Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for January, 2013 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am12oon (Also 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30). 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. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

Boys Yoga – 6-7pm with laughing heart yoga. Many professional male athletes enthusiastically practice yoga; it helps get their game on and increases strength, flexibility, focus, and agility. Boys 8-13yrs only. Hudson Yoga, Croton on Hudson. Pre-registration: $165/10 classes. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

Destination Transformation – 7pm. A proven way to lose weight; featuring hundreds of prizes. Free. Well on the Way®, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: Elizabeth Pasquale, Director. 607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 7pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/informative only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm (Also 1/31) with Warren Falcon. Share the cumulative experiential benefits that the dream world provides. Come with a dream and journal. Suggested $25/members or $50/non-members. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

Tech Tot Treasure Island – 1-2pm. (2-4yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Join in at the Microsoft store for an adventure with TechMouse to restore a treasure to its rightful owners through technology and yoga. The Microsoft Store, Westchester Mall, White Plains. Free. RSVP: 914.319.4010.

Vision Board Workshop – 7-9pm with Carla Blaha. $35.Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.36.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

Destination Transformation – 7pm. Discover a proven way to lose weight; featuring hundreds of prizes. Free. Well on the Way®, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Info: Elizabeth Pasquale, Director. 607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

Yoga that Inspires – 10am-12noon with Solangel LaBonne. A great way to begin the New Year. Be inspired, relaxed and nurtured. $25. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Must pre-register: 914.941.2400.

Destination Transformation – 11am. Discover a proven way to lose weight; featuring hundreds of prizes. Free. Well on the Way®, The Club Room, 300 Mamaroneck Ave. Info: Elizabeth Pasquale, Director. 607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

Family Yoga – 11:30am -12:30pm (parent & 7-12yr child) with laughing heart yoga. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work help increase strength, flexibility and connection. Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. Pre-registration: $25/adult & child; $5 additional. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 4pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/information only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

Angel Workshop – 7-9pm with Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

“Grand Opening & Epiphany Party” at Center for Aligned Healing – 1-4pm. Ring in the New Year and celebrate the recent expansion of their practice. Refreshments and meet the practitioner. Free. 175 King St., Chappaqua. Info/register: 914.815.1552; TheEsotericBloom.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm (Also 1/28). 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, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

Intro to Total LifeStyle System Weight Loss Program – 6-7pm. 12 week group coached weight loss program, addressing and resolving hidden issues behind weight gain. Program from 1/15-4/2. Located at Manna Foods, 171 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Info: Angela Russo 914.274.1144.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

Kiddie Yoga – 11:30-12:15pm (2-4yrs) with laughing heart yoga. These fun yoga classes teach preschoolers how to internalize concepts of self-awareness and develop compassion for others. Breathe Yoga and Pilates, 83 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua. $175/10classes. 914.861.2662.

Kids Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm (7-10yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Using visual imagery, meditation, yoga postures, and creative activities, kids explore the power of self in community. Class builds compassion, support & respect. Breathe Yoga and Pilates, 83 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua. $175/10classes. 914.861.2662.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

Intro to Total LifeStyle System Weight Loss Program – 10-11am. 12 week group coached weight loss program, addressing and resolving hidden issues behind weight gain. Program from 1/17-4/4. Located at Center For Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua. Info: Angela Russo 914.274.1144.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. Reservations: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

Psychic Playshop – 7-9pm. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Keeping One’s System Healthy – 9am-5pm. First class in series. $250/series; includes lunch. WellSpring Holistic Health Center, 1415 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont. 914.341.1246. WellSpringHHC.com.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm (Jan 12 & 13) 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. GinnyMackles.com.

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary – 10am-6pm. Medium/Intuitive, Psychic, Palm Reader, Tarot Reader and Psychic Card Reader. Call ahead to book appointments. Drop-ins welcome. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777.

Moving through the World in Stories – 11am-12noon (4-7yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Combining the ancient art of storytelling with the practice of yoga exposes children to new ways of enjoying stories and connecting to their bodies. Katonah Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Rte 117, Katonah. Free. Pre-register: 914.232.1233.

Life Coach: Making Positive Changes – 12-1pm. Diane Ingram, speaker, author and life coach, tells how to tap one’s talents, skills and abilities to be more alive, passionate and purposeful. Free. Patterson Library, Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

Esoteric Healing, Part 1/Day 1 Class – 9:30am-6:30pm. Balance Manifestation Chakras and raise Consciousness in one Day. See film on website. Taught by Bernadette Bloom, PT and Esoteric Healing and Teacher. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua.  Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary – 10am-6pm. Medium/Intuitive, Psychic, Palm Reader, Tarot Reader and Psychic Card Reader. Call ahead to book appointments. Drop-ins welcome. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777.

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 4pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/information only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

Power Attunement Workshop – 1-4pm. With Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

Mindful Monday Meditation – 7:30-9pm (Also 1/21). Led by Deirdre Breen, participants are guided in an intelligent sequence of breath and meditation techniques that enhance comfort and ease in body and mind. 5-class package/$100 or individual class/$25.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

Esoteric Healing Study Group –7-9pm. Led by Bernadette Bloom, PT and Esoteric Healing and Teacher. Pre-requisite: Must have taken at least Part 1 of the Day 1 Class. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua.  Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energetic principles for leading a heart focused life. Experience interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki master Teacher. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rt. 35, Cross River. Info: 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

TechTot – 1-2pm (2-4yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Join in at the Microsoft store for an adventure with TechMouse and laughing heart yoga. The Microsoft Store, Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Free. RSVP: 914.319.4010.

Sugar Blues Workshop – 7:30-8:45pm with Catherine McGibney, RYT, Health Coach. Debunk sugar cravings and learn how to gain control without deprivation. Catherine shares recipes, baking tips and light refreshments. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. RSVP: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Vinyasa Beginner Orientation – 1-4pm with Courtney Tarpley. Learn the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga including proper breathing, correct alignment and basic meditation. $75/includes 3 level 1 classes. Living Yoga, 3182 Rte 9, Cold Spring. 845.809.5590. LivingYogaStudios.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm with Gabrielle Semel, ERYT.  Learn how to utilize yogic techniques just about anywhere and to integrate a practice into a daily routine without losing time. Admission: donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

EFT Meetup Group – 4-6pm. This monthly support group discusses matters of heart and mind using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help resolve emotional distress and promote personal empowerment. Newcomers welcome; modest donation requested .Wilson House at First Baptist Church, White Plains. 914.997.7873. Meetup.com/EFT-Healing-Group-White-Plains.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 7pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/information only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Acupressure for Self Care – 10:30am-5:30pm. Gail Kellstrom teaches this ancient Taoist self help technique to lower stress, ease body pain, and lift mood. $175/$25 discount early payment. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Enzyme Nutrition Therapy – 6:30pm. Learn how enzyme nutrition therapy helps women with PMS, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, mood swings, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, indigestion, constipation, bloating, weight gain, etc. Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste103, Harrison. Free. Register/info:  914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary – 11am-6pm. Medium/Intuitive, Psychic, Palm Reader, Tarot Reader and Psychic Card Reader. Call ahead to book appointments. Drop-ins welcome. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777.

Advanced Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm with Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Gather with like-minded holistic health practitioners discussing individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. $30/members or $60. Call for pre-requisites. Includes light lunch. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

Medical Infrared Thermography – 9am-6:30pm. Join others as they partake in this alternative method to mammograms. Learn how thermography is a safe, non-invasive resource for breast cancer screening. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua. Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm.”Use your Body to Heal your Mind, Revolutionary Methods to Release All Barriers to Health, Healing and Happiness”. Author Dr. Henry Grayson joins the discussion. Suggested: $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

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. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

A Women’s Conversation Circle on Healing & Transformation. 7-9pm. Learn to release limiting patterns that result in pain and loss of vital energy with Dr. Melody Bach. Free.  Hartsdale location. 914.686.8002. GiordanoFoundation.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Introductory Session/Campus Tour – 10am. Come hear how a unique and creative hands-on approach can nurture a child’s educational journey; a great alternative for grades kindergarten through eighth. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd (off Germonds Rd), West Nyack. RSVP: 845.535.3353. BlueRockSchool.org.

Reiki I & II – 10am-4pm (Jan 26 & Jan 27) with Marcus. $175 ea or $300/both. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

Moving through the World in Stories – 10:30-11:30am (4-7yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Combining the ancient art of storytelling with the practice of yoga exposes children to new ways of enjoying stories and connecting to their bodies. Ardsley Library, 9 American Legion Dr, Ardsley. Free. Pre-register: 914.693.6636.

Reiki I Class – 2-6pm 1/26 & 1/27. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, hand positions, $150 manual/certificate. Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master Teacher,
Stern Chiropractic, 792, Rt. 35, Cross River. Register by 1/20. Info: 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

The Art of Salad Making at Sun & Moon Health Spa – 1-3pm. w/ Nicholas Szucs. Learn Nick’s famous salad dressing recipe! Free. Sun & Moon Health Spa. 155 Rt. 202, Somers. Info: 914.617.8555; sunandmoonhealthspa.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

Quantum Healing Circle – 12:30-2:30pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles, guided meditation and interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 requested. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.588.4079. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Esoteric Healing Study Group – 7-9pm. Led by Bernadette Bloom, PT and Esoteric Healing and Teacher. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua.  Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

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