Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for November, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2

MELT Method Series –12:15 – 1:30 pm Mondays Nov 2-23. With Joy Jacobson. Self-treatment that rehydrates connective tissue, eliminating pain, improving performance and decreasing stress. $100 series. $30 per class. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Monthly Let Your Yoga Dance Class – 7-8:15pm. Joyful, aerobic practice combining yoga and dancing through the chakras. $20 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Reiki Practitioner Monthly Share – 6:30-8pm. Replenish reserves. Must have at least Reiki I. Free. At the new DG Sanctuary. Poughkeepsie. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Intro to Alexander Technique –7-8pm, Nov 3-17. With Karla Diamond. Change movement habits. Simple and practical improving ease and freedom of movement and more. $100 four-week session. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Optimize Your Intuition – 7-9pm. Nov 3, 10, 17. Tools for Exploration, with Michelle Vitner and Mag Treanor. 3-part workshop, discover techniques and practices to center and heighten inner compass. $90 for total 3 sessions. Liberation Yoga and Wellness, 862 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Info/register: 914.672.1916.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Author Series: In An Ecstatic State, Poems of Transformation – With Joseph Aldo, Ph.D. Find a deeper connection to one’s true self through personal transformation. Lecture and book signing. $25/$28 includes book. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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

Book Signing Event – 6-8pm. With William Bubenicek, author and owner of The Art of Healing wellness center. Personal appearance to meet and greet with his newly published book “Bliss on Tap.” Free. The Art of Healing, 1 Front St, Patterson. Info: 845.878.4325. TheArtofHealing4all.com.

Intro to Shamanism: Class 1 – Nov 4 & 11. 7-9pm. With Karine Gordineer. Covers The Journeying Between the Worlds. $80/per class. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Conservation Cafe Presents: Bag the Plastic – The Blight of Plastic Bags on Our Environment – 8:30-10:30am. Impact on the earth and what can be done. Formal presentations. Q & A. Free. Greenburgh Public Library 300 Tarrytown Rd, Elmsford.

Creative Writing: Fundamentals for Every Genre – 10am-12pm. With Maureen Amaturo. Tips on how to keep readers interested. $142/$154 ($25 1x audit). 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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

Health and Wealth Free Event – 7-9pm. Learn how to improve health, achieve a healthy weight, make a difference and earn an extra income. Join a community of like-minded health conscious people. Tarrytown. Register/Cindy Rosenbaum: 914.806.6559.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

EmbodyLove Yoga – 9am-12pm/ages 11-13; 1-4pm/ages 14-17. With Jen Craft. Empower girls to value who they are internally over their external appearance, embrace their purpose and more. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

The Hastings Flea – 10am-4pm. Curated, specialty outdoor flea market, overlooking the Hudson River; across the street from the Hasting on Hudson Metro North station at the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro North train station parking lot. Info: HastingsFlea.com.

MELT Method Workshop – 1-3pm. With Joy Jacobson. Self-treatment that rehydrates connective tissue, eliminating pain, improving performance, decreasing stress and more. $30 preregistered, $35 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Climate Change Solutions Tour – 3pm. With Speaker, Josh Fox, director of movie Gasland. $15 suggested donation. Benefits the Rockland Water Coalition & Sierra Club, Lower Hudson. Temple Israel Center, 280 Old Mamaroneck Rd, White Plains. Info: SustainableRockland.org.

Quest Book Club – 7-8:30pm. November: Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope (Ch 11-17). BYO snack or a refreshment to share. Free. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9

Monthly Singing Circle – 7pm. Sing and tone, basking in healing vibration and the company of loving hearts. $20 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Hour lecture to connect and learn about gems, stones and their incredible properties. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Northern Westchester Believe, Inspire, Grow Meeting – 12-2pm. BIG is a women’s empowerment organization designed to help women of all ages identify and embrace their true life purpose, both professionally and personally. The Burger Barn, Somers. 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

New Moon Manifestation – 6:30-8pm. Together we manifest our hearts desires with the creative energies of the new moon. Requested donation: $10. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Embracing Our Wholeness…from a feminine perspective – 7-8:30pm. Conversation circle led by Dr. Melody Bach exploring the ways in which one’s feminine nature has been longing to be reclaimed; a heartfelt fellowship of women. $10. Hartsdale. Info/register: 914.686.8002. GiordanoFoundation.org.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life. Experience deep energy healing in group setting with Anne Bentzen. $25, student/senior rate: $15 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. Pre-register: 914.588.4079.

Intro to Shamanism: Class 2 – 7-9pm. With Karine Gordineer, Shamanic energy healer. Covers The Divination Journeys. $80. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Info/Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Embracing Our Wholeness…from a feminine perspective – 7-8:30pm. Conversation circle led by Dr. Melody Bach exploring the ways in which one’s feminine nature has been longing to be reclaimed; a heartfelt fellowship of women. $10. Hartsdale. Info/register: 914.686.8002. GiordanoFoundation.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Recognizing Your Natural Psychic Ability – 7:15pm. With Carla Blaha. People are born with six senses not five. Discover one’s intuitive ability. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RSVP, Myra: 914.241.7363 x12.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Spirit Connection – 6:30-8pm – With Robin C. Mueller, spiritual medium. Group gathering with Robin sharing her gift of contact with the other side. $35. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd. Katonah. To register call: 914.730.0155.

Ladies’ Night at Virtue – 7-9pm. demos and tips for healthy weight loss, skin care and nutrition. $15. Includes wine and nutritious snacks. Virtue Mind Body Studio. 155 Rte. 202 and Lovell St. Somers. 914.437.4817; VirtueMindBody.com.

Connect With Your Life Purpose – 7-9pm. Everything needed is already within — learn how to access one’s unique spark of life to express gifts, realize passions, and make life changes. Free. Registration required: eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Finding The Power To Connect With Your Life Purpose 2-Day Workshop – 9am-5pm, Nov 14-15. Empowering workshop, with expert guidance, inner inquiry and purpose-focused meditation to free one’s energy from habitual emotional entanglements and provide a more enlightened way of living. $395. Info/register: eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

Flower Vibrational Healing workshop with Annemarie Minke – 4-6:30pm. Learn powerful healing messages of plant kingdom to rebalance energetic fields, enhance health and heal disease. $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd., Rt. 172, Mt. Kisco. Register: starvisionscommunity.org or 914.236.4503.

Holistic Moms Network: Thanksgiving Special Event – Open House & Coat Drive – 10am-12pm. No regular Nov meeting. Bring a gently used coat for donation. Expect Natural, 774 Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills. RSVP: Shira Adler, 914.861.5186.

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Yoga and Scoliosis – 1:30-4:30pm. Learn anatomy of scoliosis and how asana and breath techniques can relieve pain. $35 members. $45 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Michael Sassano: 914.709.4150. YTAYoga.com.

Sacred Gong Immersion – 2-4pm. With Alex Nason. Clear stuck energy. Rejuvenate body, mind and spirit with a combination of gentle deep guided relaxation and gentle healing gong baths. $40/$44. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Talking to the Angels and Guides – 1-5pm. Learn a metaphysical process to have a conversation with and receive clear guidance from angels or master guides. Led by Michael Rosenbaum, Metaphysician Practitioner for over 20 years. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Being a Mindful Therapist: How Not Knowing Helps – 2-5pm. Workshop for therapists to learn practices that deepen presence and understanding with clients. $45. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983.

Soul Reflections – 2-5pm. With Monique Lang. Learn tools to deepen connection with self, guides, angels, power animals and more. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. Give and receive healing Reiki energy. All levels and those new to Reiki. $20 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

Tuesday, November 17

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 8-10am. The topic is “Mantra Meditation” presented by Cathy Lipsky, RN. Open to all – first meeting free. Panera Bread, One North Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Access For All: Creating Universally Designed Outdoor Learning Experiences – 9:30am-3:30pm. Explore ways to give all students – regardless of physical or cognitive challenges – access to historic sites, parks, and museums. Wallace Center, FDR Home & Presidential Library, Hyde Park. 845.229.9116; TeachingtheHudsonValley.org.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Meditation and Dharma Night – 7-8:30pm. With Derek Kolleeny. Meditation instruction, practice, dharma teaching and discussion. Tea following. $20. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify children having trouble learning. Vision problems keep children from reaching their potential. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Grassroots Fall Harvest Fundraiser Dinner – 7-9:30pm. Grassroots Environmental Education will hold its annual organic farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser at Wainwright House in Rye. Tickets $100. Info: 914.422.3141 or tinyurl.com/GR-Dinner-15.

Holistic Moms Network: About New Vaccine Bills – 7:30pm. Scientist Eva Vanamee and Attorney Susan Lee discuss vaccine exemption bill (Senate bill 6709) and bill (S509) mandating HPV vaccine. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. 914.967.0480. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

What is Ayurvedic Medicine? – 6:30-8pm. With Dr. Ed Danaher, Director of Panchakarma, Ayurvedic Institute. Learn about one of the world’s oldest holistic healing systems originating over 5,000 years ago in India. $30/$33. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Reiki 2 Class – Fri 7-10pm & Sat 11am-4pm. Learn Usui Reiki symbols, distance healing and create a powerful practice with Anne Bentzen, Usui and Karuna Reiki Master. $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd, Rt. 172, Mt. Kisco. Register: 914.588.4079.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

4th Annual Fishkill Cares for Cats Community Day – 12-4:30pm. Vendors, food, raffles, face painting and animal care exhibits. Low cost spay neuter mobile clinic on site. Appointments required. Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Rte 52. Details/Althea: 845.705.5020.

5RHYTHMS Dance/Movement Workshop – 2-3:30pm. With Margaret Wagner. 5RHYTHMS is dance practice for young and old, survivors of bad backs, bum knees and broken hearts. $33. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Register: wainwright.org/programs.htm. Info: 203.209.0047.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Awaken to Your Best Self. Speakers, Healers, Vendors and Readers. Over one hundred exhibitors and hundreds of guests. Double Tree Hotel. 455 So. Broadway, Tarrytown. Buy tickets online or at the door. AwakenFair.com. Click on Tarrytown 11-22-15.

Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Take Reiki practice to the next level. Class covers the Reiki symbols, Reiki Guides, ethics and confidentiality issues. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Community Yoga/Meditation – 1-3pm. With Jennifer. Hosted by Still Mind Yoga. Integral or yin yoga followed by longer meditation session. Donation. 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. YogaWestchesterNY.com.

Restorative Yoga – 7pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing, powerful practice benefitting all ages and fitness levels. Incorporates gentle postures and breath. Postures done on floor. $25 preregistered, $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Faerie Friday – Skip the mall and join a day of Faerie Fun. Three classes designed to bring out one’s inner faerie. Details of classes: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Reiki 1 & 2 Class – 10am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Serenity Saturday – 11am-6pm. Move into the holidays with balance and calm with Crystal Reiki. $50. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Psychic Sunday – 12-5pm. annual fundraiser for local families. Walk in readings on a first come, first served basis! readers will be donating back half of their fee to Share the Light program. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

Author Series: Love is a Secret: The Mystic Quest for Divine Love – 7-8:30pm. With Dr. Andrew Vidich. All profits will go to SOS, a not-for-profit charitable organization. Lecture and book signing. $15 includes book. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

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.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

Neuromovement For A Vibrant Life – 7-9pm. Experience the freedom in the body of new possibilities through cutting-edge of neuroscience and the mind-body connection — no more aches and pains. Free. Info/register: eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER, 5

A Dickens of Weekend – 10am-4pm. A festive and fun holiday celebration for the entire family. Holiday shop, cooking demo, children crafts and free holiday entertainment. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

Priesthood Class and Ordination for Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. Rev. Dan Chesbro teaches Melchizedek history, priesthood requirements and gives attunement in the Ordination of Melchizedek $250 with certification. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register: starvisionscommuity.org.

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for September, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Reiki Practitioner Monthly Share – 6:30-8pm. Replenish reserves. At least Reiki I training required. Free. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Meditation/Reiki Circle – 7-8pm. Experience one-on-one Reiki in a group setting to help relax, ground and heal. Donation. Art of Astrology. Info: Julie at 914.835.7015. SpiritualHealingSpa.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Here&Now Yoga+Body Grand Opening – 9:30am. Choose from a wide selection of yoga, barre and core fusion classes. All levels. Opening specials. 138 Garth Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 917. 838.4877. HereAndNowYogaBody.com.

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all attuned to Reiki Level l or higher. Share and receive the healing energy of Reiki. $10 requested donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Reiki Circle and Pranayama – 7-8:30pm. With Jackie Muller, LCSW and Gabrielle Semel, E_RYT 500. Practice of energy direction and reception. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11am-12:15pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

4th Annual Sacred Earth Festival – 12-4pm. Free, family-oriented event. Open to the public. Features include earth ceremonies, drumming, dances, songs, storytelling, integrative massages, face painting and more. Pavilion 6, Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Info: Green-Brain.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Each month, enjoy this hour lecture to connect and learn about gems and stones and their incredible properties. Free. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Wooden Pillow Neck Healing Class – 8:30am, 10am, 5:30pm and 8pm. Ancient healing tool used to adjust neck, straighten vertebrae and more. Free. Westchester Body & Brain, Yoga & Tai Chi, 590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: Nicole: 201.618.7486. BodynBrain.com/westchester.

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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Herbal Stress Relief Free Workshop – 7:15-9pm. With Bonnie Rogers. Discover simple herbs and foods that help eliminate stress and anxiety naturally. Finger Lakes School of Massage Westchester, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x12. flsm.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

The Healer’s Lounge – 10am-12pm. Network Meeting for Holistic Practitioners. Presentation followed by social networking. Free. Park in long term train lot. Quest Yoga Studio, 2nd Flr, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Mediumship Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $ 35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Crown of Eternity Sound Journeys – 7-9pm. With gongs and chants. $35 by Aug 21. $45 after. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. More info: GoldenTempleYoga.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop – 9-11:30am. Participants gain greater understanding of the confusing divorce process with guidance from trained professionals on legal, financial, family and personal issues. $45. 100 S Bedford Rd, Ste 340, Mt Kisco. 914.238.3300. SecondSaturdayWestchester.com.

Live Well, Be Well Festival – 10am-5pm. A Day of Peace, Yoga, and Wellness. $69 in advance, $79 day of; $30 students, children 10 and under free. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Info: 845.583.2193. BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Reiki 1 & 2 Class – 10am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki I – 11am-6pm. Hear history of Reiki and its uses. Learn hand positions, scanning chakras and Reiki techniques. $125. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register/Reiki I and II pricing options: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Labor & Delivery Workshop – 1-4pm. This couple’s workshop provides instruction on a range of simple techniques to achieve an easeful birth. $95. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Magical Awakening Training Level One – 1-5pm. With Brett Bevell, world-renowned energy healer. Powerful Celtic Shamanic Energy Healing System which comes through lineage of Merlin and Lady of the Lake. $240. Briarcliff Manor, NY. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Introduction to Kriya Yoga and Yoga Nidra – 1:30-4:30pm. Join master teacher Glenn Black. CEUs available. $35 members. $45 nonmembers in advance. $45/$55 door. Club Fit Briarcliff, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Michael Sassano: 914.709.4150. YTAyoga.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Spiritual Education for Kids – New year begins at local Unitarian Universalists congregations. Explore Sunday services and classes for kids Pre-K through 8th in Croton (11am), Hastings (10:30am), Mohegan Lake (10:30am), Mt Kisco (10:30am) and White Plains (10am). Info: WestchesterUU.com.

Yoga Beginners Series – 9/13-10/4. Learn the absolute basics of yoga focusing on either Vinyasa or Hot 26 styles. $20/class or $80/4 weeks. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Somers Library Foundation 5K Trail Race & 1-Mile Family Fun Run – 8am/registration; 9am/Trail Run; 9:30am/Family Fun Run. Proceeds will be used to enhance the library. Reis Park, 80 Primrose St & Rte 139 Somers. Race Fees/Info/Register: SomersLibraryFoundation.org.

Health and Wellness Expo – 9am-4:30pm. Keynote speaker: Tiokasin Ghosthorse. $5 mini classes, practitioner sessions available, shop holistic marketplace, lunch by Butler Brothers. Free admission. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Learn sacred Reiki symbols, chakra balancing, history taking and client confidentiality. Level II attunement; give and receive a Reiki treatment. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Chan (Zen) Meditation Class – 1-3pm. One-hour lecture “How to Live a Better Life” and one hour meditation. By donation. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. ChanCenter.org.

Blissing Ecstatic Chant and Dance – 6pm. Potluck community dinner afterwards. $20. Location: 27 Travis Corners Rd., Garrison. RSVP: Cat Guthrie: 845.424.4340.

Sacred Pipe Ceremony with Community Potluck – 3-5pm. Offer prayers and gratitude to the universe. Free although it is customary to bring a small token (herbs, chocolate and/or tobacco). DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice. Release tension, calm nervous system, strengthen immune system and more. $25 preregistered, $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Quest Book Club – 7-8pm. September: A New Earth by Eckart Tolle. Discussion followed by a potluck. BYO snack or a refreshment to share. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Breathing Techniques & Meditation to Reduce Stress – 6-7:30pm. Presented by Manjula Khanna and offered through Art of Living Foundation. Free. Somers Library, 80 Primrose St and Rte 139 Somers. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

New Moon Manifestation – 6:30-8pm. Together we will manifest our hearts desires with the creative energies of the new moon. $10 requested donation. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MELT Series – Sept 14-Oct 5. 7-8:15pm. With Joy Jacobson. Self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance and decreases stress caused by repetitive postures and movements. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/Pricing Info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Bellydance – Sept 16-Oct 21. Egyptian style belly dancing. Learn basic movements such as undulations, shimmies, figure eights and more. Beginner level. $100 six-weeks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

67th Annual Herb Fair – 11am-2pm. Specialties include gourmet foods and baked goods, herbs, other plants and more. Admission free, lunch available and the traditional lovage soup. John Jay Homestead, 400 Rte 22, Katonah. Info: JohnJayHomestead.org.

“Comedy for a Cause” with Jane Condon – 6:30-9pm. Doors open at 6pm. Fundraiser for the Giordano Foundation for Women’s Health and Education and Support Connection. $50 ticket includes dinner, soft drinks, coffee and the show. A cash bar available. to Stone Manor 101 in Hartsdale. For registration and info, call 914.962.6402.

FRIDAY, SEPTMBER 18

Kundalini Yoga Foundations – 6:30-8:30pm. Course highlights all aspects of the practice: breath, posture, mantra and Kriya. All levels. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Spirit Connection – 6:30-8pm.With Robin C. Mueller spiritual medium who utilizes her gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience giving messages of love and support from the spirit world. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Register 914.730.0155.

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

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

Crystal Healing – 7:30pm. Presentation designed for those wishing to explore the energy and healing power of crystals. $35 includes a crystal starter kit. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDY, SEPTEMBER 19

Reiki 1 & 2 Review Class – 9am-1pm/Reiki 1 Review; 2-6pm/ Reiki 2 Review. With Myra Oney, Reiki Master Teacher. $125 section one. $175 both sections. Acker House, 139 Grand St, Croton on Hudson. Register: 914.862.4223.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 9:30-10:15am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Ages 13-17. Unique theme. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Harvesting, Cleaning and Storing Seeds – 10:30am-12:30pm. With Shanyn Siegel. Guides novice seed savers, intentional seed savers or opportunistic gardeners to properly harvest seeds. Free. Somers Library, 80 Primrose St and Rte 139, Somers. Registration required: 914.232.5717. Somers@wlsmail.org. SomersLibrary.org.

Fieldhome’s 11th Annual Fall Festival – 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, local vendors, kid’s zone with games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo and pony rides. Great food and family fun! Free. Field Home 2300 Catherine St, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.739.2244 x5501.

Free Community Classes and YTT Info Session – 11am. Yoga teacher training info session with Laura Jensen and Wendy Hagen. Sidewalk sales and free classes all day. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Class info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Spiritual Education for Kids – New year begins at local Unitarian Universalists congregations. Explore Sunday services and classes for kids Pre-K through 8th in Croton (11am), Hastings (10:30am), Mohegan Lake (10:30am), Mt Kisco (10:30am) and White Plains (10am). Info: WestchesterUU.com.

Back to Healthy Living & Empowerment Expo – 10-5pm. Crowne Plaza, Suffern. Info: livingempowermenttoday.com.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Kundalini Workshop – 11am-1pm. With Patty Meehan, RYT 500. Asana, chant, mudra, breath, meditation. $40. Space limited. Register early and required. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600.

Blissing Ecstatic Chant and Dance – 7pm. Potluck community dinner afterwards. $20. Liberation Yoga, 862 Route 6, Mahopac (between Kidz Country and Arturo’s). RSVP: 845.803.8389. $20.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Fall Detox & Yoga – Sept 21-Oct 5. 12:30-1:30pm. With Renee Simon. First session: free intro. Detox: Sept 28-Oct 5. $80 includes five-days of yoga. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Teen Yoga – Sept 21-Dec 21. 5:15-6:15pm. With Susan Draper. Build strength, stamina and flexibility. Teens 13 and up. BYO tunes. $195. $20 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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

Weekly Meditation & Dharma Night – 7-8:30pm. With Senior Shambhala Teacher, Derek Kolleeny. Meditation instruction, practice, Buddhist teachings and group discussion. Tea reception following. $20 drop-in. Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Preregister. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

THURSDAY, SEPTMBER 24

Yoga Teacher Training – A comprehensive program exploring Hot, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar styles for those who aspire to instruct or simply wish to improve. $3400. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7:30pm. With Janice Solomon, CCH. Homeopathy—an overview of various approaches. The difference between treatment methods of certified homeopaths and more. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Yoga Weekend with Anton Mackey – 9/25-9/27. Weekend includes two master classes and workshop designed to inspire students to take their practice to the next level. $80/weekend. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Business opportunity in natural health field presentation – 6:30-8:30pm. Special presentation about earning a separate income stream while helping others get healthier. Part-time business opportunity in top natural nutrition company. Hyatt House in Fishkill. $5. Info/register: Michael Rosenbaum 914.589.3601. AlternativeChoices.org.

Receiving Spiritual Messages Directly Workshop – 6:30am-8:30pm. With Alexandra La ‘Claire. $35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Anatomy with Anton Mackey – 9/26-9/27. Three modules covering anatomy essentials to help yoga students deepen their understanding of the body and practice. $55/module. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Soul Painting with Yoga & Art – 9am-1pm. Kundalini yoga, journaling and painting. All levels. No art experience necessary. Facilitators, Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Beth Hardev Kaur Sax. $65 member. $72 nonmember. The Wainwright House, Rye. Info: Wainwright.org.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 10am-5pm. 9/26-9/27. Rain or shine. Over 185 juried artists in a broad spectrum of media. Guided tours, kid-friendly activities and diverse food court. Admission $10, free under 18. 205 Business Park Dr. Armonk. Info: ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org.

Meditation in Energy Current of John of God – 10am-4pm. Facilitated by Daughter of the Casa, Abia Alvarez. Meditative Current and calming music from the Casa. Free. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register: sevenpowercenters@gmail.com.

Healthier TogetherImmunity Boost – 10:30am-12pm. Learn principles and simple exercises to help boost and strengthen immune system. Free. Westchester Body & Brain, Yoga & Tai Chi, 590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: Nicole: 201.618.7486. BodynBrain.com/westchester.

Teachings of the Medicine Wheel: Working with Fire – 3:30-5:30pm and 6-8pm.Evan Pritchard, professor of Native American studies. Work creatively with the elements of the four directions. $35/$40. $60/$70 both. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Mamas in Motion – 7-8:30pm. With Jolyn Arisman. Release spontaneous creativity and renew oneself with dance, yoga, massage and more. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Spiritual Education for Kids – New year begins at local Unitarian Universalists congregations. Explore Sunday services and classes for kids Pre-K through 8th in Croton (11am), Hastings (10:30am), Mohegan Lake (10:30am), Mt Kisco (10:30am) and White Plains (10am). Info: WestchesterUU.com.

Solar Body Outdoor Natural Healing Workshop – 8:30-10:30am. Find inner peace and natural healing power for a healthier body, mind and spirit. Free. Westchester Body & Brain, Yoga & Tai Chi, 590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: Nicole: 201.618.7486. BodynBrain.com/westchester.

Awaken Wellness Fair NJ – 10am-5pm. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and hundreds of guests. Double Tree Hotel, 2117 Rte. 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ. Info: AwakenFair.com, click on “Fort Lee 9-27.”

Chakra Flow-n-Let it Go Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. With Antonia Noonan, RYT 500. Open level using bija mantra, vinyasa flow and restorative. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Community Yoga/Meditation – 1-3pm. With Jennifer. Integral or Yin Yoga followed by longer meditation session. By donation. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. YogaWestchesterNY.com.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Workshop – 1-3:30pm. Timeless art of harmonizing body, mind and spirit. Exercises and using breath to surrender into peace and well-being. $40. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. RSVP by Sept 23/Info: 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Fall Equinox Healing Night – 5-7:30pm Meditation, yoga, chanting, drumming. $20 suggested donation. Half proceeds to charity. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm. Non-denominational monthly gathering for women, coming together to draw in powerful energies of the full moon. $10 requested donation. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Mindfulness for the Family – 7–9pm. With Dr. Paul Epstein, naturopathic physician. Cultivate a family life filled with peace, contentment and love. The practice of mindfulness supports healthy communication. $40/$44. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Release, balance and restore subtle energy centers via deep relaxation. With Anne Bentzen. $25 Adults; Seniors/Student rate $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. Pre-register: 914.588.4079.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Author Series: Lecture & Book Signing – 3-4:30pm. Conversation with Sarah Bracey White, author of Primary Lessons. A fascinating and engaging memoir. $5 suggested. $21 book sales. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Green Drinks Westchester at The Briarcliff Manor – 6-8pm. w/ Lea Cullen Boyer of Green Guru Network and Dani Glaser of Green Team Spirit and host Perry DiNapoli at The Briarcliff Manor. 25 Studio Hill Rd. Briarcliff Manor. Information: Facebook.com/greendrinkswestchester.

Séance: Talking to the Dead – 7:30-9pm. With Psychic Medium Joan Carra. Find comfort and closure with messages from passed loved ones. $55/pp. Small group. Wainwright House 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. RSVP: 203 531-6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Weekly Meditation & Dharma Night – 7-8:30pm. With Senior Shambhala Teacher, Derek Kolleeny. Meditation instruction, practice, Buddhist teachings and group discussion. Tea reception following. $20 drop-in. Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Preregister. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

Autumn Splendor – Oct 2-4. Walking/yoga/meditation retreat with viniyoga teachers Stephanie Harding and Lynn Crimando. Lodging in a restored Victorian mansion, three meals daily. $400. Stony Point Retreat Center. Stephanie Harding: 914.274.0007. Rippowamyoga.com.

SUNDAY, October 4

Support Connection 21th Anniversary Support-A-Walk – 9am. Support Connection brings help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Walk, donate or visit the vendors. Info: supportconnection.org; 914.962.6402.

Yoga for Insomnia – 2-5pm. Special workshop to promote a restful sleep. YogaShine Studio, Valhalla. Vitalah Simon, RYT-500, teacher in Westchester for over 25 years. $75. Pre-registration required: 914.769.8745. yogashine.com.

1st Annual Holistic Wellness Fair – 11am-4pm. Marianne Messina, DC, and Ferdinand Esser, DC, present an experiential and fun day of workshops, demonstrations and bodywork including yoga, chiropractic, acupuncture, culinary nutrition and guided meditation. Free. 2241 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.930.8800.

 

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for August, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

Tapping, Two-day Workshop – Aug 1-2. Learn how to mine the Akash and be hypnotically regressed to past lives that hold important keys to happiness in this life. Powerful. Crystal Temple, Larchmont. Info, Diane: 914.575.8170. QuantumEFT.com.au/package.

Reiki I – 11am-6pm. Hear history of Reiki and its uses. Learn hand positions, energy flow exercises, guided meditations and more. $125. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register/Reiki I and II pricing options: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Community Yoga Class – 11:30am-12:45pm. 1st Sat. Practice in a sacred space. All levels. Free. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Register/info: Info: 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

The Hudson Valley Exposition – Noon-9pm. Rain or shine. Showcases for holistic wellness and energy, artisan marketplace, restaurant row, performers, food, craft beer and wines and laser light show. Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill. Info: 914.737.3600. HVExposition.com.

Meditation/Reiki Circle – 7-8pm. Experience one-on-one Reiki in a group setting to help participants relax, ground and heal. Donation. Art of Astrology, Info, Julie: 914.835.7015. SpiritualHealingSpa.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

Yoga, Meditation + Healthy Lunch – 10am-3pm. Outside Yoga, meditation on the ground, learn dry skin blush, and fresh lunch made by chef. $60. Hudson Valley Healing, 122 Belvedere Rd, Beacon. 917.312.6188, hudsonvallyhealing.jimdo.com, mtbodyworklab.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga – Aug 2-23. 10:30-11:30am. With Danielle Guillet. Strengthen and open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through yoga poses modified for requirements of the pregnant body. $100. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 3

Pre-Natal Yoga – Aug 3-24. 6:45-7:45pm. With Jessica Outlaw. Strengthen and open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through yoga poses modified for requirements of the pregnant body. $100. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Reiki Level III: Master Practitioner – Aug 4, 11, 18 & 24. 6-9:30pm. Prerequisite 6-12 months of Reiki practice at Level II. Attune to the Master Symbol. Learn Reiki grids, aura clearing and more. $550. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5

Teacher Training Info Session – An opportunity to learn about the upcoming Riverstone Yoga teacher training program. Free. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all attuned to Reiki Level l or higher. Take this opportunity to both share and receive the healing energy of Reiki. $10 requested donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Beginner Workshop – Aug 5-26. 7-8pm. With Laura Jensen. Step-by-step instruction through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. $100. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.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.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Second Annual Bird Cage Fundraiser – 6-8pm. To benefit Sharp Again Naturally. Music, food, drink, and good company. $15 includes appetizers; cash bar, door prizes and raffles. Pinnacle at Heritage Hills, 100 West Dr, Somers. RSVP/Info: Wing-NY.com/event-calendar.

Evening of Heavenly Connections With Mediums – 6:30-10pm. With Maura, Hudson Valley Medium and Tamara, Southern Belle Medium. Loving and healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over. Includes dinner with cash bar. Four Brothers Restaurant, Mahopac. Tickets: Luvsblessings.com. Info: 845.661.8295.

MELT Series – Aug 6-27. 7-8:15pm. With Joy Jacobson. Self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance and decreases accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Ying-Yang Fundraiser – 7:45-9pm. Healing practice of active and restorative postures followed by Yoga Nidra meditation. $20. Preregistration required. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Evening of Heavenly Connections With Mediums – 6:30-10pm. With Maura, Hudson Valley Medium and Tamara, Southern Belle Medium. Loving and healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over. Includes dinner with cash bar. Trattoria 160 Italian Restaurant, Pleasantville. Tickets: Luvsblessings.com. Info: 845.661.8295.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Family Meditation at Chuang Yen Monastery – 9-10am. Ages 5 and up w/ parent or guardian, includes Buddhist stories; part of their regular Sunday morning meditation program. Kuan Yin (Meditation) Hall, Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Rte. 301, Carmel. Free/donations. Info: BAUS.org.

Natural Awakenings Wellness Village at the Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market – 10am-2pm. Kick-off Wellness Village will feature chair massage, cold laser therapy for pain and natural bug repellent. Location info: HudsonValleyFarmersMarket.org.

The Hastings Flea – 10am-4pm. Curated, specialty outdoor flea market, overlooking the Hudson River; across the street from the Hastings on Hudson Metro North station at the Hastings-on-Hudson Metro North Train station parking lot. Info: HastingsFlea.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

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

Northern Westchester Believe, Inspire, Grow Meeting – 12-2pm. BIG is a women’s empowerment organization designed to help women of all ages identify and embrace their true life purpose, both professionally and personally. The Burger Barn, Somers. 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Prenatal Teacher Training Certification – 8/13-8/16. Structuring and sequencing, asana modifications by trimester, key restorative postures, as well as, alignment and anatomy. $600. Member; $650. Non-member. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Network Spinal Analysis and Reorganizational Healing Workshop – 7-8:30pm. W/ Lawrence Stern, DC. Greater self-awareness and conscious awakening of relationships between body, mind, emotion and more. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x12.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Spirit Connection – 6:30-8pm.With Robin C. Mueller spiritual medium who utilizes her gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience giving messages of love and support from the spirit world. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Register 914.730.0155.

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

Peachtopia Festival – 11am-4pm. Peach pie baking contest, live music from the Eric Hill Band, Tractor wagon rides through the orchard. Lots of white, yellow and donut peaches picking. Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction. FishkillFarms.com.

Meditation/Reiki Circle – 7-8pm. Experience one-on-one Reiki in a group setting to help attendees relax, ground and heal. Donation. Art of Astrology, Info, Julie: 914.835.7015. SpiritualHealingSpa.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Family Meditation at Chuang Yen Monastery – 9-10am. Ages 5 and up w/ parent or guardian, includes Buddhist stories; part of their regular Sunday morning meditation program. Kuan Yin (Meditation) Hall, Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Rte. 301, Carmel. Free/donations. Info: BAUS.org.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Release deeply held tensions, calm nervous system, strengthen immune system and increase self-awareness. $25 preregistered. $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 17

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify kids having trouble learning. Vision problems keep children from reaching their potential. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

New Dawn Foundation’s 4th Annual Health & Wellness Expo – 10am-5pm. $35 cash admission entitles participants to sessions with all the practitioners. The New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport Ave.New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.8084. TheNewDawnFoundation.org.

DeCicco’s 4th Annual Local Food Festival – 11am-4pm. Over 50 local food vendors, including farmers, bakers, cheese makers and brewers with samples and info at tasting tables. Fun activities for kids. DeCicco & Son, 50 Independent Way, Brewster. Info: DeCiccoAndSons.com. 845.278.0836.

Now at Woodfrog Pond – 2pm. Hike to the Woodfrog Pond with naturalist and get hands-on with some of the local residents. $5 members. $8 nonmembers. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23

Childbirth Education Series – 1-3pm (8/23, 8/30 & 9/13). Discussion on stages of labor, medical interventions and healthy choices. Breath work, movement, and massage techniques will be offered.  $180/3 sessions. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco.  Register: questyogaarts.com. 914.241.YOGA.

OLHT Meditation for Self-Healing & Renewal – 2:30-4pm. Self-healing practices. Receive energy healing from Penny Lavin, OLHT Instructor/Practitioner. $20 session. $45 three-session series. One Light Healing Touch Energy Healing & Mystery School, Lagrangeville. Penny: 845.878.5165. olht1.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

Learn Healing Techniques Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. With Healer and Author Brett Bevell. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

Reiki Master Class – Aug 29 & 30. 10am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675/pp includes both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

Holistic Moms Network: A Tempting Taste of Delicious Gardens – 10am-12pm. Social and educational event. Tastings by Farmigo. Open to all local HMN chapter members and interested future members. 180 Rte 117 Bypass Rd, Bedford Hills. RSVP required: Facebook.com/NWestLoPutHMN.

Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Learn sacred Reiki symbols, chakra balancing, history taking and client confidentiality. Experience a guided meditation to meet Reiki guides and more. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31

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

MELT: Strength – 11:30-12pm. Innovative class that uses body rollers to release tension and stress within the body and mind. $30. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

HypnoBirthing – Registration open for childbirth preparation called HypnoBirthing. Five week series beginning first week of December for babies due January through March. Info: GentleBeginningsMidwiferyNY.com

Awaken the Healer Within – 1-4pm. With Katonah energy healing practitioner, Laura Malfa. Learn to powerfully sense and shift energy using energy based techniques, breath work, meditation and sound. $65. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd. Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Pre-Natal Partners Workshop – 2-4pm. With Allison Schleck. Expectant mothers, fathers, partners and friends are invited to learn partner postures, labor prep and breathing techniques. No yoga experience necessary. $60/couple. Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

108 Sun Salutations – 8:30-9:45am. 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23 & 11/30. With Gabrielle Semel. A guided practice through this traditional series to honor the Sun, and build the qualities of Strength and Perseverance. Donation. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. All levels. Sitting and walking meditation practice with a group of like-minded people. Learn and practice techniques for gaining mental strength, stability and clarity. $15. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Yoga for Osteoporosis – 11am-2pm. With Dr. Loren Fishman. Learn safe and effective postures for those with osteoporosis or with bone density concerns. $145. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Guided Trail Experience – Nov 2, 9, 23, 30. 11:30am. All ages. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home or which mushrooms make the best dinner. 45-min. Free. GNC, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. With Kate Petagine.  A pre-requisite to mat Pilates class, a workshop teaching the combination of concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. $25. Pre-register only: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Meditation Workshop – 1-5pm. With Dr. Patricia Bloom. Learn and practice seated and walking meditation and other techniques to reduce anxiety, tension and other symptoms of stress. $60. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Dobbs Ferry. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Working with Angels, Merlin and the Higher Self – 4-6pm. StarVisions sponsors author, Margaret Doner LMT. Angelic channel shares how to work with the angelic realm to reach one’s potential. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Psychic Development Circle – 7pm. A supportive and loving group to develop and enhance one’s psychic abilities. $15 suggested donation. Hands Of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register:845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Yoga for Back Care Workshop – 7-9pm. Learn yoga poses and other techniques to maintain a healthy spine and relieve back stress. $25. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Dobbs Ferry. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Kids’ Yoga – 4:30-5:15pm. Tuesdays, 11/4-12/16. With Alice Sipple. Playful themes, breathing techniques, and postures will be explored. Children ages 5-7 welcome. 6 classes. $60 member/$72 non-member. Pre-register: 845. 896.5678; allsporthealthandfitness.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5

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

The Trampoline Effect: Staying In Touch With Your Competent Confident Self – 6:30-8:30pm. 3 class course – 11/ 5, 11/12, & 11/19. Learn how to nurture and access self-confidence with the Trampoline Effect at Hastings High School, 27 Farragut Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson. $60 Sign up through Intervillage Continuing Education, sunywcc.edu/Intervillage.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Four-week series. Beginners-intermediate. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques. Tibetan Buddhist meditation lineage. Sitting and walking meditation, contemplative meditations are taught. Dharma books and teachings discussed. Space limited. $100 four classes. $30 single class. Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Kinesthetic Ball Work – 7-9pm. With Piki Houde. Guided release technique which involves lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas and create freedom of movement and new self-awareness. All levels. $35 preregistered. $40 door. Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Staying Healthy All Winter Long With Herbs – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn simple ways to employ herbal allies to maintain health and thrive all season long. CE-HLTH 2063QV. Dobbs Ferry HS. $35. K Gordineer #84907. Westchester Community College. 914.606.6800.

Gong Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. Relax to the healing and restorative sounds of the gong. Experience a sense of calm and inner tranquility. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Expressive Arts Group – With Stephanie Buck. Ongoing group now forming. Individualized exploration and use of painting, drawing, clay work, authentic movement, sounding and writing within a safe and supportive environment. No experience needed. Yellow Door Studios 1 North St, Hastings-on-Hudson. Info: Stephanie 914.478.4200.

Reiki Master Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher Training – Nov 7-9. Ready to take personal Reiki practice to the next level? Registration closes Oct 24. Prerequisite of one year Reiki practice at Level ll. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Parenting Workshop – Nov 7, Dec 5 & Jan 9. 10-11:30am. Presented by Dr Kristy M Vanacore and Ridvan Foxhall. Parents of newborns-toddlers: three-part parenting workshop. The importance of play and nature in developing successful children. $300 series. 334 Underhill Ave, 3C, Yorktown Hts. Register: 914.497.8006.

Tasting Event at Get Juiced – 4-6pm. Owner Margarita Carreras hosts event to launch their healthy boxed meals for busy individuals. Get Juiced, 8 Market St., Red Hook. Info: 845.835.8402, GetJuicedAmerica.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-5pm. Kundalini yoga and creative expression. All levels. No art experience necessary. $90. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Preschool Yoga – 10:30-11:15am. Saturdays, 11/8-12/20. With Alice Sipple. Playful themes, breathing techniques, and postures will be explored. Children ages 2-4 with adult. 6 classes. $60 member/$72 non-member. Pre-register: 845. 896.5678; allsporthealthandfitness.com.

Gluten-Free Holiday Tasting – 12-3pm. Storewide at Whole Foods Market in Yonkers. Free. Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd. Info: 914.378.8090. WholeFoodsMarket.com.

Intro to Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. With Tori Cronk. Wanting to try yoga? Attend a two-hour workshop breaking down Vinyasa yoga into fundamental basics. No experience necessary. $20. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Sita’s Light Kirtan – 7:30-9pm. Beautiful traditional devotional songs and deeply moving trance mantras led by Sita Miriam Zernis, Suan Armstrong and Fumio Taniguchi. $25 advance. $30 door. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd. Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9

The Hastings Flea – 10am-4pm. Curated craft and vintage market featuring the best local artisans and vendors in lower Hudson Valley. Live music, food trucks, vintage clothing and furniture, fun family-friendly activities and more. Info: HastingsFlea.com.

Angel Healing & Sound Healing Workshop – 11am-1pm. With Katie Ciriello. $35. 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSPV, Synchronicity: 845.363.1765, SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki 1 Training – 12:30-6:30pm. Receive attunements in Reiki energy, learn history, hand positions and how to use Reiki for self-care and for others. $195 includes manual. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Dobbs Ferry. Info/registration required, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Yoga Inversion Workshop – 2-4pm. With Julia Zern. Take the practice to the next level, building inversions from the ground up. $25 members/$40 non-members. Pre-register: 845. 896.5678; allsporthealthandfitness.com.

Brett Bevell’s Energy Healing for Everyone – 2-5pm. Learn this ancient essence inspired energy healing technique, receive the healing and be empowered to teach it to others. Early bird special $75 by Nov 2. $85 thereafter. Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

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

Spirit Communication Night – 7pm. With Psychic Medium Priscilla Keresey. Great meal and messages from loved ones in the afterlife. $50/ticket for dinner, readings, and Q&A. Ciro’s Restaurant, 115 Secor Rd, Mahopac. Register: 845.628.5888. APracticalPsychic.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Stitch n Bitch – 5-9pm. BYO yarn, needle and friends for a fun night out. $10 min purchase. Beer, wine, food available. On-going group. The Freight House Café, 609 Rte, Mahopac. 845.628.1872. TheFreightHouseCafe.com.

Acupuncture 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Medicine – 6:30-7:30pm. With Margaret Steele. Free. Space limited. Reserve: 914.772.4589. Classical Acupuncture & Aromatherapy, 25 North Division St, Peekskill. Info: AcupuncturePeekskill.com.

Sustainable Westchester: What’s The Plan For Green Economic Development? – 7pm. Meet the leaders and learn about initiatives to turn environmental challenges into opportunities. Sierra Club, NWEAC and SWEAC. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Vision & Success in School – 7-8:45pm. As many as 25 percent of children have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential. Learn more. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane or Joelle: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Fathers Only Support Group – 7-9pm. Stop by and chat with Dads in the same situation. Free Event. Beer, wine, food available. On-going group. The Freight House Café, 609 Rte, Mahopac. 845.628.1872. TheFreightHouseCafe.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Coming Back to Center: An Artful Rediscovery of our Positive Core Self – 6-9pm. With Joyce Bellish. Guided imagery meditation, art-making and exploration to tap into innate creativity. No art experience necessary. $45 plus $15 materials fee. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Sign-up: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. Readings and healings also available Nov 14-Nov 18. $35. 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSPV, Synchronicity: 845.363.1765, SynchronicityNY.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing & Meditation – 7-9pm. Relax and heal. $20 before Nov 12. $25 door. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

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

Yoga Nidra – 7:15-8:30pm. With John DeJulio, RYT and Alma Pink, LMT, RYT.  Restore, replenish, renew with a guided practice of breath and systematic relaxation. $17. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15

2014 Vanguard Conference – 11/15 & 11/16. David Perlmutter, MD and other leading experts discuss innovative approaches to integrative and holistic medicine. One- or two-day options. Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz. Info: 914.393.0513.

1 Year Anniversary Celebration for bodyART – 10-11am. With Diane Graziosa. Live Drumming and light refreshments/desserts. Space is limited. The Temperance Center. Call to register: 914.793.2600.

Everyday Shamanism with Deep Arrow Woman – 11am-5pm. First of three Fall workshops offering experiential teachings on the mysteries of solar cycles, sacred directions and elements. $125. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Harvest Fest Tasting Celebration – 12-3pm. At Whole Foods Market in Yonkers. Free. Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd. Info: 914.378.8090. WholeFoodsMarket.com.

Yoga for Runners – 2-4pm. Gives special focus to hamstrings, hips, and breathing, valuable addition to cross-training. Improve flexibility, endurance, core strength, tone, balance, posture, focus.  $25/advance; $30/day of. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.YOGA. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Ubaka Hill Drumming Workshop – 2-6pm. The art and spirit of drumming, rhythm and resonance of transformation. Space limited. $140. Early bird $125 by Nov 8. Group rate available. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Sacred Fire Ceremony with Deep Arrow Woman – 5pm. Outdoor ceremony fosters community, reconnects one to the earth and unleashes the power of fire to transform actions into prayer and prayer into reality. Donation. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd. Rte 172, Mt Kisco.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation practice with a wonderful group of like-minded people. All levels. Learn and practice techniques for gaining mental strength, stability and clarity. $15. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. With Robin Cohen, RYT 500.  Approachable from any level, admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Raw “Cooking” Workshop – 2-4pm. Roxanne Gamory, holistic chef, provides delicious samples and offers health benefits of eating raw and incorporating simple recipes into diet. $45. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system and increase self-awareness. $25 preregistered. $30 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Friendly people, compelling speakers. Kristin Prevallet on “What is hypnosis and why does it work?” Free to members; $10 non-members. Panera Bread Company, One North Broadway, White Plains. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Evening Satsang – 7-8:30pm. With Prem Sadasivananda. Meditation, chanting and a talk on meditation as the key to inner life. $20. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Dobbs Ferry. Info, Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20

MicroBirth Film Showing – 6 pm. A look at the effects of modern childbirth on the human biome. Free, Carmel location.  Information: GentleBeginningsMidwiferyNY.com.

A Legal Look at Vaccine Safety and Efficacy – 7:30pm. Holistic Mom’s hosts Susan Lee, attorney and founder of Know Your Vaccines, LLC and member of Vaccine Injury Justice Center. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

Gong Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. Relax to the healing and restorative sounds of the gong. Experience a sense of calm and inner tranquility. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Friday, November 21

8th Annual Healers Gala & Wellness Weekend – 11/21-11/23. Hosted by Derek Senior ND and Dorette Lewis-Senior ND. Weekend includes Healers Gala, Healing Circle, Airborne Jazz band, nature tour, seminars, spa services, and movie. Dolce Hotel, Norwalk, CT. Register: drs2health.com/events, 203.374.5309.

Expressive Arts Group – With Stephanie Buck. Ongoing group now forming. Individualized exploration and use of painting, drawing, clay work, authentic movement, sounding and writing within a safe and supportive environment. No experience needed. Yellow Door Studios 1 North St, Hastings-on-Hudson. Info: Stephanie 914.478.4200.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 9:30-10:30am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Ages 13-17. Unique theme. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Fishkill Cares for Cats – 12-4:30pm. A community event organized by the Fishkill Animal Alliance with music, face painting, food, humane education information, exhibitors, and raffles. Fishkill Town Hall, 807 Route 52, Fishkill. Info: soundearth.com/FishkillCares or call 845.489.2378.

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.

Live Music at The Freight House Café – 7-11pm. $10 min purchase. Beer, wine, food available. 609 Rte, Mahopac. Info: 845.628.1872. TheFreightHouseCafe.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Awaken Fair Tarrytown – 10am-5pm. Biggest, longest-running body-mind-spirit-green expo north of NYC. Can pre-book with healers and readers online. Admission: $10/online; $15/door. DoubleTree Hotel, 455 S. Broadway (Rte. 9), Tarrytown. Info: AwakenFair.com or 914.422.1784.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm Connecting wisdom and energy principles to one’s life. Experience deep energy healing in group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master Teacher. Max 18 participants. $25. Students $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Faerie Friday – 1pm/Faerie Wands; 2:30pm/Faerie Treasure Boxes & 4pm/Corn Husk Faeries A tradition in our space. Skip the chaotic mall. Spend the day doing faerie wonderful crafts. Classes designed for faerie fans of all ages. $10/class. All three $25. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.895.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm. With Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. $275/pp for both Reiki 1 & 2. 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSPV, Synchronicity: 845.363.1765, SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Psychic Sunday – 12-6pm. Dollar a minute readings. Walk-in basis. Readers will be donating half of their fees to help make the holidays brighter for a local family. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Info: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

 

May 2011 Calendar of Events in Westchester & Putnam NY from Natural Awakenings Magazine

SUNDAY, MAY 1

Permaculture – Time TBA. Learn how Permaculture can heal the planet, starting in one’s own back yard. Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville. Cameron: 914.589.6744.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month.1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 3

Finding Right Work – 7-9:30pm (5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24).  A holistic workshop focused on achieving self-actualization and empowerment for those who are unemployed, dissatisfied with their jobs, or seeking new opportunities. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  $195/4 evenings. 203.874.4252; learn.ed/rightwork.

Reiki I Training/Attunement – 7-9:30pm (5/3, 5/4, 5/10, 5/11). Learn how to tap into this universally available healing energy to benefit the self and others. $250/includes certification and take-home materials. Pre-registration required. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 914.232.0382.

THURSDAY, MAY 5

D.I.V.A.’S-Do-Lunch – 12-2pm. Diva-Mama Shira Adler leads an engaging empowerment and attunement program at the Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $26. 914.967.6080; Wainwright.org.

Natural Health Beauty Event – 5-10pm. Experience a night of information, rejuvenation and enjoyment all in one package. White Plains Crowne Plaza, 66 Hale St., White Plains. 914.202.3315; naturalhealthbeautyevent.com/natawa.

Massage Open House – 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Free. Register:  914.241.7363.

Release Stress With Energy Healing – 6:30-8pm w/Penny Lavin of One Light Healing Touch. Experiential energy workshop to release stress, develop one’s innate healing ability and connect with Spirit Guide. East Fishkill Library, 348 Rt. 376, Hopewell Junction. Free. 845.221.9943; eastfishkilllibrary.org.

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Bring a favorite healthy toddler food recipe to swap, web resource, cookbook, and/or sample dish to share, and go home with new ideas for feeding that picky eater!  Desmond-Fish Library Program Rm, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.

Lecture for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. w/Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Limited to people who are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Free. Includes dinner. 914.868.6200.

Deeksha – 7-8pm. Also known as the Oneness Blessing, at The Sanctuary in Carmel, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Expect a fascinating evening that is proof-positive that life continues after physical death. Spirit people have so much joy, love and information to share. $40. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

The Role of Women in Religion – 7-9pm. Unity Made Visible presents a discussion by women from six diverse faiths. Q&A, refreshments and music included. Free. Antioch Baptist Church, Bedford Hills. Unitymadevisible.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

Nature Friendly Plant Sale – 4-7pm (5/6) & 9am-2pm (5/7). Select from a wide variety of unique and hard-to-find annuals/perennials, deer resistant and native plants, heirloom vegetables/herbs, hanging baskets and wildflowers. Teatown Lake Reservation 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining, 914.762.2912, x110; teatown.org.

Hastings Friday Night Live –5:30pm. A monthly family event hosted by the Village of Hastings and Chamber of Commerce. Come out and dance in the streets with Warburton closed to traffic! 914.478.3400 x642; rivertownsguide.com/fnl.

Yoga for Stress Reduction – 6-7pm (5/6-6/24). Learn movement, breath and visualization techniques to bring in calm and balance. Trinity Psychotherapy, Yoga and Dance, 34 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge. $115/8classes. 914.763.2548; rippowamyoga.com.

A Night of Chocolate & Comedy – 6:30-10pm. Launch event for the Barbara E. Giordano Foundation for Women’s Health and Education. Enjoy an evening with world class ventriloquist, humorist, performance artist and singer/songwriter Lesley Smith. Dobbs Ferry Women’s Club. $40. 914.686.8002.

Cherokee Tradition New Moon Drumming – 6:45-8pm. Bring drums, rattles and bells, or use the stores’; some drums are for sale. Pre-registration required. $20. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 914.232.0382.

The Wild Lunch – 7-9pm w/Evan Pritchard. Workshop/lecture features Evan’s powerpoint “The Foods of the Hunter-Gatherers of the Hudson Valley”, subtitled in Munsee, a Delaware Indian language spoken in Yorktown until recent centuries. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown. $20. RSVP: 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Dragon Magik Class – 7-9pm w/Gretchen. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

Women’s Power Dance – 7-9:30pm w/Eileen O’Hare, Andean Shaman. A powerful evening of drumming, chanting, dancing and healing. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Feminique Technique – 8-9:30pm w/Valerie diLorenso. Explore the sensual side of fitness with an integrated workout combining dance, yoga, Pilates, and slow sensory movement into one empowering and liberating workout. $35. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $35. 845.225.9642.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Plant Sale – 7am-4pm (5/7 & 5/8).  Purchase perennials, annuals, hanging baskets, vegetables and herb garden plants to support environmental education. Leaves & Flowers face painting fun from 12-2pm. Beczak Environmental Education Cntr, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. 914.377.1900 x12; beczak.org.

Mother Daughter Yoga – 10-11am. A special yoga class for mothers and daughters 8 years and up celebrates the unique and powerful mother/daughter bond. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Register in advance. $15/pp. Questyogaarts.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 10am-12noon w/Dr. Anthony Sayegh. Receive a hands-on experience of various healing modalities for children and adults; including color, sound, Reiki, massage, cranial-sacral and chiropractic therapies. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free. 914.421.1500.

Mother’s Day Herb Planter Sale – 10am-4pm. Beautiful herb planters containing four different culinary herbs will continue to produce throughout the summer and into the fall. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown. $35/each. Reserve planter at 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Nothing to Wear – 1pm. Even though the closet is full of clothes, how is it that there is nothing to wear?  Learn from professional image consultant Scarlett DeBease how to coordinate outfits in a new and exciting way. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Jewelry Making Workshop – 1pm-3pm w/Stephanie Madura. This hands-on workshop teaches how to craft a bracelet using Swarovski and semi-precious beads. Leave with a hand-made piece! Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40 + $14/materials fee. RSVP: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Animal Reiki – 1-5pm w/Eileen Savage. Animal Reiki is a way of learning to connect with animals through the compassionate healing energy of Reiki. Pre-requisites are Reiki I and Reiki II. Wainwright House. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Manitoga Camp Open Day – 2-4pm. New and returning camp families are welcome to meet camp staff, experience the site and learn about the program Garrison. Information about Summer Nature & Design Camp: 845.424.3812.; manitogacamp.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 8

Farmers Market At Muscoot Farm – 10am-3pm. 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29. Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap, candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicious baked goods. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective, led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT; followed by guided meditation.  YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Feeding Fun – 2pm. Gobble, crunch, slurp, chomp. It’s mealtime for the animals. Come see what’s on the menu. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Free w/museum admission. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Holistic Moms Mothers Day Night Out – 4:30-7pm. Family open mic event hosted by Sal & Deb w/professional band.  All ages welcome to sing, play an instrument, or just hang out.  Elements Food & Spirits, 161 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free. 914.831.8099.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. Incorporating gentle postures and breath, restorative yoga is a powerful practice that all can benefit from regardless of age or fitness level. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $25/prepay by 5/6. Questyogaarts.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 10

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast – 8-10am. Shareane Baff, intuitive and creator of world renowned Intentions Jewelry, shares her expertise on Feng Shui. Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 N. Broadway, White Plains. $18/non-members, $15/members. 914.422.1784; westchesterholisticnetwork.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/ Francine Vale. Learn to be more fully in alignment with the Higher Self; discovering greater self-empowerment so life becomes more peaceful and harmonious. Human Bodyworks, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

Conflict Transformation – 6pm w/Lisa Worth Huber. An exploration of the exciting new field of Conflict Transformation addressing concerns of schools, families, and communities. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Spring Cleanse Cooking Class – 6:30pm. Enjoy the flavors of spring and learn about the cleansing properties of foods in this fun and interactive vegetarian cooking class. 360-C Mount Pleasant Ave., Mamaroneck. $45. Register/info: 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

Cuba: Potluck/Salsa Presentation – 6:30-9pm w/Cameron Kelly. Learn about this amazing island and how to legally travel there to experience its singular beauty, culture and agricultural heritage. Hilltop Hannover Farm, Yorktown.  $15. RSVP: 914.962.2368 x 2.

Tending The Inner Garden – Time TBA (5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1)  Psychologist Stacy Raymond and Certified Nutritionist, Renee Simon combine professional skills to help change emotions and behaviors that no longer serve and to nurture  healthy relationships with food, body, and people. South Salem. $199. 914.763.9107.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Water Demo – 7-8:30pm. Learn what’s really in drinking water; what is believed to be doing the body good may actually be doing the opposite. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free/registration required; humanbodyworks.com.

Munay-Ki Rites – 7-9pm w/Deana Paqua. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

Purification/Detoxification Event and Discussion – 7-9 pm. What exactly is purification/detoxification,who needs it, why, when, how often and what are the benefits. Sampling therapeutic juices. All are welcome. RSVP: 914.341.1246.

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Successful Aging – 7-8:30pm w/Dr. Michael Kennis. Lecture and open discussion at Center for Acupuncture & Integrative Wellness, 369 Ashford Ave, 2nd floor, Dobbs Ferry. RSVP only: 914.433.9340.

Merkaba Activation – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. A deeply physical experience is felt during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness and tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $50. RSVP: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, MAY 14

1st Annual 5K Run/Walk – 7:30am registration; 9am/5k race; 9:05am/walk. The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce & the Hudson Valley Hospital Center’s “Health Yorktown” benefiting students in the Yorktown & Lakeland Districts. $25/runner, $15/walkers. Active.com (keyword Yorktown) or 914.245.4599.

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11:00am w/ Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha Yoga postures perfect for beginners to those who have injuries or other physical limitations. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $16. Space limited/registration req. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (5/14 & 5/15) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and receive a certificate for the second level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Mamapalooza – 10am-5pm. Spend a brilliant day with artists, musicians, entertainment, practitioners, a farmer’s market and amazing vendors coming together to celebrate the Spirit of Life!  Kensico Dam, Valhalla. Free. Awakenfair.com.

Putnam County Day – 11am & 1:30pm. Special discounted rate of $8 for Putnam county residents. Tours at 11am and 1:30pm, limited space, reservations required. Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center: House, Studio & Landscape Tour. Garrison. Register: brownpapertickets.com/profile/7669.

Painting From The Inside Out Workshop –12noon-4pm. Explore, experiment and play while painting; allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown. $55/before 5/8 or $70. Register: Eve-Marie, 914. 909. 6292; paintinginsideout.com.

Anniversary Celebration – 12-5pm. The Art of Healing hosts their one year anniversary celebration. 1 Front St., Patterson. Event details at theartofhealing4all.com.

A Celebration of Spirit – 7-9pm w/special guest Barbara Marx Hubbard. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; acelebrationofspirit.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Open Air Family Music Fest – 11am-4pm. Enjoy a fun-filled day with musical entertainment provided by a variety of well-known local bands. Bring a picnic or purchase refreshments. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. $8/members; $12/non-members; $4/ages 2-12. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

21st Shad Fest & Hudson River Celebration – 12-5pm. Riverkeeper friends and supporters come together for a day of family fun. 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. Tickets start at $30: riverkeeper.org.

Aura Drawing Class – 2-3:30pm w/Kathy LaLonde. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Experience how to strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $20 prepay by 5/13. Questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, MAY 16

Celebrate the Divine Feminine – 6:15-8:30pm w/Rev. Elizabeth Phaire, Life-Cycle Celebrant®. Non-denominational offering includes ritual, meditation, music, movement, and discussion. Call for details on special item to bring. By donation. The Yoga Loft, 954 Old Post Rd., Bedford. 914.980.7572.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

Eating for Two – 10:30-11:30am. Class is for pregnant & nursing moms; learn which foods are best for development of baby and post partum. Organic meal served. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. $25/register in advance. 917.881.3181; naturalneda.com.

Massage Therapy Career Workshop – 6-8pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about programs, and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Master Of Arts In Experiential Health & Healing – 7pm. Discover an innovative graduate program in the field of Integrative Medicine. Hartford Hospital, special dining room. Offered by The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Ovarian Cancer Forum – 6:30pm w/Iris Wertheim, MD, Gynecological Oncologist and Julie Gold, MD, Medical Oncologist. Lecture with Q&A period. The Cancer Treatment & Wellness Center, Northern Westchester Hospital, 400 East Main St., Mt. Kisco. Free/pre-registration required. 914.962.6402; supportconnection.org.

Breast/Ovarian Cancer Program – 6:30pm. “Lymphedema as it Pertains to Breast and Ovarian Cancer ” w/Cathy Varonuk, MS, Certified Occupational Therapist and  Lymphedema specialist. East Fishkill Library, 348 Rte. 376, Hopewell Junction. Free/pre-registration required. 914.962.6402; supportconnection.org.

Astrology Workshop – 7-9pm w/Kelly Hunter, world renowned astrologer. Both beginners and experts will learn something new. Kelly also available for individual chart readings ($125) on 5/18 from 12-6pm. Reservations required. $25/workshop. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 914.232.0382.

THURSDAY, MAY 19

Annual Green Babies Fashion Show – Whole Foods Market at 110 Bloomingdale Rd. White Plains. RSVP at customer service: 914.288.1300.

Health Lecture – 7-9pm w/Medical Intuitive Raymond Velliuex. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm. Certified hypnotherapist Saundra (Cindy) Blum leads the group gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence lives today. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35. RSVP: 914.232.0382.

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Beginner Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am (5/20-6/24). Be guided step-by-step through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

Guest Readers – 10am-7pm (5/20 & 5/21). Private sessions with Medical Intuitive Raymond Veilleux and Doris Stanley at The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte 6, Carmel. Reservations require. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

Zero Waste Day – 9am-3pm. Recycle/reuse/e-cycle and drop off household & computer items while shopping green vendor tables. Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity. Free. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

Access Healing Potential – Time TBA (5/21 & 5/22) w/Penny Lavin of One Light Healing Touch. Learn self-healing practices and techniques for healing others and the self: Scanning, Radiant, Chakra and Color Healing. $295. $45 discount 2 weeks prior. 845-878-5165; onelighthealingtouch.com.

Global Fair Trade Craft Bazaar and Tag Sale – 10am-4pm.  Handmade crafts, housewares, culinary, home and garden, jewelry, textiles.  Coffee, tea, chocolate (yummy!).  International foods.  Outdoor tag sale.  Free.  Grace Lutheran Church, 3830 Gomer Street, Yorktown.  914 245-5737.

Senior (55+) Health & Fitness Day – 10am-2pm. Blood pressure screenings, foot health, hearing & confidential memory disorder screenings, fitness activities, health information, and brain healthy foods. The Wartburg Adult Care Community, Wartburg Pl., Mt Vernon. Free 914. 513.5317.

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15pm (adult’s w/kids 3-6yrs); 2:30-3:30pm (ages 7+). Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as breathing exercises. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/2 people; $5/additional person. Questyogaarts.com.

Partner Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm w/Wendy Hagen. Experience the joy and support of this fun and different way of approaching yoga incorporating the presence of another person to deepen the impact of each pose. Liberation Yoga, 900 S. Lake Blvd., Mahopac. $30. 845.803.8389.

Urban H20: Listen Local – 7pm (5/21 & 5/22). Fresh music from the Hudson Valley w/Matt Turk and Tom Breiding. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $10 admission includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. 914.377.1900 x 12; urbanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Reiki I Class – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Mt. Kisco. $150 manual/certificate. Register by 5/12. 914.588.4079.

Symphony of Peace Prayers – 10:30am-12:30pm. Unique interfaith event, aligned with Mt. Fuji in Japan, sending prayers for peace to every country. Live music and light lunch provided. The Chapel, 609 Rte. 22, Croton Falls. Free.Chapelatcrotonfalls.org.

Fun In The Sun Day Camp Open House – 12-3pm. Take a tour, meet the counselors and directors. Refreshments and bounce castle. Free. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

Animal Healing & Blessing – 1-3:30pm. Animal healers work with animals for approximately 20 minutes using Tellington Touch and/or animal Reiki. Animals must be gentle, under control and/or leashed. Pre-registration required. Wainwright House. $25/donation. 914-967-6080; wainwright.org.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 5/19-5/24. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/suggested circle donation. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Fighting Fatigue With Nutrition & Yoga – 3-5:30pm w/Bonnie Nussbickel. Workshop explores alternatives to typical drug therapy and its side effects, with a focus on nutrition and yoga. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. $40. 845.225.9642.

Spiritual Care/People With Memory Loss – 3-6pm w/Maureen Matthews, keynote speaker. Conference is for caregivers, clergy and laypersons along with group workshops. The Wartburg Adult Care Community, Wartburg Pl., Mt Vernon. $15/includes book & light supper. 914.513.5308.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 5/19-5/24. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Grieving Meditation – 7-9:30pm. 1st annual meditation intended for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Honor with a meditation, candle lighting and if desired, a story, an anecdote, or a moment. Outside/bring blanket or chair. Dr. Debbie Lang, Somers. 914.248.6733.

TUESDAY, MAY 24

Open House – 5pm. Discover a unique learning community offering accredited Masters Degrees in creativity, metaphysics, and the healing arts. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 5/19-5/24. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Open House – 6-8 pm. For the June massage program, learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Free. Register:  914.241.7363.

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy helps people who want to restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave., Ste 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000; izumiwellness.net.

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Munay-Ki Circle – 7-9pm w/Deana Paqua. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; carmelsanctuary.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Gelek Rimpoche: Tara/Female Buddha Healing Practice – 5/27-5/30. White Tara, healing protector and mother goddess of Tibetan Buddhism, is called upon by those in need of healing guidance and safe-keeping. Garrison Institute. For info and to register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

Farm Stand Opening Day – 10am-4pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm’s farm stand opens for the season and continues every Friday and Saturday through fall. Produce is grown without the use of pesticides, synthesized fertilizers or herbicides. 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

700 Voices Sacred Musical Festival – 11am w/Snatam Kaur, David Newman & Eddy Nataraj. Recording a CD, come sing and meditate. Thomaston Opera House, Thomaston, CT. $75/advanced; $85/door. 860.482.9076; 700voices.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

Pilates Conference and Awaken Wellness Fair – 6/2-6/5. Four days of workshops, workouts, performances, and a body-mind-spirit expo. Attend one or all days of the event. 914.251.7842; artofcontrol.com or awakenfair.com.

Friday, JUNE 3

Tree Whispering® – 6/3-6/5 w/Dr. Jim Conroy, and Ms. Basia Alexander. Learn how to touch trees and intuitively receive the trees’ personal and sacred messages. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck. Info/register at Eomega.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

Birds of Prey Day – 11am-4pm. A day dedicated to children, raptors and the environment returns to Green Chimneys, 400 Doansburg Rd., Brewster. 845.279.2995 x286; greenchimneys.org.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 12-5pm. Dozens of vendors, readers and practitioners are available to share the very latest exciting information about cutting edge wellness. Physical Ed. Building at Purchase College, State University of New York. Free. Awakenfair.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Cholesterol: Myths & Truths – 10-11am. Learn the purpose and function of cholesterol and what it means for the body. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Organic snacks. $10/existing clients free.  917.881.3181; naturalneda.com.

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