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MONDAY, APRIL 1

Preschool Nature Hour: Birds and Nests – 10:30-11:30am. For young explorers (3-6 yrs) and their adult companions. Take a short walk, do a simple nature craft, and have a healthy snack! Be dressed for weather. Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park, 80 Scout Rd, Gansevoort. Registration required: 518-450-0321.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

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 or $40-50/mo. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

Themed Essential Oils Class: Cabinet Makeover – 2 & 6pm. Discover how to use nature’s plant medicine to support healthy body system functioning. Support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

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FRIDAY, APRIL 5

“Pull” workshop with Nia Creator Debbie Rosas – 2-5pm. Learn the energy of each chakra and freedance to embody the experience. $60. The Center for Nia & Yoga, 1720 Central Ave. Colonie. Register/more info: 518-218-4887.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Running for the Health of It: Form, Flexibility & Strength Assessment – 9am-12pm. Skilled, licensed therapists will provide participants with a personalized foot and stride analysis for optimal running and offer tips on exercises and guidance on the proper running sneakers. Free. Regional Therapy Center at Malta, 10 Medical Park Dr, Malta. Register/appt time: 518-580-2450.

DIY Dream Catchers – 10am. Capture the magic of the dream catcher by creating one made out of natural materials in the tradition of the Ojibwe. $30. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Register online or at 518-362-8383.

Saratoga Sustainability Fair – 10am-4pm. A free community event celebrating sustainability awareness and opportunities. Exhibitor booths and workshop presentation will include information on green energy options, composting. The fair will also include tours of Skidmore’s geothermal and solar facilities, and an EV car show. Free. Skidmore College, Case Center, 815 N Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Info: Sustainable Saratoga, 518-620–6139.

Light Therapy Open House –1-3pm. Come learn the many benefits of light therapy and biofeedback. See how the power of light improves health and overall wellness. Light Therapy Services, Exec Suite 104, (back entrance) Bldg B, St Peter’s Medical Campus, 855 Rte 146, Clifton Park. More info: 518-526-5012.

Bikram (26&2) Benefits – 1:30-3pm. Learn how each posture and breathing exercise of the Birkram series benefits the body and why this series is accessible and beneficial to people of all ages and abilities in Radiance Hot Yoga’s infrared heated room. $25. Radiance Hot Yoga, 394 Fuera Bush Rd, Glenmont. Register online or call 518-898-9340.

Self-Care Workshop & Restorative Yoga Practice – 1:30-3:30pm. A special yoga workshop where participants will learn how to improve their health with daily Ayurvedic self-care practices and participate in a restorative yoga practice. Come in comfortable clothes and bring supplies for note-taking. $20. WE Care of Community Care Physicians, 713 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. Preregistration required: 518-713-5347.

Heart Music Meditations – 7:30pm. With Rich Goodhart. A shamanic journey in sound for spirit, mind and body world music multi-instrumentalist. $25/advance. $30/door. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Free Guided Meditation & Satsang – 9:30am-11am. Join AMI’s weekly 20-minute guided meditation and satsang discussion. Participants may sit on comfortable chairs or on the floor. No experience necessary. Taught by AMI founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter. Free. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Meditation Leader Training – 10am-1pm. 3-week series. Drop-ins welcome. Help with peace research! Lift the heart into a coherent state for greater clarity, happiness and decision making. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Register: Global Peaceful Cities Project, 518-424-0406.

Restorative Yoga Spring Mini Retreat – 1:15-4:45pm. Feel like a spring chicken with renewing yoga postures that nourish from the inside out. Rejuvenate down to the soul level. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Clifton Park. Pricing/register: 518-944-7090.

Inversion Workshop – 1:30pm. A 2-hour workshop exploring all aspects of inversions; from what goes on in the mind to what is happening in the body. Suitable for people who are experienced with inversions looking to improve form and alignment and beginners who want to explore how to safety go upside down. $25. The Hot Yoga Spot, 7 Southside Dr, Clifton Park. Register: 518-944-8534.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

“Soul Sisters” – 6:30-8:30pm. Join a small group of individuals who wish to explore their spiritual journey in relation to self-healing. Come prepared to share book titles and experiences. Meeting monthly. Free. Seating is limited. Hosted by Freedom Thru Hypnosis. 855 Rte 146, (St Peter’s Campus, Building B, use rear entrance) Ste 104. Clifton Park. RSVP: Joan Ann, 518-526-5012.

Medical Thermography Open House – 6-7:30pm. Visit the space, see the camera, meet the friendly staff, have questions answered. Learn about 100% safe, non-invasive thermal imaging for prevention and early detection. Free event. 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

The Art of Conscious Communication: Mastering Life’s Most Powerful Skill – 6-8:30pm. With Louise Finlayson, PhD. Harness the power of conscious communication to improve one’s relationship with self and others. Communication is central to all relationships. Not knowing how to communicate effectively invites drama, misunderstanding and strife into relationships. Learning to communicate consciously can improve relationships; both personal and professional. $40. Held at The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Cir, Albany. Registration required: 518-218-0707.

Guided Meditation – 7pm. A new guided meditation group led by Pierre Zimmerman, MS of the One Big Roof in Saratoga Springs. 45-min meditation followed by discussion on spiritual practices. $10 suggested donation. $10 suggested donation. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

Themed Essential Oils Class: Oils of the Bible – 2 & 6pm. Discover how to use nature’s plant medicine to support healthy body system functioning. Support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

Barre Flow Class with Sharon – 6:15­-7pm. This class combines aspects of yoga, Pilates, barre fitness and classic strength training, for an invigorating workout and improved posture. $12. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Register online or call: 518-892-2289.

Movie Night: Green Book – 6:30-8:30pm. Starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini. The movie will be followed by a yogic examination of the themes presented in this 2019 Oscar winning film. $10. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Register online or call 518-674-8714.

The Energy of Essential Oils & the Mind-Body Connection – 6:30pm. How do essential oils really work? Essential oils are agents of health and healing which involve both physics and chemistry in combination with the human heart and mind. Join Reiki Master Lynn Gelman to learn how and why essential oils are packets of possibilities and are empowered by one’s thoughts and intentions. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte. 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn, 518-727-2054.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

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FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Fundraiser for the Albany Marching Band – 7pm (doors open at 6pm). With Brandon Russ. Support the Albany Marching band as they will be representing the United States in France this summer for the D-Day celebration. $20 at door (no advanced sales). All proceeds go to the band. Held at Albany School of Humanities. 108 Whitehall Rd, Albany. Questions: 518-362-8383.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Life Coaching Workshop – 9am-12pm. Hold off on those weekend chores! Join this workshop which includes basic coaching fundamentals, examination on happiness and authentic success, self-care planning, live coaching and more in small group setting. Facilitated by Life Transition & Spiritual Coach Kim Perone. Jumpstart to the next level of success in life and develop a platform for inspired living. $50. Space is limited. Inspired Life Coaching at The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Preregistration (required): 518-301-3593.

Hypnosis Training – 9am-5pm. April 13 & 14. 2-day training with George Guarino. Learn to hypnotize clients, family and friends. Help cause behavioral changes and improve oneself too. Practice 5 rapid, powerful hypnosis-inductions. Newbies and experienced hypnotists welcome. Enhance skills in a non-judgmental environment. 10-seats available. Register: Hypnosis Works Well, 518-256-6549.

Crystals Gridding for Beginners – 1pm. Learn some basic knowledge of the most common crystals, why we grid, how to grid, how to energize a personal grid, where to put grids and how to cleanse them. $25. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Register online or at 518-362-8383.

A Celebration: 20 Years of Radio with Gary Goldberg – 1-9pm. Lark Street Yoga hosts this all-day Kirtan celebrating Gary Goldberg and his past 20 years on the radio. Artists include Miribai Moon, Sruti Ram with Vayu Das, Sherrie Howard with Mark Keslo, Satya Franche and Ma Kirtan, Lee Mirabai Harrington and Radharani. $40-$60 suggested donation. Lark Hall, 351 Hudson Avenue, Albany. Register at MindBody Online or call 518-599-5295.

Stress Reduction & Mindfulness For Teens – 1-4pm. With Harriet Rubenstein LCSW. Teens will learn and practice the benefits of gentle stretching, yoga, exercise, nutrition, mindfulness meditation, breathing and relaxation. Self-reflection will occur through journaling, activities and discussion. Appropriate for ages 12-18. One Big Roof, Center for Mindful Practices, 538 Maple Ave, 538 Maple Ave (Rte 9), Saratoga Health & Wellness Building, Saratoga Springs. Priing/register: Harriet, 518-428-9119.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Make Your Own Crystal Bracelet – 11am-­1pm. Learn how to create a personal gemstone bracelet, discuss gemstone properties and color harmony while choosing which pieces of the earth to carry throughout the day. $35. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Info: 518­ 892 ­2289.

Kirtan Camp – 1-3pm. Want to learn to play harmonium, lead a kirtan chant, or just sink more deeply into a devotional yoga practice? Drop in for this sweet exploration of harmonium and chant with Mirabai Moon. BYO harmonium if available. $40. A Place Called Om 2022 Western Avenue, Guilderland. Advanced registration required. 518-490-9616.

Music, Mantras and Mirrors – 3pm. In this creative arts workshop, listen to and discuss songs to inspire life’s journey, meditate to connect to innermost thoughts and create mantras on mirrors to honor and empower oneself. All supplies included. $30. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Register online or at 518-362-8383.

Kirtan & Medicine Mantras – 6pm. With Lee Mirabai Harrington. “Buddhist Bhakti” artist offers high-spirited, up-tempo kirtan chants, combined with Buddhist mantras. Free. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

The Many Benefits of Thieves Oil – 6-7pm. Thieves oil is a proprietary blend of Young Living Essential Oils (non-GMO certified), created to support a healthy immune system. This blend has many uses from health and beauty aids to household cleansing. Learn about the many benefits of Thieves oil for the body, mind and spirit. Participants receive easy recipes for making inexpensive skin care products, remedies and cleaning products as well as a 5ml container of the oil. $17. Location: 323 Delaware Ave., Delmar. Preregistration requested: Joan, 518-461-9507.

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 16

AMI Meditation – 6:30-9pm. 6-week course through May 21). Leonard Perlmutter’s Foundations Course of Yoga Science. This curriculum is endorsed by medical pioneers Dean Ornish, Dr. Oz and Bernie Siegel MD. 15 CME credits for physicians and other healthcare providers. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Pricing/register: 518-674-8714.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Earth Day Ditch and Switch – 6:30pm. Ditch all the harmful chemicals that pollute our earth and bodies! Learn the most cost-effective way to get rid of the harmful chemicals under the sink. BYO products to ditch and receive the perfect switch! $5. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Themed Essential Oils Class: Healthy Holiday Cooking – 2 & 6pm. Discover how to use nature’s plant medicine to support healthy body system functioning. Support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Light Therapy Open House –1-3pm. See April 6 for details. Light Therapy Services, Exec Suite 104, (back entrance) Bldg B, St Peter’s Medical Campus, 855 Rte 146, Clifton Park. More info: 518-526-5012.

Inversion Workshop – 6pm. Enjoy 90-minutes of restorative aerial poses accompanied by singing bowls and Balinese steel drums. The practice will conclude with an extended cocooned gong bath Savasana. This is n beautiful evening of complete relaxation and restoration. $40. The Hot Yoga Spot, 1475 Western Ave, Albany Register: 518-944-8534.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Beyond Date Night – 7-9:30pm. Join Kim Ploussard and David Pettie for an evening just for couples! Want to find new ways to connect in a relationship? Seeking a balance between control and surrender? Shift from the ordinary to the sacred and improve connection. Practice in pairs, brief discussions, full group activities, exploratory movement, silent reflection. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience; get ready to invigorate that relationship! $35/couple. Preregistration required: 518-862-1974 x 1 or JaiYogaSchool.com/Events.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Easter Sunday Services – 9am & 11am. Celebrate the Easter story from Unity’s inclusive, metaphysical perspective. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Earth Day Celebration – 10am-9pm. Outdoor programs all day. Hosted by Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park. Free admission (some programs require registration). Camp Saratoga on Scout Rd, Parking lot #1. Info/registration: 518-450-0321.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

Fertility Yoga – 5:30pm. 5-week series. For women or men planning to conceive. Designed to help reduce stress, cultivate flow of energy and enhance fertility. 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/register: KindNest, 518-461-5352.

WE Care Fitness 101 – 5:30-6:30pm. 4-week series: April 23, 30 & May 7, 14. This class will provide the basic knowledge needed to create a personal exercise program and improve health by incorporating stretching, resistance and cardiovascular training into physical activities. Free. WE Care of Community Care Physicians, 713 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. Preregistration requested: 518-713-5347.

Ecstatic Lymphatic! – 6-7:30pm. A happy, decongested lymphatic system can dramatically improve one’s energy, circulation, wellness, reduce appearance of cellulite and more! Learn simple, natural techniques to clear the body’s toxin collection system. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

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.

Goddess Empowerment Yoga – 6:15pm. 6-week series, Tap into the wisdom of the Hindu goddesses to help those who are trying to conceive, are pregnant or aren’t sure yet develop an awareness of the body, support emotional wellbeing, and connect to their own strength and wisdom. 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/Register: KindNest, 518-461-5352.

Guided Meditation – 7pm. See April 10 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

Themed Essential Oils Class: Natural Anxiety Relief – 2 & 6pm. Discover how to use nature’s plant medicine to support healthy body system functioning. Support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

Exercise Lecture – 5:30-6:30pm. Join WE Care to learn about the benefits of exercise, why it is an essential component in weight management, activity recommendations and proper safety protocol. Free. WE Care of Community Care Physicians, 713 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. Preregistration required: 518-713-5347.

Yoga for Healing – 6:15pm. 5-week series. Move through and beyond loss with a warm, open yoga practice that opens the heart, calms the mind and provides a safe place for feelings to emerge. 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/Register: KindNest, 518-461-5352.

Fresh Start with Essential Oils: Calling all First Timers! – 6:30pm. Wondering how to bring essential oils in to a wellness routine? Discover how easy it is to use natural ways and plant magic to de-stress, boost immunity, enhance sleep, manage physical discomfort and feel well! Take home recipes, ideas and inspiration. Free. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

Sound Immersion – 7pm. Get grounded in Quarry House’s subterranean sound room. Let the singing of quartz crystal bowls, traditional Tibetan bowls and Thai gongs bring on a blissful state of being. $25/person $40/couple The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Collar City Craft Fest – April 26-28. 12pm Fri-3pm Sun. A showcase of the area’s top artists and distinguished exhibitors. Each one will be exhibiting and selling their fine arts and crafts. $5 admission. The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St, Troy. Info: 518-273-0552.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Saratoga Tree Toga – 9:30am-12:30pm. 9th annual event. This is a fun event where the whole family can be part of giving back to their community. Sustainable Saratoga kicks off the planting around the community at High Rock Park, 112 High Rock Ave, Saratoga Springs. Info: 518-620–6139.

Active Boomers & Seniors Expo – 10am-3pm. Discover ways to stay active and healthy in retirement years. Featuring a variety of Capital Region lifestyle exhibitors and providers offering products and services that Boomers and seniors, want, use, need and search for online. Free admission. Colonie Center Mall, 131 Colonie Center, Albany. Questions: 518-459-9020.

Stressed, Obsessed & Blessed Retreat – 10am-4pm. In this day-long retreat (lunch included), take the deep dive in to living well. Address stress reduction, passions and purpose, and practices for daily growth and vibrancy. Group coaching, meditations, sacred space to examine life, brain training, happiness coaching, perspective and personalities, greater awareness of changes in life. Facilitated by Success, Life Transition & Spiritual Coach Kim Perone. Space is limited. Held at The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Registration (required): 518-301-3593.

WE Care Fitness 101 – 11am-12pm. 4-week series: April 27, May 4, 11 & 18. This class will provide the basic knowledge needed to create a personal exercise program and improve health by incorporating stretching, resistance and cardiovascular training into physical activities. Free. WE Care of Community Care Physicians, 713 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. Preregistration requested: 518-713-5347.

Mom’s DIY Natural Remedies – 1-3pm. Make an essential oil rollerball remedy for mom or someone special. Guided instruction and recipes included $10 each. 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Register on Medical Thermography Associates’ Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Yoga Teacher Training Sample Day – 11am-5pm. Experience a beginner’s hatha yoga class, get introduced to yogic philosophy, taste a little yoga anatomy, teach a mini yoga class, learn what it’s like to be part of Yoga Lily’s yoga teacher training, ask questions and meet Director Pam Medina. Choose Teacher Training or Living Yoga Program. Free with application (or $90 for the day otherwise). The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. Registration (required by April 7): 518-944-7090.

AcroYoga Workshop – 12pm. Join The Hot Yoga Spot for an introduction into AcroYoga, a partner practice that combines yoga asana with acrobatics. AcroYoga is a fun and playful practice that helps builds trust, communication, and connection. Learn the basics of flying, basing, and spotting, partner drills, and Acro poses and transitions. $25.The Hot Yoga Spot, 1475 Western Ave, Albany Register: 518-944-8534.

AcroYoga with Team Wilco – 1-3pm. An exciting practice that brings together the awareness of yoga, the creativity of movement and the power of community. Warm up, team-up to build strength, play to un-train the mind and learn some foundational AcroYoga skills and poses. $25. Lilananda Yoga, 808 Saratoga Rd, Burnt Hills. Register: 518-470-5240.

Aromatherapy with Sheila – 2-8pm. Enjoy the application of reiki-infused essential oil blends, native crystal healing and reiki demonstration. Sheila can customize to individual health needs and plans to start a class in creating personal healthcare products. $30. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Preregistration required: 518-832-1801.

Aerial Yoga Nidra – 4:30pm. Enjoy a state of ultimate relaxation; this class will take participants into a yogic sleep, while maintaining full consciousness and being guided through different stages to achieve Samadhi (stillness of the mind in one pointed consciousness). Become more aware of the inner self by following the narrative and reduce stress in an effortless way. Float in a swing for $20 Rest on a mat for $15. Good Karma Studio 12 Walker Way Albany. Register online or call 518-512-9929.