Workshops & Events

Tues., Apr. 24–May 29 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment

Interfaith Scriptures Study: Universal and Ecumenical Teachings
Swami Chidananda

This series of scriptures studies will look at the world’s major religious traditions, highlighting those teachings that are universal and ecumenical. We will cover a different tradition each week and include Christianity, Judaism, ... more >>

Wed., Apr. 25 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson and Deb Madhavi Matza

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., Apr. 26 • 6:30–8:30 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 >>

Sat., Apr. 28 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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

Learn to protect your knees with proper alignment, and build strength to stabilize the joint. Find out how to use Yoga effectively in treating knee conditions, dealing with pain, and recovering from injury. Includes Yoga: All Levels more >>

Sat., Apr. 28 • 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Bringing Nature to (Your) Life: On and Off the Mat
Sarah Wolf

Nature calms and settles us, helping to bring stillness to mind, body, and spirit. In this workshop, you will learn about how nature can help you access inner peace and joy and, in turn, your own true nature. In the big city of New York, ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 28 • 1:30–3:00 p.m.

The Yoga of Work: Three Powerful Principles
Shankar Fern

Make your work life better! Learn three powerful practical principles that reveal how to approach your work, manage your relationships with others, and manage your self to become happier and more successful at work. The workshop leader, ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 28 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

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

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

Sat., Apr. 28 • 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., Apr. 29 • 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

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

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

Tues., Apr. 24–May 29 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/1/2018

Interfaith Scriptures Study: Universal and Ecumenical Teachings
Swami Chidananda

This series of scriptures studies will look at the world’s major religious traditions, highlighting those teachings that are universal and ecumenical. We will cover a different tradition each week and include Christianity, Judaism, ... more >>

Wed., May 2 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson and Deb Madhavi Matza

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., May 2 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Yoga for Improved Memory: Recover, Maintain, and Discover
Nina Priya David, M.A., E-RYT 500

One of the realities of life is that the human mind does not have to wear out over time! Research shows that Yoga has the capacity to stimulate new brain cells and improve memory. In this workshop you will discover fascinating facts ... more >>

Thurs., May 3 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The Music Meditation Session: A Psychoactive Musical Improvisation
Dawoud

The Music Meditation Session is a guided meditation that replaces words, suggestions, and imagery with a completely improvised psychoactive musical form called the Sacred Forbidden Music. Each session is specific to a particular time and ... more >>

Sat.–Tues., May 5–8 • 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Accessible Yoga Training
Jivana Heyman, E-RYT 500

THIS TRAINING IS SOLD OUT, PLEASE CONTACT TEACHERTRAINING@IYINY.ORG TO BE PLACED ON A WAITLISTJoin the Accessible Yoga Movement!Accessible Yoga is an international advocacy organization focused on sharing Yoga with everyone. We offer ... more >>

Sat., May 5 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Generosity and the Flow of Abundance: The Invisible Power
Marni Sclaroff

In relationships, at work, and in our practices, we often hide pieces of ourselves out of fear of being vulnerable. Learn to harness the power of intention to cultivate natural generosity and create more abundance. We will explore the ... more >>

Sat., May 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 >>

Sat., May 5 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

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

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

Sat., May 5 • 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., May 6 • 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants and Herbal Preparations: Learn to Make Your Own Remedies
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

In this mini-retreat students will be introduced to some of Ayurveda’s most popular plants and herbs. In the morning we will explore their background and medicinal properties, foraging, and wildcraft and how to harvest and dry your ... more >>

Sun., May 6 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga Kirtan
Gita Zember

$15 for one adult and one child, $5 each additional personSing! Clap! Dance! Join us for Kirtan as we open and share our hearts through the practice of Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of the heart. We will chant songs to Shiva, Krishna, and the ... more >>

Sun., May 6 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.

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

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 >>

Tues., Apr. 24–May 29 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/8/2018

Interfaith Scriptures Study: Universal and Ecumenical Teachings
Swami Chidananda

This series of scriptures studies will look at the world’s major religious traditions, highlighting those teachings that are universal and ecumenical. We will cover a different tradition each week and include Christianity, Judaism, ... more >>

Wed., May 9 • 9:30–11:00 a.m.

Therapeutic Yoga: Access Your Deep Healing Wisdom
Jyothi Larson and Deb Madhavi Matza

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., May 9 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Marma Therapy: Bridging Body, Mind, and Soul
Cory Tixier, B.S., C. Ayu., E-RYT 500

Marma provide one of Ayurveda’s most powerful modes for applying therapy. These vital energetic points located on the surface of the body allow us to tap into the multidimensional nature of our whole being. In this workshop you ... more >>

Thurs., May 10 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

Gay Yoga Sangha: The Niyama
Swami Chidananda and Tim Satyam Groen

In this new monthly series, strengthen your Yoga practice and deepen your knowledge in the fun company of new friends with whom you share your LGBTQ+ identity and interest in Yoga. Each month, a different theme will be explored during ... more >>

Sat., May 12 • 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., May 12 • 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., May 12 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

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

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

Sat., May 12 • 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 >>

Mon., May 14 • 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Open House for 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Teacher Trainers

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

Mon., May 14 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Send Prana to Your Chakras: Access Your Own Healing Energy
Rev. Laksmi Scalise, RYT 500, IYM

Tap into your heart and intuition, using your mind, hands, guided meditation, and tuning forks to send prana to your chakras. You will learn about the energies of each chakra and techniques to increase and strengthen these energies. The ... more >>

Tues., Apr. 24–May 29 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/15/2018

Interfaith Scriptures Study: Universal and Ecumenical Teachings
Swami Chidananda

This series of scriptures studies will look at the world’s major religious traditions, highlighting those teachings that are universal and ecumenical. We will cover a different tradition each week and include Christianity, Judaism, ... more >>

Thurs., May 17 • 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 >>

Thurs., May 17 • 7:00–9:00 p.m.

The Yoga of Relationships: Guidance from Ancient Texts
Prem Sadasivananda

Life is an interplay of different types of relationships. How do the relationships you keep in your life impact you? How can you begin to feel whole in all your relationships? The Vedas reveal the fundamental principles for a peaceful ... more >>

Sat., May 19 • 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., May 19 • 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Brain Wellness: Vital Advice for Every Stage of Life
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

The body is our vehicle, but the brain is its driver, and keeping the driver sharp and alert is essential. Manu will offer an integrative approach to improving brain function, sharpening memory and concentration, preventing and/or ... more >>

Sat., May 19 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

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

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

Sat., May 19 • 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 >>

Mon., May 21 • 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., May 22 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Yoga and Sound Healing for Arthritis and Chronic Pain: Tools to Help You Feel Better
Amba and Rev. Laksmi Scalise, IYM

An inspirational Gentle Yoga class combined with a sound bath, pranayama, mantra, and meditation will give your body and mind an opportunity to relax, heal, and energize. Discover greater flexibility and fresh access to movement, ... more >>

Tues., Apr. 24–May 29 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/22/2018

Interfaith Scriptures Study: Universal and Ecumenical Teachings
Swami Chidananda

This series of scriptures studies will look at the world’s major religious traditions, highlighting those teachings that are universal and ecumenical. We will cover a different tradition each week and include Christianity, Judaism, ... more >>

Thurs., May 24 • 6:30–7:30 p.m.

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

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

Sat., May 26 • 4:15–5:15 p.m.

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

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

Sat., May 26 • 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 >>

Tues., Apr. 24–May 29 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/29/2018

Interfaith Scriptures Study: Universal and Ecumenical Teachings
Swami Chidananda

This series of scriptures studies will look at the world’s major religious traditions, highlighting those teachings that are universal and ecumenical. We will cover a different tradition each week and include Christianity, Judaism, ... more >>

Yin Yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: Sitting with, Chanting, and Embodying Yoga’s Timeless Wisdom
Corina Benner

Friday, June 15 • 6:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 16 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 17 • 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is the oldest text specifically about the path ... more >>

Sun., Jun. 17 • 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Fully Alive with Yin Yoga: Embrace All the Ups and Downs
Corina Benner

A full life includes everything on the continuum: incredible joy, elation, and fulfillment as well as profound sadness, anguish, and pain. According to Yoga philosophy, our attempts to cling to the “good” experiences and ... more >>

Fri.–Sun., Jul. 13–15 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Yoga for Teens Teacher Training Course
Mackenzie Studebaker, E-RYT 500

The program is suitable for Yoga teachers, schoolteachers, social workers, therapists, parents, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the lives of youth. While the training includes guidance on teaching teens in various settings, it ... more >>

Sun., Jul. 15 • 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 >>

Sun.–Thurs., Jul. 22–26 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Ayurvedic Thai Therapy 1: 5-Day Intensive
Sukha Wong

Learn the fundamental concepts, history, and philosophy of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system in which Thai Yoga Massage has its historical roots, along with practical methods of applying Ayurvedic knowledge to deepen the ... more >>

Sun.–Thurs., Jul. 22–26 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Yoga Massage 3: 5-Day Intensive
Sukha Wong

Learn the fundamental concepts, history, and philosophy of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian healing system in which Thai Yoga Massage has its historical roots, along with practical methods of applying Ayurvedic knowledge to deepen the ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Jul. 28–29 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai Mat-Style Foot Reflexology: Learn to Give a 60-Minute Treatment
Sukha Wong

Foot reflexology is based on the belief that all parts of the body are affected by the application of gentle pressure to corresponding parts of the feet to restore balance. In this East-meets-West Thai mat-style reflexology and foot ... more >>

Wed.–Sun., Sept. 5–9 • 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 >>

Thurs.–Sun., Sept. 13–16 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Yin Yoga Foundational Teacher Training
Corina Benner

Cost: $549, $495 if preregistered and paid by Aug. 23This 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 ... more >>

Fri.–Sun., Oct. 19–21 • 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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

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

Sat., Nov. 3 • 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

TRE (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) Daylong Workshop: Shake Off Physical and Emotional Pain
Maria Alfaro, E-RYT

TRE is a simple, gentle, and profound technique that facilitates the lengthening and relaxation of the psoas muscle and the release of physical and emotional tension and stress. The TRE exercises tire the legs, triggering an involuntary ... more >>

Sun.–Thurs., Nov. 4–8 • 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 >>

Sun.–Thurs., Nov. 4–8 • 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 >>

Sat.–Sun., Nov. 10–11 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Lotus Palm Thai-Style Head Massage: 2-Day Workshop
Sukha Wong

A lot of people store tension in the neck area. Knowing how to massage the head, neck, and upper body is beneficial. Thai head massage is a popular treatment for the face, scalp, neck, shoulders, and upper back. A variety of massage ... more >>

Wed.–Sun., Nov. 14–18 • 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 >>

Thurs.–Sun., Dec. 6–9 • 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 TT
Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Associates

December 13–17, 2017 and January 10–14, 2019 Thursday, December 13 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, December 14–17 • 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 10 • 6–9 p.m.; ... more >>

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