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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

SummerScape 2014 & Bard Music Festival – Ongoing through Aug 14. Franz Schubert & His World. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Wassaic Project Summer Festival – Aug 1-Aug 3. Free multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community. 100 artists, 25 bands, screenings and dance pieces. Camping onsite. The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic. Shuttle from train. WassaicProject.org.

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.

Home Circle: Spirit Communication – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Hearing Seminar – 10:30am-12:30pm. 20-30 minute presentation on how the auditory system works and how the brain processes information to understand speech; followed by a short hearing clinic with hearing screenings. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Finger Lakes School of Massage’s 1st Annual Westchester Wellness Fair –11am-4pm. Brief 30 minute information sessions on many different wellness topics with live demonstrations of various healing modalities that lead to better health. Activities for children included. Free. Info: FLSM.com.

Bold/Beautiful/Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Members/$5, or $8pp. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

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

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice and experience vibrational sound healing. No singing experience required; come to sing or simply to listen and receive. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

The Center for Natural Wellness Open House – 6pm. Learn about massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at the student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Reiki Practitioner Share – 6:30pm. Free gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy with a loving community of Reiki practitioners. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 7-8:15pm. Join Marisa Duffy to learn this simple at-home treatment to stretch and hydrate the body’s connective tissue; alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, look and feel better and younger. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 11:15am-12:45pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Midsummer Kids’ Night – 4-7:30pm. Come play, learn and explore; open house with games and activities to expand visual thinking. Welcome kids of all ages, 4-104. Free. Office of Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn all about funding an education whether applying for loans, scholarships or other options like VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

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.

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Second Saturday Beacon – A city-wide celebration of the arts: special events, gallery openings, artist receptions & culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Free. BeaconArts.org/events/second-Saturday.

Preserving the Harvest: Canning – 9am-12pm. Join Will Summers of the Stony Point Center for this hands-on canning workshop and learn how to turn tomatoes into tasty salsas and sauces that will last the rest of the year. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.9622368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar –10am-4pm. One-day seminar exploring Massage Therapy as a career. Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students. Be introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Register: 914.241.7363. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki I Weekend Class – 12-4pm Aug 9-10 w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, and 4 attunements. $150/manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register by Aug. 4: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk & Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles; learn how to spot them, a recipe demonstration and tasting. $30. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within each of us. Requested donation of $10. Located at The Annex, Poughkeepsie. Directions & address: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. All welcome. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. RSVP required: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

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

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Over a cup of tea, enjoy a free hour seminar exploring a different stone each month from the magical mineral kingdom. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

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

Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. B.I.G./Believe Inspire Grow, offers women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Pairing Series –5:30-7:30pm. Food samplings paired with wines; tour of Locust Grove’s kitchen gardens and weather permitting, enjoy a Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn. $27/advance. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.454.4500. LGNY.org.

Women’s Independent Networking Group: Birdcage Party – 6-8:30pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection gathers on the patio of the Pinnacle at Heritage Hills in Somers for appetizers. $15 cash attendance fee, cash bar and all white dress code. Info/RSVP: Wing-NY.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Personal Trainers & Physical Therapist Appreciation Night – 5:15-7:15pm. Offering 60 minute complimentary massages to local personal trainers and physical therapists for all they give to the community. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. RSVP or more info: 914.241.7363.

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

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm w/Chef Maria Reina, Executive Chef and owner of Bella Cucina Maria. Learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Overcoming Self Sabotage – 12pm. Life Coach Luciana Millet focuses on healing from within to overcome self sabotage in all areas of life. Free. Into Me Wellness Center, 250 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains. RSVP: 914.358.4514.

Backyard: Organic Gardening at Home – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to design a beautiful, productive garden that’s right for the region, increases soil health. Create and enjoy continuous harvests. $20. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org 914.366.6200.

Farm2Table: Farm Fresh Dinner at Meadowland Farm – 6-9pm. Complete farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Sara Lukasiewicz, featuring locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb, roast pork and Sugarwash Moonshine. $125 donation benefits The Clinton Historical Society. Clinton Corners. Info: MeadowlandFarmNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Composting for the Whole Family – 10am. Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for the garden. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY AUGUST 18

Tween Yoga Camp – 9-11am Aug 18-21 for ages 9-12. Desiree Delgrosso engages children in a dynamic yoga program that bridges the transition from childhood to teenager. $125. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Teen Yoga Camp – 3-6pm Aug 18-21 for ages 13-16. Desiree Delgrosso leads this empowering yoga program which eases the transition from summer to the demands of school. $195. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Dutchess County Fair – Aug 19-Aug 24. Second largest county fair in NY is a showplace for agriculture, carnival rides and games; free shows and attractions all day. Enjoy cooking demos, shop for fine arts & crafts and other vendors. $15/adults; under 12yrs/free. 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck. Info: DutchessFair.com.

Massage Exploration Workshop – 6pm. The Center for Natural Wellness offers massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at its student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Qigong Workshop – 7-8 pm with Nadiya Nottingham. $6. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm. Learn more about this nationally accredited Massage Therapy program; family and friends are welcome to join. Please call school admissions with any questions: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Electronic Voice Phenomenon Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Worm Bin – 2pm. Worms compost food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make a worm bin by up-cycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. $12/members or $15 includes bin. Greenburgh Nature Center. 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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25   

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt; Vanderbilt Mansion; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; and Top Cottage, FDR’s retreat. Enjoy a guided tour of the homes, walk the trails and stroll through the lovely gardens Info: 845.229.5320. NPS.gov.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

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.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

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

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener – 10am-12pm. Shanyn Siegel teaches this practical, hands-on workshop. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Fermented Foods – 1-3pm w/Mike Fedison, head farmer at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish. Hands-on workshop on the benefits of fermented foods; learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi from scratch. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

Creating A Sacred Wheel of Life – 3-5:30pm. A six-month study course with Celtic Priestess Nadiya Nottingham. Six Sundays include Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14, and Jan 31, 2015. $250. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Watertrail Association for a fun-filled day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for Support Connection in Yorktown. Party with music, lunch and raffles follows. Info: PaddleForACure.brownpapertickets.com.

13th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival – 11am-6pm, Sept 6; 11am-5pm Sept 7. Over 150 wineries, gourmet specialty food, fine art, craft vendors as well as some of the Valley’s best Restaurants and Caterers. $22/one day admission, children under 12yrs free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845.876.4000. DutchessFair.com.

Hudson River Valley Ramble – Weekends Sept 6-Sept 28. Guided hikes, bikes, walks, paddles & explorations in 10-county region.

 

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

Cover-NA-March-14-450For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

Changing the Way We Eat – 9am-5:30pm. Slow Food Metro North and Hilltop Hanover Farm LIVEStreams this NYC conference which features a diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement. Free. Pot luck lunch. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. RSVP: loring@loringallen.com.

Develop Innate Psychic Ability in 1 Day – 10am-4pm. Learn the science behind the sixth sense and practice ESP. Everyone is psychic; participants are invited to experience this. Info: 914.672.9741. thescienceofmetaphysics.com.

Homeopathy for our Mental Health – 1-2:30pm. Education Talk on Homeopathy, energy plant and mineral-based medicine for stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more with Board Certified Homeopath, Marina Braun.  $25/pre-registered or $30. The Center for Health and Healing, in Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Family Constellation Workshop – 1-4:30pm. Program allows one to look at events in the family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $70/single or $100/couples. Tarrytown location. Info & register: Eve-Marie, 914.844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Soundscape Meditation – 2-4pm. Experience the physical effects of sound waves designed to correspond to the frequencies of the human chakra system. $10. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 2

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Shambhala Tradition. 10:30-11:30am. (1st and 3rd Sundays Monthly). Sitting and Walking Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Sangha Gathering. $15 guest fee. The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Family Yoga – 11:45am-12:45pm. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. $25/2 people, $5 each additional participant. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm.Workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Privacy in a World with No Secrets. $30 in adv, $40 at door. Art Therapy on Hudson Workshops. Info: 914.584.1820.

MONDAY, MARCH 3

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.

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, MARCH 4

M.E.L.T Workshop – 11:30am-12:30pm. Come experience this highly effective technique that stretches and hydrates the fascia, offering pain relief and greater freedom and ease of movement. $25. Rivertown Center for Yoga 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Registration required:  914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Meditation as a Spiritual Tool – 7:15-8:30pm. Also Tue Mar 11 & 18. Meditation for self-healing and relaxation, to request personal guidance and to send healing to others. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Also Tue Mar 18. Open house meeting to learn about the masterful techniques of EFT, NLP & energy healing with Elizabeth Pasquale. Be guided to a more full union of one’s best self. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5

Women’s Meditation and Vision Board Making – 7-8:30pm. Experience a guided meditation followed by time to create a vision board. $20/includes materials. Wappinger Falls. Jessica: 845.297.3071.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

Yoga for Golfers & Middle Aged Athletes – Six Thursday evenings. w/ Patty Holmes. The Yoga Garden of White Plains. 82 Prospect St. White Plains. Info: 914.325.7180; yogagardenwp.com.

Meditation with Lawrence Edwards – 7:15-9pm. Lawrence Edwards has returned from Cincinnati and will be leading a monthly Satsang meditation. $20/suggested donation. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 7

Mindfulness at Work, with Sharon Salzberg and Janice Marturano –  3/7-3/9. Two perspectives on cultivating a mindful and compassionate experience of work. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

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.

Electronic Spirit Communication Workshop – 7-9pm w/ Barry Piro. $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8

“Inspiring Change” for International Women’s Day – 9am. Inspirational speeches, stories and walk in solidarity across the Walkway Over the Hudson; browse tables staffed by not-for-profits serving women. Meet on Poughkeepsie side. Register with Loren Hoffman: 845.454.1700, x 1000. Info: wlahv.org.

Health & Wellness Expo 2014 – 11am-4pm. Family Fun and Wellness. Open House, and participants get to use the Club for free from 7am-7pm. Free. Premier Athletic Club. 2127 Albany Post Rd. Montrose. Info:  914.739.7755.

Composting Workshop – 1-3pm. learn how to make compost from a uncooked organic food waste; discussion about hot composting, cold composting, and vermicomposting.  $5. Stony Kill Farm. 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls.
Info: stonykill.org; 845.831.8780.

Seed Saving Planning Workshop – 1-3pm. Learn from Shanyn Segal, seed saving expert, how to plan a garden for effective seed saving from the start; learn about which plants to save and how to plan for storage. Barn F. $20 adult; $5 ages 8-12. Hill Top Hanover Farm. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Reiki I Class – 1-5:30pm Mar 8-9. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Armonk. Register: 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Journey Through The Seven Gates of Power – 2-4pm. Use meditative processes to initiate and promote wholeness by removing physical and emotional blockages, creating an energetic flow to restore emotional and spiritual freedom. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Women’s Circle & Self Breast Massage Workshop – 3-5pm. Learn breast massage for self care, celebration of the body, and gain the physical benefits of improved lymph flow and gland stimulation. $40. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9

Maple Sugaring Party – 11am-3pm. Greenburgh Nature Center. Rain or Shine. Members/$7 or non-member $12. More info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Sync the Stress – 12-1pm w/Lisa Gold, Integrative Health Coach. What one doesn’t know about stress can harm; begin the journey of balance and live in harmony with the world. $10. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Sound Healing Meditation Workshop – 1-4pm w/Roberta Joy & Crystal Singing Bowls. Spring planting of intentions for peace and harmony in the self and in the world. $22. RSVP/Info: 914. 575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Meditation & Affirmations Class for Kids – 3-4pm. Kids ages 3 and up experience short meditations and learn how to use positive affirmations. $10 per child. Wellness Through Wisdom Office, 1117 Main St, Fishkill. Jessica: 845.297.3071.

Meditation – 5-6pm. Also Sun March 23. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre-and post-meditative asanas are used to prepare & restore the body, while ancient 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.

MONDAY, MARCH 10

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. A gathering to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional/singing experience required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Free/donations welcome. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Tuesday, MARCH 11

Mindful Eating and Conscious Living – 11am-1pm. 3 Part Series (3/11, 3/25, 4/8 ). Also “Stress, Happiness and Success” and “Interpersonal Relationships and Communication” w/ Jodi Baretz.  Includes meal from Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen. $150 for all 3. Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, 128 Radio Circle Dr. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.666.9646; myskinnybuddha.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12

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.

Iyengar Yoga – 11am-12:30pm. Building strength, flexibility, and balance. Ongoing classes. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

NIA Technique – 6:30-7:30pm. Blend of martial arts, dance, and healing arts. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening of safety and support exploring yoga, dance, physical expression and freedom accompanied by world music. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30 pm. While 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 So Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

Environmental Minded Folk: Get The Real Dirt on Clean – 7:30-8:45pm. What’s toxic and what’s safe; information from Shaklee, the original green company. Presented by The Wellness Transformation Network. GoldensBridge. Free. Info: 914.533.5551.

THURSDAY, MARCH 13

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. Also Thur Mar 25. See Mar 4 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining.  607.351.7024.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn how to fund a massage therapy education at Finger Lakes School of Massage in Westchester. Info on loans, scholarships, VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP:914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Reboot/ Rejuvenate & Detox the Body – 5:30-7:30pm. Come sample a variety of juices; learn how to detox the body through juice cleansing with certified holistic nutrition Health Coach Margarita Carreras. Free. Option to test body’s PH for $10. Get Juiced, 8 Market St, Red Hook. 845.835.8402.

Sound As A Path To Healing – 6:30-9:30pm. Also Thurs Mar 20 & 27. Explore the power of sound vibration with singer/sound healer Cynthia Quintanal. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Dream Catchers Workshop – 7 -9p.m. Learn about the history of dream catchers and make one to take home. $2.50. Stony Kill Farm. 79 Farmstead Lane, Wappingers Falls.
Info: stonykill.org; 845.831.8780.

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, MARCH 14

NIA Technique – 8:30-9:30am. Also Fri Mar 21 & 28. NIA is a sensory-based movement practice, blending martial arts, dance and healing arts. Ongoing classes. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: WainwrightHouse.org.

Expressive Arts Group for Psychotherapists &  Mental Health Professionals – 10am-1pm, Fridays (3/14-3/23). Exploration and creative modalities to experience healing through expressive arts work.  No art experience necessary. $300/ 6-sessions. Info:  Stephanie Buck, Yellow Door Studios, 1 North St., Hastings-on-Hudson. Info: 914.478.4200.

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.

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

Couple’s Program: Skillful Relationships – Mar 14-16. 7-9:30pm Mar 14; 12-6pm Mar 15 & 16. Restore the fire and intimacy; find balance, peace, joy and fulfillment. $595/couple. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. Also Fri Mar 28. See Mar 4 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. 607.351.7024.

SATURDAY, MARCH 15

CPR Course – 9am-3pm. Covers basic first aid, CPR techniques, maneuvers for choking victims and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator. Certification valid for 2-years from the American Heart Association. $100. Vassar Brothers Medical Center, 45 Reade Pl, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.475.9742.

Open House at Simply Contours – 10am-noon. Visitors are welcome. The first ten people to sign up for treatments receive one free treatment. Simply Contours, 2058 Central Park Ave. Yonkers. Info: 914.337.0443; simplycontours.com.

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

Starting Seedlings Saturday – 1-3pm. Come learn from the farmers successful tips for starting vegetable or flower seedlings. Barn F. $20/adult; $5/ages 8-12. Hill Top Hanover Farm. 914.962.2368.  HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Meditating w/Tai Chi – 2-3:30pm. Learn one active and one passive form of meditation to develop the mental aspect through physical guidance; let go of the body through the mind, and ultimately let go of the mind. $10. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 16

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Shambhala Tradition. 10:30-11:30am. (1st and 3rd Sundays Monthly). Sitting and Walking Meditation, Dharma Talk, and Sangha Gathering. $15 guest fee. The Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Release Stress w/Energy Healing – 2-3:15. Penny Lavin from the International One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices to release stress and develop innate healing ability. Free. Desmond Fish Library, 472 Rte 403, Garrison. Register: 845.424.3020. OLHT1.com.

Yoga Alignment Workshop & Yoga Nidra – 2-4:30pm. Proper alignment and breath are the foundations for a strong yoga practice; refine and deepen the practice through Yoga Nidra. $35. Energy Movement Center, 925 So Street, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Shamanic Womb Healing – 2-4:30pm. This unique healing ritual addresses loss and trauma of the female pelvis, womb and uterus. Special breath work and sound vibrations help bring forth suppressed energy in the locked areas of the body. $40. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Pressure Cooking Indian Delights – 2-4:30pm. Come learn how to cook a variety of Indian foods using a pressure cooker. $40/includes a sit-down vegetarian meal. Get Juiced, 8 Market St, Red Hook. Reserve: 917.783.2574.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $30. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 17

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.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the power of this natural, healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 18

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Friendly people, healthy breakfast, and speaker: Hasita Nadai presents “Yoga Gaia.” $15 members; $20 non-members. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Kinesthetic Ball Work – 7-8pm. Experience a guided release technique which involves lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas and create freedom of movement and new self-awareness. Practice deep breathing and holistic yoga philosophy; deepen self understanding. $35/advance or $40. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19

Kids’ Calming Meditation – 6:30-7pm. Kids ages 3 and up experience calming meditations, aromatherapy, and a positive story. $8 per child. Wappingers Falls. Jessica: 845.297.3071.

THURSDAY, MARCH 20

Money Talks: A Financial Literacy Seminar for Parents – 6-7:30pm. This seminar is to help parents in raising financially responsible children; learn ways to talk to children about financial matters and leave with a greater understanding of the importance of financial literacy. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Simrit in Concert – 7:30pm. Simrit’s music and compositions are somehow both uniquely fresh with a contagious uplifting energy, and simultaneously ancient with a deep and sacred appeal. $35/by Mar 10 or $45. Golden Temple Yoga Studio, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21

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.

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm. Join a chef led evening of culinary education and enjoyment. Together, learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a beverage. Barn F. $95/couple. 914.926.2368. Online registration required: HilltopHanoverFarm.org/events.

SATURDAY, MARCH 22

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am w/Marcus Feighery Reiki Master & owner of Synchronicity. $15. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Early Spring Hike – 10am-12pm. Come celebrate the beginning of spring at Hilltop Hanover Farm with a guided trail tour. Bldg C. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org/Events.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – Mar 22 & Mar 23. 10am-5pm Mar 22 &10am-4pm Mar 23. No painting skills required, only the desire to express and explore one’s creativity. $175/includes materials. Tarrytown, NY. Info: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213.EveMarieElkin.com.

Workshop for Parents – Noon-3pm. w/ Judith Barr, MHC, LPC, CCMHC. For parents who know their children can trigger them, and want to get to the root of the trigger, to help their children in a way nothing else can. Info: 203.775.5006.

Wellness for Life Health Expo – 12-3pm. Presenters include a pediatrician chiropractor, family counselor; demonstrations of yoga, zumba, African dance; vendors include The Play Place. Free. Woodlands High School, 475 West Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale. More info: http://bit.ly/1bQOFGa.

Energy Healing & Spirit Guides Workshop – 1-3pm. Penny Lavin from the International One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential workshop where participants learn to connect with Spirit Guides for healing. Sacred Space, 436 Main St, Beacon. $20 by Mar 15 or $25. Register: 845.742.8494. SeekSacredSpace.com or OLHT1.com.

Vegetable Container Gardening Saturday – 1-3pm. Staff farmers show how to grow plants and/or seeds in containers to have fresh herbs and vegetables in just a few short weeks. Barn F. Registration required/walk-ins welcome. $20, $5 for children under 12. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, MARCH 23

Anahata — 3 hour workshop on the Mysteries of the Enduring Heart. w/ Patty Holmes. The Yoga Garden of White Plains. 82 Prospect St. White Plains. Info: 914.325.7180; yogagardenwp.com.

Pressure Cooking Indian Delights with Sarah Willis – 12-2:30pm. Come learn how to cook a variety of Indian Foods using a pressure cooker. The class with end with a sit-down vegetarian meal featuring the freshly prepared delicacies. $40. Get Juiced, 8 Market St. Red Hook. Reservations: 917.783.2574.

Kirtan Meditation – 2-4pm. A form of devotional music commonly performed in a call and response style of chanting or singing. Come explore the meditative aspect of song. $10. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration requested. 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Introduction to Using Crystals & Crystal Meditation – 3-4:30pm. Learn how to use crystals for healing followed by a guided meditation. $20. Wellness Through Wisdom Office, 1117 Main St, Fishkill.  Jessica: 845.297.3071.

TUESDAY, MARCH 25

Release Stress w/Energy Healing – 6:30-7:45pm. Penny Lavin from the International One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices to help participants release stress and develop their innate healing ability. $5. Mahopac Library, 668 Rte 6, Mahopac. Register: 845.628.2009. OLHT1.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26

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.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm – An evening at Finger Lakes School of Massage to learn about their nationally accredited Massage Therapy program. Family and friends are also welcome. Info: 914.241.7363.FLSM.com.

Putnam Women’s Way and Men – 6:30-8pm. Guest speaker Brad Lehrer speaks on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, and introduces MyEmergencyKey. $10 per person. Mamma Rosa Ristorante at 252 New York 100, Somers. Info: 845.282.6671.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma/What to Eat? – 7pm. Based on Michael Pollan’s best seller, a discussion of diet & health trends for anti-aging. Free. Irvington Library, 12 Astor St, Irvington. Info: Dr Michael Kennis, 914.231.7691.

Holistic Moms Network: Speaker on Gardasil Vaccine –7:30p.m. Dr. EvaVanamee, adjunct assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, speaks about her research on the controversial vaccine Gardasil. Free. Rye Public Library, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27

Ladies Night Out – 6:30-9:30pm. An evening of shopping, pampering, eating, and mingling to benefit the American Cancer Society/Relay for Life Fishkill event. $25 includes: 3 luminaria bags, hot & cold buffet, soft drinks, and dessert buffet; cash bar separate. Grandview, Poughkeepsie. Hosted by All Sport Health & Fitness. 845.896.5678.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28

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.

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. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 29

AST for Bodyworkers at Finger Lakes School of Massage– Mar 29-Mar 30. Advanced Stretching Techniques (AST) focuses on accessing different muscle groups using a variety of stretches done on clients via the table and floor. 10 CEU credits. Requirement: Licensed Massage Therapist. Sign up: FLSM.com under workshops.

Tai Chi/21Form – 9am-3:30pm. Grand Master Ren Guang Yi returns to teach the 21 Form designed for Lou Reed that enables one to practice Tai Chi where space is limited. $140. Energy Movement Center, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration required: 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.com.

Reiki One Certification – 9:30am-3:30pm. Eileen Savage, Reiki Master/Teacher. Participants receive a certificate for successful completion. $115/member or $140. Wainwright House, Rye. More info:WainwrightHouse.org.

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

The Weave of Life – 10am-4pm. Art Therapy on Hudson Workshops. Weaving as a Metaphor and Mode for Healing. $120 in adv, $135 at door.  Info: 914.584.1820.

3rd Annual Sacred Being Health and Wellness Fair – 10am-4pm. Learn about holistic health with free healings, consultations and wellness workshops. Free admission, and open to public. Info: Karen 845. 849.2205; green-brain.org.

Hudson Valley Writers Presentation – 10:30am-12pm. Meet members of HVWW to talk about the craft of writing, learn more about the organization and read from their works in progress. A warm-up writing exercise with the audience is optional. Q&A period with light refreshments. Free. Registration required. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Reiki I Class – 1pm. Learn this ancient art of hands on healing in a two day course that also incorporates everything needed to know about the chakra system. Walk away as a certified Reiki Practitioner with the ability to go anywhere and work in the field of healing. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Energy Practices for Health and Renewal – 1-1:45pm. Penny Lavin from the International, One Light Healing Touch Schools leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices to release stress and blockages opening to one’s innate healing ability. Sacred Being Health and Wellness Fair, Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie. Register: green-brain.org.

New Volunteer Orientation – 1-3pm. Enjoy a tour of the farm and learn how to help.  914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Roland Comtois – 6pm. Internationally renown medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul and the famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing. $70. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22, Croton Falls. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

The Blooming Seed presents The Elmyr Quartet – 7:30pm The Elmyr Quartet brings zeal and enthusiasm to repertoire from classical to contemporary. Isra-Alien, a high- energy acoustic guitar duo, opens. $12/door includes coffee; dessert cash bar. Inside Temple Beth Shalom., 760 Rt. 6, Mahopac. TheBloomingSeedCoffeeHouse on Facebook.

SUNDAY, MARCH 30

Moving Beyond “Stuckness” – ACT & Art Therapy Workshop for Practitioners. $60 in adv, $70 at door. Art Therapy on Hudson Workshops. Info: 914.584.1820.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Speakers, healers, vendors, readers and a whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo. Doubletree Hotel, 455 So Broadway, Tarrytown. Exhibitor spots available. AwakenFair.com.

Reiki II Class – 1pm. Learn this ancient art of hands on healing in a two day course that also incorporates everything needed to know about the chakra system. Walk away as a certified Reiki Practitioner with the ability to go anywhere and work in the field of healing. Anyone looking to be attuned to Reiki Master can also call Universal Healing Arts Connection. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Introduction to Yoga Nidra – 2-3:30pm. Nidra or yogic sleep is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while maintaining full consciousness. Be guided inward and withdraw from sensory stimulation entering a state that some call lucid dreaming. $10. Energy Movement Cntr, 925 So St, Peekskill. Preregistration required: 914.930.1504. EnergyMovementCenter.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. Register: 914.967.6080.

MONDAY, MARCH 31

The Orange Box: A Conversation with Thomas Moore – Mar 31-Apr 2. The author of Care of the Soul hosts a retreat on creativity and community. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

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