Wellness

May 

Gentle Yoga with Sherri D

Mondays, May 3-June 21, 3-4pm
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGM) —

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 10-11:15am
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm, and tranquility. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YAP-V) —

Awakening Prana (In-Person) with Julia

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 10-11:15am
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm, and tranquility. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation.
NOT INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass


This is the IN-PERSON option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YAP-P) — FULL

Chair Yoga with Renee

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 10-11am
Chair yoga offers all the benefits of a regular yoga class to those who have difficulty with kneeling, getting up and down off the floor, and mobility limitations. This class will include breath work, relaxation and meditation. Come and enjoy a new sense of freedom and comfort for body, mind and spirit.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YCT) —

Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, May 4-June 22, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YSR) —

Adaptive Yoga with Julia

Thursdays, May 6-June 24, 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 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR) —

Gentle Yoga with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, May 6-June 17, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 with Cathy

Fridays, May 7-June 25, 9:30-10:30am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YSS1) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 - Core Strength with Cathy

Fridays, May 7-June 25, 11am-noon
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YSS2) —

Yoga for Parkinson's with Larry

Fridays, May 7-June 25, 5:30-7pm
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YP) —

Exercises for Joints & Glands with Tracy

Sundays, May 9-June 27, 7-8:15pm
The Exercises for Joints & Glands comprise a set of simple, pleasant stretching exercises that can be enjoyed by everyone. They increase circulation to all parts of the body and help improve overall flexibility. Restore a natural vitality to the body and mind by releasing accumulated tensions in the muscles, joints and fascia. Based on the 1977 book compiled from the teachings of Swami Rama.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $80 (ID#: YJG) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, May 11-June 22, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YCS) —

June 

An Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy (Zoom) with Dr. Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Thursdays, June 17-24, 6-9pm
This course will provide an overview of the natural remedies offered through homeopathy: what it is, how it works, where and when it was developed as well as the history of its use.
In addition to learning basic homeopathy applications for common illnesses and injuries, we will cover where to purchase remedies and when it would be practical and appropriate to incorporate homeopathy for self-care and home healing. The student will leave with an understanding and appreciation of homeopathy and a deeper understanding of wellness in terms of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
(This course is NOT a part of the Virtual All-Access Asana pass)

HYRID PROGRAM: Registration open for IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL (via Zoom)

If attending in person, please make sure to select the “In-Person” registration option (seating is limited). A class recording will be available for all participants to view or re-view for up to 2-weeks after the end of the course.

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

This is the Zoom option Fee: $99 (ID#: S32-V) —

An Introduction to Holistic Health & Homeopathy (In-Person) with Dr. Arup Bhattacharya, DHM, PhD

Thursdays, June 17-24, 6-9pm
This is the In-Person option Fee: $99 (ID#: S32-P) —

Group Walk: Upper Rim of the Niagara River with Kandy

Friday, June 18, 11am-1pm
Enjoy amazing views as we walk along the upper rim of the Niagara River towards Whirlpool State Park. Our walk will be approximately 2-3 miles round trip on flat terrain. We will NOT go down to the gorge. Please wear good walking shoes (NO flip-flops), bring water and your mask.
Meeting place: PARKING LOT of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Museum
825 Depot Ave West, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Please note: If you are interested in visiting the Underground Railroad Heritage Museum and making a day of it, tours are available. Go to: niagarafallsundergroundrailroad.org to purchase tickets. (URHM tour is separate from HIB’s Group Walk)
Fee: Donation Based, $5-$10 suggested donation. Please pre-register.
Fee: $0 (ID#: S38) —

Asana and the Yoga Sutra: 4 Steps to Fearlessness (Zoom) with Sarah Guglielmi

Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-12:30pm
HYBRID PROGRAM: Register for IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL via Zoom
SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW
CEU - Open to Yoga Instructors and Interested Students
The Yoga Sutra, compiled approximately 2000 years ago by the sage Pantanjali, is considered the authoritative text on yoga practice. Encompassed in the goal of yoga is freedom from fear, which is the nature of our innermost essence. When it comes to asana, Patanjali offers 4 steps or capacities to cultivate, that allow the mind to experience its essence: unshakeability (Sthira), ease (Sukha), effortless effort (Prayatna Shailtilya), and inner absorption into the Infinite (Ananta Samapatti). Join Sarah for a discussion of these concepts (Yoga Sutra 2.46 and 2.47) and learn how to apply them in a guided practice of Asana, Relaxation, Pranayama, and Meditation.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 3 hours of CEU training with Yoga Alliance.

HYBRID PROGRAM: Registration open for IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL (via Zoom)
If attending in person, please make sure to select the “In-Person” registration option (seating is limited). A class recording will be available for all participants to view or re-view for up to 2-weeks after the end of the course.
(This program is NOT a part of the Virtual All-Access Asana pass.)

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E66-V) —

Asana and the Yoga Sutra: 4 Steps to Fearlessness (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi

Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-12:30pm

This is the IN-PERSON option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E66-P) —

July 

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, July 6-August 17, 10-11:15am
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm, and tranquility. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YAP-V) —

Awakening Prana (In-Person) with Julia

Tuesdays, July 6-August 17, 10-11:15am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YAP-P) —

Chair Yoga (Zoom) with Renee

Tuesdays, July 6-August 17, 10-11am
Chair yoga offers all the benefits of a regular yoga class to those who have difficulty with kneeling, getting up and down off the floor, and mobility limitations. This class will include breath work, relaxation and meditation. Come and enjoy a new sense of freedom and comfort for body, mind and spirit.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YCT-V) —

Stretch and Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, July 6-August 17, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YSR-V) —

Yoga for Core Strength (Zoom) with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 6-August 17, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YCS-V) —

Yoga for Core Strength (In-Person) with Sarah

Tuesdays, July 6-August 17, 5:30-6:45pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YCS-P) —

Morning Routine (Zoom) with Rosa

Wednesdays, July 7-28, 6:30-7:30am
Would you like to establish a morning routine that will support you physically, mentally, and spiritually but do not know where to begin? Now is your opportunity; each class will include all-level asana practice, systematic relaxation, a brief meditation, 5-7 minutes of journal writing, and a brief spiritual reading. With this early morning routine, you can check self-care off of your summer to-do list.
(Online Asana Pass holder JULY BONUS! Please preregister – use passcode ALLBONUS) Fee: $40 (ID#: MR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, July 8-August 19, 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 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, July 8-August 19, 3:30-4:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, July 8-August 19, 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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Laura / Maya

Thursdays, July 8-August 19, 5:30-6:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, July 9-August 20, 9:30-10:30am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: SS1-V) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, July 9-August 20, 11am-noon
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: SS2-V) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom) with Larry

Fridays, July 9-August 20, 5:30-7pm
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YP-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tracy

Fridays, July 9-August 20, 10-11:15am
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGF-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Tracy

Fridays, July 9-August 20, 10-11:15am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGF-P) —

Yoga in “The Meadow” - A Meditative Morning (and mini fund-raiser) at Silo City with Julia

Saturday, July 10, 10am-12:30pm
An HIB Outdoor Event!
There is a magical place in the city that reminds us of nature’s resilience, human ingenuity, and just how awe-inspiring our surroundings can be – THAT’S where we’re headed! Our morning begins with a wonderous walk filled with art and ecological inclusivity that leads us to a meadow – home to one exceptional and rather large tree. There, beneath the shade of dancing leaves, we will enjoy an all-level tree-inspired yoga practice lead by Julia. A walking meditation will bring us out of the meadow to another special place for refreshments (there will be chai!) and group discussion. Fortify your roots and be nurtured by nature. Easy walk. Please bring your yoga mat, towel, and/or travel chair (if you would like to have access to seating). There will be plenty of time to wander, get inspired and visit with HIB teachers, students and friends. Registration required. If this event is postponed due to inclement weather, registrants will be notified via e-mail and it will be posted on our Facebook page.
Meet in the parking lot next to Rigidized Metals: 658 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14203 Fee: $25 (ID#: S41) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Staff

Mondays, July 12-August 23, 3-4pm
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGM-V) —

Anatomy of a Good Mind & the Practice of Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, July 15-August 19, 7-8:30pm
Join the discussion of the neurology behind distraction, concentration, joyfulness, and suffering. We will take a close look at the science and studies on human behavior and neuroplasticity. This live-stream program includes weekly presentations that incorporate slides and discussion on how a complete Yoga practice and daily reflections build a better brain. The lecture aspect will give you the knowledge to apply to the techniques of Yoga, creating a rich, meaningful, and purpose-driven pathway to the inner exploratory experiences of guided relaxation and meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. Fee: $85 (ID#: S42) —

August 

Outdoor Mindfulness: Taking Your Practice Outdoors – Mini Retreat with Donna & Susan

Friday, August 20, 10am-2pm
Noll Nature Pavilion at Glen Park, Williamsville
Yoga calms the nervous system and cultivates a peaceful mind. Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, a Japanese outdoor mindfulness experience, helps individuals access the healing properties of nature. This session combines both practices for a powerful and rich immersive experience. Join Donna, a Himalayan Institute Yoga/Meditation instructor, and Susan, a Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health certi?ed outdoor mindfulness guide, at beautiful Glen Park in the quaint village of Williamsville. The morning begins in a meadow with a guided yoga, relaxation and meditation practice. After lunch, we will venture into the landscape. There you will be invited to extend your meditative experience by using your senses, curiosity, and inherent connection to nature to be fully present to the more than human world. Through meditation and time in nature, we can work to restore a balance between our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, reduce stress, boost immune function and energy, and experience a profound sense of belonging and well-being. (This session will not be strenuous; all skill levels and abilities can be accommodated).
Registration required. The pavilion at Glen Park is large and well covered, so we can meet rain or shine! Please bring your lunch and a yoga mat or towel.
Glen Park Address: 5565 Main St, Williamsville NY. Meet in the Noll Nature Pavilion at Glen Park (off Grove Street). Parking is available in the lot next to the Noll pavilion. Fee: $40 (ID#: S47) —