Wellness

July 

Foundations of Yoga

12 Week Course with Tracy Draksic, M.A. Thursday, July 9 – Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Meets 2x per week via Zoom - 24 sessions– 30 hours of content
  • Tuesdays: Asana Practice 10-11:30am
  • Thursdays: Lecture 7:00-8:00pm
It’s back to school - yoga style! Join Tracy for a 12-week introduction to yoga, meditation and philosophy that closely follows the curriculum of her college course for healthcare studies students. Each week includes a 60-minute lecture on Thursday and a 90-minute asana class on Tuesday. We will cover a wide range of topics including relaxation methods, meditation practice, the Sanskrit sound system, an introduction to yoga philosophy, and designing an effective home practice. CLICK HERE for the complete syllabus which includes reading and homework assignments. The homework assignments are completely optional, but you are welcome to do some or all of them either just for your own deepening understanding of course content or for teacher review. All sessions will be recorded for later viewing if you cannot attend the livestream on Zoom.

Our text for this course will be Yoga: Mastering the Basics by Sandra Anderson and Rolf Sovik, PsyD. available in our bookstore.

Cost: $299 - SUMMER SCHOOL SPECIAL – SAVE 50%:
FULL Live-Stream COURSE (12 weeks – 24 sessions): $149
Tuesday Practices only - July 14- Sept 29: $90
Thursday Lectures only - July 9 - Sept 24: $80

All Access Asana Pass holders: Tuesday morning asana classes with Tracy are included in your pass. You can add on the Thursday lectures for $50. Please contact the office for details: info@hibuffalo.org.

Scholarships available for this course – please call (716) 883-2223 for application.

Fee: $149 (ID#: S34-ALL) --



September 

Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy (4-week seminar via Zoom) with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Tuesdays, September 8-29, 6-8pm
This 4-week seminar will provide an overview of the natural remedies that homeopathy offers; what it is, how it works, where and when it was developed, and the history of its use. In addition, basic homeopathic 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.
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. Classes will be recorded for later viewing if you miss a class.
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. Fee: $99 (ID#: S40) —

Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, September 8-October 27, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
This all-levels class will take you head-to-toe(s) through a range of stretches and yoga postures that help to release muscular tension and improve range of motion. Guided breath work, relaxation techniques, and meditation will be included to soothe the nervous system and strengthen the mind-body connection moving you towards a deep sense of inner peace. Fee: $80 (ID#: YSR) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, September 8-October 27, 5:30-6:45pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $80 (ID#: YC) —

VISHOKA MEDITATION Master Course Webinar with Ishan Tigunait

Meets 2X per week - Mondays & Wednesdays - 7-8:15pm (ET) for 12 sessions
STARTS: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
ENDS: Monday, October 19, 2020

The Vishoka Meditation Master Course is the official companion to Pandit Tigunait’s Vishoka Meditation book and is designed to help you comprehensively experience the wisdom and practices described therein. In this intensive program, we’ll go through Vishoka Meditation step-by-step and break down all the preparatory practices, as well as, the main body of Vishoka Meditation, so you can learn each step systematically.

You’ll receive guidance on the subtle points of Vishoka Meditation which require the direct guidance of a teacher proficient in this practice. This course is designed for students of all proficiencies from those just beginning on the path of yoga or meditation to experienced meditators and yoga teachers. . CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE DESCRIPTION.

Two Registration Options:
Enjoy 7-day or full lifetime access to all videos and downloadable content after the live program is completed..
Fee: $299 (ID: VMMC-7) Live Sessions + 7-day post-live access
Fee: $359 (ID: VMMC-LT) Live Sessions + lifetime access

The Himalayan Institute of Buffalo is an affiliate partner for the Vishoka Meditation Master Course Webinar – By registering for this course though H.I. Buffalo, you will be helping to support your local center!

Fee: $299 (ID#: VMMC-7) --


Fee: $359 (ID#: VMMC-LT) --



Adaptive Yoga with Julia

Thursdays, September 10-October 29, 3:30-4:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
This class will involve modifications to traditional postures using a chair, the wall, and blocks in order to find physical balance, alignment, and ease. The instructor will offer feedback that can bring more awareness to your posture and strengthen the supporting relationship that comes from good alignment. Corrections are done in a safe and predictable way to ensure that your practice is safe and that the sensory experience through your limbs and core is felt strongly. This class is slow paced to allow for questions, transition and repetition. Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, September 10-October 15, 5:30-6:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $60 (ID#: YGT) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 with Cathy

Fridays, September 11-October 30, 9:30-10:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed. Fee: $80 (ID#: YSS1) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 - Core Strength with Cathy

Fridays, September 11-October 30, 11am-noon
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed. Fee: $80 (ID#: YSS2) —

Gentle Yoga with James

Fridays, September 11-October 16, 10-11am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $60 (ID#: YGF) —

Yoga for Parkinson's with Larry

Fridays, September 11-October 30, 5:30-7pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Our Yoga for Parkinson's class is a complete yoga class specifically catered to students with special challenges in controlled movement. The instructor focuses on increasing mobility and motor control - offering students options for improving their practice with variations, props and personal encouragement. Each class includes postures and movement exercises, breath work, and relaxation. Yoga is a valuable tool for staying connected to the body and finding peace and community while working with a challenging physical condition. Fee: $80 (ID#: YP) —

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, September 14-October 19, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
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: $60 (ID#: YGM) —

Emotional Stabilization through Breath Work and Relaxation with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Mondays, September 14-October 5, 6-8pm
Four-Week Zoom Webinar with Yoga Therapist, Julia Kress
Our prana or life force is altered by our habits of mind and body and is the resource for self- discovery, growth, and integration within and without. Our in-depth work over four weeks will inspire us through the written testimonial of scripture, current research studies, and our own personal experience to cultivate a renewed commitment to expanding the use of prana in breath work and relaxation techniques. A strong and stable pranic flow brings confidence, enthusiasm, and freshness to our purpose in life. Fee: $70 (ID#: S42) —

October 

Homeopathy Course – Level 1

with Arup Bhattacharya, HD, PhD

begins Tuesday, October 6th, 5:30-8:30pm
In-Person and live-stream option available.
Year-long course held on Tuesday nights, 5:30-8:30 pm, beginning October 6 (excluding holidays and summer months). Cost is $1,750 payable in ten installments of $175 or 5% discount if paid in full upfront. For more information, please visit Arup's website: homeopathichealers.com.
PLEASE CALL FOR SYLLABUS AND REGISTRATION: 716-883-2223.

Awakening Prana with Tracy

Tuesdays, October 6-27, 10-11:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga practice. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm and tranquility. Joints and Glands exercises coupled with Yin-style postures create an appropriate practice for any level practitioner. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation. Fee: $40 (ID#: AP) —

Mindfulness in Nature: Group Hike at 18-mile Creek - South Creek Trail with Kandy

Friday, October 16, 9:30am-noon
Enjoy the nurturing quality of community in nature. Our walk today is 4.2 miles out and back on a trail along 18-mile Creek. Some moderate hills, but an easy walk overall. Wear hiking shoes, bring water, and your mask. Please register, so that we can notify you via email if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.
Meet at Trail head at dead-end of South Creek Road (off Old Lake View Road): 2601-2687 S Creek Rd, Hamburg, NY 14075
Fee: Donation Based / $5 - $10 suggested donation
Fee: $0 (ID#: S44) —

Fire it Up! with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, October 24, 10am-12:30pm
Zoom Webinar with Yoga Therapist, Julia Kress
Fire is an agent for change which can create the destiny we want or go in another direction altogether. Yoga practice addresses the internal fire as the digestive fire of mind and body, the fire of intelligence, the fire of insight and inspiration, and the fire that guides. We can learn to alter this energy, which is both metabolic and subtle, through practices that stimulate the abode of agni in the abdominal region. We will learn to use physical stimulation, deep relaxation, study and contemplation, and herbs and spices. This is a practical and lecture, so please avoid eating two hours before class.
This course qualifies for 2.5 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance.
Fee: $55 (ID#: E60) —