Meditation

Monday Group Meditation

Meets EVERY MONDAY

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.

June 

Asana and the Yoga Sutra: 4 Steps to Fearlessness (Zoom) 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-V) —

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-P) —

July 

Morning Routine (Zoom) with Rosa

Wednesdays, July 7-28, 6:30-7:30am
Would you like to establish a morning routine that will support you physically, mentally, and spiritually but do not know where to begin? Now is your opportunity; each class will include all-level asana practice, systematic relaxation, a brief meditation, 5-7 minutes of journal writing, and a brief spiritual reading. With this early morning routine, you can check self-care off of your summer to-do list.
(Online Asana Pass holder JULY BONUS! Please preregister – use passcode ALLBONUS) Fee: $40 (ID#: MR-V) —

Yoga in “The Meadow” - A Meditative Morning (and mini fund-raiser) at Silo City with Julia

Saturday, July 10, 10am-12:30pm
An HIB Outdoor Event!
There is a magical place in the city that reminds us of nature’s resilience, human ingenuity, and just how awe-inspiring our surroundings can be – THAT’S where we’re headed! Our morning begins with a wonderous walk filled with art and ecological inclusivity that leads us to a meadow – home to one exceptional and rather large tree. There, beneath the shade of dancing leaves, we will enjoy an all-level tree-inspired yoga practice lead by Julia. A walking meditation will bring us out of the meadow to another special place for refreshments (there will be chai!) and group discussion. Fortify your roots and be nurtured by nature. Easy walk. Please bring your yoga mat, towel, and/or travel chair (if you would like to have access to seating). There will be plenty of time to wander, get inspired and visit with HIB teachers, students and friends. Registration required. If this event is postponed due to inclement weather, registrants will be notified via e-mail and it will be posted on our Facebook page.
Meet in the parking lot next to Rigidized Metals: 658 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14203 Fee: $25 (ID#: S41) —

Anatomy of a Good Mind & the Practice of Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, July 15-August 19, 7-8:30pm
Join the discussion of the neurology behind distraction, concentration, joyfulness, and suffering. We will take a close look at the science and studies on human behavior and neuroplasticity. This live-stream program includes weekly presentations that incorporate slides and discussion on how a complete Yoga practice and daily reflections build a better brain. The lecture aspect will give you the knowledge to apply to the techniques of Yoga, creating a rich, meaningful, and purpose-driven pathway to the inner exploratory experiences of guided relaxation and meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. Fee: $85 (ID#: S42) —

Meditation Immersion (In-Person) with Donna

Saturday, July 31, 9:30am-12:30pm
The practice of meditation leads us to a more relaxed nervous system and peaceful mind. In this workshop, you will learn the essential elements of meditation that direct you to an experience of inner radiance and tranquility. We will cover: developing healthy breathing, relaxation techniques, and cultivating pranic awareness. Whether you are an experienced meditator interested in refining your practice or just beginning, this workshop will support your inward journey.
(This class will meet In-person– no online option.) Fee: $35 (ID#: S44) —

August 

Anahata (Heart Chakra) Meditation (Zoom) with Tracy

Sunday, August 15, 10-11:15am
Join us for a practice of heart centered meditation leading to a deep sense of stillness and silence. We will begin with light stretching and breathing exercises to relax the body and then move through a series of relaxation techniques. Resting at the Anahata Chakra or Heart Center, we will move awareness into our inner divine space for a guided visualization and mantra recitation.
(Online Asana Pass holder AUGUST BONUS! Please preregister – use passcode OAPBONUS) Fee: $15 (ID#: S46) —