Workshops & Events

Wed., Apr. 26 • 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., Apr. 27 • 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Finding Joy in Challenging Times: Tools and Insights
Nayaswami Pranaba

Changes in one’s environment, finances, career, and family situation can bring stress and challenge to our lives. This class will provide valuable tools and insights that may help you deal with the difficulties of life. These tools ... more >>

Fri., Apr. 28 • 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Skin Care Rituals that Enhance Your Prana
Linda Stasiak

Cost: FREEWe'll discuss in-depth steps in establishing a skin care routine.  Including what is best for your skin type, product recommendations, including makeup, and application tips. Enhance your natural beauty.Free gift with ... more >>

Sat.–Sun., Apr. 29–30 • 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., Apr. 29 • 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Spiritual Financial Awareness for Women: Manifesting the Feminine Spirit of Abundance
Claire Kinsella Holtje

This workshop is for any woman who has felt challenges regarding her finances. In today's world, the responsibilities of women are great. Whether you are a woman living independently, are recently divorced, or are married, you will learn ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Discovering the Supreme Light: Your Personal Journey to Permanent Joy
Daniel Bellone

Discover a deeper connection with your own, personal Divine, and have a direct experience of the Supreme Light through devotion. This program includes teachings, meditation, contemplation, Sanskrit mantras, and chanting. You will receive ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 3:00–5:00 p.m.

Yoga for Men: Benefit Your Body and Mind
Sudama

More than twice as many women as men currently practice Yoga, and the majority of Yoga teachers are women. That doesn’t mean that Yoga isn’t so important for the male body and soul. The popular Integral Yoga teacher Sudama ... more >>

Sat., Apr. 29 • 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., Apr. 30 • 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Yoga, Music, and Tea: An Infusion of Good Vibrations
Lakshmi Pidel and Matt Tavisha Fass

Come journey through the senses in a class designed to relax and revive you completely. Lakshmi’s Yoga sequence unfolds to Matt’s modern approach to guitar, interweaving jazz, pop, folk, looping, and swells, all blended ... more >>

Mon., May 1 • 2:00–3:00 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 >>

Mon., May 1 • 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 >>

Thurs., May 4–25 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of Integral Yoga: 4-Week Course for Beginners
Tim Satyam Groen

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., May 4 • 7:00–9:00 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., May 6 • 10:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Caring for the Pelvic Floor: Strengthen, Coordinate, Relax
Leslie Daley, M.F.A., RYT 500, 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 6 • 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Four Locks and Four Keys: Unlock Your Happiness
Swamini Sri Lalitambika Devi

In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali names maitri, friendship, as one of four virtues that bring ease to our lives. Friendship awakens happiness, so how do we cultivate deeper connection with one another? In this workshop, we’ll share new ... more >>

Sat., May 6 • 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Master Class: A Century’s Worth of Wisdom
Tao Porchon-Lynch, E-RYT 500

Tao Porchon-Lynch brings more than 98 years of life experience to her teaching, sharing inspiring stories from her childhood in India and years of study with many of India’s Yoga masters. Combining the use of bandhas, pranayama, ... more >>

Sat., May 6 • 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 >>

Sun., May 7 • 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Family Yoga: Mindfulness Practices Through Storytelling
Yoga with Nitya

Enjoy Yoga through storytelling filled with original songs and characters to engage your body, breath, and imagination. Our story will take us to Farmer Brown’s Farm, where we will engage in a breathing meditation with Yoga Nidra. ... more >>

Mon., May 8 • 2:00–3:00 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 >>

Mon., May 8 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Sun Salutation Workshop: Take It Apart and Put It Together
Melissa “Mati” Elstein, RYT, Esq.

Learn each position and transition in the sun salutation, with time to dissect it part by part and discover which modifications or versions work the best for you. This workshop involves discussion and practice. Please bring a notebook ... more >>

Tues., May 9–23 • 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., May 10 • 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., May 11 • 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Integrative Strategies for Weight/Fat Loss: Natural Solutions that Work
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

Discover how to lose weight and keep it off for life. Finding the proper, healthy, functional amount of body fat for your dosha, or body type, involves several important factors. Learn how to use antiinflammatory antioxidants, fiber, ... more >>

Fri., May 12 • 8:00–10:00 p.m.

Shamanic Sound Journey: Recharge Your Energy
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., May 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 >>

Mon., May 15 • 2:00–3:00 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 >>

Mon., May 15 • 6:15–9:15 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 >>

Mon., May 15 • 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 >>

Tues., May 9–23 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/16/2017

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., May 17 • 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., May 17 • 6:00–8:00 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 >>

Accessible Yoga Conference
Jivana Heyman, E-RYT 500

Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21, 2017Events take place at Integral Yoga Institute and other nearby venues. Schedule is available upon registration. Join the world’s leading adaptive Yoga teachers for a weekend of education, ... more >>

Sat., May 20 • 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 >>

Mon.–Thurs., May 22–25 • 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 >>

Tues., May 9–23 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Open Enrollment: 5/23/2017

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 >>

Tues., May 23 • 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 >>

Wed., May 24 • 7:00–8:30 p.m.

What Happens After This Life?: Death According to the Bhagavad Gita
Swami Asokananda

For most of us, death is the ultimate scary thing. Besides the experience of physical pain, there is the uncertainty of what comes next. Will I still exist—a body, a mind, senses, personal identity? The Bhagavad Gita clearly ... more >>

Sat., May 27 • 1:30–3:30 p.m.

Women’s Health: Prevention and Care
Manu Dawson, C.Y.N.Th.

This integrative workshop will cover some the most prevalent issues in women’s health. The goal is to establish functional health strategies using evidence-based nutrition, diet, and herbs. We will discuss hormonal health and ... more >>

Sat., May 27 • 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Two Swamis Satsang
Swamis Asokananda and Chidananda

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

Fri., Jun. 2 • 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Calling All Yin Yoga Teachers: Yin Yoga Teacher Training One-Day Tune In, Tune Up
Corina Benner

Join the esteemed Yin Yoga teacher trainer Corina Benner for a one-day YINtensive training. Our time together will include lecture, Q&A, work in pairs and small groups, and plenty of practice. Whether you are studying/practicing with ... more >>

Fri., Jun. 2 • 7:00–9:00 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 >>

Sat.–Sun., Jun. 10–11 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level I Training: 2-Day Course
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, 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 >>

Fri.–Sat., Jun. 23–24 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

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

Cost: $220 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 ... more >>

Mon.–Fri., Jun. 26–30 • 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 >>

Mon.–Fri., Jun. 26–30 • 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 >>

Fri.–Sun., Jul. 14–16 • 9:30 a.m.–5:30 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 >>

Sat.–Sun., Jul. 15–16 • 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 >>

Sat.–Sun., Jul. 22–23 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Ohashi Method: Ohashi’s Oriental Diagnosis 2-Day Course
OHASHI

Long before X-rays and CT scans, traditional healers used noninvasive methods to assess personal health, lifestyle, and character. For the Oriental diagnostician, the body is the physical manifestation of the soul—both symptom and ... more >>

Thurs.–Sun., Aug. 3–6 • 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 >>

Lovelight Yoga + Arts Festival
Staff

Friday August 18 Monday August 20Join Integral Yoga at Lovelight! Swami Asokananda is a featured headliner and will share his wisdom and teachings. The Integral Yoga Village will offer morning meditation, Sun Salutation class, ... more >>

Ride to Lovelight with Integral Yoga!
Staff

Friday, August 18–Sunday, August 21Round-trip coach bus including shuttle transfers for you and your luggage directly into the venue!Bus departs from Integral Yoga, 227 W. 13th Street, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, August 18. Bus ... 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.–Sun., Sept. 9–10 • 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Reiki Level I Training: 2-Day Course
Hamsa Spagnola, E-RYT 500, 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

Sat.–Tues., Dec. 9–12 • 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Ohashi Method: Ohashi’s Bodywork Course 4-Day Intensive
OHASHI

Discover what thousands of students have experienced around the world. The master teacher Ohashi returns to IYI to teach his famous OHASHI Method® bodywork technique in a four-day immersion. For Ohashi, a pioneer in body mechanics, ... more >>

Gong Yoga of Holistic Resonance Teacher Training: with Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Associates
Grand Gong Master Don Conreaux and Associates

December 14–18, 2017 and January 11–15, 2018 Thursday, December 14 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, December 15–18 • 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 11 • 6–9 p.m.; Friday–Monday, ... more >>

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