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SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Introduction to Medical Intuition – 10am-4pm. June 1 & 2. Lorraine Cucci, RN, MBA leads this 2-day workshop is for lay people, medical practitioners, energy healers, professional intuitives and mediums who would like to enhance their level of intuition and develop their medical intuitive skills. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Pricing/register: online or call 518-362-8383.

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.

Free Bikram/26&2 Class Plus Teacher Training Open House – 1-4pm/Open House. 4-5:30pm/Class. Learn about Radiance Hot Yoga’s upcoming teacher training program from studio owners and make contact with trainers. The 26&2 series is a time-tested sequence that leads to overall health, flexibility, strength, and well-being. Held at Radiance Hot Yoga, 394 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont. Questions/register: 518-898-9340.

Making Friends With The Floor – 1-4pm. In this 1-day Awareness Through Movement immersion, participants will get to know the ground. When one gets to know the floor, they will start to realize that it’s always there to greet them. In fact, the ground responds to everyone’s action in its own way. $50. 1813 5th Ave, Troy. Register: Buffy Owens, 518-629-5664.

Just for the Health of It!: Health Fair & Wellness Festival – 12-5pm. Bringing resources straight to the community that address the seven dimensions of wellness: financial, intellectual, spiritual, physical, emotional, environmental, and occupational. Jennings Landing at The Albany Corning Preserve, 1 Quay St, Albany. Free. RSVP (on EventBrite) requested. Questions/vendor inquiries: 518-227-1132.

Yoga Fundraiser for Northeast Kidney Foundation – 1:30pm. This all levels, non-heated vinyasa class will raise funds for the Albany Medical Renal Transplant and Dialysis Team. All of the proceeds will go to the Northeast Kidney Foundation to help those suffering from renal disease and their loved ones. The Hot Yoga Spot, 7 Southside Dr. Clifton Park. Register: 518-944.8534.

Mindful Communication – 7-8:30pm. Join Pierre Zimmerman, MS, to learn to improve personal relationships with others by being present with curiosity, kindness, and compassion and listen with an open, nonjudgmental heart. $30. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Preregistration required online or call 518-832-1801.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

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SUNDAY, JUNE 2

VEG OUT – 11am-3pm. A free, family-friendly vegan food festival featuring tapas-sized portions of vegan food for sale from diverse area restaurants and food vendors. The streets surrounding Monument Square, Troy. Learn more: capregionvegans.org.

Women’s New Moon Circle – 1-3pm. Led by Lisa Marie Layman, plant shaman and healer. Come connect, share, grow in a safe and healing space. BYO drum if available to participate in the silent drumming portion. By donation, ($10 suggested). Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. More details: stop in or call 518-892-2289.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

Thermography Open House – 6-7:30pm. Visit the space, see the camera, meet the friendly staff, have questions answered. Learn about 100% safe, non-invasive thermal imaging for prevention and early detection. Free event. 2 Chelsea Place, Clifton Park. Register on Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging’s Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4

Discover Fresh Nest – 2 & 6pm. Learn why owner Dawn Scannell (Certified, Functional Medicine Health Advisor) started her own zero waste, non-toxic greener home and residential cleaning service. Because fresh is a feeling and clean doesn’t have a smell. Make the home clean, fresh and a safe haven. Clifton Park. Free. Register on Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging’s Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

Fertility Yoga and Meditation – 6pm. Tuesdays June 4-25. For women or men planning to conceive. Designed to help reduce stress, cultivate flow of energy and enhance fertility. $20. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-461-5352.

Women’s Mediation Group: Bring Your Best Self to Life Every Day! – 6:30pm. This workshop will help participants tap into their true selves, discover the gifts they bring into this world and help them to bring that essence into their everyday lives. Clear and charge the energy field through movement and meditation to access inner guidance. $25. EMBRACE, 1023 Rte 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Guided Meditation – 7pm. Join Quarry House’s guided meditation. 45-min meditation followed by discussion on spiritual practices. $10 suggested donation. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

Introduction To Awareness Through Movement – 7-8:30pm. Learn how to have a more conscious experience of the body. Regular practice of Awareness Through Movement improves how one moves and alleviates pain by minimizing the physiological and psychological stress associated with restricted functions. $20. Online. Register: Buffy Owens, 518-629-5664.

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

Reiki by Sheila – 1-3pm. Enjoy reiki customized to one’s specific health needs. $30. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Preregistration recommended: 518-832-1801.

Dads & Grads:  Our Natural Guys – 2 & 6pm. Discover new ways to use essential oils for the Weekend Warrior, the Chauffer, the stressed provider, non-toxic facial care, the focused reader and more. Learn how the oils support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging’s Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

Oils of Ancient Scripture – 6-8pm. This is more than a workshop on oils! This is more than reflecting on scripture or meditation. This workshop is about connecting to something much higher. $30. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register/info: 518-577-0223.

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. Thursdays, June 6-27. 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. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-461-5352.

Yoga Science Lab – 6:30-8:30pm. June 6 & 13. This 2-session interactive workshop teaches students how to conduct their own meditation-in-action experiments. Prerequisite: AMI Meditation Foundation Course. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Pricing/register: 518-674-8714.

Sound Immersion – 7pm. “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, JUNE 7

Monthly Medicine Making Class – 6:30-9:30pm. Learn to make herbal medicine based on what is seasonally available. $15. Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 State Hwy 30, Amsterdam. Register: 518-843-6293.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8

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. This workshop is aimed at giving participants a platform for life planning and a framework for success. $50. 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.

Reiki Master Class with Nicole Miele – 6:30pm. Jun 8 & 9. This course includes a brief overview of reiki I & II, master symbols and advanced techniques for the healing process. Participants receive attunements, learn the process of giving attunements, learn other modalities to incorporate with reiki, and have plenty of time for hands on practice. (Reiki II is a pre-requisite to this course). Manual and certificate plus lunch provided. Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Pricing/register: online or call 518-362-8383.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9

Gaining Traction With Law Of Attraction and Power of Eight Group – 10-11:30am. Bring questions/concerns and learn to send and receive intentions. Bethany Gonyea, founder of the Albany Peace Project, facilitates. $20 suggested donation A Place Called Om, 2022 Western Ave, Albany. Info/RSVP: 518-424-0406.

Learn to Knit or Crochet! – 12-4pm. Learn basic stitches to get started in creating a knitted or crocheted scarf. No experience necessary. $10. Drop in. CeCe’s Wool shop at Hamilton Square Mall, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland. Questions/preregister: 518-779-9985.

MONDAY, JUNE 10

Soul Sisters – 6:30-8:30pm. Come share a spiritual journey with a small like-minded group. Held at 855 Rte 146, (St Peter’s Campus, Building B, use rear entrance) Ste 104. Clifton Park. RSVP and detailed directions: Joan Ann, 518-526-5012.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

The Power of Forgiveness – 6-8pm. Needing to forgive someone?  Family, friends, a past love, coworker…oneself? Participants will discover that in the power of letting go there is a deeper discovery of self-love! $30. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River Str, Ste 203, Troy. Info/register: 518-577-0223.

Learn About 7th Path Spiritual Self-Hypnosis – 6:30-8:30pm. This is a system influenced by A Course In Miracles, the study of psychology and hypnotherapy, as well as spiritual practices such as ascension. Free. Hosted by Freedom Thru Hypnosis, 855 Rte 146, (St Peter’s Campus, Building B, use rear entrance) Ste 104. Clifton Park. Preregistration requested: Joan Ann, 518-526-5012.

Guided Meditation – 7pm. See June 5 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

Reiki by Sheila – 1-3pm. See June 6 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Preregistration recommended: 518-832-1801.

Natural Brain Health – 2 & 6pm. Discover new ways to use essential oils for stress, addictions, anxiety, attention, concentration, memory, patience and more. Learn how the oils support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped. Free. Held in Clifton Park. Register on Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging’s Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Preparing for Birth:  Mind, Body and Spirit – 10am. An evidence-based, independent and holistic perspective on the many facets of working with labor, promoting progress and providing comfort. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Pricing/register: 518-461-5352.

Crystal 101 Class by Lisa – 1pm. What are healing crystals?  Why are they so popular?  How do we care for them?  What does each crystal mean?  These are some of the topics covered in this class. Participants will discover all the properties of some of the most popular crystals, and how they can begin a crystal journey today. $25 (Participants also receive $2 off any crystal order in the Spirit Tree Shop). Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Rte 9) Latham/Cohoes. Register online or at 518-362-8383.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

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: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

Guided Meditation – 7pm. See June 5 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

Reiki by Sheila – 1-3pm. See June 6 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Preregistration recommended: 518-832-1801.

Sizzle & Fizzle Naturally – 2 & 6pm. Get the sizzle back in BBQ/cooking and add some Fazzile to that Fizzle. Try easy healthier recipe makeovers for the next BBQ and beverage station. Discover new ways to use essential oils. Learn about storage, amounts, methods and tricks!  Held in Clifton Park. Free. Register on Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging’s Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

Group Crit Night – 5-7pm. Hudson River Exchange hosts this monthly gathering bringing together makers and collectors hosted by Stella Yoon of Hudson River Exchange. Join the discussion on thoughts, creatively or about small business. Bring a question or current item/project. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main, Voorheesville. Register online or call 518-892-2289.

Summer Mini-Vision Board Workshop – 6-8:30pm. Summer is the perfect time to focus on improved wellness, authenticity, core clarity and ideal outcomes. Space will be created to focus on what each individual wants to manifest!  $30.  Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy. Register: 518-577-0223

Move Night: Fences – 6:30-8:30pm Starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson. The movie will be followed by a yogic examination of the themes presented in this Oscar and Golden Globe winning film. $10. American Meditation Institute, 60 Garner Rd, Averill Park. Register online or call 518-674-8714.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Hot HIIT Training – 8am-5:30pm. June 21 & 22. Learn to teach the Hot HIIT series that builds strength, cardio endurance, and balance. Be ready to lead classes. Hosted by Monique Crous, Founder of Hot HITT. Held at Radiance Hot Yoga, 394 Feura Bush Rd, Glenmont. Pricing/register: 518-898-9340.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Outdoor Yoga to End Alz – 6:30pm. A special outdoor class on the first day of summer! On the longest day of the year, The Hot Yoga Spot will be honoring caregivers and those living with Alzheimer’s, because for them, every day is the longest day. Shine a light and share love by joining this event and thousands across the country in a team effort with the Alzheimer’s Association to raise funds and awareness for care and support while advancing research. This class will take place outside, at Stuyvesant Plaza, on the grassy area next to The Hot Yoga Spot. The special session will be led by your favorite Hot Yoga Spot instructors. The Hot Yoga Spot, 1475 Western Ave, Albany. Register: 518-944.8534.

Kirtan Solstice Celebration – 6:30-8pm. With Mike Miorin. Join this participatory practice of chant. Kirtan has its ancient roots from India. It is the practice of chanting with the leader singing and the participants answering. The magic of chant carries one within.  Kirtan is non-denominational; the songs of the soul. $8. Orchid Tree Yoga, Park, Guilderland Plaza 457, Rte 146, Guilderland Center. Register online or call 518-729-6308.

Healing Drum Circle – 7-9pm. Please BYO rattle/drum, journal, blanket to work on and a dish to share. Basic journey ability is required. Donations appreciated. Willow Tree Wisdom, 6907 St Hwy 30, Amsterdam. Register: 518-843-6293.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Introduction to Rigid Heddle Loom Weaving – 2-5pm. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom and start a new creative and fun fiber weaving adventure! Anyone can learn to weave on these small looms. $30. CeCe’s Wool shop at Hamilton Square Mall, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland.  Register: 518-779-9985.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Nia’s Joy of Movement – 10-11:15am. June 23 & 30. As part of the Nia White Belt training, come and experience and open class for the community. $15. The Center for Nia & Yoga, 1720 Central Ave, Albany.  Register: 518-348-9367.

Gaining Traction With Law Of Attraction and Power of Eight Group – 10-11:30am. See June 9 for details. A Place Called Om, 2022 Western Ave, Albany. Info/RSVP: 518-424-0406.

Learn to Knit or Crochet! – 12-4pm. See June 9 for details. CeCe’s Wool shop at Hamilton Square Mall, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland. Questions/preregister: 518-779-9985.

Glens Falls Area Drum Circle – 7-9 pm. Meet outside in the Quarry for a bonfire and drumming facilitated by Amy Be. Extra drums and sound makers are available. Beginners welcome. $5 suggested donation. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call 518-832-1801.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Guided Meditation – 7pm. See June 5 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register online or call: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

Reiki by Sheila – 1-3pm. See June 6 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Preregistration recommended: 518-832-1801.

Green Home Cleaning – 2 & 6pm. Get easy, healthier, non-toxic cleaning ideas for every area of one’s life. Discover new ways to use essential oils for cleaning all surfaces in the home, car, office and more. Learn how the oils support healthy body, emotions and spiritual aspects of your life. Identify quality, purity and safe usage. Go home feeling confident and equipped with knowledge and recipes. Clifton Park. Free. Register on Northeast Thermography Medical Imaging Facebook or call 518-983-6564.

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

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FRIDAY, JUNE 28 – SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Old Songs Folk Festival – June 28-30. 2pm/Fri-7pm/Sun. See full schedule online. This is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances. Also featured are a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children’s activity area. More info: Festival.Oldsongs.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Nia’s Joy of Movement – 10-11:15am. See June 23 for details. The Center for Nia & Yoga, 1720 Central Ave, Albany.  Register: 518-348-9367.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 30

Yoga Teacher Training Sample Day – 11am-5pm. A day in the life of a yoga teacher in training. Experience a beginner’s class, the joy of yoga philosophy, the anatomy of poses and teach a mini yoga class! Become an extraordinary teacher of our time. Free with enrollment or $90. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Clifton Park. Register: 518-944-7090.