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 Kasius,  Heartspace Owner


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.   

Workshops and Special Events at Heartspace Coming up in 2018

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 Other Strong Bodies: January Focus - New Years Detox Flow.    Saturday January 20th, 2-4PM. Instructor Samara Anderson.  Albany StudioWhether 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.  

2018 Schedule Yoga for Athletes and Others:

  • January 20 - Detox Flow
  • February 10 - Feet / Calves
  • March 3 - Knees/Quads
  • April 14 - Hamstrings
  • May 12 - Glutes / Periformis
  • June 9 - Inner Hips / Adducters
  • July 21 - Outer Hips / Abducters
  • 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

Prenatal Yoga - Four Week Series.  Sundays, January 21 - Feb 11, 2018.  12PM - 1:15PM.  Instructor Rosy Mulligan, RYT and Birth Doula.   Albany Studio.    This class takes a gentle approach to supporting your connection to your breath and revitalize your energy as you prepare your mind and body for birth.   Take time to connect both with your baby and a community of expectant mothers.    $80 for the series.   

Baby and Me Post-Natal Yoga: Four-Week Series for Mothers and Babies Six Weeks to Six Months.  January 24 - February 14.   Wednesdays 11AM - 12PM.  Instructor Melissa Hurt.   Albany Studio.  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.   $60 for the series.   

Yin Yoga and Energy Meridian Workshop.  Saturday January 27, 2-4PM.  Instructors Diane Simpson and Cat Lynch Capowski.  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.    

This workshop will focus on the seasonal winter meridians in Chinese medicine of bladder and kidney and the water element; supporting purification and flow.  Cost $40.   

Mindful Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety: 5-Week Series with Bruce Viveka McEwen.  Sundays 3:30 - 5PM.  January 28 - February 25th.  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.  Click here for more information or to preregister.  Cost $75 for the series.  

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 Winter and Spring 2018.   These 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: 

Yoga for Ample Bodies: Four Week Series.   Fridays 5-6:15PM Feb 2 - Feb 23.  Instructor Nadia el-Fawal,  Albany Studio.   Yoga is for all people, ages, and builds but it isn't a one size fits all approach. We all come together in the breath but sometimes the external form of the postures needs to be adapted so that all bodies can enjoy its benefits. Yoga for Ample Bodies recognizes this and presents a yoga practice approach that is accessible to those with larger body types. Four week series.  Cost $60.  

Gong Bath and Chakra Bowls with the Gong Lab.  Saturday February 3rd, 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 .   

Acroyoga with Team Willco.  Saturday Feb 10, 1-3PM.   Troy studio.   Acroyoga is a practice of connecting with others through awareness, breath and movement. This allows us to receive support from others and empower them.   New skills are demonstrated and students are given opportunities to explore them at their own pace, with the support of the instructors and other students. Find yourself hovering above the ground, floating in a supported inversion and supporting others in flight. You can expect a yoga based warm-up, partner drills, games, and the introduction of acroyoga poses and transitions.   Whether you are hearing about acro for the first time, or have some experience already, this workshop is for you! Lift your yoga practice into the air.  Come solo or with a partner; either way we'll match you up with others as you move through base, spotting, and flying roles.  Cost $20.  Click here for more information or to preregister.  

Cathy and Scott live in Albany and teach acroyoga and slackline yoga. They have trained with, and teach in the styles of AcroYoga Montreal and the Yogaslackers.

Partner Yoga Workshop with Diane Simpson.  Saturday February 24, 2-4:30PM.   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 $50 to preregister two partners ( only one person has to sign up).  

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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:

(518) 512-3390

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