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Delmar, NY 12054

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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; NOTE: Please, always check calendar during summer months and for cancellations due to weather!

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.

When: First Saturdays of most months, 1:00-2:30pm; check Calendar!

Eating Right For Cancer Prevention: Cooking Class

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Class includes recipes, nutrition handouts, and generous tastings!

It has been estimated by the World Cancer Research Fund that 1/4 to 1/3 of the cancers that occur in the United States are due to poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and excess weight. This research supports our belief that embracing a healthy lifestyle is essential for anyone whose life is unfortunately touched with cancer. Come join Eric C. Sharer, MPH, RD, CSO, CDN, the Stram Medical Center's Registered Dietitian and culinary nutritionist for an exciting cooking demonstration in our teaching kitchen focusing on Eating Right for Cancer Prevention. Recipes, nutrition handouts, and generous tastings included. Come Hungry!

* Recipes are always gluten and dairy free

When: Monday June 13th, 2016: 6-7:30pm

Where: The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine- new Delmar Office: 90 Adams Place, Delmar NY

What: Eating Right for Cancer Prevention

Cost: $30 per class Pre-Registration required: Call 518-689-2244

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: 10-11am, most Saturdays. Please check calendar
Prepay for blocks of 3 classes: $30
Drop in: $12/class

Registration preferred: 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. Eric will teach you how to make quick and healthy recipes and cooking techniques to maximize the healing and disease fighting potential of your food, while minimizing the time and energy you spend in the kitchen. Reclaim your excitement about food and cooking!

Each class will last 60 to 75 minutes and all the food prepared will be yours to enjoy and take home. Please bring containers for the food and a reusable bag if possible. Eric will take care of the grocery shopping and work with you to plan an individualized meal based on your unique nutritional needs.


Initial Lesson: $225 plus the cost of groceries(estimated cost to be $30-$50 depending on the recipes)

Follow up Lesson: $200 plus the cost of groceries(estimated cost to be $30-$50 depending on the recipes)

The maximum number of participants is 3, unless discussed in advance with Eric. Bring your friend, or a family member!

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

Reiki Certification Classes

2016 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; if these dates are not convenient, please be sure to check our calendar for future classes during the year.

Reiki I : Saturday, Oct 15, 2016; 10am-2pm

Reiki II : Saturday, June 11, 2016; 10am-2pm

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


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,

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


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: Thursday: $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


Please call to register: 518 689-2244

This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

NO Gentle Yoga Today
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Beginner Yoga Class with Rebecca Rice M.S., L.Ac.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, June 2, 2016

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