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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MONDAY, JULY 1

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.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.

TUESDAY, JULY 2 

The Artist Meet Up – 10am-1pm. Tuesdays in July. The New Dawn Foundation hosts an event where one can relax and learn the art of painting in a beautiful, serene, waterfront setting. $10/donation. Jennifer Lanser: 917.806.8793.

Esoteric Healing Study Group – 7-9pm. Review the Esoteric Healing class and continue to bring balance and ease to the body, mind and spirit. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP: 239.289.3744. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

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. Preregister required:   914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Wellness Wednesdays – 12-3pm. Wednesday in July. Visit the coffee area to sample delicious healthy recipes, learn new tips and tricks and get inspired to become healthier. Free. Whole Foods Market, 110 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains. 914.288.1300. WholeFoodsMarket.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.

Down to Earth Farmers Market at Ridge Hill – 11am-7pm, Fridays through November 22. Rain or shine. Farmer’s Market located outside of Whole Foods Market Yonkers, Westchester’s Ridge Hill, One Ridge Hill Rd. Yonkers. Info: wholefoodsmarket.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Family Yoga – 10-11am. 6-10yrs. Strengthen the family bond while promoting individual growth through yoga, circus yoga activities, partner work, discussion and visualization and relaxation. Bring water bottle and mat. $20/adult + child, $5/additional child. Croton Landing, Elliot Way, Croton on Hudson. 914.319.4010. laughingheartyoga.com.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm. Saturdays July 6-27.  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, JULY 7

Yoga at Teatown – 9am-noon. Yoga followed by a 1.5 mile hike then return to the yoga mat for additional yoga and relaxation. $15/non-members. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Register with Club Fit: 914.250.2762. Directions: teatown.org.

MONDAY, JULY 8

Kids Yoga – 5-6pm. Mondays Jul 8-Aug 12. With visual imagery, meditation techniques, and creative activities, kids practice yoga in a safe and non-competitive environment. Bring water and mat. Vassello Park, 12 Old Post Rd S, Croton on Hudson. $10/drop-in. 914.319.4010. laughingheartyoga.com.

Teen Yoga – 6:15-7:15pm. Mondays Jul 8-Aug 12. Students 13-17 yrs learn self exploration, ways to handle stress, anger, anxiety, depression and other challenges. Bring water and mat. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd So, Croton on Hudson. $10/drop-in. 914.319.4010. laughingheartyoga.com.

Culinary Herbs From the Garden – 6:30pm. Discover which herbs are easy to grow in the area, the many ways to use them in cooking, and recipes for basic herb combinations with  Master Gardener Carol Greenwald of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.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.

TUESDAY, JULY 9  

Yoga with Wolves – 9-10:30am. Wolf Conservation Center offers a wild slant to practicing yoga. The hour session, lead by certified instructor Danielle Rosati, is followed by 30 minutes to view WCC’s wolves. $20. Preregistration required: NYWolf.org.

Farmers Market at Hudson Valley Hospital – Noon-6pm. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays through November 26. The HVHC farmers market is located in the hospital’s side parking lot, 1980 Crompond Rd. in Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.734.3794; HVHC.org.

Natural Awakenings Pop-up Gathering – 4:30-6:30pm. Chill out with Natural Awakenings at this fun, casual after-work gathering at the Clocktower Grill. Great mojitos, fresh fruit-infused martinis and yummy garden appetizers. 512 Clock Tower Drive, just off Route 2. Restaurant info: 845.582.0574; ClockTowerGrill.com.  

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30-9:30pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles and interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rt172, Mt. Kisco. 941.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

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. Preregister required: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Learning to Balance Hormones – 7-9pm. If experiencing mood swings, PMS, or menopause symptoms, this can be a sign of unbalanced hormones. Learn what herbs and foods support the body bringing it back to balance. $35/includes tea sampling. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 914.861.2882. Register: RadiantHealthForLife.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Awareness Through Movement – 10am. Also July 18,  25 & Aug 1. Cured of chronic and debilitating back pain through the Feldenkrais method, Carol Moran has been teaching this method for 20 years. $100/pkg of 4. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP: 239.289.3744. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

Building a Health Care Team – 6pm. Learn how a health care team can help coordinate health; who to pick and what they can do when help is needed. Learn about health care proxy and other advanced directives. Presented by the Medicare Rights Center. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

An Equine-Interactive Workshop: Seeing with the Heart – 7/12 & 7/13. With James Cassese of Equine Energetix. Connect with your Authentic Self. No horse experience necessary. $375. Held at Mistover Farm, Pawling. EquineEnergetix.com; 212.477.4475.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Healing Fair – 9am-5pm. Health practitioners and vendors of wellness products gather on the beautiful, serene grounds of The New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle. Amelia Jones: 914.356.2327. 

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar – 10am-4pm. Explore massage therapy as a career.  Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students and are introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Get Cooking with Bella Cucina – 10:30am-12:30pm. Bella Cucina Maria will be at the Ossining Farmers Market doing a cooking demonstration with fresh produce from the market. Down to Earth Markets, 914.923.4837.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Ages 13-17. Unique theme each month. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600; thetemperancecenter.com.

Reiki I Class – 1-5pm. Also Sun July 14. Become attuned to give Reiki treatment for self and others. Learn history, ethics, hand positions with Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Reiki Master. $150 includes manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rt172, Mt. Kisco. 941.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 

SUNDAY, JULY 14

Acupressure Techniques for the Weekend Athlete – 10:30am-1:30pm. Explore traditional techniques that can influence muscle tension and relaxation, energy resources, speed, stiff joints and more along with clearly illustrated charts and hands on point location. $85. Preregister: SoulAuras.com.

Munay-Ki  Workshop – 2-4:30pm. July 14 & 21. Receive the Munay-Ki rites, a series of nine healing blessings from Peru, in a two-part workshop. Sacred Centre, 42 Smith St, Mt. Kisco. $15/ea. Info & register: ShamanMikki.com.

MONDAY, JULY 15

CELF Summer Institute: Education for Sustainability – 8:30am-3pm. Jul 15-18. K-12 educators and University faculty, all subjects; in-service and graduate credit options. Manhattanville College. Katie Ginsberg: 914.238.4743. CelfEducation.org.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Slow Food Metro North: Queen of the Sun & Honey Tasting – 6-9pm. Event showcases the film Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? which raises awareness about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) among honeybees. Panel discussion follows film. John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St. Katonah. Tickets:  $25 at SlowFoodMetroNorth.com. 

Reorganizational Healing & Living – 7-8:30pm. Dr Donald Epstein gives an introductory workshop and complimentary consultation based on his principles exploring the keys to human potential; self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual awakening. Free. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Esoteric Healing Study Group – 7-9pm. Review the Esoteric Healing class and continue to bring balance and ease to the body, mind and spirit. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP: 239.289.3744. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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. Preregister required: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $25/adults; $15/students. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rt172, Mt Kisko. 941.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Happy Hour Block Party – 5:30-9pm. Delicious eats, live bluegrass music, and food banking fun. $35-$50. Food Bank Warehouse, 200 Clearbrook Rd, Elmsford. Info/tickets: Lucy Harrington, 914.418.5206. FoodBankForWestchester.org.

Jessica Lynn Headlines a Charity Concert for Hemlock Hill Farm  –  Takes place at Captain Lawrence’s Brewery in Elmsford. For tickets  or to support the cause, visit CaptainLawrenceBrewing.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Every Body Deserves a Massage Week – 5:30-7:30pm. Donate a can of food for the local food shelter and get a free massage from one of the current students. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Info: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10am-6pm Jul 20; 10am-4pm Jul 21. No painting skills required, only the desire to express and explore ones creativity. Discount price of $125/includes lunch by Jul 10 or $150. Tarrytown. Register:  Eve-Marie, 914. 844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Hudson River Community Ceremony – 1-2:30pm. Share the healing power of the Hudson and hold a vision for the restoration of all the waters. Free/by donation with proceeds benefitting Riverkeeper. Croton Point Park. Info: ShamanMikki.com.

Sunday, July  21.

Music at the Market with Les Tappan Zigues – 10am-12pm. Les Tappan Zigues will entertain shoppers at the Croton Farmers Market this Sunday. Down to Earth Markets, 914.923.4837.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

Yoga with Wolves – 9-10:30am. Wolf Conservation Center offers a wild slant to practicing yoga. The hour session, lead by certified instructor Danielle Rosati, is followed by 30 minutes to view WCC’s wolves. $20. Preregistration required: NYWolf.org.  

Learning to Treat Negative Emotions – 7-9pm. A workshop introduction to an energy psychology method called Tapas Acupressure Technique that blends contemporary and ancient healing approaches. $15/ includes manual. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. Info: 914.861.2882.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

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. Preregister required:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Mid Summer’s Night Dreaming –7-9pm w/Warren Falcon. Awaken the dreamer for guidance and empowerment from the depth of the psyche. Connect to creation, nature and the universe.  Dress comfortably; bring dreams and journal. $35. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

Meet Your Spirit Guide Workshop – 7-9pm  w/Adam Bernstein. $ 45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, JULY 27

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

Reiki I – 9:30am-3:30pm July 27 & 28. Reiki is a gentle yet powerful system of energy based healing and spiritual growth practices. Learn Reiki I attunement to learn how to practice Reiki on oneself and others. $225.White Plains location. Jody Raso: 914.906.9593.

Morning Chores at Cliffdale –10-11am. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian can feed the chickens, spread fresh chips, gather eggs and visit the flock. Teatown’s Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd, Croton-on-Hudson. Info/register: 914.762.2912 x 110. TeaTown.org.

Butterflies: Flights of Fancy – 1pm. Walk among the butterflies in the newly designed butterfly exhibit; chat with a Nature Center naturalist, on hand to answer any questions. Exhibit thru Aug 4. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470.  GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, JULY 29

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Family Yoga – 10-11am. 6-10yrs. Strengthen the family bond while promoting individual growth through yoga, circus yoga activities, partner work, discussion and visualization and relaxation. Bring water bottle & mat. $20/adult + child, $5/additional child. Croton Landing, Elliot Way, Croton on Hudson. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

 

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