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

Yoga with Basil Jones, see Friday, October 7

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Reflexology Certification Course – 9am-5pm (10/1-10/2). Learn a comprehensive foundation of knowledge and practical skills to safely and competently practice reflexology in this 200 hour course with ACARET instructor. Croton location. 914.649.5262; integrativehealthpractices.com.

Harvest Fest 2011 – 10am-3pm. Enjoy live music, cooking and gardening workshops, farmers market and much more. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Rain or shine. Event may sell out; tickets/info: 914.366.6200; stonebarnscenter.org.

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

Divine Heart Chakra Activation – 2-4pm w/Suzy Meszoly. During the next few months Suzy offers activations of the dynamic light body through the Master Teachers energetic sessions.   Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $50/monthly. Registration required: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

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; supportconnection.org.

Muscoot Farmers Market – 10am-3pm (Sundays in October). Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish, and delicious baked goods are all available at the market. Muscoot Farm, Rte.100, Somers. Info: muscootfarm.org.

Reiki I Class – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, MSOT, RMT.  Learn the self-healing benefits, history, and hand positions. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco. $150 includes manual/certificate/4 attunements. 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

Free Intro to Ayurveda Classes – 12noon. 10/2, 10/9, 10/18, 10/22 & 10/29. Learn the basics of Ayurveda. Santhagram Wellness. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains. RSVP required: 914.250.1417.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Community class held the first Sunday of each month. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. Free. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Freedom & Spirit Workshop – 5-8pm w/Basil Jones, CYT. This all-levels workshop takes students through a vinyasa flow asana practice to release deeply held tension and increase clarity for healing. $45/suggested donation benefits Haiti. Basil Yoga, 2 Keeler Ln., North Salem. Basilyoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Clay Art Center’s eARTh – Opening Reception 5:30-8pm. Featuring installations, large scale sculpture, functional objects, and display of handmade cups. Most of the sculptural installations will be for sale. ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Info:  914.428.4220 x 306; ArtsW.org/earth.

Gentle Yoga – 6-7:20pm (Wednesdays in October). A slow-paced asana class incorporating guided meditation. Leave with a sense of ease in mind and body. The YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. First class free/$18 drop-in. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Earth Exhibition Opening Reception – 5:30-8pm (Exhibit runs 10/5-11/23). Exhibition of contemporary ceramic sculpture that addresses the complex realm of nature and the environment. Arts Westchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914.428.4220 x306; artsw.org/earth.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

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; sheldrakecenter.org.

Economics of Happiness – 7-9pm. Rivertowns Interfaith Green Film series. South Church, Dobbs Ferry. 914.693.4260.

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.

Energy Psychology Groups – 7-8:30pm (Also 10/20). Gather for techniques that heal mind, body and spirit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Relieving Neck and Shoulder Tension – 7pm. This lecture provides an overview of the muscles that support the head and shoulders. Learn what can be done to strengthen these muscles and live without headaches. Ossining Public Library. 914.941.2416; pilatesonhudson.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Flow Into the Sutras of Patanjali Immersion – 5-8pm. $60 Open-Level Vinyasa Flow followed by lecture from 6-8pm. Basil Yoga, 2 Keeler Lane, Upper Level, North Sale. Pre-registration required: BasilYoga.com.

Movie: What’s on Your Plate? – 7pm. Freight House Café, 609 West US-6, Mahopac. Info: WhatsOnYourPlateProject.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Special Ear Candling Day – A popular non-invasive therapy reported to relieve ringing in the ears, sinus pain and pressure, headaches, severely itchy ears and more. Special one day pre-pay price of $50 (regularly $70) including cost of candle. RSVP: Paula Caracappa, 914.422.1784.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

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 Intro to Ayurveda Classes – 12noon. 10/2, 10/9, 10/18, 10/22 & 10/29. Learn the basics of Ayurveda. Santhagram Wellness. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains. RSVP required: 914.250.1417.

Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT, director and founder of the YogaScape and Spa. Be inspired to change the mind and open to new perspectives. 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. Free. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Health Film Series – 6:30pm. How does food affect disease and health? View the thought-provoking film “Food Matters”, followed by discussion. Katonah Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Free. No registration required.

Full Moon Integration Ceremony – 7-9pm w/Pam Cucinell. Work consciously with the lunar cycle to encourage personal growth. Bring a journal. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Build A Skateboard – 4:30-5:30pm (10/12-11/16). Class is for ages 8-16yrs. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights. $70; material fee: $20 (board only) or $50 (board, grip, tape, trucks, wheels, and bearings). More info: Valerie Conigilaro, 914.962.4094.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

Holistic Happy Hour – 6-9pm w/Elle of Feng Shui 2 Fame. Mingle with others interested in a balanced, happy lifestyle. Featured topic: How to improve relationships through this ancient art. Route 22 Restaurant, 55 Old Rte. 22 Rd., Armonk. $10. RSVP: 914.621.7778.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

Hip/Hop for Kids – 4:30-5:15pm (10/14-12/16). Class is for ages 6-9yrs. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights. $130. Valerie Conigilario: 914.962.4094.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

Autumn Field Trip – Time TBA. Enjoy a journey to Pruyn Sanctuary, the headquarters of Saw Mill River Audubon. The Native Plant Center, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. Free/members or $10. More info: 914.606.7870; nativeplantcenter.org.

Fall Fair at Green Meadows Waldorf School –10am-5pm. Puppet shows, hayride, cider pressing, candle dipping, face painting, jump rope making, cakewalk, live music, organic food and more. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd., Chestnut Ridge. Info: 845.356.2514 x 328.

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

Fall Festival at Teatown – 11am-4:30pm. Not an ordinary Fall Festival: carve a pumpkin using vegetables, visit with birds of prey, listen to musicians and brave the zipline! Delicious food, local vendors, animals, festivities and more Ossining. Info: teatown.org; 914.762.2912 x 110.

Wildcliff Harvest Festival – 12-4pm. Apple cider, donuts, Annie and the Natural Wonder Band, arts & crafts for kids, back-to-nature kids’ activities, pumpkin & flower sale, and fall harvest food. 44 Wildcliff  Rd., New Rochelle (adjacent to Hudson Park). Free. 914.433.1558.

Skinny Buddha’s Grand Opening – 6-9pm. Organic cocktail party to check out the new location, meet the staff, and enjoy Ayurvedic non-alcoholic juice cleanse cocktails. 238 Radio Circle, Mt. Kisco. 914.666.9646; myskinnybuddha.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

The Yoga of Marketing – Time TBA. Learn how to market organically, naturally, personally, and without the uncomfortable feeling of the “hard sell.” Info:  914.712.8680; freedomandfulfillment.com.

Reiki II Class – 10am5pm w/Anne Bentzen, MSOT, RMT. Learn 3 sacred symbols, distance healing, and the chakra system. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco.  $200 includes manual/certificate/1 attunement. Register by 10/7. 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

Autumn Celebration – 12-3pm. Come out and celebrate the beauty and fun of the season with games, activities, demonstrations, hayrides and live music. Small fee for games, activities and hayrides. Muscoot Farm, Rte.100, Somers. Info: muscootfarm.org.

National Food Day Celebration – 1-4pm. This free event includes food, music, education and entertainment for all ages. Westchester County Center, White Plains. Info: Blythedale.org.

Fall Festival – 1-4pm. Join in for cider making, scarecrow-building and pumpkin-carving contests, petting zoo, scavenger hunt, tractor rides, and live music. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $7/members or $10. 914.813.1280; greenburghnaturecenter.org

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. This group of holistically minded people gathers for breakfast and program the third Tuesday of the month. Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/member; $18/non-member. 914.422.1784; westchesterholisticnetwork.org.

Free Intro to Ayurveda Classes – 12noon. 10/2, 10/9, 10/18, 10/22 & 10/29. Learn the basics of Ayurveda. Santhagram Wellness. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains. RSVP required: 914.250.1417.

ADHD Awareness Week Parenting Workshop – 7-8:15pm. Evening features Susan Lasky, master ADHD strategist, productivity coach, and professional organizer. Briarcliff Pediatric Dentistry, 325 S Highland Ave., Briarcliff. Free. Pre-registration required: 914.762.4151; SusanLasky.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20

ADHD Awareness Week Parenting Workshop – 10-11:15am. Workshop features Susan Lasky, master ADHD strategist, productivity coach, and professional organizer. Briarcliff Pediatric Dentistry, 325 S Highland Ave., Briarcliff. Free. Pre-registration required: 914.762.4151; SusanLasky.com.

Massage Therapy as a Career – 6-8 pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy; learn about programs offered and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Register w/admissions: 914.241.7363.

Astrology/Love Style – 7-9pm. Gain a clearer picture of ones’ operating style in relationships and how to alchemize vices and understand what is truly needed when it comes to love. Private sessions also available. Location TBA. $35. Registration required. 914.621.7778.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Mindful Movement Mantra Meditation – 6:30-9pm w/Caroline Gomez, RYT.  Learn to focus the mind so that it becomes an integral part of ones gentle practice. The YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $40. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Free Intro to Ayurveda Classes – 12noon. 10/2, 10/9, 10/18, 10/22 & 10/29. Learn the basics of Ayurveda. Santhagram Wellness. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains. RSVP required: 914.250.1417.

Organizing for Happiness – 1pm. Getting organized can yield surprising benefits, making the family stronger, and better able to enjoy each other. Receive tips and secrets to having a more organized life. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Gabriel Method Holistic Weight Loss – 1-2pm. Learn about the Gabriel Method’s diet free approach to weight-loss using visualization tools, nutritional counseling, and private & group coaching. Greene Weight-Loss Coaching, Hartsdale. 914.472.1000; gabrielmethodwestchster.com.

Traditional Chinese Medicine & Nutrition – 2:15-3:15pm. Learn to heal with traditional foods; preparing simple dishes to protect health in fall and winter along with tastings and recipes. Eastgate Acupuncture P.C., Hartsdale. RSVP: 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Reiki I Class – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, MSOT, RMT.  Learn the self-healing benefits, history, and hand positions. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Mt. Kisco. $150 includes manual/certificate/4 attunements. Register by 10/14: 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. This month, meets at Green Design Expo, 640 Central Park Avenue, Scarsdale. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27

Astrology: Intro to Transits – 7-9:00pm. Understanding this aspect of astrology can help with peace of mind and confidence from the past, to the present and into the future. Private sessions available. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35. Pre-registration required. 914.621.7778.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Living Yoga Teacher Training Program Q & A – 7pm. Liz Schulman and Richard Villella answer questions regarding the Living Yoga Teacher Training Program. O2 Living, Cross River.  More info: 914.763.6320; http://www.o2living.com.

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare & 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, OCTOBER 29

Indigo Adult/Child Workshop – 10am-1pm w/ Julie Rosenshein,“The Indigo Doc”.  Learn about the sensitive, strong willed and wise soul that is the self or another in this life. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. Registration required: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Free Intro to Ayurveda Classes – 12noon. 10/2, 10/9, 10/18, 10/22 & 10/29. Learn the basics of Ayurveda. Santhagram Wellness. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave White Plains. RSVP required: 914.250.1417.

Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm. This work allows one to look at events from family history that impact present life experience revealing hidden dynamics and new solutions. Early registration by 10/15: $70/individual; $100/couples or $85/$115. Tarrytown. Eve-Marie, 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Creatures that go Bump in the Night – 2pm w/Naturalist Educator Greg Wechgelaer. Get a peek at some of the Nature Center’s spookiest animals. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $2/members or $6. 914.813.1280; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Alert/Active/Aging Brain – 3-6pm. Conference featuring, Barbara Rauch, author of  “The Secret Life of the Grown Up Brain”. Workshops on brain healthy eating, brain fitness and centering. Wartburg Adult Care Community, 1 Wartburg Pl, Mt Vernon. Free. 914.513.5308; alertactiveaging.eventbrite.com.

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