Wellness

September 

Awakening Prana (In-Person) with Julia

Tuesdays, September 5-October 24, 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, September 5-October 24, 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) —

Stretch & Relax (In-Person) with Jackie

Tuesdays, September 5-October 24, 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, September 5-October 24, 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) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Tosca

Wednesdays, September 6-October 25, 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#: YGW9-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tosca

Wednesdays, September 6-October 25, 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#: YGW9-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with James

Wednesdays, September 6-October 11, 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 is the In-Person option
Fee: $72 (ID#: YGW5-P) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with James

Wednesdays, September 6-October 11, 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 is the In-Person option
Fee: $72 (ID#: YGW5-V) —

Gentle Yoga (In-Person) with Colleen

Thursdays, September 7-October 26, 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, September 7-October 26, 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, September 7-October 26, 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, September 7-October 26, 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 (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, September 8-October 27, 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#: YSS-P) —

Strong Seniors (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, September 8-October 27, 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#: YSS-V) —

Yin Yoga (In-Person) with Tracy

Fridays, September 8-October 27, 10-11:15am
The practice of Yin Yoga is a slow-paced method in which poses are held for extended periods of time with a focus on increasing circulation and energetic flow into joints, ligaments, and connective tissues.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $96 (ID#: YY-P) —

Yin Yoga (Zoom) with Tracy

Fridays, September 8-October 27, 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#: YY-V) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom Only) with Larry

Fridays, September 8-October 27, 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, September 11-October 30, 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) —

Balance Training (Zoom Only) with Stephanie

Wednesdays, September 13-October 18, 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#: YBT-V) —

Relaxation and Stress Management (In-Person Only) with Donna

Thursdays, September 14-October 5, 6-7:30pm
Embrace the season with a relaxed and focused mind. The yoga tradition offers a collection of useful tools for managing stress and reducing anxiety. Through relaxation, breathing practices and yoga, you can quiet your reactions to stressful events and lessen their impact on body and mind. Learn to awaken the calming force within you and to make peace with situations that challenge your inner life. Fee: $65 (ID#: S61) — CANCELED

Clearing the Path (Zoom Only) with Tracy Draksic, MA

Thursdays, September 21-October 26, 7-8:30pm
Join Tracy for an exploration of Clearing the Path – The Yoga Way to a Clear and Pleasant Mind: Patanjali, Neuroscience, and Emotion by Dr. Stephen Parker, PsyD., 2017. In the first part of this course, we will read and discuss chapters 1-6 which present the classic yoga view of the human mind and its correlation with discoveries in neuroscience. It is a marvel how the ancient seers were able to unravel something as sophisticated and complex as human consciousness with precision and insight. Modern science is now racing to catch up and explain these revelations, giving us a fascinating glimpse into who and what we really are. We will learn techniques to work with our own mind and emotions leading to increased peacefulness and hopefully, greater wisdom.
Part two of the course (January – February 2024) will go more deeply into practice where we can see ancient and modern theory at work in the laboratory of our heart and mind through journaling, energy expansion, meditation, and mantra.

Stephen Parker, PsyD. was initiated into the Himalayan Tradition in 1971. He is a senior teacher, teacher trainer, mantra initiator, and recently retired psychologist in private practice. To read more about the author of our text: CLICK.
Fee: $108 (ID#: CTP) —

Building Resilience in our Current Times (In-Person) with Julia

Saturday, September 30, 10am-1pm
Resilience is the ability of our body and mind to naturally shift and regulate with our experiences. Our practice together will involve building skills in breathing, movement, perspective-taking, and relaxation. Growing in our ability to respond to climate change, social unrest, and chronic ambivalence is a health crisis that we must meet as individuals to contribute to the health of humanity and the planet. The precariousness of our current life circumstances results from collective fear, anger, and greed. Meeting reality without bypass, engaging in self-stewardship through whole-ness oriented practices like yoga, and being in a life-giving community builds compassion, transforms suffering, and abates reactivity that can cause further stress, illness, and mental fatigue.
We will discuss the impact of healthy breathing, relaxation, and gentle meditation practices on our bodies and minds and how we can build these practices into our daily routine for resiliency and social engagement to improve the world around us.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $45 (ID#: S63-P) —

Building Resilience in our Current Times (Zoom) with Julia

Saturday, September 30, 10am-1pm

This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $45 (ID#: S63-V) —

October 

The Joy of Seeing the Creator in her Creation (In-Person) with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Friday, October 6, 7-8:30pm
Satsang
It is easy to allow our individual and collective consciousness to be gripped by forces of negativity. Living with fear, anger, and a feeling of separateness threatens the fundamental values we need to live a healthy, happy, peaceful, and prosperous life. Drawing from the wisdom of the ancient masters, Pandit Tigunait shares with you the knowledge and tools for how to restore the purity and vibrancy of the human spirit and bring forward our inherent power to see the beauty and joy of the Creator in Her Creation.
Bio:
Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link in the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor to Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As the author of numerous books, including Vishoka Meditation – The Yoga of Inner Radiance, Pandit Tigunait offers practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. For over 40 years, he has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader. You can view more of his teachings online at the Himalayan Institute Online.
This is the In-Person option
Fee: $25 (ID#: PRT23-P) —

The Joy of Seeing the Creator in her Creation (Zoom) with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Friday, October 6, 7-8:30pm

This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $25 (ID#: PRT23-V) —

The Mindful Cook - Autumn Harvest (In-Person Only) with Julia

Sunday, October 15, 10am-1pm
Being in the kitchen as the weather cools can be a cozy way to begin the transition into the winter months. Learn how to make the most of the autumn harvest with food preparation and seasonings that help maximize nutrient absorption and cleansing of certain organ systems. There will be a soup, legume, and vegetable demonstration (and eating!). We will discuss fall routines that help regulate sleep cycles, energy balance, and digestive power and take time to share our meal in a comfortable setting with tea and suggested inspirational readings. Fee: $45 (ID#: S65) —

Group Walk: Royalton Ravine Ramble with Kandy

Saturday, October 21, 10am-noon
Located just off Gasport Road in Lewiston, this 146-acre park is rich in history and sights! We will take a short hike of 2.5 miles, in and out, with a swinging footbridge to a small waterfall through a pleasant, quiet wooded valley. Wear appropriate shoes, bring water and a snack.
Park Address: 4662 Gasport Rd, Gasport, NY 14067
Donation Based: $5-$10 suggested donation.
Fee: $0 (ID#: S66) —

Becoming a Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor – An Introduction (In-Person) with Lidia J Snyder, LMSW, RYT, TCTSY-F

Saturday, October 28, 9:30am-12:30pm
CEU - Open to All Yoga Teachers and Interested Students
Because traumatic experiences are widespread, yoga teachers can expect to have students in class who have survived trauma. This CEU workshop will help yoga teachers understand trauma in its many forms, how traumatic experience can be housed in the physical body, and how this can be addressed within the context of yoga in the safest manner. Traditional and trauma informed yoga approaches will be compared to assist teachers in cultivating a trauma informed experience for students.
Attention certified yoga instructors: this course qualifies for 3 hours of CE training with Yoga Alliance. Discounts may not be applied to CEU Trainings.

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $55 (ID#: E86-P) —

Becoming a Trauma Informed Yoga Instructor – An Introduction (Zoom) with Lidia J Snyder, LMSW, RYT, TCTSY-F

Saturday, October 28, 9:30am-12:30pm

This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Fee: $55 (ID#: E86-V) —

November 

HIBuffalo’s Fall Getaway Weekend

Friday, November 10 – Sunday, November 12

Join your friends from HI Buffalo for an unforgettable weekend at the Institute's main campus and retreat center in Honesdale, PA. De-stress and rejuvenate in this picturesque setting in the heart of the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. Enjoy lectures, yoga classes, and meditation in the Sri Vidya shrine. Hike the trails at the Institute's beautiful 400-acre campus or enjoy ayurvedic treatments, massage, or integrative health consultations at our PureRejuv Wellness Center. Nourishing vegetarian meals and a community supportive of your health and wellness await you during this three-day/two-night getaway.

Visit our Retreat Page for more information and to register.