Wellness

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) --



January 

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, January 8-February 12, 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. Fee: $72 (ID#: YGM) —

Body-Mind Practice with Athalie

Tuesdays, January 9-February 6, 10-11:15am
This five-session class incorporates instruction and practice in asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), relaxation, and meditation. Teaching is specific to participants’ routine use as self-management for anxiety and depression. The “Body-Mind” course and “Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression” workshop(s) complement one another. They can be taken together or separately. Fee: $60 (ID#: BM) —

Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, January 9-February 27, 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. Fee: $96 (ID#: YC) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, January 11-February 15, 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. Fee: $72 (ID#: YGR) —

Yoga for Willpower with Cathy

Saturdays, January 13-February 3, 11am-12:30pm
For yogis, cultivating willpower is a healing technique, a force for positive change. Yoga philosophy provides practical tools for living a healthy and balanced life. This all-levels program includes weekly discussion around how yoga defines willpower. We will perform strength-building asanas to fuel the fire of determination, and explore pranayama (breathing) and relaxation techniques that lead to a calm, focused, one pointed mind. Fee: $48 (ID#: YW) —

Winter Meditation Retreat at HIB with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Saturday, January 20, 9:30am-3:30pm
Winter is the time when nature turns inward. The pace of life slows, giving us a chance to reconnect to ourselves, and reflect on the year to come. Taking nature’s cue, we hope you will join us for HIB’s Winter Meditation Retreat.

Meditation Refinement: Posture, Mindfulness, and Concentration
(9:30 am-noon with Sarah)
We’ll begin our day reviewing why meditation is considered the most transformative practice in the yoga tradition. Then, we’ll dive into refining techniques to overcome common meditation obstacles such as physical discomfort, and a wandering mind. You will learn the importance of the Himalayan Tradition’s five-step meditation process and how to improve mindfulness and concentration. Come prepared for floor and seated practice, including a brief asana practice for meditation preparation.

Karma and Meditation: Understanding the Link
(1:00-3:30 pm with Julia)
After lunch, we’ll discuss the anatomy of the mind, and the concept of karma (cause and effect of our habitual thoughts, speech, and actions). We will discuss the mind’s many facets that allow you to interact with the world, as well as the inner dimensions of consciousness. You will begin to see why you relate to the world the way you do, and how your beliefs, actions, and identity have formed around your preferences, or habits. Gaining awareness of your preferences, and examining how they either help or hinder your happiness is key. Meditation alters your internal state of awareness, and supports the transformation of unhealthy habits. As practice progresses, you begin to make choices in life that support healthy balance, and lessen distraction and disturbance. Class will close with a short restorative asana practice, followed by a deep relaxation and seated meditation.

RETREAT SCHEDULE:
AM SESSION: 9:30 am – noon
Meditation Refinement: Posture, Mindfulness, and Concentration - with Sarah
LUNCH: noon - 1 pm
Full-day participants, join us for vegetable stew, scones, chai tea and dessert.
PM SESSION: 1-3:30 pm
Karma and Meditation: Understanding the Link - with Julia
FULL DAY - includes lunch: $85

Can’t stay the day? You’re welcome to attend a single session:
AM Session only: $45
PM Session only: $45
Register below Fee: $85 (ID#: MRF) — FULL

Retreat AM Session only with Sarah

Saturday, January 20, 9:30-noon
Fee: $45 (ID#: MR1) — FULL

Retreat PM Session only with Julia

Saturday, January 20, 1-3:30pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: MR2) — FULL
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) --



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

Saturday, February 3, 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#: S12) —

Kitchen Sadhana: Nourish Your Body, Feed Your Soul with Julia

Sunday, February 4, 10am-12:30pm
Learning tips and techniques for working comfortably and spiritually in the kitchen can bring great joy and enthusiasm to your time in the heart of the home. We will discuss how spices, herbs, and foods can be used to take care of the body and mind. Looking at the medicinal properties, as well as, the energetics of food and spices can enlighten our perspective and bring a whole new outlook on why and how we prepare what we do. There will be a presentation of spices and foods and the opportunity to try them in the format of teas, milks, soups, and desserts. Fee: $30 (ID#: S13) —

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) --