Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for November, 2013 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 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. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Urban Ecology and Sustainable Cities – 7pm.Steward Pickett discusses his work directing the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which seeks to understand the ways that buildings, nature, and society intersect in an urban watershed. Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Rte 44, Millbrook. 845. 677.5343. CareyInstitute.org.

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

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

FLSM Continuing Education – Nov 2-3. Class for Licensed Massage Therapists, Integrative Chronic and Acute Pain Management, offers an amalgamated approach to many common pathologies. Course integrates active release of trigger points, stretching, sports massage, and breath work to achieve a higher level of success with clients. Info: FLSM.com.

Fahnestock Winter Park’s 4th Annual Ski & Snowshoe Swap and Sale – 9am-1pm. Swap or buy ski equipment and learn about local outdoor winter fitness sports; wax clinic and preseason discounts on ski/skate gear. 75 Mountain Laurel Ln, Cold Spring. Info: Taconic Outdoor Education Center: 845.265.3773.

Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30-2:30pm. Held quarterly on Saturdays, gentle morning yoga followed by hands-on food prep, lunch and the principles of skillful nutrition; concludes with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $300/series or 4 or $125/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 912.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Using the Tools of Yoga to Promote Sleep – 12:30-3:30pm. Set the stage for regular, restful sleep, using techniques that include a gentle evening yoga sequence, calming breath work, Yoga Nidra, and creating a strategy to promote sleep-filled nights. $50. 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $20/members or $30. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Taste of the Hudson Valley – Premier food and wine pairing event with wines from the world’s top producers, and the finest culinary delights from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Info/tickets: tastehv.org.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Biggest wellness expo outside of NYC, enjoy compelling speakers, healers and vendors offering the latest info and products for self care, living green, and living well. $10 online by Oct 30 or $15. Double Tree Hotel, 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown 914.422.1784. AwakenFair.com.

Pre-Natal Partner Workshop – 1-3pm. Explore ways to cultivate connection, deepen mutual trust, and bond with each other and baby by learning partner postures, labor prep and breathing techniques as well as preparing for childbirth. All levels. $60/couple. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Myths and Mythmaking – Personal & Universal. Art Therapy on Hudson, 465 Broadway, Hastings. Info: Mia de Bethune, 914.584.1820.  ArtxOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Mindful Eating During the Holidays – 7-8:30pm. Join holistic health coach Andrea Tortorella to learn healthy eating strategies for the holiday season. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Preregister required: Beth Bierko, 914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 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. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

FLSM Continuing Education – Nov 5-7. Class for Licensed Massage Therapists, The Dynamic Healing Art of Thai Yoga Massage, offers passive stretching and acupressure along Sen lines, offering new information to the body for greater flexibility and deep tissue relaxation. Info & register: FLSM.com.

Professional Women of Westchester: Give Thanks Party – 6-8pm. Topic: The Role of Mobile Advertising in Today’s World with Risa Crandall. Bring canned food donation. Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco, 1 Holiday Inn Dr, Mt. Kisco. $15/member, $20/non-member. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Register: professionalwomenofwestchester.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Kinesthetic Ball Work – 7-9pm. A guided release technique which involves lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas and create freedom of movement and self-awareness. Learn breathing techniques and yoga philosophy to deepen self-awareness. All levels. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Universal Kirtan with Rick Jarow and Friends – 7-9pm. A celebration of life through sound and silence. Free.123 Academy St, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna, 845.473.2206.  DreamingGoddess.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 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. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm w/Nicole Fevrier-Davis, Psychic and Reiki Master. Circle provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Rte 311, Patterson. Register: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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

Exploring Voice as a Route to Embodied Knowing – 10am-1pm w/Mary Newell and Timothy Hill. $60. Mary Newell: 845.424.6056. Flexible-Comfort.Weebly.com. Register: GarrisonArtCenter.org. 845.424.3960.

Beat Holiday Stress – 1pm. Learn tips and techniques to help relax and enjoy the hectic holiday season; discover what foods trigger stress, how to manage time and ways to unwind to keep stress free all season long. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Hips & Shoulders Workshop – 1-2:30pm. Explore yoga postures, breathwork, and alignment principles of the hips and shoulders in order to release tension both on and off the mat. All levels. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, 2nd fl, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Book Signing – 3-6pm w/Author Shanti Urreta. Book: Dead World – See What I See. Free. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Spirit Messages with RoseannTurek – 7-9pm. Evening of mediumship, gallery style. $40. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Sit/Breathe/Pray: A Meditation Workshop for Everyone – 2-5pm. Devarshi Steven Hartman, former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, leads participants in multiple ways to guide their attention where they will it, not where it wanders. $60. Rivertown Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Preregister required. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $25.Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $20. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience required. Donation. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983.  RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Monthly lecture and meditation exploring the mineral kingdom. Free. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Gluten Free Recipes – 7pm. Discover healthy and delicious menu and recipe options for a gluten free diet. Nutritionist and Chef Sharon Martovich, provides menus, recipes, shopping lists, and more. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte311 Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Reiki Information Session – 12-1:30pm. Find out what Reiki is. Dobbs Ferry. 914.591.9310. ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within the Michael’s book 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Mindfulness in Education:  Cultivating the Social and Emotional Competencies of Educators – 11/15-11/17. A symposium of the Garrison Institute Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

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. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Retail Workers Appreciation Night – 5-7pm. Finger Lakes School of Massage celebrates retail workers for the month of November. Students offer complimentary 90 minute massages to local retail workers. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14 or x16. FLSM.com.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Continuing Education Class for Licensed Massage Therapists – Nov 16-17. Advanced Stretching Techniques for Bodyworkers. Focus is on accessing different muscle groups using a variety of stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki Master Class – 9am-5pm. Nov 16-Nov 17 w/Marcus Feighery. $675/2 days. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Grand Opening of CrystalTone/ Crystal Bowl Temple – 1-7pm w/Crystal Bowl Ambassador LaVita. An afternoon & evening filled with the exploration of crystal bowls, harmonic tones, and light-body activation while learning how these bowls can increase life force energy. Larchmont. Info: 914.575.8170.

Adoption Talk – 2 pm. Adoptee and author of Not Remembered Never Forgotten, Robert Hafetz, shares his adoption journey and leads a discussion about adoption. Free. Refreshments served. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers. Info: Anne Carter, 914.248.5060.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Winter Tree ID – 1-2:30pm. Learn to identify native trees using their twigs, buds and bark.  Adults only. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912. Teatown.org.

Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm. This work allows one to look at events in the family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $70/single by Nov 8; $100/couples or $85/$115. Tarrytown. Info and register: Eve-Marie, 914.844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Journeys: Spiritual & Imaginal. Art Therapy on Hudson, 465 Broadway, Hastings. Info: Mia de Bethune at 914.584.1820. ArtxOnHudson.com.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Circle of gratitude; come share blessings over homemade pumpkin soup. $10.The Dreaming Goddess Annex, Hyde Park. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Couples Cooking Class – 7pm. Chef and owner of Serves You Right Culinary, teaches couples how to cook several healthy and delicious restaurant quality dishes from scratch. $75/couple. Bring a bottle of wine to accompany homemade meal if desired. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights.914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the power of this natural, healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Professional Women of Putnam:  Give Thanks Party – 6-8pm. Benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.  Bring an item from the wish list of the Women’s Resource Center. $15. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Ramiro’s, 954 Rt. 6, Mahopac, NY. Info/register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Cleansing Diet Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn how toxins can affect the body, and what to do to help the body get rid of them naturally with Dr Hiro Izumi. Free. 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles into life, experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25; students/$15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 235 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Reiki I Workshop – 9am-2:30pm. Nov 21-22. Two day class of learning the self healing system of Reiki; be attuned to Reiki I. Regina DeCarlo, Reiki teacher. Dobbs Ferry. Info: 914.591.9310. ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

Thyroid Health & Nutrition – 6:30-8pm. Discover which foods support the thyroid and incorporate them into the diet. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Reiki I Workshop – 9am-2:30pm. See Nov 21 for details. Dobbs Ferry. 914.591.9310. Info: ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

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. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Communicating with Angels – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor, certified hypnotist and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Painting from the Inside Out – 10am-4pm.  Explore, experiment and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $75/by Nov 13 or $90. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213 or EveMarieElkin.com.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Book Signing – 11am. Dr. Michael Finkelstein gives a brief talk and signs books at The Book Cove, 22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. 914.218.3113.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $25.Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $20.  Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Holiday Open House – 10am-7pm. Wine, cheese, and treats. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Hike off the Turkey – 10am-12pm. Pack a snack of leftovers and hike with a Teatown educator on the Croft Trail into the Back Forty; stretch the legs and work off some extra Thanksgiving pounds. All welcome! Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation. 914.762.2912. Teatown.org.

Thursday, December 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

 

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