Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts

Welcome to Heartspace!

Heartspace is a community-oriented studio that offers yoga, meditation, and healing arts from a range of traditions.  Located in the Capital Region of New York, we have studios centrally located near Washington Park in Albany and on Monument Square in downtown Troy.  We provide a safe, supportive and tranquil setting with excellent instruction to help improve overall health, reduce stress, and invite a peaceful and calm mind through the practice of yoga and meditation. We offer instruction for all levels from beginners to advanced with daily drop-in yoga and meditation classes, series, prenatal yoga, workshops, special events, yoga teacher training, and several community classes per week, which are offered by donation.

with gratitude,
Andrew and Elizabeth Kasius,  Heartspace Owners


Welcome to Heartspace!   

Introductory Offer: When you take your first class at Heartspace, your second class is free: 2 Classes for $16.    Your second class is good for 30 days after your first class on this pass. Click here to purchase our Introductory Offer.  Please email Andrew if you have questions about classes, rates, instructors, or our studios.  We'd like to help you find a class that is right for you! 

Heartspace Gift Cards can be purchased online and printed, or can be purchased at the studios or call us and we can mail you one right away.   

Free Meditation Classes:  

Morning Meditation, Thursdays 8 - 8:30AM with Suzanne Martin, Troy studio.  Take a half hour to settle and focus for the day ahead. 

Evening Meditation, Tuesdays 5:45 - 6:30PM.   with Cody Gillham, Troy studio.   This gathering will follow Cody's 4:30PM class and precede the 7:15PM Restorative Class so do this in conjunction with one of these classes or just come for some peaceful time as they day draws to a close.

Yin Yoga Drop-In Schedule July - August 2018.  

Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative, floor practice that is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners, even beginners. Poses are held for several minutes in order to stretch and strengthen the connective tissues of the body. Yin Yoga is similar to Restorative but slightly more active.  We offer Yin Yoga drop-in classes two times per month, once at each of our studios and classes are led by Cat Lynch Capowski and Alexis Stefanacci.   Space is limited to 16 participants.  You can sign up in advance but if you aren't going to make it, please cancel so others may have the space.  

Workshops, New Classes, and Special Classes and Events at Heartspace 

In addition to our regular scheduled weekly drop-in and community classes, we offer a number of special workshops, series and classes designed to help deepen your practice, knowledge and experience of yoga and your body and mind connection.   Please visit our workshop/series page for up-to- date listings.  Be sure to make sure which studio, day and time they're held.   See some of them listed below.

Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Others: Outer Hips and Abductors   

Saturday July 21, 2-4PM.  Instructor Samara Anderson.  Albany Studio. Whether you're a runner, biker, athlete or anyone who would like to reclaim movement, comfort and function in your body, please join us for this series of monthly workshops with Samara Anderson. Each session will work towards a specific therapeutic goal for the body.  Warm the body with a series of flowing movements and postures, and then settle and soothe with longer-held yin yoga to lengthen and restore.  Be prepared to learn about the function and form of specific regions of your body and how to nourish and support them with movement and intention. Cost $25. 

Remaining 2018 Schedule Yoga for Athletes and Others:

  • August 11 - Low Back / Spine
  • September 8 - Quadratus Lumborum / Glute Med
  • October 13 - Core / Obliques
  • November 10 - Shoulder Complex / Upper Back
  • December 8 - Overall Body Destress

Yoga and Body Work Workshops with Jeanne Korn and Diane Simpson, E-RYT's and LMTs.  Jeanne Korn is back visiting at Heartspace this August and will be pairing with Diane Simpson once again to present these amazing workshops that merge the awareness of yoga with the healing touch of massage.

  • Restorative Chakra Yoga and Bodywork Workshop, Thursday August 2nd, 6-8PM, Troy Studio.   Join these two skillful yoga teachers and experienced body workers in this exploration of the chakras through gentle restorative yoga poses with bodywork to ground, open and enlighten.  You'll be guided with a chakra balancing breath practice to take away as a tool for wellness.  Students of all levels are welcome.   Cost $40. 
  • Restorative Yoga and Massage Healing Therapy.   Sunday August 5, 2:30 - 4:30PM. Troy studio.   This wonderful seasonal offering from Diane and Jeanne combines the healing power of gentle and restorative yoga with the therapeutic touch of massage.   For our August summer session, the focus will be on nurturing  the Heart Meridian.    This will be a unique healing experience of Gentle Yoga, Guided Meditation, and nourishing touch therapy and massage to foster robust health, a calm and clear mind, and restored energy.  You'll receive lots of nurturing touch and learn lots of valuable self care tools.  No experience needed, everyone is welcome.   Cost $40

About your instructors: 

  • Diane Simpson is a Licensed Massage Therapist with over 17 years experience. Her bodywork includes Craniosacral therapy, Acupressure and Myofascial release. Diane has been teaching Yoga since 2009 and is certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Chakra Yoga. She is currently working on her certification in Internal Family Systems Therapy.
  • Jeanne Korn is a Licensed Massage Therapist with 30 years experience. She uses Cranial Sacral, Acupressure, Reflexology, Myofascial Release & Thai Massage. A RYT 500 Certified Yoga Instructor, Jeanne's focus is Restorative & Therapeutic modalities. She co-leads trainings in New York City & Los Angeles.

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga at Heartspace Albany

Prenatal Yoga - Four Week Series.  This prenatal yoga series is designed to nurture the foundation of a life-long bond between mother and baby. Instruction will mindfully support the preparation of the mother’s body for birth, while providing essential skills for relaxation. The expectant mothers will learn breathing/relaxation techniques, exercises to support the back, postures to open the hips, methods to comfort the body during the journey of pregnancy and birth, while forging a community with other families.   All prenatal classes are held Sundays 12 - 1:15PM at our Albany studio location.  Cost: $75 for the series.  Click here to sign up for any of these series.   Series Dates:

  • October 14 - November 4, 2018.   
  • November 18 - December 9, 2018
  • January 20 - February 10, 2019.
  • March 24 - April 14, 2019

Baby and Me Postnatal Yoga: Four-Week Series for mothers and babies six weeks to six months.  This post-natal yoga class is for mothers and babies, six-weeks old up to six-months approximately, about when your baby is ready to seriously crawl and move around. Breathe, stretch, discover your core strength, make friends, have fun and connect with your baby.   All postnatal classes are held Fridays 11AM - 12PM at our Albany studio.  Cost: $60 for the series.   Click here to sign up for any of these series.   Series Dates:

  • September 14 - October 5, 2018
  • November 2 - November 30, 2018 (no class on 11/23)
  • March 1 - March 22, 2019
  • May 3 - May 24, 2019

About your instructor:  

Melissa Hurt, RYT, PhD. Melissa earned her 200-hr yoga teaching certification in 2012 from Sun and Moon Yoga Studio in Arlington, VA and will complete their advanced 300-hour program in Sept 2018. She has devoted her research and teaching projects for her certifications to prenatal and postnatal yoga. Melissa has her Level 1 certification of completion in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery with Dr. Daniel Libby of the Veteran’s Yoga Project. Melissa has been a certified trainer of Lessac Kinesensics, an embodied voice, speech, and movement modality, since 2010. Melissa has experience teaching many levels of yoga, including gentle, levels 1-3 of Hatha Yoga, vinyasa, kid's yoga, family yoga, and prenatal/postnatal. 

 Read more about Melissa and her embodiment coaching offerings at www.melissahurt.com.

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Albany Heartspace:

747 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

located in back-right corner of building
on lower level, 

Troy Heartspace:

10 2nd Street
Troy, NY 12180

located at the corner of 2nd St and Broadway
2nd floor - entrance next to Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar

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(518) 512-3390

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