Workshops & Events

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 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.

OPEN HOUSE for Adaptive Gentle and Chair Teacher Training
Teacher Trainers

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., 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 >>

Sat., Dec. 2 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, IYM

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., Dec. 3 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Indian Classical Music for Kids
Raga Kids

In association with Brooklyn Raga Massive Education, Raga Kids offers a great way to begin exploring the music of India and America. Come give children the opportunity to listen to Indian classical instruments, sing songs based in ragas ... more >>

Mon., Dec. 4 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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

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

Tues., Dec. 5 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Peaceful Holiday: Restoring Celebration, Joy, and Peace
Nalini Kuhnke, RYT 500

The holiday experience can be stressful owing to too much to do and eat, too many places to be, late nights, and short days, all as winter’s cold blanket begins to envelop us. We restore balance by practicing restorative backbends, ... 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 >>

Wed., Dec. 6 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Shamanic Womb Healing Ceremony, Song, and Water Prayer
Nadiya Nottingham, RYT

By transforming old wounds to strengthen our female warrior selves, we become community healers. When unexplored, past events can leave a scar or an emotional hurt that you may have difficulty addressing. Through a meditation and a ... more >>

Thurs., Dec. 7 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation I Workshop: How to Meditate
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

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

Fri., Dec. 8 • 7:00–9:30 p.m.

Surfing in the Sea of Change: Managing Stress and Anxiety in Challenging Times
Swami Vidyananda

It may seem that there’s nothing you can do about the speed of change in your life and the world, but you can learn to have more control over your response to change and stressful situations. This workshop will teach you to use ... 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 >>

Sat., Dec. 9 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Yoga as Spiritual Activism: Holding a Light in the Darkness
Swami Ramananda

Our world today is filled with conflicts and a divisive ideology that has intensified violence and exploitation. Radical movements exhibit dehumanizing values and lead to unnecessary suffering. This creates an atmosphere of heightened ... more >>

Sat., Dec. 9 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Strengthening the Immune System: Winter Wellness
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Learn how to use herbs, vitamins, food, and a variety of holistic techniques to boost immune response and prevent acute and chronic illness. You will develop the capacity to enhance overall well-being and increase your ability to combat ... more >>

Sat., Dec. 9 • 3:30–5:00 p.m.

Chair, Chi, and Prana A Fusion Class: Chair Yoga and Qigong
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Increase your vitality and better your balance and coordination with a unique class that combines Chair Yoga, Qigong, and Tai Chi Easy™ walking. Seated and standing Yoga poses strengthen and stretch the body, gentle and flowing ... more >>

Sat., Dec. 9 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Two Swamis Satsang
Swamis Ramananda and Vidyananda

The beloved Integral Yoga monks Swami Ramananda and Swami Vidyananda bring together their considerable experiences to offer insights gleaned from decades on the spiritual path. Bring your questions and an open mind and heart to what ... more >>

Sun., Dec. 10 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Healing the Five Levels of Being: Customize Your Own Practice
Swami Ramananda

According to Yoga, physical and mental diseases are disorders of consciousness that involve all five levels of your being. The deepest healing takes place when you restore balance on all five levels, so that you function as an integrated ... more >>

Wed., Dec. 13 • 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 >>

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., Dec. 16 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

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

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

Mon., Dec. 18 • 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 >>

Thurs., Dec. 21 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Winter Solstice Gong Bath: Vibrations and Light
Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Associates

Continuing a beloved holiday season tradition, Don Conreaux returns here to IYI for our annual winter solstice gong bath. As the peaceful, devotional tones of the gongs ring through the Lotus Room, your mind, body, and spirit will ... more >>

Fri., Dec. 22 • 7:30–10:00 p.m.

The 103rd Jayanthi of Sri Swami Satchidananda: A Special Kirtan and Satsang
Kali Morse, Sam Rudra Swartz, and Laksmi Scalise

Come celebrate the 103rd jayanthi (birth anniversary) of our beloved guru with this very special Satsang. It will begin with an IY Kirtan and continue with a video message from Swami Satchidananda himself, sharings, and a guru puja. Jai ... more >>

Sun., Dec. 24 • 5:00–6:30 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service: A Puja and Satsang
Swami Chidananda and Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz

IYI's annual Christmas Eve celebration is a wonderful Greenwich Village tradition. A worship service and the singing of lots of Christmas carols celebrate the spirit of Christ by honoring the birth of Jesus and his message—the ... more >>

Sat., Dec. 30 • 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 >>

Sun., Dec. 31 • 7:30–11:55 p.m.

New Year's Eve at Integral Yoga: Celebrate with Sangha
Swami Asokananda

For decades, New Year’s Eve at Integral Yoga has been a celebration of life and hope with great food, wonderful chanting and music, and the beautiful sense of togetherness that is the hallmark of IYI. We invite our greater ... more >>

Wed., Jan. 3 • 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 >>

Fri., Jan. 5 • 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Shamanic Sound Journey: A Deep Meditation Experience
Dream Seed

Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks, and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 6 • 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Gong Day: Personal Healing Enveloped in Sound
Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux

Integral Yoga and Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux—along with gong masters he has trained and certified—invite you to spend this auspicious day enveloped in the vibrations of the gong. The day will include gentle Yoga poses ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 6 • 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., Jan. 6 • 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 >>

Sat., Jan. 6 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Drum Circle: Healing, Sacred, and Fun
Steve and Theresa Arula

Come join us for a meditative drum circle to bring the community together in sharing healing sound vibrations. All levels, including beginners, are welcome. If you wish, you may bring your own percussive instruments. Drums and other ... more >>

Sun., Jan. 7 • 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Chakras, Yoga, and Reiki: An In-Depth Exploration
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, T.R.M.

In Indian thought, the chakras are the seven centers of spiritual power in the human body. In Japanese, the term reiki means universal life-force energy. Reiki is a modality that activates the natural healing processes of the body, ... more >>

Sun., Jan. 7 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Singing Metal
Michael Jay

Cost: $15 for one adult and one child; $5 each additional personRing in the New Year with singing metal! The sounds of gongs and bowls, chimes and tingshas, will bring harmony and grace to your life. Relax in the timeless space that ... more >>

Sun., Jan. 7 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Yoga for Anxiety: Discover Wonderful Tools
Jennifer G.

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

Mon., Jan. 8–29 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Linda Botros

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 >>

Mon., Jan. 8 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing: A Journey Through the Chakras
Nicole Srimati and Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500

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 Srimati ... more >>

Tues., Jan. 9–30 • 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., Jan. 11 • 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 ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 13 • 10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Day of Silence: Refresh and Relax into the New Year
Kali, Swami Asokananda, Rudra, and Chandra

After the busy holiday season, this is a wonderful way to embark on another new year. Become reacquainted with your true self on this special day that includes Hatha Yoga, sitting and walking meditation, and deep relaxation interspersed ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Jan. 13–14 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level I Training: 2-Day Course: Experience the Healing Effects of Reiki Energy
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, T.R.M.

Reiki is a spiritual discipline as well as a hands-on, non-manipulative method of natural energy work. It is an effective stress reducer, giving the client and the practitioner a sense of calm, inner strength, and support while cleansing ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 13 • 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Laughter and Sound Healing Meditation: Bring a Joyful Element to Your Practice
Swami Nadabrahmananda

Call-and-response chanting, playfully therapeutic laughter-cises, and transportive music, sound, and light language will support your deeper relaxation and self-healing meditation. You will be immersed in ancient gong tones and voice ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 13 • 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., Jan. 14 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

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

Stress is frequently triggered by changes in environment or circumstances, and life is constantly changing, especially for women, as they experience major quadrants in their female life cycle. How can women manage life with ease and ... more >>

Tues., Jan. 9–30 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 1/16/2018

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.–Sun., Jan. 17–21 • 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 >>

Wed., Jan. 17 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Cleansing Twists: Breathe, Restore, and Renew
Nalini Kuhnke, RYT 500

Come join us for a nurturing, restorative practice of twisting poses to cleanse and renew your energy body after the holiday hubbub. Twisting poses cleanse the body deeply by wringing out toxins stored in the organs and tissues. This ... more >>

Thurs., Jan. 18 • 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Women’s Yoga and More: Surfing Through the Cycles of a Woman's Life
Bhakti Cinzia Parma

Each stage of a woman’s life brings its own difficulties, opportunities, and strengths. Tools like Yoga, Qigong, chanting, and sharing can help you learn how to surf through the difficulties and ride the opportunities. Take time to ... more >>

Thurs., Jan. 18–Feb. 8 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Open Enrollment

TRE (Trauma or Tension Releasing Exercises): 4-Week 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., Jan. 18 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

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

Many people believe that breathing practices are even more beneficial to the body, mind, and spirit than asana are. In this workshop you'll learn the fundamentals of Yogic breathing techniques. The basic pranayama techniques done in the ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 20–Feb. 10 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Vimukti Victoria Aslan, RYT

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., Jan. 20 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Eye Health: Save Your Vision
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Our eyes are the only part of the brain that is actually outside of the skull. This interactive workshop will discuss the many integrative protocols and methods for protecting and improving those vital possessions: our eyes and our ... more >>

Sat., Jan. 20 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Satsang
Ann-Marie Ambaa Everitt

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

Sat., Jan. 20 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Here Comes the Sun: A Musical and Spiritual Tribute to George Harrison
Joshua Greene (Yogesvara) and Godfrey Townsend

Through live music, exciting visuals, and engaging commentary, this tribute program to “the quiet Beatle” has had audiences on their feet and applauding nationwide. Joshua Greene, author of the best-selling biography on which ... more >>

Sun., Jan. 21 • 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 >>

Sun., Jan. 21 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Pacifying Vata Through Yin and Restoratiive: Winter Surrender
Nicole Srimati

The dry 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, a calming and emotionally ... more >>

Sun., Jan. 21 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Neck and Shoulder Care: Releasing the Weight of the World
Lakshmi Sutter, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, Ph.D.

Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, from the rigors of daily life, overusing mobile devices, or a sedentary job? Join this workshop to create spaciousness and ease in the neck and shoulders, the location of great ... more >>

Mon., Jan. 22 • 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., Jan. 9–30 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 1/23/2018

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., Jan. 18–Feb. 8 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 1/25/2018

TRE (Trauma or Tension Releasing Exercises): 4-Week 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., Jan. 25–Feb. 8 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation Course: 3-Week Immersion
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

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

Sat., Jan. 27 • 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., Jan. 28 • 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 >>

Tues., Jan. 9–30 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 1/30/2018

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.–Sun., Feb. 1–4 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga Teacher Training: Practicing Surrender and Receptivity
Corina Benner

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

Thurs., Jan. 18–Feb. 8 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 2/1/2018

TRE (Trauma or Tension Releasing Exercises): 4-Week 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., Feb. 1–22 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Yogeswari

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., Feb. 3 • 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., Feb. 4 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Master Class to Transform Your Yoga Practice!: Understand the Power and Purpose of Asana
Renata Gregori

 “Your body is a vehicle of Divine expression.” —Sri Swami SatchidanandaLearn to access challenging postures with joy and curiosity by opening the body and creating more space than you’ve ever thought ... more >>

Sun., Feb. 4 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Family Harmony: Community, Music, and Movement
Shoshana

Come sing, harmonize, dance, and play with children and families. We’ll sing traditional and original songs and lullabies and lift up our voices together to heal in community.Family Yoga, hosted by Lakshmi Pidel, is a wonderful ... more >>

Mon., Feb. 5–12 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

The Chakras and Insomnia: 2-Part Workshop
Amsumati Trish O’Sullivan, L.C.S.W.

Learn new chakra techniques to put your body and mind to rest, helping you sleep soundly and wake up rested and refreshed in the morning. These techniques also have physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits. While we will be ... more >>

Tues., Feb. 6 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

De-Stress Yourself at Work: Personal Yoga Tools
Hamsa Cho, RYT 200, and Rev. Lila Lucy Nelson

Can't wait to get out of work to go to a Yoga class to decompress? This workshop is for you! Discover how to practice pranayama, asana, and Yoga philosophy to manage stress, deal with difficult colleagues and situations, and address back ... more >>

Wed., Feb. 7 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Meditation I Workshop: How to Meditate
Rev. Sam Rudra Swartz, IYM

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

Thurs., Jan. 18–Feb. 8 • 3:30–4:45 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 2/8/2018

TRE (Trauma or Tension Releasing Exercises): 4-Week 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 >>

Sat., Feb. 10 • 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, LMHC

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., Feb. 10 • 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. 11 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Introducing Lymphatic Self-Care: The Body’s Cleansing System
Snow Shimazu, M.A., L.M.T., ARCB, RYT

Lymphatic self-care aims to help promote the immune response, cleansing at the tissue level, stress reduction, mental clarity, productivity, flexibility, and well-being of body and mind. This introductory class is for everyone. It ... more >>

Tues., Feb. 13 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Focus on Feet: Your Support and Your Connection
Madhavan, RYT 500, C-IAYT

In this workshop you will learn how to stretch and strengthen your feet and ankles, adjust your alignment, and create a stable base for asana. Raise your awareness of the foundation of your body to keep feet and ankles supple and strong, ... more >>

Tues., Feb. 13–27 • 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 >>

Sat., Feb. 17 • 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Ayurveda for a Grounded and Healthy Winter: A Seasonal Tonic for Your Life
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

The winter season offers a fine opportunity for reflection and intention setting. Explore what nature has intended for the longer nights and shorter days. Discover winter recipes, routines, and rituals for yourself and for connection ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 17 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Heart Health Through Nutrition and Yoga: A Natural Approach
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

One of today’s most passionate proponents of natural healing, Manu Dawson shares integrative and complementary approaches to preventing and healing heart disease through nutrition, exercise, and the practice of Yoga. Yoga postures ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 17 • 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 >>

Sun., Feb. 18 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Creating Intention for Transformation
Nadiya Nottingham, RYT, and Janice Zwail

By “paying attention to intention” we bring laser focus to what is asking to be healed or to manifesting a dream. This workshop will begin with the writing of your private intentions and the creating of an altar of offering ... more >>

Mon., Feb. 19 • 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 >>

Tues., Feb. 20 • 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Ayurveda Home Remedies: Tools for Self-Care
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Learn simple home remedies to maintain longevity and vitality. Discover herbal decoctions, pastes, and recipes for treating common ailments such as cough, cold, congestion, dehydration, headache, joint pain, and insomnia, as well as ... more >>

Tues., Feb. 13–27 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 2/20/2018

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., Feb. 21–Mar. 7 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Reclaiming Your Freedom: 3-Week Course: Introduction to the Majestic Philosophy of Vedanta
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 oneness of all existence as pure consciousness. Join Prem Sadasivananda in the exploration of ... more >>

Fri., Feb. 23 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Cosmic Sound Bath: Healing on the Deepest Level
Laksmi Scalise and Lois Harrison

All things alive vibrate. Allow yourself to be immersed in the healing sounds and vibrations of sacred gongs, Himalayan singing bowls, Native American flutes, percussion, and other world instruments. Experience the deepest level of ... more >>

Sat., Feb. 24 • 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., Feb. 24 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Master Keys to Greater Happiness: Tools and Practices for Every Day
Mitra Somerville, RYT 500

The thoughts in our active minds, and the emotions they generate, can inhibit concentration and create stress. Learn to understand and manage your mind by experiencing calming practices that allow you to let go. Mitra will share ... more >>

Mon., Feb. 26 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Yoga for the Voice: A Spontaneous Choir
Renee Finkelstein

This voice-opening and creativity-sparking workshop is for sharing the experience of sound and harmony, spontaneous group creativity, and meditative arrangements of songs and chants. We hold a loving space for each person to find new ... more >>

Tues., Feb. 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., Feb. 13–27 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 2/27/2018

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.–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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