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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

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

The Stress-Less Workshop – 10am-1pm. Learn how to de-stress naturally using safe, effective herbs and simple reflexology exercises. $30. Center For A Healthy You, 1984 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.592.4609.

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

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

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. This 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.

Groundhog Day Ecology Walk – 1pm. Join Cary Institute educators for a family friendly guided walk on the trails, open for this special event. Begin at main campus parking lot, 2801 Sharon Turnpike/Rte 44, Millbrook. Program cancelled in the event of severe weather. Register online at http://carygroundhogday.eventbrite.com. More info 845.677.7600 x121.

Art Therapy on Hudson: Art Journaling Workshops – 1:30-3pm. Love Me/Love Me Not. Journaling on questions of love. $30. Register: 914.584.1820. ArtXOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

Yoga Free Play – 7-8:30pm. Experience 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. Info: Beth Bierko; 914.384.9983. Register: RivertownYoga.com.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group Meeting – 7-9pm. Physical therapy management of osteoporosis including pilates. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Bldg #4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Susan: 914.260.9339.

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, FEBRUARY 4

Weight Loss thru Body Cleanse – 7pm. Free orientation to find out how to lose weight quickly and safely and how to keep it off. Results are guaranteed. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. RSVP: 914.788.9355.

Sprouting Possibilities: Weight Loss for Young Adults 10-17yrs – 7pm. Free orientation for young adults to learn the benefits of how and what to eat and why. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

Infinitely Young – 7pm. Free orientation on body cleanse for those over 70. Lose weight and start rejuvenating internal organs; watch the aging process start to reverse itself in the first 10 days. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

National Wear Red Day for Women – Participants wear red and donate $5 in support of all women who have been touched by heart disease or stroke. Join the Go Red for Women movement and receive a red dress pin. GoRedForWomen.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

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.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Law Of Attraction Workshop – 10am-12pm w/Katie Ciriello. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765.SynchronicityNY.com.

Ayurveda 101 – 11:30am-1pm. Explore the sister science to yoga, including the 5 Elements, the 3 Doshas, and the causes of disease. Learn the benefits of eating for one’s dosha and begin and end with pranayama & meditation. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $25/advanced or $30. QuestYogaArts.com.

Searching for Knowledge & Faith in the Dark – 12:30-2pm. An open-ended Socratic dialogue that invites and challenges the beliefs and expectations of all concerned in a safe and welcoming environment. $20. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Finding And Feeding Winter Birds – 2pm. Winter walk to learn what birds wintering in our area like to eat and where they find shelter. The walk includes a visit to the Bird of Prey exhibit and busy bird feeders. Included with Museum admission; free for members. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Let There Be Light Workshop – 2-5pm. Explore what it is to open to the light through chanting, movement, texts and inquiry. $45/advanced registration. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Workshop – 4-6pm. This relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from releases deeply held tensions, calms the nervous system, strengthens the immune system, and increases self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 5-6pm. Also 2/23. This class is inspired by ISHTA Yoga. 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. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $15/drop-in. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Ayurvedic Yoga Mix – 9-10:15am. This moderately paced class gives a deeper understanding of one’s body type.  $108/member, $120 non-member. $20 one time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience needed. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donation. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Winter Trees at Sheldrake River Trail – 9:30-11am. Winter is a great time to learn how to identify trees by looking at buds, bark and branches.  Explore the magnificent trees on this beautiful trail. Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St. Larchmont. Free/members; non-members/$10. Info/RSVP:  914.834.1443.sheldrakecenter.org.

The Putnam Chapter of Over 40 Females – 6-8pm. A live and online nationwide networking company hosts a professional women’s business networking event at Char Steakhouse, Mahopac with guest speaker FelyCieza from Strategies for Wealth. Free/members or $25. RSVP: Over40Females.com.

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. 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, FEBRUARY 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.

Garden Talk: Composting – 7pm. Dr Susan Rubin, Food Activist/Environmental Educator, speaking about composting. Sponsored by the Garden Club of Yorktown. Free. The John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. 914.245.5262 x227. YorktownLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: 607.351.7024.

Fun and Fabulous Tarot – 7-9pm w/Beth Prins Leas. Explore this self-help tool during a fun evening designed for everyone. All attendees receive reading. $40/members or $45. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

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, FEBRUARY 14

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.

Mom’s Town: Because it Really Does Take a Village to Raise a Child! – Every other Fridays beginning 2/14. Get together with other moms over coffee and discus of topics facilitated by a Child Psychologist. Learn how to manage being a mom in a stressful world. Dr. Kristy M. Vanacore’s Integrative Psychological Center, 334 Underhill Ave, 3C, Yorktown Heights. Info/RSVP: 914.497.8006.

Valentines Day with the Angels Workshop – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Save a Heart Buy Some Art Event – 7-10pm. An evening of champagne, dessert, music, and beautiful works of art from local artist. Door prizes. Tickets with $10 donation.  4338 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park. Info: Tony B Production 845.625.3558.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

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

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

Art Therapy on Hudson: Art Journaling Workshops – 1:30-3pm. Color, play, explore and write about that favorite color. $30/includes supplies. Register: 914.584.1820. ArtXOnHudson.com.

Weight Loss thru Body Cleanse – 6pm. Free orientation to find out how to lose weight quickly and safely and how to keep it off. Results are guaranteed. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. RSVP: 914.788.9355.

Infinitely Young – 6pm. Free orientation on body cleanse for those over 70. Lose weight and start rejuvenating internal organs; watch the aging process start to reverse itself in the first 10 days. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

Sprouting Possibilities: Weight Loss for Young Adults 10-17yrs – 6pm. Free orientation for young adults to learn the benefits of how and what to eat and why. Infinite Possibilities Inc, 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Parking in rear. Register in advance: 914.788.9355.

THE BOXCAR LILIES at The Blooming Seed Coffee House – 7pm. Trio of musicians and singer/songwriters bring blue grass, folk and gospel music to new heights. $12 at the door, cover includes locally roasted coffee courtesy Coffee Labs Roasters. Dessert cash bar by Home Sweet Home Bakery. 760 Route Six Mahopac (within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Partner Yoga – 1-3:30pm. Come with a partner or solo and explore the depth of experiencing poses in pairs. $50/per person. Registration required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Maple Sugaring At Home – 2pm. Learn the simple steps of how to make maple syrup. Dress for outdoors. Members $5, non-members $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Couples Yoga: A Fine Balance of Give & Take – 2:30-5pm w/Athina Pride. A wonderful way to connect. Couples pricing: $360/member or $400. $100/one-time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17

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

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Beth Bierko, 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. Enjoy friendly people, healthy breakfast, compelling speakers. This month, Jenni Stone presents on Astrology. Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/members or $20. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Professional Women of Putnam – 6-8pm. Celebrate Your Heart event benefits the American Heart Association. The Winery at St. George, 1715 E Main St, Mohegan Lake. $15/includes appetizers. Cash Bar. More info: ProfessionalWomenOfPutnam.com.

Farmer Chef Alliance, Potluck and Presentation – 6:30-9pm. Snow date 2/19. Presenter: Peter Schmidt, Organic Farmer and Co-Founder Compostwerks.  Bring a dish to share.  Sponsored by Slow Food Metro North.  Muscoot Farm, 51 Rt. 100, Katonah. slowfoodmetronorth.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

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.

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

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Info: 607.351.7024.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Master Reiki Class – 9am-5pm. Feb 22-Feb 23 w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675/both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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.

The Fairy Tale Marionettes – 1-4pm. Imagination and life lessons take breath through this creative, literature-based theater program. Course I: For girls only, grades 2-5. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080.

Wildlife In Winter – 2pm. Naturalist shows off favorite animals in this entertaining and informative program. Visitors hear, see, and touch many fascinating furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Best for ages 5 and over. Members $5, Non-Members $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Reiki II Class – 1pm. See Feb 22 listing for details. Anyone looking to be attuned to Reiki Master can also call Universal Healing Arts Connection. Shima: 917.279.9577.

Pineal Gland Awakening & Activation – 1-3pm. Create a magical, bliss-filled year for the self and loved ones with the creator of RICH Healing. $33. Refreshments. Info & RSVP: 914.575.8170. NewAgeBeginnings.com.

Aging Gracefully: Wisdom Through the Ages with Tao Porchon-Lynch – 2-4:30pm. Tao leads students through a deeply absorbing meditation, inspiring deep compassion and inner peace. $50 early registration. 49 Lawton St, 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Ayurvedic Yoga Mix – 9-10:15 am. This moderately paced class gives a deeper understanding of one’s body type. $108/member, $120/non-member. $20 one time audit. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 7:30-9pm. See Feb 11 for details. Well on the Way, LLC, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. $50. 607.351.7024.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

The Science Of Nutrition Made Simple – 7-8:30pm. In this 3-part course, learn to rewire the brain to gain control of thoughts and feelings about food and get the body and a life to love. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Thought’s Leading Edge Therapy Group – 10:30am-12pm. See Feb 11 for details. $50. Well on the Way, LLC, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: 607.351.7024.

Wainwright Monthly Spiritual Film Series: Yoga Woman – 7-9pm. From the busy streets of Manhattan to the dusty slums of Kenya and the golden beaches of Australia, this documentary uncovers a global phenomenon that has changed the face of yoga forever. $10 members/$15 non-members. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 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.

Go Red For Women Luncheon – 9am-2pm. American Idol participant Kimberley Locke keynotes the 6th annual Go Red For Women luncheon. Program also includes educational breakout sessions, interactive heart check-up, and a unique auction featuring sophisticated handbags, wallets and accessories. Jamie Hritz, 945.905.2134. Heart.org/dutchessulstergoredluncheon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 1

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.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4

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.

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.

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

CoverDec13-Med-35For 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.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Wisdom Qigong – 4-5pm. Qigong is the ancient healing practice from the East which combines movement and breath within a moving meditation practice. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Mondays 12/2-12/30. Poses are offered at a slower pace to support optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs; a great class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Professional Women of Westchester Holiday Party – 6-8pm. Come out for a great night of networking, mixing and mingling all to benefit Hope’s Door. Please bring an item from the Wish List of Hope’s Door. $15/member or $20. Includes appetizers with cash bar available. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 9 Maple Ave, White Plains. ProfessionalWomenOfWestchester.com.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Managing Anxiety & Stress During the Holidays & Year Round for Those Living With Cancer – 6:30-8pm. Presentation followed by a Q&A period. Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Free. Somers Public Library, Rte 139, Somers. Info/register: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Sage Yoga Open House for Pre-schoolers – Noon-1:30pm. Meet the NYS Licensed and Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about Winter & Spring Events for Pre-schoolers. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517. SageYogaArmonk.com.

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Group Juice Fast – Dec 5-9. Dr Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen follow the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Daily gatherings and experiential activities and discussions; includes Dr. Finkelstein’s green juice for entirety of class. $495. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Beth Lambert, author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children discusses the many chronic illnesses and behavioral issues affecting children today. Learn how to step outside the traditional western medical paradigm. Free. Rye Public Library. Info: holisticmoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holiday Kirtan – 7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind and open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting. Lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20/suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Naturalist’s Choice Hike– 10am. Join a museum naturalist to explore the trails and ecological features of the reservation. Trailside Nature Museum, Rte 35 & Rte 121, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7322. FriendsOfTrailside.org.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 10am-12pm. Also learn about other program offerings at Golden Temple Yoga Studio. RSVP: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Sinterklaas Festival – 10am-midnight. A celebration of dance, theatre and music, all over the village of Rhinebeck. A non-denominational event. Check website for schedule: sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

Holiday Exhibita; Trains, Your Ticket To The Great Outdoors – 10am-4:30pm (12/7-12/15, closed Friday). Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Greenburgh Nature Center,99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Non-members $3, plus regular GNC admission. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Blissful Holiday Spirit Craft & Holistic Health Fair – 12-5pm. Holiday gifts made from talented local vendors and holistic health practitioners. Gift certificates and discounted packages for Yoga, Acupuncture, Reiki and more. Path to Bliss Yoga, 1558 Main St, Pleasant Valley. Venue Phone: 845.242.1557.

Putnam Art Council’s Holiday Craft Invitational Show & Sale –  12/7 – 12/22, noon-5pm (closed Mon & Tues). Regionally made or designed art-centric gifts. Location: Belle Levine Art Center at Putnam Arts Council; 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac. Info: 845.803.8594.

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

Home for the Holidays Yoga & Meditation Retreat – 2-7:30pm. Take a break from the holiday chaos and enter the home of the heart, body, breath, and spirit with yoga, journaling, guided meditation, and a delicious vegan dinner. All levels. $125. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

StarVisions Drumming Circle – 7:30pm. Bring a drum or rattle to raise vibrations. Community drumming following Native American ways for healing and manifestation with Anne Bentzen at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Extra instruments available. Adults/$25, students/$15. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Moving Beyond “STUCK” Workshop – 10am -Noon. Basics of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy using art. For mental health practitioners

Register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Meet the Animals – 1pm. Come visit with some of the Nature Center’s live animals; get up close and even hands-on as staff naturalist presents an informative program. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Members $5, Non-Members $8. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

The Order of Melchizidek & Priesthood for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4pm. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. $100/class only; $250/class plus ordination w/certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Pajama Program Yoga Class for a Cause – 3-5pm. Games and yoga for ages 6+ with restorative class for adults. $45 in goods for one adult/one child, $10 in goods for each additional child – new bedtime book and children’s pajamas. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606.NuevaAlma.com.

Sage Yoga Holiday Open House – 4-5:15pm. Stop by for a free yoga class and holiday cheer with the Sage Community. Free yoga class at 5:30pm. Refreshments follow. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Also 12/22. Inspired by ISHTA yoga, use pre-and post-meditative asanas to prepare and restore the body and the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing – 7:30-9pm. Experience chakra clearing, balancing and alignment as sound energetically shifts one into a higher vibration. Facilitated by Beth Mullin, trained by Master Sound Healer from Nepal. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donation. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. This month’s gathering at Encourage Yoga, the first green yoga studio in Westchester County. One Baltic Pl, Croton on Hudson. Facebook.com/GreenDrinksWestchester.

Safe and Natural Stress Reduction Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn what stress is and its affect on the body and what things can naturally help to cope with it better. Free. Dr Hiro Izumi, 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Sage Yoga Kids & Teens Open House – Free 40 minute classes by age-group: K-12 call for times. Meet NYS Licensed & Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about winter and spring events. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Biomimicry: Designing with the Wisdom of the Earth – 7pm. Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Health & Wellness: The Trampoline Effect – 2-4pm. w/ Judy Garfinkel, Life & Career Coach. Interactive presentation will focus on confidence and resilience during life transitions. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford. Register required: 914.721.8235.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within Michael’s book: 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Customer Appreciation Weekend – 12/13-12/15. Receive 10% off entire holiday shopping purchases. Many beautiful gift items; late opening Fridays for the month of December:10am-9pm. Synchronicity, Rte22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

On Food & Cooking with Chef Tomas Saez – 11am-2pm. “No Heat Needed: Creative Ways to Prepare Food without Heat.” Hot tips and ideas. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd. Elmsford. No registration required. Info: 914.721.8200.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm. This gathering provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Zumba Party – 7-8:30pm. Free for members or $15. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Adults Only Pajama Party – 7-9:30pm. Fundraiser yoga class for the Pajama Program. Come sweat in pajamas for a good cause. Half flow, half restorative class to end the week. $40 in goods: new bedtime story books and children’s pajamas for donation bin. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Second Saturdays in Beacon – All day city-wide celebration of the arts along Main St. in Beacon. Many galleries and shops stay open late to feature show openings, artist receptions, music, food, wine, and other special events.

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Synchronicity, Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Circle & Share – 9-11am with Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. Come experience this Devine healing energy. $15.Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Peace, Art & Craftiness Holiday Craft Fair –11am-4pm. Local artists showcasing and selling their hand crafted, from the heart, one of kind gifts. Free. 27 Milburn St, Bronxville. 646.722.0781. LyteBodyFitness.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

1st Annual Holiday Boutique Day – 11am-3pm. Enjoy a variety of vendors, holiday gifts, raffles and more. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. Merrill: 914.793.2600. The TemperanceCenter.com.

Family Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. $25/2, $5/additional persons. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Annual Small Book Making/Gift Workshop. To register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra Meditation – 6-8pm. Learn how to deepen a practice in this guided meditation workshop.  $28. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 .  Riverstoneyoga.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come experience the power of this natural healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki wanting to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko:914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase the resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife – 1-2:30pm. Join a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gifts to us. Decorate a tree with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Free/members or $5. Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110.Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Teatown.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Winter Solstice Celestial Celebration – 8pm-3am. Hosts: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey. Music,. Live Painting, Fire Spinning. CoSM’s Store and Mushroom Café will be open. $30 online/$40 at the door.  Cosm.org. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) 46 Deer Hill Rd. Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.297.2323

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Special Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm. Gather with the communities of StarVisions and the Chapel at Croton Falls to celebrate the Return of the Light. Ceremony led by Bear Walker, Anishinabe Medicine Man. Free. Bring food to share. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

Holi-Daze Mini-Camp – 9am-12pm ages 4-5yrs & 9am-3pm ages 6-12yrs. Also 12/26, 12/27, 12/30 & 12/31. Hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep children busy and active throughout the holiday season. Teatown Lake Reserveration, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Call for prices and preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

Yoga at Greenburgh Nature Center –  9-10am. Yoga classes held outdoors in case of inclement weather. Drop-ins welcome. $20 drop-in; GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Candlelight Yoga – 10:45-12:15pm. Start the New Year with a relaxing yoga class, ringing in the New Year in silence, followed by a toast and celebration. $35. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 . RiverstoneYoga.com.

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Urban Ecology and Sustainable Cities – 7pm.Steward Pickett discusses his work directing the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, which seeks to understand the ways that buildings, nature, and society intersect in an urban watershed. Cary Institute auditorium, 2801 Rte 44, Millbrook. 845. 677.5343. CareyInstitute.org.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2

FLSM Continuing Education – Nov 2-3. Class for Licensed Massage Therapists, Integrative Chronic and Acute Pain Management, offers an amalgamated approach to many common pathologies. Course integrates active release of trigger points, stretching, sports massage, and breath work to achieve a higher level of success with clients. Info: FLSM.com.

Fahnestock Winter Park’s 4th Annual Ski & Snowshoe Swap and Sale – 9am-1pm. Swap or buy ski equipment and learn about local outdoor winter fitness sports; wax clinic and preseason discounts on ski/skate gear. 75 Mountain Laurel Ln, Cold Spring. Info: Taconic Outdoor Education Center: 845.265.3773.

Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30-2:30pm. Held quarterly on Saturdays, gentle morning yoga followed by hands-on food prep, lunch and the principles of skillful nutrition; concludes with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $300/series or 4 or $125/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 912.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Using the Tools of Yoga to Promote Sleep – 12:30-3:30pm. Set the stage for regular, restful sleep, using techniques that include a gentle evening yoga sequence, calming breath work, Yoga Nidra, and creating a strategy to promote sleep-filled nights. $50. 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Taste of the Hudson Valley – Premier food and wine pairing event with wines from the world’s top producers, and the finest culinary delights from the Hudson Valley and beyond. Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Info/tickets: tastehv.org.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Biggest wellness expo outside of NYC, enjoy compelling speakers, healers and vendors offering the latest info and products for self care, living green, and living well. $10 online by Oct 30 or $15. Double Tree Hotel, 455 S Broadway, Tarrytown 914.422.1784. AwakenFair.com.

Pre-Natal Partner Workshop – 1-3pm. Explore ways to cultivate connection, deepen mutual trust, and bond with each other and baby by learning partner postures, labor prep and breathing techniques as well as preparing for childbirth. All levels. $60/couple. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Myths and Mythmaking – Personal & Universal. Art Therapy on Hudson, 465 Broadway, Hastings. Info: Mia de Bethune, 914.584.1820.  ArtxOnHudson.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4

Mindful Eating During the Holidays – 7-8:30pm. Join holistic health coach Andrea Tortorella to learn healthy eating strategies for the holiday season. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. $25. Preregister required: Beth Bierko, 914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 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, NOVEMBER 5

FLSM Continuing Education – Nov 5-7. Class for Licensed Massage Therapists, The Dynamic Healing Art of Thai Yoga Massage, offers passive stretching and acupressure along Sen lines, offering new information to the body for greater flexibility and deep tissue relaxation. Info & register: FLSM.com.

Professional Women of Westchester: Give Thanks Party – 6-8pm. Topic: The Role of Mobile Advertising in Today’s World with Risa Crandall. Bring canned food donation. Holiday Inn Mt. Kisco, 1 Holiday Inn Dr, Mt. Kisco. $15/member, $20/non-member. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Register: professionalwomenofwestchester.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Kinesthetic Ball Work – 7-9pm. A guided release technique which involves lying on rubber balls to self-massage tight areas and create freedom of movement and self-awareness. Learn breathing techniques and yoga philosophy to deepen self-awareness. All levels. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Universal Kirtan with Rick Jarow and Friends – 7-9pm. A celebration of life through sound and silence. Free.123 Academy St, Poughkeepsie. Info: Rhianna, 845.473.2206.  DreamingGoddess.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm w/Nicole Fevrier-Davis, Psychic and Reiki Master. Circle provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Rte 311, Patterson. Register: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9

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

Exploring Voice as a Route to Embodied Knowing – 10am-1pm w/Mary Newell and Timothy Hill. $60. Mary Newell: 845.424.6056. Flexible-Comfort.Weebly.com. Register: GarrisonArtCenter.org. 845.424.3960.

Beat Holiday Stress – 1pm. Learn tips and techniques to help relax and enjoy the hectic holiday season; discover what foods trigger stress, how to manage time and ways to unwind to keep stress free all season long. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Hips & Shoulders Workshop – 1-2:30pm. Explore yoga postures, breathwork, and alignment principles of the hips and shoulders in order to release tension both on and off the mat. All levels. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, 2nd fl, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Book Signing – 3-6pm w/Author Shanti Urreta. Book: Dead World – See What I See. Free. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Spirit Messages with RoseannTurek – 7-9pm. Evening of mediumship, gallery style. $40. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Sit/Breathe/Pray: A Meditation Workshop for Everyone – 2-5pm. Devarshi Steven Hartman, former dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga, leads participants in multiple ways to guide their attention where they will it, not where it wanders. $60. Rivertown Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Preregister required. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $25.Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, 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. $20. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience required. Donation. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983.  RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Monthly lecture and meditation exploring the mineral kingdom. Free. The Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Gluten Free Recipes – 7pm. Discover healthy and delicious menu and recipe options for a gluten free diet. Nutritionist and Chef Sharon Martovich, provides menus, recipes, shopping lists, and more. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte311 Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Reiki Information Session – 12-1:30pm. Find out what Reiki is. Dobbs Ferry. 914.591.9310. ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

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 the 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, NOVEMBER 15

Mindfulness in Education:  Cultivating the Social and Emotional Competencies of Educators – 11/15-11/17. A symposium of the Garrison Institute Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative. Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Retail Workers Appreciation Night – 5-7pm. Finger Lakes School of Massage celebrates retail workers for the month of November. Students offer complimentary 90 minute massages to local retail workers. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14 or x16. FLSM.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7-8pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16

Continuing Education Class for Licensed Massage Therapists – Nov 16-17. Advanced Stretching Techniques for Bodyworkers. Focus is on accessing different muscle groups using a variety of stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki Master Class – 9am-5pm. Nov 16-Nov 17 w/Marcus Feighery. $675/2 days. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

Grand Opening of CrystalTone/ Crystal Bowl Temple – 1-7pm w/Crystal Bowl Ambassador LaVita. An afternoon & evening filled with the exploration of crystal bowls, harmonic tones, and light-body activation while learning how these bowls can increase life force energy. Larchmont. Info: 914.575.8170.

Adoption Talk – 2 pm. Adoptee and author of Not Remembered Never Forgotten, Robert Hafetz, shares his adoption journey and leads a discussion about adoption. Free. Refreshments served. Somers Library, Rte 139 & Reis Park, Somers. Info: Anne Carter, 914.248.5060.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Winter Tree ID – 1-2:30pm. Learn to identify native trees using their twigs, buds and bark.  Adults only. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912. Teatown.org.

Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm. This work 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 by Nov 8; $100/couples or $85/$115. Tarrytown. Info and register: Eve-Marie, 914.844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Journeys: Spiritual & Imaginal. Art Therapy on Hudson, 465 Broadway, Hastings. Info: Mia de Bethune at 914.584.1820. ArtxOnHudson.com.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Circle of gratitude; come share blessings over homemade pumpkin soup. $10.The Dreaming Goddess Annex, Hyde Park. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Couples Cooking Class – 7pm. Chef and owner of Serves You Right Culinary, teaches couples how to cook several healthy and delicious restaurant quality dishes from scratch. $75/couple. Bring a bottle of wine to accompany homemade meal if desired. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights.914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

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. Rivertown Center for Yoga, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Professional Women of Putnam:  Give Thanks Party – 6-8pm. Benefit the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center.  Bring an item from the wish list of the Women’s Resource Center. $15. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Ramiro’s, 954 Rt. 6, Mahopac, NY. Info/register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Cleansing Diet Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn how toxins can affect the body, and what to do to help the body get rid of them naturally with Dr Hiro Izumi. Free. 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles into life, experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25; students/$15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 235 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

Reiki I Workshop – 9am-2:30pm. Nov 21-22. Two day class of learning the self healing system of Reiki; be attuned to Reiki I. Regina DeCarlo, Reiki teacher. Dobbs Ferry. Info: 914.591.9310. ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

Thyroid Health & Nutrition – 6:30-8pm. Discover which foods support the thyroid and incorporate them into the diet. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

Reiki I Workshop – 9am-2:30pm. See Nov 21 for details. Dobbs Ferry. 914.591.9310. Info: ReikiClassWestchesterNY.WordPress.com.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Communicating with Angels – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.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. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Painting from the Inside Out – 10am-4pm.  Explore, experiment and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $75/by Nov 13 or $90. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213 or EveMarieElkin.com.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Book Signing – 11am. Dr. Michael Finkelstein gives a brief talk and signs books at The Book Cove, 22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. 914.218.3113.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $25.Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, 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. $20.  Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Holiday Open House – 10am-7pm. Wine, cheese, and treats. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Hike off the Turkey – 10am-12pm. Pack a snack of leftovers and hike with a Teatown educator on the Croft Trail into the Back Forty; stretch the legs and work off some extra Thanksgiving pounds. All welcome! Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation. 914.762.2912. Teatown.org.

Thursday, December 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for April, 2013 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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MONDAY, APRIL 1

Getting a Taste for Mindfulness – 7:30-9pm Mondays Apr 1-29. Along with breath awareness and guided meditation, participants experience a body mind connection with expert instruction. $160/5 classes or $35/ea; includes light organic meal. Erica’s Kitchen, 1 Court Rd, Bedford. Info/register a must: 516.233.9856. TranscendenceAtSunraven.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. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

Spring Job & Intern Fair – 11am-4pm. Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant & Ballroom. Free. Call for info and for email address to send resume: 914.396.7664. EventsRemember.com.

Humor Writing Workshop – 7-9pm w/ Comedian Ivy Eisenberg. Free intro class, and four following Tuesdays in April. $100/all classes. W@tercooler, 21 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.1400.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm Wednesdays. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another, while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Quakers & the Spiritual Quest – 7-9pm. Here’s a chance to learn what Quakers today believe. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. Free childcare, no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd, Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. ScarsdaleFriendsMeeting.org.

Buddhist Meditation: The Code for Happiness – 7:30-9pm. Learn how to make life more joyful and beneficial by investigating special methods for training the mind. $10. 234 North Central Ave, Hartsdale. MeditationInWestchester.org. 914.607.3583.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Ladies Night Out – 7pm. An evening of pampering, partying, and prizes. Free admission. RSVP required: 845.363.1571. HealthAndHarmonyBrewster.com.

Mediumship Message Gallery – 7-9pm with Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

“Raise Your Glass” for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support – 8-11pm. Support Connection Benefit at Ron Blacks to help fund free breast and ovarian cancer support services. music, appetizers, discounted drinks and food specials, door prizes and raffles. $10/advance or $15/door. Tickets: 914.962.6402. Ron Black’s, 181 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Info: SupportConnection.org; 914.962.6402.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Reiki II Training – 12-5pm Apr 6 & Apr 20. Reiki Master Teacher, Jacqueline Muller. $175. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm Saturdays April 6-27.  Live radio show focuses on healthy living discussions featuring patient success stories, physical/mental health tips, fitness and wellness advice and more with host Dr. Michael Finkelstein. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford. Businesstalkradio.com. Sunraven.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Family Constellation – 1-4:30pm. Look at events in family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $85/$115 couples. Tarrytown location. Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Buddhist Meditation: The Joy of a Focused Mind – 2-4pm. Learn to cultivate peace and happiness through training the mind. $12. 234  N Central Ave, Hartsdale. MeditationInWestchester.org. 914.607.3583.

Transition Café – 3pm. Discuss, drink coffee, and come away with new ideas and deeper understanding of the challenges of resource depletion, climate change and the economic disruptions. The Black Cow Coffee Company, 7 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville. Info: transitionwestchester.org.

Teatown’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction – 5-7:30pm. Wines by Suburban Wines, fine fare provided by local caterers, Fresh Company, Tastefully Yours and Jon Pratt, and a silent auction full of unique offerings. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: 914.762.2912; Teatown.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Use the energy of the New Moon to chart a life course. Facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026; InsightOasis.com.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Quakers & Environmental/Social Activism – 7-9pm. Learn about Quaker opportunities for outreach. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. Free childcare, no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd, Scarsdale.  914.328.7943. ScarsdaleFriendsMeeting.org.

Monthly Reiki Healing Circle – 7:30 – 9pm. Guided meditation, shared energy healing, followed by refreshments and sharing with Jeanne Shanin, Reiki Master. $15, open to all. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.763.5650; theTouchofReiki.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

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

Second Annual Comedy for a Cause Event – 7:30-10pm. Benefits Relay for Life. Come laugh and enjoy while supporting a great cause. $25/includes 2 beverages. Adults 18 and over only. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veneran Rd, Yorktown Heights. RSVP by Apr 5. 914.962.4094 x21.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Caring For Trees During Climate Change – 2-4pm. Learn how to care for and protect trees with International tree expert Frank Buddingh; includes an illustrated talk and outside walk to study trees. Raindate: Apr 14, 2pm. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. GreenBurghNatureCenter.org.

Beer Brewing 101 –12-4pm. Westchester Home Brewers Organization teaches how to brew batches of that favorite beer in the comfort of one’s own kitchen. $20/pp. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368; HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

What Would You Love in 2013? – 2pm. Be the architect of life for 2013; play and create a blueprint for the year. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Screening: Talking Story – 6:30pm. Documentary chronicles the lives, rituals and wisdom of healers and spiritual leaders from diverse world cultures. Filmmaker Q & A follows. Ticket at the door $20, includes bubbly, wine, cheese and snacks. New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport  Ave. New Rochelle. Info: theoaksndf.org.

Foundations in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 9-12pm. Find inspiration, and discover new pathways through mediation and yoga at Golden Temple Yoga. $45. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info:  GoldenTempleYoga.com; 914.232.3473.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Reiki I – 11-1:30pm Apr 14 & Apr 28 with Reiki Master & Intuitive Medium Carla Blaha . A copy of Pamela Miles Reiki a Comprehensive Guide and pre-registration is required. $150. Soulauras, 520 North State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Brain Gym Class – 1-2:30pm. Fun and easy activities that enhance brain function for immediate results. Free class offered by Healing Source Physical Therapy at WeeZee World in Chappaqua for parents and children of all abilities, ages 4 to 12. Info/Register: 845.363.1035.

The Nature of Poetry with Bhisham Bherwani – Participants identify their experiences with nature and apply to poetry writing. The session starts with an exploration of Teatown’s Trails. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: Teatown.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Quakers & Parenting – 7-9pm. Learn what Quakerism today offers children of all ages. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. Free childcare and no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd, Scarsdale . 914.328.7943. ScarsdaleFriendsMeeting.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Group Juice Fast – 4 day program run by Dr. Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen follows the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. $350/member or $600. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. More info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

The Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living on the Contemplative Christian Journey – Apr 19-Apr 25. This retreat offers time apart to listen, reflect, be still and move into one’s inmost being. Garrison Institute. Info & registration:  845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Weekend Shamanic Apprenticeship Retreat – 5pm Apr 19- 1pm Apr 21 with Oscar Miro Quesada. Weekend apprenticeship experience is designed to offer participants a heartfelt deepening of their shamanic life. All are welcome, no pre-requisites. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. 860.819.8570. Register: CenterForHolisticPractices.com.

Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out – 5:30-10pm.  DJ, food and wine samples, cash bar, and goody bag filled with goodies; shop with girlfriends for unique finds. $15/advance or $20. The Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown. Tickets: SassyLadiesTarrytown.EventBrite.com.

Angel Circle – 7-9pm with Katie Ciriello. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22. Brewster. 845.36.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Couples Cooking for Two – 7-10pm with Chef Krista Espinal. With a partner, learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine. $75/couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. Online: HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Saturday, April 20

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm 4/20 & 4/21. w/Jeanne Shanin, Reiki Master. Be attuned and Receive a certificate to the first level of Reiki. South Salem. $175-200. Info: 914.763.5650; TheTouchofReiki.com.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. The biggest such expo north of NYC, the Awaken Fair educates the public about advancements in complementary and holistic health, focusing on personal growth and metaphysics. $10/through April 17, or $15. Doubletree Hotel, 455 North Broadway. Register: AwakenFair.com.

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary at Carmel – 10am-6pm 4/20 & 11am-6pm 4/21. Tarot, Heaven & Earth Readings, and Mediumship available. 15min/30min readings. The Sanctuary at Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel, 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com

Gluten Free Cooking – 2-4pm. Join Culinary Nutritionist Mary Opfer for this hands-on workshop and learn how to turn nutritious spring vegetables into delicious, hearty, gluten-free meals. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Holistic Moms Network – 3:30pm with Mary Holland, co-author of Vaccine Epidemic. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding vaccination choice in the US and corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program. All welcome. Rye Reading Room, Rye Library.

The Folkadelics – 7pm. Blurring funk, reggae, rock, and hip-hop, a unique sound, brought to life by this high-energy live show. Urban H2O, a riverfront music venue at Beczak, 35 Alexander St, Yonkers. $10/include free beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. UrBanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Buddhist Meditation: The Art of Meditation – 2-4pm. Emphasis is on cultivating a meditation practice that can easily integrate into one’s busy life. $12. 234  North Central Ave, Hartsdale. 914.607.3583. MeditationInWestchester.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

Advanced Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm with Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Gather with like-minded holistic health practitioners discussing individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. $30/members or $60. Call for pre-requisites. Includes light lunch. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Group healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master Teacher, using heart centered energy for authentic living. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. 914.588.4079  Register: Balancing4Life.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Fundamentals of Shamanism – Apr 26-Apr 28. Course covers basic principles and practices of working with the world of living energies, the Seven Directions, the Three Worlds, the Five Elements and shamanic journeying for totem animals and spirit guides. $444 or $222/commuters. The Healing House. Eileen O’Hare: 845.831.5790.

Animal Communication – 7-9pm with Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.36.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Advanced Reiki Training & Master Reiki Training – 9am Apr 27-5pm Apr 28 with Marcus Feighery, Synchronicity owner. Discounted price/$675. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

Wild Edibles – 10am-12pm. Learn how to identify and sustainably forage a variety of native species found in forests, fields, and wetlands. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Backyard Flock Workshop – 10am-2pm. Learn the ins and outs of raising a flock of chickens. Erin Baker, Cliffdale Farm’s chicken queen, will discuss the basic requirements.  Meets at Cliffdale Farm. Info: 914.762.2912; Teatown.org.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10am-4pm.  Come explore, experiment, and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location.  $75/by 4/12 or $90.  Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Preventing/Reversing Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 10:30am. Film clips feature interviews with patients who have reversed their dementia. Sharp Again Naturally is helping to fund this documentary in the making. Free. Mamaroneck Public Library. Info: SharpAgain.org.

Coaching Group Forming – 12-2pm with Diane Ingram. In this confidential, safe group environment, explore dreams and goals, moving beyond obstacles. Meets every other week on Saturday. $200. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Register/Info: 845.878.7800. DianeIngram.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Reiki 2 Class – 9:30am-4:30pm. Learn Reiki symbols, distance healing and create a powerful practice with Anne Bentzen, Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master. $250. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rt. 35, Cross River. 914.588.4079. Register: Balancing4Life.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Skillful Living Room/ Live Google/Hangout from Stonehenge – 6:30-8:30pm. Join in the discussion on Arguments: Reclaiming Control of Your Buttons with Dr Michael Finkelstein and others via Google+ Hangout. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford. Sunraven.org. StonehengeNYC.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Intuition/Psychic Development Certification Workshop – May 4-5. Workshop explains the learning process of psychic development, helps students discover their strongest inborn intuitive abilities and shows methods to make intuition happen at will. Handbook and Level One Certificate. DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown. 914.432.7886. LMK88.com.

Support Connection’s Benefit Gala – 6:30-11:30pm. To raise funds for their critically-needed free counseling services, support groups, and wellness and educational programs. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction and more. $125 or $1,100 Table of 10. Doubletree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: SupportConnection.org; 914.962.6402.

SUNDAY, May 5

Maternity Fair – 10am-2pm. This year’s theme, The Art of Having a Baby: Planning, Pregnancy and Parenting, gives practical advice on the road to parenthood, or for those considering but not yet pregnant. Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor. 914.734.3794. HVHC.org.

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