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

cover-dec16-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, December 2016 Edition.

For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our free online calendar on our main website at WakeUpNaturally.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

Shamanic Journeys through the Directions – Dec 1-22. 7pm. Thurs. Four-week series of powerful and healing journeys to explore each of the Cardinal Directions. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Call for fees: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

Yoga Nidra – 7-8:30pm. With Nadiya Nottingham. $35. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregister. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Create Vital Health: An Introduction to Ayurveda – 9am-1pm. 5653 90. $59. L Hughes. LES430. Dutchess Community College South. Register directly with the school: 845.431.8910. SunyDutchess.Edu/cfweb.

A Dickens of a Holiday at Wainwright House – 10am-4pm. Holiday festivities include Holiday Shopping Boutique, Christmas Carolers, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Photos with Santa, Horse Drawn Wagon Ride and more. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Kirtan Chanting – 7-8:30pm. With Sita Miriam Zernis. Eclectic sacred sounds that open heart, quiet mind and create deep sense of peace. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Preregistration/pricing details: SaredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Circle of Hope – Await the Winter Solstice and create lighted wreaths to usher in the season of light. $30 includes all materials. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Reiki I Training – 10:30am-2:30pm. With Brett Bevell. Be initiated into the powerful, life-changing experience of Reiki, International Master Teacher and Author Brett Bevell. $250. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11am-12:15pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Info: InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Teen Yoga, Meditation and Empowerment – Dec 4-18. 1-2:30pm. With Crossover Yoga Project. Yoga, MSBR. Sunday discussion for kids 12-18yrs to help lower stress and more. $100 five-weeks. PranaMoon Yoga, 1000 N Division St, Ste 2H, Peekskill. 914.319.4010. CrossoverYogaProject.org.

The Order of Melchizidek and Priesthood Class: Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. With Rev. Dan Chesbro. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and more. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Pricing details: 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Annual Skybaby Holiday Open House – 1-6pm. Featuring samples of holistic health care, shopping and snacks. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Holiday ‘House Tour & Tea’ Sundays – Begins 1:30pm. The mansion will be beautifully decorated, includes afternoon tea and docent tour of Wainwright’s rich history. $25. Sundays til December 18. Rye. Reservations:  914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Shamanic Drumming Meditation – 3:30-5pm. With Amy Benesch. By donation. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Yin Yoga & Meditation – 5-6pm. With Adrienne Eppner. Mind and body practice using longer holds in poses focusing on connective tissues in body. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

Slow Medicine for Holiday Stress – 7-9pm. With Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Learn how stress affects the physical body and tools to maintain balance. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.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 6

Qi Gong Classes – Dec 6 and 20. 6-7pm. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, 436 Main St, Beacon. $10. Info: Lorraine: 845.416.4598. EmpoweredByNature.net.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Reiki Circle – 7pm. A Reiki share for all practitioners Level I or higher. $10 requested donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 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.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Natural Tones Meditation, 7-7:45pm. When an instrument such as the Tanpura is plucked, the harmonic overtones help bring about a shift in consciousness that promotes wellbeing. $15 drop-in fee. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Holistic Moms Network Event – 7:30pm. With Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and author of The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha.  $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 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.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – 12-4pm. Presented by Houlihan Lawrence Rye Brokerage. Get in the holiday spirit, be creative and design your winning entry. Rye. Details: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Holiday Stress Relief Workshop – 2-3:30pm. With Clinical psychotherapist Elsa Arce. Techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Reiki can help relieve stress. $25. Dragonfly Wellness, 109 Croton Avenue, Suite 205, Ossining. Info: 914.330.5328; ReleaseOverwhelm.com.

Introduction to Foot Reflexology – 9am-1pm. NCC 2039-01 / KSU. $45 plus $10 material fee. Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster. 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston. 845.339.2025. Register: SunyUlster.Edu/ce.

Babysitting Workshop – 10:30am-2:30pm. Introduction to babysitting course. Students will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies, toddlers and more. Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Register: 845.225.8585. KentLibrary.org.

Yin/Vinyasa – 1:30-4:30pm. With Corina Benner. Combine these practices for increased energy and emotional cleansing. $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.

Free Lecture: Ayurveda and the Winter Season – 3-5pm. Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold. Light refreshments served. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Dr. Kaushik: 646.672.6725. DrKaushik.com.

MELT – 4-6pm. With Joy Jacobson. This technique, combined with small balls and soft foam rollers, is designed to alleviate pain and release built up tension. $30/$35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Monthly Shamanic Reiki Hearth Healing Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan. Proceeds support non-profit projects working to preserve world-wide indigenous shamanic healing practices. $20 suggested. Drop-ins welcome. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Monthly Manifesting – 6-7:30pm. With Carla Blaha  $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

A Day with the Sacred Feminine – 11am-5pm. With Jo Jayson, intuitive artist. Full day event. 11am-1pm/workshop. $35. 1-5pm/Trunk Show. Free admission. Great gift ideas. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Magical Awakening Level 3 Training – 11:30am-3:30pm. With Brett Bevell. $200. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Winter Solstice Healing Night – 4-6pm. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Restorative yoga, singing, lighting ceremony and meditation. $20 half goes to charity The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Aromatherapy for Emotional Wellness – 5-6:30pm. Learn about therapeutic benefits of and how it can help relax, boost energy and mood and more. No charge. Hygeia Integrated Health 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Advance registration required: 914.352.6116.

Manage Stress with Biofeedback – 5-6:30pm. Learn how biofeedback can help manage anxiety, stress and pain relief. No charge. Hygeia Integrated Health 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Registration required: 914.352.6116.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

December Family Yoga & Mindfulness – Noon-1pm. With Denise Nobile, registered adult and children’s yoga teacher. Program for family members to practice together. Adults, teens and children 5 years and up. Info/register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

DIY Sugar Scrubs – 5:30-6:30pm. 3rd Thurs crafts for adults. November craft will be making sugar scrubs. Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Register: 845.225.8585. KentLibrary.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. An 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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Holiday Shop and Sip – 5-10pm. Join us for a relaxing evening of shopping, snacks and secret discounts and specials. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Info: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

The 72 Archangels of the Kabbalah – 7-9pm. Workshop with Shaman Elka Boren. Participants are given the opportunity to discover their Birth Angel. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Relax and receive the healing of universal life force energy in a loving, supportive healing environment with caring, professional Reiki Practitioners. $20 suggested. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Qi Gong for Beginners & Experienced – 9am-12pm. $25. Register directly with school: Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh. 845.565.2076. msmc.edu.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra – 10-11am. With Claudia Gukeisen. Offered monthly. A deep level of guided inner relaxation. $25 drop-ins welcome. Claudia: 914.673.3314. Center4Healing.net.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

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

The Winter Solstice: A Community Event – 5:30-7:30pm. A Winter Solstice Celebration with fire ceremony and drumming. $10 donation suggested. Rye. Details: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. $35 advance. $40 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

Tarot Wisdom Gathering – 6:30-8pm. BYO Tarot deck if available. 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.

Winter Solstice Ceremony and Community Celebration – 7-9 pm. Drumming circle, potluck food and conversation in community. All ages. BYO drum or rattle. StarVisions and KatonahSPACE. 44 Edgemont Rd, next to Katonah Methodist Church, Katonah. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

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.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Together we manifest our hearts desires with the creative energies of the New Moon. $10 newcomer fee. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

New Year’s Fire Ceremony – 11am. Help us send the intentions collected on the yule wreath to the universe. Event takes place at another location; call for directions. Hands of Serenity Healing, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

 

 

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