Below you will find a list of events we are offering at our CNY Healing Arts Centers this month. They are separated out by location. If you would like more information on any event please call the center nearest you. Click here for contact information. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!

SYRACUSE – October 2011:
To ensure your space at our workshops and classes please pre-register and call us at 315.671.5755.

Hot House Yoga
Friday October 7th & 21st 6:00-8:00pm – $15/person *Please RSVP if you wish to join us as this a popular offering and fills up fast.

Restorative Yoga Class
Friday, October 14th, 6:00-7:30pm – $15/person
Join us for this supported, conscious body/mind relaxation practice. Restorative poses offer benefits to both the body and mind, for conditions ranging from insomnia to asthma and chronic pain to depression. *RSVP to reserve your spot.

Birth Plan Writing Workshop
Saturday, October 15th, 1-3pm – Fee is $20

Join the ladies of the Doula Connection to learn about the ins and outs of birth plan writing. Couples will be given the opportunity to see sample birth plans, hear about all of their options during the birth process and begin writing their birth plan with the guidance of experienced birth attendants. In addition, the workshop will cover informed consent and decision making during labor. The Birth Plan Writing Workshop is an relaxing, enjoyable opportunity for couples to take time to envision their ideal birth. * RSVP to reserve your spot.

Yoga Nidra Workshop: Deep Relaxation & Guided Meditation
Saturday, October 22nd, 2:00-3:00pm – $15/person
Through the use of guided imagery, breath awareness and body scanning, this extended guided relaxation will help alleviate not only muscular tensions, but also mental and emotional stress. We will access inner healing and harmony available to us all. We will travel inward to a place of self-embrace and connection to your whole being. Relax into openness, freedom and bliss. Nothing is required but to lie or sit down and listen. Yoga Nidra is foolproof! You cannot do it wrong. *RSVP to reserve your spot.

Nutrition for Fertility
Saturday October 29th 1:00-3:00pm – No fee to attend

Join Heather Neely, RD for a workshop on eating right for fertility.  We will discuss how a healthy diet can help increase your chances for pregnancy.  Topics include: foods to add or limit in your diet, key nutrients you should be getting now, food and it’s affect your hormones, and getting to or maintaining a healthy weight. There will be a question and answer session. * RSVP to reserve your spot.

Save the Date:

Girl’s Night Out

November 9th, 5:45-8:00pm
 – $30/person
Join us for an evening to get together with your girlfriends and just have some fun. Enjoy a sampling of the following: Chair massage, Mini Facials, Acupuncture, Yoga demo class and more. Light refreshments will be served as well. Space is limited so please RSVP.

ROCHESTER – October 2011:
*Remember, you must pre-register for all workshops.  585-244-1280

Labor Positions & Comfort Measures, Sunday, October 9th, 2:30-5:30pm
With Christa Tyson, Prenatal RYT and Birth Doula: This workshop has been expanded due to overwhelming positive feedback!  You and your partner can take this workshop at any time during your pregnancy.  It is recommended that you take the workshop early enough to practice the techniques learned in class.  We will be practicing many of the positioning options during the workshop so wear comfortable clothing ! You will receive handouts on everything you learn. Fee is $80 per couple. RSVP required by Friday, October 7th at 4pm. 585-244-1280 ext. 2.


Meditation & Movement Tuesday, October 11th 5:15-6:15pm – Fee is $20
With Shelley Szymko-Carroll, L.Ac: Calm & de-stress with gentle movements that are used to open and relax the mind making mediation easy to achieve. We will use simple visualizations to focus the mind and instill relaxation & peace. This class is for beginners, as well as those who meditate regularly. All participants will enjoy a restorative, profound mind-body experience that combines movements, meditation & visualizations. Please RSVP.

Weight Management Workshop
Tuesday, October 18th, 6:00-7:00pm
Fee is $10
Shelley Szymko-Carroll, Licensed Acupuncturist, will provide you with information and tools to make better choices regarding daily nutrition. Sample a complimentary 20-minute acupuncture treatment for weight loss. This class also includes what, when and how much to eat, and its relationship to energy levels for weight management. Emphasis will be placed on nutrition principles according to Chinese Medicine as well as using acupuncture to improve digestion, diminish food cravings, and balance hormone levels to ultimately lose weight. This informational session will provide support for anyone seeking to lose weight and create lifelong changes to achieve a healthy weight. * Please RSVP.

Restorative Yoga with Massage Workshop Friday, October 21st, 6:00-7:30pm – Fee is $30
Join Sarah Lamb, RYT, for a Restorative Yoga workshop with head, neck or foot massage woven into the class. Each student will experience massage from a fabulous CNY Healing Arts Licensed Massage Therapist, Julia Lawrick, during a yoga posture. Restorative Yoga alone leads to a deep relaxation and combined with massage, it will lead to a heavenly state! Come experience an hour and a half of bliss! This class is not to be missed! RSVP Required by Thursday, October 20th at 585-244-1280 ext. 2.

Hypnobirthing® Sessions Sundays 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 & 11/13, 11:30am-1:30pm
HypnoBirthing® with Shelley Szymko-Carrol, & HBCE, is a method of natural childbirth education that is enhanced by relaxation and visualization techniques that allow the birth mother to have a safer, easier, and more comfortable birth for herself and her baby. It is best for the couple to begin this class during the second trimester to have ample time to practice the learned techniques. In this class you will learn slow breathing and visualization techniques to relax during birth, create a birth plan, learn what to expect & how to prepare for labor, and how to reduce hours spent in labor. Fee is $200 for four 2-hour sessions. Additional $35 fee to be paid to instructor for HypnoBirthing® book, CD & instructional materials at the first session. RSVP at 585-244-1280 ext. 2.

ALBANY – October 2011:
*Please RSVP to or 518-724-5750 unless otherwise stated.

Meditative Healing Sessions
Thursday, October 13th & 27th, 4:30-5:30pm – $15/person
Join Suzanne Maguire in meditation to heal your bodies of everyday stresses.  * Please RSVP.

Mommy and Me Workshop
Mondays October 3 & 17,

This workshop is for women at least six weeks postpartum (with doctor’s permission to begin exercise) and their pre-crawling babies.  We will focus on postures beneficial to the postnatal woman as well as baby massage and stretches to help baby relax. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other new moms and enjoy a much-deserved break in your schedule. Please bring a blanket for baby. *Registration fee $15 per workshop or $25 for both workshops a $5 savings! *RSVP to or 518-724-5750.

Nutrition for Fertility
Thursday, October 6th, 6:30-7:30pm – Fee is $15
Discover nutritious and delicious foods which support fertility. This workshop will include recipe ideas and nutrition information based on Chinese medicine and holistic healing. Participants will be provided with written material to take home. The fee goes towards a nutritional purchase from our retail area.*RSVP to



Ladies Night Out
Wednesday October 19, 5:30-8:00pm – Fee is $30
Come and join our CNY Healing Arts practitioners with a sampling of our spa services and ending with Zumba.  Please bring sneakers and wear comfortable clothing.  RSVP to

Balancing Me Workshop
Friday October 28, 7:00-8:00pm – Fee is $25
Join Kristi Fish in a workshop series dedicated to finding balance in a woman’s life. RSVP to