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SATURDAY, APRIL 1

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SATURDAY, APRIL 1 – SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Open House: Orchid Tree Yoga – April 1 & 2. 10:30am-5pm/Sat, 12-5pm/Sun. Come celebrate Orchid Tree Yoga’s 1 year anniversary under new management. Staff meet & greet, vendors of natural products & gifts, free classes, reiki demos, Universal Sounds, with gongs & anti-gravity chair…and more!  Also meet Orchid Tree’s community partners:  Eyes Wide Open and The RED Bookshelf and learn about the important work they do in the community. Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza, 457 Route 146, Guilderland Center. Info: 518-729-6308. Schedule: OrchidTreeYoga.com.

Life and its Harsh Realities – 11am-12pm. Public talks.  Presented by Capital Region Gnosis Center. Discover the pearl of gnosis within–short meditation included. All are welcome. Free. Hampton Inn, Schenectady. Contact: 518-390-5014 or 518-742-6198.

Probiotic Sodas – 3pm-5pm. Learn to make soda in the traditional and health-promoting way. These lacto-fermented sodas are packed with probiotics, enzymes, antioxidants, and B-vitamins.  Make real ginger beer and raspberry soda or root beer. Take home a ginger starter culture to make sodas at home, along with simple recipes, and a bottle of soda already made. This workshop is a combination of hands on and demonstration. All organic ingredients provided. $80. Raya Wellness, 10 Larkspur Dr, Latham. Register: 518-229-3033.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Living with Passion and Purpose – 9am-12pm. With Dr. Louise Finlayson. Workshop to discover passions and purpose for living a more meaningful life – starting now! $50. Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Colonie. Info: 518-218-0707.

Mindfulness: A Journey into the Now – 1-4pm. With Dr. Louise Finlayson. Mindfulness is an effective evidence-based Eastern practice to slow down, calm down and be present in life. $50. Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Circle, Colonie. Info: 518-218-0707.

Yoga & Your Mind: Consciousness On & Off the Mat-1:30pm-3:00pm. Learn how yoga benefits our brain, improves focus, productivity, contentment and relationships in daily life. $15-$20. Join Dr. Amina Mahmood, yoga teacher, meditator and doctor of psychology. The Yoga Lily, RYT, 1 Barney Road, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

MONDAY, APRIL 3

Medical Thermography Open House – 6pm.  Free. Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

Contemplating Divorce? – 7-8:30pm. “Should I or shouldn’t I?” Learn to better navigate this time and decision, explore what is involved and what to do first. Time for questions and answers. Led by Certified Divorce Coach, Marie Marhan Dropkin from Support in a Storm. Register: 518-423-2525.

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Nature’s Medicine: Essential Oils 101 – 2 & 6pm. April 4, 12, 19 & 26. Learn the basics. What essential oils are, where they come from and how to distinguish quality and purity and how to use them safely. Whatever it is, the answer is: Yes! There’s an oil for that! Free. Held at Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Free. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5

Essential Oils: Holiday Cooking – 10am & 6pm. Free. Held at Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Free. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

Manage Emotions Naturally – 6:30pm. Emotions have an impact on our physical health and wellbeing. Learn how to feel happier more connected and empowered by following a healthy, balanced lifestyle & using essential oils. Free. Register: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Yoga/Crystal Singing Bowls & Pyramids by All Energy – 9:15-10:30am. Unique Hatha Yoga class infused with Native American flute and crystal singing bowls. Leave feeling rejuvenated and at peace. $15 walk-in, $10 students. The Woman’s Club of Albany, men welcome too, 725 Madison Ave, Albany. Info: 518-810-7646.

 Prana and the Tattvas – 11am-12pm. Public talks.  Presented by Capital Region Gnosis Center. Discover the pearl of gnosis within–short meditation included. All are welcome. Free. Public talks. Hampton Inn, Schenectady. Contact: 518-390-5014 or 518-742-6198.

Calming the Chaos: Time Management Seminar – 1-4pm. Take charge by learning how to “calm the chaos” with certified time management expert Karlene Gucker. $20. Space is limited. The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Register: Kim: 518-301-3593.

 “Clear & Connect”: A Workshop in Yoga & Ayurvedic Science – 2-5pm. With Amy Eldredge. An exploratory experience involving basic asana, guided meditation, presentation, journaling, group sharing, and other insight work. Tap into the wisdom of the body. Clear and connect to highest self. $40. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave, Saratoga Health & Wellness Bldg, Saratoga Springs. Info. 518-581-3180 ext 300.

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

IRest Yoga Nidra Intensive – 12-4pm. With Andrea Fortuin, certified iRest facilitator, yoga instructor, and meditation coach.  Spend the afternoon discovering the authentic self. In this intensive students will: learn the neurobiology of meditation; explore the meaning of intention; journey into sacred space; create the perfect Sankulpa (resolve); feel sensations through body sensing yoga practice; and deeply relax in IRest/yoga nidra. No experience necessary. $40. Writing material will be available or BYO journal. Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza, 457 Rte 146, Guilderland Center. Register online or call:  518-729-6308.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Imperfect Teacher Trainees Wanted – 1:30-2:45pm. Free informational event. Find out why flaws make for a better teacher, what it means to be a teacher of yoga, and about Yoga Lily’s 9-month training. Preregistration required. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Road Ste 222, Clifton Park. Pam Medina: 518-744-5565.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

The Truth About Cancer – 6pm. April 10 & 24. Paradigm shifting documentary series viewing. Free. Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Essential Oils for Mommies – 6:30pm. Learn how to create the safest environment for little ones; chemical free! Connect with other Mommies and learn how to naturally tackle everyday life. Free. Register: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Ecstatic Lymphatic – 6pm. April 10 & 24. Discover easy, natural, affordable methods to improved health by clearing the body’s toxin collection and removal system. Free. Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

Weekend Retreat: Inner Peace – Inner Power I – April 14-16. 5-8:30pm/Fri-11am/Sun. This retreat is for authentic spiritual seekers on the path of self-discovery. Discover 8 spiritual powers that can be applied directly to real life situations. Retreat includes directed sessions, group activities, walks, meditation, journaling, and creative activities. Facilitators: Sandra Budge, Zvika Zur, Champa Patel. Peace Village, Haines Falls, NY. Preregistration requested: 518-589-5000.

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Find Your Stress Free Life – 4-6pm. Stress is everywhere! Time fatigue, pressure, and overwhelm are at an all-time high. Learn how to harness the power of positivity, engage new tools and techniques, expand perspective, prioritize and reap the benefits of stress reduction and more time in life to do favorite things. Learn about mindfulness, time management, energy, why self-care is not self-ish, how to clear mental clutter to detox the mind and much more. $20. Space is limited. The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Register: Kim: 518-301-3593.

MONDAY, APRIL 17

Spring Nature Scavenger Hunt – 1pm. Use the senses to explore the outdoors and complete a nature scavenger hunt with the family. The program is designed for children ages 5 and up. Preregistration is required by April 13th. Meet at the kiosk at Parking Lot 1. Camp Saratoga on Scout Rd, Gansevoort. Info: Wilton Preserve, 518-450-0321.

 Medical Thermography Open House – 6pm.  Free. Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

Essential Oils: Outdoor Ready! – 10am & 6pm. Free. Held at Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Free. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

Navigating Divorce – 12:30-2pm. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes of divorce. Time for questions and answers. Led by Certified Divorce Coach, Marie Marhan Dropkin from Support in a Storm. Register: 518-423-2525.

Ditch & Switch: Detox Your Home – 6:30pm. Many things are out of our control in this world, but we can take control of what is in our home. Learn easy, simple and affordable tactics that anyone can do with the best essential oils on the planet. Free. Register: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Nature Games – 1pm.  Fun nature-themed outdoor games. This program is designed for children ages 5 and up.  Preregistration is required by April 20th. Meet on the lawn by the pond across from Parking Lot 1.Camp Saratoga on Scout Rd, Gansevoort. Info: Wilton Preserve, 518-450-0321.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Happiness and Freedom – 11am-12pm. Public talks. Public talks.  Presented by Capital Region Gnosis Center. Discover the pearl of gnosis within–short meditation included. All are welcome. Hampton Inn, Schenectady. Contact: 518-390-5014 or 518-742-6198.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Earth Day Concert: Ithaca’s Answer the Muse – 7:30pm. Indie rock with yogic soul.  Answer the Muse moves and transforms audiences. $20 advance. $25 door.  Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Info: 518-453-3603.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

Special Musical Guests: Answer the Muse – 9am & 11am. Ithaca’s inspiring musical group, Answer the Muse will share some of their inspiring music at Unity’s Sunday services. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Info: 518-453-3603.

Earth Day Clean Up & Celebration – 12:30-1:30pm. Connect with Mother Nature through the selfless service. Experience joy and fulfillment as we clean up the trail surrounding the studio. Vegetarian potluck to follow (1:45pm-2:45pm). Hosted by Pam Medina and friends. Free. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. Info: 518-744-5565.

Herbs for Auto-Immune and Inflammation – 3-5pm. Join Erin Ethier from Earthly Remedies for a class focused on a variety of auto immune diseases including lyme, lupus and other causes of body inflammation. $30. Crossroads Gifts and Wellness, 131-133 Jay St, Schenectady. Register 518-357-8366.

MONDAY, APRIL 24

The Living House Exhibit at miSci – Through April 30. miSci Curator Chris Hunter has built a partially-constructed house inside miSci that allows visitors look behind the walls of their home. The Living House explores principles of architecture, engineering, and constructions. Visitors discover the many systems at work in the home – from windows to plumbing to insulation – and the small decisions they can make to save energy and money. Free with Museum admission. Museum of Science and Innovation, 15 Nott Terrace Hts, Schenectady. Hours/info: 518-382-7890.

 The Truth About Cancer – 6pm. Paradigm shifting documentary series viewing. Free. Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

Intuitive Development Series I – 6:30pm.  Ever wanted to learn about reading auras, psychometry, past lives or validate ‘odd’ experiences? Intuitive Development at Spirit Tree is a safe space to learn with like-minded people. Classes are designed for discovering personal gifts of intuition and build upon them. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9), Latham/Cohoes. Preregistration required: 518- 810-2427.

 Become an Energy Whisperer – 6:30-8pm. Learn Eden Energy Medicine with certified practitioner, Ruth Ann Smalley. Understand the meridians, chakras, and more, for energetic balance, stress reduction, seasonal wellness, and personal growth. All levels. $15. 323 Delaware Ave, Delmar. Space limited. Register: 518-506-2914.

 The Basics of Psycho-emotional Wellbeing – 7-8:30pm.  Ever wonder how suppressed emotions and unhealed traumatic experiences impact life and relationships? This presentation will offer insight into how we poison ourselves with suppressed emotions and introduce a healing approach called Psychosomatic Journey. Free. The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. RSVP: Laura, 518-817-3198.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Essential Oils: Sleep/Relaxation – 10am & 6pm. Free. Held at Medical Thermography Associates, 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Free. Preregister on Facebook or 518-983-6564.

Multi-Faceted Approach to College Readiness – 5:30 pm. An engaging discussion on college education planning. Three local advisors will give a panel presentation on choosing the right college, funding college education, and best positioning to receive the most financial benefit. Green Conscience, 33 Church St, Saratoga Springs. Register: 518-306-5196.

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Essential Oils for Health & Wellness – 6:30pm. How can essential oils fit into a wellness routine? Learn easy steps to relax, refresh and boost immunity. Free. Register: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

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FRIDAY, APRIL 28

Weekend Retreat: Resilience in a Changing World – April 28-30. 5-8:30pm/Fri-11am/Sun. As the world continues to change rapidly, it is inviting us to be resilient. What does resilience mean? How can we learn to cultivate more of it? Through discussion, journaling, meditation and celebration as women, this retreat explores the power and possibility of being resilient. Facilitators: Micheline Tanguay, Megan Mulvenna. Peace Village, Haines Falls, NY. Preregistration requested: 518-589-5000. PeaceVillageRetreat.org

TAPNY – April 28 & 29. 1-5pm. Craft Beer and Food Festival. Hunter Mountain, Hunter NY. Info: 518-263-4223.

Meditation Under the Stars – 7pm.  Spirit Tree Connections presents a guided meditation at the miSci Planetarium. Come enjoy a journey of sound and voice through the stars. $15. 15 Nott Terrace, Schenectady. Questions: 518- 810-2427.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Yoga/Crystal Singing Bowls & Pyramids by All Energy – 9:15-10:30am. Unique Hatha Yoga class infused with Native American flute and crystal singing bowls. Leave feeling rejuvenated and at peace. $15 walk-in, $10 students. The Woman’s Club of Albany, men welcome too, 725 Madison Ave, Albany. Info: 518-810-7646.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 29

Health & Happiness Conference – 9:45am-4pm. The American Meditation Institute (AMI) presents: Practical tools for healthy living. Meditation, yoga and breathing lectures and demonstrations by mind/body medicine pioneers Bernie Siegel MD, AMI founder Leonard Perlmutter and a faculty of nationally acclaimed physicians and researchers. $45 includes a gourmet vegetarian lunch. Albany Hindu Cultural Center, 450 Albany-Shaker Rd, Loudonville. Info: AmericanMeditation.org/happiness.

Reiki Level 1 Training – 11am-2pm. With Christine Brown.  Become a practitioner in the healing art of reiki. Learn about the history of reiki, reiki principles, the energy body, benefits and much more.  $150.  Pre-registration required by April 21. Held at Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza 457 Rte 146, Guilderland Center.  Register: 518-729-6308.

Crystals: Minerals, Gemstones & Resins 101 – 3:30-5:30pm. With Gia Martin. Learn the basic principles of grading, care, charging and using metals with an overview of the most popular crystals. $20. Jean’s Greens Herbal Tea Works and Essential Herbs, 225 River St, Troy. Info/register: 518-479-0471.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

Relax Into Bliss – 1-3pm. Combination of restorative yoga and sound healing. Relax in comfy supported yoga poses as magical vibrations reverberate throughout the body. Bathe in the bliss of meditative singing bowls, peaceful flutes, tribal didgeridoo, and ambient gong. $35-$40. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. Info: 518-744-5565.