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

cover-oct16-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, October 2016 Edition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

Anatomy Trains for Movement Specialists – Oct 1 & 2. 9am-5pm/Sat; 8am-4pm/Sun. With Laurice Nemetz. Movement, Stability, coordination, understanding fascia, myofascial meridians, connective tissue “BodyRead” posture and movement etc. $400. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Taste The Fall! – 10am-2pm. Saturdays in OctLocal artisan vendors provide tastings and foods for sale. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Mediumship Circle – 10-11:30am.With Joann Fiallo. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

New Moon Meditation – 5-6pm. With Amy Benesch by Donation. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Annual Support-A-Walk – Three-mile walkathon to help those living with breast and ovarian cancer. Proceeds help fund free programs and services for people affected by these cancers. All welcome. FDR Park, Yorktown Hts. 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Monthly Manifesting – 12:30-2pm.With Carla Blaha. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Restorative Yoga and CBT – 2-5pm. With Soledad. Workshop will introduce the fundamentals of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Restorative Yoga. $50. Quest Yoga Arts. 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

Mindfulness and Meditation Bootcamp – 6 Wednesdays (no class Oct 12) 11am-12:30pm.  With Jodi Baretz. Learn to respond rather and react, gain clarity and attain more joy, peace and fulfillment in life. The Center for Health & Healing, 4 Smith Ave, Mt. Kisco. $375. Info: 917.974.9446.

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all who have had at least a Level I attunement. Meet with other Reiki practitioners and share Reiki energy. $10 donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Eyes and the Brain – 7-9pm. Vision is more than 20/20 eyesight. Learn to reduce visual stress and make efficient use of vision. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Shamanic Dreaming: Journeying to the Animal Guardians – 7-9:30pm. Connect with one’s animal guardian. Learn how to heal and reclaim lost energy. Shamanic group journey $36/$40. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

Natural Tones Meditation – 7-7:45pm. 10-week course. Meditation based on The Yoga of Sound. According to ancient sound healing, harmonic overtones bring about a shift in consciousness promoting wellbeing. $15/per week. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7

Shapeshifting for Happiness – 6:30-8:30pm. With Alexandrea L’Clere. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Unwind Workshop – 6:30-8pm. We will “roll” stiff, tired muscles in patterned sequences to help one’s entire skeleton decompress as muscles unwind. $20. SkyBaby Yoga, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

This is Spinal Zap a Group Karmic Release – 7-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell, international Reiki master and energy healer. Relax, lie down, and receive care from the Universe. $30 preregistration. $35 door. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

The Healing Art of Yoga Nidra – 7-9pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden. Relaxation and the Art of Deep Relaxation can be some of the most beneficial work in yoga one can do for healing. $35. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. innerbalancestudio.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8

Vinyasa, Meet: Alignment, Alignment, Meet: Vinyasa – 9-11am. With Amy Pearce-Hayden. Let the worlds collide. It’s time to play, explore, ground, and flow—in no order of importance. $30. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. innerbalancestudio.org.

Soul Level Animal Communication Readings – 10am-3pm. With Anne Quick. $60 Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Working with the Subtle Systems: Chakras and The Emotional Body – 11:30am-2pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden.  Knowing the Self – uncover the SEVEN aspects of the Self. $40. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. innerbalancestudio.org.

RCYS Certification for Teaching Yoga to Children & Teens – Oct 8 & 9. 12:30-6:30pm. Four-weekend modules, plus integrative work. Modules can be taken independently. $1695/$1795. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Handcrafted Yoga – 1:30-4:30pm. With Al Bingham. Hosted by Yoga Teachers Association. Learn to individualize movement, breath and rest practices to reveal state of yoga within each practitioner. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, Briarcliff Manor. Register/pricing options: 914.582.7816. YTAYoga.com.

Reiki Healing Circle – 3-5pm. Hosted by Gail Christie, Reiki master. Release stress, regain peace and inner joy. No prior experience. $20 suggested. Stern Wellness Center, 20 N Salem Rd, behind DeCicco’s market, Cross River. RSVP: 914.763.8000. SternWellnessCenter.com.

Animals are Teachers Class – 4-5:30pm.With Anne Quick. $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9

Befriend Your Life’s Path to Live with Purpose and Ease – 11:30am-1pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden. Workshop explores how to view obstacles as signs on the map for correct and better direction. $30. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. innerbalancestudio.org.

Ayurveda, Digestion and the Immune System – 1-3pm. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic will hold a free lecture. Light refreshments will be served. Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Dr. Kaushik: 646.672.6725. drkaushik.com

The Mind Lab Thought Experiments: Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life – 1-4pm. With Psychic Joan Carra. Analyze thoughts and beliefs creating new ones with visualization, hypnotic suggestion and EFT. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Drumming Circle – 3:30-5pm.With Amy Benesch $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

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.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12

Smart Phone. Smart Posture – 5:30 & 7pm. Introductory talk on the Alexander Technique. Learn useful tips for better body awareness and smart moves while using phone. $25. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Register, Karla Booth: 914.649.9565.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

The 72 Archangel of the Kabbalah Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman, Elka Boren $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 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 15

2nd Annual Health & Wellness EXPO –11am-4pm. 100.7 WHUD, 107.1 PEAK at the Jefferson Valley mall, Yorktown Heights. Info: whud.com/health.

Putnam Valley’s 7th Annual Psychic Fair – 11am-4pm. German American Social Club, 11 Kramers Pond Rd, Putnam Valley. Readers and vendors of all types. Free admission. Info: apracticalpsychic.com.

Soul Play – 11:30am- 4:30pm. Monthly gathering to nurture one’s spirit. $75 register by Tues Oct 11.At a Retreat House, Cold Spring. Info: AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Odds & Ends Indian Cooking Class – 2-4pm. Join celebrated Indian Chef Rinku Bhattachara. Learn to use bits and pieces of harvest to created beautiful well-seasoned Indian soul Food. $35. Register: 914.962.2368.  Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights.

Katonah SPACE Free Vision of Hope Healing Circle – 2-5pm. For those with life threatening illness, their caregivers and family members. Up to twenty NY/CT Reiki practitioners offer group healing on First come, first serve basis.  Fellowship Hall Bldg, Katonah Methodist Church, 44 Edgemont Avenue, Katonah. Info: 914.588.4079. starvisionscommunity.org.

Awakening To Mediumship – 6-7:30pm. With Elka Boren $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16

Radical Aliveness – Oct 16-21. With Ann Bradney. Discover a bold new approach to fearlessly be one’s true self and love it. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Shamanic Reiki Healing – Oct 16-21. With Llyn Roberts and Stacey Gibbons. Learn to master Shamanic Reiki healing skills in this professional practitioner training. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Full Day Meditation Retreat – 10:30am-4:30pm. With Melanie Ryan. Learn to settle the busy mind and gain mental stability, strengthen, and clarity. Sitting and walking meditations. No experience necessary. $150. BYO bag lunch. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

Structural Yoga Remedies – 1-5pm. With Lee Albert, NMT. Learn specific yoga postures so ailments such as back pain, neck pain and more can melt away. Quest Yoga Arts. 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/fee info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Healing Circle with the Fairies: Build a Fairy Garden – 5-7pm.With Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – Oct 17-Nov 21. With Karla Booth Diamond. Learn postural integration and skills to apply it in daily activity to move with greater ease. Chappaqua Continuing Education. $150 six-weeks. Chappaqua.K12.NY.com. Register under self-help.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18

Essential Oils 101 – 6-7pm. Learn about Essential Oils. Free beginner’s workshop on plant-based solutions. Stern Wellness Center, 20 N Salem Rd, behind DeCicco’s market, Cross River. RSVP: 914.763.8000. SternWellnessCenter.com.

Young Living Essential Fall Workshop: Support your Immune System – 6-8pm, Thieves Essential Oil Blend provides safe and effective alternative uses in the home. Register by Oct 15 to receive a free gift. $10 includes light refreshments. Katonah. Register: 914.556.8258.

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Hour 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.

The Perfect Storm Lecture by Dr. Seth Pearl – 7:30pm. Discover the factors that could lead to Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Special Needs and what can be done about it.  Optimal Health at Larchmont Wellness, 2179 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont. RSVP: Kim 914.777.3200; drsethpearl.com.

WEDNESDAY,OCTOBER 19

Farm-to-Table to honor Brett Alcaro –  6-10pm. The evening includes delicious seasonal tapas “small” dishes/tastings from local chefs and restaurants, paired with artisanal beer and wine.  Proceeds go to Brett Alcaro Farmer Scholarship fund and the Alcaro family. $75. Info: 914.962.2368.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

A Buddhist Approach to Compassion Resilience – Oct 21-23. With Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, David Kaczynski and Michaela Haas. Find strength and capacity to build bridges of healing in the world. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Playing the Matrix – Oct 21-23. With Mike Dooley. Gain insight and skills to create major life changes through the power of manifestation. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

The Full Scope of Yoga – Oct 21-23. With Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee. Explore yoga as a spiritual and physical journey with two of nation’s most respected yoga teachers. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. With Beryl Hay and Deborah Fusco-Amjadi. Reiki a Natural Healing System. Circle brings together like-minded souls to share in collective consciousness using Reiki energy. Monthly. $20 suggested price. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-9pm. Through rhythmic drumming in guided meditation, transcend conscious state and journey to meet the many helping spirits around. No experience necessary. $20. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

Square Dance and Dinner – 4:30-7pm. Good ole fashion family fun! Live music with Liz Spade Square Dance Caller. Bring a picnic dinner and join in for desserts, drinks (cash bar). $10/adults, $5/children. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. HilltopHanoverFarm.org. Register: 914.962.2368.

Hearth Healing Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan. Spiritual home where we come together in community to connect with heart and earth. 70% proceeds go to eomec.org to preserve teachings of indigenous shamans. $20. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

Higher Self Connecting Circle – Oct 23, Nov 6, 20 and Dec 4. 11am-1pm. Two-mos program. Shift vibration and align with higher self. Includes four group meetings and four individual coaching sessions. At a Retreat House, Cold Spg. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

The Power of Ritual Workshop – Noon-2pm.With Angela Pizzarella. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Tarot for Beginners – 12:30-3:30pm. Six month series exploring the Tarot, discovering and deepening intuition. No experience necessary. $270 if paid in full. Preregistration required. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. Info: DreamingGoddess.com.

A Candle to Light the Way – 1-5pm. Create candles to keep that light burning and keep our homes illuminated. $30. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. With Karla Booth Diamond. Powerful practice everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. $25 preregistered. $30 day of. Quest Yoga Arts. 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Women’s Stitch Ministry – 6pm. Creating healing shawls being donated to local nursing homes, shelters and hospitals. Beginner-experienced yarn workers welcome. BYO crochet/knitting supplies. Free. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

The Perfect Storm Lecture by Dr. Seth Pearl – 6pm. Discover the factors that could lead to Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, and Special Needs and what can be done about it. Mamaroneck Library, 136 Prospect Ave. RSVP: Kim 914.777.3200; drsethpearl.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, OCTOBER 25

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

Learn to Take Control of the Gift of ADHD:  Understanding and Managing the Ferrari Brain – With Dr. Seth Pearl.  6:30pm. Modulate and shift the nervous system and develop a plan to help access natural gift inside. Office of Barger and Gaines, 30 South Broadway, Irvington.  RSVP: Kim 914.777.3200; drsethpearl.com.

What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine – 7:30pm. Learn how OMM alleviates pain, helps avoid surgery and more. Dr. Katherine Scoville, DO provides gentle, powerful hands-on treatment restoring full body alignment. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

Channeling from the Elohim of Light – 7-9pm. StarVisions hosts sound healer and professional channel Carol Essig. Each person will receive a personal message. $40 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 South Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. Register:  starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn 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, OCTOBER 28

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm.With Carla Blaha. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. Info/RSVP: 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 29

Soups and Stews Indian Style – 2-4pm. With Indian Chef  Rinku Bhattachara. Learn how to turn your favorite foods into delicious stews. Register: $35. Info: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.  Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights.

Yin Yoga Nidra Essential Oils Workshop with Live Music – 4-6pm. Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, essential oils and live music to calm mind, body and spirit and reducing stress.$35. Quest Yoga Arts 11 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Register: questyogaarts.com or 914.241.9642.

Kirtan: Fall Celebration – 6-7:15pm. With Tejase, Acoustic guitar, bass, percussion, and harmonium. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. RSVP: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Samhain Ritual – 7pm. Travel together upon the wheel into time of darkness. Hearing her call to begin spiraling within—deep within the time of personal reflection. $10. UU Fellowship. 67 S Randolph Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

New Moon Kiran – 7-8:30pm. With Sita’s Light. Community gathering of powerful new moon energy, soulful music, and sacred chanting. Experience sacred sounds that clear the mind and heart. $25. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Level 1 Training – 11am-3pm.With Healer and Author Brett Bevell Magical Awakening. $200. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Costume Halloween Party: Downtown Bedford Hills – Noon-6pm. Music, fun, games and prizes. All ages. No charge. Dress to impress. Sponsored by Custom Candles. 46 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills NY Train Station. Info: 914.218.8357.

Halloween Family Yoga – 12:30-1:30pm. With Denise Nobile. Class with age appropriate yoga poses, movement games, breathing and relaxation. Ages 4-12 accompanied by adult. Quest Yoga Arts. 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister/fee info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

New Moon Meditation – 4-5pm. With Amy Benesch. By donation. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Introduction to Biofeedback – 5-6:30pm. Learn how biofeedback helps students with performance anxiety, improving focus and concentration in schoolwork, exams, and sports. Free. Hygeia Integrated Health, 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Register: 914.352.6116.

Introduction to Community Acupuncture and Meditation – 5-6:30pm. Discussion and demonstration on benefits of acupuncture for stress reduction, digestive issues and more. $30. Hygeia Integrated Health 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K Yorktown Hts. Advance registration: 914.352.6116.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

AHIMSA Yoga and Music Festival – Nov 4-6. 6pm/Fri-6pm/Sun. Celebrating yoga and music while promoting traditional and emerging yoga styles. 70 classes by over 40 teachers, plus 10 musical acts. Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave, Hunter. Tickets/info: AhimsaYogaFestival.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 5

Fishkill Cares for Cats – 12-4:30pm – Community day. Feline drop off for services (by appointment only) 7:15-8:15am, pick up 4-4:30pm. Parish house of Trinity Episcopal Church, 5 Elm St in Fishkill. Info: soundearth.com/fishkillcares, or Althea 845.705.5020.

Basic Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupresssure Class – Nov 5, 6, 12, 13 19. 9am-6pm. Learn 55 acu-points, Strange Flows, Qi Kung routine and more. 40 CEs for LMTs. Class for professionals. Westchester Community College/Continuing Education. Register: 914.606.6830. Info: AvrasWay.MassageTherapy.com.

Sunday, November 6

Shamanic Energy Healing – 10am-5pm. With Jonathan Hammond. Experiential, heart-centered workshop, learn fundamental practices of shamanic energy healing, including meditations, journeys and hands-on techniques. Info: 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

 

 

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