Wellness

May 

Household Homeopathy – A Primer in Homeopathic Remedies for Acute Conditions with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Thursdays, May 10-August 2, 5:30-8:30pm
DATES: Thursdays, May 10, 24; Jun 7, 21; July 5, 19, 26, Aug 2; 5:30 - 8:30 pm (8 three-hour classes) 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
Cost for all 8 classes*: $224 (ID: HHP) or $35/class (pay as you go).
Try the 1st class for free! If you wish to continue after the first class, pay a special rate of $224 for all 8 classes. Skype option available if you are unable to attend in person. Fee: $224 (ID#: HHP) —

July 

Yoga as an Ally for Pain Management with Stephanie

Fridays, July 6-27, 11am-noon
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) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, July 9-30, 9:30-10:30am
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: $48 (ID#: YGM) —

Restorative Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, July 9-August 13, 3:30-4:30pm
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and 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) —

Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 10-August 21, 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. 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: $84 (ID#: YC) —

Yoga for Osteoporosis with Ann

Tuesdays, July 10-August 21, 10-11am
Bone loss can put us at risk for a number of injuries, including fractures from falling. Studies have shown that a regular yoga practice including stretching and muscle activation can help improve the strength and integrity of our bones over time. In this course, we will explore a series of poses developed by Dr. Loren Fishman, Medical Director of Manhattan Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in NYC, and top researcher on the effects of yoga on osteoporosis. Prerequisite: Yoga 1 or greater. Fee: $84 (ID#: YO) — CANCELED

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.

Fee: $299 (ID#: ASYC-PP4) --



Yin Yoga with Bonnie

Wednesdays, July 11-August 15, 5-6:30pm
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: $72 (ID#: YY) — CANCELED

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, July 12-August 16, 5:30-6:30pm
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#: YGR) —

Awakening Prana with Jackie

Thursdays, July 12-August 23, 10-11:15am
Awakening Prana: A Breath-Centered Hatha Class (Continuing Level): Prana is the vital force that sustains not only the body, but also creation at every level. It is the vehicle for the breath, 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: $84 (ID#: Y2AP) —

Going Green! with Julia

Thursday, July 26, 7-9pm
Keeping Clean & Going Green! DIY Your Own Personal Care & Household Cleaning Products: In this program, you will learn how to make your own toothpaste, face cleanser, laundry soap, and more! Let us embrace simpler methods of body care and house cleaning that will be healthier for you and the environment. By making your own cleaning products, you not only save money, but you also limit the environmental impact of industrial waste, traveling to the store, and waste disposal. We will put an ayurvedic twist on some of these products as well to make them just right for the season and your constitution. Please bring a few small containers with you so you can take home samples. Fee: $20 (ID#: S47) —

August 

Yoga to Manage Moods with Carissa

Saturday, August 4, 10-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#: S48) —

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

Mondays, August 6-27, 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. Fee: $99 (ID#: HHI) —

Back Care Basics for Yoga Teachers with Julia

Tuesday, August 7, 6:30-9pm
Many of our students suffer with back pain, and knowing how to address this safely within a yoga class can be difficult. This workshop will give you information about specific back problems and increase your working knowledge of anatomy of the pelvis and spine. You will also learn to use tools of adaptation. This knowledge base will give you a springboard to understanding how certain movements can enhance safety and accessibility to our students and make yoga enjoyable for all. Attention Certified Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 2.5 continuing education credits with Yoga Alliance. Fee: $40 (ID#: E36) —

November 

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

Friday, November 9th from 5:30-9:30pm Saturday, November 10th from 8:30-4:30pm Sunday, November 11th 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) --



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

Unit 1: November 9-11, 2018
Unit 2: Completed online
Unit 3: January 25-27, 2019
Unit 4: March 22-24, 2019


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

Online Course to be completed between November 12, 2018 - January 24, 2019.

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) --



January 

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

Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, January 26th, 2019 from 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday, January 27th, 2019 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) --



March 

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

Friday, March 22nd, 2019 from 4:30-8:30pm
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 from 8:30-4:30pm
Sunday, March 24th, 2019 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) --