Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for January, 2016 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3

Shedding Your Skin, Shedding the Past – 1pm. Start the new year fresh and leave the burdens and cares of the past year behind in this active meditation. $15. Hands Of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5

Reiki practitioner monthly share – 6:30-8pm. Replenish your reserves; must have at least Reiki I. Free; requested $10 donation toward Reiki scholarship program. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up! – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave. Ste. 301, Scarsdale. RSVP to Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

Red Tent gathering – 6:30-7:30pm – Join us in this bimonthly gathering as we create magical, safe, loving and supportive space for women to gather and have open discussion. $10. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9

Buddha Body Yoga – 1:30-4:30pm. Explore yoga for bigger bodies with Michael Hayes. Students and teachers welcome. $45 members/$65 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N. State Rd., Briarcliff Manor. Info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAYoga.com.

New Moon Circle – 7pm. Focus your goals and intentions while aligning with the natural cycles of the Sacred Hoop. In quiet meditation, we will dream into being the life we wish to create in the coming months.  Donation. Yonkers. Info and directions: 914.907.4485.

JourneyDance into the New Year – 7:30-9:30pm. Dance your intentions for the New Year by awakening your senses and shaking off what you no longer need. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Register: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.9642.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10

Nature in the New Year – 2pm. Join a naturalist to observe and learn about winter wildlife. Meet some special animal friends along the way! Free for members; nonmembers $8/person. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. (off Central Park Ave.), Scarsdale. GreenburghNatureCenter.org. 914.723.3470.

Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness – 4:30-6pm. Presentation by Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Radiate Yoga, 19 Second Ave., Pelham. 914.218.31. SlowMedicine.org.

Quest Book Club – 6-7pm. Join us for a lively discussion of E-Squared: 9 Do-It-Yourself Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. Bring snacks to share. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Please preregister: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.YOGA.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

Money Magic & Miracles – 7:15pm. Free lecture with Susan DeRobertis. Discover what’s in the way of having money and clear it. Learn steps to create a path to abundance. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.7363.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 9:30am. Raise consciousness through meditation, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras and relaxation. All fitness levels welcome. $25 drop-in. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

An Evening of Kirtan with Gurunam Singh – 7-9pm. Check website for more information. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

The Real Meaning of Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500. Theory, technical components, practice. $35. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Meet Your Spirit Guides and Loved Ones – 7:30pm. A hypnotic journey to higher realms to become acquainted with your guides and reconnect with loved ones. $15. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

The Essentials: 10 Postures to Better Health – 10:30am-1:30pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500, international yoga therapist. $45. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Reiki l & ll – Jan.16-17, 11am-6pm. Reiki training Levels l and ll. Levels may be taken separately or as a weekend class. Visit website for details. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

The Mirror and Its Reflection – 2-4:30pm. With Amy Pearce-HaydenERYT-500. Explore the concept of self-healing through finding reinforcement from outside sources that support deeper understanding and self-realization. $35. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Monthly Shamanic Journey Class – 7-8:30pm. With Melanie Ryan, LCSW, and Karine Gordineer. Receive messages and guidance by connecting with your higher self as a spiritual tool for growth and healing. Bring a journal. $48. Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

Passive Poses and Active Pranayama – 11:30am-2pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500. Accessing the Prana Vayus with a yin approach. $40. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson, NY. 845.878.7800.

Spirit Connection – 1-2:30pm. With Spiritual Medium Robin C. Muller. $30. 50% of Proceeds go to the Putnam Lake Fire Department. Register at: SpiritInside.net

Restorative Workshop with Karla Diamond – 5-7pm. All ages, levels. Gentle, classic supported postures and breath. All postures done on the floor. $25 preregistered; $30 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Register: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.9642.

Yoga Teacher Enhancement – 6:30-8:30pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500, international yoga therapist. Refine your eye; look to the relationship between the muscular and structural bodies; explore modifications and hands-on adjustments. $40. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18

Roland Comtois – 6pm. 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. Rt. 172, Mt. Kisco. Register online. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19

Holistic Moms meeting – 9:30-11am. N. Westchester/Lower Putnam HMN with guest speaker Laura Jensen, owner of Quest Yoga Arts, Katonah. Location: United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Rd., Katonah. Info: Facebook.com/NWestLoPutHMN. To join: Membership.HolisticMoms.org.

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 8-10am. With speaker Pamela Cucinell: “Strategic Plan 2016 through the Tool of Astrology.” Open to all – first meeting free. Panera Bread. One North Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

Tarot Wisdom Gathering – 6:30-8pm. Bring your own Tarot deck if you have one. 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.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. As many as 25% 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 to Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

Wisdom 2.0 Connect: Raising Wise Children in the Digital Age – 6:30-9pm. Moderated by Dr. Michael Finkelstein. The Impact Hub, 394 Broadway. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

Raising “Beyond the Spectrum” Children – 7:30pm. Learn how the term indigo or crystal promotes an understanding of the unique needs of children diagnosed with ADHD. With Shira Adler. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye. Info: HolisticMoms.org

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

Bellydance Performance and Party! – 7-8:30pm. Come for a sexy performance by instructor Gina Bergamini and then stay for refreshments and a class to learn some moves yourself. $20. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Register: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.9642.

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

Crystal Healing – 7:30pm. Explore the healing power of crystals through discussion and meditation. Fee includes a pouch of crystals to take home. $35. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. Register: 845.895.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Guided Vision Play – Noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm. Learn through play and exploration with Dr. Samantha Slotnick in Vision Therapy Space. Guided play supports math, organization, planning and problem-solving skills. Ages 5+. Reservations required. 495 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. Tickets: DrSlotnick.com/GVP.

MELT Method with Joy Jacobson – 2-3:30pm. Perfect after the holidays! Learn this simple self-treatment method that helps eliminate chronic pain, improves performance and decreases stress. $30 preregistered; $35 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com. 914.241.9642.

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm. A nondenominational monthly gathering for women. Come draw in the powerful energies of the full moon. Requested donation $10. DG Sanctuary. Info and directions: Dreaming Goddess at 845.473.2206 or DreamingGoddess.com.

Full Moon Drumming Circle – 7pm. Following the cycles of the moon is an excellent way to focus your goals and intentions while aligning with the natural cycles of the Sacred Hoop. Drum, meditate and honor Grandmother Moon. Donation. Yonkers. 914.907.4485.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

Inner Beauty Shop for Girls – 9am-noon ages 11-13 & 1-4pm ages 14-17. Empowering girls to value who they are internally over their external appearance. $50. Preregistration required. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com. 914.241.9642.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – Noon-2pm. With Reyna Gonzalez, RYT. Gently restore, relax, release and rejuvenate using bolsters, blocks, blankets and eye pillows. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd. Ste. 203, Eastchester. $45. Space limited. Must reserve spot. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25

Men’s Group at SunRaven open house – 7-9pm. Free. 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

Couples Program at SunRaven open house – 7-9pm. Free. 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 30

Winter Wildlife program at GNC – 2pm. A naturalist introduces some of the Greenburgh Nature Center animals with a focus on winter survival techniques. Ages 5 and over. Nonmembers $8/person. 99 Dromore Rd. (off Central Park Ave.), Scarsdale. GreenburghNatureCenter.org. 914.723.3470.

Community Wellness Day – 9am-4pm. A partnership of Quest Yoga and the Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. Free day of educational classes: yoga, meditation, herbalism, homeopathy, chronic pain therapy, childbirth education, stress management. Must preregister. QuestYogaArts.com. 914.241.YOGA.

 

Additional December 2015 Classes and Events at Quest Yoga Arts in Mount Kisco, NY

QuestDecember 7 – December 28

Pre-Natal Workshop – 9:15-10:15 am. Dec 7-28. Designed for Moms-To-Be, this class will strengthen & open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $100 for the series. Join any time for a pro-rated price. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Please register at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 7 – December 28

Mommy & Me – 11:30am-12:30pm. Dec 7-28. For post-natal mamas with their babies. Has your baby “aged out” of post-natal?  Breathe, bend and bond with your baby! Many of the asanas modified to pay special attention to the core for the mommies and involve the babies whenever possible. 6 weeks $150. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Preregistration required at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 7- December 28

MELT Method Series with Joy Jacobson – Dec 7-28. A simple self-treatment method that rehydrates connective tissue, eliminating chronic pain, improving performance, and decreasing the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. Whether you are an athlete who wants to achieve optimal performance or merely someone who wants to slow down the aging process and live better, longer, this technique can benefit. $100 for the series, $30 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Register at at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 12 – January 9

Beginner Series with Kristen Sparro – 8:30-9:30am. These intimate workshops are the perfect way to begin your journey in a safe, nurturing and inspiring setting. Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. 1 class a week for 4 weeks. $100 for the series. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Register at at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 12

Winter Solstice Concert & Yoga Bliss Event – With Answer The Muse!! – 7-9:30pm. Be lead through a journey of Kundalini Yoga accompanied by LIVE music, followed by a joyous concert and even kirtan (sacred chant).  All levels of experience welcome – including armchair yoga and absolute beginners. $15 for class or concert pre-registered, $25 for both.  Register at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 13

Restorative Workshop with Karla Diamond – 5pm -7pm.  A powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Taking the time to relax and let go of the “have to’s” and the “shoulds” is essential to health and well-being. Restorative Yoga incorporates gentle, classic supported postures and breath. All postures are done on the floor. $25 pre-registered, $30 day of. Register at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

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