Workshops & Events

Wed., Mar. 1 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Yoga and Mandalas: A Relaxing, Creative Approach to Well-Being
Nina Priya David, M.A., E-RYT 500

Discover how Yoga and mandalas work together to improve focus, awareness, and memory. Be inspired by examples of various mandalas (ritualistic symbols found in nature and world spirituality). Following some gentle Yoga practices based on ... more >>

Thurs., Mar. 2 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Nada Yoga: Tools for Self-Healing with Sound and Voice
Joule L’Adara, M.F.A.

Discover the power of your own, specially calibrated sound healing instrument: your voice. You’ll practice a series of vocal asana, where you will learn how to work gently and effectively with vocal energy to send vibrations ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 4 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Neurogenic Yoga: Tremor to Release Trauma
Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

Neurogenic Yoga is a revolutionary new integrative technique in trauma healing and stress reduction that combines Yoga asana and pranayama with SITT (Self-Induced Therapeutic Tremors). Those tremors are a natural response of the body and ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 4–25 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Becca Pulliam

Working weekly with the same teacher, who will welcome questions and personally assist you, you’ll become comfortable with all of the poses in the Level I class, as well as deep relaxation, Yogic breathing, and meditation. The ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 4 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Swami Asokananda

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Swami Asokananda, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 4 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Drum Circle: Healing, Sacred, and Fun
Steve and Theresa Arula

Come join us for a meditative drum circle to bring the community together in sharing healing sound vibrations. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. If you wish, you may bring your own percussive instruments. Drums and other ... more >>

Sun., Mar. 5 • 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Chakras, Yoga, and Reiki: An In-Depth Exploration
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, T.R.M.

In Indian thought, the chakras are the seven centers of spiritual power in the human body. In Japanese, the term reiki means universal life energy. Reiki is a modality that activates the natural healing processes of the body, restoring ... more >>

Sun., Mar. 5 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Kirtan and Storytelling
NYC Family Kirtan

Send winter on its way with a Bhakti Yoga Kirtan experience! NYC Family Kirtan will warm hearts and bodies with simple call-and-response chanting. We invite friends to celebrate the joy of Divine Spirit with Kirtan and a good story. All ... more >>

Tues., Mar. 7 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing: A Journey Through the Chakras
Tara Dhyani Purswani and Laksmi Scalise

Ease your body and balance your nervous system by awakening to your senses. Rejuvenate yourself through a Restorative Yoga sequence, focusing on each of the seven chakras, to increase pranic flow. The Restorative Yoga teacher Dhyani ... more >>

Wed., Mar. 8 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Thurs., Mar. 9 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Focus on Feet: Your Support and Your Connection
Madhavan, RYT 500

In this workshop you will learn how to stretch and strengthen your feet and ankles, adjust your alignment, and create a stable base for asana. Raise your awareness of the foundation of your body to keep feet and ankles supple and strong, ... more >>

Thurs., Mar. 9 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Accessible Yoga Conference FREE Information Session
Rudra, Taravati, and Brina

Integral Yoga New York is excited to host the first Accessible Yoga Conference NYC, May 19‒21. Join members of the planning team to learn more about the conference, which will have more than 26 presenters, including Matthew Sanford, ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 11 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Laughter and Sound Healing Meditation: Bring a Joyful Element to Your Practice
Swami Nadabrahmananda

Call-and-response chanting, playfully therapeutic laughter-cises, and transportive music, sound, and light language will support your deeper relaxation and self-healing meditation. You will be immersed in ancient gong tones and voice ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 11 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Integrative Strategies for Healthy Aging: Reset Your Biological Age
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Come learn the latest strategies for maintaining your optimal health and strength through your 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. This workshop will focus on functional methods for slowing down the aging process through evidence-supported ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 11 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Padmasri Pamela Young

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructors to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a videotaped talk by ... more >>

Sun., Mar. 12 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Spa Day for Women: Relax, Rejuvenate, and Support IYI
Chandra/Jo Sgammato and Laksmi Scalise

Treat yourself to a full-day nurturing experience that has become a beloved Integral Yoga tradition. Yoga, meditation, a yummy vegetarian lunch, personal massage treatments, a 10% discount at the Integral Yoga Shop, and more will make ... more >>

Mon., Mar. 13 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Tues., Mar. 14 • 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Yoga and the Fascial System Part I: Connect with Your Connective Tissue
Leslie Daley, M.F.A., RYT 500, OTR/L

What is fascia? This long-overlooked matrix is the tissue that holds us together, supporting all structures of the body from head to toe in a three-dimensional, uninterrupted web. In its healthy state, fascia has the ability to stretch ... more >>

Tues., Mar. 14–28 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Explore the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Asokananda

Integral Yoga New York's president Swami Asokananda shares insights based on his lifelong study of one of Yoga's most sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita offers guidance for the soul struggling to know itself and its place in the world. Come ... more >>

Wed., Mar. 15 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation I Workshop: How to Meditate
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

This popular workshop, taught by certified Integral Yoga meditation instructor Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, provides a complete overview of the practice of meditation. You'll receive instruction in and then the experience of various meditation ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 18 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage: Learn to Give a 20-Minute Massage
Renée Rice

Learn about Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage and see whether you are interested in pursuing certification as a practitioner. The workshop includes a hands-on opportunity to learn how to give a 20-minute massage by practicing Thai Yoga ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Mar. 18–19 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level I Training: 2-Day Course
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, T.R.M.

Reiki is a spiritual discipline as well as a hands-on, non-manipulative method of natural energy work. It is an effective stress reducer, giving the client and the practitioner a sense of calm, inner strength, and support while cleansing ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 18 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Rev. Lila Lucy Nelson

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Rev. Lila Lucy Nelson, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through ... more >>

Mon., Mar. 20 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Mon., Mar. 20 • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Spring Equinox Gong Bath: Refresh and Renew with Healing Vibrations
Gong Masters certified by Gong Master Don Conreaux

If you haven’t yet experienced the sheer vibrational joy of a gong bath at Integral Yoga, give yourself that gift this spring. As nature awakens, revitalize your own energy and optimism as you lie on the floor of the Lotus Room at ... more >>

Tues., Mar. 21 • 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Yoga and the Fascial System Part II: Yoga, Myofascial Release, and Self-Care
Leslie Daley, M.F.A., RYT 500, OTR/L

Cost: $35You might think the most important element of healthy tissue is flexibility—the more, the better. In fact, many Yoga injuries are caused by repetitive overstretching around stuck, restricted tissue or old injuries. How do ... more >>

Tues., Mar. 14–28 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 3/21/2017

Explore the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Asokananda

Integral Yoga New York's president Swami Asokananda shares insights based on his lifelong study of one of Yoga's most sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita offers guidance for the soul struggling to know itself and its place in the world. Come ... more >>

Wed., Mar. 22 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Tibetan Singing Bowls: Mind, Body, Spirit Detox, and Realignment
Master Satya Brat

Experience the deepest level of peace and calm. Clear your energetic mind-body of negativities that cause pain, anxiety, and physical, emotional, and financial blocks. Realign yourself to your Divine matrix of perfection and wholeness. ... more >>

Thurs., Mar. 23 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Fasting and Detoxification: A Time-Honored Tradition
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Learn about detoxification and fasting methods, using water, juices, and specific foods, nutrients, and herbs to detoxify the system as you discover the physiological and psychological benefits of fasting and the best ways to begin, ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Mar. 25–26 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Tibetan Bowls Sound Healing Training: The Ultimate Medicine for Body, Mind and Spirit: 2-Day Level 1 Course
Master Satya Brat

 Integral Yoga Institute is proud to partner with the International Academy of Sound Healing and its founder, Master Satya Brat, to offer Tibetan Bowls Sound Healing Training. This low-cost therapy without negative side effects can ... more >>

Sat., Mar. 25 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Laksmi Scalise, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Mon., Mar. 27 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Mon., Mar. 27 • 6:15–7:45 p.m.

Yoga and Gong: Practice to Healing Vibrations
Chandra/Jo Sgammato and Laksmi Scalise

While Chandra leads you in a multilevel Integral Yoga class, Laksmi will sound the gong. Together, they will invoke the timeless Hatha practice of Sri Swami Satchidananda and Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux’s universal teachings of ... more >>

Tues., Mar. 14–28 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 3/28/2017

Explore the Bhagavad Gita: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Asokananda

Integral Yoga New York's president Swami Asokananda shares insights based on his lifelong study of one of Yoga's most sacred texts. The Bhagavad Gita offers guidance for the soul struggling to know itself and its place in the world. Come ... more >>

Wed., Mar. 29 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Thurs., Mar. 30 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Prenatal Teacher Training Open House
Beth Donnelly Caban and Lara Kohn Thompson

 Please join Beth and Lara for an informal info session where we'll answer any questions you have about the training, and share with you information about requirements, curriculum, schedule, and more. We hope to see you ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 1 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Healing Before and After Drugs and Surgery: Complementary Practices
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Explore the nutrients that can make your tissues stronger and potentially prevent the need for specific and common surgeries, such as those for knees, back, heart, and hips. Certain nutrients benefit particular tissues and can help to ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 1 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Sumati Karen Bates

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Sumati Karen Bates, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Sun., Apr. 2 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Knee Care and Yoga: Protecting the Body’s Most Vulnerable Joint
Madhavan, RYT 500

Learn to protect your knees with proper alignment, and build strength to stabilize the joint. Find out how to use Yoga effectively in treating knee conditions, dealing with pain, and recovering from injury. Includes Yoga: All Levels more >>

Sun., Apr. 2 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Kids Kirtan
David Newman (Durga Das)

David Newman (Durga Das) will gather with the children and sing devotional Indian chants (Kirtan) in an uplifting, spirited, and playful way. The kids will enjoy singing and dancing and learning new mantras in a fun, inviting, and ... more >>

Mon., Apr. 3–24 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Jayadevi

Working weekly with the same teacher, who will welcome questions and personally assist you, you’ll become comfortable with all of the poses in the Level I class, as well as deep relaxation, Yogic breathing, and meditation. The ... more >>

Mon., Apr. 3 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Yoga of Breath: Pranayama for Beginners
Rashmi Galliano, E-RYT 500

Many people believe that breathing practices are even more beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit than asana are. In this workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of Yogic breathing techniques. The basic pranayama techniques done in the ... more >>

Wed., Apr. 5 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Wed.–Sun., Apr. 5–9 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage 2: 5-Day Intensive
Renée Rice

This course teaches you new postures and presents case studies in order to customize the massage for a more profound therapeutic effect. You will also learn how to perform an expanded three-hour Thai Yoga Massage; customize the 90-minute ... more >>

Fri., Apr. 7 • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Cosmic Sound Bath: Healing on the Deepest Level
Laksmi Scalise and Lois Harrison

All things alive vibrate. Allow yourself to be immersed in the healing sounds and vibrations of sacred gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, Native American flutes, percussion, and other world instruments. Experience the deepest level of ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 8 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Heal the Fractures That Block Peace and Harmony: Discover the Benevolent Universe
Rev. Jaganath Carrera

To realize Yoga’s promise to bring wholeness and harmony, we need to make the journey beyond the surface meaning of Yoga’s principles and practices. Follow it to a new vision of life, a reality that can heal inner wounds and ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 8 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Swami Asokananda

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Swami Asokananda, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Mon., Apr. 10 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 15 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Passover Satsang
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Passover is a major Jewish spring festival; it commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. The holiday lasts for eight days, starting from the full moon in the Hebrew month of Nisan. At this Satsang, Rev. Sam ... more >>

Mon., Apr. 17 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Tues., Apr. 18 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.

Slow, Still, and Deep: A Mindful, Restful Asana Practice
Swami Asokananda

Most Hatha Yoga reflects a bias toward the “ha,” or heating solar energies, rather than the “tha,” or cooling lunar energies. The focus here will be on practicing asana in a way that will help you “chill ... more >>

Wed., Apr. 19 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Thurs., Apr. 20 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Meditation I Workshop: How to Meditate
Nina Priya David, M.A., E-RYT 500

This popular workshop, taught by certified Integral Yoga meditation instructor Nina Priya Ma David, provides a complete overview of the practice of meditation. You'll receive instruction in and then the experience of various meditation ... more >>

Thurs., Apr. 20 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Yoga and Gong: Practice to Healing Vibrations
Chandra/Jo Sgammato and Laksmi Scalise

While Chandra leads you in a multilevel Integral Yoga class, Laksmi will sound the gong. Together, they will invoke the timeless Hatha practice of Sri Swami Satchidananda and Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux’s universal teachings of ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 22 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Understanding Your Ayurvedic Constitution: The Key to a Vibrant Life
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

How do environment and food affect health? How can you stay healthy despite all the changes in life? Understanding your elemental makeup through Ayurveda is the key to a vibrant life. This potent ancient science treats individuals on the ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 22 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

The Tantric Heart Across Many Traditions: Access Unconditional Love
James Reho, Ph.D, M.Div., RYT 200

Drawing from Yogic and tantric physiology as well as from Hindu, Jewish, and Christian mysticism, this workshop will examine the meaning of the heart as a center of sacred encounter in the East and the West. Enhanced by music and ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 22 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Earth Day Satsang
Nadiya Nottingham, RYT

In ancient Celtic teachings, the day was considered a prayer in itself. Simply to have a new day was a mark of holiness and good fortune. That is no longer just a quaint old notion. Every day right now is a form of energetic, even ... more >>

Sun., Apr. 23 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ayurveda for Yoga: Make Your Practice Personal
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Ayurveda and Yoga are ancient disciplines of balancing body, mind, and consciousness. These sister sciences are intimately connected both in philosophy and in their practical application. Ayurveda teaches the art of living in harmony ... more >>

Sun., Apr. 23 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Shamanic Womb Healing Ceremony, Song, and Water Prayer
Nadiya Nottingham, RYT, and Jeanny Tsai

By transforming old wounds to strengthen our female warrior selves, we become community healers. When unexplored, past events can leave a scar or an emotional hurt that you may have difficulty addressing. Through a meditation and a ... more >>

Sun., Apr. 23–May 7 • 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Meditation Course: 3-Week Immersion
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

For anyone new to meditation, as well as those who wish to enhance or strengthen their practice, the certified meditation instructor Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz guides the practice of five meditation techniques in depth. The experience will ... more >>

Mon., Apr. 24 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Wed., Apr. 26 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Thurs., Apr. 27 • 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Finding Joy in Challenging Times: Tools and Insights
Nayaswami Pranaba

Changes in one’s environment, finances, career, and family situation can bring stress and challenge to our lives. This class will provide valuable tools and insights that may help you deal with the difficulties of life. These tools ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Apr. 29–30 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level II Training: 2-Day Course
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, T.R.M.

Learn three powerful Reiki symbols. The empowerment symbol helps to focus the energy, to protect, and to break through blockages. The balance symbol enhances and supports mental balance and emotional well-being. The distance symbol sends ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Financial Awareness for Women: Manifesting the Feminine Spirit of Abundance
Claire Kinsella Holtje

This workshop is for any woman who has felt challenges regarding her finances. In today's world, the responsibilities of women are great. Whether you are a woman living independently, are recently divorced, or are married, you will learn ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Discovering the Supreme Light: Your Personal Journey to Permanent Joy
Daniel Bellone

Discover a deeper connection with your own, personal Divine, and have a direct experience of the Supreme Light through devotion. This program includes teachings, meditation, contemplation, Sanskrit mantras, and chanting. You will receive ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Yoga for Men: Benefit Your Body and Mind
Sudama

More than twice as many women as men currently practice Yoga, and the majority of Yoga teachers are women. That doesn’t mean that Yoga isn’t so important for the male body and soul. The popular Integral Yoga teacher Sudama ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Swami Chidananda

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Swami Chidananda, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Sun., Apr. 30 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Yoga, Music, and Tea: An Infusion of Good Vibrations
Lakshmi Pidel and Matt Tavisha Fass

Come journey through the senses in a class designed to relax and revive you completely. Lakshmi’s Yoga sequence unfolds to Matt’s modern approach to guitar, interweaving jazz, pop, folk, looping, and swells, all blended ... more >>

Mon., May 1 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Mon., May 1 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Help for Hamstrings: Lengthen and Strengthen
Madhavan, RYT 500

Pulling a hamstring hurts! In this workshop you will identify the action of your hamstrings and learn to use antagonist muscle pairs to facilitate stretch, engage the quadriceps to lengthen with strength, use restorative practices to ... more >>

Thurs., May 4–25 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Tim Satyam Groen

Working weekly with the same teacher, who will welcome questions and personally assist you, you’ll become comfortable with all of the poses in the Level I class, as well as deep relaxation, Yogic breathing, and meditation. The ... more >>

Thurs., May 4 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Laughter and Sound Healing Meditation: Bring a Joyful Element to Your Practice
Swami Nadabrahmananda

Call-and-response chanting, playfully therapeutic laughter-cises, and transportive music, sound, and light language will support your deeper relaxation and self-healing meditation. You will be immersed in ancient gong tones and voice ... more >>

Sat., May 6 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Caring for the Pelvic Floor: Strengthen, Coordinate, Relax
Leslie Daley, M.F.A., RYT 500, OTR/L

It is a myth that pelvic floor strengthening is the only way to prevent pelvic floor issues. We need a strong but supple pelvic floor that supports a range of movements, including standing, lifting, and coughing. Develop an understanding ... more >>

Sat., May 6 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Four Locks and Four Keys: Unlock Your Happiness
Swamini Sri Lalitambika Devi

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali names maitri, friendship, as one of four virtues that bring ease to our lives. Friendship awakens happiness, so how do we cultivate deeper connection with one another? In this workshop, we’ll share new ... more >>

Sat., May 6 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Master Class: A Century’s Worth of Wisdom
Tao Porchon-Lynch, E-RYT 500

Tao Porchon-Lynch brings more than 98 years of life experience to her teaching, sharing inspiring stories from her childhood in India and years of study with many of India’s Yoga masters. Combining the use of bandhas, pranayama, ... more >>

Sat., May 6 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Nina Priya David, M.A., E-RYT 500

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Nina Priya David, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Sun., May 7 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Mindfulness Practices Through Storytelling
Yoga with Nitya

Enjoy Yoga through storytelling filled with original songs and characters to engage your body, breath, and imagination. Our story will take us to Farmer Brown’s Farm, where we will engage in a breathing meditation with Yoga Nidra. ... more >>

Mon., May 8 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Mon., May 8 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Sun Salutation Workshop: Take It Apart and Put It Together
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Learn each position and transition in the sun salutation, with time to dissect it part by part and discover which modifications or versions work the best for you. This workshop involves discussion and practice. Please bring a notebook ... more >>

Tues., May 9 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Tirukkural: A Sacred Scripture Exploration
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Sri Swami Satchidananda based the teachings of Integral Yoga on three main scriptures from the East: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Tirukkural. The Tirukkural, or the Kural for short, is a classic Tamil sangam ... more >>

Wed., May 10 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Thurs., May 11 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Integrative Strategies for Weight/Fat Loss: Natural Solutions that Work
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Discover how to lose weight and keep it off for life. Finding the proper, healthy, functional amount of body fat for your dosha, or body type, involves several important factors. Learn how to use antiinflammatory antioxidants, fiber, ... more >>

Fri., May 12 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Shamanic Sound Journey: Recharge Your Energy
Dream Seed

Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment ... more >>

Sat., May 13 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Swami Chidananda

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Swami Chidananda, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Mon., May 15 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana—A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Mon., May 15 • 6:15–9:15 p.m.

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage: Learn to Give a 20-Minute Massage
Renée Rice

Learn about Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage and see whether you are interested in pursuing certification as a practitioner. The workshop includes a hands-on opportunity to learn how to give a 20-minute massage by practicing Thai Yoga ... more >>

Mon., May 15 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation I Workshop: How to Meditate
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

This popular workshop, taught by certified Integral Yoga meditation instructor Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, provides a complete overview of the practice of meditation. You'll receive instruction in and then the experience of various meditation ... more >>

Tues., May 16 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Tirukkural: A Sacred Scripture Exploration
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Sri Swami Satchidananda based the teachings of Integral Yoga on three main scriptures from the East: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Tirukkural. The Tirukkural, or the Kural for short, is a classic Tamil sangam ... more >>

Wed., May 17 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson, RYT 500 and Deb Madhavi Matza, R.N.

Therapeutic Yoga is a practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. It combines Restorative Yoga (supported postures), Gentle Yoga, pranayama (breath work), hands-on healing, and guided meditation. Therapeutic ... more >>

Wed., May 17 • 6:00–8:00 p.m.

How to Stretch: Easy Practices
Sudama

Stretching is good for you, especially if you don’t practice Yoga. Stretching increases flexibility, lubricates joints, aids in digestion, helps you prevent injury, and increases the flow of oxygen and blood to the heart and ... more >>

Accessible Yoga Conference
Jivana Heyman, E-RYT 500

Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21, 2017Events take place at Integral Yoga Institute and other nearby venues. Schedule is available upon registration. Join the world’s leading adaptive Yoga teachers for a weekend of education, ... more >>

Sat., May 20 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Jyothi K. Watanabe

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Jyothi K. Watanabe, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Mon.–Thurs., May 22–25 • 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Accessible Yoga Training
Jivana Heyman, E-RYT 500

Join the Accessible Yoga Movement! Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focused on sharing Yoga with everyone. We offer Accessible Yoga conferences, a journal, and the Accessible Yoga Network. The Accessible ... more >>

Tues., May 23 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Tirukkural: A Sacred Scripture Exploration
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Sri Swami Satchidananda based the teachings of Integral Yoga on three main scriptures from the East: the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Tirukkural. The Tirukkural, or the Kural for short, is a classic Tamil sangam ... more >>

Tues., May 23 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Yoga and Gong: Practice to Healing Vibrations
Chandra/Jo Sgammato and Laksmi Scalise

While Chandra leads you in a multilevel Integral Yoga class, Laksmi will sound the gong. Together, they will invoke the timeless Hatha practice of Sri Swami Satchidananda and Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux’s universal teachings of ... more >>

Wed., May 24 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

What Happens After This Life?: Death According to the Bhagavad Gita
Swami Asokananda

For most of us, death is the ultimate scary thing. Besides the experience of physical pain, there is the uncertainty of what comes next. Will I still exist—a body, a mind, senses, personal identity? The Bhagavad Gita clearly ... more >>

Sat., May 27 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Women’s Health: Prevention and Care
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

This integrative workshop will cover some the most prevalent issues in women’s health. The goal is to establish functional health strategies using evidence-based nutrition, diet, and herbs. We will discuss hormonal health and ... more >>

Sat., May 27 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Two Swamis Satsang
Swamis Asokananda and Chidananda

The beloved Integral Yoga monks Swami Asokananda and Swami Chidananda bring together their considerable experiences to offer insights gleaned from decades on the spiritual path. Bring your questions and an open mind and heart ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Jun. 10–11 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level I Training: 2-Day Course
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, T.R.M.

Reiki is a spiritual discipline as well as a hands-on, non-manipulative method of natural energy work. It is an effective stress reducer, giving the client and the practitioner a sense of calm, inner strength, and support while cleansing ... more >>

Mon.–Fri., Jun. 26–30 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1: 5-Day Intensive
Sukha Wong

Learn the fundamental concepts, history, and philosophy of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system in which Thai Yoga Massage has its historical roots, along with practical methods of applying Ayurvedic knowledge to deepen the ... more >>

Mon.–Fri., Jun. 26–30 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage 3: 5-Day Intensive
Sukha Wong

Learn the fundamental concepts, history, and philosophy of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system in which Thai Yoga Massage has its historical roots, along with practical methods of applying Ayurvedic knowledge to deepen the ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Sept. 9–10 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level I Training: 2-Day Course
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, T.R.M.

Reiki is a spiritual discipline as well as a hands-on, non-manipulative method of natural energy work. It is an effective stress reducer, giving the client and the practitioner a sense of calm, inner strength, and support while cleansing ... more >>

Wed.–Sun., Sept. 13–17 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage 1: 5-Day Intensive
Renée Rice

The 5-Day Intensive is the first step toward the certification program in this healing art. You will learn a complete, full-body, one-and-a-half-hour massage; the training and knowledge to give a Thai Yoga Massage; the fundamentals of ... more >>

Mon.–Fri., Oct. 30–Nov. 3 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 2: 5-Day Intensive
Sukha Wong

Beginning with a complete review of the theory and techniques learned in Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1, you will learn how to perform an additional 60-minute Thai Yoga Massage according to a person’s body type; identify and massage 18 ... more >>

Mon.–Fri., Oct. 30–Nov. 3 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage 4: 5-Day Intensive
Sukha Wong

Beginning with a complete review of the theory and techniques learned in Thai Yoga Massage 3, you will learn how to perform an additional 60-minute Thai Yoga Massage according to a person’s body type; identify and massage 18 marma ... more >>

Sun., Nov. 12 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Neurogenic Yoga: Tremor to Release Trauma
Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

Neurogenic Yoga is a revolutionary new integrative technique in trauma healing and stress reduction that combines Yoga asana and pranayama with SITT (Self-Induced Therapeutic Tremors). Those tremors are a natural response of the body and ... more >>

Wed.–Sun., Nov. 15–19 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage 2: 5-Day Intensive
Renée Rice

This course teaches you new postures and presents case studies in order to customize the massage for a more profound therapeutic effect. You will also learn how to perform an expanded three-hour Thai Yoga Massage; customize the 90-minute ... more >>

Spring Program Guide

Yoga/Surf Retreat

April 1−8, 2017
Practice yoga with a lifetime yogi.
Practice surfing with a lifetime surfer.
2015 retreat Integral Yoga Vacation Retreats invites you to Playa Guiones in Nosara, Costa Rica with Swami Asokananda and Purusha John Donahoe.

For more information, contact Purusha at purusha@iyiny.org.

View the Brochure >>

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Read a YogaCity NYC interview with John Donahoe Surfing Yogi >>

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