Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for March 2012 – Westchester/Putnam NY Edition

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Freshen Up Your Resume– 6:30pm. Learn about the latest trends in resume writing and how to create a unique and marketable resume for one’s personal brand. Bring current resume. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717;
Skillful Relationships for Couples– 7:30-9:30pm. This series works with couples in reconnecting and rekindling the fire that sparked their relationship and fundamentals of developing a healthy relationship. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. $250/couple. 914.772.1257;


Argentine Tango Milonga – 8-12pm. Learn to Tango (singles or couples). Refreshments served. Josie’s Dance School, 125 Main St, Ossining. $20/lesson & dance. 914.432.8502;


Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (3/3 & 3/4) w/Ginny Mackles, LMHC, Reiki Teacher. Be attuned and certified to the second level of Reiki, Okuden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761;

Intro to Iyengar Yoga – 10-11:30am. Experience yoga as a transformational practice; begin with the basics of alignment to find balance and ease. Class is an experiential yoga session with time for discussion. Recommended donation/$25. RSVP: 914.25.1417;

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

Natural Health Solutions – 11am-2pm. Learn about effective non-toxic cleaners, the secrets to choosing a quality supplement, natural solutions to asthma, heart problems, childhood issues and the latest Harvard research on resveratrol to slow the aging process. Goldens Bridge. RSVP: Cindy Rosenbaum, 914.806.6559.

Volunteers Workshop – 12-1pm. Volunteer coordinator, Sue Hubbard, discusses all the volunteer opportunities available on the Farm in 2012.

Soup Making – 1-3pm. Learn to make hearty seasonal soups. $20pp/online registration required;


Yoga Essentials – 8:30-9:45am (Sundays 3/4-3/25). Emphasis placed on conscious movement through poses with awareness on breath. The YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rt 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd), Carmel. First class free; drop-in/$19. Class packages available. 845.225.9642;

Intro to Eden Energy Medicine – 1-3pm. Learn the effective daily energy routine for stress, immune system, and vitality taught at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando. O2 Living, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. $35. Register: 914.763.6320.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Visit the YogaScape and Spa for a practice sure to renew and center. Open to all levels. 1100 Rte 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd), Carmel. 845.225.9642;

Family Yoga – 4-5pm (7-11yrs) & 5:30-6:30pm (12-18yrs). Creativity, fun poses, games, and breathwork help to increase strength, flexibility and love. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd So, Croton on Hudson.  $25 per adult/child; $5/per additional child. Register: 914.319.4010.


Tween Yoga – 4-5pm (7-12yrs). Classes for tweens integrate traditional yoga poses, flowing sequences, breathing exercises, meditation techniques as well as self-reflection through journaling. Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. $175/10wks; 914.319.4010.


Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm w/Warren Falcon. Monthly group explores dreams with these requirements: commitment, curiosity, humor and compassion. Share the gifts that the dream world provides. No prior experience required. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. $50. 914.772.1257;


Women’s Wisdom Group – 7:30pm. Wednesdays w/alternating mornings (10am-12noon) & evenings. Women gather weekly to support, nurture and inspire each other. Discussions feature “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. $30. 914.772.1257;


Soil Workshop – 9:30am-4:30pm (Also 4/13) w/Dan Kittredge, executive director of Real Food Campaign. Sponsored by Watershed Agricultural Council at Rainbeau Ridge Farm, 49 Davids Way, Bedford Hills. $20/includes local foods lunch/workshop/materials and two-session course. Register: 914.962.6355;

Mommy & Me Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm (newborn to crawling). Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. $90/5wk session. Register by 3/5: 914.319.4010.

Forks Over Knives – 7:30pm. Screening of the film that explores how a whole-foods, plant-based diet aids in preventing/treating the most common degenerative diseases. Discussion follows w/Patti Wood, director of Grassroots Environmental Education. Wainwright House. $10/donation. Reserve: 914.497.6080.


Acupuncture Happy Hour – 4:30-7:30pm. Come and enjoy a soothing, relaxing, 45 minute de-stress, acupuncture session; leave happy and refreshed. REN DAO Wellness Center, Yonkers. 914.548.7585.


Past Life Regression Workshop – 10am-2:30pm w/Michael Rosenbaum, ACHT, MP. Discover and release negative patterns from past lives. Each participant will have their own personal past life experience in this workshop. Wainwright House, Rye. $65 ($50/friends of Wainwright House). 914.218.9000 or

Guest Reader – 11am-5pm. Adam F. Bernstein, spiritual teacher, medium, clairvoyant and tarot reader with an international following, offers private readings. Synchronicity, Pawling. $120/hr. 845.855.1172.

Beekeeping 101 – 2-4pm w/Doug DeCandia. Get started on the road to bees in the backyard.  This is a series of two classes, the second held May 19. $20pp/online registration required;

Spirit Speaks/Are You Listening – 3-5pm. A channeling session, talk and book signing reception w/Valerie Croce-Stiehl. Wainwright House, Rye. $25. 914.967.6080;


Maple Sugaring Party – 11am-4pm. Celebrate the end of winter and the peak of maple sugaring season with depictions of Native American & Colonial style sugaring sites, crafts, and more. Early registration discount; day of event: members/$8, non-members; $12 . Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. 914.813.1280.

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;

Yoga & Breast Cancer – 7pm w/Lisa Nachtigall, RYT.  A triple negative breast cancer survivor and certified Prana Yoga Instructor, Natchtigall travels from Manhattan to share the transformative powers of yoga and assist those dealing with physical and emotional challenges. Free. Info/register: 914.319.4010.


Over 40 Females Networking Luncheon Event – 11:30am-2pm. Cathy Wilke, guest speaker, presents “Creating Strategic Alliances through Relationship Marketing” followed by open networking. Plates Restaurant, 121 Myrtle Blvd, Larchmont. Members/$25, includes lunch; non-members/ $35. Pre-pay required.


Transcendence Retreat – 9:30am-2pm. Pause to nourish from the inside out with a yoga class (all levels); hands on un-cooking demo; healthy lunch; recipes; and circle discussion. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. $85. 914.772.1257;

Resume Cover Letter Workshop – 6:30pm. Learn how to send a cover letter that creates an impact on the reader and makes them want to know more. Bring current cover letter if available.   Somers Library. 914.232.5717;

One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 7-9pm. Penny Lavin leads this experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. $25. 914.967.6080;


Reiki I – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna® Reiki Master. Learn the self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, hand positions and receive 4 attunements. $150 manual/certificate. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 914.588.4079;

Backyard Chickens Part I – 11am-1pm. The Zander Family of Front Yard Coop kicks off a series of five workshops on keeping backyard chickens. $20pp/online registration required;

NAN Meditation Series –  11am. Josie’s Dance School, 125 Main St, Ossining. Free for NAN Members/ $10 non-Members. RSVP: 914.432.8502.

Dance/Theatre/Fitness Open House – 10am-6pm. Please stop in and experience sample classes all day; visit for class offerings and registration specials. Josie’s Dance School, 125 Main St, Ossining. 914.432.8502.

One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 3-5pm. Penny Lavin leads this experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. Sacred Space, 464 Main St, Beacon. $25. 845.742.8494;


Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Monthly group offers an opportunity to share time together without the distractions of a TV, poker table or women; shape a healthier and more balanced approach to living. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. No Charge. 914.234.6646;


Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically minded people gathers for breakfast and program. March topic: “Presentation Skills” w/Paul Morris. Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/member; $18/non-member. 914.422.1784;

Yoga Nidra – 5-6:15pm. Profound relaxation for body & mind; learn to be fully aware in a state of yogic sleep to improve immunity, heart health, relieve stress. Golden Temple, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. $20. Register: 914.401.6399.


Group Juice Fast – 6:30pm (through 3/26; 6:30pm). Enjoy the full benefits of fasting along with daily program activities guided by Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. $250. Info/register: 914.772.1257;

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm w/Caty Laignel, director of Blue Rock School. This is an open discussion on the importance of balance in children’s lives as they approach school age. All welcome. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. $5/suggested donation;


Reiki Master Class – 11am-4pm (3/23-3/25) w/Marcus Feighery, RM/LMT. Become a Reiki Master and master of life. Synchronicity, Pawling. $875/3day intensive. Details: 845.855.1172.


Boost Immunity Naturally – 11am. Learn the steps to building a healthy immune system using simple diet and lifestyle changes. $15. RSVP: 914.250.1417;

Herbs for Spring Cleaning the Body – 1-3pm. Herbalist Bonnie Rogers helps create a simple plan to feel great and discusses simple nutritional and herbal solutions that nourish the body.  $25pp/online registration required;

Kirtin & Drum Circle – 7:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (UU Coffee House) monthly “home” kirtan and drumming circle. 236 S Bedford Rd (Rt.172), Mt Kisco. 914.241.1360.


Women Redefining Life After 50 – 9:30am-4pm. Smarter, Bolder, Older™:  explores second adulthood. Discuss what matters most and what energizes one about growing older. Wainwright House, Rye, $65/member or $80. Register 914.967.6080 or website.


Spiritual Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. This month’s book, The Bowl of Light, by Hank Wesselman. Discuss a shaman’s perspective on the subject of “radiance” and sacred wisdom. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. $30/suggested contribution. 914.772.1257;


Music Makes a Difference – 7pm. Concert for cancer; all money raised helps fund Support Connection’s free, breast and ovarian cancer support services. Yorktown Stage, 1974 Commerce St, #8, Yorktown Heights. $5/advance; $7/door. Info:  914.582.1067.


One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 10am-5pm. Learn hands-on healing from Penny Lavin, graduate of an international energy healing school. Be trained in scanning, radiant and distance healing and sacred self-healing practices to heal the self and others. Opal Moon, Croton on Hudson.  $150. 914.788.4955;

Fishkill Cares for Cats – 12-4:30pm. Community event: music, face painting, food, balloon sculpture, humane education information, exhibitors, and raffles! Low cost spay/neuter. Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Main St. Free admission. 845.489.2378.


Living Dharma in a Speedy World – Time TBA (4/6-4/8) w/ Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Using practical, time-honored teachings from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, find well being within busy lives. Garrison Institute, Rt. 9D, Garrison. 845.424.4800;

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