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A Day to Honor The Mind, Body and Soul in Saratoga

The biannual Mind Body Soul Expo will bring together health, wellness and holistic practitioners, professionals, local businesses and local artisans under one roof to showcase their products and services from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 23, at the Saratoga Springs City Center. It features eight presenters, more than 80 …

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Flurry Festival Tradition Carries On

The 32nd annual Flurry Festival will be held on President’s Weekend from February 15 through 17, 2019 at the Saratoga Springs City Center and Saratoga Hilton, with more performances and workshops scheduled at Parting Glass Pub, Putnam Den and Excelsior Springs. The Flurry is internationally known as a destination for …

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A Shop for Self-Care and Sacred Space

Star & Splendor owner and formulator Ami Lahoff has opened a new shop at 34 South Main Street, in the walkable retail zone of Voorheesville, just around the corner from the Rail Trail. She says, “The shop is focused on attainable self-care for busy people and the creation of space …

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CranioSacral Therapy for TMJ Pain

Elena Ajdelsztajn, owner of Welcome Home Integrative Bodywork, in Albany, is a New York state-licensed massage therapist and certified CranioSacral Therapist. She specializes in this gentle, hands-on method of releasing tensions in the bones and membranes around the brain and spinal cord that can be a valuable support to the …

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Get Started on a New Career in Massage Therapy

The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy is now enrolling for spring Massage Therapy programs. Two different programs will begin in February—a full-time program and a part-time morning program. Both offer a dynamic blend of science courses, as well as hands-on practice. The Center for Natural Wellness School …

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Experience Energy Medicine Yoga

Kathleen Fisk, with new certification as an (Energy Medicine Yoga) EMYoga Level 1 instructor at In Harmony Yoga, will offer a six-week program to begin at 9 a.m., February 22. She says, “This system was designed by my mentor, Lauren Walker. This is built on the work of energy medicine …

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New Tai Chi Classes in Albany

Asian Arts, providing quality tai chi and qigong instruction, classes, individual instruction, seminars and workshops by nationally and internationally recognized masters, will be offering three new classes starting this winter. Tai Chi for Couch Potatoes presents a way to get off the couch and be more active for those intimidated …

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Improving Health Without Supplements

Sarah Stout, owner of Reinventing Wellness, is teaching a course, Reboot Your Health & Wellness in the New Year. It is designed for those looking for a way to eat delicious, real food and lose weight; have tried diets in the past, but not achieved long-term results; have food cravings …

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Work From Home in a Meaningful and Healthy Way

Lisa Small, an independent consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies (NYR Organic), says, “Love your work!” She is offering a home business or holistic practice opportunity in the organic health and beauty industry in the Capital District. “Use your free website for products to be direct-shipped to customers anywhere. No stock …

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Join the Vegan Network

Membership in the Capital Region Vegan Network, formerly known as Albany Vegan Network , offers voting rights, an email newsletter, perks and discounts offered by local businesses, and discounts on their events. The group is dedicated to educating those interested in animal advocacy, environmentalism and health related to a plant-based …

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