Classes Offered at the Center

Yoga for Bone Health

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Our Yoga for Bone Health is focused on anatomy and proper alignment to improve your posture and balance, give you greater flexibility and range of motion, decrease stress and help counteract osteoporosis.

Loren Fishman, MD well known for his work in rehabilitative medicine and a 2015 study on the effects of yoga on osteoporosis, reminds us that a regular practice of yoga can "contribute to the ability to stay upright and not fall." Young or young at heart, join us in this class focused on growing a personal yoga practice that contributes to bone health and overall well-being.
Seated yoga, or on the floormat with assisting props if needed are all encouraged. Class size will remain small for individual assistance.

About the Teacher:

Jody Ference, MS, OTR-L, RYT-200 began practicing yoga over 15 years ago and has been influenced by many different teachers and styles of yoga. As an occupational therapist, she is particularly interested in applying yoga to enhance physical and functional well being, through a focus on anatomy, alignment, core strength, and flexibility. She finds particular joy in knowing that both yoga and occupational therapy connect the body, mind and spirit, enhancing one's ability to function in daily life. Jody is grateful and inspired by her teacher, Lauren Toolin, with whom she completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training.

Where: Stram Center for Integrative Medicine: 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY
When: Tuesday evenings, 6:30-7:45pm. Please check our calendar for any changes!
Cost: $12 per class; or prepay for 3 classes for $30.
Check or cash payable to Jody Ference directly.

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 guidance 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

Reiki Certification Classes


2019 Reiki Certification Classes at The Stram Center

We all have the power within us to promote health and self improvement in ourselves and in others. The ability to tap into the unseen life force energy which flows through us and causes us to be alive is inherent in us all. Connecting with the "Life Force Energy" can be a real catalyst for healing. Reiki is the gentle and powerful Japanese energy healing technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also has the benefits of promoting self-healing.

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 March 30th from 10am-2pm

Reiki II : Check our calendar soon for the next class!

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 lead by Janaki Ramkumar. 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.

Here's what Mary has to say about our Meditation Sessions:
I am so grateful for the wonderful gift of Wed. night meditation at The Stram Center 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 priceless.
Thank you,

Held at The Stram Center for Integrative Medicine; 90 Adams Place, Delmar, NY.

Read more about meditation on our blog.

Lyme Support Group for Adults


Come join other Lyme adult 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 Facilitator: Mary Probst, Lyme Disease Advocate

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