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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

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

Intro to Yoga – 11am. With Julia Calabrese-Harrer. Learn breathing techniques that help bring the mind and body closer together and gentle poses in this introductory class. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311. Register: 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Dec 3, 10, 17. 7-8:15pm. Learn proper meditation posture and techniques for developing mental strength, stability and clarity. Meditation and readings from Buddhist Teachings. $75 three-week series. $30/class. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up! – 7-9pm. 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: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Angel Guided Meditations & Healings – 7-9pm. With Kathryn Hudson. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register/info: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Circle – 7:30pm. Begin the holiday season balanced and clear. Reiki circle is open to all with a Level l attunement or higher. Donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

Spirit Communication Night – 6:30pm. Medium Priscilla Keresey delivers messages from the beyond. Grange Hall, 128 Mill St, Putnam Valley

Admission $10. Info: APracticalPsychic.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

Dickens’ of a Weekend at Wainwright House – 12/5-12/7. Begins with Children’s Night on Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday with a Holiday Marketplace spanning two rooms, live music, crafts for children and much more. 260 Stuyvesant Ave. in Rye. Info: Wainwright.org. 914.967.6080.

1st Annual Holiday Market – Dec 5-6. 12-8pm/Fri; 10am-5pm/Sat. Shop amid festive music, roaring fireplaces and holiday decor. Local vendors and artisans come together for stress-free, fun holiday shopping. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Light of The Eternal One Energy Healing Training – 6:30-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell. $35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

Spiritual, Psychic & Healing Fair – 12-5pm. Reiki healing sessions for both people and animals and many types of readings available. Appointments available; walk-ins welcome. From $20. Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism. Info: AlbertsonChurch.org.

Full Moon Drumming Circle – 7-9pm. With Donna Coyote Rain. Connect with the energies of Earth Mother, Father Sky and the Sacred Hoop; drum, meditate and celebrate joining the energy flow of Earth Mother. Free/donation. Yonkers. Info: 914.907.4485.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

Reiki I Training & Certification – 10am-5:30pm. Receive the sacred symbols through a ceremony called attunement and start giving oneself and others Reiki treatments. $260. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Mediumship Circle – 11am-1pm. With Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

The Order of Melchizidek and Priesthood Class for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. With Rev Dan Chesbro. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. Class alone $100. Class and ordination with certificate $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco Register: Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

Wainwright House Yoga Teacher Training – Four-week program with Bernadette Birney. Meets one week per month for four months. Each session begins on Monday and ends on Friday, running from 9am to 5pm each day. 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080.

Roland Comtois – 6-8:30pm Internationally renowned medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul and the famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing $70, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. Register: Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

10 Ways To Make Holidays Gorgeous, ‘Green’ and Gracious – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. GNC and Sierra Club present favorite holiday traditions, without the fuss and waste. Adults and high school students. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Dec 10 & 17. 7-8:15pm. Learn proper meditation posture and techniques for developing mental strength, stability and clarity. Meditation and readings from Buddhist Teachings. Two classes remaining of three-week series. $75 series that began Dec 3 or $30/class. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Message Circle – 7:30- 9:30pm. With Carla. An open mind and heart is all that is necessary to believe. Join us for a night of healing messages from the other side. $40. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Info: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

Childbirth Film Showing: Gentle Birth Choices Joyful – 6:30pm. Physiological births occurring in hospital, birth center and at home.  Discussion following, refreshments, Carmel. Info: 845.628.2460. gentlebeginningsmidwiferyny.com.

Gong Meditation – 7-8pm. Relax to the healing and restorative sounds of the gong. Experience a sense of calm and inner tranquility. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30pm. With Ellen Weininger of Grassroots Environmental Education discussing how to get involved locally to keep air, water and soil clean and safe. She will offer a “year in review,” presenting new issues, reform and solutions. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

Energy Healing Circle: Meditation and Intro to Reiki – 11am-12:30pm. $20. Dobbs Ferry Location. More info, Regina DeCarlo: 917.593.5707.

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-2pm. Kundalini Yoga and creative expression. All levels welcome, no art experience necessary. $90. GoldenTemple, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

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

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop – 9:30am -1pm. Presented by Wife.org. Gain greater understanding of the divorce process with guidance from trained professionals on legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce. $45. 100 South Bedford Rd, Suite 340, Mt. Kisco. Info: SecondSaturdayWestchester.com.

Everyday Shamanism – 11am-5pm. With Deep Arrow Woman. Essential course offering teachings on the Winter Solstice, connecting with winter allies and potlatch tradition. Applying indigenous wisdom to contemporary life. $125. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Sacred Holiday Concert – 2pm. Music and cheer with the Danbury Mad Hatter Chorus. This men’s chorus group will wow participants with their a cappella renditions of favorite holiday songs. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311. Register: 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Home for the Holidays – 2-5pm. With Monique Michaels. Restorative yoga practice with a fresh, organic green juice afterwards. $50. No experience. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Sacred Fire Ceremony and Winter Solstice Celebration – 5pm. With Deep Arrow Woman. 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. 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice that releases deeply held tensions, calms nervous system, strengthen immune system and increase self-awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Evening Candlelight Service – 5pm. Led by Rev. Avery Manchester. Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism, 293 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich. For more information and a schedule of other workshops, events and classes, visit AlbertsonChurch.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15

Dances of Universal Peace – 7-8:30pm. No musical or dance experience, special attire or partners are required to participate, and everyone is welcome to join in. $10 suggested donation. Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, 299 North Highland Ave. Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455, DancesofUniversalPeace.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Friendly people, compelling speakers. Free to members; $10 non-members. Panera Bread Company, One North Broadway, White Plains. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Learn proper meditation posture and techniques for developing mental strength, stability and clarity. Meditation and readings from Buddhist Teachings. One class remaining of three-week series. $75 series that began Dec 3 or $30/class. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify children having trouble learning. As many as 25 percent of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

Archangel Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman, Elka Boren. $35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register/info: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

Celebrating Winter Trees and Winter Animals – 2pm. Learn how trees and animals not only survive but thrive during the cold winter months. Includes short woodlands nature walk. $5 members. $8 nonmembers. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

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

Kirtan – 7-9pm. With Noah Baumwoll. Raise the energy through Kirtan “chanting.” Formally a part of bhakti yoga, the devotional path of yoga and nada yoga, the science of sound and vibration. No experience necessary. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, DECMEBER 21

Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm. Gather with the communities of StarVisions and the Chapel at Croton Falls for a magical evening celebrating the Return of the Light with candles, drumming, singing bowls and music. Free. Donations appreciated. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22, Croton Falls. Info:StarvisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

Family Reiki – 11am-4pm. Designed to bring this teaching to parent and child together, history of Reiki, Reiki for self-healing, self-confidence and self-esteem and how Reiki can benefit animal companions. $150 for one adult and one child. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

 

PLAN AHEAD

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

Fire and Drumming Circle – 12pm. Drum in the new year around the fire, as we burn the Yule wreath that has been adorned with wishes, intentions and prayers, sending them out to the Universe. Potluck gathering follows. Hands of Serenity Healing. Info/directions/location: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Monday, January 5

Massage Therapy Training Program – 9am. Full-time seven month program begins. Federal financial funds and scholarships are available. The Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Info: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

Wednesday, January 7

Corporate Based Mindfulness Training – 7-9pm. Bringing Mindfulness to Work. Free intro to a 10-week interactive workshop series with Instructor: Sheila Wall, Senior Consultant, The Potential Project. Register/info: 203.216.6243.

 

 

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