A Night Out for Goddesses on December 6, in Westchester, NY

Paula Caracappa, founder and CEO of the PPC Group, presents amoon_goddess on Thursday, December 6, at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. The free event takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. in the hotel’s Westchester Ballroom.

Caracappa is also founder of the twice-yearly Awaken Fairs, which have become the largest body, mind and spirit expos north of New York City. She says the Goddess Evening is a chance for women to kick back and relax before the rush of the holidays. “We’ll have music, refreshments, new makeup colors for the season, jewelry for holiday giving and goddesses who want to treat themselves, tarot card readings for gaining insight into 2013 and a raffle for a beautiful Intentions bracelet and pendant from Swarovsky,” says Caracappa. “Visitors can also get some help finding a healthy new eating plan for after the holidays.”

Caracappa says that vendors with products and services “fit for the Goddess in everyone” are also welcome to join the event. Pre-registration is required at GoddessEvening.com.

The Doubletree Hotel is located at 455 South Broadway in Tarrytown. For more information, visit GoddessEvening.com.

Awaken Wellness Fair This Sunday, November 11 in Tarrytown, NY

On Sunday, November 11, 2012, the Awaken Wellness Fair returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY, where more than 100 speakers, practitioners, intuitives and vendors will showcase their alternative wellness techniques. “We’ve grown a lot in the past decade, attracting nearly 1,000 guests to this semiannual event,” says facilitator Paula Caracappa, founder of the PPC Group, LLC. “Our mission has always been the same: to educate people in the very best and latest ways to achieve wellness of body, mind and spirit.”

Among the exhibitors will be Christine DiDomenico, offering instruction in “Running the Bars,” a noninvasive energy process using light touch to promote a sense of calm and positivity. Rejuvenation Café will offer life-enhancing products like Mimi’s Natural teas and condiments, EMF protection devices, and intelligent water systems. Susan Lasky, a productivity coach, ADD/ADHD strategist and professional organizer, will chat with visitors about their organizational challenges and give a 10:15 a.m. talk on “The 7-Step PowerPlan to Action.” Psychic medium and author Lisa Ann from Spiritquest Healing Center also will have a table and give a presentation. Her specialties include intuitive healing, past-life regression and guided meditation.

The fair launches Caracappa’s second decade of creating community wellness events. “My mission is to educate the general public about the many effective and varied wellness practices that are available to them, from ancient practices to cutting-edge technology,” she says. In December, her PPC Group will offer another event, “An Evening for Goddesses.”

 Fair hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit AwakenFair.com.



Pilates Conference and Awaken Wellness Fair June 2-5, 2011

The advanced pilates class at the Art of Control Pilates Studio in Purchase.

Fitness enthusiasts of all experience levels—from personal trainers seeking continuing education to beginners who want to try a new technique without pressure—are invited to the Pilates Conference and Awaken Wellness Fair, to be held at Purchase College June 2-5. The event will feature workshops, workouts, performances, and an expo of local businesses devoted to opening the mind while strengthening the body.
Visitors can attend one or all days of the event, which begins with a pre-conference on June 2. Some of the best-known Pilates teachers and fitness experts in the country will be teaching at the conference, including Mari Winsor sharing her new Pilates techniques, and Jay Grimes, who worked with Joseph Pilates himself. The event concludes with the Awaken Wellness Fair from noon to 5 p.m. June 5. A body-mind-spirit expo that has been popular in Westchester for the past decade, the Awaken Wellness Fair offers interactive wellness activities, health screenings, products and services that promote a healthy lifestyle, and wellness providers demonstrating the latest in both technology and “rediscovered” ancient healing.
The Pilates Conference and Awaken Wellness Fair is a collaboration between Simona Cipriani, owner and director of Art of Control, and Paula Caracappa, promoter of Awaken Wellness Fairs. Art of Control, a private studio located at Purchase College, offers Pilates, massage therapy and Feldenkrais to both the community and Purchase students.

For more info about the Pilates Conference, visit ArtOfControl.com or call 914.251.7842. Learn more about the Awaken Wellness Fair at AwakenFair.com.

April’s Awaken Wellness Fair Is “Best Yet,” This Saturday in Tarrytown

The Awaken Wellness Fair returns to Tarrytown on April 16, and organizer Paula Caracappa of PPC Group, LLC, says this year’s event promises to be the best yet, with more than 100 exhibitors and speakers on hand to introduce alternative ways to get and stay healthy. “My mission is to educate the public about the many effective and varied wellness practices that are available beyond the old-fashioned attitude of ‘take a pill’ or ‘cut it off,’” Caracappa says.

This is her 10th year organizing educational wellness fairs. This year, PPC Group will also present Mamapalooza at Kensico Dam on May 14 and Awaken at SUNY Purchase as part of the Pilates Conference on June 5.

Among the exhibitors at Awaken Wellness Fair will be Merrill Black, who will discuss the benefits of hypnosis and lead a group hypnosis session with audience members, and certified life coach Diane Ingram, who will explain the concept and practice of living a purposeful life. Other exhibitors will include Bonnie’s Herbals and Chanson Water, with information on how alkaline water hydrates the body, increases energy, eliminates “brain fog,” and boosts overall wellness; painter Linda Richichi, presenting her channeled Soul Portraits, which reveal an image of the subject’s higher self; and Sound Shore Ayurveda, who will share information about the 5,000-year-old system of Indian medicine, determine doshic balance, and answer health-related questions.

The Awaken Wellness Fair will take place 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. For more information, visit AwakenFair.com.

Holistic Networking Group Welcomes New Members in Westchester, NY

After more than a decade, Westchester Holistic Network (WHN) is not just surviving—it’s thriving. “We are Westchester’s leading holistic group,” says founder Paula Caracappa. “Our new members come from many varied walks of life—financial advisors, medical professionals and therapists, as well as holistic practitioners seeking connection with like-minded colleagues. We welcome anyone who is interested in learning more about body-mind-spirit wellness.”

WHN’s mission is to educate the general public about various integrative wellness practices. To that end, the group hosts monthly gatherings and participates in outside events such as the semiannual Awaken Wellness Fair. Members also teach at the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence’s substance abuse counselors training program. “With exciting new collaborations and partnerships being born all the time, each meeting of the Westchester Holistic Network evokes an energy of partnership,” Caracappa says. “One attendee, after her first encounter with the group, described them as ‘the nicest, warmest, most welcoming people I have ever met!’”

WHN meets throughout the year, the second Tuesday morning of each month, at the Divine Compassion Spirituality Center in White Plains, New York. In addition to offering an opportunity to make new friends and connections, the meetings include a home-cooked, organic breakfast and a speaker program intended to both educate and inspire.

For more information, visit WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org, email info@WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org  or contact  WHN at 914.422.1784.

Westchester’s Largest Body-mind-spirit Fair Returns Sunday, November 21, 2010

Paula Caracappa, AWAKEN Wellness Fair Founder

This fall marks the 9th year of Westchester’s biggest holistic event, the AWAKEN Wellness Fair.  “It’s a very encouraging sign of the acceptance of integrative practices,“ says founder and director, Paula Caracappa. “The fair has grown from 42 people in my office in White Plains in 2002, to almost 1,000 (visitors) at the AWAKEN Fair last April.”

The mission of the fair has remained consistent—to introduce the public to a variety of ancient and cutting edge body-mind-spirit wellness practices that can help people to become their very best whole selves. The fair includes at least two rooms of speaker presentations throughout the day (a third may be added due to high demand) and a large ballroom filled with exhibitors, vendors and practitioners presenting information, products, jewelry and services that support a vibrant, holistic lifestyle.

The AWAKEN fair takes place on Sunday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. The first 500 attendees to enter will receive an eco-friendly, re-useable bag loaded with special offers.

Admission is $10 online at AwakenFair.com through November 17, or $15 at the door. Services such as psychic readings are offered for an additional fee. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 455 South Broadway in Tarrytown, NY.

Area’s Biggest Wellness Expo Returns April 10, 2010

Awaken Wellness Fair

Awaken Wellness Fair participants at last year's event

The next Awaken Wellness Fair takes place on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel in Tarrytown, NY. The producer, PPC Groups LLC, has organized the largest and most well-attended Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Expos in Westchester and the Hudson Valley for the last three years. CEO Paula Caracappa produced the well-received Goddess Days in New Rochelle for nearly a decade prior to launching these expos.

More than one thousand visitors are expected to participate in a variety of interactive wellness activities, hear informative talks by recognized complementary wellness experts, receive valuable health screenings, meet providers offering  the latest in both hi-tech and “re-discovered” ancient healing methods, and purchase products and services that promote a healthy lifestyle. Attendees will receive a free eco-friendly bag to gather goodies throughout the day, healthy snacks will be readily available for minimal cost, and intuitive readers will be on-hand  for sessions.

The cost for the full day is $10 online, at AwakenFair.com through April 7, or $15 at the door. A smaller Awaken Wellness Fair will be held at the Best Western Hotel in Nyack NY on May 15. Vendors can register for the Nyack event online at thePractitioners.com.  For more Natural Awakenings news, visit WakeUpNaturally.com.

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