Fall 2020
ALNews from Heartspacen
Upcoming Workshops and Series
Sleep School
Love Your Guts
The Conscious Kitchen
Prenatal Yoga: 3 Weeks
Troy 4 Week Series
In-Studio Classes
Hello Heartspace Friends,

Sleep and Digestion: My wee-early morning wake-ups and frequent, and rejected, requests for my kids to pull my finger tells me that I have some work to do on my own health. And I know I'm not alone. As the darkness of fall and winter expands, this is a time to tend to our sleep and rest; while the bounty of the seasonal harvest guides us to tend to our cooking and diet.

Coming up this month and next, Suzanne Martin, thankfully, is offering a few very timely series that will be offered online via Zoom.
  • Sleep School: Manage Sleep Troubles and Insomnia with Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Four-Week Online Series, Oct 11 - Nov 1, Sundays 8-9PM. $80 for series. Prepare for Sleep..
  • Love Your Guts: Healing a Bloated, Gassy Gut. Thursday Nov 5, 6:30 - 8PM. $20
  • The Conscious Kitchen. Create a Kitchen Practice Infused with Love and Intention. Thursday Nov 19, 6:30 - 8 PM. $9.

Prenatal Yoga: Anyone growing a baby out there in Heartspace land and wants to stretch out and breathe better with yoga? Instructor Melissa Hurt begins a 3-week online prenatal yoga series this Sunday. Oct 4 - 18. $45 for the 3 week series. Enjoy the benefits of the practice and connect with Melissa and other pregnant moms!

Heartspace Albany is Open: In-Studio Classes have resumed in Albany. For some of these classes, we are also streaming live at the same time. Please note that different pricing applies for in-studio versus online classes. Also, we are definitely continuing our online Zoom and outdoor classes as long as the weather agrees. Visit our online schedule for all our weekly in-studio, online and outdoor classes.

A couple requests for attending studio classes
  • Please preregister for classes online. We won't be taking cash/credit card payment at the studio.
  • Stay home if not feeling well, or you have any symptoms that may suggest COVID-19.
  • Upon arriving, please enter from our new entrance, the side double glass doors about 100 feet away from our former entrance, but closer to Madison Ave. Or, you can enter from the main entrance on the parking lot, and proceed down the stairs or elevator to the lower level.
  • Wear your mask, we will take your temperature, when you arrive. Masks must be worn at all times.
  • Disinfect or wash your hands, and maintain six feet social distance as much as possible.
  • Mat spots are marked in tape on the studio floors.

Indoor Class Size and Content: Indoor classes are capped at 6 initially, however in time we will expand to 8 or 9 if everything goes well. Classes will be structured to consider that we are wearing masks and we will offer a pace and practice appropriate to the circumstances.

Props: Please bring your own mats but you are welcome to use our studio props. After use we will set them aside for cleaning and "resting" for a few days. We have a ton of props now that we have consolidated 3 studios so props will remain lightly used.

Pricing: Due to limited class size, cleaning, etc, we need to charge more for our studio classes. Please note, you can use your pre-COVID class passes or newly purchased 1 or 10-class passes for in-studio classes, but online/outdoor class passes can't be used for indoor classes. In-studio classes can be used for outdoor and online classes, however. For indoor classes, single class is $16, 4-class pass $60, and 10-class pass $140.

Troy Classes: In-Person Four -Series Hey Trojans, we haven't forgotten you. Even though we closed our Troy studio, we have a sweet space rental in Troy that can generously accommodate 9 students and an instructor for a couple four-week series. Address will be provided upon registration, but it will be located on River Street. Series Cost $60.

Outdoor Classes this Week. Weather is cooling but looks like we can get a few more days of outdoor yoga in Troy's Prospect Park and Albany's Washington Park. All attendees must preregister in advance to our Heartspace Mindbody Online page where you can make your flexible payment for class, $8-$20. Your generosity is appreciated. In case of bad weather or another reason, we will try to move the class to online or cancel.
Location: Albany's Washington Park Here's the Google maps link to the location: https://goo.gl/maps/rWQhyvamwdJ1B6DD8 It is in a quiet area in the park off of Englewood just off of State Street. Parking is right next to where we gather so it is a great spot. Troy's Prospect Park Please park near the playground area up the hill. We meet near there, if unsure, look for happy people doing yoga.

Online Heartspace Video Library $20/month with a free 3-day trial. Try out our online Heartspace Video library. There is a free 3-day trial for this ever-growing catalog of classes that we have been recording over these past few months.

Yoga Bubbles: If you have a group or pod with whom you've been keeping close community and would be interested in a regular group class please let us know.

Please keep in touch; we would love to hear how you're doing and your thoughts on reopening by emailing andrew@heartspacealbany.com.

Prenatal Yoga, Online 3-Week Series with Melissa Hurt. New Start Date
Prenatal Yoga 3-Week Online Series with Melissa Hurt, Sundays 12 -1 PM, October 4 - 18
We've "bumped" back the start date for our online prenatal 3 week series with Melissa Hurt until October 4 through the 18th. $45 for the full series. Click here for more information or to sign up.
Healthy and Yummy Recipes
from Susan's Natural Kitchen
Healthy Recipes from Susan's Natural Kitchen: Roasted Beet Salad
Beginning this month, our good friend Susan Garth, of Susan's Natural Kitchen will provide us with some delicious, healthy and seasonal recipes.

Roasted Beet Salad Serves 4
  • 1 bunch fresh beets – trimmed, peeled and cut into ½ inch wedges
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil aluminum foil, parchment paper, and a roasting pan
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ½ cup toasted salted pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds (quick option – sometimes stores sell cups of pomegranate seeds all ready to eat, in the produce section)
  • 6 cups fresh greens (spinach, arugula, mache & watercress are all great choices, any combination)
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic reduction (also called balsamic drizzle, available at most grocery stores)
  • good salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Roast the beets: Toss your peeled, sliced beets in olive oil, arrange on a baking pan lined with parchment paper, tent loosely with foil, and roast at 350F for about 30-45 minutes or until tender.

Plating the salads: Arrange salad greens on four plates. Top with some beets. Now drizzle some olive oil over each plate. Now drizzle some balsamic redux over each. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper. Finish each plate with the crumbled goat cheese and a scattering of pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds.

Recipe courtesy of Susan Garth, chef at susansnaturalkitchen.com FB & Instagram @susansnaturalkitchen.
Subscribe to the Heartspace Video Library
When it rains, or you can't join us for live-streamed yoga classes, you can have anytime access to our library of yoga and pilates classes with many of your favorite instructors from Heartspace. Archived classes range from gentle, restorative, yoga nidra, and yin to more active hatha and vinyasa practices and pilates.

Try out a 3-day free trial and if you want to stick with it, it's $20/month. We hope you can join in and help support our studios while keeping your practice strong. We will be adding programming and continue building out the library. This service is through Vimeo and not through Mindbody so you'll need to create a separate account. Click here to sign up for a free trial. Let us know if you have requests for particular instructors and styles. Please and thank you!
Pricing for Online and Outdoor Classes
For our online and outdoor park classes, our flexible payment options remain in effect. Options range from $8 - $20. The amount you wish to offer is up to you as many are under different financial circumstances. Your generosity is appreciated as we are offering flex pricing to allow people in difficult circumstances to continue their practice. We hope you also use this as an opportunity to practice generosity and support others who can't afford much at this time.

To make it easier, we offer a 10-Class $100 online pass and 10-Class $120 online/outside pass if you can afford a little more. This will make signing up much easier. Click here to purchase.
Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts | 518.512.3390 | info@heartspacealbany.com | www.HeartspaceAlbany.com
Studio Locations: Albany: 747 Madison Ave. Albany NY(back right corner of building)