Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for October 2012 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with holistically minded men focusing on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier, more balanced approach to living; particularly applied to relationships. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12noon (Also 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31). A community of progressive women share and support one another, while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s “The Book of Awakening.” $15/members or $30. Transcendence at Sun Raven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Thursday, OCTOBER 4

Divas Night Out – 7-9pm. w/ host Diva Mama, Shira Adler. “Are You Spiritually Sexy? Find out, come to Soulauras in Briarcliff.” $20. RSVP/info:  914.861.5186.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm w/Warren Falcon. Share the cumulative experiential benefits that the dream world provides. Come with a dream and journal. $25/members or $50. Transcendence at Sun Raven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Friday, October 5

Healing with the Archangels – 7-9pm. w/ Shaman, Healer Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;


Rivertowns Roll, Group Bike Ride – Begins 9am. SWEAC group bike ride on the Old Croton Aqueduct. Learn how to use existing resources to get around sustainably and aligns with SWEAC’s Complete Streets in a Box Toolkit program. Info:

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (Also 10/7) w/Ginny Mackles, LMHC, Reiki Teacher. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761.

Finding Your Path: Equine-Interactive Life Coaching – 10am-4pm. Experiential workshop with   James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix. $300/includes lunch and materials. No prior horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475.

Family Yoga – 4-5pm (Parent & 8-12yr child) with Laughing Heart Yoga. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work help increase strength, flexibility and connection. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton on Hudson. $25/adult & child; $5 additional loved one. 914.319.4010.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal. This dinner features Amawalk Farm, and Shinn Estates Winery and benefits MKCCC. $145. Tickets/info: 914.248.5339;

Salsa Dance Social – 7:30pm (Beginner salsa lesson) with dancing until 11:30 pm.  Refreshments served. Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main St. Ossining.  914.432.8502.


Support Connection’s Annual Support-A-Walk – Starts 10am. Rain or shine. 3-mile walk to support those with breast or ovarian Cancer. FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.6402.

Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair – 11am-5pm. Rain date 10/8. Vendors, demonstrations, concerts, shopping, food and more. Downtown Yorktown along Commerce Street and Veterans Road at Jack DeVito Field. Info: 914.245.4599.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. Focus on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise, bringing all elements together. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.


6 Week Yoga Teacher Training – 11am-2:15pm Mon-Fr. Westchester Yoga Arts teacher training for RYT200 certification. $1800 or $1500/tuition only pkg. Payment plans available.  More info: 914.632.1101.

Medicine Wheel Teachings –7 pm (Also 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30). Bear Walker, Native American Healer, continues Circle Wisdom Teachings of his grandfather. $35. StarVisions program at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.236.4503.


Monthly Circle – Time TBA. Dynamic Intervention, 1281 Rte 311, Patterson. $15. 845.702.1042.

Eating for Energy – 1pm. In this class, learn what and how to eat in order to help stay sharp, focused, and energized all day. Free. Gilda’s Club Westchester, White Plains. RSVP: 914.644.8844.

Last Call at the Oasis – 7:15pm. Documentary film about the worsening fresh water shortage; followed by a panel discussion. Jacob Burns Film Center Theater, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 914.747.5555.

Reiki Circle – 7:30pm. Healers from all modalities, Reiki novices and practitioners of every level share in a guided meditation; learn new techniques and give and receive healing. $15. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.763.5650.


Kids Creative Mindfulness Crafts – 3:30-5pm, Thursdays. 8-week course w/ Jo Jayson. Children learn how to find their own sense of power, magic, comfort and support by decorating objects that are inherently sacred. Groove, 108 Chatsworth Ave. Larchmont. Info/Register: 914.834.3383.

Open House at WellSpring Holistic & Green Health – 6-8pm. The open house spotlights the center’s new anti-aging program and includes light refreshments. 1415 Boston Post Rd. Suite 5, Larchmont. Info: 914.341.1246;

Group Juice Fast – 6:30pm (10/11) through 6:30pm (10/15). Enjoy the full experience of fasting guided by Dr. Finkelstein. Time includes daily programs/activities. $350/member or $600.  Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113.

Free Dinner Lecture – 7pm. w/ Dr. George Gertner of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY, for people with high blood pressure. Reservations: 914.686.6200. Info:


Metatron and the Masters – 7-8:30pm. Suzy Meszoly presents: Sound and Light Activation, Integration and Ascension with Divine Light Activation Healing using the Tibetan Bowls. $35. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP:  914.788.4955.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $15/member or $30.  SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113 or 914.236.4503. or

Intro to Astrology by Michele – 7-9pm. Learn how astrology is more than just knowing one’s Sun sign. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;


Wildcliff Harvest Festival Fundraiser – 2-4pm. Bring a blanket or chair for relaxing during live entertainment at the Wildcliff festival, 44 Wildcliff Rd, New Rochelle (adjacent to Hudson Park). Rain date: 10/20. $5pp or $25/max family. Tax deductible donations accepted.

Free Intro To Kundalini Yoga Class – 1-3pm. Experience the Yoga of Awareness, Kundalini Yoga, during this dynamic, fun filled, free intro class. All welcome. Vikasa Yoga and Pilates Studio, 15 Market St, Cold Spring. 914.588.8166.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5:30pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal. This dinner features Sugar Hill Farm and Dominio IV Winery and benefits the Food Bank for Westchester $145.Tickets/info: 914.248.5339;

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert with Beth Mullin – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy the sound of 7 metal singing bowls. Use the sound to aid the body in healing itself. Sponsored by StarVisions. $15/member or group juice fast participant or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Level I Reiki – Time TBA. Dynamic Intervention, 1281 Rte 311, Patterson. $150/by 10/7 or $175. 845.702.1042.

The Yoga Of Marketing – 9:30am-6pm. Marketing for holistic practitioners who love what they do and need help getting their great work out into the world. Info: 914.712.8680.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45 (Sundays through 11/18). Yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $150/6wks. Join any time for a pro-rated price. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.9642.

Introduction to Reiki Level III Mastership Program – 10:30am-12noon. Informal meeting to contemplate what is mastership, and learn what’s involved in this 9-12 month self-paced program with Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. Open to Reiki II practitioners. Free/refreshments included. 914.763.5650.

St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times – 11:30am/lunch; 12:30pm/matinee or 12:30pm/matinee; 2:30pm/lunch. Performed at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining. $35/matinee and lunch. 914. 941.4455.

Homebrew Day – 12-4pm. The Westchester Home Brewers Association presents a learning session including different categories of beer, the steps in the process, Q&A and beer sampling. $45/includes lunch. RSVP: 914.962.2368.

Mediumship Development Class –1-4pm. w/ Adam Bernstein at Synchronicity. $45. 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;

New Moon – 7-8:30pm w/Pam Cucinell, Astrologer & Healer. Learn what this New Moon has in store for the self, community and Mother Earth. Focus on special intentions for the month. $20. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955.


Free Fit Club – 7pm or 8pm (Also 10/19) Fishkill Community Center, 7pm; Inner Balance Studio, Patterson, 8pm. Call Dynamic Intervention: 845.702.1042.


Going South – 8am. It’s time to fly! Meet at the main parking lot in Croton Point Park, and join Charlie Roberto to search the sky for migrating birds. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Registration strongly recommended. 914.762.2912 x110.

Soul Food/Spiritual Discussions that Feed the Soul – 10:30am & 7-9pm. Lively discussion and guided meditation on a spiritual subject led by Michael Rosenbaum ACHT, MP. $15 donation. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua (entrance around back.) RSVP:  914.589.3601.


Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm w/Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Holistic health practitioners discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Includes light lunch. $30/members or $60. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Call for prerequisites. 914.218.3113.

Building a Healthy Immune System – 7pm. Learn how to encourage the body’s natural healing response with simple diet and lifestyle changes. Free. St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Cancer Support Group, 967 N Broadway, Yonkers. 914.964.4441.


Volunteer Environmental Educator Training at Sheldrake – 12-session program. Learn how to help kids learn more about the natural world. The Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St. Larchmont. Info: Mary Davis at 914.834.1443;

Magical Tasting Event – 6-9pm. Top local chefs donate their time, talent, food and beverages for an evening of culinary pleasure. Sample cuisine from Moderne Barn, Butterfield 8, Cafe of Love, the Cookery, Susan Lawrence. $175/advance; $200/door. Info: or call Katy Coppinger: 914.923.1100.

Gentle Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Yamuna Yoga for beginners and physically challenged. $10. 1220 North Ridge Rd, Shrub Oak. 914.528.8770.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. Emotional Intelligence (10th anniv. edition) by Daniel Goleman; the 2nd in series on Comparative Intelligence: Principles for Smarter Living. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.


Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30am-2:30pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement); followed by hands on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100.  Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Yoga & Detox Retreat – (10/19-10/21). Fall weekend getaway with yoga, meditation, self-development, and healthy eating techniques.  All levels welcome. w/ Adrea Robles of Liberation Yoga. Info:


Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4:30pm w/Ginny Mackles. Be attuned and certified to the second level of Reiki, Okuden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761.

Preparing Gardens for Winter – 10am-12noon. Join seasoned farmers on how to put a vegetable garden to bed for the winter. $10pp/registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368.

Making & Canning Applesauce – 11am-2pm. Learn two different techniques for making applesauce from those delicious fall apples. $20. Ossining Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main St, Ossining.

Fall Fair at Green Meadow Waldorf School – 10am-5pm. Family fun includes live music, organic food, hand-crafted items, hayrides, pumpkin carving, face painting, candle-dipping and more. Free admission & parking. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.2514 x301.

Vinyasa Beginner Orientation – 1-4pm w/Courtney Tarpley. If new to vinyasa yoga, come learn the basics of this style, including the breathwork and mindset. With this workshop, receive 3 Level I classes. $75/workshop + 3 classes. Living Yoga: 845.809.5590.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal.  This dinner features John Jay Homestead Farm and Lumos Winery and benefits Friends Of John Jay Homestead. $155.Tickets/info: 914.248.5339;


Building a Bridge to the Soul – 11am-5pm. Learn specific Mystery School processes and meditations that allow direct access to the soul’s light and wisdom. Led by Michael Rosenbaum, MP (Metaphysician Practitioner). $125 ($100 by 10/15).Opal Moon, Croton. 914.788.4955.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. Class admission is by donation of non-perishable food for Patterson Community Church. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

The Art of Embodied Mindfulness – 3:30-5pm w/Jennifer Bonadio. A special Sunday yoga class includes asana, pranayama, and guided meditation. All levels welcome. $20. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Beginner Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am (Mondays through 12/3).  Be guided step-by-step through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. $150/6wks plus 20% off 10 class card. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642.

Ballroom Dance Instruction for Adults – 1pm (Also 12/29, 11/5). Have fun while learning the basic steps, turns, leads, timing, rhythm and movement of various ballroom dances. $20/four classes; in person registration only. Somers Library. 914.232.5717.

Tuesday, October 23

Community Leadership Forum on Environmental Sustainability – 8:30am-2pm. Free and open to the public, Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Info:


Holistic Moms Presents – 8-10pm. “Cranial Osteopathy, for whole body alignment and its relationship to Orthodontry”.  Board certified physicians, Dr. Catherine Scoville, DO and Dr. Patricia Kooyman, DO present their work in this powerful field. Free. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye.


Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9 pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles, guided meditation and interactive energy healing led by Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.588.4079.


Reiki Mastership Class – w/ Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. 10/26-10-28. 3-day intensive class with plenty of hands on training. Includes Certificate and Manual. $875. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;

Knives Over Forks – 6-9pm. Bring a pot-luck dinner and join farm staff for a movie with follow-up discussion. Learn about food and farming and how Hilltop Hanover Farm is helping the community.1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962-2368.

Halloween Message Gallery – 7-8:30pm. w/ Medium Adam Bernstein. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;

Movie Night – 7:30-9:30pm. Viewing of the 2004 film: “What the #$*! Do We Know?” and servings of flatbread pizza. Relax afterwards with tea, dessert and discussion. Reservations a must. $10/members or $20. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Transcendence at SunRaven Open House – 10am-5pm. Come and experience first hand the spiritual ambiance that surrounds this bucolic farm. Meet Robin and Michael along with their guest speakers and practitioners. Free. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Pumpkins & Hayrides – 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Decorate a pumpkin Teatown-style and relax on a hayride beneath the beautiful fall canopy. $20/family; members; $30/family; nonmembers (2 pumpkin limit). Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110.

Creating Spirit Masks for Samhain (Halloween) – 11am-3pm. This fun and informative workshop begins with a meditation and discussion on the importance of honoring ancestors, guides and spirit protectors. $65/includes mask materials. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955.


Transcendence ReTreat – 11am-4pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement); followed by hands on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Message Circle – 7-9pm. Priscilla Keresey channels the other side bringing comforting information and messages from loved ones who have passed. $40. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955.


12th Annual Women’s Symposium: “It’s a Give and Take World” – 8:30am-2pm. Mini-retreat for women includes yoga, breakfast, lunch and inspirational speakers who explore how giving enriches, yet must be balanced with a willingness to receive. Chalet on the Hudson, Cold Spring. Register: 914.734.3794.

Money Conference for Women – 8:30am-1pm. Examining Critical Issues Facing Women’s Financial Challenges in 2012. Free. Pace University Seidenberg School, One Martine Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.949.6227 x 147. Register:

Reiki Level II: Okuden – 9-4pm (11/3) & 10:30am-3pm (11/4). For Level I practitioners of Usui Reiki Ryoho who want to deepen knowledge/connection to Reiki. Receive Reiki II attunement, manual and more. Taught by Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. $250/ pre-registration required. 914.763.5650.

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