Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for September 2012 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Acupuncture for Fertility and Gynecology – 11am. Crystal Dmytryk L.Ac explains the Chinese perspective on women’s bodies, what signals to pay attention to and how to manage health with diet, exercise, acupuncture and herbs. Free. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Rd.  RSVP: 914.713.1000. EastgateAcupuncture.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm with Kate Petagine. This workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely bring the following elements together: concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Pre-registration required: 845.878.7800.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Spiritual Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. Michael Rosenbaum, ACHT, offers a different meditation class each month. Bridge the gap from lower to higher self.  For seasoned and new meditators alike. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 914.589.3601.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Walk-in Wednesdays – 12-8pm (Also 9/12, 9/19, 9/26). Purchase a therapeutic massage session/gift certificate of choice and be gifted any 30 minute add-on donating all proceeds to PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Reiki 101 – 6:30-8:30pm. Holistic Moms of Putnam County host Reiki Master Michelle Carter to discuss the basics of Reiki; how Reiki can reduce stress levels, relieve pain and enhance overall well-being. First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St, Cold Spring. Info: 914.736.2975.

Message Circle – 7:30-9:30pm. Readings and reiki healing with Carla. $40. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP : 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30 with Warren Falcon. Share the gifts that the dream world provides. No prior experience is required.  All welcome. $25/members or $50. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Free Wine Tasting & Tango – 7-9pm. Josie’s International School of Dance at Tasty Port Wine, 125 Main St, Ossining. Info: 914.432.8502.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Saturdays Beginner Yoga Workshop – 8:45-10am. 6 weeks. $150. Intimate workshops provide step-by-step guidance through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St, 2nd flr, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

The Mystery of Self-Esteem for Women – 1-3pm. Learn a process to allow the experience of self-acceptance, self-love, self-confidence and self-value. Free. Westchester County location. Offered by The Giordano Foundation. Registration required: 914.686.8002.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Sound Healing & Meditations of the Monochorde – 12-8pm (Also 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 & 10/1. Gather friends and join in for a profound experience of healing sound vibrations. $50/45 minute sessions; bring a friend for free. Soulauras, Briarcliff.  914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Tea & Play – 1pm. Stop by and meet the experienced early childhood faculty. Drop-ins and children (toddlers/preschool) welcome. Free. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.9715. Gmws.org.

Lotus Littles Yoga (4-5yrs) – 3:15-4pm, Mondays. Imaginative play, breathing, chanting, simple sun salutations, asana, and relaxation. Yoga games help keeps children interested and focused. $180/12 weeks.  Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., 2nd flr, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogarts.com.

Kid’s Yoga Jam (9-12yrs) – 4:30-5:30, Mondays. Kids move through the full range of motion exploring yoga postures with a sense of creativity and adventure. $180/12 weeks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., 2nd flr, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogarts.com.

Women in Transition – 7-9pm with Purim King, LMSW. 4 week psycho-educational support group provides information and coaching to women in transition: divorce/separation, career change, empty nest, aging parents, death of spouse. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton.  914.788.4955. Opalmoon.net.

Intro to Tai Chi Workshop – 7-9pm. Class outdoors, weather permitting. $35/advance or $40.  The Ajna Wellness Center, 18 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.827.0100.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men focusing on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier, more balanced approach to living; particularly as it applies to relationships. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Qi Kung – 11:15am-12:15pm (Also 9/18, 9/25, 10/2). This ancient Chinese practice brings greater health, vitality, awareness and compassion into life. $20/class pre-registered or $25.   Soulauras, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton on Hudson TheAjnaWellnessCenter.com. $10. 914.827.0100.

The World of Faerie, Myth or Reality – 7-9:30pm with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. Explore the legends and lore of the Faeries and what is known about them, as seen through poets, artists and writers of the world.  $30. Opal Moon, Croton. RSVP:  914 788-4955. Opalmoon.net.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Intro to Tai Chi – 7-9pm. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton-on-Hudson. $35/advance or $40. 914.827.0100.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Rejuvenation Yoga – Time TBA. Vinyasa flow classes combine breathe, movement, spirituality, and energy for beginner and intermediate levels in a relaxed, healing atmosphere. Katonah and Ridgefield locations. More info: 914.763.9107.

Curb Sugar Cravings – 11:30am-12:15pm. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton on Hudson. $25. TheAjnaWellnessCenter.com. 914.827.0100.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson and StarVisions council members. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.236.4503. Starvisionscommuity.org.

Let’s Dance! – 7-9pm. Find a cure and end EB (EpidermolysisBullosa). Dance, and enjoy a fun work-out while helping to support a good cause. Enjoy food, wine and prizes. $20/suggested donation. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 170 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. 914.244.1606.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Kundalini Yoga & Art – 7-9pm (9/14-11/2). Class combines Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Master teacher Yogi Bhajan; a blend of postures, pranayam, mantra and meditation and creative art. $25/class. Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. 914.232.3473.

Developing Intuitive Awareness: Chakra Healing – 7:30-9:30pm. Psychic and Reiki Master Carla guides group through the “intuitive knowing and healing capacities” of the body’s energy centers. First of a three class series. $30ea/advanced or $40/ea. Soulauras, Briarcliff. Reservations: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – 10am-4pm. An equine-interactive workshop to help one be more present in life, led by James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix Mistover Farm, Pawling. No prior horse experience necessary. $250. 212.477.4475. Equineenergetix.com.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. Admission by donation of non-perishable food for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Complete Reality Meditation – 2-3:30pm. Learn chakra meditation, a method to awaken inner potential followed by discussion. Beginners to advanced practitioners welcome. Free. Scarsdale Aikido, 77 Tarrytown Rd, 2nd level, White Plains. 914.751.3741.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Parent & Child Class – 8:45am. This 10 week class series is a chance for parents of babies and toddlers (birth-3yrs) to experience Waldorf education. $200-$300. Register by 9/10. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.9715. Gmws.org.

Soul Food – 10:30am & 7-9pm. Michael Rosenbaum facilitates monthly spiritual discussions that feed the soul. Enjoy a guided meditation and sharing at the end of each class. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 914.589.3601.

“Raise Your Glass to Support Connection”– 5-8pm. Join Natural Awakenings publisher Dana Boulanger for a fun evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auctions to benefit Support Connection. Location: The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake. Info: 914.396.7664.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Digestive Health Lecture – w/ Dr. Izumi. Time TBA. Location: Larchmont Fire House Auditorium, Weaver St. Larchmont. Register with Masa Ohta: 914.833.1532. Info: 914.310.9000; IzumiWellness.net.

Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm with Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Gather with like-minded holistic health practitioners to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. $50/members or $100. Call for pre-requisites. Includes light lunch. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

Omnipure DNA Music – 7-9 pm. International artists Kirkland & Laura Ross of  Omnipure music help to expand the light stored in DNA; come and share in the vibration of love, light, wisdom and power. $35/includes CD. Opal Moon, Croton. RSVP: 914.962.2650. Opalmoon.net.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Message Circle – 12:30-2:30pm. Readings and reiki healing with Carla. $40. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Spiritual Book Study Group – 7-9pm. This is a monthly discussion group starting with “Autobiography of a Yogi” by ParamahansaYogananda. Enjoy a meditation at the end of each class. $25. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals intended to promote wellness and self-discovery through the discussion and sharing of great works of spiritual literature. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30am-2:30pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement); followed by hands-on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance in living. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

Mommy & Me Yoga – 10-11am (Newborn-crawling). Meet other moms and rejuvenate the self in a soothing environment; spending quality time with baby. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $87/5 class card. Pre-register: 914.319.4010. Laughingheartyoga.com.

Integrative Health & Healing Masters Program – Meets one weekend per month on Friday evenings and Saturdays at Stamford Hospital. Also 22-month and a 9-month certificate programs available.  Info: 203.874.4252; Learn.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Free Level 1 Yoga Class – 8am. Light cardio, floor exercises, guided meditation and deep relaxation. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

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 location. $75/by 9/14 or $90. Register: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213 or EveMarieElkin.com.

Kirtan: The Art of Chanting – 1-3pm. w/ Lisa Ferraro, certified yoga teacher and musician. Kirtan is a sacred practice of call and response chanting to healing energies. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Kids Yoga – 1-2pm with laughing heart yoga. Empowering classes integrating traditional yoga poses, creativity, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques for kids 8-12yrs. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $165/10 week session. Pre-register: 914.319.4010. Laughingheartyoga.com.

Blissful Mind/Blissful Body – 2pm. Conscious workshop for women with Dana Canetto.  $20. The Ajna Wellness Center, 18 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.827.0100.

Teen Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm with laughing heart yoga. Teens learn how practicing yoga leads to awareness, self expression, real relationships and positive expression. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $165/10 week session. Pre-register: 914.319.4010. Laughingheartyoga.com.

The Art of Peace through guided meditation, chant & prayer – 4:30-5:30pm. w/ Aneeahseah.  By donation.  Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Feed Me Fresh Gala – 7pm. Features food from area farms and restaurants, open bar, live music, auctions and more. Benefits the Mt. Kisco Child Care Center. Location: Ivanna Farms, 153 Wood Rd.  Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.2135.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Writing the Journey: Autumn – 9:30am-4pm. Author, teacher and art advocate, Judith Dupre leads this writing workshop inspired by the autumnal season and the themes of vulnerability and transformation. $120. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Exploring the Power of Your Energy Anatomy Workshop – 10am-4:30pm. w/ Sylvia D’Andrea. Participants will learn how to work with their own personal energy to access creativity in daily life. Info: nrgwkshp@gmail.com.

The Art of Healing: Hands on Healing Session – 4-5pm. The Art of Peace through guided meditation, chant, prayer. By donation.  Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Kirtan – 7-9pm. Quiet the mind and open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting led and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20/suggested contribution. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills.  914.218.3113.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Mind-Body Wellness Workshop – 6pm. Eliminate stress with breathing techniques and meditation; gain calmness and clarity while improving health. Sponsored by the Art of Living Organization. Somers Library, 80 Primrose St, Somers. 914.232.5717.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Wisdom Healing Circle – 7-9pm with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles followed by guided meditation and interactive energy healing. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.588.4079. Starvisionscommuity.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Yoga Teacher Training – Time TBA with LauriceNemetz and Susan Rubin. Comprehensive certified for 200 hours yoga teacher training. Develop well-rounded knowledge of yoga asana, philosophy, ethics, history and meditation. Gain experience through practice teaching, demonstrations, adjustments, and body reading. $3500/9 wks. Info: Susan Rubin, 914.393.6517.

Body Love: Nourishment for Teens – 7-8:30pm. With Dana Canetto at The Ajna Wellness Center, 18 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $20. 914.827.0100.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Reading Food Labels: Mystery Workshop– 12noon. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton-on- Hudson. TheAnjaWellnessCenter.com. 914.827.0100.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Walk for Celiac Disease – 9am. Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease starts from Rye High School and raises funds for Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Gluten-free vendors, a presentation from Dr. Peter Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Info: ColinLeslieWalkForCeliacDisease.org.

Annual Healing Arts & Community Fair – 12-6pm. Experience lecturers, healing arts practitioners, labyrinth, meditation garden, children’s activities, community participants, holistic vendors and more. $15. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

OCTOBER 4

Divas Night Out – 7-9pm. w/ host Diva Mama, Shira Adler. “Are You Spiritually Sexy? Find out, come to Soulauras in Briarcliff.” $20. RSVP/info:  914.861.5186.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Finding Your Path: Equine-Interactive Life Coaching – 10am-4pm. Experiential workshop with   James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix. $300/includes lunch and materials. No prior horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

First Saturday Family Yoga – 4-5pm for parent and children 8-12yrs. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work. Bring anyone you love or want to love. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $25/adult & child. $5 additional loved one. Pre-register: 914.319.4010  Laughingheartyoga.com.

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