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,
Elizabeth and Andrew 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!   


Workshops and Special 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.


Coming up this week: Prenatal Four Week Series begins Wednesday at our Albany Studio.

Prenatal Yoga Four-Week Series with Instructor Rosy Mulligan.  Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:45PM  September 20 - October 11).  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.   $60 for the series.   ($20 to drop in if space allows )  


Partner Yoga Workshop with Diane Simpson.   Saturday Sept 23 2-4PM.  Heartspace 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.  Cost for this is $40 to preregister two partners ( only one person has to sign up).  $40 per couple/pair.  Only single registration required for two people.

  


Master Classes with Lauren Toolin for the Fall and Winter.  Saturdays 9 - 11AM at our Albany Studio.    We're pleased to announce the schedule for Master Class workshops upcoming with Lauren Toolin for Fall 2017 and Winter 2018.   These 11 workshops are designed to help you deepen your knowledge and experience of yoga.  You don't have to be a yoga instructor or an advanced practitioner, you only need to be really interested and curious about yoga and the healthy functioning of body and mind.   Senior instructor Lauren Toolin brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience to these classes.   Workshops are offered in conjunction with Lauren's 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training group so space is limited.   Coming up

  • Oct 7: Balancing Effort and Surrender - Skillful action guided by the breath.   
  • Nov 4: Inner Waves - An exploration of prana vayu

Cost is $30.  Preregistration is recommended.   


Family Yoga.  Family yoga is held every other month at our Troy studio, the second Saturday of the month at 3:30pm.  Great for families with kids ages 3-9.  Instructor Toni Smith.    Upcoming 2017 dates:   October 14, November 11 and December 9.  Suggested donation $20 per family.  Visit our online calendar to preregister for any of these dates.  


Gong Bath with the Gong Lab.  Saturday October 7, 4PM.   Troy Studio.  A Gong Bath is a sonic environment which uses resonant instruments like gongs and singing bowls to promote relaxation and meditation. If you have never been to a Gong Bath before they’re a unique sensory experience. You first hear the gongs vibing out, then you feel the vibration throughout your body. Pull up a mat and sit for a while and let the sound wash over you or enjoy movement during the session. $20 to preregister. 

  

Meditation 101: Four-Week Series with Meghan Hogan. Mondays 5:45-6:45PM, Troy studio. Oct 9 - 30, 2017. This four-week series will provide individualized instruction describing technique, practical guidance for home practice, wisdom derived from foundational yogic texts and modern research. The series will include:
  • Breath centered meditation:Brief overview of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga to provide context and purpose for practicing meditation.
  • Yoga asana as a preparation for meditation: Open and stabilize the body to establish a comfortable seat for meditation.
  • Mantra meditation
  • Withdrawal of external senses in meditation. In a short restorative series, learn techniques to moderate input from the external world and tap into the inner knowingness beyond the cravings of the sense-fed mind.
  • Light your inner fire through meditation. How to maintain your motivation and discipline for meditation with “Tapas” and how to tap into the transformative energy at the navel center.

Cost $69 for the series. Troy Studio B (Small studio).

Yoga for Brand New Beginners: Four-Week Series.  Saturdays 11:45AM 1PM.  Instructor Rebecca Volpe.  Albany Studio.   If you are new to yoga and are interested to gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals and foundations of yoga, please join us for this four-week series. We will introduce key foundational concepts regarding the practice of yoga including postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. This series will present you with background on yoga, principles of alignment for accessing and coming out of postures, proper yogic breathing, and how yoga can help you to live a fuller and healthier life. No experience required; just an open mind. Cost: $60.    



Restorative Yoga and Massage Healing Therapy with Diane Simpson RYT/LMT and Jeanne Korn, Saturday Oct 21, 2-4PM.  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.    Join RYT/LMT's Diane Simpson and Jeanne Korn for 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.  

Yoga as Medicine: Shoulder Complex with Essential Oils. Saturday October 21, 2-4PM Albany Studio.   Instructor Samara Anderson.  These workshops 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. Cost is $25 to preregister and $30 the day of the event.  Upcoming: November 11 - Neck/Hands/Wrists with Essential Oils; December 9 - Whole Body De-Stress with Essential Oils

Mindful Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety.  A Five-Week Series led by Instructor Bruce Viveka McEwen.  Sundays 2:30-4PM.  October 22 - November 19. Troy Studio.  Fear and anxiety are important psychological responses that enable us to avoid danger and prepare for challenging situations. This course will explore evidence-base methods to manage and befriend these emotional responses so that we are able to meet the social, professional, environmental, and other challenges of modern life while becoming less overwhelmed by stress and anxiety.  Cost $75. Click here to preregister or for more information about the series.  

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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


Contact Us:

info@heartspacealbany.com
(518) 512-3390

 
 
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