Gentle Yoga with LauraMondays, September 9-October 21, 10-11am
(8 weeks) 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#: YGM) —
Restorative Yoga with SapnaMondays, September 9-30, 3:30-4:30pm
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and to 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: $48 (ID#: YRM) —
Yoga for Core Strength with SarahTuesdays, September 10-October 29, 5:30-6:45pm
(7 weeks) (Continuing Level) - 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: $96 (ID#: YC) —
The Art of Deep Relaxation with JackieTuesdays, September 10-October 22, 4-5pm
Relaxation doesn’t always come readily. Our environment, life’s events, and prolonged habits create (and sustain) a level of tension within ourselves that becomes our “normal.” Explore gentle movements, breath awareness, tension/release exercises, and a number of relaxation techniques that work to soothe the nervous system while strengthening the pathways of mind to muscle. Softening our inner grip opens us to a fresh perspective, which can reveal a profound state of inner calm. Although this is an all-level class, prior experience with yoga practice is requested. Fee: $72 (ID#: S73) —
Yin Yoga with BonnieWednesdays, September 11-October 30, 5:30-6:45pm
(6 weeks) 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: $84 (ID#: YY) —
Restorative Yoga with JuliaWednesdays, September 11-October 30, 3:30-4:30pm
It is important for each of us to take time to relax and to 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: $96 (ID#: YRW) — FULL
Awakening Prana with JackieThursdays, September 12-October 31, 10-11:30am
[7 weeks] A Breath-Centered Continuing-Level Hatha Class - Prana is the vital force that sustains not only the body but also creation at every level. Breath is the vehicle for prana, 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: $96 (ID#: YAP) —
Gentle Yoga with MayaThursdays, September 12-October 17, 5:30-6:30pm
(6 weeks) 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#: YGW) —
Yoga as an Ally for Pain Management with StephanieTuesdays, September 17-October 8, 10:30-11:30am
(4 weeks) 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) —
Nutritious Kitchen: Preserving Summers Bounty with Ann NeumannSaturday, September 21, 9:30am-noon
Home canning is absolutely worth the effort! Imagine reaching into your pantry for a gorgeous jar of deliciousness preserved from your own garden. Join organic gardener, Ann Neumann, as she gives a brief history of canning, practical reasons to can, and teaches and inspires us on how to have a blast canning in your own kitchen with your garden’s bounty (or with what you’ve gathered from the farmer’s market). She will even have tips on how to save seeds. Take home materials and treats provided. Check out her website: pestoforpennies.com Fee: $20 (ID#: S79) —
Back Care Basics for Yoga Teachers with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, AYSTuesdays, October 8-29, 7-9pm
4-part CEU series for Yoga Instructors and Interested Practitioners
Many of our students suffer with back pain; knowing how to address this safely within a yoga class can be difficult. This series of workshops will give you information on specific back problems and increase your working knowledge of the anatomy of the pelvis and spine. The lower extremities can also create issues for the position of the pelvis and state of the back, so we will dive into the anatomy of the legs and feet to make this connection. You will also learn to use props and variations on classical postures. See how you can enhance safety and accessibility and make yoga enjoyable for all! Each session will be half lecture, half practice.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 8 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance.
Discounts do not apply to CE trainings.
Fee: $120 / 4-week course or take individual classes for $40 per class. You may sign up for individual classes further down this page.
WEEK 1 - Oct. 8 / Anatomy of the Spine and Range of Motion
WEEK 2 - Oct. 15 / Anatomy of the Pelvis, Legs, Feet and Stretching
WEEK 3 - Oct. 22 / Anatomy of the Torso and Restorative
WEEK 4 - Oct. 29 / Strengthening and Recovery
Fee: $120 (ID#: E47-ALL) —
Back Care Basics for Yoga Teachers - WK #1 with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, AYSTuesday, October 8, 7-9pm
WEEK 1 - Oct. 8 / Anatomy of the Spine and Range of Motion Fee: $40 (ID#: E47-1) —
Ayurveda in the Kitchen: Fall Digestive Boost through Food with JuliaSaturday, October 12, 10-12:30pm
The central fire of digestion (agni) is key to feeling energetic in body and mind. In this workshop, we will discuss agni and how to balance it in the changing season with spices, herbs, and food. Looking at both the medicinal properties, as well as the energetics of food and spices, can change our perspective and bring a whole new outlook on why and how we prepare what we do. Working wisely and spiritually in the kitchen brings joy and enthusiasm to your time spent in the heart of the home. There will be a demonstration of the spices and foods and the opportunity to try them. Fee: $35 (ID#: S81) —
Full Moon Nature Walk: Buckhorn Island State Park with KandySunday, October 13, 5-6:30pm
This trail runs along the Niagara River with great views of the city It is an easy walk of about 4 miles. At the end of the trail, there is an osprey stand and with any luck, we might have a sighting! Please register so that we can notify you via email if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.
Park Address: 5805 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
Meet at East-West Park Road - Woods Creek Trail entrance.
Donation based. $5 suggested donation. Fee: $0 (ID#: S82) —
Back Care Basics for Yoga Teachers - WK #2 with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, AYSTuesday, October 15, 7-9pm
WEEK 2 - Oct. 15 / Anatomy of the Pelvis, Legs, Feet and Stretching Fee: $40 (ID#: E47-2) —
Back Care Basics for Yoga Teachers - WK #3 with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, AYSTuesday, October 22, 7-9pm
WEEK 3 - Oct. 22 / Anatomy of the Torso and Restorative Fee: $40 (ID#: E47-3) —
An Empowering Approach to Pain Management - Integrative Health and Healing with Dr. Terri OswaldOctober 25-27 (4-part seminar)
Persistent pain can affect all aspects of our life leading to frustration and isolation. This seminar shines a new light on pain treatment options that activate the body’s innate healing power. Drawing from modern science and the healing traditions of yoga and Ayurveda, this holistic approach of nutritional wisdom, stress mastery, positive psychology and purposeful movement can unlock your healing potential and provide lasting solutions to persistent conditions such as chronic back pain, fibromyalgia and arthritis.
In this experiential seminar, learn how the mind-body connection can help you activate your healing response and reverse habitual reactions to pain. Through lecture and gentle practice sessions, discover the knowledge and tools to experience better sleep quality, greater endurance, and increased capacity for activity, while letting go of fears related to movement. This combination of evidence-based theory and mindful movement makes the seminar invaluable for yoga teachers, massage therapists, family members and other caregivers to more effectively assist individuals experiencing various forms of chronic pain.
Theresa Oswald, MD, is a resident faculty physician of the Himalayan Institute. She is also the founder and president of Knowledge as Medicine (KnowledgeAsMedicine.com). As an integrative medicine physician with 30 years of experience, Dr. Oswald helps people improve function and reduce pain. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, she completed her residency training at The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago at Northwestern University.
She is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as in integrative medicine. Her career as a physiatrist has been spent creating and implementing new ways to help optimize her patients’ functioning in all areas of health: body, mind, and spirit. She is a staff physician at PureRejuv Wellness Center, the holistic medical clinic on the grounds of the Himalayan Institute.
SAVE with an ALL ACCESS PASS! Includes all 4 sessions
No other discounts apply to this seminar.
Early Bird: $135 / $175 after Oct. 18
You may sign up for individual classes further down this page.
EASING PAIN WHILE CREATING HEALTH
Session 1: Friday Oct. 25, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
PAIN SOLUTION FROM THE KITCHEN ‘FARMACY’
Session 2: Saturday Oct. 26, 9:30 - 12 pm
MOVEMENT AS MEDICINE
Session 3: Saturday Oct. 26, 1 - 3:30 pm
UNRAVELING THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF PAIN
Session 4: Sunday Oct. 27, 9:30 - 12 pm
Fee: $135 (ID#: S85-ALL) --
An Empowering Approach to Pain Management - Integrative Health and Healing - Session #1 with Dr. Terri OswaldFriday, October 25, 6:30-8pm
EASING PAIN WHILE CREATING HEALTH Fee: $30 (ID#: S85-1) —
An Empowering Approach to Pain Management - Integrative Health and Healing - Session #2 with Dr. Terri OswaldSaturday, October 26, 9:30am-noon
PAIN SOLUTION FROM THE KITCHEN ‘FARMACY’ Fee: $45 (ID#: S85-2) —
An Empowering Approach to Pain Management - Integrative Health and Healing - Session #3 with Dr. Terri OswaldSaturday, October 26, 1-3:30pm
MOVEMENT AS MEDICINE Fee: $45 (ID#: S85-3) —
An Empowering Approach to Pain Management - Integrative Health and Healing - Session #4 with Dr. Terri OswaldSunday, October 27, 9:30am-noon
UNRAVELING THE EMOTIONAL LIFE OF PAIN Fee: $45 (ID#: S85-3) —
Back Care Basics for Yoga Teachers - WK #4 with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT-500, AYSTuesday, October 29, 7-9pm
WEEK 4 - Oct. 29 / Strengthening and Recovery Fee: $40 (ID#: E47-4) —
Three Wisdom Traditions: In-Person Learning Lab RetreatNovember 22-24, 2019
with Kathryn Templetion and Sarah Guglielmi
Yoga therapeutics, ayurvedic medicine, and traditional clinical psychotherapy are three powerful healing traditions which can restore balance in life. Imagine applying all three synergistically to support the challenges in your life, or in the lives of clients and students! Designed for yoga, ayurveda, mental health, and allied health professionals, the Three Wisdom Traditions (3WT) Wellness Coach Certification Program will allow you to create and implement effective wellness treatment plans.
Receive a $100 Discount Code for the On-Line 3WT Core Concepts when you register for the 3WT In-Person Learning Lab at HI Buffalo (Code will be sent to you upon registration).
Full details on our 3WT webpage.
Fee: $349 (ID#: 3WT2) --