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

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Yoga Basics Series – Mar 1-22. 9:30-10:30am. A beginner but not ready for regular class schedule? Learn skills needed to practice vinyasa flow. $100. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Wednesday, March 2

Garden Talk – 7pm. EcoBeneficial Gardening 101: Boosting the Ecosystem in Your Own Yard. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Yorktown. Free. The John C. Hart Memorial Library. 1130 Main Street, Shrub Oak. Register: 914.245.5262, x227. YorktownLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Gentle Flow Yoga – 5:30-6:30pm. $20 drop-in or purchase class card for reduced fee. Sirona Therapy Spa, 280 N Bedford Rd, Ste 301, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.0727. SironaTherapySpa.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Sharon Salzberg Retreat: People Who Care for People – March 4-6. Single: $455; Double: $435; Dorm: $405. Garrison Institute,Garrison. Info: 845.424.4800 or GarrisonInstitute.org.

The Healers’ Lounge Networking – 9:30-11am. Professional networking event for holistic practitioners, includes presentation and networking. Bring marketing materials. Contribution. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.Net.

Look, See and Learn – 6:30-7:15pm. Struggling in school? Math challenging? Reading below grade? Learn through play concepts with Dr. Samantha Slotnick in Vision Therapy Space. Ages 5+. 495 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. RSVP required, Tix: DrSlotnick.com/LSL.

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, MARCH 5

Adapting Asana for Moms-to-Be – 11:30am-4pm. Learn about changes occurring during pregnancy. How to modify poses ensuring class is beneficial and safe for prenatal yoga students. $95. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St. Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Monthly Shamanic Journey Class – 7-8:45pm. With Melanie Ryan and Karine Gordineer. Journeying is a spiritual tool for growth, healing and more. Bring journal. $48. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.Net.

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11:30am-12:45pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Magical Awakening Level One – 1-5pm. With Brett Bevell. Celtic shamanic concept of the three cauldrons and Merlin and Lady of the Lake. $240. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco, TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.Net.

Just Dance – 2:30-4:30pm. DJ activated non-stop contagious expression. $10 donation. SkyBaby Yoga Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.444. SkyBabyYoga@gmail.com. SkyBabyYoga.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 7

Gentle Flow Yoga – 1:15-2:15pm. $20 drop-in or purchase class card for reduced fee. Sirona Therapy Spa, 280 N Bedford Rd, Ste 301, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.0727. SironaTherapySpa.com.

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm.Together manifest hearts’ desires with the creative energies of the new moon. $10 newcomers. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 8

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. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. With Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. Deep relaxation, stress reduction and health enhancement. Experience natural Reiki healing solutions. $20. $15 students. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregistration required: 914.588.4079.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Use the lunar cycle to realize one’s intentions. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. BYO notebook. $20 members. $25 nonmembers, Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9

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. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

What’s Cooking in School Cafeterias? Students Lead the Way to Waste Reduction – 7pm/refreshments by Sierra Club; 7:30/program starts. Learn from students themselves how they are reducing trash to create a better future. Greenburgh Nature Center. greenburghnaturecenter.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.

THURSDAY, MARH 10

How the Empowered Feminine Does Business – 6:30- 9:30pm. Fresh Organic Salon and W.I.N.G will be hosting an evening of networking and learning, for women with speaker Cathy Wilke. $10 cash at door, includes appetizers. Fresh Organic Salon, 190 Rt. 117 By Pass, Bedford Hills. Register:

wing-ny.com/event-calendar.

Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Jackie Muller, LCSW. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Soul Mending: How to Heal Spiritual Traumas with Soul Retrieval – 7:30-9pm. With Shaman Itzhak Beery. Traditional shamans view “soul loss”—wounding of a person’s spirit as a result of trauma, especially when it’s suffered at an early age. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x12.

FRIDAY, MARCH 11

Empowering Your Radiant Core – Igniting Manipura Chakra – 6-8:30pm. With Lisa Bennett Matkin. Focus on asana, pranayama, removal of ama-toxins in body and increased agni, digestive fire. $45. SkyBaby Yoga Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Advanced Reiki 2 – Mar 11-12. 6-9pm/Fri; 10am-4pm/Sat. Usui Reiki symbols and distance healing, create powerful practice with Anne Bentzen, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master. $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.588.4079. Balancing4Life.com.

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 12

Your Horoscope: Guide to Self-Awareness & Empowerment – 10am-4pm. Receive down-to-earth explanations and tangible guidance with astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Member rates available. Wainwright House, Rye. Pricing details/register: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Magickal Spring Cleaning – 1pm. Brew Four Thieves Vinegar, mix up black salt and discuss recipes to keep home clear and clean with a little magick. $30 includes supplies. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Anatomical Understanding to Arm Balancing – 1:30-4:30pm. With Lauri Nemetz. Explore the shoulder girdle and its role in asana. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info/pricing details: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAyoga.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 13

Mayfest Presents: A Women’s Day of Health and Happiness – 9:30am-3pm. Mindful workshops, lectures and tutorials focused on empowering participants with skills to achieve happiness. $80 continental breakfast and lunch included. Dutchess Manor, 263 Rte 9D, Beacon. Info: MayFestNY.com.

Yoga for Athletes – 1-2:15pm. Designed for the everyday athlete. Attend after a run, cross fit or Zumba to stretch and soothe muscles. Open level. $20. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 799 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Info: NuevaAlma.com.

Chair Yoga Workshop – 1-4pm. For yoga and movement therapists who want to learn how to incorporate the chair into their practice. $50. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Free Orientation Open House – 3-5pm. With Erica as personal health coach. Interdisciplinary education. Dress for class and demo. Next teacher training Apr 17. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 799 McLean Ave, Yonkers. NuevaAlma.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 14

Acupressure Facial Class – Mar 14 and 21. 10am-2pm. Two-part class. Learn the Jin Shin Do Acupressure Facial in 12 easy steps, booklet included. 8 LMT CEUs. $125 advance $150 door. Mamaroneck. Preregister, Avra: 917.923.8731. AvrasWay.MassageTherapy.com.

Gentle Flow Yoga – 1:15-2:15pm. $20 drop-in or purchase class card for reduced fee. Sirona Therapy Spa, 280 N Bedford Rd, Ste 301, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.0727. SironaTherapySpa.com.

Film and Josh Fox at Manhattanville College – 6pm. “How to Let Go of The World (And Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change)” Q & A with Josh Fox following movie. $10 suggested donation. Free. O’Byrne Chapel, 2900 Purchase St, Purchase. Info: SierraLowerHudson.org.

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, MARCH 15

Holistic Moms Network N Westchester / Lower Putnam Monthly Meeting – 9:30-11am. 3rd Tues. Guest Speaker Robin Queen Finkelstein. Details: Facebook.com/NWestLoPutHMN. Learn about HMN/membership: Membership.HolistiMoms.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16

Tarot Wisdom Gathering – 6:30-8pm. BYO Tarot Deck, if desired. 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

Teen Cooking Classes – Mar 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14 & 21. 4-6pm. Six-class series. Given by Laurie Gershgorn, Healthy Culinary Creations LLC. Designed for children ages 12-15. $150 before Mar 14. Cortlandt Manor. Info/register: 914.930.1591. HealthyCulinaryCreations.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 18

Deep Relaxation and the Chakras – 7-8:30pm. With Nadiya Nottingham. Workshop for long-term healing and balancing energy systems of the body. $35. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Archangel Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP/Info: 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. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

Creative Doodling as a Contemplative Practice (Hands for Hope) – 10am-4pm. experience various ways to make doodling a practice that calms nerves, de-stress and enlivens the spirit. $55 (includes lunch). Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center. 299 North Highland Ave. Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455.

Inner Beauty Shop for Girls – 12-3pm. Ages 14-17. Empower girls to value who they are internally over their external appearance, embrace their purpose and more. $50. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregistration required: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Plant ID – 1-4pm. With Karine Gordineer. Hike in the woods to discover medicinal plants and how they heal mental, emotional and physical bodies. Ages 10+. Mar 20 snow date. $28 advance. $35 day of. Westchester County. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.Net.

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm. Non-denominational monthly gathering for women. Draw in the powerful energies of the full moon. $10 requested donation. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

SunRaven Garden Co-Op Opening Day – 10am-4pm. Membership required, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. SlowMedicine.org.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11:30am-12:45pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Essential Yoga: the Power of Yoga & Essential Oils – 1-3pm. Learn about therapeutic and energetic qualities of pure essential oils including increased energy, stamina and more. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco, Register/pricing details: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga & Massage Workshop – 1-3pm. Discussion about modifications for yoga and practice strengthening techniques to help prepare for childbirth. $40. 15-min prenatal chair massage: $20. SkyBaby Yoga Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. Register: SkyBabyYoga.com.

Mediumship 101: Workshop – 1-4pm. History, exercises and messages with Joan Carra. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Register/pricing details: 914.967.6080. PsychicJoanCarra.net.

MONDAY, MARCH 21

Gentle Flow Yoga – 1:15-2:15pm. $20 drop-in or purchase class card for reduced fee. Sirona Therapy Spa, 280 N Bedford Rd, Ste 301, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.0727. SironaTherapySpa.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

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. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Creative Doodling as a Contemplative Practice (Hands for Hope) – 10am-4pm. experience various ways to make doodling a practice that calms nerves, de-stress and enlivens the spirit. $55 (includes lunch). Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center. 299 North Highland Ave. Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455.

Herbal Magic Gathering – 6:30-7:30pm. Monthly lecture and mini workshop. Work with a specific herb, discussion about its properties, uses and basic how-to’s. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify children having trouble learning. Vision problems keep children from reaching their potential. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 24

Everything You Need to Know About Children’s Exposures on Synthetic Turf Sports Fields and Playgrounds – 7:30pm. Ellen Weininger, Director, Educational Outreach at Grassroots Environmental Education presents an overview of local environmental concerns. Rye Free Reading Rm, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

Reiki 1 & 2 – 11am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicitynNY.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 28

Gentle Flow Yoga – 1:15-2:15pm. $20 drop-in or purchase class card for reduced fee. Sirona Therapy Spa, 280 N Bedford Rd, Ste 301, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.0727. SironaTherapySpa.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. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Reiki I & II – Apr 2 & 3. 11am-6pm. Levels may be taken separately or as a weekend class. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. Details: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Free Orientation Open House – 3-5pm. With Erica as personal health coach. Interdisciplinary education. Dress for class and demo. Next teacher training Apr 17. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 799 McLean Ave, Yonkers. NuevaAlma.com.

 

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