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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3

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

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

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

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up! – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts and how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

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

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4

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

Admission $10. Info: APracticalPsychic.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

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

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

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

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

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

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

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

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 8

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

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

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10

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

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

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11

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

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

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

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

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

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

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 15

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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

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

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

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

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

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

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

SUNDAY, DECMEBER 21

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22

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

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29

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

 

PLAN AHEAD

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

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

Monday, January 5

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

Wednesday, January 7

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

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for January, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

Cover-Jan14-lgFor additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

New Moon Virtual Gathering – 7pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell via webinar. Info: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 2pm. Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, review of physiological and psychological components of the stress cycle, group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on. Therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $30 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

Angel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils – 11am. Essential Oils are completely natural and stimulate the body’s own innate capacity to heal anything from anxiety to even cancer. Free. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education – 11:30am-12pm. Also Jan 12, 19, 26. Guided trail walk through the winter woodland forest. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470.GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Workshop with Kate Petagine focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

First Hike of the New Year – 1-2:30pm. Hike up into Hidden Valley to look for winter wildlife and toast the New Year with a hot drink on the return. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

6 Week Yoga Workshops at Quest Yoga Arts – Jan 6-Feb 10. Beginner’s workshop at 9:30am, post-natal at 11am, pre-natal at 6:30pm. $150/6wks. 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco.914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, and group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

6 week Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Poses offered at a slower pace supporting optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs. Class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Kids’ Yoga – with certified Children’s Yoga instructor, Alice Sipple. Tuesdays begin Jan 7, 4:30-5:15 pm, ages 5-8, Fridays begin January 10:15;11am ages 2-5 (with parent). $60 members (6 week session), $72 non-members (6 week session). All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

Building a Better Future Now – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Get involved and learn about redesigning the regional energy and transportation structure through decentralized energy, walkable communities and more. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center.914.723.3470. GreenBurghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Winter Renewal 14 Day Detox – 5:30-7:30pm. Lose weight, stop cravings, improve digestion, sleep better and increase energy with this safe detoxification program supervised by an MD. Most insurance accepted; product extra. 2 Overhill Rd, Ste 260, Scarsdale.914.722.9440. SifmNY.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Gentle Yoga Chair Series – 9am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Appropriate for students who are new to yoga and also for those needing to go super gentle, perhaps dealing with injury or recent surgery.  $140/7 classes or $20ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Chakra Alignment Series – 11am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Start the year with aligned chakras, create freedom of movement and unblock energy. Each class focuses on a different chakra. $175/7 classes or $25ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Mommy & Me Yoga – 11am-12pm. Jan 10-Jan 31. For post natal moms and their babies, crawlers and walkers. Breath, bend and bond with baby. $100/4wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Make the Most of 2014 Astrology Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Each attendee receives a mini-session for the whole group’s enlightenment with astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Watercooler, Tarrytown. $35. Preregister: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

Saturday, January 11

Mandala Making and Energy Healing – 9:30am-2:30pm.Half day workshop. A great restorative practice for the New Year. $120. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

For Power, Insight, Healing and Connection with Jim Wolfson – 9am-5pm. Beginners or experienced shamanic students welcome. There is a power and healing benefit by doing this work in community.  No experience necessary. $150. Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Register: Goldentempleyoga.com. Info: Jim Wolfson at 508.789.1290.

Small Book Making Workshops – 10am-noon or 1:30- 3:30pm. Make for yourself or as a gift. $30, all materials supplied. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra – 3-5pm. Yoga Nidra, a form of deep relaxation, brings a sense of renewal and creates an opportunity for self-awareness, acceptance and healing. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation Class – 5-6pm. Also Jan 26. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body and the tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn about loans, scholarships, VA benefits and grants from Finger Lakes School of Massage’s financial aid coordinator. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

Mediumship Circle – 7-9pm w/Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

BlisSing – An evening of joyful, call and response chanting. With Cat Guthrie and Eileen O’Hare. 7:30-8:45, $10 members, $15 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Reiki I & II – 9am-5pm w/Marcus Feighery. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17yrs.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600.

Life Changes Workshop – 1-3pm. How to support someone who has incurred a loss (in different form and areas in life). Learn how to be supportive. $25 donation. Yonkers Wellness Center, 10 Palisade Ave, 2nd Floor, Yonkers. Call Chandra or Dianne: 914.457.7807.

Full Moon Workshop: Liminal Liberation – 3-6pm. This workshop discusses activation and a participation in how to access the Mind at Large – as Aldous Huxley called it. $65online/$70 door; includes workshop, dinner & entry to the full moon gathering. CoSM.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm doors open; 7:30-9:30pm, ceremony; 9:30pm-12am, music and performance artists. An inter-denominational ceremony embracing the richness of diverse cultures in music, poetry and shared community include interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. $10/advance or $15.CoSM.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo with speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and 1000 guests. Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave, NYC. Exhibitor spots available. AwakenFair.com.

Yoga: Laying the Foundation – 11am-1pm. Explore asana practice with attention to precision of alignment learning how to create ease and balance in a pose; connect the parts to the whole in a sequence of asanas. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Crystal Singing Bowls Workshop, Meditation & Surprise Musical Guest in Concert – 1-4pm. Raise the vibration, increase the clarity of one’s being, of one’s aura and of one’s chakras. $36. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga and Qigong – 3-4:15pm. w/ Nadiya Nottingham. The first week in a series of six. Bring qigong into daily life and the New Year will begin with abundance! $90/six weeks. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15.914.793.2600.TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Self Discovery Workshop – 7-9:30pm. Also 1/29 and 2/5. Facilitated by Althea Jacobs. $125/3 wks. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Grassroots Fundraising Workshop – 10am-2pm. Facilitated by Rebecca O Johnson, Consultant, Professor of Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.$60.WESPAC office in White Plains. Register: WESPAC.org. Info: GrassrootsFundraising.org.

Reiki Master Teacher Training Certification – 12-8pm. Jan 25-26. Class teaches how to pass attunements, arrange classes and other topics necessary to become a Reiki teacher and practitioner. Prerequisites: Reiki I and II. $550/2 days. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

FLSM Continuing Education class for LMT’s – Jan 25-26. Advanced stretching techniques for body workers focuses on accessing different muscle groups using stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Requirement: Licensed Massage Therapist. Westchester Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: FLSM.com.

Elisa Peimer performs at The Blooming Seed Coffee House Doors Open at 7pm. Great grass roots live music, coffee from Coffee Labs Roasters and dessert cash bar from Home Sweet Home Bakery. $12/cover includes coffee and tea. The Blooming Seed Coffee, 760 Route Six Mahopac (Nestled within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Crystal Bowl Healing – 1-3pm, with Intuitive/Sound Healer, Jessica Richman, who will use color and crystal healing, songs, chanting and, with permission, hands-on healing. $22. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Tracks and Scats – 1-2pm. Animal tracks and droppings offer a glimpse into an animal’s ecology and behavior; hike to discover what’s been happening in the woods, returning to match scat and tracks. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Info: Teatown.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

New Moon Ceremony & Mystical Vision Board Workshop – 7-10pm. Bring pictures and ideas of what is wanted to manifest in in 2014 and beyond. $22, includes supplies. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Weigh Less/Live More: New Year/New You – 6:30-8pm. Discover safe ways to lose weight and still feel satisfied. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Bring a journal or notebook. $20/members or $25. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 917.796.6026.Wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony – 5am-5pm. The Chuang Yen Monastery’s2014 Chinese New Year Ceremony includes drumming ceremony, repentance ceremony, dharma talk and more. Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Rte 301, Carmel.845. 225.1819. Baus.org.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor certified hypnotist, and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte. 22, Croton Falls. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Yoga the Iyengar Way – 1:30-3pm. Feb 1-Mar 8. Explore the building blocks of Iyengar yoga: alignment of body mind/body breath/ and Self. Build from the ground up, step by step with precise instructions. $25ea or $127.50/series. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Winter Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-6pm. Feb 1-Feb 2. Enjoy a 2-day retreat in meditation, yoga, the world of essential oils, restorative yoga, eating for a yoga body and kirtan. $225. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course – 9:15-11:30am. Feb 6-Mar 23. Discover practical skills for coping with stress and uncertainty, increased clarity and creative thinking, greater energy and well being, increased awareness of body/mind connections and the healing power of meditative practices. Westchester Yoga Arts, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

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