Workshops & Events

Thurs., Jul. 25 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Open Enrollment

TRE® (Trauma or Tension Releasing Exercises): Open Series
Phil Lynch

TRE is a gentle, simple, and profound technique that facilitates a release of physical and emotional tension and stress. It begins with the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle, a very thick, deep muscle that acts as a guardian ... more >>

Thurs., Jul. 25 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Pilates 3-Week Open Series: A Different Focus Each Week
Tarek

Generally, the goal of a mat Pilates class is to strengthen the body’s “powerhouse.” That term as it’s used in Pilates refers to your abdominals, lower-back muscles, pelvic floor, hips, and glutes. Pilates also ... more >>

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

Friday, July 26 • 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27 – Sunday, July 28 • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Marma provide one of Ayurveda’s most powerful modes for applying therapy. These vital energetic points located ... more >>

Fri., Jul. 26 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Discover the Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda: An Introductory Class
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

While allopathic medicine focuses on the management of disease, Ayurveda provides the knowledge to prevent disease and to eliminate its root cause if it does occur. This profound medical system is a framework for uncovering your ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Jul. 27–28 • 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. 27 • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Special Teacher's Meeting
Rev. Shankar Fern, Amy Hamsa Cho and Nirmala Habib

A teacher meeting to discuss the future of Integral Yoga.We will have one session from 10 a.m. to noon and another from 2 to 4 p.m. This is so you can attend one of the sessions and also come to Meditation and Lunch, either before or ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 27 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Special Teacher's Meeting
Rev. Shankar Fern, Amy Hamsa Cho and Nirmala Habib

A teacher meeting to discuss the future of Integral Yoga.We will have one session from 10 a.m. to noon and another from 2 to 4 p.m. This is so you can attend one of the sessions and also come to Meditation and Lunch, either before or ... more >>

Sat., Jul. 27 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Weekly Sound Bath: Relax and Unwind
Lois

Bathe yourself in the blissful sounds of singing bowls and gongs every Saturday afternoon in the sacred space of Integral Yoga. All are welcome! No Yoga poses except savasana. $15 for everyone. Discounts do not apply.  more >>

Sat., Jul. 27 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Joe Brennan

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

Mon., Jul. 29 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Eating Well on a Budget with Healthful Foods: Spend Less and Live Abundantly!
Karen Ranzi

A diet high in whole food doesn’t have to break the bank. If you follow some simple, creative tips, eating healthy can be cost-effective. The award-winning author, health coach, and lecturer Karen Ranzi, M.A., will show you how to ... more >>

Mon., Jul. 29 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Tai Chi Easy™ and Chair Yoga: A Fusion Class
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.–Sun., Aug. 1–4 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga Foundational 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 >>

Buddha Body Yoga Teacher Training Level I: Fundamentals of Teaching Yoga to People of Size
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Friday, Aug. 2 • 6 p.m.–9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 • 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Buddha Body Yoga in partnership with Integral Yoga Institute of New York will offer its first teacher training, which ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 3 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

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

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., Aug. 3 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Weekly Sound Bath: Relax and Unwind
Michael Jay

Bathe yourself in the blissful sounds of singing bowls and gongs every Saturday afternoon in the sacred space of Integral Yoga. All are welcome! No Yoga poses except savasana. $15 for everyone. Discounts do not apply.  more >>

Sat., Aug. 3 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

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

Sun., Aug. 4 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Creating Spiritual Community: Inspiration from 50 Years of Ananda Communities Worldwide
Atman Goering

Spiritual community can help individuals maintain peace and keep spiritual practices regular in a chaotic, materialistic world. This workshop will explore the need for creating spiritual community and the many forms that spiritual ... more >>

Mon., Aug. 5–26 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies 4-Week Course
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

At Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props (bolsters, blocks, ... more >>

Mon., Aug. 5 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Yin Yoga to Soften into Your Life: Resist Resistance and Dissolve Defenses
Corina Benner

Many people find that life isn’t turning out the way they imagined it would—not all the time, anyway. When life is painful, or when difficult emotions appear, it’s quite natural to resist what is occurring. And yet this ... more >>

Tues., Aug. 6 • 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 >>

Wed., Aug. 7 • 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Teacher Training Open House: Ayurveda Academy
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Join us for a free information session about our Ayurveda Academy. Hosted by Cory Tixler, the Open House is an opportunity to learn more about the training program and how certification in Ayurveda can help you as both a practitioner and ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 10 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Becoming a Healthy Vegetarian: The Pioneering Teachings of Swami Satchidananda
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Learn the time-honored tradition and wisdom of Yoga, the vegetarian diet taught by Sri Swami Satchidananda in the late 1960s and 1970s, and how that Yoga master planted the seeds for the “health food” movement. Bringing it ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 10 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Weekly Sound Bath: Relax and Unwind
Michael Jay

Bathe yourself in the blissful sounds of singing bowls and gongs every Saturday afternoon in the sacred space of Integral Yoga. All are welcome! No Yoga poses except savasana. $15 for everyone. Discounts do not apply.  more >>

Sat., Aug. 10 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Sumati Karen Bates

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

Sun., Aug. 11 • 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Yoga Therapy for MS and Parkinson’s Disease: Increase Your Mobility, Stability, and Flexibility
Madhavan, RYT 500, C-IAYT

A specially designed Yoga Therapy practice benefits patients with MS or Parkinson’s disease by helping with mobility, balance, strength, flexibility, posture, concentration, speech, mood, and relaxation. In this class you will ... more >>

Sun., Aug. 11 • 2:30–5:00 p.m.

Yin/Restorative Ayurveda For Summer: Summer Soother for Pitta
Nicole Srimati

The heat of the summer season can make you feel irritable and unbalanced. Srimati will guide you through one hour of Yin Yoga, a soothing, cooling practice, followed by one hour of Restorative, a calming and emotionally balancing ... more >>

Mon., Aug. 12 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Open House for 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Teacher Trainers

Choosing the right 200-hour Teacher Training is important, which is why we encourage you to come to one of our Teacher Training Open House evenings. Integral Yoga Institute is one of the most respected schools of Yoga teacher training in ... more >>

Mon., Aug. 12 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Tai Chi Easy™ and Chair Yoga: A Fusion Class
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., Aug. 13 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Saints of India: A Visual Travel Memoir
Swami Divyananda Ma

Swami Divyananda has traveled the world in her decades as a monk and has spent much time in India, the sacred home of Yoga. In this unique workshop, she will share photos, stories, and sayings from the lives of the great Indian saints of ... more >>

Fri.–Sun., Aug. 16–18 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 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., Aug. 17 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Weekly Sound Bath: Relax and Unwind
Michael Jay

Bathe yourself in the blissful sounds of singing bowls and gongs every Saturday afternoon in the sacred space of Integral Yoga. All are welcome! No Yoga poses except savasana. $15 for everyone. Discounts do not apply.  more >>

Sat., Aug. 17 • 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Mahasamadhi of Sri Swami Satchidananda: A Special Satsang
Swami Divyananda and Rev. Shankar Fern, IYM

We will commemorate the ultimate liberation of our founder, Sri Swami Satchidananda. Join in viewing a video, practicing meditation and chanting, sharing remembrances, and partaking in a beautiful worship service, a puja, dedicated to ... more >>

Sun., Aug. 18 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Self-Love: Explore the Potential to Love Yourself Deeply
Jennifer Gibson

Come explore the relationship you have with self-love. Through Gentle, Yin, and Restorative Yoga poses, you will learn to open the heart chakra to release what no longer serves you and be ready to receive that which does. Writing ... more >>

Mon., Aug. 19 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Tai Chi Easy™ and Chair Yoga: A Fusion Class
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., Aug. 24 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Yoga Nidra with Healing Touch: A Refuge from Daily Life
Masami

Enter a space of sanctuary to rest body and mind. You will be guided into deep relaxation while your body is adjusted by a touch based on Thai Yoga bodywork principles. With this special form of relaxation and meditation, you will ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 24 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Weekly Sound Bath: Relax and Unwind
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, IYM

Bathe yourself in the blissful sounds of singing bowls and gongs every Saturday afternoon in the sacred space of Integral Yoga. All are welcome! No Yoga poses except savasana. $15 for everyone. Discounts do not apply.  more >>

Mon., Aug. 26 • 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Gong and Reiki: An Immersive Experience
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, IYM

Treat yourself to a session of healing that combines silence and sound. Sitting in a circle, you’ll receive the healing vibrations of Reiki while being immersed in the sacred cosmic sound vibrations of Tibetan bowls and a gong. ... more >>

Tues., Aug. 27 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Freeing Ourselves from the Past: How Yoga Transforms
Swami Ramananda

To make lasting change and gain real freedom, we must embrace the full human experience, our pains and fears as well as our capacity to know love and bliss. Real transformation occurs through bringing an open, loving attitude toward the ... more >>

Sat., Aug. 31 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

Weekly Sound Bath: Relax and Unwind
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, IYM

Bathe yourself in the blissful sounds of singing bowls and gongs every Saturday afternoon in the sacred space of Integral Yoga. All are welcome! No Yoga poses except savasana. $15 for everyone. Discounts do not apply.  more >>

Sat., Aug. 31 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

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

Wed.–Sun., Sept. 4–8 • 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 >>

Sat., Sept. 7 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Sanskrit: The Vibrational Language: Its Use in Ayurveda and Yoga
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Immerse yourself in basic Sanskrit language and pronunciation. This ancient tongue, whose sounds and meanings merge seamlessly, is a tool for Ayurvedic communication, diagnosis, and therapeutic measures. An offering of the Integral Yoga ... more >>

Mon., Sept. 9 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Mon., Sept. 9 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Discover the Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda: An Introductory Class
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

While allopathic medicine focuses on the management of disease, Ayurveda provides the knowledge to prevent disease and to eliminate its root cause if it does occur. This profound medical system is a framework for uncovering your ... more >>

Mon., Sept. 16 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Fri., Sept. 20 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga to Enjoy the Bounty of Your Beautiful Life: Celebrate the Harvest
Corina Benner

Cost: $45In any given moment, we can wish that plenty of things were different. By focusing on what we perceive to be wrong, its importance is amplified as we lose sight of all that is wonderful. In this Yin Yoga practice we will ... more >>

Mon., Sept. 23 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Mon., Sept. 30 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Mon., Oct. 7 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Mon.–Wed., Oct. 14–16 • 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 Yoga ... more >>

Mon., Oct. 14 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Thurs., Oct. 17 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga to Release What Haunts You: Embrace the Tough Lessons
Corina Benner

All of us have had experiences, good and bad, that we can’t seem to shake. Memories arise unbidden, leaving us in a bittersweet reverie, overwhelmed by sadness or simply aching for something we can’t quite name. This Yin Yoga ... more >>

Fri.–Sun., Oct. 18–20 • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Yin Yoga Continuing Teacher Training: Exploring Subtle Realms of Emotions, Beliefs, and Transformation
Corina Benner

Beyond its obvious and measurable physical benefits, Yin Yoga practice affects and influences deeper levels of being. Through tension and compression, the stretch and the squeeze in Yoga poses, we build energy and also dissipate ... more >>

Mon., Oct. 21 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Mon., Oct. 28 • 10:00–11:30 a.m.

Buddha Body Yoga: Yoga for Large Bodies
Michael Hayes, L.M.T.

Cost: $130 per sessionAt Buddha Body Yoga, we take standard Yoga poses and adjust, modify, and adapt them so that people of size and people working with injuries are able to explore the benefits of Yoga. By using supportive Yoga props ... more >>

Sun.–Mon., Nov. 3–4 • 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 >>

Wed.–Sun., Nov. 6–10 • 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 >>

Wed.–Sun., Nov. 6–10 • 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 >>

Wed.–Sun., Nov. 13–17 • 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., Nov. 16 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Ayur+Yoga: One-Day Immersion
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Ayurveda is the sister science of Yoga, and this workshop provides a solid introduction for beginners and those with some knowledge of both. You will become acquainted with the governing constitutions, Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, and how ... more >>

Mon., Nov. 18 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Discover the Ancient Wisdom of Ayurveda: An Introductory Class
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

While allopathic medicine focuses on the management of disease, Ayurveda provides the knowledge to prevent disease and to eliminate its root cause if it does occur. This profound medical system is a framework for uncovering your ... more >>

Thurs.–Sun., Dec. 5–8 • 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 >>

Fri., Dec. 13 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga to Connect with Your Inner Light: Prepare for the Solstice
Corina Benner

Yoga Sutra 1.36 advises students to overcome obstacles to practice and realize the goal of Yoga by contemplating the effulgent, sorrowless light that is within. As the days grow darker with the approach of the winter solstice, this Yin ... more >>

Sun., Dec. 15 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Yoga for Loss and Letting Go: A Heart-Healing Practice
Corina Benner

Cost: $45Losses, big and small, happen every day of our lives: loss of youth, former capabilities, jobs, houses, spouses (through divorce or death), innocence, trust (possibly because of trauma), and much more. To be alive and to ... more >>

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