DELMAR
90 Adams Place
Delmar, NY 12054
518.689.2244

BENNINGTON
530 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201
802.445.3152

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Classes Offered at the Center


Monthly Chakra Cleanse Yoga Class

Monthly Chakra Cleanse Yoga class with Amy Gordon, RN, Registered Yoga Teacher, Reiki Healer II


Once per month on the first Saturday at the Stram Center, Delmar office

Cost: $20 per person

Join Amy, our very own registered nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Healer II, for a 90 minute guided journey through the seven major energy centers (chakras) in the body using gentle yoga postures and breathing techniques. No experience necessary. Chakra music throughout the practice, with essential oils & Reiki during final relaxation. This class is designed to help us tune into this subtle energy system unblocking and recharging all seven major centers in the body. You will leave feeling relaxed, renewed & recharged.

SPACE IS LIMITED, please call 518-689-2244 to reserve.

Beginner Yoga with Rebecca Rice, L.Ac

If you are curious or have wanted to try yoga for enhanced health and well being, this beginner yoga class will gently guide you through common poses used in yoga classes


Motivated to incorporate yoga in treatments by observing some of her acupuncture patients, Rebecca sought training under the guise of Iyengar style teacher Eileen Muir. Join Rebecca Rice, L.Ac for this beginner yoga class. Learn basic poses and anatomical guidelines to help you sail through yoga classes!

Where: Stram Center; 90 Adams Pl, Delmar, NY

When: Saturdays, July 18, 25, Aug 1 at 10am-11am

Prepay for all three classes: $30
Drop in: $12/class

Registration preferred: Call 518 689-2244

Nia Classes at the Stram Center

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Take the first step into a healthy life with NIA. Nia blends the movement forms of dance, martial arts, and healing arts to soul stirring music


What is Nia?
Nia is a sensory based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit.
Every experience can be adapted to individual needs and abilities.

How does Nia work?
Nia draws from disciplines of the marital arts, dance arts and healing arts. Every class offers a unique combination of 52 moves that correspond with the main areas of the body: the base, core, and upper extremities. Stiff beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt Nia to meet their needs by choosing from three intensity levels.

What are the Benefits of Nia?

  • reduces stress and anxiety
  • increases cardiovascular, circulatory and mental health
  • improves balance and flexibility
  • increases strength and power through the Martial Arts
  • invites in playfulness and expression through the Dance Arts
  • inspires mindfulness and self healing through the Healing Arts
  • Enhances sensuality and allows you to feel good in your skin NOW
  • Boosts whole body stability, agility and mobility

When: Mondays from 6pm-7:15pm. Please pre-register! (518) 689-2244 or email instructor: ahersh.b@gmail.com

3 Classes for $30 or 6 class for $50

$15 per class drop in rate

About the instructor:
Andrea Hersh is an artist who loves to dance. She has found that there are many similarities to Nia and art. Her paintings, like Nia, have a sense of form, freedom and movement. Andrea's goal as a Nia instructor is the same she has as an art teacher: helping the student sense rhythm, precision, balance, space and play.

REGISTER: Call the Stram Center to register: 518 689-2244.

The Paleo Project

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Join Chef and local Restauranteur, LJ Goldstock and Stram Center's nurse practitioner, Jenn Mager for a cooking demo and tasting to learn how the Paleo diet can be your vehicle to meeting your health goals and changing your life.


Food is medicine. The Paleo diet is a lifestyle modification that can help reduce the need for medication, control weight and improve overall health. LJ will share his personal experience with his health and together with Jenn will teach how the paleo lifestyle can help patients who are diabetic, pre-diabetic, hypertensive, overweight or those of us who are just tired of being on unnecessary medication or not able to lose weight.

LJ will cook up some amazing food for his audience to taste that will surely demonstrate not only the enjoyment of the paleo diet but how easy it can be to prepare. Cooking tips to effect a successful meal plan together with Jenn's easy to understand medical guidance will surely open the door to a new life style that will add health and vitality to anyone ready to enter! Plus! we will enjoy organic wine and hear what Bonterra has to say about the value of choosing organic!

The Paleo Project will be 4 monthly classes. Come to all 4 or just one. Each class stands alone in providing education and great food.

Four months/ Four classes: The Paleo Project for changing your life.

Class One: Monday, April 27th, 6 pm
Class Two: Monday, June 1st, 6pm.
Class Three: Monday, July 13th, 6pm
Class Four: TBA

Fee: $35/class

To register for this exciting program, Call 518 689-2244.

One on One Cooking Classes


With Eric Sharer's extensive culinary arts training together with his expertise in nutrition, he will provide one on one hands-on cooking instruction in a calm and casual learning environment at our Delmar location. Instruction will include include knife/culinary skills to make your time in the kitchen more efficient and enjoyable. Each class will last 1.5 hours and all the food prepared will be yours to enjoy and take home. Eric will take care of the grocery shopping and work with you to plan an individualized meal based on your unique nutritional needs.

Cost for one person: $160 plus the cost of groceries
Cost for two people: $200 ($100 per person) plus the cost of groceries
Cost for three people: $240 ($80 per person) plus the cost of groceries
Cost for four people: $280 ($70 per person) plus the cost of groceries

Pre-registration is required. All classes must be paid for in full at least one day before a class is scheduled. Call today! 518.689.2244

Maximize the Health Potential of Food: Culinary Demonstration And Tasting Series

Join Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, the Stram Center's Registered Dietitian and clinical nutritionist for an exciting and new 2015 cooking demonstration series in our beautiful new home at 90 Adams Place in Delmar. Eric will demonstrate quick and healthy recipes and cooking techniques to maximize the healing and disease fighting potential of your food, while minimizing the time and energy in the kitchen! Reclaim your excitement about food and cooking. Eric will highlight seasonal and local produce that you can easily incorporate into your diet. Come enjoy a relaxing evening full of food tasting, great company, and practical nutrition information. Recipes, nutrition handouts, and generous tastings included. Come Hungry to eat and learn!

Note: all classes are now third Saturday of the month (except for June-2nd Saturday) from 11:30-1pm

What:
March 21:
Green Eating- For a Healthier Planet and Healthier You

April 18: Spring Eating- The Newest Crop for a New Beginning

May 30: Indian and Asian Cuisine

June 13: Picnic/Party Recipes


Where: The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY
How: Fee: $30 per class or $100 for all 4. Pre-Registration Required: Call to Register: 518 689-2244.


Reiki Certification Classes

2015 Reiki Certification Class Schedule:

Each class offered is a one day workshop. Each student will be given a course manual and a certificate of completion at the reiki level attended. Classes limited to 8 students.

Choose a date convenient for you:

Reiki I : Saturday, May 30th, 2015; 10am-4pm

Reiki II:Saturday, July 25th , 2015; noon-4pm

Fee: $150 per class.


Space is limited to 8 participants.
Registration is required by calling our office. Please call: 518-689-2244.

Classes taught by Center staff, Rebecca Rice, Licensed Acupuncturist and Reiki Master Teacher.


Meditation Sessions

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Every Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm, the Center will offer free guided meditation sessions. The free meditation sessions are available at The Center to practice and experience the deep state of meditation. These sessions serve as an introduction for beginners as well as a practice for experienced individuals in the cultivation of clarity and mindfulness.

Guided Meditation sessions are led by Jim Whiting, the Center's certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and Michelle Carpenter (see Michelle's brief bio. below.)

Here's what Mary has to say about our Meditation Sessions:
I am so grateful for the wonderful gift of Wed. night meditation given by The Stram Center and facilitated by Jim and Michelle. It has become an important part of my life and I reap the benefits daily. The guided meditation and readings along with the knowledge and guidance from Jim and Michelle are priceless.
Thank you,
Mary

Held at The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine (directions) a mere 10 minutes south of Albany, NY in Delmar, NY.

Read more about meditation on our blog.

About Michelle:
Michelle is a lifelong resident of the Albany area and an enthusiastic member of the local yoga community who has been practicing since 1988. She is an adept yoga practitioner with experience in various styles of yoga and meditation techniques including Jivamukti, Bikrim, Kundalini, and Kripalu. Michelle has studied with renowned teachers Mukunda Stiles, Nishcela Joy Devi, Ray Crist and Sudha/Caroline Lundeen. Michelle is currently leading and assisting with teaching Shitali Karana and Mantra meditation at the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine. Jim is honored to have her as an assistant.


Kripalu Yoga Classes

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Body Mind Spirit Yoga Classes begin with mindful centering through guided breathing exercises and meditation. Seated stretches provide a gentle but thorough warm-up readying students for a natural flow of poses. Classes include a well-rounded variety of yoga postures: standing, seated, kneeling, twists, backbends, supine and inversions. Students are encouraged to listen to and respect the wisdom of their own body. Appropriate modifications and extensions are offered to ensure your personal experience is both safe and challenging. Each class concludes with deep relaxation and peaceful meditation to leave you feeling renewed and inspired. Learn more about the benefits of YOGA!


Thursday: 6:30-8:00pm

Gentle Yoga ~ A kind and gentle gift to yourself, good for beginners and those coming back to yoga after a long break or after an injury. This warm and supportive class moves at a comfortable pace allowing time to fully enjoy each pose.


FEES: Monday: $10 drop in;Thursday and Saturday classes: $15 drop in; $40/3 week session; $72/6 week session


One-on-One Yoga instruction: 1 hour sessions are available. Please call the Center for more information or click here to learn more.

About the Instructor: Jim Whiting is a certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. A lifetime resident of the Albany area, Jim studied Yoga at the Kripalu Center in Massachusetts, meditation and Yoga philosophy at the American Meditation Institute in Averill Park, NY and the psychology of the Bhagavad Gita at the Hindu Temple in Loudonville, NY. Jim has been a practitioner of Yoga, Meditation and Yoga philosophy since 1996. The Center is honored to have Jim teach yoga. His gentle and focused style is a valuable teaching tool to yoga students. Learn more about Jim.

Lyme Support Group

Come join other Lyme patients and their families in a safe environment designed to offer encouragement and support through constructive conversation and spiritual inspiration. Find connectedness in a community moving toward healing and wholeness together.

Group Facilitators: Mary Probst, Lyme Disease Advocate and Alison Fisher Cullen, recovering Lyme patient at the Stram Center.

When: Second Tuesday of every month at 6pm
Where: The new Delmar location: Stram Center: 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY 12054

Free.

Please call to register: 518 689-2244


This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Nia at the Stram Center
Monday, July 6, 2015
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Latest News and Announcements

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Reiki II Certification Class Saturday, July 25, 2015 noon-4pm read more

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