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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

August 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

Table setting by the Cabbage Hill Farm Lake, see Sunday, August 21, 2011

MONDAY, AUGUST 1

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 7-8:15pm (8/1, 8/8, & 8/15). For ages 12 and up, librarian Catherine Riedel leads a Hatha Yoga class that relieves stress and improves focus. Budarz Theater, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining, Free. 914.941.2416 x336; ossininglibrary.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

Pranayama Instruction & Meditation – 11:45am-12noon (Thursdays 8/4-8/25). Experience a practice of directing the breath, and in turn the mind. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor (at Farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Holistic Moms Network/ EMF – 6:30-8:30pm. Deborah Kopald speaks about Electromagnetic Pollution with an overview of the science and politics of wireless devices, and the current state of public policy and concrete tips for reducing radiation exposure. All welcome. Holistic Moms of Putnam County. Desmond-Fish Library. Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Come receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40. Registration required.  914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Yoga/Iyengar Tradition – (8/5 & 8/6) w/Master Gabriel Halpern. Yoga and the Power of Intention: Friday, 8/5; 6-9pm. $40. Body Sighting and Hands on Adjustments for yoga teachers and serious students: Saturday, 8/6; 12-2:30pm. $35. Restorative Poses and Pranayama, 4-6pm. $30.  $90/3 workshops. Registration: 845.225.9642.

Channeled Meditation – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. Channeled meditation realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Road, Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

Street Fair and Carnival – 11am-4pm. Come enjoy a day of fun, carnival games, live music, food, vendors and more. Hosted by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains. Info: 914.949.6227 x148; ywcawpcw.org.

Ayurveda 101 – 11am (8/6, 8/16, 8/24, & 8/27 at 1:30pm). Discover the Ayurvedic secrets to health and longevity; discussing the basic guidelines for living in harmony. Santhigram Wellness, 1305 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free. Info/register: 914.250.1417; santhigramwellness.com

Art Exhibition Opening Reception – 1-4pm Drop in the Library Gallery to meet artist Dr. John Diamond, enjoying his paintings over light refreshments, followed in the Budarz Theater at 2:30pm for music by the Diamond Jubilators. Budarz Theater, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining. Free. 914.941.2416; ossininglibrary.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Yoga and Kayaking on the Hudson – 8/7, 8/14 & 8/21. Half day paddle combines yoga before and after time on the water. Day starts with orientation to equipment and paddling. $125/half day, includes equipment. Info/register: 845.246.2187; AtlanticKayakTours.com.

Prenatal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am (8/7-9/18). Designed for moms-to-be, class strengthens & opens, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through poses modified for the pregnant body. Pre-registration required. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

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.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. 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; theyogascape.com.

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/paid by 8/5. Questyogaarts.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group gathering of holistically-minded people and breakfast. Guest speaker Astrologer Jenni Stone presents “Your Life Path and Purpose”. Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, (2nd floor) White Plains. $15/members; $18/guests. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For Reiki practitioners of all levels (must have at least Reiki I certification), this is a chance to give and receive, share ideas and techniques, and generally bask in healing energy. No charge/donations encouraged. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Free Monthly Spiritual Meditation – 8-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. These meditations are designed to build a bridge to the Higher Self. Using group energy, find access to deeper places. Beginners welcome. 14 Cornel Dr., Goldens Bridge. Info: 914.218.9000.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie. Enjoy an inspiring evening of music and chanting dedicated to increasing the loving frequencies in the world. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20/registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Women’s Herbal Circle – 10am-12:30pm. Learn how to make herbal tinctures, elixirs and teas to promote digestive health and take home potent herbal remedies. The Living Room, 103 Main St., Cold Spring. $45/includes materials. 845.270-8210.

Reiki Master Training/Certification – 10am-4pm (8/13 & 8/14) w/Suzanne Roth and Linda O’Shea.  Students must be certified in all prior levels of Reiki training. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $600. Pre-registration required. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Experience the benefits of loving Reiki energy. No prior training/experience required, only the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 8/11-8/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/suggested healing circle donation. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. Incorporating gentle postures and breath, restorative yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt., Kisco. $25/pre-paid by 8/12. Questyogaarts.com.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 8/11-8/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 8/11-8/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

Summer’s Bounty Cooking Class – 6:30pm. Enjoy a healthy taste of summer and learn about healing properties of foods in this fun, interactive vegetarian cooking class. 360-C Mount Pleasant Ave., Mamaroneck. $45. Register/info: 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

Introduction to Massage Therapy Careers – 6-8 pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about programs, and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/admissions at 914.241.7363.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures, suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Road, Croton. $16. Limited space; registration preferred.  914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

Bold, Beautiful, Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. Recommended for children 8 and younger, learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Make a beautiful butterfly craft! Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $2/members or $6. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Farm Dinner at Cabbage Hill – 3pm. Tour followed by hors d’oeuvres hour, live music and seasonal five-course meal with wine pairings. The event will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather. Cabbage Hill Farm, 205 Crow Hill Rd., Mount Kisco. $150pp/all-inclusive. 914.666.7445; FlyingPigonLex.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000; izumiwellness.net.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Becoming a Yoga Teacher – 9:30-10:30am. For all interested in Lotus Gardens Yoga School 200 hour certification program, a chance to see the studio and discuss with Director, Lara Ward. Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd (route 34), Sandy Hook, CT.  Pre-register: 960.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.

Mushroom Walk – 9:30am. Join members of COMA (CT-Westchester Mycological Association) for a mushroom walk through woodland trails. Walk followed by a communal lunch and a mushroom identification session. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. Free. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Blossom A Yoga Practice – 10:30-11:30am w/Lara Ward, Lotus Garden Yoga School Director.  This class is for those wishing to become a yoga teacher.  Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd (route 34), Sandy Hook, CT.  Benefit for “Yes Grace Rocks” donation fee of $15. Pre-register: 960.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Pilates and Paddling – 9am-1pm. Learn how to engage core muscles when padding, and how to hold and grip their paddles to prevent fatigue, w/ Atlantic Kayak Tours, located on Annsville Circle in Peekskill. Info: PilatesOnHudson.com; 914.739.1178.

Mushroom Basics – 1pm. Take a hike and discover the many different types of mushrooms. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282; westchestergov.com/parks.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

Massage School Open House – 6-8pm. Learn about the May 2012 part-time Massage Therapy Program, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students.  Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/admissions: 914.241.7363.

Spiritual Gathering – 7-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. Join this growing community of heart-centered, spiritually-minded people, discussing and sharing a different spiritual subject each month along with a group meditation on that subject. All ages welcome. Human Body Works, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $10. Info: 917.445.1767.

July 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

Yoga Events & more

Yoga classes & more this month in Natural Awakenings Magazine

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Beginner Yoga Series – 9:30-10:45am (7/1-8/5). Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

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, JULY 5

Pajama Yoga for Kids – 7-8:15pm (7/5-7/26) ages 7-12. Class takes kids through all ranges of motion creatively to dissolve excess energy, using breathwork and relaxation to prepare their minds and bodies for sleep. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $60/4 wks. Questyogaarts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Healing Circle of Light –1st Wednesdays of each month. Free. All welcome.  Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Pranayama & Meditation – 11:15am-12noon (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28) w/Amy Pearce-Hayden.  Direct and still attention through breath awareness and control, leaves one feeling focused, centered and revitalized. First class free. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Putnam County 7th anniversary and kids clothing swap (maternity clothes welcome). Anything left is donated to charity. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. Info: 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40.  Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

Merkaba Activation/The Master Teacheres – 7:15-8:45pm. A deeply physical experience is felt during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Northern Westchester Butterfly Count – 10am. An annual rite of summer, butterfly enthusiasts are invited to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort to help count these fluttery jewels. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Free. Teatown.org.

Puppet Show for Japan – 10am-12noon. For ages 2-6, a puppet show in Japanese along with craft activities in Japanese and English. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. Free/donations accepted. 845.356.2514 x301; gmws.org.

The Yogic Lifestyle/Being in the Bhava – 2-6pm w/Shyam Das. Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring Satsang (lecture and discussion) on the art and application of yogic living. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $50. 845.225.9642.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Spiritual Gathering –10:30am-12:30pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. Join this growing community of Heart-centered spiritually-minded people. Discuss a spiritual subject and group meditation follow. All ages welcome. $10 donation. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Experience the benefits of loving Reiki energy. No prior training/experience required, only the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. 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; theyogascape.com.

Artists Reception – 3:30-5:30pm. Touched By The Muse, Watercolors and Drawings by Holly Meeker Rom. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm.  Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level, incorporating gentle postures and breath. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/pre-paid by 7/8. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/11-7/15 (ages 10-12). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically-minded people and breakfast. Sandra Mendelson, Quantum Light Therapy Practitioner and Holistic Health Counselor, presents.2nd floor Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains.  $18 non-members/$15 members.  Info: 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the self more fully into alignment with the Higher Self, experiencing greater self-empowerment, peace and harmony. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $8. Reserve/Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Parents of Young Adults w/Asperger Syndrome – 7-9pm (7/13 & 7/27). Meet in a safe environment to share concerns and issues related to children about socialization, behavior, education, and more. $10 per meeting. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

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 includes manual/certificate. Register by 7/5; 914.588.4079.

Hilltop Hanover Book Club – 6-7:30pm. Meet the second Thursday of the month to discuss a book on a food, farming, or environmental topics. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $5. Registration required: 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For Reiki practitioners of all levels (must have at least Reiki I certification), this is a chance to give and receive, share ideas and techniques, and generally bask in healing energy. No charge/donations encouraged. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Free Monthly Spiritual Meditation – 8-9pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. have a spiritual experience and connect with the higher aspects of self and by harvesting group energy everyone has a deeper experience. Beginners welcome. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Feminine Faces Unfolding – 6-9pm (7/15) 12-6pm (7/16, 7/17). A weekend immersion led by Liz Schulman, ERYT 500 & Amy Pearce-Hayden, RYT 500. Gather to celebrate sisterhood and explore through the Goddess archetypes. The YogaScape and Spa, Carmel. 845.225.9642 & Saturday & Sunday at The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison; 845.224.9909.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Psychic Fair – 7/16 & 7/17 at the Sanctuary in Carmel, a safe place for spiritual growth. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com.

 Birdwatching – 7:30-9:30am w/Steve Robbins. A morning walk through the farm’s pastures and hiking trails. Identify species and consider how habitat, weather, and other environmental factors influence diversity. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. $10/adult; $5/children. Register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $16/weekly. Limited space; registration preferred .914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Local Foraging for Food and Medicine – 10am-3pm. w/ Dina Falconi. $30 preregistration. A Roots & Wings Workshop at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register: Alex 914.479.7305.

 Flight of the Pollinator – 11am-12:30pm. Bees, butterflies and birds perform the vital job of sustaining healthy plant populations. View the colorful landscape they create and learn about this ecological service. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Teatown.org.

Soul Guidance at Spiritinside – 11am-4pm. w/ Robin C. Mueller and Reiki infused card readings with Angela Pizzarello.  Pre registration required. Call for cost. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Meet & Greet/Book Signing – 11:30am-1:30pm w/Roland Comtois, internationally acclaimed channel, author and speaker. Attendees frequently receive spontaneously channeled personal messages. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Hudson Valley Renegades – Gates open at 5:30pm. Game starts 7:05pm. Buy tickets in advance at Gadesgroups.com and enter “support” as password to benifit Support Connection. Info: SupportConnection.org.

Urban H20: Listen Local – 7pm. Robert Hill Band and Toby Walker at Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $10 admission includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. 914.377.1900 x12; urbanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

The Tree Whisperer – 9am-5pm. Workshop with Jim Conroy, the Tree Whisperer, and Basia Alexander directly from their sold-out weekend at the Omega Institute. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $95/includes organic fresh picked lunch. 914.589.6744; skillsoffthegrid.com.

The Art of Beekeeping – 1-3pm w/Ralph Szur. Ever wonder how many miles the bees fly to make one pound of honey?  Learn the answer to this question and more during an exciting and informative tour of the hive. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/circle. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/18-7/22 (ages 7-9). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 5pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine.  Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C., 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Soy Candle Class – 6-8pm. This totally hands-on class shows how to make beautiful, healthy, non-toxic candles to give as a gift or keep for the self.  Chocolations in Mamaroneck. For details, call 516.972.3165.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Summer Kirtan with BlisSing, Satya-Franche and Dennis Winge – 7-9pm. An evening of soaring devotional singing to quiet the mind and open the heart. $20/advance, $25/door. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org/kirtan2011.

Friends of Wainwright Picnic – 6-9pm. Come enjoy music by The Brazilwood Trio on the back lawn. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $5/individual; $15/family of 4. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Time TBA. KRI Certified Level One begins at Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; goldentempleyoga.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Painting From the Inside Out Workshop –10-5pm.  Come explore, experiment and play while painting; allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $75/by 7/15 or $90. Register: Eve-Marie at 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com,

SUNDAY, JULY 24

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-pay by 7/22. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, JULY 25

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-2pm. 7/25-7/29 (ages 5-6). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $250. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Open House/The Graduate Institute – 5:30pm. Learn about groundbreaking degree programs for adult learners. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Massage Intro Evening – 6-8pm. Explore massage therapy as a career; for prospective students, friends, and family members. The Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mt. Kisco. Free. 914.241.7363.

Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal social networking built around a commoninterest in the natural environment. This month at the Blue Pig, 121 Maple St. Croton. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

Spiritual Gathering – 7-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. Experience a joyous and enlivening evening to share, connect, and learn with each other. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $10. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000 ; izumiwellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 7-9pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine. Total Life Care Center, 152 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Advanced Reiki Class – 9am-12noon w/Anne Bentzen, RM for Reiki I & II practitioners. Energy exercises to improve flow and increase sensitivity for byosen scanning. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco. $40. Pre-register by 7/25. 914.588.4079.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie. Enjoy an inspiring evening of music and chanting dedicated to increasing the loving frequencies in the world. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

Putnam County Fair – 7/30-7/31. Visit the Muscoot 4-H Gang and Muscoot’s animals as they show at the Putnam County Fair. Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel.

Woodlands Hike – 10am-12noon. Join farm staff to hike the farm’s beautiful 3.5 miles of woodland trails. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Free. Canceled if rain. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Planning the Late Season Vegetable Garden – 11am-1pm. Come learn how to plant a late season vegetable garden and have fresh vegetables into late fall. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $20/adult; $5/children. Registration required: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Pickling 101 – 1-4pm. Learn how to preserve summer’s bounty. Cucumbers and other in-season vegetables are used to teach how to safely make and preserve delicious pickles. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $25. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Chinese Medicine & Emotions – 12-2pm. Health lecture on the 5 emotions of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to anxiety and depression. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Ave., Ste LLA, Hartsdale. Free. RSVP: 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com.

WHN Sponsored 8th Annual Potluck – 4-8pm. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, socializing, networking and honoring locally born authors. Bring an entree, salad, appetizer, dessert or beverage for 3-6 people. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. RSVP: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

CARE for Teachers Summer Retreat – 8/6-8/11. Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education. Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices. Garrison Institute. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 1

Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out – 6-10pm. DJ, samplings, free give-a-way’s, shopping for unique finds, fashion tips & eco-friendly goody bag. The DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown. $10. 914.396.7664.

Fools Night Out – 7-11:30pm. Comedy by Donna East includes show, appetizers, music and dancing. Partial proceeds benefits “Happy Families International Center”. $35pp. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Frog Music – 10-11:30am. The sounds of spring begin with a chorus of frogs. Explore a vernal pool and watch and listen as spring explodes. Wear boots that can get wet. $5/nonmembers. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.
Release Stress w/Energy Healing Workshop – 10:30am-12noon w/Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch Int’l Healing School. Experiential energy healing workshop helps participants relieve stress and develop innate healing ability. Mt. Kisco Library, 100 E. Main St., Mt Kisco. Free. 914.864.0038; onelighthealingtouch.com.
Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm. Beyond psychology, an approach that looks at present life experience within the context of the family “field” and family history; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. Tarrytown location. Eve-Marie, LMSW, LCAT; 914.909.6292.
Herbal Healing Garden Design Workshop – 2-4pm. Design an herb garden with traditional Native American herbs that can grow locally. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown. $20. 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.
Become a Yoga Teacher – 5:30-6:30pm. Learn more about deepening one’s yoga practice and becoming a yoga teacher with Lara Azzarito Ward. Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd. Sandy Hook, CT.  Info: 860.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 3

Holistic Pet Care for Cats and Dogs – 1-4pm. Discover techniques to help pets relax and have a better quality of life. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $40. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.
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.
Candlelit Kundalini and Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Work on all aspects of the self using mental forces, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras, and relaxation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-register by 4/1. Questyogaarts.com.
Adult Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm (4/3 & 4/25) w/ Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. Bi-monthly group. 531 Central Park Ave., Ste. 304, Scarsdale. $15. 914.722.1989.

TUESDAY, APRIL 5

Release Stress w/Energy Healing Workshop – 6:30-8pm w/Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch Int’l Healing School. Experiential energy healing workshop helps participants relieve stress and develop innate healing ability. Carmel Reed Library, Rt. 52 & Rt. 6, Carmel.  Free. 845.225.2439; onelighthealingtouch.com.
Water Demo – 7pm. 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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

Healing Circle of Light – 12-1pm. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. All welcome. Free.  914.730.0155 or 914.400.7056; spiritinside.net.
Journal “Spilling” – 6-7pm. Experience creative endeavors for adults and teens. The John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. Free. 914.245.5262 x227; yorktownlibrary.org.
Optimal Health Care Panel – 7-9pm. Bring questions for a discussion with holistic practitioners. Brewster Adult Ed. Info: 845.279.5051×154.

THURSDAY, APRIL 7

Whole Foods Cooking Class Series – 9:15-11:45am (4/7 & 4/14). Learn quick, easy and tasty recipes using all organic ingredients; low fat, wheat-free, and gluten-free. $160/2-class series or “bring a friend” discount – $145/series per person. Hawthorne. Reservations required. 914.769.8745; yogashine.com.
Pranayama & Meditation – 11:15-12:15 (4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28) w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT. A practice that fosters the ability to direct ones own energy, and concentrate the mind. YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $18/first class at studio free. 845.225.9642.
Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Special guest Julia Trunzo of Fishkill Farms discusses organic pest management, companion planting, composting, and ways to involve kids in gardening. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.
Best Sleep Tips – 7-8pm. A panel of health and wellness practitioners reaches into their tool kits to assist in creating the best personalized sleep habits to meet needed rest and recovery. The Art of Healing, 1 Front St., Patterson. Donation.  845.878.4325.
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.
Managing Stress Through Yoga – 7-8:30pm w/Corey Esannason & Christine Racanelli, PhD. Learn new skills to assist in self-regulation, stress reduction, and the potential for positive change. Quest Yoga Arts.11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $40/paid preregistration by 4/4. Questyogaarts.com.
Mindful Eating – 7:30pm w/Natalie Dalessio-Gruneberg. Program includes basic nutrition information, learning to become aware of hunger cues, recipe modification and more. The John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St., Shrub Oak. Free. 914.245.5262 x227; yorktownlibrary.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 8

Book Signing/Seminar – 7-9pm w/Diana Cooper, internationally acclaimed angel & orb expert; author and founder of the School of Angels and Ascension, speaks about the information in the book, “Keys to the Universe”. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35/pre-registrations required. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

Access Healing Potential – Time TBA. (4/9 & 4/10) w/Penny Lavin of One Light Healing Touch Int’l School. Learn 6 self-healing practices and 4 techniques for healing the self and others. 11 CEUs – NYSNA and NCBTMB. Wainwright House. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
Gluten-Free Baking – 9am-12noon (4/9 & 4/16). Chef Laurie Gershorgn shows how to limit or remove wheat/wheat products from the diet, preparing delicious dishes with whole grains. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $20. 914.962.2368 x2.
2012 and Beyond – 9am-5pm w/Diana Cooper, internationally acclaimed angel & orb expert, author and founder of the School of Angels & Ascension. Katonah Library. $100. Pre-register required with Awakenings. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.
Reiki Event – 10am-2pm. Help welcome Reiki Master Barbara Tierney to Body Kneads Massage Therapy of Mahopac. Sample Reiki & chair massage, snacks and beverages served.  880 South Lake Blvd., Ste.102, Mahopac. Free. 914.907.2037.
Mythic Tarot Workshop – 10am-5pm (4/9 & 4/10). Through guided meditation, mythology, instruction, and practical experience, learn to use the Mythic Tarot as a visual guidepost through life stories. Bring copy of The Mythic Tarot deck. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $120. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.
Crystals and Rocks: The Stone People – 11am-4pm w/Judith Star-Medicine. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $60 or $50/member. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
Painting From the Inside Out Workshop –12-4pm. Come explore, experiment and play while painting, allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required.  Tarrytown location. $55 by 4/4 or $65. Eve-Marie, 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.
Wellness Screenings – 12-3pm. Adrenals, toxicity load, nutritional advice, and spinal screenings available. Sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals, Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, PC. Jefferson Valley Mall. Info/914.864.2222.
Activate Intuition – 12-5pm w/Pam Cucinell. Using the Major Arcana of the Tarot, receive an experiential introduction using guided meditation and images to awaken intuition. Participants experience mini-readings. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $100/pre-registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
Fermented Foods Workshop – 1-3pm. Learn to make kimchi, sauerkraut, chutney and relish from local foods. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown. $20. 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Reiki is an ancient natural healing technique. Circle open to all levels of experience and training. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net
Build a Pizza Box Solar Oven – 1pm. Recycle a pizza box into a real solar oven and learn about the power of the sun. Kids welcome. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd., Pleasantville.  $20; $15/kids. 914.589.6744.
Indoor Worm Composting Class – 1-3pm. Turn kitchen veggie scraps into a nutrient dense soil and construct a worm bin in this fun, eco-friendly workshop. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. $20 +$10/materials fee. 914.589.6744; skillsoffthegrid.com.
Conquering Contrary Spaces – 1-3:30pm w/Colleen Breeckner. Hatha sequence designed to develop strength in the practice that makes accessible some of the more difficult asanas like handstand and arm balances. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $40/preregister.  Questyogaarts.com.
Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join a thought provoking discussion form a yogic perspective, followed by guided meditation. Second Sunday of each month. YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.
Monthly Kirtan – 3pm w/Satya Franche & Ma Kirtan. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. $10/advance, $15/door. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
American Healing Traditions – 3:30pm. Learn how Native Americans approached healing and used natural herbs and local plants. Participate in Native American talking circle. Emanuel Lutheran Church, 197 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. $20. 914.589.6744.
Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. Gentle, classic supported postures and breath. Release tensions; calm the nervous system and increase self-awareness. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/preregister by 4/8. Questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 11

Book Signing: The Healthy Home: Simple Truths to Protect Your Family from Hidden Household Dangers – 6-7pm. w/ authors Dr. Myron Wentz and Dave Wentz. Lincoln Center’s, Alice Tulley Hall, 1941 Broadway, NYC. Info: MyHealthyHome.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast – 8-10am.Gather with holistically-minded to enjoy an organic breakfast and a speaker in a beautiful setting. April speaker, Cathy Wilke, “The Yoga of Marketing.”  $18 Non-members; $15 members.  914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.
Trigger Point Massage Class – 7-8:30pm. Find out what trigger points are, how they affect health, and learn at-home therapies to release stress in the affected areas. Bring friend/family member to work with. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, Mount Kisco. 914.864.2222.
Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Come into alignment with the Higher Self creating greater self-empowerment so life becomes more peaceful and harmonious. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

Channeled Meditation – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. Have a deeply physical experience during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness and tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $50/registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

Volunteers Landscape Day – 9am-2pm. Horticulturists, gardeners and landscape enthusiasts of all skill levels welcome. Rain or shine. Lunch served. Please dress appropriately for woodland terrain and bring work gloves. 584 Route 9D, Garrison. Register: 845.424.3812.
Garden Readiness – 10am-12noon. Receive tips and techniques for greening up the grounds for spring with Master Gardener Maggie Pichura. $5/nonmembers. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x11; teatown.org.
Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-6pm.Cutting-edge wellness of body, mind and spirit. Over 100 practitioners, speakers, readers and vendors with info about self care, living green, etc.  $10 online thru April 14; $15 at door. Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown. Info: AwakenFair.com.
Introducing Image Keys – 10:30am-3:30pm. Learn how to raise and maintain a Higher Consciousness with unique tools for transformation and spiritual awakening. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $44. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
Psychic Saturday – 11am-4pm. Learn to empower the self with good decisions for all life’s issues by finding the path to higher understanding. $60/30mins and $100/45mins. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.
Book Signing – 11:30-1:30pm w/Roland Comtois, International speaker and author of “And Then There Was Heaven, A Journey of Hope and Love”. Chat with Roland and experience impromptu connections with those on the other side. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.
Befriend The Body – 2-5pm w/Shamanic Practitioner Mikki Davis. Explore what it means to take care of the self via lively discussions, journaling, body-centered meditation, and creative play in a sacred space. Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center, 900 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac. $40. 845.803.8389.
Monthly Kirtan & Drumming Circle – 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (UU Coffee House), 236 South Bedford Rd. /Rt. 172, Mt Kisco. 914.241.1360.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 4/14-4/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $45/workshop. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.
Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 4/14-4/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.
Candlelit Kundalini and Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Work on all aspects of the self using mental forces, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras, and relaxation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-register by 4/15. Questyogaarts.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 19

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 4/14-4/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson.  917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

Awakening the Hidden Storyteller – 6pm. Join award-winning author and storyteller Robin Moore for a journey to unleash inner creativity. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. Free/space limited. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm. Certified hypnotherapist Saundra Blum leads group gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence life today. $35.  Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

Bee Keeping Workshop Series – 10am-12:30pm, 13 Saturdays over the year. w/ D J Haverkamp. Class room lectures and hands-on experience.$160. John Jay Homestead, Katonah.914.232.7173; Bedfordbee.com.
Rock & Roll Kirtan – 7pm. Featuring Satya Franche, Ma Kirtan, and others. A night of ecstatic sacred chanting set to deeply soulful, lively modern grooves. Garrison Gold Club, 2015 US 9, Garrison. $20/advanced, $30/door. Satyafranche.com.  

MONDAY, APRIL 25

Sustainable Design for the Cheap & Lazy – 6pm w. Michael Molinelli. This exciting program is an investigation on what green architecture really is and how it affects life. Somers Library. Preregister at 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

Teach Them How to Find Us Workshop – 5:30-7pm w/Robin C. Mueller. Experience a guided journey to the Angelic Realm to speak to an Angel, Guide or loved one. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. $100/registration required. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.
Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. Informal, social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. Flying Pig, 251 Lexington Ave, Mt. Kisco.Info: Call Dani 914.403.5149.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

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. 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

Grand Opening of Green Design Expo – 4pm. Ribbon-cutting ceremony of this new store offering green products for home, school and office, involves area students. 640 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. Info: 914.902.5305; GreenDesignExpo.net.
Childbirth Preparation Class – 6:45-9pm Six consecutive Wednesdays at The Yoga Yurt in Chappaqua. $350/couple includes 6 sessions + 1 postpartum visit. Contact Victoria Gearity, 917.685.671;  BirthingFromWithinWestchester.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

Jean Houston: What Would You Do If You Could Not Fail? – 4/28-5/1. The first of a dramatic series of weekends comprising Jean Houston’s 2011 Mystery School, focusing on claiming the power of intention.Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.
Uncovering Potential/Opening to Possibility – 7-9:30pm w/Gabrielle Semel, RYT.  Take a look at the energetic body with respect to the elements through asana, yantra, meditation and journaling. No experience necessary. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $40. 845.225.9642.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

Access Healing Potential – Time TBA. (4/30 & 5/1) w/Penny Lavin of One Light Healing Touch Int’l School. Learn 6 self-healing practices and 4 techniques for healing the self and others. 11 CEUs – NYSNA and NCBTMB. E. Fishkill location. 845.878.5165; onelighthealingtouch.com.
11th Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – 9am-3pm. Chinese cultural event with demos, lion and ribbon dance, musicians, crafts and more. Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem. Info/ 914.262.1478
Free Yoga Classes at Graceful Planet – 9:30am-5:30pm. Enjoy five free classes with Lotus Gardens Yoga Schools graduating students. Classes are one hour beginning at 9:30am. 7 Berkshire Road, Sandy Hook, CT . 860.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.
Movement As A Way To Agelessness – 10am-12pm. Discover how Trager® and the timeless wisdom of Qigong (energy development) can help achieve a more ageless body. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35/registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.
Backyard Chickens 101 – 10am-12noon. Come learn about raising these wonderful animals in one’s own backyard and meet some new chicks. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. $20/pp, $5/children. Registration required: 914.962.2368 x2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.
Wildflower and Native Plant Sale – 10am-12pm. Wide variety of plants available with expert planting advice.  Transform a landscape into a haven for wildlife and diversity. The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College, 75 Grasslands Rd. Valhalla. Info: 914.606.7870; nativeplantcenter.org.
SPCA of Westchester Dog Walk & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. Live music, food, refreshments, games and crafts for children, and shopping in the Fair’s vendor village to benefit homeless animals. Info: SPCA914.org; 914.941.2896 x. 22.
Getting in Touch With Spiritual Guides – 10am-5pm w/Valerie Stiehl. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $90 or $75/member. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.
Edible Mushrooms & Poisonous Look-A-Likes – 1pm. This program answers questions such as “What is a mushroom, how many kinds are there, what are their functions in the environment and which are edible”?  $5/nonmembers. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

SUNDAY, MAY 1

Introduction to Permaculture Lecture – w/ Cameron Kelly. “How Permaculture Can Heal the Planet-Starting in Your Own Back Yard!” Emanuel Lutheran Church, Pleasantville. Register/info: Cameron:  914.589.6744.

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.
Pranayama & Meditation

November, 2010 Events for Westchester & Putnam NY

Upcoming Events…

Please call ahead to confirm event details. 

Monday, November 1

Busy Persons’ Online Directed Retreat – Take this opportunity to move toward the coming of Light in the darkness. Registration deadline is 11/15. Divine Compassions Spirituality Center. $30. Call for details: 914.798.1202.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm (11/1,11/8) w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs provided. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, November 2

Mamaroneck Farmers Market – 1:30-6:30pm. Open rain or shine until 11/23. Choose from a cornucopia of local organic produce, baked goods, artisanal breads, beef, honey and maple products. Harbor Island Park. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Discover Network Spinal Analysis – 7pm w/Dr. Lawrence Stern. NSA touches the spine assisting the brain to relieve pain, tension and improve well-being. Stern Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness, 27 Radio Circle, Ste. 104, Mt.Kisco. Light refreshments. 914.864.2222.

Wednesday, November 3

Gentle Yoga – 6-7:20pm (Wednesdays: 11/3-11/24) w/Terry. Slow-paced classes that incorporate guided meditation and foster ease in the body and mind. 1st class free/drop-in $18. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Thursday, November 4

Green Business Challenge Meeting – 8-9:30am. The topic is Landlord & Tenant Best Practices at the offices of Reckson Associates, 360 Hamilton Ave., White Plains. Info: 914.977.3400.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 9:30-10:45am (Thursdays: 11/4-12/16). Designed for moms-to-be, class will strengthen and open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts. $150/6wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Stress Is Gone Meetup – 1–2pm & 7–8pm. Get to the source of stress. Feel tension leaving the body and feel better about the future. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Ladies’ Comedy Night – 7pm. Presented by The Rye Arts Center. Cocktails at 7pm; light supper at 7:30pm; show starts at 8pm. Reservation for table of 6 only. $55. Info: 914.967.0700.

For The Next 7 Generations – 7:30pm. Award winning documentary that tells the story of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers who came together to help create a new way of life that brings the planet back into balance. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Friday, November 5

Treasures in the Attic – 2pm. Susan Longo has been selling antiques and collectibles full-time on the internet for over 10 years. Come listen to fascinating stories – especially about selling a $9000 doll! Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Medium Phil Quinn at Carmel Sanctuary – 7-9pm. As a life guide, world famous, Phil Quinn draws upon divine insight to help others find clarity and direction in their lives. $125. The Sanctuary in Carmel. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Register: 845.225.3777. Info: carmelsanctuary.com.

Saturday, November 6

Mount Kisco Farmers Market – 8:30-1pm. Open rain or shine until11/20. Stock-up for Thanksgiving with fresh vegetables, creative quiches, eggs and artisanal breads. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 East Main St. Info:  914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

What’s New in Medicare – 10:30am. This Medicare Right Center program addresses the open enrollment period beginning Nov.15, health reform issues, and the Rx drug plan Part D. Heritage Hills Activity Center, Somers. Free. 914.519.7914.

Creative Explorations – 1-4pm (11/6, 12/4, 1/8). A series of creative movement and expressive art workshops for children 8-12 yrs. The Oaks, 590 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle. $65. Info: 914.632.8084.

Holistic Moms Network – 1:30-2:30pm. Learn stress relieving yoga techniques, in particular ‘Miracle Balls’. All welcome. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free.  914.421.1500.

New Moon Ceremony – 2-4pm w/ Spiritual Astrologer Demitra Vassiliadis. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd. Croton on Hudson. Register/Info: 914.788.4955.

Blue Rock School Talk Over Tea – 3-5pm. An informational gathering with a current Blue Rock family. Learn more about the unique, child-centered philosophy of this progressive, independent day school serving students kindergarten through 8th grade. RSVP: Beverly Stycos, 845.627.0234.

Dessert & Tea Night – 7pm. Lola’s Tea House, 130 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 914.738.2100.

Sunday, November 7

Pelham Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. Open weekly rain or shine until 11/21. Stock-up for Thanksgiving with fresh vegetables, baked goods, chutneys and nut butters.  Corner of Harmon Ave and 5th Ave. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

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

Monday, November 8

Growing in Love With Baby – 7pm. Explore feelings, concerns and hopes around the upcoming birth of baby. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $15. RSVP: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, November 9

Westchester Holistic Breakfast – 8-10am. Join a group of holistically-minded people from all walks of life and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting plus an informative speaker. Good Counsel Covenant, 52 N. Broadway, White Plains. $18. 914.422.1784;   WestchesterHolisticNewtwork.org.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Round table discussion about holiday family traditions.  Share ways to celebrate autumn and winter holidays; come away with ideas and inspiration for starting new seasonal traditions. Desmond-Fish Library, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Neurologic Relief Center Technique – 7pm w/Dr. Lawrence Stern. NRCT relieves meningial compression for chronic pain sufferers. Non-invasive demonstration available. Stern Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness, 27 Radio Cir., Ste. 104, Mt. Kisco. Light refreshments. 914.864.2222.

Wednesday, November 10

A Question of Clean Energy – 7pm. Find out why the DEC has declined to issue a Water Quality Certificate for Indian Point, and learn about why closed cycle cooling of the plant has been mandated. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Optimal Health Care Panel – 7-9pm. Join in for a lively evening of Q&A about natural approaches to health issues. Optimal Health Care is a group of holistic practitioners practicing compassionate and natural healing. Brewster Adult Education, Brewster. 845.279.5051.

Finding Right Work – 7-9:30pm (11/10, 11/17,12/1,12/8). An interactive workshop offering a practical and holistic approach to finding meaningful employment. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT.  $195/4 sessions. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu/rightwork.

Thursday, November 11

Coping With Stress During The Holidays – 7pm. Whether coping with stress of preparations, family get-togethers, or grieving a loss, maintain health with holistic techniques. Presented by Putnam Healing Arts at Mahopac Public Library. Registration required. 845.628.2009; putnamhealingarts.com.

Speed Business Networking – 7:30pm. Lola’s Tea House, 130 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Details: 914.738.2100.

Friday, November 12

Beginner Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am (Fridays: 11/12-12/17). This intimate 5 week workshop is the perfect way to begin the yoga journey in a safe, nurturing and inspiring setting.  Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $125. Info:  914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com

Reiki Share – 7pm. Energize health and reduce stress with this method for self-rejuvenation. Putnam Healing Arts. Registration required. $15/donation. 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, November 13

Gossett’s Winter Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm. Featuring organic produce, grass-fed meats, local baked goods, Wave Hill bread, Cascade Winery, Seatuck seafood, raw local honey, artisans, weekly events. 1202, Rt. 35, South Salem.

The Mysteries of Life – 9:30am-5pm (11/13,11/14) w/Michael Rosenbaum. Unlock the secrets to connecting to the Higher Self and learn about the four higher levels of reality. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $225. More info: 914.967.6080.

Introduction to Honeybees – 1pm. Join Mag and Michelle for a film, and discuss some considerations to starting a backyard beehive. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $15. RSVP:   845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Animal Communication – 1-2:30pm. An open forum facilitated by professional inter-species communicator Barbara Baker. Topics to be decided by attendees; free will donation. Animals or pictures, need not be present. Art of Healing, 1 Front St, Patterson. 845.878.4325; babaker.net.

Sunday, November 14

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd. Croton on Hudson. Register/Info: 914.788.4955.

Meditation/Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. Free. Info: 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm. Drum, rattle, journey, journal, dance and connect with nature for personal as well as planetary healing. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $30. 914.237.0241; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. This workshop incorporates gentle, classic supported postures and breath. The practice of restorative yoga will: release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self-awareness. Quest Yoga Arts. $25  914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Monday, November 15

Introduction to EFT Healing Technique – 7pm. Achieve goals and release fears with EFT. Bring balance to body, mind and spirit. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $25. RSVP: 945.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Girls’ Night Out for Cancer Awareness – Time TBA. Melting Pot hosts a special four-course fondue dinner for $45 per person which includes a $10 donation to the campaign. Vegetarian /special diet options available. 430 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914.993.6358; meltingpot.com.

Tuesday, November 16

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. at Emma’s Ale House, 68 Gedney Way, White Plains. RSVP to Dani Glaser: dani@greenteamspirit.com.

Wednesday, November 17

Achieve Top Notch Performance – 7-8pm w/ Dr. Robert Silverman, Westchester’s top performance expert. Hands-on program that optimizes core power, kettlebells and nutrition. New York ChiroCare, White Plains. Info: 914.287.6464; DrRobertSilverman.com.

Thursday, November 18

Blue Horizons Holistic Network – 12-2pm. Enjoy lunch with people interested in holistic and wellness issues. This month’s program is a Singing Bowl Concert with Beth Mullins. Best Western, 29 Rte. 59, (exit 11 off NYS Thruway North.) Nyack. Bluehorizons.us.

The Great American Smoke-Out 2010 – 2-6:30 pm. Keep quitting smoking! Main Street Acupuncture, 32 North Division St., (rear entrance) Peekskill. 914.737.6647.

Alternative Smoking Cessation – 7pm. Combined approach of acupuncture, hypnosis and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help smokers quit and remain smoke-free for the rest of their lives. Whole Healthy Family, 401 Columbus Ave., Valhalla. Free. RSVP: 203.797.9288.

Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. Everyone with or without experience is invited to receive and give this heart centered energy. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $10. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Past Life Regression –7-9pm w/Cindy Blum. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $25. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Munay Ki Circle – 7:30pm. w/ Deana Paqua. Work with power animals, ceremony, journeying, and sharing sacred space together to create peace, healing, ease and joy. $22. The Sanctuary in Carmel. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Register: 845.225.3777. Info: carmelsanctuary.com.

Friday, November 19

Kirtan Concert – 7-8:30pm. Devotional chanting with Satya Franche and Ma Kirtan. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Kirtan Concert – 7:30-9:30pm. Spend an evening with Kundalini Yogi, GuruNam, and be surrounded by the wondrous sounds of devotional chant. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, November 20

The Magic of Power Animals – 9:30am-12:30pm w/Bill Evarts.  Meet and work with power animals through meditation and visualization. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Family Yoga Workshops – 1:30-2:15pm (ages 3-6/w parents); 2:30-3:30pm (ages 7/up w/parents). Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. Quest Yoga Arts. $25/2people, $5/additional family member. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

The Art/Science/Psychology of Mindfulness Meditation – 2-4:30pm w/Judith Tota, M.S. Learn how to use this ancient buddhist practice to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing in daily life. Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center, 900 S. Lake Blvd., Mahopac. $25. Register: 845.803.8389.

Sunday, November 21

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Nearly 100 practitioners, exhibitors and vendors on hand for lots of new wellness info about self care, living green, etc., including readings from gifted intuitives. Pre-register online/$10 thru 11/17, or $15/door. Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown. Info: AwakenFair.com.

Crystals and Rocks: The Stone People – 11am-4pm. Presented by Judith Star-Medicine. Must pre-register by 11/17. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. More info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 11/18-11/23. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $400. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

A Chorus of Voices – 3-4:30pm. The original poetry of and by Doretta Cornell and Alice Feeley, as well as sister-members of other local religious congregations. Divine Compassion Spirituality Center, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Donation. 914.798.1202.

Tuesday, November 23

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $700. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Friday, November 26

Mediumship Circle – 6:30-8pm. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Wednesday, December 1

Bladder Basics School – 10:30am w/Susan Riordan, PT from SRM Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Stress and urge incontinence and the proper exercise to perform. Jumpin’ Jeepers, Route 6, Mahopac. Contact Susan: 914.488.5440.

Friday, December 3

Ladies Night Out – 7-10pm. Shopping event at Club Fit JV with  DJ, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cash bar, 30+ vendors, eco-friendly goody bags & grand prize raffle ticket ($1,000 value), only $15. Benefits the Lakeland Education Foundation. 914.396.7664.

Tuesday, December 7

Natural Awakenings Night – 6pm. Help us celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary, upstairs at the Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco! All invited. Complementary buffet & cash bar. RSVP to Natural Awakenings at 914.617.8750. Directions: flyingpigonlex.com.

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