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500th Baby for Sage Femme Midwifery

Sage Femme Midwifery, founded in 2010, has birthed their 500th baby in seven years. They offer safe, satisfying and empowered homebirth care to women and families that choose and are appropriate for this model of care. Midwife and owner Kelly McDermott states, “In December 2017, the lucky baby was announced …

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Advanced Yoga Training with Lauren Toolin

Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts host a training series, Sva Sadhana: Advanced Practice, Embodied Wisdom, with Certified Yoga Therapist and Four Desires life coach Saumya Lauren Toolin, E-RYT 500, in 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on January 6, 20 and …

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A Solution for the Empty Nest Syndrome

After witnessing how many women lack the supportive container to gently move through and integrate the experience of children leaving home, Laura Normile. MA, a psychosomatic guide and reiki practitioner, developed a two-day workshop, Empty Nest: A Search For A New Self. It will be held on January 27 and …

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Elevate 518 Studio Now Open

Elevate 518 Studio at Elevate Albany Wellness, a new yoga and movement space, is now open at 407 Albany Shaker Road, Suite 200, in Loudonville. Manager Jennifer Gough says, “We believe in wellness for everybody and every body.” The studio now offers a variety of classes from Gentle Yoga to …

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CranioSacral Therapy for Pain Relief

Elena Ajdelsztajn is a New York state licensed massage therapist who is offering a special package of three sessions for 10 percent off during the month of December. She is certified in CranioSacral Therapy by the Upledger Institute and states that the fascia is a certain kind of connective tissue …

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Three-Month Reiki Courses Enrolling Now

Gina Clemente, reiki master and owner of Gina’s Reiki Healing & Education Center, is offering a new, three-month introductory reiki course that begins in January 2018 to provide people with in-depth training and understanding of how reiki healing works. It is a combination of lecture, class discussion, self-treatment, distance treatment …

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The Art of Conscious Living: A Life-Changing Tropical Retreat

A workshop, The Art of Conscious Living, will be led by Louise M. Finlayson, Ph.D., a Harvard Medical School-trained clinical psychologist and transformational coach with more than 30 years of experience, on a seven-day tropical island retreat for renewal and discovery from January 26 to February 2, 2018. The retreat …

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Community Massage Moves to Latham

Community Massage & Holistic Therapies has moved from Troy to 987 New Loudon Road, (Route 9), in Latham, within the Spirit Tree Connections building (use Cohoes for GPS). All new clients will receive a $10 discount on a one-hour massage. Owner Kathleen Vroman, LMT, says, “This new space will offer …

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Thermography Available in Ballston Spa

The holistic dental practice of Dr. Frederick Dreher, DDS, PC, is now collaborating with Medical Thermography Associates of Clifton Park. Dreher is adding medical thermography to the extensive list of holistic practices offered at his Ballston Spa office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., November 16, and the third Thursday …

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