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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

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

Philipstown-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.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm. Saturdays June 1-29. 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.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Bark Fest – 10am-1pm. Pet adoptions, raffles, discounted micro chips, vendors, training demos,  Red Cross first aid pet info, Westchester county K-9 police demo, free giveaways, and free exam for all pet adoptions. Progressive Animal Hospital of White Plains, 110 S Kensico Ave. 914.461.3353. Progressive-Vet.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Class focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise bringing together concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. Pre-requisite to group pilates classes. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

Yoga at Boscobel – 6-7:15pm. June 3-Sept 9. Spectacular views overlooking the Hudson River. All levels. $17/walk-in rate. Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison. Info: 845.265.3638. Boscobel.org.

Breathing Techniques & Meditation to Reduce Stress – 6-7:30pm. Also 6/10, 6/24, 7/1. Seminar based on breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. $20. Somers Library. Offered through Art of Living Foundation, ArtOfLiving.org. RSVP: 914.232.5717.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group – 7-9pm. June meeting topic: Empowering patients toward greater bone health naturally. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Bldg 4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. 914.725.5229.

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, JUNE 5

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7  
Conservation Café: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise  – 8:30-11am. Program features speakers from Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, The Nature Conservancy, and NY Department of Environmental Conservation discussing climate change and sea level rise. Pace University, Pleasantville. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

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.

Mediumship Message Gallery – 11am-5pm with Adam Bernstein, $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Patterson American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Patterson Fire House, Patterson. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Eastchester’s 6th Annual Green Day Festival – 10am-2pm. Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill Rd, Eastchester. Family event to celebrate Mother Earth. Free giveaways. Info: EastchesterEnvironmentalCommittee.com.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training – 3:15pm. June 8-9. This 8 hour training provides the tools to teach yoga to children grades K-12. $265. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. Info: 914.337.1437.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
Windows of the Sky: JinShinDo Body/Mind Acupressure – 10:30am-4:30pm. Learn the acupressure facial points of the neck, face, hands, and shoulders and their role maintaining the balance of Qi throughout the body/mind. $175. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregister required: 914.941.2400. Souluaras.com.

The Awakening: Guided Meditation for Higher Consciousness – 1:30pm. Receive step-by-step technique to stay committed toward a meditation practice whether new to meditation or looking for a powerful yet simple technique for higher awareness. $20.1305 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. RSVP: 914.250.1417. SanthigramWellness.com.
MONDAY, JUNE 10

Quantum Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Come connect wisdom teachings to energy principles with guided meditation and interactive energy healing. Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 requested. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommuity.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Keys to Human Potential – 7-8:30pm. Free introductory workshop explores self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual awakening based on Dr. Donald Epstein’s principles of Reorganizational Healing and Living. Souluaras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregister required: 914.941.2400. Souluaras.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

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.

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

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival – June 15-16. The big Clearwater Festival unites major musical figures and green activism, building a creative community in one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River. Stop by the Natural Awakenings booth and say hi. Info/ tickets: ClearwaterFestival.org.

Breeding Birds – 8am. Join Charlie Roberto on his quest for birds nesting and raising their young at Teatown. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Info/register: 914.762.2912. TeaTown.org.

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am with Marcus Feighery. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Introductory Class – 10am-12pm. $20. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Holistic Moms Presents: Legislation and What’s Happened to Our Schools – 2pm. Katharine St Vincent speaks about education legislation and reform. Free. Rye Public Library, Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. 914.967.0480. RyeLibrary.org.

Stoke The Fire Meditation Class – 2-5pm with Susy Meszoly. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Westchester Land Trust Annual Benefit – 6pm cocktails & silent auction; 7:45pm, live auction; 8pm, dinner & award presentation. Celebrating 25 years of environmental conservation in the community. Casual party attire, Maple Grove Farm, Bedford. RSVP by 6/3.WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Restorative Yoga with Reiki – 6-8pm. Workshop combines restorative yoga and Reiki to rejuvenate the body and mind. $45. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. 914.337.1437.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

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. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

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.

Get on the Mat for Mental Health – 6pm. (rain date June 20). The Mental Health Association of Westchester’s epic mega-yoga event takes place under the open sky with music by House of Waters. $20/advance or $25; $10/kids under 10yrs. Court St, between Main St and Martine Ave, White Plains. Info:  914.345.5900 x 7511. MHAWestchester.org.

Reiki Healing Circle – 7:30-9:30pm.  Join Reiki Master and intuitive medium Carla Blaha for an evening of healing, connecting and restoring. $25. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregistration required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River: John Jay High School. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Solstice Kirtan –7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind, open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20 contribution suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/registration: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm. June 22-23 w/Ginny Mackles. Attunement and certificate for first level of Reiki. Chappaqua location. Info: 952.426.3525.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Family Tour of Wildflower Island – 11am. Guided family tour of Teatown Lake Reservation’s unique two-acre wildflower sanctuary. $4pp/ members or $6pp. RSVP: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

The Skillful Living Room: Live from SunRaven – 6:30-8pm. Join the discussion on Play for Health: Setting up for a skillful summer with Dr. Michael Finkelstein and others via Google+ Hangout. Follow Michael Finkelstein on Google+ to be invited in. SunRaven Skillful Living, Bedford. SunRaven.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Yoga Nidra – 7:15-8:30pm. A rejuvenating practice fostering deep relaxation through breath awareness and guided imagery. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm with Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Loving Kindness as a Path to Inner Freedom – July 5-7. This is an introductory weekend to explore Loving Kindness as a spiritual practice with Sharon Salzberg and Rachel Cowan. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

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