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THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Ashtanga Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Fast-paced “flow” class with traditional postures from Primary series. Learn to manage one’s energy quickly.  In style of the birth place of yoga: Rishikesh, India. $15 drop-in or inquire about class packages. Indian Yoga Alliance, 3 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs. Info/register: 518-226-1637.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

Restorative & Reiki – 7-8:30pm. An evening of restorative yoga accompanied by reiki. This practice offers deep relaxation, healing and restoration for the mind and body. Teachers assist students to set up in supportive restorative poses and perform reiki to enhance the practice. No yoga experience required. $30. Om Shanti Healing Arts, 1528 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton. Register: 914-482-7010.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Delmar Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm. Visit Evolve Soap’s booth and check out the large selection of organic bath and body products as well as handcrafted solid hardwood gifts. Evolve is at the market Saturdays through the fall. Held at Bethlehem Middle School, 332 Kenwood Ave, Delmar. Questions: 518-368-5518.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4

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.

Simplified Sanskrit with Hari-kirtana das – 1-3pm. Participants will gain the ability to use basic Sanskrit terms for asana poses, yogic concepts, and philosophical ideas with clarity and confidence. Great for yoga teachers. $50 pre-registration. Contact: Yoga Mandali at 518-584-0807.

MONDAY, AUGUST 5

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6

Take Ownership of Your Life – 9am-4pm. With Louise Finlayson PhD. Tired of feeling like a victim? Change that story! Identify what is no longer serving and rewrite a new story from a fresher, more empowered perspective. Held at Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 State Route 9L, Lake George, Pricing/register: 518-668-9690.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7

Women’s Empowerment Retreat – August 7-8. With Louise Finlayson, PhD. Learn to recognize and overcome internal barriers to truly become the empowered woman who is already inside. Pricing/register: 518-218-0707.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. 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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 10 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Mind Body Soul 2 – 10am-6pm. Two-day Health, Wellness, & Holistic Expo. Come discover, explore, and experience over 45 exhibits showcasing local products, services, presentations, and demonstrations. Free admission. Holiday Inn Saratoga, 232 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, Info: 518-410-6269 or visit Facebook.com/MindBodySoulExpo.

Exploring the Rigid Heddle Loom – 2-5pm. Learn a new way to de-stress and weave! These little looms are perfect for new crafters. The staff shows participants how to warp a loom. Explore a new hobby! $30. CeCe’s Wool Yarns and More, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland. Register 518-779-9985.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Ceremony for Honoring Loss – 9am. For parents who have experienced pregnancy loss. A ritual to observe the loss, honor the experience, validate feelings, and acknowledge the brief life and loss of a baby. $25. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

Reiki Level 1 – 12-5pm. Reiki is an ancient energy healing technique that anyone can learn. Students completing this class will receive the knowledge to heal themselves and others. Upon completion, students will be certified as a Level 1 Reiki Practitioners. Held at Om Shanti Healing Arts, 1528 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton. Pricing/register: Cheryl, 917-902-1122.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

Reiki Level I & II Trainings – 6pm. With Reiki Master Teacher Lynn Gelman. Learn how to bring balance and positive energy into the body, mind and spirit. Classes include the history, techniques, explore the human energy field, the chakras and the attunements (which open the initiate to the practice of self-healing in level I and distance and emotional healing in level II). Each training takes place over 2 sessions. Pricing/register: Lynn, 518-727-2054.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

Become a Better Communicator – 9 am-4 pm. This full-day, fun, interactive workshop will help participants moves from being an “unconscious communicator” to a “conscious communicator” Prepare to undergo a paradigm shift in how you think about communication. $100 ($75 for Wiawaka members). Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 State Route 9L, Lake George, NY. Register: Wiawaka.org.

Mindfulness Matters – 6:30-8:30pm.  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. Info/register: 518-577-0223.

“Quarrystock” – 7-10pm. Watch the Woodstock Movie to celebrate the event that defined a generation 50 years ago. Bring something to share. Donations accepted. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Falls. Register: 518-832-1801.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

Sound Immersion – 7-8pm. Dr. Bill and Laura ease the group into a blissful state of nothingness in Quarry House’s subterranean sound room. Lie comfortably in zero gravity chairs and let the singing of chakra tuned quartz crystal bowls, the piercing sounds of the digeridoo and Thai gongs clear trapped energy. This is more than a sound immersion; it is an experience! $25 per person. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Fall. Info/register: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Be Here Now/Mindfulness for Everyday Living – 9-11:30am. With Louise Finlayson PhD. Learn practical skills to slow down, calm down and be present in life. $50 ($38 for Wiawaka members). Held at Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 State Route 9L, Lake George, Pricing/register: 518-668-9690.

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. See August 8 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.
Working with Wool – 6-8pm.  Learn how to use wool batting in pillows and bedding to create a heavenly sleep. Wool’s many fiber characteristics make it ideal for bedding material. This workshop is free. CeCe’s Wool Yarns and More, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland. Register: 518-779-9985.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Open House – 6-8pm. Join Star & Splendor for its summer open house. Meet the practitioners, view the space, sample refreshments. Free.  Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville. Questions: 518-892-2289.

“Funny You Should Say” That on the Mohican on Lake George – 6:30pm. Set sail on the Mohican on Lake George, while receiving healing and humorous messages from loved ones. $38 (includes price of the cruise and the show!) For more information and tickets, contact Spirit Tree Connections, 987 New Loudon Rd (Route 9) Latham/Cohoes. 518-362-8383.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Charley Thweatt: “Chants Encounter” – 6pm. Singer-songwriter, Charley Thweatt leads an evening of heart-opening sacred chants. Free. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Info: 518-453-3603.

MONDAY, AUGUST 19

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 Route 146, Clifton Park. RSVP: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

Charley Thweatt: “Tell Me Stories” Concert & Workshop – 7pm. Singer-songwriter and A Course in Miracles teacher with original heart-opening songs and spiritual workshop. $20 suggested. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Info: 518-453-3603.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 20

Happiness Isn’t an Accident – 9am-12pm. With Louise Finlayson PhD. Learn practices to increase happiness, fulfillment, and wellbeing and create a happiness plan. $50 ($38 for Wiawaka members). Held at Wiawaka Holiday House, 3778 State Route 9L, Lake George, Pricing/register: 518-668-9690.

Making Your First Sweater – 10am-12pm. Use a beginner’s pattern to make a baby sweater.  Then repeat the pattern for an adult. $25. CeCe’s Wool Yarns and More, 2080 Western Ave, Guilderland.  Details/register: 518-779-9985.

Calling All Angels – 6:30-8:30 pm. Jake Paul joins Divine Sisterhood as the group explores the signs and messages received for guidance, protection and comfort. He will combine music, meditation, oils, crystals and group discussion $40. Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy: 518-577-0223.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21

Craft ‘N Sip Meet-Up – 6-8pm. Now held every 3rd Thursday of the month. Bring a crafty project and join the fun and conversation! Tea and coffee served, bring a snack or drink to share. $2 donation. Star & Splendor, 34 S Main St, Voorheesville.  Questions: 518-892-2289.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. See August 8 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.
Let It Go! –  6:30-8:30pm. Often times one holds onto the familiar and settles for mediocre because it is comfortable even though it no longer serves well. Join Divine Sisterhood and let go of the fear and make room for abundance! $30 Divine Sisterhood, A Woman’s Empowerment Center, 270 River St, Ste 203, Troy: 518-577-0223.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

“Funny You Should Say” That at Spirit Tree – 7pm. An evening of love, healing and laughter with Intuitive Medium/Counselor Brandon Russ delivering messages from loved ones. Participants will leave with chills! Spirit Tree is the only place where everyone gets a reading. $29 (always sells out, so don’t wait). 987 New Loudon Rd (Route 9), Latham/Cohoes. Register online or call 518-362-8383.

Kirtan With Wah! – 8-10pm. Join world-renowned musician, Wah! to heal through the sounds and the teachings of yoga. Call-and-response singing and simple chants in Sanskrit are interwoven to create a peaceful environment for singing, meditation and relaxation. $25 pre-registration. Contact: Yoga Mandali, 518-584-0807.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Schenectady Greenmarket – 10am-2pm. Visit Evolve Soap’s booth and check out the amazing selection of organic bath and body products as well as handcrafted solid hardwood gifts and soapy accessories. This is a terrific farmers market with a wonderful variety of vendors.  Schenectady Greenmarket, 105 Jay St, Schenectady.  Questions?  518-368-5518.

Yoga Teacher Training Open House – 11am-5pm. Yoga Lily’s Sunday YTT program is starting Oct 6th! Feel out the studio, take a class, get a taste of yoga anatomy and philosophy, get coached and discover the joy of teaching a mini yoga class. Q & A and enrollment to follow. Free with enrollment or $90 for the day. The Yoga Lily, 1 Barney Rd, Ste 222, Clifton Park. RSVP by Aug 19th: 518-944-7090.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28

Back to School Wellness – 6:30pm. Learn how to use the best essential oils on the planet and top-notch wellness products to boost immunity and protect the family. Learn favorite “Dr. Mom” must haves and kid safe essential oils to help keep the family above the wellness line. Go home with a rollerball to boost immunity, refocus, or calm and relax. $10. EMBRACE, 1023 Route 146, Clifton Park. Register: Lynn Gelman, 518-727-2054.

Sound Immersion – 7-8pm. See August 14 for details. The Quarry House Retreat, 138 Upper Platt St, Glens Fall. Info/register: 518-832-1801.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

Yoga and Meditation for Healing – 6:15pm. See August 8 for details. KindNest, 1 Rosell Dr, Ballston Lake. Register: 518-406-3323.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

Healing Power of Sound – 12-8pm. In conjunction with Troy Night Out, discover how sound can change how one feels, for the better! Find a personal resonance!. Free singing bowl lessons and  demonstration of playing the gong. Get 10% off singing bowls and 15% off Shaman drums. Segel Violins, 44 3rd St, Troy. Questions: 518-266-9732.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

55 Tibetan Healing Bowls – 6pm. A sound healing chakra experience with “Dr. Dream.” $25/advance; $33/door. Unity Church, 21 King Ave, Albany. Contact: 518-453-3603.