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Dads Need Relaxation Too

Colleen H. Young, LMT, CLT, and owner of Mantra Wellness Therapeutic Massage, LLC, is offering 15 percent off massage gift certificates for Father’s Day from June 10 through 16, 2019 in the office or online. Massage therapy is beneficial to men’s health and well-being. It helps reduce stress and blood …

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Business Planning Courses for Entrepreneurs

For those starting or growing a business, the Community Loan Fund, in partnership with the Huether School of Business at The College of Saint Rose, offers several eight-week business plan training courses each year. Participants learn the fundamental planning concepts and tools to start and run a successful small business. …

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VEG OUT 2019

The Capital Region Vegan Network (formerly Albany Vegan Network) will host VEG OUT, the capital region’s inaugural vegan food festival, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 2, in the streets surrounding Monument Square, in historic downtown Troy. VEG OUT is a family-friendly vegan food festival featuring tapas-sized portions of …

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New Technology Offers Hope for Many with Severe Depression

Pinnacle Behavioral Health is the first local provider to offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the area of the brain involved in depression. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2008 for difficult-to-treat depression, it’s been proven effective …

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Rare Opportunity for Hot Yoga Teachers

Jimmy Barkan and Jessica Gardner will be conducting 200-hour Yoga Alliance-certified 26 & 2 teacher training for teachers in hot yoga from August 14 through 24, 2019 and September 5 through 14, 2019 at Radiance Hot Yoga. Owners Leah Johnson and Boaz Alperson have trained extensively with Barkan. One of …

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New Online Resource for Chronic Pain Sufferers

Three New York practitioners joined forces in March and founded A Space To Grow, an online space for those who live with chronic pain to connect, nourish, and thrive. To ease people’s suffering, they created the Embodied Wellness Membership, which merges the best of self-paced learning, online classes and a …

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Life-Changing Summer Retreat on Lake George

Clinical psychologist and transformational coach Louise Finlayson Ph.D., will facilitate The Art of Living Consciously Retreat from July 18 through July 21, 2019 at the Wiawaka Holiday House, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains on Lake George. This dynamic, life-changing experiential retreat is an opportunity for participants to unplug, …

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Reiki Goes Mainstream

Gina Clemente, a reiki master and instructor with 17 years of experience, has conducted more than 7,000 reiki sessions and taught hundreds of men and women about the health benefits of reiki. She notes that companies are requesting group training for their employees on the basics of reiki healing toward …

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The Space Yoga Studio Emphasizes Attention to Breath

Classes at The Space Yoga Studio are scheduled at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays with yoga using movement and breath in a non-judgmental, stress-free way at a comfortable temperature. Classes are taught by Charles (Chuck) George. He was taught in the Iyengar style of yoga by Eileen …

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Workplace Wellness to Go

The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, is bringing programs that include an eight-part emotional wellness program, Coaching Happiness, Calling All Empaths: Protecting Your Highly Sensitive Self, Judgment Detox and Living by Design on location to teach in the workplace in 2019. Life, success and spiritual coach Kim Perone states, …

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