Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for August, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

SummerScape 2014 & Bard Music Festival – Ongoing through Aug 14. Franz Schubert & His World. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Wassaic Project Summer Festival – Aug 1-Aug 3. Free multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community. 100 artists, 25 bands, screenings and dance pieces. Camping onsite. The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic. Shuttle from train. WassaicProject.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Home Circle: Spirit Communication – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Hearing Seminar – 10:30am-12:30pm. 20-30 minute presentation on how the auditory system works and how the brain processes information to understand speech; followed by a short hearing clinic with hearing screenings. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Finger Lakes School of Massage’s 1st Annual Westchester Wellness Fair –11am-4pm. Brief 30 minute information sessions on many different wellness topics with live demonstrations of various healing modalities that lead to better health. Activities for children included. Free. Info: FLSM.com.

Bold/Beautiful/Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Members/$5, or $8pp. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

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

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice and experience vibrational sound healing. No singing experience required; come to sing or simply to listen and receive. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

The Center for Natural Wellness Open House – 6pm. Learn about massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at the student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Reiki Practitioner Share – 6:30pm. Free gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy with a loving community of Reiki practitioners. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 7-8:15pm. Join Marisa Duffy to learn this simple at-home treatment to stretch and hydrate the body’s connective tissue; alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, look and feel better and younger. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 11:15am-12:45pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Midsummer Kids’ Night – 4-7:30pm. Come play, learn and explore; open house with games and activities to expand visual thinking. Welcome kids of all ages, 4-104. Free. Office of Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn all about funding an education whether applying for loans, scholarships or other options like VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Second Saturday Beacon – A city-wide celebration of the arts: special events, gallery openings, artist receptions & culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Free. BeaconArts.org/events/second-Saturday.

Preserving the Harvest: Canning – 9am-12pm. Join Will Summers of the Stony Point Center for this hands-on canning workshop and learn how to turn tomatoes into tasty salsas and sauces that will last the rest of the year. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.9622368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar –10am-4pm. One-day seminar exploring Massage Therapy as a career. Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students. Be introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Register: 914.241.7363. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki I Weekend Class – 12-4pm Aug 9-10 w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, and 4 attunements. $150/manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register by Aug. 4: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk & Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles; learn how to spot them, a recipe demonstration and tasting. $30. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within each of us. Requested donation of $10. Located at The Annex, Poughkeepsie. Directions & address: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. All welcome. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. RSVP required: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

Putnam County Over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Get empowered, connected and inspired; make great connections and meet new friends. Free/members or $25. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Over a cup of tea, enjoy a free hour seminar exploring a different stone each month from the magical mineral kingdom. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. B.I.G./Believe Inspire Grow, offers women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Pairing Series –5:30-7:30pm. Food samplings paired with wines; tour of Locust Grove’s kitchen gardens and weather permitting, enjoy a Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn. $27/advance. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.454.4500. LGNY.org.

Women’s Independent Networking Group: Birdcage Party – 6-8:30pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection gathers on the patio of the Pinnacle at Heritage Hills in Somers for appetizers. $15 cash attendance fee, cash bar and all white dress code. Info/RSVP: Wing-NY.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Personal Trainers & Physical Therapist Appreciation Night – 5:15-7:15pm. Offering 60 minute complimentary massages to local personal trainers and physical therapists for all they give to the community. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. RSVP or more info: 914.241.7363.

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

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm w/Chef Maria Reina, Executive Chef and owner of Bella Cucina Maria. Learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Overcoming Self Sabotage – 12pm. Life Coach Luciana Millet focuses on healing from within to overcome self sabotage in all areas of life. Free. Into Me Wellness Center, 250 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains. RSVP: 914.358.4514.

Backyard: Organic Gardening at Home – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to design a beautiful, productive garden that’s right for the region, increases soil health. Create and enjoy continuous harvests. $20. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org 914.366.6200.

Farm2Table: Farm Fresh Dinner at Meadowland Farm – 6-9pm. Complete farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Sara Lukasiewicz, featuring locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb, roast pork and Sugarwash Moonshine. $125 donation benefits The Clinton Historical Society. Clinton Corners. Info: MeadowlandFarmNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Composting for the Whole Family – 10am. Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for the garden. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY AUGUST 18

Tween Yoga Camp – 9-11am Aug 18-21 for ages 9-12. Desiree Delgrosso engages children in a dynamic yoga program that bridges the transition from childhood to teenager. $125. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Teen Yoga Camp – 3-6pm Aug 18-21 for ages 13-16. Desiree Delgrosso leads this empowering yoga program which eases the transition from summer to the demands of school. $195. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Dutchess County Fair – Aug 19-Aug 24. Second largest county fair in NY is a showplace for agriculture, carnival rides and games; free shows and attractions all day. Enjoy cooking demos, shop for fine arts & crafts and other vendors. $15/adults; under 12yrs/free. 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck. Info: DutchessFair.com.

Massage Exploration Workshop – 6pm. The Center for Natural Wellness offers massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at its student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Qigong Workshop – 7-8 pm with Nadiya Nottingham. $6. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm. Learn more about this nationally accredited Massage Therapy program; family and friends are welcome to join. Please call school admissions with any questions: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Electronic Voice Phenomenon Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Worm Bin – 2pm. Worms compost food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make a worm bin by up-cycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. $12/members or $15 includes bin. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Make the most of the coming lunar cycle. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 members/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25   

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt; Vanderbilt Mansion; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; and Top Cottage, FDR’s retreat. Enjoy a guided tour of the homes, walk the trails and stroll through the lovely gardens Info: 845.229.5320. NPS.gov.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. SynchronicityNY.com. RSVP: 845.363.1765.

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener – 10am-12pm. Shanyn Siegel teaches this practical, hands-on workshop. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Fermented Foods – 1-3pm w/Mike Fedison, head farmer at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish. Hands-on workshop on the benefits of fermented foods; learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi from scratch. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

Creating A Sacred Wheel of Life – 3-5:30pm. A six-month study course with Celtic Priestess Nadiya Nottingham. Six Sundays include Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14, and Jan 31, 2015. $250. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Watertrail Association for a fun-filled day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for Support Connection in Yorktown. Party with music, lunch and raffles follows. Info: PaddleForACure.brownpapertickets.com.

13th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival – 11am-6pm, Sept 6; 11am-5pm Sept 7. Over 150 wineries, gourmet specialty food, fine art, craft vendors as well as some of the Valley’s best Restaurants and Caterers. $22/one day admission, children under 12yrs free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845.876.4000. DutchessFair.com.

Hudson River Valley Ramble – Weekends Sept 6-Sept 28. Guided hikes, bikes, walks, paddles & explorations in 10-county region.

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for February, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Winter Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-6pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Enjoy a 2-day retreat in meditation, yoga, the world of essential oils, restorative yoga, eating for a yoga body and kirtan. $225. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

The Stress-Less Workshop – 10am-1pm. Learn how to de-stress naturally using safe, effective herbs and simple reflexology exercises. $30. Center For A Healthy You, 1984 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.592.4609.

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Yoga the Iyengar Way – 1:30-3pm. Feb 1-Mar 8. Explore the building blocks of Iyengar yoga: alignment of body mind/body breath/ and Self. Build from the ground up, step by step with precise instructions. $25ea or $127.50/series. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. This workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Groundhog Day Ecology Walk – 1pm. Join Cary Institute educators for a family friendly guided walk on the trails, open for this special event. Begin at main campus parking lot, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. Program cancelled in the event of severe weather. Register online at http://carygroundhogday.eventbrite.com. More info 845.677.7600 x121.

Art Therapy on Hudson: Art Journaling Workshops – 1:30-3pm. Love Me/Love Me Not. Journaling on questions of love. $30. Register: 914.584.1820. ArtXOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. Experience an evening of safety and support exploring yoga, dance, physical expression and freedom accompanied by world music. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Info: Beth Bierko; 914.384.9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group Meeting – 7-9pm. Physical therapy management of osteoporosis including pilates. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Bldg #4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Susan: 914.260.9339.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Weight Loss thru Body Cleanse – 7pm. Free orientation to find out how to lose weight quickly and safely and how to keep it off. Results are guaranteed. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. RSVP: 914.788.9355.

Sprouting Possibilities: Weight Loss for Young Adults 10-17yrs – 7pm. Free orientation for young adults to learn the benefits of how and what to eat and why. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

Infinitely Young – 7pm. Free orientation on body cleanse for those over 70. Lose weight and start rejuvenating internal organs; watch the aging process start to reverse itself in the first 10 days. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – 9:15-11:30am. Feb 6-Mar 23. Discover practical skills for coping with stress and uncertainty, increased clarity and creative thinking, greater energy/well being, and the healing power of meditative practices. Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

National Wear Red Day for Women – Participants wear red and donate $5 in support of all women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke. Join the Go Red for Women movement and receive a red dress pin. GoRedForWomen.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Law Of Attraction Workshop – 10am-12pm w/Katie Ciriello. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765.SynchronicityNY.com.

Ayurveda 101 – 11:30am-1pm. Explore the sister science to yoga, including the 5 Elements, the 3 Doshas, and the causes of disease. Learn the benefits of eating for one’s dosha and begin and end with pranayama & meditation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $25/advanced or $30. QuestYogaArts.com.

Searching for Knowledge & Faith in the Dark – 12:30-2pm. An open-ended Socratic dialogue that invites and challenges the beliefs and expectations of all concerned in a safe and welcoming environment. $20. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Finding And Feeding Winter Birds – 2pm. Winter walk to learn what birds wintering in our area like to eat and where they find shelter. The walk includes a visit to the Bird of Prey exhibit and busy bird feeders. Included with Museum admission; free for members. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Let There Be Light Workshop – 2-5pm. Explore what it is to open to the light through chanting, movement, texts and inquiry. $45/advanced registration. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Workshop – 4-6pm. This relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from releases deeply held tensions, calms the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, and increases self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 5-6pm. Also 2/23. This class is inspired by ISHTA Yoga. Pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $15/drop-in. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Ayurvedic Yoga Mix – 9-10:15am. This moderately paced class gives a deeper understanding of one’s body type.  $108/member, $120 non-member. $20 one time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience needed. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donation. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Winter Trees at Sheldrake River Trail – 9:30-11am. Winter is a great time to learn how to identify trees by looking at buds, bark and branches.  Explore the magnificent trees on this beautiful trail. Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St. Larchmont. Free/members; non-members/$10. Info/RSVP:  914.834.1443.sheldrakecenter.org.

The Putnam Chapter of Over 40 Females – 6-8pm. A live and online nationwide networking company hosts a professional women’s business networking event at Char Steakhouse, Mahopac with guest speaker FelyCieza from Strategies for Wealth. Free/members or $25. RSVP: Over40Females.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Open house meeting to learn about the masterful techniques of EFT, NLP & energy healing with Elizabeth Pasquale. Be guided to a more full union of one’s best self. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Garden Talk: Composting – 7pm. Dr Susan Rubin, Food Activist/Environmental Educator, speaking about composting. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Yorktown. Free. The John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. 914.245.5262 x227. YorktownLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: 607.351.7024.

Fun and Fabulous Tarot – 7-9pm w/Beth Prins Leas. Explore this self-help tool during a fun evening designed for everyone. All attendees receive reading. $40/members or $45. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within Michael’s book: 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Mom’s Town: Because it Really Does Take a Village to Raise a Child! – Every other Fridays beginning 2/14. Get together with other moms over coffee and discus of topics facilitated by a Child Psychologist. Learn how to manage being a mom in a stressful world. Dr. Kristy M. Vanacore’s Integrative Psychological Center, 334 Underhill Ave, 3C, Yorktown Heights. Info/RSVP: 914.497.8006.

Valentines Day with the Angels Workshop – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Save a Heart Buy Some Art Event – 7-10pm. An evening of champagne, dessert, music, and beautiful works of art from local artist. Door prizes. Tickets with $10 donation.  4338 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park. Info: Tony B Production 845.625.3558.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am w/Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Art Therapy on Hudson: Art Journaling Workshops – 1:30-3pm. Color, play, explore and write about that favorite color. $30/includes supplies. Register: 914.584.1820. ArtXOnHudson.com.

Weight Loss thru Body Cleanse – 6pm. Free orientation to find out how to lose weight quickly and safely and how to keep it off. Results are guaranteed. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. RSVP: 914.788.9355.

Infinitely Young – 6pm. Free orientation on body cleanse for those over 70. Lose weight and start rejuvenating internal organs; watch the aging process start to reverse itself in the first 10 days. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

Sprouting Possibilities: Weight Loss for Young Adults 10-17yrs – 6pm. Free orientation for young adults to learn the benefits of how and what to eat and why. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

THE BOXCAR LILIES at The Blooming Seed Coffee House – 7pm. Trio of musicians and singer/songwriters bring blue grass, folk and gospel music to new heights. $12 at the door, cover includes locally roasted coffee courtesy Coffee Labs Roasters. Dessert cash bar by Home Sweet Home Bakery. 760 Route Six Mahopac (within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Partner Yoga – 1-3:30pm. Come with a partner or solo and explore the depth of experiencing poses in pairs. $50/per person. Registration required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Maple Sugaring At Home – 2pm. Learn the simple steps of how to make maple syrup. Dress for outdoors. Members $5, non-members $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Couples Yoga: A Fine Balance of Give & Take – 2:30-5pm w/Athina Pride. A wonderful way to connect. Couples pricing: $360/member or $400. $100/one-time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Enjoy friendly people, healthy breakfast, compelling speakers. This month, Jenni Stone presents on Astrology. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/members or $20. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Professional Women of Putnam – 6-8pm. Celebrate Your Heart event benefits the American Heart Association. The Winery at St. George, 1715 E Main St, Mohegan Lake. $15/includes appetizers. Cash Bar. More info: ProfessionalWomenOfPutnam.com.

Farmer Chef Alliance, Potluck and Presentation – 6:30-9pm. Snow date 2/19. Presenter: Peter Schmidt, Organic Farmer and Co-Founder Compostwerks.  Bring a dish to share.  Sponsored by Slow Food Metro North.  Muscoot Farm, 51 Rt. 100, Katonah. slowfoodmetronorth.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Info: 607.351.7024.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Master Reiki Class – 9am-5pm. Feb 22-Feb 23 w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675/both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki I Class – 1pm. Learn this ancient art of hands on healing in a two day course that also incorporates everything needed to know about the chakra system. Walk away as a certified Reiki Practitioner with the ability to go anywhere and work in the field of healing. Shima: 917.279.9577.

The Fairy Tale Marionettes – 1-4pm. Imagination and life lessons take breath through this creative, literature-based theater program. Course I: For girls only, grades 2-5. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.

Wildlife In Winter – 2pm. Naturalist shows off favorite animals in this entertaining and informative program. Visitors hear, see, and touch many fascinating furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Best for ages 5 and over. Members $5, Non-Members $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Reiki II Class – 1pm. See Feb 22 listing for details. Anyone looking to be attuned to Reiki Master can also call Universal Healing Arts Connection. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Pineal Gland Awakening & Activation – 1-3pm. Create a magical, bliss-filled year for the self and loved ones with the creator of RICH Healing. $33. Refreshments. Info & RSVP: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Aging Gracefully: Wisdom Through the Ages with Tao Porchon-Lynch – 2-4:30pm. Tao leads students through a deeply absorbing meditation, inspiring deep compassion and inner peace. $50 early registration. 49 Lawton St, 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Ayurvedic Yoga Mix – 9-10:15 am. This moderately paced class gives a deeper understanding of one’s body type. $108/member, $120/non-member. $20 one time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. See Feb 11 for details. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. $50. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

The Science Of Nutrition Made Simple – 7-8:30pm. In this 3-part course, learn to rewire the brain to gain control of thoughts and feelings about food and get the body and a life to love. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: 607.351.7024.

Wainwright Monthly Spiritual Film Series: Yoga Woman – 7-9pm. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya and the golden beaches of Australia, this documentary uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever. $10 members/$15 non-members. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Go Red For Women Luncheon – 9am-2pm. American Idol participant Kimberley Locke keynotes the 6th annual Go Red For Women luncheon. Program also includes educational breakout sessions, interactive heart check-up, and a unique auction featuring sophisticated handbags, wallets and accessories. Jamie Hritz, 945.905.2134. Heart.org/dutchessulstergoredluncheon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Develop Innate Psychic Ability in 1 Day – 10am-4pm. Learn the science behind the sixth sense and practice ESP. Everyone is psychic; participants are invited to experience this. Info: 914.672.9741. thescienceofmetaphysics.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Also Tue Mar 18. Open house meeting to learn about the masterful techniques of EFT, NLP & energy healing with Elizabeth Pasquale. Be guided to a more full union of one’s best self. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

Friday, March 7

Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano –  3/7-3/9. Two perspectives on cultivating a mindful and compassionate experience of work. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

Winter Sports Equipment Swap, Restaurant Week, Crystal Bowl Temple & more

Annual Ski and Snowshoe Swap and Sale in Cold Spring

Pawling-CycleFahnestock Winter Park’s Fourth Annual Ski and Snowshoe Swap and Sale takes place on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Taconic Outdoor Education Center in Cold Spring, NY. Visitors are invited to bring used ski equipment and accessories to the event and browse items for sale.

The swap provides opportunities to sell outgrown equipment on consignment while browsing new and used cross-country ski equipment, snowshoes and Nordic ski accessories. Shoppers can also learn about local outdoor opportunities to participate in winter fitness sports.

Winter Park staff members will be on hand to help sellers tag and price their items, and The Friends of the Winter Park will keep a percentage of each sale to support grooming the park trails for public cross-country skiing, snowshoe and sledding activities and renovating the Winter Park Lodge.

“This event introduces more people to the exhilarating, aerobic and ‘nature friendly’ world of winter sports,” says Robert Kelley of Pawling Cycle and Sport in Patterson, NY, who is offering a basic service and a wax clinic at the swap, as well as pre-season discounts on new skate and classic ski gear.

To make arrangements to drop off gear or receive a consignment form, contact Fahnestock Winter Park Director Paul Kuznia at Paul.Kuznia@parks.ny.gov or call the Taconic Outdoor Education Center at 845.265.3773.

The Taconic Outdoor Education Center is located at 75 Mountain Laurel Ln., Cold Spring, NY.

Foodies Flood Hudson Valley for Restaurant Week

Some of the best chefs in the region will showcase their talents and premiere new recipes during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, scheduled for November 4-17,  2013. At this annual foodie event, some 150 area restaurants will offer special three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners incorporating locally sourced ingredients.

Participating restaurants range from casual bistros to fine-dining establishments, with chefs using many ingredients from area vineyards, distilleries, farms and orchards. No passes, tickets or coupons are required; diners simply visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com, choose a restaurant from the list online, and call the restaurant directly to reserve a table. Lunches cost $20.95 and dinners cost $29.95, excluding beverages and tip. As restaurants submit their menus they will be posted on the website (click on the menu link next to the restaurant name). Note that menus may change, as ingredients are not always available and quantities may run out.

This two-week event attracts 200,000 diners a year to the Hudson Valley, which is a celebrated culinary destination and was named one of National Geographic’s top 20 “must-see destinations” in the world. In coordination with the event, many area hotels are offering special getaway deals on lodging.

 To see discount packages and the list of participating restaurants, visit HudsonValleyRestaurantWeek.com.

Grand Opening of New York’s First Crystal Bowl Temple in Larchmont

Crystal-Bowl-Temple-NB-picCrystalTones™ celebrates the grand opening of New York’s first Crystal Bowl Temple in Larchmont, NY, on Saturday, November 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. Crystal Bowl “ambassador” LaVita will be there to tone the healing sounds of the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, regarded as powerful tools for transformation.

Everyone is invited to experience a day filled with the exploration of Crystal Bowls, Harmonic Tones, and light-body activation while learning how these bowls can increase life force energy. Visitors will be able to choose bowls that accelerate higher consciousness and enhance personal mastery, meditations, vibrational healing, and space clearing.

The Crystal Bowl Temple will offer a series of ongoing events and seminars, including Crystal Bowl Activations, Sonic Bowl Yoga, meditation classes and individual consultations.

“The entire human body, down to the level of our DNA, is crystalline in structure,” says LaVita. “This causes it to resonate with, and respond to, the extraordinary frequencies associated with quartz crystals and our Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls. In this time of planetary awakening, people are discovering their innate abilities to tune in to these frequencies.”

To reserve a place at the grand opening of The Crystal Bowl Temple, receive directions and inquire about individual consultations, contact LaVita@CrystalTones.com or call 914.575.8170.

 

Couples Cooking Class and Thanksgiving Veggies at Hilltop Hanover Farm

hiltophfOn Friday, November 18, Hilltop Hanover Farm continues its “Couples Cooking” series with Karen Symington Muendell, chef and owner at Serves You Right, Culinary. Couples can attend to learn how to cook several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality dishes from scratch.

A graduate of The French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) and founder of the Yorktown Farmers’ Market, Muendell’s specialty is farm-to-table cooking with a Creole flair. The event begins at 7 p.m., the fee is $75 per couple and participants can bring a bottle of wine to accompany their homemade meal. The class is limited to 12 couples, and online registration is required at BrownPaperTickets.com/event/484780.

Those thinking ahead to Thanksgiving may also wish to order a Vegetable Box from Hilltop Hanover Farm. The boxes feature seasonal favorites grown with organic methods and a small book of recipes for side dishes to serve four people. The vegetables, presented in Hilltop Hanover totes, will be ready for pick-up on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. Items may include Brussels sprouts, squash, potatoes, carrots, braising greens, salad mixes, herbs, cabbage, turnip, fennel and more. To order a box, complete the application found at HilltopHanoverFarm.org Thanksgiving may also wish to order a Vegetable Box from Hilltop Hanover Farm. The boxes feature seasonal favorites grown with organic methods and a small book of recipes for side dishes to serve four people. The vegetables, presented in Hilltop Hanover totes, will be ready for pick-up on the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. Items may include Brussels sprouts, squash, potatoes, carrots, braising greens, salad mixes, herbs, cabbage, turnip, fennel and more. To order a box, complete the application found at HilltopHanoverFarm.org or visit the farm office.

Hilltop Hanover Farm is located at 1271 Hanover St. in Yorktown Heights, NY. For more information, call 914.962.2368 or visit HilltopHanoverFarm.org.


Yoga Teacher Training to Become an Instructor or Deepen Practice

Birchwood-YogaBirchwood Center is proud to announce their upcoming 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, to be held in Nyack, NY, from January 10 through June 21, 2014. 

Prospective students are invited to join a lineage of teachers who have studied and taught the ancient wisdom of yoga, and discover why teaching yoga is such an intoxicating occupation. Birchwood Center’s Level I Yoga Teacher Training can serve as a starting point on a journey towards becoming a certified teacher of beginners and mixed level students. Those inspired to deepen their own practice and knowledge of yoga without teacher certification are also invited to participate.

The core of Birchwood Center’s Yoga Teacher Training is alignment-based hatha yoga technique, teaching methodology, yoga philosophy and meditation. The aim is to produce quality instructors who are creative in their teaching and committed to the practice and understanding of yoga as a way of life. Birchwood’s teacher trainings have graduated more than one hundred talented yoga instructors since 2002.

The 200-Hour program includes principles of asana and alignment; principles of Vinyasa; pranayama and the pranic body; yoga philosophy; anatomy and physiology; introduction to Sanskrit; chanting, meditation and mudra, finding your authentic voice and the business of yoga.

The Birchwood Center is located at 85 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY. For more information, call 845.358.6409 or visit BirchwoodCenter.com

 

New York City Conference Brings Experts to Share the Real Truth About Health

The-Real-Truth-About-HealthSome of the world’s top health and wellness experts will speak at The Real Truth About Health, a three-day conference promoting the truth about health, nutrition and the environment. The symposium runs from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., January 10 and 11, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., January 12, at the Millennium Broadway Hotel’s Hudson Theater, in New York City. Attendees can participate in Q&A sessions throughout the event.

The roster of presenters includes Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., who has directed the Hippocrates Health Institute, in Florida, since 1980 and Dr. Michael Greger, M.D., a physician and founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, who speaks and writes about nutrition, food safety and public health issues.

Author of the award-winning book, Comfortably Unaware, Dr. Richard Oppenlander, a doctor of dental surgery who has been researching, lecturing and consulting on the topics of food choice and sustainability for 40 years, will talk about effect food choices have on personal health and the health of the planet.

Discussing the latest news and developments related to genetically modified organisms (GMO) will be Jeffrey Smith, the founding executive director of The Institute for Responsible Technology and consumer advocate promoting non-GMO choices.

 Cost: $229 by Nov. 14; $299 and up afterwards. For more information, call 516.921.1417, email Health@TheRealTruthAboutHealth.com or visit TheRealTruthAboutHealth.com.

 

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