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

The best things in life are free.... And these upcoming weeks at Heartspace offer some great examples. In fact, here's a readers challenge: email me back at with the correct number of times that the word free appears on this email, including header and preheater, and you will get a comped free yoga class put in your account. (That said, we do really appreciate your ongoing (not free) support of our studios :) ) All of which reminds me that there are three kinds of people in this world: those who can count and those who can't.

Albany Open House with Free Classes and Yoga Teacher Training Info Session : Open House on Saturday June 15 from 8:30AM - 1:30PM. We will have free classes all morning long with Rebecca, Beate, Lauren Strait, John Smrtic and Amber Mooney. Scroll down in this email to find links to individual classes. Please arrive 5 minutes in advance so we can save your spot.

There will be a free information session on the various Yoga Teacher Training programs presented through the Yoga Vidya School at Heartspace. Lead instructor Lauren Toolin and Yoga Vidya staff will be on hand to answer questions about the programs. This session will be at 10:30AM.

Bonus, at our Open House we will be selling summer 20-class passes for $190 good from June 15 - September 15.

FREE Outdoor Yoga starts up this week . In Albany, we will be offering free evening yoga classes in Albany's Washington Park, Wednesday nights 6-7PM from June 12 - July 31. Sign up for this week either on the Facebook event on the Heartspace page or click here . In case of cancelation due to weather, we will contact you. We will be on the grassy median bordered by State Street, Willett, and Lancaster Streets in the northeast corner of the park. Bring a towel or mat, water, maybe some bug spray too.

Sunday Outdoor classes in Troy begin June 23, 9-10AM in Riverfront Park. Heartspace instructors will be leading classes beginning July 14.

Gong Bath at Heartspace : This weekend the Gong Bath will be in Troy this Saturday, June 15, 4PM. ($25) Please note that it is also Riverfest weekend in Troy, which ends at 4pm on Saturday so be sure to give yourself a little extra time to find parking.

Sound Healing with Andrea at Heartspace Troy . In addition to our bimonthly gong baths, we are pleased to welcome Andrea Williams to our Troy studio who is now offering private sound healing sessions in our Troy therapy space. See below for more information on Andrea and her services.

Study with Martha ... if you scroll all the way to the end of this email, we have a really great summer sutra study class coming up with Martha Moscowitz June 30th to July 14th. Get a toe hold on this foundational text describing the philosophy of yoga. $45 for the series. Take the morning series and the drop-in class with Martha that follows at 10:30AM is free!

Lastly , our class schedule is shifting around a bit so be sure to check online for updates, new classes, and time changes. New class: Yoga Nidra Tuesdays at Noon in Troy with Suzanne. 45 minutes of yogic sleep to recharge your day.

Free Outdoor Classes in Albany's Washington Park Wednesdays 6-7PM June 12 - July 31 and in Troy's Riverfront Park Sundays June 23 - Aug 25 9-10AM
Albany Open House, Free Classes and Yoga Teacher Training Info Session June 15
Free classes all morning and Yoga Vidya School YTT Information Session
Please join us for our Albany studio Open House on Saturday June 15. We will have free classes all morning long as well as an informational session for the Yoga Vidya Yoga Teacher Training Schedule. Here's the schedule of classes. Click on the links to sign up for individual classes.

You can sign up for any of these classes for free through our Mindbody online schedule b ut you'll still need to be there 5 minutes prior to class for us to hold your spot.

We'll be selling a discounted summer 20 pass, good for 20 classes from June 15 - September 15, for only $190.
Gong Bath in Troy, June 15th
Gong Bath Saturday June 15, 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 with your ears, then you feel the vibration throughout your body. Pull up a mat and recline or sit for a while and let the sound wash over you or enjoy movement during the session. 

Preregistration strongly encouraged as attendance is capped. Cost is $25.
Sound Healing Therapy with Andrea Williams at Heartspace Troy
This month we welcome Andrea Williams to our Heartspace Troy healing community. Andrea is a sound healing practitioner, restorative yoga teacher, and sound artist who is now offering private Sound Healing Therapy sessions at our Troy healing arts space.

Sound healing is the use of sound to create balance and alignment in the physical body and the energy centers called “chakras." Just like musical instruments, sometimes our bodies need "re-tuning". The sound may be applied by an instrument such as a singing bowl or gong or by the human voice. Sound healing is a vibrational therapy.

To learn more about the benefits of sound healing as well as more information about Andrea, her offerings of one-on-one sound healing and sounds baths, or to book a session, visit her website at .

Andrea offers a low $35 new client rate so you can give it a try. Sessions are available Sunday-Thursday (no Monday or Wednesday evenings). Email to book a session.

Prenatal Yoga Four Week Series Ongoing Until June 30. Drop in Spaces Available
Prenatal Yoga: Four Week Series. Sundays 12 - 1:15PM. June 9 - June 30. Instructor Melissa Hurt. Albany Studio.
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 and 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. $25 for drop in 
340-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
Yoga Vidya 340-Hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and in-Depth Studies Program with Lauren Toolin
This program is for graduates of an approved 200-hour training who wish to more deeply and fully incorporate traditional yogic tools and techniques into their lives and teaching.  All modules except the Yoga Therapeutics module are open to advancing practitioners as stand alone trainings and immersions. 
  • Foster your growth, well being and teaching capacity through rigorous study of classical Hatha, Ayurveda, ParaYoga, Tantra and Yoga Therapy.
  • Reweave and expand upon your existing knowledge and experience of Hatha Yoga, Bhakti practices, Yoga Philosophy and Personal Practice.
  • Become more capable of both living and transmitting the teachings that truly transform.
  • Cultivate sangha (supportive community) that shares your world view .

The Four Desires ParaYoga Master Training. Instructor Lauren Toolin
The Four Desires ParaYoga Master Training. June 21-23 plus webinars. Albany Studio.
Lauren Toolin is one of a very few Yoga Therapists in the region and was one of the first to be certified to lead students in the Four Desires process by its founder. She has been guiding people in this life changing process for more than a decade.  Visit Lauren's site for registration details and costs.
Master Classes with Lauren Toolin
this June in Albany
Saturday June 22: Diamonds and Pearls: Body Wisdom for a Brilliant Mind. 10AM - 12PM.
These master class are taught in conjunction with the 200-hour and 340 Hour teacher training and spaces are made available to register for this class. Space is limited. All workshops at our Albany studio.

Summer Sutra Study with Martha
YESSSS! Yoga Essential Sutra Summer Study (on Sundays) with Martha Moscowitz. Sundays June 30 - July 14, 9-10:15AM.
YESSS! Yoga: Essential Sutra Summer Study Sundays! With Martha! Get your bearings in Book 1 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We'll work on mastering the fundamental terminology, concepts, and framework of this essential source text in yoga philosophy. Use these overarching ideas to focus the intention and vision of your practice. Required text: Yoga Sutras of Patanjali; preferably Iyengar's commentary. $45 for the series. $20 to drop in. Register for this series or drop in and and you can come to Martha's 10:30AM class for free that follows.  Click here to 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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