Wellness

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) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, September 7-October 12, 5:30-6:30pm
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, 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. (6 weeks) Fee: $72 (ID#: YGR) — FULL

Neck and Shoulders with Stephanie

Fridays, September 8-29, 11-noon
THERAPEUTIC YOGA: Tension in the neck and shoulders can cause a variety of problems including headaches, limited range of movement, and poor posture. Yoga stretches relieve stiffness, create balanced strength, and maintain suppleness. By easing physical tension, you will feel better mentally as well. The series of movements taught in this session can be practiced daily to sustain tension relief. (4 weeks) Fee: $48 (ID#: YNS) —

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

Ayurvedic Lifestyle: Fall Ayurvedic Cooking Class with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, YACEP

Saturday, September 23, 9:30-12:30pm
In this holistic lifestyle class, you will learn how spices, teas, and specific foods will kindle the digestive fire, improve focus, and emotional stability in the autumn and winter season. You will observe the art of preparing spices and foods to assist in seasonal balance and health and also have the opportunity to try everything that is made. You will receive recipes and spice packets to bring home with you for an easy transition. Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 3 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $45 (ID#: E29) — CANCELED

Gentle Yoga with Laura**

Mondays, September 25-October 30, 9:30-10:30am
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, 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. (5wks – no class Oct. 9) Fee: $48 (ID#: YGM) —

October 

AYS - ALL 4 UNITS - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress

Unit 1: October 20-22, 2017
Unit 2: Completed online
Unit 3: February 16-18, 2018
Unit 4: April 27-29, 2018


About the Certification: Students will learn how prana (life force) and ojas (deep vitality) can be cultivated to regulate and support agni (digestive fire) for optimal health; a deeper knowledge of the ayurvedic maps: doshas (constitutions), gunas (psychological tendencies), vayus (winds or movement of prana), and koshas (sheaths); how to adapt asana (postures) and pranayama to kindle our agni and better circulate prana for efficient energy management; the alchemy of yoga and ayurveda along with diet and lifestyle adjustments to adapt to daily, seasonal, and stage-of-life changes; how to identify typical constitutional imbalances and know how to address vikruti (imbalances) through asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, meditation, diet, cleansing, and lifestyle adjustments.
Required Reading -- Textbook of Ayurveda, Volume One: Fundamental Principles by Dr. Vasant Lad and Yoga & Ayurveda: Self-Healing and Self-Realization by David Frawley. These books will be available for purchase on-site and are not included in the cost of tuition.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $1396 (ID#: ASYC) --



AYS - DEPOSIT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


We offer a four part payment plan to help with the cost of full registration. $499 is due at the time of registration. Three more payments of $299 will be due at the beginning of sessions 2-4.
Fee: $499 (ID#: ASYC-PP1) --



Asana and Ayurveda for the Season: Ground and Replenish with Sarah Guglielmi, MS, E-RYT-500, AYS

Wednesday, October 4, 7-9pm
At its core, Ayurveda understands that all of us have a unique “nature”, or Ayurvedic constitution, that follows the rhythms of mother nature. Fall is the “vata” time, characterized by the elements of air and space. As the summer heat cools, the winds blow, temperatures vary, and nature begins to dry out. Internally this can leave us feeling restless, dry, and fatigued. In this class we will review the concept of ayurvedic constitution, and how it is affected by the season. We will close with an asana practice to ground and restore and the optional sampling of a nourishing nighttime drink of spiced milk (non-dairy alternative provided). Use this nightly ritual to nourish and hydrate during the dry season. Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 2 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $30 (ID#: E30) —

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



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) —

A Friendly (& fun!) Guide to Ayurveda and Preserving Prana in Food with Kandy & Ann

Saturday, October 14, 9:30-3pm
FULL-DAY EVENT- includes lunch
9:30-11:30 Our morning will focus on building an understanding of the foundations of Ayurveda and how to use the concepts in daily life to enhance health and well being. We will review the ayruvedic clock, look at the role of the elements in our constitution, and discuss food and nutrition for the season.
11:30-12:30 Lunch of the fall’s harvest! A fresh vegetarian meal will be provided for morning & full-day participants.
12:30-3:00 Preserving Prana: Ann Neumann, local organic gardener, will provide methods on how to “preserve Prana” in your favorite fruits and vegetables. Canning and freezing this year’s harvest as well as tips to prepare your garden for winter and next spring for planting will be presented.
Fee: $55 (ID#: S76) —

A Friendly (& fun!) Guide to Ayurveda and Preserving Prana in Food - AM ONLY with Kandy & Ann

Saturday, October 14, 9:30-12:30pm
includes lunch Fee: $35 (ID#: S77) —

A Friendly (& fun!) Guide to Ayurveda and Preserving Prana in Food - PM ONLY with Kandy & Ann

Saturday, October 14, 12:30-3pm
Fee: $20 (ID#: S78) —

AYS Unit #1 - The Macrocosm and Microcosm of Ayurveda and Yoga with Sarah Guglielmi

Friday, October 20th from 5:30-9:30pm; Saturday, October 21st from 8:30-4:30pm; Sunday, October 22nd from 8:00-4:00pm.

In this segment: Yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy: understanding purusha (pure consciousness) and prakriti (universal nature); the elements manifest in the body: koshas (sheaths) and doshas (constitutions); the ayurvedic clock: the hour, season, and stages of life. Suggested additional reading: The Seven Systems of Indian Philosophy by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS1) --



December 

AYS - SECOND PAYMENT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


For students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training and using the installment plan.
Payment #2 is due by December 1, 2017.
Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP2) --



February 

AYS Unit #2 - Psychology of Ayurveda and the Physiology of Yoga

Online Course to be completed between November 1, 2017 - February 15, 2018.

In this segment: the Architecture of the Mind and the Gunas; scientific use of asana, pranayama, and meditation; subtle essences: prana, tejas (fire of intelligence), and ojas; circulation of prana via the vayus; practices for seasonal changes and vata imbalance. Suggested additional reading: Ayurveda and the Mind by David Frawley.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS2) --



AYS Unit #3 - Improving Our Digestion of Foods, Thoughts, and Actions with Julia Kress

Friday, February 16, 2018 from 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 8:00-4:00pm.


In this segmant: Agni, Ama and Digestion according to the Pancha Kosha Model. You will leave with a thorough understanding of ayurveda as it relates to food and digestion including - the six tastes and proper diet, as well as, internal and external practices to regulate agni. Learn how to make ghee, kitchari, medicinal oils and teas - demonstrations, samples and recipes included. Suggested reading/recipe book: Eat – Taste – Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern Living by Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda and Johnny Brannigan.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS3) --



AYS - THIRD PAYMENT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


For students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training and using the installment plan.
Payment #3 is due by February 16th, 2018.
Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP3) --



April 

AYS Unit #4 - Clinical Use of Ayurveda and Yoga with Kathryn Templeton

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:30-8:30pm;
Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:30-4:30pm;
Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 8:00-4:00pm.


In this segment: the practical application of yoga and ayurvedic psychology; dinacharya (daily routine); cleansing, asana, pranayama and mediation; additional training on the nadis (energy channels); introduction to tongue and pulse diagnosis; working with private clients using yoga and ayurveda - assessment, developing a treatment plan, practicing client interaction and making individual prescriptions for yoga, diet and lifestyle interventions.
No Senior/Student discounts may be applied to this program.
Fee: $399 (ID#: AYS4) --



AYS - FINAL PAYMENT ON PAYMENT PLAN - Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification with Kathryn Templeton, Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress


For students enrolled in the Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist training and using the installment plan.
Payment #4 is due by April 27, 2018.
Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP4) --