Workshops & Events

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 >>

Thurs., Jun. 1 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: An Analysis of the Modern Study
Prem Sadasivananda

Please join Prem Sadasivananda, a scholar of Vedantic philosophy, Hindu scripture, and Sanskrit, in a lively and humorous lecture-discussion about the history and the perspective of the several translations of and commentaries on the ... more >>

Fri., Jun. 2 • 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Calling All Yin Yoga Teachers: Yin Yoga Teacher Training One-Day Tune In, Tune Up
Corina Benner

Join the esteemed Yin Yoga teacher trainer Corina Benner for a one-day YINtensive training. Our time together will include lecture, Q&A, work in pairs and small groups, and plenty of practice. Whether you are studying/practicing with ... more >>

Fri., Jun. 2 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga to Reveal Your Inner Joy: Get Past Discomfort to Be Home
Corina Benner

Yoga philosophy indicates that our essential nature is a luminous, radiant state of benevolence, peace, and joy. Through the process of identifying with external circumstances, experiencing the reality of impermanence, and feeling pulled ... more >>

Sat., Jun. 3 • 1:00–3:00 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., Jun. 3 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Men’s Dynamic Health: The Unique Challenges of the Male Body
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

This workshop will cover andropause and how to maintain correct hormone balance, how to build muscle and burn fat, how to develop sexual strength without pharmaceuticals by using Yoga asana and pranayama, and the application of nutrition ... more >>

Sat., Jun. 3 • 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 >>

Sun., Jun. 4 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Gong Bath for Kids
Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500

We can recognize immediately the healing power of a mother’s lullaby. Sound cultivates calm and enhances the attachment between parent and child. Join Laksmi’s gong session for a unique experience of bonding with your child ... more >>

Mon., Jun. 5 • 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., Jun. 5 • 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 >>

Mon., Jun. 5 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Restart Your New Year’s Resolutions: Did You Backslide?
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Spend an evening reviewing them, setting more or different intentions for the rest of the year, saying affirmations, and exploring skillful ways of implementing or adjusting your ... more >>

Tues., Jun. 6–27 • 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 >>

Tues., Jun. 6 • 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., Jun. 7–28 • 6:15–8:15 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
James Cancienne

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., Jun. 8 • 6:15–9:15 p.m.

Introduction to Ayurveda: The Traditional Medicine of India
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Ayurveda is the sister science to Yoga. Rich in history and of proven efficacy, it is the art of being synchronized with nature’s rhythms. This introductory workshop will familiarize you with Indian philosophy, the five elements, ... more >>

Thurs., Jun. 8 • 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.–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 >>

Sat., Jun. 10 • 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 >>

Tues., Jun. 6–27 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 6/13/2017

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 >>

Thurs., Jun. 15 • 6:30–9:30 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 >>

Fri., Jun. 16 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Yoga on the Dark Side of the Moon: Practice to a Classic!
Rashmi Galliano, E-RYT 500

Do you love Yoga? Do you love Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon? This Hatha class offers the opportunity to enjoy both together: a choreographed Hatha practice to Pink Floyd’s album Dark Side of the Moon followed by an IYI ... more >>

Sat., Jun. 17 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Agni, Ama, and Pancha Karma Mini-Retreat: The Cornerstones of Ayurveda
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Agni is the fire element or radiant energy that manifests in the body as temperature, digestive enzymes, amino acids, and all metabolic activity, right down to the metabolism of your thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Agni is a ... more >>

Sat., Jun. 17 • 10:30 a.m.–12:00 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., Jun. 17 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

HeartMath: Practical Skills to Enhance Well-Being and Joy
Jaymie Meyer,C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, C.W.P.

This program offers easy self-regulation and resilience-building practices that help individuals become more physiologically and emotionally balanced. You will learn how your response to events, interpersonal communication, and ... more >>

Sat., Jun. 17 • 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 ... more >>

Tues., Jun. 6–27 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 6/20/2017

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 >>

Tues., Jun. 20 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Summer Solstice Gong Bath: Sweet and Warm Vibrations
Kozmic Shamans

On the longest day of the year, when light abounds and your spirit is ready to celebrate the sultriness of summer, treat yourself to an evening filled with the sounds and vibrations of magnificent gongs to move you on your way to a ... more >>

Thurs., Jun. 22 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Yoga at Home: When You Can’t Make It to a Class
Nina Priya David, M.A., E-RYT 500

Sometimes you just can’t make it to a Yoga class, or you feel you don’t have time to practice Yoga. What to do? In this workshop, you will learn simple ways to bring the key teachings and benefits of Yoga into daily living. ... more >>

Fri.–Sat., Jun. 23–24 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai-Style Head Massage: 2-Day Workshop
Sukha Wong

A lot of people store tension in the neck area. Knowing how to massage the head, neck, and upper body is beneficial. Thai head massage is a popular treatment for the face, scalp, neck, shoulders, and upper back. A variety of massage ... more >>

Sat., Jun. 24 • 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 >>

Sun., Jun. 25 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Spa Day for Women: Relax, Rejuvenate, and Support IYI
Prakash 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.–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 >>

Mon., Jun. 26 • 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., Jun. 26 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation Without Frustration: Taking Your Meditation Practice to the Next Level
Swami Asokananda

Why make meditation stressful, one more difficult thing to do? Is there a more effective way to practice than trying to stop the thoughts? Can the practice help you to understand and deepen the connection to yourself? Can you keep your ... more >>

Tues., Jun. 6–27 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 6/27/2017

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 >>

Tues., Jun. 27 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Love, Transcendence, and Unity: Rumi’s Poetry and Swami Satchidananda’s Teachings
Haleh Liza and Nadiya Nottingham, RYT

Join us to hear mystical poems and messages from Persian, Celtic, and Yogic traditions. The musician, poet, and Rumi translator Haleh Liza will share new translations of Rumi, stories about his life and transformation, as well as chants ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 1 • 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., Jul. 3 • 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., Jul. 8–29 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Abhaya Warner, RYT 500

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., Jul. 8 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Guru Poornima Satsang: Honoring Swami Satchidananda
Swami Chidananda, Rudra, and Sumati

Guru Poornima is traditionally celebrated on the full moon day in July as a time to honor, recognize, and appreciate the spiritual teacher. If you have benefited over the past 50 years from the Integral Yoga teachings of Sri Swami ... more >>

Mon., Jul. 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 >>

Mon., Jul. 10 • 6:15–9:15 p.m.

Dinacharya: The Daily Routine
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Health and happiness are created by a wide range of factors and aspects of your life, from what you eat to how you think. Dinacharya is a gift from Ayurveda. It is a personal established routine that maintains order in your life and your ... more >>

Mon., Jul. 10 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

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

Learn the scientifically proven modality of sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls from a world-renowned expert. This three-hour workshop includes one hour of lecture to give you a detailed and in-depth understanding of sound energy, ... more >>

Tues., Jul. 11 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Skillful Alignment: Tools for Preventing Injuries
Steven Weiss, D.C., C-IAYT

Yoga asana are an excellent approach to health, fitness, and well-being. If you learn how to engage your body using its natural anatomical design, your Yoga practice can advance with safety and provide a highly effective approach to ... more >>

Tues., Jul. 11–18 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment

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., Jul. 12–26 • 7:00–9:00 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, a certified meditation instructor guides the practice of five meditation techniques in depth. The experience will help you decide which ... more >>

Thurs., Jul. 13 • 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 >>

Fri.–Sun., Jul. 14–16 • 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Yoga for Teens Teacher Training Course
Mackenzie Studebaker, E-RYT 500

The program is suitable for Yoga teachers, schoolteachers, social workers, therapists, parents, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of youth. While the training includes guidance on teaching teens in various settings, it ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Jul. 15–16 • 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., Jul. 15 • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Integral Yoga Power Postures: Enhance Your Fitness and Strength
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Yoga offers a great opportunity to use your body weight and gravity, along with proper alignment, to develop strength in your external musculoskeletal structure and power in your internal organs. Come learn to use the advanced asana ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 15 • 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 Chidananda, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through a ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 15 • 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., Jul. 16 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Yoga for Anxiety: Discover Wonderful Tools
Jennifer G.

Anxiety can leave you feeling out of control, ungrounded, and overwhelmed with everyday life. Come discover how to apply the wonderful tools of Yoga to relieve anxiety and have a more peaceful existence. This workshop will include ... more >>

Sun., Jul. 16 • 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Ayurvedic Marma Points: Balance Your Biology
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Marma provide one of Ayurveda’s most powerful modes for applying therapy. These vital energetic points located on the surface of the body allow us to tap into the multidimensional nature of our whole being. Think of them as areas ... more >>

Mon., Jul. 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 >>

Mon., Jul. 17 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Viniyoga: Yoga for You
Nalini Michele Harari

Viniyoga practice is carefully sequenced to safely bring balance and strength on all levels. It is effective for such common concerns as neck and back aches, stress, and anxiety. Each movement is initiated and coordinated with the ... more >>

Tues., Jul. 11–18 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 7/18/2017

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 >>

Sat.–Sun., Jul. 22–23 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Ohashi Method: Ohashi’s Oriental Diagnosis 2-Day Course
OHASHI

Long before X-rays and CT scans, traditional healers used noninvasive methods to assess personal health, lifestyle, and character. For the Oriental diagnostician, the body is the physical manifestation of the soul—both symptom and ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 22 • 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 >>

Sat., Jul. 22 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Ann-Marie Ambaa Everitt

In Sanskrit, sat means truth and sangha means community. Satsang offers an opportunity to come together with IYI senior instructor, Ann-Marie Ambaa Everitt, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored ... more >>

Sun., Jul. 23 • 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Yin Yoga for Neck, Shoulders, and Upper Back: Heal Your “Tech Neck”
Tara Dhyani Purswani, E-RYT 500

The intersection of survival and technology is placing a strain on your body. That can create discomfort and pain because your connective tissue hardens in frequently used positions to support you. Yin Yoga offers relief, and with ... more >>

Mon., Jul. 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 >>

Thurs., Jul. 27 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Yoga of Breath: Pranayama for Beginners
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

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 >>

Fri., Jul. 28 • 7:00–9:00 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., Jul. 29 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) Daylong Workshop: Shake Off Physical and Emotional Pain
Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

TRE is a simple, gentle, and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises tire the legs, triggering an involuntary ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 29 • 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 >>

Sun., Jul. 30 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

The Union of Integral Yoga and Prana Yoga: Two Systems Create One Amazing Feeling
Rashmi Galliano, E-RYT 500

Prana Yoga is a Hatha practice that includes breathing techniques and the chanting of mantras of the seven main chakras, or subtle energy vortexes, while you practice asana (postures). The basic-level Integral Yoga class is a beautifully ... more >>

Mon., Jul. 31 • 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 >>

Tues., Aug. 1–22 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Megan Mahiya Hovious

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 >>

Tues., Aug. 1–8 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment

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., Aug. 2 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Take Yoga Lying Down!: A Full Practice on the Floor
Nalini Kuhnke, RYT 500

If savasana is your favorite part of class, you may love this opportunity to lie on the floor for one and a half hours! We will practice subtle and not so subtle ways to stabilize and mobilize the core of the spine, shoulder girdle, ... more >>

Thurs.–Sun., Aug. 3–6 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Practicing Surrender and Receptivity
Corina Benner

This training will focus on the great therapeutic benefits of Yin Yoga on the physical, energetic, and mental/emotional bodies (the annamaya, pranamaya, and manomaya koshas). We will investigate the foundational shapes of Yin Yoga, ... more >>

Thurs., Aug. 3 • 6:30–9:30 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., Aug. 5 • 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., Aug. 7 • 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., Aug. 7 • 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 >>

Tues., Aug. 1–8 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 8/8/2017

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 >>

Sat., Aug. 12 • 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

How to Hack Happiness: Using the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Sumati Govinda Steinberg

Are you tired of being dragged through your life by your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations? Learn how to apply the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali to everyday life. Explore the eight branches of Yogic practice. Discover simple methods ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 12 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Integral Nutrition: Improve Your Health and Well-Being
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

A clean, wholesome diet can dramatically improve health and well-being and help you establish an appropriate body weight. New vegetarians and vegans and those wishing to expand their range of choices will discover food combinations, the ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 12 • 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 >>

Sun., Aug. 13 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Spiritual Wellness for Spiritual Awakening: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times
Sumati Govinda Steinberg

A spiritual awakening can be a joyful experience of oneness, or it may be confusing and disorienting. Ancient Yogis knew that the spiritual path had many challenges to overcome. By applying simple and ancient wisdom to your daily routine ... more >>

Mon., Aug. 14 • 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., Aug. 14 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Stress Management for Women: Navigate Life with Ease and Flow
Rev. Lila Lucy Nelson

Women are more likely to experience stress than men are. Stress is frequently triggered by changes in environment or circumstances, and life is constantly changing, especially for women, as they experience major quadrants in their female ... more >>

Tues., Aug. 15–29 • 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., Aug. 16 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation I Workshop: How to Meditate
Swami Chidananda

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

Thurs., Aug. 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 >>

Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival
Staff

Friday August 18 Monday August 20Join Integral Yoga at Lovelight! Swami Asokananda is a featured headliner and will share his wisdom and teachings. The Integral Yoga Village will offer morning meditation, Sun Salutation class, ... more >>

Ride to Lovelight with Integral Yoga!
Staff

Friday, August 18–Sunday, August 21Round-trip coach bus including shuttle transfers for you and your luggage directly into the venue!Bus departs from Integral Yoga, 227 W. 13th Street, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 18. Bus ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 19 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Mahasamadhi of Sri Swami Satchidananda: Special Satsang
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz and Laksmi Scalise

While we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Integral Yoga we will commemorate the ultimate liberation of our founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Join in viewing a video, practicing meditation and chanting, sharing remembrances, and ... more >>

Tues., Aug. 15–29 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 8/22/2017

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., Aug. 23 • 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 >>

Sat., Aug. 26 • 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 >>

Tues., Aug. 15–29 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 8/29/2017

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 >>

Tues., Aug. 29 • 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 >>

Fri.–Sun., Sept. 8–10 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Tibetan Bowls Sound Healing Training: Powerful Ancient Healing Techniques: 3-Day Level 2 Course
Master Satya Brat

This advanced-level workshop is based on thousands of years of ancient Vedic and Tibetan sound healing science. Students will learn some of the most powerful ancient healing techniques for treating several critical physical, mental, and ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Sept. 9–10 • 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 >>

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 >>

Sat.–Tues., Dec. 9–12 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Ohashi Method: Ohashi’s Bodywork Course 4-Day Intensive
OHASHI

Discover what thousands of students have experienced around the world. The master teacher Ohashi returns to IYI to teach his famous OHASHI Method® bodywork technique in a four-day immersion. For Ohashi, a pioneer in body mechanics, ... more >>

Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance Teacher Training: with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Associates
Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Associates

December 14–18, 2017 and January 11–15, 2018 Thursday, December 14 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, December 15–18 • 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, ... more >>

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