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

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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FRIDAY, JANUARY 1

First Day Celebration in conjunction with Town of Lewisboro – 11am. Easy hike in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation followed by a chili and cider lunch in Trailside Museum. There will also be a children’s activity. Info: LewisboroLandTrust.org.

New Year’s Fire Ceremony – 12pm. Help send intentions collected on the yule wreath to the universe. Event takes place at another location, must call for directions. Hands of Serenity Healing, Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 3

Shedding Your Skin, Shedding the Past – 1pm. Start the new year fresh and leave the burdens and cares of the past year behind in this active meditation. $15. Hands Of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4

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 5

Reiki practitioner monthly share – 6:30-8pm. Replenish your reserves; must have at least Reiki I. Free; requested $10 donation toward Reiki scholarship program. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

Red Tent gathering – 6:30-7:30pm – Join us in this bimonthly gathering as we create magical, safe, loving and supportive space for women to gather and have open discussion. $10. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.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 9

Buddha Body Yoga – 1:30-4:30pm. Explore yoga for bigger bodies with Michael Hayes. Students and teachers welcome. $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.

New Moon Circle – 7pm. Focus your goals and intentions while aligning with the natural cycles of the Sacred Hoop. In quiet meditation, we will dream into being the life we wish to create in the coming months.  Donation. Yonkers. Info and directions: 914.907.4485.

JourneyDance into the New Year – 7:30-9:30pm. Dance your intentions for the New Year by awakening your senses and shaking off what you no longer need. $35. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Register: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.9642.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10

Nature in the New Year – 2pm. Join a naturalist to observe and learn about winter wildlife. Meet some special animal friends along the way! Free for members; nonmembers $8/person. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. (off Central Park Ave.), Scarsdale. GreenburghNatureCenter.org. 914.723.3470.

Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness – 4:30-6pm. Presentation by Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Radiate Yoga, 19 Second Ave., Pelham. 914.218.31. SlowMedicine.org.

Quest Book Club – 6-7pm. Join us for a lively discussion of E-Squared: 9 Do-It-Yourself Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality. Bring snacks to share. Free. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Please preregister: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.YOGA.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Enjoy this hour 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, JANUARY 13

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. 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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

Money Magic & Miracles – 7:15pm. Free lecture with Susan DeRobertis. Discover what’s in the way of having money and clear it. Learn steps to create a path to abundance. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N. Bedford Rd., Mt. Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.7363.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – 9:30am. Raise consciousness through meditation, breathing techniques, mantras, postures, mudras and relaxation. All fitness levels welcome. $25 drop-in. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

An Evening of Kirtan with Gurunam Singh – 7-9pm. Check website for more information. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

The Real Meaning of Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500. Theory, technical components, practice. $35. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Meet Your Spirit Guides and Loved Ones – 7:30pm. A hypnotic journey to higher realms to become acquainted with your guides and reconnect with loved ones. $15. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16

The Essentials: 10 Postures to Better Health – 10:30am-1:30pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500, international yoga therapist. $45. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Info: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Reiki l & ll – Jan.16-17, 11am-6pm. Reiki training Levels l and ll. Levels may be taken separately or as a weekend class. Visit website for details. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

The Mirror and Its Reflection – 2-4:30pm. With Amy Pearce-HaydenERYT-500. Explore the concept of self-healing through finding reinforcement from outside sources that support deeper understanding and self-realization. $35. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Monthly Shamanic Journey Class – 7-8:30pm. With Melanie Ryan, LCSW, and Karine Gordineer. Receive messages and guidance by connecting with your higher self as a spiritual tool for growth and healing. Bring a journal. $48. Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17

Passive Poses and Active Pranayama – 11:30am-2pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500. Accessing the Prana Vayus with a yin approach. $40. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson, NY. 845.878.7800.

Spirit Connection – 1-2:30pm. With Spiritual Medium Robin C. Muller. $30. 50% of Proceeds go to the Putnam Lake Fire Department. Register at: SpiritInside.net

Restorative Workshop with Karla Diamond – 5-7pm. All ages, levels. Gentle, classic supported postures and breath. All postures done on the floor. $25 preregistered; $30 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Register: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.9642.

Yoga Teacher Enhancement – 6:30-8:30pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT-500, international yoga therapist. Refine your eye; look to the relationship between the muscular and structural bodies; explore modifications and hands-on adjustments. $40. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18

Roland Comtois – 6pm. Internationally renowned medium and spirit guide delivers channeled messages for the soul, and the famous Purple Papers offer eternal love, hope and healing. $70. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Rd. Rt. 172, Mt. Kisco. Register online. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

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 19

Holistic Moms meeting – 9:30-11am. N. Westchester/Lower Putnam HMN with guest speaker Laura Jensen, owner of Quest Yoga Arts, Katonah. Location: United Methodist Church, 5 Bedford Rd., Katonah. Info: Facebook.com/NWestLoPutHMN. To join: Membership.HolisticMoms.org.

Westchester Holistic Network Meeting – 8-10am. With speaker Pamela Cucinell: “Strategic Plan 2016 through the Tool of Astrology.” Open to all – first meeting free. Panera Bread. One North Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20

Tarot Wisdom Gathering – 6:30-8pm. Bring your own Tarot deck if you have one. Each month a card will be chosen to discuss and journey into with open minds and hearts. $10. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave., Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Vision & Success in School – 7-9pm. As many as 25% 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 to Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21

Wisdom 2.0 Connect: Raising Wise Children in the Digital Age – 6:30-9pm. Moderated by Dr. Michael Finkelstein. The Impact Hub, 394 Broadway. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

Raising “Beyond the Spectrum” Children – 7:30pm. Learn how the term indigo or crystal promotes an understanding of the unique needs of children diagnosed with ADHD. With Shira Adler. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye. Info: HolisticMoms.org

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

Bellydance Performance and Party! – 7-8:30pm. Come for a sexy performance by instructor Gina Bergamini and then stay for refreshments and a class to learn some moves yourself. $20. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. Register: QuestYogaArts.com or 914.241.9642.

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.

Crystal Healing – 7:30pm. Explore the healing power of crystals through discussion and meditation. Fee includes a pouch of crystals to take home. $35. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St., Fishkill. Register: 845.895.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 23

Guided Vision Play – Noon-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm. Learn through play and exploration with Dr. Samantha Slotnick in Vision Therapy Space. Guided play supports math, organization, planning and problem-solving skills. Ages 5+. Reservations required. 495 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale. Tickets: DrSlotnick.com/GVP.

MELT Method with Joy Jacobson – 2-3:30pm. Perfect after the holidays! Learn this simple self-treatment method that helps eliminate chronic pain, improves performance and decreases stress. $30 preregistered; $35 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com. 914.241.9642.

Women’s Full Moon Circle – 7-8:30pm. A nondenominational monthly gathering for women. Come draw in the powerful energies of the full moon. Requested donation $10. DG Sanctuary. Info and directions: Dreaming Goddess at 845.473.2206 or DreamingGoddess.com.

Full Moon Drumming Circle – 7pm. Following the cycles of the moon is an excellent way to focus your goals and intentions while aligning with the natural cycles of the Sacred Hoop. Drum, meditate and honor Grandmother Moon. Donation. Yonkers. 914.907.4485.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

Inner Beauty Shop for Girls – 9am-noon ages 11-13 & 1-4pm ages 14-17. Empowering girls to value who they are internally over their external appearance. $50. Preregistration required. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com. 914.241.9642.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – Noon-2pm. With Reyna Gonzalez, RYT. Gently restore, relax, release and rejuvenate using bolsters, blocks, blankets and eye pillows. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd. Ste. 203, Eastchester. $45. Space limited. Must reserve spot. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25

Men’s Group at SunRaven open house – 7-9pm. Free. 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

Couples Program at SunRaven open house – 7-9pm. Free. 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. 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 30

Winter Wildlife program at GNC – 2pm. A naturalist introduces some of the Greenburgh Nature Center animals with a focus on winter survival techniques. Ages 5 and over. Nonmembers $8/person. 99 Dromore Rd. (off Central Park Ave.), Scarsdale. GreenburghNatureCenter.org. 914.723.3470.

Community Wellness Day – 9am-4pm. A partnership of Quest Yoga and the Center for Health and Healing in Mt. Kisco. Free day of educational classes: yoga, meditation, herbalism, homeopathy, chronic pain therapy, childbirth education, stress management. Must preregister. QuestYogaArts.com. 914.241.YOGA.

 

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Four-week series or drop-in. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation lineage. Sitting and walking meditation and contemplative meditations are taught. Dharma books and teachings are discussed. $100 four-classes. $30 single class. Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

The Crystal Path to Healing & Self KnowledgeWorking – 6:30-8:30pm. Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4

Ahimsa Yoga And Music Festival – Oct 4-5. Two-day festival celebrating yoga and music in the Catskills that promotes traditional and emerging yoga styles and provides access to emerging conscious companies. Windham Mountain Resort. Info: AhimsaYogaFestival.com.

Yoga/Dream-Writing Retreat for Mamas – 8-11am. Deeply nourishing yoga session, meditation, art, a dream writing Session, organic kale, drinks and snacks. $70. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. 914.434.0636, intuitivelivingny.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm, Oct 4-5, 11-13, 18-19 & 25-26. Fun-filled day at the farm; pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

40 Day Sadhana for Prosperity – Oct 5-Nov 13. With Siri Brahma Kaur. A Prosperity Kria, to deepen connection with true self, while in “Sadh Sangat,” the company of people who inspire and uplift each other. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

20th Annual Support-A-Walk by Support Connection – 9am. An inspiring three-mile walkathon held to bring attention to the needs of people living with breast and ovarian cancer. FDR Park, Yorktown Hts. Info 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Harvest Fest 2014 – 10am-3pm. Live music, a farmer’s market with delicious seasonal fare, hayrides, square dancing, farm food demos and more. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. Tickets required. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Popular body-mind-spirit-green expos, with speakers, healers and intuitive readers and over 100 exhibitors. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2117 NJ Rte. 4, Fort Lee NJ. Info: AwakenFair.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm, also Oct 11-13, 18-19 & 25-26. Fun-filled day at the farm; pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. Sitting and walking meditation practice with a group of like-minded people. All levels. Learn and practice techniques for gaining mental strength, stability and clarity. $15. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. With Kate Petagine. Beginner’s workshop and prerequisite to the group Pilates classes. Preregistration required. $25. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6

Psychic Development Circle – 7pm. Learn to develop and enhance psychic abilities. $15 suggested donation. Hands Of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group Meeting – 7-8:30pm. Topic: Safe Walking for Strong Bones. With Shari Silverstein, Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital Bldg. #4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. Info: 914.260.9339.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 7

Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – 11am-12:15pm. Four-week series or drop-in. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation lineage. Sitting and walking meditation and contemplative meditations are taught. Dharma books and teachings are discussed. $100 four-classes. $30 single class. Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Free Lecture: Acupuncture 101 – 6:30pm. A beginner’s guide to Chinese medicine, presented by Licensed Acupuncturist, Margaret Steele. Reservations recommended. 25 N Division St, Peekskill. 914.772.4589. SteeleNeedlesAcupuncture.com.

Discover BodyTalk. Give Your Body A Voice – 7-9pm. The body has an innate wisdom. Learn about this revolutionary new approach to injury, illness, relationships and life. Free. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. 914.685.1528, intuitivelivingny.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Adult Guided Channeling Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am. 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.

Deepening Our Roots: The Evolution of Kripalu Yoga – 2-5:30pm. Teacher trainers Brahmani Liebman and Jashoda Edmunds offer a workshop in Kripalu yoga to teachers and dedicated students. $65 if registered by Sept 30. $75 thereafter. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

Vision & Success in School – 7-8:45pm. As many as 25 percent of children have vision problems that keep them from reaching their potential. Learn more. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP Jane or Joelle: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

2014 Sharon Salzberg Lecture on Lovingkindness – 7-9pm. NY Times Best-selling author and Buddhist Meditation Teacher offers teachings and guided meditation in lovingkindness. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9

Tarot Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm Learn more about the cards and oneself. For readers of all levels. $15. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10

Hearts 4 Heroes Fundraiser – 7pm. Benefit to raise funds for the care and training of the Hearts 4 Heroes rescue dogs, as well as, travel and lodging for the veterans in the program. $150. Le Chateau, S Salem. Info: 914.433.1505.

Archangel Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren. $35. Also, private readings and healings available from Oct 10-14. Synchronicity, 1511 Ret 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

Soul Painting: Art & Yoga – 9am-5pm. Join Hardev Kaur and Siri Brahma Kaur. Workshop combines creativity and art with Kundalini Yoga. Yoga allows a deep connection within, followed by art, giving space for creative expression. All fitness levels. No art experience necessary. $90. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473, GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Return to Bone Power: Yoga and Lifestyle Essentials for Skeletal Strength – 12:30-2:30pm. With Rev Nadiya Nottingham. A comprehensive guide to diet, exercise, yoga and several easy to implement lifestyle enhancements. $40. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

Backyard: Composting 101 – 1-3pm. With Sarah Groat. Discover how to make and use nutrient-rich compost to feed the garden and landscape. $20pp ages 12 and up. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

For Your Sake & For The Sake Of Your Children – 2-5pm. With Judith Barr. Brookfield, CT. Unique workshop for parents. Registration and payment must be received by Oct 7. Info/register: 203.775.5006.

Sunday, October 12

Fall Festival at Greenburgh Nature Center – 11am-3pm. Enjoy a fun-filled day to celebrate fall with scarecrow building, pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, cider making, meet the animals, scavenger hunts, tractor rides, tree swing by SavATree and more. Members $8, non-members $15. 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13

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

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14

Putnam County Over 40 Females Professional Women’s Networking Group – 6-8pm. 2nd Tues. Get empowered, connected and inspired. Make connections and meet new friends. Free members, $25 nonmembers. Info: 914.260.3171. Over40Females.com.

Monthly Meditation Class – 7-8pm. Simple stretches, seated meditation and time for reflection. Donation. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15

Pretty in Pink Networking Party – 6-8pm. Hosted by Professional Women of Putnam and Westchester to benefit Support Connection. Raffles, pink hair extensions and more. $15pp PWW/PWP members. $20pp nonmembers. Includes appetizers. Cash Bar. Augie’s Prime Cut, 3436 Lexington Ave, Mohegan Lake. Register: ProfessionalWomenofPutnam.com.

Spirit Message Circle – 7:30-9:30pm. With Medium Carla Blaha. A night connecting to Spirit. Experience healing messages. Discover how life continues after the earthly experience. $40. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17

Reiki I Class – Oct l7-18. 6-9pm/Fri. 12-5pm/Sat. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, four attunements $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner; Armonk. Register at 914.588.4079. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Mediumship Circle – 6:30-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 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. $15. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

Abraham-Hicks Vortex of Attraction Workshop – 9am-1pm. With Esther Hicks. Workshop is designed to give participants more clarity and focus in life. Read descriptions and guidelines, and register, online at Abraham-Hicks.com or call 830.755.2299. $195 in advance or $245/door. Hilton Westchester, 699 Westchester Ave. Rye Brook.

Backyard Gardening: Seed Saving – 1-3pm. Learn the basics of seed types and plant breeding as Jack leads a hands-on exploration of various vegetables and flowers. Discusses their specific requirements for successful selection and preservation. $20pp, ages 12 and up. Stone Barns Center, 630 Bedford Rd, Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Past Life Regression Workshop – 2-5pm. With Saundra “Cindy” Blum. Discover why certain people come into one’s life and the lessons meant to be learned from them. Space limited. Mt Kisco. Register: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

MindScape Workshop – 9am-6pm. Saturday & Sunday. Unlock potential. Develop the mind. Manifest talents. Tap into the powerful creative and intuitive faculties of the mind. $649/early bird. Intuitive Living, Larchmont. 914.434.0636, intuitivelivingny.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19

Finding Your Path: A Life Coaching Experiential Workshop – 10am-4pm. An Equine Interactive workshop with James Cassese, LCSW and the Equine Energetix herd. Pegasus Therapeutic Riding. Brewster. Info: 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Meditation for Daily Life – 10:30-11:30am. One-hour class of sitting and walking meditation practice with a group of like-minded people. All levels. Learn and practice techniques for gaining mental strength, stability and clarity. $15. Mt Kisco. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Mediumship Message Circle – 11am-1pm. With Phillip Quinn. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22 Brewster. Info/register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. With Tom Hajek. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 4-5pm. 6 Mondays, 10/20-11/24. With Karla Booth Diamond. $120/ six weeks. Seven Bridges High School in Chappaqua. Info/register: 914.649.9565. Awareness-in-Action.com.

Awaken & Ignite the Brain’s Highest Potential – 6:30-8:30pm. Learn the Higher Brain Living technique and create an energy surge to the higher brain, opening a gateway to expansive higher living. Free if preregistered. $97 door. NY Marriott Marquis, Times Square. HigherBrainLivingEvents.com/ny-expo.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. Friendly people and a compelling speaker each month. Free members. $10 nonmembers. New location: Panera Bread Company, 1 N Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Eating in Harmony with The Seasons – 6:30-8pm. With Shalini Bhargava, Empowerment Coach. Mini workshop on attuning to the changing seasons and learning how to adjust diet and awareness to bring balance and harmony within. Free. Margaret Steele Classical Acupuncture, 25 N Division St, Peekskill.

Monthly Satsang – 7-8:30pm. With Prem Sadasivananda. Meditation, chanting, Dharma talk. $20. The Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. 914.674.0919. RivertownYoga.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 9:30-10:30am. 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.

New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Make the most of the coming lunar cycle with guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a notebook. $20 members/$25 non-members, Wainwright House, Rye Register: 914.967.6080.

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-8:45pm. 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 or Joelle: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Holistic Moms Meeting – 7:30-9:30pm. Learn about Homeopathy with guest speaker, certified classical homeopath, Janice Solomon. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd. HolisticMoms.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24

Electronic Voice Phenomenon – 6:30-8:30pm. With Barry Piro. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Introduction to the Alexander Technique – 7-8:15pm. Four Thursdays. With Karla Booth Diamond. Quest Yoga Arts, 113 Main St, Mount Kisco. Info: 914.649.9565. Awareness-in-Action.com.

Workshop with Gurunam Singh – 7-9pm. Join special guest teacher, Gurunam Singh, as he leads a special workshop, incorporating Kirtan and Kundalini Yoga. All levels. $35. 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing – 7:30-9pm. With Beth Mullin (Amrit Sadhana Kaur) CHTP, IKYTA. Experience chakra clearing, balancing and alignment as sound energetically shifts into a higher vibration. Trained by Master Sound Healer from Nepal. $30. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25

Corrected Date: Reiki Level 1 Certification – 10am-5pm. Full day training with gifted teacher and healer, Lori Jo Siegel. Learn the most popular and widely recognized form of energy healing. Level 2 will be approximately 30-days later and Master level will be held in early 2015. Early bird price offered. Info: TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm. With Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. $275pp for both Reiki 1 and 2. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. Register: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Putnam Valley Psychic Fair – 9am-6pm. German-American Club, 11 Kramers Pond Rd. Reader and vendor booths available. Free admission. 914.672.9741. APracticalPsychic.com.

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

Living Your Soul: The Art of Remembering Who You Are – 9:30am-4pm. With Connie Numbers. $125. 1099 Morton Blvd, Kingston. Info/registration: ConnieNumbers.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm, Oct 25-26. Pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

WEPR-PTA Annual Health and Wellness Fair –11am-3pm. Sample health food, try holistic healing techniques; also natural beauty products, fitness demos, health screenings, crafts, raffles and family entertainment. Free. White Plains High School, 500 North St. Info: WEPR-PTA.org.

Everyday Shamanism with Deep Arrow Woman – 11am-5pm. First of three fall workshops offering experiential teachings on the mysteries of solar cycles, sacred directions and elements. Re-member the connection to one’s true infinite nature. $125. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt. Kisco. .Register: 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

Sacred Fire Ceremony with Deep Arrow Woman – 5pm. This outdoor ceremony fosters community, reconnects us to the earth and unleashes the power of fire to transform our actions into prayer and prayer into reality. Ceremonies free. Donations customary. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte. 172, Mt. Kisco.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26

Self-Love: The Art of Showing Up For Yourself – 9:30am-4pm. With Connie Numbers. $125. 1099 Morton Blvd, Kingston. Info/registration: ConnieNumbers.com.

Fall Festival at Harvest Moon – 10am-5pm. Fun-filled day at the farm; pumpkin patch, hayrides, wine tastings, farm animals, live music, apples, hot cider, cider doughnuts and more. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd., North Salem. Info: 914.485.1210. harvestmoonfarmandorchard.com.

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm. With Jackie Muller, LCSW, Reiki Teacher. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Mexican Sugar Skulls – 1-4pm. Learn the history and culture. Participants will create their own authentic sugar skull. $35 includes supplies. Must register by Oct 19. It is essential as skulls must be molded ahead of time. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

StonyArt: Live Art Auction – 3-6pm. Live entertainment, wine and cheese, raffles and silent auction. Proceeds will benefit operational expenses for the Stony Kill Foundation to keep Stony Kill Farm open to the public for programming and events. $20. Howland Cultural Center, Main St, Beacon. Tickets: 845.831.1617. StonyKill.org.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life. Experience deep energy healing in group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master Teacher. Max 12. $25. Students $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.588.4079.

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 OCTOBER 28

Fun Night Out: Support Connection Benefit – 5-9pm. Wine, hors D’oeuvres, music and raffles. Costume optional. $10 donation to enter 50/50. The Winery at St. George, 1715 W Main St, Mohegan Lake. Info: Events to Remember 914.218.3968.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

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.

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

Cover-June-13For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

Mahopac American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mahopac High School, Mahopac. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Pelham American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Pelham, Glover Field. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Philipstown-Cold Spring American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mayors Park: Philipstown-Cold Spring. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm. Saturdays June 1-29. Live radio show focuses on healthy living discussions featuring patient success stories, physical/mental health tips, fitness and wellness advice and more with host Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Simulcast live internet: Businesstalkradio.net and online as podcast. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford.  Sunraven.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

Bark Fest – 10am-1pm. Pet adoptions, raffles, discounted micro chips, vendors, training demos,  Red Cross first aid pet info, Westchester county K-9 police demo, free giveaways, and free exam for all pet adoptions. Progressive Animal Hospital of White Plains, 110 S Kensico Ave. 914.461.3353. Progressive-Vet.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm. Class focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise bringing together concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. Pre-requisite to group pilates classes. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JUNE 3

Yoga at Boscobel – 6-7:15pm. June 3-Sept 9. Spectacular views overlooking the Hudson River. All levels. $17/walk-in rate. Boscobel is located on Route 9D in Garrison. Info: 845.265.3638. Boscobel.org.

Breathing Techniques & Meditation to Reduce Stress – 6-7:30pm. Also 6/10, 6/24, 7/1. Seminar based on breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. $20. Somers Library. Offered through Art of Living Foundation, ArtOfLiving.org. RSVP: 914.232.5717.

Osteoporosis Awareness Group – 7-9pm. June meeting topic: Empowering patients toward greater bone health naturally. Free. Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Bldg 4, 785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. 914.725.5229.

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly in relationship to others. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 7  
Conservation Café: Climate Change and Sea Level Rise  – 8:30-11am. Program features speakers from Federated Conservationists of Westchester County, Pace University’s Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, The Nature Conservancy, and NY Department of Environmental Conservation discussing climate change and sea level rise. Pace University, Pleasantville. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Yonkers: American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Lincoln High School, Yonkers. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Mediumship Message Gallery – 11am-5pm with Adam Bernstein, $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 8
Patterson American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Patterson Fire House, Patterson. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Eastchester’s 6th Annual Green Day Festival – 10am-2pm. Eastchester Town Hall, 40 Mill Rd, Eastchester. Family event to celebrate Mother Earth. Free giveaways. Info: EastchesterEnvironmentalCommittee.com.

Kids Yoga Teacher Training – 3:15pm. June 8-9. This 8 hour training provides the tools to teach yoga to children grades K-12. $265. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. Info: 914.337.1437.

SUNDAY, JUNE 9
Windows of the Sky: JinShinDo Body/Mind Acupressure – 10:30am-4:30pm. Learn the acupressure facial points of the neck, face, hands, and shoulders and their role maintaining the balance of Qi throughout the body/mind. $175. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregister required: 914.941.2400. Souluaras.com.

The Awakening: Guided Meditation for Higher Consciousness – 1:30pm. Receive step-by-step technique to stay committed toward a meditation practice whether new to meditation or looking for a powerful yet simple technique for higher awareness. $20.1305 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains. RSVP: 914.250.1417. SanthigramWellness.com.
MONDAY, JUNE 10

Quantum Healing Circle – 7:30pm. Come connect wisdom teachings to energy principles with guided meditation and interactive energy healing. Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 requested. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommuity.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

Keys to Human Potential – 7-8:30pm. Free introductory workshop explores self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual awakening based on Dr. Donald Epstein’s principles of Reorganizational Healing and Living. Souluaras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregister required: 914.941.2400. Souluaras.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

Mount Vernon American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food and moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Yorktown American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Jack DeVito Memorial Field, Yorktown. Info: RelayForLife.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

Ossining American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Anne M. Dorner Middle School, Ossining. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Port Chester American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Port Chester Middle School, Port Chester-Rye Brook. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival – June 15-16. The big Clearwater Festival unites major musical figures and green activism, building a creative community in one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River. Stop by the Natural Awakenings booth and say hi. Info/ tickets: ClearwaterFestival.org.

Breeding Birds – 8am. Join Charlie Roberto on his quest for birds nesting and raising their young at Teatown. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Info/register: 914.762.2912. TeaTown.org.

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

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Introductory Class – 10am-12pm. $20. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Holistic Moms Presents: Legislation and What’s Happened to Our Schools – 2pm. Katharine St Vincent speaks about education legislation and reform. Free. Rye Public Library, Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye. 914.967.0480. RyeLibrary.org.

Stoke The Fire Meditation Class – 2-5pm with Susy Meszoly. $125. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Westchester Land Trust Annual Benefit – 6pm cocktails & silent auction; 7:45pm, live auction; 8pm, dinner & award presentation. Celebrating 25 years of environmental conservation in the community. Casual party attire, Maple Grove Farm, Bedford. RSVP by 6/3.WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Restorative Yoga with Reiki – 6-8pm. Workshop combines restorative yoga and Reiki to rejuvenate the body and mind. $45. Yoga Haven 2, 91 Montgomery Ave, Scarsdale. 914.337.1437.

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $25 requested. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rte 172, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

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

Get on the Mat for Mental Health – 6pm. (rain date June 20). The Mental Health Association of Westchester’s epic mega-yoga event takes place under the open sky with music by House of Waters. $20/advance or $25; $10/kids under 10yrs. Court St, between Main St and Martine Ave, White Plains. Info:  914.345.5900 x 7511. MHAWestchester.org.

Reiki Healing Circle – 7:30-9:30pm.  Join Reiki Master and intuitive medium Carla Blaha for an evening of healing, connecting and restoring. $25. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Preregistration required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River American Cancer Society Relay for Life – Live entertainment, games, food, moving kickoff/survivor lap and luminaria ceremonies. Free. Katonah-Lewisboro-Cross River: John Jay High School. Info: RelayForLife.org.

Solstice Kirtan –7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind, open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20 contribution suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/registration: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm. June 22-23 w/Ginny Mackles. Attunement and certificate for first level of Reiki. Chappaqua location. Info: 952.426.3525.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

Family Tour of Wildflower Island – 11am. Guided family tour of Teatown Lake Reservation’s unique two-acre wildflower sanctuary. $4pp/ members or $6pp. RSVP: Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

The Skillful Living Room: Live from SunRaven – 6:30-8pm. Join the discussion on Play for Health: Setting up for a skillful summer with Dr. Michael Finkelstein and others via Google+ Hangout. Follow Michael Finkelstein on Google+ to be invited in. SunRaven Skillful Living, Bedford. SunRaven.org.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Yoga Nidra – 7:15-8:30pm. A rejuvenating practice fostering deep relaxation through breath awareness and guided imagery. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Reiki 1 & 2 – 9am-5pm with Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Loving Kindness as a Path to Inner Freedom – July 5-7. This is an introductory weekend to explore Loving Kindness as a spiritual practice with Sharon Salzberg and Rachel Cowan. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

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

Cover-Mar13-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, MARCH 1

Going Locavore: What are my Options? – 8:30-11am. Learn what it means to go locavore, aka: to eat locally grown food, presented by Conservation Cafe´. Free. Pace University, Pleasantville Campus. FCWC.org/events. RSVP: 914.422.4053.

Yoga and Meditation: The Mind Unwind Workshop – 7-8:30pm with Shaman Mikki Davis. Yoga and meditation by candlelight helps unwind the mind and leave work behind. Enjoy a shamanic mini-healing during savasana and leave feeling grounded, peaceful, and relaxed. Bring a mat. $25. Register: ShamanMikki.com.

Shamanic Circle – 7-9pm with Eileen O’Hare. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765 SynchronicityNY.com.

Message Gallery – 7-9pm. Join Carla, Intuitive Medium and Reiki Master as she bridges the realms and brings forth messages. $35. Soulauras. Pre-registration required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

Farm Maintenance – 9am (Also Mar 16 & Mar 30). This course covers fundamental maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to answer theoretical questions and topics covered and assist with maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. $225. Registration required. 914.606.6830 x1.

Attaining Your Dreams for Body/Mind/Spirit – 1-2:30pm with Diane Ingram, Life Coach/ Author and Nicole Davis, Psychic and Reiki Master. Get the life you really want. $30.  Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Pre-registration required: 845.878.7800.

Assisting Workshop for Yoga Teachers – 1-4pm. For yoga teachers to become comfortable with hands-on assisting and direct a student’s body into the correct alignment. $50. Living Yoga, 3182 Rte 9, Cold Spring. Info: 845.809.5900. LivingYogaStudios.com.

Starry Nights Cafe – 7:30pm. StarVisions hosts an evening of entertainment with spiritual comedy and adult contemporary music of Porter Smith. Relax among friends at Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 South Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco $20. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Saturday Night Fever Dance Social – 7:30-11:30pm. Evening includes Salsa lesson at 7:30pm and New York Hustle lesson at 8pm. Come dance the night away. $10. Refreshments served.  Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main St, Ossining. JosieDance.com. 914. 332.8670.

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4:30pm with Ginny Mackles. Attunement and certification for second level of Reiki, Okuden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Sugaring Sunday – 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (Also 3/10). From tapping to collecting, boiling to bottling, Teatown’s naturalists share facts and folklore about this sweet time of year. Free/members or $5.   Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Reservations: 914.762.2912 x110. TeaTown.org.

Quakers and the Spiritual Quest – 2-4pm. Learn about what Quakers today believe. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. All welcome. Childcare and refreshments. Free. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd. Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. scarsdalefriendsmeeting.org.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

A Circle of Women – 7pm. Celebrating the sacred in every woman since1990. Sponsored by Star Visions Community and The Women’s Ways Mystery School. $25. Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 S Bedford Rd, MtKisco. 914.310.5239. Womensways.typepad.com/circle.

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

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living, particularly as it applies in relationship to others. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

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

THRUSDAY, MARCH 7

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm with Warren Falcon, Psychospiritual Counselor and specialist in Jungian psychology and dream work. Regular attendance is recommended; bring a dream journal and come with curiosity, humor and compassion. Suggested: $25/members or $50. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Esoteric Healing Level II: The Brain & Beyond – 1-4pm with Bernadette Bloom. Class covers esoteric psychology, the head centers, the Rays and Initiations, removal of trauma from ones energy field, triangles associated with blood pressure, hormones, allergies and more. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. Info/register: 239.289.3744. TheEsotericBloom.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert – 7-9pm with Beth Mullen. Bring a blanket or yoga mat. $35.  Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Solaris Singles Event – 7-9pm. Come experience the new speed dating game; socialize in a relaxing setting while enjoying food, wine, music, games and prizes. Bring friends. Must be ages 35-55. Members and non-members welcome. $25. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Rd, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.4094 x 21.

Movie Night – 7:30-9:30pm. View the acclaimed film: “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. Enjoy flatbread pizza and afterwards stay for tea, dessert and group discussion. Reservations required: $10/members or $20.Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Crop Production Class – 9am (Also Mar 23). This course covers spring organic crop production practices, including vegetables, cut flowers, and culinary herbs. $225. Registration is required. 914.606.6830 x1. SunyWCC.Edu.

Vibrational Cooking Class – 9:30-10:45am. Learn how to make Cosmic Chitta Mantra Munchies with Organics Super Foods, Chakras and Mantras. Kendall’s OM Kitchen, 140 King Street, Chappaqua. Info: 914.238.8800; kendallsOMkitchen.com.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Workshop – 10am-3pm. Workshop touches upon everything one might encounter working with wildlife. Learn to respond appropriately and get details of what’s involved in becoming a wildlife rehabilitator in NY state. $25/non-members. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912. TeaTown.org.

Vegetable Container Gardening – 1-3pm. Learn how to grow plants and/or seeds in containers and have fresh herbs and vegetables in just a few short weeks. $20; $5/children under the age of 12. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introductory Session and Campus Tour – 10am. Parents interested in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to meet Blue Rock faculty and hear how the vibrant and creative learning environment nurtures children’s natural curiosity and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack. RSVP: Beverly Stycos, 845.535.3353. BlueRockSchool.org.

Bag It – 2pm. Funny and illuminating documentary. Stay afterward for Q & A session with Patti Wood of Grassroots Environmental and a reusable bag giveaway. Learn about the new plastic bag phase-out ordinances. Larchmont Public Library Community Room. Village of Larchmont, Town Center. Movie info: bagitmovie.com.

Summer Play Camp Open House – 2pm. Parents and children, ages 3 ½ to 12, are invited to visit the Blue Rock Campus; meet summer play staff and learn about the unique and adventure-filled summer program. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack. RSVP: 845.627.0234. BlueRockSchool.org.

Putnam Arts Council 50th Year Anniversary Celebration – 3pm. Annual Members Meeting and opening reception of the Members show. Free. Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Rd. Mahopac. Info: putnamartscouncil.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

Complete Reality Meditation – 12:30-3:30pm. Hosted by the Chan Buddhist Center, meditation class is followed by Buddhist discussion of the Six Perfections. Beginners to advanced practitioners welcome. Free. Scarsdale Aikido, 77 Tarrytown Rd 2nd level, White Plains. 917.570.7592.

Introduction to Partner Yoga – 1-3:30pm. Explore the trust and confidence that comes working with another; heighten experience on the mat through the sharing of breath and touch. $25/individual or $45/couple.  Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Mediumship Workshop – 1-4pm with Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Bag It – 2pm. Funny and illuminating documentary. Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Ilissa Miller will answer questions about the new plastic bag phase-out ordinances. Refreshments and reusable bag giveaway after film. Mamaroneck Public Library, Village of Mamaroneck. Movie info: bagitmovie.com.

Quakers and Environmental and Social Activism – 2-4pm. What is meaningful activism? Short personal presentations followed by discussion. All welcome. Childcare and refreshments. Free. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd. Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. scarsdalefriendsmeeting.org.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 11

Forgiveness: A Means for Self-Healing – 6:30-8:30pm with Dr. Kenneth Silvestri. $35. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. Info/register: 937.214.0540. DrKennethSilvestri.com.

Woodland Wildflower Lecture – 7pm. Jessica A Schuler, Director of The NY Botanical Garden’s Thain Family Forest, discusses how Forest staff work to restore populations of extirpated wildflowers in the 50-acre urban old-growth forest. Free. Katonah Village Library. Register: 914.234.6992 x24.

Bag It – 7pm. Funny and illuminating documentary. Learn about the new plastic bag phase-out ordinances after the film. Mamaroneck Conference Room C, 740 W. Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck Town Center. Movie info: bagitmovie.com.

Monday Night Live! Open House – 7-8:30pm. Make Mantra Munchies to live Kirtan, sample some sips and snacks and find out what Kendall’s OM Kitchen is all about. 140 King St. Chappaqua. Info: 914.238.8800; kendallsOMkitchen.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

David Frenette: Centered Life, Mindful Life – 3/15-3/21. Developing the fruits of Christian Centering Prayer towards a mindful life. Garrison Institute. Info/ register: 845.424.4800;

GarrisonInstitute.org

Stroller Tours – 9-10am. Moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers with babies in tow are invited for a before museum hours gallery tour with refreshments by Tazza Cafe. $10/non-members. For adults with children under 18 months. The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay St, Katonah. KatonahMuseum.org.

Angel Workshop – 7-9pm with Rev Elka Boren, Shaman. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Farm Maintenance Class II – 9am-12pm. This course covers fundamental maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to answer theoretical questions and topics covered and assist with maintenance and repair of farm facilities and equipment. $225. Registration required: 914.606.6830 x1. SunyWCC.Edu.

Moving through the World in Stories – 10:30-11:30am (for 4-7yr olds) with Laughing Heart Yoga. Combining storytelling with yoga, children are exposed to a new way of enjoying stories and connecting with their bodies. Ardsley Library, 9 American Legion Dr., Ardsley. Free. Register: 914.693.6636.

StarVisions Spring Healing Fair – 11am-5pm. Shamanic and energy healers, mediums, reflexologists, astrologers and more. Unitarian Universalist Church, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. $50/30min sessions. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Esoteric Healing Level III: The Magic of the 7th Ray Synthesis – 7-9pm with Bernadette Bloom. Class covers esoteric aspects of the five senses, the vagus nerve, the trigeminal nerve, the Seven Rays, personal ray assessment and much more. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. Info/register: 239.289.3744. TheEsotericBloom.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

Wolves of North America – 11am. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families; visit ambassador wolves Atka, Alawa, and Zephyr as well as the WCC’s critically endangered red wolves and Mexican gray wolves. Wolf Conservation Center, South Salem. $13/adults; $11/under 12. 914.763.2373.

Quakers and Parenting – 2-4pm. What does Quakerism today offers children of all ages? Short personal presentations followed by discussion. All welcome. Childcare and refreshments. Free. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd. Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. scarsdalefriendsmeeting.org.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Preventing and Reversing Alzheimer’s and Dementia – 7pm. Film clips feature interviews with patients who have reversed their dementia. Sharp Again Naturally is helping to fund this documentary in the making. Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave, Harrison. 914.835.1564. Info: SharpAgain.org.

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles and interactive energy healing. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rte  35, Cross River. 914.588.4079. Register online: Balancing4life.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

Teen Yoga – (call for time) Teenagers practice yoga postures, games, meditations, and creative expression to explore what matters to them most through a journey of self-discovery. Ardsley Library, 9 American Legion Dr., Ardsley. Free. Register: 914.693.6636.

Homeopathy for Mental Health Professionals – 9:30am-4pm. For therapists, social workers, school psychologists, student assistance counselors or life coaches exploring how homeopathy can provide a natural and safe alternative to psychotropic drugs. $150. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 937.214.0540. DrKennethSilvestri.com.

Starting Seedlings – 1-3pm. Learn successful tips from the farmers on how to start seedlings for either vegetables or flowers. $20; $5/children under the age of 12. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Vernal Pool Hike – 1-3pm. Walk with Erin Baker, Teatown educator, to Hidden Valley and get a glimpse of the frenzied activity taking place this time of year. $5/non-members. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Reservations: 914.762.2912  x110. TeaTown.org.

Evening Howl – 5pm (Adults only). Visit the wolves with a short sunset hike during their favorite hour – dusk. Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolves in North America while enjoying a lovely spread of wine and cheese. $20/adults 21+ only. Pre-registration required: NYWolf.org.

Sunday, March 24

Precious Possibilities For Women – with Precious Sellars-Mulhern and Melinda Martin. An annual retreat designed to bring women together to nurture and support one another. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info:914.522.5276;  PreciousHealthandBeauty.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

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, MARCH 29

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.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

Reiki I & Reiki II– 10am-5pm with Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. Discounted to $285 at Synchronicity Healing Center, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. Info: 845.363.1765.

Fishkill Cares for Cats – 12-4:30pm. family-oriented event features food, music, face painting, raffles and humane education and demonstrations. Also mobile spay and neuter clinic for cats and low cost health services for cats. The Dutchess Plaza Shopping Center, 1545 Rte. 52, Fishkill. Info: 845.489.2378; SoundEarth.com.

Herbs & Nutrition to Spring Cleanse the Body –1-3pm with Bonnie Rogers, Clinical Herbalist. Learn how herbs and nutrition can improve health and wellness after a long winter of heavy foods and reduced physical activity. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua.  Info/register: 914.923.4346. RadiantHealthforLife.com.

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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.

 

 

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

CoverJan13-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.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2

Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am12oon (Also 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30). 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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 3

Boys Yoga – 6-7pm with laughing heart yoga. Many professional male athletes enthusiastically practice yoga; it helps get their game on and increases strength, flexibility, focus, and agility. Boys 8-13yrs only. Hudson Yoga, Croton on Hudson. Pre-registration: $165/10 classes. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

Destination Transformation – 7pm. A proven way to lose weight; featuring hundreds of prizes. Free. Well on the Way®, 191 Main St, Ossining. Info: Elizabeth Pasquale, Director. 607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 7pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/informative only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm (Also 1/31) with Warren Falcon. Share the cumulative experiential benefits that the dream world provides. Come with a dream and journal. Suggested $25/members or $50/non-members. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

Tech Tot Treasure Island – 1-2pm. (2-4yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Join in at the Microsoft store for an adventure with TechMouse to restore a treasure to its rightful owners through technology and yoga. The Microsoft Store, Westchester Mall, White Plains. Free. RSVP: 914.319.4010.

Vision Board Workshop – 7-9pm with Carla Blaha. $35.Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.36.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

Destination Transformation – 7pm. Discover a proven way to lose weight; featuring hundreds of prizes. Free. Well on the Way®, 222 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Info: Elizabeth Pasquale, Director. 607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

Yoga that Inspires – 10am-12noon with Solangel LaBonne. A great way to begin the New Year. Be inspired, relaxed and nurtured. $25. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Must pre-register: 914.941.2400.

Destination Transformation – 11am. Discover a proven way to lose weight; featuring hundreds of prizes. Free. Well on the Way®, The Club Room, 300 Mamaroneck Ave. Info: Elizabeth Pasquale, Director. 607.351.7024. WellOnTheWay.com.

Family Yoga – 11:30am -12:30pm (parent & 7-12yr child) with laughing heart yoga. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work help increase strength, flexibility and connection. Pilates on Hudson, 8 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill. Pre-registration: $25/adult & child; $5 additional. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 4pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/information only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6

“Grand Opening & Epiphany Party” at Center for Aligned Healing – 1-4pm. Ring in the New Year and celebrate the recent expansion of their practice. Refreshments and meet the practitioner. Free. 175 King St., Chappaqua. Info/register: 914.815.1552; TheEsotericBloom.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 7

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm (Also 1/28). Gather with other holistically minded men to focus on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier and more balanced approach to living. $15/members or $30.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8

Intro to Total LifeStyle System Weight Loss Program – 6-7pm. 12 week group coached weight loss program, addressing and resolving hidden issues behind weight gain. Program from 1/15-4/2. Located at Manna Foods, 171 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Info: Angela Russo 914.274.1144.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9

Kiddie Yoga – 11:30-12:15pm (2-4yrs) with laughing heart yoga. These fun yoga classes teach preschoolers how to internalize concepts of self-awareness and develop compassion for others. Breathe Yoga and Pilates, 83 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua. $175/10classes. 914.861.2662.

Kids Yoga – 4:30-5:30pm (7-10yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Using visual imagery, meditation, yoga postures, and creative activities, kids explore the power of self in community. Class builds compassion, support & respect. Breathe Yoga and Pilates, 83 N Greeley Ave, Chappaqua. $175/10classes. 914.861.2662.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10

Intro to Total LifeStyle System Weight Loss Program – 10-11am. 12 week group coached weight loss program, addressing and resolving hidden issues behind weight gain. Program from 1/17-4/4. Located at Center For Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua. Info: Angela Russo 914.274.1144.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $25 requested. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 11

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. Reservations: 917.796.6026. InsightOasis.com.

Psychic Playshop – 7-9pm. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12

Keeping One’s System Healthy – 9am-5pm. First class in series. $250/series; includes lunch. WellSpring Holistic Health Center, 1415 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont. 914.341.1246. WellSpringHHC.com.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm (Jan 12 & 13) w/Ginny Mackles, LMHC, Reiki Teacher. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761. GinnyMackles.com.

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary – 10am-6pm. Medium/Intuitive, Psychic, Palm Reader, Tarot Reader and Psychic Card Reader. Call ahead to book appointments. Drop-ins welcome. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777.

Moving through the World in Stories – 11am-12noon (4-7yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Combining the ancient art of storytelling with the practice of yoga exposes children to new ways of enjoying stories and connecting to their bodies. Katonah Library, 26 Bedford Rd, Rte 117, Katonah. Free. Pre-register: 914.232.1233.

Life Coach: Making Positive Changes – 12-1pm. Diane Ingram, speaker, author and life coach, tells how to tap one’s talents, skills and abilities to be more alive, passionate and purposeful. Free. Patterson Library, Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.6121 x10. PattersonLibrary.org.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 13

Esoteric Healing, Part 1/Day 1 Class – 9:30am-6:30pm. Balance Manifestation Chakras and raise Consciousness in one Day. See film on website. Taught by Bernadette Bloom, PT and Esoteric Healing and Teacher. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua.  Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary – 10am-6pm. Medium/Intuitive, Psychic, Palm Reader, Tarot Reader and Psychic Card Reader. Call ahead to book appointments. Drop-ins welcome. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777.

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 4pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/information only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

Power Attunement Workshop – 1-4pm. With Adam Bernstein. $45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 14

Mindful Monday Meditation – 7:30-9pm (Also 1/21). Led by Deirdre Breen, participants are guided in an intelligent sequence of breath and meditation techniques that enhance comfort and ease in body and mind. 5-class package/$100 or individual class/$25.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 15

Esoteric Healing Study Group –7-9pm. Led by Bernadette Bloom, PT and Esoteric Healing and Teacher. Pre-requisite: Must have taken at least Part 1 of the Day 1 Class. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua.  Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energetic principles for leading a heart focused life. Experience interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki master Teacher. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rt. 35, Cross River. Info: 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18

TechTot – 1-2pm (2-4yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Join in at the Microsoft store for an adventure with TechMouse and laughing heart yoga. The Microsoft Store, Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave, White Plains. Free. RSVP: 914.319.4010.

Sugar Blues Workshop – 7:30-8:45pm with Catherine McGibney, RYT, Health Coach. Debunk sugar cravings and learn how to gain control without deprivation. Catherine shares recipes, baking tips and light refreshments. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. RSVP: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19

Vinyasa Beginner Orientation – 1-4pm with Courtney Tarpley. Learn the fundamentals of vinyasa yoga including proper breathing, correct alignment and basic meditation. $75/includes 3 level 1 classes. Living Yoga, 3182 Rte 9, Cold Spring. 845.809.5590. LivingYogaStudios.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 20

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm with Gabrielle Semel, ERYT.  Learn how to utilize yogic techniques just about anywhere and to integrate a practice into a daily routine without losing time. Admission: donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

EFT Meetup Group – 4-6pm. This monthly support group discusses matters of heart and mind using Emotional Freedom Techniques to help resolve emotional distress and promote personal empowerment. Newcomers welcome; modest donation requested .Wilson House at First Baptist Church, White Plains. 914.997.7873. Meetup.com/EFT-Healing-Group-White-Plains.

MONDAY, JANUARY 21

Health/Weight Loss Free Orientation – 7pm. Education is the best ally; when people understand the program and see the results, they are successful. No obligation/information only. RSVP required: 914.788.9355. InfinitePossibilitiesNy.com.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 22

Acupressure for Self Care – 10:30am-5:30pm. Gail Kellstrom teaches this ancient Taoist self help technique to lower stress, ease body pain, and lift mood. $175/$25 discount early payment. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Enzyme Nutrition Therapy – 6:30pm. Learn how enzyme nutrition therapy helps women with PMS, menstrual problems, menopausal symptoms, mood swings, fatigue, headaches, insomnia, indigestion, constipation, bloating, weight gain, etc. Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste103, Harrison. Free. Register/info:  914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary – 11am-6pm. Medium/Intuitive, Psychic, Palm Reader, Tarot Reader and Psychic Card Reader. Call ahead to book appointments. Drop-ins welcome. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777.

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.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24

Medical Infrared Thermography – 9am-6:30pm. Join others as they partake in this alternative method to mammograms. Learn how thermography is a safe, non-invasive resource for breast cancer screening. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua. Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm.”Use your Body to Heal your Mind, Revolutionary Methods to Release All Barriers to Health, Healing and Happiness”. Author Dr. Henry Grayson joins the discussion. Suggested: $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25

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.

A Women’s Conversation Circle on Healing & Transformation. 7-9pm. Learn to release limiting patterns that result in pain and loss of vital energy with Dr. Melody Bach. Free.  Hartsdale location. 914.686.8002. GiordanoFoundation.org.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26

Introductory Session/Campus Tour – 10am. Come hear how a unique and creative hands-on approach can nurture a child’s educational journey; a great alternative for grades kindergarten through eighth. Blue Rock School, 110 Demarest Mill Rd (off Germonds Rd), West Nyack. RSVP: 845.535.3353. BlueRockSchool.org.

Reiki I & II – 10am-4pm (Jan 26 & Jan 27) with Marcus. $175 ea or $300/both. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNy.com.

Moving through the World in Stories – 10:30-11:30am (4-7yrs) with laughing heart yoga. Combining the ancient art of storytelling with the practice of yoga exposes children to new ways of enjoying stories and connecting to their bodies. Ardsley Library, 9 American Legion Dr, Ardsley. Free. Pre-register: 914.693.6636.

Reiki I Class – 2-6pm 1/26 & 1/27. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, hand positions, $150 manual/certificate. Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master Teacher,
Stern Chiropractic, 792, Rt. 35, Cross River. Register by 1/20. Info: 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27

The Art of Salad Making at Sun & Moon Health Spa – 1-3pm. w/ Nicholas Szucs. Learn Nick’s famous salad dressing recipe! Free. Sun & Moon Health Spa. 155 Rt. 202, Somers. Info: 914.617.8555; sunandmoonhealthspa.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 28

Quantum Healing Circle – 12:30-2:30pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles, guided meditation and interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25 requested. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.588.4079. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29

Esoteric Healing Study Group – 7-9pm. Led by Bernadette Bloom, PT and Esoteric Healing and Teacher. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St., Chappaqua.  Info/register: 239.289.3744; TheEsotericBloom.com.

Relay for Life This Month in Westchester and Putnam Counties, June 2011

The American Cancer Society’s signature event, Relay for Life, will be held in towns throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties during the month of June. Since the first Relay in 1986 in Tacoma, Washington, the event has gained a national following. It is known as a fun-filled overnight experience designed to bring together those who have been touched by cancer, as participants celebrate cancer survivors and remember those lost to the disease.

Relay teams help raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society in its mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue. They gather at schools, fairgrounds or parks and take turns walking or running laps. The events are held overnight to represent the fact that cancer never sleeps, explains Brigett Lummel, publicity chair for Relay For Life of Mahopac. The survivors’ laps and the luminaria ceremony honor the people who have faced cancer firsthand, as well as those who lost their battle with cancer.

“This year we anticipate more than 4,000 people on more than 200 teams from Mahopac, Carmel, Brewster and surrounding towns, relaying to raise over $300,000,” Lummel says. “Money raised by Relay For Life of Mahopac will be used locally in the Hudson Valley by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.” Volunteers and donors support research, education, advocacy and services that allow the American Cancer Society to offer help and hope, she says.

For more information, or to join the Relay For Life effort in your community, visit RelayForLife.org.

 

Liberation Yoga in Mahopac, NY celebrates their first graduating teachers

 

Front Row: Monika Acton, Colleen Lynch. Back Row: Monika Michlouska, David Robles (Director), Adrea Robles (Co-director), Barbara Livingston

On Tuesday December 21, Liberation Yoga in Mahopac, will honor the graduates of its very first 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. The program, approved by the Yoga Alliance, was born when several Liberation students desired to deepen their practice and share their love of yoga with others.

The intensive course focuses on teaching yoga in the vinyasa style, with emphasis on the philosophy presented in the yoga sutras. The training also covers pranayama and meditation techniques, anatomy, and introductions to ayurveda and prenatal and kid’s yoga. Upon graduation, the new teachers can register with the Yoga Alliance and confidently present themselves as certified yoga teachers.

Liberation Yoga plans to offer the program again in 2011, with dates to be announced. Those interested in joining the next teacher training program can contact the studio or email info@liberationny.com.

Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center is located at 900 S. Lake Blvd. in Mahopac, NY. For more information about classes, workshops and upcoming teacher trainings, call 845.803.8389 or visit liberationny.com.


November, 2010 Events for Westchester & Putnam NY

Upcoming Events…

Please call ahead to confirm event details. 

Monday, November 1

Busy Persons’ Online Directed Retreat – Take this opportunity to move toward the coming of Light in the darkness. Registration deadline is 11/15. Divine Compassions Spirituality Center. $30. Call for details: 914.798.1202.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm (11/1,11/8) w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs provided. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, November 2

Mamaroneck Farmers Market – 1:30-6:30pm. Open rain or shine until 11/23. Choose from a cornucopia of local organic produce, baked goods, artisanal breads, beef, honey and maple products. Harbor Island Park. Info: 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Discover Network Spinal Analysis – 7pm w/Dr. Lawrence Stern. NSA touches the spine assisting the brain to relieve pain, tension and improve well-being. Stern Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness, 27 Radio Circle, Ste. 104, Mt.Kisco. Light refreshments. 914.864.2222.

Wednesday, November 3

Gentle Yoga – 6-7:20pm (Wednesdays: 11/3-11/24) w/Terry. Slow-paced classes that incorporate guided meditation and foster ease in the body and mind. 1st class free/drop-in $18. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Thursday, November 4

Green Business Challenge Meeting – 8-9:30am. The topic is Landlord & Tenant Best Practices at the offices of Reckson Associates, 360 Hamilton Ave., White Plains. Info: 914.977.3400.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 9:30-10:45am (Thursdays: 11/4-12/16). Designed for moms-to-be, class will strengthen and open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts. $150/6wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Stress Is Gone Meetup – 1–2pm & 7–8pm. Get to the source of stress. Feel tension leaving the body and feel better about the future. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Ladies’ Comedy Night – 7pm. Presented by The Rye Arts Center. Cocktails at 7pm; light supper at 7:30pm; show starts at 8pm. Reservation for table of 6 only. $55. Info: 914.967.0700.

For The Next 7 Generations – 7:30pm. Award winning documentary that tells the story of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers who came together to help create a new way of life that brings the planet back into balance. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Friday, November 5

Treasures in the Attic – 2pm. Susan Longo has been selling antiques and collectibles full-time on the internet for over 10 years. Come listen to fascinating stories – especially about selling a $9000 doll! Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Medium Phil Quinn at Carmel Sanctuary – 7-9pm. As a life guide, world famous, Phil Quinn draws upon divine insight to help others find clarity and direction in their lives. $125. The Sanctuary in Carmel. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Register: 845.225.3777. Info: carmelsanctuary.com.

Saturday, November 6

Mount Kisco Farmers Market – 8:30-1pm. Open rain or shine until11/20. Stock-up for Thanksgiving with fresh vegetables, creative quiches, eggs and artisanal breads. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 East Main St. Info:  914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

What’s New in Medicare – 10:30am. This Medicare Right Center program addresses the open enrollment period beginning Nov.15, health reform issues, and the Rx drug plan Part D. Heritage Hills Activity Center, Somers. Free. 914.519.7914.

Creative Explorations – 1-4pm (11/6, 12/4, 1/8). A series of creative movement and expressive art workshops for children 8-12 yrs. The Oaks, 590 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle. $65. Info: 914.632.8084.

Holistic Moms Network – 1:30-2:30pm. Learn stress relieving yoga techniques, in particular ‘Miracle Balls’. All welcome. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free.  914.421.1500.

New Moon Ceremony – 2-4pm w/ Spiritual Astrologer Demitra Vassiliadis. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd. Croton on Hudson. Register/Info: 914.788.4955.

Blue Rock School Talk Over Tea – 3-5pm. An informational gathering with a current Blue Rock family. Learn more about the unique, child-centered philosophy of this progressive, independent day school serving students kindergarten through 8th grade. RSVP: Beverly Stycos, 845.627.0234.

Dessert & Tea Night – 7pm. Lola’s Tea House, 130 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 914.738.2100.

Sunday, November 7

Pelham Farmers Market – 9am-1pm. Open weekly rain or shine until 11/21. Stock-up for Thanksgiving with fresh vegetables, baked goods, chutneys and nut butters.  Corner of Harmon Ave and 5th Ave. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

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 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Monday, November 8

Growing in Love With Baby – 7pm. Explore feelings, concerns and hopes around the upcoming birth of baby. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $15. RSVP: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, November 9

Westchester Holistic Breakfast – 8-10am. Join a group of holistically-minded people from all walks of life and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting plus an informative speaker. Good Counsel Covenant, 52 N. Broadway, White Plains. $18. 914.422.1784;   WestchesterHolisticNewtwork.org.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Round table discussion about holiday family traditions.  Share ways to celebrate autumn and winter holidays; come away with ideas and inspiration for starting new seasonal traditions. Desmond-Fish Library, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Neurologic Relief Center Technique – 7pm w/Dr. Lawrence Stern. NRCT relieves meningial compression for chronic pain sufferers. Non-invasive demonstration available. Stern Chiropractic & Integrated Wellness, 27 Radio Cir., Ste. 104, Mt. Kisco. Light refreshments. 914.864.2222.

Wednesday, November 10

A Question of Clean Energy – 7pm. Find out why the DEC has declined to issue a Water Quality Certificate for Indian Point, and learn about why closed cycle cooling of the plant has been mandated. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Optimal Health Care Panel – 7-9pm. Join in for a lively evening of Q&A about natural approaches to health issues. Optimal Health Care is a group of holistic practitioners practicing compassionate and natural healing. Brewster Adult Education, Brewster. 845.279.5051.

Finding Right Work – 7-9:30pm (11/10, 11/17,12/1,12/8). An interactive workshop offering a practical and holistic approach to finding meaningful employment. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT.  $195/4 sessions. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu/rightwork.

Thursday, November 11

Coping With Stress During The Holidays – 7pm. Whether coping with stress of preparations, family get-togethers, or grieving a loss, maintain health with holistic techniques. Presented by Putnam Healing Arts at Mahopac Public Library. Registration required. 845.628.2009; putnamhealingarts.com.

Speed Business Networking – 7:30pm. Lola’s Tea House, 130 Fifth Ave., Pelham. Details: 914.738.2100.

Friday, November 12

Beginner Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am (Fridays: 11/12-12/17). This intimate 5 week workshop is the perfect way to begin the yoga journey in a safe, nurturing and inspiring setting.  Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $125. Info:  914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com

Reiki Share – 7pm. Energize health and reduce stress with this method for self-rejuvenation. Putnam Healing Arts. Registration required. $15/donation. 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, November 13

Gossett’s Winter Farmer’s Market – 9am-1pm. Featuring organic produce, grass-fed meats, local baked goods, Wave Hill bread, Cascade Winery, Seatuck seafood, raw local honey, artisans, weekly events. 1202, Rt. 35, South Salem.

The Mysteries of Life – 9:30am-5pm (11/13,11/14) w/Michael Rosenbaum. Unlock the secrets to connecting to the Higher Self and learn about the four higher levels of reality. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $225. More info: 914.967.6080.

Introduction to Honeybees – 1pm. Join Mag and Michelle for a film, and discuss some considerations to starting a backyard beehive. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $15. RSVP:   845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Animal Communication – 1-2:30pm. An open forum facilitated by professional inter-species communicator Barbara Baker. Topics to be decided by attendees; free will donation. Animals or pictures, need not be present. Art of Healing, 1 Front St, Patterson. 845.878.4325; babaker.net.

Sunday, November 14

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd. Croton on Hudson. Register/Info: 914.788.4955.

Meditation/Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. Free. Info: 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm. Drum, rattle, journey, journal, dance and connect with nature for personal as well as planetary healing. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $30. 914.237.0241; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. This workshop incorporates gentle, classic supported postures and breath. The practice of restorative yoga will: release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self-awareness. Quest Yoga Arts. $25  914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Monday, November 15

Introduction to EFT Healing Technique – 7pm. Achieve goals and release fears with EFT. Bring balance to body, mind and spirit. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $25. RSVP: 945.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Girls’ Night Out for Cancer Awareness – Time TBA. Melting Pot hosts a special four-course fondue dinner for $45 per person which includes a $10 donation to the campaign. Vegetarian /special diet options available. 430 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. 914.993.6358; meltingpot.com.

Tuesday, November 16

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. at Emma’s Ale House, 68 Gedney Way, White Plains. RSVP to Dani Glaser: dani@greenteamspirit.com.

Wednesday, November 17

Achieve Top Notch Performance – 7-8pm w/ Dr. Robert Silverman, Westchester’s top performance expert. Hands-on program that optimizes core power, kettlebells and nutrition. New York ChiroCare, White Plains. Info: 914.287.6464; DrRobertSilverman.com.

Thursday, November 18

Blue Horizons Holistic Network – 12-2pm. Enjoy lunch with people interested in holistic and wellness issues. This month’s program is a Singing Bowl Concert with Beth Mullins. Best Western, 29 Rte. 59, (exit 11 off NYS Thruway North.) Nyack. Bluehorizons.us.

The Great American Smoke-Out 2010 – 2-6:30 pm. Keep quitting smoking! Main Street Acupuncture, 32 North Division St., (rear entrance) Peekskill. 914.737.6647.

Alternative Smoking Cessation – 7pm. Combined approach of acupuncture, hypnosis and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to help smokers quit and remain smoke-free for the rest of their lives. Whole Healthy Family, 401 Columbus Ave., Valhalla. Free. RSVP: 203.797.9288.

Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. Everyone with or without experience is invited to receive and give this heart centered energy. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $10. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Past Life Regression –7-9pm w/Cindy Blum. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $25. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Munay Ki Circle – 7:30pm. w/ Deana Paqua. Work with power animals, ceremony, journeying, and sharing sacred space together to create peace, healing, ease and joy. $22. The Sanctuary in Carmel. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Register: 845.225.3777. Info: carmelsanctuary.com.

Friday, November 19

Kirtan Concert – 7-8:30pm. Devotional chanting with Satya Franche and Ma Kirtan. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Kirtan Concert – 7:30-9:30pm. Spend an evening with Kundalini Yogi, GuruNam, and be surrounded by the wondrous sounds of devotional chant. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, November 20

The Magic of Power Animals – 9:30am-12:30pm w/Bill Evarts.  Meet and work with power animals through meditation and visualization. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

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

The Art/Science/Psychology of Mindfulness Meditation – 2-4:30pm w/Judith Tota, M.S. Learn how to use this ancient buddhist practice to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing in daily life. Liberation Yoga and Wellness Center, 900 S. Lake Blvd., Mahopac. $25. Register: 845.803.8389.

Sunday, November 21

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. Nearly 100 practitioners, exhibitors and vendors on hand for lots of new wellness info about self care, living green, etc., including readings from gifted intuitives. Pre-register online/$10 thru 11/17, or $15/door. Doubletree Hotel, Tarrytown. Info: AwakenFair.com.

Crystals and Rocks: The Stone People – 11am-4pm. Presented by Judith Star-Medicine. Must pre-register by 11/17. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. More info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 11/18-11/23. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $400. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

A Chorus of Voices – 3-4:30pm. The original poetry of and by Doretta Cornell and Alice Feeley, as well as sister-members of other local religious congregations. Divine Compassion Spirituality Center, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Donation. 914.798.1202.

Tuesday, November 23

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $700. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Friday, November 26

Mediumship Circle – 6:30-8pm. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Wednesday, December 1

Bladder Basics School – 10:30am w/Susan Riordan, PT from SRM Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Stress and urge incontinence and the proper exercise to perform. Jumpin’ Jeepers, Route 6, Mahopac. Contact Susan: 914.488.5440.

Friday, December 3

Ladies Night Out – 7-10pm. Shopping event at Club Fit JV with  DJ, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cash bar, 30+ vendors, eco-friendly goody bags & grand prize raffle ticket ($1,000 value), only $15. Benefits the Lakeland Education Foundation. 914.396.7664.

Tuesday, December 7

Natural Awakenings Night – 6pm. Help us celebrate our 3 Year Anniversary, upstairs at the Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco! All invited. Complementary buffet & cash bar. RSVP to Natural Awakenings at 914.617.8750. Directions: flyingpigonlex.com.

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