Meditation

September 

Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, September 5-October 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. (8 weeks) Fee: $96 (ID#: YC) —

Full Moon Meditation with Tracy

Wednesday, September 6, 7-8:30pm
The full moon is an auspicious time for spiritual practice. Join your fellow seekers for an evening of gentle asana, relaxation and silent meditation. Tonight, we will be practicing the Gayatri Mantra, devotion to the eternal light. Fee: $12 (ID#: S65) —

Beginning Meditation with Donna

Wednesdays, September 6-27, 7-8:30pm
Meditation is the heart of yoga practice, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind. 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. (4 weeks) Fee: $48 (ID#: S66) —

Asana, Pranayama and Meditation with Shari Friedrichsen

Thursday, September 7, 7-9pm
This class begins with strengthening ourselves through breath awareness and postures, naturally guiding us to explore what’s beneath the surface in our bodies, hearts and minds. Practicing asana in this manner will enhance our sensitivity to the power and healing nature of prana. This guides us further inward to pranayama practices that give us exactly what we need for cleansing, nourishing and replenishing. Once we have established ourselves quietly in the subtle dimensions of ourselves through asana and pranayama, our meditation practice is a continued movement inward towards that which is sacred, profound, and innate. Fee: $30 (ID#: S67) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, September 7, 7-8:30pm
Join us on our year-long study of "Awakening Shakti, The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga" by Sally Kempton (available in the bookstore). "Awakening Shakti" provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life. We will discuss Chapter 7. Fee: $5 (ID#: S67) —

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Athalie Joy, PhD

Saturday, September 9, 1-4pm
This three-hour workshop offers instruction in specific yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when you feel anxious and upset. Take-home materials support your ongoing body-mind practice. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, and eat a light lunch before the program. Fee: $30 (ID#: S69) —

Conquering Cravings: Yoga for Willpower and Self-Transformation with Cathy

Saturday, September 16, 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#: S70) —

October 

Beginning Meditation – AM Class with Donna

Tuesdays, October 3-24, 9:30-11am
Meditation is the heart of yoga practice, a method for acquiring a clear and tranquil mind. 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#: S73) —

Full Moon Meditation with Tracy

Thursday, October 5, 7-8:30pm
The full moon is an auspicious time for spiritual practice. Join your fellow seekers for an evening of gentle asana, relaxation and silent meditation. Tonight, we will be practicing the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, a mantra for healing and inner strength. Fee: $12 (ID#: S74) —

Spiritual Study and Practice Group for Women with Donna

Thursday, October 5, 7-8:30pm
Join us on our year-long study of "Awakening Shakti, The Transformative Power of the Goddesses of Yoga" by Sally Kempton (available in the bookstore). "Awakening Shakti" provides a practical guide for activating the currents of the divine feminine in every aspect of your life. We will discuss Chapters 8&9. Fee: $5 (ID#: S75) —

REFLECT & RENEW: HIB’s Fall Get-Away to Honesdale, PA!

with Mary Gail Sovik and Aradhana Petryszak
Friday, October 6, 2017–Sunday, October 8, 2017
Join us for HI Buffalo’s first fall getaway to the Himalayan Institute’s campus in Honesdale, PA. This special program, featuring Mary Gail Sovik and Irene (Aradhana) Petryszak, has been designed just for us! Our weekend will include a special HIB tea reception, lectures and discussion on various topics that relate to bringing harmony to our daily lives, hatha classes, guided relaxation, and meditation. Come and learn about the foundational principles of yogic lifestyle (the yamas and niyamas) and how every action in life is sadhana (spiritual practice). We will share engaging inspirational stories (feel free to bring along your favorite), reflect on what is important to us, and contemplate how we can feel nourished and renewed. We will have plenty of time to enjoy the Institute’s 400-acre campus nestled in the Poconos, along with optional use of the Institute’s PureRejuv Wellness Center, where you might choose to book a massage or other therapeutic treatments.
Cost: $108, plus room and board. (no discounts apply)
For more information, registration and accommodations go to:
www.himalayaninstitute.org/calendar/ or call: 570-253-5551 ext. #2
Program code: RRHIB1017



Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Lidia Snyder, LMSW

Saturday, October 7, 1-4pm
This three-hour workshop offers instruction in specific yoga postures, breathing, and meditation techniques to help you become confident in your ability to establish calm when you feel anxious and upset. Take-home materials support your ongoing body-mind practice. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes, and eat a light lunch before the program. Fee: $30 (ID#: S76) —

Living with Purpose with Tracy

Thursday, October 19, 7-9pm
Perplexed by the amount of discontentment he observed in most people, Swami Rama set out to explore the reasons why we are often unable to find real joy in our lives. In his book, Happiness is Your Creation, Swamiji explains how yoga practice can free us from our feelings of being alone and incomplete. In particular, we will discuss the seven golden laws of healthy living - how to eat, breath, sleep, think, enjoy life’s pleasures and interact with others properly all the while moving towards the higher goal and purpose of life. This class will include lecture, discussion and close with a guided meditation. Fee: $25 (ID#: S79) —