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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

SummerScape 2014 & Bard Music Festival – Ongoing through Aug 14. Franz Schubert & His World. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Wassaic Project Summer Festival – Aug 1-Aug 3. Free multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, dance, and community. 100 artists, 25 bands, screenings and dance pieces. Camping onsite. The Maxon Mills, 37 Furnace Bank Rd, Wassaic. Shuttle from train. WassaicProject.org.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Home Circle: Spirit Communication – 7-9pm w/Adam Bernstein. $25. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Hearing Seminar – 10:30am-12:30pm. 20-30 minute presentation on how the auditory system works and how the brain processes information to understand speech; followed by a short hearing clinic with hearing screenings. Free. Somers Library. Registration required: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Finger Lakes School of Massage’s 1st Annual Westchester Wellness Fair –11am-4pm. Brief 30 minute information sessions on many different wellness topics with live demonstrations of various healing modalities that lead to better health. Activities for children included. Free. Info: FLSM.com.

Bold/Beautiful/Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Members/$5, or $8pp. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, AUGUST 4

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

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice and experience vibrational sound healing. No singing experience required; come to sing or simply to listen and receive. Free/donations welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

The Center for Natural Wellness Open House – 6pm. Learn about massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at the student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Reiki Practitioner Share – 6:30pm. Free gathering of Reiki practitioners to replenish reserves. Share and receive Reiki energy with a loving community of Reiki practitioners. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

M.E.L.T. Workshop – 7-8:15pm. Join Marisa Duffy to learn this simple at-home treatment to stretch and hydrate the body’s connective tissue; alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, look and feel better and younger. Rivertown Center for Yoga & Health, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7

ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 11:15am-12:45pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn current facts & how to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Midsummer Kids’ Night – 4-7:30pm. Come play, learn and explore; open house with games and activities to expand visual thinking. Welcome kids of all ages, 4-104. Free. Office of Dr Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP w/Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Finger Lakes School of Massage Financial Aid Night – 5:30-7pm. Learn all about funding an education whether applying for loans, scholarships or other options like VA benefits or grants. Free. RSVP: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

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

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Second Saturday Beacon – A city-wide celebration of the arts: special events, gallery openings, artist receptions & culinary tastings. Many galleries and shops stay open until 9pm. Free. BeaconArts.org/events/second-Saturday.

Preserving the Harvest: Canning – 9am-12pm. Join Will Summers of the Stony Point Center for this hands-on canning workshop and learn how to turn tomatoes into tasty salsas and sauces that will last the rest of the year. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.9622368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar –10am-4pm. One-day seminar exploring Massage Therapy as a career. Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students. Be introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Register: 914.241.7363. Info: FLSM.com.

Reiki I Weekend Class – 12-4pm Aug 9-10 w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master, Jikiden Reiki practitioner. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, chakras, hand positions, and 4 attunements. $150/manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. Register by Aug. 4: 914.588.4079.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 10

Foraged: A Wild Edibles Walk & Taste – 1-2:30pm. Walk the Stone Barns Center landscape exploring the season’s wild edibles; learn how to spot them, a recipe demonstration and tasting. $30. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7pm. Honoring the Mother Earth and the light of the Goddess within each of us. Requested donation of $10. Located at The Annex, Poughkeepsie. Directions & address: 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, AUGUST 11

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Connecting wisdom and energy principles to life; experience deep energy healing in a group setting with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. All welcome. $15/students or $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Rte 172, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. RSVP required: 914.588.4079.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 12

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

Tea & Stones – 6:30pm. Over a cup of tea, enjoy a free hour seminar exploring a different stone each month from the magical mineral kingdom. The Dreaming Goddess, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13

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

Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking Group – 12-2pm. B.I.G./Believe Inspire Grow, offers women entrepreneurs a positive and supportive community of peers, relevant business information and meaningful relationship building opportunities. First meeting free. Info: 914.646.5766. BelieveInspireGrow.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Sunset Sensations Wine & Food Pairing Series –5:30-7:30pm. Food samplings paired with wines; tour of Locust Grove’s kitchen gardens and weather permitting, enjoy a Hudson River sunset on the mansion lawn. $27/advance. Locust Grove Estate, 2683 South Rd, Poughkeepsie. 845.454.4500. LGNY.org.

Women’s Independent Networking Group: Birdcage Party – 6-8:30pm. Fundraiser for Support Connection gathers on the patio of the Pinnacle at Heritage Hills in Somers for appetizers. $15 cash attendance fee, cash bar and all white dress code. Info/RSVP: Wing-NY.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 15

Personal Trainers & Physical Therapist Appreciation Night – 5:15-7:15pm. Offering 60 minute complimentary massages to local personal trainers and physical therapists for all they give to the community. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. RSVP or more info: 914.241.7363.

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

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm w/Chef Maria Reina, Executive Chef and owner of Bella Cucina Maria. Learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. $95 per couple. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Overcoming Self Sabotage – 12pm. Life Coach Luciana Millet focuses on healing from within to overcome self sabotage in all areas of life. Free. Into Me Wellness Center, 250 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains. RSVP: 914.358.4514.

Backyard: Organic Gardening at Home – 1-2:30pm. Learn how to design a beautiful, productive garden that’s right for the region, increases soil health. Create and enjoy continuous harvests. $20. Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. Info: 914.366.6200. StoneBarnsCenter.org 914.366.6200.

Farm2Table: Farm Fresh Dinner at Meadowland Farm – 6-9pm. Complete farm-to-table meal prepared by Chef Sara Lukasiewicz, featuring locally grown produce, grass-fed lamb, roast pork and Sugarwash Moonshine. $125 donation benefits The Clinton Historical Society. Clinton Corners. Info: MeadowlandFarmNY.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 17

Composting for the Whole Family – 10am. Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for the garden. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY AUGUST 18

Tween Yoga Camp – 9-11am Aug 18-21 for ages 9-12. Desiree Delgrosso engages children in a dynamic yoga program that bridges the transition from childhood to teenager. $125. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

Teen Yoga Camp – 3-6pm Aug 18-21 for ages 13-16. Desiree Delgrosso leads this empowering yoga program which eases the transition from summer to the demands of school. $195. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642. RiverstoneYoga.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 19

Dutchess County Fair – Aug 19-Aug 24. Second largest county fair in NY is a showplace for agriculture, carnival rides and games; free shows and attractions all day. Enjoy cooking demos, shop for fine arts & crafts and other vendors. $15/adults; under 12yrs/free. 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rhinebeck. Info: DutchessFair.com.

Massage Exploration Workshop – 6pm. The Center for Natural Wellness offers massage therapy training, continuing education for body workers, and discounted massages at its student clinic. 3 Cerone Commercial Dr, Albany. Info: 518.489.4026. CNWSMT.com.

Qigong Workshop – 7-8 pm with Nadiya Nottingham. $6. Registration required. Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling. 845.855.3444. PawlingLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Finger Lakes School of Massage Open House – 6-8pm. Learn more about this nationally accredited Massage Therapy program; family and friends are welcome to join. Please call school admissions with any questions: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

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

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

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Worm Bin – 2pm. Worms compost food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make a worm bin by up-cycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. $12/members or $15 includes bin. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

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

MONDAY, AUGUST 25   

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks – Home of Franklin D Roosevelt; Vanderbilt Mansion; Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site; and Top Cottage, FDR’s retreat. Enjoy a guided tour of the homes, walk the trails and stroll through the lovely gardens Info: 845.229.5320. NPS.gov.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

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

Seed Saving for the Home Gardener – 10am-12pm. Shanyn Siegel teaches this practical, hands-on workshop. $20. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Fermented Foods – 1-3pm w/Mike Fedison, head farmer at Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish. Hands-on workshop on the benefits of fermented foods; learn how to make sauerkraut and kimchi from scratch. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31

Creating A Sacred Wheel of Life – 3-5:30pm. A six-month study course with Celtic Priestess Nadiya Nottingham. Six Sundays include Aug 31, Sept 28, Oct 19, Nov 23, Dec 14, and Jan 31, 2015. $250. TheYogaScape, 64 Gleneida Ave, Carmel. 845.225.9642. TheYogaScape.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Paddle for the Cure – 9am-3pm. Join the Hudson River Watertrail Association for a fun-filled day of paddling on the Hudson River while raising money for Support Connection in Yorktown. Party with music, lunch and raffles follows. Info: PaddleForACure.brownpapertickets.com.

13th Annual Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival – 11am-6pm, Sept 6; 11am-5pm Sept 7. Over 150 wineries, gourmet specialty food, fine art, craft vendors as well as some of the Valley’s best Restaurants and Caterers. $22/one day admission, children under 12yrs free. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck. 845.876.4000. DutchessFair.com.

Hudson River Valley Ramble – Weekends Sept 6-Sept 28. Guided hikes, bikes, walks, paddles & explorations in 10-county region.

 

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for December, 2013 in Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess, NY

CoverDec13-Med-35For additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Wisdom Qigong – 4-5pm. Qigong is the ancient healing practice from the East which combines movement and breath within a moving meditation practice. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Preregister: 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

Yoga Therapeutics Workshop – 11am-12:30pm. Mondays 12/2-12/30. Poses are offered at a slower pace to support optimal functioning of the joints, muscles and organs; a great class for beginners, seniors and those working with injuries and chronic illnesses. All levels. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Professional Women of Westchester Holiday Party – 6-8pm. Come out for a great night of networking, mixing and mingling all to benefit Hope’s Door. Please bring an item from the Wish List of Hope’s Door. $15/member or $20. Includes appetizers with cash bar available. Morton’s The Steakhouse, 9 Maple Ave, White Plains. ProfessionalWomenOfWestchester.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. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113 or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

Managing Anxiety & Stress During the Holidays & Year Round for Those Living With Cancer – 6:30-8pm. Presentation followed by a Q&A period. Open to people living with breast, ovarian or gynecological cancer. Free. Somers Public Library, Rte 139, Somers. Info/register: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

Sage Yoga Open House for Pre-schoolers – Noon-1:30pm. Meet the NYS Licensed and Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about Winter & Spring Events for Pre-schoolers. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517. SageYogaArmonk.com.

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group –12:30- 2pm. Holistic health practitioners gather to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Led by Dr Michael Finkelstein. Includes healthy, light lunch. $200/series of 9 or $40ea.Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

Sharon Salzberg and Sylvia Boorstein: Cultivating the Kind Heart as the Path to Liberation – 12/5-12/8. Exploring the Buddha’s teaching on kindness as a basis for developing a generous heart and steadiness of attention.  Garrison Institute. Info/register: 845.424.4800; GarrisonInstitute.org.

Group Juice Fast – Dec 5-9. Dr Michael Finkelstein and Robin Queen follow the protocol developed by Dr. Gabriel Cousens from Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. Daily gatherings and experiential activities and discussions; includes Dr. Finkelstein’s green juice for entirety of class. $495. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Beth Lambert, author of A Compromised Generation: The Epidemic of Chronic Illness in America’s Children discusses the many chronic illnesses and behavioral issues affecting children today. Learn how to step outside the traditional western medical paradigm. Free. Rye Public Library. Info: holisticmoms.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women who share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Holiday Kirtan – 7:30-9:30pm. Quiet the mind and open the heart with this powerful form of meditative chanting. Lead and performed by special guests Satya-Franche and the NY ensemble of Bhakta musicians, Ma Kirtan. $20/suggested. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

Naturalist’s Choice Hike– 10am. Join a museum naturalist to explore the trails and ecological features of the reservation. Trailside Nature Museum, Rte 35 & Rte 121, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7322. FriendsOfTrailside.org.

Intro to Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 10am-12pm. Also learn about other program offerings at Golden Temple Yoga Studio. RSVP: 914.232.3473. GoldenTempleYoga.com.

Sinterklaas Festival – 10am-midnight. A celebration of dance, theatre and music, all over the village of Rhinebeck. A non-denominational event. Check website for schedule: sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

Holiday Exhibita; Trains, Your Ticket To The Great Outdoors – 10am-4:30pm (12/7-12/15, closed Friday). Display of model trains, presented by the Yonkers Model Railroad Club. Greenburgh Nature Center,99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Non-members $3, plus regular GNC admission. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Blissful Holiday Spirit Craft & Holistic Health Fair – 12-5pm. Holiday gifts made from talented local vendors and holistic health practitioners. Gift certificates and discounted packages for Yoga, Acupuncture, Reiki and more. Path to Bliss Yoga, 1558 Main St, Pleasant Valley. Venue Phone: 845.242.1557.

Putnam Art Council’s Holiday Craft Invitational Show & Sale –  12/7 – 12/22, noon-5pm (closed Mon & Tues). Regionally made or designed art-centric gifts. Location: Belle Levine Art Center at Putnam Arts Council; 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac. Info: 845.803.8594.

Restorative Yoga – 2-3:30pm. Small class size allows for a hands-on therapeutic practice to soothe the body and mind. $20/members or $30. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. Preregister: 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Home for the Holidays Yoga & Meditation Retreat – 2-7:30pm. Take a break from the holiday chaos and enter the home of the heart, body, breath, and spirit with yoga, journaling, guided meditation, and a delicious vegan dinner. All levels. $125. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

StarVisions Drumming Circle – 7:30pm. Bring a drum or rattle to raise vibrations. Community drumming following Native American ways for healing and manifestation with Anne Bentzen at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Extra instruments available. Adults/$25, students/$15. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Moving Beyond “STUCK” Workshop – 10am -Noon. Basics of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy using art. For mental health practitioners

Register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Meet the Animals – 1pm. Come visit with some of the Nature Center’s live animals; get up close and even hands-on as staff naturalist presents an informative program. $5/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Members $5, Non-Members $8. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

The Order of Melchizidek & Priesthood for Ordination into Interfaith Ministry – 1-4pm. Learn history, ceremonial rituals, legal duties and receive powerful Divine attunement. $100/class only; $250/class plus ordination w/certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt. Kisco. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

Pajama Program Yoga Class for a Cause – 3-5pm. Games and yoga for ages 6+ with restorative class for adults. $45 in goods for one adult/one child, $10 in goods for each additional child – new bedtime book and children’s pajamas. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606.NuevaAlma.com.

Sage Yoga Holiday Open House – 4-5:15pm. Stop by for a free yoga class and holiday cheer with the Sage Community. Free yoga class at 5:30pm. Refreshments follow. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Meditation – 6-7pm. Also 12/22. Inspired by ISHTA yoga, use pre-and post-meditative asanas to prepare and restore the body and the ancient tools of pranayama, visualization, and mantra to still the mind. $15. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco.QuestYogaArts.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound Healing – 7:30-9pm. Experience chakra clearing, balancing and alignment as sound energetically shifts one into a higher vibration. Facilitated by Beth Mullin, trained by Master Sound Healer from Nepal. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 9

Monthly Sounding & Singing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer healing. No professional or singing experience required. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donation. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. This month’s gathering at Encourage Yoga, the first green yoga studio in Westchester County. One Baltic Pl, Croton on Hudson. Facebook.com/GreenDrinksWestchester.

Safe and Natural Stress Reduction Lecture – 6:30pm. Learn what stress is and its affect on the body and what things can naturally help to cope with it better. Free. Dr Hiro Izumi, 550 Mamaroneck Ave, Ste 103, Harrison. Register/info: 914.310.9000. IzumiWellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11

Sage Yoga Kids & Teens Open House – Free 40 minute classes by age-group: K-12 call for times. Meet NYS Licensed & Certified Kids Yoga teacher. Learn about winter and spring events. Refreshments. Sage Yoga, 6 Maple Ave 2nd Floor, Armonk. Info: Susan 914.393.6517; SageYogaArmonk.com.

Biomimicry: Designing with the Wisdom of the Earth – 7pm. Biomimicry is an emerging discipline that seeks sustainable solutions by emulating nature’s designs and processes. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. 914.813.1280. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate the symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

Health & Wellness: The Trampoline Effect – 2-4pm. w/ Judy Garfinkel, Life & Career Coach. Interactive presentation will focus on confidence and resilience during life transitions. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd., Elmsford. Register required: 914.721.8235.

77 Questions for Skillful Living Study Group – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals interested in a more in-depth and practical exploration of the concepts within Michael’s book: 77 Questions for Skillful Living. $200/series of 9 or $30/ea. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TrancendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Customer Appreciation Weekend – 12/13-12/15. Receive 10% off entire holiday shopping purchases. Many beautiful gift items; late opening Fridays for the month of December:10am-9pm. Synchronicity, Rte22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

On Food & Cooking with Chef Tomas Saez – 11am-2pm. “No Heat Needed: Creative Ways to Prepare Food without Heat.” Hot tips and ideas. Multi-purpose room, Greenburg Public Library, 300 Tarrytown Rd. Elmsford. No registration required. Info: 914.721.8200.

Building Intuition Circle – 12:30-2pm. This gathering provides a safe haven to meditate and develop intuitive abilities with others of like mind. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Zumba Party – 7-8:30pm. Free for members or $15. All Sport Health and Fitness, 17 Old Main St, Fishkill. 845.896.5678. AllSportFishkill.com.

Adults Only Pajama Party – 7-9:30pm. Fundraiser yoga class for the Pajama Program. Come sweat in pajamas for a good cause. Half flow, half restorative class to end the week. $40 in goods: new bedtime story books and children’s pajamas for donation bin. Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Second Saturdays in Beacon – All day city-wide celebration of the arts along Main St. in Beacon. Many galleries and shops stay open late to feature show openings, artist receptions, music, food, wine, and other special events.

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Synchronicity, Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reiki Circle & Share – 9-11am with Marcus Feighery, Reiki Master. Come experience this Devine healing energy. $15.Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Peace, Art & Craftiness Holiday Craft Fair –11am-4pm. Local artists showcasing and selling their hand crafted, from the heart, one of kind gifts. Free. 27 Milburn St, Bronxville. 646.722.0781. LyteBodyFitness.com.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Synchronicity – See Dec 13 for details. Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

1st Annual Holiday Boutique Day – 11am-3pm. Enjoy a variety of vendors, holiday gifts, raffles and more. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201/203, Eastchester. Merrill: 914.793.2600. The TemperanceCenter.com.

Family Yoga – 11:30am-12:30pm. Yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. $25/2, $5/additional persons. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. QuestYogaArts.com.

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Art Journaling Workshop – 1:30-3:30pm. Annual Small Book Making/Gift Workshop. To register: 914.584.1820 or artxonhudson.com.

Yoga Nidra Meditation – 6-8pm. Learn how to deepen a practice in this guided meditation workshop.  $28. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 .  Riverstoneyoga.com.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 16

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:30pm. Come experience the power of this natural healing energy by trained masters and practitioners. Open to those trained in Reiki wanting to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Beth Bierko:914. 384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17

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

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19

Yoga Warriors Method – Time TBA. Class designed to help alleviate symptoms of combat stress and post-traumatic stress disorder and increase the resilience of critical task performers working in high stress environments, including their caregivers and family members. Nueva Alma Yoga and Wellness, 811 McLean Ave, Yonkers. 914.294.0606. NuevaAlma.com.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20

Women’s Wisdom Group –10:30am-12pm. Join a community of progressive women to share and support one another while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s seminal work, The Book of Awakening. $30/session. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP:  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21

Decorate a Tree for Wildlife – 1-2:30pm. Join a Teatown holiday tradition that celebrates nature’s gifts to us. Decorate a tree with goodies for the birds, squirrels and other wildlife. Free/members or $5. Preregistration required: 914.762.2912 x110.Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Teatown.org.

CoSM’s Full Moon Winter Solstice Celestial Celebration – 8pm-3am. Hosts: Alex Grey & Allyson Grey. Music,. Live Painting, Fire Spinning. CoSM’s Store and Mushroom Café will be open. $30 online/$40 at the door.  Cosm.org. Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) 46 Deer Hill Rd. Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.297.2323

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

Special Winter Solstice Celebration – 6pm. Gather with the communities of StarVisions and the Chapel at Croton Falls to celebrate the Return of the Light. Ceremony led by Bear Walker, Anishinabe Medicine Man. Free. Bring food to share. Chapel at Croton Falls, Rte 22, Croton Falls. Info: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23

Holi-Daze Mini-Camp – 9am-12pm ages 4-5yrs & 9am-3pm ages 6-12yrs. Also 12/26, 12/27, 12/30 & 12/31. Hiking, crafts, and enough adventure to keep children busy and active throughout the holiday season. Teatown Lake Reserveration, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Call for prices and preregistration: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27

Yoga at Greenburgh Nature Center –  9-10am. Yoga classes held outdoors in case of inclement weather. Drop-ins welcome. $20 drop-in; GNC, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.813.1831; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29

Crystal Bowl Temple Holiday Event – 1-3pm. Come try amazing crystal bowls. Activations, meditations and refreshments. Crystal Bowl Temple, Larchmont. RSVP: 914.575.8170.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31

New Year’s Eve Candlelight Yoga – 10:45-12:15pm. Start the New Year with a relaxing yoga class, ringing in the New Year in silence, followed by a toast and celebration. $35. Riverstone Yoga, 2 Hudson View Way, Tarrytown. 914.332.9642 . RiverstoneYoga.com.

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.

 

 

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

Cover-July13-medFor additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

Visit www.WakeUpNaturally.com to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

MONDAY, JULY 1

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.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, JULY 2 

The Artist Meet Up – 10am-1pm. Tuesdays in July. The New Dawn Foundation hosts an event where one can relax and learn the art of painting in a beautiful, serene, waterfront setting. $10/donation. Jennifer Lanser: 917.806.8793.

Esoteric Healing Study Group – 7-9pm. Review the Esoteric Healing class and continue to bring balance and ease to the body, mind and spirit. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP: 239.289.3744. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3

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

Wellness Wednesdays – 12-3pm. Wednesday in July. Visit the coffee area to sample delicious healthy recipes, learn new tips and tricks and get inspired to become healthier. Free. Whole Foods Market, 110 Bloomingdale Rd, White Plains. 914.288.1300. WholeFoodsMarket.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 5

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

Down to Earth Farmers Market at Ridge Hill – 11am-7pm, Fridays through November 22. Rain or shine. Farmer’s Market located outside of Whole Foods Market Yonkers, Westchester’s Ridge Hill, One Ridge Hill Rd. Yonkers. Info: wholefoodsmarket.com.

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

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Family Yoga – 10-11am. 6-10yrs. Strengthen the family bond while promoting individual growth through yoga, circus yoga activities, partner work, discussion and visualization and relaxation. Bring water bottle and mat. $20/adult + child, $5/additional child. Croton Landing, Elliot Way, Croton on Hudson. 914.319.4010. laughingheartyoga.com.

Skillful Living Room Radio Show – 12-1pm. Saturdays July 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. Simulcast live internet: Businesstalkradio.net and online as podcast. SunRaven Skillful Living Center, Bedford. Sunraven.org.

Sunday, JULY 7

Yoga at Teatown – 9am-noon. Yoga followed by a 1.5 mile hike then return to the yoga mat for additional yoga and relaxation. $15/non-members. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Register with Club Fit: 914.250.2762. Directions: teatown.org.

MONDAY, JULY 8

Kids Yoga – 5-6pm. Mondays Jul 8-Aug 12. With visual imagery, meditation techniques, and creative activities, kids practice yoga in a safe and non-competitive environment. Bring water and mat. Vassello Park, 12 Old Post Rd S, Croton on Hudson. $10/drop-in. 914.319.4010. laughingheartyoga.com.

Teen Yoga – 6:15-7:15pm. Mondays Jul 8-Aug 12. Students 13-17 yrs learn self exploration, ways to handle stress, anger, anxiety, depression and other challenges. Bring water and mat. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd So, Croton on Hudson. $10/drop-in. 914.319.4010. laughingheartyoga.com.

Culinary Herbs From the Garden – 6:30pm. Discover which herbs are easy to grow in the area, the many ways to use them in cooking, and recipes for basic herb combinations with  Master Gardener Carol Greenwald of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

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.

TUESDAY, JULY 9  

Yoga with Wolves – 9-10:30am. Wolf Conservation Center offers a wild slant to practicing yoga. The hour session, lead by certified instructor Danielle Rosati, is followed by 30 minutes to view WCC’s wolves. $20. Preregistration required: NYWolf.org.

Farmers Market at Hudson Valley Hospital – Noon-6pm. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays through November 26. The HVHC farmers market is located in the hospital’s side parking lot, 1980 Crompond Rd. in Cortlandt Manor. Info: 914.734.3794; HVHC.org.

Natural Awakenings Pop-up Gathering – 4:30-6:30pm. Chill out with Natural Awakenings at this fun, casual after-work gathering at the Clocktower Grill. Great mojitos, fresh fruit-infused martinis and yummy garden appetizers. 512 Clock Tower Drive, just off Route 2. Restaurant info: 845.582.0574; ClockTowerGrill.com.  

StarVisions Healing Circle – 7:30-9:30pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles and interactive energy healing with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rt172, Mt. Kisco. 941.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org. 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

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

Learning to Balance Hormones – 7-9pm. If experiencing mood swings, PMS, or menopause symptoms, this can be a sign of unbalanced hormones. Learn what herbs and foods support the body bringing it back to balance. $35/includes tea sampling. Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. 914.861.2882. Register: RadiantHealthForLife.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

Awareness Through Movement – 10am. Also July 18,  25 & Aug 1. Cured of chronic and debilitating back pain through the Feldenkrais method, Carol Moran has been teaching this method for 20 years. $100/pkg of 4. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP: 239.289.3744. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

Building a Health Care Team – 6pm. Learn how a health care team can help coordinate health; who to pick and what they can do when help is needed. Learn about health care proxy and other advanced directives. Presented by the Medicare Rights Center. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

An Equine-Interactive Workshop: Seeing with the Heart – 7/12 & 7/13. With James Cassese of Equine Energetix. Connect with your Authentic Self. No horse experience necessary. $375. Held at Mistover Farm, Pawling. EquineEnergetix.com; 212.477.4475.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Healing Fair – 9am-5pm. Health practitioners and vendors of wellness products gather on the beautiful, serene grounds of The New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport Ave, New Rochelle. Amelia Jones: 914.356.2327. 

Introduction to Massage Therapy Seminar – 10am-4pm. Explore massage therapy as a career.  Participants receive a relaxing 90min massage from current students and are introduced to foundational elements of the sciences in a sample class. $50. Finger Lakes School of Massage, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363 x14. FLSM.com.

Get Cooking with Bella Cucina – 10:30am-12:30pm. Bella Cucina Maria will be at the Ossining Farmers Market doing a cooking demonstration with fresh produce from the market. Down to Earth Markets, 914.923.4837.

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Ages 13-17. Unique theme each month. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600; thetemperancecenter.com.

Reiki I Class – 1-5pm. Also Sun July 14. Become attuned to give Reiki treatment for self and others. Learn history, ethics, hand positions with Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Reiki Master. $150 includes manual & certificate. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rt172, Mt. Kisco. 941.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org. 

SUNDAY, JULY 14

Acupressure Techniques for the Weekend Athlete – 10:30am-1:30pm. Explore traditional techniques that can influence muscle tension and relaxation, energy resources, speed, stiff joints and more along with clearly illustrated charts and hands on point location. $85. Preregister: SoulAuras.com.

Munay-Ki  Workshop – 2-4:30pm. July 14 & 21. Receive the Munay-Ki rites, a series of nine healing blessings from Peru, in a two-part workshop. Sacred Centre, 42 Smith St, Mt. Kisco. $15/ea. Info & register: ShamanMikki.com.

MONDAY, JULY 15

CELF Summer Institute: Education for Sustainability – 8:30am-3pm. Jul 15-18. K-12 educators and University faculty, all subjects; in-service and graduate credit options. Manhattanville College. Katie Ginsberg: 914.238.4743. CelfEducation.org.

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Slow Food Metro North: Queen of the Sun & Honey Tasting – 6-9pm. Event showcases the film Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? which raises awareness about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) among honeybees. Panel discussion follows film. John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St. Katonah. Tickets:  $25 at SlowFoodMetroNorth.com. 

Reorganizational Healing & Living – 7-8:30pm. Dr Donald Epstein gives an introductory workshop and complimentary consultation based on his principles exploring the keys to human potential; self-discovery, transformation, and spiritual awakening. Free. Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Esoteric Healing Study Group – 7-9pm. Review the Esoteric Healing class and continue to bring balance and ease to the body, mind and spirit. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. RSVP: 239.289.3744. CenterForAlignedHealing.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

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

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson. Bring a drum or rattle. $25/adults; $15/students. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Rt172, Mt Kisko. 941.236.4503. Register online: StarVisionsCommunity.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

Happy Hour Block Party – 5:30-9pm. Delicious eats, live bluegrass music, and food banking fun. $35-$50. Food Bank Warehouse, 200 Clearbrook Rd, Elmsford. Info/tickets: Lucy Harrington, 914.418.5206. FoodBankForWestchester.org.

Jessica Lynn Headlines a Charity Concert for Hemlock Hill Farm  –  Takes place at Captain Lawrence’s Brewery in Elmsford. For tickets  or to support the cause, visit CaptainLawrenceBrewing.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Every Body Deserves a Massage Week – 5:30-7:30pm. Donate a can of food for the local food shelter and get a free massage from one of the current students. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. Info: 914.241.7363. FLSM.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop – 10am-6pm Jul 20; 10am-4pm Jul 21. No painting skills required, only the desire to express and explore ones creativity. Discount price of $125/includes lunch by Jul 10 or $150. Tarrytown. Register:  Eve-Marie, 914. 844. 6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Hudson River Community Ceremony – 1-2:30pm. Share the healing power of the Hudson and hold a vision for the restoration of all the waters. Free/by donation with proceeds benefitting Riverkeeper. Croton Point Park. Info: ShamanMikki.com.

Sunday, July  21.

Music at the Market with Les Tappan Zigues – 10am-12pm. Les Tappan Zigues will entertain shoppers at the Croton Farmers Market this Sunday. Down to Earth Markets, 914.923.4837.

TUESDAY, JULY 23

Yoga with Wolves – 9-10:30am. Wolf Conservation Center offers a wild slant to practicing yoga. The hour session, lead by certified instructor Danielle Rosati, is followed by 30 minutes to view WCC’s wolves. $20. Preregistration required: NYWolf.org.  

Learning to Treat Negative Emotions – 7-9pm. A workshop introduction to an energy psychology method called Tapas Acupressure Technique that blends contemporary and ancient healing approaches. $15/ includes manual. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. Info: 914.861.2882.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24

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

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Mid Summer’s Night Dreaming –7-9pm w/Warren Falcon. Awaken the dreamer for guidance and empowerment from the depth of the psyche. Connect to creation, nature and the universe.  Dress comfortably; bring dreams and journal. $35. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. RSVP: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

Meet Your Spirit Guide Workshop – 7-9pm  w/Adam Bernstein. $ 45. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com

SATURDAY, JULY 27

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

Reiki I – 9:30am-3:30pm July 27 & 28. Reiki is a gentle yet powerful system of energy based healing and spiritual growth practices. Learn Reiki I attunement to learn how to practice Reiki on oneself and others. $225.White Plains location. Jody Raso: 914.906.9593.

Morning Chores at Cliffdale –10-11am. Children accompanied by a parent or guardian can feed the chickens, spread fresh chips, gather eggs and visit the flock. Teatown’s Cliffdale Farm, Teatown Rd, Croton-on-Hudson. Info/register: 914.762.2912 x 110. TeaTown.org.

Butterflies: Flights of Fancy – 1pm. Walk among the butterflies in the newly designed butterfly exhibit; chat with a Nature Center naturalist, on hand to answer any questions. Exhibit thru Aug 4. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470.  GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

MONDAY, JULY 29

Bi Monthly Adult Meditation Group – 7:30-8:30pm w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 201, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Family Yoga – 10-11am. 6-10yrs. Strengthen the family bond while promoting individual growth through yoga, circus yoga activities, partner work, discussion and visualization and relaxation. Bring water bottle & mat. $20/adult + child, $5/additional child. Croton Landing, Elliot Way, Croton on Hudson. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

 

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

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

Visit www.WakeUpNaturally.com to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 2

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

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

MONDAY, JUNE 3

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

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 11

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

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

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

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

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

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

MONDAY, JUNE 24

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

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

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

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

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

FRIDAY, JULY 5

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

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

Cover-Mar13-medFor additional event listings, updates and changes, visit our online calendar.

Visit www.WakeUpNaturally.com to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

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

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

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

MONDAY, MARCH 4

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

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

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

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

THRUSDAY, MARCH 7

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

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

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

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

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

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

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

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

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

New Moon Gathering – 7-9pm. Mythology, guided meditations and symbolic ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell; bring a journal or notebook. $20. The Center for Aligned Healing, Chappaqua. RSVP: 917.796.6026; InsightOasis.com.

MONDAY, MARCH 11

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

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

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

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

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

GarrisonInstitute.org

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

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

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

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

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

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

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

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

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

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, March 24

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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

Advanced Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm with Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Gather with like-minded holistic health practitioners discussing individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. $30/members or $60. Call for pre-requisites. Includes light lunch. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29

Transcendence ReTreat – 9:30am-2:30pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement) followed by hands-on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30

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

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

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

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