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

Dr. Michael Wald, “Blood Detective,” to speak at WHN Meeting Sept. 20


Walk Among Live Butterflies – 10am-4:30pm (Through 9/30). Step into the greenhouse and see Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Free w/museum admission. 914.723.3470;

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Come receive messages from the other side as Priscilla brings in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40. Registration required. 914.788.4955;


Channeled Meditation w/The Master Teachers – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. This is a channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness, and tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955;


Grand Opening Celebration – 10am-12noon. This John Jay Homestead History Quest event is hosted by Westchester Land Trust and John Jay Homestead. Reservations are not required. Free. 400 Jay St., Katonah. Info:


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;


Kids Yoga Registration – Wednesdays in September, accepting registration for Kids Yoga. A stimulating, centering interactive practice made fun for ages 5-11. $60/6wks. 4:30-5:20pm. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. Preregistration required 845.225.9642.


Yorktown Grange Fair – 9/8-9/11. Yorktown Grange, 99 Moseman Rd. Yorktown. Info:

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm w/Taro Ietka, Curator of Cranberry Lake Preserve discussing how to encourage a love of nature in children; sneaking a bit of education into  games and overcoming fears of spiders and snakes. Desmond-Fish Library, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242.


6th Annual Music & Wellness Festival – 2-7pm (9/9-911). Live music, pony rides, and many healthy businesses at Freedom Park, 212 Skidmore Rd., Lagrange. Free admission. 845.483.9500;


Sleepy Hollow 14th Annual Street Fair – 10am-5pm. Sponsored by Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce. Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow.

“After Loss” Expo – 10:30am-5pm. w/ Roland Comtois, author of And Then There Was Heaven: A Journey of Hope and Love. Stamford Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 2701 Summer St. Free admission. Info:

IMAD (I Make a Difference) Charity Wellness Festival – 10:30am-3:30pm. Educates about the benefits of a vegetarian/holistic lifestyle and bring awareness to animal suffering. Info: 914.815.5937.

Take Me To The River Music & Art Festival – 12-9pm. Enjoy a day of music and art. For complete line-up of bands and ticket info, visit Hastings on Hudson. Rain date 9/11.

Yoga Teachers Association (YTA) Workshop – 1:30pm. 2nd Saturdays. w/ Toa Porchon-Lynch. Check website for changes. Workshops for yoga teachers and serious students. $35/members; $45/non-members. Wainwright House, Rye. Info:

Brains vs. Brawn: The Future of Water – 7pm. John Cronin speaks about the state of the world’s waters—including the Hudson—and the new paradigm needed for survival. $10. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 12.


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;

Relax & Renew Energy Field Clearings – 1-5pm. Experience shamanic techniques for relaxation, grounding, and clearing stagnant energies on this highly charged day.  Pamo Healing, 29 Marble Ave, Pleasantville. $20/20min. Register: 917.620.0444.

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;

Putnam Art’s Council Fall Photography Show – 3-5pm. Opening reception. Exhibit runs 9/11-9/25. Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac. Info: 845.803.8622;


Bernie Siegel Presents – 7-9pm (9/12, 9/19, 9/26) “Reflections on the Art of Living and Healing,” a small group workshop in three evenings. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT.  $90/series. 203.874.4252;

Full Moon Meditation – Time TBD. Join in for a new monthly gathering facilitated by intuitive tarot maven and astrologer, Pam Cucinell. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. Registration required. 914.788.4955;

Group Healing – 7-8pm (Also Sat. 9/17 10-11am). Relax and lay down for a vortex and magical awakening combo energy treat. Experience how these transmissions can improve life. Bring a blanket/pillow for top of yoga mat. Ava Yoga. Free. 845.278.2331.


Master Composter & Recycler Training Program – Time TBD. This is a train-the-trainer course for individuals wishing to teach sound composting and recycling practices in their communities. Program participants fulfill a 35-hour volunteer commitment upon graduation. Sheldrake Environmental Center. $275. Amy: 914.834.1443;

Osteopathic Medicine Seminar – Time TBD. Free informational seminar with Dr. Hannah Eucker.  Osteopathic Wellness Center, 158 Danbury Rd., Ste.6, Ridgefield, CT. Info: 203.438.9915.


Tending the Inner Garden – 12-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm (9/14, 9/21, 9/28 & 10/5) w/Psychologist Stacy Raymond & Nutritionist Renee Simon. Learn how to nurture a healthy relationship with food & body. South Salem or Ridgefield, CT locations. $199/4sessions. Info/register: 914.763.9107;

Conscious Evolution Circle – 7-9pm w/Ron & Victoria Friedman. Calling all those who are spiritually evolving and want to come together to co-create a planetary shift in consciousness.  Wainwright House, Rye. $30. Info: 914.967.6080;

Environmental Sustainability in Law & Policy – 7:30pm w/Sheila Collins, PH.D. Event hosted in partnership with Sierra Club Lower Hudson Chapter. Light refreshments at 7pm. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. Free.  914.723.3470;


How to Boil a Frog – 7pm. A comedy and documentary film that mixes rapid-fire humor with hard-hitting facts to show the consequences of overshoot: too many people using up too little planet. Ossining Public Library. Free. Info:

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 7-8:15pm w/Karla Diamond. Quest Yoga Arts 11 Main St., 2nd floor, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642;

Learning/Thinking vs. Teaching/Education – 7-9pm. Attend an interactive panel discussion on Transformative Education.  The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  203.874.4252;

Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm w/Certified hypnotherapist Cindy Blum. Travel gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence life today. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35. Reserve: 914.232.0382;

Women’s Inquiry Circle – 7-9pm. First of four monthly themed gatherings. Bring a juicy question for the group and settle into sacred, honest space. Expect meditation, discussion, and a few surprises. Sacred Centre, 42 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco. $100/4 sessions. RSVP:

Kirtan Concert – 7:30pm. w/ Damodar Das & Friends. 175 King St. Chappaque. Suggested donation $10. Info: 917.566.5095.

Women’s Circle and Meditation – 7:30-9pm. w/Jo Jayson. A gathering of women to talk, discuss and support current spiritual, emotional, and physical issues. 30 minute guided mediation included. Women’s Center for Holistic Healing, 97 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor. $25. 914.309.4741;


Conversations on Conservation Café – 8-10:30am. “Pedaling off Our Carbon Footprint”. A panel of experts discusses the latest news on the benefits of bicycling. Kessel Student Center, Pace University, entrance #3 located off Rte.117, Pleasantville. Free. RSVP: 914.864.7326 by 9/13.


Introduction to Contemplative Prayer – 9am-2:30pm. Workshop provides a non-denominational introduction into the deeper waters of Christian Spirituality. Wainwright House, Rye. $55. Info:  914-967-6080;

Hook Mountain Migration – 9:30am-1:30pm. Hike with a naturalist to the top of Hook Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Haverstraw Bay, the Tappan Zee and points south. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Free/members or $5. Adults only. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110.

Open House – 12-4pm. Meet the practitioners and teachers of Women’s Center for Holistic Healing. 97 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor. 914.309.4741;

Pilates Open House – 1-3 pm. Learn about Pilates and the benefits along with consultations, demonstrations and postural analysis. Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd., Ste. 428, Peekskill. Free. Info: 914.739.1178;


Wildflower Walk – 1pm. Hike through Muscoot’s backfields to learn about wildflowers with naturalist Carol Levine. Meet at the reception center, Muscoot Farm, Rte.100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282;

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 9/15-9/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $35. Register/info: 917.445.1767;

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 9/15-9/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767;


Transition Westchester General Meeting – 7pm. The Transition approach empowers communities to squarely face the challenges of peak oil and climate change, and unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale.


Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically minded people gather for breakfast & program. Dr. Michael Wald of Integrated Medicine & Nutrition is Sept. featured speaker. Spirituality Center/Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/member; $18/non-member. 914.422.1784;

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

Hatha/Sivananda Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Class emphasis is on breathing, poses, relaxation and scripture and designed for beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners. Well Yoga Studio, 62 Valley Rd., Carmel. $15. 914.715.6130;


International Day of Peace – 1pm & 7pm. Meditation for World Peace. Wainwright House, Rye. Free. Info: 914.967.6080;


Autumn Equinox Celebration – 7pm Fire ceremony and drumming. Wainwright House, Rye.  $10. Info:  914.967.6080;


Annual Autumn Landscape Conference – 8:30am-1pm. Native Plant Center presents Native Culture: Developing Plant Diversity for Sustainable Design. Westchester Community College Library, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 914.606.7870;

Hawk Migration from Teatown Hill – 9am. The view from Teatown Hill encompasses the Hudson River flyway and a chance to see migrating hawks, vultures and maybe even a falcon or eagle. Teatown Lake Reservation. Adults only. Free. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110.

Compost Happens! – 12-5pm (9/23 & 9/24). Come visit an ordinary suburban garden and see how to use leaves, garden, and kitchen waste to build up soil, control weeds and be green. Circle of Tranquility, 301 Memorial Dr., Hawthorne. Free. 914.769.1446;

Fall Equinox Drumming Circle – 6:45-8pm. Bring drums, rattles and bells, or share what’s on hand, some of which are for sale. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave Katonah. $20. Registration recommended. 914.232.0382;

Autumn Equinox Fire Ceremony – 7pm. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. This is a free event; donations gratefully accepted. For more info: 914.967.6080;


Enso: the Circle of Life – Family art workshop to create a sand painting (to be brushed away at closing) as well as a take home collage. Part of the New Rochelle ArtsFest. Empty Hand Zen Center, 45 Lawton St., New Rochelle. Free. 914.636.1450;

Hatha/Sivananda Yoga – 8-9:30am. Class emphasis is on breathing, poses, relaxation and scripture; designed for beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners. Well Yoga Studio, 62 Valley Rd., Carmel. $15. 914.715.6130;

Town of Cortlandt Stop ‘N Swap and Green Fair – 9am-2pm. Muriel Morabito Community Center, 29 Westbrook Dr. Cortlandt Manor. Info:

Reiki I Shoden Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (9/24 & 9/25) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden. Millwood. Info:  914.762.7761;

Art of Sound & Chant Workshop – 1:15-2:15pm. All of life is vibration, including the body, thoughts and emotions. Healing sounds can bring harmony on all levels. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave., New Rochelle. 914.632.1101;

Beyond the Basics – 1-3:30pm w/Robin Cohen, RYT. This is an interactive approach for yoga teachers and those interested in understanding the structure of a yoga class. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. $45. 845.225.9642.

Monthly “Home” Kirtan and Drumming Circle – 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (UU Coffee House). 236 South Bedford Rd (Rt.172), Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.1360.

Kirtan – 7:30pm w/Sita’s Light. Wake up the soul & spirit with an evening of heart opening, uplifting devotional chanting. All welcome/no experience necessary. Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center, 900 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac. $20. 845.803.8389.


Wainwright House Community Celebration – 12-5pm. (Formerly August Healing Arts Fair).  Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080;

Séance – 1-3pm w/Medium Joan Carra. Come find comfort and closure from grief with messages from the dead. Everyone gets a message. Greenwich location. $50. 203.531.6387.

Putting the Garden to Bed – 1-3pm. Join junior volunteers in the vegetable garden as they harvest any remaining produce and prepare it for the upcoming winter months. Dress to get dirty. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282;

Stretch Wellness Party – 1-3pm. Experience a healthier self. Come Dance with me Studio, 110 Willet Ave., Port Chester. $35. 914.458.2249;

Journey To Muse Workshop – 1-4pm. Meet one’s Muse through shamanic journey, exploring creative nature, and transforming limiting beliefs. Prepare to be inspired! Led by shamanic healer, writer, and musician Mikki Davis. O2 Living, Cross River. $40/ includes art materials.   914.763.6320.

Harvest Party – 2pm. Reap the harvest of the gardens and hives. Pick ripe veggies from the organic garden, help make apple cider and enjoy tasting fresh honey from the hives. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $4/members, $8/non-members. 914.723.3470;


Chinese Medicine Master Visits Eastgate Acupuncture – 9/26-10/8. Grandmaster Zhang Yuanming offers private Medical Qi Gong treatments and seminars to the public. Info: 914.713.1000;

Kids & Tweens Yoga & Zumbatomic Autumn Sessions – Through December. $180 or $150/ members. Children’s Acting Academy, 82 Centre Ave., New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101;


Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. This month, meets at the Tarrytown Doubletree. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

Finding Right Work – 7-9pm. This is an interactive workshop in four evenings. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  $295/series. More info: 203.874.4252;

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


Raise Your Glass! – 5-9pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection. Enjoy Wine & Hors d’oeuvres , Music, Raffles, Prizes and more. The Winery at St George, 1715 East Main St., Mohegan Lake. Free admission:  914.396.7664.

Alexander Technique – 7-8:30pm (9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20). Quest Yoga Arts, 113 Main Street, Mt. Kisco.  $100/4 sessions. 914. 241.9642.


Kirtan – 7pm. Chapel of Our Lady of Restoration, 45 Market St. Cold Spring.

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;


Stone Barns Center’s 8th Annual Harvest Fest – 10am-3pm. Live music, a farmers market, food demos, hayrides and workshops. Rain or shine. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. $35/adults. Info:

Dobbs Ferry Festa – 1-8pm. 9th annual street festival with music, food and vendors. Main and Cedar Streets, Dobbs Ferry. Fore more info:


Annual Support-A-Walk – Bring help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer by participating in the 17th Annual Support-A-Walk, presented by Support Connection, Inc. at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. Info:  914.962.6402;


Becoming a Volunteer – Enroll in the Volunteer Environmental Educator program, learning how to teach children about the natural world. Get outside, improve physical and mental health and inspire school children to do the same. Sheldrake Environmental Center. Mary: 914.834.1443;

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

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