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


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


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

Mudra, Marma and Shavasana

The Language of Body, Breath, Mind

with Acclaimed Master Teacher Indu Arora

Heartspace Yoga, Albany NY 

June 7-9, 2019, (Fri 5-8pm, Sat-Sun 9am – 5pm)

Mudra Vigyan – Introduction to Hand Mudras (3 Hours)

Mudra Science has been a sacred secret for ages. It is time to explore subtle ways of healing and integrating all possible tools we can to clear pranic pathways, trigger innate intelligence and allow one to be established in Self. Mudra therapy is primarily rooted in Sankhya Darshana, marma vidya and pancha tattvas. Study the origin and, therapeutic application of mudra, along with ways to combine it with Ayurveda and incorporate a powerful yet simple tool to those who seek better health. 

  • What is a Mudra
  • Psychology of Mudras
  • Hand and Brain connection
  • Gyana Mudra and Sankhya Darshan
  • Mudras for balancing Dosha and digestive fire
  • Guidelines for the practice of Mudras


Marma Vigyan – Wisdom of Karma Points in Yoga (Full Day)

Marma points are mini minds. They calibrate the flow of dosha and guna. Learn to integrate Marma Points in asana practice. Give yourself and your students a deeper understanding of the sacred anatomy and geometry of the body. 

  • Basics of marmani (marma points):  definition, nature and location
  • Knowledge of the energetic map of the body: doshas (constitution), gunas (psychological tendency) and vayus (movement of prana)
  • Discussion of one seated, supine, prone, standing asana with respect of marmani and prana flow
  • How to adapt asana (postures) to balance the agni, circulate prana for efficient energy management engaging the Marma points. 

Shavasana – The Vast Ocean of Rest (Full Day)

Ayurveda says that there are 3 pillars of health, diet, moderation in sensual pleasures and sleep (as deep rest). In the present times when there are abundant stimuli, shavasana is the practice of pratyahara, a practice to retain the ojas, and to re-direct the energy within. It is a precise, conscious and step-by-step approach in-order to prepare the body and mind for higher states of awareness. 

  • What is Shavasana
  • Breath during Shavasana 
  • The brain on Shavasana
  • 3 methods of Shavasana (theory and practice) 
  • Shavasana as a preparation for Yoga Nidra


Tools needed: Marma stick, Mudra book (Mudra: The Sacred Secret)- shall be available onsite for purchase. 


Full Weekend Registration: $260

$225 for Yoga Vidya Grads & Active Heartspace Teachers (Early bird deadline May 7th)

Friday Evening Only: $50

Saturday OR Sunday (single day): $125

Yoga Alliance CEUs are available for full weekend

Cancellation and refund policy
No refunds. Cancellations received 14 days prior to the start of the session will receive Yogsadhna website credit less $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within 14 days of the session start date will receive no credit.

Policies for ALL Students:
• Cancellation must be received by the studio via phone or email
• “No shows” will receive no credit and forfeit full payment
• Fees, once paid, can not be refunded 

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.