Monday Group Meditation


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.


Outdoor Mindfulness: Taking Your Practice Outdoors with Donna and Susan

Friday, July 29, 10am-2pm
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 certified outdoor mindfulness guide, at one of Buffalo’s Olmsted treasures, Rumsey Woods in Delaware Park. The morning begins surrounded by trees with a guided yoga, relaxation, and meditation practice. After lunch, we will venture into the landscape meandering along the paths. 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. If we need to reschedule due to inclement weather, a notification will be sent via email and posted on our Facebook page.
Meeting place: Rumsey Road - Stone bathroom building (near the corners of Rumsey Rd, Delaware & Forest Ave). Bring a yoga mat, lunch, water, and a chair or blanket to sit on for lunch. Fee: $45 (ID#: S46) —


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)
EARLY BIRD: $299 – Register by September 15, 2022

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: $299 (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: $299 (ID#: VMT-P) —