Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for April, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4

The Healers Lounge – 10-11:30am. A free networking event for Wellness Practitioners. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642.

Expressive Arts Group: For Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals – 10am-1pm  Apr 4, 18, May 2, 16, June 6, 20. Experience first-hand, heart, and spirit, the profound possibilities for healing and growth through expressive arts work integrating this work into a current practice. Stephanie Buck’s Yellow Door Studios, Hastings-on-Hudson. Stephanie: 914.478.4200.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Mediumship Circle – 7-9pm w/Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

Healthy Knees – Time TBA. Improve knee health and prevent injury by increasing the range of motion in the hips and ankles; use therapy balls for a self-massage maintenance program to live better in the body. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. First class free. $17/drop-in. 845.878.7800.  InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Spring Golf Fitness Clinic – 11am-12:15pm: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 & 4/19 with golf fitness professional Andy Steigmeier, CSCS. Learn quick and easy golf specific warm-up exercises for more consistency, mobility, power and distance. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. $240/4 wks or $65/single class. Register online: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Backyard: Mushroom Cultivation – 11am-1pm. Learn to cultivate culinary mushrooms and the benefits of cultivating fungi in the natural landscape with Four Season Farm Director Jack Algiere. $20. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Release Stress with Energy Healing – 1-2:15pm. Penny Lavin from international One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices helping participants release stress and develop their innate healing ability. Free. Mt Kisko Library. 7-day advance registration: 914.864.0038. OLHT1.com.

Perennial Food Gardens – 1-3pm. Fact filled workshop on perennial vegetables that only have to be planted once; learn everything to keep these delicious veggies producing year after year. $20/adult; $5/children ages 8-12. Register: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Reiki from the Heart – 1-4pm. Join Omega Institute’s Reiki Master Brett Bevell for an afternoon of Reiki healing and training. Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $75/preregister or $85. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. $20/members or $30. Preregister: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Melanie Ryan teaches sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. $15/all levels. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Jazz Brunch – 12-3pm. Featuring the John Fumasoli Trio. $35/members or $45. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080. WainwrightHouse.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. This workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. Preregistration required. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Community Drum Circle – 3-5pm. Experience an afternoon of rhythm and wonder exploring world rhythms; the meditative experience of live drumming and the joy of making music and dancing together. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. A relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from; release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 7

Spring Golf Fitness Clinic – 1-2:15pm: 4/7 & 4/14 with golf fitness professional Andy Steigmeier, CSCS. Learn quick and easy golf specific warm-up exercises to experience more consistency, mobility, power and distance. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $65/single class. Register online: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. A rejuvenating evening exploring meditation in motion through yoga, dance, and fuller physical expression accompanied by world music. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25/advance or $30. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

Tea and Stones – 6:30. Learn about Labradorite, its healing qualities, history and ways to incorporate it into daily life, over a cup of tea.  Includes a meditation to experience the stones energy personally.  The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna at 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Film Screening: Take Back Your Power – 7pm. Grassroots Environmental Education and Wainwright House present this award winning film that exposes corruption and erosion of rights in the name of smart and green. Discussion follows film. Free. RSVP: 914.422.3141.

On The Leading Edge of Thought –7:30-9pm. Change your life using EFT, NLP & Law of Attraction with Elizabeth Pasquale, CST. First class free. 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains.  607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 10

What’s In Your Lipstick? – 11:45am. Identifying non-toxic personal care products by Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental Education. Free. Hosted by Rivertowns League of Women Voters, Tarrytown Senior Center, river side of Tarrytown train station, use H-bridge. Bring lunch. Susan: 914.332.7969.

Detox Cleanse Webinar: Spring into Health – 1-2pm. Learn to boost energy, improve digestion, and jump-start metabolism. Participants detoxify their bodies over 21 days with whole foods. Presented by BodyCures. Free Registration:  BodyCures.com/detox.

Grand opening Celebration at VaZa Salon – 6-9pm. VaZa Salon has paraban and sulfate free products, and certified organic botanicals. Four grand prizes valued at $200 each will be awarded. VaZa Salon, 137 Main St, Ossining. RSVP: 914.800.9137.

Herbal Internal Spring Cleaning – 6:30-8:30pm. Make herbal detoxification a regular part of a gentle, loving health regime; blend a tea to take home. $60/materials fee $5. Carmel High School, Continuing Education: 845.225.8441×450. Reference course: 412S.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Equine Interactive Workshop: Mindfulness for Parents – 6-8pm with James Cassese, LCSW and the Equine Energetix Herdat. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Enhancement & Immersion Weekend – 7:30-9:30pm Apr 11 & 9am-2pm Apr 12. Time will be employed to deeply investigate RajaHatha Yoga during this intensive study weekend. Participants learn about Ayurveda and the relationship to the chakras. $50/Friday only, $80/Saturday only or $110/both. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642; TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Healthy Knees – Time TBA. Improve knee health and prevent injury by increasing the range of motion in the hips and ankles; use therapy balls for a self-massage maintenance program to help live better in the body. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. First class free. $17/drop-in. 845.878.7800.  InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Aging Gracefully: Wisdom through the Ages – 10am-12:30pm w/Tao Porchon-Lynch, master yoga teacher, 95yrs young. Class includes lecture, asana practice, and meditation. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill, $50/preregister or $60. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for age’s 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Hypnosis Workshop – 11am-12:15. Everything you wanted to know about hypnosis but were afraid to ask with Janice Matturo. Lose weight, stop smoking, and change habits. Free. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080. WainwrightHouse.org.

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 11am-1pm. Explore ways to destress and find inspiration. $20. Golden Temple Yoga. 223 Katonah.RSVP: 914.232.3473.

Beer Brewing 101 – 1-4pm. Learn to brew batches of a favorite beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. $40. Register: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Self-Healing Workshop – 2-4pm. Penny Lavin from international One Light Healing Touch School teaches how to strengthen one’s immune system, release programming and stress, increase awareness and develop one’s innate healing ability. $25. Save $5 if registered by 4/5. Life In Balance, Village Yoga & Wellness Center, 1065 Main St, Fishkill. 845.765.8700. OLHT1.com.

Introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop – 2-4pm. w/ Keri-Ann Laurito. $35. 3590 Rt. 9, Suite 205, Cold Spring. Info: TaraGregorio.com.

Leaving Winter/Welcoming Spring – 2-5pm. Senior Kripalu teacher Sudha Carolyn Lundeen leads a rich array of practices designed to help transition into the season of rebirth. Yoga, meditation, chanting and Ayurvedic principles explored. $60/advance or $75. Rivertown  Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

CoSM’s April Full Moon Gathering – 7:30pm-1am. Inter-denominational ceremony at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Expect lively dialogue and interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. $10/advance or $20. 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls. 845.297.2323. COSM.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

April Art Church: Sacred Architecture with Alex & Allyson Grey – 1pm. Bring drawing materials including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad. Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged. $10/online or $15/door. Free to members.46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls. 845.297.2323. COSM.org.

Mediumship Circle – 11am-2pm w/Phillip Quinn. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Vernal Pool Hike – 1pm. Family friendly hike exploring vernal pools while searching for amphibians and insects. Begin at Cary East/Carriage House, 2917 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. 845.677.7600 x121. https://CaryVernalPoolHike.eventbrite.com.

Adaptable Hawks – 1-2pm. Meet a few of Teatown’s hawks and learn about the adaptations that make hawks successful hunters even in urban areas. Not suitable for children under 6. Members/free or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining.  Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

Meditation Workshop – 5-6pm Apr 13 & 27. Pre and post-meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Draw upon the powerful energies of the full moon.  A non-denominational group, with foundation rooted in honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna at 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 14

Spring Mini-Camp at Teatown – 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm Apr 14-18. Games, crafts and hikes to see what spring has to offer for ages 4-12yrs. Full day campers should pack a lunch; snacks provided. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. For prices and more info: 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Tuesday April 15

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. Friendly people, healthy breakfast, compelling speaker. Not just for practitioners. $15/members; $20/non-members. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Information: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

The Beauty of Our Lives – Apr 17-20. This is an opportunity to cultivate and practice mindful connections; a mindfulness meditation weekend for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer communities. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Intro to Gardening Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Master Gardener Dan Feeser covers the framework on how to grow veggies at home, either in containers, raised beds, or right in the ground. $5. Stony Kill, 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. Preregister: 845.831.1617.  StonyKill.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

Couples Cooking – 7-10pm. Learn how to cook from scratch delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine and someone special. $95/couple. Register: HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar – 10am-4pm. Explore massage therapy as a career at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mt Kisco with introduction to foundational elements in a sample class and receive a massage from a current student. $50. Register: 914.241.7363 ext 14.  FLSM.com.

Farmacy: Herbal Health for Spring – 1-3pm. Demonstration class identifying immune boosting herbs and cooking up infusions and remedies using ingredients harvested from the farm; take home sample herbal extracts. $20. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Gluten-Free Cooking – 2-4pm. Join a chef lead hands-on workshop learning how to turn nutritious spring vegetables into delicious, hearty, gluten-free meals. $20/adult; $5/children under 12. Barn F, Hilltop Hanover Farm. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Release & Restore Workshop – 2-4pm. This is a deeply restorative yoga class with a focus on holding and deepening postures through the breath. $20. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Every third Saturday. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 21

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the power of this natural, healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki to practice and those not trained to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

On The Leading Edge Of Thought –7:30-9pm. Change your life using EFT, NLP & Law of Attraction with Elizabeth Pasquale, CST. First class free, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains.  607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Herbally Stress Free – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how much fun it can be to de-stress with the healing herbs and plants. $60. Carmel High School Continuing Education: 845.225.8441 x450. Reference course: 305S.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30p.m.  Dr Susan Rubin discusses empowering children to eat better, climate change, building local food systems, composting and its connection to nutrient dense food and eating in the age of Fukushima. Free. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

Release Stress with Energy Healing – 6:30-7:45pm. Penny Lavin from international One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices helping participants release stress and develop their innate healing ability. Free. East Fishkill Library, Hopewell Junction. 7-day advance registration: 845.221.9943. EastFishKillLibrary.org.

Introduction to the Chakra System – 6:30pm. 8 month series. Learn to activate, balance and align the chakras and open the doors for full potential to be recognized. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna at 845.473.2206, DreamingGoddess.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

Stress Buster Mini Sessions – Time TBA. Enjoy the relaxing and healing effects of reflexology and/or reiki. $55/30min. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: Wainwrighthouse.org.

Container Gardening Workshop – 7-8:30pm w/Dan Feeser, Master Gardener. Learn how to integrate plants in the smallest of places with a container. Bring containers for a hands-on portion to make them look like an oasis of plant life. Stony Kill, 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. Preregister: 845.831.1617. StonyKill.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

Dan Siegel: Soul & Synapse/The Integration of Science and Spirituality – Apr 25-27. Scientifically inspired experiential exercises that reveal the deep nature of the subjective inner and interpersonal being. Garrison Institute. For info & registration: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Cary Institute Lecture: If I Had a Hammer – 7pm. Institute President Dr William Schlesinger discusses pressing environmental problems and solutions to ensure a habitable planet for future generations. Free. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. 845.677.7600 x121.

Animal Reiki Workshop – 7-9pm. Learn to do Reiki on your animals. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Reiki II Certification – 9am-3:30pm w/Eileen Savage, Reiki Master and teacher. Certificate awarded for successful completion. Part 2 of this series is May 4. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: WainwrightHouse.org.

Reiki Master Class – 9am-5pm Apr 26-27 w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Sitting on Purpose – 10am. Introduction to the ancient practice of Sit Spot as a form of daily meditation. Practiced outside, nature becomes the Master and thus draws forth the Master within. Adults only. Members/free or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining.  Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

Wild Edibles –10am-12pm. Learn about wild-edibles in this hands-on class; learn to identify and sustainably forage a variety of native species found in forests, fields, and wetlands. $20/adults only. Barn F, Hilltop Hanover Farm.914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Re-Train Your Brain for the Life You Deserve – 10am-3pm. Learn how to direct thought patterns and the science behind positive thinking; utilize the Law of Attraction, and explore hypnosis. Register: 914.672.9741. TheScienceOfMetaphysics.com.

8th Annual Beacon Barks – 10am-3pm. Family-friendly parade and festival supports local animal shelters and rescue groups. Free. Main St. Beacon. Info: 845.440.7652; visit BeaconBarks.org

A Day of Healing –10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from the international One Light Healing Touch School teaches various healing modalities in this all day workshop. $150/includes lunch; save $15 if registered 2 wks in advance. Lagrangeville location. Register: Penny: 845.878.5165.

Nikki Talley at the Blooming Seed Coffee House – 8:30pm. $12/door cover. 760 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Info: Find on Facebook: TheBloomingseedCoffeeHouse.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Melanie Ryan teaches sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. $15/all levels. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Family Yoga – 11:45am-12:45pm. Yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. $25/2; $5 each additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk and Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles with gardener, Laura Perkins, followed by recipe demonstration and tasting. $30 ages 12 and up. 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Group Circle – 1-3pm. Psychic Joan Carra offers participants an intuitive reading. $45.  Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. RSVP: 203.531.6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 1-3pm. Penny Lavin from the international One Light Healing Touch School teaches how life-force energy flows, practices that strengthen one’s immune system and much more. $20/$5 off with 7 day prior registration. The Wellness Center of Hyde Park, Rte 9, Hyde Park. 845.233.5757. OLHT1.com.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor certified hypnotist, and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

Monthly Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. An evening of gentle yoga poses fully supported with props designed to release tension, rest and rejuvenate the body, mind and heart. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. By donation. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

4th annual Green Symposium for Dutchess County – 8:30am-12pm. Presenters, exhibitors, networking and Q&A forums. Farming and agriculture members of the Chamber display local products, food samples and services. Free. Continental breakfast. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Rte 44, Millbrook. Register/Info: 845.454.1700 x1000. dcrcoc.org

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

Kitchen Herbs – 6-8pm. Bring more health and high nutrient content to the diet through the use of herbs in cooking. $30. Call Westchester Community College Continuing Education: 914.606.6800 Course #CE-HLTH 2056QV.

StarVisions Healing Circle –7:30pm. Connect wisdom and energy principles to life, experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25; students/$15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco.914.588.4079.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

SPCA of Westchester’s Walkathon & Pet Fair –10am-2pm. 2.5 mile walk around the park, live music, food  for people and canines, games and crafts for the kids and shopping in vendor village at the FDR State Park in Yorktown. Info: SPCA914.org.

Body, Mind and Spirit Renewal Workshop – 3-5pm. w/ Essentials For Change Wellness Resources. Strategies for the Busy Woman’s Itinerary. Hosted by REN DAO Wellness Center at 2 Bashford St. Yonkers. $25. Reservations required. Info: Gayle Smith 914.316.8769; essentialsforchange.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – 10am-4pm. An illuminating journey toward developing conscious awareness through the way of the horse with James Cassese, LCSW and the Equine Energetix Herdat. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Séance:Talking to the Dead – 1-3:30pm w/Psychic Medium Joan Carra. Find comfort and closure with messages from passed loved ones. $55. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Reserve: 203.531.6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

The Hudson Valley Wellness Fair – 1-5pm. Freedom Park in Lagrange, rain or shine. Learn how to lead healthier, happier lives in this family fun day; yoga drumming and vendors. Info: 845.380.7756.

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for March, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Changing the Way We Eat – 9am-5:30pm. Slow Food Metro North and Hilltop Hanover Farm LIVEStreams this NYC conference which features a diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. Free. Pot luck lunch. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. RSVP: loring@loringallen.com.

Develop Innate Psychic Ability in 1 Day – 10am-4pm. Learn the science behind the sixth sense and practice ESP. Everyone is psychic; participants are invited to experience this. Info: 914.672.9741. thescienceofmetaphysics.com.

Homeopathy for our Mental Health - 1-2:30pm. Education Talk on Homeopathy, energy plant and mineral-based medicine for stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more with Board Certified Homeopath, Marina Braun.  $25/pre-registered or $30. The Center for Health and Healing, in Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Family Constellation Workshop – 1-4:30pm. Program allows one to look at events in the family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $70/single or $100/couples. Tarrytown location. Info & register: Eve-Marie, 914.844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Soundscape Meditation – 2-4pm. Experience the physical effects of sound waves designed to correspond to the frequencies of the human chakra system. $10. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Shambhala Tradition. 10:30-11:30am. (1st and 3rd Sundays Monthly). Sitting and Walking Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Sangha Gathering. $15 guest fee. The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Family Yoga – 11:45am-12:45pm. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. $25/2 people, $5 each additional participant. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm.Workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Privacy in a World with No Secrets. $30 in adv, $40 at door. Art Therapy on Hudson Workshops. Info: 914.584.1820.

MONDAY, MARCH 3

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

M.E.L.T Workshop – 11:30am-12:30pm. Come experience this highly effective technique that stretches and hydrates the fascia, offering pain relief and greater freedom and ease of movement. $25. Rivertown Center for Yoga 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Registration required:  914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Meditation as a Spiritual Tool – 7:15-8:30pm. Also Tue Mar 11 & 18. Meditation for self-healing and relaxation, to request personal guidance and to send healing to others. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Also Tue Mar 18. Open house meeting to learn about the masterful techniques of EFT, NLP & energy healing with Elizabeth Pasquale. Be guided to a more full union of one’s best self. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

Women’s Meditation and Vision Board Making – 7-8:30pm. Experience a guided meditation followed by time to create a vision board. $20/includes materials. Wappinger Falls. Jessica: 845.297.3071.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

Yoga for Golfers & Middle Aged Athletes – Six Thursday evenings. w/ Patty Holmes. The Yoga Garden of White Plains. 82 Prospect St. White Plains. Info: 914.325.7180; yogagardenwp.com.

Meditation with Lawrence Edwards – 7:15-9pm. Lawrence Edwards has returned from Cincinnati and will be leading a monthly Satsang meditation. $20/suggested donation. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano –  3/7-3/9. Two perspectives on cultivating a mindful and compassionate experience of work. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Electronic Spirit Communication Workshop – 7-9pm w/ Barry Piro. $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

“Inspiring Change” for International Women’s Day – 9am. Inspirational speeches, stories and walk in solidarity across the Walkway Over the Hudson; browse tables staffed by not-for-profits serving women. Meet on Poughkeepsie side. Register with Loren Hoffman: 845.454.1700, x 1000. Info: wlahv.org.

Health & Wellness Expo 2014 – 11am-4pm. Family Fun and Wellness. Open House, and participants get to use the Club for free from 7am-7pm. Free. Premier Athletic Club. 2127 Albany Post Rd. Montrose. Info:  914.739.7755.

Composting Workshop – 1-3pm. learn how to make compost from a uncooked organic food waste; discussion about hot composting, cold composting, and vermicomposting.  $5. Stony Kill Farm. 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls.
Info: stonykill.org; 845.831.8780.

Seed Saving Planning Workshop – 1-3pm. Learn from Shanyn Segal, seed saving expert, how to plan a garden for effective seed saving from the start; learn about which plants to save and how to plan for storage. Barn F. $20 adult; $5 ages 8-12. Hill Top Hanover Farm. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm Mar 8-9. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Armonk. Register: 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Journey Through The Seven Gates of Power – 2-4pm. Use meditative processes to initiate and promote wholeness by removing physical and emotional blockages, creating an energetic flow to restore emotional and spiritual freedom. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Women’s Circle & Self Breast Massage Workshop – 3-5pm. Learn breast massage for self care, celebration of the body, and gain the physical benefits of improved lymph flow and gland stimulation. $40. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

Maple Sugaring Party – 11am-3pm. Greenburgh Nature Center. Rain or Shine. Members/$7 or non-member $12. More info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Sync the Stress – 12-1pm w/Lisa Gold, Integrative Health Coach. What one doesn’t know about stress can harm; begin the journey of balance and live in harmony with the world. $10. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Sound Healing Meditation Workshop – 1-4pm w/Roberta Joy & Crystal Singing Bowls. Spring planting of intentions for peace and harmony in the self and in the world. $22. RSVP/Info: 914. 575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Meditation & Affirmations Class for Kids – 3-4pm. Kids ages 3 and up experience short meditations and learn how to use positive affirmations. $10 per child. Wellness Through Wisdom Office, 1117 Main St, Fishkill. Jessica: 845.297.3071.

Meditation – 5-6pm. Also Sun March 23. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre-and post-meditative asanas are used to prepare & restore the body, while ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 10

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. A gathering to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional/singing experience required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Free/donations welcome. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Tuesday, MARCH 11

Mindful Eating and Conscious Living – 11am-1pm. 3 Part Series (3/11, 3/25, 4/8 ). Also “Stress, Happiness and Success” and “Interpersonal Relationships and Communication” w/ Jodi Baretz.  Includes meal from Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen. $150 for all 3. Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, 128 Radio Circle Dr. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.666.9646; myskinnybuddha.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Iyengar Yoga – 11am-12:30pm. Building strength, flexibility, and balance. Ongoing classes. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

NIA Technique – 6:30-7:30pm. Blend of martial arts, dance, and healing arts. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening of safety and support exploring yoga, dance, physical expression and freedom accompanied by world music. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30 pm. While connecting wisdom and energy principles to life, experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25; students/$15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

Environmental Minded Folk: Get The Real Dirt on Clean – 7:30-8:45pm. What’s toxic and what’s safe; information from Shaklee, the original green company. Presented by The Wellness Transformation Network. GoldensBridge. Free. Info: 914.533.5551.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. Also Thur Mar 25. See Mar 4 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining.  607.351.7024.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn how to fund a massage therapy education at Finger Lakes School of Massage in Westchester. Info on loans, scholarships, VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP:914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Reboot/ Rejuvenate & Detox the Body – 5:30-7:30pm. Come sample a variety of juices; learn how to detox the body through juice cleansing with certified holistic nutrition Health Coach Margarita Carreras. Free. Option to test body’s PH for $10. Get Juiced, 8 Market St, Red Hook. 845.835.8402.

Sound As A Path To Healing – 6:30-9:30pm. Also Thurs Mar 20 & 27. Explore the power of sound vibration with singer/sound healer Cynthia Quintanal. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Dream Catchers Workshop – 7 -9p.m. Learn about the history of dream catchers and make one to take home. $2.50. Stony Kill Farm. 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls.
Info: stonykill.org; 845.831.8780.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within Michael’s book: 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 14

NIA Technique – 8:30-9:30am. Also Fri Mar 21 & 28. NIA is a sensory-based movement practice, blending martial arts, dance and healing arts. Ongoing classes. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Expressive Arts Group for Psychotherapists &  Mental Health Professionals – 10am-1pm, Fridays (3/14-3/23). Exploration and creative modalities to experience healing through expressive arts work.  No art experience necessary. $300/ 6-sessions. Info:  Stephanie Buck, Yellow Door Studios, 1 North St., Hastings-on-Hudson. Info: 914.478.4200.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Archangel Healing Circle – 7-9pm w/Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Couple’s Program: Skillful Relationships – Mar 14-16. 7-9:30pm Mar 14; 12-6pm Mar 15 & 16. Restore the fire and intimacy; find balance, peace, joy and fulfillment. $595/couple. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Also Fri Mar 28. See Mar 4 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

CPR Course – 9am-3pm. Covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator. Certification valid for 2-years from the American Heart Association. $100. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Pl, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.475.9742.

Open House at Simply Contours – 10am-noon. Visitors are welcome. The first ten people to sign up for treatments receive one free treatment. Simply Contours, 2058 Central Park Ave. Yonkers. Info: 914.337.0443; simplycontours.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for age’s 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Starting Seedlings Saturday – 1-3pm. Come learn from the farmers successful tips for starting vegetable or flower seedlings. Barn F. $20/adult; $5/ages 8-12. Hill Top Hanover Farm. 914.962.2368.  HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Meditating w/Tai Chi – 2-3:30pm. Learn one active and one passive form of meditation to develop the mental aspect through physical guidance; let go of the body through the mind, and ultimately let go of the mind. $10. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Shambhala Tradition. 10:30-11:30am. (1st and 3rd Sundays Monthly). Sitting and Walking Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Sangha Gathering. $15 guest fee. The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Release Stress w/Energy Healing – 2-3:15. Penny Lavin from the International One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices to release stress and develop innate healing ability. Free. Desmond Fish Library, 472 Rte 403, Garrison. Register: 845.424.3020. OLHT1.com.

Yoga Alignment Workshop & Yoga Nidra – 2-4:30pm. Proper alignment and breath are the foundations for a strong yoga practice; refine and deepen the practice through Yoga Nidra. $35. Energy Movement Center, 925 So Street, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Shamanic Womb Healing – 2-4:30pm. This unique healing ritual addresses loss and trauma of the female pelvis, womb and uterus. Special breath work and sound vibrations help bring forth suppressed energy in the locked areas of the body. $40. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Pressure Cooking Indian Delights – 2-4:30pm. Come learn how to cook a variety of Indian foods using a pressure cooker. $40/includes a sit-down vegetarian meal. Get Juiced, 8 Market St, Red Hook. Reserve: 917.783.2574.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $30. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 17

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the power of this natural, healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Friendly people, healthy breakfast, and speaker: Hasita Nadai presents “Yoga Gaia.” $15 members; $20 non-members. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Kinesthetic Ball Work – 7-8pm. Experience a guided release technique which involves lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas and create freedom of movement and new self-awareness. Practice deep breathing and holistic yoga philosophy; deepen self understanding. $35/advance or $40. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

Kids’ Calming Meditation – 6:30-7pm. Kids ages 3 and up experience calming meditations, aromatherapy, and a positive story. $8 per child. Wappingers Falls. Jessica: 845.297.3071.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

Money Talks: A Financial Literacy Seminar for Parents – 6-7:30pm. This seminar is to help parents in raising financially responsible children; learn ways to talk to children about financial matters and leave with a greater understanding of the importance of financial literacy. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Simrit in Concert – 7:30pm. Simrit’s music and compositions are somehow both uniquely fresh with a contagious uplifting energy, and simultaneously ancient with a deep and sacred appeal. $35/by Mar 10 or $45. Golden Temple Yoga Studio, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm. Join a chef led evening of culinary education and enjoyment. Together, learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a beverage. Barn F. $95/couple. 914.926.2368. Online registration required: HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am w/Marcus Feighery Reiki Master & owner of Synchronicity. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Early Spring Hike – 10am-12pm. Come celebrate the beginning of spring at Hilltop Hanover Farm with a guided trail tour. Bldg C. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/Events.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – Mar 22 & Mar 23. 10am-5pm Mar 22 &10am-4pm Mar 23. No painting skills required, only the desire to express and explore one’s creativity. $175/includes materials. Tarrytown, NY. Info: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213.EveMarieElkin.com.

Workshop for Parents – Noon-3pm. w/ Judith Barr, MHC, LPC, CCMHC. For parents who know their children can trigger them, and want to get to the root of the trigger, to help their children in a way nothing else can. Info: 203.775.5006.

Wellness for Life Health Expo – 12-3pm. Presenters include a pediatrician chiropractor, family counselor; demonstrations of yoga, zumba, African dance; vendors include The Play Place. Free. Woodlands High School, 475 West Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale. More info: http://bit.ly/1bQOFGa.

Energy Healing & Spirit Guides Workshop – 1-3pm. Penny Lavin from the International One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential workshop where participants learn to connect with Spirit Guides for healing. Sacred Space, 436 Main St, Beacon. $20 by Mar 15 or $25. Register: 845.742.8494. SeekSacredSpace.com or OLHT1.com.

Vegetable Container Gardening Saturday – 1-3pm. Staff farmers show how to grow plants and/or seeds in containers to have fresh herbs and vegetables in just a few short weeks. Barn F. Registration required/walk-ins welcome. $20, $5 for children under 12. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

Anahata — 3 hour workshop on the Mysteries of the Enduring Heart. w/ Patty Holmes. The Yoga Garden of White Plains. 82 Prospect St. White Plains. Info: 914.325.7180; yogagardenwp.com.

Pressure Cooking Indian Delights with Sarah Willis – 12-2:30pm. Come learn how to cook a variety of Indian Foods using a pressure cooker. The class with end with a sit-down vegetarian meal featuring the freshly prepared delicacies. $40. Get Juiced, 8 Market St. Red Hook. Reservations: 917.783.2574.

Kirtan Meditation – 2-4pm. A form of devotional music commonly performed in a call and response style of chanting or singing. Come explore the meditative aspect of song. $10. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Introduction to Using Crystals & Crystal Meditation – 3-4:30pm. Learn how to use crystals for healing followed by a guided meditation. $20. Wellness Through Wisdom Office, 1117 Main St, Fishkill.  Jessica: 845.297.3071.

TUESDAY, MARCH 25

Release Stress w/Energy Healing – 6:30-7:45pm. Penny Lavin from the International One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices to help participants release stress and develop their innate healing ability. $5. Mahopac Library, 668 Rte 6, Mahopac. Register: 845.628.2009. OLHT1.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm – An evening at Finger Lakes School of Massage to learn about their nationally accredited Massage Therapy program. Family and friends are also welcome. Info: 914.241.7363.FLSM.com.

Putnam Women’s Way and Men – 6:30-8pm. Guest speaker Brad Lehrer speaks on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, and introduces MyEmergencyKey. $10 per person. Mamma Rosa Ristorante at 252 New York 100, Somers. Info: 845.282.6671.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma/What to Eat? – 7pm. Based on Michael Pollan’s best seller, a discussion of diet & health trends for anti-aging. Free. Irvington Library, 12 Astor St, Irvington. Info: Dr Michael Kennis, 914.231.7691.

Holistic Moms Network: Speaker on Gardasil Vaccine –7:30p.m. Dr. EvaVanamee, adjunct assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, speaks about her research on the controversial vaccine Gardasil. Free. Rye Public Library, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

Ladies Night Out – 6:30-9:30pm. An evening of shopping, pampering, eating, and mingling to benefit the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life Fishkill event. $25 includes: 3 luminaria bags, hot & cold buffet, soft drinks, and dessert buffet; cash bar separate. Grandview, Poughkeepsie. Hosted by All Sport Health & Fitness. 845.896.5678.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor, certified hypnotist, and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

AST for Bodyworkers at Finger Lakes School of Massage– Mar 29-Mar 30. Advanced Stretching Techniques (AST) focuses on accessing different muscle groups using a variety of stretches done on clients via the table and floor. 10 CEU credits. Requirement: Licensed Massage Therapist. Sign up: FLSM.com under workshops.

Tai Chi/21Form – 9am-3:30pm. Grand Master Ren Guang Yi returns to teach the 21 Form designed for Lou Reed that enables one to practice Tai Chi where space is limited. $140. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration required: 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Reiki One Certification – 9:30am-3:30pm. Eileen Savage, Reiki Master/Teacher. Participants receive a certificate for successful completion. $115/member or $140. Wainwright House, Rye. More info:WainwrightHouse.org.

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm w/Marcus Feighery Reiki Master & owner of Synchronicity. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

The Weave of Life – 10am-4pm. Art Therapy on Hudson Workshops. Weaving as a Metaphor and Mode for Healing. $120 in adv, $135 at door.  Info: 914.584.1820.

3rd Annual Sacred Being Health and Wellness Fair – 10am-4pm. Learn about holistic health with free healings, consultations and wellness workshops. Free admission, and open to public. Info: Karen 845. 849.2205; green-brain.org.

Hudson Valley Writers Presentation – 10:30am-12pm. Meet members of HVWW to talk about the craft of writing, learn more about the organization and read from their works in progress. A warm-up writing exercise with the audience is optional. Q&A period with light refreshments. Free. Registration required. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Reiki I Class – 1pm. Learn this ancient art of hands on healing in a two day course that also incorporates everything needed to know about the chakra system. Walk away as a certified Reiki Practitioner with the ability to go anywhere and work in the field of healing. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Energy Practices for Health and Renewal – 1-1:45pm. Penny Lavin from the International, One Light Healing Touch Schools leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices to release stress and blockages opening to one’s innate healing ability. Sacred Being Health and Wellness Fair, Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie. Register: green-brain.org.

New Volunteer Orientation – 1-3pm. Enjoy a tour of the farm and learn how to help.  914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Roland Comtois – 6pm. Internationally renown medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul and the famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing. $70. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22, Croton Falls. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

The Blooming Seed presents The Elmyr Quartet – 7:30pm The Elmyr Quartet brings zeal and enthusiasm to repertoire from classical to contemporary. Isra-Alien, a high- energy acoustic guitar duo, opens. $12/door includes coffee; dessert cash bar. Inside Temple Beth Shalom., 760 Rt. 6, Mahopac. TheBloomingSeedCoffeeHouse on Facebook.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

Moving Beyond “Stuckness” – ACT & Art Therapy Workshop for Practitioners. $60 in adv, $70 at door. Art Therapy on Hudson Workshops. Info: 914.584.1820.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Speakers, healers, vendors, readers and a whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo. Doubletree Hotel, 455 So Broadway, Tarrytown. Exhibitor spots available. AwakenFair.com.

Reiki II Class – 1pm. Learn this ancient art of hands on healing in a two day course that also incorporates everything needed to know about the chakra system. Walk away as a certified Reiki Practitioner with the ability to go anywhere and work in the field of healing. Anyone looking to be attuned to Reiki Master can also call Universal Healing Arts Connection. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Introduction to Yoga Nidra – 2-3:30pm. Nidra or yogic sleep is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while maintaining full consciousness. Be guided inward and withdraw from sensory stimulation entering a state that some call lucid dreaming. $10. Energy Movement Cntr, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration required: 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20/members or $25.Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

MONDAY, MARCH 31

The Orange Box: A Conversation with Thomas Moore – Mar 31-Apr 2. The author of Care of the Soul hosts a retreat on creativity and community. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for February, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Winter Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-6pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Enjoy a 2-day retreat in meditation, yoga, the world of essential oils, restorative yoga, eating for a yoga body and kirtan. $225. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

The Stress-Less Workshop – 10am-1pm. Learn how to de-stress naturally using safe, effective herbs and simple reflexology exercises. $30. Center For A Healthy You, 1984 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.592.4609.

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Yoga the Iyengar Way – 1:30-3pm. Feb 1-Mar 8. Explore the building blocks of Iyengar yoga: alignment of body mind/body breath/ and Self. Build from the ground up, step by step with precise instructions. $25ea or $127.50/series. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. This workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Groundhog Day Ecology Walk – 1pm. Join Cary Institute educators for a family friendly guided walk on the trails, open for this special event. Begin at main campus parking lot, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. Program cancelled in the event of severe weather. Register online at http://carygroundhogday.eventbrite.com. More info 845.677.7600 x121.

Art Therapy on Hudson: Art Journaling Workshops – 1:30-3pm. Love Me/Love Me Not. Journaling on questions of love. $30. Register: 914.584.1820. ArtXOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. Experience an evening of safety and support exploring yoga, dance, physical expression and freedom accompanied by world music. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Info: Beth Bierko; 914.384.9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group Meeting – 7-9pm. Physical therapy management of osteoporosis including pilates. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Bldg #4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Susan: 914.260.9339.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Weight Loss thru Body Cleanse – 7pm. Free orientation to find out how to lose weight quickly and safely and how to keep it off. Results are guaranteed. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. RSVP: 914.788.9355.

Sprouting Possibilities: Weight Loss for Young Adults 10-17yrs – 7pm. Free orientation for young adults to learn the benefits of how and what to eat and why. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

Infinitely Young – 7pm. Free orientation on body cleanse for those over 70. Lose weight and start rejuvenating internal organs; watch the aging process start to reverse itself in the first 10 days. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – 9:15-11:30am. Feb 6-Mar 23. Discover practical skills for coping with stress and uncertainty, increased clarity and creative thinking, greater energy/well being, and the healing power of meditative practices. Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

National Wear Red Day for Women – Participants wear red and donate $5 in support of all women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke. Join the Go Red for Women movement and receive a red dress pin. GoRedForWomen.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Law Of Attraction Workshop – 10am-12pm w/Katie Ciriello. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765.SynchronicityNY.com.

Ayurveda 101 – 11:30am-1pm. Explore the sister science to yoga, including the 5 Elements, the 3 Doshas, and the causes of disease. Learn the benefits of eating for one’s dosha and begin and end with pranayama & meditation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $25/advanced or $30. QuestYogaArts.com.

Searching for Knowledge & Faith in the Dark – 12:30-2pm. An open-ended Socratic dialogue that invites and challenges the beliefs and expectations of all concerned in a safe and welcoming environment. $20. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Finding And Feeding Winter Birds – 2pm. Winter walk to learn what birds wintering in our area like to eat and where they find shelter. The walk includes a visit to the Bird of Prey exhibit and busy bird feeders. Included with Museum admission; free for members. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Let There Be Light Workshop – 2-5pm. Explore what it is to open to the light through chanting, movement, texts and inquiry. $45/advanced registration. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Workshop – 4-6pm. This relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from releases deeply held tensions, calms the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, and increases self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 5-6pm. Also 2/23. This class is inspired by ISHTA Yoga. Pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $15/drop-in. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Ayurvedic Yoga Mix – 9-10:15am. This moderately paced class gives a deeper understanding of one’s body type.  $108/member, $120 non-member. $20 one time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience needed. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donation. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Winter Trees at Sheldrake River Trail – 9:30-11am. Winter is a great time to learn how to identify trees by looking at buds, bark and branches.  Explore the magnificent trees on this beautiful trail. Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St. Larchmont. Free/members; non-members/$10. Info/RSVP:  914.834.1443.sheldrakecenter.org.

The Putnam Chapter of Over 40 Females – 6-8pm. A live and online nationwide networking company hosts a professional women’s business networking event at Char Steakhouse, Mahopac with guest speaker FelyCieza from Strategies for Wealth. Free/members or $25. RSVP: Over40Females.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Open house meeting to learn about the masterful techniques of EFT, NLP & energy healing with Elizabeth Pasquale. Be guided to a more full union of one’s best self. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Garden Talk: Composting – 7pm. Dr Susan Rubin, Food Activist/Environmental Educator, speaking about composting. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Yorktown. Free. The John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. 914.245.5262 x227. YorktownLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: 607.351.7024.

Fun and Fabulous Tarot – 7-9pm w/Beth Prins Leas. Explore this self-help tool during a fun evening designed for everyone. All attendees receive reading. $40/members or $45. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within Michael’s book: 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Mom’s Town: Because it Really Does Take a Village to Raise a Child! – Every other Fridays beginning 2/14. Get together with other moms over coffee and discus of topics facilitated by a Child Psychologist. Learn how to manage being a mom in a stressful world. Dr. Kristy M. Vanacore’s Integrative Psychological Center, 334 Underhill Ave, 3C, Yorktown Heights. Info/RSVP: 914.497.8006.

Valentines Day with the Angels Workshop – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Save a Heart Buy Some Art Event – 7-10pm. An evening of champagne, dessert, music, and beautiful works of art from local artist. Door prizes. Tickets with $10 donation.  4338 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park. Info: Tony B Production 845.625.3558.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am w/Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Art Therapy on Hudson: Art Journaling Workshops – 1:30-3pm. Color, play, explore and write about that favorite color. $30/includes supplies. Register: 914.584.1820. ArtXOnHudson.com.

Weight Loss thru Body Cleanse – 6pm. Free orientation to find out how to lose weight quickly and safely and how to keep it off. Results are guaranteed. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. RSVP: 914.788.9355.

Infinitely Young – 6pm. Free orientation on body cleanse for those over 70. Lose weight and start rejuvenating internal organs; watch the aging process start to reverse itself in the first 10 days. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

Sprouting Possibilities: Weight Loss for Young Adults 10-17yrs – 6pm. Free orientation for young adults to learn the benefits of how and what to eat and why. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

THE BOXCAR LILIES at The Blooming Seed Coffee House – 7pm. Trio of musicians and singer/songwriters bring blue grass, folk and gospel music to new heights. $12 at the door, cover includes locally roasted coffee courtesy Coffee Labs Roasters. Dessert cash bar by Home Sweet Home Bakery. 760 Route Six Mahopac (within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Partner Yoga – 1-3:30pm. Come with a partner or solo and explore the depth of experiencing poses in pairs. $50/per person. Registration required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Maple Sugaring At Home – 2pm. Learn the simple steps of how to make maple syrup. Dress for outdoors. Members $5, non-members $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Couples Yoga: A Fine Balance of Give & Take – 2:30-5pm w/Athina Pride. A wonderful way to connect. Couples pricing: $360/member or $400. $100/one-time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Enjoy friendly people, healthy breakfast, compelling speakers. This month, Jenni Stone presents on Astrology. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/members or $20. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Professional Women of Putnam – 6-8pm. Celebrate Your Heart event benefits the American Heart Association. The Winery at St. George, 1715 E Main St, Mohegan Lake. $15/includes appetizers. Cash Bar. More info: ProfessionalWomenOfPutnam.com.

Farmer Chef Alliance, Potluck and Presentation – 6:30-9pm. Snow date 2/19. Presenter: Peter Schmidt, Organic Farmer and Co-Founder Compostwerks.  Bring a dish to share.  Sponsored by Slow Food Metro North.  Muscoot Farm, 51 Rt. 100, Katonah. slowfoodmetronorth.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Info: 607.351.7024.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Master Reiki Class – 9am-5pm. Feb 22-Feb 23 w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675/both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki I Class – 1pm. Learn this ancient art of hands on healing in a two day course that also incorporates everything needed to know about the chakra system. Walk away as a certified Reiki Practitioner with the ability to go anywhere and work in the field of healing. Shima: 917.279.9577.

The Fairy Tale Marionettes – 1-4pm. Imagination and life lessons take breath through this creative, literature-based theater program. Course I: For girls only, grades 2-5. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.

Wildlife In Winter – 2pm. Naturalist shows off favorite animals in this entertaining and informative program. Visitors hear, see, and touch many fascinating furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Best for ages 5 and over. Members $5, Non-Members $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Reiki II Class – 1pm. See Feb 22 listing for details. Anyone looking to be attuned to Reiki Master can also call Universal Healing Arts Connection. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Pineal Gland Awakening & Activation – 1-3pm. Create a magical, bliss-filled year for the self and loved ones with the creator of RICH Healing. $33. Refreshments. Info & RSVP: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Aging Gracefully: Wisdom Through the Ages with Tao Porchon-Lynch – 2-4:30pm. Tao leads students through a deeply absorbing meditation, inspiring deep compassion and inner peace. $50 early registration. 49 Lawton St, 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Ayurvedic Yoga Mix – 9-10:15 am. This moderately paced class gives a deeper understanding of one’s body type. $108/member, $120/non-member. $20 one time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. See Feb 11 for details. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. $50. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

The Science Of Nutrition Made Simple – 7-8:30pm. In this 3-part course, learn to rewire the brain to gain control of thoughts and feelings about food and get the body and a life to love. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: 607.351.7024.

Wainwright Monthly Spiritual Film Series: Yoga Woman – 7-9pm. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya and the golden beaches of Australia, this documentary uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever. $10 members/$15 non-members. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Go Red For Women Luncheon – 9am-2pm. American Idol participant Kimberley Locke keynotes the 6th annual Go Red For Women luncheon. Program also includes educational breakout sessions, interactive heart check-up, and a unique auction featuring sophisticated handbags, wallets and accessories. Jamie Hritz, 945.905.2134. Heart.org/dutchessulstergoredluncheon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Develop Innate Psychic Ability in 1 Day – 10am-4pm. Learn the science behind the sixth sense and practice ESP. Everyone is psychic; participants are invited to experience this. Info: 914.672.9741. thescienceofmetaphysics.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Also Tue Mar 18. Open house meeting to learn about the masterful techniques of EFT, NLP & energy healing with Elizabeth Pasquale. Be guided to a more full union of one’s best self. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

Friday, March 7

Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano –  3/7-3/9. Two perspectives on cultivating a mindful and compassionate experience of work. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for January, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

New Moon Virtual Gathering – 7pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell via webinar. Info: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 2pm. Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, review of physiological and psychological components of the stress cycle, group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on. Therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $30 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

Angel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils – 11am. Essential Oils are completely natural and stimulate the body’s own innate capacity to heal anything from anxiety to even cancer. Free. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education – 11:30am-12pm. Also Jan 12, 19, 26. Guided trail walk through the winter woodland forest. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470.GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Workshop with Kate Petagine focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

First Hike of the New Year – 1-2:30pm. Hike up into Hidden Valley to look for winter wildlife and toast the New Year with a hot drink on the return. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

6 Week Yoga Workshops at Quest Yoga Arts – Jan 6-Feb 10. Beginner’s workshop at 9:30am, post-natal at 11am, pre-natal at 6:30pm. $150/6wks. 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco.914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

6 week Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Poses offered at a slower pace supporting optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs. Class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Kids’ Yoga – with certified Children’s Yoga instructor, Alice Sipple. Tuesdays begin Jan 7, 4:30-5:15 pm, ages 5-8, Fridays begin January 10:15;11am ages 2-5 (with parent). $60 members (6 week session), $72 non-members (6 week session). All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

Building a Better Future Now – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Get involved and learn about redesigning the regional energy and transportation structure through decentralized energy, walkable communities and more. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center.914.723.3470. GreenBurghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Winter Renewal 14 Day Detox – 5:30-7:30pm. Lose weight, stop cravings, improve digestion, sleep better and increase energy with this safe detoxification program supervised by an MD. Most insurance accepted; product extra. 2 Overhill Rd, Ste 260, Scarsdale.914.722.9440. SifmNY.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Gentle Yoga Chair Series – 9am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Appropriate for students who are new to yoga and also for those needing to go super gentle, perhaps dealing with injury or recent surgery.  $140/7 classes or $20ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Chakra Alignment Series – 11am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Start the year with aligned chakras, create freedom of movement and unblock energy. Each class focuses on a different chakra. $175/7 classes or $25ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Mommy & Me Yoga – 11am-12pm. Jan 10-Jan 31. For post natal moms and their babies, crawlers and walkers. Breath, bend and bond with baby. $100/4wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Make the Most of 2014 Astrology Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Each attendee receives a mini-session for the whole group’s enlightenment with astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Watercooler, Tarrytown. $35. Preregister: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

Saturday, January 11

Mandala Making and Energy Healing – 9:30am-2:30pm.Half day workshop. A great restorative practice for the New Year. $120. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

For Power, Insight, Healing and Connection with Jim Wolfson – 9am-5pm. Beginners or experienced shamanic students welcome. There is a power and healing benefit by doing this work in community.  No experience necessary. $150. Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Register: Goldentempleyoga.com. Info: Jim Wolfson at 508.789.1290.

Small Book Making Workshops – 10am-noon or 1:30- 3:30pm. Make for yourself or as a gift. $30, all materials supplied. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra – 3-5pm. Yoga Nidra, a form of deep relaxation, brings a sense of renewal and creates an opportunity for self-awareness, acceptance and healing. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation Class – 5-6pm. Also Jan 26. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body and the tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn about loans, scholarships, VA benefits and grants from Finger Lakes School of Massage’s financial aid coordinator. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Mediumship Circle – 7-9pm w/Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

BlisSing – An evening of joyful, call and response chanting. With Cat Guthrie and Eileen O’Hare. 7:30-8:45, $10 members, $15 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Reiki I & II – 9am-5pm w/Marcus Feighery. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Life Changes Workshop – 1-3pm. How to support someone who has incurred a loss (in different form and areas in life). Learn how to be supportive. $25 donation. Yonkers Wellness Center, 10 Palisade Ave, 2nd Floor, Yonkers. Call Chandra or Dianne: 914.457.7807.

Full Moon Workshop: Liminal Liberation – 3-6pm. This workshop discusses activation and a participation in how to access the Mind at Large – as Aldous Huxley called it. $65online/$70 door; includes workshop, dinner & entry to the full moon gathering. CoSM.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm doors open; 7:30-9:30pm, ceremony; 9:30pm-12am, music and performance artists. An inter-denominational ceremony embracing the richness of diverse cultures in music, poetry and shared community include interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. $10/advance or $15.CoSM.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo with speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and 1000 guests. Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave, NYC. Exhibitor spots available. AwakenFair.com.

Yoga: Laying the Foundation – 11am-1pm. Explore asana practice with attention to precision of alignment learning how to create ease and balance in a pose; connect the parts to the whole in a sequence of asanas. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Crystal Singing Bowls Workshop, Meditation & Surprise Musical Guest in Concert – 1-4pm. Raise the vibration, increase the clarity of one’s being, of one’s aura and of one’s chakras. $36. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga and Qigong – 3-4:15pm. w/ Nadiya Nottingham. The first week in a series of six. Bring qigong into daily life and the New Year will begin with abundance! $90/six weeks. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. Students/$15.Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Self Discovery Workshop – 7-9:30pm. Also 1/29 and 2/5. Facilitated by Althea Jacobs. $125/3 wks. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Grassroots Fundraising Workshop – 10am-2pm. Facilitated by Rebecca O Johnson, Consultant, Professor of Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.$60.WESPAC office in White Plains. Register: WESPAC.org. Info: GrassrootsFundraising.org.

Reiki Master Teacher Training Certification – 12-8pm. Jan 25-26. Class teaches how to pass attunements, arrange classes and other topics necessary to become a Reiki teacher and practitioner. Prerequisites: Reiki I and II. $550/2 days. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

FLSM Continuing Education class for LMT’s – Jan 25-26. Advanced stretching techniques for body workers focuses on accessing different muscle groups using stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Requirement: Licensed Massage Therapist. Westchester Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: FLSM.com.

Elisa Peimer performs at The Blooming Seed Coffee House Doors Open at 7pm. Great grass roots live music, coffee from Coffee Labs Roasters and dessert cash bar from Home Sweet Home Bakery. $12/cover includes coffee and tea. The Blooming Seed Coffee, 760 Route Six Mahopac (Nestled within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Crystal Bowl Healing – 1-3pm, with Intuitive/Sound Healer, Jessica Richman, who will use color and crystal healing, songs, chanting and, with permission, hands-on healing. $22. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Tracks and Scats – 1-2pm. Animal tracks and droppings offer a glimpse into an animal’s ecology and behavior; hike to discover what’s been happening in the woods, returning to match scat and tracks. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Info: Teatown.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

New Moon Ceremony & Mystical Vision Board Workshop – 7-10pm. Bring pictures and ideas of what is wanted to manifest in in 2014 and beyond. $22, includes supplies. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Weigh Less/Live More: New Year/New You – 6:30-8pm. Discover safe ways to lose weight and still feel satisfied. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Bring a journal or notebook. $20/members or $25. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 917.796.6026.Wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony – 5am-5pm. The Chuang Yen Monastery’s2014 Chinese New Year Ceremony includes drumming ceremony, repentance ceremony, dharma talk and more. Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Rte 301, Carmel.845. 225.1819. Baus.org.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor certified hypnotist, and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte. 22, Croton Falls. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Yoga the Iyengar Way – 1:30-3pm. Feb 1-Mar 8. Explore the building blocks of Iyengar yoga: alignment of body mind/body breath/ and Self. Build from the ground up, step by step with precise instructions. $25ea or $127.50/series. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Winter Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-6pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Enjoy a 2-day retreat in meditation, yoga, the world of essential oils, restorative yoga, eating for a yoga body and kirtan. $225. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – 9:15-11:30am. Feb 6-Mar 23. Discover practical skills for coping with stress and uncertainty, increased clarity and creative thinking, greater energy and well being, increased awareness of body/mind connections and the healing power of meditative practices. Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for December, 2013 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Wisdom Qigong – 4-5pm. Qigong is the ancient healing practice from the East which combines movement and breath within a moving meditation practice. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Mondays 12/2-12/30. Poses are offered at a slower pace to support optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs; a great class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Professional Women of Westchester Holiday Party – 6-8pm. Come out for a great night of networking, mixing and mingling all to benefit Hope’s Door. Please bring an item from the Wish List of Hope’s Door. $15/member or $20. Includes appetizers with cash bar available. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 9 Maple Ave, White Plains. ProfessionalWomenOfWestchester.com.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Managing Anxiety & Stress During the Holidays & Year Round for Those Living With Cancer – 6:30-8pm. Presentation followed by a Q&A period. Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Free. Somers Public Library, Rte 139, Somers. Info/register: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Sage Yoga Open House for Pre-schoolers – Noon-1:30pm. Meet the NYS Licensed and Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about Winter & Spring Events for Pre-schoolers. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517. SageYogaArmonk.com.

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Group Juice Fast – Dec 5-9. Dr Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen follow the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Daily gatherings and experiential activities and discussions; includes Dr. Finkelstein’s green juice for entirety of class. $495. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Beth Lambert, author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children discusses the many chronic illnesses and behavioral issues affecting children today. Learn how to step outside the traditional western medical paradigm. Free. Rye Public Library. Info: holisticmoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holiday Kirtan – 7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind and open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting. Lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20/suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Naturalist’s Choice Hike– 10am. Join a museum naturalist to explore the trails and ecological features of the reservation. Trailside Nature Museum, Rte 35 & Rte 121, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7322. FriendsOfTrailside.org.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 10am-12pm. Also learn about other program offerings at Golden Temple Yoga Studio. RSVP: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Sinterklaas Festival – 10am-midnight. A celebration of dance, theatre and music, all over the village of Rhinebeck. A non-denominational event. Check website for schedule: sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

Holiday Exhibita; Trains, Your Ticket To The Great Outdoors – 10am-4:30pm (12/7-12/15, closed Friday). Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Greenburgh Nature Center,99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Non-members $3, plus regular GNC admission. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Blissful Holiday Spirit Craft & Holistic Health Fair – 12-5pm. Holiday gifts made from talented local vendors and holistic health practitioners. Gift certificates and discounted packages for Yoga, Acupuncture, Reiki and more. Path to Bliss Yoga, 1558 Main St, Pleasant Valley. Venue Phone: 845.242.1557.

Putnam Art Council’s Holiday Craft Invitational Show & Sale –  12/7 – 12/22, noon-5pm (closed Mon & Tues). Regionally made or designed art-centric gifts. Location: Belle Levine Art Center at Putnam Arts Council; 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac. Info: 845.803.8594.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $20/members or $30. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Home for the Holidays Yoga & Meditation Retreat – 2-7:30pm. Take a break from the holiday chaos and enter the home of the heart, body, breath, and spirit with yoga, journaling, guided meditation, and a delicious vegan dinner. All levels. $125. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

StarVisions Drumming Circle – 7:30pm. Bring a drum or rattle to raise vibrations. Community drumming following Native American ways for healing and manifestation with Anne Bentzen at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Extra instruments available. Adults/$25, students/$15. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Moving Beyond “STUCK” Workshop – 10am -Noon. Basics of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy using art. For mental health practitioners

Register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Meet the Animals – 1pm. Come visit with some of the Nature Center’s live animals; get up close and even hands-on as staff naturalist presents an informative program. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Members $5, Non-Members $8. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

The Order of Melchizidek & Priesthood for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4pm. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. $100/class only; $250/class plus ordination w/certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Pajama Program Yoga Class for a Cause – 3-5pm. Games and yoga for ages 6+ with restorative class for adults. $45 in goods for one adult/one child, $10 in goods for each additional child – new bedtime book and children’s pajamas. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606.NuevaAlma.com.

Sage Yoga Holiday Open House – 4-5:15pm. Stop by for a free yoga class and holiday cheer with the Sage Community. Free yoga class at 5:30pm. Refreshments follow. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Also 12/22. Inspired by ISHTA yoga, use pre-and post-meditative asanas to prepare and restore the body and the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing – 7:30-9pm. Experience chakra clearing, balancing and alignment as sound energetically shifts one into a higher vibration. Facilitated by Beth Mullin, trained by Master Sound Healer from Nepal. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donation. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. This month’s gathering at Encourage Yoga, the first green yoga studio in Westchester County. One Baltic Pl, Croton on Hudson. Facebook.com/GreenDrinksWestchester.

Safe and Natural Stress Reduction Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn what stress is and its affect on the body and what things can naturally help to cope with it better. Free. Dr Hiro Izumi, 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Sage Yoga Kids & Teens Open House – Free 40 minute classes by age-group: K-12 call for times. Meet NYS Licensed & Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about winter and spring events. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Biomimicry: Designing with the Wisdom of the Earth – 7pm. Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Health & Wellness: The Trampoline Effect – 2-4pm. w/ Judy Garfinkel, Life & Career Coach. Interactive presentation will focus on confidence and resilience during life transitions. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford. Register required: 914.721.8235.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within Michael’s book: 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Customer Appreciation Weekend – 12/13-12/15. Receive 10% off entire holiday shopping purchases. Many beautiful gift items; late opening Fridays for the month of December:10am-9pm. Synchronicity, Rte22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

On Food & Cooking with Chef Tomas Saez – 11am-2pm. “No Heat Needed: Creative Ways to Prepare Food without Heat.” Hot tips and ideas. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd. Elmsford. No registration required. Info: 914.721.8200.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm. This gathering provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Zumba Party – 7-8:30pm. Free for members or $15. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Adults Only Pajama Party – 7-9:30pm. Fundraiser yoga class for the Pajama Program. Come sweat in pajamas for a good cause. Half flow, half restorative class to end the week. $40 in goods: new bedtime story books and children’s pajamas for donation bin. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Second Saturdays in Beacon – All day city-wide celebration of the arts along Main St. in Beacon. Many galleries and shops stay open late to feature show openings, artist receptions, music, food, wine, and other special events.

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Synchronicity, Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Circle & Share – 9-11am with Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. Come experience this Devine healing energy. $15.Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Peace, Art & Craftiness Holiday Craft Fair –11am-4pm. Local artists showcasing and selling their hand crafted, from the heart, one of kind gifts. Free. 27 Milburn St, Bronxville. 646.722.0781. LyteBodyFitness.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

1st Annual Holiday Boutique Day – 11am-3pm. Enjoy a variety of vendors, holiday gifts, raffles and more. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. Merrill: 914.793.2600. The TemperanceCenter.com.

Family Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. $25/2, $5/additional persons. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Annual Small Book Making/Gift Workshop. To register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra Meditation – 6-8pm. Learn how to deepen a practice in this guided meditation workshop.  $28. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 .  Riverstoneyoga.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come experience the power of this natural healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki wanting to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko:914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; come experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 or $15/students. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase the resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife – 1-2:30pm. Join a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gifts to us. Decorate a tree with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Free/members or $5. Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110.Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Teatown.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Winter Solstice Celestial Celebration – 8pm-3am. Hosts: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey. Music,. Live Painting, Fire Spinning. CoSM’s Store and Mushroom Café will be open. $30 online/$40 at the door.  Cosm.org. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) 46 Deer Hill Rd. Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.297.2323

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Special Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm. Gather with the communities of StarVisions and the Chapel at Croton Falls to celebrate the Return of the Light. Ceremony led by Bear Walker, Anishinabe Medicine Man. Free. Bring food to share. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

Holi-Daze Mini-Camp – 9am-12pm ages 4-5yrs & 9am-3pm ages 6-12yrs. Also 12/26, 12/27, 12/30 & 12/31. Hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep children busy and active throughout the holiday season. Teatown Lake Reserveration, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Call for prices and preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

Yoga at Greenburgh Nature Center –  9-10am. Yoga classes held outdoors in case of inclement weather. Drop-ins welcome. $20 drop-in; GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Candlelight Yoga – 10:45-12:15pm. Start the New Year with a relaxing yoga class, ringing in the New Year in silence, followed by a toast and celebration. $35. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 . RiverstoneYoga.com.

Winter Sports Equipment Swap, Restaurant Week, Crystal Bowl Temple & more

Annual Ski and Snowshoe Swap and Sale in Cold Spring

Pawling-CycleFahnestock Winter Park’s Fourth Annual Ski and Snowshoe Swap and Sale takes place on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, NY. Visitors are invited to bring used ski equipment and accessories to the event and browse items for sale.

The swap provides opportunities to sell outgrown equipment on consignment while browsing new and used cross-country ski equipment, snowshoes and Nordic ski accessories. Shoppers can also learn about local outdoor opportunities to participate in winter fitness sports.

Winter Park staff members will be on hand to help sellers tag and price their items, and The Friends of the Winter Park will keep a percentage of each sale to support grooming the park trails for public cross-country skiing, snowshoe and sledding activities and renovating the Winter Park Lodge.

“This event introduces more people to the exhilarating, aerobic and ‘nature friendly’ world of winter sports,” says Robert Kelley of Pawling Cycle and Sport in Patterson, NY, who is offering a basic service and a wax clinic at the swap, as well as pre-season discounts on new skate and classic ski gear.

To make arrangements to drop off gear or receive a consignment form, contact Fahnestock Winter Park Director Paul Kuznia at Paul.Kuznia@parks.ny.gov or call the Taconic Outdoor Education Center at 845.265.3773.

The Taconic Outdoor Education Center is located at 75 Mountain Laurel Ln., Cold Spring, NY.

Foodies Flood Hudson Valley for Restaurant Week

Some of the best chefs in the region will showcase their talents and premiere new recipes during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, scheduled for November 4-17,  2013. At this annual foodie event, some 150 area restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners incorporating locally sourced ingredients.

Participating restaurants range from casual bistros to fine-dining establishments, with chefs using many ingredients from area vineyards, distilleries, farms and orchards. No passes, tickets or coupons are required; diners simply visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com, choose a restaurant from the list online, and call the restaurant directly to reserve a table. Lunches cost $20.95 and dinners cost $29.95, excluding beverages and tip. As restaurants submit their menus they will be posted on the website (click on the menu link next to the restaurant name). Note that menus may change, as ingredients are not always available and quantities may run out.

This two-week event attracts 200,000 diners a year to the Hudson Valley, which is a celebrated culinary destination and was named one of National Geographic’s top 20 “must-see destinations” in the world. In coordination with the event, many area hotels are offering special getaway deals on lodging.

 To see discount packages and the list of participating restaurants, visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.

Grand Opening of New York’s First Crystal Bowl Temple in Larchmont

Crystal-Bowl-Temple-NB-picCrystalTones™ celebrates the grand opening of New York’s first Crystal Bowl Temple in Larchmont, NY, on Saturday, November 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. Crystal Bowl “ambassador” LaVita will be there to tone the healing sounds of the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, regarded as powerful tools for transformation.

Everyone is invited to experience a day filled with the exploration of Crystal Bowls, Harmonic Tones, and light-body activation while learning how these bowls can increase life force energy. Visitors will be able to choose bowls that accelerate higher consciousness and enhance personal mastery, meditations, vibrational healing, and space clearing.

The Crystal Bowl Temple will offer a series of ongoing events and seminars, including Crystal Bowl Activations, Sonic Bowl Yoga, meditation classes and individual consultations.

“The entire human body, down to the level of our DNA, is crystalline in structure,” says LaVita. “This causes it to resonate with, and respond to, the extraordinary frequencies associated with quartz crystals and our Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls. In this time of planetary awakening, people are discovering their innate abilities to tune in to these frequencies.”

To reserve a place at the grand opening of The Crystal Bowl Temple, receive directions and inquire about individual consultations, contact LaVita@CrystalTones.com or call 914.575.8170.

 

Couples Cooking Class and Thanksgiving Veggies at Hilltop Hanover Farm

hiltophfOn Friday, November 18, Hilltop Hanover Farm continues its “Couples Cooking” series with Karen Symington Muendell, chef and owner at Serves You Right, Culinary. Couples can attend to learn how to cook several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality dishes from scratch.

A graduate of The French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) and founder of the Yorktown Farmers’ Market, Muendell’s specialty is farm-to-table cooking with a Creole flair. The event begins at 7 p.m., the fee is $75 per couple and participants can bring a bottle of wine to accompany their homemade meal. The class is limited to 12 couples, and online registration is required at BrownPaperTickets.com/event/484780.

Those thinking ahead to Thanksgiving may also wish to order a Vegetable Box from Hilltop Hanover Farm. The boxes feature seasonal favorites grown with organic methods and a small book of recipes for side dishes to serve four people. The vegetables, presented in Hilltop Hanover totes, will be ready for pick-up on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. Items may include Brussels sprouts, squash, potatoes, carrots, braising greens, salad mixes, herbs, cabbage, turnip, fennel and more. To order a box, complete the application found at HilltopHanoverFarm.org Thanksgiving may also wish to order a Vegetable Box from Hilltop Hanover Farm. The boxes feature seasonal favorites grown with organic methods and a small book of recipes for side dishes to serve four people. The vegetables, presented in Hilltop Hanover totes, will be ready for pick-up on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. Items may include Brussels sprouts, squash, potatoes, carrots, braising greens, salad mixes, herbs, cabbage, turnip, fennel and more. To order a box, complete the application found at HilltopHanoverFarm.org or visit the farm office.

Hilltop Hanover Farm is located at 1271 Hanover St. in Yorktown Heights, NY. For more information, call 914.962.2368 or visit HilltopHanoverFarm.org.


Yoga Teacher Training to Become an Instructor or Deepen Practice

Birchwood-YogaBirchwood Center is proud to announce their upcoming 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, to be held in Nyack, NY, from January 10 through June 21, 2014. 

Prospective students are invited to join a lineage of teachers who have studied and taught the ancient wisdom of yoga, and discover why teaching yoga is such an intoxicating occupation. Birchwood Center’s Level I Yoga Teacher Training can serve as a starting point on a journey towards becoming a certified teacher of beginners and mixed level students. Those inspired to deepen their own practice and knowledge of yoga without teacher certification are also invited to participate.

The core of Birchwood Center’s Yoga Teacher Training is alignment-based hatha yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and meditation. The aim is to produce quality instructors who are creative in their teaching and committed to the practice and understanding of yoga as a way of life. Birchwood’s teacher trainings have graduated more than one hundred talented yoga instructors since 2002.

The 200-Hour program includes principles of asana and alignment; principles of Vinyasa; pranayama and the pranic body; yoga philosophy; anatomy and physiology; introduction to Sanskrit; chanting, meditation and mudra, finding your authentic voice and the business of yoga.

The Birchwood Center is located at 85 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY. For more information, call 845.358.6409 or visit BirchwoodCenter.com

 

New York City Conference Brings Experts to Share the Real Truth About Health

The-Real-Truth-About-HealthSome of the world’s top health and wellness experts will speak at The Real Truth About Health, a three-day conference promoting the truth about health, nutrition and the environment. The symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., January 10 and 11, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., January 12, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel’s Hudson Theater, in New York City. Attendees can participate in Q&A sessions throughout the event.

The roster of presenters includes Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., who has directed the Hippocrates Health Institute, in Florida, since 1980 and Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., a physician and founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, who speaks and writes about nutrition, food safety and public health issues.

Author of the award-winning book, Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, a doctor of dental surgery who has been researching, lecturing and consulting on the topics of food choice and sustainability for 40 years, will talk about effect food choices have on personal health and the health of the planet.

Discussing the latest news and developments related to genetically modified organisms (GMO) will be Jeffrey Smith, the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology and consumer advocate promoting non-GMO choices.

 Cost: $229 by Nov. 14; $299 and up afterwards. For more information, call 516.921.1417, email Health@TheRealTruthAboutHealth.com or visit TheRealTruthAboutHealth.com.

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for November, 2013 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

Cover-Nov-13For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

Visit www.WakeUpNaturally.com to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Urban Ecology and Sustainable Cities – 7pm.Steward Pickett discusses his work directing the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which seeks to understand the ways that buildings, nature, and society intersect in an urban watershed. Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Rte 44, Millbrook. 845. 677.5343. CareyInstitute.org.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Arch Angel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

FLSM Continuing Education – Nov 2-3. Class for Licensed Massage Therapists, Integrative Chronic and Acute Pain Management, offers an amalgamated approach to many common pathologies. Course integrates active release of trigger points, stretching, sports massage, and breath work to achieve a higher level of success with clients. Info: FLSM.com.

Fahnestock Winter Park’s 4th Annual Ski & Snowshoe Swap and Sale – 9am-1pm. Swap or buy ski equipment and learn about local outdoor winter fitness sports; wax clinic and preseason discounts on ski/skate gear. 75 Mountain Laurel Ln, Cold Spring. Info: Taconic Outdoor Education Center: 845.265.3773.

Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30-2:30pm. Held quarterly on Saturdays, gentle morning yoga followed by hands-on food prep, lunch and the principles of skillful nutrition; concludes with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $300/series or 4 or $125/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 912.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Using the Tools of Yoga to Promote Sleep – 12:30-3:30pm. Set the stage for regular, restful sleep, using techniques that include a gentle evening yoga sequence, calming breath work, Yoga Nidra, and creating a strategy to promote sleep-filled nights. $50. 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $20/members or $30. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Taste of the Hudson Valley – Premier food and wine pairing event with wines from the world’s top producers, and the finest culinary delights from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Info/tickets: tastehv.org.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Biggest wellness expo outside of NYC, enjoy compelling speakers, healers and vendors offering the latest info and products for self care, living green, and living well. $10 online by Oct 30 or $15. Double Tree Hotel, 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown 914.422.1784. AwakenFair.com.

Pre-Natal Partner Workshop – 1-3pm. Explore ways to cultivate connection, deepen mutual trust, and bond with each other and baby by learning partner postures, labor prep and breathing techniques as well as preparing for childbirth. All levels. $60/couple. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Myths and Mythmaking – Personal & Universal. Art Therapy on Hudson, 465 Broadway, Hastings. Info: Mia de Bethune, 914.584.1820.  ArtxOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Mindful Eating During the Holidays – 7-8:30pm. Join holistic health coach Andrea Tortorella to learn healthy eating strategies for the holiday season. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Preregister required: Beth Bierko, 914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

FLSM Continuing Education – Nov 5-7. Class for Licensed Massage Therapists, The Dynamic Healing Art of Thai Yoga Massage, offers passive stretching and acupressure along Sen lines, offering new information to the body for greater flexibility and deep tissue relaxation. Info & register: FLSM.com.

Professional Women of Westchester: Give Thanks Party – 6-8pm. Topic: The Role of Mobile Advertising in Today’s World with Risa Crandall. Bring canned food donation. Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco, 1 Holiday Inn Dr, Mt. Kisco. $15/member, $20/non-member. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Register: professionalwomenofwestchester.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Kinesthetic Ball Work – 7-9pm. A guided release technique which involves lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas and create freedom of movement and self-awareness. Learn breathing techniques and yoga philosophy to deepen self-awareness. All levels. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Universal Kirtan with Rick Jarow and Friends – 7-9pm. A celebration of life through sound and silence. Free.123 Academy St, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna, 845.473.2206.  DreamingGoddess.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm w/Nicole Fevrier-Davis, Psychic and Reiki Master. Circle provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Rte 311, Patterson. Register: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am w/ Marcus Feighery. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Exploring Voice as a Route to Embodied Knowing – 10am-1pm w/Mary Newell and Timothy Hill. $60. Mary Newell: 845.424.6056. Flexible-Comfort.Weebly.com. Register: GarrisonArtCenter.org. 845.424.3960.

Beat Holiday Stress – 1pm. Learn tips and techniques to help relax and enjoy the hectic holiday season; discover what foods trigger stress, how to manage time and ways to unwind to keep stress free all season long. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Hips & Shoulders Workshop – 1-2:30pm. Explore yoga postures, breathwork, and alignment principles of the hips and shoulders in order to release tension both on and off the mat. All levels. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, 2nd fl, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Book Signing – 3-6pm w/Author Shanti Urreta. Book: Dead World – See What I See. Free. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Spirit Messages with RoseannTurek – 7-9pm. Evening of mediumship, gallery style. $40. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Sit/Breathe/Pray: A Meditation Workshop for Everyone – 2-5pm. Devarshi Steven Hartman, former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, leads participants in multiple ways to guide their attention where they will it, not where it wanders. $60. Rivertown Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Preregister required. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $25.Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $20. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience required. Donation. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983.  RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Monthly lecture and meditation exploring the mineral kingdom. Free. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Gluten Free Recipes – 7pm. Discover healthy and delicious menu and recipe options for a gluten free diet. Nutritionist and Chef Sharon Martovich, provides menus, recipes, shopping lists, and more. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte311 Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Reiki Information Session – 12-1:30pm. Find out what Reiki is. Dobbs Ferry. 914.591.9310. ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within the Michael’s book 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Mindfulness in Education:  Cultivating the Social and Emotional Competencies of Educators – 11/15-11/17. A symposium of the Garrison Institute Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Retail Workers Appreciation Night – 5-7pm. Finger Lakes School of Massage celebrates retail workers for the month of November. Students offer complimentary 90 minute massages to local retail workers. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14 or x16. FLSM.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Continuing Education Class for Licensed Massage Therapists – Nov 16-17. Advanced Stretching Techniques for Bodyworkers. Focus is on accessing different muscle groups using a variety of stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki Master Class – 9am-5pm. Nov 16-Nov 17 w/Marcus Feighery. $675/2 days. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Grand Opening of CrystalTone/ Crystal Bowl Temple – 1-7pm w/Crystal Bowl Ambassador LaVita. An afternoon & evening filled with the exploration of crystal bowls, harmonic tones, and light-body activation while learning how these bowls can increase life force energy. Larchmont. Info: 914.575.8170.

Adoption Talk – 2 pm. Adoptee and author of Not Remembered Never Forgotten, Robert Hafetz, shares his adoption journey and leads a discussion about adoption. Free. Refreshments served. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers. Info: Anne Carter, 914.248.5060.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Winter Tree ID – 1-2:30pm. Learn to identify native trees using their twigs, buds and bark.  Adults only. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912. Teatown.org.

Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm. This work allows one to look at events in the family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $70/single by Nov 8; $100/couples or $85/$115. Tarrytown. Info and register: Eve-Marie, 914.844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Journeys: Spiritual & Imaginal. Art Therapy on Hudson, 465 Broadway, Hastings. Info: Mia de Bethune at 914.584.1820. ArtxOnHudson.com.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Circle of gratitude; come share blessings over homemade pumpkin soup. $10.The Dreaming Goddess Annex, Hyde Park. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Couples Cooking Class – 7pm. Chef and owner of Serves You Right Culinary, teaches couples how to cook several healthy and delicious restaurant quality dishes from scratch. $75/couple. Bring a bottle of wine to accompany homemade meal if desired. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights.914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the power of this natural, healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Professional Women of Putnam:  Give Thanks Party – 6-8pm. Benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.  Bring an item from the wish list of the Women’s Resource Center. $15. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Ramiro’s, 954 Rt. 6, Mahopac, NY. Info/register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Cleansing Diet Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn how toxins can affect the body, and what to do to help the body get rid of them naturally with Dr Hiro Izumi. Free. 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles into life, experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25; students/$15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 235 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Reiki I Workshop – 9am-2:30pm. Nov 21-22. Two day class of learning the self healing system of Reiki; be attuned to Reiki I. Regina DeCarlo, Reiki teacher. Dobbs Ferry. Info: 914.591.9310. ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

Thyroid Health & Nutrition – 6:30-8pm. Discover which foods support the thyroid and incorporate them into the diet. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Reiki I Workshop – 9am-2:30pm. See Nov 21 for details. Dobbs Ferry. 914.591.9310. Info: ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Communicating with Angels – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor, certified hypnotist and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Painting from the Inside Out – 10am-4pm.  Explore, experiment and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $75/by Nov 13 or $90. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213 or EveMarieElkin.com.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Book Signing – 11am. Dr. Michael Finkelstein gives a brief talk and signs books at The Book Cove, 22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. 914.218.3113.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $25.Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $20.  Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Holiday Open House – 10am-7pm. Wine, cheese, and treats. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Hike off the Turkey – 10am-12pm. Pack a snack of leftovers and hike with a Teatown educator on the Croft Trail into the Back Forty; stretch the legs and work off some extra Thanksgiving pounds. All welcome! Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation. 914.762.2912. Teatown.org.

Thursday, December 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

 

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