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Sunday

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.

Restorative Yoga – 10-11:15am. In this restorative offering, expect a minimalist approach–a handful of carefully selected supportive poses intended to foster a deep dive within. Begin a new Sunday morning ritual of quiet relaxation to soothe the body and mind. $16. Elevate 518 Studio. 407 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville. Register online or call 518-435-1280.

“OneSong” Music & Meditation – 6pm. An inspiring hour of kirtan chants and sacred song from various faith traditions, including a guided meditation and reflection. A perfect way to end your week and get centered for a new one. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Info: 518-453-3603.

Monday

Gentle Chair Yoga – 10-11:30am. A class designed for older people or those with stiffer bodies or limited mobility. The Yoga Loft, 540 Delaware Ave, Delmar. Info: 518 542-3914.

Keto-Klub – 12pm & 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.

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.

Energy Medicine Yoga – 5-6:15pm. With Kathleen. Eden Energy Medicine + Yoga = EMYoga. This class weaves lost ancient techniques with new powerful tools to balance all nine energy systems. When in balance, they help to keep participants strong, vital, healthy and focused; and especially address the immune, endocrine and lymphatic systems. $20. In Harmony Yoga, 137 Remsen St, Cohoes. Info: 518-334-8169.

Gentle Yoga for the Mind, Body and Soul – 5:45-7pm. With Lynn Gelman. This class is designed to improve balance, flexibility, strength, increase vitality, reduce stress and develop an awareness of the mind-body connection, through movement, breathing and relaxation. Ideal for students who wish to move at a slightly slower pace. $20. Center for Holistic Arts, 17 Executive Park Dr, Clifton Park. RSVP requested: 518-727-2054.

Chen Tai Chi: 18 Essential Postures – 7:30pm. In this class students learn the fundamental principles of tai chi, including silk reeling, standing and qi exercises. Together, these practices help students develop a well-rounded practice. Suitable for beginning or intermediate participants. Asian Arts Group, 28 Essex St, Albany. Register: 518-489-1458.

Tuesday

Mindfulness: Practice & Process – 4:30pm. This class focuses on applying mindfulness skills to one’s everyday experience. This enables one to gain a better understading 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. Pricing/register: 518-689-0244 ext. 19 or 22.

Hatha Flow – 5:30pm. With Lisa Battisti. In this class for all levels, mindfully move with breath and awareness.  Focus on alignment, building strength, balance, and flexibility while de-stressing from the day. $15. (Wellness Package members pay < $10/class).  Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza, 457 Rte 146, Guilderland Center. Register online or call: 518-729-6308.

Saratoga Stress Reduction Program – 5:30pm-7pm. Begins Jan 2020. This 8-wk course in mindfulness-based meditation teaches self-regulation & greater awareness, reducing psychological & somatic symptoms. Sliding fee scale & some insurances accepted. Classes held at Bloom Fitness Studio. 153 Regent St, Saratoga Springs. Register: 518-581-3180 ext 300 or 307.

Beginner Basics Yoga – 5:45pm. This class provides an introduction to the basic poses, asanas, of yoga as well as to Sun Salutations. Excellent for beginners with little or no yoga experience. The focus will be on alignment and breath. Atmosphere is light-hearted and supportive. $15. (Wellness Package members pay < $10/class).  Orchid Tree Yoga: Leaf House Studio, 99 Street Rd, Knox. Register online or call: 518-729-6308.

Lyme Support Group for Adults – 6pm. 2nd Tues. Share stories, frustrations and achievements. Find support and guidance. All welcome. Free. The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, 90 Adams Pl, Delmar. Register: 518 689-2244.

Wednesday

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.

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.

Co-Op Family Group – 10am-12pm. A weekly family group that has been meeting at Honest Weight since 2006 to discuss a whole host of topics pertaining to natural parenting choices. Kids are welcome. Honest Weight Food Co-Op, Community Room, 100 Watervliet Ave, Albany. Info: 518-482-2667.

Family Support Group: for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Mental Illness – 6:30-8pm. 1st and 3rd Wed. SUNYA School of Public Health, 1 University Pl, Rensselaer. Info: 518-588-6949.

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.

Metta Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. With Kaela Knoth.  Practicing the Loving-Kindness Meditation over time will strengthen feelings of love and compassion toward everything from self to perceived sources of stress. The world will become lighter, happier, and more connected as we bring it into our heart.  All souls welcome. Beginner friendly. Class offered by donation. Orchid Tree Yoga, Park Guilderland Plaza, 457 Rte 146, Guilderland Center. Register online or call: 518-729-6308.

Thursday

Yoga 4 Cancer –  4-5:15pm.  With Sharon.  For cancer patients and survivors. This class will address common side effects from scar tissue to fatigue. Sharon is a certified y4c teacher and a cancer patient/survivor herself. In Harmony Yoga, 137 Remsen St, Cohoes. Pricing/register:  518-334-8169.

BarreFlow – 5pm. With Svetlana Albanese. This challenging flow class is the perfect fit for cross training, triathlon workouts! A combination of yoga, pilates, barre fitness and classic strength training. The focus on posture and form allow even the busiest mind to become more present. Achieve a balanced body and a quiet mind. (Studio is only 20 minutes from St. Rose). $15. (Discount pay plans available). Orchid Tree Yoga, 457 Rte 146, Guilderland Center. Register online or call: 518-729-6308.

Friday

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.

Gong Lab’s Monthly Gong Bath – 7:30-9pm. 3rd Fri. 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

Gentle Yoga with Doreen Bishop – 10-11am. With Doreen Bishop. This gentle practice will leave participants feeling relaxed, refreshed, and more aware of the mind, body, and breath connection.  $15. A Place Called Om, 2022 Western Ave, Guilderland. Register online or call 518-490-9616.

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.

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.