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American Meditation Institute

by Rachel McDaniel The American Meditation Institute (AMI) is a nonprofit, educational organization devoted to serving all of humanity. Established in 1996, the institute is driven by the desire to share the teaching of yoga science as holistic mind-body medicine, an approach to healing that teaches people how to steward …

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Sage-Femme Midwifery has a Great Track Record

Kelly McDermott, Director of Midwifery at Sage Femme Midwifery, is proud to share the impressive birth statistics that have been generated by the service over the past eight years! With more than 575 births since 2010, they can boast the lowest rates of birth interventions in the area. Of the …

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Celebrating 30 Years of Holistic Care

by Erin Lehn Floresca Dr. Joe Gulyas, founder of Northeast Spine & Wellness, in Clifton Park and Albany, is excited to be celebrating 30 years of business in the Capital Region. While this holistic practitioner says there were a lot of factors that went into his becoming a chiropractor, he …

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Unearthing Hidden Potential with Hypnosis

by Marlaina Donato Even in our age of information, hypnosis is often confused with entertainment or the inaccurate perception that it is a mind-controlling, cryptic practice. Joan Ann Fissette, in Clifton Park, a certified consulting hypnotist and member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, demystifies her field with a straightforward, …

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Igniting the Fires of Purpose and Transformation

Louise Finlayson PhD

by Marlaina Donato Asking for directions when we are unsure of the way is a logical choice behind the wheel, and it is no different when it comes to our own lives and discovering a sense of purpose. Albany clinical psychologist and life coach Louise Finlayson believes that finding direction …

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Rhythms of Healing at Welcome Home Integrative Bodywork

by Marlaina Donato Licensed Massage Therapist Elena Ajdelsztajn, in Guilderland, once believed that her life’s work would be in industrial design, but destiny had other plans. “It’s wonderful and empowering to be able to share with clients what I know that works so well for myself,” says Ajdelsztajn, who is …

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Instruction for All Levels at Heartspace Yoga

by Wesley Delanoy Heartspace Yoga and Healing Arts offers yoga instruction for all levels of experience. They hold drop-in classes daily, as well as structured series and workshops, teacher training, sound healing events and other offerings focused on fostering the mind-body connection, such as Pilates, meditation, massage and qigong. Owners …

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Women’s Reproductive Health for a New Millennium

by Marlaina Donato It is said that every baby is a blessing, and after ushering more than 500 blessings safely into the world, the professionals at Sage-Femme Midwifery, in Albany, can attest that alternative birthing puts choices and power back into a woman’s hands. In the modern era, midwifery can …

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Many Hands Make Light Work

Spirit Tree Connections

Spirit Tree Connections by Wesley Delanoy Brandon Russ founded Spirit Tree Connections in 2016 as a place where people can find what they need on their path with cool workshops and classes, expert practitioners and other like-minded people, just like them. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management and …

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Himalayan Salt Cave Offers Variety of Holistic Modalities

by Erin Lehn Floresca Robert “Bob” Duff, owner of The Salt Den, in Latham, was stationed in Germany while serving in the Navy when he first experienced the healing properties of salt caves. After visiting several salt mines in Austria and Switzerland, and touring the depths of those mines in …

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