Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for August, 2017 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our free online calendar on our main website at WakeUpNaturally.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

Cooking Around the World: Kids’ Cooking Classes – 9am-12noon. 7/31-8/4. Ages 7-12. Kids learn how to safely cut, peel, prepare and taste new recipes. $250 for the week, $50 per day. Peekskill, New Era Creative Space, 1016 Brown St, Peekskill. Info: 646.242.6452; necspace.com.

Yoga for Athletes – 1:45-3pm. Weekly. Gain body awareness and concentration enabling body and breath to work together to take one’s sport to the next level. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Akashic Records Healing Circle – 6-7:30pm. With Christine VanCoughnett. $20. Synchronicity, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

Prenatal Yoga – 1-2:15pm. Weekly. Connect with innate maternal wisdom, reduce discomforts of pregnancy and prepare for birth and motherhood. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 4:30-6pm. With Amy Benesch $20. Synchronicity, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Free screening of the Film: Circle of Poison – 7pm. An introduction, light refreshments and “meet the farmers” session before the screening, and a Q&A session afterward. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah. Info: 914.232.3508, KatonahLibrary.org.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

It’s Your Health – Aug 3, 10, 17, 14. 12:30pm. Four-week workshop focuses on practical information and strategies for healthy eating, stress management, fitness and accessible activities. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Teens Create: Up-cycled T-Shirt Pillow – 4-5:30pm. Bring a tee-shirt to turn into a keepsake decorative pillow. For teens grades 5th grade and up. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Align & Flow Level 1 – 10-11:15pm. Weekly. Emphasis on strength building, endurance and alignment. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Prenatal Yoga – 11:30am-12:45pm. Weekly. Connect with one’s innate maternal wisdom, reduce discomforts of pregnancy and prepare for birth and motherhood. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Akashic Records Certification Two Day Class – Aug 5 and 6. Noon-5pm. $250. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

Water Ceremony – 10-10:30am. Offering up prayers with tobacco and song, sending them down to the ocean, for the healing of the waters of Mother Earth and all our relations. Free. Poughkeepsie Boat Launch. 845.473.2206 DreamingGoddess.com.

Teen Yoga and Meditation Series – 1-2pm. Weekly. Understand how stress affects mind, body and lifestyle. Learn tools to manage anxiety, be focused and happier. $100 five classes. PranaMoon Yoga, 1000 N Division St, 2H, Peekskill. Info, Elisha Simpson: 914.319.4010; CrossOverYogaProject.org.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Non-denominational monthly gathering for women, coming together to draw in the powerful energies of the full moon. $10 donation. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 7

Free Health Lecture: What is Ayurveda and How Does It Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 6-8pm. Presented by Dr. Kaushik of Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic. Katonah Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah 914.232.3508. DrKaushik.com.

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.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

Guided Lakeside Meditation and Discussion for Women – 10:30-11:30am. $35. Chappaqua. Sign-up: JodiBaretz.com.

Vinyasa Level 2/3 – 5:15-6:30pm. Weekly. Intended for intermediate and advanced yogis seeking an invigorating flow class challenge. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about gems, stones and their incredible properties. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Essential Oils for Self-Care Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn to use essential oils to support overall well-being. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9

Guided Lakeside Meditation and Discussion for Women – 10:30-11:30am. $35. Chappaqua. Sign-up: JodiBaretz.com.

Tibetan Bowl Sound Immersion – 7pm. With Carol Essig creating restorative harmonies of sound to release stress and facilitate personal alignment and peace. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Natural Way to Overcome Addictions – 7-8pm. Simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, easy, natural weight loss and overcoming other everyday addictions. 80 percent success rate. Simpler than most would believe. Briarcliff location. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn 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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

New Moms’ Group – 10:30-11:30am. Every other Fri. To ask specific questions or want to hang out and talk—mom and baby stop by. Moms’ one-four months postpartum and pregnant women. Donation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Sacred Stones Level III – 5-7pm/class. 7-8pm/test following for those seeking certification. With Joann Fava. $45. Synchronicity, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Monthly Reiki Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Reiki, a recognized natural healing system that supports the body’s innate healing ability. Like-minded souls sharing the collective consciousness using Reiki energy. $20 suggested. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

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, AUGUST 12

Wake Up the Magic of Your True Essence – 10:30am-12pm. Mini retreat to shift vibration and awaken true essence. Cold Spring Retreat House. Info: 845.424.6219. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Breastfeeding Basics Workshop – 1:30-4:30pm. Learn what to expect and how to get started with breastfeeding. Discuss positioning, latch, supply and more. For expecting couples. 25 plus weeks. $75. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Monday, AugUST 14

Cooking Around the World: Kids’ Cooking Classes – 9am-12noon. 8/14-18. Ages 4-10. Kids learn how to safely cut, peel, prepare and taste new recipes.  $250 for the week, $50 per day. Peekskill, New Era Creative Space, 1016 Brown St, Peekskill. Info: 646.242.6452; necspace.com

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

Akashic Records – 5-8pm. Learn to read these records through the Pathway Prayer Process, a responsible, reliable method for working in this remarkable, infinite, spiritual resource. Info, Kia: 808.927.4024. RainbowHeart.net.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 1-2pm. Learn to overcome alcohol more easily than ever thought possible. Natural, effective method for overcoming many everyday habits and addictions. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Faces of the Divine – 6:30pm. With Zhenya Amditis. Discover how the divine may be working with participants in their lives. $30. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Curing Addiction from the Core: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn simple, effective method for overcoming everyday addictions ranging from alcohol to nicotine, sugar and weight loss. All natural. 80 percent success rate. Free Lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Together we manifest our hearts’ desires using The Law of Attraction and the creative energies of the new moon. $10. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

Spinal Zap – 7-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell. Combining a variety of energy modalities to release karmic conditioning, emotional and energy blockages held in the spine. $35. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Archangel Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

Special Event: An Ayurvda Cooking Class – 10-4pm. Learn to prepare an authentic Ayurvedic meal from an expert. Presented by Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic. Center for Mindfulness and Insight Meditation, 9 Picketts Ridge Rd, Redding, CT. Info: 914.875.9088.

Sound Healing with Tibetan Bowls – 5:30-7pm. With Michelle Clifton. The rhythmic sounds of singing bowls have profound healing effect on the nervous system affecting our mind, body and soul. $30 preregistered. $40 door. Mt Kisco. 914. 864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

Serenity By The Lake: Day of Pampering – 2 sessions 9:30am-4pm, or 11am-5:30pm. Sample spa services, cruise on Lake Mahopac, and lunch at the Freight House Cafe, rejuvenate with yoga by the lake. $229. Sarah’s House of Health. Info/Register: 845.802.8038.

Interfaith Sunday, Climate Change – 10:30am. The Chapel at Croton Falls, in partnership with the Buddhist Association of the United States, Center for Earth Ethics and Sage-ing International. Light refreshments follow. Free, all welcome. The Chapel at Croton Falls, 609, Rt 22, Croton Falls.

Align With Your Higher Self – 11am-12:30pm. A channeled guidance session with Mary Ellen O’Brien. Small group gathering. Rose Healing Center, Verplanck. Info: 845.424.6219. Register online/RSVP: AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Eclipse Yoga – 6-7:30pm. A unique sensory cosmic experience on the mat. Move and groove through sun and moon salutations in recognition of upcoming solar eclipse. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

7-Day Raw Plant Food Detox – 8/21-8/27. Edit Babbon offers a program designed to jumpstart a broader transformation to better mind-body health. $125. Zen Garden, 61 Lakeview Dr, Yorktown Heights. Info: 917.721.2529, ZenGardenYoga.net.

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.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

Monthly Meditation Circle – 6:30pm. With Cheryl Sprague. Using a variety of methods from singing bowls, drumming and more, join this momentary dedication to oneself, finding peace and stillness in our busy lives. $15. DG Sanctuary, 2 LaGrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

Angelic Realm and Enlightened Beings – 7-9pm. With Carol Essig. Enjoy meditation and receive channeled energy’s healing touch of divine energy. 15 max. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

Akashic Records – 6-9pm. Learn to read these records through the Pathway Prayer Process, a responsible, reliable method for working in this remarkable, infinite, spiritual resource. Info, Kia: 808.927.4024. RainbowHeart.net.

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, AUGUST 26

Newborn Care Workshop – 1:30-4:30pm. Learn immediate newborn procedures, sleep expectations, cord care, how to read baby’s cues, diapering, bathing, swaddling and more. $95. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

Sugar Addiction and Overeating Solution: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – Noon-1pm. Learn a method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating and sugar addictions. Free lecture, Q&A. NYC location, E37th btwn Park & Lex. Reservation: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Natural Way to Overcome Addictions – 1-2pm. Simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, easy, natural weight loss and overcoming other everyday addictions. 80 percent success rate. Simpler than most would believe. NYC location, E37th btwn Park & Lex. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

Energy Healing Circle – 7-9pm. With Anne Bentzen. Offers stress reduction, emotional and physical pain relief through deep relaxation. Discover natural healing solutions with Reiki in group setting. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.588.4079. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Tuesday, August 29

Cooking Around the World: Kids’ Cooking Classes – 9:30am-12noon. 8/29-30. Ages 4-9. Kids learn how to safely cut, peel, prepare and taste new recipes. $100 for 2 days, $50 per day, Croton at Asbury Methodist Church, 17 Old Post Rd South, Croton. Info: 646.242.6452; cookingwithkidsny.eventsmart.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

Is Vision the Missing Piece of the Puzzle? Open House – 7-8:30pm. Questions and curiosity welcome. Light refreshments. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP: 914.874.1177.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for December, 2016 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

cover-dec16-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, December 2016 Edition.

For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our free online calendar on our main website at WakeUpNaturally.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1

Shamanic Journeys through the Directions – Dec 1-22. 7pm. Thurs. Four-week series of powerful and healing journeys to explore each of the Cardinal Directions. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Call for fees: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2

Yoga Nidra – 7-8:30pm. With Nadiya Nottingham. $35. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregister. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3

Create Vital Health: An Introduction to Ayurveda – 9am-1pm. 5653 90. $59. L Hughes. LES430. Dutchess Community College South. Register directly with the school: 845.431.8910. SunyDutchess.Edu/cfweb.

A Dickens of a Holiday at Wainwright House – 10am-4pm. Holiday festivities include Holiday Shopping Boutique, Christmas Carolers, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Photos with Santa, Horse Drawn Wagon Ride and more. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Kirtan Chanting – 7-8:30pm. With Sita Miriam Zernis. Eclectic sacred sounds that open heart, quiet mind and create deep sense of peace. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, South Presbyterian Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Preregistration/pricing details: SaredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4

Circle of Hope – Await the Winter Solstice and create lighted wreaths to usher in the season of light. $30 includes all materials. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Reiki I Training – 10:30am-2:30pm. With Brett Bevell. Be initiated into the powerful, life-changing experience of Reiki, International Master Teacher and Author Brett Bevell. $250. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11am-12:15pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Info: InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Teen Yoga, Meditation and Empowerment – Dec 4-18. 1-2:30pm. With Crossover Yoga Project. Yoga, MSBR. Sunday discussion for kids 12-18yrs to help lower stress and more. $100 five-weeks. PranaMoon Yoga, 1000 N Division St, Ste 2H, Peekskill. 914.319.4010. CrossoverYogaProject.org.

The Order of Melchizidek and Priesthood Class: Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4:30pm. With Rev. Dan Chesbro. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and more. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Pricing details: 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Annual Skybaby Holiday Open House – 1-6pm. Featuring samples of holistic health care, shopping and snacks. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Holiday ‘House Tour & Tea’ Sundays – Begins 1:30pm. The mansion will be beautifully decorated, includes afternoon tea and docent tour of Wainwright’s rich history. $25. Sundays til December 18. Rye. Reservations:  914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Shamanic Drumming Meditation – 3:30-5pm. With Amy Benesch. By donation. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Yin Yoga & Meditation – 5-6pm. With Adrienne Eppner. Mind and body practice using longer holds in poses focusing on connective tissues in body. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

Slow Medicine for Holiday Stress – 7-9pm. With Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Learn how stress affects the physical body and tools to maintain balance. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

Qi Gong Classes – Dec 6 and 20. 6-7pm. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, 436 Main St, Beacon. $10. Info: Lorraine: 845.416.4598. EmpoweredByNature.net.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

Reiki Circle – 7pm. A Reiki share for all practitioners Level I or higher. $10 requested donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Eyes and the Brain – 7-9pm. Vision is more than 20/20 eyesight. Learn to reduce visual stress and make efficient use of vision. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8

Natural Tones Meditation, 7-7:45pm. When an instrument such as the Tanpura is plucked, the harmonic overtones help bring about a shift in consciousness that promotes wellbeing. $15 drop-in fee. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Holistic Moms Network Event – 7:30pm. With Dr. Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, Pediatric Neurologist and author of The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids with Food Straight from Soil. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9

Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha.  $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

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

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest – 12-4pm. Presented by Houlihan Lawrence Rye Brokerage. Get in the holiday spirit, be creative and design your winning entry. Rye. Details: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

Holiday Stress Relief Workshop – 2-3:30pm. With Clinical psychotherapist Elsa Arce. Techniques such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Reiki can help relieve stress. $25. Dragonfly Wellness, 109 Croton Avenue, Suite 205, Ossining. Info: 914.330.5328; ReleaseOverwhelm.com.

Introduction to Foot Reflexology – 9am-1pm. NCC 2039-01 / KSU. $45 plus $10 material fee. Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster. 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston. 845.339.2025. Register: SunyUlster.Edu/ce.

Babysitting Workshop – 10:30am-2:30pm. Introduction to babysitting course. Students will learn interviewing tips, communication skills, ages and stages of young babies, toddlers and more. Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Register: 845.225.8585. KentLibrary.org.

Yin/Vinyasa – 1:30-4:30pm. With Corina Benner. Combine these practices for increased energy and emotional cleansing. $45 members. $65 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAyoga.com.

Free Lecture: Ayurveda and the Winter Season – 3-5pm. Preparing for and Thriving in the Dark and Cold. Light refreshments served. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Dr. Kaushik: 646.672.6725. DrKaushik.com.

MELT – 4-6pm. With Joy Jacobson. This technique, combined with small balls and soft foam rollers, is designed to alleviate pain and release built up tension. $30/$35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Monthly Shamanic Reiki Hearth Healing Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan. Proceeds support non-profit projects working to preserve world-wide indigenous shamanic healing practices. $20 suggested. Drop-ins welcome. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Monthly Manifesting – 6-7:30pm. With Carla Blaha  $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm – A non-denominational monthly gathering for women. Draw in the powerful energies of the full moon. $10. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

A Day with the Sacred Feminine – 11am-5pm. With Jo Jayson, intuitive artist. Full day event. 11am-1pm/workshop. $35. 1-5pm/Trunk Show. Free admission. Great gift ideas. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Magical Awakening Level 3 Training – 11:30am-3:30pm. With Brett Bevell. $200. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Winter Solstice Healing Night – 4-6pm. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Restorative yoga, singing, lighting ceremony and meditation. $20 half goes to charity The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Aromatherapy for Emotional Wellness – 5-6:30pm. Learn about therapeutic benefits of and how it can help relax, boost energy and mood and more. No charge. Hygeia Integrated Health 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Advance registration required: 914.352.6116.

Manage Stress with Biofeedback – 5-6:30pm. Learn how biofeedback can help manage anxiety, stress and pain relief. No charge. Hygeia Integrated Health 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Registration required: 914.352.6116.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12

December Family Yoga & Mindfulness – Noon-1pm. With Denise Nobile, registered adult and children’s yoga teacher. Program for family members to practice together. Adults, teens and children 5 years and up. Info/register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

DIY Sugar Scrubs – 5:30-6:30pm. 3rd Thurs crafts for adults. November craft will be making sugar scrubs. Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Register: 845.225.8585. KentLibrary.org.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. An hour lecture to connect and learn about gems, stones and their incredible properties. Free. Dreaming Goddess 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16

Holiday Shop and Sip – 5-10pm. Join us for a relaxing evening of shopping, snacks and secret discounts and specials. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Info: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

The 72 Archangels of the Kabbalah – 7-9pm. Workshop with Shaman Elka Boren. Participants are given the opportunity to discover their Birth Angel. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info/RSVP: 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Relax and receive the healing of universal life force energy in a loving, supportive healing environment with caring, professional Reiki Practitioners. $20 suggested. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-9pm. Through rhythmic drumming in guided meditation, transcend our conscious state and journey to meet helping spirits around. No experience necessary. $20. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Qi Gong for Beginners & Experienced – 9am-12pm. $25. Register directly with school: Desmond Campus for Adult Enrichment, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh. 845.565.2076. msmc.edu.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra – 10-11am. With Claudia Gukeisen. Offered monthly. A deep level of guided inner relaxation. $25 drop-ins welcome. Claudia: 914.673.3314. Center4Healing.net.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Community Acupuncture and Meditation – 5-6:30pm. Discussion and demonstration on benefits of acupuncture for stress reduction, digestive issues and more. Led by Licensed Acupuncturist. $30. Hygeia Integrated Health, 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Advance registration: 914.352.6116.

The Winter Solstice: A Community Event – 5:30-7:30pm. A Winter Solstice Celebration with fire ceremony and drumming. $10 donation suggested. Rye. Details: 914.967.6080 or wainwright.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. $35 advance. $40 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21

Tarot Wisdom Gathering – 6:30-8pm. BYO Tarot deck if available. Each month a card will be chosen to discuss and journey into with open minds and hearts. $10. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Winter Solstice Ceremony and Community Celebration – 7-9 pm. Drumming circle, potluck food and conversation in community. All ages. BYO drum or rattle. StarVisions and KatonahSPACE. 44 Edgemont Rd, next to Katonah Methodist Church, Katonah. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Together we manifest our hearts desires with the creative energies of the New Moon. $10 newcomer fee. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn 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.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1

New Year’s Fire Ceremony – 11am. Help us send the intentions collected on the yule wreath to the universe. Event takes place at another location; call for directions. Hands of Serenity Healing, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for June, 2016 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

Cover-June16-225The following events calendar appears in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, June 2016 Edition.

For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our free online calendar on our main website at WakeUpNaturally.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

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

Drumming with White Buffalo Calf Woman – June 1 and 18. 7-8:45pm. With Dorinda Gay. Energy support and healing provided as needed to mind, body and spirit. $48 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Get the Love You Want – June 3-5. With Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. Discover a spiritual path for couples to create a conscious relationship. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Relay for Life Mahopac – 7am June 4 to 7am June 5. American Cancer Society’s celebration/fundraiser to end cancer. Family-friendly events with food, games and activities. Mahopac High School, 421 Baldwin Place Road. Info: RelayForLife.org.

The First Annual Inter-Tribal Unity Gathering – 10am-4pm. Unity Gathering hosted by The Schaghticoke First Nations and the Town of Dover. Native drumming leads up to opening ceremony at 11am. Food, displays, vendors, entertainment. Thomas J. Boyce Park in Wingdale. Info: unitysfn.org.

National Trails Day – 2pm. A naturalist leads a hike and shares facts about history and ecology of our unique forested oasis. Members free. $8 nonmembers. GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, off Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Use the lunar cycle to realize one’s intentions. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. BYO notebook. $20 members. $25 nonmembers. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

Blissing – 7-9pm. Ecstatic chant and dance. $20. Prana Moon Yoga, 1000 N Division St, Peekskill. Info: 914.420.4515. blissingchant.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

A Day of Healing Workshop – 10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from international, One Light Healing Touch School teaches scanning, radiant and color healing for healing oneself, others and more. Six NCBTMB CEUS. $150. Lagrangeville. Register: Penny: 845.878.5165 OLHT1.com.

Intuition and Body Wisdom for Women – Noon-2pm. With Angela Pizzarello. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Happy, Healthy and Fit for Summer – 2-3:30pm. Ease into s summer routine with tips and information from our clinical nutritionist on how to eat right for one’s fitness goals. Hygeia Integrated Health, LLC, 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Info/register: HyInHealth.com.

Farm to Table Fundraiser – 4-7pm. Samplings of delicious dishes crafted by artisan food pros, accompanied by fine wines from area wineries. In support of Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Free Talk: Essential Oils 101 – 7-8:30pm. Learn all about the surprising benefits and uses of Essential Oils. Leave feeling informed and invigorated. Free samples. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Reduce Stress with Self- Acupressure – 7-9pm. With Avra Blieden. Learn acupressure points and Qi Gong exercises to help de-stress. Westchester Community College. Info/Preregister: sunywcc.edu/continuing/ce.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

BIG Monthly Luncheon – Noon-2pm. Women’s empowerment organization designed to help women of all ages identify and embrace their true life purpose professionally and personally. The Burger Barn, 289 Rte 100, Somers. Info: 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

Changes in Our Regional Energy Grid: Reducing Carbon While Saving Money? – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Learn to benefit by choosing 100% renewable energy. Co-sponsored by Lower Hudson Sierra Group. Free. GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Monthly Buddha Dharma Sangha – 7-8:30pm. With Derek Killeen, senior Buddhist teacher. Meditation instruction for those new to practice, meditation practice, discussion and more. Refreshments served. $10 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn 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.

Free Talk: Slow Medicine for Anxiety & Stress – 7-9pm. With Dr. Michael Finkelstin. Learn about designing a personalized action plan for achieving health and wholeness. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9:30 pm. With Kimberly Taylor. $10. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race Series – 6/11 & 6/12. A Weekend of running, family and fun!  Race Registration: WalkwayMarathon.org, 845.454.9649.

Spirit Circle – 10-11:30am. With Joann Fiallo. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Soul Play Saturday – 11:30am- 4:30pm. Future dates: 7/ 9, 8/13, 9/10 & 10/15. A monthly gathering to nurture the spirit at a Retreat House in Cold Spring. Introductory fee $65, register by 6/6. Info: awakenyourtrueessence.com.

Aging Gracefully – 1:30-4:30pm. With inspiring 97-years-young yoga grand master Tao Porchon-Lynch. Explore eternal energy of yoga. $45 members. $65 nonmembers advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. ytaYoga.com.

Kirtan: Songs for the Soul/Summer Celebration – 6-7:15pm. With Tejase, acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and harmonium. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. RSVP: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Monthly Shamanic Journey Class – 7-8:45pm. With Melanie Ryan. Receive messages and guidance. Connect with power animals, angels and spirit guides. Tool for spiritual growth, healing and more. $48. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

2nd Annual Walkway Marathon Race Series – 6/11 & 6/12. A Weekend of running, family and fun!  Race Registration: WalkwayMarathon.org, 845.454.9649.

Pathways to Mediumship – June 12-17. With John Holland and Lauren Rainbow. Take one’s skills and natural abilities to the next level in this training. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Ukulele Zen – June 12-17. With Stuart Fuchs and Sarah Carlisle. Learn to play the ukulele and practice yoga and meditation to make playing more enjoyable. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Past Lives Workshop and Psychic Readings – Noon-2pm. With European Psychic Lai Ubberud. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Return to Atlantis – 2:30-4pm. With Dr. Denise Galon and European Psychic Lai Ubberud. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. All levels. Take time to relax and let go of “have to’s” and “shoulds” for health and well-being. $25 advance. $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 14

Skin Rejuvenation, Pain Relief and Detoxification –Noon-1pm. Learn three natural ways to feel one’s best. Seats limited, reserve space. 2013 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Hts. 914.962.1155. hwaHealthy.com.

Healthy Eating Workshop – 6-7:30pm. Learn to eat healthy on a budget for oneself and family. Hear tips about anti-aging nutrition. Four panelists and Moderator, Dr. Wanda Jeanty. $6.27 admission. Light refreshments. Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum. Preregister: EventBrite.com.

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Connect and learn about gems, stones and their incredible properties. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

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

Yin Yoga and Meditation – 6:30-7:30pm. Relaxing yoga session followed by meditation. $4. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St. 845.855.3444; PawlingLibrary.org.

Three Essential Secrets to Filling Your Holistic Practice with High-End Clients – 7:30-9pm. With best-selling Author, Angela Artemis. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.7363.

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

Adam Bernstein’s Medium Circle – 7-9pm. With guest Joan Carra. Connect to family and friends. $30. Joan also available June 17 for private sessions. 275 Fair St, Ste 17A, Kingston. 845.687.3693. PychicJoanCarra.net. Info@AdamBetweenTheWorlds.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Be Yourself & Love It – June 17-19. With Anita Moorjani. Discover how to use self-love to bring healing into one’s life. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Monthly Reiki Community Healing Circle – 7-8:45pm. With Beryl Hay and Deborah Fusco-Amjadi. First a gentle grounding meditation then form groups of two-three people for Reiki exchanges. $20. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Archangels Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Shamanic Journey Circle – 7-9pm. Through rhythmic drumming in guided meditation, transcend one’s conscious state and journey to meet the many helping spirits around us. No experience necessary. $20. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Movies That Matter: Jimmy’s Hall – 7:30-10pm. Award-winning “Jimmy’s Hall” tells his story.  Enjoy free popcorn, a good movie, great conversation, and community-building. Free. The Katonah SPACE, 44 Edgemont Rd. Katonah. Info: facebook.com/katonahSPACE.

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm. Non-denominational monthly gathering for women. Draw in the powerful energies of the Full Moon. $10. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Drumming with White Buffalo Calf Woman – 7-8:45pm. With Dorinda Gay. Energy support and healing provided as needed to mind, body and spirit. $48 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

MONDAY, JUNE 20

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

2nd Annual Yoga Mala – 6-8pm. Celebrate summer by practicing 108 sun salutations together. All participants should preregister and bring a yoga mat. $10 donation. Info: nOMadAlwaysAtOM.com.

Change Your Thoughts—Change Your Life – 7-9pm. With Joan Carra. People react to the mind’s thoughts with feelings and create events and illnesses with their own belief system. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Pricing info: 914.967.6080. PychicJoanCarra.net.

Westchester Holistic Network Monthly Meeting – 6pm. Cathy Lipsky’s Ix Chel Center, 23 Wilson Street, 2nd Floor, Hartsdale. Info: 914.912.2351. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify children having trouble learning. Vision problems prevent children from reaching their potential. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

One Light Healing Touch School – Enroll now. Meets June-Nov. Penny Lavin teaches 18-day school. It includes advanced energy healing techniques for healing oneself and others. 50 NCBTMB CEUs. Lagrangeville. Register: Penny: 845.878.5165. OLHT1.com.

Spirit Communications & Healing – 6:30-8:30pm. With Alexandra Leclere. Meeting and communicating with one’s spirit guides. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Twisted Detox Yoga + Cleansing 101 Workshop – 12-2pm. With Heather Novak and Kristi Lynch. Learn what it takes to truly cleanse the toxins out and get the process going. $35 preregister. $40 door. PutnamYoga.com.

Butterfly Exhibit Opening – June 25-Aug 7. 10am-4:30pm. Experience close encounters with butterflies and learn about their importance in nature. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Sacred Pipe Ceremony – 3-5pm. Offer prayers and gratitude to the universe. Free event, though it’s customary to bring a small token (herbs, chocolate, tobacco), if desired. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Solstice Kirtan – 7-8:30pm. With Satya Franche and Noah Baumwoll. Musical genre utilizes ancient Sanskrit mantras in a call-and-response format incorporating audience into the performance. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Talking to Animals Intuitively – 12noon-1pm. With Joan Carra. The word animal is from Greek term anima which means spirit. Learn interspecies communications so owner and pet speak the same language. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Essential Yoga – 4-6pm. With Laura Jensen and Stephanie Dalfonzo. Breathe summer in with this yoga class and essential oils designed to flush kidneys and lengthen the side body. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Summer Solstice Healing Night – 4-6pm. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Yoga, Meditation. $20, half will be donated to charity. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Herbal Magic Gathering – 6:30-7:30pm. Monthly hour lecture and mini workshop. Work with a specific herb, discussing its properties, uses and often basic how-to’s. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

Eating Disorder Support Group – 7:30-9pm. Last Wed monthly. Led by LCSW and clinical nutritionist, discuss and resolve issues around relationships with food. Info/register: HyInHealth.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29

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

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Hope for Dementia & Alzheimer’s – July 1-3. Conference for lay and professionals about breakthrough research, including patient turnarounds and what reversible factors to evaluate. $375. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck.877.944.2002. Register: eOmega.org.

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for September, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

Cover---Sept-15-275For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Reiki Practitioner Monthly Share – 6:30-8pm. Replenish reserves. At least Reiki I training required. Free. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Meditation/Reiki Circle – 7-8pm. Experience one-on-one Reiki in a group setting to help relax, ground and heal. Donation. Art of Astrology. Info: Julie at 914.835.7015. SpiritualHealingSpa.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Here&Now Yoga+Body Grand Opening – 9:30am. Choose from a wide selection of yoga, barre and core fusion classes. All levels. Opening specials. 138 Garth Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 917. 838.4877. HereAndNowYogaBody.com.

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all attuned to Reiki Level l or higher. Share and receive the healing energy of Reiki. $10 requested donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

Reiki Circle and Pranayama – 7-8:30pm. With Jackie Muller, LCSW and Gabrielle Semel, E_RYT 500. Practice of energy direction and reception. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11am-12:15pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

4th Annual Sacred Earth Festival – 12-4pm. Free, family-oriented event. Open to the public. Features include earth ceremonies, drumming, dances, songs, storytelling, integrative massages, face painting and more. Pavilion 6, Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Info: Green-Brain.org.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Each month, enjoy this hour lecture to connect and learn about gems and stones and their incredible properties. Free. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Wooden Pillow Neck Healing Class – 8:30am, 10am, 5:30pm and 8pm. Ancient healing tool used to adjust neck, straighten vertebrae and more. Free. Westchester Body & Brain, Yoga & Tai Chi, 590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: Nicole: 201.618.7486. BodynBrain.com/westchester.

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.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Herbal Stress Relief Free Workshop – 7:15-9pm. With Bonnie Rogers. Discover simple herbs and foods that help eliminate stress and anxiety naturally. Finger Lakes School of Massage Westchester, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x12. flsm.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

The Healer’s Lounge – 10am-12pm. Network Meeting for Holistic Practitioners. Presentation followed by social networking. Free. Park in long term train lot. Quest Yoga Studio, 2nd Flr, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Mediumship Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $ 35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Crown of Eternity Sound Journeys – 7-9pm. With gongs and chants. $35 by Aug 21. $45 after. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. More info: GoldenTempleYoga.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop – 9-11:30am. Participants gain greater understanding of the confusing divorce process with guidance from trained professionals on legal, financial, family and personal issues. $45. 100 S Bedford Rd, Ste 340, Mt Kisco. 914.238.3300. SecondSaturdayWestchester.com.

Live Well, Be Well Festival – 10am-5pm. A Day of Peace, Yoga, and Wellness. $69 in advance, $79 day of; $30 students, children 10 and under free. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Info: 845.583.2193. BethelWoodsCenter.org.

Reiki 1 & 2 Class – 10am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki I – 11am-6pm. Hear history of Reiki and its uses. Learn hand positions, scanning chakras and Reiki techniques. $125. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register/Reiki I and II pricing options: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Labor & Delivery Workshop – 1-4pm. This couple’s workshop provides instruction on a range of simple techniques to achieve an easeful birth. $95. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Magical Awakening Training Level One – 1-5pm. With Brett Bevell, world-renowned energy healer. Powerful Celtic Shamanic Energy Healing System which comes through lineage of Merlin and Lady of the Lake. $240. Briarcliff Manor, NY. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Introduction to Kriya Yoga and Yoga Nidra – 1:30-4:30pm. Join master teacher Glenn Black. CEUs available. $35 members. $45 nonmembers in advance. $45/$55 door. Club Fit Briarcliff, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Michael Sassano: 914.709.4150. YTAyoga.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Spiritual Education for Kids – New year begins at local Unitarian Universalists congregations. Explore Sunday services and classes for kids Pre-K through 8th in Croton (11am), Hastings (10:30am), Mohegan Lake (10:30am), Mt Kisco (10:30am) and White Plains (10am). Info: WestchesterUU.com.

Yoga Beginners Series – 9/13-10/4. Learn the absolute basics of yoga focusing on either Vinyasa or Hot 26 styles. $20/class or $80/4 weeks. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Somers Library Foundation 5K Trail Race & 1-Mile Family Fun Run – 8am/registration; 9am/Trail Run; 9:30am/Family Fun Run. Proceeds will be used to enhance the library. Reis Park, 80 Primrose St & Rte 139 Somers. Race Fees/Info/Register: SomersLibraryFoundation.org.

Health and Wellness Expo – 9am-4:30pm. Keynote speaker: Tiokasin Ghosthorse. $5 mini classes, practitioner sessions available, shop holistic marketplace, lunch by Butler Brothers. Free admission. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Learn sacred Reiki symbols, chakra balancing, history taking and client confidentiality. Level II attunement; give and receive a Reiki treatment. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Chan (Zen) Meditation Class – 1-3pm. One-hour lecture “How to Live a Better Life” and one hour meditation. By donation. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. ChanCenter.org.

Blissing Ecstatic Chant and Dance – 6pm. Potluck community dinner afterwards. $20. Location: 27 Travis Corners Rd., Garrison. RSVP: Cat Guthrie: 845.424.4340.

Sacred Pipe Ceremony with Community Potluck – 3-5pm. Offer prayers and gratitude to the universe. Free although it is customary to bring a small token (herbs, chocolate and/or tobacco). DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice. Release tension, calm nervous system, strengthen immune system and more. $25 preregistered, $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Quest Book Club – 7-8pm. September: A New Earth by Eckart Tolle. Discussion followed by a potluck. BYO snack or a refreshment to share. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Breathing Techniques & Meditation to Reduce Stress – 6-7:30pm. Presented by Manjula Khanna and offered through Art of Living Foundation. Free. Somers Library, 80 Primrose St and Rte 139 Somers. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

New Moon Manifestation – 6:30-8pm. Together we will manifest our hearts desires with the creative energies of the new moon. $10 requested donation. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MELT Series – Sept 14-Oct 5. 7-8:15pm. With Joy Jacobson. Self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance and decreases stress caused by repetitive postures and movements. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/Pricing Info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Bellydance – Sept 16-Oct 21. Egyptian style belly dancing. Learn basic movements such as undulations, shimmies, figure eights and more. Beginner level. $100 six-weeks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

67th Annual Herb Fair – 11am-2pm. Specialties include gourmet foods and baked goods, herbs, other plants and more. Admission free, lunch available and the traditional lovage soup. John Jay Homestead, 400 Rte 22, Katonah. Info: JohnJayHomestead.org.

“Comedy for a Cause” with Jane Condon – 6:30-9pm. Doors open at 6pm. Fundraiser for the Giordano Foundation for Women’s Health and Education and Support Connection. $50 ticket includes dinner, soft drinks, coffee and the show. A cash bar available. to Stone Manor 101 in Hartsdale. For registration and info, call 914.962.6402.

FRIDAY, SEPTMBER 18

Kundalini Yoga Foundations – 6:30-8:30pm. Course highlights all aspects of the practice: breath, posture, mantra and Kriya. All levels. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Spirit Connection – 6:30-8pm.With Robin C. Mueller spiritual medium who utilizes her gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience giving messages of love and support from the spirit world. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Register 914.730.0155.

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

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

Crystal Healing – 7:30pm. Presentation designed for those wishing to explore the energy and healing power of crystals. $35 includes a crystal starter kit. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDY, SEPTEMBER 19

Reiki 1 & 2 Review Class – 9am-1pm/Reiki 1 Review; 2-6pm/ Reiki 2 Review. With Myra Oney, Reiki Master Teacher. $125 section one. $175 both sections. Acker House, 139 Grand St, Croton on Hudson. Register: 914.862.4223.

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

Harvesting, Cleaning and Storing Seeds – 10:30am-12:30pm. With Shanyn Siegel. Guides novice seed savers, intentional seed savers or opportunistic gardeners to properly harvest seeds. Free. Somers Library, 80 Primrose St and Rte 139, Somers. Registration required: 914.232.5717. Somers@wlsmail.org. SomersLibrary.org.

Fieldhome’s 11th Annual Fall Festival – 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, local vendors, kid’s zone with games, bouncy houses, a petting zoo and pony rides. Great food and family fun! Free. Field Home 2300 Catherine St, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.739.2244 x5501.

Free Community Classes and YTT Info Session – 11am. Yoga teacher training info session with Laura Jensen and Wendy Hagen. Sidewalk sales and free classes all day. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Class info: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Spiritual Education for Kids – New year begins at local Unitarian Universalists congregations. Explore Sunday services and classes for kids Pre-K through 8th in Croton (11am), Hastings (10:30am), Mohegan Lake (10:30am), Mt Kisco (10:30am) and White Plains (10am). Info: WestchesterUU.com.

Back to Healthy Living & Empowerment Expo – 10-5pm. Crowne Plaza, Suffern. Info: livingempowermenttoday.com.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Kundalini Workshop – 11am-1pm. With Patty Meehan, RYT 500. Asana, chant, mudra, breath, meditation. $40. Space limited. Register early and required. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600.

Blissing Ecstatic Chant and Dance – 7pm. Potluck community dinner afterwards. $20. Liberation Yoga, 862 Route 6, Mahopac (between Kidz Country and Arturo’s). RSVP: 845.803.8389. $20.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Fall Detox & Yoga – Sept 21-Oct 5. 12:30-1:30pm. With Renee Simon. First session: free intro. Detox: Sept 28-Oct 5. $80 includes five-days of yoga. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Teen Yoga – Sept 21-Dec 21. 5:15-6:15pm. With Susan Draper. Build strength, stamina and flexibility. Teens 13 and up. BYO tunes. $195. $20 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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

Weekly Meditation & Dharma Night – 7-8:30pm. With Senior Shambhala Teacher, Derek Kolleeny. Meditation instruction, practice, Buddhist teachings and group discussion. Tea reception following. $20 drop-in. Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Preregister. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

THURSDAY, SEPTMBER 24

Yoga Teacher Training – A comprehensive program exploring Hot, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Iyengar styles for those who aspire to instruct or simply wish to improve. $3400. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7:30pm. With Janice Solomon, CCH. Homeopathy—an overview of various approaches. The difference between treatment methods of certified homeopaths and more. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Yoga Weekend with Anton Mackey – 9/25-9/27. Weekend includes two master classes and workshop designed to inspire students to take their practice to the next level. $80/weekend. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Business opportunity in natural health field presentation – 6:30-8:30pm. Special presentation about earning a separate income stream while helping others get healthier. Part-time business opportunity in top natural nutrition company. Hyatt House in Fishkill. $5. Info/register: Michael Rosenbaum 914.589.3601. AlternativeChoices.org.

Receiving Spiritual Messages Directly Workshop – 6:30am-8:30pm. With Alexandra La ‘Claire. $35/pp. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Anatomy with Anton Mackey – 9/26-9/27. Three modules covering anatomy essentials to help yoga students deepen their understanding of the body and practice. $55/module. Pre-registration required. Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.9642. Riverstoneyoga.com.

Soul Painting with Yoga & Art – 9am-1pm. Kundalini yoga, journaling and painting. All levels. No art experience necessary. Facilitators, Mandeep Kaur Khalsa and Beth Hardev Kaur Sax. $65 member. $72 nonmember. The Wainwright House, Rye. Info: Wainwright.org.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 10am-5pm. 9/26-9/27. Rain or shine. Over 185 juried artists in a broad spectrum of media. Guided tours, kid-friendly activities and diverse food court. Admission $10, free under 18. 205 Business Park Dr. Armonk. Info: ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org.

Meditation in Energy Current of John of God – 10am-4pm. Facilitated by Daughter of the Casa, Abia Alvarez. Meditative Current and calming music from the Casa. Free. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register: sevenpowercenters@gmail.com.

Healthier TogetherImmunity Boost – 10:30am-12pm. Learn principles and simple exercises to help boost and strengthen immune system. Free. Westchester Body & Brain, Yoga & Tai Chi, 590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: Nicole: 201.618.7486. BodynBrain.com/westchester.

Teachings of the Medicine Wheel: Working with Fire – 3:30-5:30pm and 6-8pm.Evan Pritchard, professor of Native American studies. Work creatively with the elements of the four directions. $35/$40. $60/$70 both. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Mamas in Motion – 7-8:30pm. With Jolyn Arisman. Release spontaneous creativity and renew oneself with dance, yoga, massage and more. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Spiritual Education for Kids – New year begins at local Unitarian Universalists congregations. Explore Sunday services and classes for kids Pre-K through 8th in Croton (11am), Hastings (10:30am), Mohegan Lake (10:30am), Mt Kisco (10:30am) and White Plains (10am). Info: WestchesterUU.com.

Solar Body Outdoor Natural Healing Workshop – 8:30-10:30am. Find inner peace and natural healing power for a healthier body, mind and spirit. Free. Westchester Body & Brain, Yoga & Tai Chi, 590 Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: Nicole: 201.618.7486. BodynBrain.com/westchester.

Awaken Wellness Fair NJ – 10am-5pm. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and hundreds of guests. Double Tree Hotel, 2117 Rte. 4 East, Fort Lee, NJ. Info: AwakenFair.com, click on “Fort Lee 9-27.”

Chakra Flow-n-Let it Go Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. With Antonia Noonan, RYT 500. Open level using bija mantra, vinyasa flow and restorative. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Community Yoga/Meditation – 1-3pm. With Jennifer. Integral or Yin Yoga followed by longer meditation session. By donation. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. YogaWestchesterNY.com.

Jin Shin Jyutsu Workshop – 1-3:30pm. Timeless art of harmonizing body, mind and spirit. Exercises and using breath to surrender into peace and well-being. $40. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. RSVP by Sept 23/Info: 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Fall Equinox Healing Night – 5-7:30pm Meditation, yoga, chanting, drumming. $20 suggested donation. Half proceeds to charity. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm. Non-denominational monthly gathering for women, coming together to draw in powerful energies of the full moon. $10 requested donation. DG Sanctuary. Directions, Dreaming Goddess: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Mindfulness for the Family – 7–9pm. With Dr. Paul Epstein, naturopathic physician. Cultivate a family life filled with peace, contentment and love. The practice of mindfulness supports healthy communication. $40/$44. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Release, balance and restore subtle energy centers via deep relaxation. With Anne Bentzen. $25 Adults; Seniors/Student rate $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. Pre-register: 914.588.4079.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Author Series: Lecture & Book Signing – 3-4:30pm. Conversation with Sarah Bracey White, author of Primary Lessons. A fascinating and engaging memoir. $5 suggested. $21 book sales. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Green Drinks Westchester at The Briarcliff Manor – 6-8pm. w/ Lea Cullen Boyer of Green Guru Network and Dani Glaser of Green Team Spirit and host Perry DiNapoli at The Briarcliff Manor. 25 Studio Hill Rd. Briarcliff Manor. Information: Facebook.com/greendrinkswestchester.

Séance: Talking to the Dead – 7:30-9pm. With Psychic Medium Joan Carra. Find comfort and closure with messages from passed loved ones. $55/pp. Small group. Wainwright House 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. RSVP: 203 531-6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Weekly Meditation & Dharma Night – 7-8:30pm. With Senior Shambhala Teacher, Derek Kolleeny. Meditation instruction, practice, Buddhist teachings and group discussion. Tea reception following. $20 drop-in. Quest Yoga Studio, 11 E Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. Preregister. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

Autumn Splendor – Oct 2-4. Walking/yoga/meditation retreat with viniyoga teachers Stephanie Harding and Lynn Crimando. Lodging in a restored Victorian mansion, three meals daily. $400. Stony Point Retreat Center. Stephanie Harding: 914.274.0007. Rippowamyoga.com.

SUNDAY, October 4

Support Connection 21th Anniversary Support-A-Walk – 9am. Support Connection brings help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Walk, donate or visit the vendors. Info: supportconnection.org; 914.962.6402.

Yoga for Insomnia – 2-5pm. Special workshop to promote a restful sleep. YogaShine Studio, Valhalla. Vitalah Simon, RYT-500, teacher in Westchester for over 25 years. $75. Pre-registration required: 914.769.8745. yogashine.com.

1st Annual Holistic Wellness Fair – 11am-4pm. Marianne Messina, DC, and Ferdinand Esser, DC, present an experiential and fun day of workshops, demonstrations and bodywork including yoga, chiropractic, acupuncture, culinary nutrition and guided meditation. Free. 2241 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.930.8800.

 

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for July, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1

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

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all attuned to Reiki Level l or higher. Share and receive the healing energy of Reiki. $10 donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Meditation/Reiki Circle – 7-8pm. Experience one-on-one Reiki in a group setting to help relax, ground and heal. Donation. Art of Astrology. Info/location, Julie: 914.835.7015. SpiritualHealingSpa.com.

Full Moon Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm Experience healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Anne Bentzen. Bring drum or rattle. $25 suggested. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd, Rt. 172, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.236.4503.

THURSDAY, JULY 2

Thursdays Pre-Natal Series – July 2-23. 11:30am-12:30pm. Strengthen and open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through yoga poses modified for requirements of the pregnant body. All trimesters. $100. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 4

July 4th Celebration at Fishkill Farms – 11am-4pm. Stax of Soul Band performs soulful tunes, crafts for kids, hay wagon rides, and blueberries and cherries to pick. Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction. Info: 845.897.4377. FishkilFarms.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 5

Meditation and Satsang – 11am-12:30pm. Free. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Butterfly Walk at GNC – 2pm. Short walk to a native plant meadow. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly and the epic migration of Monarch butterflies. $5 members. $8 nonmembers. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Vegan Cooking 101 – 5-8pm. With Dianne de la Veaux. Make veggie burgers from scratch, a chilled soup for hot days, crunchy cabbage slaw and no-fail berry crumble. $45. Recologie, 49 Lawton St, New Rochelle. Info/reservations: 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

MONDAY, JULY 6

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

TUESDAY, JULY 7

Creatively Kinesthetic – 7-8:30pm. With Piki Houde. Guided release technique lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas, create freedom of movement, new self-awareness and more. All levels. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/pricing: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

Northern Westchester Believe, Inspire, Grow Meeting – 12-2pm. BIG is a women’s empowerment organization designed to help women of all ages identify and embrace their true life purpose, both professionally and personally. The Burger Barn, Somers. 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

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.

THURSDAY, JULY 9

American Grammy-Nominated Rock, Blues, Jazz and Pop Guitarist Gil Paris – 7-10pm. Brian Carter on drums. Recologie, 49 Lawton St, New Rochelle. 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Intro to the Tarot Cards – 6:30-8:30pm. With Melissa. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Refresher Course – 7pm. Review principles and how to give a session. Be re-attuned. Symbol handouts to those attuned to them. Must bring certificate. $60. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Preregistration required: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

Yoga Nidra – 7:15-8:30pm. With Alma Pink, LMT, RYT and John DeJulio, RYT. Gentle breath direction and guided relaxation. $17. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 11

The Dirt On Dirt – 2pm. Get hands dirty in this interactive program while learning the basics of composting and what makes up dirt. Free members. $8 nonmembers. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Grand Re-Opening Celebration: 13th Year Anniversary – Meet instructors, free refreshments, networking, entertainment and chance to win a month of unlimited yoga. Free. The YogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Info: 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

Spices and Seasons Indian Cooking Class – 11am-2pm. Learn, watch, cook and eat brunch. Rinku creates healthy, simple and practical menus. $30 adults. $10 children under 10. Recologie, 49 Lawton St, New Rochelle. Reservations: 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

Talking With Father Sky: The Role of the Divine Masculine in the Medicine Wheel Teachings Workshops – 1-3pm and/or 3:30-5:30pm. $35/$40. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Intro to AUMHOME: Clearing Your Space and Your Self – 1-4pm. With Nidhi Huba, BA, Feng-Shui Practitioner. Participants receive a pendulum and Feng-Shui card. $60/$66. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Yin Yoga Workshop – 2:30-4:30pm. Balancing practice complimentary to more yang styles of yoga. Mind/body practice focusing on body’s connective tissues not usually targeted in more active style yoga. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/pricing: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

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

Meditation/Reiki Circle – 7-8pm. Experience one-on-one Reiki in a group setting to help relax, ground and heal. Donation. Art of Astrology. Info/location, Julie: 914.835.7015. SpiritualHealingSpa.com.

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

One Spirit Learning Alliance Info Session – 7-9pm. Seminary. A community to explore and gain understanding of one’s unique place in the world, a new way to create the life desired, and the skills and presence to be of service. Free. Info: 212.931.6840 x 51. OneSpiritInterfaith.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 16

Lecture & Book Signing – 6:30-8pm. Let There Be Light, Experiencing Inner Light Across the World’s Sacred Traditions by Arthur Stein and Andrew Vidich. $25/$28 includes book. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Summer MELT Workshop – 7-8:15pm. With Joy Jacobson. Self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance and decreases accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register/pricing: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

One Spirit Learning Alliance Info Session – 7-9pm. Interspiritual Counseling. A community to explore and gain understanding of one’s unique place in the world, a new way to create the life desired, and the skills and presence to be of service. Free. Info: 212.931.6840 x 51. OneSpiritInterfaith.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 17

True Edge Workshop for Women – 10-5pm. With Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R. Liberate oneself using mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy and mind body awareness techniques. Receive action plan and complimentary phone support. $90/$100. Wainwright.org.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 18

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

Mindful Life Weight Loss – 2-3pm.With Kim Gold, MS, RYT, Steve Kanney. Four Sat. Make peace with one’s weight through a mindfulness-based, holistic program. $100/$110. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Wainwright.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 19

Community Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. With Robin Cohen, RYT 500. Admission by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Release deeply held tensions, calm nervous system, strengthen immune system and increase self-awareness. $25 preregistered. $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JULY 20

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

TUESDAY, JULY 21

Westchester Holistic Network Evening Event – 6-8pm. Fun summer evening of socializing for the holistically minded. No speaker. Cash bar. All Welcome. The Wild Fusions Asian Restaurant, 250 Main St., second floor, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Qigong Workshop – 6:30-7:30pm. With Rob McMahon. Gentle movement and visualization to relax the body and quiet mind. All ages and fitness levels. No prior experience required. $20. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 22

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life. Experience deep energy healing in group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master; Max 18. $25; student rate: $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 So. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Pre-register: 914.588.4079.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. Discover tools to identify kids having trouble learning. Vision problems keep children from reaching their potential. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 23

Holistic Moms Network N Westchester /Lower Putnam Monthly Meeting – 9:30-11am. Guest Speaker Perry Levenson, board certified in Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Shira Adler chapter leader. Katonah United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Rd, Katonah. Info Facebook.com/NWestLoPutHMN.

FRIDAY, JULY 24

Introduction to Crystal Healing – 7pm. Discover five most commonly used crystals, their chakra relation, healing and magical uses and more. $35 includes starter kit. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 25

Reiki 1 & 2 – 10am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Square Dance FUNdraiser! – 4-7pm. Caller Sandy Corey to benefit Stray HELP. 8 Tayler Lane, Fishkill (Old Post Mall Apt Community Room). Tickets $8. Food and refreshments available. Info: 845.489.2378 or visit SoundEarth.com/FishkillCares.

Midsummer Harvest Festival – 11am-4pm. Fishkill Farms will be offering tractor wagon rides and firing up the grill; u-pick raspberries, peaches, plums, vegetables, gorgeous flowers and herbs and the Veronica Jokel band performs. Fishkill Farms, 9 Fishkill Farm Rd, Hopewell Junction. Info: 845.897.4377. fishkillfarms.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 26

Chakra Flow-n-Let it Go Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. With Antonia Noonan, RYT 500. Open level using bija manta, vinyasa flow and restorative. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Bossa Nova Brunch – 2pm. With Kaya Nicol’s A Little Cachaça. Dine and dance. Recologie, 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 28

Vibrational Healing with Reiki and Flower Essences – 10am-4pm. Anne Bentzen and Annemarie Minke combine their expertise to present 1 hour integrated energy healing session in Armonk. Leave with personalized flower essence for individual’s healing. Info: 914.588.4079.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 31

Full Moon Yoga – 6-8pm. A special candlelit yoga class focusing on restorative poses and linking breath with movement. Leave feeling restored and ready to start the next month and moon. $40. The YogaScape. 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Register/Info: theyogascape.com. 845.225.9642.

Once in a Blue Moon Ritual – 8pm. Celebrate, drum, chant and dance around a fire. Outdoor event taking place in another location, must preregister. $15 prepaid, $20 day of. Hands of Serenity Healing. Location/info/register/prepay: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 1

The Hudson Valley Exposition – Noon-9pm. Rain or shine. Showcases for holistic wellness and energy, artisan marketplace, restaurant row, performers, food, craft beer and wines and laser light show. Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill. Info: 914.737.3600. HVExposition.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

Yoga, Meditation + Healthy Lunch – 10am-3pm. Outside Yoga, meditation on the ground, learn dry skin blush, and fresh lunch made by chef. $60. Hudson Valley Healing, 122 Belvedere Rd, Beacon. 917.312.6188, hudsonvallyhealing.jimdo.com, mtbodyworklab.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Evening of Heavenly Connections With Mediums – 6:30-10pm. With Maura, Hudson Valley Medium and Tamara, Southern Belle Medium. Loving and healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over. Includes dinner with cash bar. Four Brothers Restaurant, Mahopac. Tickets: Luvsblessings.com. Info: 845.661.8295.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Evening of Heavenly Connections With Mediums – 6:30-10pm. With Maura, Hudson Valley Medium and Tamara, Southern Belle Medium. Loving and healing messages from loved ones that have crossed over. Includes dinner with cash bar. Trattoria 160 Italian Restaurant, Pleasantville. Tickets: Luvsblessings.com. Info: 845.661.8295.

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for April, 2015 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all attuned to Reiki Level l or higher. Take this opportunity to both share and receive the healing energy of Reiki. Requested donation $10. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Nia for Fitness – 7-8:15pm. Gentle, expressive body-mind-spirit movement program that blends aspects of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts—done barefoot or with dance sneakers. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E. Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 2

WING Women Independent Networking Group Meets – 6:30-8:30pm. Mission is to educate, motivate, and support. Aims to empower women and enable their advancement in business. $10, and cash bar. The Pinnacle at Heritage Hills, Somers Pointe Country Club, 1000 West Dr, Somers. RSVP: wing-ny.com.

Heart Listening – 7-8:30pm. With Diane Ingram. Guided meditation and group discussion in learning to speak and act from the heart. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalancStudio.org.

Parent-Caregiver Support Group – 7-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Thurs. For those caring for someone on the spectrum; support, education, encouragement and hope. Free. Sensory Stepping Stones, 83 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RVSP required: 914.244.4101.

Herbal Stress Relief – 7-9pm. Learn simple but effective herbs and techniques to combat everyday stresses. $35. Path to Bliss Yoga, Pleasant Valley. Preregistration required, Karine: 845.592.4609. GreenGirlHerbs@optonline.net. GreenGirlHerbs.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 3

Guided Healing Meditation Journey to Atlantis & Lemuria with Dolphins, Whales and Crystal Singing Bowls – 6:30-8:30pm.With Melissa Merendino. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

Ecstatic Chant and Dance with Blissing – 6-8pm. Prana Moon Yoga, The Hat Factory, Division St. Peeskill. $20. Info: BlissingChant.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 6

Massage Therapy Program – Seven-month massage therapy program starts at Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N. Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Info about program/financial aid opportunities, Admissions: 914.241.7363. flsm.com.

Four Week MELT Series – Apr 6-27. 12:30-1:45pm. With Joy Jacobson. A simple self-treatment method that eliminates chronic pain, improves performance and decreases the accumulated stress. $100 series. $30 per class. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E. Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregistration required: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group – 7-9pm. Speaker: Michael E. Doyle, MD. Topic: Alternative Approaches in the Treatment of Osteoporosis. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Bldg. #4 (Billings)785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Info: Susan 914.260.9339.

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

Hands-on Healing: Techniques to Help Your Pets to Heal – 11am-12:30pm. Participants will need to bring small stuffed animal to represent their pet. $35. Mahopac. Details: 845.228.8132.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanCenter.com.

Northern Westchester Believe, Inspire, Grow Meeting – 12-2pm. BIG is a women’s empowerment organization designed to help women of all ages identify and embrace their true life purpose, both professionally and personally. The Burger Barn, Somers. 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

Thursday, April 9

Natural Awakenings’ Book Publishing Party – 7-10pm. Fun night of meeting and mingling with interesting people. With local authors: Dr. Michael Finkelstein, Cathleen O’Connor and Elizabeth Harper. $20. Refreshments & cash bar. At Recologie, 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. Tickets/Info: WakeUpNaturally.com. 914.617.8750.

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

The Healer’s Lounge – 10-11:30am. Free networking event for holistic practitioners. Held at Quest Yoga Arts 11 East Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.260.1696 TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Introduction to Crystal Healing – 7pm. Explore the energy and healing power of crystals, healing lore, chakra relations and crystal use in energy work and meditation. $35 includes crystal starter kit. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

Second Saturday Divorce Workshop – 9-11:30am. Address the legal, financial and personal issues of divorce. With the guidance of trained professionals, participants will gain a greater understanding of the divorce process. 100 S Bedford Rd, Ste 340, Mt Kisco. Register/info: SecondSaturdayWestchester.com.

Mastering The Art of Self-Hypnosis Two-Day Workshop – Apr 11 & 12. 10am-1pm. Learn the secrets to self-hypnosis for personal success. $68 members. $74 nonmembers Contact Info: Wainwright House. 914.967.6080.

Don’t Stir, You’ll Awaken The Dragon– 11-2pm. With Nadine Gordon-Taylor. Journey into the world of animal totem wisdom. Find, listen to and interpret their messages. $55-$60 per workshop. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Free BodyTalk Public Talk and Demonstration – 1pm. Intro to the Wholehealthcare system. Learn a technique to reduce stress and balance the brain and a chance for mini session. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. Register: 917.685.1528. IntuitiveLivingNY.com.

Introduction to MELT Technique – 1-2:30pm. Stretch and hydrate connective tissue for pain relief and better health. $30. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register: Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Workshop: Alexander Technique for Movement Teachers – 13:30pm. Taught by Joan Arnold. Open to teachers of Pilates, yoga and fitness. Discover how the principles and hands-on cuing of the method can benefit and influence our teaching. $40. Rhinebeck Pilates. Register: 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 12

Staying Healthy & Restoring Balance with The 5 Element Theory – 9:30am-4pm. Identify the dominant element specific to each participants mind/body type. Explore diet, nutrition, meridian energy channels and major pressure points. $118/$128. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Soul Vision: A Life (Career) with Purpose – 1-5pm. With Linda Richichi. Join national award winning intuitive artist. Uncover inner wisdom and symbolic language through art. Receive free Soul portrait sketch. $60/$66. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Ecstatic Chant and Dance with Blissing – 6-8pm. Yoga Sound Studios. $20. Potluck dinner after. 27 Travis Corners Rd. Garrison. Info: BlissingChant.com.

Devour at Recologie – 6-9pm. An incubator for culture supporting themed collaboration between artists, musicians, performers and food service professionals. Meet, share stories, enjoy a performance and dinner in the spirit of living life fully. $40. Gather at Recologie, 49 Lawton St, New Rochelle. 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 13

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

Farm Volunteering – Apr 14 & 28. Help resident farmer, Doug DeCandia, grow food at Sugar Hill Farm for the Food Bank for Westchester. Sugar Hill Farm, 403 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. Info, Kate: 914.234.6992 x15.WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Monthly Singing Circle – Sing and tone, basking in healing vibration and the company of loving hearts. $20 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register Info: Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

The Putnam County Chapter of Over 40 Females – 6-8:30pm. Speaker Lorna Kelly: “From Riches to Rags and Back Again.” Register: Leslie Barrick Putnam County NY Chapter Director: 914.260.3171; over40females.com.

Astrology 101 – 7:15-8:45pm. Three week program teaches the foundation of astrology, planets, signs and how to put it together. Taught by Pamela Cucinell, NCGR certified astrologer. $25 for one class/$83 for series. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

Meditation Workshop: “Making Friends with Yourself” – 7-9pm. David Nichtern, International Shambhala Senior Buddhist teacher is coming to Mt Kisco. Includes meditation instruction and practice, teachings from the Buddhist path and a tea and snack reception to follow. $50. The Center for Health and Healing. 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Message Circle with Carla – 7:45-9:30pm. A night of healing messages from the other side with Medium Carla Blaha. $40/person. Soulauras, 520 North State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400; soulauras.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

Teen/Tween Yoga – 5-6pm. Jessica Fucale will lead yoga for grades 6-12. Free. Irvington Public Library. 914.591.7840. Register: IrvingtonLibrary.org.

Pre-book launch for local authors Michael Collins and Mary Lou Buschi – 6:30pm. Michael Patrick Collins confronts the conflicts of the modern world with a mystic’s intensity. Mary Lou has been nominated for Best New Poets 2014. Recologie, 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

Parent-Caregiver Support Group – 7-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Thurs. For those caring for someone on the spectrum; support, education, encouragement and hope. Free. Sensory Stepping Stones, 83 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RVSP required: 914.244.4101.

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.

Herbs for Women – 7-9pm. Learn to nourish and balance with herbal remedies. $35. Path to Bliss Yoga, Pleasant Valley. Preregistration required, Karine: 845.592.4609. GreenGirlHerbs.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

Introduction to Energetic Psychology – 6-8pm. Integrating the fields of energetic psychology and equine-facilitated learning, James Cassese presents a lecture and demonstration about this exciting new work with horses and how it could change life as a rider, as a leader, as a whole person. $45. CB Walker Stables, Brewster. 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm.With Jackie Muller, LCSW, Reiki Teacher. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalancStudio.org.

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

Course in Miracles – 7:45-9pm. 3rd Fri. With Lyna Jones, author of Ashes to The Moon. Donation. Traprock Ste Ltd, Scarsdale. RSVP monthly: 914.725.5656.

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

Ossining’s 5th Annual Earth Day Festival – A Riverfront Day of free family events honoring earth and celebrating solar energy. Artisan vendors, local food and live music on the Hudson River.  Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park. Info: GreenOssining.org.

Intro to The Healing Qualities of Crystals – 9am-5pm. Experiential workshop into the magical world of crystals. Learn how to choose, work with and experience what they can do. $135/$148. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

5th Annual Sustain White Plains Earth Day Celebration – 10am: free film screening of DisneyNature’s Monkey Kingdom; noon: street wide event on Court Street between Main Street and Martine Avenue starts; live folk music, storyteller Laura Scott Schaefer and more. Info: wpbid.com.

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

4th Annual Sacred Being Health and Wellness Fair – 10am-4pm. Free workshops on dealing with emotional trauma, depression, anxiety, stress and other symptoms of PTSD. Free Reiki, mini massages, seed swap and more. Free admission. Open to public. Locust Grove Estate, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.849.2205; green-brain.org.

Nature’s Pantry Earth Day Event – 11-2pm. Product demos, raffles and more at Nature’s Pantry, an alternative grocery store. 545 Route 52, Fishkill. Info: NaturesPantryHV.com; 845.765.2023.

Yoga, Nutrition, Reiki & Meditation – 11am-4pm. A one day wellness retreat to learn how to cleanse the body, clear the  mind and practice healthy habits. $130. Pre-registration required: Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. riverstoneyoga.com.

Yoga for Labor & Delivery: Essentials for a More Easeful Birth – 2-5pm. With Kelly Swails. Couples workshop provides instruction and experience on techniques to achieve calmness, reduce discomfort and facilitate the process of labor. $100 couple. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Kirtan with BlisSing – 7-9pm. Evening of loving-kindness, music, dancing and devotion. $25 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register Info: Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Gather at Recologie! Celebrate! – 7:30pm. Music and tasting. Meet Recologie’s new partner: Executive Chef/General Manager Dianne de la Veaux and experience the launch of new menu. $75 tasting and entertainment. 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

Shamanic Spring Shindig! – 10am-5pm. Peruvian Whistling Vessels, River Ceremony, Shamanic Journeying, Trance Dance. Potluck Lunch. $50. 4 Hull Lane, Sandy Hook, CT. 914.456.7789; eileenohare.com.

Yoga Cures with Dr. Fishman – 11am-2pm. Dr. Fishman will review the underlying anatomy and provide information about how poses work to correct issues and relieve symptoms. $145. Pre-registration required: Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. riverstoneyoga.com.

GNC Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration – 11am-4pm. Learn how to gather rainwater for gardens, turn food scraps and garden waste into compost, plant a tree, solar cooking demo, make a seed garden. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, Info: 914. 723.3470; GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. A practice approachable from any level, admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalancStudio.org.

Sacred Sound: The Rattle – 12-5pm. Powerful tools for healing, shifting energy and clearing away mind clutter. Learn to incorporate rattling into everyday life. Participants will create a healing rattle. $55 includes all supplies. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

The Spirit’s Journey: Connecting with Your Higher Self, Spirit Guides and Intuition – 2:30-4:30pm. Limited space. $40. Presented by Putnam Healing Arts and Liberation Yoga. Mahopac. RSVP: 845.228.8132.

Love Yourself – 3-6pm. This workshop will guide participants in exercises to release the past and learn to love themselves. $45. Pre-registration required: Riverstone Yoga. 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. riverstoneyoga.com.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 5-7pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice. Release deeply held tensions, calm nervous system and strengthen immune system. $25 preregistered. $30 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

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

Free Intro Session of Emotion Code – 11am-12:30pm. Experience the benefit of this non-invasive healing modality. Release stress for self, family and even pets. Mahopac. Details: 845.228.8132.

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. Give and receive healing Reiki energy. All levels and those new to Reiki are all welcome. $20 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register Info: Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. With Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanCenter.com.

16th annual Wellness Fair at Dutchess Community College – 10am-2pm. visit experts in the areas of health and wellness. Reiki, massage, chiropractic, herbals, give-aways and more. Dutchess Hall. Dutchess Community College 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie.

Navigating the Educational Maze: An Overview of the Avenues of Support for Your Child – 7-9pm. A presentation to guide and equip parents as an advocate for their child’s educational needs. Free. Sensory Stepping Stones, 83 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. RVSP required: 914.244.4101.

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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 23

Holistic Mom’s Meeting: What Is Feng Shui? – 7:30pm. Holistic Moms Network hosts Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan, who is a Certified Feng Shui practitioner. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. Info: HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, ARPIL 24

Beyond Waste – 6-9pm. Meet local waste-reduction experts, educators, students and individuals activated on sustainability and waste reduction in their community, round-table discussions, watch “Plastic Paradise,” food and more. Rippowam Cisqua, 439 Cantitoe St, Bedford. Info: 914.620.2411.

Banana Leaf: North Indian Pop-Up dinner prepared by guest Chef Rinku Bhattacharya – 7pm. A culinary journey through signature recipes focused on a sustainable approach to Indian Cooking. Recologie 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. 914.278.9350. Recologie.com.

Drum Circle to Welcome Spring – 7:30pm. With Damon Jackson from A.L.I.R.A.M. Evening of rhythm and joy. $15/pp. $25/family. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalancStudio.org.

Healing and Prayer Service – 7:30pm. Evening of spiritual healing and prayer. If unable to attend, call shop to add a name to the prayer list. Free. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

Reiki 1 & 2 Class – 10am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275/pp for the class. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

The Yoga of Stress Reduction – 10am-12pm. With Sarah Lipton and Gem Mitchell. Learn Simple and effective relaxation techniques; relaxing asana, breath work, visualization and meditation. $40. Acker House, Center for Integrative Health, 139 Grand St. Croton on Hudson. Info: 914.707.1399.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers, over 100 exhibitors. Exhibitor spots available. Sheraton Stamford Hotel, 700 East Main St, Stamford, CT. Info: AwakenFair.com, click on “Stamford 4-25.”

Earth Day Celebration at Delicious Gardens – 11am-3pm. Hydroponic Garden demos, tree seedlings from the GreenWorld Project, give-a-ways, music; free admission to “hydroponic garden basics” and “how to propagate using cuttings” demos. 180 Route 117, Bypass Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.864.1400; DeliciousGardensNY.com.

The Sacred Heart of Herbalism – 1-6pm. Eight month comprehensive herbal intensive. Learn how to heal with herbs. $875. Early bird registration $800 if paid by Apr 1. Wappinger Falls. 845.592.4609. GreenGirlHerbs@optonline.net. GreenGirlHerbs.com.

Spring Renewal – 2-4pm. With Monique Michaels. Cleansing pranayama, rejuvenating restoratives and meditation. Optional Green juice available. $45 with juice in advance. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 26

Learn About Foraging with Naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill – 11am. Learn, touch, taste. Book signing (lunch break) followed by a two-hour walking tour in Nature Study Woods. Recologie, 49 Lawton St. New Rochelle. 914.835.2153. Info: Recologie.com.

Chakra Flow-n-Let it Go Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. With Antonia Noonan, RYT 500. Open level using bija manta, vinyasa flow and restorative. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester, 914.793.2600. TheTemperanCenter.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 27

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to one’s life. Experience deep energy healing in group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. $15 student rate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco Preregister: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

Learn Powerful Energy Techniques: To Help You Reduce Effects Of Stress – 11am-12:30pm. Participants will experience techniques to use right away. $35. Mahopac. Details: 845.228.8132.

Earth Day at Pleasantville Middle School – 5:30-7:30pm . The theme is local food. Open to the public. Exhibitors include: Greenburgh Nature Center, Westmoreland Sanctuary, Pleasantville Community Garden – growing food for local pantries and more. Pleasantville Middle School, 40 Romer Ave, Pleasantville. Info: helen@loring.net.

Monthly Let Your Yoga Dance Class – 7-8:15pm. Joyful, aerobic practice combining yoga and dancing through the chakras. $20 suggested donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register Info: Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, ARPIL 30

BodyTalk Access Class – 9:30am-5pm. Learn five techniques to reduce stress and much more. $150. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. Register: 917.685.1528. IntuitiveLivingNY.com.

Connecting with Your Guides – Apr 30, May 7 and 14. 6-9pm. Three week series with Michael Rosenbaum, Metaphysician. Learn how to connect and stay connected with spirit guides and masters daily. All three sessions $199 early bird special by Apr 15. $239 thereafter. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.260.1696.TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Book Discussion – 7pm. Last Thurs of each mos. Visit for this month’s choice. Free. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalancStudio.org.

SATURDAY, May 2

US Spiritist Symposium – 10am-7pm. Event will feature national and international speakers, presentations and workshops on a variety of topics, including art through mediumship and spirit communications. Marriott Hotel and Spa, 243 Tresser Blvd., Stamford, CT. Info: SpiritualityNow.net.

 

 

 

 

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

Cover-Dec14-medFor 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, 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 September, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

Cover-NA-Sept14-MedFor 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.

MONDAY, September 1

Online Event for ALS – 9/1-9/30. Help promote holistic healing of ALS. Health Advocates Worldwide is fundraising for a film documenting those who have healed from ALS using holistic methods. Info: HealingALS.org.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Vision & Success in School – 5:30-7pm. As many as 25% of children have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential; learn more. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP: Jane or Joelle, 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

The Healer’s Lounge – 10-11:30am. A free networking event for Holistic practitioners. Bring cards, pamphlets, flyers; a 30min presentation by a group member is included. Bring a snack. Held at Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Tarot Card Playshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 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.

Jin Shin Jyutsu – 7:30-10pm w/Kathleen Rolla. Learn the ancient art of harmonizing the body’s life energy in this experiential class; three complete flows as self-help and receive one flow from two people. $40. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. The YogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Water Trail Assoc 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.

Free Yoga at Market Square – 12-1pm. Also 9/13 & 9/27. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, next to Ossining’s Farmer’s Market in Ossining. DragonflyWellness.net.

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. Pre-register: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Yoga & Meet/Greet Ossining’s Mayoral Candidate Victoria Gearity – 4-5pm; free yoga flow, 5-7pm meet and greet. Must preregister online for class. 109 Croton Ave, Ste 205, Ossining. 914.236.3511. DragonflyWellness.net.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. A sitting and walking meditation, Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala Tradition with instruction on posture and technique included. Practice meditation to cultivate gentleness and compassion, as well as stability, strength, and clarity of mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts Studio, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

3rd Annual Sacred Earth Festival – 11am-6pm. A family-oriented event honoring the Sacred Fire with a tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger. Free. Bowdoin Park, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.849.2205; green-brain.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. w/Kate Petagine. Pre-requisite to group mat Pilates classes. $25. Preregistration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Route 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

Harvest Party at GNC – 2pm. (Rain or shine). Sample tasty treats from the garden, learn about honeybees, beekeeping, and how honey is harvested. $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale.Info: greenburghnaturecenter.org; 914.723.3470.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Writers Workshop Series for Adults – 1-2:30pm or 2:30-4pm. Mondays 9/8-12/22. Bring ideas, pen, paper or laptop. In a few short weeks, develop strategies to become a lifelong writer. People of all skill levels welcome. Presented by Linda Spear. Register for one session only. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Advanced Yoga Blend – 7pm. Combo Iyengar/Ashtanga set to music. Level 2/3. $25/drop-in; new student special 30 days unlimited for $49. NuevaAlma.com.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

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.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Northern Westchester B.I.G. Pod: Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. BIG: Believe/Inspire/Grow is a entrepreneurial women’s networking group with over 1,500 members offering women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: BelieveInspireGrow.com. 914.646.5766.

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.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice in the Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala tradition; sitting and walking meditation included. $30 each or $25/4 classes. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Westchester Climate Change Conference – 8:30am-3:30pm. Topics include coastal resiliency, regional examples of solutions and strategies, microgrids and ways to achieve more energy independence. $35. Pace Law School, 78 N. Broadway, White Plains. Info: 914.422.4053.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm w/Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Also readings and healings 10am-6pm through Tuesday 9/16. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki & Meditation – 7:30-9pm w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Instructor. Experience peace through guided meditations and get a deeper understanding of the system of Reiki. Free. No prior experience needed. Holistic Learning Center, White Plains. 952.426.3525. GinnyMackles.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Peruvian Shamanic Training – Every 2nd Saturday for 16 months. Experience deep personal and planetary healing with Eileen O’Hare, Legacy Carrier. Beacon location. Call: 845.831.5790.

Riverwalk Yoga Boot Camp – 7-8am. Jaimie Finkelstein leads this 6-week outdoor yoga workout series that’s sure to kick you into high gear before summer ends. $125. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-5pm. Join Hardev Kaurand Siri Brahma Kaur for a workshop combining creativity and art with Kundalini Yoga; a blend of postures, breath-work, mantra and meditation. All fitness levels; no art experience needed. $90. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 9:30-10:30am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17. $15.The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Circles of Health Expo 2014 – 10am-4pm. Educational presentations and interactive activities for the whole family; Traditional and Complementary Health Practitioners. Hosted by Pawling Chamber of Commerce. Mizzentop Day School, 64 East Main St., Pawling.

Enhance Life Through Mindful Living – 7pm. Gain deeper insights, practical tools and experiential learning for using mindfulness in daily life with Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master, Wellness Coach and Author. $25. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rte 22, Croton Falls. 914.236.4503 or StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm w/Ginny Mackles. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. No prior experience needed or come for refresher. Chappaqua. 952.426.3525. GinnyMackles.com.

Equine Interactive workshop: Finding Your Path – 10am-4pm . A life coaching experiential workshop with James Cassese and the Equine Energetix Herd at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Yoga Rehab: Healing Back Pain – 11am-2pm w/Dr Loren Fishman. Explore major causes of pain-generating mechanisms and yoga postures to manage, alleviate, and cure symptoms. $145. Riverstone Yoga, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Yoga & Grief: The Heart of Kindness – 3-5pm. Through yoga, journaling, drawing, meditation, and conversation, begin to heal the experiences of any loss in body, mind, heart and spirit. Registration required. $50/sliding scale. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. More info: Vitalah Simon, 914.769.8745.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Kids’ Yoga Classes – Fall session begins this week with certified children’s Yoga instructor, Alice Sipple. 7 wks: $35/members or $84/non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Yoga & Grief: The Heart of Kindness – 7-9pm. Through yoga, journaling, drawing, meditation, and conversation, begin to heal the experiences of any loss in body, mind, heart and spirit. Registration required. $50/sliding scale. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. Info: Vitalah Simon, 914.769.8745.

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 Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. Come to give and receive this gentle yet powerful healing practice. Open to Reiki practitioners and those new to Reiki. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. Friendly people and a compelling speaker each month. Free to members; $10 non-members. New location: Panera Bread Company, One North Broadway, White Plains. Info:WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Seniors: Speak Up For Yourself – 1pm. Get a doctor to listen and speak plain English; learn when to get a second opinion. Westchester Seniors Out Speaking, a project of the Westchester Library System. Free. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Info/register: 914.245.5262 x227.

Shamanic Journeying – 7-8pm w/Nadiya Nottingham. Free. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice in the Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala tradition; sitting and walking meditation included. $30 each or $25/4 classes. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Develop Natural Psychic Abilities – 7:30-9pm. Medium Carla Blaha helps to bring out the innate inner psychic. Through exercises and practice, learn to use this ability daily to enhance life. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

200 Hour 8 Month Yoga Teacher Training – Yoga Alliance approved training covers asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, and teaching methodology. $2,800 members or $3,200. For application/registration: All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.

Pink Soiree Pre-Party – 10am-4pm. Raise Funds and awareness for Support Connections for their work with breast and ovarian cancer. $25 for a blowout ($10 donated to Support Connections.) Fresh Organic Salon Solutions, 2505 Carmel Ave. Brewster. Info: 845.279.7247.

Introduction to Empowering Your Finances – 6-7:30pm w/Amanda Scocozzo. Sneak peek into how to build abundance, creating a budget, and how to stop feeling dis-empowered by finances. $20. Soulauras 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 6:30-8pm. Free. Mt. Vernon Library, 28 South First Ave, Mt Vernon. Information: 914.668.1840. SharpAgain.org.

Pink Soiree – 7pm. An evening of “pink fun” to raise funds and awareness for Support Connections breast and ovarian cancer. Door prizes, silent auction, raffles. $10 donation at the door. Fresh Organic Salon Solutions, 2505 Carmel Ave. Brewster. Info: FreshOrganicSalon.com; 845.279.7247.

Gong Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. Unwind to the healing sounds of the gong; the sound vibrations are deeply restorative to the nervous system extending to every cell of the body creating a balanced sense of calm and inner tranquility. $20.Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30-9:30pm. Showing the documentary film Take Back Your Power followed by Q&A with Michelle Hertz, an executive producer of the film, as well as director of StopSmartMetersNY.org. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. Info: StopSmartMetersNY.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Southern Westchester Food & Wine Festival – 9/19-9/21. Cooking demos, Celebrity chefs, BBQ cook-offs, food trucks, concerts, book signings, hundreds of restaurants, bakeries, caterers, wine merchants, cheese mongers, and specialty culinary providers. Info: sowefwf.com.

Meditation & Reiki Circle – 10-11:30am. Dobbs Ferry location. $20. Info and RSVP: Regina DeCarlo, 917.593.5707.

Developing Intuition – 6:30-8:30pm w/Alethea Jacob. $50. Bring a friend and both receive $10 off class price. 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.

Chakra Balancing Yoga – 7-9pm. From root to crown and local to global consciousness, walk away with collective suggestions to make a difference through this collective elemental and chakra balancing prana flow Vinyasa practice. All levels. $45. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Reiki Share Circle – 7:30-9pm. By donation. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, 109 Croton Ave, Ste 205, Ossining. 914.236.3511. DragonflyWellness.net.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

53rd Annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 9/20 & 9/21. 10am-5pm rain or shine. Benefiting the North Castle Public Library. $10/adults, $8/seniors; children under 18 free. 205 Business Pk Dr. Info: ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org. 914.806.6307.

Family Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Fun-filled 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/ea additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 1-2pm. 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.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. Gentle and restorative yoga poses as well as a guided Yoga Nidra practice. Arrive 15 minutes early. $20. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Chakra Balancing Alma Flow – 8am. Rock the chakras. Combo Iyengar/Ashtanga set to music. Level 1/2. $25/drop-in; new student special 30 days unlimited for $49. NuevaAlma.com.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. A sitting and walking meditation, Tibetan Buddhism Shambhala Tradition with instruction on posture and technique included. Practice meditation to cultivate gentleness and compassion, as well as stability, strength, and clarity of mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts Studio, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm w/Gabrielle Semel. Approachable from any level, admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 5-7pm. Relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness with Karla Diamond. $25/preregistered or $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Yoga Blend – 5:30pm. Combo Iyengar/Ashtanga set to music. Level 1/2. $25/drop-in; new student special 30 days unlimited for $49. NuevaAlma.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Drama Workshop for Seniors – 1pm. Participants are introduced to a drama workshop using theater bits and improvisations. Laugh, think, and enjoy. Participate or watch. Free. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Info/register: 914.245.5262 x227.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7:15-9pm. 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: Jane or Joelle, 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Discover Your Authentic Self – 6:30-8:30pm w/Amanda Scocozzo. Journey into the life dreamed of; explore the future through this interactive and thought provoking workshop. Step into the true self and put fear behind. $40. Soulauras 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulsuras.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

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.

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

Sunset Yoga Class – 6:30pm. Celebrate the fall equinox with fun music and other goodies. Bring a mat and a friend. Free. Athleta, Vernon Hills Mall, 700 Post Rd. RSVP: 914.723.0961.

Meeting & Communicating With Your Spirit Guides – 6:30-8:30pm w/Medium Alexandra Lac’laire. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Fall Equinox Sunset Yoga – 6:30pm w/Erica Garcia, owner of Nueva Alma. Celebrate the fall equinox with fun music and other goodies. Bring a mat and a friend. Free. Athleta,Vernon Hills Mall, 700 Post Rd, Scarsdale. Register: 914.723.0961.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBR 27

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

The Art & Practice of Saving Seeds – 10am-12pm. This two hour PowerPoint presentation begins with a brief introduction to seeds and why seeds and seed saving is important. Heirlooms, hybrids, and open-pollinated varieties are explained. Q&A at the end of the presentation. Free. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Foundations of Ayurveda Workshop – 4-6pm. $25. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, 109 Croton Ave, Ste 205, Ossining. 914.236.3511. Register online: DragonflyWellness.net.

Empower Your Finances – 10am-3pm w/Amanda Scocozzo. Create an abundant life and take control of finances; collaborate on business ideas, write a budget, eliminate debt, save money and enjoy life. $199. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RVSP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Kirtan – 7-9pm w/Noah Baumwoll. Raise energy through Kirtan. There are no prerequisites, no special talents or skills, and no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds that are needed to take part in the kirtan experience. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Let Energy Flow – 1-5pm. Explore the chakras through yoga and art. $85.Yoga on Lake Rippowam, South Salem. Info: Stephanie: 914.274.0007. RippowamYoga.com

Transitions Workshop – 2-4pm w/Phoebe Miller. Exploring transitions in Yoga and in life; workshop includes asana practice, pranayama, and meditation. $25/members or $40. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Ayurveda 101: Creating Balance – 2-4pm w/Brenda DeMartine, Ayurvedic Life Consultant, Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. Rediscover the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga’s forgotten sister science; explore simple self-healing techniques using diet and lifestyle to balance body, mind & spirit. $40. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Falling Back into Joy/Laughing Yoga – 4-5:30pm w/Simeon Darwick. Come experience this practice of great joy and depth. $30. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Registration required. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Fall Yoga Teacher Training at Wainwright House – 200- and 300-hour yoga teacher certification programs, including Kundalini, prenatal, restorative, teen and Yin yoga; taught by Robin Appel and Bernadette Birney. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; Wainwright.org.

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

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.

SATURDAY, October 4

Ahimsa Yoga and Music Festival – (10/4-10/5) Sacred music, yoga and meditation. Headlining musical acts include David Newman, Gaura Vani, Brenda McMorrow and John de Kadt. Windham Mountain Resort. Info: 518.665.1800 or visit AhimsaYogaFestival.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

Retreat Into Nature – 9am-4pm. Yoga, meditation and walking. $120 by 9/5 or $135. Mountain Lakes Camp, North Salem. Contact Stephanie Harding: 914.274.0007. RippowamYoga.com.

Support Connection 20th Anniversary Support-A-Walk – 9am. Support Connection brings help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Walk, donate or visit the vendors. Info: supportconnection.org; 914.962.6402.

 

 

 

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4

The Healers Lounge – 10-11:30am. A free networking event for Wellness Practitioners. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642.

Expressive Arts Group: For Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals – 10am-1pm  Apr 4, 18, May 2, 16, June 6, 20. Experience first-hand, heart, and spirit, the profound possibilities for healing and growth through expressive arts work integrating this work into a current practice. Stephanie Buck’s Yellow Door Studios, Hastings-on-Hudson. Stephanie: 914.478.4200.

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

Healthy Knees – Time TBA. Improve knee health and prevent injury by increasing the range of motion in the hips and ankles; use therapy balls for a self-massage maintenance program to live better in the body. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. First class free. $17/drop-in. 845.878.7800.  InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Spring Golf Fitness Clinic – 11am-12:15pm: 3/29, 4/5, 4/12 & 4/19 with golf fitness professional Andy Steigmeier, CSCS. Learn quick and easy golf specific warm-up exercises for more consistency, mobility, power and distance. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. $240/4 wks or $65/single class. Register online: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Backyard: Mushroom Cultivation – 11am-1pm. Learn to cultivate culinary mushrooms and the benefits of cultivating fungi in the natural landscape with Four Season Farm Director Jack Algiere. $20. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Release Stress with Energy Healing – 1-2:15pm. Penny Lavin from international One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices helping participants release stress and develop their innate healing ability. Free. Mt Kisko Library. 7-day advance registration: 914.864.0038. OLHT1.com.

Perennial Food Gardens – 1-3pm. Fact filled workshop on perennial vegetables that only have to be planted once; learn everything to keep these delicious veggies producing year after year. $20/adult; $5/children ages 8-12. Register: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Reiki from the Heart – 1-4pm. Join Omega Institute’s Reiki Master Brett Bevell for an afternoon of Reiki healing and training. Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $75/preregister or $85. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Melanie Ryan teaches sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. $15/all levels. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Jazz Brunch – 12-3pm. Featuring the John Fumasoli Trio. $35/members or $45. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080. WainwrightHouse.org.

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

Community Drum Circle – 3-5pm. Experience an afternoon of rhythm and wonder exploring world rhythms; the meditative experience of live drumming and the joy of making music and dancing together. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. A relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from; release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 7

Spring Golf Fitness Clinic – 1-2:15pm: 4/7 & 4/14 with golf fitness professional Andy Steigmeier, CSCS. Learn quick and easy golf specific warm-up exercises to experience more consistency, mobility, power and distance. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $65/single class. Register online: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. A rejuvenating evening exploring meditation in motion through yoga, dance, and fuller physical expression accompanied by world music. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25/advance or $30. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

Tea and Stones – 6:30. Learn about Labradorite, its healing qualities, history and ways to incorporate it into daily life, over a cup of tea.  Includes a meditation to experience the stones energy personally.  The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna at 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Film Screening: Take Back Your Power – 7pm. Grassroots Environmental Education and Wainwright House present this award winning film that exposes corruption and erosion of rights in the name of smart and green. Discussion follows film. Free. RSVP: 914.422.3141.

On The Leading Edge of Thought –7:30-9pm. Change your life using EFT, NLP & Law of Attraction with Elizabeth Pasquale, CST. First class free. 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains.  607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

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, APRIL 10

What’s In Your Lipstick? – 11:45am. Identifying non-toxic personal care products by Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental Education. Free. Hosted by Rivertowns League of Women Voters, Tarrytown Senior Center, river side of Tarrytown train station, use H-bridge. Bring lunch. Susan: 914.332.7969.

Detox Cleanse Webinar: Spring into Health – 1-2pm. Learn to boost energy, improve digestion, and jump-start metabolism. Participants detoxify their bodies over 21 days with whole foods. Presented by BodyCures. Free Registration:  BodyCures.com/detox.

Grand opening Celebration at VaZa Salon – 6-9pm. VaZa Salon has paraban and sulfate free products, and certified organic botanicals. Four grand prizes valued at $200 each will be awarded. VaZa Salon, 137 Main St, Ossining. RSVP: 914.800.9137.

Herbal Internal Spring Cleaning – 6:30-8:30pm. Make herbal detoxification a regular part of a gentle, loving health regime; blend a tea to take home. $60/materials fee $5. Carmel High School, Continuing Education: 845.225.8441×450. Reference course: 412S.

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

Equine Interactive Workshop: Mindfulness for Parents – 6-8pm with James Cassese, LCSW and the Equine Energetix Herdat. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Enhancement & Immersion Weekend – 7:30-9:30pm Apr 11 & 9am-2pm Apr 12. Time will be employed to deeply investigate RajaHatha Yoga during this intensive study weekend. Participants learn about Ayurveda and the relationship to the chakras. $50/Friday only, $80/Saturday only or $110/both. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642; TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

Healthy Knees – Time TBA. Improve knee health and prevent injury by increasing the range of motion in the hips and ankles; use therapy balls for a self-massage maintenance program to help live better in the body. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. First class free. $17/drop-in. 845.878.7800.  InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Aging Gracefully: Wisdom through the Ages – 10am-12:30pm w/Tao Porchon-Lynch, master yoga teacher, 95yrs young. Class includes lecture, asana practice, and meditation. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill, $50/preregister or $60. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.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.

Hypnosis Workshop – 11am-12:15. Everything you wanted to know about hypnosis but were afraid to ask with Janice Matturo. Lose weight, stop smoking, and change habits. Free. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080. WainwrightHouse.org.

Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 11am-1pm. Explore ways to destress and find inspiration. $20. Golden Temple Yoga. 223 Katonah.RSVP: 914.232.3473.

Beer Brewing 101 – 1-4pm. Learn to brew batches of a favorite beer in the comfort of your own kitchen. $40. Register: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Self-Healing Workshop – 2-4pm. Penny Lavin from international One Light Healing Touch School teaches how to strengthen one’s immune system, release programming and stress, increase awareness and develop one’s innate healing ability. $25. Save $5 if registered by 4/5. Life In Balance, Village Yoga & Wellness Center, 1065 Main St, Fishkill. 845.765.8700. OLHT1.com.

Introduction to Yoga & Ayurveda Workshop – 2-4pm. w/ Keri-Ann Laurito. $35. 3590 Rt. 9, Suite 205, Cold Spring. Info: TaraGregorio.com.

Leaving Winter/Welcoming Spring – 2-5pm. Senior Kripalu teacher Sudha Carolyn Lundeen leads a rich array of practices designed to help transition into the season of rebirth. Yoga, meditation, chanting and Ayurvedic principles explored. $60/advance or $75. Rivertown  Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

CoSM’s April Full Moon Gathering – 7:30pm-1am. Inter-denominational ceremony at Alex Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors. Expect lively dialogue and interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. $10/advance or $20. 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls. 845.297.2323. COSM.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

April Art Church: Sacred Architecture with Alex & Allyson Grey – 1pm. Bring drawing materials including colored pencils, pens or watercolor and a sketch book or pad. Journaling and poetic expression also encouraged. $10/online or $15/door. Free to members.46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappingers Falls. 845.297.2323. COSM.org.

Mediumship Circle – 11am-2pm w/Phillip Quinn. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Vernal Pool Hike – 1pm. Family friendly hike exploring vernal pools while searching for amphibians and insects. Begin at Cary East/Carriage House, 2917 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. 845.677.7600 x121. https://CaryVernalPoolHike.eventbrite.com.

Adaptable Hawks – 1-2pm. Meet a few of Teatown’s hawks and learn about the adaptations that make hawks successful hunters even in urban areas. Not suitable for children under 6. Members/free or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining.  Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

Meditation Workshop – 5-6pm Apr 13 & 27. Pre and post-meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the 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.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Draw upon the powerful energies of the full moon.  A non-denominational group, with foundation rooted in honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna at 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 14

Spring Mini-Camp at Teatown – 9am-12pm or 9am-3pm Apr 14-18. Games, crafts and hikes to see what spring has to offer for ages 4-12yrs. Full day campers should pack a lunch; snacks provided. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. For prices and more info: 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

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

Tuesday April 15

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. Friendly people, healthy breakfast, compelling speaker. Not just for practitioners. $15/members; $20/non-members. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Information: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

The Beauty of Our Lives – Apr 17-20. This is an opportunity to cultivate and practice mindful connections; a mindfulness meditation weekend for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer communities. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Intro to Gardening Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Master Gardener Dan Feeser covers the framework on how to grow veggies at home, either in containers, raised beds, or right in the ground. $5. Stony Kill, 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. Preregister: 845.831.1617.  StonyKill.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

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

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

Couples Cooking – 7-10pm. Learn how to cook from scratch delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine and someone special. $95/couple. Register: HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar – 10am-4pm. Explore massage therapy as a career at the Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mt Kisco with introduction to foundational elements in a sample class and receive a massage from a current student. $50. Register: 914.241.7363 ext 14.  FLSM.com.

Farmacy: Herbal Health for Spring – 1-3pm. Demonstration class identifying immune boosting herbs and cooking up infusions and remedies using ingredients harvested from the farm; take home sample herbal extracts. $20. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Gluten-Free Cooking – 2-4pm. Join a chef lead hands-on workshop learning how to turn nutritious spring vegetables into delicious, hearty, gluten-free meals. $20/adult; $5/children under 12. Barn F, Hilltop Hanover Farm. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Release & Restore Workshop – 2-4pm. This is a deeply restorative yoga class with a focus on holding and deepening postures through the breath. $20. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. Every third Saturday. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 21

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 to practice and those not trained to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

On The Leading Edge Of Thought –7:30-9pm. Change your life using EFT, NLP & Law of Attraction with Elizabeth Pasquale, CST. First class free, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains.  607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

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.

Herbally Stress Free – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how much fun it can be to de-stress with the healing herbs and plants. $60. Carmel High School Continuing Education: 845.225.8441 x450. Reference course: 305S.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30p.m.  Dr Susan Rubin discusses empowering children to eat better, climate change, building local food systems, composting and its connection to nutrient dense food and eating in the age of Fukushima. Free. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. HolisticMoms.org.

Release Stress with Energy Healing – 6:30-7:45pm. Penny Lavin from international One Light Healing Touch School leads an experiential class teaching a range of self-healing practices helping participants release stress and develop their innate healing ability. Free. East Fishkill Library, Hopewell Junction. 7-day advance registration: 845.221.9943. EastFishKillLibrary.org.

Introduction to the Chakra System – 6:30pm. 8 month series. Learn to activate, balance and align the chakras and open the doors for full potential to be recognized. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna at 845.473.2206, DreamingGoddess.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

Stress Buster Mini Sessions – Time TBA. Enjoy the relaxing and healing effects of reflexology and/or reiki. $55/30min. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: Wainwrighthouse.org.

Container Gardening Workshop – 7-8:30pm w/Dan Feeser, Master Gardener. Learn how to integrate plants in the smallest of places with a container. Bring containers for a hands-on portion to make them look like an oasis of plant life. Stony Kill, 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. Preregister: 845.831.1617. StonyKill.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

Dan Siegel: Soul & Synapse/The Integration of Science and Spirituality – Apr 25-27. Scientifically inspired experiential exercises that reveal the deep nature of the subjective inner and interpersonal being. Garrison Institute. For info & registration: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Cary Institute Lecture: If I Had a Hammer – 7pm. Institute President Dr William Schlesinger discusses pressing environmental problems and solutions to ensure a habitable planet for future generations. Free. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Auditorium, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. 845.677.7600 x121.

Animal Reiki Workshop – 7-9pm. Learn to do Reiki on your animals. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

Reiki II Certification – 9am-3:30pm w/Eileen Savage, Reiki Master and teacher. Certificate awarded for successful completion. Part 2 of this series is May 4. Wainwright House, Rye. Register: WainwrightHouse.org.

Reiki Master Class – 9am-5pm Apr 26-27 w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Sitting on Purpose – 10am. Introduction to the ancient practice of Sit Spot as a form of daily meditation. Practiced outside, nature becomes the Master and thus draws forth the Master within. Adults only. Members/free or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining.  Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

Wild Edibles –10am-12pm. Learn about wild-edibles in this hands-on class; learn to identify and sustainably forage a variety of native species found in forests, fields, and wetlands. $20/adults only. Barn F, Hilltop Hanover Farm.914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Re-Train Your Brain for the Life You Deserve – 10am-3pm. Learn how to direct thought patterns and the science behind positive thinking; utilize the Law of Attraction, and explore hypnosis. Register: 914.672.9741. TheScienceOfMetaphysics.com.

8th Annual Beacon Barks – 10am-3pm. Family-friendly parade and festival supports local animal shelters and rescue groups. Free. Main St. Beacon. Info: 845.440.7652; visit BeaconBarks.org

A Day of Healing –10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from the international One Light Healing Touch School teaches various healing modalities in this all day workshop. $150/includes lunch; save $15 if registered 2 wks in advance. Lagrangeville location. Register: Penny: 845.878.5165.

Nikki Talley at the Blooming Seed Coffee House – 8:30pm. $12/door cover. 760 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Info: Find on Facebook: TheBloomingseedCoffeeHouse.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – 10:30-11:30am. Melanie Ryan teaches sitting and walking meditation, dharma teaching and Q&A. $15/all levels. The Center for Health and Healing at Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Family Yoga – 11:45am-12:45pm. 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 each additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk and Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles with gardener, Laura Perkins, followed by recipe demonstration and tasting. $30 ages 12 and up. 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Group Circle – 1-3pm. Psychic Joan Carra offers participants an intuitive reading. $45.  Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. RSVP: 203.531.6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

Self-Healing with One Light Healing Touch Workshop – 1-3pm. Penny Lavin from the international One Light Healing Touch School teaches how life-force energy flows, practices that strengthen one’s immune system and much more. $20/$5 off with 7 day prior registration. The Wellness Center of Hyde Park, Rte 9, Hyde Park. 845.233.5757. OLHT1.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.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

Monthly Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. An evening of gentle yoga poses fully supported with props designed to release tension, rest and rejuvenate the body, mind and heart. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. By donation. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

4th annual Green Symposium for Dutchess County – 8:30am-12pm. Presenters, exhibitors, networking and Q&A forums. Farming and agriculture members of the Chamber display local products, food samples and services. Free. Continental breakfast. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2715 Rte 44, Millbrook. Register/Info: 845.454.1700 x1000. dcrcoc.org

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

Kitchen Herbs – 6-8pm. Bring more health and high nutrient content to the diet through the use of herbs in cooking. $30. Call Westchester Community College Continuing Education: 914.606.6800 Course #CE-HLTH 2056QV.

StarVisions Healing Circle –7:30pm. Connect 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.914.588.4079.

SATURDAY, MAY 3

SPCA of Westchester’s Walkathon & Pet Fair –10am-2pm. 2.5 mile walk around the park, live music, food  for people and canines, games and crafts for the kids and shopping in vendor village at the FDR State Park in Yorktown. Info: SPCA914.org.

Body, Mind and Spirit Renewal Workshop – 3-5pm. w/ Essentials For Change Wellness Resources. Strategies for the Busy Woman’s Itinerary. Hosted by REN DAO Wellness Center at 2 Bashford St. Yonkers. $25. Reservations required. Info: Gayle Smith 914.316.8769; essentialsforchange.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 4

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – 10am-4pm. An illuminating journey toward developing conscious awareness through the way of the horse with James Cassese, LCSW and the Equine Energetix Herdat. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Séance:Talking to the Dead – 1-3:30pm w/Psychic Medium Joan Carra. Find comfort and closure with messages from passed loved ones. $55. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Reserve: 203.531.6387. PsychicJoanCarra.com.

The Hudson Valley Wellness Fair – 1-5pm. Freedom Park in Lagrange, rain or shine. Learn how to lead healthier, happier lives in this family fun day; yoga drumming and vendors. Info: 845.380.7756.

 

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

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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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