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

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Pilates Core Principles – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Patagine. Class focuses on teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles bringing all elements together: concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, 2nd floor, Patterson. Pre-registration required. $15. 845.878.7800;

The Oneness Blessing – 2-3pm. Also known as Deeksha, this blessing causes the heart to open, heals relationships, quiets the mind and opens the doors to higher awareness. Synchronicity Healing Center, 55 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. $5/donation. 845.855.1172;

Community Gardening Workshop Series – 4/2 & 4/30. 5-6:30pm. Co-facilitated by Master Gardeners Pamela Davis and Donna Sharrett. $10 for each or $15 for both workshops. Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Westchester County. 26 Legion Drive, Valhalla. Info: JoAnn DiRico Trautmann at

Massage School Open House – 6-8pm. Information for June full-time Massage Therapy Program. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/admissions: 914.241.7363.

YERTS (Yoga, Exercise, Reiki, Tai Chi Synergized Movement Program) – 7-9:30pm. Free intro classes 4/9-5/14 with Paul Narad, Reiki Master & Massage Therapist. Soularas, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. $150/6classes; $30/drop-in. 914.941.2400;

Weight Loss/Virtual Gastric Band – 7-8pm (Tuesdays through 4/24) w/Sara Oppenheim-Somerville. Shrink the stomach, reduce cravings, and change one’s relationship with food through hypnosis. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. $299/includes CD. Must RSVP: 914.788.4955;

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm w/Warren Falcon. Share the gifts that the dream world provides. No prior experience is required. All welcome. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. $50. Info/register: 914.772.1257;

YERTS (Yoga, Exercise, Reiki, Tai Chi Synergized Movement Program) – 10:30am-12noon. Free intro classes 4/11-5/16 with Paul Narad, Reiki Master & Massage Therapist. Soularas, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. $150/6classes; $30/drop-in. 914.941.2400;

Eco Friendly Countertops Presentation – 5:30pm. Kitchen Need a Face-Lift? IceStone, LLC presents on the features, characteristics and uses of durable surfaces made out of recycled glass. Green Design Expo, 640 Central Park Ave. Scarsdale. AIA/GBCI Credit. Free. RSVP 914.902.5305.

Communicating w/the Higher Realms – 7-9pm (Also 4/11, 4/18, 4/25) w/Michael Rosenbaum, ACHT, MP. Develop a practice to receive clear and detailed guidance from Spirit Guides, The Masters, and the Angelic realm. Chappaqua. Info: 914.218.9000.

Women’s Wisdom Group – 7:30-9:30pm. This is a community of women who support, nurture and inspire each other; readings from The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. $30. 914.772.1257;

Free Teleclass – 7-8:30pm. Learn how to describe your work so others will hire you; avoid the #1 mistake practitioners make when talking about what they do and make it easy for people to say yes to services and become raving fans of your work. 914.712.8680.

Living Dharma in a Speedy World – 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;

Argentine Tango Milonga – 8-12pm. Beginner tango lesson and practice for singles and couples. Wine tasting/refreshments & tango in lobby between 7&8pm. Josie’s Dance School. $20. More info: 914.432.8502;  

Grand Opening/Sun & Moon Health Spa – 11am-3pm. Offering colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic therapy, and nutritional/mineral balancing. 155 Rte 202 & Lovell St, Village Shopping Plaza (around left side of building, facing Lovell St) Somers/Lincolndale. Info: 914.617.8555;

Spring Vacation Nature Camp – 9:30am-1pm (4/9-4/12). An action-packed 4 days of adventure for grades K-3 featuring animal and nature exploration, nature crafts, and nature games. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. $160/members or $210. 914.813.1280;

The Yoga of Marketing – Time TBA. This is a three month business building program for holistic practitioners passionate about making a difference in the world and who want to go from “just getting by” to a successful, profitable business. Info: 914.712.8680.

Shattered Sky – 7:30pm. This film restores optimism and confidence in America’s ability to tackle change. The screening is followed up with a discussion led by Patti Wood, Director of GRASSROOTS Environmental Education.  Wainwright House, Rye. $10. RSVP:  914.967.6080.  

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Join a panel of local birth professionals and parents to explore options and opportunities for empowered birth. First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy Rd, Cold Spring. 914.736.2975.

Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Medium Priscilla Kernesey. Come hear from loved ones and check out Priscilla’s new book “It Will All Make Sense When You’re Dead”. Synchronicity Healing Center, Pawling. $55. RSVP: 845-855-1172;
Coming Home – Time TBA (4/13-4/15). A Mindfulness Meditation weekend designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to take refuge in the company of spiritual friends. Garrison Institute, Rt. 9D, Garrison. 845.424.4800;

Meditation – 7-9pm w/Sam Tso. A Native American from the Navajo Tribe, Sam teaches the Navajo way of doing things. Each person gets a blessing with one of his sacred tools and a whispered insight. Synchronicity Healing Center, Pawling. $45. RSVP: 845-855-1172;

Comedy for a Cause Event – 8-9:30pm. An evening of laughter benefiting Relay for Life with comics Joe Devito and John “J2” Iavarone. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Rd, Yorktown Heights. 18+. $15. 914.962.4094.

Volunteers Landscape Day – 9am-2pm. Roll up the sleeves and meet other arborists, horticulturists, garden designers and landscape enthusiasts. Volunteers of all skill levels welcomed. Rain or shine. Lunch served. Manitoga, Garrison. Register: 845.424.3812;

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;

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. Wainwright House, Rye. $150. 914.967.6080;
Deepen Into the Divine Heart – 10am-6pm (4/14 & 4/15) w/ Suzy Meszoly. Experience a profound physical and emotional healing during this special weekend seminar. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. $350. RSVP: 914.788.4955;

Emotional/Stress Flower Remedies– 12-3pm. Learn more about flower essences and discover which remedy is right based on one’s emotional imbalances. Manna Foods, 171 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Free.

Support Connection 15th Anniversary Celebration – 7pm. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction and awards presentation. $95/person or $850 for a table of 10.Colonial Terrace at 119 Oregon Rd.  Cortlandt Manor. Info/tickets: 914.962.6402;

Hudson River Dredging Update – 7pm. Find out what’s happening right now in Phase 2 of GE’s PCB Remedial Dredging of the Hudson River, the largest Superfund site in the US. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St, Yonkers. $10/$5 teachers, students, seniors. 914.377.1900 x13;

Senior Sunday – 9:30am-2:30pm. Discounted therapeutic massage for those 60+.  Soulauras, 522 North State Rd, Briarcliff. $60/60min or $1/minute. 914.941.2400;

Beekeeping 101 – 10am-12noon. Beekeeping for the backyard hobbyist with DJ Haverkamp of Bedford Bee Honeybee Service giving an informative, basic class for those thinking about raising locally adapted bees. Cliffdale Farm. $20/members or $25. Adults only. 914.762.2912 x110.

Spiritual Gathering – 10:30am-12:30pm. Monthly gathering led by Michael Rosenbaum ACHT, MP. April’s topic is “Using the energy of nature to balance the self”.  All ages welcome. 14 Cornel Dr, Goldens Bridge. $15. RSVP: 914.589.3601.

21 Day Clean Eating Cleanse – 11:30am-1:30pm (4/16, 4/23 & 5/7). Clean eating cleanse plus recipe and cooking demonstration with Holistic Nutritional Health Counselor, Susan Chasen. The Ajna Wellness Center, 2127 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. $150. 718.207.4200;

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Monthly gathering with like-minded men to focus on the self and help shape a healthier, more balance approached to living that is especially important in relationship to others. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Free.  914.772.1257;

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically minded people gathers for breakfast and program. Laura Mayer presents, “Transforming Your Life: One Cell at a Time.” Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 N Broadway, White Plains. $15/member; $18/non-member. 914.422.1784;

Healthy Happy Hour! – 4:30-6:30pm. After work, swing by this fun Natural Awakenings Network (NAN) gathering for healthy drinks and good company—this month at Andy’s Pure Foods in Scarsdale. $5 cover, NAN members free. Andy’s is located at the Golden Horseshoe Shopping Center, 46 Purchase Rd. Scarsdale. Directions:; 914.967.2322. NAN Info:

Introduction to 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 N Bedford Rd, Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/admissions. 914.241.7363.

Film Screening – 6pm. The City of White Plains, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, and NYC Lower Hudson Valley Clean Communities screen “Revenge of the Electric Car” with Q&A/reception following. Cinema de Lux, White Plains. 212.839.4382;

Green Policy Task Force Meeting – 6:30-8:30pm. Monthly meeting of the GPTF located at City Hall, 40 S Broadway, Rm 406, Yonkers.

Psychic 3rd Thursdays – 10:30am-2:30pm. Carla Blaha is a medium, reiki master, tarot reader and intuitive writer whose skills are integrated to deliver messages received. $40/30min. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Appointment: 914.941.2400;

Transcendence Retreat – 9:30am-2pm. Yoga, hands on un-cooking demonstration, healthy lunch, recipes, and circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance in life. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. $85. 914.772.1257;

Eco Friendly Flooring – 12pm. Green Design Expo presents info about Forbo’s Marmoleum product line. Eco Friendly, inexpensive and versatile. Green Design Expo-640 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. AIA Credit. Free. RSVP 914.902.5305.

City Chickens – 7pm. Check municipal codes and join the “urban chicken movement” for healthy, homegrown eggs, quality nitrogen-rich fertilizer, pest/insect control, and companionship. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St, Yonkers. Free. 914.377.1900 x13;

Sassy Ladies Shopping Night – 5-10pm.Events To Remember hosts a night of beauty, fashion and wellness. Free giveaways, music, eco-friendly goody bag, and the opportunity to shop for unique products and services.  $10. DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown. Info: 914.396.7664;

Fertility & Adoption Conference – 8am-2:30pm. Educational sessions and interactive workshops – a blend western and eastern holistic approaches to fertility and adoption services. $20. Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook. Info/tickets:; 914.393.9221.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (4/21 & 4/22) w/Ginny Mackles, LMHC, Reiki Teacher. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761;

Volunteer Workshop at Hilltop Hanover Farm – 10am-12pm. The volunteer coordinator leads a farm tour, and then goes over volunteer opportunities. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368;

Why Smart Women Get Stuck Organizing – 2pm. Learn the roadblocks to getting organized and how to get around them. Somers Library. 914.232.5717;

Backyard Chickens 2 – 2-4pm. Learn about getting chicks and starting a backyard flock.  This class focuses on genetics of the bird. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368. Online registration required:

One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 2-4pm. Penny Lavin leads this experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. Liberation Yoga, 900 S Lake Blvd, Mahopac. $25. 845.803.8389;

Acupressure First Aid – 10:30am-1:30pm w/Gail Kellstrom. Learn traditional acupressure to self-treat headache, stiff neck, sinus, anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, constipation, etc. No prior knowledge required. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. $85. Info/register: 914.232.5754.

Opening Celebration/Inner Balance Studio – 12:30-4pm. Stop by the newly renovated studio; a place to energize, strengthen, release and transform through yoga, zumba, pilates, massage and fitness. Food, drink, raffles and zumba demonstration. 1072 Rte 311, 2nd floor, Patterson. 845.878.7800;

Karmic Zap! – 2pm-4:15pm w/James Philip. Energy healing for deep transformation followed by divine Q&A with White Eagle and other Ascended Teachers. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. $35. Must RSVP: 914.788.4955;

Looking at Baroque Masterpieces in Art – 6pm. Expand knowledge and be entertained at the same time with a presentation designed to stimulate interest about this exciting period in art history. Somers Library. 914.232.5717;

Release Stress w/Energy Healing Workshop – 6:30-7:45pm. Penny Lavin leads this experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. Kent Library, 17 Sylbis Crossing, Kent Lakes. Free. 845.225.8585;

Spiritual Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. Evolutionary Enlightenment, A New Path to Spiritual Awakening by Andrew Cohen featuring Ellen Daly (ghost writer) in attendance. Fourth installment in Love & Light Book Series. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. $30. 914.772.1257;

Wednesday, April 25
Divas-do-Lunch –11:30am-1pm. Join Diva Mama, Shira Adler & Debi Silber, The Mojo Coach, for an enlightening and engaging networking and self-nurturing event. $30 includes program and light refreshments. MoM, 401 E. 84th St. (corner 1st Ave. lower level), NYC. RSVP: 914.861.5186.

NAN Meditation Series – 7pm. This month, Meditation for Mother Earth. Led by Susan Wright in the beautiful backyard of the Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Indoors if rain. $10/free for NAN Members. Directions: Info:

Keeping Bees in the City – 7pm. City bees are healthier and produce better honey; meet beekeeper Douglass Decandia of the Food Bank of Westchester to discover if beekeeping is legal in your city. Beczak Environmental Education Center, Yonkers. Free. 914.377.1900;

Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing Concert – 7-9pm w/recording artist Beth Mullin. Synchronicity Healing Center, 55 Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling. $25. RSVP: 845.855.1172;

BlisSing! – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare & Cat Guthrie. BlisSing is inspired by the Hindu Bhakti Yoga tradition of call and response chanting the names of the Divine. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. $20. Must RSVP: 914.788.4955;

Birthing a New World Order – 9:30am-4:30pm (Also 4/29, 9:30am-12noon) w/Theresa Joseph and Linda Fallo-Mitchell. Learn how to harness the energy of love in one’s own life to create a life of inner peace, love and joy. Wainwright House, Rye. $155/2 days or $130/Saturday only. 914.967.6080;

Dog Walkathon & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. SPCA of Westchester presents a walkathon and pet fair at FDR State Park in Yorktown Heights. Entertainment, food and, games and crafts for the kids, and shopping in the vendor village. Info:; 914.941.2896 x 22.

Reiki 1/Reiki II – 11am-4pm (Also 4/29). Owner of Synchronicity, Reiki Master Marcus Feighery teaches the same curriculum as the Int’l Center for Reiki Training. Synchronicity Healing Center, Pawling. $175/ea or $300/both. RSVP: 845.855.1172;

Nutrition Raw Superfoods – 12pm-3pm. Learn about raw superfood products which provide balanced nutrition, meals, snacks and fuel for the body along with long term health benefits and energy. Manna Foods, 171 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains.

Gluten Free Cooking – 1:30-3:30pm. Join Farmer Mike Fedison to learn how to create fabulous gluten free meals. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. $20. Info:

Introduction to Ayurveda – 10am-3pm w/Scott Gerson, MD, PhD, & M. Phil (Ayurveda). Learn about Ayurveda, a complete medical system and entire lifestyle developed to maintain perfect balance and harmony. Wainwright House, Rye. $95. 914.967.6080;

Awaken Wellness Fair/Tenth Anniversary – 10am-5pm.  Enjoy over 100 speakers, practitioners, exhibitors and vendors offering the latest info and products for self care, living green, and living well. Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown.

Enjoying the Beauty of Conceptual Art – 6pm. Illustrated with numerous and beautiful photos of conceptual art pieces, this presentation challenges and expands one’s preconceptions about beauty and art, and opens up new possibilities for what can be considered art. Somers Library. 914.232.5717;

Release Stress w/Energy Healing Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Penny Lavin leads this experiential energy healing workshop to help participants relieve stress and develop their innate healing ability. Mahopac Library. $5. 845.628.2009;

House/Studio/Landscape Tours – 11am Fri & 11am-1:30pm Sat & Sun. Tours run through October and include home, studio and Woodland Garden of modernist industrial designer Russel Wright. $15; $13/seniors; $5/children under 12. Reservations required:

Woman’s Inner & Outer Beauty – 12pm-3pm. Learn some of the most advanced women’s secrets to achieving radiant and glowing beauty for hair, skin and nails including anti-aging foods, supplements/herbs, topical treatments and Detox products. Manna Foods, 171 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains.
Summer Nature & Design Camp Open Day – 2-4pm. New and returning camp families are welcome to meet camp staff, experience the site and learn about the program. More info:

Ballroom Dance Instruction for Adults – 1pm (5/7, 5/14, 5/21 & 6/4). Have fun while learning the basic steps, turns, leads, timing, rhythm and movement of various ballroom dances. Somers Library. $20pp/must be Somers resident. 914.232.5717;

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