Early Morning Yoga at Heartspace Unlimited for $60/month. Start your day off right and come join us at either Troy or Albany for our 6:45 - 7:45AM classes during the week. In Albany and Troy, we offer classes Monday, Tuesday (Pilates in Albany), and Thursday. Now, Wednesday morning meditation at 7AM. Click here to purchase your one month morning unlimited pass for $60. Good for 30 days from the first class taken. No multi-month commitment required.
Yoga as Medicine Workshops with Samara Anderson. Upcoming May 20 - Hip Complex; Opening Inner and Outer Hips/Adductors and Abductors. Saturday, Albany Studio. 2-4PM. This upcoming series will focus on the various mindful tools that can tap into the body’s own medicine cabinet to heal both the body and the mind through awareness. Each workshop is focused on mindful tools students can use to heal specific parts of their body through Pranayama, Breath Awareness, Deep Breathing, combined with Focused Attention on specific parts of the body during the Yoga practice. The Yoga practice will spend the first half of the workshop warming up the body through Vinyasa Yoga (moving with your breath) so that we can use the second half of the workshop to create space and healing in Yin, Therapeutic and Restorative Yoga poses, which are longer holds where both the muscle and the fascia are released and made more spacious.
Click here to learn more about Samara or to register. 2017 Winter - Spring - Summer classes are as follows:
Cost is $25 for an individual class to preregister and $30 the day of the event.
Partner Yoga Workshop with Diane Simpson, Rescheduled. New Date to be announced soon. Troy Studio. Come with your yoga buddy, friend, mate, and move through a series of partner assists that will strengthen and open your standing poses, backbends, twists and forward bends. You may laugh, cry, and have a lot of fun! Plus, Diane will teach a couple of healing techniques used with partners. ( only one person has to sign up).
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga with Rosy Mulligan
Prenatal Partner Yoga and Massage Workshop. Instructor Rosy Mulligan. Sunday April 23, 11AM - 1PM Albany Studio. Yoga is an excellent way to prepare the mind, body and spirit for the many transitions of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood. In this fun and hands-on workshop, partners will be building their tool kit for supporting their partner during the birthing journey. Partners will learn techniques for breath awareness, partner poses, acupressure and massage, which can help strengthen and relax the laboring woman's body during pregnancy and labor. $50 per couple.
Prenatal Yoga Six-Week Series with Instructor Rosy Mulligan. Sundays 11AM - 12:15PM, April 30-June 4. Albany studio. 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. $75 for the series.
Baby and Mom Post-Natal Yoga with Instructor Rosy Mulligan. Four week series for moms and babies, six-weeks to six-months old, approximately). Sundays 12:30 - 1:30PM. Albany studio. May 14 - June 4 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, make friends, have fun and connect with your baby. Also a great gentle post-natal class for mom. $60 for the Series.
Yoga and Ayurveda for Women. A four-week series, Wednesday 10:30-11:45AM May 10 - May 31, Troy Studio. Instructor Lauren Toolin. This special series offers an in-depth view into how the sister sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda can help to foster optimal health for women! We will lay a framework for nourishing us hormonally, physically and emotionally. Includes an Ayurvedic Wellness Kit and lunch on the final day. Registration cost is $79 plus $10 materials fee payable on the first day of class. Space limited to 15.
Yin Yoga and Energy Meridian Workshop with Diane Simpson and Cat Lynch Capowski. Saturday May 6, 2-4PM. Troy Studio. Join us for an exploratory workshop of Yin Yoga and energy meridians in which we replenish, revive, balance and restore on a physical and emotional level, in time with the seasonal shifts around us. Experience deep relaxation and get to know your inner emotional landscape in this calming and grounding mind-body workshop. Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing "stretching" poses that open and energize the meridians, or energy pathways of the body, restoring joint mobility as you quietly activate and gather your chi, your prana - your life force.
The Yin asanas are combined with deep, focused breathing to encourage you to tune in and listen to your body as poses are held between three to five minutes to help liberate the body's chronic holding patterns and relieve pain. Each participant will receive bodywork/acupressure on meridians during poses. Special attention will be paid to the spring meridians; liver and gallbladder. Click here to register. Cost $40.
Family Yoga. Saturday May 13, 3:30PM. Instructor Toni Smith. Troy Studio. Community Class, by donation. Kids (ages 3-9 or so), parents and guardians, laughter, breathing, stretching, tuning in and having fun. This will be the last Family Yoga class before taking a break for the summer. We will resume in September, the second Saturday of the month, September 9th at 3:30PM.
Restore and Recharge your Batteries: Monthly Restorative Class in Albany. Sunday May 14, 2PM with Rosy Mulligan. Albany studio. Regular drop in rates apply but space is limited, so please register in advance.
Gong Bath in Troy. Saturday June 3, 4- 5:15pm Troy Studio. Restore and renew and you let the sounds and resonance of the gongs envelop you. Practice asana, meditate, lay down and rest, sleep, whatever makes sense during the time. No experience required. Led by Jim and Nick Pavoldi of the Gong Lab and Diane Simpson offering chakra bowl vibrations. Click here to sign up for this or upcoming dates in 2017; $20. Remaining dates for 2017: Aug 5, Oct 7, Dec 2.