Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for July 2018 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, July 2018 Edition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day Fair – 11am-4pm (rain or shine). Family-friendly fair featuring petting zoo, equestrian demonstration, pony rides, crafts, face painting, hayrides, live music, fishing, pet adoption, food from the grill and  more. Free admission. John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St. Katonah. Info: bedfordarmonkrotary.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 5

A Summer Retreat for Writers: Finding Inspiration, Contemplation and Creativity – July 5-9. The retreat is open to everyone: for those who journal and for writers of every genre. $450 includes overnight accommodations and all meals. The Mariandale Center, 299 N Highland, Ave, Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455. Mariandale.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 6

Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival – July 6-8. Over 100 balloon launches during the weekend, with mass launches scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and sunrise launches on Saturday and Sunday. Craft beverage tap tent, live bands, vendors, food trucks and family activities. Info: BalloonFestHV.com.

Breath Work – 7-9pm. With Erika. Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill. RSVP/info: FireflyFishkill.com.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation and group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 7

From Darkness to Light: Reconnecting with Your Spirit – 11am-3pm. With Rose Kress, of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. Breathwork, intention, affirmation, self-inquiry, asana and more. $90 lunch provided. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. Preregister/prepay: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 8

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

Journey for Your Soul’s Purpose – 11am-12:30pm. With Savannah. $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

MONDAY, JULY 9

The Healing Circle: Relax, Restore and Return to Balance – 1-2:30pm. Restorative healing touch and reiki healing prompts an overall calming, balancing and healing response that enhances health and well-being. $20. The Mariandale Center, 299 N Highland Ave, Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455. Mariandale.org.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation and group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 10

Let Your Yoga Dance – 6:30-7:30pm. With Amy Planck. For adults. Experience joy and fun while expressively dancing through the chakras. $109 eight weeks. Mt Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Dr, Valhalla. Preregistration required: 845.803.5737. AmyPlanck.com.

Qi Gong Classes – July 10 and July 24. 6:30-7:30pm. Sacred Space Healing Arts, 436 Main St, Beacon. $10. Register: 845.416.4598. Empoweredbynature.net.

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

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11

Sharp Again Soiree – 6:30pm. Music, dancing, silent auction, dinner and drinks in support of Sharp Again Naturally’s mission to preserve and restore memory. CV Rich Mansion. Info: Sansoiree.Eventbrite.com.

Summer Qigong: Learn to Expand Your Awareness – July 11-Aug 29. 7-8pm. Eight-week series. $15 per session. $100 per series. The Mariandale Center, 299 N Highland Ave, Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455. Mariandale.org.

Thursday, July 12

Death Cafe meeting – 7pm. Share candidly, questions, fears and beliefs about death. Make the most of life today. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Road (Rt. 172). Mount Kisco. Free. RSVP not necessary.

FRIDAY, JULY 13

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

Psychic Message & Healing Circle – 7-9pm. With Shaman Healer Elka Boren. $40. Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, 12 W Main St, Pawling. RSVP: 845.493.0432. AngelAuraBoutique.com.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation and group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

Summer Ecology Walk – 1-2:30pm. Find out what is going on in nature during this time of the year during a stroll around the sanctuary. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Park, Rye. 914.967.8720. More info: Parks.WestchesterGov.com.

Astrology Workshop – 1-3pm. With Astro Cheryl. Learn and discuss the basics of Astrology. $40. Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, 12 W Main St, Pawling. RSVP: 845.493.0432. AngelAuraBoutique.com.

Free Lecture: Ayurveda Overview and Q & A – 3-5pm. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic will hold an afternoon of Ayurveda. Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. 914.875.9088; DrKaushik.com.

Music of the Heart: A Bhakti Yoga Experience – 3-5pm. With Darren Marc. Sacred time for soul nourishment includes gentle yoga, call and response singing and other Bhakti practice. No experience necessary. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com (workshops tab).

Birth Trauma Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Healer Elka Boren. $40. Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, 12 W Main St, Pawling. RSVP: 845.493.0432. AngelAuraBoutique.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

Interfaith Sundays at The Chapel at Croton Falls – 10:30am-12pm. Owlfeathers: Interfaith Meets Poetry, with Prof. Suzanne Ironbiter. All Welcome – refreshments follow. The Chapel at Croton Falls, 609, Rt. 22, Croton Falls. Parking across street. Info: chapelatcrotonfalls.org.

Learn the Angel Oracle Cards – 11am-12:30pm. With Joann Fiallo. Basic level. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Walking Tour of the Lasdon Memorial Garden – 2-3pm. Join Lasdon’s horticulturist on a walking tour of a fragrance garden, a shrub border and a formal garden. Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial, Somers. Info: 914.864.7268. LasdonPark.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 17

Free Lecture: Stress: The Ayurvedic Approach to Getting Out From Under – 7-9pm. With Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St, S Salem. 914.875.9004. LewisboroLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

Natural Way to Quit Alcohol, Sugar, Smoking – 7-7:45pm. Learn simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, sugar and more. 80 percent success. Simpler than most believe. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

Curing Addiction from the Core: Quit with Quinn Info-Lecture – 7:45-8:30pm. Discover the unseen energy of addiction and how this simple, natural method can help participants quit alcohol, smoking and sugar behaviors for good. 80 percent success. Free Lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

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

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Yin Yoga Teacher Training – July 20-22. With Megan for a weekend of Yin Yoga exploration. Upon completion of this course, students will receive 20 YACE Continuing Education hours through Yoga Alliance. $375. Wainwright House, Rye.

Boot Camp for the Soul: Art and Yoga One Day Retreat – 9:30am-4pm. Designed to provide an uninterruptible space to unplug from the busyness of life and reconnect with oneself. $75. The Mariandale Center, 299 N Highland Ave, Ossining. Info: 914.941.4455. Mariandale.org.

Yin Yoga for Self-Care – 6-9pm. Stretch out and bring awareness to the entire body and will incorporate some gentle Qi Gong in addition to the longer Yin holds. $55 Nonmembers. Wainwright House, Rye.

Chakra Crystal Grid Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Healer Elka Boren. $40. Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, 12 W Main St, Pawling. RSVP: 845.493.0432. AngelAuraBoutique.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 21

Dragon Boat Race and Festival – Dragon boat races, food trucks, music, local vendors and activities for all ages on the banks of the Hudson River. Info: DutchessDragonBoat.org.

Wholistic Peace Forum – 3:30-5pm. Interactive and collaborative experience to identify and discuss best practices for the holistic community to get more involved with overarching community issues in Westchester. Hartsdale. Free/donations welcome. Tickets/details: Eventbrite.com, search Wholistic Peace Forum.

Ancestral Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Healer Elka Boren. $40. Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, 12 W Main St, Pawling. RSVP: 845.493.0432. AngelAuraBoutique.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 22

The Harlem Valley Rail Ride – Takes cyclists through a horse farm, a dairy farm and a car-free, six-mile section of abandoned railroad track, beginning and ending at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton. Concludes with barbecue festival. Info/cost: HarlemValleyRailRide.com.

Double Workshop: Joe’s Natural Laws and How They Influenced His Work – 11am-6pm. With Sean Gallagher and Historical Chair Exercises with Elaine Ewing. $250. Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St. Elaine: 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com.

Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently – 1-2pm. Learn about Quit with Quinn—helping people around the world overcome alcohol, smoking and other addictions. Easier than people ever thought possible.80 percent success. Free lecture. NYC location, E 37th btwn Park and Lex. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

Healing/Psychic Fair – 1-6pm. 7/22 & 7/29. Healers, psychics, tarot readers, palm readers and Reiki Masters available for readings and healing sessions. Portion donated to the Global Autism Project. Chapel at Croton Falls. 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls. Info:  Rona Levine 914.419.8693.

Belly Dance Basics – 2:30-4:30pm. With Gina Bergamini. A celebration of natural beauty and power regardless of age, ability or body type. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com (workshops tab).

MONDAY, JULY 23

Fourth Monday Bird Walk – 7:30-9:30am. BYO binoculars and join experts from Saw Mill River Audubon for a walk through park to see the birds of the season. Beginners welcome. Croton Point Park, meet in main parking lot, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5290. Info: SawmillRiverAudubon.org. More info: Parks.WestchesterGov.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 24

Let Your Yoga Dance – 6:30-7:30pm. With Amy Planck. For adults. Experience joy and fun while expressively dancing through the chakras. $109 eight weeks. Mt Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Dr, Valhalla. Preregistration required: 845.803.5737. AmyPlanck.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25

Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently – 7-7:45pm. Learn about Quit with Quinn—helping people around the world overcome alcohol and other addictions. Easier than people ever thought possible.80 percent success. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

Natural Way to Quit Alcohol, Sugar, Smoking – 7:45-8:30pm. Learn simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, sugar and more. 80 percent success. Simpler than most dare to believe. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 27

Sixth Annual Firefly Festival – 6:30-8:30pm. BYO chairs, blankets and flashlight. Meet at the end of Michigan Road for this annual festival. Enjoy some s’mores while watching this amazing show. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7317. Parks.westchestergov.com.

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

22 Arcanas Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Healer Elka Boren. $40. Journey through the Tarot Major Arcana. Angel Aura Spiritual Boutique, 12 W Main St, Pawling. RSVP: 845.493.0432. AngelAuraBoutique.com.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

Reiki 1 & 2 – 11am-4pm.With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

Essentials for a More Easeful Labor: A Couples Labor & Delivery Workshop – 3-7pm. Learn all the basics that a couple needs to know in preparation for labor. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.996.4286. QuestYogaArts.com (birth and baby tab).

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

SUNDAY, JULY 29

Introduction to Foot Reflexology – 10am-1pm. Wyld Womyn, 378C Main St, Beacon. Register: Wyld Womyn. 845.440.8300.

MONDAY, JULY 30

Kids Summer Camp – July 30-Aug 3. 9-11:45am. Ages 5-9. $150. Firefly Yoga, 992 Main St, Fishkill. RSVP/info: FireflyFishkill.com.

 

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for January, 2014 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1

New Moon Virtual Gathering – 7pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell via webinar. Info: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 2pm. Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices, review of physiological and psychological components of the stress cycle, group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on. Therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $30 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 5

Aromatherapy: Healing with Essential Oils – 11am. Essential Oils are completely natural and stimulate the body’s own innate capacity to heal anything from anxiety to even cancer. Free. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Teaching Trails: A Community Path for Environmental Education – 11:30am-12pm. Also Jan 12, 19, 26. Guided trail walk through the winter woodland forest. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470.GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Workshop with Kate Petagine focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

First Hike of the New Year – 1-2:30pm. Hike up into Hidden Valley to look for winter wildlife and toast the New Year with a hot drink on the return. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6

6 Week Yoga Workshops at Quest Yoga Arts – Jan 6-Feb 10. Beginner’s workshop at 9:30am, post-natal at 11am, pre-natal at 6:30pm. $150/6wks. 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco.914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 7

6 week Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Poses offered at a slower pace supporting optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs. Class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Kids’ Yoga – with certified Children’s Yoga instructor, Alice Sipple. Tuesdays begin Jan 7, 4:30-5:15 pm, ages 5-8, Fridays begin January 10:15;11am ages 2-5 (with parent). $60 members (6 week session), $72 non-members (6 week session). All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8

Building a Better Future Now – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Get involved and learn about redesigning the regional energy and transportation structure through decentralized energy, walkable communities and more. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center.914.723.3470. GreenBurghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Winter Renewal 14 Day Detox – 5:30-7:30pm. Lose weight, stop cravings, improve digestion, sleep better and increase energy with this safe detoxification program supervised by an MD. Most insurance accepted; product extra. 2 Overhill Rd, Ste 260, Scarsdale.914.722.9440. SifmNY.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

Gentle Yoga Chair Series – 9am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Appropriate for students who are new to yoga and also for those needing to go super gentle, perhaps dealing with injury or recent surgery.  $140/7 classes or $20ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Chakra Alignment Series – 11am. Jan 10-Feb 28. Start the year with aligned chakras, create freedom of movement and unblock energy. Each class focuses on a different chakra. $175/7 classes or $25ea. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle.914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Mommy & Me Yoga – 11am-12pm. Jan 10-Jan 31. For post natal moms and their babies, crawlers and walkers. Breath, bend and bond with baby. $100/4wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

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

Make the Most of 2014 Astrology Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Each attendee receives a mini-session for the whole group’s enlightenment with astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Watercooler, Tarrytown. $35. Preregister: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

Saturday, January 11

Mandala Making and Energy Healing – 9:30am-2:30pm.Half day workshop. A great restorative practice for the New Year. $120. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

For Power, Insight, Healing and Connection with Jim Wolfson – 9am-5pm. Beginners or experienced shamanic students welcome. There is a power and healing benefit by doing this work in community.  No experience necessary. $150. Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Register: Goldentempleyoga.com. Info: Jim Wolfson at 508.789.1290.

Small Book Making Workshops – 10am-noon or 1:30- 3:30pm. Make for yourself or as a gift. $30, all materials supplied. Art Therapy on Hudson. Info/register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra – 3-5pm. Yoga Nidra, a form of deep relaxation, brings a sense of renewal and creates an opportunity for self-awareness, acceptance and healing. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

Meditation Class – 5-6pm. Also Jan 26. Inspired by ISHTA Yoga, pre and post meditative asanas are used to prepare and restore the body and the 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.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15

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, JANUARY 16

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn about loans, scholarships, VA benefits and grants from Finger Lakes School of Massage’s financial aid coordinator. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

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

BlisSing – An evening of joyful, call and response chanting. With Cat Guthrie and Eileen O’Hare. 7:30-8:45, $10 members, $15 non-members. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St. Fishkill. Pre-register: 845.896.5678; allsportfishkill.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18

Reiki I & II – 9am-5pm w/Marcus Feighery. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

Life Changes Workshop – 1-3pm. How to support someone who has incurred a loss (in different form and areas in life). Learn how to be supportive. $25 donation. Yonkers Wellness Center, 10 Palisade Ave, 2nd Floor, Yonkers. Call Chandra or Dianne: 914.457.7807.

Full Moon Workshop: Liminal Liberation – 3-6pm. This workshop discusses activation and a participation in how to access the Mind at Large – as Aldous Huxley called it. $65online/$70 door; includes workshop, dinner & entry to the full moon gathering. CoSM.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm doors open; 7:30-9:30pm, ceremony; 9:30pm-12am, music and performance artists. An inter-denominational ceremony embracing the richness of diverse cultures in music, poetry and shared community include interactive experiences through art, music, meditation, prayer and rhythm. $10/advance or $15.CoSM.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. A whole new kind of body-mind-spirit-green expo with speakers, healers, vendors and readers. Over 100 exhibitors and 1000 guests. Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave, NYC. Exhibitor spots available. AwakenFair.com.

Yoga: Laying the Foundation – 11am-1pm. Explore asana practice with attention to precision of alignment learning how to create ease and balance in a pose; connect the parts to the whole in a sequence of asanas. $30. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Crystal Singing Bowls Workshop, Meditation & Surprise Musical Guest in Concert – 1-4pm. Raise the vibration, increase the clarity of one’s being, of one’s aura and of one’s chakras. $36. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga and Qigong – 3-4:15pm. w/ Nadiya Nottingham. The first week in a series of six. Bring qigong into daily life and the New Year will begin with abundance! $90/six weeks. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rt. 311, Patterson. Pre-register: 845.878.7800.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 4-6pm. Release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self awareness. $30. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. Preregister: QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22

Self Discovery Workshop – 7-9:30pm. Also 1/29 and 2/5. Facilitated by Althea Jacobs. $125/3 wks. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Grassroots Fundraising Workshop – 10am-2pm. Facilitated by Rebecca O Johnson, Consultant, Professor of Health Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College.$60.WESPAC office in White Plains. Register: WESPAC.org. Info: GrassrootsFundraising.org.

Reiki Master Teacher Training Certification – 12-8pm. Jan 25-26. Class teaches how to pass attunements, arrange classes and other topics necessary to become a Reiki teacher and practitioner. Prerequisites: Reiki I and II. $550/2 days. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

FLSM Continuing Education class for LMT’s – Jan 25-26. Advanced stretching techniques for body workers focuses on accessing different muscle groups using stretches done on clients via the table and floor. Requirement: Licensed Massage Therapist. Westchester Finger Lakes School of Massage. Register: FLSM.com.

Elisa Peimer performs at The Blooming Seed Coffee House Doors Open at 7pm. Great grass roots live music, coffee from Coffee Labs Roasters and dessert cash bar from Home Sweet Home Bakery. $12/cover includes coffee and tea. The Blooming Seed Coffee, 760 Route Six Mahopac (Nestled within Temple Beth Shalom).

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Crystal Bowl Healing – 1-3pm, with Intuitive/Sound Healer, Jessica Richman, who will use color and crystal healing, songs, chanting and, with permission, hands-on healing. $22. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Tracks and Scats – 1-2pm. Animal tracks and droppings offer a glimpse into an animal’s ecology and behavior; hike to discover what’s been happening in the woods, returning to match scat and tracks. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Info: Teatown.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29

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, JANUARY 30

New Moon Ceremony & Mystical Vision Board Workshop – 7-10pm. Bring pictures and ideas of what is wanted to manifest in in 2014 and beyond. $22, includes supplies. RSVP/Info: 914.575.8170.

Yoga Warriors Method – 12-1:15pm. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Vets get 20% discount. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Weigh Less/Live More: New Year/New You – 6:30-8pm. Discover safe ways to lose weight and still feel satisfied. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. Jen: 914.361.9258. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. Bring a journal or notebook. $20/members or $25. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 917.796.6026.Wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Chinese New Year Blessing Ceremony – 5am-5pm. The Chuang Yen Monastery’s2014 Chinese New Year Ceremony includes drumming ceremony, repentance ceremony, dharma talk and more. Chuang Yen Monastery, 2020 Rte 301, Carmel.845. 225.1819. Baus.org.

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. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

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

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

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

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

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

Pilates is for EVERY Body

By Adriene Ingalls

She was inspired by an infomercial. When “Ann” rang the bell at my Pilates studio for the first time, we had already spoken briefly by phone; she’d told me she was excited to start Pilates because she saw on TV that anyone could “tone up” and lose weight in just a few sessions. She wanted to “tone up” a bit.

So here she was, about to step into my studio with great expectations. I’d planned to approach the situation with a dose of comic realism—but changed my mind when I opened the door. In stepped Ann, a very pleasant woman in her early 30s who was, I guessed, about 5-foor-4 and at least 200 pounds. That was over 10 years ago…

Ann was right about two things: Pilates is effective, and anyone can do it—the old and the young, pregnant women, athletes, couch potatoes, even paraplegics. Because the exercises can be adapted safely to an individual’s proficiency level, Pilates is excellent for injury recovery as well as weight loss. My mentor, Kathleen Stanford Grant, referred to Joseph Pilates as “the first physical therapist of his time.”

There were no infomercials in the early 20th century, when Pilates developed his groundbreaking exercise method. But if there had been, he might have used his famous line: “In 10 sessions, you will feel a difference. In 20 sessions you will see a difference. In 30 sessions you will have a whole new body.”

Plus, Pilates is fun. The method involves a wide variety of exercises—over 500, not including the archival work—which means you never get bored.

How Pilates Works

The six key principles that make up the Pilates Method are concentration, control, centering, flow, precision and breathing. Here’s how they all come together:

Pilates is a series of rhythmic, balanced movements done in a controlled way, with an emphasis on proper breathing, body alignment, and mental focus. The movements strengthen and elongate the muscles without adding bulk. They also improve abdominal strength, increase flexibility and joint mobility, and enhance posture, balance and coordination. They can even boost bone density.

The six Pilates principles teach students to use what Joseph Pilates called the “Powerhouse”—the muscles in the center of the body, back and front, between the ribcage and pubic bone, which include the abdominals, hips, buttocks and low back muscles. In Pilates, the Powerhouse is always engaged and initiates movement while the rest of the body moves freely. The result is overall strength and fluidity of movement. Over time, students will see their body change to one that is uniformly developed, with long, lean muscles, improved posture, balanced joints, and a powerful mind/body/spirit connection.

Benefits of Pilates

The fact of the matter is that this system works—for everybody. It’s great for people battling disc and other spine-related problems. It’s also effective for those with joint injuries, scoliosis, whiplash, multiple sclerosis, pelvic floor dysfunction, osteoporosis, stroke and even diabetes. Clients preparing for or recovering from pregnancy or surgery use Pilates to help them rehabilitate and get back into shape quickly. Pilates is also a wonderful complement to sports, weight training, physical therapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, and many other therapeutic or physical fitness systems.

Pilates is for Every Body.

Remember Ann—5-foot-4 and 200 pounds? After I explained that no, she wouldn’t be “toning up” in a couple of Pilates sessions, that it was going to take a lot of consistent, hard work, Ann wasn’t very happy. Ultimately, though, she committed to the idea of a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. Small, realistic goals led to bigger ones, and as she attained each goal, Ann became stronger in mind, body and spirit. After a year and a half of Pilates training and cardiovascular exercise, Ann had lost 100 pounds—and she’s kept the weight off for a decade. She continues to do private Pilates sessions twice a week.

Adriene Ingalls owns Premier Pilates and Yoga, 200 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY. To make an appointment, call 914.235.1250. For more information, visit PremierPilatesNY.com.

Pilates & Massage Therapy Combo Available at Conscious Body in Briarcliff Manor, NY

Ellen Ronis McCallum

At Conscious Body in Briarcliff Manor, owners Tim and Ellen Ronis McCallum are pleased to add Massage Therapy to the services they offer in their fully equipped Pilates studio.

The combination of a great Pilates session and a deep, therapeutic, and relaxing massage yields great rewards, says Ellen, a licensed Massage Therapist with 25 years of experience. Massage helps to determine very specifically where a person is holding tension, while Pilates sessions help to correct a person’s particular imbalances and body habits. Pilates addresses the body from the inside out by stretching, lengthening and strengthening muscles, and massage helps from the outside in by passively kneading and massaging muscle and connective tissue.  Massage Therapy can also aid in the recovery of overworked muscles.

Anyone can book a massage at Conscious Body, whether or not they do Pilates. Ellen blends Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Passive Stretching, Craniosacral Therapy, Energy Balancing and Chi Nei Tsang (organ chi abdominal massage) in sessions that are tailored to a client’s needs. From now through the end of the year, clients who mention Natural Awakenings will receive 1 hour of Massage Therapy with Ellen for just $80 (normally $110).

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Conscious Body at 914.923.0474, Ellen at 347.731.8404, visit consciousbodyonline.com or email Ellen@consciousbodyonline.com.

July 2010 Events

Saturday, July 3

Garlic Weekend – Celebrate July 4th weekend with garlic-themed programming and hands-on farm activities featuring garlic tastings, garlic activities, farm-to-table classes and more. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. Register: 914 366 6200 x151.

Monday, July 5

Emotional Freedom for the Inner Child – 7-8:30pm. Celebrate Independence Day by freeing the ‘Inner Child’ using creative techniques and Meridian Tapping. Release blocks to innate joy and experience healing. $35/includes light refreshment. 845.228.8132; Putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, July 6

REIKI I Class – w/ Linda O’Shea and Suzanne Roth. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Lunchtime Yoga – 12:15-1:15pm. Tuesdays in July. Indulge in a midday break at the Yogascape and Spa; refresh with an all-level flow practice. 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Wednesday, July 7

Kid’s Yoga Class – 4:30-5:20pm.Wednesday in July. Ages 5-11 are invited to have fun while engaging in the ancient practice of yoga. The Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. $15. 845.225.9642.

Hudson River Ferry Sloop Meeting – 6:30pm. Share the beauty of the river with a non-profit environmental sailing organization inspiring people to appreciate and protect one of the country’s greatest resources. Free. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Thursday, July 8

Benefit Baseball Game; Hudson Valley Renegades – 7pm. “Show Your Support Night” for Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support. $15 ticket, food, free gift. Dutchess Stadium. Wappingers Falls, off of I-84. Tickets: 845.838.0094 (Kaitlin) or gadesgroup.com (password “support”).

Friday, July 9

From Culture to Cosmos/The Real Story – 6pm. A special filming event with psychotherapist Glenn Perry, PhD at The Graduate Institute, Bethany, Ct. Be a part of the audience by calling 203.874.4252 or visit learn.edu.com.

Pelham Art Center Faculty/Student Showcase – 6:30-8pm. Pelham Art Center’s distinguished faculty and enthusiastic students present their work, featuring a wide variety of media and subject matter. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 917.738.2525 x113; pelhamartcenter.org.
Reiki Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening of sharing Reiki healing energy. Practitioners and newcomers welcome. Suggested/$10. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.
The Secret of Money – 7-9:30pm. Learn how to use the Law of Attraction to prosper w/Cary Bayer, author of “The Prosperity Aerobics, and Spirit & Money”. $20/by 7/7 or $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Free Ballroom Dance Lessons – 3pm (July 9,12,19,26 & August 2). Learn to dance or improve dancing skills, learning popular dances such as foxtrot, lindy, cha-cha, and more. Somers Library. Register/info: 917.232.5717.

Saturday, July 10

Hunt for Wild Edibles – 1-3pm. Naturalist/Author “Wildman” Steve Brill leads one of his world-famous Wild Food and Ecology Tours. $25/adult, $20/ages 6-14. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills. Register: 914.366 6200 x151.

Sunday, July 11

Farm to Table Cooking/Nutrition Class – Prep and cook delicious, beautiful dishes using crops from the Hilltop Hanover Farm. $40/adults, $20/child (12&up). 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Info/registration: 914.217.9249.

Invisibility Plants – 10am. Ferns reproduce without the aid of flowers; thus the myth they have magic properties, including making people invisible. Visit different species of ferns and examine some under a microscope. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt.1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Spiritual Gathering – 10:30am-12noon. Monthly gathering to share, learn, and experience a guided meditation of a spiritual subject with Michael Rosenbaum ACHT, MP and Michael Finkelstein MD. $20/suggested donation. SunRaven Center, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Info: 914.218.9000.
Prenatal Yoga – 12:30-1:45pm. Suitable for all trimesters. Small class size for individual attention. Doctor’s note required before registering for class. Other classes available. $35. Premier Pilates & Yoga. 200 North Ave. New Rochelle. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.
Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel; 845.225.9642.
Lasdon Memorial Garden Walking Tour – 2-3pm. Lasdon’s horticulturist leads an informative walk through a fragrance garden, a synoptic shrub border and a formal garden. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. Free. 914.864.7268.
Quick and Easy Vegan Cooking – 3-5pm. 20 yr. veteran cooking teacher Vitalah Simon teaches a low fat, wheat and gluten free class using all organic ingredients. $65. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.8745.

New Moon Drumming Circle at Awakenings – 5-7pm. w/ Gail Kelstrom. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Monday, July 12

Herb Workshop/Luncheon – 10am-12noon. Hosted by New Horizons Garden Club. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. $25. Call for details/RSVP: 845.225.0444.

Mental Mastery: New Approaches to Managing Stress using Biofeedback, Hypnosis, & other Methods – 6:30-7:30pm. w/ Dr. Sirkin. Free workshop. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.451.1500; BountifulBrain.com.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given.  Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing the Inner Critical Voice – 7-8:30pm. Where does the critical voice come from and whose voice is it really? Heal the inner verbal assault and replace it with a personal coach and champion. $35/includes refreshments. 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, July 13

Quick and Easy Vegan Cooking – 12:30-2:30pm. 20 yr. veteran cooking teacher Vitalah Simon teaches a low fat, wheat and gluten free class using all organic ingredients. $65. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.8745.

“Farm-to-Table” at Natural Awakenings Night – 7-9pm. Meet and mingle with other Natural Awakenings readers. Light refreshments. Free. The Flying Pig on Lexington, 251 Lexington Ave. Mount Kisco. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Info: flyingpigonlex.com.

Thursday, July 15

Create your own Healing Mandala – w/ artist Cecilia Soprano aka Amichi. No prior artistic talent required. Supplies provided. $50. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah.  Preregister required: 914.232.0382. Info: awakeningskatonah.com.

Group Walk & Talk for World Healing – 11:30am-1:30pm. Rail-trail walk in Carmel followed by meditation for empowerment of women worldwide. Share creative and practical ideas. Refreshments. $10 suggested. 914.672.1916. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Crystal Speak – 7-9:30pm w/Liz Connell. Discover the silent language of crystals. Invite in devas of the stone kingdom and learn about wearing crystal jewelry to support spiritual growth. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Integrative Heart Health – 7-9pm. “What part medicine, what part doctor, what part self” presented by Steven Horowitz, MD. Free. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu.com.

Friday, July 16

Pilates Instructor Masterclass – 3-4pm. w/ Adriene Ingalls. Weekly Group Class devoted to Pilates Instructors. Have fun and indulge the body with fellow instructors in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. $35. Premier Pilates & Yoga. 200 North Ave. New Rochelle. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.

Riverlovers Pot Luck/Seining by the Bay – 6:30pm. Meet ‘n’ eat with the Riverlovers organization, followed by seining program using a 50-foot net to catch, study and release frequent Hudson River visitors. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. Free. 914.862.5297; riverlovers.org.

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Saturday, July 17

Reiki 1 Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (7/17&7/18) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. Millwood. $175. Info: 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Farmer’s Forum at Hilltop Hanover Farm –10am-Noon. Hilltop’s head farmer Mary Ellen leads an informal walking tour of the farm and is available to answer any gardening questions. $10/registration required. 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

From Culture to Cosmos/The Real Story – 10am. A special filming event with psychotherapist Glenn Perry, PhD at The Graduate Institute, Bethany, Ct.  To be part of the audience, call 203.874.4252 or visit learn.edu.com.

Painting from the Inside Out & Family Constellation Work – 10am-5pm. Insights gained into family dynamics including unconscious patterns whether in family, work or other symptoms from this painting gathering. $85/by 7/6 or $100. 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com.

Crystal Mandala Intuitive Readings – 11am-4pm w/Liz Connell. Listen to positive and supportive messages as the crystals speak about life. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Westchester Holistic Network’s Annual Potluck – 1-6pm. Food and drink donation for 3-6 people requested. Circle of Tranquility’s Garden, Hawthorne. Please RSVP dish and attendance to:  914.769.1446 or bobbisholisticcare.com.

Pickling 101 at Hilltop Hanover Farm – 2-4pm. Cucumbers and other in-season vegetables from the farm will be used to teach how to safely make and preserve delicious pickles. 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $15. Registration required. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Sunday, July 18

Angel Connection Class – 10am-12pm. Class includes instruction book, CD, Angel Book and Angel Oracle Cards. $85. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Zillions of Crabs – 10am. Learn about and hold the Asian Shore Crab and some of the other kinds of crabs that live at Marshlands on a summer morning at the shore. Marshlands Conservatory, Rt. 1, Rye. 914.835.4466.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $65. Private sessions w/ Elka available 7/15-720. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, July 19

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Diabetes, Arthritis, Gout, IBS – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH w/ EFT, guided meditation, and diet education. Film. $25. Register: 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given.  Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Wednesday, July 21

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Thursday, July 22

Free Blood Pressure Event – 10am-12noon. Get professional blood pressure measurements and speak with the pharmacist about hypertension and necessary treatment steps. Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical, 559 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Info: 845.208.0424; lakemahopacrx.com.

Friday, July 23

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am. Enjoy a morning of sharing Reiki healing energy. Practitioners and newcomers welcome. Suggested: $10. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.

Understanding the Self Through Relationships – 7-8:30pm. Change automatic responses and reactions; stop self-sabotage and re-establish new rapport with others learning to love and forgive the self. $35 includes information packet & light refreshments. Register: 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Summer Soiree at Oasis Day Spa – 7-10pm. On the beautiful Rooftop Garden of Oasis Day Spa. $35/person, $45 at the door. Includes wine, beer, cheese and two 15-minute Spa Treatments. Saw Mill River Parkway, Dobbs Ferry. Limited to 100 tickets. Tickets/info: r4women.com.

Saturday, July 24

Putnam County Fair All Day (7/24&7/25). Join Muscoot Farm’s 4-H Group and the Muscoot Farm animals as they show at the Putnam County Fair. Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, Gipsy Trail Rd., Carmel. 845.225.8154.

Introduction to the Mysteries of Life – 9:30am-5pm (7/24&7/25) w/Michael Rosenbaum. Identify and release the 4 main blocks that prevent experiencing higher aspects of the self.  Phoenix  & The Rose, 36 Bedford Rd, Katonah. $200 by 7/8 or $225. Info/registration: 914.218.9000.

Sunday, July 25

Shamanic Healing Circle – 3-6pm. Shamanic Practitioner, Eileen O’Hare, facilitates a powerful healing circle honoring high emotions that are flowing within us at this time. $40. The Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Monday, July 26

Hospital Affiliated Weight Loss Center – 6pm. Holistic nurse and nutritionist presents safe and effective program options available for supervised weight loss and lifestyle management. The Wellness Club, 3163 East Main St., Mohegan Lake. Free. 914.526.2366.

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking – 7-8:30pm. Clear and resolve in a few sessions painful memories and other factors that contribute to this widespread fear. $35. Light refreshments. Register: 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given.  Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, July 27

Open House/The Graduate Institute – 5pm. Discover unique M.A. and certificate programs empowering visionary thinkers to create a better future. 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252 or learn.edu.com.

Thursday, July 29

Be Moved – w/ Laura Lutjen, teaching spontaneous movement. Learn what individuals need to learn to fully rejoin with grace and love that is at one’s core. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Blood Sugar Health & Testing – 10am-12noon. Bayer Blood Glucose Meter (restrictions apply). Speak to the pharmacist about how to get a free Blood Glucose Meter. Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical, 559 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Free. Info: 845.208.0424; lakemahopacrx.com.

Animal Communication – 7-9pm w/Medium Barbara Baker. Animals live on in spirit also.  Come hear from the animal kingdom and connect with passed and living pets. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Friday, July 30

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Saturday, July 31

Transformational Women’s Empowerment Weekend – 7/31 & 8/1.w/ Jennifer Magnan-McLeod. A treat for the weekend or for just one day. Wainwright House in Rye. Info/register: 914.772.4078; TheLifeDesigningCoach.com.

Sunday August 1

Healing Day at Opal Moon – 12-4pm. Healing mini-sessions offered including 15-minute Reiki with Myra Oney, Massage with Diane Barkoe, and Chiropractic/Wellness Consultation with Dr.Marianne Messina, DC. $25/each; 20% off 3. Opal Moon. 2037 Albany Post Rd.Croton on Hudson. Info: 914.788.4955.

June 2010 Events

June 2010 Events

Please call ahead early, to confirm dates and times, and to reserve your space.

Wednesday, June 2

Guided Meditation/Journey Class – 9:30-11:30am. w/Alexandra Leclere. 6/2-6/30. An experience of energy through qigong, yogic breathing and stretching exercises. The New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle. $20/donation. 941.584.3450.

Iris Season Tour – 1pm. Starting amidst the bloom of irises, roses and peonies, learn about Merestead with a walk around the garden and a tour inside the 1906-1907 main dwelling. Merestead. 455 Byram Lake Rd. Mt. Kisco Info/Register: 914.864.7039.

Certificate Program – 4-6pm. Learn about a new certificate program in Integrative Medicine offered by The Graduate Institute. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. 203.874.4252; LEARN.EDU.

Childbirth Education Series – 6:30-8pm. w/Barbara Du Pont. Gather information on the birth process and developing coping strategies for pain in labor. Pregnant women/partners leave the class series well-informed and confident. 6/wks. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Thursday, June 3

Pre-natal Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. 6/3-7/8. Program designed for moms-to-be with yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisko. 6wks/$150. Join anytime/price pro-rated. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Environmental Discussion Group – 7:30-9pm. Teatown’s monthly free environmental discussion group with rotating, timely topics. Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Adults only. More info: teatown.org.

Friday, June 4

Beginners Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am. 6/4-6/25. Be guided step-by-step through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together in a safe and nurturing setting. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisko. $100. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Angelspeake: How to Talk with Angels – 7-9:30pm. w/Trudy Griswold. Learn how easy and helpful it is to meet the angels and receive their messages in writing. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. $45. Info: 845.855.1172.

Saturday, June 5

Teatown Hiking Challenge – 9am. Take the Teatown challenge to celebrate National Trails Day. Hike all major trails in one day. Receive certificate/trail patch and name listing in Trails. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Adults only. 914.762.2912 x 110.

Finding Peace through Forgiveness Retreat – 9:30am-2pm. w/Michael Hoare. For anyone who has experienced hurt and seeks new opportunities for growth, making peace with the past and discovering the secret of being human. Bring lunch. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Invasive Plants in the Suburban Landscape – 10am-12noon. Workshop helps the home owner     identify and learn the best way to deal with invasive plants. Adults only. Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. 941.762.2912 x 110.

Spirit & Money – 11am-1:30pm. w/Coach Cary Bayer. Learn how to heal the erroneous separation that so often exists in the mind between Spirit and money. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. $20 by 6/3 or $25. 845.855.1172.

Butterflies For Beginners – 1pm. Basic butterfly discussion and a walk the meadows of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation to see what species are present. Parking $4 with pass. Trailside Nature Museum. Rts. 35 & 121 South Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

The Core of Your Core – 2-4:30pm. w/Lauren Toolin. Learn how to source, tone and support vital energy to awaken an integrated sense of strength, suppleness and radiance on every level. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisko. $40. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – 2:30-5pm. w/Coach Cary Bayer. An interactive workshop designed to awaken courage, compassion and inner knowing for the journey “home”. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. $20 by 6/3 or $25. 845.855.1172.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert – 6:45-9pm. No admittance after concert starts at 7pm. Participants will relax, close their eyes and drift into an altered state which allows the body to heal. $25. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Sunday, June 6

Birds of Prey Day at Green Chimneys – 11am- 4pm. Dedicated to children, the environment and raptors, this event draws thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley each year. Rain or shine. $12/adults, $8/seniors & $5/kids. 400 Doansburg Rd. Brewster. Info: greenchimneys.org.

Yin Yoga – 11:45am-1:00pm. 6/6-6/27. The Yoga of patience class where the body is fully supported by props, held for longer periods of time, and provided the opportunity for release.  1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor (at farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.YOGA;  theyogascape.com.

Reiki Share – 1-3pm. This is an opportunity to receive as well as give Reiki for those that have taken one or more Reiki classes from any Reiki Master. $5. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Yogascape and Spa offers a free community class the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rt.52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel.  845.225.YOGA. theyogascape.com.

Monday, June 7

STOTT PILATES™ All Levels – 10:30-11:30am. 6/7-6/28. w/ Tara Gregorio. Relieve back pain, build strength/flexibility, and increase muscular tone/endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison, 2015 Rt. 9, Garrison. Register: 617.512.9501.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine – 6pm. Learn how natural medicine can help pets and discover which commonly treated illnesses respond well to Chinese medicine. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Monthly Domancic Clinic – 6:45-9pm. 6/7-6/10. w/Anton Baraschi. Commit to 4 consecutive treatment days of Bioenergy to stimulate the immune system. Energetic protocol (about 10 to 15 minutes) applied on each person. The New Dawn Foundation, New Rochelle. Donation. 551.697.2690.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, June 8

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Exchange ideas for family-friendly summer fun including outdoor activities, free concerts, and other events. Bring ideas to share. Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Reiki Circle– 7-9pm. This is open for both experienced and inexperienced people to share the connection we all have with this heart centered energy. $10. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Wednesday, June 9

Women’s Monday Night Gathering: Experiencing Gratitude Through Nature – w/ Suzanne Hanna & Patty Kelly. These monthly gatherings designed to raise participant’s level of consciousness and personal awareness. Info: Beyond-Health.com; inwardboundcoaching.net.

Health Lecture – 4pm. w/ Steve Horowitz, MD. Key topics discussed in Experiential Health and Healing. A free presentation at Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C. Info: 203. 874.4252; LEARN.EDU.

Earth-Honoring Ritual and Community – 7pm. A unique and fun experience in “earth-honoring” created through two rituals based in ancient traditions. Hosted by Greenburgh Nature Center in partnership with the Sierra Club/Hudson chapter. 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Thursday, June 10

Massage Therapy as a Career Workshop – 6-8 pm. Learn about the Massage Therapy Program and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/Admissions: 914.241.7363.

The Facts about Vitamin D at Natural Awakenings Night – 7-9pm. All invited. Dr. Robert Silverman hosts and presents info about Vitamin D. Free and refreshments served. 280 Dobbs Ferry Rd., Suite 204,White Plains. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Info: DrRobertSilverman.com.

Friday, June 11

Reiki Healing Circle –7pm-8:30pm. Practitioners and newcomers welcome for an evening of sharing Reiki healing energy. $10/suggested. Register: 914.672.1916. Info: putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, June 12

700 Voices “Peace through Yoga Weekend” – Day of yoga, mantra, chanting and meditation takes place at the Kent Community center in Kent, CT. Info: 700voices.com.

Backyard Composting Series – 9-11am. 6/12, 6/19, 6/26. This series on composting from the ground up teaches how to make and use nutrient-rich compost for home gardens and landscape. Stone Barnes Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. 941.399.6200 x 118; stonebarnscenter.org.

Heart Chakra Healing – 9:30am-12:30pm. w/Enid Martinez. An experiential class that works with each of the four heart chambers to reveal truth and healing. Register by 6/9. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Birds Of Late Spring – 10am. Explore the edges and meadows of Croton Point Park to observe an overwhelming sight and sound of many birds. Bring binoculars. $8 parking. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.

Weeds – 1pm. Whether  a gardener, lawn enthusiast or naturalist this program teaches how to recognize and either appreciate or battle against pesky plants. Free. Cranberry Lake Preserve. Old Orchard St. North White Plains. Info: 914.428.1005.

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15/ages 3-6 w/parents & 2:30-3:30/age 7 up w/parents. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisco. $25/2 people; $5/ea. additional. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog, Cat Owners and Shelter Workers – 2:30-5:30pm. At the end of this class participants will have learned easy techniques to release fear-aggressive responses from pets as well as some techniques to make an animal more adoptable. $40. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Sunday, June 13

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm. Participants drum, rattle, dance, journey and connect with nature for both personal and planetary healing. $30. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Experience a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy.1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA.

Pre-natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. 6/13-7/25. Series designed for moms-to-be with yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisco. 6wks/$150. Join anytime/price pro-rated. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Monday, June 14

STOTT PILATES™ – 10:30-11:30am. w/Tara Gregorio. All levels. Learn how to activate pelvic floor to relieve back pain, build strength, flexibility, increase muscular tone and endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop-in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison. 2015 Rt. 9. Garrison. Info/register: 617.512.9501.

Health and Wellness Night – w/ Suzanne Hanna of Beyond Health, a member of team Northrup & Kate Northrup. a night of health and wellness and the power of food. Info: Beyond-Health.com.

Protecting the Family’s Jewelry – 6:30pm. Learn the basic facts about fine jewelry; security measures, proper care of jewelry, options for buying/selling, insurance guidelines and estate planning. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healthy Pregnancy Class – 7pm. Discuss nutrition, fetal development and feeling great during the first two trimesters of pregnancy plus ideas for nurturing the spirit during this transformative period. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Wednesday, June 16

Riverlovers Pre-Revival Summer Pot Luck – 6:30pm. Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on our natural heritage river, while preparing to celebrate the Clearwater Festival on a full stomach. Croton Point Nature Center. Free. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.

Thursday, June 17

How to Build Your Own Health Care Team – 1pm. Learn the necessity of a team to help coordinate health care, who to choose, and how team members can assist. Somers Library, Rt. 139. Refreshments. Non-members $5/donation.

Prenatal Breastfeeding 101 – 6-8pm. Research shows learning about breastfeeding before the birth of baby helps increase breastfeeding success afterward. For expectant moms/partners. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. Info: 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Diabetes, Arthritis-Gout, IBS – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH w/ EFT, guided meditation, diet and education. Film. $25. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

A New Perspective (on Almost Everything) – 7:30pm. w/David Levin. An open-minded discussion regarding many of today’s current issues, decisions and challenges. John C. Hart Memorial Library. Shrub Oak. Free/registration required. 941.214.5262; yorktownlibrary.org.

Friday, June 18

Equine Energetix – 4-8pm & 10am-5pm. 2 day workshop: Seeing with The Heart: A Journey with Horses to Discover Our Essential Nature. No horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. $325. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Mastering the Pendulum –7-9pm. w/Bente Hansen. Dowsing, an ancient form of divination, can be used to find answers to questions. Learn how to use the pendulum for a dowsing tool.  $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Coleman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Saturday, June 19

Clearwater Hudson River Revival – 6-19 & 6/20. Gates open at 10am till dusk each day. parking $10 per car. Ticket prices vary. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 800 67-SLOOP x 107.

Westchester Land Trust “In Our Backyard” Gala – Cocktails, dinner, dancing, music, silent auction and short awards presentation. All proceeds go directly to support land preservation work. Birdstone Farm, Cross River. Info: westchesterlandtrust.org.

Entertaining With an Asian Flair – 11am. Learn how to make spring roll filling in steamed pita, curried shrimp fried rice and sesame noodles. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Painting and Pleasure – 12-5pm. w/ Eve-Marie. Explore, experiment and play while painting from the inside out. Allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $90, $75/if by 6/4. Tarrytown. Info: 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St.  Hastings on Hudson. $65. Private Sessions also available 6/17-6/22. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Findhorn EcoVillage/What’s it all About? – 5pm. Abbi Westwood, GNC Naturalist Intern, speaks about her time living at this famous ecovillage while studying the “Human Challenge of Sustainability.” Potluck supper follows. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. RSVP potluck supper: 914.813.1812. Info: greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Monday, June 21

Cycling Workshop – 9:30-11:15am. Experienced road cyclists and spinners alike learn how to safely transition from the studio to the asphalt. APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Center, Bedford Hills. 170 Harris Rd.  $10 members, $15/non-members. RSVP: 914. 244.1606.

STOTT PILATES™ – 10:30-11:30am. w/Tara Gregorio. All levels. Learn how to activate pelvic floor to relieve back pain, build strength, flexibility, increase muscular tone and endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop-in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison. 2015 Rt. 9. Garrison. Info/register: 617.512.9501.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Summer Solstice in the Garden of the Circle of Tranquility – 7:30- 9pm. An open eclectic Dianic circle where participants are asked to bring “cakes” for the Queen to share. Complimentary admission with an offer of “cakes.” Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Wednesday, June 23

Health Lecture – 4pm. w/ Steve Horowitz, MD. Presentation on “Key Topics in Experiential Health and Healing”. Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C.  Free. Info: 203.874.4252; LEARN.EDU.

Thursday, June 24

Open House/Aromatherapy Certification Program – 6-8pm. Learn about this program starting in September and make a personal body care product. $15/materials fee. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. Register w/Amy, 914.241.7363 x15.

Real Estate 2010/State of the Market – 7:30pm. Get the scoop on how to prepare to sell or buy in today’s market from Coldwell Banker residential brokers. John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak. Free/registration required. 941.245.5262 x227; yorktownlibrary.org.

Friday, June 25

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am. Practitioners and newcomers welcome for a morning of sharing Reiki healing energy. $10/suggested. Register: 914.672.1916. putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, June 26

Your Life after Breast Cancer: Step into Your Purpose and Thrive Retreat – w/ Rochelle Togo-Figa. Marriott Courtyard in Rye. Info/register: 914.923.6351.

Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical Grand Opening Celebration – 10am. Ribbon cutting, free giveaways, consultations and kids activities. Call for more info 845.208.0424.

Summer Soltice Bonfire – 7pm. Celebrate the beginning of summer with a party and bonfire. Free. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Rts. 35 & 121 South. Cross River. Info: 914.864.7317.

Sunday, June 27

Soul Life Path Readings – 12-4pm. w/Bente Hansen. Information usually relates to previous lives, soul purpose, contracts, etc. and is then connected with current life patterns and issues. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Butterfly Walk – 1-3pm. Learn all about the butterflies at Muscoot with naturalist Beth Herr. Free. Muscoot Farm. Rt. 100 Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Reiki Enrichment – 1-5pm. w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Experiential workshop for review and regeneration. Prerequisite: Reiki I of any lineage. Millwood. $75. Info: 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Walking Tour Of The Summer Perennial Gardens – 2-3pm. w/ horticulturist Tolly Beck. Guided walk through Lasdon’s perennial gardens. Info about the plants and the type of care they require. Free. Lasdon Park, Arboretu & Veterans Memorial Rt. 35. 914.864.7264.

Monday, June 28

STOTT PILATES™ – 10:30-11:30am. w/Tara Gregorio. All levels. Learn how to activate pelvic floor to relieve back pain, build strength, flexibility, increase muscular tone and endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop-in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison. 2015 Rt. 9. Garrison. Info/register: 617.512.9501.

Weight Loss & Detoxification – 7pm. Toxicities in today’s environment can create many symptoms of poor health. Learn to maintain the bodies systems to support the detoxification process. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

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