FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out – 6-10pm. DJ, samplings, free give-a-way’s, shopping for unique finds, fashion tips & eco-friendly goody bag. The DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown. $10. 914.396.7664.
Fools Night Out – 7-11:30pm. Comedy by Donna East includes show, appetizers, music and dancing. Partial proceeds benefits “Happy Families International Center”. $35pp. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Frog Music – 10-11:30am. The sounds of spring begin with a chorus of frogs. Explore a vernal pool and watch and listen as spring explodes. Wear boots that can get wet. $5/nonmembers. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.
Release Stress w/Energy Healing Workshop – 10:30am-12noon w/Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch Int’l Healing School. Experiential energy healing workshop helps participants relieve stress and develop innate healing ability. Mt. Kisco Library, 100 E. Main St., Mt Kisco. Free. 914.864.0038; onelighthealingtouch.com.
Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm. Beyond psychology, an approach that looks at present life experience within the context of the family “field” and family history; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. Tarrytown location. Eve-Marie, LMSW, LCAT; 914.909.6292.
Herbal Healing Garden Design Workshop – 2-4pm. Design an herb garden with traditional Native American herbs that can grow locally. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown. $20. 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.
Become a Yoga Teacher – 5:30-6:30pm. Learn more about deepening one’s yoga practice and becoming a yoga teacher with Lara Azzarito Ward. Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd. Sandy Hook, CT. Info: 860.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 3
Holistic Pet Care for Cats and Dogs – 1-4pm. Discover techniques to help pets relax and have a better quality of life. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $40. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.
Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.
Candlelit Kundalini and Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Work on all aspects of the self using mental forces, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras, and relaxation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-register by 4/1. Questyogaarts.com.
Adult Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm (4/3 & 4/25) w/ Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. Bi-monthly group. 531 Central Park Ave., Ste. 304, Scarsdale. $15. 914.722.1989.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Release Stress w/Energy Healing Workshop – 6:30-8pm w/Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch Int’l Healing School. Experiential energy healing workshop helps participants relieve stress and develop innate healing ability. Carmel Reed Library, Rt. 52 & Rt. 6, Carmel. Free. 845.225.2439; onelighthealingtouch.com.
Water Demo – 7pm. Learn what’s really in drinking water; what is believed to be doing the body good may actually be doing the opposite. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free/registration required. HumanBodyworks.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Healing Circle of Light – 12-1pm. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. All welcome. Free. 914.730.0155 or 914.400.7056; spiritinside.net.
Journal “Spilling” – 6-7pm. Experience creative endeavors for adults and teens. The John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. Free. 914.245.5262 x227; yorktownlibrary.org.
Optimal Health Care Panel – 7-9pm. Bring questions for a discussion with holistic practitioners. Brewster Adult Ed. Info: 845.279.5051×154.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Whole Foods Cooking Class Series – 9:15-11:45am (4/7 & 4/14). Learn quick, easy and tasty recipes using all organic ingredients; low fat, wheat-free, and gluten-free. $160/2-class series or “bring a friend” discount – $145/series per person. Hawthorne. Reservations required. 914.769.8745; yogashine.com.
Pranayama & Meditation – 11:15-12:15 (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT. A practice that fosters the ability to direct ones own energy, and concentrate the mind. YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $18/first class at studio free. 845.225.9642.
Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Special guest Julia Trunzo of Fishkill Farms discusses organic pest management, companion planting, composting, and ways to involve kids in gardening. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.
Best Sleep Tips – 7-8pm. A panel of health and wellness practitioners reaches into their tool kits to assist in creating the best personalized sleep habits to meet needed rest and recovery. The Art of Healing, 1 Front St., Patterson. Donation. 845.878.4325.
Lecture for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. w/Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Limited to people who are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Free. Includes dinner. 914.868.6200.
Managing Stress Through Yoga – 7-8:30pm w/Corey Esannason & Christine Racanelli, PhD. Learn new skills to assist in self-regulation, stress reduction, and the potential for positive change. Quest Yoga Arts.11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $40/paid preregistration by 4/4. Questyogaarts.com.
Mindful Eating – 7:30pm w/Natalie Dalessio-Gruneberg. Program includes basic nutrition information, learning to become aware of hunger cues, recipe modification and more. The John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. Free. 914.245.5262 x227; yorktownlibrary.org.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
Book Signing/Seminar – 7-9pm w/Diana Cooper, internationally acclaimed angel & orb expert; author and founder of the School of Angels and Ascension, speaks about the information in the book, “Keys to the Universe”. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35/pre-registrations required. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Access Healing Potential – Time TBA. (4/9 & 4/10) w/Penny Lavin of One Light Healing Touch Int’l School. Learn 6 self-healing practices and 4 techniques for healing the self and others. 11 CEUs – NYSNA and NCBTMB. Wainwright House. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
Gluten-Free Baking – 9am-12noon (4/9 & 4/16). Chef Laurie Gershorgn shows how to limit or remove wheat/wheat products from the diet, preparing delicious dishes with whole grains. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $20. 914.962.2368 x2.
2012 and Beyond – 9am-5pm w/Diana Cooper, internationally acclaimed angel & orb expert, author and founder of the School of Angels & Ascension. Katonah Library. $100. Pre-register required with Awakenings. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.
Reiki Event – 10am-2pm. Help welcome Reiki Master Barbara Tierney to Body Kneads Massage Therapy of Mahopac. Sample Reiki & chair massage, snacks and beverages served. 880 South Lake Blvd., Ste.102, Mahopac. Free. 914.907.2037.
Mythic Tarot Workshop – 10am-5pm (4/9 & 4/10). Through guided meditation, mythology, instruction, and practical experience, learn to use the Mythic Tarot as a visual guidepost through life stories. Bring copy of The Mythic Tarot deck. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $120. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.
Crystals and Rocks: The Stone People – 11am-4pm w/Judith Star-Medicine. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $60 or $50/member. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
Painting From the Inside Out Workshop –12-4pm. Come explore, experiment and play while painting, allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $55 by 4/4 or $65. Eve-Marie, 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.
Wellness Screenings – 12-3pm. Adrenals, toxicity load, nutritional advice, and spinal screenings available. Sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, PC. Jefferson Valley Mall. Info/914.864.2222.
Activate Intuition – 12-5pm w/Pam Cucinell. Using the Major Arcana of the Tarot, receive an experiential introduction using guided meditation and images to awaken intuition. Participants experience mini-readings. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $100/pre-registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
Fermented Foods Workshop – 1-3pm. Learn to make kimchi, sauerkraut, chutney and relish from local foods. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown. $20. 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Reiki is an ancient natural healing technique. Circle open to all levels of experience and training. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven – 1pm. Recycle a pizza box into a real solar oven and learn about the power of the sun. Kids welcome. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. $20; $15/kids. 914.589.6744.
Indoor Worm Composting Class – 1-3pm. Turn kitchen veggie scraps into a nutrient dense soil and construct a worm bin in this fun, eco-friendly workshop. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. $20 +$10/materials fee. 914.589.6744; skillsoffthegrid.com.
Conquering Contrary Spaces – 1-3:30pm w/Colleen Breeckner. Hatha sequence designed to develop strength in the practice that makes accessible some of the more difficult asanas like handstand and arm balances. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $40/preregister. Questyogaarts.com.
Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join a thought provoking discussion form a yogic perspective, followed by guided meditation. Second Sunday of each month. YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.
Monthly Kirtan – 3pm w/Satya Franche & Ma Kirtan. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. $10/advance, $15/door. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
American Healing Traditions – 3:30pm. Learn how Native Americans approached healing and used natural herbs and local plants. Participate in Native American talking circle. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. $20. 914.589.6744.
Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. Gentle, classic supported postures and breath. Release tensions; calm the nervous system and increase self-awareness. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/preregister by 4/8. Questyogaarts.com.
MONDAY, APRIL 11
Book Signing: The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers – 6-7pm. w/ authors Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz. Lincoln Center’s, Alice Tulley Hall, 1941 Broadway, NYC. Info: MyHealthyHome.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 12
Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast – 8-10am.Gather with holistically-minded to enjoy an organic breakfast and a speaker in a beautiful setting. April speaker, Cathy Wilke, “The Yoga of Marketing.” $18 Non-members; $15 members. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.
Trigger Point Massage Class – 7-8:30pm. Find out what trigger points are, how they affect health, and learn at-home therapies to release stress in the affected areas. Bring friend/family member to work with. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, Mount Kisco. 914.864.2222.
Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Come into alignment with the Higher Self creating greater self-empowerment so life becomes more peaceful and harmonious. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Channeled Meditation – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. Have a deeply physical experience during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness and tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $50/registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Volunteers Landscape Day – 9am-2pm. Horticulturists, gardeners and landscape enthusiasts of all skill levels welcome. Rain or shine. Lunch served. Please dress appropriately for woodland terrain and bring work gloves. 584 Route 9D, Garrison. Register: 845.424.3812.
Garden Readiness – 10am-12noon. Receive tips and techniques for greening up the grounds for spring with Master Gardener Maggie Pichura. $5/nonmembers. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x11; teatown.org.
Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-6pm.Cutting-edge wellness of body, mind and spirit. Over 100 practitioners, speakers, readers and vendors with info about self care, living green, etc. $10 online thru April 14; $15 at door. Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown. Info: AwakenFair.com.
Introducing Image Keys – 10:30am-3:30pm. Learn how to raise and maintain a Higher Consciousness with unique tools for transformation and spiritual awakening. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $44. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
Psychic Saturday – 11am-4pm. Learn to empower the self with good decisions for all life’s issues by finding the path to higher understanding. $60/30mins and $100/45mins. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.
Book Signing – 11:30-1:30pm w/Roland Comtois, International speaker and author of “And Then There Was Heaven, A Journey of Hope and Love”. Chat with Roland and experience impromptu connections with those on the other side. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.
Befriend The Body – 2-5pm w/Shamanic Practitioner Mikki Davis. Explore what it means to take care of the self via lively discussions, journaling, body-centered meditation, and creative play in a sacred space. Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center, 900 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac. $40. 845.803.8389.
Monthly Kirtan & Drumming Circle – 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (UU Coffee House), 236 South Bedford Rd. /Rt. 172, Mt Kisco. 914.241.1360.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 4/14-4/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $45/workshop. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.
Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 4/14-4/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.
Candlelit Kundalini and Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Work on all aspects of the self using mental forces, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras, and relaxation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-register by 4/15. Questyogaarts.com.
TUESDAY, APRIL 19
Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 4/14-4/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
Awakening the Hidden Storyteller – 6pm. Join award-winning author and storyteller Robin Moore for a journey to unleash inner creativity. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. Free/space limited. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.
THURSDAY, APRIL 21
Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm. Certified hypnotherapist Saundra Blum leads group gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence life today. $35. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
Bee Keeping Workshop Series – 10am-12:30pm, 13 Saturdays over the year. w/ D J Haverkamp. Class room lectures and hands-on experience.$160. John Jay Homestead, Katonah.914.232.7173; Bedfordbee.com.
Rock & Roll Kirtan – 7pm. Featuring Satya Franche, Ma Kirtan, and others. A night of ecstatic sacred chanting set to deeply soulful, lively modern grooves. Garrison Gold Club, 2015 US 9, Garrison. $20/advanced, $30/door. Satyafranche.com.
MONDAY, APRIL 25
Sustainable Design for the Cheap & Lazy – 6pm w. Michael Molinelli. This exciting program is an investigation on what green architecture really is and how it affects life. Somers Library. Preregister at 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.
TUESDAY, APRIL 26
Teach Them How to Find Us Workshop – 5:30-7pm w/Robin C. Mueller. Experience a guided journey to the Angelic Realm to speak to an Angel, Guide or loved one. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. $100/registration required. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.
Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. Informal, social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. Flying Pig, 251 Lexington Ave, Mt. Kisco.Info: Call Dani 914.403.5149.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27
Spring Cleanse Cooking Class – 6:30pm. Enjoy the flavors of Spring and learn about the cleansing properties of foods in this fun and interactive vegetarian cooking class. 360-C Mount Pleasant Ave., Mamaroneck. $45. 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.
THURSDAY, APRIL 28
Grand Opening of Green Design Expo – 4pm. Ribbon-cutting ceremony of this new store offering green products for home, school and office, involves area students. 640 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. Info: 914.902.5305; GreenDesignExpo.net.
Childbirth Preparation Class – 6:45-9pm Six consecutive Wednesdays at The Yoga Yurt in Chappaqua. $350/couple includes 6 sessions + 1 postpartum visit. Contact Victoria Gearity, 917.685.671; BirthingFromWithinWestchester.com.
FRIDAY, APRIL 29
Jean Houston: What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail? – 4/28-5/1. The first of a dramatic series of weekends comprising Jean Houston’s 2011 Mystery School, focusing on claiming the power of intention.Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.
Uncovering Potential/Opening to Possibility – 7-9:30pm w/Gabrielle Semel, RYT. Take a look at the energetic body with respect to the elements through asana, yantra, meditation and journaling. No experience necessary. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $40. 845.225.9642.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30
Access Healing Potential – Time TBA. (4/30 & 5/1) w/Penny Lavin of One Light Healing Touch Int’l School. Learn 6 self-healing practices and 4 techniques for healing the self and others. 11 CEUs – NYSNA and NCBTMB. E. Fishkill location. 845.878.5165; onelighthealingtouch.com.
11th Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – 9am-3pm. Chinese cultural event with demos, lion and ribbon dance, musicians, crafts and more. Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem. Info/ 914.262.1478
Free Yoga Classes at Graceful Planet – 9:30am-5:30pm. Enjoy five free classes with Lotus Gardens Yoga Schools graduating students. Classes are one hour beginning at 9:30am. 7 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT . 860.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.
Movement As A Way To Agelessness – 10am-12pm. Discover how Trager® and the timeless wisdom of Qigong (energy development) can help achieve a more ageless body. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35/registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
Backyard Chickens 101 – 10am-12noon. Come learn about raising these wonderful animals in one’s own backyard and meet some new chicks. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. $20/pp, $5/children. Registration required: 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.
Wildflower and Native Plant Sale – 10am-12pm. Wide variety of plants available with expert planting advice. Transform a landscape into a haven for wildlife and diversity. The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd. Valhalla. Info: 914.606.7870; nativeplantcenter.org.
SPCA of Westchester Dog Walk & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. Live music, food, refreshments, games and crafts for children, and shopping in the Fair’s vendor village to benefit homeless animals. Info: SPCA914.org; 914.941.2896 x. 22.
Getting in Touch With Spiritual Guides – 10am-5pm w/Valerie Stiehl. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $90 or $75/member. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
Edible Mushrooms & Poisonous Look-A-Likes – 1pm. This program answers questions such as “What is a mushroom, how many kinds are there, what are their functions in the environment and which are edible”? $5/nonmembers. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
Introduction to Permaculture Lecture – w/ Cameron Kelly. “How Permaculture Can Heal the Planet-Starting in Your Own Back Yard!” Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville. Register/info: Cameron: 914.589.6744.
FRIDAY, MAY 6
Nature Friendly Plant Sale – 4-7pm (5/6) & 9am-2pm (5/7). Select from a wide variety of unique and hard-to-find annuals/perennials, deer resistant and native plants, heirloom vegetables/herbs, hanging baskets and wildflowers. Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, 914.762.2912, x110; teatown.org.
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