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

The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, April 2017 Edition.

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

UPCOMING EVENTS
Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

Reiki Master Training Weekend – Apr 1-2.10am-5pm. With Brett Bevell. Learn three master level symbols. Explore advanced Reiki enhancing psychic ability. Send Reiki to groups. Learn Mikao’s powerful original teaching, Rei-ju healing. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

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

Understanding Energy Part 3 – 2-4pm. Using Energy Tools with Carol Essig, Sherry DiNapoli and Anne Bentzen. Learn energy management techniques using crystals, essential oils, herbs and more. $40 advance online registration. $45 door. 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommuity.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, APRIL 3

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

Ayurveda and Yoga: The Health Connection – 7-8pm. With Dr. Somesh Kaushik. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642.

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 4

Yoga Fun & Creative Play – Apr 4-May 9. 3-5pm. Children will balance, believe, and create through yoga, mindfulness, art and theater. $120 six-week series. SkyBaby Yoga Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spring. 845.265.4444. Class format: SkyBabyYoga.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6

It’s Your Health. Thursdays – Apr 6-27. 12:30-2pm. This four-week workshop focuses on practical information and strategies for healthy eating, stress management, fitness and accessible activities. 914.232.5717. Register online: SomersLibrary.org.

Vital Health – 6 p.m. With Dr. Marianne Messina. Learn how to create a path to vitality, health and wellness. John C. Hart Library in Shrub Oak. Register with library: 914.245.5262. Info: CortlandtWelless.com. 914.930.8800.

FRIDAY, APRL 7

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

Meditation Class – 6:45-8:15pm. With Rona Levine. Learn mindfulness stress reduction techniques through guided meditation and breathwork. Special transmission of information concludes class. $25. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

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

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

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 8

Elemental Change Retreat – April 8 & 9. Community, water views, meditation, yoga, gourmet food and more, at Fonrose Cottage, Wainwright House, Rye. Info: rewireme.com/event/retreat/

Ukrainian Eggs Decorating Workshop – 12:30-4:30pm. Immerse in the rhythm of the design, the balance and the colors of traditional Ukranian pysanky. No experience required. $35. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Energy Healing and Spirit Guides – 1-3pm. With Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch School. Connect to Spirit Guides for healing. Increase health and awareness. $35. Wainwright House 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. Register: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Celebrating Life – 1:30-4:30pm. Use yoga to tap into power of the eternal with revered yogini Tao Porchon-Lynch. $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.

Fundamentals of the Surya Namaskar – 2-4pm. Learn the 12 poses that make up this practice. Leave feeling empowered with a new understanding of importance of this sequence. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, Yonkers. Preregister/cost options/discounts: NuevaAlma.com.

Sacred Stone Grid – 2-4pm. Joann Fava. Level 2. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 9

Sound Bath Meditative Healing Session – 10-11am. Listen to singing bowls and various sound healing techniques to bring relaxation and an acceleration of an inward journey. $13. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

Astrology & Karmic Class – Noon-1:30pm. With Laura Watkins $30. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. synchronicityny.com.

Overcoming the Power of Habits and Addictions – Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Learn how habits and addictions form and how to overcome them. Natural, effective method. Q&A. Free. E37th btw Park & Lex. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Sugar Addiction and Overeating Solution: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Effective, successful method helping people lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating and sugar addiction. Q&A. Free. E37th btw Park & Lex. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 10

Men’s Group – 7-8:30pm. Men embrace and celebrate the full spectrum of their authentic beings, as they reflect on and develop the true meaning and purpose of their lives. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 11

Ayurveda—The Key to Anti-Aging: Maintaining Health by Aging Slowly, Gracefully, and Enjoyably – Noon-1pm. With Dr. Somesh Kaushik. Talk to seniors. North Salem Firehouse, 301 Titicus Rd. Beverly Golisano: 914.669.5665.

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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Materials Management: Wasteful Consumption and Smart Decomposition – 7pm/refreshments; 7:30pm/program. Greenburgh Nature Center waste/climate change connection, recycling right and municipal food waste composting. Free. 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Freedom from Alcohol, Unwanted Habits and Everyday Addictions – 7-8pm. Effective method that helps people achieve freedom from addictions and unwanted habits. 80 percent success rate long term. Q&A. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 13

Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. With Patricia Castimore. Learn to rebalance body and mind. Focus on breath and body sensation. All levels $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 14

The Great QuietFull In House Silent Retreat – 6am-9pm. Silence held throughout the entire day. Dress comfortably. BYO food and snacks. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, Yonkers. Preregister/full details/cost options/discounts: NuevaAlma.com.

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

SATURDAY, APRIL 15

Seed Choices: The Relevance of Seeds and Our Local Food System – 10:30am. With Shanyn Siegel. Learn types of seeds available and best seeds for organic gardens, a resilient regional food system and more. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

First Signs Of Spring Hibernation Is Over – 1pm. Hear a short story, explore forest trails with a naturalist, learn different signs of spring and more. $5 members. $8 nonmembers. 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Energy Healing and Spirit Guides – 1-3pm. With Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch School. Connect to Spirit Guides for healing. Increase health and awareness. $20. Sacred Space 436 Main St, Beacon. Register, Donna: 845.742.8494. SeekSacredSpace.com.

Ayurveda: Addictions—How to Break the Cycle – 3-5pm. Free lecture. Refreshments. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. Info: 914.875.9088. Drkaushik.com.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 17

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

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

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

Westchester Holistic Network – 6:30pm/networking begins; 7-8:30pm. Kathleen Booker shares the breathwork for mind, body, spirit and emotions. WHN members and first-timers free. $10 repeat nonmembers. Ixchel Center, Hartsdale. Register: Facebook.com/WestchesterHolisticNetwork.

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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

Addiction Free Naturally: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 1-2pm. Effective method for overcoming everyday addictions ranging from alcohol to nicotine, sugar, weight loss. All natural. 80 percent success rate. Q&A. Free lecture. Briarcliff location. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

Anatomy, Alexander Technique and Movement – With Karla Booth. Five-workshop series on Thursdays. Introduction to Alexander Technique and a mind-body exploration for greater ease in everyday life. $50/each workshop. Quest Yoga Arts, 111-113 Main St, Mt. Kisco. Register, visit QuestYogaArts.com.

Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Tracy Cochran. Sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation and mindful movement plus informal to relieve stress. All levels. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

What is Sugar and How Does It Affect Our Health? – 7:30pm. Hosted by HolisticMoms.org. Learn to identify hidden sugar, the epidemics of diabetes and obesity and more. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Seed Starting & Soil Health Workshop—SunRaven Garden Co-Op – 9:30am-3pm. With master horticulturalist, Xenia D’Ambrosi. Learn about growing any kind of plants, such as vegetables, herbs and flowers. $50. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

White Plains Earth Weekend Kick-Off – 10am. Free film screening of Disneynature’s Born in China. City Center 15: Cinema de Lux, 19 Mamaroneck Ave. Info about Earth Weekend: wpbid.com.

Mindful Eating – 11am-1pm. Guest Speaker, Karen Mayo. Integrative nutritionist and amazon best-selling author. Juice and snacks provided. Katonah Pharmacy, 202 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.232.1109.

Intro to Essential Oils – 1-3pm. Learn to use them in cooking. Discover tips on which doTERRA oils work best in favorite recipes. Cooking demo and samples. $10. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, Yonkers. Preregister: NuevaAlma.com.

Self-Healing with Energy Medicine – 1-3pm. With Penny Lavin. Learn how life-force energy flows, strengthen one’s immune system, release programming and stress and more. $20. Center for a Healthy You, 1984 New Hackensack Rd, Poughkeepsie. Preregister: 845.462.4555.

Reiki I Class – Apr 22-23. 1-5pm. With Anne Bentzen. Learn skills for self-healing and treating others. Receive four attunements, manual and certificate upon completion. Max 9. $175. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Register/text: 914.588.4079. Balancing4Life.com.

Vegetable Garden Workshop – 2-4pm. Celebrate Earth Day by learning to garden. Explore the essentials of vegetable gardening through practical demonstrations, visuals and lecture. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm. 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Hts. HilltopHanoverfarm.org.

Earth Day Yoga Celebration – 4:30-6pm. Yoga and live music collaboration with master yoga teacher Franklin Shire and musician/composer John Guth. $25 door. All levels. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Earth Day Kirtan with Sita’s Light – 7-8:30pm. Honor Mother Earth and experience the transformative power of chanting. Kirtan ignites every part of our being, creating a beautiful state of calm. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

Angelic Healing – 7-9pm. With Carol Essig. Connect with light beings in higher realms and each participant provided with an angelic healing touch at end of program. $25. Golden Temple Yoga. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY APRIL 23

Celebrate Earth Day with Color Fest 2017: Charity Run/Walk and Block Party – 9am-2pm. Rise together for a healthier and more connected world. Find inspiration and make a positive impact. Scenic Hudson Park, 29 Bridge St, Irvington. Goo.gl/9zNe5u.

Learn to Compost – 10-11:30am. $15. Learn which composting method is best and hear a variety of topics including site selection, materials, ingredients, management and best practices. Hilltop Hanover Farm. 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Hts. HilltopHanoverfarm.org.

Natural Weight Loss: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – 1-2pm. Effective, successful method helping people lose weight simply and naturally, overcome smoking, alcohol, overeating and sugar addiction. Q&A. Free. E37th btw Park & Lex. RSVP: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com.

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

MONDAY, APRIL 24

Five-Class Series on Learning Tarot Card Reading – Apr 24-May 22. 6:30-8:30pm. With Spirit medium, Zhenya Amditis. BYO Rider-Waite card deck. Includes mini-readings. $125. Max 15. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. StarvisionsCommunity.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Free Environmental Film: Age of Consequences & Discussion – 7pm. Extreme weather, drought, food and water shortages, global conflict, refugee crises, failed states and terrorism. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Read more: Wainwright.org.

New Moon Manifestation – 7-8pm. Participants come together to manifest hearts desires with the creative energies of the new moon. $10 newcomers. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

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

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

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

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

Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Marianne Petitbon. Experience energy healing in a serene setting. Reiki newcomers/experienced practitioners of all levels welcome. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

18th Annual Native Plant Sale – 10am-1pm. Native plant specialists will be on hand throughout the sale to answer questions. Free admission. Westchester Community College in Valhalla. Info: NativePlantCenter.org or 914.606.7870.

A Slow Medicine Approach to Financial Abundance – 10:30am-4pm. Find support to break through blocking oneself and live a fulfilling, healthy and abundant life. $150 individuals. $225 couples. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

Reiki Master Class – 11am-4pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Energy Healing and Stress Reduction – 2-3:30pm. With Penny Lavin from One Light Healing Touch School. Learn self-healing practices, release stress and develop innate healing abilities. Free. Mt Kisco Library, 100 E Main St. Register, Library: 914.864.0038. Info: OLHT1.com.

Numerology Can Empower Your Life – 4-6pm. With Julian Michael. Learn to understand self and others. Discover magic code of one’s life purpose. $44. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Flr, Mt Kisco. 914.236.4503. Register: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

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

The Energetics of You – 2-5pm. With Kathy Fitzgerald. Participants explore, release energy and call back their energy. Grounding techniques. Know where personal energy field is at all times. Separate energy from others. $85. Mt Kisco. Center4Healing.net.

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

Saturday, May 6

SPCA Dog Walk And Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights. Info: Spca914.org.

Shamanic Reiki Level One Training – 10am – 5pm. May 6 & 7. Connect deeply with Earth & Sky with Melanie Ryan, at The Center for Health and Healing, Mt. Kisco. Info:  Center4Healing.net

SUNDAY, MAY 7

Recipes for Joy – 1-4pm. Explore new techniques for self-care: acupuncture, massage, tea blending, cranial sacral therapy and more. Katonah Yoga, 39 Main St, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.241.2661. Info@katonahyoga.com. KatonahYoga.com.

 

Earth Day 2017 Events

 

Poughkeepsie Two-day Earth Day Celebration

Friday, April 21, 4-8pm; and Saturday, April 22. City of Poughkeepsie community-wide celebration. children’s activities, live music, local food, free bicycle repair, volunteer sign-up opportunity, Clean-ups. Info: Facebook.com/PoughkeepsieEarthDay.

 

Green Ossining’s 47th Annual Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 22 – 11am-4pm. This year’s theme is food sustainability, including such issues as food waste, cooking and food preservation, nutrition, edible gardens, backyard food and permaculture, and access to food. Activities and educational opportunities aligned with each area will be highlighted throughout the Festival.  Louis Engel Waterfront Park. Info: greenossining.org/earth-day-festival

 

Sheldrake Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 22 – 11am-3pm. A spring celebration featuring a reservoir clean up, live music, an orienteering challenge, nature education, a StoryWalk® with Larchmont author Todd Harrington, crafts and art exhibit, face painting, refreshments, raffle and more. Reservoir clean-up from 9-11am. Sheldrake Environmental Center; 685 Weaver Street in Larchmont. Info/tickets: sheldrakecenter.org

 

Earth Day COLOR FEST 2017

Sunday, April 23 – 9am-2pm. A charity run/walk and block party. Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute and Irvington’s iASK-CAB Coalition run, walk and rise for a healthier and more connected world. Scenic Hudson Park, 29 Bridge St. Irvington. Info: efli-life.org/color

 

Greenburgh Nature Center

Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 2312noon-4pm. A day of volunteer projects and workshops at the Greenburgh Nature Center to learn ways to care for the earth. 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

 

Croton Earth Day Celebration

April 29 – 10am-3pm. Live music, education, crafts, family activities, yoga, Blue Pig ice cream and much more. Vassallo Park, Croton-on-Hudson. Info: crotononhudson-ny.gov.

 

Westchester County Earth Day 2017

Saturday, May 13 – 10am-3pm. Features live entertainment for all ages, an exhibition of local green organizations, a small farmers’ market, raffles, and Earth Day Awards for sustainability/recycling initiatives presented by County Executive Rob Astorino. Kensico Dam Plaza.

 

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3

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

Monday, January 5

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 7

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

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 10

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 11

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 13

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 17

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 18

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

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

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

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 19

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21

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

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

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22

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

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 23

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

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

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 24

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25

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

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

MONDAY, JANUARY 26

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

TUESDAY, JANUARY 27

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

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 31

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

 

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

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MONDAY, APRIL 1

Getting a Taste for Mindfulness – 7:30-9pm Mondays Apr 1-29. 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. Info/register a must: 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 in relationship to others. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2

Spring Job & Intern Fair – 11am-4pm. Cortlandt Colonial Restaurant & Ballroom. Free. Call for info and for email address to send resume: 914.396.7664. EventsRemember.com.

Humor Writing Workshop – 7-9pm w/ Comedian Ivy Eisenberg. Free intro class, and four following Tuesdays in April. $100/all classes. W@tercooler, 21 North Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: 914.332.1400.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3

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 a must: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Quakers & the Spiritual Quest – 7-9pm. Here’s a chance to learn what Quakers today believe. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. Free childcare, no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd, Scarsdale. 914.328.7943. ScarsdaleFriendsMeeting.org.

Buddhist Meditation: The Code for Happiness – 7:30-9pm. Learn how to make life more joyful and beneficial by investigating special methods for training the mind. $10. 234 North Central Ave, Hartsdale. MeditationInWestchester.org. 914.607.3583.

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

Ladies Night Out – 7pm. An evening of pampering, partying, and prizes. Free admission. RSVP required: 845.363.1571. HealthAndHarmonyBrewster.com.

Mediumship Message Gallery – 7-9pm with Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

“Raise Your Glass” for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support – 8-11pm. Support Connection Benefit at Ron Blacks to help fund free breast and ovarian cancer support services. music, appetizers, discounted drinks and food specials, door prizes and raffles. $10/advance or $15/door. Tickets: 914.962.6402. Ron Black’s, 181 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Info: SupportConnection.org; 914.962.6402.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

Reiki II Training – 12-5pm Apr 6 & Apr 20. Reiki Master Teacher, Jacqueline Muller. $175. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Preregistration required: 845.878.7800.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm Saturdays April 6-27.  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. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford. Businesstalkradio.com. Sunraven.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

Family Constellation – 1-4:30pm. Look at events in family history that impact present life experience; as hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. $85/$115 couples. Tarrytown location. Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Buddhist Meditation: The Joy of a Focused Mind – 2-4pm. Learn to cultivate peace and happiness through training the mind. $12. 234  N Central Ave, Hartsdale. MeditationInWestchester.org. 914.607.3583.

Transition Café – 3pm. Discuss, drink coffee, and come away with new ideas and deeper understanding of the challenges of resource depletion, climate change and the economic disruptions. The Black Cow Coffee Company, 7 Wheeler Ave, Pleasantville. Info: transitionwestchester.org.

Teatown’s Wine Tasting & Silent Auction – 5-7:30pm. Wines by Suburban Wines, fine fare provided by local caterers, Fresh Company, Tastefully Yours and Jon Pratt, and a silent auction full of unique offerings. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: 914.762.2912; Teatown.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

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.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

Quakers & Environmental/Social Activism – 7-9pm. Learn about Quaker opportunities for outreach. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. Free childcare, no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd, Scarsdale.  914.328.7943. ScarsdaleFriendsMeeting.org.

Monthly Reiki Healing Circle – 7:30 – 9pm. Guided meditation, shared energy healing, followed by refreshments and sharing with Jeanne Shanin, Reiki Master. $15, open to all. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.763.5650; theTouchofReiki.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

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

Second Annual Comedy for a Cause Event – 7:30-10pm. Benefits Relay for Life. Come laugh and enjoy while supporting a great cause. $25/includes 2 beverages. Adults 18 and over only. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veneran Rd, Yorktown Heights. RSVP by Apr 5. 914.962.4094 x21.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

Caring For Trees During Climate Change – 2-4pm. Learn how to care for and protect trees with International tree expert Frank Buddingh; includes an illustrated talk and outside walk to study trees. Raindate: Apr 14, 2pm. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. GreenBurghNatureCenter.org.

Beer Brewing 101 –12-4pm. Westchester Home Brewers Organization teaches how to brew batches of that favorite beer in the comfort of one’s own kitchen. $20/pp. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368; HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

What Would You Love in 2013? – 2pm. Be the architect of life for 2013; play and create a blueprint for the year. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Screening: Talking Story – 6:30pm. Documentary chronicles the lives, rituals and wisdom of healers and spiritual leaders from diverse world cultures. Filmmaker Q & A follows. Ticket at the door $20, includes bubbly, wine, cheese and snacks. New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport  Ave. New Rochelle. Info: theoaksndf.org.

Foundations in Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 9-12pm. Find inspiration, and discover new pathways through mediation and yoga at Golden Temple Yoga. $45. 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info:  GoldenTempleYoga.com; 914.232.3473.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

Reiki I – 11-1:30pm Apr 14 & Apr 28 with Reiki Master & Intuitive Medium Carla Blaha . A copy of Pamela Miles Reiki a Comprehensive Guide and pre-registration is required. $150. Soulauras, 520 North State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Brain Gym Class – 1-2:30pm. Fun and easy activities that enhance brain function for immediate results. Free class offered by Healing Source Physical Therapy at WeeZee World in Chappaqua for parents and children of all abilities, ages 4 to 12. Info/Register: 845.363.1035.

The Nature of Poetry with Bhisham Bherwani – Participants identify their experiences with nature and apply to poetry writing. The session starts with an exploration of Teatown’s Trails. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: Teatown.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Quakers & Parenting – 7-9pm. Learn what Quakerism today offers children of all ages. Short personal presentations followed by discussion. Free childcare and no reservations needed. Light refreshments at 6:30pm. Scarsdale Friends Meeting, 133 Popham Rd, Scarsdale . 914.328.7943. ScarsdaleFriendsMeeting.org

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Group Juice Fast – 4 day program run by Dr. Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen follows the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. $350/member or $600. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. More info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

The Gift of Life: Death & Dying, Life & Living on the Contemplative Christian Journey – Apr 19-Apr 25. This retreat offers time apart to listen, reflect, be still and move into one’s inmost being. Garrison Institute. Info & registration:  845.424.4800. GarrisonInstitute.org.

Weekend Shamanic Apprenticeship Retreat – 5pm Apr 19- 1pm Apr 21 with Oscar Miro Quesada. Weekend apprenticeship experience is designed to offer participants a heartfelt deepening of their shamanic life. All are welcome, no pre-requisites. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. 860.819.8570. Register: CenterForHolisticPractices.com.

Sassy Ladies Shopping Night Out – 5:30-10pm.  DJ, food and wine samples, cash bar, and goody bag filled with goodies; shop with girlfriends for unique finds. $15/advance or $20. The Double Tree Hotel, Tarrytown. Tickets: SassyLadiesTarrytown.EventBrite.com.

Angel Circle – 7-9pm with Katie Ciriello. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22. Brewster. 845.36.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Couples Cooking for Two – 7-10pm with Chef Krista Espinal. With a partner, learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine. $75/couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. Online: HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Saturday, April 20

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm 4/20 & 4/21. w/Jeanne Shanin, Reiki Master. Be attuned and Receive a certificate to the first level of Reiki. South Salem. $175-200. Info: 914.763.5650; TheTouchofReiki.com.

Awaken Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. The biggest such expo north of NYC, the Awaken Fair educates the public about advancements in complementary and holistic health, focusing on personal growth and metaphysics. $10/through April 17, or $15. Doubletree Hotel, 455 North Broadway. Register: AwakenFair.com.

Psychic Fair at The Sanctuary at Carmel – 10am-6pm 4/20 & 11am-6pm 4/21. Tarot, Heaven & Earth Readings, and Mediumship available. 15min/30min readings. The Sanctuary at Carmel, 1961 Rt. 6, Carmel, 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com

Gluten Free Cooking – 2-4pm. Join Culinary Nutritionist Mary Opfer for this hands-on workshop and learn how to turn nutritious spring vegetables into delicious, hearty, gluten-free meals. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Holistic Moms Network – 3:30pm with Mary Holland, co-author of Vaccine Epidemic. Vaccine Epidemic focuses on the searing debate surrounding vaccination choice in the US and corrupting conflicts of interest in the national vaccine program. All welcome. Rye Reading Room, Rye Library.

The Folkadelics – 7pm. Blurring funk, reggae, rock, and hip-hop, a unique sound, brought to life by this high-energy live show. Urban H2O, a riverfront music venue at Beczak, 35 Alexander St, Yonkers. $10/include free beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. UrBanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Buddhist Meditation: The Art of Meditation – 2-4pm. Emphasis is on cultivating a meditation practice that can easily integrate into one’s busy life. $12. 234  North Central Ave, Hartsdale. 914.607.3583. MeditationInWestchester.org.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24

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.

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Group healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master Teacher, using heart centered energy for authentic living. $25. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. 914.588.4079  Register: Balancing4Life.com.

FRIDAY, APRIL 26

Fundamentals of Shamanism – Apr 26-Apr 28. Course covers basic principles and practices of working with the world of living energies, the Seven Directions, the Three Worlds, the Five Elements and shamanic journeying for totem animals and spirit guides. $444 or $222/commuters. The Healing House. Eileen O’Hare: 845.831.5790.

Animal Communication – 7-9pm with Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.36.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

Advanced Reiki Training & Master Reiki Training – 9am Apr 27-5pm Apr 28 with Marcus Feighery, Synchronicity owner. Discounted price/$675. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

Wild Edibles – 10am-12pm. Learn how to identify and sustainably forage a variety of native species found in forests, fields, and wetlands. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Backyard Flock Workshop – 10am-2pm. Learn the ins and outs of raising a flock of chickens. Erin Baker, Cliffdale Farm’s chicken queen, will discuss the basic requirements.  Meets at Cliffdale Farm. Info: 914.762.2912; Teatown.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. Tarrytown location.  $75/by 4/12 or $90.  Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Preventing/Reversing Alzheimer’s & Dementia – 10:30am. Film clips feature interviews with patients who have reversed their dementia. Sharp Again Naturally is helping to fund this documentary in the making. Free. Mamaroneck Public Library. Info: SharpAgain.org.

Coaching Group Forming – 12-2pm with Diane Ingram. In this confidential, safe group environment, explore dreams and goals, moving beyond obstacles. Meets every other week on Saturday. $200. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. Register/Info: 845.878.7800. DianeIngram.com.

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

Reiki 2 Class – 9:30am-4:30pm. Learn Reiki symbols, distance healing and create a powerful practice with Anne Bentzen, Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master. $250. Stern Chiropractic, 792 Rt. 35, Cross River. 914.588.4079. Register: Balancing4Life.com.

MONDAY, APRIL 29

Skillful Living Room/ Live Google/Hangout from Stonehenge – 6:30-8:30pm. Join in the discussion on Arguments: Reclaiming Control of Your Buttons with Dr Michael Finkelstein and others via Google+ Hangout. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford. Sunraven.org. StonehengeNYC.com.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Intuition/Psychic Development Certification Workshop – May 4-5. Workshop explains the learning process of psychic development, helps students discover their strongest inborn intuitive abilities and shows methods to make intuition happen at will. Handbook and Level One Certificate. DoubleTree Hotel, Tarrytown. 914.432.7886. LMK88.com.

Support Connection’s Benefit Gala – 6:30-11:30pm. To raise funds for their critically-needed free counseling services, support groups, and wellness and educational programs. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, silent auction and more. $125 or $1,100 Table of 10. Doubletree Hotel, 455 South Broadway, Tarrytown. Info: SupportConnection.org; 914.962.6402.

SUNDAY, May 5

Maternity Fair – 10am-2pm. This year’s theme, The Art of Having a Baby: Planning, Pregnancy and Parenting, gives practical advice on the road to parenthood, or for those considering but not yet pregnant. Hudson Valley Hospital, Cortlandt Manor. 914.734.3794. HVHC.org.

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