July 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

Yoga Events & more

Yoga classes & more this month in Natural Awakenings Magazine

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Beginner Yoga Series – 9:30-10:45am (7/1-8/5). Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

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.

TUESDAY, JULY 5

Pajama Yoga for Kids – 7-8:15pm (7/5-7/26) ages 7-12. Class takes kids through all ranges of motion creatively to dissolve excess energy, using breathwork and relaxation to prepare their minds and bodies for sleep. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $60/4 wks. Questyogaarts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Healing Circle of Light –1st Wednesdays of each month. Free. All welcome.  Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Pranayama & Meditation – 11:15am-12noon (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28) w/Amy Pearce-Hayden.  Direct and still attention through breath awareness and control, leaves one feeling focused, centered and revitalized. First class free. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Putnam County 7th anniversary and kids clothing swap (maternity clothes welcome). Anything left is donated to charity. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. Info: 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40.  Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

Merkaba Activation/The Master Teacheres – 7:15-8:45pm. A deeply physical experience is felt during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Northern Westchester Butterfly Count – 10am. An annual rite of summer, butterfly enthusiasts are invited to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort to help count these fluttery jewels. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Free. Teatown.org.

Puppet Show for Japan – 10am-12noon. For ages 2-6, a puppet show in Japanese along with craft activities in Japanese and English. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. Free/donations accepted. 845.356.2514 x301; gmws.org.

The Yogic Lifestyle/Being in the Bhava – 2-6pm w/Shyam Das. Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring Satsang (lecture and discussion) on the art and application of yogic living. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $50. 845.225.9642.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Spiritual Gathering –10:30am-12:30pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. Join this growing community of Heart-centered spiritually-minded people. Discuss a spiritual subject and group meditation follow. All ages welcome. $10 donation. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Experience the benefits of loving Reiki energy. No prior training/experience required, only the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective, led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT; followed by guided meditation. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Artists Reception – 3:30-5:30pm. Touched By The Muse, Watercolors and Drawings by Holly Meeker Rom. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm.  Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level, incorporating gentle postures and breath. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/pre-paid by 7/8. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/11-7/15 (ages 10-12). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically-minded people and breakfast. Sandra Mendelson, Quantum Light Therapy Practitioner and Holistic Health Counselor, presents.2nd floor Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains.  $18 non-members/$15 members.  Info: 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the self more fully into alignment with the Higher Self, experiencing greater self-empowerment, peace and harmony. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $8. Reserve/Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Parents of Young Adults w/Asperger Syndrome – 7-9pm (7/13 & 7/27). Meet in a safe environment to share concerns and issues related to children about socialization, behavior, education, and more. $10 per meeting. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Reiki I Class – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Mt. Kisco. $150 includes manual/certificate. Register by 7/5; 914.588.4079.

Hilltop Hanover Book Club – 6-7:30pm. Meet the second Thursday of the month to discuss a book on a food, farming, or environmental topics. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $5. Registration required: 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For Reiki practitioners of all levels (must have at least Reiki I certification), this is a chance to give and receive, share ideas and techniques, and generally bask in healing energy. No charge/donations encouraged. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Free Monthly Spiritual Meditation – 8-9pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. have a spiritual experience and connect with the higher aspects of self and by harvesting group energy everyone has a deeper experience. Beginners welcome. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Feminine Faces Unfolding – 6-9pm (7/15) 12-6pm (7/16, 7/17). A weekend immersion led by Liz Schulman, ERYT 500 & Amy Pearce-Hayden, RYT 500. Gather to celebrate sisterhood and explore through the Goddess archetypes. The YogaScape and Spa, Carmel. 845.225.9642 & Saturday & Sunday at The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison; 845.224.9909.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Psychic Fair – 7/16 & 7/17 at the Sanctuary in Carmel, a safe place for spiritual growth. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com.

 Birdwatching – 7:30-9:30am w/Steve Robbins. A morning walk through the farm’s pastures and hiking trails. Identify species and consider how habitat, weather, and other environmental factors influence diversity. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. $10/adult; $5/children. Register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $16/weekly. Limited space; registration preferred .914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Local Foraging for Food and Medicine – 10am-3pm. w/ Dina Falconi. $30 preregistration. A Roots & Wings Workshop at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register: Alex 914.479.7305.

 Flight of the Pollinator – 11am-12:30pm. Bees, butterflies and birds perform the vital job of sustaining healthy plant populations. View the colorful landscape they create and learn about this ecological service. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Teatown.org.

Soul Guidance at Spiritinside – 11am-4pm. w/ Robin C. Mueller and Reiki infused card readings with Angela Pizzarello.  Pre registration required. Call for cost. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Meet & Greet/Book Signing – 11:30am-1:30pm w/Roland Comtois, internationally acclaimed channel, author and speaker. Attendees frequently receive spontaneously channeled personal messages. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Hudson Valley Renegades – Gates open at 5:30pm. Game starts 7:05pm. Buy tickets in advance at Gadesgroups.com and enter “support” as password to benifit Support Connection. Info: SupportConnection.org.

Urban H20: Listen Local – 7pm. Robert Hill Band and Toby Walker at Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $10 admission includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. 914.377.1900 x12; urbanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

The Tree Whisperer – 9am-5pm. Workshop with Jim Conroy, the Tree Whisperer, and Basia Alexander directly from their sold-out weekend at the Omega Institute. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $95/includes organic fresh picked lunch. 914.589.6744; skillsoffthegrid.com.

The Art of Beekeeping – 1-3pm w/Ralph Szur. Ever wonder how many miles the bees fly to make one pound of honey?  Learn the answer to this question and more during an exciting and informative tour of the hive. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/circle. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/18-7/22 (ages 7-9). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 5pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine.  Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C., 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Soy Candle Class – 6-8pm. This totally hands-on class shows how to make beautiful, healthy, non-toxic candles to give as a gift or keep for the self.  Chocolations in Mamaroneck. For details, call 516.972.3165.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Summer Kirtan with BlisSing, Satya-Franche and Dennis Winge – 7-9pm. An evening of soaring devotional singing to quiet the mind and open the heart. $20/advance, $25/door. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org/kirtan2011.

Friends of Wainwright Picnic – 6-9pm. Come enjoy music by The Brazilwood Trio on the back lawn. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $5/individual; $15/family of 4. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Time TBA. KRI Certified Level One begins at Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; goldentempleyoga.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Painting From the Inside Out Workshop –10-5pm.  Come explore, experiment and play while painting; allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $75/by 7/15 or $90. Register: Eve-Marie at 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com,

SUNDAY, JULY 24

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-pay by 7/22. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, JULY 25

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-2pm. 7/25-7/29 (ages 5-6). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $250. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Open House/The Graduate Institute – 5:30pm. Learn about groundbreaking degree programs for adult learners. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Massage Intro Evening – 6-8pm. Explore massage therapy as a career; for prospective students, friends, and family members. The Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mt. Kisco. Free. 914.241.7363.

Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal social networking built around a commoninterest in the natural environment. This month at the Blue Pig, 121 Maple St. Croton. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

Spiritual Gathering – 7-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. Experience a joyous and enlivening evening to share, connect, and learn with each other. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $10. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000 ; izumiwellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 7-9pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine. Total Life Care Center, 152 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Advanced Reiki Class – 9am-12noon w/Anne Bentzen, RM for Reiki I & II practitioners. Energy exercises to improve flow and increase sensitivity for byosen scanning. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco. $40. Pre-register by 7/25. 914.588.4079.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie. Enjoy an inspiring evening of music and chanting dedicated to increasing the loving frequencies in the world. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

Putnam County Fair – 7/30-7/31. Visit the Muscoot 4-H Gang and Muscoot’s animals as they show at the Putnam County Fair. Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel.

Woodlands Hike – 10am-12noon. Join farm staff to hike the farm’s beautiful 3.5 miles of woodland trails. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Free. Canceled if rain. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Planning the Late Season Vegetable Garden – 11am-1pm. Come learn how to plant a late season vegetable garden and have fresh vegetables into late fall. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $20/adult; $5/children. Registration required: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Pickling 101 – 1-4pm. Learn how to preserve summer’s bounty. Cucumbers and other in-season vegetables are used to teach how to safely make and preserve delicious pickles. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $25. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Chinese Medicine & Emotions – 12-2pm. Health lecture on the 5 emotions of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to anxiety and depression. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Ave., Ste LLA, Hartsdale. Free. RSVP: 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com.

WHN Sponsored 8th Annual Potluck – 4-8pm. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, socializing, networking and honoring locally born authors. Bring an entree, salad, appetizer, dessert or beverage for 3-6 people. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. RSVP: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

CARE for Teachers Summer Retreat – 8/6-8/11. Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education. Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices. Garrison Institute. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

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