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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

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

Intro to Yoga – 11am. With Julia Calabrese-Harrer. Learn breathing techniques that help bring the mind and body closer together and gentle poses in this introductory class. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311. Register: 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Dec 3, 10, 17. 7-8:15pm. Learn proper meditation posture and techniques for developing mental strength, stability and clarity. Meditation and readings from Buddhist Teachings. $75 three-week series. $30/class. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

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.

Angel Guided Meditations & Healings – 7-9pm. With Kathryn Hudson. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register/info: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Circle – 7:30pm. Begin the holiday season balanced and clear. Reiki circle is open to all with a Level l attunement or higher. Donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

Spirit Communication Night – 6:30pm. Medium Priscilla Keresey delivers messages from the beyond. Grange Hall, 128 Mill St, Putnam Valley

Admission $10. Info: APracticalPsychic.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

Dickens’ of a Weekend at Wainwright House – 12/5-12/7. Begins with Children’s Night on Friday and continues Saturday and Sunday with a Holiday Marketplace spanning two rooms, live music, crafts for children and much more. 260 Stuyvesant Ave. in Rye. Info: Wainwright.org. 914.967.6080.

1st Annual Holiday Market – Dec 5-6. 12-8pm/Fri; 10am-5pm/Sat. Shop amid festive music, roaring fireplaces and holiday decor. Local vendors and artisans come together for stress-free, fun holiday shopping. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Light of The Eternal One Energy Healing Training – 6:30-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell. $35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

Spiritual, Psychic & Healing Fair – 12-5pm. Reiki healing sessions for both people and animals and many types of readings available. Appointments available; walk-ins welcome. From $20. Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism. Info: AlbertsonChurch.org.

Full Moon Drumming Circle – 7-9pm. With Donna Coyote Rain. Connect with the energies of Earth Mother, Father Sky and the Sacred Hoop; drum, meditate and celebrate joining the energy flow of Earth Mother. Free/donation. Yonkers. Info: 914.907.4485.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

Reiki I Training & Certification – 10am-5:30pm. Receive the sacred symbols through a ceremony called attunement and start giving oneself and others Reiki treatments. $260. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Mediumship Circle – 11am-1pm. With Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

The Order of Melchizidek and Priesthood Class for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. With Rev Dan Chesbro. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. Class alone $100. Class and ordination with certificate $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco Register: Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

Wainwright House Yoga Teacher Training – Four-week program with Bernadette Birney. Meets one week per month for four months. Each session begins on Monday and ends on Friday, running from 9am to 5pm each day. 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080.

Roland Comtois – 6-8:30pm Internationally renowned medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul and the famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing $70, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. Register: Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

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 members. $25 nonmembers. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

10 Ways To Make Holidays Gorgeous, ‘Green’ and Gracious – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. GNC and Sierra Club present favorite holiday traditions, without the fuss and waste. Adults and high school students. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Dec 10 & 17. 7-8:15pm. Learn proper meditation posture and techniques for developing mental strength, stability and clarity. Meditation and readings from Buddhist Teachings. Two classes remaining of three-week series. $75 series that began Dec 3 or $30/class. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Message Circle – 7:30- 9:30pm. With Carla. An open mind and heart is all that is necessary to believe. Join us for a night of healing messages from the other side. $40. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Info: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

Childbirth Film Showing: Gentle Birth Choices Joyful – 6:30pm. Physiological births occurring in hospital, birth center and at home.  Discussion following, refreshments, Carmel. Info: 845.628.2460. gentlebeginningsmidwiferyny.com.

Gong Meditation – 7-8pm. 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.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30pm. With Ellen Weininger of Grassroots Environmental Education discussing how to get involved locally to keep air, water and soil clean and safe. She will offer a “year in review,” presenting new issues, reform and solutions. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

Energy Healing Circle: Meditation and Intro to Reiki – 11am-12:30pm. $20. Dobbs Ferry Location. More info, Regina DeCarlo: 917.593.5707.

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-2pm. Kundalini Yoga and creative expression. All levels welcome, no art experience necessary. $90. GoldenTemple, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

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

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop – 9:30am -1pm. Presented by Wife.org. Gain greater understanding of the divorce process with guidance from trained professionals on legal, financial, family and personal issues of divorce. $45. 100 South Bedford Rd, Suite 340, Mt. Kisco. Info: SecondSaturdayWestchester.com.

Everyday Shamanism – 11am-5pm. With Deep Arrow Woman. Essential course offering teachings on the Winter Solstice, connecting with winter allies and potlatch tradition. Applying indigenous wisdom to contemporary life. $125. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Sacred Holiday Concert – 2pm. Music and cheer with the Danbury Mad Hatter Chorus. This men’s chorus group will wow participants with their a cappella renditions of favorite holiday songs. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311. Register: 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Home for the Holidays – 2-5pm. With Monique Michaels. Restorative yoga practice with a fresh, organic green juice afterwards. $50. No experience. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Sacred Fire Ceremony and Winter Solstice Celebration – 5pm. With Deep Arrow Woman. This outdoor ceremony fosters community, reconnects us to the earth and unleashes the power of fire to transform our actions into prayer and prayer into reality. Ceremonies free. Donations customary. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice that releases deeply held tensions, calms nervous system, strengthen immune system and increase self-awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Evening Candlelight Service – 5pm. Led by Rev. Avery Manchester. Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism, 293 Sound Beach Ave, Old Greenwich. For more information and a schedule of other workshops, events and classes, visit AlbertsonChurch.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15

Dances of Universal Peace – 7-8:30pm. No musical or dance experience, special attire or partners are required to participate, and everyone is welcome to join in. $10 suggested donation. Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, 299 North Highland Ave. Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455, DancesofUniversalPeace.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Friendly people, compelling speakers. Free to members; $10 non-members. Panera Bread Company, One North Broadway, White Plains. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Learn proper meditation posture and techniques for developing mental strength, stability and clarity. Meditation and readings from Buddhist Teachings. One class remaining of three-week series. $75 series that began Dec 3 or $30/class. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify children having trouble learning. As many as 25 percent of children in any classroom have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

Celebrating Winter Trees and Winter Animals – 2pm. Learn how trees and animals not only survive but thrive during the cold winter months. Includes short woodlands nature walk. $5 members. $8 nonmembers. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

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

Kirtan – 7-9pm. With Noah Baumwoll. Raise the energy through Kirtan “chanting.” Formally a part of bhakti yoga, the devotional path of yoga and nada yoga, the science of sound and vibration. No experience necessary. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, DECMEBER 21

Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm. Gather with the communities of StarVisions and the Chapel at Croton Falls for a magical evening celebrating the Return of the Light with candles, drumming, singing bowls and music. Free. Donations appreciated. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22, Croton Falls. Info:StarvisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

Family Reiki – 11am-4pm. Designed to bring this teaching to parent and child together, history of Reiki, Reiki for self-healing, self-confidence and self-esteem and how Reiki can benefit animal companions. $150 for one adult and one child. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

 

PLAN AHEAD

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

Fire and Drumming Circle – 12pm. Drum in the new year around the fire, as we burn the Yule wreath that has been adorned with wishes, intentions and prayers, sending them out to the Universe. Potluck gathering follows. Hands of Serenity Healing. Info/directions/location: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Monday, January 5

Massage Therapy Training Program – 9am. Full-time seven month program begins. Federal financial funds and scholarships are available. The Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Info: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

Wednesday, January 7

Corporate Based Mindfulness Training – 7-9pm. Bringing Mindfulness to Work. Free intro to a 10-week interactive workshop series with Instructor: Sheila Wall, Senior Consultant, The Potential Project. Register/info: 203.216.6243.

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for December, 2013 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

CoverDec13-Med-35For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

Visit www.WakeUpNaturally.com to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Wisdom Qigong – 4-5pm. Qigong is the ancient healing practice from the East which combines movement and breath within a moving meditation practice. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Mondays 12/2-12/30. Poses are offered at a slower pace to support optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs; a great class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Professional Women of Westchester Holiday Party – 6-8pm. Come out for a great night of networking, mixing and mingling all to benefit Hope’s Door. Please bring an item from the Wish List of Hope’s Door. $15/member or $20. Includes appetizers with cash bar available. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 9 Maple Ave, White Plains. ProfessionalWomenOfWestchester.com.

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Managing Anxiety & Stress During the Holidays & Year Round for Those Living With Cancer – 6:30-8pm. Presentation followed by a Q&A period. Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Free. Somers Public Library, Rte 139, Somers. Info/register: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Sage Yoga Open House for Pre-schoolers – Noon-1:30pm. Meet the NYS Licensed and Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about Winter & Spring Events for Pre-schoolers. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517. SageYogaArmonk.com.

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Group Juice Fast – Dec 5-9. Dr Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen follow the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Daily gatherings and experiential activities and discussions; includes Dr. Finkelstein’s green juice for entirety of class. $495. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Beth Lambert, author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children discusses the many chronic illnesses and behavioral issues affecting children today. Learn how to step outside the traditional western medical paradigm. Free. Rye Public Library. Info: holisticmoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

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

Holiday Kirtan – 7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind and open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting. Lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20/suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Naturalist’s Choice Hike– 10am. Join a museum naturalist to explore the trails and ecological features of the reservation. Trailside Nature Museum, Rte 35 & Rte 121, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7322. FriendsOfTrailside.org.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 10am-12pm. Also learn about other program offerings at Golden Temple Yoga Studio. RSVP: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Sinterklaas Festival – 10am-midnight. A celebration of dance, theatre and music, all over the village of Rhinebeck. A non-denominational event. Check website for schedule: sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

Holiday Exhibita; Trains, Your Ticket To The Great Outdoors – 10am-4:30pm (12/7-12/15, closed Friday). Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Greenburgh Nature Center,99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Non-members $3, plus regular GNC admission. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Blissful Holiday Spirit Craft & Holistic Health Fair – 12-5pm. Holiday gifts made from talented local vendors and holistic health practitioners. Gift certificates and discounted packages for Yoga, Acupuncture, Reiki and more. Path to Bliss Yoga, 1558 Main St, Pleasant Valley. Venue Phone: 845.242.1557.

Putnam Art Council’s Holiday Craft Invitational Show & Sale –  12/7 – 12/22, noon-5pm (closed Mon & Tues). Regionally made or designed art-centric gifts. Location: Belle Levine Art Center at Putnam Arts Council; 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac. Info: 845.803.8594.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $20/members or $30. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Home for the Holidays Yoga & Meditation Retreat – 2-7:30pm. Take a break from the holiday chaos and enter the home of the heart, body, breath, and spirit with yoga, journaling, guided meditation, and a delicious vegan dinner. All levels. $125. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

StarVisions Drumming Circle – 7:30pm. Bring a drum or rattle to raise vibrations. Community drumming following Native American ways for healing and manifestation with Anne Bentzen at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Extra instruments available. Adults/$25, students/$15. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Moving Beyond “STUCK” Workshop – 10am -Noon. Basics of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy using art. For mental health practitioners

Register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Meet the Animals – 1pm. Come visit with some of the Nature Center’s live animals; get up close and even hands-on as staff naturalist presents an informative program. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Members $5, Non-Members $8. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

The Order of Melchizidek & Priesthood for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4pm. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. $100/class only; $250/class plus ordination w/certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Pajama Program Yoga Class for a Cause – 3-5pm. Games and yoga for ages 6+ with restorative class for adults. $45 in goods for one adult/one child, $10 in goods for each additional child – new bedtime book and children’s pajamas. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606.NuevaAlma.com.

Sage Yoga Holiday Open House – 4-5:15pm. Stop by for a free yoga class and holiday cheer with the Sage Community. Free yoga class at 5:30pm. Refreshments follow. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Also 12/22. Inspired by ISHTA yoga, use pre-and post-meditative asanas to prepare and restore the body and the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing – 7:30-9pm. Experience chakra clearing, balancing and alignment as sound energetically shifts one into a higher vibration. Facilitated by Beth Mullin, trained by Master Sound Healer from Nepal. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. This month’s gathering at Encourage Yoga, the first green yoga studio in Westchester County. One Baltic Pl, Croton on Hudson. Facebook.com/GreenDrinksWestchester.

Safe and Natural Stress Reduction Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn what stress is and its affect on the body and what things can naturally help to cope with it better. Free. Dr Hiro Izumi, 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Sage Yoga Kids & Teens Open House – Free 40 minute classes by age-group: K-12 call for times. Meet NYS Licensed & Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about winter and spring events. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Biomimicry: Designing with the Wisdom of the Earth – 7pm. Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Health & Wellness: The Trampoline Effect – 2-4pm. w/ Judy Garfinkel, Life & Career Coach. Interactive presentation will focus on confidence and resilience during life transitions. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford. Register required: 914.721.8235.

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Customer Appreciation Weekend – 12/13-12/15. Receive 10% off entire holiday shopping purchases. Many beautiful gift items; late opening Fridays for the month of December:10am-9pm. Synchronicity, Rte22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

On Food & Cooking with Chef Tomas Saez – 11am-2pm. “No Heat Needed: Creative Ways to Prepare Food without Heat.” Hot tips and ideas. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd. Elmsford. No registration required. Info: 914.721.8200.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm. This gathering provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Zumba Party – 7-8:30pm. Free for members or $15. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Adults Only Pajama Party – 7-9:30pm. Fundraiser yoga class for the Pajama Program. Come sweat in pajamas for a good cause. Half flow, half restorative class to end the week. $40 in goods: new bedtime story books and children’s pajamas for donation bin. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Second Saturdays in Beacon – All day city-wide celebration of the arts along Main St. in Beacon. Many galleries and shops stay open late to feature show openings, artist receptions, music, food, wine, and other special events.

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Synchronicity, Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Circle & Share – 9-11am with Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. Come experience this Devine healing energy. $15.Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Peace, Art & Craftiness Holiday Craft Fair –11am-4pm. Local artists showcasing and selling their hand crafted, from the heart, one of kind gifts. Free. 27 Milburn St, Bronxville. 646.722.0781. LyteBodyFitness.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

1st Annual Holiday Boutique Day – 11am-3pm. Enjoy a variety of vendors, holiday gifts, raffles and more. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. Merrill: 914.793.2600. The TemperanceCenter.com.

Family Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. $25/2, $5/additional persons. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Annual Small Book Making/Gift Workshop. To register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra Meditation – 6-8pm. Learn how to deepen a practice in this guided meditation workshop.  $28. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 .  Riverstoneyoga.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come experience the power of this natural healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki wanting to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko:914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; come experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 or $15/students. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase the resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife – 1-2:30pm. Join a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gifts to us. Decorate a tree with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Free/members or $5. Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110.Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Teatown.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Winter Solstice Celestial Celebration – 8pm-3am. Hosts: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey. Music,. Live Painting, Fire Spinning. CoSM’s Store and Mushroom Café will be open. $30 online/$40 at the door.  Cosm.org. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) 46 Deer Hill Rd. Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.297.2323

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Special Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm. Gather with the communities of StarVisions and the Chapel at Croton Falls to celebrate the Return of the Light. Ceremony led by Bear Walker, Anishinabe Medicine Man. Free. Bring food to share. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

Holi-Daze Mini-Camp – 9am-12pm ages 4-5yrs & 9am-3pm ages 6-12yrs. Also 12/26, 12/27, 12/30 & 12/31. Hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep children busy and active throughout the holiday season. Teatown Lake Reserveration, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Call for prices and preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

Yoga at Greenburgh Nature Center –  9-10am. Yoga classes held outdoors in case of inclement weather. Drop-ins welcome. $20 drop-in; GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Candlelight Yoga – 10:45-12:15pm. Start the New Year with a relaxing yoga class, ringing in the New Year in silence, followed by a toast and celebration. $35. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 . RiverstoneYoga.com.

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for June, 2013 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Mahopac American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mahopac High School, Mahopac. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Pelham American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Pelham, Glover Field. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Philipstown-Cold Spring American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mayors Park: Philipstown-Cold Spring. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm. Saturdays June 1-29. Live radio show focuses on healthy living discussions featuring patient success stories, physical/mental health tips, fitness and wellness advice and more with host Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Simulcast live internet: Businesstalkradio.net and online as podcast. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford.  Sunraven.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Bark Fest – 10am-1pm. Pet adoptions, raffles, discounted micro chips, vendors, training demos,  Red Cross first aid pet info, Westchester county K-9 police demo, free giveaways, and free exam for all pet adoptions. Progressive Animal Hospital of White Plains, 110 S Kensico Ave. 914.461.3353. Progressive-Vet.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Class focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise bringing together concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. Pre-requisite to group pilates classes. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

Yoga at Boscobel – 6-7:15pm. June 3-Sept 9. Spectacular views overlooking the Hudson River. All levels. $17/walk-in rate. Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison. Info: 845.265.3638. Boscobel.org.

Breathing Techniques & Meditation to Reduce Stress – 6-7:30pm. Also 6/10, 6/24, 7/1. Seminar based on breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. $20. Somers Library. Offered through Art of Living Foundation, ArtOfLiving.org. RSVP: 914.232.5717.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group – 7-9pm. June meeting topic: Empowering patients toward greater bone health naturally. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Bldg 4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. 914.725.5229.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 7  
Conservation Café: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise  – 8:30-11am. Program features speakers from Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, The Nature Conservancy, and NY Department of Environmental Conservation discussing climate change and sea level rise. Pace University, Pleasantville. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Yonkers: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Lincoln High School, Yonkers. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Mediumship Message Gallery – 11am-5pm with Adam Bernstein, $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Use the energy of the new moon to chart a life course. Facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Patterson American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Patterson Fire House, Patterson. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Eastchester’s 6th Annual Green Day Festival – 10am-2pm. Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill Rd, Eastchester. Family event to celebrate Mother Earth. Free giveaways. Info: EastchesterEnvironmentalCommittee.com.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training – 3:15pm. June 8-9. This 8 hour training provides the tools to teach yoga to children grades K-12. $265. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. Info: 914.337.1437.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
Windows of the Sky: JinShinDo Body/Mind Acupressure – 10:30am-4:30pm. Learn the acupressure facial points of the neck, face, hands, and shoulders and their role maintaining the balance of Qi throughout the body/mind. $175. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregister required: 914.941.2400. Souluaras.com.

The Awakening: Guided Meditation for Higher Consciousness – 1:30pm. Receive step-by-step technique to stay committed toward a meditation practice whether new to meditation or looking for a powerful yet simple technique for higher awareness. $20.1305 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. RSVP: 914.250.1417. SanthigramWellness.com.
MONDAY, JUNE 10

Quantum Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Come connect wisdom teachings to energy principles with guided meditation and interactive energy healing. Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 requested. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommuity.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Keys to Human Potential – 7-8:30pm. Free introductory workshop explores self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual awakening based on Dr. Donald Epstein’s principles of Reorganizational Healing and Living. Souluaras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregister required: 914.941.2400. Souluaras.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Mount Vernon American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Yorktown American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Jack DeVito Memorial Field, Yorktown. Info: RelayForLife.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Ossining American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Anne M. Dorner Middle School, Ossining. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Port Chester American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Port Chester Middle School, Port Chester-Rye Brook. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival – June 15-16. The big Clearwater Festival unites major musical figures and green activism, building a creative community in one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River. Stop by the Natural Awakenings booth and say hi. Info/ tickets: ClearwaterFestival.org.

Breeding Birds – 8am. Join Charlie Roberto on his quest for birds nesting and raising their young at Teatown. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Info/register: 914.762.2912. TeaTown.org.

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

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Introductory Class – 10am-12pm. $20. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Holistic Moms Presents: Legislation and What’s Happened to Our Schools – 2pm. Katharine St Vincent speaks about education legislation and reform. Free. Rye Public Library, Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. 914.967.0480. RyeLibrary.org.

Stoke The Fire Meditation Class – 2-5pm with Susy Meszoly. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Westchester Land Trust Annual Benefit – 6pm cocktails & silent auction; 7:45pm, live auction; 8pm, dinner & award presentation. Celebrating 25 years of environmental conservation in the community. Casual party attire, Maple Grove Farm, Bedford. RSVP by 6/3.WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Restorative Yoga with Reiki – 6-8pm. Workshop combines restorative yoga and Reiki to rejuvenate the body and mind. $45. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. 914.337.1437.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $25 requested. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Get on the Mat for Mental Health – 6pm. (rain date June 20). The Mental Health Association of Westchester’s epic mega-yoga event takes place under the open sky with music by House of Waters. $20/advance or $25; $10/kids under 10yrs. Court St, between Main St and Martine Ave, White Plains. Info:  914.345.5900 x 7511. MHAWestchester.org.

Reiki Healing Circle – 7:30-9:30pm.  Join Reiki Master and intuitive medium Carla Blaha for an evening of healing, connecting and restoring. $25. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregistration required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River: John Jay High School. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Solstice Kirtan –7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind, open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20 contribution suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/registration: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm. June 22-23 w/Ginny Mackles. Attunement and certificate for first level of Reiki. Chappaqua location. Info: 952.426.3525.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Family Tour of Wildflower Island – 11am. Guided family tour of Teatown Lake Reservation’s unique two-acre wildflower sanctuary. $4pp/ members or $6pp. RSVP: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

The Skillful Living Room: Live from SunRaven – 6:30-8pm. Join the discussion on Play for Health: Setting up for a skillful summer with Dr. Michael Finkelstein and others via Google+ Hangout. Follow Michael Finkelstein on Google+ to be invited in. SunRaven Skillful Living, Bedford. SunRaven.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Yoga Nidra – 7:15-8:30pm. A rejuvenating practice fostering deep relaxation through breath awareness and guided imagery. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

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

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Loving Kindness as a Path to Inner Freedom – July 5-7. This is an introductory weekend to explore Loving Kindness as a spiritual practice with Sharon Salzberg and Rachel Cowan. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

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