Wellness

July 

Yoga in “The Meadow” at Silo City (Two Saturdays!)

with Julia & HIB Staff
Saturdays, July 9 and July 16; 10am-12pm
In-Person
There's a magical place in Buffalo that reminds us of nature's resilience, human ingenuity, and just how inspiring our surroundings can be. This year, we'll be there two weeks in a row! It is a short walk from the parking area to the Meadow, where we will enjoy an all-level yoga practice beneath the mighty poplar, followed by a walking meditation. Each week will include a discussion on ecology and mindful living, honoring our essential being and relationship with the natural world. Please bring your yoga mat, towel, and/or travel chair (if you would like access to seating).
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: Rigidized Metals - Design Center Parking lot: 658 Ohio St, Buffalo, NY 14203

July 9 at Silo City: Fee: $20 (ID: S40)
Fee: $20 (ID#: S40) --


July 16 at Silo City: Fee: $20 (ID: S41)
Fee: $20 (ID#: S41) --


BOTH Saturdays (July 9 & 16): Fee: $35 (ID: S42)
Fee: $35 (ID#: S42) --



Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Sherri & Sapna

Mondays, July 11-August 22, 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) —

Stretch and Relax (Zoom) with Jackie

Tuesdays, July 12-August 23, 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, July 12-August 23, 4-5pm

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

Awakening Prana (Zoom) with Julia

Tuesdays, July 12-August 23, 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, July 12-August 23, 10-11:15am

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

Therapeutic Yoga: Strengthen Your Back (Zoom) with Stephanie

Wednesdays, July 13-August 24, 11am-noon
The health of your spine is reflected in the way you sit, stand, and move; in the way you breathe; and, in the way you think and feel. Learn simple movements and exercises to keep your spine fit and flexible. Strengthening spinal muscles will improve your posture and help you feel capable of meeting life’s inner and outer challenges.
*no class Aug. 3
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#: YBT-V) —

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Colleen & Staff

Thursdays, July 14-August 25, 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 & Staff

Thursdays, July 14-August 25, 10-11am

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

Adaptive Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Thursdays, July 14-August 25, 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: $70 (ID#: YGR-V) —

Adaptive Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Thursdays, July 14-August 25, 3:30-4:30pm

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

Wise Warriors (Zoom) with Cathy

Fridays, July 15-August 26, 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#: WW-V) —

Wise Warriors (In-Person) with Cathy

Fridays, July 15-August 26, 11am-noon

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

Gentle Yoga (Zoom) with Tracy

Fridays, July 15-August 26, 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) —

Yoga for Parkinson's (Zoom) with Larry

Fridays, July 15-August 26, 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) —

Mindfulness in Nature: Hike to the Eternal Flame: Chestnut Ridge Park with Kandy

Sunday, July 17, 9:30-11:30am
This morning’s hike will take us along the gorge to the “eternal flame” that flickers within a small cave beneath a trickling waterfall. This is a more difficult hike, so please wear sturdy shoes (no flip-flops!), pack water, and bring trekking poles or a walking stick if you have them. Some slight elevations and erupting tree roots. It’s a short hike to the flame (approx. one-mile round trip), but we can add additional hiking time by going on part of the orange trail.
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: Casino parking lot; we will then drive to the trailhead. Address: 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, OP, NY 14127
Fee: $0 (ID#: S44) —

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) —

August 

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

Saturday, August 6, 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, August 6, 10am-1pm

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

Finding Wholeness: A Multi-Faceted View of Healing and Yoga (Zoom) with Julia

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8:30pm
A healing schematic has been laid down throughout the ages drawing from Buddhism, Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, and present-day psychology. Methods and techniques for finding relief from suffering and establishing a different relationship with our current reality have been proposed by all of these traditions. We will explore how this process might assist us in clarifying and moderating our relationship with difficult emotions, thoughts, and sensations. This is part lecture/discussion and part practicum. Practice will consist of movement, breath awareness, relaxation, and meditation.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.

This is the ONLINE option
Fee: $25 (ID#: S47-V) —

Finding Wholeness: A Multi-Faceted View of Healing and Yoga (In-Person) with Julia

Wednesday, August 10, 6:30-8:30pm

This is the In-Person option
Fee: $25 (ID#: S47-P) —