Fall 2018
News and Upcoming Events at Heartspace
New Offer: One Month of Unlimited Classes for only $70 available to all including brand new, returning and current yoga students at Heartspace. Heartspace now offers a one-month unlimited pass good for all our drop-in classes at both our studios for only $70 . Try out new classes and instructors. No commitment beyond the first month but give it a try if you're considering one of our unlimited packages. This offer can only be purchased once and is not transferable. The one month starts with the first class taken on the pass. We offer over 200 drop-in classes per month at both our studios.

New Weekday Drop-In Class : Gentle Flow Yoga with Victoria Rutledge. Tuesdays 10AM at our Albany location. Begins Nov 6. Nia Dance will be discontinued at that time.

Special One Time Drop-In Classes :

Upcoming Workshops and Series : Postnatal Baby and Me Four-Week Series in Albany begins Friday 11/2; Yoga for Ample Body Four-Week Series with Nadia in Troy begins 11/3; Acroyoga with Team Willco 11/3 in Troy; Gong Bath in Troy 11/3; Brand New Beginners Four-Week Series begins 11/3 in Albany; Effiji Breathwork Class 11/10 in Troy; Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Others 11/10 in Albany; Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution 11/10 7PM in Troy; Embody Your Soul: A Workshop with Lauren Strait 11/17. Master Class with Lauren Toolin 11/17; Prenatal Yoga Four-Week Series begins 11/18 in Albany.

Yoga for Ample Bodies Four-Week Series
Yoga for Ample Bodies: Four Week Series in Albany and Troy. Saturdays 11:45AM - 1PM. Next series begins 11/3 in Troy
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. $60. Instructor Nadia El-Fawal.

Saturdays, 11:45AM - 1PM

Acroyoga with Team Willco, Saturday Nov 3, 1:00 - 3:00PM Troy Studio.
Acroyoga is an invitation to connect with others through awareness, breath and movement. Connection created a safe and playful environment in which we can explore accessible and empowering acrobatic movement.

In workshop style classes, 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. Cost $25.

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.
Yoga for Brand New Beginners
Four-Week Series in Albany and Troy
Yoga for Brand New Beginners, Levels 1 and 2 in Albany and Troy this Fall and Winter. Four Week Series Saturdays 11:45AM - 1PM. Next series begins November 3 in Albany
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 is $60 for any of the series.  Instructors Rebecca Volpe in Albany and Kathi Burke in Troy . These Four-Week Series are presented as level 1 and level 2 and are recommended to be taken in order but are not prerequisites. Click on either of the locations and any date below to register for Albany or Troy.
Effiji Breath Class: Healing and Revitalizing Your Strength, Joy and Life Purpose
Effiji Breath Class: Healing and Revitalizing Your Strength, Joy and Life Purpose. Saturday Nov 10, 1:30-3:30PM. Troy Studio. Instructor Sarah Charmoli
Effiji Breathwork is a potent, effective and simple technique for healing and revitalizing your strength, joy and life purpose. It is a therapeutic process that is meant to be used as a tool to access parts of oneself that aren’t apparent or easy to get to on the surface. Come and experience a way to tangibly feel your energy, discover blocks and patterns that lie in the body, and all the inner workings that need attention. Breath helps us to release the negative symptoms, restore proper alignment, and find the proper flow for living the most full and purposeful life. No prior experience required. Cost $35. To register or more information on the class or instructors or to preregister, click here or visit www.effijibreath.com .
Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and
Others with Samara Anderson
Nourishing Yoga for Athletes and Others: Focus on Shoulder Complex and Upper Back. Saturday Nov 10, 2-4PM, Albany Studio. Instructor Samara Anderson
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. Click here to preregister. 

2018 Schedule Yoga for Athletes and Others: December 8 - Overall Body Destress. 2019 schedule coming up soon.
Embody Your Soul with Lauren Strait,
Nov 17 in Troy
Embody Your Soul: A Workshop for Feeling, Healing and Transformation with Lauren Strait. Saturday November 17th, 1:30 - 4:30PM. Troy Studio.
Please join seasoned teacher, Lauren Strait, for this workshop blending sacred movement, conscious conversation, intention and prayer as the vehicles for embodiment. This time together is designed to help you get present. Lauren will invite you to cultivate curiosity about your distractions, narratives and patterns, to notice how you’re showing up for yourself as life unfolds and to release resistance to your limitless Self. This is a workshop of awakening and connection. For more information or to preregister, click here, cost $35.
Master Classes and Workshops 
with Lauren Toolin Fall 2018 and Winter 2019
Inner Waves: An Exploration of Prana Vayu, the systematic ways our life force moves. Saturday Nov 17, 9-11AM, Albany Studio studio.
This class is taught in conjunction with the 200-hour teacher training and spaces are made available to register for this class. Cost: $30. Click here to register for this or other upcoming workshops with Lauren
Sound Healing Events at Heartspace
Gong Bath, Saturday November 3, 4PM. Troy Studio. Gong Lab. A 5:30PM session may be added if 4PM fills up.
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. Preregistration strongly encouraged as attendance is capped. 
Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolutions. Saturday November 10, 7PM. Troy Studio.
Joy Adler and the Souls of Evolution present an evening of transcendent music and healing connection at Heartspace Troy. Tickets are $20.  Click here to preregister or email   elizwoodk@gmail.com.  
For more information on Joy Adler visit
Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing with Cody Gillham and Victoria Rutledge. Sunday Jan 13, 2019, 4:30 - 6PM Troy Studio.
Restorative Yoga and Sound Healing
Join Cody Gillham and Victoria Rutledge for an evening 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 Sunday of renewal and rest.
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Four-Week Series
This Fall and Winter, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga returns to Heartspace with Instructor Melissa Hurt.
Postnatal Yoga: Baby and Me Four Week Series. Albany Studio. Fridays 11AM - 12PM
 This post-natal yoga series 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.

Upcoming Series
Prenatal Yoga: Four Week Series. Albany Studio. Sundays 12 - 1:15PM
 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. 

Upcoming Series
Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga Instructor Melissa Hurt
Melissa Hurt, RYT, PhD. Melissa earned her 200-hr yoga teaching certification in 2012 from Sun and Moon Yoga Studio in Arlington, VA and will complete their advanced 300-hour program in Sept 2018. She has devoted her research and teaching projects for her certifications to prenatal and postnatal yoga. Melissa has her Level 1 certification of completion in Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery with Dr. Daniel Libby of the Veteran’s Yoga Project. Melissa has been a certified trainer of Lessac Kinesensics, an embodied voice, speech, and movement modality, since 2010. Melissa has experience teaching many levels of yoga, including gentle, levels 1-3 of Hatha Yoga, vinyasa, kid's yoga, family yoga, and prenatal/postnatal. 

Yoga and Massage Go Great Together!
Massage is a great compliment to yoga for fostering health and well being. We are now offering massage services at our Troy studio. Joining us on Fridays is Becky Kendall, Licensed Massage Therapist and baker/pastry chef extraordinaire. Becky offers Swedish, deep-tissue, and pregnancy massage. Contact us via email if you'd like to book a massage. 60 minutes is $75 and 90 minutes for $110. Appointments available Fridays in Troy, 10AM - 5PM (4:30PM if requesting 90 minutes ending by 6PM) Email info@heartspacealbany.com to request an appointment.
Troy and Albany Fall Drop-In Schedules
Free and By-Donation Community Events
at Heartspace
Yoga Book Club, Thursdays 6-7PM. Albany Studio Tea Lounge. Free.
Heartspace's Yoga Book Club meets on Thursdays at 6pm in our cozy tea lounge at our Albany studio. Enjoy some tea and a great discussion on a broad range of books that cover the heart and philosophy of yoga. In October we will start with the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Bring a copy if you have or use one of ours. Make friends and connect with others who are curious and intrigued by this ancient practice. Everyone is welcome, as space allows. Facilitated by instructors Suzanne Martin and Martha Moscowitz.
Meditation classes throughout the week. See our online schedule.
Community Classes. Donations yes, please.
Join in for one of our community classes offered at both studios. TGIF, Happy Hour, Sparkle Yoga, Community Open Meditation, Y12SR and Family Yoga . All these classes are by donation and we encourage you to donate what feels right in your heart and pocket. If you have a class card, you can use this as your donation. Donations go to your instructors and the studio to help pay bills, buy hair ties and candies. $8-$15 suggested.
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)