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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MONDAY, September 1

Online Event for ALS – 9/1-9/30. Help promote holistic healing of ALS. Health Advocates Worldwide is fundraising for a film documenting those who have healed from ALS using holistic methods. Info: HealingALS.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Vision & Success in School – 5:30-7pm. As many as 25% of children have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential; learn more. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP: Jane or Joelle, 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

The Healer’s Lounge – 10-11:30am. A free networking event for Holistic practitioners. Bring cards, pamphlets, flyers; a 30min presentation by a group member is included. Bring a snack. Held at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Tarot Card Playshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

Jin Shin Jyutsu – 7:30-10pm w/Kathleen Rolla. Learn the ancient art of harmonizing the body’s life energy in this experiential class; three complete flows as self-help and receive one flow from two people. $40. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. The YogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Water Trail Assoc for a fun filled day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for Support Connection in Yorktown. Party with music, lunch and raffles follows. Info: PaddleForACure.brownpapertickets.com.

13th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival – 11am-6pm, Sept 6; 11am-5pm, Sept 7. Over 150 wineries, gourmet specialty food, fine art, craft vendors as well as some of the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers. $22/one day admission, children under 12yrs free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845.876.4000. DutchessFair.com.

Free Yoga at Market Square – 12-1pm. Also 9/13 & 9/27. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, next to Ossining’s Farmer’s Market in Ossining. DragonflyWellness.net.

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. Pre-register: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Yoga & Meet/Greet Ossining’s Mayoral Candidate Victoria Gearity – 4-5pm; free yoga flow, 5-7pm meet and greet. Must preregister online for class. 109 Croton Ave, Ste 205, Ossining. 914.236.3511. DragonflyWellness.net.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. A sitting and walking meditation, Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala Tradition with instruction on posture and technique included. Practice meditation to cultivate gentleness and compassion, as well as stability, strength, and clarity of mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts Studio, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

3rd Annual Sacred Earth Festival – 11am-6pm. A family-oriented event honoring the Sacred Fire with a tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger. Free. Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.849.2205; green-brain.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. w/Kate Petagine. Pre-requisite to group mat Pilates classes. $25. Preregistration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Route 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

Harvest Party at GNC – 2pm. (Rain or shine). Sample tasty treats from the garden, learn about honeybees, beekeeping, and how honey is harvested. $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale.Info: greenburghnaturecenter.org; 914.723.3470.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Writers Workshop Series for Adults – 1-2:30pm or 2:30-4pm. Mondays 9/8-12/22. Bring ideas, pen, paper or laptop. In a few short weeks, develop strategies to become a lifelong writer. People of all skill levels welcome. Presented by Linda Spear. Register for one session only. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Advanced Yoga Blend – 7pm. Combo Iyengar/Ashtanga set to music. Level 2/3. $25/drop-in; new student special 30 days unlimited for $49. NuevaAlma.com.

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice and experience vibration sound healing. No singing experience required; sing or simply listen and receive. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RiverTownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Putnam County Over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Northern Westchester B.I.G. Pod: Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. BIG: Believe/Inspire/Grow is a entrepreneurial women’s networking group with over 1,500 members offering women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: BelieveInspireGrow.com. 914.646.5766.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice in the Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala tradition; sitting and walking meditation included. $30 each or $25/4 classes. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Westchester Climate Change Conference – 8:30am-3:30pm. Topics include coastal resiliency, regional examples of solutions and strategies, microgrids and ways to achieve more energy independence. $35. Pace Law School, 78 N. Broadway, White Plains. Info: 914.422.4053.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Also readings and healings 10am-6pm through Tuesday 9/16. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki & Meditation – 7:30-9pm w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Instructor. Experience peace through guided meditations and get a deeper understanding of the system of Reiki. Free. No prior experience needed. Holistic Learning Center, White Plains. 952.426.3525. GinnyMackles.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Peruvian Shamanic Training – Every 2nd Saturday for 16 months. Experience deep personal and planetary healing with Eileen O’Hare, Legacy Carrier. Beacon location. Call: 845.831.5790.

Riverwalk Yoga Boot Camp – 7-8am. Jaimie Finkelstein leads this 6-week outdoor yoga workout series that’s sure to kick you into high gear before summer ends. $125. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-5pm. Join Hardev Kaurand Siri Brahma Kaur for a workshop combining creativity and art with Kundalini Yoga; a blend of postures, breath-work, mantra and meditation. All fitness levels; no art experience needed. $90. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17. $15.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Circles of Health Expo 2014 – 10am-4pm. Educational presentations and interactive activities for the whole family; Traditional and Complementary Health Practitioners. Hosted by Pawling Chamber of Commerce. Mizzentop Day School, 64 East Main St., Pawling.

Enhance Life Through Mindful Living – 7pm. Gain deeper insights, practical tools and experiential learning for using mindfulness in daily life with Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master, Wellness Coach and Author. $25. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22, Croton Falls. 914.236.4503 or StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm w/Ginny Mackles. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. No prior experience needed or come for refresher. Chappaqua. 952.426.3525. GinnyMackles.com.

Equine Interactive workshop: Finding Your Path – 10am-4pm . A life coaching experiential workshop with James Cassese and the Equine Energetix Herd at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Yoga Rehab: Healing Back Pain – 11am-2pm w/Dr Loren Fishman. Explore major causes of pain-generating mechanisms and yoga postures to manage, alleviate, and cure symptoms. $145. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Yoga & Grief: The Heart of Kindness – 3-5pm. Through yoga, journaling, drawing, meditation, and conversation, begin to heal the experiences of any loss in body, mind, heart and spirit. Registration required. $50/sliding scale. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. More info: Vitalah Simon, 914.769.8745.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Kids’ Yoga Classes – Fall session begins this week with certified children’s Yoga instructor, Alice Sipple. 7 wks: $35/members or $84/non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Yoga & Grief: The Heart of Kindness – 7-9pm. Through yoga, journaling, drawing, meditation, and conversation, begin to heal the experiences of any loss in body, mind, heart and spirit. Registration required. $50/sliding scale. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. Info: Vitalah Simon, 914.769.8745.

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

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. Come to give and receive this gentle yet powerful healing practice. Open to Reiki practitioners and those new to Reiki. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. Friendly people and a compelling speaker each month. Free to members; $10 non-members. New location: Panera Bread Company, One North Broadway, White Plains. Info:WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Seniors: Speak Up For Yourself – 1pm. Get a doctor to listen and speak plain English; learn when to get a second opinion. Westchester Seniors Out Speaking, a project of the Westchester Library System. Free. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Info/register: 914.245.5262 x227.

Shamanic Journeying – 7-8pm w/Nadiya Nottingham. Free. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice in the Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala tradition; sitting and walking meditation included. $30 each or $25/4 classes. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Develop Natural Psychic Abilities – 7:30-9pm. Medium Carla Blaha helps to bring out the innate inner psychic. Through exercises and practice, learn to use this ability daily to enhance life. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

200 Hour 8 Month Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Alliance approved training covers asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, and teaching methodology. $2,800 members or $3,200. For application/registration: All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.

Pink Soiree Pre-Party – 10am-4pm. Raise Funds and awareness for Support Connections for their work with breast and ovarian cancer. $25 for a blowout ($10 donated to Support Connections.) Fresh Organic Salon Solutions, 2505 Carmel Ave. Brewster. Info: 845.279.7247.

Introduction to Empowering Your Finances – 6-7:30pm w/Amanda Scocozzo. Sneak peek into how to build abundance, creating a budget, and how to stop feeling dis-empowered by finances. $20. Soulauras 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 6:30-8pm. Free. Mt. Vernon Library, 28 South First Ave, Mt Vernon. Information: 914.668.1840. SharpAgain.org.

Pink Soiree – 7pm. An evening of “pink fun” to raise funds and awareness for Support Connections breast and ovarian cancer. Door prizes, silent auction, raffles. $10 donation at the door. Fresh Organic Salon Solutions, 2505 Carmel Ave. Brewster. Info: FreshOrganicSalon.com; 845.279.7247.

Gong Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. Unwind to the healing sounds of the gong; the sound vibrations are deeply restorative to the nervous system extending to every cell of the body creating a balanced sense of calm and inner tranquility. $20.Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30-9:30pm. Showing the documentary film Take Back Your Power followed by Q&A with Michelle Hertz, an executive producer of the film, as well as director of StopSmartMetersNY.org. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. Info: StopSmartMetersNY.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival – 9/19-9/21. Cooking demos, Celebrity chefs, BBQ cook-offs, food trucks, concerts, book signings, hundreds of restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wine merchants, cheese mongers, and specialty culinary providers. Info: sowefwf.com.

Meditation & Reiki Circle – 10-11:30am. Dobbs Ferry location. $20. Info and RSVP: Regina DeCarlo, 917.593.5707.

Developing Intuition – 6:30-8:30pm w/Alethea Jacob. $50. Bring a friend and both receive $10 off class price. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

Chakra Balancing Yoga – 7-9pm. From root to crown and local to global consciousness, walk away with collective suggestions to make a difference through this collective elemental and chakra balancing prana flow Vinyasa practice. All levels. $45. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Reiki Share Circle – 7:30-9pm. By donation. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, 109 Croton Ave, Ste 205, Ossining. 914.236.3511. DragonflyWellness.net.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

53rd Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 9/20 & 9/21. 10am-5pm rain or shine. Benefiting the North Castle Public Library. $10/adults, $8/seniors; children under 18 free. 205 Business Pk Dr. Info: ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org. 914.806.6307.

Family Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Fun-filled 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/ea additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 1-2pm. Join Marisa Duffy to learn this simple at-home treatment to stretch and hydrate the body’s connective tissue. Alleviate, pain, reduce inflammation, look and feel better and younger. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. Gentle and restorative yoga poses as well as a guided Yoga Nidra practice. Arrive 15 minutes early. $20. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Chakra Balancing Alma Flow – 8am. Rock the chakras. Combo Iyengar/Ashtanga set to music. Level 1/2. $25/drop-in; new student special 30 days unlimited for $49. NuevaAlma.com.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. A sitting and walking meditation, Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala Tradition with instruction on posture and technique included. Practice meditation to cultivate gentleness and compassion, as well as stability, strength, and clarity of mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts Studio, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm w/Gabrielle Semel. Approachable from any level, admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 5-7pm. 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 with Karla Diamond. $25/preregistered or $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Yoga Blend – 5:30pm. Combo Iyengar/Ashtanga set to music. Level 1/2. $25/drop-in; new student special 30 days unlimited for $49. NuevaAlma.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Drama Workshop for Seniors – 1pm. Participants are introduced to a drama workshop using theater bits and improvisations. Laugh, think, and enjoy. Participate or watch. Free. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Info/register: 914.245.5262 x227.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7:15-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP: Jane or Joelle, 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Discover Your Authentic Self – 6:30-8:30pm w/Amanda Scocozzo. Journey into the life dreamed of; explore the future through this interactive and thought provoking workshop. Step into the true self and put fear behind. $40. Soulauras 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulsuras.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Make the most of the coming lunar cycle with guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20/members or $25.Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Sunset Yoga Class – 6:30pm. Celebrate the fall equinox with fun music and other goodies. Bring a mat and a friend. Free. Athleta, Vernon Hills Mall, 700 Post Rd. RSVP: 914.723.0961.

Meeting & Communicating With Your Spirit Guides – 6:30-8:30pm w/Medium Alexandra Lac’laire. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Fall Equinox Sunset Yoga – 6:30pm w/Erica Garcia, owner of Nueva Alma. Celebrate the fall equinox with fun music and other goodies. Bring a mat and a friend. Free. Athleta,Vernon Hills Mall, 700 Post Rd, Scarsdale. Register: 914.723.0961.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBR 27

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

The Art & Practice of Saving Seeds – 10am-12pm. This two hour PowerPoint presentation begins with a brief introduction to seeds and why seeds and seed saving is important. Heirlooms, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties are explained. Q&A at the end of the presentation. Free. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Foundations of Ayurveda Workshop – 4-6pm. $25. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, 109 Croton Ave, Ste 205, Ossining. 914.236.3511. Register online: DragonflyWellness.net.

Empower Your Finances – 10am-3pm w/Amanda Scocozzo. Create an abundant life and take control of finances; collaborate on business ideas, write a budget, eliminate debt, save money and enjoy life. $199. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RVSP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Kirtan – 7-9pm w/Noah Baumwoll. Raise energy through Kirtan. There are no prerequisites, no special talents or skills, and no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds that are needed to take part in the kirtan experience. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Let Energy Flow – 1-5pm. Explore the chakras through yoga and art. $85.Yoga on Lake Rippowam, South Salem. Info: Stephanie: 914.274.0007. RippowamYoga.com

Transitions Workshop – 2-4pm w/Phoebe Miller. Exploring transitions in Yoga and in life; workshop includes asana practice, pranayama, and meditation. $25/members or $40. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Ayurveda 101: Creating Balance – 2-4pm w/Brenda DeMartine, Ayurvedic Life Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Rediscover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga’s forgotten sister science; explore simple self-healing techniques using diet and lifestyle to balance body, mind & spirit. $40. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Falling Back into Joy/Laughing Yoga – 4-5:30pm w/Simeon Darwick. Come experience this practice of great joy and depth. $30. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Registration required. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Fall Yoga Teacher Training at Wainwright House – 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher certification programs, including Kundalini, prenatal, restorative, teen and Yin yoga; taught by Robin Appel and Bernadette Birney. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; Wainwright.org.

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

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

SATURDAY, October 4

Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival – (10/4-10/5) Sacred music, yoga and meditation. Headlining musical acts include David Newman, Gaura Vani, Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt. Windham Mountain Resort. Info: 518.665.1800 or visit AhimsaYogaFestival.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

Retreat Into Nature – 9am-4pm. Yoga, meditation and walking. $120 by 9/5 or $135. Mountain Lakes Camp, North Salem. Contact Stephanie Harding: 914.274.0007. RippowamYoga.com.

Support Connection 20th Anniversary Support-A-Walk – 9am. Support Connection brings help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Walk, donate or visit the vendors. Info: supportconnection.org; 914.962.6402.

 

 

 

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

cover-aug14-medFor 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, AUGUST 1

SummerScape 2014 & Bard Music Festival – Ongoing through Aug 14. Franz Schubert & His World. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Wassaic Project Summer Festival – Aug 1-Aug 3. Free multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community. 100 artists, 25 bands, screenings and dance pieces. Camping onsite. The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic. Shuttle from train. WassaicProject.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.

Home Circle: Spirit Communication – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Hearing Seminar – 10:30am-12:30pm. 20-30 minute presentation on how the auditory system works and how the brain processes information to understand speech; followed by a short hearing clinic with hearing screenings. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Finger Lakes School of Massage’s 1st Annual Westchester Wellness Fair –11am-4pm. Brief 30 minute information sessions on many different wellness topics with live demonstrations of various healing modalities that lead to better health. Activities for children included. Free. Info: FLSM.com.

Bold/Beautiful/Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Members/$5, or $8pp. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

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

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice and experience vibrational sound healing. No singing experience required; come to sing or simply to listen and receive. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

The Center for Natural Wellness Open House – 6pm. Learn about massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at the student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Reiki Practitioner Share – 6:30pm. Free gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy with a loving community of Reiki practitioners. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 7-8:15pm. Join Marisa Duffy to learn this simple at-home treatment to stretch and hydrate the body’s connective tissue; alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, look and feel better and younger. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 11:15am-12:45pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Midsummer Kids’ Night – 4-7:30pm. Come play, learn and explore; open house with games and activities to expand visual thinking. Welcome kids of all ages, 4-104. Free. Office of Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn all about funding an education whether applying for loans, scholarships or other options like VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

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.

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

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm w/Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Second Saturday Beacon – A city-wide celebration of the arts: special events, gallery openings, artist receptions & culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Free. BeaconArts.org/events/second-Saturday.

Preserving the Harvest: Canning – 9am-12pm. Join Will Summers of the Stony Point Center for this hands-on canning workshop and learn how to turn tomatoes into tasty salsas and sauces that will last the rest of the year. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.9622368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar –10am-4pm. One-day seminar exploring Massage Therapy as a career. Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students. Be introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Register: 914.241.7363. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki I Weekend Class – 12-4pm Aug 9-10 w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, and 4 attunements. $150/manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register by Aug. 4: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk & Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles; learn how to spot them, a recipe demonstration and tasting. $30. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within each of us. Requested donation of $10. Located at The Annex, Poughkeepsie. Directions & address: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. All welcome. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. RSVP required: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Putnam County Over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Over a cup of tea, enjoy a free hour seminar exploring a different stone each month from the magical mineral kingdom. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. B.I.G./Believe Inspire Grow, offers women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Pairing Series –5:30-7:30pm. Food samplings paired with wines; tour of Locust Grove’s kitchen gardens and weather permitting, enjoy a Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn. $27/advance. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.454.4500. LGNY.org.

Women’s Independent Networking Group: Birdcage Party – 6-8:30pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection gathers on the patio of the Pinnacle at Heritage Hills in Somers for appetizers. $15 cash attendance fee, cash bar and all white dress code. Info/RSVP: Wing-NY.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Personal Trainers & Physical Therapist Appreciation Night – 5:15-7:15pm. Offering 60 minute complimentary massages to local personal trainers and physical therapists for all they give to the community. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. RSVP or more info: 914.241.7363.

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

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm w/Chef Maria Reina, Executive Chef and owner of Bella Cucina Maria. Learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Overcoming Self Sabotage – 12pm. Life Coach Luciana Millet focuses on healing from within to overcome self sabotage in all areas of life. Free. Into Me Wellness Center, 250 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains. RSVP: 914.358.4514.

Backyard: Organic Gardening at Home – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to design a beautiful, productive garden that’s right for the region, increases soil health. Create and enjoy continuous harvests. $20. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org 914.366.6200.

Farm2Table: Farm Fresh Dinner at Meadowland Farm – 6-9pm. Complete farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Sara Lukasiewicz, featuring locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb, roast pork and Sugarwash Moonshine. $125 donation benefits The Clinton Historical Society. Clinton Corners. Info: MeadowlandFarmNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Composting for the Whole Family – 10am. Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for the garden. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY AUGUST 18

Tween Yoga Camp – 9-11am Aug 18-21 for ages 9-12. Desiree Delgrosso engages children in a dynamic yoga program that bridges the transition from childhood to teenager. $125. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Teen Yoga Camp – 3-6pm Aug 18-21 for ages 13-16. Desiree Delgrosso leads this empowering yoga program which eases the transition from summer to the demands of school. $195. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Dutchess County Fair – Aug 19-Aug 24. Second largest county fair in NY is a showplace for agriculture, carnival rides and games; free shows and attractions all day. Enjoy cooking demos, shop for fine arts & crafts and other vendors. $15/adults; under 12yrs/free. 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck. Info: DutchessFair.com.

Massage Exploration Workshop – 6pm. The Center for Natural Wellness offers massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at its student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Qigong Workshop – 7-8 pm with Nadiya Nottingham. $6. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm. Learn more about this nationally accredited Massage Therapy program; family and friends are welcome to join. Please call school admissions with any questions: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Electronic Voice Phenomenon Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Worm Bin – 2pm. Worms compost food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make a worm bin by up-cycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. $12/members or $15 includes bin. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Make the most of the coming lunar cycle. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 members/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25   

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt; Vanderbilt Mansion; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; and Top Cottage, FDR’s retreat. Enjoy a guided tour of the homes, walk the trails and stroll through the lovely gardens Info: 845.229.5320. NPS.gov.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

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, AUGUST 30

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

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener – 10am-12pm. Shanyn Siegel teaches this practical, hands-on workshop. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Fermented Foods – 1-3pm w/Mike Fedison, head farmer at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish. Hands-on workshop on the benefits of fermented foods; learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi from scratch. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

Creating A Sacred Wheel of Life – 3-5:30pm. A six-month study course with Celtic Priestess Nadiya Nottingham. Six Sundays include Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14, and Jan 31, 2015. $250. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Watertrail Association for a fun-filled day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for Support Connection in Yorktown. Party with music, lunch and raffles follows. Info: PaddleForACure.brownpapertickets.com.

13th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival – 11am-6pm, Sept 6; 11am-5pm Sept 7. Over 150 wineries, gourmet specialty food, fine art, craft vendors as well as some of the Valley’s best Restaurants and Caterers. $22/one day admission, children under 12yrs free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845.876.4000. DutchessFair.com.

Hudson River Valley Ramble – Weekends Sept 6-Sept 28. Guided hikes, bikes, walks, paddles & explorations in 10-county region.

 

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

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am 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, JULY 5

Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival – 8am-2pm. Friendly competition between teams of paddlers on the Hudson River. Join a team or form your own. Enjoy Asian cultural festival with live music, events, arts and artisans, and food vendors. Benefits Mid-Hudson Arts and Miles of Hope. DutchessDragonBoat.org.

Flights of Fancy – 2pm. Come walk among the butterflies in the Butterfly Exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist. Free/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 6

Medium Message Circle – 11am-2pm w/Phillip Quinn. $120. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. A beginner workshop, pre-requisite to group Pilates classes. $25. Preregistration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JULY 7

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. 4 weeks. Engage the core, tone, tighten, burn fat, and improve balance. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Outdoor Yoga Series – 6:30-7:45pm. Also July 21, Aug 4, Aug 18 w/Ishia Wilson. All levels Vinyasa class at Stony Kill Farm, weather permitting. $15 donation. 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.831.1617. StonyKill.org.

Adult Guided Channeling 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.

Gentle Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Breath work paired with rhythmic movements, static holds, gong relaxation and meditation. 5 weeks. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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

TUESDAY, JULY 8

Tai Chi for Arthritis –11am-12pm. Reduce pain and stiffness, improve muscle strength, joint flexibility and balance. Wainwright House, Rye. 4 weeks. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Mindful Meditation & Discussion Group – 1-2pm w/Jodi Baretz. Includes a healthy snack provided by Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen. $25. Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, 128 Radio Cir, Mt Kisco. 914.666.9646. MySkinnyBuddha.com.

Putnam County over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Come get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com .

Pajama Yoga Party – 6:30-7:30pm w/Chiara McCarthy. July 8-Aug 5. Kids ages 7-12 bring pajamas and experience a class that goes through all ranges of motion to dissolve excess energy preparing minds and bodies for a sweet deep sleep. $90/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 10

Earring Making Workshop – 6pm. Make earrings for both self and the Battered Women’s Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry to recycle. For adults and teens. Free. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Register: 914.245.5262 x245. YorktownLibrary.org

FRIDAY, JULY 11

The Healer’s Lounge Holistic Network – 10-11:30am. All welcome to attend this network event for holistic practitioners of multidiscipline. Free. The Center for Health and Healing and Quest Yoga Arts, 11 East Main St, Mt. Kisco. More info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Psychic Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Adult Guided Channeling 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.

Living Your Yoga – 7:15-8:45pm. A six-week series w/Tom Hajek. An integrative and thoughtful approach toward incorporating yoga philosophy and the Eight Limbs into all aspects of daily living. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org. 845.878.7800.

Book Signing – 2-4pm w/Loretta Dileo, Author of: I’ll Be Seeing You. Come get a book signed and meet Loretta. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. SynchronicityNY.com. 845.363.1765.

SATURDAY, JULY 12

Painting from the Inside Out – 10-4pm. Also Aug 9. Come experiment and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $150/both days paid in advance or $90/1 day. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Preserving the Harvest: Pickling – 1-4pm. Learn how to turn favorite summer veggies into sour snacks that can be enjoyed all year long. $25 adults; $10/children ages 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights, Barn F. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Maggie May’s Café: Customer Appreciation Weekend – 1-5pm, 7/12 & 7/13. Free tastings: juicing, smoothie bar and crepes. Free children’s yogurt cone (12 years and under) and free raffle ticket with each item purchased. $2 off total purchase. 101 North County Shopping Center, Golden’s Bridge.

Sunday, JULY 13

Maggie May’s Café: Customer Appreciation Weekend – 1-5pm, 7/12 & 7/13. Free tastings: juicing, smoothie bar and crepes. Free children’s yogurt cone (12 years and under) and free raffle ticket with each item purchased. $2 off total purchase. 101 North County Shopping Center, Golden’s Bridge.

MONDAY, JULY 14

Energize Somers – 3:30-5:30pm. Learn how to make home energy efficient and less costly to operate. Somers Library. Call 914.302.7300 to make an appointment for assistance signing up for a free home energy assessment.

Tuesday, JULY 15

Barre Fusion Class – 6:30-7:30pm. Designed to give muscles an intense workout, while still being low impact on joints. $25. 129 Main St. Dobbs Ferry. 914.478.3560. pilatesandmorestudio.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

Adult Guided Channeling/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, JUY 17

Energize Ossining – 4-6pm. Learn how to make home energy efficient and less costly to operate. Somers Library. Call 914.302.7300 to make an appointment for assistance signing up for a free home energy assessment.

Introduction to Meditation – 6:45-8pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice that includes sitting and walking meditation instruction. Preregister: $30 each or $75/3. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net .

FRIDAY, JULY 18

Rally Against WPP & Spectra Pipeline – 6pm. Rally to protest West Point Partners, LLC and Spectra Pipeline who are proposing separate projects that will bring unnecessary utilities to Westchester within feet of Indian Point. Corner of 11th St & Broadway, Verplanck. 914.734.1001. TownOfCourtlandt.com.

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

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm. Chef Donna Simons of Pound Ridge Organics provides an interactive evening of culinary creation. With a partner, learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. Online registration required: $95/2. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

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

Wellness Workshop – 11am. Learn about healthy eating, de-toxing, weight loss, muscle gain and creating more energy. Free. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Reiki 2 Class – 1-5pm July 19 & 20. Learn Usui Reiki symbols, distance healing and create a powerful practice with Anne Bentzen, Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master. $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. 914.588.4079. Balancing4Life.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 20

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm w/Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice everyone can benefit from; 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.

Roland Comtois – 6 pm. Internationally renown medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul and the famous Purple Papers offering eternal love, hope and healing. $70. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

Answering the Call to Wholeness – 10am-5pm. Explore the power and potential for wholeness in the self, one’s community and world. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm w/Tom Hajek. Approachable from any level, admission is by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm w/Jackie Muller, Reiki Master. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

The Healthy Happy Hour – 12-2pm. Purium Health Products at Om Chi Wellness, Dobbs Ferry. RSVP: 914.629.4346. OmChiWellness.com.

MONDAY, JULY 21

Adult Guided Channeling 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 – 7-8:45pm. 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. Donations welcome. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 22

Mindful Meditation & Discussion Group – 1-2pm w/Jodi Baretz. Includes a healthy snack provided by Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen. $25. Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, 128 Radio Cir, Mount Kisco. 914.666.9646. MySkinnyBuddha.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Zumba Class – 7:30-8:30am. A fun, aerobic, dance fitness workout that really gets the heart pumping. $15. 129 Main St. Dobbs Ferry. 914.478.3560. pilatesandmorestudio.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Meet the Skincare Experts – 11am-2pm. Enjoy a free skin consultation and learn about the importance of all natural products. BeWies Holistic Market, 430 Bedford Rd, Armonk. 914.273.9437. Bewies.com.

Introduction to Meditation – 6:45-8pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice that includes sitting and walking meditation instruction. Preregister: $30 each or $75/3. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

TheHeArt of Yoga: A Chakra Workshop – 6-9pm w/Tulasi Jordan. Come learn about the Chakras and how to unblock and unleash their energy to create a more vibrant and fulfilling life. $75. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. More info: InsightPsychotherapy.net. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com

Adult Guided Channeling 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, JULY 26    

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

New Dawn Foundation Healing Fair – 10am-7pm. Try all therapies included in entrance price (Reiki, Energy Balancing, Vortex, Clairvoyance, etc.) Try a therapy, have a snack and relax. $35. At The Oaks, 590 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle. Info: 914.522.3308.

Aromatherapy & Healing with Essential Oils – 11am. Last Saturday of month. Essential Oils are natural and stimulate the body’s own innate capacity to heal. Use them instead of pesticides, as beauty products and a component of a home physician’s kit. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Family Yoga – 11:15am-12:15pm w/Corey Essanason. Fun-filled yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages with a variety of asanas, partner poses and partnered breathing exercises. $25/2; $5/each additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. Questyogaarts.com.

Cheese Making 101 – 1-3pm. Carol Lakes, owner of SimpleCheeseMaking.com presents a hands-on workshop on the art of cheese-making. $20pp; $5/children 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. Registration required. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Pests & Disease in the Garden – 2-4pm. Learn to prevent, identify, and treat damage done by common pests and diseases with focus on sustainable and earth-friendly methods to keep gardens healthy and blooming for years. $20pp; $5/children 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. Registration required. 914. 962.2368.

UBAKA HILL Drumsong – 2-6pm. A fun and empowering exploration of the art and spirit of drumming utilizing unifying and energizing effects of individual and group ensemble. $140 or $125 by 7/18. Sponsored by The Center For Health and Healing at Quest Yoga, 11 East Main St, Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

The Harlem Valley Rail Ride – Time TBA. Annual ride starts/ends at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton. Choose from 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 mile routes along beautiful, low-traffic country roads. SAG support, bag check and clear route markings. Country festival follows ride. American Legion Beer Garden benefits Wounded Warriors Fund. HarlemValleyRailRide.com.

Medicine Cabinet Redux – 12-2pm. Introduction to Young Living essential oils. Om Chi Wellness, Dobbs Ferry. RSVP: 914.629.4346. OmChiWellness.com.

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

MONDAY, JULY 28

Summer Bee Camp – 9am-2pm M-F July 28-Aug 1. This hands-on training teaches and allows some fantastic fun while exploring the art of caring for honey bees. For boys & girls entering grades 3-6. $100 per child. Stony Kill Farm. StonyKill.org.

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Awakening Through Kindness – 7-9pm. What if awakening is becoming who one really is: an imperfect human being. This is kindness itself in action. Wainwright House, Rye. $32/non-members. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Introduction to Meditation – 6:45-8pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice that includes sitting and walking meditation instruction. Preregister: $30ea or $75/3. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Westchester Wellness Fair – 11am-4pm. Hosted by the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. Speakers and demos such as massage, Tai Chi, yoga, Reiki and Pilates and activities for the kids. Free. FLSM, 272 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. FLSM.com.

Bold/Beautiful/Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Members/$5, or $8pp. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

 

 

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

Cover-June-14-medFor 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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo, now in Stamford. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT. Info: AwakenFair.com. Click on Stamford CT 6-1-14.

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. No experience needed. $15/cash drop-in. Sponsored by The Center of Health & Healing, takes place at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register online at: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. A beginner workshop, pre-requisite to group Pilates classes. $25. Preregistration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JUNE 2

Draw Out Your Greatness: An Intuitive Artistic Journey – 1-3:30pm w/Linda Richichi. Leading toward the life you were born to live. 6 week series. Wainwright House, Rye 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3

Asana Sound Alignment: Balancing Energy for Body/Mind/Spirit – 6:30-8pm w/Kate Bovers & Marianne Denniston. 200 year-old Tibetan bowls will be played while being guided into supported asanas. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Intentional Living Interest Group – 7-9pm. Free and open to all who wish to explore ways of living with greater intention and purpose. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT. RSVP: Learn.Edu/events.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

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.

Open House & Information Session – 5:30-7pm. Learn about The Graduate Institute’s fall line-up of master’s degrees and certificate programs in holistic and emerging fields. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT. RSVP: Learn.edu/events.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-8:45pm. Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate ADD/ADHD. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Event – 7pm w/Beth Mullin. Prompt start time 7:30pm. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow; chairs available. The Livingroom, 103 Main St, Cold Spring. $20/before June 1 or $25. 845.661.3630.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

Panchakarma Retreat at Ayurveda – June 5-8 w/Scott Gerson, MD. Four day all inclusive Ayurvedic detoxification and rebalancing program. Ayurveda MD, 584 Milltown Rd, Brewster. Info: 845.278.8700. Ayurveda.MD.

4th Annual Westchester Green Business Challenge Recognition Event– 5-8pm. Cocktail reception and networking at Crowne Plaza, 66 Hale Ave, White Plains. Info: Facebook.com/WestchesterGreenBusinessChallenge.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

The Healer’s Lounge Networking Event – 10-11:30am. A casual, drop-in multidiscipline networking group for therapists, healers, and wellness practitioners. Sponsored by The Center for Health & Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

Shovel Ready String Band – 10am-12pm. 6-piece acoustic band plays a vibrant mix of old-timey, bluegrass, jug band and original music. Free. Corner of Spring and Main Streets in downtown Ossining. 914.923.4837. DownToEarthMarkets.com.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10-4pm. No painting skills required, just the desire to express and explore creativity. $90, materials included. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie 914.844.6213; evemarieelkin.com.

Book Signing: The Biology of Beating Stress – 11am-2pm. Learn how stress affects health and which supplements assist in improving well-being. The Vitamin Shoppe, 2363 Central Park Ave, Yonkers. Info: Jeanne Ricks at 914.319.3220. NuDay.org.

Home Canning Demonstration – 1-3pm. Learn how to safely preserve and pickle fresh garden fruits and vegetables using the water bath method in this demonstration with Janie Greenwald. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. Relax in comfortable postures to nourish the spine and open tight hips and shoulders; decrease stress, anxiety, depression and pain. Reiki healing included. $35 .o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. Registration required: 914.763.6320.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

Community Zumba – 12-1pm w/Kate Petagine. Approachable from any level, admission is by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Women’s Healing Circle & Water Ceremony – 2-5pm w/Nadiya Nottingham, Celtic Priestess and Shamanic Healer. $40. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Working With Energy: Tips/Tricks/Tools –2-5pm w/Kathy Fitzgerald. Experience grounding techniques, call back energy, and release energy that may be holding one back from enjoying a healthier self. $65. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register online at: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MONDAY, JUNE 9

Kripalu Morning Yoga – 9-10:30am. Receive individual attention in this creative, multi-level class. First class free. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. Yogashine.com

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga – 9:30-10:45am w/Debbie Bisaccia. Bring your own equipment for this 4wk class on Mondays and Wednesdays. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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, JUNE 10

Putnam County over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. Come get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com .

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

The Graduate Institute Open House and Info Session – 4 pm. Learn about the Master of Arts and Certificate Program in Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate Institute’s open house at Stamford Hospital. Info: 203.874.4252. Learn.edu/ihh.

Nature in Your Landscape: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bugs & Bats – 7pm. Sierra Club presents Jay Archer of Green Jay landscaping discussing practical design ideas including reducing lawn area, use of native plants and edibles, organic plant care, and vertical gardens. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Kripalu Evening Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Receive individual attention in this creative, multi-level class. First class free. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. Yogashine.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 12

Party on the Pond at Sheldrake – Time TBA. Fundraising gala and celebration held by the pond on the grounds of James G Johnson Junior Conservancy. Ticket info: 914.218.3968. SheldrakeCenter.org.

Super Gentle Morning Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Multi-level Kripalu-style for seniors and those with special needs and concerns wanting a gentle class. Lots of individual attention. First class free. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. Yogashine.com.

Detox Cleanse Webinar: Spring into Health – 1-2pm. Learn how to boost energy, improve digestion, and jump-start the metabolism. Detoxify over 21 days with whole foods. Presented by BodyCures. Free registration and detox guide. BodyCures.com/detox.

Lyme Disease & Other Tick Borne Diseases – 6-7:30pm. Presenter Dr B Kenneth Liegner discusses symptoms, diagnosis and how to keep safe. Free. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers. Register: 914.232.5717. Somerslibrary.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

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.

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

Drumming For Wellness – 7-9pm w/Damon Jackson. A celebration of community health and well being; learn how to use different instruments. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Father’s Day Hike –10am-12pm. Naturalist Wilson Chang leads this free guided hike around the property and through the woods to learn about Westchester’s local flora and fauna. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/Events.

Free Healthy Chocolate Tasting & Opportunity for Chocolate Lovers – 1-3pm. High anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory power; anti-aging ingredients, weight loss miracle and perfect mood enhancer. Larchmont. RSVP: 914.341.1246.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. No experience needed. $15/cash drop-in. Sponsored by The Center of Health & Healing, takes place at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register online at: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MONDAY, JUNE 16

Walkable Westchester – 6:30pm. Local authors Jane and Walt Daniels discuss some of the 200 parks suitable for hiking and walking including Angle Fly Preserve. Free. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers Register: 914.232.5717. Somerslibrary.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. 3rd Tuesdays. Not just for practitioners; friendly people, healthy breakfast, and a compelling speaker each month. $15/members or $20. Good Counsel Campus, 52 N Broadway, White Plains. Info:WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

The Graduate Institute Open House and Info Session – 11:30 am. Learn about the Master of Arts and Certificate Program in Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate Institute’s open house at Stamford Hospital. Info: 203.874.4252.Learn.edu/ihh.

Bowls For The Soul: Nourishing Mind/Body/Spirit – 12-2pm w/Wendy Sosik. Paint an affirmation bowl, gain insights, and work with chakras, meditation techniques and mindful eating. 2-part series. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

9th Annual Support Connection Golf Outing – Time TBA. A benefit tournament hosted by Club Fit to raise funds for Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. $225 per golfer or $900/foursome; $75/dinner only. The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rte 9, Garrison. Info: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Men’s Health: 8 Weeks to the Habits of Living an Inspired Life – Time TBA. Dr Robert Abruzzesse, DC of Wellness is the Way and Soulauras offer 8 wks of chiropractic care, meditation, bodywork sessions and pilates. $1690. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Info: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com

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.

Get On Your Mat for Mental Health – 5:30pm. Mega-yoga event on Court St in White Plains with Matthew Sanford. Preregistration $20/$25 day of event; little yogis under 12/$10. For all ages and levels. MHAWestchester.org/onyourmat.

Vision & Success in School – 7-8:45pm. As many as 25% of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential; come learn more. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Reversing Autoimmune Diseases Naturally – 7:30pm. Holistic Mom’s hosts Denise Otten, author of Curing Courtney, the story of triumph over her daughter’s autoimmune hepatitis liver disease. Jeffrey Kopelson, MD also presents his work with alternative modalities. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Living Well With Lyme Disease – June 20-22. Dr Tom Francescott hosts this workshop for those with Lyme disease, health-care providers who want to improve their diagnostic and treatment skills, and anyone wanting most up-to-date info. $395.Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck. 845.876.5556.

New Rochelle’s Down to Earth Farmers Market – 8:30am-2:30pm. Opening day for local farmers market featuring fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised meats, chicken, and eggs; baked goods and more. North Avenue at Huguenot Park, in front of New Rochelle High School. 914.923.4837. DownToEarthMarkets.com.

Couples Cooking – 7pm w/Karen Muendell. Couples learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine. Online registration required. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Great Hudson River Revival/Clearwater Festival – June 21-22. This is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival; honoring Pete & Toshi Seeger and featuring Lucinda Williams and Norah Jones. Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. Ticket prices start at $70. Visit ClearwaterFestival.org.

World Peace & Prayer Days – 3 nights and four days of ceremony and celebration. Donations. Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Rd. Wappingers Falls. Info: Phone: 845.298.4600; worldpeaceandprayerday.com.

Pelham Yoga Summer Solstice Event – Registration: 8-8:45am; yoga 9-10:15am; live music: 10:15-11am. Bring a yoga mat and welcome the start of summer at this outdoor yoga event. Buy tickets online: ecopel.org.

Chatsworth Children’s Choir – 10am-12pm. Perform at Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. Free. In the parking lot outside the Larchmont Metro North station. Cars enter on Myrtle Blvd. 914.923.4837. DownToEarthMarkets.com.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar – 10am-4pm. One-day seminar explores massage therapy as a career. Receive a 90 minute massage from students and sample a class. $50. Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: 914.241.7363 x14. Info: FLSM.com.

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

Outdoor Yoga and Summer Solstice Celebration – presented by Riverstone Yoga, 5-7pm: picnic: 6-7pm: free kids yoga class: 7:30-8:30pm: yoga for all with live drumming. Free. Riverwalk Park 129 West Main St. Tarrytown. Info: riverstoneyoga.com; 914.332.9642.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

Advanced Certification in Prenatal Massage – 6/22 & 6/29. 9:30am-5:30pm. Learn Prenatal massage for each trimester of pregnancy; physiology of pregnancy and postural changes and techniques. Prerequisite: LMT. $400. Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: 607.272.9024 x 29. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm w/Jackie Muller, Reiki Master and Teacher. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

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

Farm to Table Spring Fundraiser – 4-7pm. Guests enjoy seasonal fare from local restaurants, bakeries and wineries. $100pp/members; $150pp/non-members. All signups are online. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.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. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 23

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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Book Club for Women with Breast & Ovarian Cancer – 7-8:45pm. Carolyn Steele shares adventures from her book Trucking in English. Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

One Light Healing Touch School Begins – A comprehensive 18-day training in over 33 Shamanic, Holistic and Esoteric healing techniques for healing the self and others. Meets June- Nov. Lagrangeville. Instructor, Penny Lavin: 845.878.5165. OLHT1.com.

Enhancement & Immersion Weekend – June 27-29 with Iyengar Master Gabriel Halpern. $165/full weekend, $80/Saturday only, or individually priced. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Training in Compassion: Cultivating a Tender Heart – June 27-29 with Norman Fischer and Rachel Cowan. Compassion meditation practices from the Buddhist and Jewish traditions. Garrison Institute. Info & to registration: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Wild Edibles Dinner – 5-7pm. Learn how to identify and sustainably forage a variety of local species; then learn how to prepare and season the wild edibles. $30pp.Online registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

The Key Principals of Pranayama & Meditation – 6-8:30pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $45. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.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/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

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.

Introduction to Tarot & Angel Cards – 7-9pm w/Alethea Jacob. $50. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

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

Back & Spine Care Support – 9am-12pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $50. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com

Walk Among Live Butterflies Grand Opening – 10am-3pm. Hoop structure housing butterflies is located in the meadow, providing a natural setting for both visitor and butterflies. Through Aug 3, 10am-3pm. Info: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Herbal Salves Workshop – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to start making salves from scratch, including extracting essential oils, and methods for creating a personal blend of balms and salves. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. $20pp/registration required. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

Pelvic & Shoulder Therapeutics – 1-3pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $40. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com

Spice it Up: Vegan Cooking Workshop – 1-4pm. Join Chef Rinku Bhattacharya using spices from around the world and learn how to amaze guests with tasty vegan cooking. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. $20pp/registration required. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Dragonfly Walk: With Friends of Muscoot Farm – 10am. Join Bedford Audubon’s Naturalist Tait Johansson for an early easy summer dragonfly walk on the beautiful grounds of Muscoot Farm. No registration necessary. BedfordAudubon.org.

Classic Asana & Their Revolved Counterparts – 10am-1pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $50. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Info: 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Keys to Manifesting & Creating The Life You Want – 11am-1pm w/Althea Jacob. $50. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Book Signing: The Biology of Beating Stress – 12-3pm. Learn how stress affects health and which foods and supplements assist in improving well-being. Whole Foods, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers. Info: Jeanne Ricks at 914.319.3220. NuDay.org.

Summer Solstice Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Fundraiser – 1-4pm. Silent auction, video interview of the Late Pete Seeger. Proceeds benefit education programs and support the livestock at Stony Kill Farm, $25. 271 River Rd. North, Wappingers Falls. Tickets/Info: kmar2957@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 30

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. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079.

 

 

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

Cover-May14-medFor 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.

Thursday, May 1

Spirit Connection – 6-7pm. Receive messages of love and support from the other side, with Spiritinside, Inc., Robin C. Mueller, Spiritual Medium and Reiki Practitioner. Mount Kisco. $60. Reservations: 914.730.0155.

FRIDAY, MAY 2

The Healer’s Lounge – 10-11:30am. Free holistic network gathering. Drop in. Network with holistic practitioners of multidisciplines. Held in Mt. Kisco by The Center for Health and Healing, and Quest Yoga Arts.  Info: 914.260.1696; TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

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.

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.

Getting Started on Social Media w/Facebook for Business – 10:30am-12pm. This is a free, informational presentation for business owners and entrepreneurs presented by Feeling the Vibe Web Design & Digital Marketing. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Connecting With The Earth & Our Souls Through Growing Food – 10:30am-12noon. 4-week series. Class will be starting a small plot of edibles and discussing various topics. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Vastu: The Vedic Science of Architecture & Design to Transform Your Life – 2-3:30pm. Explore energetic design techniques that balance the interaction of the five elements and nine directions. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.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

Member Appreciation Day at Massage Envy in Bedford Hills – Anniversary celebration and Member Appreciation Day, with free refreshments and aromatherapy or sugar foot therapy with a paid massage. Massage Envy Spa, 737 Bedford Rd. Bedford Hills. Info: 914.244.3689; MassageEnvy.com.

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.

Acupressure Facial Class – 10am-5pm w/Gail Kellstrom. Open to all, no prior experience necessary. 7CEU’s available. Add to your practice or enhance self-care. Soulauras, 520 North State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Also May 17. Sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. No experience necessary. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. $15/drop-in. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. A beginner workshop, pre-requisite to group Pilates classes. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800.

Séance: Talking to the Dead – 1-3pm 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.

Sparrow’s Nest Family Fun Day & Wellness Fair – 1-5pm. Activities for the whole family including: reflexology, facials, drumming, reiki, nutrition presentations, medicine workers, jewelry, food spices and more. $10/carload. Freedom Park 212 Skidmore Road Lagrangeville. Info: sparrowsnestcharity.com.

Priesthood Class & Ordination for Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. Rev Dan Chesbro teaches Melchizedek history, priesthood requirements and gives attunement in the Ordination of Melchizedek. $250/includes certification. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommuity.org.

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.

Message Gallery – 6pm. Roland Comtois, internationally renowned medium and spirit guide, delivers channeled messages for the soul and the famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing. $70. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

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

TUESDAY, MAY 6

Green Drinks Meeting – 6- 8pm. Green Drinks Westchester meets at Green Eileen in May. Green Eileen is Eileen Fisher’s revolutionary recycled clothing initiative. Green Eileen, 2350 Central Park Ave, Yonkers. Facebook.com/GreenDrinksWestchester.

Reiki Practitioner Share – 6:30pm. A free gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy with a loving community of Reiki practitioners. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Chakras/Colors/Crystals, Ooh My! – 7-8:30pm. Hands-on workshop with Diane LaVita. $11. Refreshments served. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Gluten-Free, Is It For Me? – 7-8:15 pm. Demystifying the gluten-free craze. Learn how to figure out how gluten affects the body; also menu ideas and recipes. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

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.

Soulauras Wellness Sampling Event – 6-9:30pm. 30 min sessions of bodywork, facials, reflexology, reiki, chakra balancing and aromatherapy. Introducing Neal’s Yards remedies organics.1st session complimentary; 30min/$30. Pilates class 6-7:15pm. Soulauras, 520 North State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregistration required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

It’s All in Your Hands – 7-8:30pm w/Diane LaVita. Learn about methods to calm the self and work through life issues. $11. Refreshments served. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Kabbalah: Mystical Mindfulness – 7-9 pm. 3-week series. Rabbi Leora Frankel introduces the core concepts of Kabbalah and how to can apply them in one’s life. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 8

Healthy Chocolate Tasting for Chocolate Lovers – 6-8pm. w/ Brigitte Shotiminrin. Learn about the health benefits of chocolate, such as mood enhancing, and anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and weight loss benefits. Free. WellSpring Holistic and Green Health Center, 1415 Boston Post Rd. Suite 5, Larchmont. RSVP 914.341.1246. Info: wellspringhhc.com.

Girls Night Out – 6-8:30pm. Jewelry, bowls, massage, reiki, angels, angel readings, raffles, refreshments & fun. $7. Larchmont. RSVP/info: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Change Over Time Workshop – 7pm w/Joseph V Cassarino. Learn to ease through the pain of divorce and other relationship break-ups in a healthy, productive manner. The Royal Regency Hotel, Yonkers. Info: OverComeDivorcePain.com.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 7-8:15pm. This 4wk class introduces the ideas developed my F M Alexander to gain poise in everyday life and reduce stress and tension. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 Main St, Mount Kisco. Preregistration required. Contact Karla Diamond: 914.649.9565.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

Soren Gordhamer: Wisdom 2.0 Retreat/ Disconnect to Connect – May 9-11. Exploring mindfulness, wisdom and compassion while living in the challenges of the digital age. Garrison Institute. Info/registration: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Electronic Spirit Communication – 7-9pm w/Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop: two 1-day offerings – 10-4pm (5/10 & 6/7). No painting skills required, just the desire to express and explore creativity. Sign up for both for $150-: each one $90- materials included. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie 914.844.6213; evemarieelkin.com.

Mid-Hudson Walk for Celiac Disease – Registration: 9am; 10am scheduled start. Gluten-free walk and fair with music, info and gluten-free food and beer. Walkway over the Hudson. $20/preregistered or $25. More info: DigestiveDiseaseNY.com.

Susan Miller of the Astrology Zone presents “A Look Ahead” – 10am-3pm. Content-rich talk plus buffet lunch. $95 Wainwright House, Rye. Pre-Register: http://bit.ly/1jJ9sBl.

Springside Annual Plant Sale & Open Day – 10am-3pm. Enjoy plant sale and self-guided walking tours. GPS, 185 Academy St, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.454.2060. SpringsideLandmark.org.

Spring Celebration & Plant Sale at Stony Kill – 11am-3pm. Plants for sale, sheep shearing, demonstrations, children’s activities, tours, food, live music, gift shop and more. Stony Kill Farm, 79 Farmstead Lane Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.831.1617; stonykill.org.

StarVisions Healing & Psychic Fair – 11am-4pm. Experience seven outstanding intuitive practitioners offering readings, healing and massage. Affordable sessions from 15-60min. Unique gifts of jewelry, healing kits and reiki pillows available. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Stress Reduction with Energy Healing – 12-1:15. 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. Lagrange Assoc Library, Freedom Exec Park, Poughkeepsie. Preregister: 845.452.3141. OLHT1.com.

Nurturing The Nurturers: A Pre-Mother’s Day Half-Day Retreat for Women – 1:30-5pm. Explore through yoga, meditation, journaling and group discussion the fullness of relationships with mothers and as mothers and the caregivers role. $50/advance or $65. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Grand Master Of Tarot Cards Workshop – 2-5pm. Join Grand Master of Tarot, Rachel Pollack for a fun Mother’s Day weekend event; learn more about Tarot and experience a Wisdom Reading. No experience necessary. $75. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt. Kisco. Preregister online: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SUNDAY, MAY 11

Mom & Me Yoga Class – 11am-12:30pm w/Monique Michaels. Celebrate this unique and powerful bond with your daughters by sharing the journey of yoga together. Quest Yoga Arts,   11-13 E Main St, 2nd fl, Mt. Kisco. Register by Thursday, May 8th: 914.241.9642 or QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, MAY 12

Prenatal Alexander Workshop – 1:30-2:30. Karla Diamond teaches an introductory 4 week workshop for expectant mothers. Learn to use the body with less tension and more ease; practical ways for helping with low back pain, bending and carrying. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisco. Karla: 914.649.9565.

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.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. A rejuvenating evening of exploring meditation in motion through yoga, dance, and fuller physical expression accompanied by world music, led by Sarah J Rubin. $25/advance or $30. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 13

Massage Envy facial and skin analyses event – Free mini-facials for members and guests. Massage Envy Spa, 737 Bedford Rd. Bedford Hills. Info: 914.244.3689; MassageEnvy.com.

Putnam County Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. For women over 40, come get empowered, connected, inspired and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com.

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. A free hour seminar exploring a different stone monthly from the magical mineral kingdom, over a cup of tea. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Chakras/Colors/Crystals, Ooh My! – 7-8:30pm. Hands-on workshop with Diane LaVita. $11. Refreshment served. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14

It’s All in Your Hands – 7-8:30pm w/Diane LaVita. Learn about methods to calm the self and work through life issues. $11. Refreshments served. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 15

Girls Night Out – 6-8:30pm. Jewelry, bowls, massage, reiki, angels, angel readings, raffles, refreshments & fun. $7. Larchmont. RSVP/info: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 16

Align and Refine: Understanding the Importance of Posture Fundamentals. May 16-18. Beginners create a strong foundation, seasoned yogis uncover habits and teachers refine the eye. Prices vary depending on membership. Sponsored by TheYogaScape at Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. 800.822.4547. YogaInternational.com.

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. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 17

Open House at Simply Contours – 9am-12pm. All welcome. Visitors can receive one free treatment upon purchasing 4-5 treatments. Simply Contours, 2058 Central Park Ave, Yonkers. Info: 914.337.0443. SimplyContours.com.

Getting Started on Social Media w/Twitter for Business – 10:30am-12pm. This is a free, informational presentation for business owners and entrepreneurs presented by Feeling the Vibe Web Design & Digital Marketing. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

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

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.

Reiki Master Teacher Training –11am-4pm. An intimate class learning how to pass Reiki attunement to share the gift of Reiki with others. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. Preregistration required: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Healthy Chocolate Tasting for Chocolate Lovers – 1-3pm. w/ Brigitte Shotiminrin. Learn about the health benefits of chocolate, such as mood enhancing, and anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and weight loss benefits. Free. WellSpring Holistic and Green Health Center, 1415 Boston Post Rd. Suite 5, Larchmont. RSVP 914.341.1246. Info: wellspringhhc.com.

Restore & Renew Workshop – 2-4pm w/Terry Ariano. Every third Saturday, join Terry for a deeply restorative yoga class, focusing on holding and deepening postures through the breath. $20. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Crystal Temple Open House – 2-5pm. Vibrational & holistic healing, wellness with essences, bowls, angel readings & more. Larchmont. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 18

A Day of Healing – 10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from the international, One Light Healing Touch School, teaches Scanning, Radiant, and Color Healing for healing oneself and others; clear blockages and increase health and spiritual awareness. $150/includes lunch. $15 off w/2 wks prior registration. Register: 845.878.5165. Lagrangeville location.

Reiki 1 – 10am-5pm. With Spiritinside, Inc., Robin C. Mueller, Spiritual Medium and Reiki Practitioner Mount Kisco. $250. Register: 914.730.0155.

The Joy of Creating with Color & Sound – 1-4 pm. Explore how color influences. Create mandalas and paintings while live music is performed by an acoustic bassist. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Family Yoga – 11:45am-12:45pm w/Chiara McCarthy. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. All ages. $25/two people, $5/each additional. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, 2nd fl, Mt. Kisco. Preregistration required: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm w/Alma Pink. Approachable from any level, admission by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerbalanceStudio.org.

Crystal Singing Bowls – 1-3pm. Learn to play the crystal singing bowls and experience a chakra balancing. $11. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm w/Karla Diamond. 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, 2nd fl, Mt. Kisco. Preregistration requested: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.     

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, MAY 19

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. 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, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Monthly Restorative Yoga – 7-8:45pm. An evening of gentle yoga poses, fully supported by props to release tension, rest and rejuvenate the body, mind and heart. By donation. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

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. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, MAY 20

Reiki Training Series – 6:30pm. First of six classes providing in-depth Reiki Level 1, Master Practitioner teachings, the Reiki attunements and certificate upon completion. Preregistration required. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

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 Jewels in Your Horoscope – 7-8:30pm. w/ astrologer, Pamela Cucinell. What glitters with promise for purpose, love and fulfillment? Participants get mini-read from personal horoscopes to illustrate how astrology works. $30 members/$36 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye Register: 914.967.6080.

SATURDAY, MAY 24

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

SUNDAY, MAY 25

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm w/Jackie Muller, Reiki Master. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Monday, May 23

Gelek Rimpoche: Manjushri’s System of Blasting Through Ignorance – 5/23-5/26. Transforming ourselves and our experience of the world. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 27

The Hawaiian People and Their Spiritual Traditions – 7-8:30pm w/Marcos Lyras. Free. Reservation a must. Larchmont. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

New Moon Vision Board Workshop – 6-8:30pm w/Diane Lavita. $11/includes materials. Refreshments served. RSVP/information: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 29

Holistic Moms Network Meeting: Cranial Osteopathy – 7:30pm w/Dr Katherine Scoville and Dr Ivan Hernandez. Learn how Cranial Osteopathy differs from cranial sacral treatment or chiropractic, and relates to physical therapy for whole body alignment. Free. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

Connecting With Your Angels Workshop – 7-9pm w/Katie Ciriello. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 30

Yoga Nidra – 7:15-8:30pm w/Alma Pink & John DeJulio. The dreamless sleep of the yogis leaves one fully restored. Guided imagery, breath direction, and gentle stretches. $17. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800.

SATURDAY, MAY 31

A Day of Healing – 10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from the international, One Light Healing Touch School, teaches Scanning, Radiant, and Color Healing for healing oneself and others; clear blockages and increase health and spiritual awareness. $150/includes lunch. $15 off w/2 wks prior registration. Register: 845.878.5165. Lagrangeville location.

Building the Inner Resources: Knowing Unchanging Happiness – 1:30-5pm w/Brahmani Liebman. Learn practices that support the spiritual path; find happiness from within no matter what life experience comes along. $60/advance or $75. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914 384-9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

A Master Yoga Class – 2:30-4:30pm w/Tao Porchon-Lynch. Join YTA’s President Emeritus for an afternoon of yoga. $45. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. Info about Tao: TaoPorchon-Lynch.com.

Working with Angels/Merlin/Higher Self – 3-6pm. StarVisions sponsors Margaret Doner, LMT, author, and angelic channel sharing how to work with the angelic realm to reach one’s highest potential. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo, now in Stamford. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT. Info: AwakenFair.com. Click on Stamford CT 6-1-14.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Event – 7pm w/Beth Mullin. Prompt start time 7:30pm. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow; chairs available. The Livingroom, 103 Main St, Cold Spring. $20/before June 1 or $25. 845.661.3630.

Saturday, June 7

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10-4pm. No painting skills required, just the desire to express and explore creativity. $90, materials included. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie 914.844.6213; evemarieelkin.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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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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.

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