Heartspace Yoga & Healing Arts

Welcome to Heartspace!

Heartspace is a community-oriented studio that offers yoga, meditation, and healing arts from a range of traditions.  Located in the Capital Region, we have studios centrally located near Washington Park in Albany and on Monument Square in downtown Troy.  We provide a safe, supportive and tranquil setting with excellent instruction to help improve overall health, reduce stress, and invite a peaceful and calm mind through the practice of yoga and meditation. We offer instruction for all levels from beginners to advanced with daily drop-in yoga and meditation classes, series, prenatal yoga, workshops, special events, yoga teacher training, and several community classes per week, which are offered by donation.

with gratitude,
Elizabeth and Andrew Kasius,  Heartspace Owners



New to Heartspace?  Welcome!   When you take your first class at Heartspace, your second class is free: 2 Classes for $16.    Your second class is good for 30 days after your first class on this pass. Click here to purchase our Introductory Offer.  Please email us if you have questions about classes, rates, instructors, or our studios.  We'd like to help you find a class that is right for you!   View our studio video on Youtube!

Workshops and Special Events at Heartspace

In addition to our regular scheduled weekly drop-in and community classes, we offer a number of special workshops, series and classes designed to help deepen your practice, knowledge and experience of yoga and your body and mind connection.   Please visit our workshop/series page for up to date listings.  Be sure to make sure which studio, day and time they're held.   See some of them listed below.

Yoga Vidya 200-Hour Teacher Training with Lauren Toolin Open House - Free class and informational session-  at Heartspace Albany.   Friday August 25, 6-8PM.   Considering the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Lauren Toolin this Fall for either the weekend or weekday program?  Please come take class and join this free orientation session for more information.  For more information on Lauren's Yoga Vidya school, visit her website at www.Laurenjaytoolin.com or    Click here to sign up for the Friday Open House and free class.     

Yin Yoga and Energy Meridian Workshop with Diane Simpson and Cat Lynch:  Fall Focus of Lungs and Large Intestine energy meridians of Chinese medicine.  Saturday September 16, 2-4PM.  Troy Studio.   Join us for an exploratory workshop of Yin Yoga and energy meridians in which we replenish, revive, balance and restore on a physical and emotional level, in time with the seasonal shifts around us.   Experience deep relaxation and get to know your inner emotional landscape in this calming and grounding mind-body workshop.   Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing "stretching" poses that open and energize the meridians, or energy pathways of the body, restoring joint mobility as you quietly activate and gather your chi, your prana - your life force.    The Yin asanas are combined with deep, focused breathing to encourage you to tune in and listen to your body as poses are held between three to five minutes to help liberate the body's chronic holding patterns and relieve pain.  Each participant will receive bodywork/acupressure on meridians during poses.  Cost $40.  

Prenatal Yoga Four-Week Series with Instructor Rosy Mulligan.  Wednesdays 4:30 - 5:45PM  September 20 - October 11 ).  Albany studio. This prenatal yoga series is designed to nurture the foundation of a life-long bond between mother and baby. Instruction will mindfully support the preparation of the mother’s body for birth, while providing essential skills for relaxation. The expectant mothers will learn breathing/relaxation techniques, exercises to support the back, postures to open the hips, methods to comfort the body during the journey of pregnancy and birth, while forging a community with other families.   $60 for the series.   ($20 to drop in if space allows )  

Family Yoga.  Family yoga is held every other month at our Troy studio, the second Saturday of the month at 3:30pm.  Great for families with kids ages 3-9.  Instructor Toni Smith.    Upcoming 2017 dates:  September 9, October 14, November 11 and December 9.  Suggested donation $20 per family.  Visit our online calendar to sign up for any of these dates.  

Present Pause with Instructor Meghan Hogan.  Saturday September 30 4-6PM, Troy Studio.  Life gets busy and, unchecked, pulls us in multiple directions - often leaving us feeling fragmented, at times overwhelmed, and ultimately less effective at meeting our goals and objectives in life. In this skill building workshop, Kriya yoga and meditation provide the foundation for aligning awareness with intention through quiet reflection, discernment of priorities, and cultivating the skillful action that arises from stillness. This is a 'work-in' including journaling, guided meditation and a luscious yoga nidra. Press pause and enjoy more fulfillment now and clarity going forward.  Cost $30

Brand New Beginners Introduction to Yoga Four-Week Series.  Saturdays October 14 - November 4, 11:45AM - 1PM.  Instructor Rebecca Volpe. This series is held at our Albany studio.  If you are new to yoga and are interested to gain a solid understanding of the fundamentals and foundations of yoga, please join us for this four-week series. We will introduce key foundational concepts regarding the practice of yoga including postures (asana), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. This series will present you with background on yoga, principles of alignment for accessing and coming out of postures, proper yogic breathing, and how yoga can help you to live a fuller and healthier life. No experience required; just an open mind.   Click here to preregister.  Cost $60 for the series. 

Restorative and Yin Yoga, Sundays at our Troy and Albany Studios.   Explore the slower side of yoga, cultivating your capacity to let go and and restore body and mind with our Sunday Restorative and Yin Yoga classes.   Classes will generally be at 2PM but be sure to check online and sign up as space is limited. Restorative Yoga will be taught by Rosy Mulligan and Jeanne Korn and Yin Yoga will be taught by Cat Lynch Capowski and Alexis Stefanacci.   Check our online schedule for weekly updated schedules.

Gong Bath in Troy.    Saturday October 7, 4:00- 5:15pm  Troy Studio.  Restore and renew and you let the sounds and resonance of the gongs envelop you. Practice asana, meditate, lay down and rest, sleep, whatever makes sense during the time. No experience required.  Led by Jim and Nick Pavoldi of the Gong Lab and Diane Simpson offering chakra bowl vibrations.   Click here to sign up for this or upcoming dates in 2017; $20.     Remaining dates for 2017:   Dec 2.  

Acroyoga with Team Willco.  Saturday October 14, 1-3PM.  Troy Studio. Play!! Acroyoga is a practice of connecting with others through awareness, breath and movement. This allows us to receive support from others and empower them. This workshop is organized around the 5 principles of acroyoga. These principles provide beginners with a starting point for the practice of acroyoga and the more advanced student with insight to refining their practice.  In this workshop style class, new skills are demonstrated and students are given opportunities to explore them at their own pace, with the support of the instructors and other students. Find yourself hovering above the ground, floating in a supported inversion and supporting others in flight. You can expect a yoga-based warm-up, partner drills, games, and the introduction of acroyoga poses and transitions.  Whether you are hearing about acro for the first time, or have some experience already, this workshop is for you! Lift your yoga practice into the air.  Come solo or with a partner; either way we'll match you up with others as you move through base, spotting, and flying roles.

Cathy and Scott live in Albany and teach acroyoga and slackline yoga. They have trained with, and teach in the styles of AcroYoga Montreal and the Yogaslackers.

Cost $20.  

Mindful Yoga for Managing Stress and Anxiety.  A Five-Week Series led by Instructor Bruce Viveka McEwen.  Sundays 2:30-4PM.  October 22 - November 19. Troy Studio.  Fear and anxiety are important psychological responses that enable us to avoid danger and prepare for challenging situations. This course will explore evidence-base methods to manage and befriend these emotional responses so that we are able to meet the social, professional, environmental, and other challenges of modern life while becoming less overwhelmed by stress and anxiety.  Cost $75. Click here to preregister or for more information about the series.  

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Albany Heartspace:

747 Madison Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

located in back-right corner of building
on lower level, 

Troy Heartspace:

10 2nd Street
Troy, NY 12180

located at the corner of 2nd St and Broadway
2nd floor - entrance next to Lucas Confectionery & Wine Bar

Contact Us:

(518) 512-3390

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