Workshops & Events

Sat., Oct. 21 • 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., Oct. 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 >>

Mon., Oct. 23 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Prenatal Teachers Meeting
Beth Donnelly Cabán, E-RYT 500, RN

The Prenatal Teachers Meeting will review the latest recommendations on poses that are included in prenatal yoga classes and poses that are not included. We will open up the conversation about contraindications and why certain poses are ... more >>

Mon., Oct. 23 • 6:30–8:30 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 >>

Tues., Oct. 24 • 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 >>

Tues., Oct. 3–31 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 10/24/2017

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., Oct. 4–25 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 10/25/2017

Yoga for Back Care: 4-Week Open Series
Rashmi Galliano, E-RYT 500

Yoga is an excellent treatment for all types of back pain, according to many recent studies. This class is specifically designed for all who have back pain and spinal concerns and who may be hesitant about trying this natural approach. ... more >>

Wed., Oct. 25 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Qigong and Meditation: Core Teachings of Two Mindful Life Practices
Nadiya Nottingham, RYT

While the benefits of meditation are being validated by science on a daily basis, so also are the health benefits of Qigong. Qigong is an ancient way of increasing your physical strength with low-impact movements that improve balance and ... more >>

Sat., Oct. 28 • 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Tales of the Rasa Lila: Sacred Love
Swamini Sri Lalitambika Devi

Immerse yourself in the bhava. Open to the presence of the Divine Beloved, in the heart and everywhere. During this festive Satsang, we will share stories and songs of the Beloved, reflecting upon our deepest potential as human beings ... more >>

Sat., Oct. 28 • 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., Oct. 29 • 1:30–3:00 p.m.

Lean on Me: A Wall Yoga Experience
Abhaya Warner, RYT 500

From opening the body to stabilizing a position, there are many ways the wall can assist you to modify, deepen, and explore different poses. Experience an Integral Yoga mixed-level class focused on using the wall. Learn how the wall can ... 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 >>

Mon., Oct. 30 • 6:30–8:00 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., Oct. 3–31 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 10/31/2017

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., Nov. 1 • 7:00–9:30 p.m.

Dance of Oneness: Between Worlds
Banafsheh Sayyad

At this seminal time, when the veil between the two worlds is the thinnest, you are invited to dance away your restrictions even for a brief, fleeting moment in order to listen and receive guidance. Let go of patterns that no longer ... more >>

Thurs., Nov. 2 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Day of the Dead Yoga Workshop: Let Go of Fears, Worry, and Anger
Amba

“The one aim of all Yoga is to face death fearlessly and joyfully.” —Sri Swami SivanandaThe fears and worries we cling to prevent us from living fully and stem ultimately from the fear of death. In this fun workshop we ... more >>

Thurs., Nov. 2 • 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 >>

Sat., Nov. 4 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 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., Nov. 4 • 1:00–3:00 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., Nov. 4 • 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., Nov. 5 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Making Healthful Food Fun
Rebecca McKenzie

Come experience playful food creations that the whole family can enjoy. Create tasty, personalized “super food” snacks, and take home sprouting projects for growing in your own kitchen. It’s never too early to learn ... more >>

Sun., Nov. 5–26 • 12:30–2:30 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 >>

Sun., Nov. 5 • 3:00–5:00 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., Nov. 7–28 • 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., Nov. 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., Nov. 9 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) for Vets: A FREE Workshop for Veterans and Their Families
Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

TRE® (Tension, Stress, and Trauma Releasing Exercises®) is an innovative series of simple exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension, and trauma by inducing a gentle muscular shaking ... more >>

Sat., Nov. 11 • 10:00–11:30 a.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., Nov. 11 • 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, to share spiritual teachings. The philosophy of Integral Yoga is explored through ... 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 >>

Tues., Nov. 14 • 6:00–8:00 p.m.

Swami's Favorite Indian Restaurant: Benefit Dinner for the New York IYI Building Fund
Swami Asokananda

 Dear Beloved Integral Yoga New York Community, I invite you to join me at my favorite Indian restaurant, Ahimsa, for A Dinner to Benefit the New York Integral Yoga Institute. These days when I want Indian food, I go to ... more >>

Tues., Nov. 7–28 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 11/14/2017

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 >>

Wed., Nov. 15 • 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., 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 >>

Wed., Nov. 15 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga and Tibetan Bowls: Resonate with Stillness
Bhairavi Andrea Downes and Laksmi Scalise

Yin Yoga benefits connective tissue because postures are held, creating stillness in the mind, body, and spirit. That stillness can allow vibrations, energy, and prana (life force) to resonate within. During this workshop the healing ... more >>

Thurs., Nov. 16 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Teacher Training Open House: Levels I & II
Teacher Trainers

Choosing the right 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 the ... more >>

Sat., Nov. 18 • 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Caring for the Pelvic Floor: Strengthen, Coordinate, Relax
Leslie Daley, RYT 500, M.S., 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., Nov. 18 • 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Yoga-Based Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety: Learn How to Heal Your Anxiety on Your Own
Boris Pisman, M.S., N.C.C.

This unique and effective program is designed to treat all anxiety disorders, such as OCD, panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, PTSD, and more, to help you return to a normal life. The workshop includes anxiety and its origins, ... more >>

Sat., Nov. 18 • 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 >>

Tues., Nov. 21 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Practice for a Purpose: Blessings in a Backpack
Abhaya Warner, RYT 500

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." —GandhiA central idea of Yoga is seva, service to and understanding of the needs of others. We will focus on abundance, sharing that abundance with ... more >>

Tues., Nov. 7–28 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 11/21/2017

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., Nov. 25 • 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., Nov. 27 • 6:30–8:00 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., Nov. 28 • 6:30–8:00 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 >>

Tues., Nov. 7–28 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 11/28/2017

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 >>

Wed., Nov. 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., Nov. 30 • 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., Dec. 6 • 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 >>

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.; ... more >>

Sat.–Tues., May 5–8 • 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 >>

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