Meditation, Women’s Wellness and Fair, Plant Sale, Music, Art & Relay for Life Events in Westchester/ Putnam NY in May 2013

Meditation Classes at Vajra Light Buddhist Center in Hartsdale, NY

V 4A7A0064Vajra Light Buddhist Center is a Buddhist meditation center in Hartsdale, New York, that offers instruction in meditation and spiritual practice. Meditation classes at Vajra Light are taught by qualified Western teachers who make the practice easy to understand and apply to daily life.

Meditation classes are held on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9 p.m., Sundays from 2 to 4 p.m., and once a month on Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is not necessary, and everyone is welcome. The topic of the next Saturday class is Awakening the Heart, an Introduction to Meditation, on May 18 for a fee of $10. The Sunday series topic in May is Limitless Possibility: Ultimate Truth in Daily Life, and classes are $12. The Wednesday series in May looks at Freedom from Anger: Transforming Problems and Conflict, and classes are $10.

At the beginning of each class, teachers guide a gentle, relaxing meditation to help practitioners develop a beneficial motivation for attending. The instructor then gives a practical teaching on some aspect of Buddhist meditation and practice, followed by a discussion and a Q&A period. The sessions end with a guided meditation, designed to take the teaching to heart. Afterwards, those who wish to may talk to the teacher and other students informally.

Vajra Light is located at 234 North Central Ave. in Hartsdale, NY. For more info, visit MeditationInWestchester.org or call 914.607.3583.

Learning and Applying the Wisdom of the Womb with Cathy Lipsky

cathy lipskyThe Ixchel Center in White Plains, New York, presents “Womb Wisdom,” a program to reconnect women with the power of the womb. Women’s health expert Cathy Lipsky, RN, presents an introduction to the program on Saturday, May 11, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., to explain the ancient form of Maya abdominal massage known as the Arvigo Technique.

“Arvigo therapy is used to alleviate such issues as fibroids, PMS, hormonal imbalances, frequent bladder infections, low back pain, painful or irregular periods and many other issues that women tolerate, but don’t have to,” says Lipsky. “The great news is that women can apply this technique to their own bodies.”

Lipsky says that by gently manipulating the internal abdominal organs into their proper position, women can remove any blockages that are impairing the flow of chi and the fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. “By shifting the uterus back into place, the natural balance of the body is restored in the pelvic area and surrounding organs,” she says. “Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order.”

The fee for the introductory workshop is $35 and pre-registration is required. Afterwards, participants will be offered a complimentary mini session with Lipsky, to be scheduled at their convenience.

Ixchel Center is located at 308 Battle Ave. in White Plains, NY. For more info, visit HolisticNP.com, contact Cathy@HolisticNP.com or call 914.912.2351.

Teatown’s Plant Sale Features the Unusual, the New, the Tried and the True

Teatown's Plant SaleOn Saturday, May 11, Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining, New York, hosts its annual event for avid gardeners. The Teatown Plant Sale features deer resistant plants that are carefully chosen by area growers, along with an abundance of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs and unique native wildflowers.

The two-day event opens with a first pick sale on Friday, May 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. for an admission fee of $10 per person. This preview sale offers gardeners the opportunity to survey available plants and make purchases before they are sold out. Afterwards shoppers can unwind with complimentary wine and cheese.

On Saturday, admission is free and the sale is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teatown staff members and volunteers will be available on both days to answer any and all gardening questions and offer advice on garden placement and step-by-step plant care. The Saturday event also features free tours of Teatown’s Wildflower Island from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy the quiet beauty of this two-acre sanctuary, home to more than 230 native and endangered species of wildflowers.

Teatown Lake Reservation is located at 1600 Spring Valley Rd. in Ossining, NY. For more information, or to reserve a Wildflower Island tour time, call 914.762.2912, ext. 110, or visit Teatown.org

Art For Animals at Integrative Vet Hospital

Art Exhibit 4Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital in Wappingers Falls, NY, is using art to help homeless companion animals and teach about the value of integrative medicine for pets. On Saturday, May 4, the hospital opens its doors to the public from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. for an art show with local artists who will be on hand to discuss their work. It’s also an opportunity for visitors to learn more about integrative veterinary medicine and how it can enhance a pet’s quality of life.

The afternoon event features demonstrations and information regarding various aspects of integrative medicine. Anyone who is thinking about adopting a pet will also have the chance to consult with several rescue agencies in attendance. Raffle prizes that day include a free initial laser therapy consultation and laser session for a pet. Food at the event will be supplied by Tomas Tapas Bar and Restaurant.

The themes of the original works on display revolve around animals, nature or interactions between the two, reflected in paintings, photographs and masks. While the project and the themes will be permanent at Earth Angel, new works from different artists will be rotated in every few months. Every piece on display will be for sale, and a percentage of all proceeds will be donated to Beacon’s Mid-Hudson Animal Aid non-profit shelter.

Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital is located at 8 Nancy Ct. in Wappingers Falls, NY. For more information, call 845.227.PAWS (7297) or visit EarthangelsVet.com.

SunPlugged-on-Hudson Showcases Local Talent and Environmental Solutions

Solar Punch and membersOn Saturday, May 18, SunPlugged-on-Hudson will highlight simple and effective ways to reduce energy consumption, reverse environmental damage and ensure best practices for healthy living. This free musical and educational event takes place on a solar-powered sound stage at MacEachron Park in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, showcasing local bands and such eco-friendly solutions as Biogas, suburban farming, composting, solar electric, LED lighting and biofuels.

“There’s a steady, persistent stream of bad news about climate threats and looming eco-disasters,” says event creator James Dean Conklin. “We hope to change the conversation, revealing the practical, real and hopeful actions that people have implemented locally with positive results.”

SunPlugged-on-Hudson was conceived after Solar Punch, a solar-powered band from New York, participated in a similar event this year in Mumbai, India. Solar Punch will share the SunPlugged stage with other local talent, including Hope Machine, Julie Corbalis, South County, The Levins and Roshni. The event begins at noon, with demonstrations until 4 p.m. and music until 7 p.m. Picnics are welcome, and light refreshments will be on sale.

MacEachron Park is located on River St. in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information visit SolarPunch.org or call 212.247.5988.

Health and Wellness Fair for Moms at Tilly Foster Farm Museum

Tilly Foster FarmOn Saturday, May 11, Tilly Foster Farm Museum in Brewster, NY, hosts a health and wellness fair for moms from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features expert advice on natural techniques to reduce everyday stresses, and practitioners offering services to relieve aching muscles and assist with personalized nutrition programs. Others will be on hand to lead visitors through revitalization exercises, healthful breathing techniques and more.
Throughout the day, presenters will give mini talks on stress reduction and relaxation, aging gracefully and natural cooking. Vendors will feature gifts for Mother’s Day, including jewelry, decorative candles in antique tea cups, gift baskets, jewelry boxes, handmade soaps, scarves, paintings, clothing and cooking tools.

Tilly Foster Farm is a working farm museum and home to a collection of rare and endangered early American farm animals, including Randall Lineback Cattle, American Jacob Sheep, Narragansett Turkeys, Indian Runner Ducks and American Blue Rabbits. The farm also houses the Putnam County Antique Machinery Association’s display of antique tractors and farm equipment and the Avalon Archives, a unique rock ‘n’ roll museum that opens on weekends from noon to 4 p.m. For a recorded announcement of events, call 845.363.6623.

Tilly Foster Farm Museum is located at Rte. 312 in Brewster, NY (between I84 Exit 19 and Rte. 6). For more information, email maw@TillyFosterFarm.org, call 845.306.7798 or visit TillyFosterFarm.org.

Relay For Life Returns to Westchester and Putnam Counties

Relay for LifeDuring May and June, local communities will be gathering to celebrate cancer survivors, remember lost loved ones and fight back against all forms of cancer during the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events. The gatherings promise family-oriented fun with the goal of raising money to support local residents undergoing treatment, as well as research to end cancer once and for all.

Many of the relays span 24 hours, and teams are asked to have at least one member walking around a track for the duration of the event. Each gathering features live entertainment, games, food and moving kick-off ceremonies featuring survivors and luminaria. Some locations will focus on a theme. In Mahopac, activities will be inspired by a carnival. The public is welcome to attend daytime events free of charge and no registration is necessary.

Since 1985, Relay For Life has been celebrated in nearly 5,000 American communities and 25 countries. The events are a reminder that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten and those who face cancer will always be supported. They also inspire hope that cancer will be eliminated for good one day.

2013 Relay for Life Events in Westchester & Putnam Counties

Chappaqua: Horace Greeley High School, May 18

Eastchester-Bronxville: Concordia College, May 11

Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River: John Jay High School, June 21

Mahopac: Mahopac High School, June 1

Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon High School, June 14

New Rochelle: Albert Leonard Middle School, May 31

Ossining: Anne M. Dorner Middle School, June 15

Patterson: Patterson Fire House, June 8

Pelham: Glover Field, JUNE 1

Philipstown-Cold Spring: Mayors Park, June 1

Port Chester-Rye Brook: Port Chester Middle School, June 15

Scarsdale: Scarsdale High School, May 10

Somers: Somers Middle School, May 31

Tarrytown (Hackley School): Hackley School, May 18

Yonkers: Lincoln High School, June 7

Yorktown: Jack DeVito Memorial Field, June 14

Individual and team registration remains open at RelayForLife.org, which also features event schedules for each location.

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

Cover-May13-MedFor additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. 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 a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Intro to Yoga Workshop – 5:30-6:30pm. May 1-29. This series introduces students to the basic postures, breathing and meditation techniques. $90/5 classes. The Mind-Body Collective at Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. 914.739.1178. PilatesOnHudson.com.

Meditation Classes – 7:30-9pm. May 1, 8, 15. Wednesday series: Freedom from Anger; Transforming Problems and Conflict. Beginners welcome. $10. Vajra Light, 234 N Central Ave, Hartsdale. 914.607.3583. MeditationInWestchester.org.

THURSDAY, MAY 2

Harmonizing Vinyasa Flow – 10:30-11:45am. Shamanic healer and certified yoga teacher Mikki Davis, brings clear, articulate guidance and touches of shamanism to mixed-level vinyasa classes. $18. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 917.620.0444. ShamanMikki.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 3

First Year Anniversary of Massage Envy in Bedford Hills – 5/3-5/5. Celebrate Massage Envy’s One-Year Anniversary with prizes, food and refreshments. Free upgrades and gifts. All welcome to come in and learn more. 737 Bedford Rd., Bedford Hills.  Info: 914.244.3689; massageenvy.com.

Arch Angel Healing Workshop – 7-9pm with Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, MAY 4

I Love My Park Day – Help improve and enhance state parks and historic sites; boost volunteerism; and raise the visibility of the entire state parks system and its needs. To find an event and sign up visit: ptny.org/ilovemypark.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm. Saturdays May 4-25. Live radio show focuses on healthy living discussions featuring patient success stories, physical/mental health tips, fitness and wellness advice and more with host Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Simulcast live internet: Businesstalkradio.net and online as podcast. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford.  Sunraven.org.

Be a Body Psychic –1-4pm. This workshop objective is to empower participants by educating them about the intuitive mind/body connection. $50. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800.

Art for Animals – 1:30-4:30pm. Earth Angels Veterinary Hospital hosts local artists show and offers demos and info about integrative medicine for pets. 8 Nancy Court, Ste 1, Wappinger Falls. 845. 227.7297. EathAngelsVet.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

Esoteric Healing Class – 9:30am-6:30pm. Continue the adventure into the world of Vibrational Living and Healing; review the first class then receive new energy triangles for healing and balancing. $215cash /check or $225 credit card. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 239.289.3744 or 914.861.2712. TheEsotericBloom.com.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10am-4pm. Come explore, experiment, and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $90. Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Prayer and Healing: Explore the Connections – 2pm. Free lecture at First Church of Christ, Scientist, 13 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3842. CSNYC.com.

Understanding Anatomy: Lesson One – 2-4pm. A 6-part workshop designed to give a basic understanding of anatomy with visual images that keep one engaged in class. $40. The Mind-Body Collective at Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. 914. 739.1178. PilatesOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, MAY 6

Getting a Taste for Mindfulness – 7:30-9pm. Mondays May 6-27.  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, 1Court Rd, Bedford. Info/register a must: 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 in relationship to others. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. 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 a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

The Buzz with Honeybees – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Enter into the busy life of a honeybee hive with GNC Naturalist Greg Wechegelaerand; learn why and how these amazing creatures are critical players in the global economy. Free/designed for adults and high school students. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. GreenurghNatureCenter.org.

Right Voice for You Intro – 7-9pm.  Discover what it would be like to be totally comfortable and present in sharing what you would like to say in front of a group of any size. $20.The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 650.400.6128. ThrivingRelationship.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

Goddess Night Out! – 5:30-10pm (Cleanse Party 5-6pm) . A fun and femmy, totally amazing, evening to kick back and be girly! Doubletree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown. Free, but must register at GoddessEvening.com.

Film: Carbon For Water – 7pm. 22 minute film, followed by discussion with filmmakers Evan Abramson and Carmen Elsa Lopez who introduce audiences to a unique solution to an age-old, and worsening, problem. First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave. Hastings-on-Hudson. Info: Carter Smith 914.693.1065.

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Use the energy of the new moon to chart a life course. Facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com

FRIDAY, MAY 10

Scarsdale: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Scarsdale High School, Scarsdale. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Teaching of the Medicine Wheel & Shamanic Journey – 7-9pm with Melissa Merendino. $35.  Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Eastchester: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Eastchester-Bronxville: Concordia College. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Teatown Plant Sale – 9am-2pm. Features deer resistant plants, annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, vegetables, herbs and unique native wildflowers. Free admission on Saturday (first pick sale on Friday, 4-7pm w/ admission fee of $10.) 1600 Spring Valley Rd. in Ossining. Info: 914.762.2912, ext. 110, or visit Teatown.org.

Health & Wellness Fair for Moms – 10am-2pm. Exhibitors, mini talks, cooking demos and vendors. Tilly Foster Farm Lodge, Rte 312, Bldg 8, Brewster. 845.363.6623. TillyFosterFarm.org.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – An Equine-Interactive Workshop – 10am-4pm. To help become more present in life. By James Cassese of Equine Energetix. no horse experience necessary. $250. Mistover Farm, Pawling Info: EquineEnergetix.com; 212.477.4475.

Emotional Freedom Technique Workshop & The Emotion Code/TEC – 12:30-2:30.  Two powerful energy healing methods that use the body’s meridian system and universal energy field to shift imbalances, promoting wellness and healing emotional and physical pain. $45/includes refreshments. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. SoulAuras.com.

Intro to Maya Abdominal Massage Workshop – 1-3:30pm. Cathy Lipsky, RN, presents this program known as the Arvigo Technique which helps women with fibroids, PMS, frequent bladder infections and more. $35. Ixchel Center, 308 Battle Ave. White Plains. Info: HolisticNP.com; 914.912.2351.

Yoga & Art Family Workshop – 3:30-5pm. Come get creative; explore movement, breath and art. $40. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. Info: 914.337.1437.

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Sunday Meditation Series: Limitless Possibility/Ultimate Truth in Daily Life – 2-4pm. May 12, 19, 26. Taught by qualified Western teachers. $12. Vajra Light, 234 N Central Ave, Hartsdale. 914.607.3583. MeditationInWestchester.org.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Hospital Center Farmer’s Market – 12-6pm. Second and fourth Tuesdays. Market features organic produce, fruits, baked goods and gourmet food items. Hospital side parking lot at 1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. 914.734.3794. HVHC.org under Harvest for Health.

Preventing/ Reversing Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 3pm. Film clips feature interviews with patients who have reversed their dementia. Sharp Again Naturally is helping to fund this documentary in the making. Free. Ossining Public Library. Info: SharpAgain.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. 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 a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

Emotional Freedom Technique Workshop & The Emotion Code/TEC – 7-9pm. See May 11 listing. $45/includes refreshments. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. SoulAuras.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

Partner Massage – 7-9pm. Learn the basics of a gentle back, neck and shoulder massage. $120. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. Info: 914.337.1437.

Past Life Regression Class – 7-9pm with Shira Adler. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 18

Chappaqua: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Chappaqua: Horace Greeley High School. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Pelham: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Glover Field, Pelham. Free. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Tarrytown: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Hackley School, Tarrytown. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Awakening the Heart: An Introduction to Meditation – 10:30am-12pm. Taught by qualified Western teachers. Vajra Light, 234 N Central Ave, Hartsdale. 914.607.3583. MeditationInWestchester.org;

Acupressure for Neck & Shoulder – 10:30am-1pm. Learn easy to do 6-step pressure point patterns to relax and relieve tension and pain in the neck and shoulders, headaches and sinus problems. $75. Soulauras, 520 North State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. SoulAuras.com.

Sugar Blues Workshop – 12-1:30pm. If constantly craving sugar and don’t know why, this workshop will help in gaining control without denial or deprivation. The Mind-Body Collective at Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. 914.739.1178. PilatesOnHudson.com.

Town of Lewisboro Community Wellness Day – 12-4pm. Northern Westchester Hospital: Kids and Nutrition, Stern Wellness Center: Holistic Health info and screenings; yoga, Reiki, kids’ activities, music, and food. Lewisboro Town Park Pavilion, 1075 Rt. 35, South Salem.

SunPlugged-on-Hudson – 12-7pm. Free musical and educational event on a solar-powered sound stage showcasing local bands and such eco-friendly solutions as Biogas, suburban farming, composting, solar electric, LED lighting and biofuels. MacEachron Park in Hastings-on-Hudson, on River St. Info: SolarPunch.org; 212.247.5988.

Building Intuition: A Journey into Psychic Self-Discovery. 1-4pm. Learn to build psychic ability through meditation, visualization, picture reading and aura gazing. $40. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Open the Heart Workshop – 7-9pm. Craig  Junjulas teaches metaphysical techniques for heart centeredness; expand compassion, self-healing and enlightenment. $35. Private sessions available Sunday, May 19/$150. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

Centering Sunday Yoga – 11am. Join mats with others across Westchester in a special yoga class devoted to increasing wellbeing and reducing stress. All proceeds support MHA Westchester’s mental health initiatives. All levels. $20. 1305 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. RSVP: 914. 250.1417. SanthigramWellness.com.

Reiki Refresher Course – 11am-1pm with Marcus Feighery. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. SynchronicityNY.com. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Priesthood Class & Ordination for Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. Rev. Dan Chesbro teaches Melchizedek history, priesthood requirements and leads attunement in the ordination of Melchizedek. $250/includes certification. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommuity.org.

Farm to Table Fundraiser Dinner – 4-7pm. First annual fundraiser dinner showcasing local restaurants, this evening for members only; a good time to join. The Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Yoga on the Lake for a Cause: Community Yoga Class – 5-6:30pm. All class fees donated to Mental Health Association of Westchester as part of MHA’s Centering Sunday campaign. $20. Yoga on Lake Rippowam, South Salem. Info: 914.274.0007.

MONDAY, MAY 20

Preventing/Reversing Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 10:30am. See May 14 listing. Free. Greenburgh Public Library. Info: SharpAgain.org.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. 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 a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

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 includes light lunch. Call for pre-requisites. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Kindness with Money – 7-9pm. Find out what it would be like to invite money into your life. Come clear the limiting energies, judgments and beliefs that keep one stuck. $20.The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 650.400.6128. ThrivingRelationship.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 23

Introduction to Ayurveda – 7:30pm. Holistic Moms hosts Dr. Naina Marballi, Ayurvedic physician of 32 years, whose expertise in this ancient method of healing and health maintenance is the basis of her Nutrition and Skin Care Center for personal enhancement through non-toxic, natural means. Wainwright House, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 24

Transcendence ReTreat –9:30am-2:30pm. Transcendental yoga followed by hands-on food preparation, lunch, and review of principles of skillful nutrition; concludes with circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance in life. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 25

Reiki I & II – 9am-5pm with Marcus Feighery. $275/both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. 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 a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holding Patterns Body Process – 6:30-9:30pm. Stop waiting for the right person, place, time or enough money for life to begin. Unlock the places in the body that use holding patterns to maintain life instead of creating it. $45.The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 650.400.6128. ThrivingRelationship.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 31

New Rochelle: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Albert Leonard Middle School, New Rochelle. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Somers: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Somers: Somers Middle School, Somers. Info: RelayForLife.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Mahopac: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mahopac High School, Mahopac. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Ossining: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Anne M. Dorner Middle School, Ossining. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Cold Spring: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mayors Park: Philipstown-Cold Spring. Info: RelayForLife.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

Yonkers: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Lincoln High School, Yonkers. Info: RelayForLife.org.

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Use the energy of the new moon to chart a life course. Facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

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