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

cover-march17-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, March 2017 Edition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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THURSDAY, MARCH 2

Qi Gong Classes – Mar 2, 9 and 16. 6-7:15pm. $15 drop-in. Class pkgs available. Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting House, 249 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.416.4598. Info: EmpoweredByNature.net.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Tarot Class – Mar 3-5. With Amy Benesh. Fri night-Sun. Visit website for daily class times. $200 for all three-days. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Open House & 8th Anniversary Party – 6:30-9pm. Light Refreshments served. Sound Movement Fitness & Wellness Studio, 1963 Palmer Ave, Suite 2, Larchmont. Info: 914.630.1631. soundmovementny.com.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Bedford 2020 Food Forum – 8:30am-3pm. Featuring Mark Bittman and Michel Nischan. Keynote sessions, self-selected workshops, the expo and a lunch made from seasonal local food. $25. Fox Lane High School, Route 172, Bedford. Info: Bedford2020.org/foodforum, 914.620.2411.

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.

Wake Up The Magic of Your True Essence – 11am-1pm. Two-hour mini retreat to shift vibration and awaken one’s true essence. Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center, Croton-On-Hudson. 845.424.6219. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

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

Magickal House Cleaning – 12-3pm. Spring is near, time to clean house. Create magickal floor wash, Thieves’ Vinegar and black salt in hands-on class. $30 includes supplies. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St. Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Understanding Energy: Raising Your Vibration – 2-4pm. With Carol Essig and Anne Bentzen. Energy strategies to align with authentic self for physical and spiritual well-being. $40. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Transition to Better Health – 3pm. No need to suffer. Learn how food can be our medicine. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Monthly Shamanic Reiki Hearth Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan. 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, MARCH 5

Reiki I – 11am-6pm. Learn history of Reiki, its uses, hand positions, scanning, chakras, techniques and more. Level I attunement received. Students give/receive full Reiki treatment. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

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.

Open Dance Party – 2:30-4:30pm. For all ages. DJ provides the beats and vibrations to set attendees on a journey of self-expression. $10. SkyBaby Yoga, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Yin Yoga & Meditation – 5-7pm. Mind/body practice focusing on connective tissues in the body. Toward end of class natural flow into meditation. $35 preregistered. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

Journey to Health: Strategies for Better Health Workshop – 6:30-7:45pm. Presented by two Nutrition Health Coaches,  Author and speaker,  Shanti Urreta and Executive Chef, Ken Goldfarb.  Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil›s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Registration required:  kentlibrary.org or 845.225.8585

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

Tuesday, March 7

Healthy Spring Cleaning using Essential Oils – 6-8pm. Spring forward with Young Living Essential Oils, the essential oils that naturally maximize spring cleaning. $15 includes light refreshments. Katonah. Register: 914.556.8258. youngliving.org/rhodella

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

Kick the Sugar Habit: Simple Solution to Everyday Addictions – 7-8pm. Learn about this simple, effective method for easy, natural weight loss and overcoming addictions. Free Lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Overcoming the Power of Habits and Addiction – Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn how habits and addictions form and how to overcome them. All natural, effective methods. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

Meditation and Transmission – 6:45-8:15pm. Rona Levine leads monthly Meditation and Transmission of Information Class. Reduce stress with guided meditation, breath work and mindfulness. Channeled messages shared for group participants at conclusion. $25. Register online: starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

Chakras, Color & Creativity – 1-4pm. Using the ancient chakra system, create watercolor paintings with a focus on color and energy. $50/$55. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Meditation and Shamanism: Root to Rise – 1-4pm. With Melanie Ryan. Integrative approach of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and Shamanism. Sitting and walking meditations weaved with shamanic journeys. Release fear, build strength, courage and more. $75. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

The Power of the Breath – 1:30–4:30pm. Learn practices to strengthen mental focus and concentration. With Daniel Orlansky. $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.

Monthly Manifesting – 2-3:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Ayurveda: Seasonal Detoxing—How To Do It Gently and Safely – 3-5pm. Refreshments. Free. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Info: 914.875.9088. DrKaushik.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

Spring Renewal – Noon-2pm. With Danielle Guillet. Renew body, mind and spirit. Learn to de-stress using breathwork, movement, essential oils and more. $35 preregistered. $40 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 1-2pm. Learn about this highly effective method for overcoming everyday addictions ranging from alcohol to nicotine, sugar, weight loss. All natural. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Tracy Cochran. Foundational practice of bringing attention to present moment experience, observing without judgment. $20 drop-in or purchase class pkg. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

The New Life Expo: NYC – 3/17-3/19. Holistic, enlightenment and rejuvenation expo. New Yorker Hotel – NYC. 481 8th Ave and W 34th St (across from Madison SquareGarden), NYC. Info: NewLifeExpo.com.

Archangel Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Reiki Classes – 3/18 & 3/19. 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 Beginners & Experienced – 9am-12pm. $25. Register directly with school. Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh. 845.565.2076. msmc.edu/communityed.

Fresh Air Fund’s 14th Annual Sugar Maple Celebration – 10am-4pm. Planetarium shows, live animal shows, storytelling, craf demos, field games, and a children’s nature and craft discovery center. Local food vendors. Free.  Sharpe Reservation, 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd., Fishkill. Info: FreshAir.org/sharpe. 845.897.4320.

Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness – Mar 18-19. 10am-5pm. With Stacey Gibbons and Jonathan Hammond of Shamanic Reiki Worldwide. Rare weekend Shamanic Retreat with international teachers. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Spring Renewal Yoga and Meditation Mini Retreat – 2-5pm. With Petrina Plecko. Ayurvedic based yoga poses and breathing exercises and more. $65. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

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

Spring Equinox Celebration and Ceremony – 7-8:30pm. Led by Rona Levine and Anne Bentzen. Connect with lunar energies. Plant seeds of intention for the coming year. Music and drumming circle. Katonah SPACE, 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah. RSVP: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Expand one’s knowledge of Reiki and increase vibration with the Reiki symbols. Receive Level II attunement and journey to meet one’s Reiki guides. $175. Hands of Serenity Healing. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Sugar Addiction and Overeating Solution: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Effective method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating, sugar addiction. Free lecture, Q&A. NYC location, E 37th btw Park & Lex. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Shoulder Anatomy & Asana – 1-4pm. With Lauri Nemetz. Gain understanding of ones ideal movement (strength/flexibility) in shoulder area and more.. $125. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Spring Renewal Wellness Open House – 2-6pm. An afternoon welcoming spring with a sampling from local, holistic practitioners. Free event. James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main St, Hastings on Hudson. Info: 914.274.8530. HealingOnhudson.info.

Meditation 101: Practical Tools for Modern Peeps – 3:30-5:15pm. With Dee Yergo. Explore simple, modern strategies to establish home meditation practice. All levels. $45. 914.618.4887. 112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914.618.4887. TovamiYoga.com.

Spring Equinox Healing Night – 4:30-6:30pm. With Merrill Black. Yoga, meditation, springing forward and planting seeds. $20. Half will go to charity. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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, MARCH 20

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

Meditation for Moms – 8-9pm. With Helena de Vengoechea Rudd. Meditations to help support daily practice. Discussion to support ourselves as moms. Free. Donations appreciated. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21 

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 7-8:30pm.  Networking begins 6:30pm. Guramrit Khalsa Lebron shares Savvy Social Media for Wellness Professionals. WHN members and first-timers free /$10 repeat non-members, Ixchel Center, Hartsdale Register: 917.796.6026.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Positively Priming the Mind Workshop – 10am-1:30pm. With Kim Serafini, founder and CEO of MindPT. Learn about the accelerated learning tool called Mind Power Technology (MindPT) that primes the mind to start each day on a positive note. $49, includes lunch. Info: PositivePrimingForSuccess.com.

True Essence Connecting Circle – Mar 22, Apr 5, 19 and May 3. 7-8:30pm. Shift vibration and awaken one’s true essence. Four group meetings and four individual coaching sessions. Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center, Croton-On-Hudson. 845.424.6219. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Meditation & Channel With Carol Essig – 7-9pm. Connection with the Angelic Realm and Enlightened Beings; meditation and channeled energy healing touch from Divine Energy.  $25  Max. 15  Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Register online: starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Teen/Tween Yoga & Mindfulness – Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 20, 27 and May 4. 3:45-4:30pm. Learn variety of yoga poses and activities. Thematic ideas: peace, respect and acceptance introduced. Free. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Marianne Petitbon, Experience energy healing. For newcomers and experienced practitioners. All levels. $20 drop-in. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Reiki Master Practitioner Reiki III – Mar 24-25. Ready to advance one’s practice? Be introduced to the Usui Master Symbol. $400. Deposit required. Register: 845.896.1915. Details and times: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Reiki Master Teacher – Mar 24, 25 and 26. Be attuned to Usui Master Symbol and additional symbols required to perform attunements. $575. Deposit required. Hands of Serenity Healing. Register: 845.896.1915. Details and times: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Lighten Up with Laughter Yoga & Mindful Tai Chi – 1-3pm. With Robert Rivest. $35/$40. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Magical Awakening Level 3 – 2-6pm. With Brett Bevell. An energy healing system of ancient Celtic Shamanism. Level 1 & 2 are prerequisite of this eight level system. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Master Class – 4-6pm. With Tao Porchon-Lynch. Step up yoga flow and learn directly from a master. Experience 98-years-young Tao Porchon-Lynch’s unique teachings first hand. $65. 112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914.618.4887. TovamiYoga.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Awaken Wellness Fair – Special Keynote Speaker, Kacey of WHUD radio. Body, mind, spirit holistic expo. Ancient practices and cutting edge technology. More than 100 exhibitors, including speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown. AwakenFairs.com.

Interfaith Sunday at the Chapel at Croton Falls – 10:30am. The Sacredness of the Earth. Guest Speaker; Douglas DeCandia, Community Gardener Specialist. Prayer, music and sharing. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls. Info: chapelatcrotonfalls.org.

Free Day of Healing – 10am-4:30pm. Center anniversary event with all the 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.

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Effective method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating, sugar addiction. Free lecture, Q&A. Free Lecture, Q&A. NYC location, E 37th btw Park & Lex. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Yoga Ball Tune Up – 3-5pm. With Darcy Bowman. Learn a self-massage practice to refresh and recover. $55 includes tune up balls. 112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914.618.4887. TovamiYoga.com.

Ongoing Last Sundays of the Month – 4pm. Community acupuncture. Experience the beneficial effects of acupuncture in a group setting. $30. Hygeia Integrated Health LLC, 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K Yorktown Hts. Register: 914.352.6116. HyInHealth.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Use the lunar cycle to realize intentions. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 WHN members/$25 non-members, Ixchel Center, Hartsdale Register: 917.796.6026.

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Together manifest heart’s desire with the creative energies of the New Moon. Fee for newcomers: $10. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Nourishing Your Body for Spring Workshop – With Bonnie Rogers. Learn the best herbs and foods for starting the season out on a new path to mind-body-spirit health.  Info/register: 914.923.4346. BonniesHerbals.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Energy Healing Circle – 7-9pm. With Anne Bentzen. Stress reduction, emotional and physical pain relief through deep relaxation. Discover natural healing solutions with Reiki. Max 18. $20. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Preregistration required: 914.588.4079.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Reiki Master Training With Brett Bevell – (4/1 & 4/2) 10am-5pm each day, full weekend training., Grand Master. The Center for Health and Healing. Mt. Kisco. Info/register: 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Reversing Memory Loss Workshop with Dr. Cory Lenherr – 9am-3pm (lunch included), post-workshop intensive 3:30-5:30pm. Nutrition guidelines to support brain health, food demo, stress reduction techniques and Q&A. Hyatt House in White Plains. Register: SharpAgain.org/april2017

MONDAY, APRIL 3

Raw Plant Food Detox Challenge – Starts April 3. With Edit Babboni. Gentle yoga classes with meditation, raw food e-booklet with recipes for the week, and Facebook support group. Zen Garden Yoga, 61 Lakeview Dr., Yorktown Heights. Info:  917.721.2529. ZenGardenYoga.net.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

“Elemental Change” Self-Actualization Weekend Retreat – 4/7-4/9. Join transformation expert Rose Caiola of RewireMe.com and astrologer Pamela Cucinell for a restorative weekend of inspiration, yoga and gourmet food at Wainwright House in Rye. Info: rewireme.com/event/retreat/.

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