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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3

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

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4

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

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7

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

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

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10

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

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

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11

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

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

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

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

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14

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

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

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16

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

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17

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

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

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

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

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMER 19

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

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

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

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

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

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

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

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

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

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

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

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28

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

TUESDAY, NOVEMBR 29

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

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

 

 

 

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

Cover-May16-225The following events calendar appears in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, May 2016 Edition.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SUNDAY, MAY 1

Blessing Our Sacred Places: An Interfaith Celebration – 10:30-11:30am, garden open 10am-2pm. Part of the Food/Farm/Faith Initiative, includes music, readings, and a blessing of fields and seeds. Bring seeds to be blessed. Open to public. Lunch available for purchase or picnic. Free. Donations accepted. Innisfree Garden, 362 Tyrrel Rd., Millbrook. Info: InnisfreeGarden.org

First Sunday Free Meditation and Satsang – 11:30am-12:45pm. With Gabrielle Semel, E-RYT 500. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Info: InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Sunday Concerts at the Hart – 1:45pm/doors open; 2pm/concert. An Aesthetic Realism Cabaret. No registration. Free. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Info: 914.245.5262. YorktownLibrary.org.

Make Your Own Mala Workshop – 4-6pm. Lecture on Malas, mantras and how to use Malas. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness Studio, 799 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Register/pricing info: 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 3

Harvest for Health Farmers’ Market – May-Nov. 11-4pm.1st and 3rd Tues. NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital, 1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.734.3797. NYP.org/hudsonvalley.

Qigong – May 3 and 10. 7-8pm. With Nadia Nottingham. $5. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St. 845.855.3444. Pawlinglibrary.org.

Reiki I Evening Classes – May 3-24. 7-9pm. Learn Reiki history, uses, hand positions, scanning, chakras and more. Receive Level I attunement. Give/receive Reiki treatment. $125. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 4

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. 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 Mom’s Support Group –11:30-12:30 (May 4, 11, 18, 25) 4-week series. The New Mom’s Support Group offers a safe space to share the joys and struggles of being a new mom and to connect to other new mothers. $100 for 4-weeks. 450 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 414, Harrison. Info: 212.421.1500. fullcirclewomenshealth.com.

Reiki Circle – 7pm. Open to all attuned to Reiki Level l or higher. Share and receive the healing energy of Reiki. $10 requested donation. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Cultivating Happiness Class – May 4, 11, 25 and June 1. 7-8:30pm. With Michael Rosenbaum and Jennifer Zauner. Small, significant changes create big, positive well-being changes. $100. Sirona Therapy Spa, 280 N Bedford Rd, Ste 301, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.0727.

Drumming with White Buffalo Calf Woman – 7-8:45pm. With Dorinda Gay, energy intuitive. Songs, chanting and simple releasing ceremonies accompany drumming. $48 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

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, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Introduction to the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali – May 4, 11, 18 and 25. 8:30-10pm. Discussion series. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness Studio, 799 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Pricing info: 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 6

The Shaman & the Medicine Buddha – May 6-8. With Alberto Villoldo, Shenphen Samdup, and Marcela Lobos. Experience one’s true nature and learn to change the world by awakening. Omega Institute,150 Lake Dr. Rhinebeck. Info: 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Fearless Pruning – May 6-8. With Lee Reich. Learn how, why, and when to prune fruiting and ornamental plants for a bountiful garden. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

The Power of Purpose in Life and Work – 9am-5pm. With Marcelo Cardoso and Eileen Fisher. Inquiry, exercises, personal reflection, case studies, and discussions on purpose and how it shapes personally and professionally. $295 includes lunch. Sun West Studio, 450 West 31st Street, 10th Floor, NYC. Register: Eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

Meditation: Anam Cara Meditation Foundation – 7:15pm. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Led by Lawrence Edwards. Learn meditation and chanting practices to do at home. Everyone welcome. No advance registration required. Suggested donation: $20. Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Place, Ste 2, Armonk.

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Together we manifest our hearts desires with the creative energies of the New Moon. $10 newcomer fee. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Love Language, Couples Workshop – 7:30-9:30pm. With Relationship Coach, Sheila Pearl. Learn to “speak” one another’s love language. $80/per couple. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SATURDAY, MAY 7

Earth Day Westchester 2016 – 10am-3pm. Green exhibits, live entertainment,  farmers market, “Green Raffle,” children’s activities and Sustainability/Recycling Awards presented by Westchester County and more. Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza. 1 Bronx River Parkway in Valhalla. Info: westchestergov.com.

Kid’s Yoga Fair – 1-5:30pm. With Robin Cohen, E-RYT and Julia Harrer, RYT. Preschool-teen. Yoga classes and activities. $10. Patterson. Preregistration/specific class times: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Energy Healing & Stress Reduction – 2-3:30pm. With Penny Lavin from international, One Light Healing Touch School. Discover self-healing practices to release stress and more. Free. Desmond Fish Library, 472 Rte 403, Garrison. Preregister: 845.424.3020. Info: OLHT1.com.

Herbal Tea Rituals – 4-6pm. With Karen Gordineer. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

MONDAY, MAY 9

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, MAY 10

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

Vision Boards – 6:30-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $40. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

How to Read Food Labels – 7:30pm. Holistic Moms Network presents Certified Health Coach Eileen Iorio who will clarify terms such as “Non-GMO”, “Organic” and “Natural” and more. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 11

Financial Common Sense for Teens, Young Adults and their Parents – 6:30pm. Chris Dlugozima, Community Relations Coordinator of GreenPath, Inc. Free. Register online or at reference desk. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Info: 914.245.5262. YorktownLibrary.org.

Compassionate Communication – 7-8pm. Introduction to Non-Violent Communication as originally formulated by Marshall Rosenberg. Free. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

Buddha Dharma Sangha – 7-8:30pm. With Derek Kolleeny, of Westchester Buddhist Center. Monthly meditation instruction, presentation on meditation practice, discussion and refreshments. $10 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Energy Medicine for the 21st Century – 7:30-9pm. With Bernadette Bloom. Free lecture. How to use it. Practical application. Does this work? Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

Second Thursday Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Jackie Muller, LCSW. $15. Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

FRIDAY, MAY 13

Embodied Mindfulness: Thriving in Life and Work – Cutting-edge perspectives and experiences to access the wisdom in the body, the full functioning of the mind, and the empowered state that ensues when integrated and aligned. $295 (lunch included). NYC. Info/register: Eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

Mothers & Daughters with Sil Reynolds and Eliza Reynolds– May 13-15. Discover new ways of sharing mutual respect, love, and a strong bond through the preteen years. Omega Institute,150 Lake Dr. Rhinebeck. Info: 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Yoga Service Conference: Transforming Lives One Breath at a Time May 13-15. With Matthew Sanford, Rolf Gates, and more. Find the resources, tools, inspiration, and support you need to change lives through yoga. Omega Institute,150 Lake Dr. Rhinebeck. Info: 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

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, MAY 14

Reiki I Class – 9am-5pm. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, four attunements. $150 manual/certificate, Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Pre-register by May 10: 914.588.4079.

Leadership Embodiment: Grace Under Pressure – 9:30am-5:30pm. May 14-15. With Wendy Palmer. Learn tools and practices for becoming a skillful listener, a powerful advocate, and an inspirational leader. $495 (includes lunch). Eileen Fisher Learning Lab, 50 South Buckhout St, Irvington, Info/register: Eileenfisherlearninglab.com

A Day of Healing Workshop – 10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from international, One Light Healing Touch School teaches scanning, radiant and color healing for healing oneself, others and more. $150. Sacred Space, Beacon, 436 Main St, Beacon. Register, Donna: 845.742.8494. SeekSacredSpace.com.

Anatomy Trains Workshop for Movement Therapists – May 14-15. 10am-5pm. Learn skills to work with clients more clearly and effectively. CEUs. $350 if mention Natural Awakenings. $400 otherwise. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Change–Changing–Changed Event: With Coalition of Co-Creators – 10:45am-4:45pm. Healing practitioners, change agents, consciousness speakers, musicians, mystic poets, storytellers and others coming together to promote intercommunity conscious. $33/online; $45/door. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Info: Wainwright.org/Events.htm or 914.967.6080.

Slow Yoga and Qigong – 1:30-4:30pm. With Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang. Release tension and restore vitality. $45 members. $65 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info, Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. YTAyoga.com.

Monthly Shamanic Journey Class – 7-8:45pm. With Melanie Ryan. Combination of grounding meditations and shamanic journeys. BYO journal. Meets monthly. $48 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, MAY 15

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 11am-12:15pm. Admission by donation of personal care products for the Pawling Community Resource Center. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

The Order of Melchizidek and Priesthood Class for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry with Rev. Dan Chesbro – 1-4:30pm. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. Class alone $100. Class and ordination with certificate $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco.  Info: starvisionscommunity.org. 914.236.4503.

Grand Opening: Hygeia Integrated Health – 2-5pm. Visit with and learn about the services and workshops, Acupuncture, Massage, Nutrition, and Behavioral, at Hygeia Integrated Health, 3505 Hill Blvd, Suite K Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.352.6116.

Restorative Workshop – 5-7pm. Relax and let go in a practice that everyone can benefit from. All ages or fitness levels. $25 advance. $30 door. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, MAY 17

Westchester Holistic Network –6-8pm. New time and location. Cathy Lipsky’s Ix Chel Center, 23 Wilson St, 2nd Floor, Hartsdale. Info: 914.912.2351.  Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org

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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 18

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am. 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. Info: TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Optimize Nutrition in Pregnancy – 6:30pm. Learn four great ways to optimize nutrition in pregnancy, including trimester-specific nutrition, prenatal “Super Foods,” and how to incorporate nutritious meals into a busy lifestyle. Full Circle Women’s Health, 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Suite 414, Harrison. Contact: 212.421.1500. Fullcirclewomenshealth.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 19

21-Day Purification Presentation – 7-8pm. Learn how to cleanse the body gently and naturally without going hungry. Seats limited. 2013 Crompond Rd, Yorktown Hghts. RSVP: 914.962.1155. HWAHealthy.com.

FRIDAY, MAY 20

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage – 5:30-8:30pm. Diana Brenes Seiler, LMT. Must be NYS licensed in a touch profession. $85. Finger Lakes School of Massage 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x12. FLSM.com.

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. With Beryl Hay and Deborah Fusco-Amjadi. Grounding meditation, then Reiki exchanges and closing Reiki Mawashi group share. $20 door. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

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

Shamanic Drum Circle – 7-9pm. With David Beck. Practice and delve into deeper understanding of Shamanic journeying through rhythmic drumming. BYO mat, eye covering and journal. $20. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 21

Free Community Class Days – May 21 and 22. 9am-5pm; noon/info on our fall training, both days. Door prizes, silent auction, massage, yoga accessories and more. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

The Power at the Center: An In-Depth Yoga Retreat – 9:30am-5:30pm. Discover the potent tools of yoga (on and off the mat) to live with greater aliveness and purpose. No prior yoga experience required. $145. Eileen Fisher Learning Lab, 50 South Buckhout St, Irvington, Info/register: Eileenfisherlearninglab.com.

Reiki I – 9:30am-6pm. Hallie Sawyers, LMT. Popular hands-on technique for healing self and others. Open to the public. $200. Finger Lakes School of Massage 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x12. FLSM.com.

A Day of Healing Workshop – 10am-5pm. Penny Lavin from international, One Light Healing Touch School teaches scanning, radiant and color healing for healing oneself, others and more. $150. Lunch included. Six NCBTMB CEUs. Lagrangeville. Register: Penny: 845.878.5165. OLHT1.com.

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

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

Drumming with White Buffalo Calf Woman – 7-8:45pm. With Dorinda Gay, energy intuitive. Songs, chanting and simple releasing ceremonies accompany drumming. $48 suggested. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, MAY 22

Meditation Retreat – 7:30am-5pm. Sufi and Zen active moving meditations, restorative yoga, dance, chakra healing sessions, walking meditations. Vegetarian breakfast and lunch. Space limited. Ganesha Spa. Peekskill. Register: 914.906.7238. GaneshaSpa.com.

The Five Elements: A Taoist View – 10:30am-5:30pm. Balance, nurture energies using healing sounds, Qi Kung movements and visualizations. $125 advance. $150 door. Katonah Healing Arts, 15 Parkway, Katonah. Gail Kellstrom: 914.232.5754.

Magickal Herb Gardens – 1pm. Create a portable garden for a window or patio that can later be transplanted into the earth. $30 includes supplies. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Restorative/Yin/Yoga Nidra Combo Workshop – 3-5:30pm. $40 adult. $75 couples. $25 teens. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness Studio, 799 McLean Ave, Yonkers. Register: 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

MONDAY, MAY 23

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Stress reduction and health enhancement achieved through deep relaxation with Reiki. Natural healing solutions in group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $20, students $15. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S. Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco.  Pre-registration required: 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, MAY 24

Free Five-Minute Readings – 5:30-7:30pm. With Carla Blaha. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

THURSDAY, MAY 26

Meditation: Anam Cara Meditation Foundation – 7:15pm. 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Led by Lawrence Edwards. Learn meditation and chanting practices to do at home. Everyone welcome. No advance registration required. Suggested donation: $20. Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Place, Ste 2, Armonk.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

MAYfest – May 27-29. Family-friendly, music, arts and yoga festival. Come one day or all three. Lodging and camping available. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio and Catskill Chill Music. Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spg. Info/tickets: MayFestNY.com.

Therapeutic Yoga for a Healthy Body with Marlysa Sullivan – May 27-30. Discover gentle yoga postures and breathing practices for chronic pain and joint health. Omega Institute,150 Lake Dr. Rhinebeck. Info: 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

Shift Into Freedom with Loch Kelly May 27-30. Practice simple tools for living from a peaceful mind and an open heart. Omega Institute,150 Lake Dr. Rhinebeck. Info: 877.944.2002. eOmega.org.

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

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

SATURDAY, MAY 28

MAYfest – May 27-29. Family-friendly, music, arts and yoga festival. Come one day or all three. Lodging and camping available. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio and Catskill Chill Music. Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spg. Info/tickets: MayFestNY.com.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

MAYfest – May 27-29. Family-friendly, music, arts and yoga festival. Come one day or all three. Lodging and camping available. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilates Studio and Catskill Chill Music. Surprise Lake Camp, Cold Spg. Info/tickets: MayFestNY.com.

Learn Healing Techniques: Magical Awakening – 11:30am-3:30pm. With healer and author Brett Bevell who will also be bringing his new book. $ 200. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

For Shear Pleasure – 2pm. Touch the wool and try carding, hand-spinning and a ‘woolly’ craft. Hear a short story and feed barnyard animals. Members free. $8 nonmembers. GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, off Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Relay for Life Mahopac – 7am June 4 to 7am June 5. American Cancer Society’s celebration/fundraiser to end cancer. Family-friendly events with food, games and activities. Mahopac High School, 421 Baldwin Place Road. Info: RelayForLife.org.

The First Annual Inter-Tribal Unity Gathering – 10am-4pm. Unity Gathering hosted by The Schaghticoke First Nations and the Town of Dover. Native drumming leads up to opening ceremony at 11am. Food, displays, vendors, entertainment. Thomas J. Boyce Park in Wingdale. Info: unitysfn.org.

National Trails Day – 2pm. A naturalist leads a hike and shares facts about history and ecology of our unique forested oasis. Members free. $8 nonmembers. GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, off Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Reduce Stress with Self- Acupressure – 7-9pm. With Avra Blieden. Learn acupressure points and Qi Gong exercises to help de-stress. Westchester Community College. Info/Preregister: sunywcc.edu/continuing/ce.

 

 

 

Natural Awakenings and O2 Living Team Up for a Free Community Wellness Day in Cross River, NY on Saturday, June 11, 2011

Natural Awakenings and O2 Living will host a Community Wellness Day on June 11 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, in the historic Yellow Monkey Village in Cross River, NY.  This free event, which is open to the public, will include raw juicing, a cooking class, yoga, Qigong, Nia, mini massage and reflexology sessions, a farmers market, and wellness talks.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive at noon to sign up for Chef Tom’s cooking class, “Finer Points of Raw vs. Macrobiotic,” and to reserve a mini massage or reflexology session. Scheduling for the wellness talks will also begin at noon at the welcome table. The first 200 visitors to arrive will receive a reusable shopping bag, donated by Natural Awakenings.

Some 20 Westchester-area physicians, chiropractors and other health and wellness practitioners will be on hand for the event. Planned wellness talks will cover diverse topics like environmental toxins; stress reduction; homeopathic medicine; holistic dentistry; integrative veterinary medicine; meditation; diabetes; the Alexander Technique; re-organizational healing; and lifestyle strategies for ADD/ADHD. Participating organizations and vendors will include 5Love; Amanzi Tea; B+ Jewelry; Hilltop Hanover Farm; Ryder Farm; Samtosa; Slow Food Metro North; and Westchester Land Trust.

O2 Living’s Holistic Wellness Center, located at 792 Rte. 35 in Cross River, NY, is a community that integrates yoga, therapeutic spa treatments, a live raw food café, juice cleansing programs, workshops, and all-natural face and body products. For more information, visit the Center online at O2Living.com, follow them on Twitter @o2living, or call 914.763.6320.

New Location for REN DAO, Holistic Wellness Center in Downtown Yonkers

The sign outside REN DAO Wellness Center

The REN DAO Wellness Center has moved to a new location at 2 Bashford Street, next to the Yonkers Metro North train station and the Department of Motor Vehicles. The center houses many talented holistic practitioners and wellness instructors. For the last five years, REN DAO has been a source for health and wellness services for the downtown Yonkers community. The center offers community acupuncture, massage, nutritional health counseling and Reiki. Qigong, yoga, children and adult self- defense classes and workshops on various wellness related topics are also offered.

Owner, Michael Kelly is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. He is a licensed acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner.

The REN DAO Wellness Center is located at 2 Bashford Street in downtown Yonkers. For more information about the center or to schedule an appointment, call 914.548.7585 or visit ren-dao.com.

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