Workshops & Classes

Weekly public classes at Heartspace Troy

Tuesdays at 5:45pm Tantra Vinyasa is a complete hatha practice weaving philosophy, asana, pranayama, and meditation. More advanced postures and pranayama, bandha and mudra may also be explored. For advanced beginners.

Wednesdays at 9am With Hatha Yoga you will develop flexibility, strength and balance with an emphasis on alignment and energetic balancing. Class offers a broad range of asana, breathing and restorative postures.

Master Classes

9:00 – 11:00 am

Heartspace Yoga, Albany, NY


September 29 ~ Foundations & Fundamentals: Fall in love with your foundation and explore and adapt elements of Tadasana 

October 7 (Heartspace Troy 2-4pm Register)~ A Practice for Peace: In a topsy turvy world, it’s getting harder to find a peaceful yet powerful center that serves ourselves and fosters connection with others.  In this tantric practice, we’ll create a respite from the struggle. Asana flow, pranayama, visualization and a profound meditation will bring us to our ‘peaceful place’

October 27 ~ Balancing Effort & Surrender: The true aim of yoga is one of cultivating stillness. We can find this through skillful action guided by the breath

November 17 ~ Inner Waves: An exploration of Prana Vayu, the systematic ways our life force moves

December 8 ~ Core Dynamics: Many classes promise to strengthen your core.  This one moves you beyond muscle and invites you to source, strengthen and tone your vital energy

January 5 ~ These Hips Don’t Lie: An extraordinary sequence for the lower body.  Explore the anatomy and energetics of the hip girdle in this fun, grounding practice


Elemental Meditation – Part 2

Wednesdays  September 19 & 26  1:15 – 3:45pm

Heartspace Yoga Troy

with Lauren Toolin, E-RYT, C-IAYT, Master ParaYoga Teacher

and Meghan Hogan, E-RYT 200, RYT 500, Yoga Vidya Faculty

 Open to Graduates of Elemental Meditation Level 1. Email Lauren to register.

Fall Renewal Sadhana Weekend Retreat 

Himalayan Institute

Friday October 19 – Sunday October 21 

Join Lauren for a special weekend at the mothership!
There will be three master classes with Lauren, personal practice time, guided meditation and all the Himalayan Institute has to offer.
This is sure to be a revitalizing weekend filled with sadhana and sangha.

$108 for Practice with Lauren for the weekend.
Make reservations for accommodations with the Himalayan Institute. 2 nights stay, cost includes all meals $190.

Register with Lauren for Practice
Register with the Himalayan Institute for Accommodations

Progressing on Your Path: Aerial Restorative Yoga, Philosophy & Meditation

Good Karma Studio

Sunday December 9


When two yogis truly collide there isn’t war…there’s MAGIC! While divisiveness, fear, and the need to escape may be prevalent in our daily lives, Lauren & Jessica come together to share their love and passion for a lifelong practice that serves all! YOGA in all its forms is LOVE!
Experience the Albany dream team…
Jessica Lubin, owner of Good Karma Studio and Lauren Jay Toolin, founder of Yoga Vidya School are co-facilitating a one of a kind experience uniting two diverse yogic experiences to cultivate profound rejuvenation. Yoga’s ancient wisdom rings true thousands of years after it was developed. Learn to rest as a result of mindful release instead of exhaustion. 
Will include a deeply restorative aerial sequence with compatible asana on the mat, a lively and enlightening discussion of practical yoga philosophy and a sweet guided meditation to fill your tank. The result? A relaxed and empowered YOU!


Yoga Therapy Workshops

Mountain Rose Integrated Wellness Center

Saturday December 15

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

9am – 12pm

This a practice for our times! Anxiety disorders are  the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million (about one out of every five) adults, and depression is the leading cause of disability, affecting about 8% of us. The Good News? Yoga can help! This workshop includes a short lecture on the physiology of these conditions and the yogic approach to them, followed by a powerful therapeutic hatha practice for managing these conditions.

$40 before December 1st, $45 after that date

Surfing the Waves: Prana Vayu

1:30pm – 4:30pm

Most yoga classes today offer the merest glimpse of subtle body knowledge. Here, we delve deeply into the heart of why we practice yoga: to discover and manage our life force (prana shakti). A brilliant intersection of ayurveda and Hatha Yoga, we will explore Pancha Vayu: where, why and how prana moves, and how to tap into and manage its inherent potential for strength, health and expansion. Includes an accessible full spectrum practice that incorporates asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha.

$40 before December 1st, $45 after that date

8th Annual Women’s Liberation Festival 

Friday August 9 – Sunday August 11, 2019
Wiawaka Center for Women
Lake George, NY
Celebrate womanhood with a weekend full of activities taught by women.
 Save the Date! Stay tuned for Registration.