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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1

Going Locavore: What are my Options? – 8:30-11am. Learn what it means to go locavore, aka: to eat locally grown food, presented by Conservation Cafe´. Free. Pace University, Pleasantville Campus. FCWC.org/events. RSVP: 914.422.4053.

Yoga and Meditation: The Mind Unwind Workshop – 7-8:30pm with Shaman Mikki Davis. Yoga and meditation by candlelight helps unwind the mind and leave work behind. Enjoy a shamanic mini-healing during savasana and leave feeling grounded, peaceful, and relaxed. Bring a mat. $25. Register: ShamanMikki.com.

Shamanic Circle – 7-9pm with Eileen O’Hare. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765 SynchronicityNY.com.

Message Gallery – 7-9pm. Join Carla, Intuitive Medium and Reiki Master as she bridges the realms and brings forth messages. $35. Soulauras. Pre-registration required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Farm Maintenance – 9am (Also Mar 16 & Mar 30). This course covers fundamental maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to answer theoretical questions and topics covered and assist with maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. $225. Registration required. 914.606.6830 x1.

Attaining Your Dreams for Body/Mind/Spirit – 1-2:30pm with Diane Ingram, Life Coach/ Author and Nicole Davis, Psychic and Reiki Master. Get the life you really want. $30.  Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Pre-registration required: 845.878.7800.

Assisting Workshop for Yoga Teachers – 1-4pm. For yoga teachers to become comfortable with hands-on assisting and direct a student’s body into the correct alignment. $50. Living Yoga, 3182 Rte 9, Cold Spring. Info: 845.809.5900. LivingYogaStudios.com.

Starry Nights Cafe – 7:30pm. StarVisions hosts an evening of entertainment with spiritual comedy and adult contemporary music of Porter Smith. Relax among friends at Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 South Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco $20. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Saturday Night Fever Dance Social – 7:30-11:30pm. Evening includes Salsa lesson at 7:30pm and New York Hustle lesson at 8pm. Come dance the night away. $10. Refreshments served.  Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main St, Ossining. JosieDance.com. 914. 332.8670.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4:30pm with Ginny Mackles. Attunement and certification for second level of Reiki, Okuden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Sugaring Sunday – 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (Also 3/10). From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists share facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Free/members or $5.   Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Reservations: 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

Quakers and the Spiritual Quest - 2-4pm. Learn about what Quakers today believe. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. All welcome. Childcare and refreshments. Free. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd. Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. scarsdalefriendsmeeting.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

A Circle of Women – 7pm. Celebrating the sacred in every woman since1990. Sponsored by Star Visions Community and The Women’s Ways Mystery School. $25. Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 S Bedford Rd, MtKisco. 914.310.5239. Womensways.typepad.com/circle.

Getting a Taste for Mindfulness –7:30-9pm (Mondays). Along with breath awareness and guided meditation, participants experience a body mind connection with expert instruction. $160/5 classes or $35/ea. Includes light organic meal. Erica’s Kitchen, 1 Court Rd, Bedford. 516.233.9856. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

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, particularly as it applies in relationship to others. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm (Wednesdays). 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.

THRUSDAY, MARCH 7

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm with Warren Falcon, Psychospiritual Counselor and specialist in Jungian psychology and dream work. Regular attendance is recommended; bring a dream journal and come with curiosity, humor and compassion. Suggested: $25/members or $50. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Esoteric Healing Level II: The Brain & Beyond – 1-4pm with Bernadette Bloom. Class covers esoteric psychology, the head centers, the Rays and Initiations, removal of trauma from ones energy field, triangles associated with blood pressure, hormones, allergies and more. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. Info/register: 239.289.3744. TheEsotericBloom.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert – 7-9pm with Beth Mullen. Bring a blanket or yoga mat. $35.  Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Solaris Singles Event – 7-9pm. Come experience the new speed dating game; socialize in a relaxing setting while enjoying food, wine, music, games and prizes. Bring friends. Must be ages 35-55. Members and non-members welcome. $25. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Rd, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.4094 x 21.

Movie Night – 7:30-9:30pm. View the acclaimed film: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. Enjoy flatbread pizza and afterwards stay for tea, dessert and group discussion. Reservations required: $10/members or $20.Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Crop Production Class – 9am (Also Mar 23). This course covers spring organic crop production practices, including vegetables, cut flowers, and culinary herbs. $225. Registration is required. 914.606.6830 x1. SunyWCC.Edu.

Vibrational Cooking Class – 9:30-10:45am. Learn how to make Cosmic Chitta Mantra Munchies with Organics Super Foods, Chakras and Mantras. Kendall’s OM Kitchen, 140 King Street, Chappaqua. Info: 914.238.8800; kendallsOMkitchen.com.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Workshop – 10am-3pm. Workshop touches upon everything one might encounter working with wildlife. Learn to respond appropriately and get details of what’s involved in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator in NY state. $25/non-members. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912. TeaTown.org.

Vegetable Container Gardening – 1-3pm. Learn how to grow plants and/or seeds in containers and have fresh herbs and vegetables in just a few short weeks. $20; $5/children under the age of 12. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introductory Session and Campus Tour – 10am. Parents interested in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to meet Blue Rock faculty and hear how the vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children’s natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack. RSVP: Beverly Stycos, 845.535.3353. BlueRockSchool.org.

Bag It – 2pm. Funny and illuminating documentary. Stay afterward for Q & A session with Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental and a reusable bag giveaway. Learn about the new plastic bag phase-out ordinances. Larchmont Public Library Community Room. Village of Larchmont, Town Center. Movie info: bagitmovie.com.

Summer Play Camp Open House – 2pm. Parents and children, ages 3 ½ to 12, are invited to visit the Blue Rock Campus; meet summer play staff and learn about the unique and adventure-filled summer program. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack. RSVP: 845.627.0234. BlueRockSchool.org.

Putnam Arts Council 50th Year Anniversary Celebration – 3pm. Annual Members Meeting and opening reception of the Members show. Free. Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd. Mahopac. Info: putnamartscouncil.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

Complete Reality Meditation – 12:30-3:30pm. Hosted by the Chan Buddhist Center, meditation class is followed by Buddhist discussion of the Six Perfections. Beginners to advanced practitioners welcome. Free. Scarsdale Aikido, 77 Tarrytown Rd 2nd level, White Plains. 917.570.7592.

Introduction to Partner Yoga – 1-3:30pm. Explore the trust and confidence that comes working with another; heighten experience on the mat through the sharing of breath and touch. $25/individual or $45/couple.  Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Mediumship Workshop – 1-4pm with Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Bag It – 2pm. Funny and illuminating documentary. Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Ilissa Miller will answer questions about the new plastic bag phase-out ordinances. Refreshments and reusable bag giveaway after film. Mamaroneck Public Library, Village of Mamaroneck. Movie info: bagitmovie.com.

Quakers and Environmental and Social Activism – 2-4pm. What is meaningful activism? Short personal presentations followed by discussion. All welcome. Childcare and refreshments. Free. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd. Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. scarsdalefriendsmeeting.org.

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. RSVP: 917.796.6026; InsightOasis.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 11

Forgiveness: A Means for Self-Healing – 6:30-8:30pm with Dr. Kenneth Silvestri. $35. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. Info/register: 937.214.0540. DrKennethSilvestri.com.

Woodland Wildflower Lecture – 7pm. Jessica A Schuler, Director of The NY Botanical Garden’s Thain Family Forest, discusses how Forest staff work to restore populations of extirpated wildflowers in the 50-acre urban old-growth forest. Free. Katonah Village Library. Register: 914.234.6992 x24.

Bag It – 7pm. Funny and illuminating documentary. Learn about the new plastic bag phase-out ordinances after the film. Mamaroneck Conference Room C, 740 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck Town Center. Movie info: bagitmovie.com.

Monday Night Live! Open House – 7-8:30pm. Make Mantra Munchies to live Kirtan, sample some sips and snacks and find out what Kendall’s OM Kitchen is all about. 140 King St. Chappaqua. Info: 914.238.8800; kendallsOMkitchen.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

David Frenette: Centered Life, Mindful Life – 3/15-3/21. Developing the fruits of Christian Centering Prayer towards a mindful life. Garrison Institute. Info/ register: 845.424.4800;

GarrisonInstitute.org

Stroller Tours – 9-10am. Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers with babies in tow are invited for a before museum hours gallery tour with refreshments by Tazza Cafe. $10/non-members. For adults with children under 18 months. The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah. KatonahMuseum.org.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Farm Maintenance Class II – 9am-12pm. This course covers fundamental maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to answer theoretical questions and topics covered and assist with maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. $225. Registration required: 914.606.6830 x1. SunyWCC.Edu.

Moving through the World in Stories – 10:30-11:30am (for 4-7yr olds) with Laughing Heart Yoga. Combining storytelling with yoga, children are exposed to a new way of enjoying stories and connecting with their bodies. Ardsley Library, 9 American Legion Dr., Ardsley. Free. Register: 914.693.6636.

StarVisions Spring Healing Fair – 11am-5pm. Shamanic and energy healers, mediums, reflexologists, astrologers and more. Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. $50/30min sessions. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Esoteric Healing Level III: The Magic of the 7th Ray Synthesis – 7-9pm with Bernadette Bloom. Class covers esoteric aspects of the five senses, the vagus nerve, the trigeminal nerve, the Seven Rays, personal ray assessment and much more. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. Info/register: 239.289.3744. TheEsotericBloom.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Wolves of North America – 11am. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families; visit ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem. $13/adults; $11/under 12. 914.763.2373.

Quakers and Parenting - 2-4pm. What does Quakerism today offers children of all ages? Short personal presentations followed by discussion. All welcome. Childcare and refreshments. Free. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd. Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. scarsdalefriendsmeeting.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia – 7pm. Film clips feature interviews with patients who have reversed their dementia. Sharp Again Naturally is helping to fund this documentary in the making. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave, Harrison. 914.835.1564. Info: SharpAgain.org.

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles and interactive energy healing. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rte  35, Cross River. 914.588.4079. Register online: Balancing4life.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Teen Yoga – (call for time) Teenagers practice yoga postures, games, meditations, and creative expression to explore what matters to them most through a journey of self-discovery. Ardsley Library, 9 American Legion Dr., Ardsley. Free. Register: 914.693.6636.

Homeopathy for Mental Health Professionals – 9:30am-4pm. For therapists, social workers, school psychologists, student assistance counselors or life coaches exploring how homeopathy can provide a natural and safe alternative to psychotropic drugs. $150. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 937.214.0540. DrKennethSilvestri.com.

Starting Seedlings – 1-3pm. Learn successful tips from the farmers on how to start seedlings for either vegetables or flowers. $20; $5/children under the age of 12. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Vernal Pool Hike – 1-3pm. Walk with Erin Baker, Teatown educator, to Hidden Valley and get a glimpse of the frenzied activity taking place this time of year. $5/non-members. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Reservations: 914.762.2912  x110. TeaTown.org.

Evening Howl – 5pm (Adults only). Visit the wolves with a short sunset hike during their favorite hour – dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. $20/adults 21+ only. Pre-registration required: NYWolf.org.

Sunday, March 24

Precious Possibilities For Women – with Precious Sellars-Mulhern and Melinda Martin. An annual retreat designed to bring women together to nurture and support one another. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info:914.522.5276;  PreciousHealthandBeauty.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

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.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Reiki I & Reiki II– 10am-5pm with Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. Discounted to $285 at Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. Info: 845.363.1765.

Fishkill Cares for Cats – 12-4:30pm. family-oriented event features food, music, face painting, raffles and humane education and demonstrations. Also mobile spay and neuter clinic for cats and low cost health services for cats. The Dutchess Plaza Shopping Center, 1545 Rte. 52, Fishkill. Info: 845.489.2378; SoundEarth.com.

Herbs & Nutrition to Spring Cleanse the Body –1-3pm with Bonnie Rogers, Clinical Herbalist. Learn how herbs and nutrition can improve health and wellness after a long winter of heavy foods and reduced physical activity. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua.  Info/register: 914.923.4346. RadiantHealthforLife.com.

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