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

cover-march17-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, March 2017 Edition.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

Qi Gong Classes – Mar 2, 9 and 16. 6-7:15pm. $15 drop-in. Class pkgs available. Poughkeepsie Friends Meeting House, 249 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.416.4598. Info: EmpoweredByNature.net.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

Tarot Class – Mar 3-5. With Amy Benesh. Fri night-Sun. Visit website for daily class times. $200 for all three-days. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Open House & 8th Anniversary Party – 6:30-9pm. Light Refreshments served. Sound Movement Fitness & Wellness Studio, 1963 Palmer Ave, Suite 2, Larchmont. Info: 914.630.1631. soundmovementny.com.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 4

Bedford 2020 Food Forum – 8:30am-3pm. Featuring Mark Bittman and Michel Nischan. Keynote sessions, self-selected workshops, the expo and a lunch made from seasonal local food. $25. Fox Lane High School, Route 172, Bedford. Info: Bedford2020.org/foodforum, 914.620.2411.

Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure – 9-6pm. Learn a 25 self-acupressure pattern plus extra points to address specific conditions. General public and practitioners welcome. 8 CEUs for LMTs and reflexologists. Westchester Community College/Continuing Education. Info, Avra Blieden: 917.923.8731. Avrasway.MassageTherapy.com.

Wake Up The Magic of Your True Essence – 11am-1pm. Two-hour mini retreat to shift vibration and awaken one’s true essence. Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center, Croton-On-Hudson. 845.424.6219. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Reiki 1 & 2 – 11am-5pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Magickal House Cleaning – 12-3pm. Spring is near, time to clean house. Create magickal floor wash, Thieves’ Vinegar and black salt in hands-on class. $30 includes supplies. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St. Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Understanding Energy: Raising Your Vibration – 2-4pm. With Carol Essig and Anne Bentzen. Energy strategies to align with authentic self for physical and spiritual well-being. $40. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Transition to Better Health – 3pm. No need to suffer. Learn how food can be our medicine. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Monthly Shamanic Reiki Hearth Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan. Proceeds go to EOMEC.org, a non-profit to preserve world-wide indigenous shamanic healing practices. $20 suggested. Drop-in. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

Reiki I – 11am-6pm. Learn history of Reiki, its uses, hand positions, scanning, chakras, techniques and more. Level I attunement received. Students give/receive full Reiki treatment. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Dharma Sunday School – 12:30-2pm. Explore concepts like kindness, compassion and gratitude. Ages 5 and up. By donation. SkyBaby Yoga, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Death Café – 2pm. A group of people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.  Increase awareness of attitudes about dying and death with a view towards living the best life possible. Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Rd., Katonah. 914.232.3508. National info: DeathCafe.com.

Open Dance Party – 2:30-4:30pm. For all ages. DJ provides the beats and vibrations to set attendees on a journey of self-expression. $10. SkyBaby Yoga, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Yin Yoga & Meditation – 5-7pm. Mind/body practice focusing on connective tissues in the body. Toward end of class natural flow into meditation. $35 preregistered. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 6

Journey to Health: Strategies for Better Health Workshop – 6:30-7:45pm. Presented by two Nutrition Health Coaches,  Author and speaker,  Shanti Urreta and Executive Chef, Ken Goldfarb.  Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil›s Crossing, Kent Lakes. Registration required:  kentlibrary.org or 845.225.8585

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

Tuesday, March 7

Healthy Spring Cleaning using Essential Oils – 6-8pm. Spring forward with Young Living Essential Oils, the essential oils that naturally maximize spring cleaning. $15 includes light refreshments. Katonah. Register: 914.556.8258. youngliving.org/rhodella

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

Kick the Sugar Habit: Simple Solution to Everyday Addictions – 7-8pm. Learn about this simple, effective method for easy, natural weight loss and overcoming addictions. Free Lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Overcoming the Power of Habits and Addiction – Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn how habits and addictions form and how to overcome them. All natural, effective methods. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

Meditation and Transmission – 6:45-8:15pm. Rona Levine leads monthly Meditation and Transmission of Information Class. Reduce stress with guided meditation, breath work and mindfulness. Channeled messages shared for group participants at conclusion. $25. Register online: starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 11

Chakras, Color & Creativity – 1-4pm. Using the ancient chakra system, create watercolor paintings with a focus on color and energy. $50/$55. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Meditation and Shamanism: Root to Rise – 1-4pm. With Melanie Ryan. Integrative approach of Tibetan Buddhist meditation and Shamanism. Sitting and walking meditations weaved with shamanic journeys. Release fear, build strength, courage and more. $75. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

The Power of the Breath – 1:30–4:30pm. Learn practices to strengthen mental focus and concentration. With Daniel Orlansky. $45 members/$65 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAyoga.com.

Monthly Manifesting – 2-3:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Ayurveda: Seasonal Detoxing—How To Do It Gently and Safely – 3-5pm. Refreshments. Free. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Info: 914.875.9088. DrKaushik.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

Spring Renewal – Noon-2pm. With Danielle Guillet. Renew body, mind and spirit. Learn to de-stress using breathwork, movement, essential oils and more. $35 preregistered. $40 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Shamanic Healing Drumming Circle – 3:30-5pm. With Amy Benesh. $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 14

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 1-2pm. Learn about this highly effective method for overcoming everyday addictions ranging from alcohol to nicotine, sugar, weight loss. All natural. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Tracy Cochran. Foundational practice of bringing attention to present moment experience, observing without judgment. $20 drop-in or purchase class pkg. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17

The New Life Expo: NYC – 3/17-3/19. Holistic, enlightenment and rejuvenation expo. New Yorker Hotel – NYC. 481 8th Ave and W 34th St (across from Madison SquareGarden), NYC. Info: NewLifeExpo.com.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 18

Reiki Classes – 3/18 & 3/19. Two-day course. Learn from master of Reiki masters who maintains this ancient practice as passed down from Reiki master to student. $200. Universal Reiki Healing Arts Connection, Peekskill. Shima: 917.279.9577.

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

Fresh Air Fund’s 14th Annual Sugar Maple Celebration – 10am-4pm. Planetarium shows, live animal shows, storytelling, craf demos, field games, and a children’s nature and craft discovery center. Local food vendors. Free.  Sharpe Reservation, 436 Van Wyck Lake Rd., Fishkill. Info: FreshAir.org/sharpe. 845.897.4320.

Shapeshifting into Higher Consciousness – Mar 18-19. 10am-5pm. With Stacey Gibbons and Jonathan Hammond of Shamanic Reiki Worldwide. Rare weekend Shamanic Retreat with international teachers. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Spring Renewal Yoga and Meditation Mini Retreat – 2-5pm. With Petrina Plecko. Ayurvedic based yoga poses and breathing exercises and more. $65. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Awakening to Mediumship & Open Channeling – 5-6:30pm.With Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Spring Equinox Celebration and Ceremony – 7-8:30pm. Led by Rona Levine and Anne Bentzen. Connect with lunar energies. Plant seeds of intention for the coming year. Music and drumming circle. Katonah SPACE, 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah. RSVP: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Expand one’s knowledge of Reiki and increase vibration with the Reiki symbols. Receive Level II attunement and journey to meet one’s Reiki guides. $175. Hands of Serenity Healing. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Sugar Addiction and Overeating Solution: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Effective method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating, sugar addiction. Free lecture, Q&A. NYC location, E 37th btw Park & Lex. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Shoulder Anatomy & Asana – 1-4pm. With Lauri Nemetz. Gain understanding of ones ideal movement (strength/flexibility) in shoulder area and more.. $125. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Spring Renewal Wellness Open House – 2-6pm. An afternoon welcoming spring with a sampling from local, holistic practitioners. Free event. James Harmon Community Center, 44 Main St, Hastings on Hudson. Info: 914.274.8530. HealingOnhudson.info.

Meditation 101: Practical Tools for Modern Peeps – 3:30-5:15pm. With Dee Yergo. Explore simple, modern strategies to establish home meditation practice. All levels. $45. 914.618.4887. 112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914.618.4887. TovamiYoga.com.

Spring Equinox Healing Night – 4:30-6:30pm. With Merrill Black. Yoga, meditation, springing forward and planting seeds. $20. Half will go to charity. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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

MONDAY, MARCH 20

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

Meditation for Moms – 8-9pm. With Helena de Vengoechea Rudd. Meditations to help support daily practice. Discussion to support ourselves as moms. Free. Donations appreciated. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21 

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 7-8:30pm.  Networking begins 6:30pm. Guramrit Khalsa Lebron shares Savvy Social Media for Wellness Professionals. WHN members and first-timers free /$10 repeat non-members, Ixchel Center, Hartsdale Register: 917.796.6026.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22

Positively Priming the Mind Workshop – 10am-1:30pm. With Kim Serafini, founder and CEO of MindPT. Learn about the accelerated learning tool called Mind Power Technology (MindPT) that primes the mind to start each day on a positive note. $49, includes lunch. Info: PositivePrimingForSuccess.com.

True Essence Connecting Circle – Mar 22, Apr 5, 19 and May 3. 7-8:30pm. Shift vibration and awaken one’s true essence. Four group meetings and four individual coaching sessions. Lighthouse Retreat and Wellness Center, Croton-On-Hudson. 845.424.6219. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Meditation & Channel With Carol Essig – 7-9pm. Connection with the Angelic Realm and Enlightened Beings; meditation and channeled energy healing touch from Divine Energy.  $25  Max. 15  Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Register online: starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

Teen/Tween Yoga & Mindfulness – Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 20, 27 and May 4. 3:45-4:30pm. Learn variety of yoga poses and activities. Thematic ideas: peace, respect and acceptance introduced. Free. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Marianne Petitbon, Experience energy healing. For newcomers and experienced practitioners. All levels. $20 drop-in. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

Reiki Master Practitioner Reiki III – Mar 24-25. Ready to advance one’s practice? Be introduced to the Usui Master Symbol. $400. Deposit required. Register: 845.896.1915. Details and times: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Reiki Master Teacher – Mar 24, 25 and 26. Be attuned to Usui Master Symbol and additional symbols required to perform attunements. $575. Deposit required. Hands of Serenity Healing. Register: 845.896.1915. Details and times: HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Lighten Up with Laughter Yoga & Mindful Tai Chi – 1-3pm. With Robert Rivest. $35/$40. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Magical Awakening Level 3 – 2-6pm. With Brett Bevell. An energy healing system of ancient Celtic Shamanism. Level 1 & 2 are prerequisite of this eight level system. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Master Class – 4-6pm. With Tao Porchon-Lynch. Step up yoga flow and learn directly from a master. Experience 98-years-young Tao Porchon-Lynch’s unique teachings first hand. $65. 112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914.618.4887. TovamiYoga.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

Awaken Wellness Fair – Special Keynote Speaker, Kacey of WHUD radio. Body, mind, spirit holistic expo. Ancient practices and cutting edge technology. More than 100 exhibitors, including speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Doubletree Hotel Tarrytown. AwakenFairs.com.

Interfaith Sunday at the Chapel at Croton Falls – 10:30am. The Sacredness of the Earth. Guest Speaker; Douglas DeCandia, Community Gardener Specialist. Prayer, music and sharing. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls. Info: chapelatcrotonfalls.org.

Free Day of Healing – 10am-4:30pm. Center anniversary event with all the holistic health center practitioners. Free holistic health consults, mini workshops and raffle prizes. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Effective method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating, sugar addiction. Free lecture, Q&A. Free Lecture, Q&A. NYC location, E 37th btw Park & Lex. Register: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Yoga Ball Tune Up – 3-5pm. With Darcy Bowman. Learn a self-massage practice to refresh and recover. $55 includes tune up balls. 112 W Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. 914.618.4887. TovamiYoga.com.

Ongoing Last Sundays of the Month – 4pm. Community acupuncture. Experience the beneficial effects of acupuncture in a group setting. $30. Hygeia Integrated Health LLC, 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K Yorktown Hts. Register: 914.352.6116. HyInHealth.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 27

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Use the lunar cycle to realize intentions. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 WHN members/$25 non-members, Ixchel Center, Hartsdale Register: 917.796.6026.

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Together manifest heart’s desire with the creative energies of the New Moon. Fee for newcomers: $10. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

TUESDAY, MARCH 28

Nourishing Your Body for Spring Workshop – With Bonnie Rogers. Learn the best herbs and foods for starting the season out on a new path to mind-body-spirit health.  Info/register: 914.923.4346. BonniesHerbals.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29

Energy Healing Circle – 7-9pm. With Anne Bentzen. Stress reduction, emotional and physical pain relief through deep relaxation. Discover natural healing solutions with Reiki. Max 18. $20. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Preregistration required: 914.588.4079.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Reiki Master Training With Brett Bevell – (4/1 & 4/2) 10am-5pm each day, full weekend training., Grand Master. The Center for Health and Healing. Mt. Kisco. Info/register: 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

Reversing Memory Loss Workshop with Dr. Cory Lenherr – 9am-3pm (lunch included), post-workshop intensive 3:30-5:30pm. Nutrition guidelines to support brain health, food demo, stress reduction techniques and Q&A. Hyatt House in White Plains. Register: SharpAgain.org/april2017

MONDAY, APRIL 3

Raw Plant Food Detox Challenge – Starts April 3. With Edit Babboni. Gentle yoga classes with meditation, raw food e-booklet with recipes for the week, and Facebook support group. Zen Garden Yoga, 61 Lakeview Dr., Yorktown Heights. Info:  917.721.2529. ZenGardenYoga.net.

FRIDAY, APRIL 7

“Elemental Change” Self-Actualization Weekend Retreat – 4/7-4/9. Join transformation expert Rose Caiola of RewireMe.com and astrologer Pamela Cucinell for a restorative weekend of inspiration, yoga and gourmet food at Wainwright House in Rye. Info: rewireme.com/event/retreat/.

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

cover-nov16-225The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, October 2016 Edition.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

Embrace Recovery Yoga – 11:30am-1pm. Tuesdays in November.  A yoga and meditation class for woman on the recovery path whose lives have been impacted by alcohol addiction. Learn yogic “tools” in a supportive environment. $20. Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio, 109 Croton Ave. Ossining. Info: 914.523.2251.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

Alternative Medicine for Chronic Lyme Disease – 6:30-8pm. Dr. David Connell discusses the health effects of Lyme Disease as well as preventative and alternative measures. Registration required:  845.225.8585.  Kent Public Library, 17 Sybil’s Crossing, Kent Lakes,  kentlibrary.org.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

Teen Yoga & Mindfulness – Nov 3, 17, Dec 1 and 15. 5-6pm. Learn to slow down and increase awareness, to use breath to find calm during times of challenge and more. Grades 5 and up. Bring mat. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Holistic Moms Meeting: What Is Slow Medicine Therapy? – 7:30pm. With Psycho-spiritual counselor, Robin Queen Finkelstein of SunRaven in Bedford specializing in relationship therapies for couples and families. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

AHIMSA Yoga and Music Festival – Nov 4-6. 6pm/Fri-6pm/Sun. Celebrating yoga and music while promoting traditional and emerging yoga styles. 70 classes by over 40 teachers, plus 10 musical acts. Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave, Hunter. Tickets/info: AhimsaYogaFestival.com.

Spinal Zap – 7-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell. Receive this amazing group energy healing of karmic release. $30 preregistration. $35 door. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 5

Soulful Gatherings Fair – Mediums, healing services and vendors selling jewelry, candles, oils and scents, books, clothing, food and drinks. Location: Patterson Recreation Center. 65 Front St, Patterson. Info: Mike Kulp 914.882.4669

Basic Jin Shin Do Bodymind Acupresssure Class – Nov 5, 6, 12, 13 19. 9am-6pm. Learn 55 acu-points, Strange Flows, Qi Kung routine and more. 40 CEs for LMTs. Class for professionals. Westchester Community College/Continuing Education. Register: 914.606.6830. Info: AvrasWay.MassageTherapy.com.

Holistic Prevention of Chronic Illness – 9am-1pm. NCC 2040-01/KSU $45. $10 plus materials. Kingston Center of SUNY Ulster, 94 Mary’s Ave, Kingston. Info: 845.339.2025. Register: SunyUlster.Edu/ce.

Basic Yoga – 10:30-11:30am. With Kelly McGovern. Introductory vinyasa class emphasizing the connection between breath and movement, focusing on linking postures and alignment. Audit $25 or six-week series. Wainwright House, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training – Noon-5pm. With Crossover Yoga Project. Learn mindful tools to support the well-being for communities affected by trauma. $150. Dragonfly Wellness, 109 Croton Ave. Ossining. 914.236.3511. DragonflyWellness.net.

Fishkill Cares for Cats – 12-4:30pm – Community day. Feline drop off for services (by appointment only) 7:15-8:15am, pick up 4-4:30pm. Parish house of Trinity Episcopal Church, 5 Elm St in Fishkill. Info: soundearth.com/fishkillcares, or Althea 845.705.5020.

Eternal Life and a Course in Miracles – 1-4pm. With Jon Mundy, Ph.D. Learn what this class has to tell us about heaven. $45/$48. Wainwright House, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Learn Spiritual Protection – 2:30-4:30pm.With Angela Pizzarello. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Sunday, November 6

Shamanic Energy Healing – 10am-5pm. With Jonathan Hammond, international shamanic teacher. Workshop guiding participants into deeper alignment with self, the earth and the cosmos. $150. The Center for Health and Healing, Mt Kisco. Registration: 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Magical Awakening Level II Training – 11:30am-3:30pm. With Brett Bevell. $200. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Dharma Sunday School – 12:30-2pm. Explore concepts like kindness, compassion and gratitude. Ages 5 and up. Donation. SkyBaby Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Blessing Bowls – 1pm. Decorate bowls with symbols and words expressing gratitude. Learn a ritual to share with family and friends. $30 includes supplies and handouts. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Teen Yoga, Meditation and Empowerment – Through Dec 18. 1-2:30pm. With Crossover Yoga Project. Weekly yoga, MSBR and discussion for kids ages 12-18. $100 five-weeks. PranaMoon Yoga, 1000 N Division St, Ste 2H, Peekskill. 914.319.4010. CrossOverYogaProject.org.

Women’s Empowerment Circle – 2:30-5pm. Explore 5th/6th charka’s to awaken creative identity and true voice. Strong vinyasa, forward bends, winding down with restorative yoga. $30. SkyBaby Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Dream Interpretation Workshop – 3-5pm. With David Young. Learn to interpret meaning behind symbols received from subconscious mind. $30 advance. $35 door. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Sacred Pipe Ceremony – 3-5pm. Offer prayers and gratitude to the universe. Free. However, it is customary to bring a small token such as: herbs, chocolate, tobacco. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Dream Interpretation Workshop with David Young – 3-5pm. Learn to interpret the deeper meaning behind symbols received from subconscious.  One flute meditation included. Advance $30: starvisionscommunity.org or $35/door. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236. S. Bedford Rd., Rt. 172, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Funky Flow Yoga – 9:30-10:30am.With Sinda Anzovino. All levels creative flow class. Breath and alignment based. Set to upbeat eclectic funky music. Express oneself. Audit $25 or seven-week series. Wainwright House, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Fundraiser for the Nicaragua Sensory Garden Project – 6:30-10pm. Food, door prizes, live jazz, silent art auction.  $20 pre-sale; $30 door. The Mill, 583 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Search on  Eventbrite.com.

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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

Qi Gong Classes – Nov 8 and 22. 6:30-7:30pm. Sacred Space Healing Arts Studio, 436 Main St, Beacon. $10. Lorraine: 845.416.4598. Info: EmpoweredByNature.net.

Tai Chi & Qigong – 7-8:30pm.With Jim Russo. Learn a 2000 year old exercise to strengthen the heart and circulatory system, based on the five elements and movements of the crane. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

Food & Water Watch Volunteer Meeting – 6-7:30pm. Projects include working to ban fracking pipelines and stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Ethical Culture Society of Westchester, 7 Saxon Wood Rd, White Plains. RSVP Greta Zarro 347.774.4597. Info: FoodAndWaterWatch.org.

Reiki Reboot – 6:30-9:30pm. Individual attunements, meditation, hands-on Reiki circle and breathing exercises to amp up one’s vibe before the holidays. All levels of attunement. $55. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Mental Health Association Community Conversation – 7pm. For individuals and families whose children have significant mental health issues. Free. Eileen Fisher Learning Lab in Irvington. Register: MHAWestchester.org.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

Restorative Yoga for Trauma – Nov 11-13. 7pm. 10-Hour Training for Yoga Teachers with Aline Marie. Learn anatomy and neuroscience of trauma, beneficial prop techniques and more. $275. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Mala & Merriment Making Workshop – 7-9pm. Inspiring workshop to learn to make a mala. Choose from a variety of gemstones and beads. Refreshments will be served. $50. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Reiki 1 & 2 – 10am-4pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Family Yoga & Mindfulness – Noon-1pm. All levels, ages. Explore standing poses, sun salutations, partner poses, breathing and relaxation techniques and fun, interactive yoga games. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Chakras and Healing – 1:30-4:30pm. With Shari Friedrichsen. Learn to undo energy restrictions for healing. $45 members. $65 nonmembers advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAyoga.com.

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

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Fundamentals of Reflexology – 9am-5pm. With Susan Raskin RN. Approved by NCBTMB for 8 NY State Sponsored CEs. Learn practical skills to safely practice reflexology. For LMTs and licensed healthcare providers. Registration: $225. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Paws on Pillow: Outreach Program – 10:30-11:30am.Volunteers needed to make beds and toys for the comfort of our dogs and cats in Westchester Animal Shelters or donate items. See website for details. Wainwright House, Rye. Wainwright.org.

Monthly Manifesting – 12:30-2pm. With Carla Blaha. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition: Achieving Balance and Harmony – 1-3pm. Free lecture. Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, 6 Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Info: 646.670.6725. DrKaushik.com.

Benefits of Aromatherapy – 5-6:30pm. Learn therapeutic benefits and how it can help relax, boost energy and mood, regulate appetite, cravings and more. $10. Hygeia Integrated Health, 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Advance registration required: 914.352.6116.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Modern Day Millionaire Event – 11/14 & 11/15. With Bob Proctor at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Info: ModernDayMillionaire.com. For a $10 discount, use discount promo code CLBOBNYC.

Nia: Barefoot Dancing Playshop – 10am-noon. With Jayne Mielo. Explore signature foot and base moves. Learn a bit of anatomy, foot care and relaxation tips. $32/$35. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. With Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. Stress reduction and health enhancement achieved through deep relaxation. Experience natural healing. Max 18. $20. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregistration required: 914.236.4503.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

Young Living Essential Oil Holiday Workshop – 6-8pm. Stay balanced during the Holiday Season and truly embrace the reason for the season. Register by November 16. $10. Includes light refreshments. Info: 914.556.8258. Katonah address given at registration.

Free Intro to Qigong Workshop – 7-8:30pm. With Margaret Steele. Gentle classes. Wear loose, comfortable clothes. Classical Acupuncture & Aromatherapy is located at 25 North Division St., 2nd floor, Peekskill. Register on SteeleNeedlesAcupuncture.com.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

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

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

The 72 Archangel of the Kabbalah: Discover Your Birth Angel Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 19

Protect the Righteous Qi – 9am-1pm. L Hughes, instructor. Holistic prevention of chronic illness. LES458. (5652 90) $49. Dutchess Community College, South. Register with school: 845.431.8910. SunyDutchess.edu/cfweb.

Align With Your Higher Self – 11am-12:30pm. A Channeled Guidance Session with Mary Ellen O’Brien at the Rose Healing Center in Verplanck. $30 or $25 online in advance: AwakenYourTrueEssence.com

Teaching Yoga & Mindfulness to Youth – 1-3pm Teachers, support staff and parents learn to guide kids through simple breathing techniques and yoga moves. $50. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Community Happening Day at Dutchess Yoga – 10am-2pm. Day of yoga, meditation, pie, coffee and tea with the community and owner Sandy Sooknanan. Dutchess Yoga, in the Lynn Building, 1575 Rte. 376 (at Angels Hill Rd), Wappingers Falls. Info: DutchessYoga.com.

Introduction to Conscious Parenting – 5-6:30pm. Learn philosophy, tools and techniques of Conscious Parenting and how it helps raising happy, healthy, confident children. $10. Hygeia Integrated Health 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K, Yorktown Hts. Advance registration: 914.352.6116.

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Faerie Friday – 1pm/Faerie Lanterns; 3pm/Faerie Journals. Season with magickal faerie energy. $15 per class. $25 for both. Faerie fans of all ages. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Serenity Saturday – Noon-6pm. Season in light and balance. Crystal Reiki sessions all day. Energy exchange. $50, half donated to families in need. Reserve space. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Psychic Sunday – Noon-6pm. Day of insight and healing with our readers. $25, half donated to families in need. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Slow Medicine for Men: A Men’s Group – Group provides the opportunity for men to awaken, while cultivating deep and meaningful relationships with other conscious men. $30. 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBR 29

Slow Medicine Family Healing – This program incorporates a whole systems approach, supporting and nourishing the entire family in all aspects of the life together within the home. 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Info/details: 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

Roland Comtois – 6-8:30pm. Internationally renowned medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul and famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing. $80. Bedford Presbyterian Church, Village Green, Bedford. 914.236.4503. Register StarVisionsCommunity.org.

New Moon Gatherings – 7-8:30pm. With Pamela Cucinell. Weaving together mythological stories, color, sound and guided meditation. Focus on goals and carefully seed one’s potential $32/$35. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Slow Medicine for Couples – 7-9pm. Through the principles of Slow Medicine, learn the keys to a successful relationship and how to incorporate that into daily life. $50 per couple. 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

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

 

 

 

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

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

Fire and Drumming Circle – 12pm. Drum in the New Year around the fire, as we burn the Yule wreath that has been adorned with wishes, intentions and prayers, sending them out to the universe. A potluck gathering will follow. Hands of Serenity Healing. Info/Location: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com. Hands of Serenity Healing.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2

Infinite Possibilities’ Rapid-K Weight Loss through Body Cleanse Program – 7pm. Rapid, safe and sustainable. Free. No obligation orientations. 1132 Main St, Peekskill. Future dates/times: 914.788.9355. IPLoseWeight.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

Four-week Beginner’s Yoga Workshop – 8:30-9:45am. Start the New Year off learning the foundations of yoga, breath, postures and philosophy. Start feeling one’s best by learning how to bring mind, body and spirit into balance. $100 four-weeks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Monday, January 5

2015 Yoga Teacher Training – RYS 200 Traditional 4-Week Intensive Course with Bernadette Birney, E-RYT 500 Instructor. New Class forming for January 5. Wainwright House. Info: 914.967.6080. wainwright.org.

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

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

Four-week Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 7:15-8:15pm. Create community with other Moms-to-be to strengthen and open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $100 four-weeks, $30 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642.QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6

Alternative & Holistic Circle: Weekly Group – 10-11am. Energy healing techniques to increase awareness, self-empowerment, creativity and live fully from the heart. $25. HolisticHealingNY.com. CirclesOfPeaceNow.org.

Emotion Code – 11am-12:30pm. Experience the amazing benefit of this healing modality while helping experienced energy healing practitioner to obtain certification in Emotion Code. Carmel. RSVP: 845.228.8132.

Free: Breastfeed with Certainty – 6:30-9:30pm. With Linda LeMon, IBCLC, CBE, CD. Learn how to successfully breastfeed. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Ground Floor Conference Room. Courtland Manor. Register/info: 914.734.3257. hvhc.org.

Astrology: Language Immersion – 7:15-8:45pm. Learn the language of astrology and decipher horoscopes. Register with birthdate, time and place to receive personal horoscope. Four-week series: $100/$110; 1x audit $30. Details: WainwrightHouse.org.

Wednesday, January 7

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. With Melanie Ryan. Three-week series or single class of learning appropriate posture and meditation technique to begin or support one’s meditation practice. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Shambhala Lineage. Mt Kisco. Registration: $75 for series intro or $30/class. 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9

The Healers Lounge – 10-11:30am. A free networking group for holistic practitioners. Held at Quest Yoga Studio, 11 East Main St, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

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

Shedding Your Skin, Shedding the Past – 7pm. This active meditation is an opportunity to release oneself from the burdens of the past and reveal a new, transformed self. Participation fee $15. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSernityHealing.com.

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

Birthing with Confidence – 9am-5pm. With Linda LeMon, IBCLC, CBE, CD. Childbirth Classes. One-Day Program. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Ground Floor Conference Room. Courtland Manor. Fee required. Info: 914.734.3896. hvhc.org.

Tasty Tips for Eating Healthy – 1pm. With dietitian and nutritionist Amanda Montalvo. Learn how to eat a healthy balanced diet and improve one’s health with facts, recipes and a cooking demonstration. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte. 311 Patterson. Info: 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

Chakra Balance & Flow Workshop – 3:30-5:30pm. Monthly extended yoga class provides opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate by working with the energy of the chakras. $25. Acker House, Center for Integrative Health, 139 Grand St, Croton on Hudson. Register: 914.707.1399. AckerHouseNY.com.

Journey Dance into the New Year – 7-9pm. With Claudia Gukeisen. Awaken the senses and loosen the spine creating renewed energy for any intentions for the coming year. Dance ritual of inner peace, strength and wisdom set to music. Begin by moving on and close to the ground, dancing a flow into standing and ending back down on the floor for relaxation. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

Acupuncture, Tui Na & Qi Gong for Health and Wellness – 1-4pm. With Sean Chillemi, LAc. Discover the wisdom, traditions and benefits of these ancient practices, techniques for self-help and integration into daily life. $40. RSVP required. Soulauras 520 North State Rd. Briarcliff. 914.941.2400; soulauras.com.

Flower Vibrational Healing – 2-4pm. With Annemarie Minke. Flower vibrations hold energetic keys that support conscious awareness. Receive a unique collective energetic message from the plant kingdom for greater clarity. $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

New Year, New You! – 2-4pm. Learn what causes weight gain and plateaus, the impact of stress, toxicity and how to cleanse effectively. Complimentary lecture and Q&A by nutritionist Renee Simon. Art of Dressing Boutique, 555 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck. RSVP, Cindy Rosenbaum: 914.589.3601.

The Journey of the Soul – 2-5pm. With Michael Rosenbaum. Based on the work of author Michael Newton, PhD workshop explores what is a soul, what happens after we die and developing emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Mt Kisco. $75. Registration: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13

Emotion Code – 11am-12:30pm. Experience the amazing benefit of this healing modality while helping experienced energy healing practitioner to obtain certification in Emotion Code. Carmel. RSVP: 845.228.8132.

Putnam County Over 40 Females – 6-8pm. 2nd Tuesdays. Professional women’s networking group. Get Empowered, Connected and Inspired. Make great connections and meet new friends. Free for members, $25 for non-members. Info: 914.260.3171; over40females.com.

The New Language of Take and Give – 7-8:30pm. Our tendencies to over-function and how that invites others to under-function in parenting, leadership and life will be explored. Six-week series $150/$165. Details: WainwrightHouse.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

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

Free Breastfeeding Group – 11am-1pm. 2nd and 4th Wed monthly. Meet with lactation consultant and other moms to share experiences on breastfeeding and parenting. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Courtland Manor. Location TBD on hospital campus. Info: 914.734.3257. hvhc.org.

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. With Melanie Ryan. Three-week series or single class of learning appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support one’s meditation practice. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Shambhala Lineage. Mt Kisco. Registration: $75 for series intro or $30/class. 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

The Alexander Technique – 7-8:30pm. Free intro. Recognize and change long-term postural and movement patterns that interfere with our natural ability to move with ease and fluidity. Details: WainwrightHouse.org.

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

2015 Vision Board Gathering – 7:30-9:30pm. Carla Blaha, Intuitive Medium, Angel Card Reader and Reiki Master leads participants to create and manifest their vision for 2015. $40. RSVP required. Soulauras 520 North State Rd. Briarcliff. 914.941.2400; soulauras.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

Shaman Elka Boren Comes to Synchronicity – Jan 16-20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Info/schedule: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

Reiki I & II Training – (2-day Practitioner Certification seminar January 17-18). Shima Chayvet, Reiki Master, teaches the ancient art of hands-on healing and the complete Chakra system. Call Shima: 917.279.9577.

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

Cleanse & Weight Loss Challenge – 10:30am-3pm. Personalized Cleanse and Weight Loss Challenge. Winter weather recipe and cooking demo using Jamaican herbs and spices. $40. DRS2HEALTH 3511 Barnes Ave, # 1A, Bronx. Register: 347.843.0789. Info: DRS2HEALTH.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

Reiki Level l – 11am-6pm. Training includes the history and uses for Reiki, guided visualizations and energy flow exercises and ample time to practice and receive Reiki in a loving and supportive environment. $125. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSernityHealing.com.

Reiki Level ll – 11am-6pm. Training builds on the foundation of Level l and includes attunement to the Reiki symbols, guided journeying to meet Reiki guide. $125. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSernityHealing.com.

Jazz Brunch– 11:30-2pm. With Joe Corsello. Highly accomplished musician of his generation working with stars such as Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman before he could vote. $40/$45 adults, $15 children under 12yrs. Reservations: WainwrightHouse.org.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. With Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice that everyone can benefit from. Release deeply held tensions, calm nervous system, strengthen immune system and increase self-awareness. $25 preregistered. $30 day of. Quest Yoga Arts,11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 19

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. It’s not just for practitioners. All welcome. Friendly people, and speaker, Greer Jonas, a well-known Numerologist. Free to members; $10 non-members. Panera Bread Company, One North Broadway, White Plains. WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Emotion Code – 11am-12:30pm. Experience the amazing benefit of this healing modality while helping experienced energy healing practitioner to obtain certification in Emotion Code. Carmel. RSVP: 845.228.8132.

How to Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions about Health, Weight and Self-Improvement – 7-8pm. With Michael Rosenbaum. Free. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

The Alexander Technique – Three choices on times and days. Recognize and change long-term postural and movement patterns that interfere with our natural ability to move with ease and fluidity. Four-week series $75/$83. Details: WainwrightHouse.org.

Taming The Mind – 7-9pm. Join international and senior Shambhala teacher David Nichtern for a meditation workshop offering an overview of the path of meditation according to Buddhist teachings, a proper introduction to the practice of meditation or to develop a deeper practice. Mt Kisco. Registration $50. Early bird discount $40 by Jan 14. 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22

Holistic Moms Network New Northern Westchester /Lower Putnam Chapter: Kick Off Event – 9:30-11am. 4th Thurs of every month. Contact chapter leader Shira Adler for details and learn how to join HMN. Katonah United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Rd, Katonah. 914.861.5186.

How Can Herbs Replace Pharmaceuticals? – 7:30pm. Holistic Moms hosts Herbalist Bonnie Rogers, who creates custom formulas which alleviate conditions such as GERD, IBS, colitis, pain, anxiety, insomnia or menopausal issues. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. Info: HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

Ayurvedic Yoga – 9:30-11am. Balance mind, organs and energy systems. Come into greater alignment with individual needs, the seasons and the expression of one’s soul. Six-week series: $108/$120; 1x Audit $20. Details: WainwrightHouse.org.

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

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

Higher Self Portrait Workshop – A meditation-driven portrait class for 10 and up taught by Rayna Sassano, local children’s book illustrator. $25. Includes materials. Room to Create, 245 Harrison Ave. Harrison. Info/register: Doreen Grozinger 914.645.2738.

Maintaining Independence as You Downsize – 1-2:30pm.With Elder Law Attorney Neil Reig Esq and Community Outreach Director Douglas Thomas. Making a financial and legal plan, preparing one’s house for sale, senior housing options. Refreshments. The John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Register: 914.245.5262 x227. YorkTownLibrary.org.

Psychic and Medium Circle – 1:30-3:30pm. Joan Carra will give predictions for the year and tune into messages from spirit. $55. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Small group. RSVP: 203.531.6387.

Coming Back to Center – 2-5pm. Artful rediscovery of our positive core self with Joyce Bellish, LCAT, ATR-BC. Guided imagery meditation, art-making and exploration helping participants to tap into their innate creativity to explore, identify and return back to the elements of their positive core self. No previous art experience necessary. $45 plus $15 materials fee. Mt Kisco. Sign-up: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

BlisSing at Prana Moon Yoga – 7-9pm. Feel the love and share the joy of sacred chanting. $20. The Hat Factory, 1000 N Division St, Peekskill. Info, Eileen O’Hare: 845.831.5790. BlissingChant.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

Awaken Wellness Fairs – 10am-5pm. Speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and 1000 guests. Exhibitor spots available. Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Ave. (33rd & 32rd Sts.) NYC. Info: AwakenFair.com.

Shamanic Journey and Teaching Circle – 1-6pm plus Potluck, Sliding Scale. Gather with kindred spirits to build community and deepen spiritual practice. $20-40. The Healing House, 11 N Cedar St, Beacon. Info, Eileen O’Hare: 845.831.5790. EileenOHare.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

Support Group: Helping A Loved One Prepare for Death – 6:30-8pm. Six-sessions to help family members better understand and prepare for the physical, emotional and spiritual components of the dying process. Facilitators: Michael Rosenbaum ACHT and Rita Hayes LCSW. Mt Kisco. Info: 914.244.3608.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

Emotion Code – 11am-12:30pm. Experience the amazing benefit of this healing modality while helping experienced energy healing practitioner to obtain certification in Emotion Code. Carmel. RSVP: 845 228 8132.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

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

Free Breastfeeding Group – 11am-1pm. 2nd and 4th Wed monthly. Meet with lactation consultant and other moms to share experiences on breastfeeding and parenting. Hudson Valley Hospital Center, Courtland Manor. Location TBD on hospital campus. Info: 914.734.3257. hvhc.org.

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

Mystical Teachings from Peru: The Andean Energy Body – Jan 30, 31 & Feb 1. No time Learn how to connect with cosmic sources of elemental power for health and wellbeing. $300. The Healing House, 11 N Cedar St, Beacon. Info, Eileen O’Hare: 845.831.5790. EileenOHare.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

Travel Route 6 from Cape Cod to California – 1pm. With author Joe Hurley. Fascinating stories and riveting pictures in exclusive behind the scenes look at his book Ten Million Steps on Route 6. Free. Patterson Library, 1167 Rte 311, Patterson. Register: 845.878.6121 x10. Info: PattersonLibrary.org.

 

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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FRIDAY, APRIL 4

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 6

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, APRIL 7

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

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 8

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 10

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 11

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

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

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

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

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

Meditation Workshop – 5-6pm Apr 13 & 27. Pre and post-meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body, while the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra are used to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 14

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

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

Tuesday April 15

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 17

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

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 18

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

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 19

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, APRIL 21

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 22

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

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

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

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

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

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 24

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

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

FRIDAY, APRIL 25

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

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 26

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 27

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

Family Yoga – 11:45am-12:45pm. Yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. $25/2; $5 each additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

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

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

Monthly Meditation Class – 7:30pm. Rona Levine, Reiki Master, yoga instructor certified hypnotist, and shamanic practitioner leads meditation practice and experiential movement to provide deeper insights and personal awareness. $20. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, APRIL 28

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 29

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30

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

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

SATURDAY, MAY 3

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

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

SUNDAY, MAY 4

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

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

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

 

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

cover-feb13-medFor additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Local Resilience: A Transition Town Weekend – Feb 1- Feb 3. This three-day course is an in-depth experiential introduction to the Transition Movement. Connect with others who share concerns about peak oil, climate instability, and economic deterioration. $140/$50 students. South Church, Dobbs Ferry. Info: Kathy: 914.693.7389.

Angel Circle – 7-9pm with Katie Ciriello. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. $35. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Oneness Blessing Program – 10-11:30am. Learn about Oneness consciousness, neurobiological process to enrich consciousness through the Oneness Blessing. Receive the Deeksha. Free. Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt.Kisco. StarVisionsCommunity.org; 914.588.4079.

Uniquely You Yoga – 10am-12noon (2/2-4/26).  Design a yoga practice that is uniquely yours. 6 week sessions includes complimentary consultation. $175. On-going enrollment, pre-registration required. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff.  914.941.2400.

Book Discussion/Reading – 1pm. Author Joan Gussow reads from her book “Growing Older”, a touching memoir on the loss of her husband of 40 years, gardening experiences in the Hudson Valley and more. Reception/discussion follows. Donations gratefully accepted. Teatown. RSVP: 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm with Kate Petagine. A pre-requisite to the group Pilates class, this class focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Reiki I Class – 2-6pm Feb 4 & Feb 5. Learn the self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions with Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. $150 manual/certificate.1 Great Hills Farm Rd, Bedford. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Getting a Taste for Mindfulness –7:30-9pm. Along with breath awareness and guided meditation, participants experience a body mind connection with expert instruction. $160/5 or $35/ea. Includes light organic meal. Erica’s Kitchen, 1 Court Rd, Bedford. 516.233.9856. TranscendenceAt SunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Treating Negative Emotions – 7-8:30pm. Learn Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) which blends contemporary and ancient healing approaches. $15/includes TAT manual. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP/info: 917.885.0221. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

Wednesday, February 6

Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 7-8:30pm. w/ Shaman Mikki Davis. Wednesdays beginning 2/6. $15. Ixchel Center, 308 Battle Ave. White Plains. RSVP: 917.620.0444.

Thursday, February 7

Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. w/ Shaman Mikki Davis. Thursdays beginning 2/7. $18. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.620.0444.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Vision Board Workshop – 7-9pm with Carla Blaha. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. $35. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

The Sacred Feminine and Goddess – 7-9pm. w/ Jo Jayson. Discussion about  the Goddess, her many faces and personalities, and meditation to invoke this Sacred Feminine. $30. At W@tercooler, 21 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: jojayson.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Teatown’s Hudson River EagleFest – 9am-4pm. Headquartered at Westchester County’s Croton Point Park, this event features multiple eagle viewing locations staffed with birding experts, helping the public view this national symbol in the wild. Info/tickets: 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org/eaglefest.

Planning a Spring Garden – 10am-12noon. Bring a pencil and pad and learn how to plan for a successful spring vegetable garden.  $20/adult; $5/child ages 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St Yorktown Heights. Registration required. 914.962.2368. HillopHanoverFarm.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. $90. Tarrytown location. Info/register: Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Share The Love Spa Day – 12-5pm. Stop in for a free spa day that includes complimentary mini neck and shoulder massages, mini facials, and hand massages. Whole Foods Market Yonkers, Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Blvd, Yonkers. 914.378.8090. WholeFoodsMarket.com.

Beekeeping 101 – 1-3pm. This is the first in a new beekeeping series at the farm aimed at getting started on the road to having bees in the backyard. Register for one or all (3) classes in the series. Barn F. $20/pp. Online registration required: HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Symbolic Resonance/Year of the Snake 2013 – 2-4:30pm. Astrologer Pamela Cucinell provides an overview of what to expect in 2013 including group work with some individual focus. $45 The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com

SUNDAY, FEBRAURY 10

Red Tent Temple Gathering – 2-4:30pm.  Experience doing nothing for a few hours; including having a plan or direction. Come rest, talk, share and be supported in this gathering for women of all ages and cycles. Ixchel Center, 308 Battle Ave, White Plains. RSVP Cathy: 914.912.2351 or Mikki: 917.620.0444.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Kids Make Their Own Valentines – 4:30-5:30pm. Make a special floral bouquet and or Valentines for friends and family. $12 per child/includes supplies. Whole Foods Market Yonkers, Westchester’s Ridge Hill, 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers. 914.378.8090. WholeFoodsMarket.com.

Getting a Taste for Mindfulness –7:30-9pm. Along with breath awareness and guided meditation, participants experience a body mind connection with expert instruction. $160/5 or $35/ea. Includes light organic meal. Erica’s Kitchen, 1 Court Rd, Bedford. 516.233.9856. TranscendenceAt SunRaven.com.

Wednesday, February 13

Our Air, Water and Food At Risk: Update on Hydrofracking In New York – 7pm. w/Ellen Weininger of Grassroots Environmental Education and Erin Heaton Meyer of Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy. Learn how the Governor’s choice to enable or prohibit fracking affects New Yorkers throughout the state. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: greenburghnaturecenter.org; 914.723.3470.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm. Workshop features a self-love theme. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. $35. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

Singles Night at W@tercooler –  8-11pm. Meet other hip like-minded  singles at W@tercooler’s first Single Night. Festivities to include henna tattoos, tarot readings ($10 each), art, dancing, open bar (beer and wine) and an array of Japanese cuisine. $35. W@tercooler, 21 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.1400.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16

School Garden Educator Workshop – 8:30am-4pm. Offered through Northern Westchester BOCES, for continuing education credits for educators, program provides “hands-on” practical knowledge of school farming experiences gleaned from lessons from crop gardens and Farm at home educational gardens. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. Registration: 914.248.2335 or 2339.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. Appropriate for all levels, admission by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18

February Vacation Nature Camp – Mon-Thurs, Feb 18-21, 9:30am-1pm (for grades K-3). Naturalists will involve, amuse, stimulate and inform children with animal study, nature crafts, nature exploration, and nature games. Members $160, non-members $210. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: greenburghnaturecenter.org; 914.723.3470.

Mindful Monday Meditation – 7:30-9pm. Participants are guided in an intelligent sequence of breath and meditation techniques that enhance comfort and ease in body and mind. $100/5 classes or $25/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12noon. 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: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

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.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22

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 circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Healings & Readings – 10am-6pm Feb 22-Feb 26 with Elka Boren. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

Angel  Workshop – 7-9pm with Elka Boren. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. $35. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Sugaring Sunday – 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists will be in Warren’s sugarhouse sharing facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Free/members or $5pp/nonmembers. RSVP: 914.762.2912 x110.

Homeopathy & Natural Remedies – 1-3pm. Dr. Kenneth Silvestri, certified classical Homeopath, discusses remedies for physical and emotional well being. $50/includes resource booklet and homeopathic remedy. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. Register/Info: 973.214.0540. CenterForAlignedHealing.com

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Mindful Monday Meditation – 7:30-9pm. Participants are guided in an intelligent sequence of breath and meditation techniques that enhance comfort and ease in body and mind. $100/5 classes or $25/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12noon. 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: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Circle connects wisdom teachings to energy principles and interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master/Teacher. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. 914.588.4079 x12.  Register online: Balancing4Life.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. “Back to the Summit, How One Man Defied Death & Paralysis to Again Lead a Full Life of Service to Others.” Author Omer Rains joins in for the sixth book series on Comparative Intelligence: Principles for Smarter Living. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Introduction to Massage Therapy as a Career – 10am-4pm. Join Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mt. Kisco for a one-day seminar exploring Massage Therapy as a rewarding career. Participants receive a 90 minute massage from currents students. $50. Finger Lakes School of Massage in Mt. Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.7363l. Info: flsm.com.

Starry Nights Café – 7:30-9:30pm.  StarVisions sponsored evening of socializing and entertainment with spiritual comedy and music. Relax among friends at Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 South Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. StarVisionsCommunity.org.  914.236.4503.

Sunday, March 3

Feldenkrais Anxiety Reduction Workshop –1-4:30pm. w/ Larry Attile. Participants learn how to free themselves from habitual physical patterns that contribute to, and exacerbate anxiety symptoms. $95. 79 Montgomery Ave. Scarsdale. Info: 914.588.0763; WestchesterChiKung.com.

 

 

February 2011 Calendar Events in Westchester & Putnam NY from Natural Awakenings Magazine

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Tai Chi Class – 7-8:30pm (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22). The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. $110/8 class block. 824.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Healing Circle of Light – 12-1pm. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste.205, Mt. Kisco.  All welcome. Free. 914.730.0155 or  914.400.7056; spiritinside.net.

Meditation Series – 7-8pm (2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23). Be guided through breathing, letting go, and connecting with the deeper self; an excellent program for beginners. Divine Compassion Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 No.Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains. $15. 914.798.1202.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3

“Deeksha” – 7-8pm (2/3 & 2/17). Deeksha is also known as The Oneness Blessing. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. $10/donation. 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

Prenatal Discussion Group – 7-8:30pm (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24). Pregnant women and new mothers gather to connect, share, and receive answers about pregnancy, labor and newborn care. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste. 104, Mount Kisco. 914.299.0544; childbirthpartners.com.

Pendulum Workshop – 7-9pm w/Bente Hansen. Learn the basics of clearing past life energy blockages, interferences and programs. Bring a pendulum, or many are for sale at Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $25/reserved. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

The Yin of Yoga – 6-9pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Practice looks at the emotional body through the lens of the physical body. Experience a passive yet deeply physical yoga practice. $40. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Practitioner Back Care & Yoga – 7-8:45pm w/Michael Kennis & Athina Pride. This workshop is for the dedicated yoga practitioner. Infinite Yoga Center, 2 East Ave., Ste. 205, Larchmont. $25/advance; $30/same day. 914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

Gallery Event – 7-9pm w/Medium Phil Quinn. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. $125. 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

Intro to Life Coaching – 7-9pm w/Lisa St. John. Learn how to move beyond wounds and to live the heart’s desire. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Somers Energy Expo – 9am-4pm.  Day of speakers and vendors, motivating residents and businesses to get involved in the national effort to mitigate the effects of Climate Change. Family $20/Adult $15/Student $5. Admission includes lunch. Somers High School, Route 139 Somers. Info: GreenSomers.org.

Eaglefest – 9-4pm. Eagle viewing sites along the Hudson River. Educational displays, collaborators’ exhibits, children’s activities, and music. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

Foot Reflexology Certification Course – 9am-5pm (2/5-6; 2/19-20; 3/5-6; 3/19-20; 4/9-10; 5/14-15). This is the first of six weekend sessions of a 200-hour certification program. For more info or to register: 914.649.5262; IntegrativeHealthPractices.com.

Briarcliff Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-12noon. Musician Matt Turk entertains for shoppers of fresh food from local farmers and food artisans. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm.  Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S. State Rd. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Footfalls a Quiet Journey – 10am-1pm w/Bern Richards. Take a journey with drums and rattles sharing vision quest experiences along with a white feather, whale/dolphin meditation. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $125. Registration required: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Kirtan – 7pm. Golden Temple, 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $10/suggested donation; kids free. Directions: goldentempleyoga.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mastermind Groups Forming – Time TBA. Lifestreams Healing invites Westchester and Putnam residents to join a collective of like-minded people seeking self-mastery through the power of a mastermind group. Program begins March 6; individuals must reserve by February 24. Visit: lifestreamshealing.com.

Reiki I Certification – 10am-4pm w/AnneBentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Learn Reiki history, and practices for self-care. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Ste. 104, Mt. Kisco. $150/includes manual & certificate. Pre-pay by Feb.1. 914.588.4079.

My Own Psychic/My Own Medium – 1-5pm (2/6, 2/19, 3/6) w/Carol Hutner. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

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

Natural Awakenings Event – 3pm. A community gathering and showing of the film 2012: Time for Change; offering an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Q&A with expert panel and exhibitors follows. The Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $10/free after 5pm. Advanced RSVP required: 914.617.8750; WakeUpNaturally.com.

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20 paid registration by 2/4. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Adult Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. Bi-monthly thematic guided meditation and group discussion. Scarsdale Wellness Center, 531 Central Park Ave., Ste. 304, Scarsdale. $15.  914.722.1989.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Westchester Holistic Breakfast – 8-10am. Dr. Debra Weiss presents “Eat Smart, Get Fit in 2011.”  Gather together and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting. Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 No. Broadway, White Plains. $18/non-members, $15/members. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Cleansing & Detoxification Demo – 10am-12noon. Discover how to find the true source of health. Receive a free five minute chair massage and sample the benefits of therapeutic juices. WellSpring Holistic Health Center, 1415 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. 914.341.1246.

Holistic Moms Network –6:30-8:30pm. Join a panel of local birth professionals and parents to explore options and opportunities for empowered birth. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the Self into alignment with the Higher Self. Learn greater self-empowerment, and life becomes more peaceful and harmonious. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Key Topics in Experiential Health/Healing – 5pm w/Dr. Steven Horowitz. Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference room C, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, CT. 203. 874.4252; learn.edu.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Wholistic Physical Therapy – 6:30-7:30pm w/Peter Dorsa, PT.  Goal setting and self-treatment exercises to do at home. Win a free MFR treatment. Make 2011 the best year of health and wellness. Info: 845.940.1050.

Master of Arts in Experiential Health/Healing – 7pm. Presented by The Graduate Institute at   Total Life Care Center, 152 East Ave., Norwalk, CT.  Free. 203. 874.4252; learn.edu.

Mediumship Circle – 7-9pm. Suzanne Dye leads a team that will pass on messages received from the other side of the veil. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $20/suggested donation.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Meditation – 7:30-9pm w/Tom Cummings. Infinite Yoga Center, 2 East Ave., Ste. 205, Larchmont.  $15; $12/seniors & students.  914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Art Project/Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-12noon. Join the Pelham Art Center for a free crafts project. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm. St Thomas Episcopal Church, 168 W. Boston Post Rd. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Yorktown Reiki Class – 10am-4pm (2/12, 2/13). Learn Reiki I and II from a long time health professional. $275/includes materials. Call Reiki Master Roberta Rosenberg at 914.720.1108.

Psychic Saturday – 11am-4pm. Empower the self with good decisions for all life’s issues by finding the path to higher understanding. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. $30/15mins; $60/30mins; $100/45mins. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Partner Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. Work with a partner and learn to assist each other in moving further into poses, challenging existing edges and exploring new ones. $35/each. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Loving Hands/Techniques for Home Massage – 2-4:30pm w/Adrea Robles, LMT. Learn simple massage techniques with a partner that can be preformed at home. Release stress and melt into relaxation. Liberation Yoga, 900 S. Lake Blvd. $35/per person; $60/couple. 845.803.8389.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Adept Class – 10am-5pm. Take the next step on the spiritual path. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. More info: 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

Prenatal Yoga – 10:30am-11:45am 2/13-4/3 (skips 2/20, 2/27). This class incorporates yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. 6wks/$150 . Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco, 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Meditation/Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERTY. Join like-minded in a thought provoking look into yogic philosophy, followed by guided meditation. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. Free. 845.225.9642.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. This is a powerful practice incorporating gentle postures and breath that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25 paid registration by 2/11. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Restoring Balance in a Chronic Culture – 7-8:30 pm. w/Dr. Michael Finkelstein of Sunraven. Discover physical, emotional and spiritual tools for dealing with a chronic condition in oneself or a loved one. The Yoga Loft at The Bedford Post Inn. Info/ Register: 914.234.6646; SunRaven.org.

The Three Solutions to Health Problems – 7-8:30pm w/Dr. Lawrence G. Stern. Discover how using natural healthcare, cleansing and nutrition can prevent and eliminate the cause of disease.

Stern Chiropractic and Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste. 104, Mount Kisco. Free. 914.864.222; SternWellnessCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Celebrate The Heart Event – 6-9pm. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women. This event will be an evening of networking, education and hands on demonstrations. A portion of the evening’s proceeds donated to the American Heart Association. $35/includes dinner and dessert.  professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Sugar Blues Lecture – 6:30pm. Holistic Nutrition Coach, Yolanda Faustini Stone teaches attendees how to overcome sugar cravings without willpower or deprivation. 1 Scarsdale Rd., Tuckahoe. Free. Register/info: 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Whole Foods Market White Plains: Mommy & Me – 9-11am. 3rd Thursdays. Meet other new moms at Mommy & Me in the Whole Foods Market cafe. Complimentary breakfast for Mom and baby; samples, raffles and fun with experts. 110 Bloomingdale Rd. White Plains. RSVP at customer service: 914.288.1300. wholefoods.com.

Love, Medicine & Miracles – 7pm w/Bernie Siegel. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. $20. Reserve seat at learn.edu/events.

Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm. Certified hypnotherapist Saundra (Cindy) Blum, leads the group gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence life today. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $35. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (3/19, 3/20) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Harbingers of Spring – 10-11:30am.Hike to look for those very first signs that spring is just around the corner. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 914.762.2912; teatown.org.

Canning Demonstration/Mt. Kisco Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-12noon. Learn to “put by” market favorites. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 E. Main St. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Kirtan – 7pm. Come to the new location for the monthly “home” kirtan and drumming circle. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester, 236 South Bedford Rd. (Rt.172), Mt Kisco. 914.241.1360.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Annual Food Drive Round Robin – 10am-12noon. An all-level class with live music held to benefit a local food bank. Bring fresh/non-perishable food items as admission. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 2/17-2/22. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $45/workshop. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Kirtan – 3pm. Monthly kirtan at Wainwright House with Satya Franche & Ma Kirtan. 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $10/advance or $15 at the door. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant.   Private sessions with Elka are available 2/17-2/22. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Adult Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. Bi-monthly thematic guided meditation and group discussion. Scarsdale Wellness Center, 531 Central Park Ave., Ste. 304, Scarsdale. $15.  914.722.1989.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

K-5 Winter Adventures – 9am-3pm (2/22-2/24). Great opportunity for young children to visit Hilltop Hanover Farm during February break. Children explore the farm and trails, learn about the greenhouses, and cook healthy food. Register: hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions available with Elka 2/17-2/22. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. Informal, social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. Crown Plaza, 66 Hale Ave. White Plains. Info: Call Dani 914.403.5149.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Open House – 5pm. Discover graduate programs that enrich the spirit and inspire life-long transformation. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; .learn.edu.

“Munay-Ki Circle” – 7-9pm. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. $22. 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

If You Could Not Fail – Time TBA (2/25-2/27) w/Jean Houston. Frst in a series of weekends where the rich soil of the mind, heart and soul is opened for exploration, healing and transformation. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

Writers Retreat: A Gift of Time – 5:30pm (2/25) through 8pm (2/26). Retreat offers some reflections on the spiritual sources of writing, time to write, and opportunity to share one’s work. Facilitator, M. Doretta Cornell, RDC PhD. Good Counsel Campus, White Plains. Info: 914.798.1244.

Yoga Nidra – 7-9pm w/Athina Pride. This is a guided relaxation practice that includes warm-ups, breathing and affirmations. Infinite Yoga Center, 2 East Ave., Ste. 205, Larchmont. $15; $12/seniors & students. 914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Reiki I – 9:30am-5pm w/Eileen Savage. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (2/26, 2/27) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the second level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Cooking Demo/Mt. Kisco Indoor Farmers Market –10am-12noon. Join Fork & Glass Catering for tips, tastes and recipes. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 E. Main St. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Archetypal Cosmology – 12noon. Dr. Glenn Perry Presents a free online information session on this emerging field. To register or more info: learn.edu/events.

Angelic Connection – 2-4pm w/Robin C. Mueller. Students receive an Angelic attunement, the name of their Angel and an Angelic blessing. Spiritinside Healing Center 344 Main St., Ste.205, Mt. Kisco; spiritinside.net. $125. Registration required: 914.730.0155.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Snowshoe Hike – 10-11:30am. Strap on a pair of Teatown’s snowshoes and experience a winter’s day in the woods. If no snow, it’s a hike instead. Adults only. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining; teatown.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

SunRaven Book Club – 7pm. Discussion of Women Food and God by Geneen Roth. For book club information or to receive Finkelstein’s Skillful Living Newsletter, visit SunRaven.org or call 914.234.6646

 

Westchester’s Leading Wellness Care Professionals: Natural Awakenings Practitioner Profiles for 2011

A good doctor can help you when you’re sick. Great wellness practitioners and holistic health care providers help you to stay well, by guiding you through the practices that keep you healthy in body, mind and spirit. Here in Westchester, we’re fortunate to have a wealth of such professionals. To help you choose the modalities and practices best suited to you, we present the people behind the practices, and reveal their philosophies on healing.

Dr. George Gertner, DC, President of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York

Dr. George Gertner, DC

“At UCC-NY, we perform a highly specialized chiropractic procedure which gently—without any popping, twisting or cracking—restores the entire spine back to its proper, stable and upright position,” says Dr. George Gertner, DC. Developed by The National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), this procedure takes pressure off the nervous system and allows the body to return to its natural and healthy state, Gertner says. “We see more than 90 percent success rate with some of even the most severe and chronic neurological conditions,” he notes.

Healing Philosophy: By removing interference from the nervous system, Gertner says, his chiropractic procedures help the body heal naturally. “The power that made the body heals the body,” he says.

Passion: Gertner says his passion for healing stems from his own experience with chronic pain. “I once suffered with severe, debilitating lower back pain and sciatica, and I exhausted all traditional therapies without any results,” he recalls. “After I met a NUCCA specialist in Atlanta, I immediately began seeing amazing results. In less than a week, the pain I had suffered with was gone. At that time I realized my purpose in life.”

Dr. George Gertner, DC, Upper Cervical Chiropractic of New York, 20 Old Mamaroneck Rd. Ste. 1C, White Plains, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.686.6200. For more information, visit UCC-NY.com.

Dr. Fred Lisanti, ND, Attending Doctor at Integrative Med Solutions

Dr. Fred Lisanti, ND

Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) is an advanced holistic medicine clinic featuring customized healthcare for acute and chronic conditions. “IMS is Westchester’s premier center for holistic medicine and acupuncture,” says Dr. Fred Lisanti, ND. “Our healthcare philosophy is based on the synthesis of ancient healing arts, acupuncture and cutting-edge natural medicine.”

Healing Philosophy: “I start with the premise that your body already knows what it needs,” Lisanti explains. “My job is to facilitate that information rising to the surface of your consciousness and to encourage the body’s natural instinct to heal itself. Underneath it all, our work stems from a philosophy that heart-centered compassion is the source of all forms of healing. We ensure that all our clients feel this gentle, nonjudgmental acceptance as soon as they enter our sacred space.”

Passion: One of the principles of naturopathic medicine is docere, which means “doctor as teacher,” Lisanti says. “It is such an honor to educate my patients with the philosophies of naturopathic and Eastern medicine, which encompass prevention and respect for the healing power of nature,” he says.

Dr. Fred Lisanti, ND, Integrative Med Solutions, 281 White Plains Rd., Eastchester, NY. For an appointment, call 914.337.2980. For more information, visit IntMedSolutions.com.

Dr. David L. Lerner, DDS of The Center for Holistic Dentistry

Dr. David L. Lerner, DDS

“We offer an innovative approach to the healthcare of the mouth, integrating the knowledge of natural healing with that of contemporary dental science and technology,” says Dr. David Lerner, DDS. Among the services provided at The Center for Holistic Dentistry are all forms of general dentistry, such as the safe removal of silver/mercury fillings and the treatment of periodontal problems (gum disease); cosmetic dentistry (crowns, veneers, implants, bridges); treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, snoring and sleep apnea; dentures and orthodontics (braces); and acupuncture.

Healing Philosophy: “Our philosophy is based on the natural laws that govern health and healing,” Lerner says. “When disease is present, it may be viewed as evidence of a disruption in our life force.” The Center for Holistic Dentistry seeks to bridge the gap between modern dental technology and the ageless traditions of natural healing. “This innovative approach to holistic dental care tends to the health of the mouth in relation to the whole person,” he says.

Passion: “I love facilitating people in their process of becoming whole,” Lerner says. “I do this through my practice of integrative dental medicine.”

Dr. David L. Lerner, DDS, The Center for Holistic Dentistry, 2649 Strang Blvd. Ste. 201, Yorktown Heights, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.245.4041. For more information, visit HolisticDentist.com.

Dr. Michael E. Doyle, MD

Dr. Michael E. Doyle, MD

Dr. Michael Doyle’s medical practice is devoted to improving and restoring the health of each individual patient. “I go far beyond simply treating symptoms,” he says. “My aim is to identify and treat the root causes of illness. In this effort, I focus primarily on nutritional, hormonal and lifestyle issues.” Undetected nutritional and hormonal disturbances, in particular, are at the root of many common illnesses, both mild and severe, Doyle says; by focusing on these core issues, he has helped many patients dramatically improve their health and quality of life.

Healing Philosophy: Doctors shouldn’t just treat symptoms—they should focus on the underlying causes of illness, Doyle says. “In most cases, the best way to restore health is by restoring a healthy balance in lifestyle, nutrition and hormones,” he explains. “In general, natural substances such as nutrients and bio-identical hormones are the safest and most effective treatments for such problems.”

Passion: Doyle has a special interest in thyroid and adrenal hormones, which form the foundation of all metabolism, he says. “In many cases, addressing underlying thyroid and adrenal problems is the first step in restoring health,” he notes. “When these problems are ignored, excellent health is rarely achieved.”

Dr. Michael E. Doyle, MD, 22 Fifth St. #201, Stamford, CT. For an appointment, call 203.324.4747. For more information, visit GoToDrDoyle.com.

O2 Living Wellness Center with Rosemary Devlin, Founder

Rosemary Devlin of O2 Living

The landscape around O2 Living is itself inspirational, making it perfect for personal retreats, special occasions or business gatherings, says Rosemary Devlin, founder of the holistic wellness community. “It’s a beautiful setting that exudes the sophistication of the Westchester County countryside,” she says. Situated in Yellow Monkey Village in Cross River, New York, O2 Living comprises a Live Food Café, juice cleansing, a therapeutic day spa, a boutique and yoga studios.

Healing Philosophy: “The state of wellness has always been a matter of importance if one wants to enjoy the human experience with passion and desire,” Devlin says.

Mission/Passion: Devlin founded O2 Living with the intention of building a community for healthy living. “My mission is to help you attain a lifestyle that is healthy, enriched and vibrant,” she says. “Our O2 Living community—both on-site and via our website—is dedicated to inspiring you on this journey of self-discovery.”

Rosemary Devlin, O2 Living, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte. 35, Cross River, NY. For more information, call 914.763.6320 or visit O2Living.com.

BodyCures (formerly Nutritional Healing Center) with Dr. John Foley, DC and Dan Court, Clinical Nutritionist

Dr. John Foley, DC and Dan Court

“We developed advanced bio-energetic testing, a very precise, compre­hensive and cutting-edge computerized and biofeedback system that targets the exact root cause of today’s health concerns,” says Dr. John Foley, DC of BodyCures™. “By incorporating advanced clinical nutrition, naturopathy, and environmental toxicity and electromagnetic field (EMF) testing for women and children, we have a 98 percent success rate with even the most difficult cases.” BodyCures specializes in reversing autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), allergies, asthma, fatigue, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, headaches, chronic pain, digestive disorders, infertility and other chronic health issues.

Healing Philosophy: When the body is in a state of chronic illness and not healing, there is always a logical reason and underlying cause, Foley says. “Most illness and disease in the 21st century have an environmental component,” he says. “Toxic buildup accumulates in our organs and usually goes undetected. If you don’t eliminate toxic stress on the body, people simply can’t recover or achieve optimal health.” The bottom line? “Always address the root cause rather than treating symptoms.”

Mission/Passion: Inspired by the transformation of their own health, Foley and clinical nutritionist Dan Court are passionate about empowering people to reclaim their health and feel well again. “We are excited to offer hope and real solutions to our clients,” Foley says.

BodyCures, 2013 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY. For an appointment, call 914.962.0101. For more information, visit BodyCures.com.

Dr. Minerva Santos, MD of Premier Health Choice Medical

Dr. Minerva Santos, MD

Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Minerva Santos, MD, specializes in integrative medicine, having trained in Dr. Andrew Weil’s program at the University of Arizona. She now is medical director of the Health & Wellness program at Northern Westchester Hospital and hosts the television show Your Health Today. “I believe in the mind-body-spirit connection and that the body has an innate ability to heal itself,” Santos says. “I blend traditional, preventative and integrative medicine to help patients achieve and maintain a healthy quality of life. I work with patients who want to be heard—from those with simple illness to the very complex.” Premier Health Choice Medical also offers laser therapies and weight-loss programs. “We’ve lost over 1,000 pounds this year,” Santos says.

Healing Philosophy: “I believe prevention is the best thing a person can do to stay healthy,” Santos says.

Passion: Santos’ list of passions is long, and her passions in life and work intermingle. “I try to make this world a better place, a safe place for us and for wildlife,” she says. “Balance is important. I spend time in nature. I’m a beekeeper, and I also design jewelry, just for fun.”

Dr. Minerva Santos, MD, Premier Health Choice Medical, PC, 691 East Main St., Shrub Oak, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.245.6800. For more information, visit MinervaSantosMD.com.

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, of The Gelb Center

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS

With offices in New York City and White Plains, NY, The Gelb Center is known for its pioneering, integrative approach to treating headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder and sleep problems. “Our philosophy is that the head and neck, all the way down to the feet, are connected,” says Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS. “We therefore work best in a team approach with oral orthopedists, physical therapy, applied kinesiology, atlas orthodontists, craniosacral therapists, orthodontists and prosthodontists.”

Healing Philosophy: “Healing starts with breathing and an open airway,” Gelb says.

Passion: Gelb says he’s inspired by the dramatic, positive change he has seen treatment bring. “I am passionate about transforming my patient’s lives,” he says.

Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, The Gelb Center, 635 Madison Ave., New York City, and 12 Old Mamaroneck Rd., White Plains, NY. For an appointment, call 212.752.1662 (NYC) or 914.686.4528 (White Plains). For more information, visit GelbCenter.com.

Dr. Christine Vlacho, DC of New World Chiropractic

Dr. Christine Vlacho, DC

“We use a marriage of chiropractic, natural nutritional supplements and modern-day science to create individualized, personal programs for healing,” explains Dr. Christine Vlacho, DC. The practice’s many light-touch chiropractic techniques are “gentle but powerful,” helping reduce and prevent pain and improve nervous system function. “We use sophisticated lab tests to assess many areas of body function, like energy production, detoxification, hormonal balance, and neural function,” Vlacho says. “When underlying body systems are not working properly, we recommend natural remedies to restore normal body function.” In the process, symptoms are alleviated, physical performance improves, and many conditions such as hormone imbalances, fatigue, weight gain, digestive problems, and autoimmune conditions can improve and resolve themselves, she says. “The process of restoring normal body function can take time as the body heals,” she adds, “but the rewards can be life-altering.”

Healing Philosophy: “True healing comes from within and encompasses every part of our being—body, mind and soul,” Vlacho says.

Passion: “My desire is to spend each and every moment of every day loving, giving, growing and serving from the heart,” she says.

Dr. Christine Vlacho, DC, New World Chiropractic, 41 Katonah Ave. Ste. 201, Katonah, NY. For an appointment, call 914.471.8339. For more information, visit NewWorldChiropractic.com.

Dr. Neil C. Raff, MD of Advanced Medicine of Mount Kisco

Dr. Neil C. Raff, MD

With 40 years of traditional medical healing and nutritional expertise, Dr. Neil C. Raff, MD, of Advanced Medicine of Mount Kisco, treats all forms of autoimmune, inflammatory, cardiac and hormonal conditions. Raff specializes in alternative cancer treatments, removal of toxic heavy metals and hard-to-treat gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel and inflammatory bowel disease. His office conducts a variety of tests including gastric acid analysis, autonomic nerve testing, and arterial stiffness index, and treatments including IV nutrition, ozone/peroxide, high-dose vitamin C, and Iscador anticancer treatments.

Healing Philosophy: Symptoms and disease come from an accumulation of unhealthy factors—plastics, altered foods, preservatives, heavy metals, etc.—which overwhelm and block the body’s natural regeneration, Raff says. “By removing these toxic substances and emphasizing healing nutrition, I can restore healthy repair and regulation,” he says. “This is the basis for sustained natural good health.”

Passion: For Raff, life and health are both physical (gardening, exercise) and spiritual (family, religion). “Sound mind, sound body—it’s all in the balance, and not in the pills,” he says. “That’s the goal I set for myself and for my patients.”

Dr. Neil C. Raff, MD, Advanced Medicine of Mount Kisco, 37 Moore Ave., Mount Kisco, NY. For an appointment, call 914.241.7030. For more information, visit NeilRaffMD.com.

Dr. Bruce Sirlin, DC of Integral Health

Dr. Bruce Sirlin, DC

Integral Health promotes optimal health and well-being with the use of diverse holistic modalities, says Dr. Bruce Sirlin, DC. “Our services include traditional chiropractic treatment, auricular therapy for smoking cessation and weight loss, and the bioveda system, which offers a holistic approach to relieve symptoms caused by allergies and sensitivities,” Sirlin says. “This system is based on the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and homeopathy, combined with high technology that utilizes computerized screenings and laser treatment.”

Healing Philosophy: Healing comes from the body’s inner wisdom, Sirlin says. “My job as a practitioner is to help remove stressors, open communication channels, and help reduce abnormal reactions to non-harmful stimuli found in our environment,” he says.

Passion: Sirlin’s passion for health “comes from the knowledge that our body holds the greatest untapped force known to man for healing, and that by supporting the body, we can better utilize this power.”

Dr. Bruce Sirlin, DC, Integral Health, 471 Bedford Rd., Pleasantville, NY. For an appointment, call 914.769.4647. For more information, visit BiovedaOfPleasantville.com.

Dr. Susanne Saltzman, MD of Homeopathic and Nutritional Medicine

Dr. Susanne Saltzman, MD

Dr. Susanne Saltzman, MD, has 20 years of clinical family practice treating acute and chronic illness in children and adults. “My emphasis is on homeopathic and nutritional medicine to decrease dependency on pharmaceutical drugs,” she says. Saltzman has successfully treated thousands of patients for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including attention deficit disorder (ADD), allergies, anxiety disorders, asthma, depression, migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, interstitial cystitis, Lyme disease, menopause, multiple sclerosis, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), thyroid disorders, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Healing Philosophy: “The human body is innately brilliant,” Saltzman says. “We all have the capacity to heal ourselves; sometimes we need a little help from nature. Homeopathic medicine provides that catalyst. It recognizes that every person is unique in the way they express illness. Therefore, two people with the same ‘disease’ may need two completely different homeopathic remedies.” Homeopathy is designed to treat the whole person, she notes. “This means that someone’s mental/emotional state is just as important as his or her physical symptoms in the selection of the correct homeopathic remedy.”

Passion: Saltzman says she’s passionate about people and their potential for greatness. “There is no limit to what we can achieve if we simply put our minds to it,” she says. “If someone truly wants greater health, I can offer them my experience, knowledge, intuition, enthusiasm, compassion and exceptional care.”

Dr. Susanne Saltzman, MD, Homeopathic and Nutritional Medicine, 250 E. Hartsdale Ave. St. 22, Hartsdale, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.472.0666. For more information, visit HartsdaleHomeopathy.com.

Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC of Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, PC

Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC

Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness is centered around transformative healing, says Dr. Lawrence Stern, DC. “All the healing modalities we offer, such as Network Spinal Analysis, Neurologic Relief Centers Technique, Reiki, massage, Quantum Touch and childbirth education, are meant to cause a permanent shift in oneself and one’s quality of life,” he says. “Our practitioners are highly skilled and educated and very intuitive in their approach to deliver a service that is meant to exceed all expectations.”

Healing Philosophy: “Transformative healing causes a dynamic shift and reorganization of the nervous system that provides an enhanced quality of life and a future of well-being that previously wasn’t possible,” Stern says.

Passion:  Stern is passionate about providing transformative healing that makes a profound difference in people’s lives—and that passion has been contagious, he says. “There is such a dynamic shift as a result of our advanced healing work that our practice members often discover their true purpose and passion in life. As a result, they go out and make a lasting impression upon the world,” he says.

Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC, Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr. Ste. 104, Mount Kisco, NY. For an appointment, call 914.864.2222. For more information, visit SternWellnessCenter.com.

Spiritinside Healing Center with Robin C. Mueller, Founder

Robin C. Mueller

Since 2001, Robin C. Mueller has been sole proprietor of Spiritinside Healing Center, where she is a certified Reiki master practitioner and energy healer. “I use my gifts of clairvoyance, clairaudience and clairsentience to assist my clients to find higher and higher levels of healing within their body, mind and spirit,” she says. With years of study in various healing modalities, Mueller says she’s dedicated to the deep understanding of healing and its application to benefit her clients. The exponential growth of her practice over the past 15 years led her to build Spiritinside, which offers sessions in Reiki healing, feather healing, and “Empowering Higher Guidance;” intuitive and medium services for individual and groups; meditation workshops; Reiki training; nature card readings; and astrological readings and charts.

Healing Philosophy: “Spiritinside Healing Center focuses on giving people a safe place to find spiritual answers and healing, as well as an understanding of the deeper connections that they have with universal healing energy,” Mueller says.

Mission/Passion: “My goal is to offer some of the finest and best-trained intuitives, mediums and energy body workers to help people find a path to joy and happiness,” Mueller says. “I want to give them a greater understanding of universal healing energy and how to bring healing into their everyday lives.”

Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco, NY. For more information, call 914.730.0155 or visit SpiritInside.net.

Dr. James S. Striano, DC of Hudson Valley Chiropractic & Nutrition and New You Naturally

Dr. James S. Striano, DC

Dr. James S. Striano specializes in the physical and chemical aspects of health. His chiropractic practice, Hudson Valley Chiropractic & Nutrition, uses both forceful and gentle adjustment techniques to restore vertebral alignment and proper nerve function. It also offers nutritional counseling, with testing based on the American-patented procedure developed by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, MD. “This special, direct nervous-system testing determines what your problem is, what the cause is, and what it will take to handle the problem,” Striano explains. New You Naturally, Striano’s anti-aging/body-sculpting practice, offers non-invasive skin firming, slimming (size reduction), and cellulite reduction using Smart Sculpt (a state-of-the-art, FDA-approved machine) along with diet, exercise, detoxification and “positive self-talk.”

Healing Philosophy: Striano considers the human body a synthesis of the physical, mental and spiritual, requiring a comprehensive program in all three areas to be healthy. “Loss of health is due to one of three stresses,” he notes. “There is the physical—that is, trauma—which we address through chiropractic; the chemical—toxic buildup, pathogens, poor foods—which we address through nutrition; and the mental—emotional or biochemical imbalances—which we address through nutrition or bio-energetic harmonizing. Our job is to find the primary stress and support the body in that area, allowing healing to occur.”

Passion: “I am humbled by the knowledge of the spirit compared to the limited, ‘educated’ knowledge of man,” Striano says. “And I am amazed every day by the body’s ability to heal.”

Dr. James S. Striano, DC, Hudson Valley Chiropractic & Nutrition, 475 Tuckahoe Rd. Ste. 201, Yonkers, NY. For an appointment, call 914.793.1824. For more information, visit HVCAndN.com or NewYouNaturally.com.

Dr. Michael Wald, MD*, Dr. Nilay Shah, MD, & Sunny Seward, MS (Nutrition), of Integrated Medicine & Nutrition of Mount Kisco

Dr. Michael Wald, MD, Dr. Nilay Shah, MD

Individualized treatment is key at Integrated Medicine & Nutrition, says Dr. Michael Wald, MD. “We are a metabolically based practice,” he explains. “We center all our therapies upon the actual needs of our patients. What others promote as ‘the best treatments, the best foods, the best nutritional supplements, the best therapies’ may be useful, but they are rarely curative and never individualized. The potential for improvement in health is far greater when one’s treatments are naturally matched against actual needs.” Techniques include a patent-pending assessment of blood, urine and other tissues for determining food, nutritional supplement and lifestyle needs; a typical workup might involve 150 aspects of a patient’s biochemistry. “With this metabolic map of each patient,” Wald says, “we often see improved health, reduced disease risk, symptom alleviation and cure where others have failed.” Biological age assessments track how each patient is healing and growing biologically (as opposed to chronologically) younger. Integrated Medicine & Nutrition offers comprehensive testing to help prevent and treat difficult issues including cancer, immune dysfunction, and cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological problems.

Healing Philosophy: Integrated Medicine & Nutrition’s holistic method of healing uses both Eastern and Western medical approaches to all manner of healthcare problems. “This allows us to simply do more,” Wald says. “Sometimes medical problems are missed by practitioners who focus only within the natural health arena; other times, problems are missed by those practicing standard medicine. Not only do we have knowledge in both areas, but we know how to integrate them.” The term “integrated” does not mean “combined,” he notes. “Instead, we synthesize, inventing new and individualized solutions for our patients. This is a creative process that has proven successful even with those patients who say, ‘I’ve been everywhere else, and they did every conceivable test.’ We believe it isn’t what is done, but how this information is viewed and put to work that makes a difference.”

Passion: The staff of Integrated Medicine & Nutrition is passionate about restoring lost quality of life, “allowing the individual to walk, run and play, to engage in life as fully as possible, and to be happy,” Wald says. “Our goal is to change the lives of a million people using natural approaches. That would be extraordinary!”

Dr. Michael Wald, MD, Dr. Nilay Shah, MD, and Sunny Seward, MS, Integrated Medicine of Mount Kisco, 495 Main St., Mount Kisco, NY. For an appointment, call 914.242.8844. For more information, visit IntMedNY.com. *Dr. Wald is not licensed to practice medicine; all prescriptions are written by Dr. Nilay Shah.

Peggy Emro, Owner of Healing Source Physical Therapy

Peggy Emro

Healing Source Physical Therapy (HSPT) specializes in Integrative Manual Therapy (IMT), “a total-body, hands-on process that listens to the wisdom of the body and then applies that wisdom to help the body heal itself,” says HSPT owner Peggy Emro. “It addresses the complex interrelationships of the multiple systems of the body, using a variety of techniques to elicit a healing response.” Because IMT is effective but noninvasive, anyone can benefit from it, she adds. “We see dramatic changes in people with chronic pain or illness, who have unsuccessfully tried other approaches. Similarly, children with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, or developmental disorders achieve exceptional outcomes. Many conditions that people have been told are ‘normal’ are the result of pathology that is simply unrecognized and correctable with treatment.”

Healing Philosophy: Emro sums up the philosophy of HSPT in its motto, Ad Fontem Medicus. “That means ‘to the source to heal,’” she explains. “It is at the source of the problem that we can facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself in a truly integrated way.”

Passion: As an advocate for “the evolution of human consciousness,” Emro believes that the work of evolving begins with healing one being at a time.

Peggy Emro, Healing Source Physical Therapy, 20 Milltown Rd. Ste. 104A, Brewster, NY. For an appointment, call 845.363.1035. For more information, visit HealingSourcePT.com.

Carl Carvalho, Licensed Massage and Craniosacral Therapist, of Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy

Carl Carvalho, LMT, LCST

Carl Carvalho works with newborns to adults, helping them heal, balance and overcome their health challenges. A highly trained practitioner of deep-tissue, Swedish, sports and medical massage, craniosacral therapy, shiatsu and energy work, Carvalho likens his role to that of a sculptor: “I often feel like I’m working with living clay, reshaping and remolding the tissue, releasing blockages and toxins so the body can relax and heal.” As a client recently commented, “Carl’s subtlety of touch can really fine-tune a muscle…and he found the problem areas without me even telling him where they were.” Carvalho draws from his experience and diverse training to design individualized sessions that achieve fast results, helping clients overcome pain and chronic symptoms and lead healthier, less stressful lives.

Healing Philosophy: Working as a healer means helping nature do what it does best, Carvalho says. “The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself,” he explains. “It does work, but it often needs help overcoming obstacles that block its way. I’m a facilitator, assisting the body to work through these challenges to heal, recover and regain balance. And I have a lot of technique to rely upon; my work is medically grounded and fine-tuned with an energetic touch.”

Passion: “What I really love is seeing people get better,” he says. “I love how even after one session, physical, energetic, tangible results can be felt.”

Carl Carvalho, Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy, PC, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson, NY. For an appointment, call 917.445.1767. For more information, visit HumanBodyworks.com.

Peter Tricarico, Licensed Acupuncturist, of Sleepy Hollow Acupuncture

Peter Tricarico

Peter Tricarico knows and practices many styles of acupuncture, including a style based on his own understanding of this ancient form of medicine. “While I use many traditional acupuncture points, I also focus on nerve pathways known in modern biomedicine that are related to the patient’s condition,” he says. Tricarico also treats with Chinese herbal potions, Chinese fire cups, and tui na (Chinese massage).

Healing Philosophy: “Educating the patient is paramount,” Tricarico says. “The second step is to remove the obstacles that prevent the body from healing itself, and the third is to encourage the habits that are known to perpetuate health.”

Passion: Tricarico is a student of and believer in the progression of Chinese medicine. “Most people think that acupuncture theory and practice has gone unchanged over the past 2,000 years,” he notes. “That’s just not true, and I have a lot of ideas and opinions on the direction this form of healing should be moving in.”

Peter Tricarico, Sleepy Hollow Acupuncture, 239 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.819.0970. For more information, visit SHAcu.com.

Well On The Way, with Elizabeth Pasquale, Certified Healthy for Life Coach, and Ruth Kohake, Certified Health/Weight Management Coach

Ruth Kohake

Comprehensive treatment center Well On The Way® offers many approaches to creating dynamic health, including craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage, diet and nutrition. “Whether you want to lose weight, relieve pain or just move through life with more vitality, come in for a free health consultation,” says Ruth Kohake. Potential clients will learn how they can enrich their lives through renewed energy, pain relief, a more youthful appearance, and permanent weight loss. “All these elements support long-lasting health so you can enjoy your life and your family,” Kohake says. With both individual and group sessions available, she adds, “you can have great health without spending a lot. Join our group ‘Healthy for Life Program,’ beginning in January, and you’ll feel like a new person by the end of 12 weeks.”

Healing Philosophy: “We feel that healing is an inside job,” Kohake says. “Accepting that, how do you know where to begin, especially when so many things we’ve been told are healthy turn out to be making us sick?” Well On The Way helps clients learn the facts about whatever is holding them a prisoner of disease or discomfort, she says. “These facts have actually been hidden from you up until now. Your health will respond to this new information, and you’ll say, ‘Eureka!’”

Elizabeth Pasquale

Mission/Passion: Pasquale and Ruth Kohake admit they are passionate about health. For Pasquale, that includes exercise; each year she sets for herself a new physical challenge. She has been New York State’s champion racewalker and an Olympic qualifier, she swam three miles across the Hudson River, and last May she and some colleagues trekked to Mt. Everest Base Camp, climbing to almost 18,000 feet in the Himalayas. For Kohake, a registered nurse, a love of music, particularly singing, feeds a caring spirit. “I’m a member of the Threshold Choir,” she says. “I sing at the bedside of people at the time of their passing over.”

Well On The Way, 191 Main St., Ossining, NY, and 62 Waller, White Plains, NY. For more information, call Elizabeth Pasquale at 914.762.4693 or Ruth Kohake at 914.525.3562, or visit WellOnTheWay.com.

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