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.

October 

Vishoka Meditation Course: Support and Structure to Transform Your Personal Meditation Practice (Zoom) with Sarah Guglielmi and Julia Kress

Wednesdays, October 12 – December 14; 6:30-8:30pm

Imagine a life free from pain and sorrow and infused with joy and tranquility. The ancient yogis called this state Vishoka, and they insisted that we all can reach it, even in the midst of a highly chaotic world.

How do we do it? We train our mind to stay focused on what we can control. We design our meditation practice, our yoga lifestyle, and our worldview to support our evolution towards Vishoka.

The Vishoka Meditation® Course is the official companion to Pandit Rajmani 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 complete practice of Vishoka Meditation. Learn each step systematically, while you build your practice at home in between sessions. The Vishoka Meditation system expands on the 5-Step meditation process you know from the Himalayan Tradition. It will help you take your practice to the next level, and is designed for students of all proficiencies, from those just beginning, to experienced meditators and yoga teachers.

Cost: $349 (Payment Plan Offered)

Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for 20 CEU credits with Yoga Alliance. This course is a prerequisite for the Vishoka Meditation Teacher Training Course offered through the Himalayan Institute headquarters in Honesdale, PA.

Check out our HIB Vishoka Meditation Course page!

This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. This is the ONLINE option

Fee: $349 (ID#: VMT-V) --


Vishoka Meditation Course: Support and Structure to Transform Your Personal Meditation Practice (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi & Julia Kress

Wednesdays, October 12-December 14, 6:30-8:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $349 (ID#: VMT-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom Only) with Sherri & Sapna

Mondays, October 31-December 12, 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) —

November 

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, November 1-December 13, 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, November 1-December 13, 10-11:15am

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

Stretch and Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, November 1-December 20, 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

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

Stretch and Relax (In-Person) with Jackie

Tuesdays, November 1-December 20, 4-5pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YSR-P) —

Morning Routine (Zoom Only) with Rosa

Wednesdays, November 2-December 21, 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: $80 (ID#: MR-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tosca

Wednesdays, November 2-December 21, 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 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#: Y1W9-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Tosca

Wednesdays, November 2-December 21, 10:30-11:30am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: Y1W9-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with James

Wednesdays, November 2-December 14, 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: $60 (ID#: YGW-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with James

Wednesdays, November 2-December 14, 5:30-6:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGW-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Colleen

Thursdays, November 3-December 22, 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 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#: YGR9-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Colleen

Thursdays, November 3-December 22, 10-11am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: YGR9-P) —

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, November 3-December 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 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: $60 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, November 3-December 15, 3:30-4:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $60 (ID#: YGR-P) —

Wise Warriors 1 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, November 4-December 23, 9:30-10:30am
Building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial from mid-life 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 “wise” yoga practice to maximize mobility and minimize risk.
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#: WW1-V) —

Wise Warriors 1 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, November 4-December 23, 9:30-10:30am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: WW1-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom Only) with Tracy

Fridays, November 4-December 23, 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: $70 (ID#: YGF-V) —

Wise Warriors 2 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, November 4-December 23, 11am-noon
Building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial from mid-life 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 “wise” yoga practice to maximize mobility and minimize risk.
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#: WW2-V) —

Wise Warriors 2 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, November 4-December 23, 11am-noon

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $70 (ID#: WW2-P) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom Only) with Larry

Fridays, November 4-December 23, 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) —

Yoga for Pain Management (Zoom Only) with Stephanie

Wednesdays, November 9-December 21, 11am-noon
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.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $60 (ID#: YPM-V) —

Journaling for the Heart (Zoom) with Tosca

Thursdays, November 10-December 8, 11am-noon
Journaling is a fun and creative way to explore issues in our lives, and at the same time open the door to personal insight. This four-week workshop will provide you with the space and time to reflect, write, and share. The workshop will include various writing exercises to help you better access and improve your writing experience. We will also explore what it means to open ourselves to telling our stories with authenticity. No special writing skills are required, just bring a journal and pen and get ready to write! This series is available in-person or online, though in-person attendance is recommended.
(please note: these classes are not recorded)
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $50 (ID#: S70-V) —

Journaling for the Heart (In-Person) with Tosca

Thursdays, November 10-December 8, 11am-noon

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $50 (ID#: S70-P) —

Holiday Deep Relaxation Series - OAP Bonus (Zoom Only) with Tracy

Sundays, November 27-December 18, 9-10:15am
The holidays are meant to be a joyful time for family, gift-giving, and spiritual reflection. Often, however, the hustle and bustle can leave us feeling tired and anxious. Join Tracy for four Sunday mornings of light stretching and an extra-long deep relaxation. We will be visiting some of our most beloved practices such as Yoga Nidra. Take some time out to enjoy the season more! If you cannot join us live, all sessions will be recorded.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $50 (ID#: S73) —

December 

Continuing Meditation (Zoom) with Donna

Thursdays, December 1-22, 6-7:30pm
This course is a continuation of the theory and practices from the Foundations of Meditation course. Deepen your experience of pranic sensitivity and an immersive state of mind as we continue to explore pranayama, relaxation, and breath aligned asana. In this course, you will learn the systematic techniques of Vishoka Meditation that will vitalize your personal practice. Prerequisite: Completion of HIB’s 4-week “Foundations of Meditation” course within the last two years.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $65 (ID#: S74-V) — CANCELED

Continuing Meditation (In-Person) with Donna

Thursdays, December 1-22, 6-7:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $65 (ID#: S74-P) — CANCELED

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 3 from 10am – 3pm
Step away from the hustle and bustle and into our serene space. The Bookstore & Gift shop will be open on Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 10am-3pm for holiday shopping. Enjoy light refreshments and take a tour of our historic building. We have great gift ideas for the yoga and meditation practitioners in your life including classes, props, books, and unique gift items. Gift certificates are available in any denomination.
Please pre-register. Come anytime!
Fee: $0 (ID#: HOH) --


Sacred Nourishment: The Practice of Asana, Pranayama, and Vishoka Meditation (Zoom) with Sarah

Sunday, December 4, 9:30am-12:30pm
Take a break from the holidaze, and join Sarah for a morning of discussion and practice. Vishoka is the experience of abiding joy and nourishment that arises from within – A state free from any trace of fear, doubt, or anger. We get glimpses of this state when we practice yoga and meditation and can deepen our experience by understanding and applying the Vishoka Meditation process. After reviewing the Vishoka Meditation process, enjoy a 2-hour practice designed to unwind from deep tension, connect to your inner strength, and experience the nourishment of the sacred within. Practice will include breath-aligned asana, pranic hub activation, the flow of awareness relaxation, aharana and samikarana pranayama, and seated meditation.
Suggested Reading: Vishoka Meditation by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait.
Attention Yoga Teachers: This course qualifies for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E80-V) —

Sacred Nourishment: The Practice of Asana, Pranayama, and Vishoka Meditation (In-Person) with Sarah

Sunday, December 4, 9:30am-12:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E80-P) —

The Reason for the Season – Practice, Contemplation and Joyful Meditation (Zoom) with Julia

Saturday, December 10, 10am-12:15pm
Deepen your appreciation for the inward oriented influence of the winter season by hearing from great authors and practitioners from various traditions on the benefits of contemplation and refining inner perspectives. We will practice yoga in all forms: asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, as well as discuss the tenets of self-study (svadhyaya), commitment to practice (tapas), and trustful surrender (Ishvara Pranidhana) in the context of seasonal reflection.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.

This is the ONLINE option

Fee: $30 (ID#: S71-V) —

The Reason for the Season – Practice, Contemplation and Joyful Meditation (In-Person) with Julia

Saturday, December 10, 10am-12:15pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $30 (ID#: S71-P) —

Group Walk – Forest Lawn Cemetery with Kandy

Saturday, December 10, 10am-noon
Enjoy a friend-filled stroll throughout the 269 acres of historic Forest Lawn Cemetery. With over 3,500 trees representing more than 100 species, this vibrant arboretum is a picturesque blend of nature and sculptural art: wide roads and an easy walk. Bring your binoculars if you like to zoom in on the wildlife. Please pre-register – notification will be sent via email if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.
ADDRESS: 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209
Meeting place: Delaware parking lot at the corner of Delaware Ave. and West Delevan
Donation Based Fee: $0 (ID#: S75) —

200-hour YTT Q&A (Zoom) with Staff

Tuesday, December 13, 7-8pm
Meet our yoga teacher training faculty and get your questions answered! Fee: $0 (ID#: QAdec) —

January 

200-hour YTT Q&A (Zoom) with Staff

Tuesday, January 10, 7-8pm
Meet our yoga teacher training faculty and get your questions answered! Fee: $0 (ID#: QAjan) —