Natural Awakenings Night at Katonah Healing Arts Alliance May 5

All are invited to the next Natural Awakenings Night on Wednesday, May 5. The night is hosted by the professionals at the Katonah Healing Arts Alliance, and it begins promptly at 6:30 p.m. with a short meditation to get everyone relaxed and present. Next, each practitioner will give a short presentation, followed by mini-sessions and talks in the center’s different rooms. The event ends at 9pm and concludes with a drumming circle. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

The Katonah Healing Arts Alliance has catered to the community’s alternative health needs for sixteen years. Alliance members offer everything from massage, reflexology and Reiki, to Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Manual Lymph Drainage and the Alexander Technique. They encourage visitors to stop by the office or visit their website at KatonahHealingArtsAlliance.com to learn more about the many healing arts offered.

The Katonah Healing Arts Alliance is located at 15 Parkway, Katonah, NY. RSVP is appreciated but last minute guests are always welcome. RSVP to Natural Awakenings at 914.617.8750 or email Danab@naturalawakeningsmag.com.

Renewal & Reconnection for Womenpreneurs

On May 2, R4Women presents a networking event at Hollow Brook Golf Club in Cortlandt Manor. The event is an opportunity for women to reconnect with their passions during a day of networking, pampering, shopping, wine tasting and more. The day kicks off with a V.I.P. Networking Brunch led by The Sales Breakthrough Strategist Rochelle Togo-Fio.

The R4Women Networking Event & Expo is the creation of Cindy Borassi, who holds monthly Womens’ Networking Luncheons in Peekskill. Cindy says that luncheon members were seeking an affordable means of marketing their businesses to other women in the Hudson Valley. R4Women works with “Womenpreneurs” who want to grow their businesses in authentic ways and increase sales by using their inherent ability to connect with, nurture and support other women. “R4Women’s Networking Event & Expo provides busy Womenpreneurs a chance to catch up with themselves, their friends and their families,” Borassi explains. “Whether they choose to network, participate, sample or shop, all they have to do is come and enjoy.”


The V.I.P. Networking Brunch on Sunday, May 2 runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. General admission hours are from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is $25 for the day or $12.50 for general admission. For more information and tickets visit r4Women.com or call 914.400.6675.

May 2010 Events

Saturday, May 1

Access Your Healing Potential with One Light Healing Touch – 5/1 & 5/2. w/ Penny Price Lavin. One Light Healing Touch is an International Energy Healing and Mystery School.Learn 4 techniques for healing oneself and others: Scanning, Radiant, Chakra and Color Healing. E.Fishkill. $250. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com: 845.878.5165.

Painting from the Inside Out & Family Constellation work – 10am-12pm. Dare to paint anything! Express, explore and play with paint. No skills required. 1:30-5pm: Participant’s paintings will help gain insight into family dynamics and unconscious patterns, whether family, work or in other symptoms. $100. Info: evemarieelkin.com.

SPCA of Westchester Charity Dog Walk & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. Pet walk, music, food, games and crafts for kids and shopping in the vendor village. $20/registration; $35/ families of 2 or more; Kids under 12 enter & walk free. FDR State Park. Yorktown Heights. Info:spca914.org.

Nature and Native Americans Program – 10am-5pm. 5/1 & 5/2. Family Fun. Bear skulls, large collection of insects, Native American artifacts, Teepee workshops, rock and mineral displays and more. $4/adults, $2.50/seniors, students & children. 6 & under/free. Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill St. Putnam Valley. Info: Rosemarie Gratz: 845.528.0345.

Music at the Market with Deuces Child –10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Community Markets Mount Kisco Farmers Market. The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 12:45-1:45pm. 5/1-6/12 (excluding 5/22). Yoga experience designed to support a pregnant woman physically and emotionally as she moves towards birth. $180/member; $235/non-member. Apogee Bedford Hills. Register/info: 914.244.1606; apogeewellness.com.

Edible Weed Walk, sponsored by Westchester Slow Food – 1-3pm. Herbalist Bonnie Rogers leads informative tour of edible “weeds” and herbs. Learn how to harvest and prepare common backyard plants: Nettles, dandelion, chickweed and more. $20. 743 Bedford Rd. Sleepy Hollow. RSVP: 914.844.3776.

Belly Dance: Embody the Goddess – 2-5pm. w/ Susan Wright. Feel the elements of creation moving within…earth, water, fire, air and ether. Generate healing energy. Waiwright House. 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Sunday, May 2


R4Women’s Networking Event & Expo
– 10am-4pm. The Hudson Valley’s Premier Event for Womenpreneurs – the r4Women Networking Event & Expo debuts at Hollowbrook Golf Club. Day of networking, pampering, shopping, wine tasting and more. $12.50/admission; $25/brunch. Info: R4Women.com; 914.400.6675.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog, Cat Owners and Shelter Workers –1-4pm. Perfect class for the beginning of “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Learn easy techniques to release fear-aggression issues in both cats and dogs as well as making strays & ferals more adoptable. $40. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm.  Visit the Yogascape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.) Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 2-3pm. 5/2-6/6. Yoga experience designed to support a pregnant woman physically and emotionally as she moves towards birth. $180/member; $235/non-member. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 11 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor. White Plains. Register: 914.644.8884; apogeewellness.com.

Monday, May 3


Monday Meditation Circle
– 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, May 4


Yoga by the Beach at Rye Town Park
– 5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/20, 5/25, 5/27, 5/28. Open Level Yoga. Rain or Shine. Bring a yoga mat.  $17/drop-in or $15 with class package. Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450.

Wednesday, May 5


Retrofitting Sprawl: A Guide to Remaking the Suburbs
– 9am-3:30pm. Conference for municipal officials, planners, community advocates and others. $35, includes lunch & refreshments. South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register/info: Tom Andersen: tom@westchesterlandtrust.org.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B.  info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Natural Awakenings Night – 6:30-9pm. Hosted by the professionals at the Katonah Healing Arts Alliance. Fun night with holistic neighbors. Refreshments. Free. 15 Parkway, Katonah. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Katonahhealingarts.com.

Thursday, May 6


The Power of Personal Branding for Women Entrepreneurs
– 5:30-9pm. Workshop w/ Karen Graves. Networking and dinner, image consulting, makeup demo, door prizes and goody bags. $40 by 4/15, then $50. $60/door (based on availability). Zanaro’s Italian Restaurant, White Plains. Info: 914.396.7664.

Open House for May Part-Time Massage Therapy Program – 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Friday, May 7

Nature Friendly Plant Sale at Teatown – 4-7pm: 5/7; 9am-2pm: 5/8. Unique and hard-to-find annuals and perennials, deer resistant and native plants, heirloom vegetables and more. $10 on Friday. Free on Saturday. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: 914.762.2912 x 110; teatown.org.

Birthday! Opening Reception & All Age Art Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Work from 19 tri-state artists on the theme of birthday. Also, Looking Back: Forty Years at Pelham Art Center. Runs thru 6/26. Pelham Art Center. 155 Fifth Ave. Pelham. Info: Christine Milo 914.738.2525; pelhamartcenter.org.

Introduction to Tarot Card Reading – 7-9pm. 4 weeks. w/ Ann Marie D’Agostino at Awakenings, Metaphysical Book & Gift Shop. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register/info:  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. Open to both experienced and inexperienced. Join in to either refine Reiki technique or learn how to access the heart-centered, compassionate energy of Reiki. $10. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Saturday, May 8

Art at the Market with Pelham Art Center – Free, drop-in art project. Community Markets Mamaroneck Farmers Market. St Thomas’ Episcopal Church. 168 W Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Surviving 2012: Your Changing Consciousness – 9am-5pm. 5/8 & 6/19. Trudy Griswold, Raffaello DiMeglio, Cindy Miller, presents insight and tools for navigating these challenging times. $170/date. $250/both in advance. The Oaks. New Rochelle. Register: 203.426.9448 Info: trinityproduction.org.

Meet & Greet Roland M Comtois – Author of And Then There Was Heaven a journey of hope and love. 11:30am-1:30pm. Awakenings, Metaphysical Book & Gift Shop. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register/info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Fitness Event Celebrating Mothers! – 7am-3pm. Get healthy with a workout of circuit training for every age. Free for everyone. Apogee Bedford Hills. RSVP: 914.244.1606. Info: apogeewellness.com.

Surviving 2012 Your Changing Consciousness – 9am-5pm. 5/8 & 6/19. Workshop featuring Trudy Griswold, of the Angelspeake trilogy books, Raffaello DiMeglio, karmic healer, and Cindy Miller, intuitive and sacred activist. The Oaks in New Rochelle. $170; $250/both sessions. Register/Info: 203.426.9448 trinityproduction.org.

Mother–Daughter Pilates Mat Class – 10:30-11:30am. w/ Lesly Levy. Free for everyone. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 11 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor. White Plains. Register: 914.644.8884; apogeewellness.com.

RiverTalks: Evening Lecture Series – 7pm. Rising Waters w/ Mark Lowrey. Learn the startling results of the Sea Level Rise Task Force, the DEC’s major study on climate change in the Hudson Valley, and how to prepare for it. $5. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 13; beczak.org.

Sunday, May 9


Katonah Green Meetup Trip
– Road Trip to the Long Island Green Dome: Kevin Shea’s off the grid dome home. Potluck/carpooling. RSVP for sign up instructions: Meetup.com/Katonah-Green-and-Beyond.

Muscoot Farmers Market – 10am-3pm. 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30. Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap and candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicious baked goods. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. 2nd Sundays. w/ Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, May 10


Film Screening of Who Does She Think She Is?
– 6:30pm. Film screening and artist panel discussion benefitting The Garden Road School.  $30. The Peekskill Hat Factory 1000 N. Division St. Peekskill. Info: 914.526.4033.

Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Health Care Decision – 6:30pm. w/ Florissa E. Zinghini. Workshop helps plan for the future with aging parents; cope with discharge and make the best decisions. Somers Library. Somers. Info: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Monday Meditation Circle – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, May 11


Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum
– 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Introduction to Massage Therapy as a Career Workshop– 6-8pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about the programs, and tour the school. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Live Fermented Foods: Ancient Healing Art – 5/11 & 5/18. 7-9:30pm. w/ Holistic Chef Karen Spirer. Lean to prepare delicious (umami) savory and sweet rejuvenating fermented foods and elixirs. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.


Professional Women of Putnam Networking Event
– 6-9pm. Guest Speaker: Linda Rey of Rey Insurance. “Twitter for Business” To Tweet or Not to Tweet. $30 includes buffet. Marco’s Restaurant 612 Route 6 Mahopac. Register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.


Holistic Moms Network
–7-9pm. Workshop on Setting Limits with Donna Mikkelson, Founder and Director of The Garden Road School. Holistic Moms of Putnam County. All welcome.Desmond-Fish Library Children’s Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Teleconference w/ Dr. Christiane Northrup – 8pm. Business opportunity. Hosted by Dr. Northrup, Penny Northrup Kirk, and Kate Northrup Moller, co-founders of Team Northrup. For info and dial-in phone number, contact: Perry Levenson: 914.495.3212.

Wednesday, May 12


Holistic Approach to Enhancing Your Fertility
– 7-8:30pm. w/ Perry Levenson, L.Ac. Talk covers how acupuncture, improving nutritional status and reducing the toxicities in the body and environment enhances fertility naturally. Free. Whole Healthy Family. 401 Columbus Ave. Valhalla. Info: 914.495.3212; wholehealthyfamily.com.

Thursday, May 13

The Alexander Technique and Meditation – 7-8:30pm. w/ Vincent Fraser. Explore how the Alexander Technique can deepen Meditation Practice followed by a guided meditation. All levels welcome. Study group may form. Greenwich Library. Reservations required. 203.570.2059.

Storytelling Workshop – 7-9:30pm. 8 weeks. Creative journaling, guided meditation, and in-class writing exercises from successful texts such as The Artist’s Way. $40/class; $240/8 classes. Stern Wellness Center. 27 Radio Circle Drive #104, Mount Kisco. 914.864.2222.

Friday, May 14


Equine Energetix Seminar
– 6-8pm. w/ James Cassese. EMDR in Humans and Equine Bilateral Corrective Experience. Learn about this integrative treatment approach for horse and rider. $40. Mistover Farm. Pawling. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training – 5/13: 7-9pm; 5/14 & 5/15: 8:30am-6:30pm. 20 hour training designed for Yoga Teachers or Bodyworkers who want a greater working knowledge of pre and postnatal yoga. $650  Premier Pilates & Yoga. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.

Feminenza presents: Growing Confidence and Living Confidently

– 7-9:30pm. Through information, practical exercises, open dialogue and exploration, this workshop offers tools to enhance and access this confidence. North American Template Center. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: Eileen McGowan at 914.924.9391.

Saturday, May 15


Equine Energetix Workshop
– 9am-5pm. w/ James Cassese. Horse As Muse: Creativity Through The Way of the Horse. Using Equine-Facilitated Learning to help participants connect to one’s creative self. No horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm. Pawling. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Annual Friends of Lasdon Plant Sale – 9:30am-3:30pm. A large selection of shrubs, annuals and perennials available for purchase. Rain or shine. Free admission. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. Info: 914.864.7268.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm. 5/15 & 5/16. Attune to this system of energy healing and spiritual growth practices with Ginny Mackles, 5th generation Master since 1986.  Includes 33-page workbook. Millwood. Info: ginnymackles.com; 914.762.7761.

Cooking Demo and Tasting with Chef Emily – 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Community Markets Mount Kisco Farmers Market. The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Spring Fever event at Wholistic Physical Therapy – 10:30am-12pm. Learn about the benefits of Myofascial Release Treatment and receive a free 15 minute evaluation. 1591 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info: 845.940.1050.


Open-Air Family Music Fest at GNC
– 11am-4pm. Rain date 5/16. Family fun day with entertainment, exhibits, trails and refreshments for purchase, or bring a picnic. $12/ Non-members; 44/kids. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.


The Art of Healing Grand Opening Celebration
– 12-5pm. Festivities will be held at The Art of Healing, 1 Front St. in Patterson. Info: 845.878.HEAL.

Painting and Pleasure – 12-5pm. Explore, experiment and play while painting from the inside out.  Allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $75. Tarrytown. Info/Register: Eve-Marie 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.


Woodland Wildflower Hike
– 1-2:30pm. Hike to Hidden Valley to learn the ecology and lore of woodland wildflowers. Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: teatown.org; 914.762.2912.


Urban H20: Local Music
– 7pm. Joe Crookston with Julia Corbalis. Moving songs delivered with magical madness plus Westchester’s own soulful singer-songwriter. $10 includes free beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

Sunday, May 16


Spring Migration Bird Walk
– 7:30am. Beginners welcome. This should be the height of the migration. See flycatchers, warblers, orioles and thrushes. Bring binoculars. Free. Marshlands Conservancy. Rt. 1 Rye. Info: 914.835.4466.


Shad River Festival
– Riverkeeper’s 20th Shad Festival and Hudson River Celebration at Boscobel House includes live music, nature hikes, and eco-arts and crafts. Garrison. Info: 1.800.21RIVER, ext. 232 or visit riverkeeper.org.

Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest – 9am-3pm. Demos on canoeing, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Taconic Outdoor Education Center. 75 Mountain Laurel Lane, Cold Spring. $2; $1/kids. Info: 845.265.3773.

Spring Planting Program – 1-3pm. Join Master Gardener Charlotte Morsch for some hands-on garden prep and planting in the historic truck garden. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.
Bernie Siegel: Reflections on the Art of Living & Healing – 2-4pm. $25. The Graduate Institute. 171 Amity Rd. Bethany, CT. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.


Cooking Grains and Dried Beans, Eat Eco-Healthfully and $ave Money
– 2-5pm. 5/16 & 5/23. Other dates too. $190 or $170 per person if bringing a friend. Offered by Vitalah Simon of YogaShine, Hawthorne. Info: 914.769.8745.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant, $65. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 5/13-5/18.  Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St.  Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.


Lecture on the Bhagavad Gita
– 3-5pm, Satsang 5-6:30pm; Kirtan 6:30-8pm. w/ Shyam Das. $25 each, or $55 for the day. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; shyamdas.com.


Kundalini Yoga
– 6-7:30pm. Experience the joy of strengthening the nervous system and enhancing creative potential, and finding a deep inner calm and self-confidence. $20. 11-13 Main St. Mount Kisco. Info/register: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.


Monday, May 17


Monday Meditation Circle
– 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Reversing or Managing Diabetes – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH with EFT, guided meditation, diet and education. $25. Register/info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, May 18


Networking for Womenpreneurs
–11am-1:30pm. Relaxed networking gathering to aid women in connecting to resources, building relationships and growing their businesses. $25, includes lunch and attendance roster. Infinite Possibilities, 1132 Main St. Peekskill. Cindy: 914.400.6675; r4women.com.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Live Fermented Foods: Ancient Healing Art – 7-9:30pm. w/ Holistic Chef  Karen Spirer. Lean to prepare delicious (umami) savory and sweet rejuvenating fermented foods and elixirs. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.

Wednesday, May 19


Stress: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
– 6-7:30pm. Interactive discussion with Minerva Santos, MD. Discover natural techniques and foods for stress reduction. Learn the effects of chronic stress. Free. 691 East Main St. Jefferson Valley. Register: 914.245.6800.

Thursday, May 20


World Healing: Group Walk & Talk for Women’s Issues and Healing
– 11:30am-1:30pm. Rail-Trail Walk in Carmel followed by meditation, for empowerment of Women worldwide. Share creative and practical ideas. Refreshments. $10 suggested. Register/info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.


Experiential Health and Healing Info Session
– 4pm. Dr. Steven Horowitz presents an information session on the M.A. in Experiential Health and Healing. Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Stamford’s Tully Health Center. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.


Creating Health and Prosperity with Team Northrup
– 7-8:30pm. w/ Perry Levenson. Explore the health/wealth connection. Seminar is for those inspired by the mind/body/spirit connection and the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup. Free. Register: 914.495.3212; createprosperityinmay.eventbright.com.


Friday, May 21

Riverlovers Pot Luck & Meeting – 6:30pm. Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on our natural heritage river. Meet at the nature center. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.


Conversation on Conservation Café: Hydro-fracking and Your Drinking Water
– 8-10:30am. Hear the latest on the value and effects of hydrofracking. Forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Bring your own coffee mug. Pace University Pleasantville Campus. Register/info: 914.864.7047.

Yogasm – 7:30-9:30pm. w/ Cat Guthrie. A workshop for women only. Exploring the Divine Feminine within. Specific breathing and asana practices to deepen connection and increase responsiveness and enjoyment. $40. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, May 22

Birding With Ed Kanze – 7:30am. Naturalist Ed Kanze returns to lead this excursion to observe the behavior of some of the colorful songbirds of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. $8 without Park Pass. Rt. 35 & 121 South, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

Garden Tool Swap – 9am-1pm. Bring garden tools, containers, supplies to Gossett’s Farmer’s Market to trade with other gardeners. Participants receive organic vegetable seeds from nursery. 1201 Rte 35, South Salem. Info: GossettsFarmMarket.com.

Native American Spirituality: Dance, Drum, Learn – 9:30am-1:30pm. w/ Valerie Stiehl at Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Must register by 5/19: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.


Mamapalooza
– 11am-5pm. Live music festival with activities for kids, news on green and sustainable living, food vendors and more. Free. Kensico Dam Plaza. Valhalla. Info: 877.711.MOMS; mamapalooza.org.

The Plasma presents: What Does It Mean to Be Human? – Experiential, transformative concert. 7 Saxon Wood Road in White Plains. Part of the proceeds will support Feminenza. Tickets: $20 at edwarddowrick.com.

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15pm, for ages 3-6 & w/ parents; 2:30-3:30pm for ages 7 and up w/ parents. w/ Robin Wald. Quality play time with family in a fun-filled yoga workshop. $25/2 people; $5 each extra person. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Sunday, May 23


Greasestock 2010
– An alternative fuel exhibit and fest at the historic Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown Heights. Vegetable oil fuel trucks, electric car, and music. Info: greasestock.org.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm.During this circle, drum, rattle, dance, journey and connect with nature for both personal and planetary healing. $30. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Monday, May 24


Monday Meditation Circle
– 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome, instruction given, bring a cushion. Chairs available. Suggested donation $7. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, May 25


Open House for the June Full-Time Massage Therapy Program
– 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students.  Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Wednesday, May 26


Katonah Study Group
– 7pm. Please bring goodies to eat. Katonah Library, Garden Room. $10/evening or $50/membership for the year. RSVP: Saundra C. Blum 914.767.0312. Info: Katonahstudygroup.org.


Friday, May 28


Sunset Jazz Soiree with Art Labriola Trio
– 6-8pm. Rain date 5/29. Take in the famous view of the Hudson River from Boscobel’s great lawn. Wine, cheese and light hors d’oeuvres served. 21 years+ Reservations required. $35. Garrison. Register: 845.265.3638 x 115; Boscobel.org, artlabriola.com.

Sunday,  May 30


GNC Highlights Tour
– 11:30am. Take a guided tour of the gardens and grounds, and learn about the treasures on the Nature Center’s 33 acres. Trail maps provided. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

June 4


One Light Healing Touch School Begins
– w/ Penny Price Lavin. School meets 18 days over 6 months. Ideal for those seeking personal growth and all healthcare practitioners. Learn 50 holistic, shamanic and esoteric self-healing practices and 33 techniques to heal oneself and others. CEUs. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com; 845.878.5165.

Tibetan Healing Mandala Buddhist Energy Medicine

Lama Lobsang PaldenTibetan meditation and healing techniques can help us move through a healing crisis with wisdom and grace. Lama Lobsang Palden’s Saturday, May 1 workshop at the Redding Meditation Society will focus on traditional holistic healing and the Medicine Buddha. Participants will receive a karma purification and blessing ceremony, and Lama will give instructions on how to perform the Tibetan Buddhist ritual of Medicine Buddha. Lama Lobsang, whose experience as a traditional healer began many years ago in Tibet, will demonstrate Tibetan energy medicine, using mantras, instruments, crystals, and pranic healing. Workshop participants will practice these techniques in group healing sessions. Lama, a yoga master, will give instruction on Tsalung: the Cleansing Breath of Tibetan Yantra Yoga. He will teach yoga mudras and breathing exercises for self-healing, stress relief, and relaxation. These practices open the channels and balance the chakras, permitting more free-flowing energy. Lama Lobsang Palden was recognized as a reincarnated Lama as a boy in Tibet and trained at Amdo Tashi Kyil Monastery.

The Redding Meditation Society is at 9 Picketts Ridge Rd., West Redding, CT. Workshop hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Fee:  $135 including Medicine Buddha practice book and Tsalung DVD. To register visit BlueBeryl.org. Instructor Information: LamaLobsang.com. Workshop Information: Robert MacDonald, ihw4u@aol.com. Directions: ReddingMeditationSociety.org.

Charity Pet Walk and Fair for SPCA of Westchester

On Saturday, May 1, 2010, animal lovers can gather at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to raise money for the SPCA. The day begins with a 2-mile charity dog walk, followed by live music with 100.7 WHUD, fabulous food and refreshments, games and crafts for kids, and a vendor village for shopping. In recognition of the many shelter cats who are waiting for new homes, supporters can also walk with an adoptable cat vest. Pre-registration is not required but is greatly appreciated, and walkers can register online and collect pledges if they like. Those who don’t own a pet or whose pets don’t do well in crowds are also invited to come out and help to raise awareness and funds. The SPCA hopes to raise $100,000 this year for a new animal shelter. Organizers report that more than 3,000 animal lovers and pets joined the event last year.

The walk registration fee is $20; $35 for families of two or more; kids under 12 enter and walk free. For more information, visit spca914.org, email lisa@spca914.org or call 914.941.2896.

Green Drinks Hosts Next Natural Awakenings Gathering on April 27, 2010

Green Drinks and Natural Awakenings will team up to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Rainwater Grille in Hastings on Hudson, NY.  Seth Leitman, who heads up the Westchester chapter of Green Drinks, hosts this night of eco-networking in which guests pay a $5 donation to Green Drinks and then belly-up to the bar to purchase drinks and food. Rainwater Grille, located at 19 Main Street in Hasting on Hudson, is an elegant and eco-friendly full-service restaurant. During this gathering to honor Earth Day (which is actually April 22), Seth will talk about what’s happening locally with solar energy, electric cars, organic food infrastructure, and whatever else people bring to the conversation. Seth, an avid green blogger, is also known as The Green Living Guy and the author of several books, including Build Your Own Electric Vehicle. Seth says that the green economy can work if people work together. In that spirit, he’ll share information from his latest book, Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits.

RSVPs to Seth at greendrinkswestchester@yahoo.com are appreciated but not required. You may also email Seth to be put on the e-list for monthly Green Drinks reminders. For directions to the event, visit rainwatergrill.com.

Shop at Whole Foods Today to Support Greenburgh Nature Center

Resident of Greenburgh Nature Center

On Wednesday, April 7 Whole Foods Market in White Plains will donate 5% of their net sales to the Greenburgh Nature Center (GNC). Whole Foods already partners with the GNC on the Center’s Sustainability Garden in Scarsdale, contributing plants and other materials. With these donations and assistance from Whole Foods Market volunteers, the GNC has plans to further expand the vegetable and herb garden, providing visitors with a close-up view of the organic growing process. The Sustainability Garden will be a place for both passive and participatory learning about growing food in a sustainable way, and serve as an adjunct to the Center’s sustainability programs.

The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, gardens and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary.  Indoor exhibits include a live animal museum, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop.

The Greenburgh Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY.  The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk throughout the year, and indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and some holidays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekends. Visit greenburghnaturecenter.org for more information. Whole Foods Market is located at 110 Bloomingdale Road, in White Plains, NY and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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