Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for December, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

Enjoy Herbs All Year Round – 6-7pm. Join Master Food Preservers from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to learn how to dry, freeze and use herbs infusions. Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Registration required: kentlibrary.org or 845.225.8585.

Reiki Practitioner Monthly Share – 6:30-8pm. Replenish one’s reserves; must have at least Reiki I. Free, requested $10 donation towards Reiki Scholarship Program. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. 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.

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Monthly Reiki share. Open to all Level I and higher. Requested donation $10. Hands Of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Author Series: Love is a Secret: The Mystic Quest for Divine Love – 7-8:30pm. With Dr. Andrew Vidich. All profits will go to SOS, a not-for-profit charitable organization. Lecture and book signing. $15 includes book. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

Reiki Master Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher – Dec 4-6. Take personal Reiki practice to next level. Must be Reiki II for 6-12 months. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. Details: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Learn Healing Techniques Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. With Healer and Author Brett Bevell. Brett will also be bringing his new book. $ 45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Neuromovement For A Vibrant Life – 7-9pm. Experience the freedom in the body of new possibilities through cutting-edge of neuroscience and the mind-body connection — no more aches and pains. Free. Info/register: eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

Opening the Heart Retreat – Full-day retreat includes Sufi and Zen meditations, yoga, dance, chakra healing treatments and a vegetarian breakfast and lunch. Ganesha Spa in Peekskill. Register/Info: 914.906.7238. GaneshaSpa.com

Neuromovement for a Vibrant Life: 1-Day Workshop – 9am-5pm. With Anat Baniel. Experience remarkable capacity of the brain and body. Discover Nine Essentials keys to wake up and rewire brain and more. Transform life for the better. $195. Info/register: EileenFisherLearningLab.com/a-vibrant-life.

A Dickens of Weekend – 10am-4pm. A festive and fun holiday celebration for the entire family. Holiday shop, cooking demo, children crafts and free holiday entertainment. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Kids’ Bluebird House Building Workshop – 10:30am-12:30pm. New Lewisboro Library with naturalist Jim Nordgren, who will teach about bluebirds and their habits. $25 includes materials. Co-sponsored with Town of Lewisboro. Info: LewisboroLandTrust.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

Priesthood Class and Ordination for Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. Rev. Dan Chesbro teaches Melchizedek history, priesthood requirements and gives attunement in the Ordination of Melchizedek $250 with certification. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register: starvisionscommuity.org.

Winter Solstice Equinox – 2-4:30pm. Meditation, yoga, singing and candle lighting. Suggested donation $20, half proceeds to charity. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203 Eastchester. 914.793.2600.

One Light Healing Touch Meditation – 2:30-4pm. Learn or deepen meditation, experience self-healing practices and receive energy healing from Penny Lavin, instructor/practitioner. $15 with preregistration. $20 without. Space limited, register early. Lagrangeville. Penny: 845.878.5165. OLHT1.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7

Annual Holiday Party Osteoporosis Awareness Group – 7-9pm. Using the Alexander Technique for Osteoporosis with speaker Karla Diamond. Celebrate the holidays by joining in the festivities. Bring a calcium rich dessert. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, White Plains. Info: 914.260.9339.

Sound Journey with Gongs & Himalayan Bowls – 7-9 pm. Enter a journey through the resonance of multiple gongs, bells and singing bowls. $45. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.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.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8

Transcendental Meditation Free Introductory Talk – 6pm. Free event. 2 Overhill Rd Suite 400 Scarsdale. Reservations required: Please contact 828.719.6595. TM.org/WestchesterCounty.

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Lecture to connect and learn about gems, stones and their incredible properties. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10

Harmonic Restoration Drum Workshop – 7pm. Sacred rhythmic space for the intent of healing, self-empowerment and joy. For amateurs and experienced drummers. Hosted by Jeanne Ricks. Bring a Hand Drum. $5-$15 suggested donation. Susan Marlowe Fitness, 80 Maple St, Scarsdale. 914.472.3335.

Slow Medicine Talk – 7:15-9pm. With Dr. Michael Finkelstein. A quick fix for health, it turns out, is not a quick fix at all; Dr. Finkelstein connects the dots between one’s health and one’s life. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x12.

Beauty and the Beast – 7:30pm. With Jane Sanders. Presentation based on a mission to change how the beauty industry operates in the name of consumer health and safety. Free. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. 914.967.0480. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

New Moon Manifestation – 6:30-8pm. Together manifest one’s hearts desires with the creative energies of the new moon. Newcomers $10. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Spirit Connection – 6:30-8pm – With Robin C. Mueller, spiritual medium. Group gathering with Robin sharing her gift of contact with the other side. $35. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd. Katonah. To register call: 914.730.0155.

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

Conscious Loving Ever After: Create and Sustain the Relationship of Your Dreams – 7-9pm. With author Katie Hendricks. A fascinating look into healthy relationships and her new book. For singles, couples, professionals and all interested. Free. Info/register: EileenFisherLearningLab.com/conscious-loving.

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, DECEMBER 12

Conscious Loving Ever After: 1-Day WorkshopCreate and Sustain Relationship of your Dreams – 9am-5pm. Inspired by subtitle of Gay and Katie Hendricks’ new book, How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond. Improve relationship skills. $195. Info/register: EileenFisherLearningLab.com/conscious-loving.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 9am. Raise consciousness through meditation, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras, and relaxation. All fitness levels welcome. $25, drop-in. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

The Principles of Backbending – 1:30-4:30pm. Learn yoga tune-up therapy ball massage techniques with Freddie Wyndham and Darcy Bowman. $35 members. $45 nonmembers advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: 914.582.7816. YTAYoga.com.

The Nia Technique: Sensing Your Body’s Way for a Healthy Spine – 2-3:30pm. With Cory Ethridge. Utilize energy styles from martial, dance and healing arts to soul-stirring music. $30/$33. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Tuesday, DECEMBER 15

Strategic Planning 2016: Use the Tool of Astrology – Attendees get an overview of 2016 plus receive specific insight through their individual birth horoscopes. $30. W@tercooler, Tarrytown Pre-registration required: 917.796.6026. Westchester Holistic Network Evening Holiday Event – Open to all – first meeting free. White Plains. Restaurant TBA, will be on website: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. 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.

Tarot Wisdom Gathering – 6:30-8pm. BYO Tarot deck. Each month a card will be chosen to discuss and journey into with open minds and hearts. $10. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18

Holiday Shop and Sip – 5-10pm. Relaxing evening of shopping, snacks and secret discounts and specials. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Info/Register: 845.895.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 21

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, December 22

Winter Solstice Prayer Marathon – The World Peace Prayer Society is hosting a 24-hour Internet prayer marathon. For more info: infinitelove.d-j.jp/peaceceremony and WorldPeace.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25

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.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 1

First Day Celebration in conjunction with Town of Lewisboro – 11am. Easy hike in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation followed by a chili and cider lunch in Trailside Museum. There will also be a children’s activity. Info: LewisboroLandTrust.org.

New Year’s Fire Ceremony – 12pm. Help send intentions collected on the yule wreath to the universe. Event takes place at another location, must call for directions. Hands of Serenity Healing, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

 

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