Philosophy

September 

Yoga for Willpower with Cathy

Tuesdays, September 19-October 24, 7-8:30pm
For yogis, cultivating willpower is a healing technique, a force for positive change. This 6-week follow-up to “Conquering Cravings” includes weekly discussion around how yoga defines willpower. We will perform strength-building asanas to fuel the fire of determination, and explore breathing and relaxation techniques that lead to a calm, focused, one pointed mind. (6 weeks) Fee: $72 (ID#: YW) — CANCELED
October 

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/event/reflect-renew/ or call: 570-253-5551 ext. #2
Program code: RRHIB1017



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) —