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.  


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.


Acroyoga: Next Steps Saturday April 21, 12 - 3PM.  Troy Studio.   So you’ve taken some acroyoga classes and moved the furniture out of the way at home to practice… You want more? Let’s go beyond the fundamental poses, to work transitions and find fluidity in our movements. Cyclical acroyoga sequences are known as washing machines. This workshop will give you the tools to learn two basic washing machines: London Spin (easiest variation) and 4-Step. Participants will leave this workshop with an appreciation of the skills required for both washing machines and specific training tools for gaining those skills and beyond.   

As this is an advanced beginner class there are prerequisites.   You must be comfortable with the following acroyoga skills as either base or flyer:

  • Star (we don’t care how you get into it...don’t sweat the jump), (30 sec hold)
  • Bird, no hands, (15 sec hold)
  • Bird, remove alternating feet
You will have a much easier time if you have already practiced the following skills, but they are not required. (We will be reviewing these skills during the workshop.)
  • Remove a foot in star
  • Side star

Cost $35.  Click here for more information or to preregister. 


Yoga for Brand New Beginners: Four Week Introductory Series.   Instructor Rebecca Volpe.  Saturdays April 21 - May 12, 11:45AM - 1PM. Albany Studio.  If you are new to yoga, returning to it, or have some experience and want to get grounded in 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 fundamental standing, seated, and balancing postures, improving spinal mobility, proper yogic breathing, and how yoga can help you to live a fuller and healthier life. No experience required; just an open mind. Price: $60 for the series.    Note: This will be our final Brand New Beginners series until Fall 2018


Master Classes with Lauren Toolin  Saturdays 9 - 11AM at our Albany Studio.

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 Teacher Training groups so space is limited.   Coming up

  • Saturday April 28: Yoga... On Your Mind.  In this Tantric flow class, explore manomaya kosha, one of our five subtle 'bodies' and end with a meditation focused on Ajna Chakra (3rd Eye)
  • Saturday May 19: Getting to the Point: Asana, Bandha, Mudra for Clarity and Concentration.  
  • Saturday June 9: A Flow to Let Go: Breath-centric tantric hatha yoga with yin style holds to release mental and physical tension; and inspire!

Cost per workshop is $30.  Preregistration is recommended. 


Yin Yoga and Energy Meridian Workshop with Diane Simpson and Cat Lynch Capowski.   Saturday May 5,  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.   This workshop will focus on the seasonal spring meridians in Chinese medicine of Liver and Gall Bladder. 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.  Students will be guided in some gentle partner work.    Cost: $40.  Click here for more info or to preregister. 

Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Others: Focus on  Glutes and Piriformis   Saturday May 12, 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. 

2018 Schedule Yoga for Athletes and Others:

  • 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

Gong Bath and Chakra Bowls with the Gong Lab.  Saturday June 2, 4PM.   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 .     

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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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