Fall 2019
News and Upcoming Events at Heartspace
Hello Heartspace friends,

Coming up tonight , Friday September 13, Samara Anderson and Terra Stone return to Albany for Vinyasa with live guitar accompaniment 6:15 - 7:30PM . This is a drop-in class so you can use your class pass for this.

Open House Healing Arts Sessions in Troy this Weekend. Come join us for a healing arts open house tomorrow, Saturday September 14th, 10AM - 2PM for free sessions of Thai Massage and Sound Healing. Stop in before, or after a class, or just on your way from the Farmer's Market for sessions, treats, and to meet healing arts practitioners, Andrea Williams and Sierra Archer. Click here to let us know you're coming but you can sign up for individual sessions on-site Saturday morning.

Workshops this weekend. Nourishing Yoga for Athletes with Samara Anderson, Saturday Sept 14 at 2PM in Albany and in Troy, Diane Simpson and Denise Pickering present "Befriending the Body and Aging with Joy: A Workshop for Women", Saturday Sept 14, 2PM at our Troy studio. Just two spaces remaining in the Troy workshop.

Our Fall schedule is ready and you'll see print schedules at the studios shortly. Here's a list of other new weekly classes starting up this month: New classes start this week in Albany!

In Troy:
  • Chakra Yoga, Mondays 12 - 1:15PM in Troy with Diane Simpson.
  • Hatha Intermediate, Sundays 12:30 - 1:45PM in Troy with Sierra. Begins Sept 15.
  • Hatha Intermediate, Mondays 4:30 - 5:30PM in Troy with Sierra. Begins Sept 16.
  • Kids Yoga Club for Teens and Tweens, Tuesdays 4 - 5PM in Troy with Sierra. Begins September 17.
  • Kundalini Yoga and Meditation, Thursdays 6-7:30PM in Troy with Sat Kriya Kaur. Begins September 19.

In Albany
  • Yoga for Ample Bodies, Mon 5-6:15PM in Albany with Nadia. Begins Sept 23.
  • Yoga Nidra at Noon, Wed 12 - 12:45PM in Albany with Suzanne M. Begins Sept 18
  • Strength and Form, Wed 6:15 - 7:30PM in Albany with Jen H.
  • Slow Flow Vinyasa, Fri 9:30 - 10:45AM in Albany with Martha.
  • Power Flow, Fri 6:15 - 7:15PM in Albany with Victoria.

Prenatal Yoga : Later this month, Prenatal Yoga four week series starts on 9/29 , Info below.

Brand New Beginners Four Week Series kick off in October at both our studios. Scroll down for more information.

Massage at Heartspace Troy, 10% Discount for our Multi-Month Unlimited Members. You can book a massage with Becky Kendall any day of the week except Sunday. A one-hour deep-tissue massage is $75 and 90 minute is $110. Save 10% on body work with Becky if you are one of our multi-month unlimited members, (3, 6 or 12 month commitments). Contact us for info .

Befriending the Body and Aging with Joy: A Workshop for Women. Saturday Sept 14 in Troy
Befriending the Body and Aging with Joy. A Workshop for Women with Diane Simpson and Denise Pickering. Saturday September 14, 2-4:30PM. Troy Studio. Limited spaces remaining.
Join Instructors Diane Simpson and Denise Pickering for a yoga and experiential workshop to explore those parts, emotions and beliefs are held by women regarding the aging process. How can this wonderful time of life be more fully embraced and joyful? The class will include yoga asana as well as pranayama breath practice, mudras and meditation. The instructors will encourage opportunities for small and large group conversations to connect with other women on this journey and tuning in to and connecting with Self. Limited to 12 participants so please register soon. Cost $45. Please bring a notepad and pen to class.  Cost $45. click here for more information or to preregister.
Nourishing Yoga for Athletes, Saturday Sept 14 in Albany
Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Others. Saturday Sept 14, 2-4PM, Anatomical Focus this month will be Psoas and Quadratus Lumborum. 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. .  Cost: $25 per session. Click here for more information or to sign up for this or future workshops. Upcoming dates: November 9 and December 14.
Prenatal Yoga, Series Begins Sept 29
Prenatal Yoga Four Week Series. Sundays, 12PM - 1:15PM. September 29 - October 20. Albany Studio. Instructor Melissa Hurt
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.   Cost: $75 for the series.  Drop in for a single week is $25.
Brand-New Beginners, 4-Week Series beginning in Albany 10/5 and Troy 10/19
Brand-New Beginners Four-Week Series Upcoming October 5 in Albany and October 19 in Troy.
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. Series runs for four weeks, Saturdays at 11:45AM - 1PM


Acroyoga, Saturday October 5 in Troy
Acroyoga, Saturday 10/5 11:45AM - 1:45PM in Troy.
Acroyoga is an invitation to connect with others through awareness, breath and movement. Come solo or with a partner; either way we'll match you up with others as you move through base, spotting, and flying roles. $25. Click here for more information or to sign up! Upcoming dates Nov 2, 1:15 - 3:15PM and Dec 7, 1:15 - 3:15PM.
Gong Bath, Saturday Nov 2 in Troy
Gong Bath, Saturday 11/2, 4PM in Troy.
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. $25 . Click here to sign up.
Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety. Five-Week Series begin Oct 20 in Troy
Mindful Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety. A Five-Week Series taught by Bruce Viveka McEwen. Sundays October 20 - November 17. 3- 4:30PM. 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. For more information on course structure or to preregister, click here.
Upcoming Master Classes with Lauren Toolin
Saturday September 28: Foundations and Fundamentals, 9-11AM

Saturday October 5: Getting to the Point. Focus. 9-11AM

Saturday October 19: Balancing Effort and Surrender. Skillful Action Guided by Breath. 9-11AM
These Master Class workshops are for anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of yoga, the philosophy and practice behind this ancient tradition. The workshops are offered as part of ongoing teacher training programs but you don't have to be enrolled in the programs to participate. Workshops are $30 each. Click here for more information or to sign up.
Experiential Meditation, Oct 5 with Cody and Cat
Experiential Meditation with Cody Bloomfield and Cat Lynch Capowski. Saturday October 5, 2-4PM. Troy studio.
Join Cody Bloomfield and Cat Lynch Capowski for an afternoon of breathwork, gentle unwinding techniques and yin yoga. The aim will be to develop a more intimate and compassionate relationship with oneself by way of the present moment. A co-listening partner exercise will also be utilized to experience presence through the lens of community. Please join us for a deep dive in! Cost $35
Meditation 101, Four-Week Series begins Oct 7
Meditation 101. Four-Week Series with Meghan Hogan. Mondays 5:45-6:45PM. October 7 - October 28. Troy studio.
This four-week series led by instructor Meghan Hogan 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.
Gentle Restorative Yoga and Massage Therapy Workshops with Diane Simpson and Jeanne Korn, Troy studio Oct 24 and 26
Restorative Chakra Yoga and Bodywork, Thursday October 24 6-8PM. Troy

Restorative Yoga and Massage Healing Therapy,, Saturday October 26, 2-4PM. Troy
Jeanne Korn returns from out west to join Diane Simpson for their seasonal offerings pairing the power of yoga and the healing of hands on massage therapy. Both Jeanne and Diane are experienced yoga teachers and licensed massage therapists. Cost for these workshops is $40. Click here for more info on the workshops, instructors, or sign up.
Heartspace Yoga is honored to win Capital Region Living Magazine's Annual Readers Poll "Bestie" for Yoga Studio category for the sixth straight year, 2014-2019. Thanks to all the readers and voters of the poll, and all our wonderful students and instructors that help to create the vibrant and healing community that we all enjoy at Heartspace. Visit the Bestie Awards at Capital Region Living Magazine.
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