Namaste Yoga Studio & Ageless Acupuncture Invite you to Our unique Holiday Open House!

We know the winter holidays hold anticipation for events and traditions that only take place at this special time of year! In keeping with the wonder of the season,  Bridgette and I planned this event so that you may sample our offerings in a relaxed setting, enjoying delicious food with the ability to come and go as you please. We invited empowered, successful women who represent the different fields of Acupuncture, Ayurveda, Astrology, Apparel Stylist, Empath, Reiki Healer, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher.  Chosen for their ability to connect and impart useful information that piques your curiosity and guides you on your path to healing & health.  This event is FREE with the exception of private readings with Sarah Hopkins.


Each presentation is 10- 20 minutes in duration and will take place in the yoga studio. Sound Healing Table Demo & discussion will take place in Ageless Acupuncture’s smaller treatment room.

The event begins at noon with a brief Introduction followed by a demonstration of Ageless Acupuncture’s Sound Healing Table. Sign up for a limited number of FREE 10 minute sessions taking place till 4:00 pm in the clinic!


Bridgette: 1) Sound healing table. Sign up for a FREE 10 min session.  12:00 pm

Susan:      1)The benefits of a private yoga session.                               12:20 pm

Alexandria Soesman:  Trigger Point Therapy                                           12:45 pm

Brenda Stoeke: Mysteries of Time & Money                                             1:05 pm

Sarah Hopkins: How The Stars Align For You                                           1:30 pm

Alexandria Soesman: Amma Therapy talk                                                 1:50 pm

Bridgette 2): Intro Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda                                       2:00 pm

Angela Kaufman: Women’s Personal Empowerment.                                 2:30 pm

Brandon Dewyea: Does What You Wear Really Matter?                            2:50 pm

Susan 2):  Active Restorative yoga Demo.                                                  3:10 pm

Martina Zobel: Therapeutic Yoga talk with Demo.                                        3:30 pm

 Tanya Lamothe: Aroma Therapy & Energy.                                                3:50 pm                               

Bridgette Shea Sound Healing Table  Ageless Acupuncture clinic  12:00

Sound Healing Table

Benefits of the Vibrational Sound Healing Table are:

  • Lowers stress and anxiety.
    Releases negative energy blockages.
    Promotes healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
    Provides muscle relaxation.
    Release of tension and stress from pain.
    Reduction of pain.
    Provides a safe vibration massage to the whole spine system and internal organs.
    Promotes harmony and balance for the Mind, Body and Spirit .

Susan Cuda: Benefits of a Private Yoga Session  Namaste Yoga Studio  12:20

What causes the stiffness and pain in your body?  Find out how to answer that question and many other questions you may have about:

How your body works?

Peeling the layers in the correct order to restore your health

Addressing your personal concerns from a physical & spiritual perspective.

The programs and cost of private and semi private sessions


BIO: 500 hour yoga teacher trained. Level One Restorative Yoga Teacher Training and self exploration of many other restorative yoga healing modalities. I was certified through Yoga ED. to teach children’s yoga. as well as certified as a Thai Yoga Level one Teacher and certified as a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner in December 2015. To date I have over 1000 hours of teaching experience. 

Alexandria Soesman:  Trigger Point Therapy     Namaste Yoga Studio  12:45 pm

The APM style is focused towards treating pain by using myofascial and trigger point release therapy as taught by Mark Seem. The KM style is a Japanese based style with gentle needle manipulation.

Alyx utilizes a combination of these techniques to tailor treatments that specifically address the individual and what they are experiencing. She is experienced in treating pain, digestive issues, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, abnormal menstruation, headaches, and more.

Alyx earned a Master of Science degree from Tri-state College of Acupuncture where she received extensive training in 3 styles of acupuncture including Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), and Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KM). Her practice also includes cupping, moxibustion, gua sha, e-stim therapy, auriculotherapy, and Amma therapy, a specialized form of acupressure.


Brenda Stoeke  Mysteries of Time & Money   Namaste Yoga Studio 1:05

Description: Discover your time & money shortage triggers. Experience the Emotion Code as it removes those triggers. Creating ease and flow of time & Money into your life.

“The Emotion Code is an energy healing technique that helps us to identify and literally release trapped emotions- which are harmful emotional energies from negative past events. Trapped emotions can cause depression, anxiety, they can block people from love and happiness and make them feel disconnected from others. And because trapped emotions are made of energy, just like the rest of the body, they exert an influence on the physical tissues, and can cause acute pain and even cancer. Releasing trapped emotions makes conditions right for the body to heal- so physical and emotional difficulties often disappear or become much more manageable.”

BIO: Brenda Stoeke is a Magical Moments Facilitator who uses the Emotion Code, The Body Code and her Masters in Spiritual Psychology to assist you in finding the clarity needed to move into the best time of your life.


Sarah Hopkins: How The Stars Align For You      1:30 pm

Sarah will be giving 20 minute private astrology readings form 12:00 – 2:30 for $20.  Please contact Bridgette Shea to make your 20 minute private appointment at: 518-450-1945


Alexandria Soesman: Amma Therapy talk      1:50 pm

Amma Therapy is an ancient healing system that is rooted in the
principles of Traditional Chinese medicine. Amma is a complex and
highly refined bodywork therapy utilizing a wide variety of massage
techniques and manipulations, and the application of pressure, friction,
and touch to points and to channels on which points are found. The
techniques of Amma therapy aim to remove blockages and free the
flow of energy in the body, thereby restoring, promoting, and
maintaining optimum health. It is a commonly experienced as a gentle
and deeply relaxing massage.
Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) is based most notably on trigger
point needling. Janet Travell discovered patient chief complaints were
commonly referral patterns caused by trigger points in tightly wound
muscles. Over the past few decades, the art of releasing these trigger
points was developed into a more aggressive form of acupuncture that
is incredibly effective. The APM style aims to release myofascial
constrictions at the root of a patient’s pain and dysfunction. This
technique in treating pain is growing nation-wide and even physical
therapists are adapting this technique.

Bridgette 2): Intro Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda        2:00 pm

In this 20 minute talk, learn what Chinese medicine and Ayurveda are, and how they work together to help bring balance to the mind and body. Drawing on millennia of teachings and personal experience, Bridgette will introduce basic background information on the history and genesis of these time tested practices. Key concepts in the foundational theory of both medicines will also be discussed such as the importance of connection, and the concept of mind/body types.

Bridgette Shea is a licensed Acupuncturist, wellness educator, writer, and speaker who’s been practicing and teaching traditional healing modalities for over 20 years. Her love of ancient medical practices started in Greece in 1992, with a trip to the former site of the Healing Temple of Asklepios. Since then, she has spent her life studying, practicing, and teaching ancient healing methods. Her private clinical practice is an integration of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines with special emphasis on breath awareness and deep relaxation. When not spending time with family, she is working with clients, writing, or teaching transformational workshops on energy medicine, healthy breathing, and Ayurveda. Bridgette is the author of The Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda: An Integrated Practice of Ancient Healing Traditions.



Angela Kaufman

Elements of Empowerment- Working with Energy to Transcend Obstacles   2:30



Reclaim Your Crown for Women at the Crossroads

This is ideal for women who are experiencing life transitions causing them to ask the questions “Who am I? Where am I going? What do I do now?”

Metaphysical meets modern to help women reconnect with their powers of creativity, confidence, passion and abundance.
This workshop is an introduction to the Inner Queen system, which teaches modern women to recognize and embrace the four elemental energies within themselves and in nature, as personified by the Tarot Queens. Although this program borrows from the Tarot on an archetypal level, it is not a Tarot class. It is a reinvention of archetypal cosmology designed to help modern women expand beyond society’s labels and live in connection with their intuition and inner wisdom.
Angela’s Bio

Angela Kaufman is a Certified Intuitive Consultant, Psychic Medium, Intuitive Empowerment and Relationship Coach and LCSW. Angela’s mission is inspired by a lifelong interest in spirituality, metaphysics, Tarot, as well as a desire to challenge preconceived limitations. After a life changing accident, Angela left behind a blossoming career in Social Work to heal from a mild Traumatic Brain Injury. With an uncertain path ahead, Angela drew on her connection to Spirit to create a new, empowered and intuitively informed life. This would later become the basis for the Queen Up! system. Angela has co-authored three books on metaphysical topics and a number of articles and short stories blending social criticism with spirituality. She is also an artist and activist for animal rights, oppressed people, and the environment. Visit Angela at Photo credit: Deborah Neary   

Brandon Dewyea: Does What You Wear Really Matter?       2:50 pm

Do you feel challenged sometimes to find clothing that you truly like?

Are you feeling at a loss how to dress your changing body?

Do you have a packed closet and yet wear very little?

We as women go through many transitions in our lives and therefore our needs and taste can often change when it comes to clothing. For most women, we were not taught how to dress for our shape and can often get overwhelmed, discouraged and in a rut with our apparel.

On Sunday January 21st we will come together to welcome our guest Brandon Dewyea, Apparel Stylist and owner of Moxie. During this 20 minute, you will learn tangible tips you can apply immediately to enable you to look and feel your best – regardless of your age and size.


Brandon works with men, women and teens to help them find their own unique, individual style through their apparel for their personal and professional life. Learning how to dress your own body AND feel comfortable and confident is so important. Having been someone who has experienced the challenges personally with confidence in her youth, she understands full well how much this can take a toll. She is a huge advocate of exploring your own Moxie and feels every wardrobe piece should be kept only if it makes you feel magnificent. Brandon encourages clients to dress for the bodies they have currently and delivers personable and heartfelt skills to enable individuals to experience how they can dress daily without the stress. Brandon has a wide variety of services from Closet Edits, Shopping Sessions, to Apparel Workshops and everything in­ between. It brings her great joy to assist an individual discovering their own personal unique style and flair!

Brandon has been featured in The Gazette, Saratoga Today, Several PodCasts and The Saratoga Mama Magazine

Susan 2):  Active Restorative yoga Demo.       3:10 pm

Learn about the magic of an Active Restorative Yoga practice. 


Stress relief quickly with minimal props

Calm & quiet your mind

Enhance flexibility

Deal with and heal emotional pain

Balance Your nervous system

                                                   Prepare for meditation


Martina Zobel: Therapeutic Yoga talk with Demo.    Namaste Yoga Studio      3:30 pm

Martina Zobel is a dynamic and charismatic teacher. Her relationship with yoga started in her late teens. She likes to say she dated yoga, went steady for a while…then started fooling around with other things on the side. As an accomplished horse woman, swimmer, and addicted to the runner’s high, yoga became a casual relationship. In her late 30s after multiple injuries compounded by hereditary back issues…Martina turned to yoga and is now enjoying a juicy, monogamous relationship that has lasted three decades. She is an expert at facilitating deep, meaningful and effective practice for students at all levels. Martina is an advanced teacher of therapeutic yoga, and is presently completing her training as an international yoga therapist. She says: “Yoga aligns the body, opens the heart, soothes the mind and facilitates a connection to the divine.”




Tanya Lamothe: Aroma Therapy & Energy.  Namaste Yoga Studio      3:50 pm        

Tanya’s number one passion in this lifetime and many others has been
the ‘oils of plants’ or as we know it here in the US—AromaTherapy. This
passion took her to some intense study programs within the field of
AromaTherapy – the first being an AromaTherapy Certification Program
(ACP) with Andrea Butje in Ithaca, NY.
This course spanned from April to
September of 2001, and was Andrea’s first ACP (200+ hours) class with 36
students in attendance.
Rhiannon Harris Lewis and Bob Harris of Essential Oil Resource
Consultants (EORC) located in Provence, France wrote the chemistry section
to Andrea Butje’s ACP program. Tanya spent a memorable week in the South
of France with Rhiannon and Bob in August of 2002 celebrating Lavender
Festival and studying the Herbs de Provence. Lavender Festival was the
highlight of this trip and it inspired Tanya to continue her advanced
traditional aroma therapy studies with
From the EORC website:
[EORC have been providers of education, information
and research in the field of essential oils since 1990. This longstanding
involvement in the fields of aromatic medicine, aromatherapy and essential oils is
reflected in our various activities and achievements. The company’s key roles and
aims are
to promote the professional, ethical and safe use of essential oils
related products and to maximise their full potential as therapeutic agents
.]Advanced Certification Courses continued here in the U.S. with
Rhiannon added another 150 hours of training over a course of five years
2002-2007. Advanced Clinical, Respiratory Diseases, Infectious Diseases,
and Cancer Care courses ……. Tanya’s clinical aromatherapy studies.
Tanya began her journey with Spiritual PhytoEssencing taught and
birthed by Dr. Bruce Berkowsky of Seattle, Washington in 2008, and she
continues this course of study today.
Dr. Bruce’s SPE course has helped
Tanya focus in on the personalities of these plant spirits and the incredible
gifts they share when they interact through our own complex personalities—
encompassing ALL, i.e. physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.