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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Sounds of Spirit Tree – 6pm. Come hear the meditative journey with the Spirit Tree team at The Studio in Greenfield. Nicole Miele and Heidi Calhoun perform on crystal bowls. Mary Peyton and Brandon Russ provide drum sounds and Mayleen Medina closes the evening with a Kirtan song celebration. $25. Location: 165 Wilton Rd, Greenfield Center. Hosted by Spirit Tree Connections. Register: events@spirittreeconnections.com.

Environmental Health Forum – 6-8pm. With Timothy McAuley, Founder and Chairman of Consulting for Health, Air, Nature & a Greener Environment (CHANGE), will be conducting a presentation on air pollution and exposure assessment. An open forum will follow for people to ask questions. Possible discussion topics include water quality, air quality, climate change, human health, exposure assessment, and more. Free. The Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St, Glens Falls. Questions: 518-792-1121.

Ballston Spa Chocolate Festival – 6-9pm. Downtown Ballston Spa is excited to present the 6th Annual Ballston Spa Chocolate Fest. This is a family-friendly event. Area restaurants, bakeries, and chefs are all welcome to compete in a chance to showcase their talents and tastes by preparing small sample sized chocolate offerings to be judged by a panel as well as fan favorite recognition. Each visitor pays $1 for the sample and will vote on their favorites in three categories. Held in Downtown Ballston Spa. More info: look for the event on Facebook.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Releasing Fear & Anger – 10-11:30am. Join this Kundalini yoga workshop and begin to release fears and anger. This class is a personal gift in releasing fears and feelings. Relish in the resulting relaxation. Workshop includes breath work, asana, kriya, meditation, and deep relaxation. $25. Om Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts, 1530 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Register: 914-482-7010.

WE Care Fitness 101 – 11am-12pm. 4-week series: Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23. 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.

Ayurveda 101 with Dosha Yoga – 2-4pm. With Deborah Bleau, 500 RYT. Wondering about ayurveda? Discover the doshas: vata, pitta, and kapha. This informational session about ayruveda and dosha is followed by a yoga class based on vata, this season’s dosha. Radiance Hot Yoga 595 New Loudon Rd, Latham. Register: 518-608-1229.

Imbolc Riverfire 2019 – 4-6:30pm. A multidisciplinary installation of visual art, music and puppetry that engages ancient folk traditions and rituals not usually shown in a contemporary art context. Inspired by the Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Imbolc Riverfire is an Elysian festival of fire and light. $25 adults, $10 under 12 yrs, no charge for under 6 yrs. Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front St, Hudson. Questions: 518-822-1050.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Spirit Rising Meditation Course 1:15-2:45pm. Feb 3-March 3 (no Feb 17). 8-week course. Journey through each level of reality, chakra by chakra. Connect with earth, creative energy, sense of self, unconditional love, living our truth, heightening intuition, and infinite oneness with the Source/Creator/God. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Suite 222, Clifton Park, Pricing/register: Pam Medina, 518-944-7090.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Salty Yoga – 6pm. Relax and stretch for 50-min during your halotherapy treatment in the salt cave through guided instruction of beginner-level Hatha yoga with instructor, Nikki Rogers. Focus on breathing to aid in the oxygenation of the body and to alleviating the stresses of the modern world. $40. The Salt Den, 654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham. Preregistration required: 518-785-7258.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Salt Cave Bliss – 5 & 6pm. Relax and breathe easier while receiving a halotherapy treatment plus a 10-minute hand or foot massage in the Himalayan salt cave with an LMT. $40.The Salt Den, 654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham. Preregistration required: 518-785-7258.

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, FEBRUARY 6

Hatha Yoga – 9:15-10:30am. With DeAndra. Join this traditional all-levels class that incorporates thematic sequencing focusing on both physical and subtle aspects. The integration of body, mind and breath will leave participants with a cultivated sense of calm and ease. $15 prepay online or at door. A Place Called Om, 2022 Western Ave, Guilderland. Info: 518-490-9616.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Themed Essential Oils Class: LOVE Potions, Self-Love & Romantic Love – 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.

Green Drinks Social – 5-7pm. Green Drinks is a “green gathering” for those who work, volunteer, or have a passion for promoting the environment, conservation, and sustainability. Meet new people, learn about local green initiatives, and share current projects. Free admission. Harvey’s (in the Library Room), 14 Phila St, Saratoga Springs. Location details: 518-583-0003.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Spirit Tree’s Connections Fair 6-9pm. An evening of all things Spirit Tree. Practitioners will be on hand to offer samplings of their services. Learn about upcoming classes and workshops and meet them all. Mediums and card readers will be on hand. Sign up for a reading when the doors open at 6pm. Some of the gift shop’s vendors will be onsite to educate about their special products that are in stock. The shop is fully stocked and will be open during the entire evening. Free admission (readings are $25/15-min). Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Register online or at 518-362-8383.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Chakra Master Classes for Advanced Energy Workers – 9:30-11:30am. 8-week series through March 30 (meeting on Saturdays).  An in-depth study of the human energy field through the chakras. Experience each level of the field/aura through the energy of the chakras. Learn how the chakras affect health and wellbeing mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. $40/class; discount for series. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. Register: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

The Second Buddha: Master of Time – 4-5pm. Join Rachel Seligman, Tang Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs and Malloy Curator; Elena Pakhoutova, Rubin Museum Curator of Himalayan Art; and Ben Bogin, Skidmore Professor of Asian Studies, for a tour of The Second Buddha: Master of Time, which will be on view through May 19. The tour will be followed by an opening reception at 5 pm to celebrate the Tang’s newly opened spring exhibitions. This event is free and open to the public. Tang Teaching Museum, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Spgs. Info: 518-580-8080.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Reiki Level I Training – 10am-2pm. Feb. 10 & 17. Tap into the universal life force energy! Learn the ancient hands-on healing art of reiki with RMT & Barbara Brennan School of Healing graduate Lynn Gelman. Reiki helps bring balance. When a body is in a state of balance, it tends to heal itself, stress is easier to handle and everyday ups and downs become more manageable. Class includes instruction, techniques, practice time, certification, Reiki I manual and level I certificate. Pricing/register: Lynn, 518-727-2054.

Reiki Level 2 Course – 1-5pm. Led by Reiki Master Cheryl Williams. Learn level 2 techniques of the ancient energy healing system of reiki to promote overall well-being and health.  Must be level 1 certified. Om Shanti Yoga & Healing Arts, 1530 Columbia Turnpike, East Greenbush. Pricing/register: 917-902-1122.

Concert: Answer the Muse – 1pm.  Ithaca band’s musical journeys integrate original music, rock cover songs remade, theater, meditation, yogic chant and movement that uplift. $20/advance; $25/door. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.

Kundalini Chant & Meditation – 6pm. Ithaca’s Answer the Muse band leads Unity’s Sunday evening service with music, chant, movement and breathwork from the Kundalini yoga tradition. Free. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

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, FEBRUARY 12

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Socially Responsible Investing – 6:30-7:30pm. Worried that choice investment companies might be using child labor or aren’t as eco-friendly as one would think? Learn how to find companies that align with one’s personal values. With Darren Leader from Simmons Capital Group. Free but RSVP is requested. Green Conscience Home, 33 Church St, Saratoga Spgs. RSVP: 518-306-5196.

WEDNEDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Valentine’s Themed Nia Dance Class – 5:45-7pm. This class focuses on emotional expression while dancing the movie soundtrack of “Moulin Rouge”. Chocolate and something sparkling to follow. Lead by Casey Bernstein. $15. The Center for Nia &Yoga. 1720 Central Ave, Colonie. Info/register: 518-348-9367.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Crystal Sound Bowl Meditation in the Salt Cave6pm. Relax for 50-minutes listening to the healing sounds of Tracey Piazza in a wonderful salt cave. $40.The Salt Den, 654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham. Preregistration required: 518-785-7258.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

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FRIDAY, FEBRARY 15 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Flurry Festival – Feb 15-17. Starts 6pm Fri. Ends 6pm Sun. A three-day festival in Saratoga Springs, celebrating traditional international music, song, dance, and stories. Workshops and events for all ages and abilities including family dances for young children, instrument lessons, sing-alongs, jamming, and dances from beginner level on up. No need to bring a partner or know how to dance. Festival headquarters are at Saratoga Hilton & City Center, 534 Broadway. Tickets and more information at FlurryFestival.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Whitehall WinterFest – 9am-8:30pm. Come out for a fun winter event including a Penguin Dip, bon fire with s’mores, music, Snowman Creating Contest, and fun for the whole family! Free admission. Whitehall Marina, 7 North Main Street Whitehall. More info: Whitehall Chamber’s website or call 518-499-2435.

Spirit and Seasons:  A Meditation Workshop – 10am. Join intuitive medium Deb DeCelle as she leads the group on a cool journey of meditations, seasons, and spirit.  $25. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9), Latham/Cohoes. Register online or call 518-362-8383.

Healing Cocoon: Gong Bath and Sound Healing – 6pm. A 90-minute restorative aerial yoga session set to singing bowls and Balinese steel drums. The practice will conclude with an extended cocooned gong bath Savasana. Enjoy a beautiful evening of complete relaxation and restoration. $40. The Hot Yoga Spot, 1475 Western Ave, Albany. Questions: 518-944-8534.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Barre Basics – 11am-3pm. Master teachers Kristine Gerber and Tyler Ingram will provide a combined lecture on the history of the origin of the Barre method and the fundamentals of proper alignment and positioning followed by a masterclass.  Radiance Hot Yoga, 595 New Loudon Rd, Latham. Pricing/register: 518-608-1229.

Intro to Crystal Healing Workshop – 1-­3pm. With reiki master Lisa Marie Layman. Learn crystal properties, how to work with them and bring their light into one’s life. A crystal gift and materials included. $45. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Register: 518- 892 -2289.

Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides on the Lake – 1-4pm. Enjoy a winter wonderland traveling by horse drawn sleigh along a scenic, private road, passing beautiful Woods Lake midway. $25 (ages 15 and up) for the approximate 30-minute adventure. $15 ages 4-14, under 4 years old free. Lake Nordic Vacation Center, 139 Lapland Lake Rd, Northville. Preregistration required: 518-863-4974.

Valentine’s Thai Yoga & Acro Workshop – 2pm. An all-levels partner practice that combines yoga with acrobatics. Acro Yoga is a fun and playful practice that helps builds trust, communication, and connection. This workshop is the perfect Valentine’s weekend treat because it also includes Thai yoga partner massage. Bring a friend or loved one or come solo to practice and have fun with the rest of the community. $25. The Hot Yoga Spot, 1475 Western Ave, Albany. Register: 518-944-8534.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Reiki Share – 6:30pm. An evening of meditation and sharing reiki. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with oneself, meet fellow practitioners and give and receive reiki! A perfect way to bring balance back into life. All reiki levels are welcome. $15. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. Space is limited. RSVP requested: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Owl Prowl at Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park – 6-7:30pm. Starting with an indoor presentation, participants will learn about which owls are found in our area. Then we will head outdoors to listen and look for wild owls!  Group size is limited and is for ages 5 and up. Free. Wilton Wildlife Preserve & Park, 80 Scout Rd Wilton. Registration required: 518-584-7860, option 3.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Themed Essential Oils Class: Leave Anxiety Behind in 2019 – 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.

Yoga for CrossFit – 7pm. In order to be the best athlete one can be, one must tend to both mobility and strength in the body. This 4-week series is designed specifically for people who love CrossFit and weightlifting. Classes take place in a warm room and focus on hip mobility, core strength, upper back mobility, as well as shoulder range of motion and strength. $50. The Hot Yoga Spot, 1475 Western Ave, Albany. Register: 518-944-8534.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

EMYOGA – 9-10:15am. 6-week session begins. Take yoga to a whole new level. Learn to use innate energy systems consciously and deliberately. Participants will incorporate them into asanas, pranayama and savasana!  The result will be a feeling of wholeness, empowerment and potency.  It is yoga…electrified!  $20/class or ask for series’ package price. In Harmony Yoga, 137 Remsen St Cohoes. Register: Kathleen, 518-334-8169.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Live By Design Workshop – 12-3pm. Facilitated by Life Coach, Kim Perone. Feeling dragged around by life? Create a life of intention: 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. $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.

CBD: What’s All the Buzz About and How Can it Help? – 1­-3pm. A special open house and fun group discussion with the creator of locally made Pzoa Organics CBD products. Find out the benefits, what the different applications are, and try them out. Refreshments will be served. Free. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. More info: 518-892-2289.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Reiki Level II Training – 10am-2pm. Feb. 24 & March 3. With RMT & Barbara Brennan School of Healing graduate Lynn Gelman. Learn distance and emotional healing techniques of reiki and explore the 7 major chakras and their relationship to health and healing. Class includes instruction, practice time, certification, Reiki II manual and level II certificate. Pre-req: Reiki level I. Register: Lynn, 518-727-2054.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Coaching:  Inner Alignment for Conception – 8-week program begins. 1:1 and group. Learn simple practices to release old patterns, harness inner wisdom, and rewire body and mind for conception in 8 weeks. Pricing/register: KindNest, 518-461-5352.

WE Care Fitness 101 5:30-6:30pm. 4-week series: Feb 26, March 5, 12 & 19. 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.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

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.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Themed Essential Oils Class: Rest & Relaxation – 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.

Nutrition Lecture – 5:30-6:30pm. Become familiar with nutrition basics, reading food labels, risks associated with processed food and added sugar, and understand common diet and nutrition myths. Free. WE Care of Community Care Physicians, 713 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham. Preregistration required: 518-713-5347.