Lectures and Seminars

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Monday Group Meditation

Meets EVERY MONDAY 7-8pm (ET)

ZOOM Meeting Number: 139 024 694
Passcode: HIB
Our Monday night group practice has been undertaken to heal and empower collective consciousness while also strengthening the individual’s practice through the supportive energy of the group. Our evening will include light stretches, guided relaxation, and meditation.
Donation based, no pre-registration required.

January 

Rise & Shine (Zoom Only) with Rosa

Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 6:30-7:45am
Start your morning in a way that will support you physically and mentally. Enjoy an all-level asana practice (6:30-7:30), followed by relaxation and meditation. With this early morning routine, you can check Self-care off your to-do list.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: MR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Tosca

Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 10:30-11:30am
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 is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: Y1W9-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tosca

Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 10:30-11:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: Y1W9-V) —

Vishoka Meditation – 8-week Continuing Practice Series (In-Person) with Sarah & Julia

Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 6:30-8pm
Join Julia and Sarah for an 8-week session dedicated to Vishoka meditation practice, as described in the book Vishoka Meditation: The Yoga of Inner Radiance by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. Each session will include asana, breath training, systematic relaxation, pranayama, and seated meditation. Gain experience with the foundational and core practices in the Vishoka Meditation system. Each week Sarah and Julia will offer a home practice challenge to keep your practice progressing in between sessions. Suggested Pre-Requisites: Prior completion of HIB’s Foundations of Meditation, Vishoka Meditation Course, Vishoka Meditation Primer, or reading of Vishoka Meditation by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $108 (ID#: S01-P) —

Vishoka Meditation – 8-week Continuing Practice Series (Zoom) with Sarah & Julia

Wednesdays, January 4-February 22, 6:30-8pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $108 (ID#: S01-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Colleen

Thursdays, January 5-February 23, 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.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YGR9-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Colleen

Thursdays, January 5-February 23, 10-11am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: YGR9-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, January 5-February 23, 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 is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YAD-P) —

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, January 5-February 23, 3:30-4:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: YAD-V) —

Strong Seniors 1 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, January 6-February 24, 9:30-10:30am
Building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial throughout our senior years if we want to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you perform better the whole day in whatever activities you enjoy. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. This class can help retain the function commonly lost with age and chronic conditions. Join Cathy for a mindful yoga practice to maximize mobility and minimize risk.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YSS1-P) —

Strong Seniors 1 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, January 6-February 24, 9:30-10:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: YSS1-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom Only) with Tracy

Fridays, January 6-February 24, 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
Fee: $96 (ID#: YGF-V) —

Strong Seniors 2 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, January 6-February 24, 11am-12pm
Building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial throughout our senior years if we want to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you perform better the whole day in whatever activities you enjoy. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. This class can help retain the function commonly lost with age and chronic conditions. Join Cathy for a mindful yoga practice to maximize mobility and minimize risk.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YSS2-P) —

Strong Seniors 2 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, January 6-February 24, 11am-12pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: YSS2-V) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom Only) with Larry

Fridays, January 6-February 24, 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: $96 (ID#: YP-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom Only) with Sapna & Sherri

Mondays, January 9-February 27, 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: $96 (ID#: YGM-V) —

Stretch & Relax (In-Person) with Jackie

Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 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 is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YSR-P) —

Stretch & Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: YSR-V) —

Awakening Prana (In-Person) with Julia

Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 10-11:15am
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.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YAP-P) —

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, January 10-February 28, 10-11:15am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $96 (ID#: YAP-V) —

Peaceful Warrior (In-Person Only) with Kandy

Tuesdays, January 10-February 20, 11am-noon
Join Kandy for this yoga series that will bring a bit of challenge to the body and mind. Explore warrior poses in their many forms, stretching, and a variety of fluid salutations. Suitable for most levels, but prior experience with yoga is recommended. Fee: $84 (ID#: YPW-P) —

Balance Training (Zoom Only) with Stephanie

Wednesdays, January 11-February 15, 11am-noon
Solid physical balance is more than just being able to stand on one foot. Improving balance can prevent injuries, sharpen mental focus and relieve stress. In this 4-week yoga session, we will build body awareness and create a foundation for improving strength and stability. You may find that improving your physical balance can help you strike a balance in the other aspects of your life as well.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $72 (ID#: YPM-V) —

Yoga Philosophy: Conscious Living (Zoom Only) with Tracy

Thursdays, January 26-February 16, 7-8:30pm
"If there is no clarity of mind, if there is no purity of heart, your whole life remains full of confusion". Join Tracy for a guided study of Swami Rama's Conscious Living: a Guidebook for Spiritual Transformation. (Available in our bookstore and at other locations) In his clear and direct style, Swamiji will lead us through an understanding of our body, mind, thoughts and emotions, and how we repeatedly create pain and obstacles for ourselves by allowing unconscious habit patterns to direct our path. We will try to understand what it means to be free and to live with contentment and intention. Part of our class time will be devoted to the text and part to the practices that Swami Rama recommends in the appendices: Diaphragmatic breathing, Yoga Nidra, Agni Sara, and Sushumna application.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $65 (ID#: S08-V) —

February 

The Zen of Journal Making (In-Person Only) with Donna Stepien, MFA

Mondays, February 6-20, 5:30-7:30pm
Join artist and educator Donna Stepien for this series of journal/sketchbook/one-of-a-kind book making. This class is designed for you to use items that you may have at home, so you can continue to make your own journals with ease and without having to purchase many items. You will have the opportunity to practice with 'tools and methods of the trade' in case you would like to take your work a step further. You’ll practice mindful awareness as Donna guides you to make a sample of each of three simple book structures.
Paper and all necessary supplies will be provided for you to use during class, but if you have any ‘special’ papers, photographs, greeting cards, fabric, wallpaper, small decorative beads or even buttons, or tools (like your favorite scissors!) that you might like to use, you are welcome to bring those.

Cost: $80 for all three weeks / $40 for single class (If you would like to attend a single class, send us an email or call, and we will sign you up!) - Class fee includes materials. Fee: $80 (ID#: S10-ALL) —

Meditation Immersion (In-Person Only) with Donna

Saturday, February 11, 9:30am-12:30pm
The practice of meditation leads us to a more relaxed nervous system and peaceful mind. In this workshop, you will learn the essential elements of meditation that direct you to an experience of inner radiance and tranquility. We will cover developing healthy breathing, relaxation techniques, and cultivating pranic awareness. Whether you are an experienced meditator interested in refining your practice or just beginning, this workshop will support your inward journey. Fee: $40 (ID#: S11-P) —

Group Walk: Snowshoeing at Reinstein Woods with Kandy

Saturday, February 11, 1-3:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of snowshoeing at Reinstein Woods. Snowshoes can be rented at the on-site for $10 – you can also hike w/o them if you prefer. Please pre-register so that we can notify you via email if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.
Meeting Place: The Nature Center
Address: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - 93 Honorine Dr, Depew, NY 14043
Learn more about our location at: reinsteinwoods.org/
Cost: Donation Based (Donations will go towards HIB’s Chimney Repair Fund) Fee: $0 (ID#: S12) —

Yoga for Moods (Zoom Only) with Carissa

Saturday, February 25, 10am-noon
OAP BONUS CLASS! registration required
Yoga provides a holistic approach to mood and symptom management. Using a combination of gentle physical poses, mindful-breathing, and relaxation techniques, participants will feel more connected and balanced within the body and mind. A trauma-sensitive, person-centered approach will be utilized, and individual attention and modifications will be provided as needed. No prior yoga experience is required.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $20 (ID#: S13-V) —

Neck & Shoulder Stabilization: An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy View (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi, MS, E-RYT-500, AYT

Saturday, February 25, 10am-1pm
CEU TRAINING - Open to Yoga Teachers and Interested Students
Join Sarah to explore an expanded view of neck and shoulder stabilization. Topics include antagonist/agonist muscle pairs, vata subdoshas that influence the neck and shoulders (ayurveda), and how to support proper pranic flow in the space of the heart and throat chakras. Therapeutic sequences will be practiced with handouts to take home.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E81-P) —

Neck & Shoulder Stabilization: An Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy View (Zoom) with Sarah Guglielmi, MS, E-RYT-500, AYT

Saturday, February 25, 10am-1pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $55 (ID#: E81-V) —