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.

FREE YOGA CLASSES in Westchester & Putnam NY

FREE YOGA CLASSES

During Natural Awakenings Yoga Week

September 12-18, 2011,

in Westchester & Putnam Counties, NY

During Natural Awakenings Yoga Week

An exciting array of yoga studios throughout Westchester and Putnam are opening their doors and allowing students to try yoga for free during Natural Awakenings Yoga Week. Take that first yoga class, experiment with a new style, or find a new favorite teacher from Monday, September 12 to Sunday, September 18.

Enjoy!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Relaxing the Body to Calm the Mind Yoga – 9am. A Vinyasa style class with some restorative and yin influences. Free for new students. The Rose Center, 17 Purdy Ave. Rye. Register: rosecenterny.com.

Align & Strengthen Yoga – 9-10:15am. w/ Lara Azzarito Ward, Director, Lotus Gardens Yoga School. Free for new students. Pre-registration Required: 860.354.6241. Jewish Community Center of Sherman, 9 Rt. 39 North, Sherman, CT.

Multi-level Class for Adults – 9-10:30am. Must pre-register. One free class only, at YogaShine during Yoga Week, for new students. YogaShine, 7-11 Legion Dr. Valhalla. Info: 914.769.8745.

Core Abs Yoga – 9:30am. Free for new students. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Center Ave. New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 9:30-11am. Free for new students. Golden Temple Yoga.232 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register: 914 232 3473. Info: goldentempleyoga.com

Hatha Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. w/Catie. Free for new students. Hudson Valley Health & Tennis Yoga Studio, 100 River St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 914.478.4400; hudsonvalleytennis.com.

Beginner Yoga – 11:30am. Free for new students. SageYoga @ The Gym, 99 Business Park Dr. Armonk. Pre-register: 914.393.6517. Info: armonkyoga.com.

Hot Power Yoga Level 1 – 5:30pm. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga for Teens – 7-8:15pm. Ages 12 $ up. Catherine Riedel leads a this Hatha Yoga class, that relieves stress and improves focus for teens. Free. Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave. Ossining. OssiningLibrary.org. Register: 914.941.2416 x 336.

Vinyasa Flow Class – 7:30pm. w/ Phoebe Kelly. Free for new students. YogaWorks, 50 S. Buckhout St. Irvington. Info: 914.591.9642.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gentle Hatha – 8:45am. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

Vinyasa Flow – 9-10am. w/Caryna Free for new students. Hudson Valley Health & Tennis Yoga Studio, 100 River St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 914.478.4400; hudsonvalleytennis.com.

Open Level Vinyasa Style Class – 9:30am w/ with Karen. Free for new students. Drop-ins welcome. Be True Yoga, 14 Harwood Court, Suite 326, Scarsdale. 914.723.5900.

Mixed Level Yoga – 9:30am. Free for new students. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Center Ave. New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Hot Power Yoga Level 1-2 – 11:30am. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

Gentle Beginner Yoga Class – 4:30pm. Free for new students. 979 Route 6/202/22 Brewster. Info: avayoga.com. Preregister: 845.278.2331.

Kundalini Yoga – 7-8:30pm. w/ Siri Chand Kaur. Free for new students. The Yoga Co-op is located at The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rt. 9 at Snake Hill Rd. 845.224.9909; garrisonyoga.com.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Core Abs Yoga – 9:30am. Free for new students. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Center Ave. New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Level 2-3 Yoga – 9:30am. Free for new students. SageYoga @ The Gym, 99 Business Park Dr. Armonk. Pre-register: 914.393.6517. Info: armonkyoga.com.

Vinyasa Flow 1-2 – 9:30-10:45am. w/ Colleen Breeckner. Free for new students. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 Main St. 2nd floor, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Power Hour – 12:30-1:30pm. w/ Jane. Free for new students. O2 Living. 792 Rt. 35, Cross River. Info: 914.763.6320; o2living.com.

Vinayasa Flow – 4-5pm. w/Chrissy Free for new students. Hudson Valley Health & Tennis Yoga Studio, 100 River St. Hastings on Hudson. Info: 914.478.4400; hudsonvalleytennis.com.

Gentle Hatha – 4:30pm. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

All Level Yoga – 7-8:30pm. w/ Ellen Forman. Free for new students. The Yoga Co-op is located at The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rt. 9 at Snake Hill Rd. Info: 845.224.9909; garrisonyoga.com.

Open Level Flow – 7:30pm. Free for new students. 900 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac Info: LiberationNY.com; 845.803.8389.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Vinyasa Level 1 – 9:30am. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

All Levels Yoga Class – 9:30-11am. w/ Basil Jones. Free for new students. Basil Yoga, 2 Keeler Lane, North Salem. Info: basilyoga.com.

Viniyoga – 11am. Open class, all levels welcome. Free for new students. Yoga on Lake Rippowam, South Salem. Info: 914.763.2548; rippowamyoga.com.

Hot Power Yoga Level 1-2 – 11:30am. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

Vinyasa Basics – 4:30pm. Free for new students. 900 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac. Info: LiberationNY.com; 845.803.8389.

Gentle Beginner Yoga Class – 7pm. Free for new students. 979 Route 6/202/22 Brewster. Info: avayoga.com. Preregister: 845.278.2331.

Meditation & Pranayama Class – 7-8:15pm. With Dan Benanav. Free for new students. The Yoga Co-op is located at The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rt. 9 at Snake Hill Rd. 845.224.9909; garrisonyoga.com.

Multi-level Class for Adults – 7-8:30pm. Must pre-register. One free class only, at YogaShine during Yoga Week, for new students. YogaShine, 7-11 Legion Dr. Valhalla. Info: 914.769.8745.

Fertility Yoga – 7:30-8:45pm. w/ Beth Gibney-Boulden. All women open to conception are welcome to attend.  Free for new students. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Register: 914.421.1500 x 0. Info: FullCircleFamilyCare.com.

Friday, September 16, 2011

All levels Yoga – 8am. w/ Cat Guthrie. Free for new students. The Yoga Co-op is located at The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rt. 9 at Snake Hill Rd. 845.224.9909; garrisonyoga.com.

Adults with Special Concerns/Seniors, Super Gentle –  9:10-10:10am. Must pre-register. One free class only at YogaShine during Yoga Week, for new students.  YogaShine, 7-11 Legion Dr. Valhalla. Info: 914.769.8745.

Teen Yoga (ages 13 – 18 yrs) – 4:30-5:30pm. Free for new students. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd. South, Croton on Hudson. Registration limited, call: 914.319.4010.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Vinyasa Level 1-2 – 9:30am. Free for new students. 245 Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.401.9140; sacredspaceyoga.info.

Open Level Vinyassa Class – 10am. Outdoors, bring a mat and water. Free for new students. At PepsiCo Campus located at 700 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase. Pre-Register: Lori 917.209.1783; meet at visitor’s booth.

Weekend Warrior Workout – 10-11:20am. A fun and high energy yoga class that works the entire body and suitable for all levels. Free for new students. The Center. 71A Croton Ave. Ossining. Info: 646.228.4002; e-sensualdance.com.

All Level Yoga – 10:30-11:45am w/ Dyanna Kozloski. Free for new students. The Yoga Co-op is located at The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rt. 9 at Snake Hill Rd. 845.224.9909; garrisonyoga.com.

Destress & Renew – 12:15-1:30pm. Free for new students. The Center. 71A Croton Ave. Ossining. Info: 646.228.4002; e-sensualdance.com.

Viniyoga – 12:30pm. Open class, all levels welcome. Free for new students. Yoga on Lake Rippowam, South Salem. Info: 914.763.2548; rippowamyoga.com.

Introduction to Meditation – 1-1:45pm. Drop-ins are welcome. Free for new students. Yoga Shivaya, 15 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor, in Tarrytown. Info: 914.584.1647.

Indigo Kidz Yoga – 2-2:45pm. Free for new students. The Center. 71A Croton Ave. Ossining. Info: 646.228.4002; e-sensualdance.com.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Gentle Healing Yoga – 10-11:10am. Free for new students. The Center. 71A Croton Ave. Ossining. Info: 646.228.4002; e-sensualdance.com.

Yoga Open Level – 10-11:15am. w/ Joelle Van Sickle. Free for new students. The Living Room, 103 Main St., Cold Spring. Info: 845.270.8210; coldspringlivingroom.com.

Alignment Flow – 10:30-11:45am w/ Julian Paik. Free for new students. The Yoga Co-op is located at The Garrison Golf Club, 2015 Rt. 9 at Snake Hill Rd. 845.224.9909; garrisonyoga.com.

Free Mommy & Me Yoga – 11am-12noon. w/ Beth Gibney-Boulden. Babies 6 weeks old up to crawling are welcome, with moms who have been cleared for exercise after birth. Free for new students. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Register: 914.421.1500 x 0. Info: FullCircleFamilyCare.com.

Level 2 Vinyasa Yoga – 6:30pm. Free for new students. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Center Ave. New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

 

Relay for Life This Month in Westchester and Putnam Counties, June 2011

The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life, will be held in towns throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties during the month of June. Since the first Relay in 1986 in Tacoma, Washington, the event has gained a national following. It is known as a fun-filled overnight experience designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer, as participants celebrate cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease.

Relay teams help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue. They gather at schools, fairgrounds or parks and take turns walking or running laps. The events are held overnight to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps, explains Brigett Lummel, publicity chair for Relay For Life of Mahopac. The survivors’ laps and the luminaria ceremony honor the people who have faced cancer firsthand, as well as those who lost their battle with cancer.

“This year we anticipate more than 4,000 people on more than 200 teams from Mahopac, Carmel, Brewster and surrounding towns, relaying to raise over $300,000,” Lummel says. “Money raised by Relay For Life of Mahopac will be used locally in the Hudson Valley by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.” Volunteers and donors support research, education, advocacy and services that allow the American Cancer Society to offer help and hope, she says.

For more information, or to join the Relay For Life effort in your community, visit RelayForLife.org.

 

New Brewster NY Location for Camilla Landscape Design

Camilla Landscape Design, LLC was born of the merger of Camilla Worden Garden Design of Danbury, CT, and GP Masonry and Landscape of Mt. Kisco, NY. The company, headquartered in Brookfield, CT, now operates out of its new enclosed facility in Brewster, NY. This convenient location, right off of Exit 8 on I-684, allows the company to provide excellent service to its customers in nearby Westchester and Fairfield counties.

“Both John and I have always favored working with indigenous materials – John with stone and I with native plants – so this seemed like a ‘natural’”, says co-owner, Camilla Worden. “Creating beautiful outdoor spaces that fit well into the site and taking care of them in non-toxic ways is what we’re all about.” Camilla Landscape Design will continue to offer ecologically-friendly landscape planning and building and provide environmentally-friendly maintenance services for lawns and landscapes to keep them looking their best.

Visit CamillaLandscapeDesign.com for more information or call 203.790.9809 or 914.666.6500.

Farmers Markets for Westchester & Putnam Counties NY, Updated for August 2010

Little Seed Gardens, of Chatham, NY, at the Croton Farmers Market

Armonk Farmers Market – 3-7pm, Thursdays, through October. Kent Place Parking Lot (New Castle Library) Armonk.

Bedford Corners: Daisy Hill Farm Stand – Fridays & Saturdays, 9am-6pm; Sundays, 10am-4pm. 214 West St. (between Guard Hill & Rt. 172) Bedford Hills. Info: 914.244.1132.

Brewster Farmers’ Market – 9am-2pm, Wednesdays & Saturdays, through Nov 20. Rain or shine. 208 E. Main St. at the bottom of Peaceable Hill Rd. (the Borden Bridge, Rts 22 & 6).

Bronxville Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 20. Rain or shine. Balanced variety of vendors with plenty of parking. Stone Place at Paxton Ave. Bronxville. 914.337.6040.

Cold Spring Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1:30pm, Saturdays. New Location this summer: the old Butterfield Hospital , Rt. 9D & Paulding Ave., Village of Cold Spring. Info: csfarmmarket.org.

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers’ Market – 1:30am-6:30pm, Wednesdays, through November 17. Rain or shine. Municipal Lot on Municipal Pl. and Riverside Ave. (Street Address: Across From 1 Municipal Pl.) communitymarkets.biz.

Dobbs Ferry Farmers’ Market – 10am-4pm, Fridays. Located alongside the Hudson River overlooking the Palisades. Cedar and Main Sts. Info: bbspeyer@gmail.com.

Hartsdale Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through Nov. 20. Rain or shine. Soons Orchard and Westchester Greenhouse. Hartsdale Train Station, DiSanti Plaza. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Hastings Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm, Saturdays. Info: hastingsfarmersmarket.org.

Irvington Village Farmers’ Market – 3:30-7:30pm, Wednesdays. Behind the Main Street School. Free parking in the back lot of the Presbyterian Church. Info: irvingtonny.gov.

Kent/Lake Carmel Farmers Market – 9am-3pm, Saturdays, through October. Route 52, Lake Carmel Recreation Ctr. Parking lot.

Larchmont Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 18. Metro North Parking Deck #3 off Chatsworth Ave. (Street Address: Near 1 Railroad Way.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Mamaroneck Farmers Market – New this year. 1:30-6:30pm, Tuesdays, though November 23. Rain or shine. Harbor Island Park at the end of Mamaroneck Avenue, just past the Boat Ramp.  914.923.4837;.communitymarkets.biz.

Mount Kisco Farmers’ Market – New this year. 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through November 20. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester (Address: 351 Main Street). Info: communitymarkets.biz.

New Rochelle Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-3pm, Fridays. through November 19. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street (Street Address: Near 264 Huguenot Street.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Ossining Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturday, through December 18. Rain or shine. Corner of Main and Spring Streets, Street Address: Ossining Post Office, 100 Main St. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pawling Farmer’s Market – 9am—12pm, Saturdays through September 25. Charles Coleman Blvd, Pawling. Info: 845.855.0633; info@pawlingfarmersmarket.org.

Peekskill Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-2:30pm, Saturdays. through November 20. Bank Street/ Downtown Peekskill Between Main Street (Rt. 6) and Park Street. Info: eperez@hvgatewaychamber.com.

Pelham Farmers’ Market – 9am-1pm, Sundays, through November 21. Rain or shine. Corner of Harmon Avenue & Fifth Ave. Street Address: Near 85th Ave. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pleasantville Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through December 18. Rain or shine.  Memorial Plaza off Manville Road. (Street Address: Across From 42 Memorial Plaza.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pound Ridge – 11am-4pm, Sundays, Scotts Corner, Pound Ridge. Info: Joan Silbershir 914.764.0015.

Purchase Farmers Market at PepsiCo – 11am-6pm, Tuesdays, through Nov. 800 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase.

Putnam Valley Farmers Market –  3-7pm, Fridays, through Halloween. Tompkins Corners. Info: Eric aerica@optonline.net.

Rye Farmers’ Market – 8:30am-1pm, Sundays, through December 19. Rain or shine.  Parking Lot 2 on Theodore Fremd Ave. Behind the Purchase St. Stores. (Street Address: Directly Behind 73 Purchase St.) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Scarsdale Farmers Market – 9am-1:30pm, Saturdays. Year round market. Village Hall, lower level parking lot. 100 Post Rd, Scarsdale.

Somers at Muscoot Farm – Sundays. 10am-3pm. Muscoot Farm, Route 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

South Salem at Gossett’s Farmer’s Market –9am-1pm, Saturdays, year round. Rain or shine.1202 Rt. 35, South Salem. Info: gossettsfarmmarket.com.

Tarrytown Farmers Market – 8:30am-1pm, Saturdays, through November 20. Patriot’s Park on Route 9. (Street Address: Adjacent to Tarrytown Public Library, 121 N. Broadway) Info: communitymarkets.biz.

White Plains International Farmers Market – 8am-4pm, Wednesdays. At a new location this summer: the parking lot on the corner of Court and Quarropas Streets. Info: 914.422.1411.

Yonkers St. John’s Church Farmers Market – 9-4pm. Thursdays, through early Nov. Outdoor farmers’ market in the courtyard and a Flea Market in the churchyard. St. John’s Church Courtyard, Getty Square, Hudson St. & S. Broadway, Yonkers. Info: 914.963.3033.

Yorktown Heights at Hilltop Hanover Farm Stand – 10am-6pm, Fridays & Saturdays (correction: not open Sundays), through the end of October. 1271 Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.2368, hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Intensive Training in Ayurvedic Healing Comes to Brewster, NY

Dr. Scott Gerson

The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine presents an in-depth Ayurvedic Healing workshop from August 12 to 15 in Brewster, NY. This four-day residential workshop offers a clear and comprehensive presentation of the theoretical foundations and practical applications of Ayurveda, a natural system of healing from ancient India. While this workshop is open to students of all levels, it’s most suitable for those who have a grasp of Ayurveda’s basic principles and seek more advanced knowledge.

Participants will be immersed in an eight-part learning and experiential process that explores how ancient teachings and modern scientific knowledge can be combined in a program for mind-body wellness. Scott Gerson, M.D., Ph.D. (Ayurveda) will lead the Ayurvedic Healing workshop, teaching students how to practically apply these enduring healing principles and practices to daily life.

Room, board, daily yoga and meditation, and a 50-page syllabus are included in the program, which is limited to ten participants. Sumptuous vegetarian meals will be prepared daily by Dr. Gerson´s longtime personal Ayurvedic cook, and authentic Ayurvedic massage and steam treatments will be available for a small additional cost.

The price for the August 12-15 workshop is $1395, or $1200 for those who register prior to July 15. To register, call 845.278.8700.

Celebrate Birds of Prey Day at Green Chimneys on June 6

Birds of Prey Day at Green Chimneys

Birds of Prey Day at Green Chimneys

Animal and nature lovers won’t want to miss the 18th annual “With Wings and a Prayer: Birds of Prey Day” at Green Chimneys’ Brewster campus on Sunday, June 6.  The event, which is dedicated to children, the environment and raptors, draws thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley each year.  Rain or shine, there will be dozens of educational and family oriented activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including free-flying bird demos, a stage show, hayrides, pony rides and more.

This year’s program also features Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, Bill Robinson of Wildlife Lectures, Brian Bradley of Skyhunters, James Eyring of Pace Environmental Center, Maggie Howell and Atka of the Wolf Conservation Center, Bruce Lowder of Animal Encounters, Jungle Jim, Eric’s Reptile Adventures, Jonathan Wood of the Raptor Project and the New York State Falconry Association. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children 3-11 years. Family passes are $35, and admission is free for children under 3 and military in uniform.

Green Chimneys is located at 400 Doansburg Road in Brewster, NY, just minutes from Route 22 and I-684. More information is available at greenchimneys.org or from Green Chimneys’ public programs department at 845.279.2995 ext. 286.

Myofascial Release at Wellness Event on May 15, 2010, in Brewster, NY

Scott van Niekerk, Director of Wholistic Physical Therapy

Wholistic Physical Therapy is presenting a spring wellness event on Saturday, May 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The event is for both those challenged with chronic pain who want to live an active lifestyle, and anyone who wants to experience life at a more optimal level. The specialists at Wholistic Physical Therapy believe that Myofascial Release (MFR) treatments can help people live pain-free, active, vibrant lives. Myofacial treatments restore balance and alignment to the body’s structure and enhance optimum flow throughout the entire system. Mention Natural Awakenings to receive a complimentary fifteen minute evaluation, and enter to win a free MFR treatment session with one of their therapists.

Wholistic Physical Therapy is located at 1591 Rt. 22 in Brewster, NY.  RSVP for the event to 845.940.1050. For more information, visit wholisticphysicaltherapy.com.

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