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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

The Art of Intention Setting – 10am-12pm. Feel the power! This workshop will assist participants in getting clear on what speaks to their soul and expands their heart.  Participants will leave with a visual reminder of their hearts desire. $30. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register: 518-577-0223.

Sample Saturdays at Vitality – 10am-2pm. Come join the staff at Vitality Health Store to sample gluten free and other homemade and healthy treats. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd (Rte 5), Scotia. Info: 518 372-4706.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-4pm. With Chrissy Manolakis. Sessions held at Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman – 9-10:15am. Weekly meditation followed by a short discussion. All contemplative traditions honored. $10 suggested donation. Held at Saratoga Health & Wellness, 538 Maple Ave, (Rte 9), Saratoga Springs. Info: 413-992-7012.

Free Guided Meditation & Satsang – 9:30am-11am. Join AMI’s weekly 20-minute guided meditation and satsang discussion. Participants may sit on comfortable chairs or on the floor. No experience necessary. Taught by AMI founders Leonard and Jenness Perlmutter. Free. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Tai Chi for Anxiety and Depression – 4 & 5pm. With Jerry Petell, LMSW. Learn how to meditate in motion using posture, breath, and mental focus to balance the body’s energy systems. People of all ages and physical abilities can practice this exercise. $10/class. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Breastfeeding Basics – 6-8pm. Learn all about breastfeeding with Kelly Duheme, IBCLC as she discusses breast-feeding techniques and positions, benefits for both mom and baby, what to expect in the early days. $25. Hosted by Saratoga Hospital, 211 Church St, Saratoga Springs. Register online or call 518-580-2450.

Keto-Klub – 7pm. “What are we eating?” Weekly discussion of the benefits of a ketogenic approach. Free. Northeast Spine & Wellness, 306-B Grooms Rd, Clifton Park. RSVP required: 518-371-4800.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Mindfulness: Practice & Process – 4:30pm. This class focuses on applying mindfulness skills to one’s everyday experience. This enables one to gain a better understanding of negative thinking and emotional patterns. Once this awareness is gained, then the process of addressing what’s happening in the present can begin, increasing feelings of well-being. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. ricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Morning Yoga for 50 Plus – 9:45am-11am. Taught by Melanie Gloeckner RYT. Yoga for healthy aging to increase flexibility and strength, build endurance and breath capacity. $15 drop in or $40-50/mo. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-6pm. With Chrissy Manolakis. Sessions held at Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Global Peaceful Cities Project Volunteer Meetings – 6:30pm. Have fun with people who like to smile while changing the world! 6183 Johnston Rd., Albany. Details/directions: 518-424-0406.

Self-Care Skin Love – 7-8pm. Learn lymphatic massage techniques to detoxify, heal and brighten the skin with licensed esthetician Patricia Heitz. Receive a complimentary skin sculpting treatment to redeem later. Please bring a yoga mat. $25. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Register: 518-892-2289.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Transforming Anxiety with Empowerment – 10am-11:15am. Ages 21 & up. Learn how to achieve compassionate insight, inner peace, and increased empowerment to interrupt unhelpful patterns with powerful, practical tools. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Transforming Anger with Empowerment – 11:30am-12:45am. Ages 21 & up. Identify anger triggers, learn effective communication, and connect with one’s authentic compassionate self. Certificates given for 8 weeks of attendance. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Sample Saturdays at Vitality – 10am-2pm. See Feb 1 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd (Rte 5), Scotia. Info: 518 372-4706.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-4pm. See Feb 1 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Open House Holistic Fair – 12-4pm. Join Healing Whispers on the 2nd Saturday of the month for its Open House! Get to know the practitioners by signing up for mini sessions in everything from reiki to Soul Path and sound healing. Healing Whispers, 251 New Karner Rd, Colonie. Call 518-878-5109 for more information.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman – 9-10:15am. See Feb 2 for details. Held at Saratoga Health & Wellness, 538 Maple Ave, (Rte 9), Saratoga Springs. Info: 413-992-7012.

Free Guided Meditation & Satsang – 9:30am-11am. See Feb 2 for details. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Tai Chi for Anxiety and Depression – 4 & 5pm. See Feb 3 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Soul Sharers – 6:30-8pm A small group of like-minded members discussing a variety of spiritual topics. It is never boring! Bring topic ideas. Free. 5 Longkill Rd (left of Stewart’s), Ballston lake. Call to reserve a seat: Joan Ann. 518-526-5012.

Love and Angels Are In The Air  –  6:30-8:30  pm. Join Vici Armsby and certified angel thera-pist, Jake Paul, for an evening of connecting to the love within, around and amongst the legion of angels! This will be a powerful evening of opening the heart chakra and tuning into the power of love. $40. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register: 518-577-0223.

Keto-Klub – 7pm. See Feb 3 for details. Northeast Spine & Wellness, 306-B Grooms Rd, Clifton Park. RSVP required: 518-371-4800.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Mindfulness: Practice & Process – 4:30pm. See Feb 4 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pric-ing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Salt Cave Bliss – 6pm. Relax and breathe easier for a 50-minute 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. Reservations required: Use Mindbody online or call 518-785-7258.

Facing The Floor & More – 7-8pm. A 4-week Awareness Through Movement series. Taking intentional time on the belly can help to counter the many pulls of contemporary life that fold one forward and pull one down. When support of the ground is found on the front as a means to reach the horizon, participants can learn to live a more upright and engaged life. $20/class or $39/month for unlimited classes. Conscious Movements, 1913 5th Ave, Troy. Registration required: Buffy, 518-629-5664.

Journaling Workshop –6-8pm. Journaling can be healing, transformative, life changing, as well as life-saving. Join local author and journal extraordinaire, Janine De Tillio Cammarata, as she introduces techniques for a fun and easy journaling practice. No experience necessary. BYO journal. $25. Hosted by The Palette Café, 493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Info: 518-450-1529.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Morning Yoga for 50 Plus – 9:45am-11am. See Feb 5 for details. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-6pm. See Feb 5for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Facing The Floor & More – 12-1pm. A 4-week Awareness Through Movement series. See Feb 11 for details.  Conscious Movements, 1913 5th Ave, Troy. Registration required: Buffy, 518-629-5664.

Global Peaceful Cities Project Volunteer Meetings – 6:30pm. See Feb 5 for details. Have fun with people who like to smile while changing the world! 6183 Johnston Rd., Albany. Details/directions: 518-424-0406.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop – Feb 13-March 19. Build confidence in managing health and keeping active and engaged in life. Held at Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 State Highway 30, Amsterdam. Pricing/register: HealthLink Littauer, 518-736-1120.

“Gal”entines Day Celebration: To Benefit The Compassionate Acts of Service (CAS) Initiative – 6:30-8:30pm. Join Divine Sisterhood to learn more about CAS and to celebrate the triumphs, friendships, and compassionate hearts of those involved. There will be light refreshments, hot beverages, essential oils, compassionate crafts and more!  $20 donation (all proceeds go towards CAS). Held at Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Info/register: Vici, 518-577-0223.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Transforming Anxiety with Empowerment – 10am-11:15am. See Feb 7 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Transforming Anger with Empowerment – 11:30am-12:45am. See Feb 7 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 – SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Flurry Festival – Feb 15-17. Celebrating traditional international music, song, dance, and stories. Workshops and events for all ages and abilities including family dances for young children, instrument les-sons, 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 www.FlurryFestival.org.

Sound Bath with Elise – 7-8:30pm. Join Elise as she opens up sacred space, sharing the healing energy of sound through Tibetan singing bowls attuned to the vibrational frequencies of the planets. $20. Healing Whispers, 251 New Karner Rd, Colonie. Register: 631-875-8053.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Sample Saturdays at Vitality – 10am-2pm. See Feb 1 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd (Rte 5), Scotia. Info: 518 372-4706.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-4pm. See Feb 1 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Open House – 1-3pm. Talk with a master hypnotist (to learn about no more vaping!) light therapist or an energy therapist. This office is all about improving health, without drugs. Freedom Thru Hypnosis and Light Therapy Services are located at 5 Longkill Road, (left of Stewart’s) Ballston Lake. More info:  518-526-5012.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman – 9-10:15am. See Feb 2 for details. Held at Saratoga Health & Wellness, 538 Maple Ave, (Rte 9), Saratoga Springs. Info: 413-992-7012.

Free Guided Meditation & Satsang – 9:30am-11am. See Feb 2 for details. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Learn to Weave on a Mini Loom – 1-2:30pm. Learn techniques for weaving on a mini loom with fiber artist Sarah Martinez. Complete a project and bring home materials to continue projects at home. $45 (includes kit and loom to take home). Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Info/register: 518-892-2289.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Free MDT Low Back Pain Workshop – 12pm. Over the past 30 years Maccio Physical Therapy has helped thousands of patients get back to doing the things they love. Why live another day in pain? Want to learn more? Join this free workshop! Maccio Physical Therapy, 1 New Hampshire Ave, Troy. Preregistration required: 518-273-2121.

Tai Chi for Anxiety and Depression – 4 & 5pm. See Feb 3 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Keto-Klub – 7pm. See Feb 3 for details. Northeast Spine & Wellness, 306-B Grooms Rd, Clifton Park. RSVP required: 518-371-4800.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Mindfulness: Practice & Process – 4:30pm. See Feb 4 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pric-ing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Free MDT Low Back Pain Workshop – 5pm. See Feb 17 for details. Free. Maccio Physical Therapy, 1 New Hampshire Ave, Troy. Preregistration required: 518-273-2121.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Morning Yoga for 50 Plus – 9:45am-11am. See Feb 5 for details. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-6pm. See Feb 5for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Global Peaceful Cities Project Volunteer Meetings – 6:30pm. See Feb 5 for details. Have fun with people who like to smile while changing the world! 6183 Johnston Rd., Albany. Details/directions: 518-424-0406.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Sound Bowl Meditation in the Cave – 6pm. Discover how ion singing bowls can influence the body and calm the mind. Listen to the sounds of Tracey Piazza in the Himalayan salt cave while reducing the stress in life. This environment creates a positive outcome not just for the mind, but in physical health as well. $40. The Salt Den, 654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham. Reservations required: Use Mindbody online or call 518-785-7258.

Women’s Wellness Series – 6:30-9pm. Six-week program (through March 26). Gathering like -minded women to participate in community and ritual. This series honors the element of earth.  The purpose of an earth ritual is to provide a sense of belonging, a remembrance of home, and an experience of being “grounded” in the most literal sense. Participants will receive more info upon registration. Hannah’s Healing Wellness Studio, 61 Rowland St, Ste 202, Ballston Spa. Pricing/info: find on Eventbrite or call 518-421-4245.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Transforming Anxiety with Empowerment – 10am-11:15am. See Feb 7 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Transforming Anger with Empowerment – 11:30am-12:45am. See Feb 7 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Gong Lab’s Monthly Gong Bath – 7:30-9pm. 3rd Friday of each month. The Gong Lab “Gong Baths” are a meditation experiment with sound and vibration. A relaxing and a rejuvenating experience with a continuum of sound known as the holistic resonance. $20. The Pilates Principle 578 Loudon Rd Latham. Questions: 518-290-0271.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Sample Saturdays at Vitality – 10am-2pm. See Feb 1 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd (Rte 5), Scotia. Info: 518 372-4706.

Reiki Level II Training – Feb. 22 & 29, 10am-3pm. Take a reiki practice to the next level with RMT & Barbara Brennan School of Healing graduate Lynn Gelman. Learn distance and emotional healing techniques, explore the chakras and their relationship to health and healing. Lynn weaves traditional Usui reiki practices with Brennan healing techniques to enhance participant’s learning experience. Class includes instruction, attunement, practice time, certification, reiki II manual and level II certificate. (Reiki 1 is a prerequisite to take this class) RSVP by 2/19: Lynn: 518-727-2054

Intuitive Readings – 10am-4pm. See Feb 1 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Dharma Meditation with Pierre Zimmerman – 9-10:15am. See Feb 2 for details. Held at Saratoga Health & Wellness, 538 Maple Ave, (Rte 9), Saratoga Springs. Info: 413-992-7012.

Free Guided Meditation & Satsang – 9:30am-11am. See Feb 2 for details. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Discovering Your Unique Path to Purpose in 2020 – 11am-5pm. Come home to the self! Join transformational coach, Dr. Louise Finlayson, PhD for this all-day workshop to discover key insights. Participants will consider their life’s purpose and Louise will help the group embark on their own unique life path. Lunch included. $125 early bird/$150 at the door. 1525 Western Ave, Albany. Register: 518-218-0707

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Tai Chi for Anxiety and Depression – 4 & 5pm. See Feb 3 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Keto-Klub – 7pm. See Feb 3 for details. Northeast Spine & Wellness, 306-B Grooms Rd, Clifton Park. RSVP required: 518-371-4800.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Mom Meetup – 10-11am. A new kind of mom group: with real talk, real life, support and positivity. Free. Hosted by Palette Cafe, 493 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Questions/directions: 518-450-1529.

Mindfulness: Practice & Process – 4:30pm. See Feb 4 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Advanced Energy Workers Chakra Assessment Class – 6pm. There’s so much to be discovered with an accurate reading of the chakras! Learn how to assess the chakras with hand scans and pendulums to see if energy is flowing, blocked, distorted or holding energy and feelings down. Then move energy and see how the chakras shift. If possible, bring a wooden pendulum to class. $40. Space is limited. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP by 2/22: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Morning Yoga for 50 Plus – 9:45am-11am. See Feb 5 for details. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Info: 518-674-8714.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-6pm. See Feb 5for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Global Peaceful Cities Project Volunteer Meetings – 6:30pm. See Feb 5 for details. Have fun with people who like to smile while changing the world! 6183 Johnston Rd., Albany. Details/directions: 518-424-0406.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Morning AMI Meditation – 9:30am-12:00noon (6 wks through March 26). Leonard Perlmutter’s Foundations Course of Yoga Science. This curriculum is endorsed by medical pioneers Dean Ornish, Dr. Oz and Bernie Siegel MD. 15 CME credits for physicians and other healthcare providers. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Pricing/register: 518-674-8714.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Transforming Anxiety with Empowerment – 10am-11:15am. See Feb 7 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Transforming Anger with Empowerment – 11:30am-12:45am. See Feb 7 for details. Pinnacle Behavioral Health, 1 Pinnacle Place, Albany. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Reiki in the Cave – 10am. Increasing one’s fife force energy can reduce stress and boost the immune system to a happier and healthier individual. Come relax and breathe easy for 50-minutes in the Himalayan salt cave, while receiving a 10-minute reiki energy movement. $40. The Salt Den, 654 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Latham. Reservations required: Use Mindbody online or call 518-785-7258.

Beginning Snow Shoeing – 10am-12pm. Discover the joy of winter and the freedom of snowshoeing!. $10. Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 State Highway 30, Amsterdam. Register: HealthLink Littauer, 518-736-1120.

Sample Saturdays at Vitality – 10am-2pm. See Feb 8 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd (Rte 5), Scotia. Info: 518 372-4706.

Intuitive Readings – 10am-4pm. See Feb 8 for details. Vitality Health Store, 3441 Amsterdam Rd, Scotia. Questions/appointment (walk-ins OK): 518-372-4706.

Peppermint Body Butter – 12-1pm. A good way to use up leftover candy canes and a luxurious way to moisturize the body, and keep skin feeling silky smooth and soft. $15. Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 State Highway 30, Amsterdam. Register: HealthLink Littauer, 518-736-1120.

Open House – 1-3pm. Talk with a master hypnotist (to learn about no more vaping!) light therapist or an energy therapist. This office is all about improving health, without drugs. Freedom Thru Hypnosis and Light Therapy Services are located at 5 Longkill Road, (left of Stewart’s) Ballston Lake. More info:  518-526-5012.