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Historic Saratoga Coffeehouse Expands its Mission

Two years after the renovation of the landmark Saratoga 1960s folk music venue, nonprofit Caffe Lena’s concert schedule has expanded to include contemporary music, jazz and classical concerts. Looking to grow beyond its 110-seat performance space, board chair Jim Mastrianni says, “It’s not enough to create financial security for the …

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Sampling Saturdays at Vitality Health Store

Vitality Specialty Foods and Herbs is now open on Saturdays at 10 a.m., when customers are welcome to sample gluten-free and homemade baked goods and other healthy treats. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vitality offers a wide range of modalities, as well as a weekly …

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Community Massage Expands

Kathleen vroman Kathleen Vroman, LMT, owner of Community Massage & Holistic Therapies, has opened new offices in Loudonville and Troy, plus a new location in Latham. Her office at Elevate Albany Wellness, 407 Albany Shaker Road, 2nd floor, in Loudonville, is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays …

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Group Reiki Training Classes Now Enrolling

Gina Clemente Gina Clemente, a reiki healer and instructor with more than 15 years of experience, is now enrolling groups from four to 12 people through spring for Reiki Energy classes. Group training can be scheduled for any day of the week, based on availability. She will travel to businesses …

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Beautiful Healing Space in Guilderland

Cole notes that it is ideal for a massage therapist, reiki master, CranioSacral Therapist, etc. “The space is warm and welcoming, with its own entrance and parking,” she adds. The Orchid Tree Yoga community of instructors and wellness professionals has been serving the wellness needs of the greater Capital District …

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Visit the Newly Expanded OM Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts

In November, Ananda Kathryn and her practitioners, healing practices and teachings moved into their very own building at 1530 Columbia Turnpike, in Castleton. The completely renovated building boasts cathedral ceilings, a beautiful yoga studio with a rear courtyard, four practice rooms and a spacious boutique, everything designed to accommodate all …

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Congratulations to Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Center

Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Center (formerly Medical Thermography Associates) is celebrating its fifth year in business as the region’s only dedicated medical thermal imaging facility. Northeast Thermography offers private imaging in a relaxed and calming environment. Director Howard Vics says, “Thermography is a 100 percent safe, non-invasive, no contact, no-radiation …

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Explore New Dimensions at The Salt Den

The Salt Den, in Latham, has expanded its experiences in their Himalayan salt cave. Packages are available. Owner Bob Duff says, “The Salt Den’s mission is to give clients a holistic complement to medical treatments that increase total well-being.” Salty Yoga focuses on breathing to aid in the oxygenation of …

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Volunteer to Spread Peace

NUMINOUS, the organization that sponsors the Albany and Schenectady Peace Projects, is looking for sacred activists to volunteer for nine months of event planning Coherence For A Cause, a NUMINOUS benefit at Albany City Hall in June 2019 to raise awareness for Peace Week, from August 3 through 10, 2019. …

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New Home for Sage-Femme Midwifery’s Albany Office

Sage-Femme Midwifery recognizes, respects and trusts the wisdom that is integral to each woman and her baby. They have moved their Albany office to a new location at 959 Washington Avenue. Located two miles east of SUNY-Albany and minutes from I-90, this convenient location provides ample on-street parking at the …

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