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

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Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm with Warren Falcon. Share the cumulative experiential benefits that the dream world provides. Come with a dream and journal. $25/members or $50. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113.


Astrology Workshop/Your Internal GPS – Nov 2-Nov 3. Astrologer Pamela Cucinell explains the horoscope in this experiential 2 day workshop. $150/members or $180. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.


12th Annual Women’s Symposium: “It’s a Give and Take World” – 8:30am-2pm. Mini-retreat for women includes yoga, breakfast, lunch and inspirational speakers who explore how giving enriches, yet must be balanced with a willingness to receive. Chalet on the Hudson, Cold Spring. Register: 914.734.3794.

Money Conference for Women – 8:30am-1pm. Examining Critical Issues Facing Women’s Financial Challenges in 2012. Free. Pace University Seidenberg School, One Martine Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.949.6227 x 147. Register:

Reiki Level II: Okuden – 9-4pm (11/3) & 10:30am-3pm (11/4). For Level I practitioners of Usui Reiki Ryoho who want to deepen knowledge/connection to Reiki. Receive Reiki II attunement, manual and more. Taught by Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. $250/ pre-registration required. 914.763.5650.

Finding Your Way – 10am-2pm. This adult’s only program combines basic compass and map reading skills to help better navigate the woods. Both indoor and outdoor activities planned; bring lunch and water. $10/members or $15. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110.

Family Constellation Workshop – 1-4:30pm. This workshop allows one to look at events in the family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $70 or $100/couple. Tarrytown. Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5:30pm. ConsciousWine takes over the beautiful Greenwich Audubon barn for a night of food and wine, featuring Oregon’s award-winning organic winery, Dominio IV. Benefits Audubon Barn Project. $145. Tickets/info: 914.248.5339.


Yin–Yoga – 5-7pm.  Whitney Chapman leads this healing workshop in Yin Yoga, a deep, slow practice of floor postures designed to allow the myofascial system, muscles and joints to relax and open up. Peekskill. 914.739.1178.


Women in Transition – 7-8pm. Purim King, LMSW, leads this weekly psycho-educational support group providing information and coaching to women in transition; divorce/separation, career change, empty nest, aging parents, etc. $25. Opal Moon 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP:  914 .788.4955.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living. $15/members or $30.Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113;


Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12noon (Also 11/14, 11/21, 11/28). Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another, while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.


YIN Yoga Class – 6-7pm with Gi of Omega. Yin Yoga is a quiet practice of acceptance, giving space to those parts of one’s being that move less and change more slowly. $18 (bring mat). Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955.

A Journey to Yoga Nidra – 7-8:15pm with Alma Pink, LMT, RYT and John DeJulio, RYT.  A peaceful practice of breathing, gentle movements and stretches followed by blissful relaxation through guided imagery. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9 pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles, guided meditation and interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.588.4079.

Blue Buddhism – 7:30-9pm. Join an open discussion on the history of Eastern philosophy, including Taoism and Buddhism.  Each week focuses on a different topic. Led by scholar and translator, M. C. Owens. $20. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955.


Family Barn Dance – 7-9pm. Second annual dance with live fiddle music to benefit Blue Rock School; no dance experience needed, a professional dance caller leads the way. All welcome. $10. Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Rd, Congers.845.627.0234.


Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 9am-3pm. Come explore, experiment and play while painting;  allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $75/early registration by 11/5 or $90. Tarrytown. Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213.

AcroYoga: Therapeutics – 2-4pm. AcroYoga incorporates yoga, acrobatics, and healing. The Lunar, or therapeutic side, includes massage, “flying”, and partner yoga. $30/online, $35/drop-in.  Preregistration advised. Peekskill. 914.739.1178.

Prosperity Ceremony – 7pm. Experience Native American wisdom teachings with visionary and psychic Page Bryant, followed by a special ceremony for manifesting prosperity. Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503.


Awaken Fair– 10am to 5pm. The biggest

body-mind-spirit-green event north of NYC.  Doubletree Hotel, 455 So. Broadway, Tarrytown. $10/online or $15/door. Info:

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Open to everyone. No prior training/experience with Reiki required, just the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. $20. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP required: 914.788.4955.

Bedford 2020 Car Show – 11am-3pm. Come see and test drive the greatest collection of brand new fuel efficient cars, trucks and SUV’s – including Tesler, Fisker and more. Awards ceremony, fun and games, and special salute to Veterans. The Park, 333 N Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. CANCELLED DUE TO STORM. THE NEXT CAR SHOW WILL BE IN APRIL 2013.
AcroYoga: Acrobatics – 2-4pm.  AcroYoga incorporates the practices of yoga, acrobatics, and healing arts. In the solar, or acrobatic side, includes strength building, inversions and partner acrobatics. $30/online, $35/drop-in.  Preregistration advised. Peekskill. 914.739.1178.


World Visionary Summit – Nov 12-Nov 16. Psychic mediums share their secrets to connecting with the other side. Free online event with over 20 of the world’s top mediums. Sponsored by Spiritual Living, LLC. Get access at 888.600.2148.


New Moon – 7-8:30pm w/Pam Cucinell, Astrologer & Healer. Learn what this New Moon has in store for the self, community and Mother Earth. Focus on special intentions for the month. $20. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955.


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.

Herbs To Bolster Immunity This Winter – 7pm. Learn the properties and uses of 3 powerful Ayurvedic herbs; ginger, turmeric, and holy basil; let the kitchen become a pharmacy. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. 914.250.1417.


Gentle Yoga – 7-8:30pm. For beginners and the physically challenged. $12. Yamuna Yoga, 1220 North Ridge Rd, Shrub Oak. 914.528.8770.

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. November discussion: “Evolutionaries”. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. 914.218.3113.

Sun & Moon Health Spa 6 Month Anniversary Event – 7-9pm. Learn about healthy holiday eating and the importance of detoxification; plus the Shaklee line of natural nutritional supplements and cleaning products. Free food, drinks, prizes. Sun & Moon Health Spa, 155 Rte 202/ Lovell St, Somers. 914.617.8555.


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 circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Medium Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765.


Introductory Session and Campus Tour – 10am. For families interested in grades K-8, learn about Blue Rock School’s unique, child-centered philosophy and tour the beautiful, four-acre wooded campus. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack. RSVP: Beverly, 845.535.3353.

Nature’s Litter Project – 1-2:30pm. The leaves that have fallen off the trees are nature’s own litter; collect a litter box of treasures to create a craft project at the Nature Center. Free/members; or $5pp. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. RSVP:  914.762.2912 x110.

Improve Knee Health/Prevent Injury – 1-3pm. Learn how proper alignment in hips and ankles can affect the knees and how to recover from injury or surgery to safely gain strength and mobility. $30. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800

Private Readings – 11am-6pm w/Medium Adam Bernstein. $135. Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765.


Animal Adventures: Camouflage – 1-2pm. Meet a few of Teatown’s tricky ambassador animals that hide in plain sight. For families with children ages 4 and over. Free/members, or $5pp. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. RSVP: 914.762.2912 x110.

Womb Wisdom in the Red Tent: The Things We Weren’t Taught – 2-4:30pm. Enter the Red Tent Temple to connect with sacred femininity, create art, and be nourished. $35/includes refreshments and materials. Free film screening follows. Ixchel Center, 308 Battle Ave, White Plains.

Film Screening – 5pm. “Things We Don’t Talk About: Women’s Voices from the Red Tent.” New York premier of a documentary featuring women’s healing narratives from the Red Tent Temple movement. Discussion follows. Free. IxchelCenter, 308 Battle Ave, 2nd floor, White Plains. RSVP:


Animal Feast – 10-11:30am.  Come learn what some of the animal ambassadors eat, and help assist animal care staff with feeding duties. Free/members, or $5pp. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. RSVP: 914.762.2912 x110.

Reiki I Class – 10am-4pm w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $175. Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765.


The Last Wave – 8-10am. Meet at Cliffdale Farm for a last glimpse of migrating birds with Charlie Roberto. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. RSVP: 914.762.2912 x110.

Reiki II Class – 10am-4pm w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $175 (or $300 for Reiki I & II combined). Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765.


Group Juice Fast – Nov 29-Dec 2 with Dr. Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen. Program follows the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. $350/member or $600. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info: 914.218.3113.

Electronic Spirit Communication – 7-8:30pm w/Barry Pirro. Barry has recorded hundreds of spirit voices during investigations and private spirit communication sessions. $35. Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765.


Nashville Comes to Westchester – Time TBA. Join the Barbara E. Giordano Women’s Health and Education Foundation for a feel good evening of great music provided by Courtney Shayne, Patsy Cline Impersonator, along with great food. $50. Travelers Rest. 914.686.8002.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm.  Experience healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring drum or rattle. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.236.4503.


ADD/ADHD – 7:30pm.  “How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Get It Done:” The 7-Step PowerPlan to Success™ with ADHD presented by Susan Lasky. CHADD of Putnam/Northern Westchester, Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Rt. 35, Katonah. Info: 845.704.2233.

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