SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Wine, Body, and Soul: Yoga and Wine Tasting – 11am-1pm. Come stretch and sip at Ledge Rock Hill Winery! No prior yoga experience needed. This class is for all fitness levels. This event combines a 45-minute flow of yoga poses guided by Jessica Sohn-Gregoire followed by a wine tasting. Participants also receive a souvenir Ledge Rock Hill Winery logo wine glass. BYO yoga mat and beach towel. 41 Stewart Dam Rd, Corinth. Preregistration required (this will sell out): 518-654-5467.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Healthy Bones for Life Exercise Program – 10:30am. A free osteoporosis exercise and education program offered in partnership between Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital and Colonie Senior Service Centers, Inc. Trained volunteers lead the program. Held at Albany Public Library, Bach Branch, 455 New Scotland Ave, Albany. Questions: 518-482-2154.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Business After Hours – 5:30-8pm. Networking event for local business professionals to learn about CBD and discuss future business endeavors. Raffles, CBD isolate cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, DJ, and 15% off entire store. $10 to attend. Upstate CBD, 1613 Union St, Schenectady. Registration/ details: 518-280-4289.
First Thursday Reiki Share – 6-8pm. Learn how to release body stored stress, change personal cognitive thinking and ways of coping with stressful situations. Suggested Donation $20. Adirondack Zen Reiki & Wellness, 229 Washington St, Ste 104, Saratoga Springs. Register: 518-879-8987.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Thai-Yoga Level 1 Certification – Sept 6-8. Learn how to preform full body Thai-Yoga routines that can be added to an existing practice. This class covers energy lines, poses, sequences, body mechanics and traditional Thai-Yoga techniques. Only for certified yoga instructors and licensed massage therapists. 1530 Columbia Tnpk, Castleton. Pricing/info: 914-482-7010.
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training – 4-5pm. This is the last chance to register for The Yoga Lily’s upcoming mind-blowing, soul-searching yoga teacher training course. (The course will meet Sundays from 11am-5pm Oct 6, 2019- Oct 4, 2020). The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. Pricing/register: 518-944-7090.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Malta Community Day – 10am-4pm. A wonderful opportunity to connect with one another and with local groups such as businesses, non-profits, and service organizations. The day includes musical entertainment, kids’ activities, business and non-profit booths, fire trucks and demonstrations, food for sale and more. Limited parking so use free shuttle buses running from the Malta Community Center and Chango Elementary School. Held at Shenantaha Creek Park, Eastline Rd, Malta. For more information, contact the Town of Malta’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Human Services at 518-899-4411.
Delmar Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm. Visit a wonderful outdoor farmers’ market and stock up on Evolve product favorites! Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar. Call 518-368-5518 with questions.
Calm Birth – 10am. 6-hour workshop retreat. Meditative childbirth preparation empowering families through pregnancy, birth, and beyond. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/Registration: 518-406-3323.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Schenectady Greenmarket – 10am-2pm. Visit a wonderful outdoor farmers’ market and stock up on Evolve product favorites! 105 Jay St, Schenectady. Call 518-368-5518 with questions.
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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Albany VegFest 2019 – 10am-5pm. Hosted by the Capital Region Vegan Network. Featuring more than 100 exhibitors, expert speakers, fantastic vegan food, a kid’s corner and more! Albany Capital Center, 55 Eagle St, Albany, Info: capregionvegans.org/albany-vegfest.
Healing Service – 6pm. Multi-faith music service with focus on healing intentions for body, mind and spirit. Special guest Zelda Hotaling, a spiritual intuitive in the Native American tradition, will display two of her 7’ sacred dream circles. The circles are presented both as an art form and as an energetic healing medium to facilitate meditation and prayer. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Soul Sharers – 6:30-8:30pm. Join a group of like-minded individuals who seek to share their spiritual journeys, especially related to self-healing. Free. Held at 855, Rte 146 (use back entrance to St Peters B Campus), Building B, Executive Woods, Executive, Ste 104. Call Joan Ann at 518-526-5012 to attend.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Yoga and Meditation for Healing After Pregnancy Loss – 6:15pm. Sept 12, 19, 26 & Oct 3. 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.
Diffuser Bracelets and Essential Oils 101– 6:30pm. Make an aroma diffuser bracelet and wear oils in style! Discover how essential oils can help individuals, families and pets live above the wellness line. $15. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP requested: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.
Cha Cha Changes – 6:30-8:30pm. Change can often feel uncomfortable and so we run away from our own truth. Join us as we “turn and face the strange” and create true growth! $30. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register: 518-577-0223.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Spirit Festival – Sept 13-15. Experience a celebration of wellness, yoga, music and dance – in affiliation with Riverfront Recapture and BaliSpirit Festival. A celebration of wellness, yoga, music and dance, this event will provide a safe and moving space for discovering new paths to harmony, healing, creativity and community. Spirit Festival will feature a diverse array of offerings from conscious teachers, practitioners, performers and artists. Riverside Park & Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT. Info: SpiritYogaFestival.com.
Healing Sound Bath – 7-8:30pm with Elise Manzo, certified sound healer. Please bring a yoga mat, pillow, and blanket for comfort. $25 per person. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St. Voorheesville. Info/register: 518-892-2289.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Healing Hands Healing Heart: Introductory Reiki Training – Sept 14 & 15. 9:30am-3:30 pm/Sat & 11am-3pm/Sun. This is the beginning of a comprehensive reiki training. Learn about the energy system, reiki history, receive attunements, learn self-healing and hands on practice. Materials and reiki certificate. No experience necessary. Space for 6 for personal attention. The Reiki Healing & Education Center, 229 Washington St, Saratoga Springs. Pricing/register by Sept 11: Gina, 518-791-6565 or email@example.com.
Glens Falls FitFest – 10am-12pm. FitFest showcases the health, fitness, and wellness sector of the Glens Falls Collaborative, a group with more than 100 members. On tap: Sample fitness classes, interactive demonstrations, healthy food for sale, fun contests, music, and member booths with giveaways, samples, kids activities, cooking demonstrations, and information about their organizations and services. Free. Glens Falls City Park, 167 Glen Street Glens Falls. Info: 518-615-4687.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
YogaPalooza 2019 – 11am-12pm. The Capital Region’s only free, street-wide mass yoga event! Just before the PearlPalooza music festival, a team of instructors from The Hot Yoga Spot will instruct and assist this free 60-minute yoga. Check-in by 10:30 at The Hollow Bar & Kitchen, 79, North Pearl St. More info: thehotyogaspot.com/blog/yogapalooza-2019.
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. $50 special rate for NA readers (normally $75). 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.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Partner Prenatal Yoga Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Expectant parents, partners, and/or friends learn postures, labor prep, and breathing techniques to help relieve discomforts of pregnancy as well as prepare for childbirth. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/registration: 518-406-3323.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Wire Jewelry Wrapping – 6-8pm. Perfect for beginners who want to master the essential skill of wire wrapping. $25. Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 St Hwy 30, Amsterdam. Info/register: 518-843-6293.
Fresh Start with Essential Oils – 6:30pm. Calling all first timers! 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. Transform health and wellbeing with nature’s living energy. Take home recipes, ideas and inspiration. Free. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP to Lynn Gelman: 518-727-2054.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Changing Colors and Letting Go – 6:30-8:30pm. As leaves change color it is the perfect reminder that change is good! Join us as we take a look at what we need to change in order to grow. $30. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy: 518-577-0223.
Insights into Sustainable Change – 7-8:30pm. Explore the role of integrative health coaching in supporting one’s choice to make sustainable lifestyle changes for a healthier future. $10. A Peaceful Place Massage and Wellness Center, 1745 Rte 9, Clifton Park. Questions/register: Wendy Miller, 518-488-7540.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Weed Walk and Medicine Making – 6-8pm. Learn to use what grows all around to keep self and family healthy. $15 Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 St Hwy 30, Amsterdam. Info/register: 518-843-6293.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Stressed, Obsessed & Blessed Retreat – 10am-4pm. A day long retreat (lunch included). Take the deep dive in to living well addressing 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. The Center for Clarity, Compassion & Contentment, 801 Rte 50, behind Edward Jones, Burnt Hills. Registration (required): 518-301-3593.
Albany LarkFest – 10:30am-5:30pm. Live music and entertainment from top regional bands, fun activities for people of all ages, visual art, craft vendors, delicious food, and much more. Lark Street between Madison and Washington, Albany. Info: 518-434-3861.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Yoga of the Earth – 9-10am. Join Stephanie Fischer for a gentle morning yoga practice, imaged in the beauty of Hudson River views. Yoga of the Earth’s practice is inspired by the nature surrounding us and focuses on creating an atmosphere that encourages awareness and connection with the natural world. Open to all levels, including beginners. BYO blanket recommended. Offered by donation. Olana State Historic Site, 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson. Questions: 518-828-1872.
How to Awaken Your Higher Nature – 1-3:30pm. Life Coach Cary Bayer, explains subtle truths about higher nature, then presents a series of techniques to do at home that show participants how to co-create with the creative power of the universe to manifest adream life. $25. Held at Unity Church, 21 King Ave., Albany. Register: 518-453-3603.
Women’s Empowerment Event – 5-7pm. A two- hour jam packed itinerary geared towards empowering women through holistic techniques. $5 suggested donation. Upstate CBD, 1613 Union St, Schenectady. More information: 518-280-4289.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Book Signing & Workshop with Laura Tempest Zakroff – 6-7pm author signing and art sale followed by 7-8:30pm workshop. Award winning author, dancer, artist, teacher will lead a workshop on the creation and use of pictorial symbols for meditation. Free admission to author signing, $35/person for workshop. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Advanced registration required: 518-892-2289.
Money Matters: A Woman’s Journey to Financial Wellbeing – 6:30-8:30pm. Gretchen Meyer, president of Gretchen Meyers Financial, provides strategies to build financial confidence and inspire us to work towards financial success. $10. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Info/register: 518-577-0223.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
A Warm Spicy Experience – 6-7pm. Want to boost personal wellness this fall? Come learn about and experience Thieves products, and take home a goody bag. Young Living’s proprietary Thieves line of products are all-natural, free of harsh chemicals, health, household cleaning and beauty products with a warm, spicy aroma and immune supporting benefits. $13. 323 Delaware Ave, Delmar. Register by September 23. Joan Bender, 518-461-9507.
How to Make Herbal Kombucha – 6-7:30pm. Learn how to make and flavor homemade kombucha with fruit and herbs in this hands-on workshop! Each participant will leave with their own scoby, starter liquid and guide to start brewing kombucha once they get home. Taught by Jennifer Prentice, author and lifestyle blogger. Free. For those 18 and older. Schenectady County Public Library, Glenville Branch, 20 Glenridge Rd, Glenville. Questions: 518-386-2243.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
One Day Intensive Reiki Level I Training – 9:30am-5pm. An introductory class in reiki energy healing. This one-day intensive class will include: basics of energy healing, reiki history, reiki attunement, materials, learn self-treatment and practice on others. Reiki I certificate included. No experience necessary but it is highly recommended that participants have received a reiki session prior to class. Space for 6 to offer personal attention. The Reiki Healing & Education Center, 229 Washington St, Saratoga Springs Pricing/register: call or text Gina, 518-791-6565.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28– SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Reiki Level 2 Training – 9:30am-3:30pm/Sat & 11am-3pm/Sun. Reiki level 1 training is a prerequisite. Deepen hands-on healing skills and learn distance reiki healing. Class includes books, Reiki level 2 attunements, hands on and distance practice and certificate. Quality instruction. Space for 6 for personal attention. The Reiki Healing & Education Center, 229 Washington St, Saratoga Springs. Pricing/register by Sept 24: Gina, 518-791-6565 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Mauna” Stillness Retreat – 10am-4pm. A full day of guided meditation, breath work, all-levels Hatha and Vinyasa yoga and mindful eating. Ayurvedic, traditional Indian lunch included. $80 or $65 before Sept 17. Indian Yoga Alliance 3 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs. Register: 518-226-1637.
Moving Towards Inner Strength – 1-4pm. In this 1-day Awareness Through Movement immersion, participants are invited to explore how to tap into a sense of strength by changing the way that they move! Discover how to move with the least resistance. Also learn easy movements that integrate the pelvis, abdomen, legs, and back to move with more power and grace. $50. 1813 5th Ave. Troy. Register: Buffy Owens, 518-629-5664.
Couples Connection Workshop – 4pm. An afternoon of relaxing and playful experiences, geared towards deepening connections. Unplug from the stress of daily activities and nourish each other in both simple and profound ways. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/registration: 518-406-3323.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
Introduction to The Art of Living Consciously – 10am-4pm. With Louise Finlayson, PhD. Learn consciousness principles that promote freedom and living a life filled with passion and purpose. Held in Albany. Pricing/register: 518-218-0707.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
Advanced Energy Workers Chakra Class – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn to read and assess the chakras. Take a reiki or energy practice to the next level while exploring the human energy field through the chakras. In this class, participants will experience a guided meditation designed to awaken and enliven the chakras. Learn how to read and assess them through the use of hand scans and pendulums and learn some advanced healing techniques. $40. Class size is limited. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP to Lynn Gelman to register: 518-727-2054.