Wellness

September 

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, September 6-October 25, 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, September 6-October 25, 10-11:15am

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

Stretch and Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, September 6-October 18, 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: $70 (ID#: YSR-V) —

Stretch and Relax (In-Person) with Jackie

Tuesdays, September 6-October 18, 4-5pm

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

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Colleen

Thursdays, September 8-October 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.
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#: YGR9-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Colleen

Thursdays, September 8-October 27, 10-11am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: YGR9-P) —

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, September 8-October 27, 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: $80 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, September 8-October 27, 3:30-4:30pm

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

Wise Warriors 1 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, September 9-28, 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: $80 (ID#: WW1-V) —

Wise Warriors 1 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, September 9-October 28, 9:30-10:30am

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: WW1-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom Only) with Tracy

Fridays, September 9-October 28, 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: $80 (ID#: YGF-V) —

Wise Warriors 2 (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, September 9-28, 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: $80 (ID#: WW2-V) —

Wise Warriors 2 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, September 9-October 28, 11am-noon

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $80 (ID#: WW2-P) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom Only) with Larry

Fridays, September 9-October 28, 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-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom Only) with Sherri & Sapna

Mondays, September 12-October 24, 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) —

Introduction to Homeopathy for Yoga Practitioners – 4-week series (Zoom Only) with Dr. Arup Bhattacharya, PhD, DHM

Tuesdays, September 13-October 4, 6-9pm
Available as a Live-Stream on Zoom or as a post-class recording
This seminar will provide an overview of the homeopathic medicines that can be used to heal and strengthen your pranic body, thereby helping your whole being to operate in unison – one of the goals of yoga. Learn how to apply remedies to ease energy blockages that hinder you physically, emotionally and spiritually, thus freeing your vital force and flow of consciousness. In addition to learning basic homeopathic applications for common physical ailments and injuries, this course will show you how to incorporate homeopathy for self-care and creative fulfillment. Students will leave with a better understanding of how to unravel energy blockages that can hinder spiritual growth and how to further their overall wellness.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $120 (ID#: S50-V) —

Morning Routine (Zoom Only) with Rosa

Wednesdays, September 14-October 26, 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: $70 (ID#: MR-V) —

Tension Relief for the Neck and Shoulders (Zoom Only) with Stephanie

Wednesdays, September 14-October 19, 11am-noon
Tension in the neck and shoulders can cause a variety of problems, including headaches, limited range of movement, and poor posture. Yoga stretches can relieve stiffness, create balanced strength, and maintain suppleness. By easing physical tension, mental relief follows. The series of movements taught in this session can be practiced daily to sustain tension relief.
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#: YNS-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with James

Wednesdays, September 14-October 26, 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: $60 (ID#: YGW-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with James

Wednesdays, September 14-October 26, 5:30-6:30pm

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

October 

Power and Grace: A Vinyasa and Pranayama Practice (In-Person Only) with Kerry

Saturday, October 1, 9-10:30am
Designed to cultivate energy, strength and inner focus, this experienced level class will devote particular attention to the energetic alignment between body and breath through dynamic sequences of postures (vinyasa) and pranayama techniques.
As space allows, walk-ins are welcome at a fee of $20. Fee: $15 (ID#: S57-P) — CANCELED

Nature Walk at Buckhorn Island State Park with Kandy

Saturday, October 8, 10am-noon
This trail runs along the Niagara River with great views of the city. It is an easy walk of about 4 miles. At the end of the trail, there is an osprey stand; with any luck, we might have a sighting! Please register so that we can notify you via email if we need to cancel due to inclement weather.
Park Address: 5805 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
Meet at: East-West Park Road - Woods Creek Trail entrance.
Donation based. $10 suggested donation
Fee: $0 (ID#: S58) —

Strength of Heart: Sequencing for the Chest, Shoulders, and Neck (Zoom) with Sarah Guglielmi, MS, E-RYT-500, AYT

Saturday, October 15, 10am-1pm
CEU – Open to Teachers and Interested Students
Yoga practice is a continual exploration of the mind/body connection. The physical ease and emotional strength of our heart can be supported by our asana practice. Specifically, asana elements that develop strength and stability in the chest, shoulders, and neck regions of the body. Join Sarah to explore common muscle imbalances of the upper body, and how they can be better addressed by first understanding the relationship between agonist/antagonist muscle pairs in this area. Then, we’ll apply this knowledge to create sub-sequences you can use as stand-alone therapeutic practices, or to integrate into a traditional practice.
This course qualifies for three 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#: E78-V) —

Strength of Heart: Sequencing for the Chest, Shoulders, and Neck (In-Person) with Sarah Guglielmi, MS, E-RYT-500, AYT

Saturday, October 15, 10am-1pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E78-P) —

Poconos Getaway Weekend with HIBuffalo

Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23.
Join your friends from HI Buffalo for a very special weekend at the Institute’s main campus and retreat center in Honesdale, PA. De-stress and rejuvenate in this picturesque setting located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Nourishing vegetarian meals and a community supportive of your health and wellness are waiting for you during this three-day/two-night getaway.
COST: $108 + accommodations
CLICK HERE to make your reservation today.