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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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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