Workshops & Events

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 >>

Sun., Aug. 27 • 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Mantra, Music, and Mysticism: An Enchanting Workshop with Tina Malia
Tina Malia

What is the purpose of mantra, and how can we apply them in our daily lives? In this workshop, we will explore how the repetition of mantra can help with focus, healing, and revitalization in a constantly moving world. We will study the ... more >>

Sun., Aug. 27 • 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Pacifying Pitta through Yin and Restorative: Summer Surrender
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 >>

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 >>

Sat., Sept. 2 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Swami Jyotirmayananda

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

Tues., Sept. 5 • 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., Sept. 5–26 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Chidananda

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.–Thurs., Sept. 6–7 • 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 >>

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., Sept. 9 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 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.–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 >>

Sat., Sept. 9 • 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Sri Swami Sivananda's Jayanthi Satsang
Swamis Asokananda, Chidananda, and Jyotirmayananda

Sri Swami Sivanandaji, guru of Sri Swami Satchidananda, was a spiritual giant who touched millions of hearts throughout the world. His spiritual teaching—that enlightenment comes through service and love—remains vital and ... more >>

Sun., Sept. 10 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Soma Seasonal Cleanse: Enhance Self-Care and Personal Renewal
Kristen Rae Stevens, E-RYT 500, Ay.P.

Ayurveda suggests that, as summer’s heat ends and the autumnal equinox draws near, we tune in, assessing body, mind, and state of being and preparing for the darker months. The Soma Seasonal Cleanse addresses diet, exercise, and ... more >>

Tues., Sept. 12 • 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 >>

Tues., Sept. 5–26 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 9/12/2017

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Chidananda

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.–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 >>

Yoga Life Training: An Immersion Program to Deepen Your Knowledge of Yoga and Integrate Yoga Practice into Your Life
Senior Integral Yoga Instructors

September 14–December 2 Yoga Life Training is for everyone interested in exploring and gaining a better understanding of the more subtle teachings of Yoga, the ancient practices that are a gateway to inner peace. Refined ... more >>

Thurs., Sept. 14–Oct. 5 • 7:00–9:00 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 >>

Thurs., Sept. 14 • 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 >>

Sat., Sept. 16 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Yoga for Bladder Health: An Introductory Workshop for Women of All Ages
Leslie Daley, RYT 500, M.S., OTR/L

One-third of women ages 30 to 70 have experienced bladder-control problems. Contrary to popular belief, pelvic-floor strengthening is not the only means of prevention. This workshop will explain the basic anatomy and physiology of the ... more >>

Sat., Sept. 16 • 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 >>

Sat., Sept. 16 • 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 >>

A Heavenly Retreat: FREE Overnight Summer Camp
Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani

Saturday, September 16-17Revered Dada J. P. Vaswani will conduct his second overnight English Sadhana Camp (Spiritual Retreat). The retreat includes:One night hotel stay on Saturday, September 16 at Doubletree by Hilton Newark ... more >>

Sun., Sept. 17 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Gay Yoga Sangha: LGBTQ+ Immersive Yoga Workshop
James Cancienne, Ph.D., and Tim Satyam Groen, RYT

As an active participant in the Gay Yoga Sangha, you will deepen your Yoga and meditation practice in the fun company of new friends with whom you share your LGBTQ+ identity and interest in Yoga. Guided by two gay IYI teachers, your ... more >>

A Heavenly Retreat: FREE Overnight Summer Camp
Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani

Saturday, September 16-17Revered Dada J. P. Vaswani will conduct his second overnight English Sadhana Camp (Spiritual Retreat). The retreat includes:One night hotel stay on Saturday, September 16 at Doubletree by Hilton Newark ... more >>

Tues., Sept. 19 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

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

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

Tues., Sept. 5–26 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 9/19/2017

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Chidananda

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., Sept. 21 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Navaratri: Celebrate the Goddess
Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500

Navaratri (Nine Nights) is a festival dedicated to the worship of the goddess or mother of the universe, who assumes many names and forms and showers her grace on us in many ways. During these nine nights the solar and climatic ... more >>

Fri., Sept. 22 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Autumnal Equinox Gong Bath: Be Cleansed with Healing Sounds
Kozmic Shamans

On the day when light and darkness are equal, when summer turns to fall, and when your spirit is ready to embrace the crispness and colors of autumn, treat yourself to an evening filled with the sounds and vibrations of magnificent ... more >>

Sat., Sept. 23 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

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

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

Sat., Sept. 23 • 5:30–7:00 p.m.

Jewish High Holiday Satsang
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

Cost: By donationThis Satsang will explore the spiritual significance of the Jewish High Holidays, which fall during this season. The prayers, services, and significance of the "Days of Awe" will be discussed, and we will explore how ... more >>

Sun., Sept. 24 • 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Yin Yoga for Hips and Psoas: The Antidote to Too Much Sitting
Tara Dhyani Purswani, E-RYT 500

Anatomically modern humans have been in existence for more than 200,000 years, but only a few centuries ago did sitting become widespread, and the human body has been adapting ever since. In your life span, your posture will adapt to ... more >>

Mon., Sept. 25 • 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., Sept. 26 • 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., Sept. 5–26 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 9/26/2017

Study Group on Raja Yoga: Yoga Philosophy and Psychology
Swami Chidananda

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., Sept. 27 • 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., Sept. 27 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

The Yoga of Listening: Develop This Vital Skill
Swami Asokananda

The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent. Listening is a form of meditation. To quiet the mind and be fully present with another person takes practice. This workshop will explore the barriers to effective listening ... more >>

Thurs., Sept. 28 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Introduction to the Majestic Philosophy of Vedanta: The Culmination of All Spiritual Practices
Prem Sadasivananda

Vedanta (the philosophy of oneness) is the highest revelation of truth given to humanity. It reveals the majesty of our nature. Its message is the oneness of all existence as pure consciousness. Join Prem Sadasivananda in the exploration ... more >>

Sat., Sept. 30 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Empathy in Any Body: Introduction to Yoga and Nonviolent Communication
Cat McCarthy, ERYT-500, YACEP

“Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” —RumiConflict happens, so learn to navigate it well. By excavating what’s beneath any friction, you can focus on ... more >>

Sat., Sept. 30 • 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. 1 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Integral Yoga for Kids
Lakshmi Pidel

Family Yoga, hosted by Lakshmi Pidel, is a wonderful opportunity for the entire family to practice Yoga, experience community, and share in fun activities. Bring your open heart and wear comfortable clothing to enjoy special activities ... more >>

Tues., Oct. 3–31 • 7:00–8:30 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., Oct. 4 • 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., Oct. 4–25 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Open Enrollment

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 >>

Fri., Oct. 6 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Death, Dying, Karma, and Reincarnation
Nayaswami Asha Praver

Birth, death, and reincarnation seem to us fragmented realities. We have little memory of what came before and no knowledge of what is to come. In fact, those apparently separate experiences are one, continuous flow of expanding ... more >>

Sat., Oct. 7 • 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Gong Day: Personal Healing Enveloped in Sound
Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, and Michael Jay

Spend this auspicious day enveloped in the vibrations of the gong. The day will include gentle Yoga poses accompanied by the gong, the healing energy of Reiki, a journey into deep relaxation, and some lessons in making the gong a part of ... more >>

Sat., Oct. 7 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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

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

Tues., Oct. 10 • 6:15–7:15 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 >>

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

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. 11 • 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., Oct. 4–25 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 10/11/2017

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 >>

Thurs., Oct. 12–26 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation Course: 3-Week Immersion
Swami Chidananda

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

Sat., Oct. 14–Nov. 4 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Margaret Padma, M.S., OTR, 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., Oct. 14 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

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

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

Sat., Oct. 14 • 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., Oct. 15 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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

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

Sun., Oct. 15 • 2:30–4:30 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 >>

Sun., Oct. 15 • 3:00–5:00 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 >>

Tues., Oct. 3–31 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 10/17/2017

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. 18 • 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., Oct. 4–25 • 2:00–3:00 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 10/18/2017

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. 18 • 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 >>

Yin Yoga: Diving Deeper: Teacher Training Continuing Education
Corina Benner

Friday, October 20 • 6–9 p.m. Saturday–Sunday, October 21–22 • 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Beyond its obvious and measurable physical benefits, Yin Yoga practice affects and influences deeper levels of ... more >>

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.

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 >>

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. 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

January 11–15 and February 15–19, 2018 Thursday, January 11 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, January 12–15 • 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, ... more >>

Fall Program Guide

Meditation on the Highline with IYI

Tuesdays this Summer! 1425678474_750x578_meditation_detail_image Our own Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, along with other IYINY Meditation Teachers will lead 8 a.m. meditation on July 18th; August 1st, 15th, and 29th; and September 12th & 26th.

For details visit: www.thehighline.org/activities/meditation

Summer Program Guide

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