Workshops & Events

Tues., Jan. 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., Jan. 29 • 12:00–1:00 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 >>

Wed., Jan. 29 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Playing with Stability in the Pelvis: The "Flying Buttress" of the Body
Nalini Kuhnke, RYT 500

Pelvic stability and bone density become increasingly important as we age, allowing us to be active and, if need be, negotiate falls. Stability depends in part on muscular strength and balance in opposing muscle groups, gluteals, spinal, ... more >>

Thurs.–Sun., Jan. 30–Feb. 2 • 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 >>

Thurs., Jan. 30 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Kundalini Yoga: 5-Week Open Series
Abhaijot Kaur

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan uses movement, sound current, breathwork, body locks, and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga is a great ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 1 • 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., Feb. 1 • 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 >>

Tues., Feb. 4 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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

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 >>

Tues., Feb. 4 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Discover the eight-limbed philosophy dedicated to the development of your full potential and the expression of your inner spiritual self. Focusing on a rich text, this class will review the heart of the individual basic sutras that are ... more >>

Thurs., Feb. 6 • 6:30–8:30 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 >>

Thurs., Feb. 6 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Kundalini Yoga: 5-Week Open Series
Abhaijot Kaur

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan uses movement, sound current, breathwork, body locks, and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga is a great ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 8 • 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Indian Classical Music for Kids
Raga Kids and Lakshmi Pidel

Give your kids—and yourself—a delightful shared experience in lively music and lovely Yoga with the renowned musical artists Raga Kids and the beloved Integral Yoga for Kids teacher Lakshmi. Raga Kids offers kids a great way ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 8 • 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., Feb. 8 • 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., Feb. 9 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

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 percent discount at the Integral Yoga Shop, and more will ... more >>

Mon., Feb. 10 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Slow Flow and Restore: Sacral Chakra/Water
Inga Benson, E-RYT 500, LCAT, BC-DMT, M.S., C-IAYT

Chakras are the dynamic energy centers within your physical body. They affect your internal experience as well as your outlook on life. The first half of this class will be a Hatha Yoga and vinyasa practice. The second half of the class ... more >>

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

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Discover the eight-limbed philosophy dedicated to the development of your full potential and the expression of your inner spiritual self. Focusing on a rich text, this class will review the heart of the individual basic sutras that are ... more >>

Wed., Feb. 12 • 12:00–1:00 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 >>

Wed., Feb. 12 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE for Adaptive Gentle and Chair Teacher Training
Certified Gentle/Chair Yoga teachers

In the last few years there has been a sweeping movement of Adaptive practices to help bring the teachings of Yoga to all populations. The beautiful message to students is to “come as you are,” and, as teachers, we want to be ... more >>

Thurs., Feb. 13 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Kundalini Yoga: 5-Week Open Series
Abhaijot Kaur

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan uses movement, sound current, breathwork, body locks, and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga is a great ... more >>

Fri., Feb. 14 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Couples Meditation Workshop: Nurture Yourselves and Your Relationship
Kurt and Ann-Marie (Ambā)

Relationships combine intimacy, friendship, and partnership. Through meditation you can bring all three elements into balance. Heart practice rests on the nurturing of kindness and understanding toward both yourself and your partner. ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 15 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Urban Mindfulness Retreat: Time and Space to Relax and Renew
Amy Hamsa Cho and Guest Presenters

Need a little breather? Do you ever crave having a sense of being rather than always doing? You don’t need to go to far-off lands or even travel out of the city to get a full retreat experience that will literally change your life ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 15 • 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., Feb. 15 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Love Satsang
Sumati Karen Bates

Come celebrate the power of the greatest force humanity can harness in its quest for a better world—love in its many aspects. By tapping into our own capacity for love and developing a more loving attitude and presence, we help to ... more >>

Sun., Feb. 16 • 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Yin/Restorative Ayurveda for Winter: Warmth for the Kapha Season
Nicole Srimati

The wet coolness of the winter season can make you feel tired and unbalanced. Srimati will guide you through one hour of Yin Yoga, a soothing and invigorating practice, followed by one hour of Restorative Yoga, a calming and emotionally ... more >>

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

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Discover the eight-limbed philosophy dedicated to the development of your full potential and the expression of your inner spiritual self. Focusing on a rich text, this class will review the heart of the individual basic sutras that are ... more >>

Thurs., Feb. 20 • 6:30–7:30 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 >>

Thurs., Feb. 20 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Kundalini Yoga: 5-Week Open Series
Abhaijot Kaur

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan uses movement, sound current, breathwork, body locks, and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga is a great ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 22 • 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., Feb. 22 • 6:00–7:30 p.m.

Mahasivaratri Satsang
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, IYM

Sun., Feb. 23 • 10:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Advanced Yoga Therapy for Knees: Continuing Education for Yoga Therapists, Yoga Teachers, and Health Care Professionals
Madhavan, RYT 500, C-IAYT

This five-hour workshop is designed to help Yoga therapists use the principles and practice of Yoga effectively in keeping knees healthy, treating knee conditions, dealing with pain and recovering from injury. Participants will ... more >>

Sun., Feb. 23 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Yoga to Engage Children in the Classroom: Using the Power of Practice
Margaret Padma Tumelty

Learn simple and effective techniques to calm the nervous system and increase concentration and focus for improved learning readiness. Find out how movement, breathing techniques, and concentration exercises can help children stay ... more >>

Tues., Feb. 25 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Discover the eight-limbed philosophy dedicated to the development of your full potential and the expression of your inner spiritual self. Focusing on a rich text, this class will review the heart of the individual basic sutras that are ... more >>

Wed., Feb. 26 • 12:00–1:00 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., Feb. 27 • 7:00–8:15 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Kundalini Yoga: 5-Week Open Series
Abhaijot Kaur

Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan uses movement, sound current, breathwork, body locks, and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. This powerful and effective form of Yoga is a great ... more >>

Thurs., Feb. 27 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Restorative Yin and Aromatherapy: Break Through the Winter Blues
Jayadevi, RYT 500

As we near the end of the winter season, it’s time to shed the cocoon of hibernation and release stagnant energies that have accumulated over the cold-weather months. A combination of Yin and Restorative Yoga will cast off ... more >>

Fri., Feb. 28 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Cosmic Sound Bath: Healing on the Deepest Level
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, IYM, 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., Feb. 29 • 2:30–4:00 p.m.

Using Yoga as Life’s Manual: The Benefits of a Non-Physical Practice
Amy Hamsa Cho and Rev. Lila Lucy Nelson

Yoga is much more than poses. Get a glimpse of the potential mental benefits of a non-physical Yoga practice, and learn how to bring these techniques into your life. Principles like withdrawal of the senses, the observing of thoughts, ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 29 • 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., Feb. 29 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Leap Year Satsang
Jyothi K. Watanabe

Wed.–Sun., Mar. 4–8 • 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., Mar. 7 • 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., Mar. 14 • 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., Mar. 21 • 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., Mar. 28 • 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 >>

Tues.–Thurs., May 5–7 • 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 >>

Sat.–Sun., May 23–24 • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Intro to Yoga As Medicine: Two-Day Workshop
Dr. Timothy McCall

Dr. Timothy McCall, one of the Yoga world’s most acclaimed pioneers and teachers, brings his unique Yoga As Medicine practice to everyone interested in learning to feel better and helping others to feel better too. In this weekend ... more >>

Sat.–Wed., May 23–27 • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Yoga As Medicine: The Art and Science of Yoga Therapy
Dr. Timothy McCall

Yoga As Medicine is a five-day, 30-hour, hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves intensive workshop, with much of the time spent doing Yoga Therapy in small groups under the supervision of Dr. Timothy McCall, one of the Yoga world’s most ... more >>

Thurs.–Sun., Jul. 30–Aug. 2 • 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 >>

Wed.–Sun., Sept. 16–20 • 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 >>

Fri.–Sun., Oct. 23–25 • 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 >>

Wed.–Sun., Oct. 28–Nov. 1 • 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 >>

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