Mindfulness and Meditation: Neurology of Awareness with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, February 29, 9:30am-12:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: This class has been rescheduled from the afternoon portion of our Day-Long Intensive on Saturday Feb. 1, 2020 entitled “Mindfulness and Meditation: A Day of Practice and Neuroscience.”
Mindfulness is awareness. The more we practice Yoga and Meditation, the more aware we become of our physical bodies, thought patterns, and our energy levels. But, how? What’s the science behind it? Our session will explore the world of neuro-physiology through modern science and ancient wisdom to help understand how we experience feelings and awareness. Personal history can interrupt our natural balance and lead to a lack of internal connection physically, mentally and energetically. We will compare yoga’s model of the mind with what science now knows about neuro-anatomy leading to a deeper and more profound experience of wholeness and equanimity. Our afternoon will conclude with guided relaxation and meditation.
* This course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance. St/Sr discounts do not apply to CEU Trainings. Fee: $55 (ID#: E52-D) —


Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, March 3-April 21, 4-5pm
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: $96 (ID#: YSR) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, March 3-April 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: $96 (ID#: YC) — FULL

Adaptive Yoga 1 with Julia

Wednesdays, March 4-April 15, 3:30-4:30pm
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 hands on assists that can bring more awareness to your posture and strengthen the supporting relationship that comes good alignment. The assists 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: $72 (ID#: AY1) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, March 5-April 9, 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#: YGW) —

Awakening Prana with Sarah

Thursdays, March 5-April 23, 10-11:30am
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) —

Strong Seniors with Cathy

Fridays, March 6-April 24, 9:30-11am
[7 weeks] 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: $84 (ID#: YSS) —

Intro to Ayurveda (part 2): Ayurveda’s View of Prana and Agni with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Saturday, March 7, 4-7pm
Prana is the life force that enlivens and invigorates the body and mind. When felt consciously, the presence of prana awakens us. Its nourishing qualities are undeniable. Agni, the digestive fire in the body, governs digestion, assimilation, and elimination on all levels; physical and mental. When agni is healthy, we feel content, vibrant, and nourished by life. When it is out of balance, we doubt, fear, hold grudges, and feel an overall lack of energy. In this workshop, we’ll begin with the theory behind these two subtle forces of health. We’ll close with an asana practice designed to help you experience the forces of agni and prana in your own body and mind.
*This course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance.
St/Sr discounts do not apply to CEU Trainings. Fee: $55 (ID#: E55) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura

Mondays, March 9-April 27, 10-11am
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: $84 (ID#: YGM) —

Restorative Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, March 9-April 13, 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: $72 (ID#: YRM) —

Yoga and Meditation for Anxiety and Depression with Carissa

Saturday, March 14, 10am-noon
This 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 clothing. Fee: $25 (ID#: S16) —

Fundamentals of Homeopathy with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Tuesday, March 17, 6-7:30pm
Homeopathy is a 200-year old science of energy medicine that is curative at all levels of a living being – body, emotion, mind, and spirit. There is a growing interest in homeopathy, particularly in situations where conventional and suppressive medicines have not proven helpful. Learn some of the basic concepts of homeopathy, its history, and how it is different from conventional medicine. Your personal questions will also be answered. Fee: $20 (ID#: S18) —

Yin Yoga with Bonnie

Wednesdays, March 18-April 22, 5:30-7pm
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) —

Yoga as an Ally for Pain Management with Stephanie

Tuesdays, March 24-April 14, 10:30-11:30am
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) —


Saturday, March 28, 9:30am-3:30pm
Join your HIB community for a day of learning, gentle cleansing, and practice. Ayurveda, yoga’s sister science of holistic health, reminds us that we are a part of nature and our health excels when we follow nature’s rhythms. Over the winter, the body constricts and internal cleansing processes slow down. In the spring, it helps to take the load off the digestive system with a simple diet and practices that help the body clear excess.
Our morning begins with a review of seasonal Ayurvedic cleansing, and how you can put it into practice at home. We will discuss the concepts of Agni (digestive fire), Ama (toxin load), and the seasonal Ayurvedic Clock. The morning will close with an ayurvedic asana practice for gentle cleansing and stability. Cleansing pranayama and seated meditation will be included to support mental and emotional detox.

In addition to seasonal cleansing, Ayurveda recommends daily support for the body’s elimination channels and organs; the skin, lungs, kidneys, colon, and liver. After lunch, we will explore how to address these channels and the psychology behind habit formation and self-care. Our afternoon yoga practice will move lymphatic fluid, working to improve vitality and leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

AM SESSION: 9:30 am - noon
The Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse: A How To / with Sarah
LUNCH: noon - 1 pm
(lunch provided) Full-day participants, join us for a detox supportive lunch of kitchari (beans and rice), mixed vegetables; fruit based dessert and snacks. Detox teas will be served throughout the day.
PM SESSION: 1 - 3:30 pm
Daily Detox Routine and Practice / with Julia
Full Day - includes lunch: Fee: $85
Can’t stay the day? You are welcome to attend a single session. See below. Fee: $85 (ID#: S85) —


Saturday, March 28, 9:30am-noon
Fee: $45 (ID#: SC-am) —


Saturday, March 28, 1-3:30pm
Fee: $45 (ID#: SC-pm) —


The Power of Prana: An Exploration of Asana, Pranayama and Meditation with Shari Friedrichsen

Thursday, April 2, 7-8:30pm
This class begins with strengthening ourselves through breath awareness and postures, naturally guiding us to explore what’s beneath the surface in our bodies, hearts and minds. Practicing asana in this manner will enhance our sensitivity to the power and healing nature of prana. This guides us further inward to pranayama practices that give us exactly what we need for cleansing, nourishing and replenishing. Once we have established ourselves in the subtle dimensions of ourselves, our meditation practice is a continued movement inward towards that which is sacred and profound. Leave with a deeper understanding of meditation and the confidence to continue your practice at home. Fee: $25 (ID#: S20) —

Awareness Thru Movement with Mara

Tuesdays, April 21-May 12, 10-11am
Let go of patterns of discomfort and discover more optimal movement through the Feldenkrais Method® in this month long series that will focus on better whole self usage while revealing more ease in every day functions. Your brain directs your body’s movement and in return receives information which it immediately uses to enhance and improve your neuro-muscular activity. In Awareness Through Movement® classes, we will examine how your nervous system finds the most comfortable way to organize your body’s movement, co-ordination, posture and balance through gentle movements on the floor. Based on the needs of the students, course content will include areas and relationships such as: lower back, shoulders, neck, walking, and balance. Fee: $48 (ID#: S22) —

Homeopathy for Anxiety & Depression with Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Tuesday, April 21, 6-8pm
Interested in learning how homeopathy can help those who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, and depression? Dr. Arup Bhattacharya will present his approach to treating these issues along with case reports from his past positive outcomes. The talk will end with a Q&A session where you can ask Arup specific questions. For more information visit: www.homeopathichealers.com. Fee: $35 (ID#: S24) —