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

The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, December 2017 Edition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart – Dec 1-3. With Mark Nepo. Explore how to inhabit the one life given by getting closer to life, loving what one does, finding what can last and more. GarrisonInstitute.org/marknepo.

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 9:30-11am. With Pritam Bani Kaur. Beginner class. Movement, breath and meditation taught at a slower pace and more. First class free. $20 drop-in. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. DailyDevotionYoga.com.

Intention Group – 5:30-7pm. With Savannah. BYO paper and pen. $10. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

Entertaining in the Country at Merritt Bookstore – With Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams. Join featured authors of: Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat: Festive Table Settings, Favorite Recipes, and Design Inspiration 57 Front St, Millbrook. Info: 845.677.5857. MerrittBookstore.com.

Learn the Tarot Part 1 – 10am-2pm. With Amy Benesch. Part 2 held Dec 9. $200 for both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Shamanic Reiki Level Two Training – Dec 2-3. 10am-5pm. With Melanie Ryan. Experiential weekend deepens integration of two ancient healing forms, Shamanism with reiki. Will practice time-tested methods that enhance intuition and expand consciousness. $435. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net

Annual Arlington Holiday Festival – Dec 2-3. Noon-6pm. Sip goddess glitter nog while making one’s way through the streets of Arlington on the Eggnog Crawl. Shopping village, children’s activities, parade and more. Dreaming Goddess 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. ArlingtonHasIt.org.

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

Full Moon Kirtan – 7-8:30pm. With Sita’s Light. Sing, listen, dance, recline or meditate to call and response chanting of sacred mantras with guitar and more. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Pricing info: SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Sacred Chant Kirtan – 7-9pm. With Harnam. Musical celebration of spirit. Experience peace and joy with mantra, voice and guitar. $25. Golden Prana Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Preregistration required: 914.232.3473.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Pulse Manifestation – 10am-5pm. Led by Janet Catalina. Learn an easy- to-use tool to become empowered, create a new future and let go of blocks. Ixchel Center, Hartsdale. Info: pulsemanifestation.com. Contact Janet at 914.548.8372.

The Order of Melchizedek and Priesthood Class for Ordination into Interfaith – 1-4:30pm. With Rev Dan Chesbro. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful divine attunement. $100 class. $250 class and ordination with certificate. KatonahSPACE 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah. 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Yin Yoga & Meditation – 4:30-6pm. Practice hydrates connective tissues and gives internal organs a much needed massage. Quest Yoga Arts 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Non-denominational monthly gathering for women, coming together to draw on the powerful energies of the full moon. $10 requested donation. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 4

Free Meet, Greet and Sample Reiki – 10am-Noon. With Anne Bentzen. Learn about benefits of reiki, ask questions, receive brief experience of reiki healing. Apogee, 170 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. 914.244.1606.

Validating the Afterlife – 6-8pm. With Roland Comtois delivering channeled messages for the soul. Receive messages of eternal love, hope and healing. $80. Bedford Presbyterian Church, 44 Village Green, Bedford. 914.588.4079. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Panic to Powerful – 6:30-8pm. ‘The Cancer Journey’ workshop for those with cancer, caregivers or survivors. Free. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Register: 914.232.3508.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Free Lunchtime Lecture: The Excretory System – 1-2pm. The last in the series of Body-system-specific lectures led by Dr. Kaushik. Presented by Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic. Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Info: 914.875.9088. DrKaushik.com.

Meditation for Love, Light & Protection – 6-7:30pm. Powerful guided imagery meditation to send out love and light to others. Leave feeling relaxed and re-energized. Reviva Skin and Body Solutions, 929 Main St, Fishkill. RSVP required: 844.363.7894. RevivaBody.com.

Breast Cancer: Oxidative Therapies, Hyperbaric and Topical Nutrition – 6-7:30pm. Masters Holistic Health Series with Dr. Michael Wald. Lean to reprogram basic cancer causes including oxidation, immune-deficiency and cell-talk. Free. 86 Smith Ave, Ground Flr, Back Entrance, Mt Kisco. Must RSVP: 914.552.1442. BloodDetective.com.

Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation –7-8:30pm. With Pritam Bani Kaur. Use movement, sound current, breath and meditation, relax and heal mind and body. All levels. First class free. $20 drop-in. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. DailyDevotionYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Natural Way to Quit Alcohol, Sugar, Smoking – 7-8pm. Learn simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, sugar and more. 80 percent success. Simpler than most dare to believe. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

Foodie Club for Teens – Dec 7, Jan 11, 25, Feb 8, Mar 8, 22, Apr 19 and May 3. 3:15-4:30pm. Tweens in grades 6th and up. Make snacks and small meals that the group can enjoy using the library staff kitchen. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Aroma Yoga – 6-7pm. Learn how to incorporate Young Living essential oils into one’s yoga practice. BYO yoga mat. Products available for purchase. Reviva Skin and Body Solutions, 929 Main St, Fishkill. RSVP required: 844.363.7894. RevivaBody.com.

Lunar Sound Bath – 7-9pm. Gentle Kundalini Yoga Kriya to honor the present moon phase followed by an extended relaxation with gongs. Golden Prana Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Preregistration required: 914.232.3473.

Using Homeopathy and Functional Medicine in a Family Practice – 7:30pm. Susanne Saltzman, MD discusses ways to treat acute and chronic conditions in adults and children. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

Healing Circle for Stress Reduction and Health Enhancement – 12:30-2:30pm. With Anne Bentzen. Deep relaxation with reiki offers natural healing solutions in group setting. Max 12. $30 Apogee, 170 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. RSVP required: 914.244.1606. Text/info: 914.588.4079.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9

Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 9:30-11am. With Pritam Bani Kaur. Movement, sound current, breath and meditation used to relax, heal mind and body. All levels. First class free. $20 drop-in. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. DailyDevotionYoga.com.

Dynamic Gentle Yoga – 1:30–4:30pm. With Rudy Peirce. Experience a mindful style of yoga that opens and stimulates, releases aches and pains and de-stresses. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Pricing/info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. ytayoga.com.

Tibetan Sound Bowl Healing – 5:30-7pm. With Michelle Clifton. Celestial harmonic sound that resonates with our energy field, having a profound healing effect on the nervous system and more. Mt Kisco. Pricing info: 914.447.0822. Michelle: Clifton.Michelle1@gmail.com. Center4Healing.net.

Infant Massage Instruction – 6-8pm. Physical and emotional benefits for one’s baby and a wonderful way to promote bonding. For new parents/grandparents with babies up to four months. Quest Yoga Arts 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

Reiki Level One Training – 10:30am-2:30pm. With Brett Bevell uses humor and grace toward discovery that all have the ability to be reiki healers. $250. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Newborn Care – 12:30-3:30pm. Learn immediate newborn procedures, sleep expectations, cord care, starting a routine and more. For pregnant women 28 plus weeks and their partners. Quest Yoga Arts 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 11

Energy Forecast for 2018 – With Carol Essig. Gain insights on how to navigate shifts for the coming year. $35. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. 914.588.4079. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Mindful Eating Workshop – 1:30pm. Understand how mood can affect food choices. Discover ways to enjoy favorite foods and how to choose foods to help mood. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Free Lunchtime Lecture: The Excretory System – 1-2pm. The last in the series of Body-system-specific lectures led by Dr. Kaushik. Presented by Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic. Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Info: 914.875.9088. DrKaushik.com.

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Grab a friend and join us for our first annual tea and stones holiday party. Free. Dreaming Goddess 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. Full details: DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently – 7-8pm. Learn about the Weiss Method—helping people around the world overcome alcohol and other addictions. Easier than people ever thought possible.80 percent success. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14

Aromagathering – 6-8pm. Sample, experience and learn how to incorporate the healing powers of essential oils into everyday life. Young Living Oils available for purchase. Reviva Skin and Body Solutions, 929 Main St, Fishkill. RSVP required: 844.363.7894. RevivaBody.com.

Deep Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. With Patricia. Props used to assist in holding poses for extended periods to experience progressive relaxation, reducing stress and more. All levels. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Pricing info: SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. Experience the healing energy of reiki. Reiki students and practitioners of all levels and traditions welcome. No reiki experience necessary. $20. Golden Prana Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Preregistration required: 914.232.3473.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15

Cultivating Inner Stillness for the Winter Solstice: A Special Retreat on How to Meditate – Dec 15-17. Includes talks, sitting and walking meditation, yoga in place, guided meditation, group discussion and optional one-on-one interviews with a meditation instructor. GarrisonInstitute.org/wintersolstice.

Monthly Reiki Circle –7-8:30pm. With Deborah Amjadi. Reiki healing reduces stress, relieves pain and accelerates healing without use of medication. Those new to reiki receive either an individual or group energy healing. $20 cash. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

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

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

Sound Bath – 7:15-9pm. With Gina Kjek. Guided mindfulness meditation, crystal singing bowls, sonic tuning forks, rattles, chimes, and tank drum and shruti box. Limited space. $40. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. Must preregister/prepay: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls – 7:30-8:30pm. Michelle Clifton plays the singing bowls and awaken bodies’ own innate healing abilities and re-tune our bodies. $25 donation. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

Essentials for a More Easeful Birth: Couples Labor & Delivery Workshop – 1:30-5:30pm. Learn techniques for coping with challenges of labor before labor begins. For couples 25 plus weeks. Quest Yoga Arts 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com.

Winter Solstice Healing Night – 5-7pm. With Merrill Black. Restorative yoga, singing, lighting ceremony and meditation. $20 (half benefits a charity).The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Kirtan – 6:30-8pm. With Satya Franche. Quest Yoga Arts 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 18

Kundalini Yoga & Gong Meditation – 9:30-11am. With Pritam Bani Kaur. Use movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax, heal mind and body. All levels. First class free. $20 drop-in. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. DailyDevotionYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19

Westchester Holistic Network: Astrology Panel forecasts 2018 at Yule Event – 6pm/Meditation for new and the seasoned; 6:30pm/Network with practitioners; 7-8:45pm/Astrology Panel: What’s Ahead in 2018. WHN members/first-timers free. $10 repeat nonmembers. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Unwind – 7:30-8:45pm. With Melia. We will “roll” stiff tired muscles in patterned sequences to help the entire skeleton decompress as muscles unwind. $20. SkyBaby Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20

Curing Addiction from the Core: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn about unseen energy of addiction and how this simple, natural method helps one quit for good. Alcohol, smoking, sugar and behaviors. 80 percent success. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 9:30-11am. With Pritam Bani Kaur. Beginner class. Movement, breath and meditation taught at a slower pace and more. First class free. $20 drop-in. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. DailyDevotionYoga.com.

Winter Solstice Event – 6:30-8pm. Open the heart and soothe the soul. Embrace the solstice with Master Sound Healer Sergei and his profoundly healing Tibetan singing bowls. Kirtaning and candlelight ritual. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Winter Solstice Ceremony and Community Celebration – 7-9pm. All ages. Native American drumming circle, share potluck food offerings and more. BYO drum or rattle. Seasonal celebration for the return of Light hosted by StarVisions and KatonahSPACE, 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah.914.588.4079. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22

Intention Group – 5:30-7:30pm. With Savannah. BYO paper and pen. $10. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 25

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29

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

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30

New Year Community Yoga – 4-5:30pm. With Franklin Shire. All-levels. Set intentions for personal and planetary transformation. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Pricing info/early bird: SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31

Natural Way to Quit Sugar, Overeating, Smoking – Noon-1pm. Learn simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, sugar and more. 80 percent success. Simpler than most dare to believe. Free lecture. NYC location, E 37th btwn Park & Lex. 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently – 1-2pm. Learn about Weiss Method—helping people around the world overcome alcohol and other addictions. Easier than ever thought possible. 80 percent success. Free lecture. NYC location, E 37th btwn Park & Lex. 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4

Embodying Practice: A New Year’s Resolution Retreat – Jan 4-7. Begin the New Year with a resolution and intention to become more aware of the body and trust in its innate wisdom. GarrisonInstitute.org/embodying.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5

Crossover Yoga Project Teacher Training – Jan 5-7. CYP’s teacher training. Gain tools to empower at-risk teen girls through trauma informed yoga, mindfulness, social justice and art therapy curriculum. $275. Happy Buddha Yoga, 2 N Church St, Goshen. Register: 845.313.0712.

 

 

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