Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for June, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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SUNDAY, JUNE 1

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo, now in Stamford. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd, Stamford, CT. Info: AwakenFair.com. Click on Stamford CT 6-1-14.

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. No experience needed. $15/cash drop-in. Sponsored by The Center of Health & Healing, takes place at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register online at: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. A beginner workshop, pre-requisite to group Pilates classes. $25. Preregistration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JUNE 2

Draw Out Your Greatness: An Intuitive Artistic Journey – 1-3:30pm w/Linda Richichi. Leading toward the life you were born to live. 6 week series. Wainwright House, Rye 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 3

Asana Sound Alignment: Balancing Energy for Body/Mind/Spirit – 6:30-8pm w/Kate Bovers & Marianne Denniston. 200 year-old Tibetan bowls will be played while being guided into supported asanas. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Intentional Living Interest Group – 7-9pm. Free and open to all who wish to explore ways of living with greater intention and purpose. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT. RSVP: Learn.Edu/events.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4

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.

Open House & Information Session – 5:30-7pm. Learn about The Graduate Institute’s fall line-up of master’s degrees and certificate programs in holistic and emerging fields. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd, Bethany, CT. RSVP: Learn.edu/events.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-8:45pm. Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate ADD/ADHD. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Event – 7pm w/Beth Mullin. Prompt start time 7:30pm. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow; chairs available. The Livingroom, 103 Main St, Cold Spring. $20/before June 1 or $25. 845.661.3630.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

Panchakarma Retreat at Ayurveda – June 5-8 w/Scott Gerson, MD. Four day all inclusive Ayurvedic detoxification and rebalancing program. Ayurveda MD, 584 Milltown Rd, Brewster. Info: 845.278.8700. Ayurveda.MD.

4th Annual Westchester Green Business Challenge Recognition Event– 5-8pm. Cocktail reception and networking at Crowne Plaza, 66 Hale Ave, White Plains. Info: Facebook.com/WestchesterGreenBusinessChallenge.

FRIDAY, JUNE 6

The Healer’s Lounge Networking Event – 10-11:30am. A casual, drop-in multidiscipline networking group for therapists, healers, and wellness practitioners. Sponsored by The Center for Health & Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SATURDAY, JUNE 7

Shovel Ready String Band – 10am-12pm. 6-piece acoustic band plays a vibrant mix of old-timey, bluegrass, jug band and original music. Free. Corner of Spring and Main Streets in downtown Ossining. 914.923.4837. DownToEarthMarkets.com.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10-4pm. No painting skills required, just the desire to express and explore creativity. $90, materials included. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie 914.844.6213; evemarieelkin.com.

Book Signing: The Biology of Beating Stress – 11am-2pm. Learn how stress affects health and which supplements assist in improving well-being. The Vitamin Shoppe, 2363 Central Park Ave, Yonkers. Info: Jeanne Ricks at 914.319.3220. NuDay.org.

Home Canning Demonstration – 1-3pm. Learn how to safely preserve and pickle fresh garden fruits and vegetables using the water bath method in this demonstration with Janie Greenwald. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. Relax in comfortable postures to nourish the spine and open tight hips and shoulders; decrease stress, anxiety, depression and pain. Reiki healing included. $35 .o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. Registration required: 914.763.6320.

SUNDAY, JUNE 8

Community Zumba – 12-1pm w/Kate Petagine. Approachable from any level, admission is by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Women’s Healing Circle & Water Ceremony – 2-5pm w/Nadiya Nottingham, Celtic Priestess and Shamanic Healer. $40. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Working With Energy: Tips/Tricks/Tools –2-5pm w/Kathy Fitzgerald. Experience grounding techniques, call back energy, and release energy that may be holding one back from enjoying a healthier self. $65. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register online at: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MONDAY, JUNE 9

Kripalu Morning Yoga – 9-10:30am. Receive individual attention in this creative, multi-level class. First class free. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. Yogashine.com

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga – 9:30-10:45am w/Debbie Bisaccia. Bring your own equipment for this 4wk class on Mondays and Wednesdays. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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, JUNE 10

Putnam County over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. Come get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com .

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

The Graduate Institute Open House and Info Session – 4 pm. Learn about the Master of Arts and Certificate Program in Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate Institute’s open house at Stamford Hospital. Info: 203.874.4252. Learn.edu/ihh.

Nature in Your Landscape: Birds, Bees, Butterflies, Bugs & Bats – 7pm. Sierra Club presents Jay Archer of Green Jay landscaping discussing practical design ideas including reducing lawn area, use of native plants and edibles, organic plant care, and vertical gardens. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Kripalu Evening Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Receive individual attention in this creative, multi-level class. First class free. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. Yogashine.com

THURSDAY, JUNE 12

Party on the Pond at Sheldrake – Time TBA. Fundraising gala and celebration held by the pond on the grounds of James G Johnson Junior Conservancy. Ticket info: 914.218.3968. SheldrakeCenter.org.

Super Gentle Morning Yoga – 9:30-10:30am. Multi-level Kripalu-style for seniors and those with special needs and concerns wanting a gentle class. Lots of individual attention. First class free. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. Yogashine.com.

Detox Cleanse Webinar: Spring into Health – 1-2pm. Learn how to boost energy, improve digestion, and jump-start the metabolism. Detoxify over 21 days with whole foods. Presented by BodyCures. Free registration and detox guide. BodyCures.com/detox.

Lyme Disease & Other Tick Borne Diseases – 6-7:30pm. Presenter Dr B Kenneth Liegner discusses symptoms, diagnosis and how to keep safe. Free. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers. Register: 914.232.5717. Somerslibrary.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 13

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.

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

Drumming For Wellness – 7-9pm w/Damon Jackson. A celebration of community health and well being; learn how to use different instruments. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 14

Father’s Day Hike –10am-12pm. Naturalist Wilson Chang leads this free guided hike around the property and through the woods to learn about Westchester’s local flora and fauna. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/Events.

Free Healthy Chocolate Tasting & Opportunity for Chocolate Lovers – 1-3pm. High anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory power; anti-aging ingredients, weight loss miracle and perfect mood enhancer. Larchmont. RSVP: 914.341.1246.

SUNDAY, JUNE 15

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. No experience needed. $15/cash drop-in. Sponsored by The Center of Health & Healing, takes place at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register online at: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MONDAY, JUNE 16

Walkable Westchester – 6:30pm. Local authors Jane and Walt Daniels discuss some of the 200 parks suitable for hiking and walking including Angle Fly Preserve. Free. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers Register: 914.232.5717. Somerslibrary.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. 3rd Tuesdays. Not just for practitioners; friendly people, healthy breakfast, and a compelling speaker each month. $15/members or $20. Good Counsel Campus, 52 N Broadway, White Plains. Info:WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

The Graduate Institute Open House and Info Session – 11:30 am. Learn about the Master of Arts and Certificate Program in Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate Institute’s open house at Stamford Hospital. Info: 203.874.4252.Learn.edu/ihh.

Bowls For The Soul: Nourishing Mind/Body/Spirit – 12-2pm w/Wendy Sosik. Paint an affirmation bowl, gain insights, and work with chakras, meditation techniques and mindful eating. 2-part series. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

9th Annual Support Connection Golf Outing – Time TBA. A benefit tournament hosted by Club Fit to raise funds for Support Connection’s free breast and ovarian cancer support services. $225 per golfer or $900/foursome; $75/dinner only. The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rte 9, Garrison. Info: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Men’s Health: 8 Weeks to the Habits of Living an Inspired Life – Time TBA. Dr Robert Abruzzesse, DC of Wellness is the Way and Soulauras offer 8 wks of chiropractic care, meditation, bodywork sessions and pilates. $1690. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Info: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com

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.

Get On Your Mat for Mental Health – 5:30pm. Mega-yoga event on Court St in White Plains with Matthew Sanford. Preregistration $20/$25 day of event; little yogis under 12/$10. For all ages and levels. MHAWestchester.org/onyourmat.

Vision & Success in School – 7-8:45pm. As many as 25% of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential; come learn more. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Reversing Autoimmune Diseases Naturally – 7:30pm. Holistic Mom’s hosts Denise Otten, author of Curing Courtney, the story of triumph over her daughter’s autoimmune hepatitis liver disease. Jeffrey Kopelson, MD also presents his work with alternative modalities. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20

Living Well With Lyme Disease – June 20-22. Dr Tom Francescott hosts this workshop for those with Lyme disease, health-care providers who want to improve their diagnostic and treatment skills, and anyone wanting most up-to-date info. $395.Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck. 845.876.5556.

New Rochelle’s Down to Earth Farmers Market – 8:30am-2:30pm. Opening day for local farmers market featuring fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables; pasture-raised meats, chicken, and eggs; baked goods and more. North Avenue at Huguenot Park, in front of New Rochelle High School. 914.923.4837. DownToEarthMarkets.com.

Couples Cooking – 7pm w/Karen Muendell. Couples learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine. Online registration required. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 21

Great Hudson River Revival/Clearwater Festival – June 21-22. This is the country’s oldest and largest music and environmental festival; honoring Pete & Toshi Seeger and featuring Lucinda Williams and Norah Jones. Croton Point Park, Croton-On-Hudson. Ticket prices start at $70. Visit ClearwaterFestival.org.

World Peace & Prayer Days – 3 nights and four days of ceremony and celebration. Donations. Bowdoin Park, 85 Sheafe Rd. Wappingers Falls. Info: Phone: 845.298.4600; worldpeaceandprayerday.com.

Pelham Yoga Summer Solstice Event – Registration: 8-8:45am; yoga 9-10:15am; live music: 10:15-11am. Bring a yoga mat and welcome the start of summer at this outdoor yoga event. Buy tickets online: ecopel.org.

Chatsworth Children’s Choir – 10am-12pm. Perform at Larchmont’s Down to Earth Farmers Market. Free. In the parking lot outside the Larchmont Metro North station. Cars enter on Myrtle Blvd. 914.923.4837. DownToEarthMarkets.com.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar – 10am-4pm. One-day seminar explores massage therapy as a career. Receive a 90 minute massage from students and sample a class. $50. Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: 914.241.7363 x14. Info: FLSM.com.

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

Outdoor Yoga and Summer Solstice Celebration – presented by Riverstone Yoga, 5-7pm: picnic: 6-7pm: free kids yoga class: 7:30-8:30pm: yoga for all with live drumming. Free. Riverwalk Park 129 West Main St. Tarrytown. Info: riverstoneyoga.com; 914.332.9642.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22

Advanced Certification in Prenatal Massage – 6/22 & 6/29. 9:30am-5:30pm. Learn Prenatal massage for each trimester of pregnancy; physiology of pregnancy and postural changes and techniques. Prerequisite: LMT. $400. Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: 607.272.9024 x 29. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm w/Jackie Muller, Reiki Master and Teacher. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Seance: Talking to the Dead – 1-3pm w/Medium Joan Carra. Find comfort and closure with messages from passed loved ones. $55. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. 203.531.6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

Farm to Table Spring Fundraiser – 4-7pm. Guests enjoy seasonal fare from local restaurants, bakeries and wineries. $100pp/members; $150pp/non-members. All signups are online. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.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. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 23

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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 26

Book Club for Women with Breast & Ovarian Cancer – 7-8:45pm. Carolyn Steele shares adventures from her book Trucking in English. Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, 1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 27

One Light Healing Touch School Begins – A comprehensive 18-day training in over 33 Shamanic, Holistic and Esoteric healing techniques for healing the self and others. Meets June- Nov. Lagrangeville. Instructor, Penny Lavin: 845.878.5165. OLHT1.com.

Enhancement & Immersion Weekend – June 27-29 with Iyengar Master Gabriel Halpern. $165/full weekend, $80/Saturday only, or individually priced. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Training in Compassion: Cultivating a Tender Heart – June 27-29 with Norman Fischer and Rachel Cowan. Compassion meditation practices from the Buddhist and Jewish traditions. Garrison Institute. Info & to registration: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Wild Edibles Dinner – 5-7pm. Learn how to identify and sustainably forage a variety of local species; then learn how to prepare and season the wild edibles. $30pp.Online registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

The Key Principals of Pranayama & Meditation – 6-8:30pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $45. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.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/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

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.

Introduction to Tarot & Angel Cards – 7-9pm w/Alethea Jacob. $50. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 28

Reiki I&II – 9am-5pm w/ Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Back & Spine Care Support – 9am-12pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $50. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com

Walk Among Live Butterflies Grand Opening – 10am-3pm. Hoop structure housing butterflies is located in the meadow, providing a natural setting for both visitor and butterflies. Through Aug 3, 10am-3pm. Info: Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Herbal Salves Workshop – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to start making salves from scratch, including extracting essential oils, and methods for creating a personal blend of balms and salves. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. $20pp/registration required. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

Pelvic & Shoulder Therapeutics – 1-3pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $40. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com

Spice it Up: Vegan Cooking Workshop – 1-4pm. Join Chef Rinku Bhattacharya using spices from around the world and learn how to amaze guests with tasty vegan cooking. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. $20pp/registration required. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

SUNDAY, JUNE 29

Dragonfly Walk: With Friends of Muscoot Farm – 10am. Join Bedford Audubon’s Naturalist Tait Johansson for an early easy summer dragonfly walk on the beautiful grounds of Muscoot Farm. No registration necessary. BedfordAudubon.org.

Classic Asana & Their Revolved Counterparts – 10am-1pm. Part of enhancement and immersion weekend with Gabriel Halpern. $50. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Info: 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Keys to Manifesting & Creating The Life You Want – 11am-1pm w/Althea Jacob. $50. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Book Signing: The Biology of Beating Stress – 12-3pm. Learn how stress affects health and which foods and supplements assist in improving well-being. Whole Foods, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers. Info: Jeanne Ricks at 914.319.3220. NuDay.org.

Summer Solstice Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Fundraiser – 1-4pm. Silent auction, video interview of the Late Pete Seeger. Proceeds benefit education programs and support the livestock at Stony Kill Farm, $25. 271 River Rd. North, Wappingers Falls. Tickets/Info: kmar2957@yahoo.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 30

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. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079.

 

 

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