Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for January, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

New Moon Virtual Gathering – 7pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell via webinar. Info: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 2pm. Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, review of physiological and psychological components of the stress cycle, group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on. Therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $30 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils – 11am. Essential Oils are completely natural and stimulate the body’s own innate capacity to heal anything from anxiety to even cancer. Free. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education – 11:30am-12pm. Also Jan 12, 19, 26. Guided trail walk through the winter woodland forest. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470.GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Workshop with Kate Petagine focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

First Hike of the New Year – 1-2:30pm. Hike up into Hidden Valley to look for winter wildlife and toast the New Year with a hot drink on the return. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

6 Week Yoga Workshops at Quest Yoga Arts – Jan 6-Feb 10. Beginner’s workshop at 9:30am, post-natal at 11am, pre-natal at 6:30pm. $150/6wks. 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco.914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

6 week Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Poses offered at a slower pace supporting optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs. Class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Kids’ Yoga – with certified Children’s Yoga instructor, Alice Sipple. Tuesdays begin Jan 7, 4:30-5:15 pm, ages 5-8, Fridays begin January 10:15;11am ages 2-5 (with parent). $60 members (6 week session), $72 non-members (6 week session). All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

Building a Better Future Now – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Get involved and learn about redesigning the regional energy and transportation structure through decentralized energy, walkable communities and more. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center.914.723.3470. GreenBurghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Winter Renewal 14 Day Detox – 5:30-7:30pm. Lose weight, stop cravings, improve digestion, sleep better and increase energy with this safe detoxification program supervised by an MD. Most insurance accepted; product extra. 2 Overhill Rd, Ste 260, Scarsdale.914.722.9440. SifmNY.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Gentle Yoga Chair Series – 9am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Appropriate for students who are new to yoga and also for those needing to go super gentle, perhaps dealing with injury or recent surgery.  $140/7 classes or $20ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Chakra Alignment Series – 11am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Start the year with aligned chakras, create freedom of movement and unblock energy. Each class focuses on a different chakra. $175/7 classes or $25ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Mommy & Me Yoga – 11am-12pm. Jan 10-Jan 31. For post natal moms and their babies, crawlers and walkers. Breath, bend and bond with baby. $100/4wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Make the Most of 2014 Astrology Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Each attendee receives a mini-session for the whole group’s enlightenment with astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Watercooler, Tarrytown. $35. Preregister: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

Saturday, January 11

Mandala Making and Energy Healing – 9:30am-2:30pm.Half day workshop. A great restorative practice for the New Year. $120. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

For Power, Insight, Healing and Connection with Jim Wolfson – 9am-5pm. Beginners or experienced shamanic students welcome. There is a power and healing benefit by doing this work in community.  No experience necessary. $150. Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Register: Goldentempleyoga.com. Info: Jim Wolfson at 508.789.1290.

Small Book Making Workshops – 10am-noon or 1:30- 3:30pm. Make for yourself or as a gift. $30, all materials supplied. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra – 3-5pm. Yoga Nidra, a form of deep relaxation, brings a sense of renewal and creates an opportunity for self-awareness, acceptance and healing. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation Class – 5-6pm. Also Jan 26. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body and the tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn about loans, scholarships, VA benefits and grants from Finger Lakes School of Massage’s financial aid coordinator. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Mediumship Circle – 7-9pm w/Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

BlisSing – An evening of joyful, call and response chanting. With Cat Guthrie and Eileen O’Hare. 7:30-8:45, $10 members, $15 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Reiki I & II – 9am-5pm w/Marcus Feighery. 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 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Life Changes Workshop – 1-3pm. How to support someone who has incurred a loss (in different form and areas in life). Learn how to be supportive. $25 donation. Yonkers Wellness Center, 10 Palisade Ave, 2nd Floor, Yonkers. Call Chandra or Dianne: 914.457.7807.

Full Moon Workshop: Liminal Liberation – 3-6pm. This workshop discusses activation and a participation in how to access the Mind at Large – as Aldous Huxley called it. $65online/$70 door; includes workshop, dinner & entry to the full moon gathering. CoSM.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm doors open; 7:30-9:30pm, ceremony; 9:30pm-12am, music and performance artists. An inter-denominational ceremony embracing the richness of diverse cultures in music, poetry and shared community include interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. $10/advance or $15.CoSM.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo with speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and 1000 guests. Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave, NYC. Exhibitor spots available. AwakenFair.com.

Yoga: Laying the Foundation – 11am-1pm. Explore asana practice with attention to precision of alignment learning how to create ease and balance in a pose; connect the parts to the whole in a sequence of asanas. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Crystal Singing Bowls Workshop, Meditation & Surprise Musical Guest in Concert – 1-4pm. Raise the vibration, increase the clarity of one’s being, of one’s aura and of one’s chakras. $36. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga and Qigong – 3-4:15pm. w/ Nadiya Nottingham. The first week in a series of six. Bring qigong into daily life and the New Year will begin with abundance! $90/six weeks. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. Students/$15.Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Self Discovery Workshop – 7-9:30pm. Also 1/29 and 2/5. Facilitated by Althea Jacobs. $125/3 wks. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Grassroots Fundraising Workshop – 10am-2pm. Facilitated by Rebecca O Johnson, Consultant, Professor of Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.$60.WESPAC office in White Plains. Register: WESPAC.org. Info: GrassrootsFundraising.org.

Reiki Master Teacher Training Certification – 12-8pm. Jan 25-26. Class teaches how to pass attunements, arrange classes and other topics necessary to become a Reiki teacher and practitioner. Prerequisites: Reiki I and II. $550/2 days. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

FLSM Continuing Education class for LMT’s – Jan 25-26. Advanced stretching techniques for body workers focuses on accessing different muscle groups using stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Requirement: Licensed Massage Therapist. Westchester Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: FLSM.com.

Elisa Peimer performs at The Blooming Seed Coffee House Doors Open at 7pm. Great grass roots live music, coffee from Coffee Labs Roasters and dessert cash bar from Home Sweet Home Bakery. $12/cover includes coffee and tea. The Blooming Seed Coffee, 760 Route Six Mahopac (Nestled within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Crystal Bowl Healing – 1-3pm, with Intuitive/Sound Healer, Jessica Richman, who will use color and crystal healing, songs, chanting and, with permission, hands-on healing. $22. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Tracks and Scats – 1-2pm. Animal tracks and droppings offer a glimpse into an animal’s ecology and behavior; hike to discover what’s been happening in the woods, returning to match scat and tracks. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Info: Teatown.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

New Moon Ceremony & Mystical Vision Board Workshop – 7-10pm. Bring pictures and ideas of what is wanted to manifest in in 2014 and beyond. $22, includes supplies. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Weigh Less/Live More: New Year/New You – 6:30-8pm. Discover safe ways to lose weight and still feel satisfied. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Bring a journal or notebook. $20/members or $25. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 917.796.6026.Wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony – 5am-5pm. The Chuang Yen Monastery’s2014 Chinese New Year Ceremony includes drumming ceremony, repentance ceremony, dharma talk and more. Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Rte 301, Carmel.845. 225.1819. Baus.org.

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. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Yoga the Iyengar Way – 1:30-3pm. Feb 1-Mar 8. Explore the building blocks of Iyengar yoga: alignment of body mind/body breath/ and Self. Build from the ground up, step by step with precise instructions. $25ea or $127.50/series. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Winter Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-6pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Enjoy a 2-day retreat in meditation, yoga, the world of essential oils, restorative yoga, eating for a yoga body and kirtan. $225. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – 9:15-11:30am. Feb 6-Mar 23. Discover practical skills for coping with stress and uncertainty, increased clarity and creative thinking, greater energy and well being, increased awareness of body/mind connections and the healing power of meditative practices. Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

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