90 Adams Place
Delmar, NY 12054

530 Main St.
Bennington, VT 05201

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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.

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!

The Paleo Project will be 4 monthly classes. Come to all 4 or just one.

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

Class One: Monday, April 27th, 6 pm

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

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

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

May 16: Indian & 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


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: 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


Please call to register: 518 689-2244

This Week's Classes, Lectures and Events

Gentle Yoga
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Morning Wake Up Yoga!
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Bi-Weekly Monday Gentle/Mindful Yoga Class
Monday, March 30, 2015
Free Guided Meditation
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Gentle Yoga
Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Latest News and Announcements

The Paleo Project read more

We have moved to our new Delmar home at 90 Adams Place read more

Reiki I Certification Class with Rebecca Rice, L.Ac, MS- Saturday May 30th, 2015 read more

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

Culinary Nutrition Cooking Classes Starting in March, 2015 read more