Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for October 2012 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with holistically minded men focusing on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier, more balanced approach to living; particularly applied to relationships. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12noon (Also 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31). A community of progressive women share and support one another, while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s “The Book of Awakening.” $15/members or $30. Transcendence at Sun Raven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Thursday, OCTOBER 4

Divas Night Out – 7-9pm. w/ host Diva Mama, Shira Adler. “Are You Spiritually Sexy? Find out, come to Soulauras in Briarcliff.” $20. RSVP/info:  914.861.5186.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm w/Warren Falcon. Share the cumulative experiential benefits that the dream world provides. Come with a dream and journal. $25/members or $50. Transcendence at Sun Raven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Friday, October 5

Healing with the Archangels – 7-9pm. w/ Shaman, Healer Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;


Rivertowns Roll, Group Bike Ride – Begins 9am. SWEAC group bike ride on the Old Croton Aqueduct. Learn how to use existing resources to get around sustainably and aligns with SWEAC’s Complete Streets in a Box Toolkit program. Info:

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (Also 10/7) w/Ginny Mackles, LMHC, Reiki Teacher. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761.

Finding Your Path: Equine-Interactive Life Coaching – 10am-4pm. Experiential workshop with   James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix. $300/includes lunch and materials. No prior horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475.

Family Yoga – 4-5pm (Parent & 8-12yr child) with Laughing Heart Yoga. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work help increase strength, flexibility and connection. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton on Hudson. $25/adult & child; $5 additional loved one. 914.319.4010.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal. This dinner features Amawalk Farm, and Shinn Estates Winery and benefits MKCCC. $145. Tickets/info: 914.248.5339;

Salsa Dance Social – 7:30pm (Beginner salsa lesson) with dancing until 11:30 pm.  Refreshments served. Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main St. Ossining.  914.432.8502.


Support Connection’s Annual Support-A-Walk – Starts 10am. Rain or shine. 3-mile walk to support those with breast or ovarian Cancer. FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.6402.

Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair – 11am-5pm. Rain date 10/8. Vendors, demonstrations, concerts, shopping, food and more. Downtown Yorktown along Commerce Street and Veterans Road at Jack DeVito Field. Info: 914.245.4599.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. Focus on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise, bringing all elements together. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.


6 Week Yoga Teacher Training – 11am-2:15pm Mon-Fr. Westchester Yoga Arts teacher training for RYT200 certification. $1800 or $1500/tuition only pkg. Payment plans available.  More info: 914.632.1101.

Medicine Wheel Teachings –7 pm (Also 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30). Bear Walker, Native American Healer, continues Circle Wisdom Teachings of his grandfather. $35. StarVisions program at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.236.4503.


Monthly Circle – Time TBA. Dynamic Intervention, 1281 Rte 311, Patterson. $15. 845.702.1042.

Eating for Energy – 1pm. In this class, learn what and how to eat in order to help stay sharp, focused, and energized all day. Free. Gilda’s Club Westchester, White Plains. RSVP: 914.644.8844.

Last Call at the Oasis – 7:15pm. Documentary film about the worsening fresh water shortage; followed by a panel discussion. Jacob Burns Film Center Theater, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 914.747.5555.

Reiki Circle – 7:30pm. Healers from all modalities, Reiki novices and practitioners of every level share in a guided meditation; learn new techniques and give and receive healing. $15. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.763.5650.


Kids Creative Mindfulness Crafts – 3:30-5pm, Thursdays. 8-week course w/ Jo Jayson. Children learn how to find their own sense of power, magic, comfort and support by decorating objects that are inherently sacred. Groove, 108 Chatsworth Ave. Larchmont. Info/Register: 914.834.3383.

Open House at WellSpring Holistic & Green Health – 6-8pm. The open house spotlights the center’s new anti-aging program and includes light refreshments. 1415 Boston Post Rd. Suite 5, Larchmont. Info: 914.341.1246;

Group Juice Fast – 6:30pm (10/11) through 6:30pm (10/15). Enjoy the full experience of fasting guided by Dr. Finkelstein. Time includes daily programs/activities. $350/member or $600.  Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113.

Free Dinner Lecture – 7pm. w/ Dr. George Gertner of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY, for people with high blood pressure. Reservations: 914.686.6200. Info:


Metatron and the Masters – 7-8:30pm. Suzy Meszoly presents: Sound and Light Activation, Integration and Ascension with Divine Light Activation Healing using the Tibetan Bowls. $35. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP:  914.788.4955.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $15/member or $30.  SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113 or 914.236.4503. or

Intro to Astrology by Michele – 7-9pm. Learn how astrology is more than just knowing one’s Sun sign. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;


Wildcliff Harvest Festival Fundraiser – 2-4pm. Bring a blanket or chair for relaxing during live entertainment at the Wildcliff festival, 44 Wildcliff Rd, New Rochelle (adjacent to Hudson Park). Rain date: 10/20. $5pp or $25/max family. Tax deductible donations accepted.

Free Intro To Kundalini Yoga Class – 1-3pm. Experience the Yoga of Awareness, Kundalini Yoga, during this dynamic, fun filled, free intro class. All welcome. Vikasa Yoga and Pilates Studio, 15 Market St, Cold Spring. 914.588.8166.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5:30pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal. This dinner features Sugar Hill Farm and Dominio IV Winery and benefits the Food Bank for Westchester $145.Tickets/info: 914.248.5339;

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert with Beth Mullin – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy the sound of 7 metal singing bowls. Use the sound to aid the body in healing itself. Sponsored by StarVisions. $15/member or group juice fast participant or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Level I Reiki – Time TBA. Dynamic Intervention, 1281 Rte 311, Patterson. $150/by 10/7 or $175. 845.702.1042.

The Yoga Of Marketing – 9:30am-6pm. Marketing for holistic practitioners who love what they do and need help getting their great work out into the world. Info: 914.712.8680.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45 (Sundays through 11/18). Yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $150/6wks. Join any time for a pro-rated price. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.9642.

Introduction to Reiki Level III Mastership Program – 10:30am-12noon. Informal meeting to contemplate what is mastership, and learn what’s involved in this 9-12 month self-paced program with Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. Open to Reiki II practitioners. Free/refreshments included. 914.763.5650.

St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times – 11:30am/lunch; 12:30pm/matinee or 12:30pm/matinee; 2:30pm/lunch. Performed at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining. $35/matinee and lunch. 914. 941.4455.

Homebrew Day – 12-4pm. The Westchester Home Brewers Association presents a learning session including different categories of beer, the steps in the process, Q&A and beer sampling. $45/includes lunch. RSVP: 914.962.2368.

Mediumship Development Class –1-4pm. w/ Adam Bernstein at Synchronicity. $45. 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;

New Moon – 7-8:30pm w/Pam Cucinell, Astrologer & Healer. Learn what this New Moon has in store for the self, community and Mother Earth. Focus on special intentions for the month. $20. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955.


Free Fit Club – 7pm or 8pm (Also 10/19) Fishkill Community Center, 7pm; Inner Balance Studio, Patterson, 8pm. Call Dynamic Intervention: 845.702.1042.


Going South – 8am. It’s time to fly! Meet at the main parking lot in Croton Point Park, and join Charlie Roberto to search the sky for migrating birds. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Registration strongly recommended. 914.762.2912 x110.

Soul Food/Spiritual Discussions that Feed the Soul – 10:30am & 7-9pm. Lively discussion and guided meditation on a spiritual subject led by Michael Rosenbaum ACHT, MP. $15 donation. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua (entrance around back.) RSVP:  914.589.3601.


Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm w/Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Holistic health practitioners discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Includes light lunch. $30/members or $60. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Call for prerequisites. 914.218.3113.

Building a Healthy Immune System – 7pm. Learn how to encourage the body’s natural healing response with simple diet and lifestyle changes. Free. St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Cancer Support Group, 967 N Broadway, Yonkers. 914.964.4441.


Volunteer Environmental Educator Training at Sheldrake – 12-session program. Learn how to help kids learn more about the natural world. The Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St. Larchmont. Info: Mary Davis at 914.834.1443;

Magical Tasting Event – 6-9pm. Top local chefs donate their time, talent, food and beverages for an evening of culinary pleasure. Sample cuisine from Moderne Barn, Butterfield 8, Cafe of Love, the Cookery, Susan Lawrence. $175/advance; $200/door. Info: or call Katy Coppinger: 914.923.1100.

Gentle Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Yamuna Yoga for beginners and physically challenged. $10. 1220 North Ridge Rd, Shrub Oak. 914.528.8770.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. Emotional Intelligence (10th anniv. edition) by Daniel Goleman; the 2nd in series on Comparative Intelligence: Principles for Smarter Living. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.


Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30am-2:30pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement); followed by hands on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100.  Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Yoga & Detox Retreat – (10/19-10/21). Fall weekend getaway with yoga, meditation, self-development, and healthy eating techniques.  All levels welcome. w/ Adrea Robles of Liberation Yoga. Info:


Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4:30pm w/Ginny Mackles. Be attuned and certified to the second level of Reiki, Okuden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761.

Preparing Gardens for Winter – 10am-12noon. Join seasoned farmers on how to put a vegetable garden to bed for the winter. $10pp/registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368.

Making & Canning Applesauce – 11am-2pm. Learn two different techniques for making applesauce from those delicious fall apples. $20. Ossining Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main St, Ossining.

Fall Fair at Green Meadow Waldorf School – 10am-5pm. Family fun includes live music, organic food, hand-crafted items, hayrides, pumpkin carving, face painting, candle-dipping and more. Free admission & parking. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.2514 x301.

Vinyasa Beginner Orientation – 1-4pm w/Courtney Tarpley. If new to vinyasa yoga, come learn the basics of this style, including the breathwork and mindset. With this workshop, receive 3 Level I classes. $75/workshop + 3 classes. Living Yoga: 845.809.5590.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal.  This dinner features John Jay Homestead Farm and Lumos Winery and benefits Friends Of John Jay Homestead. $155.Tickets/info: 914.248.5339;


Building a Bridge to the Soul – 11am-5pm. Learn specific Mystery School processes and meditations that allow direct access to the soul’s light and wisdom. Led by Michael Rosenbaum, MP (Metaphysician Practitioner). $125 ($100 by 10/15).Opal Moon, Croton. 914.788.4955.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. Class admission is by donation of non-perishable food for Patterson Community Church. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

The Art of Embodied Mindfulness – 3:30-5pm w/Jennifer Bonadio. A special Sunday yoga class includes asana, pranayama, and guided meditation. All levels welcome. $20. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Beginner Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am (Mondays through 12/3).  Be guided step-by-step through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. $150/6wks plus 20% off 10 class card. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642.

Ballroom Dance Instruction for Adults – 1pm (Also 12/29, 11/5). Have fun while learning the basic steps, turns, leads, timing, rhythm and movement of various ballroom dances. $20/four classes; in person registration only. Somers Library. 914.232.5717.

Tuesday, October 23

Community Leadership Forum on Environmental Sustainability – 8:30am-2pm. Free and open to the public, Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Info:


Holistic Moms Presents – 8-10pm. “Cranial Osteopathy, for whole body alignment and its relationship to Orthodontry”.  Board certified physicians, Dr. Catherine Scoville, DO and Dr. Patricia Kooyman, DO present their work in this powerful field. Free. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye.


Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9 pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles, guided meditation and interactive energy healing led by Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.588.4079.


Reiki Mastership Class – w/ Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. 10/26-10-28. 3-day intensive class with plenty of hands on training. Includes Certificate and Manual. $875. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;

Knives Over Forks – 6-9pm. Bring a pot-luck dinner and join farm staff for a movie with follow-up discussion. Learn about food and farming and how Hilltop Hanover Farm is helping the community.1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962-2368.

Halloween Message Gallery – 7-8:30pm. w/ Medium Adam Bernstein. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765;

Movie Night – 7:30-9:30pm. Viewing of the 2004 film: “What the #$*! Do We Know?” and servings of flatbread pizza. Relax afterwards with tea, dessert and discussion. Reservations a must. $10/members or $20. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113.


Transcendence at SunRaven Open House – 10am-5pm. Come and experience first hand the spiritual ambiance that surrounds this bucolic farm. Meet Robin and Michael along with their guest speakers and practitioners. Free. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Pumpkins & Hayrides – 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Decorate a pumpkin Teatown-style and relax on a hayride beneath the beautiful fall canopy. $20/family; members; $30/family; nonmembers (2 pumpkin limit). Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110.

Creating Spirit Masks for Samhain (Halloween) – 11am-3pm. This fun and informative workshop begins with a meditation and discussion on the importance of honoring ancestors, guides and spirit protectors. $65/includes mask materials. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955.


Transcendence ReTreat – 11am-4pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement); followed by hands on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113.

Message Circle – 7-9pm. Priscilla Keresey channels the other side bringing comforting information and messages from loved ones who have passed. $40. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955.


12th Annual Women’s Symposium: “It’s a Give and Take World” – 8:30am-2pm. Mini-retreat for women includes yoga, breakfast, lunch and inspirational speakers who explore how giving enriches, yet must be balanced with a willingness to receive. Chalet on the Hudson, Cold Spring. Register: 914.734.3794.

Money Conference for Women – 8:30am-1pm. Examining Critical Issues Facing Women’s Financial Challenges in 2012. Free. Pace University Seidenberg School, One Martine Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.949.6227 x 147. Register:

Reiki Level II: Okuden – 9-4pm (11/3) & 10:30am-3pm (11/4). For Level I practitioners of Usui Reiki Ryoho who want to deepen knowledge/connection to Reiki. Receive Reiki II attunement, manual and more. Taught by Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. $250/ pre-registration required. 914.763.5650.

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

Dr. Michael Wald, “Blood Detective,” to speak at WHN Meeting Sept. 20


Walk Among Live Butterflies – 10am-4:30pm (Through 9/30). Step into the greenhouse and see Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Free w/museum admission. 914.723.3470;

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


Channeled Meditation w/The Master Teachers – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. This is a channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness, and tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955;


Grand Opening Celebration – 10am-12noon. This John Jay Homestead History Quest event is hosted by Westchester Land Trust and John Jay Homestead. Reservations are not required. Free. 400 Jay St., Katonah. Info:


Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642;


Kids Yoga Registration – Wednesdays in September, accepting registration for Kids Yoga. A stimulating, centering interactive practice made fun for ages 5-11. $60/6wks. 4:30-5:20pm. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. Preregistration required 845.225.9642.


Yorktown Grange Fair – 9/8-9/11. Yorktown Grange, 99 Moseman Rd. Yorktown. Info:

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm w/Taro Ietka, Curator of Cranberry Lake Preserve discussing how to encourage a love of nature in children; sneaking a bit of education into  games and overcoming fears of spiders and snakes. Desmond-Fish Library, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242.


6th Annual Music & Wellness Festival – 2-7pm (9/9-911). Live music, pony rides, and many healthy businesses at Freedom Park, 212 Skidmore Rd., Lagrange. Free admission. 845.483.9500;


Sleepy Hollow 14th Annual Street Fair – 10am-5pm. Sponsored by Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce. Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow.

“After Loss” Expo – 10:30am-5pm. w/ Roland Comtois, author of And Then There Was Heaven: A Journey of Hope and Love. Stamford Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 2701 Summer St. Free admission. Info:

IMAD (I Make a Difference) Charity Wellness Festival – 10:30am-3:30pm. Educates about the benefits of a vegetarian/holistic lifestyle and bring awareness to animal suffering. Info: 914.815.5937.

Take Me To The River Music & Art Festival – 12-9pm. Enjoy a day of music and art. For complete line-up of bands and ticket info, visit Hastings on Hudson. Rain date 9/11.

Yoga Teachers Association (YTA) Workshop – 1:30pm. 2nd Saturdays. w/ Toa Porchon-Lynch. Check website for changes. Workshops for yoga teachers and serious students. $35/members; $45/non-members. Wainwright House, Rye. Info:

Brains vs. Brawn: The Future of Water – 7pm. John Cronin speaks about the state of the world’s waters—including the Hudson—and the new paradigm needed for survival. $10. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 12.


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

Relax & Renew Energy Field Clearings – 1-5pm. Experience shamanic techniques for relaxation, grounding, and clearing stagnant energies on this highly charged day.  Pamo Healing, 29 Marble Ave, Pleasantville. $20/20min. Register: 917.620.0444.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective, led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT; followed by guided meditation. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642;

Putnam Art’s Council Fall Photography Show – 3-5pm. Opening reception. Exhibit runs 9/11-9/25. Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd., Mahopac. Info: 845.803.8622;


Bernie Siegel Presents – 7-9pm (9/12, 9/19, 9/26) “Reflections on the Art of Living and Healing,” a small group workshop in three evenings. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT.  $90/series. 203.874.4252;

Full Moon Meditation – Time TBD. Join in for a new monthly gathering facilitated by intuitive tarot maven and astrologer, Pam Cucinell. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. Registration required. 914.788.4955;

Group Healing – 7-8pm (Also Sat. 9/17 10-11am). Relax and lay down for a vortex and magical awakening combo energy treat. Experience how these transmissions can improve life. Bring a blanket/pillow for top of yoga mat. Ava Yoga. Free. 845.278.2331.


Master Composter & Recycler Training Program – Time TBD. This is a train-the-trainer course for individuals wishing to teach sound composting and recycling practices in their communities. Program participants fulfill a 35-hour volunteer commitment upon graduation. Sheldrake Environmental Center. $275. Amy: 914.834.1443;

Osteopathic Medicine Seminar – Time TBD. Free informational seminar with Dr. Hannah Eucker.  Osteopathic Wellness Center, 158 Danbury Rd., Ste.6, Ridgefield, CT. Info: 203.438.9915.


Tending the Inner Garden – 12-1:30pm or 7-8:30pm (9/14, 9/21, 9/28 & 10/5) w/Psychologist Stacy Raymond & Nutritionist Renee Simon. Learn how to nurture a healthy relationship with food & body. South Salem or Ridgefield, CT locations. $199/4sessions. Info/register: 914.763.9107;

Conscious Evolution Circle – 7-9pm w/Ron & Victoria Friedman. Calling all those who are spiritually evolving and want to come together to co-create a planetary shift in consciousness.  Wainwright House, Rye. $30. Info: 914.967.6080;

Environmental Sustainability in Law & Policy – 7:30pm w/Sheila Collins, PH.D. Event hosted in partnership with Sierra Club Lower Hudson Chapter. Light refreshments at 7pm. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. Free.  914.723.3470;


How to Boil a Frog – 7pm. A comedy and documentary film that mixes rapid-fire humor with hard-hitting facts to show the consequences of overshoot: too many people using up too little planet. Ossining Public Library. Free. Info:

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 7-8:15pm w/Karla Diamond. Quest Yoga Arts 11 Main St., 2nd floor, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642;

Learning/Thinking vs. Teaching/Education – 7-9pm. Attend an interactive panel discussion on Transformative Education.  The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  203.874.4252;

Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm w/Certified hypnotherapist Cindy Blum. Travel gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence life today. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35. Reserve: 914.232.0382;

Women’s Inquiry Circle – 7-9pm. First of four monthly themed gatherings. Bring a juicy question for the group and settle into sacred, honest space. Expect meditation, discussion, and a few surprises. Sacred Centre, 42 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco. $100/4 sessions. RSVP:

Kirtan Concert – 7:30pm. w/ Damodar Das & Friends. 175 King St. Chappaque. Suggested donation $10. Info: 917.566.5095.

Women’s Circle and Meditation – 7:30-9pm. w/Jo Jayson. A gathering of women to talk, discuss and support current spiritual, emotional, and physical issues. 30 minute guided mediation included. Women’s Center for Holistic Healing, 97 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor. $25. 914.309.4741;


Conversations on Conservation Café – 8-10:30am. “Pedaling off Our Carbon Footprint”. A panel of experts discusses the latest news on the benefits of bicycling. Kessel Student Center, Pace University, entrance #3 located off Rte.117, Pleasantville. Free. RSVP: 914.864.7326 by 9/13.


Introduction to Contemplative Prayer – 9am-2:30pm. Workshop provides a non-denominational introduction into the deeper waters of Christian Spirituality. Wainwright House, Rye. $55. Info:  914-967-6080;

Hook Mountain Migration – 9:30am-1:30pm. Hike with a naturalist to the top of Hook Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Haverstraw Bay, the Tappan Zee and points south. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Free/members or $5. Adults only. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110.

Open House – 12-4pm. Meet the practitioners and teachers of Women’s Center for Holistic Healing. 97 Locust Ave., Cortlandt Manor. 914.309.4741;

Pilates Open House – 1-3 pm. Learn about Pilates and the benefits along with consultations, demonstrations and postural analysis. Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd., Ste. 428, Peekskill. Free. Info: 914.739.1178;


Wildflower Walk – 1pm. Hike through Muscoot’s backfields to learn about wildflowers with naturalist Carol Levine. Meet at the reception center, Muscoot Farm, Rte.100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282;

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 9/15-9/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $35. Register/info: 917.445.1767;

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 9/15-9/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767;


Transition Westchester General Meeting – 7pm. The Transition approach empowers communities to squarely face the challenges of peak oil and climate change, and unleash the collective genius of their own people to find the answers. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale.


Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically minded people gather for breakfast & program. Dr. Michael Wald of Integrated Medicine & Nutrition is Sept. featured speaker. Spirituality Center/Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. $15/member; $18/non-member. 914.422.1784;

Massage Therapy as a Career Workshop – 6-8 pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about programs, and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Hatha/Sivananda Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Class emphasis is on breathing, poses, relaxation and scripture and designed for beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners. Well Yoga Studio, 62 Valley Rd., Carmel. $15. 914.715.6130;


International Day of Peace – 1pm & 7pm. Meditation for World Peace. Wainwright House, Rye. Free. Info: 914.967.6080;


Autumn Equinox Celebration – 7pm Fire ceremony and drumming. Wainwright House, Rye.  $10. Info:  914.967.6080;


Annual Autumn Landscape Conference – 8:30am-1pm. Native Plant Center presents Native Culture: Developing Plant Diversity for Sustainable Design. Westchester Community College Library, 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla. 914.606.7870;

Hawk Migration from Teatown Hill – 9am. The view from Teatown Hill encompasses the Hudson River flyway and a chance to see migrating hawks, vultures and maybe even a falcon or eagle. Teatown Lake Reservation. Adults only. Free. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110.

Compost Happens! – 12-5pm (9/23 & 9/24). Come visit an ordinary suburban garden and see how to use leaves, garden, and kitchen waste to build up soil, control weeds and be green. Circle of Tranquility, 301 Memorial Dr., Hawthorne. Free. 914.769.1446;

Fall Equinox Drumming Circle – 6:45-8pm. Bring drums, rattles and bells, or share what’s on hand, some of which are for sale. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave Katonah. $20. Registration recommended. 914.232.0382;

Autumn Equinox Fire Ceremony – 7pm. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. This is a free event; donations gratefully accepted. For more info: 914.967.6080;


Enso: the Circle of Life – Family art workshop to create a sand painting (to be brushed away at closing) as well as a take home collage. Part of the New Rochelle ArtsFest. Empty Hand Zen Center, 45 Lawton St., New Rochelle. Free. 914.636.1450;

Hatha/Sivananda Yoga – 8-9:30am. Class emphasis is on breathing, poses, relaxation and scripture; designed for beginner and intermediate yoga practitioners. Well Yoga Studio, 62 Valley Rd., Carmel. $15. 914.715.6130;

Town of Cortlandt Stop ‘N Swap and Green Fair – 9am-2pm. Muriel Morabito Community Center, 29 Westbrook Dr. Cortlandt Manor. Info:

Reiki I Shoden Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (9/24 & 9/25) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden. Millwood. Info:  914.762.7761;

Art of Sound & Chant Workshop – 1:15-2:15pm. All of life is vibration, including the body, thoughts and emotions. Healing sounds can bring harmony on all levels. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave., New Rochelle. 914.632.1101;

Beyond the Basics – 1-3:30pm w/Robin Cohen, RYT. This is an interactive approach for yoga teachers and those interested in understanding the structure of a yoga class. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. $45. 845.225.9642.

Monthly “Home” Kirtan and Drumming Circle – 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester (UU Coffee House). 236 South Bedford Rd (Rt.172), Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.1360.

Kirtan – 7:30pm w/Sita’s Light. Wake up the soul & spirit with an evening of heart opening, uplifting devotional chanting. All welcome/no experience necessary. Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center, 900 S. Lake Blvd, Mahopac. $20. 845.803.8389.


Wainwright House Community Celebration – 12-5pm. (Formerly August Healing Arts Fair).  Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080;

Séance – 1-3pm w/Medium Joan Carra. Come find comfort and closure from grief with messages from the dead. Everyone gets a message. Greenwich location. $50. 203.531.6387.

Putting the Garden to Bed – 1-3pm. Join junior volunteers in the vegetable garden as they harvest any remaining produce and prepare it for the upcoming winter months. Dress to get dirty. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282;

Stretch Wellness Party – 1-3pm. Experience a healthier self. Come Dance with me Studio, 110 Willet Ave., Port Chester. $35. 914.458.2249;

Journey To Muse Workshop – 1-4pm. Meet one’s Muse through shamanic journey, exploring creative nature, and transforming limiting beliefs. Prepare to be inspired! Led by shamanic healer, writer, and musician Mikki Davis. O2 Living, Cross River. $40/ includes art materials.   914.763.6320.

Harvest Party – 2pm. Reap the harvest of the gardens and hives. Pick ripe veggies from the organic garden, help make apple cider and enjoy tasting fresh honey from the hives. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $4/members, $8/non-members. 914.723.3470;


Chinese Medicine Master Visits Eastgate Acupuncture – 9/26-10/8. Grandmaster Zhang Yuanming offers private Medical Qi Gong treatments and seminars to the public. Info: 914.713.1000;

Kids & Tweens Yoga & Zumbatomic Autumn Sessions – Through December. $180 or $150/ members. Children’s Acting Academy, 82 Centre Ave., New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101;


Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. This month, meets at the Tarrytown Doubletree. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

Finding Right Work – 7-9pm. This is an interactive workshop in four evenings. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  $295/series. More info: 203.874.4252;

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


Raise Your Glass! – 5-9pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection. Enjoy Wine & Hors d’oeuvres , Music, Raffles, Prizes and more. The Winery at St George, 1715 East Main St., Mohegan Lake. Free admission:  914.396.7664.

Alexander Technique – 7-8:30pm (9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20). Quest Yoga Arts, 113 Main Street, Mt. Kisco.  $100/4 sessions. 914. 241.9642.


Kirtan – 7pm. Chapel of Our Lady of Restoration, 45 Market St. Cold Spring.

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


Stone Barns Center’s 8th Annual Harvest Fest – 10am-3pm. Live music, a farmers market, food demos, hayrides and workshops. Rain or shine. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. $35/adults. Info:

Dobbs Ferry Festa – 1-8pm. 9th annual street festival with music, food and vendors. Main and Cedar Streets, Dobbs Ferry. Fore more info:


Annual Support-A-Walk – Bring help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer by participating in the 17th Annual Support-A-Walk, presented by Support Connection, Inc. at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. Info:  914.962.6402;


Becoming a Volunteer – Enroll in the Volunteer Environmental Educator program, learning how to teach children about the natural world. Get outside, improve physical and mental health and inspire school children to do the same. Sheldrake Environmental Center. Mary: 914.834.1443;

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

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