February 2020
747 Madison Ave, Albany
10 Second Street, Troy
I'm really liking the new floor lamps in our Troy studio. Cozy.
News and Upcoming Events at Heartspace
Hello Heartspace friends,

What could possibly make February an even more awesome month than it already is? More snow? Valentine's Make-Up Day with half-price chocolate from CVS? President's Day Celebratory Sales? Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

February gets a bonus day! This month, we welcome Leap Day on 2/29. Our heliocentric orbit takes 365.256 calendar days to complete thus we need to add on Leap Day to square up the calendar. And in case you were wondering, every century we skip a Leap Year unless that year is evenly divisible by 400, so in year 2000 we didn't skip it but we will do so in year 2100. We will skip it again in 2400 and 2800. Give THAT some thought before you scroll down to the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of this email.

So, with a full 29 days in which to indulge, here are some fantastic workshops, series, and new classes coming up this month at Heartspace.

Scroll down for more details and other upcoming events in February and March including a breathing series with Meghan Hogan and our next Gong Bath in Troy.

Into the Light:
Master Class with Lauren Toolin,
Saturday Feb 1, 9-11AM in Albany
This and other Master Class workshops are for anyone seeking to deepen their knowledge of yoga, the philosophy and practice behind this ancient tradition and are offered as part of ongoing teacher training programs but you don't have to be enrolled in the programs to participate. Held at our Albany studio, 9-11AM. Cost $30 Click here for more information or to sign up this or other upcoming Master Classes.
  • Feb 1: Into the Light
  • Feb 8: Cultivating Calm: A Practice of Pratyahara
  • Feb 29: It's Prop-tastic!
  • March 28: Resolution in Action: Bandhas

Healthwise Retreat at Heartspace Troy with Suzanne Martin, Feb 8.
Heartspace Healthwise Retreat, Saturday Feb 8, 8:30AM - 3PM. Instructor Suzanne Martin, Troy Studio.

February Focus will be Healthy Eating and March Focus will be Better Sleep.
Update 1/28/20: Only 3 spaces remaining for the Feb retreat. If it fills up you can also sign up for the March event.

Join us for a keep-it-local retreat. On the second Saturday of every month, instructor Suzanne Martin will be presenting Healthwise: a day of R & R but also of learning with a special focus on Ayurvedic practices to maximize your health. For February 8, the focus will be on healthy eating.

The day starts at 8:30AM with an all-levels yoga class, followed by morning and afternoon discussion on yogic science and ayurvedic practices to support your health. The day will end with a Yoga Nidra class for deep relaxation and rest. Join us for a day devoted to your well being and helping you to be health wise. Click here for more information or to register. $70 for the day. Also, upcoming on March 14.

here's a few perks that come with your day:
  • Suzanne will provide a healthy winter-time smoothie to enjoy after the morning yoga session.
  • Follow up emails, videos, and a 30-minute strategy session to keep you on track. Supplemental information may include a yoga practice, ayurvedic home remedies, self-marma, scientific articles, and more.
  • Get a $10 discount on a massage with Becky Kendall at Heartspace Troy - either the day of the retreat or anytime up to a month afterwards. $65, regularly $75
  • Get a $20 discount on a craniosacral session with Jessica Stevens with your first purchase. $60, regularly $80.
Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Other Bodies, February 8, 2PM in Albany:
Feet and Calf Activation and Healing
Instructor Samara Anderson
Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Other Bodies, Saturday Feb 8, 2-4PM Albany Studio. Focus: Feet and Calf Activation and Healing with Instructor Samara Anderson.
Join Samara as she guides you into a deep, full body de-stress session and paying special attention to opening shoulders. 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 per session.
Brand-New Beginners Four-Week Series Begins Feb 15 at Heartspace Albany
Brand-New Beginners Four-Week Series Saturdays 11:45AM - 1PM, begins Feb 15. Albany studio. Instructor Katie Thornton
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.
Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing with Cody Bloomfield and Victoria Rutledge.
Feb 29 Troy Studio. Leap Day!
Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing with Cody and Victoria, Saturday Feb 29, 3:30 - 5PM. Troy Studio.
Join Cody Bloomfield and Victoria Rutledge for an afternoon workshop featuring restorative yoga and sound healing. Cody will lead you in and out of the poses and offer grounding touch while Victoria serenades you with her singing bowls, harmonium and lovely voice. These two sweet instructors are excited to collaborate together to offer a special afternoon of renewal and rest.
Breathing Easy: Four-Week Series
with Meghan Hogan. Troy Studio. March 2020
Breathing Easy: Four-Week Series with Meghan Hogan. Mondays 5:30 -6:45PM, March 9 - March 30. Troy Studio
How we breathe affects how we move, think and feel; how we manage stress, and ultimately our overall health and well being.

Breathing Easy  is a four-week, stress-busting program for folks who wish to change their relationship to stress and cultivate ease, comfort and more authentic connection in their lives. Class meets weekly with individual virtual coaching between sessions.

Topics include:
  • Appreciating the stress response
  • Conscious communication
  • Experiencing the relaxation response
  • Self Care

Cost for Series $120. Attendance limited to 8 participants.
Prenatal Yoga: Four-Week Series. March 1 - March 29. Albany Studio.
Prenatal Yoga: Four-Week Series with Melissa Hurt, Sundays 12 -1:15pm Albany Studio. March 1 - March 29 ( no class on March 15)
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. Upcoming series begins 4/26 and 5/24
Gong Bath, Saturday March 14 PM 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.
Heartspace Gift Certificates can be used for class passes or workshops and special events. If you were given a gift card for the holidays and would like help redeeming it, please email us at info@heartspacealbany.com .
Yoga Class Pricing Effective January 2020
Single and Multi Class Passes
  • Drop in $16 -no change ($14 student/senior - $1 increase)
  • 5 Class Pass $70 no change ($65 student/senior - $5 increase )
  • 10 Class Pass $130 (no change) Student/senior $120 ($5 increase)
  • 20 class pass $240 ($10 increase)
  • 5,10, and 20 class passes good for a year from date of purchase

Intro Passes
  • 2 classes for $16 (second class good for a month from date of first class taken)
  • 2 weeks for $50 (replacing the 1 month unlimited option) Available to all students except those who have previously taken the 1 month unlimited intro)

Unlimited passes
  • One month unlimited $140 (no change)
  • 3 Month Commitment with autopay $115 per month ($6 increase)
  • Six-Month Unlimited Upfront Payment $600
  • Clients with with unlimited contracts can renew those at their previous prices.
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.
Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts | 518.512.3390 | info@heartspacealbany.com | www.HeartspaceAlbany.com
Studio Locations: Troy: 10 Second Street and Albany: 747 Madison Ave. (back right corner of building)