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Sunday

Dharma Meditation – 9-10:15am. With Pierre Zimmerman. Weekly meditation followed up by short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. $10 donation. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave, 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9), Saratoga Health & Wellness Bldg, Saratoga Springs. Info: 413-992-7012.

“OneSong” Music & Meditation – 6pm. An inspiring hour of kirtan chants and sacred song from various faith traditions, including a guided meditation and reflection. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Info: 518-453-3603.

Monday

The Power of You! – 6-7:30pm. With Life Coach, Kim Perone. This 4-week course is aimed at providing greater awareness of inner strength and the power within to create a life and find our best selves. Tackling stress, self-esteem, mindfulness, spirituality, resilience and much more. Participants will find tools, techniques, and empowerment in this course. $20/week. Space is limited. Inspired Life Coaching at The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Pricing/register: 518-301-3593.

Yin Yang with Dave – 6:30-7:30pm.  Yin Yoga is a slower form of yoga with roots in Taoism as well as traditional Indian Yoga. Yin Yoga focuses on the Yin tissues ( tendons, ligaments, fascia, bones, joint capsules, etc.) To access these areas of the body, most poses are done low to the ground and held for extended periods of time which calms the mind and body. Sisters of the Earth Healing Studio, 189 Rebisz Rd, Broadalbin. Register on Facebook or call 518-365-9251.

Yoga in the Salt Cave – 6-7pm. Experience a yoga class inside the salt cave. The Salt Den, 654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham. Pricing/ registration (required): 518-785-7258.

Empowered Yoga Flow – 9:30-10:45am.  Powerful flow, stronger challenges, and deeper points of awareness throughout the physical and mental body. Meet the energetic body and explore advanced yoga poses. Min. 6 month yoga experience needed. $44-$129/month. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

Evening Meditation– 6:30-7:15pm. A nice way to experience a variety of meditation styles. (Kundalini, breathing, centering, guided). All levels of  meditators welcome. Meditation is personal and instructor will gentle guide. $10. Gina’s Reiki Healing & Education Center 229 Washington St, Saratoga Spgs. Register: Call/test Amy, 518-232-7253.

Monday’s Meal – 6:30-7:30pm. “What are we eating?” Weekly discussion of the benefits of a ketogenic approach. Free. Northeast Spine & Wellness, 306-B Grooms Rd, Clifton Park. RSVP: 518-371-4800.

Chen Tai Chi: 18 Essential Postures– 7:30pm. In this class students learn the fundamental principles of tai chi, including silk reeling, standing and qi exercises. Together, these practices help students develop a well-rounded practice. Suitable for beginning or intermediate participants. Asian Arts Group, 28 Essex St, Albany. Register: 518-489-1458.

Tuesday

Yoga & Core Stability– 10-11am. Build core strength and inner strength. Open to everyone young and old, birth/post-natal parents encouraged, non-mobile babies (no baby engagement). $20-$44/month. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

Saratoga Stress Reduction Program – 5:15-6:45pm. This 8-wk course in mindfulness based meditation offers students a means of self-regulation and encourages the cultivation of greater awareness to reduce symptoms of psychological and somatic distress, as well as positive response to challenges with less reactivity and greater clarity. Cost varies. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave, 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9), Saratoga Health & Wellness Bldg. Register: 518-581-3180 x 300 or 307.

Live By Design – 6-8pm. 4-week coaching program. With Life Coach, Kim Perone. Create an inspired, balanced, desired life! Covering guiding principles, life ‘accounts’, balance, boundaries and self-care. Examining blocks and fears plus vision-eering for success. By the end of the program, each participant will have created a life plan. This workshop is aimed at giving participants a platform for life planning and a framework for success. Inspired Life Coaching at The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Pricing/register: 518-301-3593.

Lyme Support Group – 6pm. 2nd Tues. Share stories, frustrations and achievements. Find support and guidance. All welcome. Free. The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, 90 Adams Pl, Delmar. Register: 518 689-2244.

BarreFlow – 6pm. With Svetlana Albanese. A challenging total body workout. BarreFlow combines aspects of yoga, pilates, barre fitness and classic strength training. The focus on posture and form allows even the busiest mind to become more present. Modifications are given to accommodate various fitness levels. Achieve a balanced body and a quiet mind. 3/$39.00 or $15/drop-in. Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza 457 Route 146, Guilderland Center.  Register online or call: 518-729-6308.

Classical Hatha Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. With Antoinette Di Mascio, RYT 200. For all levels and ages. Practice yoga in its purest state. Learn proper asana postures, meditation, breathing exercises, and gain tone and flexibility. BYO yoga mat, 2 blocks, 1 strap and 1 blanket. $70/6 classes or $15 drop-in. Vitality Health Center, 3441 Amsterdam Rd (Rte 5), Scotia-Glenville. Register: 518-372-4706.

Tai Chi with Renjie – 7-8pm. Learn the basic Yang Style Tai Chi postures, movements and internal energy development. Beginner-Intermediate level. Drop-ins welcome. $15 per class. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave, 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9), Saratoga Health & Wellness Bldg, Saratoga Springs. Register: 518-581-3180 x 300.

Gentle Yoga with Props– 7:30-8:45pm. Experience a gentle class using blocks, bolster pillows, straps, blankets, and more to assist your body and mind in finding release in each posture. $20-$44/month. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

Wednesday

Chair Yoga with Sharon – 9-10am. For all levels. This class is perfect for beginners, for yogis with injuries and people who want the support of a chair. Chair yoga offers all the benefits of traditional yoga: increased flexibility and strength, improved balance and focus, reduced stress and increased relaxation. For the experienced yogi, using a chair is an excellent way to deepen any practice. This is an opportunity to observe and focus on each pose and breath. In Harmony Yoga, 137 Remsen St, Cohoes. Info: 518-334-8169.

Morning Yoga for 50 Plus – 9:45am-11am. Taught by Melanie Gloeckner RYT. Yoga for healthy aging to increase flexibility and strength, build endurance and breath capacity. $15 drop in. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Co-Op Family Group – 11am-1pm. Different topic discussed each week. Newcomers and children are welcome. Honest Weight Food Co-Op, Community Room, 100 Watervliet Ave, Albany. Info: 518-482-2667.

Family Support Group: for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Mental Illness – 6:30-8pm. 1st and 3rd Wed. SUNYA School of Public Health, 1 University Pl, Rensselaer. Info: 518-588-6949.

Movie Night at Vitality – 6:30-8pm. $10. Vitality Health Center, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Rte 5, Glenville. Register: 518-372-4706.
Wellness Wednesdays with Lynn Gelman – 6:30pm. Each week a new topic; pets, vision boards, make-n-takes and more. EMBACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. Call or text to register: 518-727-2054.

Thursday

Storytelling with Glory-Anne – 10-11am. This read aloud will feature children’s books written by inspiring  authors. Glory-Anne offers enlightenment on a “littles” scale. Best for ages 3-5. $5 per family. Younger siblings welcome. Tea and coffee will be available. Held at AdventuringSouls.Guru, 1 Alton Rd, Albany. Must register on Facebook or call 518-650-3943.

Yoga & Core Stability– 10-11am. See Tuesday for details. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

Lunchtime Guided Meditation – 12:15-12:45pm. Take a break from it all. Reconnect, release and be energized. Do it all in 30 minutes. Doors open at 12 noon. $10 drop-in. Held at AdventuringSouls.Guru, 1 Alton Rd, Albany. Questions: 518-650-3943.

Nature’s Medicine: Essential Oils 101 – 2pm & 6pm. Discover the basics about nature’s medicine. Learn to distinguish quality and purity and safe usage. From nasal congestion to nausea to nervous system support; there’s an oil for that! Customized to participants. Clifton Park. Free. Preregister on Medical Thermography’s Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

Fearless! – 5:15-6:15pm. 6-week program. Facilitated by Life Coach, Helene Verdile. Develop an understanding of anxiety and fear, take a fear inventory, exercises to process and release fear, mantras and meditations to support progress, rewiring old patterns and more. $25/week. Space is limited.  Inspired Life Coaching at The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Register: Helene, 518-470-0048.

BarreFlow – 5:15pm. See Tuesday for details.  Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza 457 Route 146, Guilderland Center.  Register online or call: 518-729-6308.

Spirit Tree’s Evening Meditations – 6-7pm. A different meditation experience and meditation facilitator each week. Offerings include drumming meditations, crystal bowls, medicine bowls, chanting, Shamanic journeys, angel, hypnotic meditations and much more. $10 drop in.  Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9), Latham/Cohoes. Register online or 518-362-8383.

Joy Starts Here! – 6:30-8pm. 6-week virtual program. Begin finding joy every day! Facilitated by Life Coach Helene Verdile. $25/week. Space is limited. The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. To Register: Helene, 518-470-0048.

Essential Oils for Health & Well-Being – 6:30pm. New to aromatherapy? Learn how the healing power of plants can help improve the quality of life. Learn how easy it is to use essential oils. Reduce stress, rejuvenate the mind, enjoy deeper sleep and purify the air; aromatherapy can help! Take home recipes, ideas, inspiration, and a mist sprayer created in class. $10. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP requested: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

Poetry Night – 7:30pm. 3rd Thurs. Open mic for community poets. $3 suggested donation. Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave, Albany. Info: 518-482-0262.
Gentle Yoga with Props– 7:30-8:45pm. See Tuesday for details. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

Friday

Yoga for 12-Step Recovery– 7-9pm. For anyone dealing with addictive behavior or affected by the addictive behavior of others. All who seek recovery and serenity are welcome. $20-$44/month. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. 518-744-5565.

Saturday

Super Saturday Sampling – 8am-8pm. 3rd Sat. Try select foods and products from the vendors, deli and bakery. Niskayuna Co-Op, 2227 Nott St, at Balltown Rd. Info: 518-374-1362.

Saratoga Stress Reduction Program – 8:30-10am. See Tuesday for details. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave, 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9), Saratoga Health & Wellness Bldg. Register: 518-581-3180 x 300 or 307.

Yoga Sculpt with Bridget – 9:30am. Yoga Sculpt is a Vinyasa class focusing on core power and balance to push strength and flexibility to new heights. The option to modify this practice using small weights is available to deepen the practice and intensify the results. All levels of experience are encouraged to attend. The class is taught with some added heat between 70-73 degrees. In Harmony Yoga, 137 Remsen St, Cohoes. Info: 518-334-8169.

Capital District Fibromyalgia Optimists Group (FOG) – 11:30am-1pm. 2nd Saturday. Meetings are designed to provide educational sessions, discover local and national resources and gain strategies that provide hope. Search on Meetup.com for the group which has details and a calendar. Sign up to receive email reminders and to RSVP. $10 suggested donation. Held in Colonie. Info/personal consult: Jennifer Burke OT, 518-461-7840.