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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Four-week series or drop-in. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation lineage. Sitting and walking meditation and contemplative meditations are taught. Dharma books and teachings are discussed. $100 four-classes. $30 single class. Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

The Crystal Path to Healing & Self KnowledgeWorking – 6:30-8:30pm. Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Ahimsa Yoga And Music Festival – Oct 4-5. Two-day festival celebrating yoga and music in the Catskills that promotes traditional and emerging yoga styles and provides access to emerging conscious companies. Windham Mountain Resort. Info: AhimsaYogaFestival.com.

Yoga/Dream-Writing Retreat for Mamas – 8-11am. Deeply nourishing yoga session, meditation, art, a dream writing Session, organic kale, drinks and snacks. $70. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. 914.434.0636, intuitivelivingny.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm, Oct 4-5, 11-13, 18-19 & 25-26. Fun-filled day at the farm; pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

40 Day Sadhana for Prosperity – Oct 5-Nov 13. With Siri Brahma Kaur. A Prosperity Kria, to deepen connection with true self, while in “Sadh Sangat,” the company of people who inspire and uplift each other. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

20th Annual Support-A-Walk by Support Connection – 9am. An inspiring three-mile walkathon held to bring attention to the needs of people living with breast and ovarian cancer. FDR Park, Yorktown Hts. Info 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Harvest Fest 2014 – 10am-3pm. Live music, a farmer’s market with delicious seasonal fare, hayrides, square dancing, farm food demos and more. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. Tickets required. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Popular body-mind-spirit-green expos, with speakers, healers and intuitive readers and over 100 exhibitors. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2117 NJ Rte. 4, Fort Lee NJ. Info: AwakenFair.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm, also Oct 11-13, 18-19 & 25-26. Fun-filled day at the farm; pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation practice with a group of like-minded people. All levels. Learn and practice techniques for gaining mental strength, stability and clarity. $15. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. With Kate Petagine. Beginner’s workshop and prerequisite to the group Pilates classes. Preregistration required. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

Psychic Development Circle – 7pm. Learn to develop and enhance psychic abilities. $15 suggested donation. Hands Of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group Meeting – 7-8:30pm. Topic: Safe Walking for Strong Bones. With Shari Silverstein, Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Bldg. #4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Info: 914.260.9339.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 7

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 11am-12:15pm. Four-week series or drop-in. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation lineage. Sitting and walking meditation and contemplative meditations are taught. Dharma books and teachings are discussed. $100 four-classes. $30 single class. Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Free Lecture: Acupuncture 101 – 6:30pm. A beginner’s guide to Chinese medicine, presented by Licensed Acupuncturist, Margaret Steele. Reservations recommended. 25 N Division St, Peekskill. 914.772.4589. SteeleNeedlesAcupuncture.com.

Discover BodyTalk. Give Your Body A Voice – 7-9pm. The body has an innate wisdom. Learn about this revolutionary new approach to injury, illness, relationships and life. Free. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. 914.685.1528, intuitivelivingny.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Deepening Our Roots: The Evolution of Kripalu Yoga – 2-5:30pm. Teacher trainers Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds offer a workshop in Kripalu yoga to teachers and dedicated students. $65 if registered by Sept 30. $75 thereafter. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

Vision & Success in School – 7-8:45pm. As many as 25 percent of children have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential. Learn more. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP Jane or Joelle: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

2014 Sharon Salzberg Lecture on Lovingkindness – 7-9pm. NY Times Best-selling author and Buddhist Meditation Teacher offers teachings and guided meditation in lovingkindness. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

Tarot Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm Learn more about the cards and oneself. For readers of all levels. $15. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

Hearts 4 Heroes Fundraiser – 7pm. Benefit to raise funds for the care and training of the Hearts 4 Heroes rescue dogs, as well as, travel and lodging for the veterans in the program. $150. Le Chateau, S Salem. Info: 914.433.1505.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Also, private readings and healings available from Oct 10-14. Synchronicity, 1511 Ret 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-5pm. Join Hardev Kaur and Siri Brahma Kaur. Workshop combines creativity and art with Kundalini Yoga. Yoga allows a deep connection within, followed by art, giving space for creative expression. All fitness levels. No art experience necessary. $90. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473, GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Return to Bone Power: Yoga and Lifestyle Essentials for Skeletal Strength – 12:30-2:30pm. With Rev Nadiya Nottingham. A comprehensive guide to diet, exercise, yoga and several easy to implement lifestyle enhancements. $40. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

Backyard: Composting 101 – 1-3pm. With Sarah Groat. Discover how to make and use nutrient-rich compost to feed the garden and landscape. $20pp ages 12 and up. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

For Your Sake & For The Sake Of Your Children – 2-5pm. With Judith Barr. Brookfield, CT. Unique workshop for parents. Registration and payment must be received by Oct 7. Info/register: 203.775.5006.

Sunday, October 12

Fall Festival at Greenburgh Nature Center – 11am-3pm. Enjoy a fun-filled day to celebrate fall with scarecrow building, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, cider making, meet the animals, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, tree swing by SavATree and more. Members $8, non-members $15. 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

Putnam County Over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tues. Get empowered, connected and inspired. Make connections and meet new friends. Free members, $25 nonmembers. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7-8pm. Simple stretches, seated meditation and time for reflection. Donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Pretty in Pink Networking Party – 6-8pm. Hosted by Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester to benefit Support Connection. Raffles, pink hair extensions and more. $15pp PWW/PWP members. $20pp nonmembers. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Augie’s Prime Cut, 3436 Lexington Ave, Mohegan Lake. Register: ProfessionalWomenofPutnam.com.

Spirit Message Circle – 7:30-9:30pm. With Medium Carla Blaha. A night connecting to Spirit. Experience healing messages. Discover how life continues after the earthly experience. $40. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

Reiki I Class – Oct l7-18. 6-9pm/Fri. 12-5pm/Sat. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, four attunements $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner; Armonk. Register at 914.588.4079. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Mediumship Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Abraham-Hicks Vortex of Attraction Workshop – 9am-1pm. With Esther Hicks. Workshop is designed to give participants more clarity and focus in life. Read descriptions and guidelines, and register, online at Abraham-Hicks.com or call 830.755.2299. $195 in advance or $245/door. Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave. Rye Brook.

Backyard Gardening: Seed Saving – 1-3pm. Learn the basics of seed types and plant breeding as Jack leads a hands-on exploration of various vegetables and flowers. Discusses their specific requirements for successful selection and preservation. $20pp, ages 12 and up. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Past Life Regression Workshop – 2-5pm. With Saundra “Cindy” Blum. Discover why certain people come into one’s life and the lessons meant to be learned from them. Space limited. Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MindScape Workshop – 9am-6pm. Saturday & Sunday. Unlock potential. Develop the mind. Manifest talents. Tap into the powerful creative and intuitive faculties of the mind. $649/early bird. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. 914.434.0636, intuitivelivingny.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

Finding Your Path: A Life Coaching Experiential Workshop – 10am-4pm. An Equine Interactive workshop with James Cassese, LCSW and the Equine Energetix herd. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding. Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. One-hour class of sitting and walking meditation practice with a group of like-minded people. All levels. Learn and practice techniques for gaining mental strength, stability and clarity. $15. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Mediumship Message Circle – 11am-1pm. With Phillip Quinn. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. Info/register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. With Tom Hajek. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 4-5pm. 6 Mondays, 10/20-11/24. With Karla Booth Diamond. $120/ six weeks. Seven Bridges High School in Chappaqua. Info/register: 914.649.9565. Awareness-in-Action.com.

Awaken & Ignite the Brain’s Highest Potential – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the Higher Brain Living technique and create an energy surge to the higher brain, opening a gateway to expansive higher living. Free if preregistered. $97 door. NY Marriott Marquis, Times Square. HigherBrainLivingEvents.com/ny-expo.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. Friendly people and a compelling speaker each month. Free members. $10 nonmembers. New location: Panera Bread Company, 1 N Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Eating in Harmony with The Seasons – 6:30-8pm. With Shalini Bhargava, Empowerment Coach. Mini workshop on attuning to the changing seasons and learning how to adjust diet and awareness to bring balance and harmony within. Free. Margaret Steele Classical Acupuncture, 25 N Division St, Peekskill.

Monthly Satsang – 7-8:30pm. With Prem Sadasivananda. Meditation, chanting, Dharma talk. $20. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Make the most of the coming lunar cycle with guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 members/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye Register: 914.967.6080.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-8:45pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts and how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane or Joelle: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30-9:30pm. Learn about Homeopathy with guest speaker, certified classical homeopath, Janice Solomon. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

Electronic Voice Phenomenon – 6:30-8:30pm. With Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 7-8:15pm. Four Thursdays. With Karla Booth Diamond. Quest Yoga Arts, 113 Main St, Mount Kisco. Info: 914.649.9565. Awareness-in-Action.com.

Workshop with Gurunam Singh – 7-9pm. Join special guest teacher, Gurunam Singh, as he leads a special workshop, incorporating Kirtan and Kundalini Yoga. All levels. $35. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing – 7:30-9pm. With Beth Mullin (Amrit Sadhana Kaur) CHTP, IKYTA. Experience chakra clearing, balancing and alignment as sound energetically shifts into a higher vibration. Trained by Master Sound Healer from Nepal. $30. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

Corrected Date: Reiki Level 1 Certification – 10am-5pm. Full day training with gifted teacher and healer, Lori Jo Siegel. Learn the most popular and widely recognized form of energy healing. Level 2 will be approximately 30-days later and Master level will be held in early 2015. Early bird price offered. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm. With Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. $275pp for both Reiki 1 and 2. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Putnam Valley Psychic Fair – 9am-6pm. German-American Club, 11 Kramers Pond Rd. Reader and vendor booths available. Free admission. 914.672.9741. APracticalPsychic.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 9:30-10:30am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique themes. Ages 13-17. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Living Your Soul: The Art of Remembering Who You Are – 9:30am-4pm. With Connie Numbers. $125. 1099 Morton Blvd, Kingston. Info/registration: ConnieNumbers.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm, Oct 25-26. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

WEPR-PTA Annual Health and Wellness Fair –11am-3pm. Sample health food, try holistic healing techniques; also natural beauty products, fitness demos, health screenings, crafts, raffles and family entertainment. Free. White Plains High School, 500 North St. Info: WEPR-PTA.org.

Everyday Shamanism with Deep Arrow Woman – 11am-5pm. First of three fall workshops offering experiential teachings on the mysteries of solar cycles, sacred directions and elements. Re-member the connection to one’s true infinite nature. $125. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt. Kisco. .Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Sacred Fire Ceremony with Deep Arrow Woman – 5pm. This outdoor ceremony fosters community, reconnects us to the earth and unleashes the power of fire to transform our actions into prayer and prayer into reality. Ceremonies free. Donations customary. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte. 172, Mt. Kisco.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

Self-Love: The Art of Showing Up For Yourself – 9:30am-4pm. With Connie Numbers. $125. 1099 Morton Blvd, Kingston. Info/registration: ConnieNumbers.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm. Fun-filled day at the farm; pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm. With Jackie Muller, LCSW, Reiki Teacher. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Mexican Sugar Skulls – 1-4pm. Learn the history and culture. Participants will create their own authentic sugar skull. $35 includes supplies. Must register by Oct 19. It is essential as skulls must be molded ahead of time. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

StonyArt: Live Art Auction – 3-6pm. Live entertainment, wine and cheese, raffles and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit operational expenses for the Stony Kill Foundation to keep Stony Kill Farm open to the public for programming and events. $20. Howland Cultural Center, Main St, Beacon. Tickets: 845.831.1617. StonyKill.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life. Experience deep energy healing in group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master Teacher. Max 12. $25. Students $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 28

Fun Night Out: Support Connection Benefit – 5-9pm. Wine, hors D’oeuvres, music and raffles. Costume optional. $10 donation to enter 50/50. The Winery at St. George, 1715 W Main St, Mohegan Lake. Info: Events to Remember 914.218.3968.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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