you go). Skype option available if you are unable to attend in person.
Fee: $224 (ID#: HHP) --



Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, May 6-June 17, 10-11am
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) —

Restorative Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, May 6-June 17, 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#: RY) — FULL

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, May 7-June 25, 5:30-6:45pm
(Continuing Level) - 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: $96 (ID#: YC) — FULL

The Art of Deep Relaxation with Jackie

Tuesdays, May 7-June 11, 4-5pm
Relaxation doesn’t always come readily. Our environment, life’s events, and prolonged habits create (and sustain) a level of tension within ourselves that becomes our “normal.” Explore gentle movements, breath awareness, tension/release exercises, and a number of relaxation techniques that work to soothe the nervous system while strengthening the pathways of mind to muscle. Softening our inner grip opens us to a fresh perspective, which can reveal a profound state of inner calm. Although this is an all-level class, prior experience with yoga practice is requested. Fee: $72 (ID#: S42) —

Gentle Yoga with Ann

Wednesdays, May 8-June 12, 5-6pm
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) —

Yin Yoga with Bonnie

Wednesdays, May 8-June 26, 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: $96 (ID#: YY) —

Deepening Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, May 8-June 12, 6:30-8pm
This class is a continuation of the practices from the Beginning-Meditation course. Vitalize your meditation practice by deepening your personal experience of mindfulness and concentration. Learn additional relaxation and breathing methods, how to use a mala, and use of a personal mantra. Prerequisite: Completion of HI’s 4-week Beginning Meditation course within the last 5-years. Fee: $72 (ID#: S43) — CANCELED

Awakening Prana with Jackie

Thursdays, May 9-June 27, 10-11:30am
A Breath-Centered Hatha Class (Continuing Level) - 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: $96 (ID#: YAP) —

Yoga as an Ally for Pain Management with Stephanie

Tuesdays, May 14-June 11, 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: $48 (ID#: YPM) —

Conquering Cravings: Yoga for Willpower! with Cathy

Thursdays, May 16-June 6, 7-8pm
So much of our lives are driven by cravings—habits and compulsions drive us to overeat, overwork, binge-watch TV, and form unhealthy relationships. Yoga philosophy provides practical tools for living a healthy and balanced life. Asana (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation and meditation enliven the courage, determination and enthusiasm necessary to transform negative habits into positive ones. Each session will include an “all-levels” asana practice, and discussion of yoga’s core principles ­– the Yamas and Niyamas. (Optional reading: The Yamas and Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele.) Fee: $40 (ID#: YW) —

Meditation Monday at The Martin with Donna

Monday, May 20, 5:30-8pm
Guided Tour and Meditation at the Darwin Martin House
125 Jewett Pkwy., Buffalo 14214
We are so grateful to be back at the historic Darwin Martin House. This year’s guided tour will highlight the meditative influence behind Frank Lloyd Wright’s “organic architecture.” We will pause at select areas of the home for further reflection on how we, as the architect of our own lives, can further nourish the space within ourselves to create symmetry between our internal and external world. Our evening will conclude with guided meditation, lead by Donna, followed by a tea reception in the Greatbatch Pavilion.
Meet at the Greatbatch Visitors’ Center, which is the glass building to the left of the Martin House. Street parking will be available. No yoga mat needed. Tickets must be purchased in advance through HIB (hibuffalo.org). Fee: $30 (ID#: S50) — FULL
June 

Yoga to Manage Moods with Carissa

Saturday, June 1, 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#: S51) —

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Tuesdays, June 4-25, 6-7:30pm
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#: S52) — FULL

Deconstructing Uddiyana Bandha: Awakening the Lower Three Chakras in Asana Practice with Sarah Guglielmi MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, AHC, YACEP

Saturday, June 8, 9:30am-12:30pm
Uddiyana Bandha (upward flying lift) is a energetic seal or “lock” used in asana practice to direct the flow of energy (prana) in the pelvis and abdomen (home of the lower 3 chakras). Re-establishing the proper flow of prana here can help you, and your students, tap into their inner reservoir of stability, courage, and mental clarity. We’ll begin with the energetic, mental, 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 in the master practice of Agni Sara. Take home sequence will be provided. Attention certified yoga instructors; this course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $45 (ID#: E45) —

Meditation Monday: Group Practice with Donna

Monday, June 10, 7-8pm
Meets every 2nd Monday of each month - Group meditation helps to expand 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. Pre-registration is required. Donation Based: $10 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S53) —

“Strawberry” Full Moon - Nature Walk and Mindfulness Practice with Kandy

Monday, June 17, 6:30-8pm
Wilkeson Pointe / Outer Harbor: 225 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo NY 14203
This evening we will reflect on our connection to nature and to one another with a walking mindfulness practice. Starting from the parking lot at Wilkeson Pointe, we will follow the trail along the water’s edge to Times Beach nature preserve where we will observe nature in progress. If you decide to stay to watch the sunset, there are plenty of adirondack chairs from which to enjoy this spectacular view. Flat terrain; easy walk. Meet at the main entrance parking lot. Please pre-register. If the walk is cancelled due to bad weather, we will notify registrants via email. Pre-registration requested. Fee: $0 (ID#: S54) —

August 

Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Mondays, August 5-26, 6-8pm
This seminar will provide an overview of the natural remedies that homeopathy offers; what it is, how it works, where and when it was developed as well as the history of its use. In addition, basic homeopathy applications for common illnesses and injuries, where to purchase remedies, and when it would be practical and appropriate to incorporate homeopathy for self-care and home healing will be covered. Students will leave with a greater understanding of homeopathy, and a deeper appreciation of the connection between physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
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.
Try the 1st class for free! If you wish to continue after the first class, pay a special rate of $99 for all 4 classes. Skype option is available if you are unable to attend in person. $30 per class. Fee: $99 (ID#: HH1) —