Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for April 2019 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, April 2019 Edition.

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MONDAY, APRIL 1

Guided Meditation – 7-8pm. Mondays. With Amy Kaufman. Relax and unwind on a guided journey to the stillness within. $20. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group: Yoga for Osteoporosis – 7-9pm. Learn about the Fishman Method, a 12-position yoga sequence to help build bone density. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, corner Heatherbloom Rd, Bldg 4, White Plains. Info: Susan: 914.260.9339.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

Beginner Restorative Yoga and Meditation – 9:30-10:45am. Tue. With Jennifer Llewellyn. Gently build strength, restore and meditate. $20. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

Qi Gong – Apr 2, 9, 16 and 30. 10-11am. $15. Sandy Dutchess Yoga, 1575 Rte 376, Lynn Building at the corner of All Angels Hills Rd, Wappingers Falls. Register/class package info: 845.416.4598. Dutchess Yoga: 845.902.8206. EmpoweredByNature.net.

Westchester Land Trust Volunteer Mixer – 5:30-6:30pm. Rain date: Tues, Apr 9. Meet WLT staff and volunteers and learn about the different ways to support land conservation. Wine, beer and snacks will be served. 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 5:45-7:15pm. Tuesdays. With Priti Satya Kaur. A gentle way to end the day. Gain greater clarity and soul awareness. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

Qi Gong Classes – Apr 2, 9, 16 and 30. 6:30-7:30pm. $10. Sacred Space Healing Arts, 436 Main St, Beacon. Register: 845.416.4598. EmpoweredByNature.net.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

Candlelight Yin Yoga – Apr 3,10th, 17, 24. 7-8:30pm. Increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility in this gentle movement yoga class that enlightens the body, mind and spirit. $15. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor.917.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts and how 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.

YERTS – 7:30-8:30pm. With Paul Narad. A simple non-strenuous exercise and relaxation program that combines yoga, exercises, reiki and tai chi. $20. Balance Wellness Studio, 1851 E Main, Rte 6, Mohegan Lake. 914.374.1471. Preregister online: BalanceOn6.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4

Hatha Yoga and Aromatherapy – 9:30-10:45am. Thursdays. With Rhodella Hughes. Back to basics with Hatha Yoga blended with the magic of essential oils. $20. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

TED Talk: Environment: Global Warming & Climate Change – 1-3pm. With host Eugene Ritchie. TED Talk viewing, discussion and inspirational forum. “The Most Important Thing you can do to Fight Climate Change: Talk about It” and “100 Solutions to Reverse Global Warming.” Info: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

New Moon Ceremony – 6:30-8:30pm. With Rocio La Rosa. A full moon is a powerful time to release things. Kuti Despacho to receive a cleansing through sound and the earth’s natural elements. $40. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor. 917.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Natural Way to Quit Sugar, Overeating, Smoking… – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about a simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, sugar and more. 80 percent plus success. Simpler than most dare to believe. Free info session. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

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

First Friday Open Mic – 7:30pm/doors open, sign in; 8pm/open mic. Spoken word. Light refreshments served. $5 donation. 5-min to share special talent. Studio 4 Life, 925 South St, Peekskil. Antonia Arts: 914.393.2382. AntoniaArts.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 1-3pm. Free lecture with Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. Ardsley Public Library, 9 American Legion Dr, Ardsley. Info: 914.693.66366; ardsleylibrary.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

LifeForce Yoga Chakra Balancing Flow & Yoga Nidra – 11am-12:30pm. With Merrill Black. Gentle meditative flow using sounds, postures, hand gestures and restorative poses to balance chakras. Ending with yoga nidra. Limited space. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

Lobby Series: An Evening of Chants and Songs to Heal, Inspire and Empower – 6:30pm/doors, 7pm/show. With Karen Drucker who sings, speaks and leads workshops at women’s retreats, mind-body-health conferences. $20 online. $25 door. United Palace, 4140 Broadway at 175th St, Manhattan. 212.568.6700. UPSpiritualArts.org.

Free Meditation Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors – April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. 6:30-7:30pm. Develop tools to manage the physical and emotional side effects of a breast cancer diagnosis and meet other survivors. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St, White Plains. Register: 914.949.6227 x208.

Adult BFRB Support Group – 7-8pm. With Merrill Black. Connect and share with others who have Trichotillomania/Dermatillomania and other body focused repetitive behaviors. Free. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 6-8pm. Free lecture with Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. Reed Memorial Library, 1733 Route 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.2439; carmellibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Ecological Design – 10am-Noon. Reimagine a new landscape design using the concept of native plant communities. CE-GRDN 2029, CLA-100. $55. Eti Katoni. #13176. Westchester Community College. Register: 914.606.6830 press 1. Sunywcc.edu.

Free Tai Chi Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors – Apr 10, 17, 24 and May 1, 8. 6:15-7:15pm. Whether newly diagnosed or post-treatment, getting regular exercise is important for continued health. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St, White Plains. Register: 914.949.6227 x208.

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, APRIL 11

What is Oral Facial MyoFunctional Therapy? – 7:30pm. With Judith Dember-Paige explaining how children’s facial and airway development are affected by pacifier use, thumb sucking and eating convenient soft processed foods. Free. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

Curing Addiction from the Core: Quit with Quinn Info Session – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about the unseen energy of addiction and how this simple, natural method can help one quit for good. Alcohol, smoking, sugar, behaviors. 80 percent plus success. Free. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Qi Revolution – April 13-15. With Qigong practitioner Jeff Primack and 20 other instructors. Three-day training; the largest qigong event in North America. $199. Advance registration required. Amber Room Colonnade, 1 Stacey Rd., Danbury, CT. Infp: 800.298.8970 or QiRevolution.com.

Dutchess Heart Walk – Heart Walks fund the AHA’s research and awareness programs. Participants can join as individuals or as a team. Dutchess Community College. Info: 2.heart.org.

Easter Egg Hunt at Harvest Moon – April 13, 14, 19 & 20. Includes kids egg hunt, carton for collecting eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny and souvenir. $15. Hayrides, pony rides, the bounce house and food from the grill offered weather permitting and at an additional charge. 130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem. Preregistration required: harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup – 10am-1pm. Join Groundwork Hudson Valley for the 10th Great Saw Mill River Cleanup and celebrate Earth Day with this cleanup at multiple sites along the river. Multiple locations in Westchester. Info, Sophie Niesciur: 914.375.2151. TinyUrl.com/yxgynhk4.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Great Saw Mill River Cleanup – 10am-1pm. Join Groundwork Hudson Valley for the 10th Great Saw Mill River Cleanup and celebrate Earth Day with this cleanup along the river. Liberty Coca Cola Distribution Center, 115 Fairview Park Dr, Elmsford. Info, Sophie Niesciur: 914.375.2151. TinyUrl.com/y3hv3v4o.

Great Green Eggstravaganza – 11am-3pm. A day of egg-themed activities, including environmentally friendly egg hunt. Make seasonal crafts, meet animals and join naturalist to discover signs of spring throughout property. $5-$15. The Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 7-9pm. Free lecture with Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. Pelham Public Library, 530 Colonial Ave, Pelham. Info:  914.738.1234; pelhamlibrary.org.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Bionutrient Food Association Meeting – 5:30-7:30pm. With Doug DeCandia and Ellen Best. For local growers, gardeners and those interested in improving the quality of foods, which is the mission of BFA, through regenerative farming practices. Sugar Hill Farm. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Trance Writing the Healing Journey – 6:30/networking begins; 7-8:30pm/meeting. With Kristin Prevallet Westchester Holistic Network. WHN members and first-timers free. $10 repeat nonmembers. Ixchel Center, Hartsdale Register: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Yin Yoga & Meditation – 7-8pm. With Maria Polhemus. Quiet and calm mind and body. $4. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

Identifying Ferns of the Northeast – 7-9:30pm. Learn the distinguishing characteristics of the 30 most common ferns native to the region. CE-GRDN 2053, KNC-3. $65 plus $5 materials fee, payable to instructor. Michael Penziner. #13177. Westchester Community College. Register: 914.606.6830 press 1. Sunywcc.edu.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Lunar Gong Bath Full Moon in Scorpio – 7-9pm. Kundalini yoga, meditation and short astrology talk to align the inner self with astrological energies. Release and renew with healing sounds of the gong. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Info: 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about Quit with Quinn: helping people overcome alcohol, smoking, sugar and other addictions more easily than they ever thought possible. 80 percent plus success. Free info session. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 22

Earth Day Despacho – 2-5pm. With Rocio La Rosa. Together families will create a gratitude and prayer bundle for Earth Day. $30 adults. Kids ages 8 and up free. Universal Healing Arts Connection. 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor.917.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23

What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 6-8pm. Free lecture with Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. Desmond-Fish Library, 472 NY 403, Garrison. Info: 845.424.3020; desmondfishlibrary.org

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

Sound Experience for your Body, Mind and Soul – 7-8:30pm. With Cristina Reyes-Schleifer. Immerse oneself in the soothing waves of sound. Free. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Natural Way to Quit Sugar, Overeating, Smoking… – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about a simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, sugar and more. 80 percent plus success. Simpler than most dare to believe. Free info session. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

Group Healing: You Owe it to Yourself – 7:30-9pm. With Gene Krackehl. Relax in a zero-gravity chair and listen to music to take away stress and heal with healing energy and guidance. $60. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor.917.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Earth Day of Action at Otter Creek Preserve – 9am-3pm. Join WLT’s Stewardship team while protecting and caring for the land at the preserve. Help to build bog bridges, plant wildflowers and beautify the landscape. 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2019 – 9:30am/group Qigong meditation; 10am/Tai Chi form. Qigong includes wellness stretching. Tai Chi continues the worldwide circle of energy. Free. In Balance 2505 Carmel Ave, Rte 6, near Drewville Rd, Brewster. InBalanceTaiChi.com.

20th Annual Native Plant Sale – 10am-1pm. The Native Plant Center celebrates its annual sale. Free admission. The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla. Info: 914.606.7870. NativePlantCenter.org.

Healing with CranioSacral Therapy – 2-4pm. With Joy Matalon. The Center For Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, Mt Kisco. Early bird $35 by 3/27. $40 thereafter. Register: 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Soul to Soul Healing – 6:30-8:30pm. With Rocio La Rosa. Using sounds and offerings, an opportunity to heal old wounds, emotions and situations with both the living and those who have crossed over. $40. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor. 917.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Putnam Heart Walk – Heart Walks fund the AHA’s research and awareness programs. Participants can join as individuals or as a team. Brewster High School. Info: PutnamHeartWalk.org.

Monthly Yoga Nidra – 10-11am. With Claudia Gukeisen. Guided meditation to relax and restore for balance. $20. Mt Kisco. 914.673.3313. Center4Healing.net.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Featuring speakers, healers, vendors and readers, 125 plus exhibitors, 1000 guests. Exhibitor spots available. Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown. Tickets/info: AwakenFair.com.

Interfaith Sundays at The Chapel at Croton Falls – 10:30am-12noon. With Melanie Gambino, Interfaith Minister. All welcome. Refreshments to follow. 609, Rt. 22, Croton Falls. (Next to the Schoolhouse Theater.) Parking across street. Info: chapelatcrotonfalls.org.

Discovering Angels Class: Meet your Zodiac Guardian – Noon-2pm. With Pamela Landolt. $40. P3 Health & Wellness Shop, 181 S Plank Rd, Newburgh. Info/registration: 914.204.1323.

Earth Week Celebration – Noon-4pm. A day of volunteer projects and workshops to learn ways to care for the Earth, including beekeeping and composting. Arrive early for Yoga class at 10:30am. Free. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Open Heart Conversations: Science and Spirituality – 3pm. With Dr. Jude Currivan. What if everything known about reality is about to be transformed? What if science finally catches up with universal spiritual truths? $6. Space limited. United Palace, 4140 Broadway at 175th St, Manhattan. 212.568.6700. UPSpiritualArts.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Riverkeeper Sweep – Clean up trash, plant trees and grasses and maintain waterfront parks up and down the Hudson Valley. Volunteers will receive information and opportunities to advocate on issues such as banning plastic bags and straws in New York State. Info: Riverkeeper.org/sweep.

Shamanic Reiki Trainings: Level One – May 4-5. With Claudia Gukeisen. Level Two: June 22-23. Izlind Integrative Wellness Center, Rhinebeck. Info/Register: 914.673.3313. Izlind.com.

Earth Day of Action: Part Two at Otter Creek Preserve – 9am-1pm. Join WLT’s Stewardship team while protecting and caring for the land at the preserve. Help to build bog bridges, plant wildflowers and beautify the landscape. 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Reiki 1 Class – May 4-5. 1-5pm both days. With Anne Bentzen. Learn foundation skills for self-healing and treating others. Receive four attunements, manual and certificate. $250. Early bird by Apr 30 $200. Armonk. Register: 914.588.4079. Balancing4Life.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

Guided Mindfulness Nature Walk at Pine Croft Meadow Preserve – 10am-Noon. Rain Date: May 8. With Betty Sue Hanson. Skillful guidance to help participants activate their bodies, improving concentration and reducing stress. 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

 

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