Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for February, 2017 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

cover-feb17-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, February 2017 Edition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12:30pm. Women support each other through the process of recognizing and embracing one’s full, authentic beings and nurturing their highest potential. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicineTherapist.com.

Inner Balance Book Circle at Front Street Gallery – 7pm. Discussion on the first 31 passages of Meditations From the Mat, Rolph Gates. 21 Front St, Patterson. Info: innerbalancestudio.org.

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.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Yoga Teacher Training Registration – Feb 2-28. RYS-200 SMC Ohra Yoga Teacher Training program. Begins Mar 6. With Michelle Briks RYT-500 and SMC Yoga Program Coordinator. Saw Mill Club. Mt Kisco. Info, Michelle: 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

The Writer’s Creative Experience – 10am-noon. Learn techniques to spark creativity and enjoy life with more vibrancy. $162/180 five-weeks. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. For outline: Wainwright.org.

Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages – Feb 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26. 11:30am. Guided trail experience through woodland forest. Get acquainted with GNC trail system. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.813.1812. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Star Visions Community: Understanding Energy – 2-4pm. Energy management series teaches the basics, tools, strategies and alignment for greater well-being. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. $40. Register: starvisionscommunity.org.

Thai Yoga Bodywork Workshop – 2:30-5pm. Led by Julia Santos. Learn basic movements working with partners, both giving and receiving. $50 preregister online. $55 door. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Grand Opening Beauty & Beast Co. – 3-10pm. Wine and cheese grand opening. First 50 customers receive free gift. 27 Depot Plaza, Bedford Hills, directly across from Bedford Hills Train Station.

Monthly Shamanic Reiki Hearth Healing Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan, SRMT. Proceeds go to EOMEC.org, a non-profit to preserve world-wide indigenous shamanic healing practices. $20 suggested. Drop-in. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra – 10-11am. With Claudia Gukeisen. Experience inner peace and connect with self. Practice used to aid insomnia, anxiety, depression, high blood pressure and chronic pain. Mt Kisco. $25. Claudia: 914.673.3313. Center4 Healing.net.

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11:30am-12:45pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt 311, Patterson. Info: Innerbalancestudio.org.

Dharma Sunday School – 12:30-2pm. Explore concepts like kindness, compassion and gratitude. Ages 5 and up. By Donation. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Yoga Teacher Training interest meeting – 1pm. The school of Applied Yoga five-month 200-hour teacher training in Raja-Hatha Yoga at Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Star Visions Community: Roland Comtois – 2-4pm. Validating the Afterlife. Receive messages of love and hope that can restore heart-soul connection. Bedford Presbyterian Church, Village Green, Bedford. $80. Register online: starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

Open Dance Party – 2:30-4:30pm. All ages. DJ provides the beats and vibrations to set us on a journey of self-expression. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Monthly Healing Circle – 4pm. With Susan Gagliardo. Suggested Donation: $10. Acupuncture Works, 132A Rte 37, New Fairfield, CT. Info: 845.494.0090.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Gentle Yoga by Candlelight – 5:30-6:45pm. Mondays (2/6, 13, 20 & 27) with Alma Pink, RYT, LMT. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt 311, Patterson. Info: Innerbalancestudio.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, FEBRUARY 7

Finding Self-Love through the Sacred Feminine Teleclass – Seven-week online course. Learn sacred lessons to self-love through the channeled wisdom of 13 sacred feminine archetypes. $188. Jo Jayson: 917.748.1903. JoJayson.com.

Core and Restore Yoga – 12:30-1:45pm. With Michelle Briks RYT-500. Gentle but fortifying class will begin by introducing core strengthening moves and then moving into a more restorative phase. First class free. Saw Mill Club. Terry: 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com.

Young Living Essential Oil Workshop: Live, Love, Laugh – 6-8pm. Learn the essential oils that have aphrodisiac properties and how to can share Young Living Essential oils creating a business. $15. Includes refreshments. Katonah. Register: 914.556.8258.

Qi Gong Classes at Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio – Feb 7 & 21. 6:30-7:30pm. $10. 436 Main St, Beacon. Lorraine: 845.416.4598. Info: EmpoweredByNature.net.

Yoga for Skiers – 7-8:15pm. With Jessica Outlaw. Increase strength and flexibility, improve performance, boost endurance, decrease chance of injury and more. All levels. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Energy: Climate Culprit to Atmosphere Hero – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program begins. Presentation on the future of energy systems. Renewable sources of energy highlighted. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.813.1812. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Smoke Free Easily: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn an effective, all natural method for overcoming smoking and other everyday addictions. 80 percent success rate. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff. Register: 914.705.1805. Info: Weiss-Method.com.

Weight Loss Made Simple: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn an effective, all natural method for overcoming smoking and other everyday addictions. 80 percent success rate. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff. Register: 914.705.1805. Info: Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Ayurveda and Yoga Lifestyle Study Group – Feb 9, 23; Mar 9, 23 and Apr 6, 20. 1-2:30pm. Learn principles of Ayurveda’s tri-dosha philosophy and more. Clinical assessment with Dr. Kaushik. Classes with Deirdre Breen. $150. Cross River. 914.875.9088.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Candlelight Yoga and Meditation – 5:30-6:45pm. With Anna Bellard RYT-500. Soft candlelit room sets the tone to destress from hectic workweek and start the weekend fresh. First class free. Saw Mill Club. Terry: 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com.

Spinal Zap – 7-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell, RM. Combining a variety of energy modalities to release karmic conditioning, emotional obstacles and other energy blockages held in the spine. $30 preregistered. $35 door. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

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, FEBRUARY 11

MELT – 1:30-3pm. With Joy Jacobson. Eliminate chronic pain, improve performance and decreases accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living and more. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

LifeForce Yoga – 1:30-4:30pm. With Deborah Lubetkin. Learn effective practices for managing anxiety, depression and trauma. $45 members. $65 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAyoga.com.

Connecting Your Child with Nature – 3pm. With Ed Bieber, author of What Color is the Wind. How can parents replace time on computer screens with developing outdoor skills and a sense of wonder about the earth? Rye Free Reading Room, 1062 Boston Post Rd, Rye, HolisticMoms.org.

Yin Yoga Nidra with Essential Oils and Live Music – 4-6pm. Soothe the senses, calm the mind, body and spirit and reduce stress. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.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, FEBRUARY 12

Meditation – With Amy Benesch. Donation. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

POSTPONED TO MARCH 26 – Free Day of Healing – 10am-4:30pm. Center anniversary event with all our holistic health center practitioners. Free holistic health consults, mini workshops and raffle prizes. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Family Yoga – 12:30-1:30pm. Age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing, movement games and relaxation. Children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $25/two, $5 each additional. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Valentine’s Day Tango Workshop – 2-4pm. Learn tango dance steps and choreography with E-Sensual Dance at The Center. $65 per person. 71A Croton Ave, Ossining. Info: Rosemarie at 646.228.4001; e-sensualdance.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Hot Fluid Power – 1-2:15pm. With Michelle Briks RYT-500. Vinyasa Flow class with intelligent sequencing that flows seamlessly to a peak pose. Room is 95 degrees. First class free. Terry: 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 1-2pm. Learn an effective method for overcoming addictions ranging from alcohol to nicotine, sugar, weight loss. 80 percent success rate. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff. Register: 914.705.1805. Info: Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Hands-On Cooking Class: Mind the Gut – 5-7:30pm. With Marti Wolfson, MS. Discover the most important nutrients to preventing and treating GI-related problems and how to make delicious meals to support a healthy gut. Chappaqua. 413.717.0459. MartiWolfson.com.

Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Tracy Cochran. Learn practice of bringing attention to present moment experience and more. All levels. $20 drop-in or purchase class pkg. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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 the helping spirits around us. No experience necessary. $20. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

The 72 Archangel of the Kabbalah: Discover Your Birth Angel Workshop – 7-9pm.With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Grand Opening Katonah Pharmacy – 11am-3pm. Giveaways, presentations, samples from vendors, and snacks from the juice bar and free chair massages. Free Dosha Analysis: Pulse and Tongue from 11am-1pm with Dr. Somesh Kaushik. 202 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.232.1109 or visit KatonahPharmacy.com. DrKaushik.com.

Ayurveda: Arthritis and Autoimmunity – Treating the Root Cause – 3-5pm. Refreshments. Free. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Mon, Tue, Wed: 914.875.9088. Dr. Kaushik cell 646.672.6725. DrKaushik.com.

Awakening to Mediumship & Open Channeling – 5-6:30pm.With Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Interfaith Sunday Service – 10:30am. With Reverend Deborah. Prayer, music, movement and sharing. Special guest speaker Amb. Mussie Hailu of Ethiopia, Africa Regional Coordinator for the United Religions Initiative.  Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls,  chapelatcrotonfalls.org

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11:30am-12:45pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt 311, Patterson. Info: Innerbalancestudio.org.

Reiki II – Noon-5pm. The Second Degree with Susan Gagliardo. $225. Acupuncture Works, 132A Rte 37, New Fairfield, CT. Info: 845.494.0090.

Solution to Over Weight: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Learn an effective, method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating, sugar addiction. 80 percent success rate. Free lecture, Q&A. NYC. Register: 914.705.1805 Info: Weiss-Method.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

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, FEBRUARY 22

Heart-Centered Spiritual Growth – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the basics of Western spirituality experientially. Learn how to meditate through one’s heart. $162/180 five-weeks. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. For outline: Wainwright.org.

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, FEBRUARY 23

Hands-on Cooking Class: Cook Once, Eat for Days – 5-7:30pm. With Marti Wolfson, MS. Learn art of stocking fridge with variety of delicious and nourishing meals for the week. Kids over 12 welcome. Chappaqua. 413.717.0459. MartiWolfson.com.

New Moon Ceremony with the Slow Medicine Astrologer – 7-9pm. An evening of ceremony, community building, guided meditation and intention setting. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

FRIDAY, FEBRAURY 24

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm.With Carla Blaha. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 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, FEBRUARY 25

Reiki Classes – Feb 25 and 26. Two-day course. Learn from master of Reiki masters who maintains this ancient practice as passed down from Reiki master to student. $200. Universal Reiki Healing Arts Connection, Peekskill. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Qi Gong for Women – 9am-1pm. Registration number: 5848 90. $49. Lorraine Hughes. LES452. Dutchess Community College – South. Register directly with the school: 845.431.8910. SunyDutchess.Edu/cfweb

Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 12:30-3pm. With Satveer Kaur, special guest from London with an extensive background in meditation, kundalini and hypnotherapy. Relax nervous system; receive deep healing. $55. Saw Mill Club. Register: Kathleen 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com.

Yoga Teacher Training Starts at Inner Balance –  The school of Applied Yoga five-month 200-hour teacher training in Raja-Hatha Yoga. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Crystal Grid Workshop – 2-4pm. With Joann Fava. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Monthly Manifesting – Noon-1:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Learn an effective, method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating and sugar addiction. 80 percent success rate. Free lecture, Q&A. NYC. Register: 914.705.1805. Info: Weiss-Method.com.

Connecting to Spirit of Past Loved Ones – 2-4pm. With medium Joan Carra. Heal grief with comfort, compassion and the grace of spirit communications. $55. Seating limited. Wainwright House 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. RSVP: 203.531.6387. PsychicJoanCarra.net.

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Men’s Group – 7-8:30pm. Embrace and celebrate the full spectrum of our authentic beings, as we reflect on and develop the true meaning and purpose of our lives. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure – 9-6pm. Learn a 25 self-acupressure pattern plus extra points to address specific conditions. General public and practitioners welcome. 8 CEUs for LMTs and reflexologists. Westchester Community College/Continuing Education. Info, Avra Blieden: 917.923.8731. Avrasway.MassageTherapy.com.

Sunday, March 5

Death Café – 2pm. A group of people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.  Increase awareness of attitudes about dying and death with a view towards living the best life possible. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah. 914.232.3508. National info: DeathCafe.com.

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