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

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

How Not to Take Your Nutritional Supplements – Ask The BloodDetective is a show hosted by Dr. Michael Wald covering disease prevention, health maintenance and other cutting edge natural health topics. Free. prn.fm.

Ayurveda and Yoga: The Health Connection – 3-5pm. Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician, presents a free lecture. Free Dosha readings to the first six people who RSVP. Iyengar Yoga: Scarsdale/Greenwich, 75 Brewster Rd, Scarsdale. 914.629.1994; IyengarYogaScarsdale.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Love and Forgiveness Power Point Presentation – 6:30-7:30pm. With Champa Patel. Love is positive virtue without emotional pain and makes forgiveness achievable. Look at how to waken capacity to love. Free. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, E Fishkill. Info: 845.345.4831.

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

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Sunset Yoga in the Park – 5:45-7pm. Enjoy yoga and the beautiful setting of Kensico Dam Plaza. BYO mat or towel. Free. All levels. Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla. Info: 914.231.4033. thewpf.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

The Natural Life Business Partnership Hosted by Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic – 6-8pm. NLBP is a national member-based professional development organization for holistic, spiritual and earth-centered businesses. DKANC, 792 Rte 35, Cross River. 914.975.9088. Drkaushik.com. Info: TheNaturalLife.org.

Detoxifying Your Mind with Raja Yoga Meditation – 6:30-7:30pm. There are effects of thoughts on the body. Learn how to teach the mind to have positive thoughts through meditation. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization, E Fishkill. Info: 845.345.4831.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

River Spirit Music & Arts Festival – Noon-10pm. features 19 acts on two stages, spanning the musical spectrum, kids’ zone, crafts, food, a wine garden and beer tent, vendors, social action and community booths, a bike corral, and a zero-waste program. $35-$10. Kids under 6 free. Tickets:  RiverSpiritFestival.com.

Drumming Play for Mental/Emotional Wellness – 2-4pm. With Dorinda Gay. Let go of responsibilities and mental/emotional overload. This experiential workshop will show a powerful way to rebalance and renew with music and play. $40. Center4Healing.net.

Family Farm Festival at Stuart’s Fruit Farm – 4-7pm. Rain date Sept 9. Live music, food trucks and craft beer and cider, sack races, corn hole, corn maze and hayrides. Bring a picnic baskets or purchase food and drinks. Free. Somers. Info: WestchesterLandTrust.org.

Malabsorption Madness! The Malabsorption-Malnutrition Disease Connection – Ask The BloodDetective is a show hosted by Dr. Michael Wald covering disease prevention, health maintenance and other cutting edge natural health topics. Free. prn.fm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Bicycle Sunday – Sept 9, 16, 23, 30. 10am-2pm. The Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicular traffic from the Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers for the exclusive use of bicyclists, walkers, runners and those with scooters and strollers. Rain cancels. Info: 914.995.4050. Parks.WestchesterGov.com.

6th Annual Superhero 5K and Kids Fun Run – Registration starts at 8am. Participants are encouraged to dress like their favorite superheroes and run or walk to raise money for Hudson Valley families battling cancer. Free. James Baird State Park in Pleasant Valley. Sparrow’s Nest: 845.204.9421.

Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence Workshop – 2-4pm. With Judith Muir and Karla Booth. Learn a profoundly healing modality that balances the body as it evolves and flows into a rhythmic, dance-like meditation. $50. The Living Seed, 521 Main St, New Paltz. Info: Judith Muir at 845.677.5871 or JudithMuir.com.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Westchester Holistic Network: A practical approach to Spirituality: Reiki Fusion – 6:30pm/networking begins; 7-8:30pm/meeting. Free: WHN members and first-timers. $10 repeat nonmembers. Ixchel Center, Hartsdale. Register: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Free Tai Chi for Breast Cancer Survivors – Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9. 7:15-8:15pm. Develop tools to manage the physical and emotional side effects of treatment and meet other women with breast cancer. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St, White Plains. Register: 914.949.6227 x208.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

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

Free Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors – Sept 12, 19, 26, Oct 3, 10. 7:15-8:15pm. Develop tools to manage the physical and emotional side effects of treatment and meet other women with breast cancer. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St, White Plains. Register: 914.949.6227 x208.

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

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Doga Friday – 7-8:15pm.Yoga with dogs, all level vinyasa flow to benefit the SPCA. $25. Karma Road Yoga, 1250 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info, Betsy Egan: 914.382.6733. KarmaRoadYoga.com.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Yonkers Riverfest – Noon-7pm. Rain-or-shine. Features more than 100 vendors selling food, clothing, and other items; a kids’ carnival; and an artist pavilion showcasing more than 20 local artists. Hudson riverfront along Main Street and Buena Vista Avenue. Free. Info: YonkersRiverFest.org.

Manifesting Joy Workshop – Noon-2pm. Led by Ishvara Das. Guided meditation, chanting, visualization, consciousness and spiritual healing. Build and deepen spiritual practice. $30. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. Register: DailyDevotionYoga.com under events tab.

Healthy Sleep Workshop – 1:30-2:15pm. With Millie. Explore challenges to getting good sleep and strategize simple ways to improve its quantity and quality. $15. Balance Wellness Studio 1851 E Main St (Rte 6) Mohegan Lake. Must RSVP: 914.374.1471. BalanceOn6.com.

Healing with CranioSacral Therapy – 2-4pm. With Joy Matalon. Bodies and minds store residual effects of stress and trauma. CranioSacral therapy works through the nervous system to release tension and trauma, bringing healing to acute and chronic pain. $40. Center4Healing.net.

The All-Disease – Heart Disease Connection – Does Everyone Have Heart Or Blood Vessel Disease? – Ask The BloodDetective is a show hosted by Dr. Michael Wald covering disease prevention, health maintenance and other cutting edge natural health topics. Free. prn.fm.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Interfaith Sundays at The Chapel at Croton Falls – 10:30am-12noon. Celebrating the U.N. International Day of Peace and annual Chapel Peace Pole re-dedication. All welcome. Refreshments follow. The Chapel at Croton Falls, 609, Rt. 22, Croton Falls. ChapelatCrotonFalls.org.

Sensitive Soulful Women’s Embodiment Series – 3-5pm. Eight-session series. Embody sensitive and empathic gifts; learn tools for energy management, self-trust and self-love practices. $333 or $48/session requiring 24 hour preregistration. Soulauras, 510 N State Rd, Briarcliff. Info: DanaCanneto.com.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Four Class Series – Qi Gong for Wellness – Sept 17, 24, Oct 2 and 15. 10:30-11:45am. $109.  Kingston Campus – Ulster County Community College, 94 Mary’s Ave.Info: SunyUlster.edu/ce.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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

The Spirit Salon at Katonah SPACE – 7-9pm. With Rev. Deborah Moldow, Interfaith Minister. Discussion on the topic of “Courage.”  A safe space to dive deeply into a different issue each month from a spiritual perspective. Free. Katonah United Methodist Church, 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

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

Ho’Oponopono Workshop – 7-8:30pm. Led by Kathy Unger. Hawaiian Shamanic healing methods. Make dramatic changes in life by releasing blocks and allowing for greater connection to others. $30. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd. Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. Register: DailyDevotionYoga.com under events tab.

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

International Day of Peace Meditation – 10-11:30am. Pritam Bani Kaur leads a special mediation class focused on inner and world peace. All levels. Suggested donation $20. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. DailyDevotionYoga.com.

Learn to Feng Shui for Your Home – 7-9pm. With Savannah . $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. Info: SynchronicityNY.com.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Outdoor Grass Volleyball Tournament – 8:30am-7pm. Coed grass tournament. Registration and fees required. Rain date: Sept 23. Tibbetts Brook Park, Yonkers. 914.231.2865. Info/registration, Beth: 914.231.4645. Parks.WestchesterGov.com.

The Feminine Second Spring – Evolving with Grace, Vitality and Beauty through Perimenopause and Menopause – 10am-1pm. $40. Desmond Campus, Mount Saint Mary College, 6 Albany Post Rd, Newburgh. 845.565.2076. Register Online: msmc.edu/communityed.

Shamanic Reiki TrainingLevel One – Sept 22-23. 10am-5pm. With Melanie Ryan. Learn to weave reiki and Shamanism. Harness this powerful healing energy, in deep connection with nature itself and channel this energy to oneself and others. $435. Center4Healing.net.

Intro to Yoga & Meditation for Total Beginner Workshop – 11am-1pm. With Ann. For those new to yoga. Yoga styles, asana, breath-work, props, chairs, guided meditation, savasana. Limited space. $45. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. Must preregister/prepay: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Light on Ganesha – 1:30-4:30pm. Explore the rich teachings and symbolism of the elephant deity, remover of obstacles. With Todd Norian. $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.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Angel Class – Join Pamela Landolt, author of Discovering Angels for a one-hour free class about angels. Hudson Valley Holistic Market’s Embracing Autumn Spiritual/Metaphysical Fair, Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie. Info: Pam 914.204.1323.

Fall Farm Fest – 10am-4pm. Healthy fun for the whole family. Local artisan vendors, feed the chickens, pumpkin patch, live music and more. $3 admission. Free: children under five. 1311 Kitchawan Rd (Rte 134), Ossining. FableFoods.com/farmfest.

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

The Healer’s Circle – 2-3:30pm. With Mary Ellen O’Brien. Powerful two-month program for healers to fully own their gifts and amplify their service. Four group meetings/four individual sessions. Includes Sundays: Oct 7, 21 and Nov 4. Cold Spring Retreat House. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Fall Equinox Healing Night – 4:30-6:30pm. With Merrill Black. Yoga, chanting, meditation, mudras, grounding and self-expression. $30. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

The Healer’s Circle – 10-11:30am. With Mary Ellen O’Brien. Powerful two-month program for healers to fully own their gifts and amplify their service. Four group meetings/four individual sessions. Includes Oct 10, 24 and Nov 7. Cold Spring Retreat House. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

How to Meditate – 10:30am-Noon. With Melanie Ryan. Six workshop-style classes based upon the book How to Meditate by Ani Pema Chodron. Meditation instruction, presentations, posture, working with breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness. $210. Center4Healing.net.

Yoga Nidra & Reiki Healing Circle – 7-9pm. Led by Kathy Unger. Relax and heal within a circle creating harmony and bliss within mind, body and spirit. $30. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. 914.930.7707. Register: DailyDevotionYoga.com under events tab.

White Plains Savvy Women’s Alliance – 6:30 p.m., at the White Plains Library. The nonprofit organization educates and empowers women to take nontoxic living mainstream. Info: SavvyWomensAlliance.org.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Hope for Lyme Disease – 7:30pm. Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist, Perry Levenson discusses his “Uprooting Lyme” approach, that supports the natural healing process for alleviating Lyme and other chronic diseases. Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd, Rye.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Pilates at The Pillow: The New Science and Lost Art of Joe’s Work – Sept 28-30. With Terianne Neden and Sean Gallagher. Weekend immersion course. $1,100. Jacob’s Pillow, 358 George Carter Rd, Beckett, MA. Info: Elaine 845.876.5686, RhinebeckPilates.com.

Emotional Healing & Clearing Circle – 7-9pm. With Savannah. $10. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Introduction to Ayurveda – The Wisdom of Life – 10am-1pm. $39. UCCC Kingston, 94 St. Mary’s Ave. Info: SunyUlster.edu/ce.

57th annual Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 10am-5pm. Sept 29 & 30. Rain or shine. Features 185 juried artists, musical entertainment and free art activities for all ages. Food, craft beer and wine. $12. Children under 18 free.  205 Business Park Dr, Armonk. Tickets: ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org.

Open House at Karma Road Yoga – Noon-8pm. Free Yoga classes, crafts, children’s activities light refreshments and more. Karma Road Yoga, 1250 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info, Betsy: 914.382-6733. KarmaRoadYoga.com.

Crystal & Sound Healing Workshop – 1-3pm. Co-led by Rosemary B. Lasher & Betty Sue Hanson. Relax and heal while surrounded in a crystal grid, immersed in the peaceful sound of the crystal harp. $75. Devotion Yoga, 2055 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. Preregistration required: 914.930.7707. Register: DailyDevotionYoga.com under events tab.

Intro to Rohan – 6-8pm. With Michael Rosenbaum. How to go into the energy of the chakras and transform mental and emotional blockages stored in the unconscious mind. $20. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Introduction to Crystals 101 – 11:30am-1:30pm. With Lisa Salvatore. Crystals to use for healing, how to cleanse/charge crystals and choose crystal to take home. $45. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Mindful is the New Skinny Bootcamp for Women – Oct 3-Nov 7. 12:30-2pm. Mindfulness concepts and meditation techniques to help get a handle on things. $375 early bird before Sept 3. The Center for Health and Healing, 4 Smith Ave, Mt Kisco. 917.974.9446. JodiBaretz.com.

Twilight on Hudson – 5-8pm. A reception at a private riverfront estate in Hastings to support the efforts of the honorees and the host organization, Federated Conservationists of Westchester County (FCWC), to protect water, air, soil and wildlife. Tickets $150/ $125 early bird. Info: 914.422.4406; FCWC.org.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Shamanic Reiki Hearth Circle – 5:30-7pm. With Melanie Ryan. Circle involving group healing, shamanic journeys and sacred earth honoring teachings and practices. 70 percent of proceeds go to supporting indigenous projects. Open to all. $20 cash at door. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

ANNUAL SUPPORT-A-WALK – 9am. Presented by Support Connection bringing help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Info: 914.962.6402; supportconnection.org

 

 

 

 

Herb Fair, Reiki, Fitness By the Beach, Omega Conference & more

Open House Series, Couples Program & Women’s Wisdom Group at Transcendence at SunRaven

TASFrom September 9 through October 4, Dr. Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen will open their Bedford, NY, skillful living center, Transcendence at SunRaven, for a series of open houses. The events will allow guests to sample programs for free and learn about the season’s offerings.

“We are really looking forward to this year’s program schedule, as we’ve made some exciting changes and additions to our line-up,” says Finkelstein. “It’s our hope that the open house events will give people the opportunity to experience the depth of our programming and get excited about joining us for more.”

New this season is the Couples Skillful Relationship Program, a six-part series designed to help couples rekindle the fire that sparked their relationship and reconnect on a deeper level. Following the success of last season’s Women’s Wisdom Group, Queen will be offering a second weekly series, asking those who are interested to contact her and specify good days and times for the new series. The next Group Juice Fast at Transcendence at SunRaven, a very popular program, will begin on October 3.

Transcendence at SunRaven is located at 501 Guard Hill Road in Bedford, NY. For a full listing of open house events, programs and a downloadable brochure, visit TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

 

Over 40 Females Putnam County Relaunch Event in Mahopac

over-40-femalesOver 40 Females™, a nationwide online networking company, relaunches its Putnam County Chapter on Thursday, September 12 at Ramiro’s 954 restaurant in Mahopac, NY.  The Putnam County Chapter will be run by Chapter Director Leslie Barrick from Mahopac, NY. The free launch event begins at 6 p.m. and includes hors d’oeuvres, raffles, gift bags and a presentation by Suzen Pettit, founder of the online marketing company Omaginarium.

Over 40 Females was founded in January 2010 by Judy Goss, a former More magazine editor and spokesperson who traveled the country meeting hundreds of women over the age of 40 who wanted to be heard and celebrated. “I created the organization to give women a platform to be heard, to network and support each other, with the motto ‘Connect, Encourage and Inspire,’” says Gross.

Gross says that Over 40 Females has gotten its members press attention, jobs, national speaking opportunities, scholarships, significant business connections, education, friendships and more than $100,000 in giveaways. Multiple chapters have been established nationwide, representing women everywhere who are joining this rapidly expanding group.

“We empower women through networking, both online and in person, using member profiles and private social media, along with uniquely themed events that combine education and pampering,” says Gross. “It’s a place for women over the age of 40 to give and receive support, and for businesses to reach out and touch this very powerful demographic.”

Ramiro’s 954 is located at 954 Route 6 in Mahopac, NY. For more information and to RSVP for the event, visit Over40Females.com.

 

 

Herb Fair at John Jay Homestead

Herb-Fair--SeptThe 2013 Herb Fair takes place on Thursday, September 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John Jay Homestead in Katonah. What began as a small herbal display and sale at a member’s private home in 1948 has grown into a popular annual event in the Homestead’s Herb Garden.

The garden is divided into seven areas, including culinary, medicinal, and fragrant herbs, pest repellents, dye plants, shrub borders and ground covers. Herbs and herbal-related products will be sold at the fair, including tarragon mustard, beach plum jelly, baked goods, dried flower arrangements and wreaths, and flea-repellent dog collars.

Gardening tools, weed bags and lanterns will also be for sale, and a Green Elephant table will feature pots, planters, candles and china dishes. Visitors can also browse a table with herbal and gardening books, magazines and cookbooks. A highlight of this year’s event is the Elderberry Table, where guests can learn about this 2013 Herb of the Year. Admission to the fair is free, and food and beverages will be on sale, along with the traditional lovage soup, a staple of the fair since 1948.

The John Jay Homestead is located on Route 22 in Katonah. For more information and directions to the site, visit JohnJayHomestead.org or call 914.232.5651.

 

Reiki Courses and Circles in Mt. Kisco This Fall

Ann-Bentzen-NB-picAnne Bentzen, MSOT, RMT is an experienced occupational therapist and intuitive Reiki Master Teacher who assists clients in managing stress to improve their health and well-being. This fall Bentzen is offering a Reiki 1 class on September 28 and 29, followed by a Reiki 2 class on October 26 and 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Mt. Kisco, NY.

“Reiki, a hands-on energy healing method that originated in Japan in the 1920’s, has the ability to help you alter your perceptions, restore balance from environmental stressors and create a more harmonious lifestyle,” says Bentzen. “It’s an effective healing system that removes energetic blocks restricting the flow of life force energy to our organs and tissues.”

By facilitating a deep relaxation response, Reiki signals the body to inhibit the production of stress hormones, says Bentzen, allowing a return to natural growth processes and self-healing abilities. “Reiki is now a widely accepted complementary modality in hospitals, clinics and hospices,” she adds, “and I invite people to experience my next healing circle at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Mt. Kisco on September 17.”

Bentzen also offers private healing sessions in Armonk, Eastchester and Cross River. To learn more and register for Reiki courses and healing circles visit Balancing4Life.com.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 236 S. Bedford Rd., Rt. 172, in Mt. Kisco. For more information, call 914.588.4079. 

 

Painting from the Inside Out Explores the Creative Process in Everyone

Eve-Marie-picEve-Marie Elkin, founder of Painting from the Inside out in Westchester, NY, offers monthly workshops and weekly classes that explore the creative process using paint. Elkin works under the premise that creativity is simply life pulsing through people, making it accessible to everyone.

“Where there is a desire to express oneself, in whatever form, there is desire to create,” says Elkin. “The process of manifesting that desire is creativity, and we were all born to create.”

By getting in touch with their creativity, people learn to trust their intuition and live into their true potential, says Elkin. Painting from the Inside Out uses the medium of paint for self-expression and exploration, without judgment or concern for the outcome. “Here, the paintbrush becomes a tool, whether to create a color, a dot, an outline or an image,” says Elkin. “It’s about letting a spontaneous gesture appear from within and awakening creativity for exploration and play, enabling us to move through life with greater ease, flow and peace of mind.”

No painting skills are required to sign up for the fall classes, which begin September 18 in Tarrytown, NY. The next Painting from the Inside Out weekend workshop takes September 28 and 29.

For more information, email evemarie@evemarieelkin.com or visit EveMarieElkin.com.

 

Fitness by the Beach Fundraiser Benefits NYU Stroke Center

Fitness-by-the-Beach-NBTina Bilotta hosts the Third Annual Fitness By The Beach Fundraiser for the NYU Comprehensive Stroke Center on Saturday, September 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Rye Town Park and Oakland Beach.

The event, created in memory of Bilotta’s mother, focuses on healthy living and features a yoga class with Joel Harper (famous for training TV’s Dr. Oz), Boot Camp by the Beach, Zumba and a Cross Fit Stealth class. In addition, Momentum will offer free fitness classes for kids, ages 8 to 15. Reservations are required for all classes.

Fitness By The Beach also features vendors, a silent auction and healthy snacks. Admission to Fitness by the Beach is $65, payable by cash or checks at the event or by registering at FitnessbytheBeach.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will go directly to the Comprehensive Stroke Care Center at New York University’s Langone Medical Center, to support continuing stroke research. “We want to support efforts to prevent people from experiencing the devastating loss of loved ones to stroke,” says Bilotta.

Rye Town Park and Oakland Beach are located at150 Dearborn Ave. in Rye. For more info, email fitnessbythebeach@yahoo.com or call 914.924.5145.

 Omega Hosts All-Star Environmental Conference

Omega-Center-for-Sustainable-Living-(OCSL),-Rhinebeck,-NYPresident Bill Clinton, Jeremy Rifkin, Janine Benyus and Paul Hawken are among those who will gather at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY, to discuss “Where We Go From Here: Opportunities & Solutions for an Interdependent World.”

Omega’s Where We Go From Here conference, to be held from October 4 to 6, brings together those at the forefront of whole-systems thinking. Presenters and participants include leading economists, environmentalists, philanthropists, designers, architects and activists, sharing insights for navigating the complex challenges facing humanity.

“Omega understands that sustainability does not answer some of the biggest issues we all face,” said Robert “Skip” Backus, chief executive officer at Omega. “The conversation must move even further, beyond the idea of ‘sustainability’ to work that is regenerative with ecological and social systems. In short, we need to create solutions that can regenerate the health and well-being of all living things.”

The event features inspiring keynote talks, panel discussions, stories from the field and a tour of the award-winning Omega Center for Sustainable Living. Organizers say that participants will learn how individuals can play meaningful roles in promoting the well-being of all living things. The Where We Go From Here conference is open to concerned citizens, business leaders, educators, students, policy makers, builders and anyone seeking information and inspiration to take action in their corner of the world.

The Omega Institute is located at 150 Lake Drive in Rhinebeck, NY. For more information, visit eOmega.org/OCSL or call 800.944.1001.

 

Annual Support-A-Walk Aids Those with Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Support-ConnectionThe 19th Annual Support-A-Walk for those fighting breast and ovarian cancer takes place on Sunday, October 6, at FDR Park in Yorktown Heights. The three-mile walkathon, presented by Support Connection, Inc., brings attention to the needs of people living with these life-altering diseases.

Each year, thousands of people come together for this uplifting community event and many participants walk in honor of loved ones. Proceeds from the walkathon help to fund Support Connection’s free, confidential programs and services for people affected by breast and ovarian cancer, including a toll-free number providing information and support to people all over the country. Support Connection offers local programs throughout the Hudson Valley.

Those who wish to help can collect donations and walk, form a walk team, raise funds online and spread the word about the event. Everyone is welcome to participate and make a difference in the lives of those with breast and ovarian cancer. Pre-walk activities begin at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine.

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is located at 2957 Crompond Rd. in Yorktown Heights, NY. To learn more about Support-A-Walk and register or donate, visit SupportConnection.org or call 914.9626402.

 

Weekend New Warrior Training Program for Men in Cold Spring

Mankind-NB-picThe Mankind Project (MKP), a not-for-profit men’s organization, brings its New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) to Cold Spring, NY, October 4 to 6. On a mission to “heal the planet one man at a time,” MKP has initiated more than 65,000 men worldwide through this flagship training program.

“The NWTA is a powerful, experiential weekend that helps men explore different aspects of their lives,” says Jon Wilson, a leader in the NY Metro area MKP. “MKP’s goal is to help men become more emotionally intelligent and mature by embracing the core values of integrity, accountability, authenticity and respect for all mankind. We teach men how to be more accountable to others, how to be role models and what mature manhood really means.”

Men who wish to register for the New York Metro NWTA can email Enrollment Coordinator Andras Bucsinszky at bucsinszky@yahoo.com or visit NWTA.MKP.org for more information. MKP is a brotherhood that supports men to “Wake up, grow up, and show up,” with gatherings every week in communities around the world. “The ripples from the work that these men are doing in groups and trainings has impacted hundreds of thousands of people and profoundly helped families and communities,” says Wilson, noting that two MKP members received Presidential “Champions of Change” awards last year for their work with veterans and children.

“We are here to restore sacred masculinity for our time,” Wilson adds. “Men are warriors and the true, new warrior lives his life in service to himself and his world.”

To learn more about Mankind Project, visit MankindProject.org.

 

 

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