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 Upcoming Classes 

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Holiday Hors D’oeuvres with Laura, Tuesday, December 12th, 10:30AM-12PM
Come join Laura for a demonstration of how to make decadent hors d'oeuvres just in time for all those holiday parties! You will learn how to make Baked Brie with Mushroom Duxelle and crostini, as well as Spanakopita - a Greek specialty.
Kids in the Kitchen for December, Saturday, December 16th, 10AM-Noon
Cooking is a great way to engage kids in hands-on learning, get them to try new foods, and boost their confidence! In these classes, designed for a multi-age audience, kids will develop age-appropriate math skills, knife skills, unleash their creativity, experiment, take risks, and take steps toward more independence (mom, I can make my own sandwich now!)
In this class we will explore some fun and tasty no-bake treats, just in time for the holidays!
  • No-Bake Snowballs (GF, DF, contains pecans)
  • Sugar Plums (GF, DF, contains walnuts)
  • Chocolate No-Bake Cookies (GF, DF, contain almonds and peanuts)
  • No-Bake Thumbprint Cookies (GF, DF, contains almonds)
Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by a caregiver. Please let us know in advance of any food allergies by emailing: and we will accommodate. 
Vegetable Fermentation Master Class with Mark Phillips of Hosta Hill, Sunday December 17th, 3-4:30pm
Ever wanted to try making sauerkraut or kimchi at home, but too afraid or intimidated by the process? Join us for a fermentation master class with Mark Phillips of Hosta Hill for a hands-on demonstration and workshop on the basic techniques behind successful and safe vegetable fermentation at home. Vegetables and other ingredients will be provided by Honest Weight to make Sauerkraut, but participants are asked to bring their own glass jar. Additional materials will be provided for those that do not have access to these items. 
Vegan Support Group-Compassion Fatigue Awareness, Sunday December 17th, 1-3PM
"Compassion Fatigue is a state experienced by those helping people or animals in distress; it is an extreme state of tension and preoccupation with the suffering of those being helped to the degree that it can create a secondary traumatic stress for the helper."    -Dr. Charles Figley
Join AVN and special guest speaker Julie Squires as we bring awareness to Compassion Fatigue and how to deal with it. Julie Squires is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist who brings a unique perspective and approach to support the sustained energy and passion of those exposed to the highly stressful and traumatic environment of animal advocacy and welfare, veterinary medicine and animal rescue . She does this in a very distinct way, by empowering them to help themselves through easy-to- implement yet powerful, practices and insights.
Sustainable Investing with Erin Santspree, Wednesday December 20th, 2-5PM
Join Erin Santspree of Merrill Lynch, for a discussion on Impact Investing. Impact Investing is investing in companies and funds with the intent to make a positive environmental and social impact alongside a financial
She will offer an overview, techniques and current trends in this space to help incorporate this into your financial goals. Individuals sessions are available-space is limited. Sign up at the Service Desk for individual consultations from 3-5:00.  Register on Honest Weight's EventBrite page to attend the class from 2-3:00.

Weekly Practitioner Services

Reserve a session at our Service Desk or by calling (518) 482-2667

Healing Touch with Richard Sahr, Mondays, 11AM-2PM is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk.

Therapeutic Touch with Nancy Brandt, Mondays, 12-3PM Therapeutic touch is a research-based energy healing modality which promotes a relaxation response and supports our innate capacity for self-healing. Great with helping chronic pain and emotional distress. Sign up at the Service Desk. Cancelled 12/26/17.

Deep Tissue Massage with Melissa Enslin, LMT, Tuesdays, 10AM-1PM Sign up at the service desk to enjoy a 15-minute relaxing session. Class is Cancelled December 26, 2017.

Nutritional Counseling with Hollan Bonjukian, Wednesdays, 8:30-9:30AM From Fear to Freedom; learn how to use dietary fats to become fat adapted and break the sugar addiction. This is an opportunity to discover dietary freedom through fats from a nutrition expert, athletic trainer and compassionate coach.

Guitar Lessons with Vartan Bonjukian, Thursdays, 2-5PM One-on-one lessons! Bring your electric or acoustic guitar for a simple 45-minute tutorial, or use Vartan’s. Sign up at the Service Desk.

Feng Shui Every Way with Laura Lee Ross, Fridays 3-6PM Visit with Laura Lee to learn how to balance the energy of your home, your outfits, and other aesthetic concerns. Balance the energy of your life. Bring your floor plan, photos, or ideas!

Herbal Health Consultations, Saturdays 9:30AM-12:30PM Join Stacey Magliaro to learn more about the use of herbs and diet for anti-aging, health issues, and in helping individuals regain lost vitality. Sign up at the Service Desk.

Monthly Drop-in Sessions

No need to register for these monthly sessions. Just drop in!

Singing Bowls with Bill Leslie, Third Mondays 6-7PM  Meditation allows the mind to let go of the past and put aside expectations for the future. The sound of singing bowls helps create that pause. 

Folk guitar and Ukulele Group, Second Mondays, 6-8PM This instructional workshop is tailored to equip, inspire and encourage participants to competently make and talk the language of music. Drop in!

Public Meditation Class with Diamond Way Buddhism, Second Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30PM This monthly meditation practice at HWFC is straightforward and aimed at regular people with busy lives. Beginners are welcome!

Weekly Drop-in Sessions

No need to register. Just drop in!

Sunday Morning Yoga with Katherine Nadeau, Sundays 11AM-12PM Greet the new week with grace and energy in a mindful yoga practice.  All levels welcome. Please bring a mat and water with you, dress comfortably, and bring any props you need.

Conversational Spanish with Melanie Porés, Mondays, 10-11AM Drop by our Café and join in this meetup for Spanish speakers at all levels.

Body Fat & Blood Pressure Screening, Tuesdays, 11AM-1PM Personal trainer, Jeff Miller, will test your body fat and blood pressure and translate those numbers into usable information about your health.  At Service Desk.

Spanish Language Conversation Group with Diana, Tuesdays 4-5PM, Improve skills in an informal setting. Just drop in-no need to register!

English as a Second Language, Tuesdays, 6-7:30PM Tutoring in English reading and writing and for English as a Second Language (ESL). Students can bring school work, projects, or teacher will provide learning material as needed. Guardians must be present for minors.

Co-op Family Group, Wednesdays 10AM-12PM A weekly family group that has been meeting at Honest Weight since 2006 to discuss a whole host of topics pertaining to natural parenting choices. Kids are welcome! 

iRest Yoga Nidra, Wednesdays, 6-7PM Based on the ancient teachings of meditation, iRest provides tools to help you relax deeply, release stress and increase resiliency, with a goal of improving interpersonal relationships and providing greater control and mastery of life. Cancelled 12/27! 

Native American Mindfulness & Meditation, Healing Chants, and  Drum Circle, Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30PM Join Fidel Moreno, water protector, to learn Native American healing Chants will be shared as well as a 20 minute silent meditation for clearing and grounding. There will also be a 20 minute drumming activation circle with personal hand drums and rattles. 

Yoga for Parkinson’s, Thursdays, 10:30-11:30AM A gentle yet motivating chair yoga class designed to inspire mind/body ease and enhance daily functioning for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Honest Beets: Sounds of the Capital Region, Second & Fourth Thursdays 6:30-8:30PM and Second & Fourth Sundays 11AM-2PM HWFC seeks to showcase an eclectic array of styles, genres, musicians and poets in our Café

Knit & Stitch, Fridays 12-2PM  Knit & Stitch is for people at all levels of expertise, those with skills to share and others who wish to learn, in a setting of camaraderie and conversation. Drop in anytime!

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