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MONDAY, JULY 1

Sacred Journey – 6:30-8:30pm. 6 weeks through Aug 5. This is an intensive study of the Katha Upanishad. Learn how to know the purpose for life by understanding the meaning of death. Taught by AMI founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info/pricing: 518-674-8714.

TUESDAY, JULY 2

Fertility Yoga and Meditation – 6pm. July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. For women or men planning to conceive. Designed to help reduce stress, cultivate flow of energy and enhance fertility. $20/class. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

Green Party Meeting – 7pm. Join the Greens for their monthly meeting. Open to the public. Donations Accepted. Held at The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. No registration needed. Questions: 518-832-1801.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Yoga in the Park – 9-10:15am. Join the teachers of Lilananda Yoga for yoga classes outside every Sunday morning during the summer months! Get grounded and connected to start the week off right. $5. Indian Meadows Park, 155 Droms Rd, Glenville. Register: 518-470-5240.

Reiki 1 with Nicole Miele – 10am-4pm. This course introduces the history and principles of reiki, the concept of energy centers of the body and hand placements to assist with energy flow. Participants received their first attunement that can allow them practice reiki on themselves and share with others. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9), Latham/Cohoes. Pricing/register: online or call 518-362-8383.

Sacral Chakra Explored – 11:30am-1:30pm. Amy Martone combines music, meditation, gentle yoga, oils, crystals and group discussion for a journey through this energy center. Wear orange, bring orange crystals, a yoga mat, water and dress comfortably. $40. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register/more info: 518-577-0223.

MONDAY, JULY 8

Reiki Level I Training – 10am-1pm. With Lynn Gelman, Reiki Master Teacher. In this life-changing course, learn about the history and techniques of reiki, explore the human energy field and the chakras and receive the Reiki I attunement, which opens the initiate to the practice of self-healing and working with people who are physically present.  Manual and certificate upon completion. Training takes place over 2 sessions (second class 7/29). Pricing/register: Lynn, 518-727-2054.

Soul Sharers – 6:30-8:30pm. A group of like-minded people who share their spiritual journeys, especially related to self-healing. Free. Held at 855 Rte 146, (St Peter’s Campus, Building B, use rear entrance) Ste 104. Clifton Park. Call Joan Ann at 518-526-5012 to join.

TUESDAY, JULY 9

Spectrum Friendly Kids’ Yoga Series –  4:45-5:15pm. This 4-class series is inclusive to all children and all abilities, with a focus on 7-10 year olds on the autism spectrum. Students will learn a new breathing/mindfulness practice each session and will use both mat and aerial yoga. Good Karma Studio, 12 Walker Way, Albany. Series pricing/register: 518-512-9929.

Fertility Yoga and Meditation – 6pm. See July 2 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Learn about Light Therapy and Biofeedback – 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome to come learn about light therapy, biofeedback and 5-PATH. Light Therapy Services, 855 Rte 146, (St Peter’s Campus, Building B, use rear entrance) Ste 104. Clifton Park. Questions or detailed directions: 518-526-5012.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. July 11, 18 & 25. Move through and beyond loss with a warm, open yoga and meditation practice that opens the heart, calms the mind and provides a safe place for feelings to emerge. $20/class. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Sound Immersion – 7pm. July 11 & 25. “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. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

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FRIDAY, JULY 12

Stand Up Paddleboard for Beginners & SUP Yoga – 10 &11am. Fridays and Saturdays July 12-27. With Laurel Tormey Cole. Accessible to virtually everyone, it is easy to learn and quickly get comfortable on a board. Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fun way to play on the water, with the added benefit of a full-body workout.  Classes are held at Thompson’s Lake. Presented by Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza, 457 Rte 146, Guilderland Center. To register, email orchidtreeyoga@gmail.com or call 518-729-6308.

Weed Walk and Medicine Class – 5pm-8pm. Join Willow Tree Wisdom for a walk around the farm to see what is growing (5pm walk). Followed by Join basic medicine class (6pm). $15. Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 St. Hwy 30, Amsterdam.  Register 518-843-6293.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Plant-based Nutrition for Pregnancy – 9:30-10:30am. Choosing nourishment through whole foods can reduce the risks of  morning sickness, unhealthy weight gain, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, anemia, postpartum anxiety and depression, and other common ailments. $35. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

Yoga in the Park – 9-10:15am. See July 7 for details. Register: 518-470-5240.

Unity “Church-in-the-Park” – 9:30am (Drum Circle, 11:00 am, Service & 2:00 pm Kirtan). Potluck picnic at noon. John Boyd Thacher State Park, Glen Doone Pavilion. Unity Church, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.

MONDAY, JULY 15

Fresh Start with Essential Oils: Calling All First Timers! – 6:30pm. Wondering how to bring essential oils into 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.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Fertility Yoga and Meditation – 6pm. See July 2 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Garden of the Heart – 6:30-8:30 pm.  What seeds have been sown in the garden of the heart? Love, joy, compassion or anxiety, fear, struggle?  Join Divine Sisterhood to weed out what no longer nourishes. $30. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register: 518-577-0223.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Finding Ease In Your Hips & Knees  – 12-1pm. Discover how to nourish the knees by learning how to move in a more integrated way. Explore how to safely improve the mobility of the hips for better knee health. This class will also dive into how to improve posture and reduce the chronic tension that interferes with comfortable movement. $20. Online course. Register: A Space to Grow, 518-629-5664.

Guided Meditation – 7pm. July 17 & 31. Join Quarry House’s guided meditation group. 45-min meditation followed by discussion on spiritual practices. Donations appreciated. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. See July 11 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Summer Retreat – 7-9pm. July 18-21. Leonard Perlmutter teaches the complete AMI Meditation Foundation Course of Yoga Science in a four-day format. Open to the general public, physicians and all medical providers (18 CME credits). American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info/register: 518-674-8714.

Medicine Making Class – 6pm. With Barbara Neznek, RH. Learn about using what grows around us to keep ourselves and our families healthy. $15 Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, Register: 518-843-6293.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Unicorn Painting Workshop with Kelly – 1pm. A fun workshop where participants will paint a Unicorn. Kelly Palmateer will guide the class through each step. Take home a unique creation.  No experience necessary. Celebrate Unicorn Month at Spirit Tree! $30. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Register online or call 518-362-8383.

Finding Ease In Your Ankles & Knees – 1-4pm. In this 1-day Awareness Through Movement immersion, explore the relationship between the ankles and knees. Explore how to reduce strain on the knee joint by learning how to move in a more integrated way. The class will also touch on improving the flexibility of the hips for healthier knees and ankles. Finally, it dives into how to reduce chronic tension that interferes with comfortable movement. $50. 1813 5th Ave. Troy, Register: A Space to Grow, 518-629-5664.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

Yoga in the Park – 9-10:15am. See July 7 for details. Register: 518-470-5240.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

Free MDT Workshop – 12 & 5pm. Over the past 30 years, Maccio Physical Therapy has helped thousands of patients in the Capital Region and beyond get back to doing the things they love. Why live another day in pain? Reserve a spot in this free workshop! Space is limited. Maccio Physical Therapy, 1 New Hampshire Ave, Troy. Registration (required): 518-273-2121.

Fertility Yoga and Meditation – 6pm. See July 2 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

Essential Oils for Health and Well-Being – 6:30pm. New to aromatherapy? Learn how the healing power of plants can help improve the quality of life. This workshop will introduce how easy it is to use essential oils. Looking to reduce stress, rejuvenate the mind, encourage deeper sleep, purify the air? Aromatherapy can help! Take home recipes, ideas, inspiration. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Bada$$ Book Club – 6-7:30pm. Join Divine Sisterhood on the last Thursday of each month and discuss books that empower women in areas of body, mind and spirit. Contact Vici to see what book to read. $10.  Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Vici, 518-577-0223.

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. See July 11 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Sound Immersion – 7pm. See July 11 for details.  The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Unicorn Mandala Workshop – 11am. In this workshop participants will be painting a ceramic unicorn with mandalas.  This is a fun and inspiring workshop! Enjoy a personal masterpiece to take home. $25. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9), Latham/Cohoes. Register online or call 518-362-8383.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

Yoga in the Park – 9-10:15am. See July 7 for details. Register: 518-470-5240.

TUESDAY, JULY 30

Fertility Yoga and Meditation – 6pm. See July 2 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Fresh Start with Essential Oils: Calling All First Timers! – 6:30pm. See July 15 for details. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

Guided Meditation – 7pm. See July 17 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.