Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for September 2019 in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, NY

The following events appear in Natural Awakenings – Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess NY, September 2019 Edition.

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SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Feeding Fun – 1-2pm. It’s mealtime for the nature center’s animals. See what’s on the menu and learn how the resident critters are kept healthy. Free for members. $8 for nonmembers. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

95th Annual Yorktown Grange Fair – Sept 6-8. A true agricultural fair, “Back to the Garden”is the theme this year. Includes 4H showcase, audience participation games, carnival rides and live entertainment. $10 per car. Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Road
Yorktown Heights. Info: YorktownGrangeFair.org.

TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 3

Qi Gong Classes – Sept 3, 10, 17 and 24. 10-11am. $15. Sandy Dutchess Yoga,1575 Rte 376, Lynn Building at the corner of All Angels Hills Rd, Wappingers Falls. Register: 845.416.4598. Dutchess Yoga direct/class pkgs available: 845.902.8206. EmpoweredByNature.net.

Qi Gong Classes – Sept 3, 10, 17 and 24. 6:30-7:30pm. $10. Sacred Space Healing Arts, 436 Main St, Beacon. Register: 845.416.4598. EmpoweredByNature.net.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Westchester Songbirds – Sept 4, 11, 18, 25. New singing group emphasizing fun and community spirit. All levels of experience and ability. No skill necessary in reading music or singing on key. $20. $15 seniors/students. Life Energy Arts Gallery, 11-13 E Main St, above Mount Kisco Sports. 845.554.2077. Info: LifeEnergyArts.com/Events.

Parenting at NUR Space – 11am-12:30pm. A baby play group. Free. NUR Space, 596 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Info: NURspace.com.

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

THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 5

Hatha Flow – 7-8am. All welcome. Mats and equipment provided or BYO. $12. Westchester Essential Wellness Yoga and Meditation Center, 11 West Prospect Ave, 3rd Flr, Roosevelt Square Professional Bldg, Mt Vernon. WestchesterEssentialWellness.com.

New Class: Yin Yoga – Sept 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30-9:45am. With Adrienne Marino-Eppner. This yoga, in its purest form, is a perfect antidote to stress and a counterbalance to more active forms of yoga. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

Life Energy Movement Classes – Sept 5, 12, 19, 26. 10-11:15am.With Karla Booth. Meditation energizing each of the acupuncture meridians in turn. Learn the sequence and explore the work surrounding it. $25. $20 seniors/students. Life Energy Arts Gallery, 11-13 E Main St, above Mount Kisco Sports. Questions: 914.533.7500. Info: LifeEnergyArts.com/Events.

Circle of Dads at NUR Space – 8-9pm. Free. NUR Space, 596 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Info: NURspace.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Healers Expansion Session – 11am-12:30pm. With Mary Ellen O’Brien. These are ongoing group events for healers to strengthen higher self-connection to amplify each practitioner’s personal service. Limited seating so preregistration required. Cold Spring Retreat House. Info/pricing: AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Quit with Quinn, Addiction Free Naturally – 6-7pm. Discover how this energetic healing treatment helps break addictions and improves health and well-being. Q&A plus learn basic healing practices. Free. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Seventh Annual Hoptember Festival – Showcasing local breweries, cideries, distilleries, music, food and more. Dutchess Hops at Eastern View Nursery, 1167 Noxon Rd, Lagrange. $55. Info: DutchessHops.com.

The Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest – Sept 7 and 8. 11am-6pm/Sat; 11am-5pm/Sun. Wine and spirits sampling and cooking demonstrations. Dutchess County Fairgrounds, 6636 US-9, Rhinebeck. Info: HudsonValleyWineFest.com.

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

Introduction to Foot Reflexology – 1-4pm. $40 includes materials. $20 prepayment deposit is required to reserve spot. Fishkill. Register: EmpoweredByNature.net.

Shamanic Circle – 4-6pm. With Tuvan Shamaness ChokBar. Exploration of ethereal world and subtle realties introducing participants to spirit guides, ancestors and power animals. Awaken interconnectivity supporting healing, transformation and life purpose. $20. United Palace, NYC. 212.568.6700. UPSpiritualarts.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

26th Annual Fishkill Fine Arts & Craft Fair – 10am-4pm. Rain or shine. Shopping, food and entertainment. Lorraine Hughes will be selling hand crafted herbal products. Free. Village of Fishkill, sidewalks on Main Street. EmpoweredByNature.net.

The Diamond-Dart Meridian Sequence: Introductory Workshop – 4-5:30pm. With Karla Booth. Meditation energizing each of the acupuncture meridians in turn. Learn the sequence and explore the work surrounding it. $25. $20 seniors/students. Life Energy Arts Gallery, 11-13 E Main St, above Mount Kisco Sports. Questions: 914.533.7500. Info: LifeEnergyArts.com/Events.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Free Meditation for Breast Cancer Survivors – Sept 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct 7. 6:30-7:30pm. Develop tools to manage the physical and emotional side effects of treatment and meet other breast cancer survivors. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St, White Plains. Register: 914.949.6227 x208.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Hatha Flow – 7-8am. All welcome. Mats and equipment provided or BYO. $12. Westchester Essential Wellness Yoga and Meditation Center, 11 West Prospect Ave, 3rd Flr, Roosevelt Square Professional Bldg, Mt Vernon. WestchesterEssentialWellness.com.

Full Moon Mommy & Me Circle – 11:30am-1pm. $33. NUR Space, 596 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Info: NURspace.com.

Free Lecture: What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 6-8pm. With Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 E Main St, Shrub Oak. 914.245.5262. YorkTownLibrary.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Trauma-informed Training – Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2. 6-9:30pm. CYP’s four-week trauma-informed training offers a practical skillset that can be used in different professional work settings to manage stress and enhance well-being. Info: 914.319.4010. Register: Eventbrite.com Trauma-Informed Training Sept 11.

Free Tai Chi for Breast Cancer Survivors – Sept 11, 18, 25, Oct 2, 9. 6:15-7:15pm. Develop tools to manage the physical and emotional side effects of treatment and meet other breast cancer survivors. YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St, White Plains. Register: 914.949.6227 x208.

Holistic Baby Care – 7-9pm. $90. NUR Space, 596 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Info: NURspace.com.

Film Screening: Paris to Pittsburgh – 7-9pm. A documentary from National Geographic comes a story about how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, Scarsdale. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Practitioners’ Networking Event – 5:30-7pm. Join fellow practitioners of the healing arts for this afternoon social in the healing environment of the Mount Kisco Art Gallery. Free. Life Energy Arts Gallery, 11-13 E Main St, above Mount Kisco Sports. RSVP/questions: 914.533.7500. Info: LifeEnergyArts.com/Events.

Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. With Athina Pride. All levels. Props used to assist in holding poses for extended periods experiencing progressive relaxation, reducing stress, muscle tension and more. $20 drop-in. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Info class pkgs: SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

CANCELED – Spirit Festival – Sept 13-15. Experience a celebration of wellness, yoga, music and dance. In affiliation with Riverfront Recapture and BaliSpirit Festival. Riverside Park and Mortensen, Riverfront Plaza, Hartford. Event schedules by the day: SpiritYogaFestival.com. If you bought a ticket, contact for full refund.

Mount Kisco’s September Fest – Sept 13-15. Featuring Friday-night dance party, a live band on Saturday night and food trucks selling local eats and brew, antique cars, music and a street fair with exhibits and sidewalk sales. Info: MtKiscoChamber.com.

Yoga Teacher Training – With Susannah Grange. Hudson River Yoga’s Yoga Alliance registered 200hr teacher training. Still a few spots remaining. Hudson River Yoga, 696 Dutchess Turnpike, Poughkeepsie. Info: 845.204.9111. HudsonRiverYoga.com.

Trauma-informed Training – Sept 13-14. 6-9:30pm. CYP’s two-day intensive trauma-informed training offers a practical skillset that can be used in different professional work settings to manage stress and enhance well-being. Info: 914.319.4010. Register: Eventbrite.com Trauma-Informed Training Sept 13.

Meditation: The Path to Radical Happiness – 7-8:15pm. With Dr. Andrew Vidich. Expand awareness through the power of meditation. Discover inner truths to help cope effectively with daily challenges and more. 1st Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Ave, Hastings-on-Hudson. 914.433.1800. sos.org.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Walk with a Doc – 10-11am. Join Dr. Kurt Beil for a free monthly community event featuring a short health talk followed by a walk around Gedney Park in Chappaqua. 155 Millwood Rd. Info: 914.362.8315. WalkWithADoc.org/our-locations/NorthernWestchester.

Fall Gardening & Seed Saving Program at the Somers Library – 10:30am-12:30pm.With Shanyn Siegel. Learn how to save seeds and re-grow plants and harvest from this year’s garden. Free. Somers Library, Rte 139 and Reis Park, Somers. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Rivertown Public Market Festival Returns to Dobbs Ferry – 11am-5pm. Rain or shine. Featuring local food and drinks, live music, kids’ activities and an easygoing vibe. Free entrance starting at noon. Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park. Info: RivertownPublicMarket.com.

Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Class – Sept 14 and 15. 1pm. Universal Reiki Healing Arts Connection believes in preserving the integrity of reiki by adhering to the attunement process as passed down from reiki master to reiki practitioner. $250. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor. 914.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

The Essence, Spirit and Energy of Essential Oils –1-5pm. Cypress, nutmeg, lavender and myrrh essential oils will be the focus of this workshop. Open to 10 participants on a first come basis. $45. Prepaid deposit of $20 required to secure reservation. Private location. Info/register: 845.416.4598.

Yoga Therapeutics through a Kundalini Lens – 1:30-4:30pm. With Ravi Singh. Hosted by Yoga Teachers Association. Explore techniques for a wide range of modern-day ailments as an adjunct to medical treatment. $45 members. $65 nonmembers. The Yoga Studio at Club Fit, Briarcliff Manor. 914.582.7816. Register: ytayoga.com.

Learn the 7 Dimensions of Reality – 3:30-6pm. With Michael Rosenbaum. $50. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

MVT (Movement) 109 Workshop –5-6:30pm. With Phoebe Miller. Interplay between movement and stillness for release and healing in the internal world and observance of effects in the external world. $35. Namastesis Yoga and Wellness, 1065 Main St, Ste H. Fishkill. Info: 845.765.2299. Namastesis.com.

Lunar Gong Bath Full Moon in Pisces – 7-9pm. A kundalini yoga, meditation, short astrology talk aligning the inner self with the astrological energies. Release and renew with healing sounds of the gongs. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

Full Moon Ceremony – 7:30-9pm. Guided meditation in a Zen Garden around a fire pit, weather permitting. Each attendee will write down what no longer serves them personally and “let it go” into the flames. $10. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor. 914.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Hudson Valley Holistic Market – Embracing Autumn – 10am-5pm. Reflexology and herbal products and Qi Gong will be offered. Fishkill Comfort Suites, 835 Rte 52. Info: Facebook, Hudson Valley Holistic Market.

Poses 2 Pints – Noon-1pm. Energize one’s mind, body and spirit at CYP’s fun-raiser. Enjoy a creative vinyasa flow and OMazing brews. $20. Sing Sing Kill Brewery, 75-77 Spring St, Ossining. More info: 914.319.4010. Register: Sing Sing. Eventbrite.com Poses 2 Pints.

Intro to Kids’ Yoga – 2pm. With Agata. $20 drop-in. Hudson Valley Healing Center, 51 Springside Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.250.3163. HudsonValleyHealingCenter.com.

Principles of Katonah Yoga – 3-4:30pm. With Lynn Ivey. Introducing a unique style of yoga developed by Nevine Michaan. Discover the three principles off esoteric dialogue around which this smart yoga is designed. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Holistic Practitioner Support and Connection Group – 7-9pm. Meets monthly, for those who practice in the fields of health, wholeness and natural healing of mind, body and spirit. Free will donation. Red Hook Community Center, 59 Fisk St, Red Hook.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

Empowered Parenting Workshop – Sept 17-Dec 10. 7:30-9pm. Develop a compassionate, mindful approach to parenting. Four-week, eight-week or 12-week sessions available. $250-$675. 6 Cypress Ln, Briarcliff Manor. Jan: 914.772.0739. Jeanette: 917.319.3503. EmpoweredLivingCommunity.net.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Empowered Parenting Workshop: Develop A Compassionate, Mindful Approach to Parenting – Sept 18-Dec 11. 10:30am-Noon. Four-week, eight-week or 12-week sessions available. $250-$675. 6 Cypress Ln, Briarcliff Manor. Jan: 914.772.0739. Jeanette: 917.319.3503. EmpoweredLivingCommunity.net.

Yoga Asana and Nidra – Move and Restore – 7:15-8:30pm. With Deirdre Breen. Move the body and restore the soul with a balanced practice bringing total peace to the entire system. $25. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Groundwork Hudson Valley’s 2019 Urban River Party – Celebrate the creation of the Yonkers Greenway and honor Yonkers Mayor, Mike Spano and others. $300 per ticket or make a donation. X20 Xaviers on the Hudson, 71 Water Grant St, Yonkers. Sara Brody: 914.375.2151. GroundWorkHV.org.

Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:15pm. With Lani Donlon. Learn the foundational practices of meditation: stillness, body scanning, mindful movement and more. All levels. $10 suggested donation. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Gong Sound Bath in the Salt Cave – 8-8:45pm. Gong is a musical instrument tuning participants into the divine creating an ocean of sound that is relaxing. A state which activates the parasympathetic nervous system. $40. Hudson Valley Healing Center, 51 Springside Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.250.3163. HudsonValleyHealingCenter.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Car Free Day Celebration – 7-11am. Join the Bee-Line for Westchester’s 3rd annual Car Free Day. Learn about sustainable transportation options. Free samples and raffles. White Plains TransCenter, near bus lanes. WestchesterGov.com/beelinebus.

Healers Expansion Session – 11am-12:30pm. With Mary Ellen O’Brien. These are ongoing group events for healers to strengthen higher self-connection to amplify each practitioner’s personal service. Limited seating so preregistration required. Cold Spring Retreat House. Info/pricing: AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Quit with Quinn, Addiction Free Naturally – 6-7pm. Discover how this energetic healing treatment helps break addictions and improves health and well-being. Q&A plus learn basic healing practices. Free. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

How to Clear Spaces, Places and People from Negative Energy – 7-8:30pm. With Barry Piro. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

NUR*ISH, Autumn Equinox Community Gathering – $25pp/$40 per couple. NUR Space, 596 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Info: NURspace.com.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show – Sept 21 and 22. 10am-5pm. Both days, rain or shine. 185 juried artists, free activities for kids and collaborative art projects, food vendors and beer and wine. Westchester Business Park. 205 Business Park Dr, Armonk. Info/ticket pricing: ArmonkOutdoorArtShow.org.

Reiki 1 & 2 – 11am-4pm.With Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

World Peace Flag Ceremony – Noon. Rain or Shine. In celebration of the International Day of Peace. Followed by a community potluck gathering. Upon inclement weather, it will be held indoors. World Peace Sanctuary, 26 Benton Rd, Wassaic RSVP: WorldPeace.org.

Jin Shin Jyutsu: A Self Help Workshop – 2-4pm. With Roshan Julianne Dow. Learn acupressure (no needles) for balancing body’s energy and achieving optimal. No experience necessary. $35 by Sept 18. $45 thereafter. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

Book Signing: Roland Comtois, Signs of Spirit – 5:30-7pm. Experience the rare opportunity to meet this author. Cost: purchase of book at event. Universal Healing Arts Connection, 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor. 914.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

Wine and Cheese General Evening Social – 6-8pm. Experience the healing environment of the Mount Kisco Art Gallery. Live music, organic wine and cheese and more. Free. Life Energy Arts, 11-13 E Main St, above Mount Kisco Sports. RSVP/questions: 914.533.7500. Info: LifeEnergyArts.com/Events.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

LifeForce Yoga Chakra Balancing Flow & Yoga Nidra – 11am-12:15pm. With Merrill Black. Gentle meditative flow using sounds, postures, hand gestures and restorative poses to balance chakras. Ending with yoga nidra. Limited space. $20. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Adjustment Workshop – Noon-5pm. With Harriet Schreger and Ellen Sirucci. A review of safe and appropriate ways to touch and guide students. A hands-on way helping participant’s gain comfort in giving direction and intention through one’s body to others. Katonah Yoga Center, 39 Main St, Bedford Hills, NY. 914.241.2661. KatonahYoga.com.

Evolution by Beth – 1-3pm.With Beth Tracy who has an incredible knowledge of the body/spirit connection. Discover a unique restorative practice with emphasis on the lung and kidney meridians. $40. Golden Prana, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.984.3408. GoldenPrana.yoga.

Free Parent/Child Mindfulness Informational Workshop – 2-3:30pm. For ages 6 and up. Learn simple tools and techniques to help children find balance, reduce anxiety, manage emotions and much more. Universal Healing Arts Connection. 4 Crestview Ave, Cortlandt Manor. 914.737.4325. UniversalHealingArts.com.

Healers Expansion Session – 2-3:30pm. With Mary Ellen O’Brien. These are ongoing group events for healers to strengthen higher self-connection to amplify each practitioner’s personal service. Limited seating so preregistration required. Cold Spring Retreat House. Info/pricing: AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Music for Stress Reduction: Introductory Workshop – 4-5:30pm. Discover how anyone can make music to reduce stress regardless of experience or musical skill. $25. $20 seniors/disabled/students. Life Energy Arts Gallery, 11-13 E Main St, above Mount Kisco Sports. Questions: 914.533.7500. Info: LifeEnergyArts.com/Events.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

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

Contemplative Practices for Mental Health Professionals and Life Coaches – Sept 23-Dec 9. 7:30-9pm. Develop these practices and learn to incorporate these skills into work with clients. $750. 6 Cypress Lane, Briarcliff Manor. Jan: 914.772.0739. Jeanette: 917.319.3503. EmpoweredLivingCommunity.net.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

The Pause: A Women’s Group – Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 19 and Dec 17. 7-8:45pm. With Claudia Gukeisen. The fall series emphasis is on support for all stages of menopause. The Center for Health & Healing, Mt Kisco. Info/register: 914.673.3313. Center4Healing.net.

Free Lecture: Autumn Detox & Diet: The Ayurvedic Way – 7-9pm. With Dr. Somesh Kaushik, an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic physician. Putnam Valley Library, 30 Oscawana Lake Rd. 845.528.3242. PutnamValleyLibrary.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Quit with Quinn, Addiction Free Naturally – 6-7pm. Discover how this energetic healing treatment helps break addictions and improves health and well-being. Q&A plus learn basic healing practices. Free. Briarcliff location. 914.473.2015. QuitWithQuinn.com.

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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

NUR Space Grand Opening – NUR Space, 596 Warburton Ave, Hastings on Hudson. Info: NURspace.com.

Shamanic Reiki Trainings—Shamanic Reiki Level One – Sept 28 and 29. With Melanie Ryan. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

Learn the Tarot – Sept 28 and 29. 11am-3pm. With Amy Benesh. $200 total for both classes. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Reflex II: How to Conduct a Thorough Foot Reflexology Session – 1-4pm. Open to only those who attended Intro to Reflexology class. $35 includes materials. $20 prepayment deposit is required to reserve spot. Fishkill. Register: EmpoweredByNature.net.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential: Book Launch, Talk & Signing with Deepak Chopra – 6:15pm/Meet and Greet; 6:45pm/Meet and Greet with Deepak, 8pm/discussion and 9pm/book signing. Metahuman means to move past limitations constructed by the mind and enter a new state of awareness. United Palace, NYC. 212.568.6700. UPSpiritualArts.org.

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

The Healers Circle – Oct 4, 18, Nov 1 and 15. 11am-12:30pm.With Mary Ellen O’Brien. Two-month program for healers to fully own their gifts and amplify their service. Four group meetings. Four individual sessions. Cold Spring Retreat House. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Fall Festival – 1-5pm. Family event. Free. McEnroe Organic Farm, Rte 22, Millerton.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

Annual Support-A-Walk – 9am. Bring help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. This will be the 25th Annual Walk—Side By Side for 25. Presented by Support Connection, Inc. 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Fall Ayurveda Retreat – 1:30-5pm.With Claudia Gukeisen. Seasonal talk, yoga, breath work and yoga nidra. Plus Ayurvedic cooking demo. $75 by Sept 6 or $85 thereafter. The Center for Health & Healing, Mt Kisco. Info/register: 914.673.3313. Center4Healing.net.

The Healers Circle – Oct 6, 20, Nov 3 and 17. 2-3:30pm. With Mary Ellen O’Brien. Two-month program for healers to fully own their gifts and amplify their service. Four group meetings. Four individual sessions. Cold Spring Retreat House. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com.

Hops & Harvest Benefit at GNC – 3-6pm. Sample food and drink from local artisan chefs, area wineries and breweries on the Great Lawn. $100 members. $150 nonmembers. The Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd, off Central Park Ave, Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

Introduction to Jikiden Reiki – 4-6pm. With Anne Bentzen. Learn the spirit of reiki, history and philosophy of this natural drug-free home therapy to reduce stress, pain and more. Healing circle included. $10 donation. Larchmont residence. RSVP, Anne: 914.588.4079.

Additional December 2015 Classes and Events at Quest Yoga Arts in Mount Kisco, NY

QuestDecember 7 – December 28

Pre-Natal Workshop – 9:15-10:15 am. Dec 7-28. Designed for Moms-To-Be, this class will strengthen & open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $100 for the series. Join any time for a pro-rated price. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Please register at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 7 – December 28

Mommy & Me – 11:30am-12:30pm. Dec 7-28. For post-natal mamas with their babies. Has your baby “aged out” of post-natal?  Breathe, bend and bond with your baby! Many of the asanas modified to pay special attention to the core for the mommies and involve the babies whenever possible. 6 weeks $150. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Preregistration required at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 7- December 28

MELT Method Series with Joy Jacobson – Dec 7-28. A simple self-treatment method that rehydrates connective tissue, eliminating chronic pain, improving performance, and decreasing the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. Whether you are an athlete who wants to achieve optimal performance or merely someone who wants to slow down the aging process and live better, longer, this technique can benefit. $100 for the series, $30 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Register at at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 12 – January 9

Beginner Series with Kristen Sparro – 8:30-9:30am. These intimate workshops are the perfect way to begin your journey in a safe, nurturing and inspiring setting. Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. 1 class a week for 4 weeks. $100 for the series. Quest Yoga Arts 11-13 E. Main St. Mt. Kisco. Register at at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 12

Winter Solstice Concert & Yoga Bliss Event – With Answer The Muse!! – 7-9:30pm. Be lead through a journey of Kundalini Yoga accompanied by LIVE music, followed by a joyous concert and even kirtan (sacred chant).  All levels of experience welcome – including armchair yoga and absolute beginners. $15 for class or concert pre-registered, $25 for both.  Register at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

 

December 13

Restorative Workshop with Karla Diamond – 5pm -7pm.  A powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Taking the time to relax and let go of the “have to’s” and the “shoulds” is essential to health and well-being. Restorative Yoga incorporates gentle, classic supported postures and breath. All postures are done on the floor. $25 pre-registered, $30 day of. Register at questyogaarts.com or call 914.241.9642.

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

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

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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 2

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

SATURDAY, JULY 5

Dutchess Dragon Boat Race & Festival – 8am-2pm. Friendly competition between teams of paddlers on the Hudson River. Join a team or form your own. Enjoy Asian cultural festival with live music, events, arts and artisans, and food vendors. Benefits Mid-Hudson Arts and Miles of Hope. DutchessDragonBoat.org.

Flights of Fancy – 2pm. Come walk among the butterflies in the Butterfly Exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist. Free/members or $8. Greenburgh Nature Center. 914.723.3470. GreenburghNatureCenter.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 6

Medium Message Circle – 11am-2pm w/Phillip Quinn. $120. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. A beginner workshop, pre-requisite to group Pilates classes. $25. Preregistration required. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

MONDAY, JULY 7

Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. 4 weeks. Engage the core, tone, tighten, burn fat, and improve balance. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Outdoor Yoga Series – 6:30-7:45pm. Also July 21, Aug 4, Aug 18 w/Ishia Wilson. All levels Vinyasa class at Stony Kill Farm, weather permitting. $15 donation. 79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.831.1617. StonyKill.org.

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

Gentle Kundalini Yoga & Meditation – 7-8:15pm. Breath work paired with rhythmic movements, static holds, gong relaxation and meditation. 5 weeks. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Monthly Singing & Sounding Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of coming together to sing, be in community, free the voice, and offer vibrational healing. No singing experience required. Listeners welcome. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donations welcome. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 8

Tai Chi for Arthritis –11am-12pm. Reduce pain and stiffness, improve muscle strength, joint flexibility and balance. Wainwright House, Rye. 4 weeks. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Mindful Meditation & Discussion Group – 1-2pm w/Jodi Baretz. Includes a healthy snack provided by Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen. $25. Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, 128 Radio Cir, Mt Kisco. 914.666.9646. MySkinnyBuddha.com.

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

Pajama Yoga Party – 6:30-7:30pm w/Chiara McCarthy. July 8-Aug 5. Kids ages 7-12 bring pajamas and experience a class that goes through all ranges of motion to dissolve excess energy preparing minds and bodies for a sweet deep sleep. $90/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 10

Earring Making Workshop – 6pm. Make earrings for both self and the Battered Women’s Shelter. Optional: Bring any old bead jewelry to recycle. For adults and teens. Free. John C Hart Memorial Library, 1130 Main St, Shrub Oak. Register: 914.245.5262 x245. YorktownLibrary.org

FRIDAY, JULY 11

The Healer’s Lounge Holistic Network – 10-11:30am. All welcome to attend this network event for holistic practitioners of multidiscipline. Free. The Center for Health and Healing and Quest Yoga Arts, 11 East Main St, Mt. Kisco. More info: 914.260.1696. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

Psychic Workshop – 6:30-8:30pm w/Melissa Merendino. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

Living Your Yoga – 7:15-8:45pm. A six-week series w/Tom Hajek. An integrative and thoughtful approach toward incorporating yoga philosophy and the Eight Limbs into all aspects of daily living. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. InnerBalanceStudio.org. 845.878.7800.

Book Signing – 2-4pm w/Loretta Dileo, Author of: I’ll Be Seeing You. Come get a book signed and meet Loretta. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. SynchronicityNY.com. 845.363.1765.

SATURDAY, JULY 12

Painting from the Inside Out – 10-4pm. Also Aug 9. Come experiment and play while painting; allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $150/both days paid in advance or $90/1 day. Tarrytown. Register: Eve-Marie: 914.844.6213. EveMarieElkin.com.

Preserving the Harvest: Pickling – 1-4pm. Learn how to turn favorite summer veggies into sour snacks that can be enjoyed all year long. $25 adults; $10/children ages 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights, Barn F. Registration required: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Maggie May’s Café: Customer Appreciation Weekend – 1-5pm, 7/12 & 7/13. Free tastings: juicing, smoothie bar and crepes. Free children’s yogurt cone (12 years and under) and free raffle ticket with each item purchased. $2 off total purchase. 101 North County Shopping Center, Golden’s Bridge.

Sunday, JULY 13

Maggie May’s Café: Customer Appreciation Weekend – 1-5pm, 7/12 & 7/13. Free tastings: juicing, smoothie bar and crepes. Free children’s yogurt cone (12 years and under) and free raffle ticket with each item purchased. $2 off total purchase. 101 North County Shopping Center, Golden’s Bridge.

MONDAY, JULY 14

Energize Somers – 3:30-5:30pm. Learn how to make home energy efficient and less costly to operate. Somers Library. Call 914.302.7300 to make an appointment for assistance signing up for a free home energy assessment.

Tuesday, JULY 15

Barre Fusion Class – 6:30-7:30pm. Designed to give muscles an intense workout, while still being low impact on joints. $25. 129 Main St. Dobbs Ferry. 914.478.3560. pilatesandmorestudio.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 10-11am w/Merrill Black, Reiki Master. Unique theme, guided meditation, group discussion. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JUY 17

Energize Ossining – 4-6pm. Learn how to make home energy efficient and less costly to operate. Somers Library. Call 914.302.7300 to make an appointment for assistance signing up for a free home energy assessment.

Introduction to Meditation – 6:45-8pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice that includes sitting and walking meditation instruction. Preregister: $30 each or $75/3. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net .

FRIDAY, JULY 18

Rally Against WPP & Spectra Pipeline – 6pm. Rally to protest West Point Partners, LLC and Spectra Pipeline who are proposing separate projects that will bring unnecessary utilities to Westchester within feet of Indian Point. Corner of 11th St & Broadway, Verplanck. 914.734.1001. TownOfCourtlandt.com.

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

Couples Cooking – 7-9pm. Chef Donna Simons of Pound Ridge Organics provides an interactive evening of culinary creation. With a partner, learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. Online registration required: $95/2. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

SATURDAY, JULY 19

Monthly Teen Guided Mediation Group – 11am-12pm w/Merrill Black, LCSW/Reiki Master. Unique themes for ages 13-17. The Temperance Center, 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. $15. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

Wellness Workshop – 11am. Learn about healthy eating, de-toxing, weight loss, muscle gain and creating more energy. Free. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Reiki 2 Class – 1-5pm July 19 & 20. Learn Usui Reiki symbols, distance healing and create a powerful practice with Anne Bentzen, Usui & Karuna® Reiki Master. $250. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 236 S Bedford Rd, Mt Kisco. 914.588.4079. Balancing4Life.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 20

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm w/Karla Diamond. Relaxing yet powerful practice everyone can benefit from; release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self-awareness. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. $30. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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

Answering the Call to Wholeness – 10am-5pm. Explore the power and potential for wholeness in the self, one’s community and world. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/pricing: 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm w/Tom Hajek. Approachable from any level, admission is by donation of personal care products for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

Reiki Circle – 12-2pm w/Jackie Muller, Reiki Master. $15. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

The Healthy Happy Hour – 12-2pm. Purium Health Products at Om Chi Wellness, Dobbs Ferry. RSVP: 914.629.4346. OmChiWellness.com.

MONDAY, JULY 21

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

Community Reiki Circle – 7-8:45pm. Open to those trained in Reiki who wish to practice and those not trained who wish to receive healing. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donations welcome. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 22

Mindful Meditation & Discussion Group – 1-2pm w/Jodi Baretz. Includes a healthy snack provided by Skinny Buddha Organic Kitchen. $25. Skinny Buddha Fitness Center, 128 Radio Cir, Mount Kisco. 914.666.9646. MySkinnyBuddha.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Zumba Class – 7:30-8:30am. A fun, aerobic, dance fitness workout that really gets the heart pumping. $15. 129 Main St. Dobbs Ferry. 914.478.3560. pilatesandmorestudio.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Meet the Skincare Experts – 11am-2pm. Enjoy a free skin consultation and learn about the importance of all natural products. BeWies Holistic Market, 430 Bedford Rd, Armonk. 914.273.9437. Bewies.com.

Introduction to Meditation – 6:45-8pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice that includes sitting and walking meditation instruction. Preregister: $30 each or $75/3. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

TheHeArt of Yoga: A Chakra Workshop – 6-9pm w/Tulasi Jordan. Come learn about the Chakras and how to unblock and unleash their energy to create a more vibrant and fulfilling life. $75. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt. Kisco. More info: InsightPsychotherapy.net. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com

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

SATURDAY, JULY 26    

Reiki Master Class – 9am-5pm July 26 & 27 w/Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $675. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

New Dawn Foundation Healing Fair – 10am-7pm. Try all therapies included in entrance price (Reiki, Energy Balancing, Vortex, Clairvoyance, etc.) Try a therapy, have a snack and relax. $35. At The Oaks, 590 Davenport Avenue, New Rochelle. Info: 914.522.3308.

Aromatherapy & Healing with Essential Oils – 11am. Last Saturday of month. Essential Oils are natural and stimulate the body’s own innate capacity to heal. Use them instead of pesticides, as beauty products and a component of a home physician’s kit. 49 Lawton St, 2nd floor, New Rochelle. 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Family Yoga – 11:15am-12:15pm w/Corey Essanason. Fun-filled yoga workshop for parents and children of all ages with a variety of asanas, partner poses and partnered breathing exercises. $25/2; $5/each additional participant. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. Questyogaarts.com.

Cheese Making 101 – 1-3pm. Carol Lakes, owner of SimpleCheeseMaking.com presents a hands-on workshop on the art of cheese-making. $20pp; $5/children 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. Registration required. 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Pests & Disease in the Garden – 2-4pm. Learn to prevent, identify, and treat damage done by common pests and diseases with focus on sustainable and earth-friendly methods to keep gardens healthy and blooming for years. $20pp; $5/children 8-12. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, Yorktown Heights. Registration required. 914. 962.2368.

UBAKA HILL Drumsong – 2-6pm. A fun and empowering exploration of the art and spirit of drumming utilizing unifying and energizing effects of individual and group ensemble. $140 or $125 by 7/18. Sponsored by The Center For Health and Healing at Quest Yoga, 11 East Main St, Mt. Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

The Harlem Valley Rail Ride – Time TBA. Annual ride starts/ends at Eddie Collins Field in Millerton. Choose from 25, 40, 50, 75 or 100 mile routes along beautiful, low-traffic country roads. SAG support, bag check and clear route markings. Country festival follows ride. American Legion Beer Garden benefits Wounded Warriors Fund. HarlemValleyRailRide.com.

Medicine Cabinet Redux – 12-2pm. Introduction to Young Living essential oils. Om Chi Wellness, Dobbs Ferry. RSVP: 914.629.4346. OmChiWellness.com.

Séance: Talking to the Dead – 1-3pm w/Psychic Medium Joan Carra. Find comfort and closure with messages from passed loved ones. $55. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye. RSVP: 203.531.6387 or PsychicJoanCarra.com.

MONDAY, JULY 28

Summer Bee Camp – 9am-2pm M-F July 28-Aug 1. This hands-on training teaches and allows some fantastic fun while exploring the art of caring for honey bees. For boys & girls entering grades 3-6. $100 per child. Stony Kill Farm. StonyKill.org.

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

Monthly Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. An evening of gentle yoga poses; fully supported by props to release tension, rest and rejuvenate the body, mind and heart. Rivertown Center for Yoga, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Donations welcome. Beth Bierko: 914.384.9983. RivertownYoga.com

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

Awakening Through Kindness – 7-9pm. What if awakening is becoming who one really is: an imperfect human being. This is kindness itself in action. Wainwright House, Rye. $32/non-members. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Introduction to Meditation – 6:45-8pm. Learn appropriate posture and meditation techniques to begin or support a meditation practice that includes sitting and walking meditation instruction. Preregister: $30ea or $75/3. 153 E Main St, Mt Kisco. TheCenterForHealthAndHealing.net.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

Westchester Wellness Fair – 11am-4pm. Hosted by the Finger Lakes School of Massage, Westchester. Speakers and demos such as massage, Tai Chi, yoga, Reiki and Pilates and activities for the kids. Free. FLSM, 272 N. Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. 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.

 

 

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.

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

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.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

Men’s Group – 7:30-9:30pm. Gather with holistically minded men focusing on personal development and methods for shaping a healthier, more balanced approach to living; particularly applied to relationships. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113. TranscendenanceAtSunRaven.com.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3

Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12noon (Also 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31). A community of progressive women share and support one another, while drawing inspiration from Mark Nepo’s “The Book of Awakening.” $15/members or $30. Transcendence at Sun Raven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Thursday, OCTOBER 4

Divas Night Out – 7-9pm. w/ host Diva Mama, Shira Adler. “Are You Spiritually Sexy? Find out, come to Soulauras in Briarcliff.” $20. RSVP/info:  914.861.5186.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30pm w/Warren Falcon. Share the cumulative experiential benefits that the dream world provides. Come with a dream and journal. $25/members or $50. Transcendence at Sun Raven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Friday, October 5

Healing with the Archangels – 7-9pm. w/ Shaman, Healer Elka Boren. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Rivertowns Roll, Group Bike Ride – Begins 9am. SWEAC group bike ride on the Old Croton Aqueduct. Learn how to use existing resources to get around sustainably and aligns with SWEAC’s Complete Streets in a Box Toolkit program. Info: SWEAC.org.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (Also 10/7) w/Ginny Mackles, LMHC, Reiki Teacher. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki, Shoden from a teacher with over 25 years experience and creator of The Reiki Journey CD. Millwood. 914.762.7761. GinnyMackles.com.

Finding Your Path: Equine-Interactive Life Coaching – 10am-4pm. Experiential workshop with   James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix. $300/includes lunch and materials. No prior horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

Family Yoga – 4-5pm (Parent & 8-12yr child) with Laughing Heart Yoga. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work help increase strength, flexibility and connection. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton on Hudson. $25/adult & child; $5 additional loved one. 914.319.4010. LaughingHeartYoga.com.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal. This dinner features Amawalk Farm, and Shinn Estates Winery and benefits MKCCC. $145. Tickets/info: 914.248.5339; ConsciousWine.com.

Salsa Dance Social – 7:30pm (Beginner salsa lesson) with dancing until 11:30 pm.  Refreshments served. Josie’s International School of Dance, 125 Main St. Ossining.  914.432.8502. JosieDance.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7

Support Connection’s Annual Support-A-Walk – Starts 10am. Rain or shine. 3-mile walk to support those with breast or ovarian Cancer. FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.6402. SupportConnection.org.

Yorktown Fall Festival and Street Fair – 11am-5pm. Rain date 10/8. Vendors, demonstrations, concerts, shopping, food and more. Downtown Yorktown along Commerce Street and Veterans Road at Jack DeVito Field. Info: 914.245.4599.

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm w/Kate Petagine. Focus on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely execute exercise, bringing all elements together. $15. Pre-registration required. Inner Balance studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9

6 Week Yoga Teacher Training – 11am-2:15pm Mon-Fr. Westchester Yoga Arts teacher training for RYT200 certification. $1800 or $1500/tuition only pkg. Payment plans available.  More info: 914.632.1101. WestchesterYogaArts.com.

Medicine Wheel Teachings –7 pm (Also 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30). Bear Walker, Native American Healer, continues Circle Wisdom Teachings of his grandfather. $35. StarVisions program at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10

Monthly Circle – Time TBA. Dynamic Intervention, 1281 Rte 311, Patterson. $15. 845.702.1042.

Eating for Energy – 1pm. In this class, learn what and how to eat in order to help stay sharp, focused, and energized all day. Free. Gilda’s Club Westchester, White Plains. RSVP: 914.644.8844.

Last Call at the Oasis – 7:15pm. Documentary film about the worsening fresh water shortage; followed by a panel discussion. Jacob Burns Film Center Theater, 364 Manville Rd., Pleasantville. 914.747.5555. BurnsFilmCenter.org.

Reiki Circle – 7:30pm. Healers from all modalities, Reiki novices and practitioners of every level share in a guided meditation; learn new techniques and give and receive healing. $15. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.763.5650. TheTouchofReiki.com.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Kids Creative Mindfulness Crafts – 3:30-5pm, Thursdays. 8-week course w/ Jo Jayson. Children learn how to find their own sense of power, magic, comfort and support by decorating objects that are inherently sacred. Groove, 108 Chatsworth Ave. Larchmont. Info/Register: 914.834.3383. FindGroove.com

Open House at WellSpring Holistic & Green Health – 6-8pm. The open house spotlights the center’s new anti-aging program and includes light refreshments. 1415 Boston Post Rd. Suite 5, Larchmont. Info: 914.341.1246; WellSpringHHC.com.

Group Juice Fast – 6:30pm (10/11) through 6:30pm (10/15). Enjoy the full experience of fasting guided by Dr. Finkelstein. Time includes daily programs/activities. $350/member or $600.  Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Info/register: 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Free Dinner Lecture – 7pm. w/ Dr. George Gertner of Upper Cervical Chiropractic of NY, for people with high blood pressure. Reservations: 914.686.6200. Info: ucc-ny.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12

Metatron and the Masters – 7-8:30pm. Suzy Meszoly presents: Sound and Light Activation, Integration and Ascension with Divine Light Activation Healing using the Tibetan Bowls. $35. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP:  914.788.4955. Opalmoon.net.

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. $15/member or $30.  SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113 or 914.236.4503. StarVisionsCommunity.org or TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Intro to Astrology by Michele – 7-9pm. Learn how astrology is more than just knowing one’s Sun sign. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13

Wildcliff Harvest Festival Fundraiser – 2-4pm. Bring a blanket or chair for relaxing during live entertainment at the Wildcliff festival, 44 Wildcliff Rd, New Rochelle (adjacent to Hudson Park). Rain date: 10/20. $5pp or $25/max family. Tax deductible donations accepted.

Free Intro To Kundalini Yoga Class – 1-3pm. Experience the Yoga of Awareness, Kundalini Yoga, during this dynamic, fun filled, free intro class. All welcome. Vikasa Yoga and Pilates Studio, 15 Market St, Cold Spring. 914.588.8166. ManyMoonsYoga.com.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5:30pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal. This dinner features Sugar Hill Farm and Dominio IV Winery and benefits the Food Bank for Westchester $145.Tickets/info: 914.248.5339; ConsciousWine.com.

Tibetan Singing Bowls Concert with Beth Mullin – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy the sound of 7 metal singing bowls. Use the sound to aid the body in healing itself. Sponsored by StarVisions. $15/member or group juice fast participant or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14

Level I Reiki – Time TBA. Dynamic Intervention, 1281 Rte 311, Patterson. $150/by 10/7 or $175. 845.702.1042.

The Yoga Of Marketing – 9:30am-6pm. Marketing for holistic practitioners who love what they do and need help getting their great work out into the world. Info: 914.712.8680. FreedomAndFulfillment.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45 (Sundays through 11/18). Yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $150/6wks. Join any time for a pro-rated price. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. RSVP: 914.241.9642.

Introduction to Reiki Level III Mastership Program – 10:30am-12noon. Informal meeting to contemplate what is mastership, and learn what’s involved in this 9-12 month self-paced program with Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. Open to Reiki II practitioners. Free/refreshments included. 914.763.5650. TheTouchofReiki.com.

St. Catherine of Siena: A Woman for Our Times – 11:30am/lunch; 12:30pm/matinee or 12:30pm/matinee; 2:30pm/lunch. Performed at Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, Ossining. $35/matinee and lunch. 914. 941.4455. Mariandale.org.

Homebrew Day – 12-4pm. The Westchester Home Brewers Association presents a learning session including different categories of beer, the steps in the process, Q&A and beer sampling. $45/includes lunch. RSVP: 914.962.2368. HilltopHanoverFarm.org.

Mediumship Development Class –1-4pm. w/ Adam Bernstein at Synchronicity. $45. 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

New Moon – 7-8:30pm w/Pam Cucinell, Astrologer & Healer. Learn what this New Moon has in store for the self, community and Mother Earth. Focus on special intentions for the month. $20. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955. Opalmoon.net.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15

Free Fit Club – 7pm or 8pm (Also 10/19) Fishkill Community Center, 7pm; Inner Balance Studio, Patterson, 8pm. Call Dynamic Intervention: 845.702.1042.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16

Going South – 8am. It’s time to fly! Meet at the main parking lot in Croton Point Park, and join Charlie Roberto to search the sky for migrating birds. Free. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Registration strongly recommended. 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

Soul Food/Spiritual Discussions that Feed the Soul – 10:30am & 7-9pm. Lively discussion and guided meditation on a spiritual subject led by Michael Rosenbaum ACHT, MP. $15 donation. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua (entrance around back.) RSVP:  914.589.3601.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17

Advanced Practitioner Program Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm w/Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Holistic health practitioners discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. Includes light lunch. $30/members or $60. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. Call for prerequisites. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Building a Healthy Immune System – 7pm. Learn how to encourage the body’s natural healing response with simple diet and lifestyle changes. Free. St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Cancer Support Group, 967 N Broadway, Yonkers. 914.964.4441.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

Volunteer Environmental Educator Training at Sheldrake – 12-session program. Learn how to help kids learn more about the natural world. The Sheldrake Environmental Center, 685 Weaver St. Larchmont. Info: Mary Davis at 914.834.1443; SheldrakeCenter.org.

Magical Tasting Event – 6-9pm. Top local chefs donate their time, talent, food and beverages for an evening of culinary pleasure. Sample cuisine from Moderne Barn, Butterfield 8, Cafe of Love, the Cookery, Susan Lawrence. $175/advance; $200/door. Info: foodbankforwestchester.org or call Katy Coppinger: 914.923.1100.

Gentle Yoga – 7-8:30pm. Yamuna Yoga for beginners and physically challenged. $10. 1220 North Ridge Rd, Shrub Oak. 914.528.8770.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. Emotional Intelligence (10th anniv. edition) by Daniel Goleman; the 2nd in series on Comparative Intelligence: Principles for Smarter Living. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

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 a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100.  Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Yoga & Detox Retreat – (10/19-10/21). Fall weekend getaway with yoga, meditation, self-development, and healthy eating techniques.  All levels welcome. w/ Adrea Robles of Liberation Yoga. Info: Recharge-Retreats.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4:30pm w/Ginny Mackles. Be attuned and certified to the 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.

Preparing Gardens for Winter – 10am-12noon. Join seasoned farmers on how to put a vegetable garden to bed for the winter. $10pp/registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368. HillTopHanoverFarm.org.

Making & Canning Applesauce – 11am-2pm. Learn two different techniques for making applesauce from those delicious fall apples. $20. Ossining Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main St, Ossining. TransitionOssining.org.

Fall Fair at Green Meadow Waldorf School – 10am-5pm. Family fun includes live music, organic food, hand-crafted items, hayrides, pumpkin carving, face painting, candle-dipping and more. Free admission & parking. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.2514 x301. Gmws.org.

Vinyasa Beginner Orientation – 1-4pm w/Courtney Tarpley. If new to vinyasa yoga, come learn the basics of this style, including the breathwork and mindset. With this workshop, receive 3 Level I classes. $75/workshop + 3 classes. Living Yoga: 845.809.5590.

Farm-2-Table Harvest Wine Dinners – 5pm. Chef Lesley Sutter teams up with local farms and organic, biodynamic US wineries for a spectacular meal.  This dinner features John Jay Homestead Farm and Lumos Winery and benefits Friends Of John Jay Homestead. $155.Tickets/info: 914.248.5339; ConsciousWine.com.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21

Building a Bridge to the Soul – 11am-5pm. Learn specific Mystery School processes and meditations that allow direct access to the soul’s light and wisdom. Led by Michael Rosenbaum, MP (Metaphysician Practitioner). $125 ($100 by 10/15).Opal Moon, Croton. 914.788.4955.

Third Sunday Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. Class admission is by donation of non-perishable food for Patterson Community Church. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. Innerbalancestudio.org.

The Art of Embodied Mindfulness – 3:30-5pm w/Jennifer Bonadio. A special Sunday yoga class includes asana, pranayama, and guided meditation. All levels welcome. $20. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunraven.com.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

Beginner Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am (Mondays through 12/3).  Be guided step-by-step through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. $150/6wks plus 20% off 10 class card. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St, Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Ballroom Dance Instruction for Adults – 1pm (Also 12/29, 11/5). Have fun while learning the basic steps, turns, leads, timing, rhythm and movement of various ballroom dances. $20/four classes; in person registration only. Somers Library. 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org.

Tuesday, October 23

Community Leadership Forum on Environmental Sustainability – 8:30am-2pm. Free and open to the public, Pace University School of Law, 78 North Broadway, White Plains. Info: DivineCompassionOnline.org.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

Holistic Moms Presents – 8-10pm. “Cranial Osteopathy, for whole body alignment and its relationship to Orthodontry”.  Board certified physicians, Dr. Catherine Scoville, DO and Dr. Patricia Kooyman, DO present their work in this powerful field. Free. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

Quantum Healing Circle – 7-9 pm. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles, guided meditation and interactive energy healing led by Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford. 914.588.4079. StarVisionsCommunity.org.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

Reiki Mastership Class – w/ Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. 10/26-10-28. 3-day intensive class with plenty of hands on training. Includes Certificate and Manual. $875. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Knives Over Forks – 6-9pm. Bring a pot-luck dinner and join farm staff for a movie with follow-up discussion. Learn about food and farming and how Hilltop Hanover Farm is helping the community.1271 Hanover St, Yorktown Heights. 914.962-2368. Hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Halloween Message Gallery – 7-8:30pm. w/ Medium Adam Bernstein. $35. Synchronicity, 1511 Rt 22, C6, Brewster. 845.363.1765; synchronicityny.com.

Movie Night – 7:30-9:30pm. Viewing of the 2004 film: “What the #$*! Do We Know?” and servings of flatbread pizza. Relax afterwards with tea, dessert and discussion. Reservations a must. $10/members or $20. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford.  914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

Transcendence at SunRaven Open House – 10am-5pm. Come and experience first hand the spiritual ambiance that surrounds this bucolic farm. Meet Robin and Michael along with their guest speakers and practitioners. Free. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Pumpkins & Hayrides – 11am-1pm or 2-4pm. Decorate a pumpkin Teatown-style and relax on a hayride beneath the beautiful fall canopy. $20/family; members; $30/family; nonmembers (2 pumpkin limit). Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Reserve: 914.762.2912 x110. Teatown.org.

Creating Spirit Masks for Samhain (Halloween) – 11am-3pm. This fun and informative workshop begins with a meditation and discussion on the importance of honoring ancestors, guides and spirit protectors. $65/includes mask materials. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955. Opalmoon.net.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Transcendence ReTreat – 11am-4pm. Transcendental Yoga (gentle morning movement); followed by hands on food preparation, lunch and review of the principles of skillful nutrition; concluding with a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford. 914.218.3113. TranscendenceAtSunRaven.com.

Message Circle – 7-9pm. Priscilla Keresey channels the other side bringing comforting information and messages from loved ones who have passed. $40. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. 914.788.4955. Opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3

12th Annual Women’s Symposium: “It’s a Give and Take World” – 8:30am-2pm. Mini-retreat for women includes yoga, breakfast, lunch and inspirational speakers who explore how giving enriches, yet must be balanced with a willingness to receive. Chalet on the Hudson, Cold Spring. Register: 914.734.3794. Hvhc.org.

Money Conference for Women – 8:30am-1pm. Examining Critical Issues Facing Women’s Financial Challenges in 2012. Free. Pace University Seidenberg School, One Martine Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.949.6227 x 147. Register: ywcawpcw.org.

Reiki Level II: Okuden – 9-4pm (11/3) & 10:30am-3pm (11/4). For Level I practitioners of Usui Reiki Ryoho who want to deepen knowledge/connection to Reiki. Receive Reiki II attunement, manual and more. Taught by Reiki Master/Teacher Jeanne Shanin. $250/ pre-registration required. 914.763.5650. TheTouchofReiki.com.

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for September 2012 in Westchester and Putnam Counties, NY

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Acupuncture for Fertility and Gynecology – 11am. Crystal Dmytryk L.Ac explains the Chinese perspective on women’s bodies, what signals to pay attention to and how to manage health with diet, exercise, acupuncture and herbs. Free. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Rd.  RSVP: 914.713.1000. EastgateAcupuncture.com.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Core Principles of Pilates – 12:30-2:30pm with Kate Petagine. This workshop focuses on the teachings of Joseph Pilates’ principles to properly and safely bring the following elements together: concentration, control, center, fluidity, precision and breath. $15. Inner Balance Studio, Patterson. Pre-registration required: 845.878.7800.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Spiritual Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. Michael Rosenbaum, ACHT, offers a different meditation class each month. Bridge the gap from lower to higher self.  For seasoned and new meditators alike. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 914.589.3601.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Walk-in Wednesdays – 12-8pm (Also 9/12, 9/19, 9/26). Purchase a therapeutic massage session/gift certificate of choice and be gifted any 30 minute add-on donating all proceeds to PANS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). Soulauras, 520 N State Rd, Briarcliff. 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Reiki 101 – 6:30-8:30pm. Holistic Moms of Putnam County host Reiki Master Michelle Carter to discuss the basics of Reiki; how Reiki can reduce stress levels, relieve pain and enhance overall well-being. First Presbyterian Church of Philipstown, 10 Academy St, Cold Spring. Info: 914.736.2975.

Message Circle – 7:30-9:30pm. Readings and reiki healing with Carla. $40. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP : 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Dream Group – 7:30-9:30 with Warren Falcon. Share the gifts that the dream world provides. No prior experience is required.  All welcome. $25/members or $50. Transcendence at SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Free Wine Tasting & Tango – 7-9pm. Josie’s International School of Dance at Tasty Port Wine, 125 Main St, Ossining. Info: 914.432.8502.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Saturdays Beginner Yoga Workshop – 8:45-10am. 6 weeks. $150. Intimate workshops provide step-by-step guidance through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St, 2nd flr, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

The Mystery of Self-Esteem for Women – 1-3pm. Learn a process to allow the experience of self-acceptance, self-love, self-confidence and self-value. Free. Westchester County location. Offered by The Giordano Foundation. Registration required: 914.686.8002.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Sound Healing & Meditations of the Monochorde – 12-8pm (Also 9/10, 9/17, 9/24 & 10/1. Gather friends and join in for a profound experience of healing sound vibrations. $50/45 minute sessions; bring a friend for free. Soulauras, Briarcliff.  914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Tea & Play – 1pm. Stop by and meet the experienced early childhood faculty. Drop-ins and children (toddlers/preschool) welcome. Free. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.9715. Gmws.org.

Lotus Littles Yoga (4-5yrs) – 3:15-4pm, Mondays. Imaginative play, breathing, chanting, simple sun salutations, asana, and relaxation. Yoga games help keeps children interested and focused. $180/12 weeks.  Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., 2nd flr, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogarts.com.

Kid’s Yoga Jam (9-12yrs) – 4:30-5:30, Mondays. Kids move through the full range of motion exploring yoga postures with a sense of creativity and adventure. $180/12 weeks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E. Main St., 2nd flr, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogarts.com.

Women in Transition – 7-9pm with Purim King, LMSW. 4 week psycho-educational support group provides information and coaching to women in transition: divorce/separation, career change, empty nest, aging parents, death of spouse. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton.  914.788.4955. Opalmoon.net.

Intro to Tai Chi Workshop – 7-9pm. Class outdoors, weather permitting. $35/advance or $40.  The Ajna Wellness Center, 18 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.827.0100.

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

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

Qi Kung – 11:15am-12:15pm (Also 9/18, 9/25, 10/2). This ancient Chinese practice brings greater health, vitality, awareness and compassion into life. $20/class pre-registered or $25.   Soulauras, Briarcliff. RSVP: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Monthly Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton on Hudson TheAjnaWellnessCenter.com. $10. 914.827.0100.

The World of Faerie, Myth or Reality – 7-9:30pm with Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki. Explore the legends and lore of the Faeries and what is known about them, as seen through poets, artists and writers of the world.  $30. Opal Moon, Croton. RSVP:  914 788-4955. Opalmoon.net.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

Intro to Tai Chi – 7-9pm. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton-on-Hudson. $35/advance or $40. 914.827.0100.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Rejuvenation Yoga – Time TBA. Vinyasa flow classes combine breathe, movement, spirituality, and energy for beginner and intermediate levels in a relaxed, healing atmosphere. Katonah and Ridgefield locations. More info: 914.763.9107.

Curb Sugar Cravings – 11:30am-12:15pm. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton on Hudson. $25. TheAjnaWellnessCenter.com. 914.827.0100.

Drumming Circle – 7-8:30pm. Experience the healing benefits of drumming in community following Native American traditions led by Scott Nelson and StarVisions council members. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.236.4503. Starvisionscommuity.org.

Let’s Dance! – 7-9pm. Find a cure and end EB (EpidermolysisBullosa). Dance, and enjoy a fun work-out while helping to support a good cause. Enjoy food, wine and prizes. $20/suggested donation. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 170 Harris Rd, Bedford Hills. 914.244.1606.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Kundalini Yoga & Art – 7-9pm (9/14-11/2). Class combines Kundalini Yoga, as taught by Master teacher Yogi Bhajan; a blend of postures, pranayam, mantra and meditation and creative art. $25/class. Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. 914.232.3473.

Developing Intuitive Awareness: Chakra Healing – 7:30-9:30pm. Psychic and Reiki Master Carla guides group through the “intuitive knowing and healing capacities” of the body’s energy centers. First of a three class series. $30ea/advanced or $40/ea. Soulauras, Briarcliff. Reservations: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Mindfulness in Everyday Life – 10am-4pm. An equine-interactive workshop to help one be more present in life, led by James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix Mistover Farm, Pawling. No prior horse experience necessary. $250. 212.477.4475. Equineenergetix.com.

Community Yoga – 12-1:15pm. Admission by donation of non-perishable food for Pawling Community Resource Center. Inner Balance Studio, 1072 Rte 311, Patterson. 845.878.7800. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Complete Reality Meditation – 2-3:30pm. Learn chakra meditation, a method to awaken inner potential followed by discussion. Beginners to advanced practitioners welcome. Free. Scarsdale Aikido, 77 Tarrytown Rd, 2nd level, White Plains. 914.751.3741.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

Parent & Child Class – 8:45am. This 10 week class series is a chance for parents of babies and toddlers (birth-3yrs) to experience Waldorf education. $200-$300. Register by 9/10. 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge. 845.356.9715. Gmws.org.

Soul Food – 10:30am & 7-9pm. Michael Rosenbaum facilitates monthly spiritual discussions that feed the soul. Enjoy a guided meditation and sharing at the end of each class. $15. Center for Aligned Healing, 175 King St, Chappaqua. 914.589.3601.

“Raise Your Glass to Support Connection”– 5-8pm. Join Natural Awakenings publisher Dana Boulanger for a fun evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and silent auctions to benefit Support Connection. Location: The Winery at St. George in Mohegan Lake. Info: 914.396.7664.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

Digestive Health Lecture – w/ Dr. Izumi. Time TBA. Location: Larchmont Fire House Auditorium, Weaver St. Larchmont. Register with Masa Ohta: 914.833.1532. Info: 914.310.9000; IzumiWellness.net.

Integrative Medicine Round Table Study Group – 12:30-2pm with Dr. Michael Finkelstein. Gather with like-minded holistic health practitioners to discuss individual client challenges and share perspectives on approaches to healing. $50/members or $100. Call for pre-requisites. Includes light lunch. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

Omnipure DNA Music – 7-9 pm. International artists Kirkland & Laura Ross of  Omnipure music help to expand the light stored in DNA; come and share in the vibration of love, light, wisdom and power. $35/includes CD. Opal Moon, Croton. RSVP: 914.962.2650. Opalmoon.net.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Message Circle – 12:30-2:30pm. Readings and reiki healing with Carla. $40. Soulauras, 522 N State Rd, Briarcliff. RSVP required: 914.941.2400. Soulauras.com.

Spiritual Book Study Group – 7-9pm. This is a monthly discussion group starting with “Autobiography of a Yogi” by ParamahansaYogananda. Enjoy a meditation at the end of each class. $25. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton. RSVP: 914.788.4955.

SunRaven Book Club – 7:30-9:30pm. A unique gathering of individuals intended to promote wellness and self-discovery through the discussion and sharing of great works of spiritual literature. $15/members or $30. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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 a circle discussion on increasing harmony and balance in living. $50/members or $100. Transcendence at SunRaven, Bedford Hills. Info: 914.218.3113.

Mommy & Me Yoga – 10-11am (Newborn-crawling). Meet other moms and rejuvenate the self in a soothing environment; spending quality time with baby. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $87/5 class card. Pre-register: 914.319.4010. Laughingheartyoga.com.

Integrative Health & Healing Masters Program – Meets one weekend per month on Friday evenings and Saturdays at Stamford Hospital. Also 22-month and a 9-month certificate programs available.  Info: 203.874.4252; Learn.edu.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

Free Level 1 Yoga Class – 8am. Light cardio, floor exercises, guided meditation and deep relaxation. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Painting from the Inside Out Workshop –10am-5pm. Come explore, experiment and play while painting. Allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $75/by 9/14 or $90. Register: Eve-Marie, 914.844.6213 or EveMarieElkin.com.

Kirtan: The Art of Chanting – 1-3pm. w/ Lisa Ferraro, certified yoga teacher and musician. Kirtan is a sacred practice of call and response chanting to healing energies. Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Kids Yoga – 1-2pm with laughing heart yoga. Empowering classes integrating traditional yoga poses, creativity, breathing exercises, and meditation techniques for kids 8-12yrs. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $165/10 week session. Pre-register: 914.319.4010. Laughingheartyoga.com.

Blissful Mind/Blissful Body – 2pm. Conscious workshop for women with Dana Canetto.  $20. The Ajna Wellness Center, 18 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.827.0100.

Teen Yoga – 2:30-3:30pm with laughing heart yoga. Teens learn how practicing yoga leads to awareness, self expression, real relationships and positive expression. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $165/10 week session. Pre-register: 914.319.4010. Laughingheartyoga.com.

The Art of Peace through guided meditation, chant & prayer – 4:30-5:30pm. w/ Aneeahseah.  By donation.  Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

Feed Me Fresh Gala – 7pm. Features food from area farms and restaurants, open bar, live music, auctions and more. Benefits the Mt. Kisco Child Care Center. Location: Ivanna Farms, 153 Wood Rd.  Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.241.2135.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Writing the Journey: Autumn – 9:30am-4pm. Author, teacher and art advocate, Judith Dupre leads this writing workshop inspired by the autumnal season and the themes of vulnerability and transformation. $120. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Exploring the Power of Your Energy Anatomy Workshop – 10am-4:30pm. w/ Sylvia D’Andrea. Participants will learn how to work with their own personal energy to access creativity in daily life. Info: nrgwkshp@gmail.com.

The Art of Healing: Hands on Healing Session – 4-5pm. The Art of Peace through guided meditation, chant, prayer. By donation.  Westchester Yoga Arts, 82 Centre Ave. 2nd Floor, New Rochelle. Info: 914.632.1101; westchesteryogaarts.com.

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

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

Mind-Body Wellness Workshop – 6pm. Eliminate stress with breathing techniques and meditation; gain calmness and clarity while improving health. Sponsored by the Art of Living Organization. Somers Library, 80 Primrose St, Somers. 914.232.5717.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Wisdom Healing Circle – 7-9pm with Anne Bentzen, Reiki Master. Connecting wisdom teachings to energy principles followed by guided meditation and interactive energy healing. $25. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Pre-register: 914.588.4079. Starvisionscommuity.org.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Yoga Teacher Training – Time TBA with LauriceNemetz and Susan Rubin. Comprehensive certified for 200 hours yoga teacher training. Develop well-rounded knowledge of yoga asana, philosophy, ethics, history and meditation. Gain experience through practice teaching, demonstrations, adjustments, and body reading. $3500/9 wks. Info: Susan Rubin, 914.393.6517.

Body Love: Nourishment for Teens – 7-8:30pm. With Dana Canetto at The Ajna Wellness Center, 18 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $20. 914.827.0100.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Reading Food Labels: Mystery Workshop– 12noon. The Ajna Wellness Center, Croton-on- Hudson. TheAnjaWellnessCenter.com. 914.827.0100.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Walk for Celiac Disease – 9am. Colin Leslie Walk for Celiac Disease starts from Rye High School and raises funds for Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University Medical Center. Gluten-free vendors, a presentation from Dr. Peter Green, director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University. Info: ColinLeslieWalkForCeliacDisease.org.

Annual Healing Arts & Community Fair – 12-6pm. Experience lecturers, healing arts practitioners, labyrinth, meditation garden, children’s activities, community participants, holistic vendors and more. $15. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

OCTOBER 4

Divas Night Out – 7-9pm. w/ host Diva Mama, Shira Adler. “Are You Spiritually Sexy? Find out, come to Soulauras in Briarcliff.” $20. RSVP/info:  914.861.5186.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6

Finding Your Path: Equine-Interactive Life Coaching – 10am-4pm. Experiential workshop with   James Cassese, LCSW of Equine Energetix. $300/includes lunch and materials. No prior horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475. EquineEnergetix.com.

First Saturday Family Yoga – 4-5pm for parent and children 8-12yrs. Creativity, fun poses, games, and breath work. Bring anyone you love or want to love. Hudson Yoga, 5 Old Post Rd S, Croton-on-Hudson. $25/adult & child. $5 additional loved one. Pre-register: 914.319.4010  Laughingheartyoga.com.

Being Yoga Conference and Retreat at Omega August 17-19, 2012

Yoga class at Omega

From August 17 to 19, a diverse community of yoga practitioners will gather at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck for a weekend event that’s part conference and part retreat. Yoga aficionados can deepen their practice through self-reflection and study while enjoying the natural beauty and quiet of Omega’s upstate campus.

“At Omega, we believe yoga holds tremendous potential for strengthening both individuals and the health and well-being of society,” said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer and director of the Women’s Institute at Omega. “As a nonprofit organization, Omega strives to model the philosophy of ‘being yoga,’ from the food we serve, to the teachers we choose and the sustainability initiatives on campus. We create an environment that supports a deep immersion into yoga.”

Omega’s Being Yoga Conference Retreat offers sessions for both beginner and experienced practitioners in a wide range of topics. Participants can gather wisdom and knowledge from such senior teachers as Seane Corn, Rodney Yee, Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa and Beryl Bender Birch, or experience something new with up-and-coming teachers. There will also be opportunities for spending contemplative time in nature, joining community gatherings and vegetarian meals, and experiencing healing arts at the Omega Wellness Center. Tuition for Being Yoga is $395, with additional fees for accommodations and meals.

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

August 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

Table setting by the Cabbage Hill Farm Lake, see Sunday, August 21, 2011

MONDAY, AUGUST 1

Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 7-8:15pm (8/1, 8/8, & 8/15). For ages 12 and up, librarian Catherine Riedel leads a Hatha Yoga class that relieves stress and improves focus. Budarz Theater, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining, Free. 914.941.2416 x336; ossininglibrary.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 4

Pranayama Instruction & Meditation – 11:45am-12noon (Thursdays 8/4-8/25). Experience a practice of directing the breath, and in turn the mind. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor (at Farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Holistic Moms Network/ EMF – 6:30-8:30pm. Deborah Kopald speaks about Electromagnetic Pollution with an overview of the science and politics of wireless devices, and the current state of public policy and concrete tips for reducing radiation exposure. All welcome. Holistic Moms of Putnam County. Desmond-Fish Library. Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Come receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40. Registration required.  914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Yoga/Iyengar Tradition – (8/5 & 8/6) w/Master Gabriel Halpern. Yoga and the Power of Intention: Friday, 8/5; 6-9pm. $40. Body Sighting and Hands on Adjustments for yoga teachers and serious students: Saturday, 8/6; 12-2:30pm. $35. Restorative Poses and Pranayama, 4-6pm. $30.  $90/3 workshops. Registration: 845.225.9642.

Channeled Meditation – 7:15-8:45pm w/Suzy Meszoly. Channeled meditation realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Road, Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

Street Fair and Carnival – 11am-4pm. Come enjoy a day of fun, carnival games, live music, food, vendors and more. Hosted by YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester, 515 North St., White Plains. Info: 914.949.6227 x148; ywcawpcw.org.

Ayurveda 101 – 11am (8/6, 8/16, 8/24, & 8/27 at 1:30pm). Discover the Ayurvedic secrets to health and longevity; discussing the basic guidelines for living in harmony. Santhigram Wellness, 1305 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free. Info/register: 914.250.1417; santhigramwellness.com

Art Exhibition Opening Reception – 1-4pm Drop in the Library Gallery to meet artist Dr. John Diamond, enjoying his paintings over light refreshments, followed in the Budarz Theater at 2:30pm for music by the Diamond Jubilators. Budarz Theater, 53 Croton Ave., Ossining. Free. 914.941.2416; ossininglibrary.org.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Yoga and Kayaking on the Hudson – 8/7, 8/14 & 8/21. Half day paddle combines yoga before and after time on the water. Day starts with orientation to equipment and paddling. $125/half day, includes equipment. Info/register: 845.246.2187; AtlanticKayakTours.com.

Prenatal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am (8/7-9/18). Designed for moms-to-be, class strengthens & opens, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through poses modified for the pregnant body. Pre-registration required. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT, followed by guided meditation. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/paid by 8/5. Questyogaarts.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group gathering of holistically-minded people and breakfast. Guest speaker Astrologer Jenni Stone presents “Your Life Path and Purpose”. Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, (2nd floor) White Plains. $15/members; $18/guests. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For Reiki practitioners of all levels (must have at least Reiki I certification), this is a chance to give and receive, share ideas and techniques, and generally bask in healing energy. No charge/donations encouraged. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Free Monthly Spiritual Meditation – 8-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. These meditations are designed to build a bridge to the Higher Self. Using group energy, find access to deeper places. Beginners welcome. 14 Cornel Dr., Goldens Bridge. Info: 914.218.9000.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie. Enjoy an inspiring evening of music and chanting dedicated to increasing the loving frequencies in the world. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20/registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

SATURDAY, AUGUST 13

Women’s Herbal Circle – 10am-12:30pm. Learn how to make herbal tinctures, elixirs and teas to promote digestive health and take home potent herbal remedies. The Living Room, 103 Main St., Cold Spring. $45/includes materials. 845.270-8210.

Reiki Master Training/Certification – 10am-4pm (8/13 & 8/14) w/Suzanne Roth and Linda O’Shea.  Students must be certified in all prior levels of Reiki training. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $600. Pre-registration required. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Experience the benefits of loving Reiki energy. No prior training/experience required, only the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 8/11-8/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/suggested healing circle donation. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. Incorporating gentle postures and breath, restorative yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt., Kisco. $25/pre-paid by 8/12. Questyogaarts.com.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 8/11-8/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions w/Elka available 8/11-8/16. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17

Summer’s Bounty Cooking Class – 6:30pm. Enjoy a healthy taste of summer and learn about healing properties of foods in this fun, interactive vegetarian cooking class. 360-C Mount Pleasant Ave., Mamaroneck. $45. Register/info: 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

Introduction to Massage Therapy Careers – 6-8 pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about programs, and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 N. Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/admissions at 914.241.7363.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures, suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Road, Croton. $16. Limited space; registration preferred.  914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

Bold, Beautiful, Breathtaking Butterflies – 2pm. Recommended for children 8 and younger, learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the world. Make a beautiful butterfly craft! Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $2/members or $6. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Farm Dinner at Cabbage Hill – 3pm. Tour followed by hors d’oeuvres hour, live music and seasonal five-course meal with wine pairings. The event will be rescheduled in case of inclement weather. Cabbage Hill Farm, 205 Crow Hill Rd., Mount Kisco. $150pp/all-inclusive. 914.666.7445; FlyingPigonLex.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 23

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000; izumiwellness.net.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

Becoming a Yoga Teacher – 9:30-10:30am. For all interested in Lotus Gardens Yoga School 200 hour certification program, a chance to see the studio and discuss with Director, Lara Ward. Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd (route 34), Sandy Hook, CT.  Pre-register: 960.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.

Mushroom Walk – 9:30am. Join members of COMA (CT-Westchester Mycological Association) for a mushroom walk through woodland trails. Walk followed by a communal lunch and a mushroom identification session. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. Free. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Blossom A Yoga Practice – 10:30-11:30am w/Lara Ward, Lotus Garden Yoga School Director.  This class is for those wishing to become a yoga teacher.  Graceful Planet, 7 Berkshire Rd (route 34), Sandy Hook, CT.  Benefit for “Yes Grace Rocks” donation fee of $15. Pre-register: 960.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 28

Pilates and Paddling – 9am-1pm. Learn how to engage core muscles when padding, and how to hold and grip their paddles to prevent fatigue, w/ Atlantic Kayak Tours, located on Annsville Circle in Peekskill. Info: PilatesOnHudson.com; 914.739.1178.

Mushroom Basics – 1pm. Take a hike and discover the many different types of mushrooms. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282; westchestergov.com/parks.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30

Massage School Open House – 6-8pm. Learn about the May 2012 part-time Massage Therapy Program, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students.  Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd., Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/admissions: 914.241.7363.

Spiritual Gathering – 7-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. Join this growing community of heart-centered, spiritually-minded people, discussing and sharing a different spiritual subject each month along with a group meditation on that subject. All ages welcome. Human Body Works, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $10. Info: 917.445.1767.

July 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

Yoga Events & more

Yoga classes & more this month in Natural Awakenings Magazine

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Beginner Yoga Series – 9:30-10:45am (7/1-8/5). Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. Questyogaarts.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

TUESDAY, JULY 5

Pajama Yoga for Kids – 7-8:15pm (7/5-7/26) ages 7-12. Class takes kids through all ranges of motion creatively to dissolve excess energy, using breathwork and relaxation to prepare their minds and bodies for sleep. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $60/4 wks. Questyogaarts.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 6

Healing Circle of Light –1st Wednesdays of each month. Free. All welcome.  Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

THURSDAY, JULY 7

Pranayama & Meditation – 11:15am-12noon (7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28) w/Amy Pearce-Hayden.  Direct and still attention through breath awareness and control, leaves one feeling focused, centered and revitalized. First class free. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm. Putnam County 7th anniversary and kids clothing swap (maternity clothes welcome). Anything left is donated to charity. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. Info: 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who suffer from fibromyalgia and chronic pain. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40.  Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

FRIDAY, JULY 8

Merkaba Activation/The Master Teacheres – 7:15-8:45pm. A deeply physical experience is felt during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Northern Westchester Butterfly Count – 10am. An annual rite of summer, butterfly enthusiasts are invited to partake in a citizen scientist monitoring effort to help count these fluttery jewels. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Free. Teatown.org.

Puppet Show for Japan – 10am-12noon. For ages 2-6, a puppet show in Japanese along with craft activities in Japanese and English. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. Free/donations accepted. 845.356.2514 x301; gmws.org.

The Yogic Lifestyle/Being in the Bhava – 2-6pm w/Shyam Das. Enjoy an afternoon of inspiring Satsang (lecture and discussion) on the art and application of yogic living. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $50. 845.225.9642.

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Spiritual Gathering –10:30am-12:30pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. Join this growing community of Heart-centered spiritually-minded people. Discuss a spiritual subject and group meditation follow. All ages welcome. $10 donation. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. Experience the benefits of loving Reiki energy. No prior training/experience required, only the sincere intention for healing. Everyone gets a turn on the table. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective, led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT; followed by guided meditation. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Artists Reception – 3:30-5:30pm. Touched By The Muse, Watercolors and Drawings by Holly Meeker Rom. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Free. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm.  Restorative Yoga is a powerful practice that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level, incorporating gentle postures and breath. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25/pre-paid by 7/8. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/11-7/15 (ages 10-12). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 12

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast Meeting – 8-10am. Group of holistically-minded people and breakfast. Sandra Mendelson, Quantum Light Therapy Practitioner and Holistic Health Counselor, presents.2nd floor Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 North Broadway, White Plains.  $18 non-members/$15 members.  Info: 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the self more fully into alignment with the Higher Self, experiencing greater self-empowerment, peace and harmony. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $8. Reserve/Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Parents of Young Adults w/Asperger Syndrome – 7-9pm (7/13 & 7/27). Meet in a safe environment to share concerns and issues related to children about socialization, behavior, education, and more. $10 per meeting. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 13

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 14

Reiki I Class – 10am-5pm w/Anne Bentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Learn self-healing benefits of Reiki, history, ethics, and hand positions. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Mt. Kisco. $150 includes manual/certificate. Register by 7/5; 914.588.4079.

Hilltop Hanover Book Club – 6-7:30pm. Meet the second Thursday of the month to discuss a book on a food, farming, or environmental topics. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $5. Registration required: 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For Reiki practitioners of all levels (must have at least Reiki I certification), this is a chance to give and receive, share ideas and techniques, and generally bask in healing energy. No charge/donations encouraged. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Free Monthly Spiritual Meditation – 8-9pm. w/ Michael Rosenbaum. have a spiritual experience and connect with the higher aspects of self and by harvesting group energy everyone has a deeper experience. Beginners welcome. 14 Cornel Dr. Goldens Bridge, Info: 914.218.9000.

FRIDAY, JULY 15

Feminine Faces Unfolding – 6-9pm (7/15) 12-6pm (7/16, 7/17). A weekend immersion led by Liz Schulman, ERYT 500 & Amy Pearce-Hayden, RYT 500. Gather to celebrate sisterhood and explore through the Goddess archetypes. The YogaScape and Spa, Carmel. 845.225.9642 & Saturday & Sunday at The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison; 845.224.9909.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

Psychic Fair – 7/16 & 7/17 at the Sanctuary in Carmel, a safe place for spiritual growth. 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com.

 Birdwatching – 7:30-9:30am w/Steve Robbins. A morning walk through the farm’s pastures and hiking trails. Identify species and consider how habitat, weather, and other environmental factors influence diversity. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. $10/adult; $5/children. Register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. A specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $16/weekly. Limited space; registration preferred .914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Local Foraging for Food and Medicine – 10am-3pm. w/ Dina Falconi. $30 preregistration. A Roots & Wings Workshop at South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register: Alex 914.479.7305.

 Flight of the Pollinator – 11am-12:30pm. Bees, butterflies and birds perform the vital job of sustaining healthy plant populations. View the colorful landscape they create and learn about this ecological service. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. Teatown.org.

Soul Guidance at Spiritinside – 11am-4pm. w/ Robin C. Mueller and Reiki infused card readings with Angela Pizzarello.  Pre registration required. Call for cost. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St. Suite 205, Mt. Kisco. Info: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Meet & Greet/Book Signing – 11:30am-1:30pm w/Roland Comtois, internationally acclaimed channel, author and speaker. Attendees frequently receive spontaneously channeled personal messages. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Hudson Valley Renegades – Gates open at 5:30pm. Game starts 7:05pm. Buy tickets in advance at Gadesgroups.com and enter “support” as password to benifit Support Connection. Info: SupportConnection.org.

Urban H20: Listen Local – 7pm. Robert Hill Band and Toby Walker at Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $10 admission includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. 914.377.1900 x12; urbanh2o.org.

SUNDAY, JULY 17

The Tree Whisperer – 9am-5pm. Workshop with Jim Conroy, the Tree Whisperer, and Basia Alexander directly from their sold-out weekend at the Omega Institute. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $95/includes organic fresh picked lunch. 914.589.6744; skillsoffthegrid.com.

The Art of Beekeeping – 1-3pm w/Ralph Szur. Ever wonder how many miles the bees fly to make one pound of honey?  Learn the answer to this question and more during an exciting and informative tour of the hive. Muscoot Farm, Rte. 100, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/circle. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

MONDAY, JULY 18

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-3pm. 7/18-7/22 (ages 7-9). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $350. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 5pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine.  Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C., 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

TUESDAY, JULY 19

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 7/14-7/19. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Soy Candle Class – 6-8pm. This totally hands-on class shows how to make beautiful, healthy, non-toxic candles to give as a gift or keep for the self.  Chocolations in Mamaroneck. For details, call 516.972.3165.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Summer Kirtan with BlisSing, Satya-Franche and Dennis Winge – 7-9pm. An evening of soaring devotional singing to quiet the mind and open the heart. $20/advance, $25/door. Garrison Institute, Garrison. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org/kirtan2011.

Friends of Wainwright Picnic – 6-9pm. Come enjoy music by The Brazilwood Trio on the back lawn. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $5/individual; $15/family of 4. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

FRIDAY, JULY 22

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training – Time TBA. KRI Certified Level One begins at Golden Temple Yoga, Katonah. Info: 914.232.3473; goldentempleyoga.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 23

Painting From the Inside Out Workshop –10-5pm.  Come explore, experiment and play while painting; allowing spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. Tarrytown location. $75/by 7/15 or $90. Register: Eve-Marie at 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com,

SUNDAY, JULY 24

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20/pre-pay by 7/22. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, JULY 25

Kids Summer Adventures – 10am-2pm. 7/25-7/29 (ages 5-6). Weeklong sessions include kayaking, a day aboard a fishing boat, hiking, visits with birds of prey, wilderness survival and more. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St., Yonkers. $250. 914.377.1900 x12; Beczak.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 26

Open House/The Graduate Institute – 5:30pm. Learn about groundbreaking degree programs for adult learners. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

Massage Intro Evening – 6-8pm. Explore massage therapy as a career; for prospective students, friends, and family members. The Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mt. Kisco. Free. 914.241.7363.

Green Drinks – 6-8pm. Monthly informal social networking built around a commoninterest in the natural environment. This month at the Blue Pig, 121 Maple St. Croton. Info: Dani 914.403.5149.

Spiritual Gathering – 7-9pm w/Michael Rosenbaum. Experience a joyous and enlivening evening to share, connect, and learn with each other. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $10. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000 ; izumiwellness.net.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

Tea & Play – 10am-12noon. An opportunity for parents to learn about programs for young children ages 3-6 and view the new nursery/kindergarten classroom. Green Meadow Waldorf School Early Childhood Center at Tappan Hill School, 50 Ichabod Ln., Tarrytown. 845.356.9715; gmws.org.

Information Session/The Graduate Institute – 7-9pm. Learn about a dynamic Masters Degree program in Integrative Medicine. Total Life Care Center, 152 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Free. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

Advanced Reiki Class – 9am-12noon w/Anne Bentzen, RM for Reiki I & II practitioners. Energy exercises to improve flow and increase sensitivity for byosen scanning. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco. $40. Pre-register by 7/25. 914.588.4079.

FRIDAY, JULY 29

BlisSing! (Kirtan) – 7-9pm w/Eileen O’Hare and Cat Guthrie. Enjoy an inspiring evening of music and chanting dedicated to increasing the loving frequencies in the world. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

SATURDAY, JULY 30

Putnam County Fair – 7/30-7/31. Visit the Muscoot 4-H Gang and Muscoot’s animals as they show at the Putnam County Fair. Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel.

Woodlands Hike – 10am-12noon. Join farm staff to hike the farm’s beautiful 3.5 miles of woodland trails. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Free. Canceled if rain. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Planning the Late Season Vegetable Garden – 11am-1pm. Come learn how to plant a late season vegetable garden and have fresh vegetables into late fall. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $20/adult; $5/children. Registration required: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Pickling 101 – 1-4pm. Learn how to preserve summer’s bounty. Cucumbers and other in-season vegetables are used to teach how to safely make and preserve delicious pickles. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $25. Pre-register: 914.962.2368 x 2; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Chinese Medicine & Emotions – 12-2pm. Health lecture on the 5 emotions of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how they relate to anxiety and depression. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Ave., Ste LLA, Hartsdale. Free. RSVP: 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com.

WHN Sponsored 8th Annual Potluck – 4-8pm. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, socializing, networking and honoring locally born authors. Bring an entree, salad, appetizer, dessert or beverage for 3-6 people. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. RSVP: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4

Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. Lecture is limited to people who are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Includes dinner. Free. 914.868.6200.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6

CARE for Teachers Summer Retreat – 8/6-8/11. Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education. Professional development training for teachers, promoting mindfulness through contemplative practices. Garrison Institute. 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

June 2011 Calendar of Events from Natural Awakenings Magazine, Westchester & Putnam Counties NY

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1

Healing Circle of Light – 12-1pm. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisko. All welcome, no fee. 914.730.0155 or 914.400.7056; spiritinside.net.

 

New Moon Meditation – 7-9pm w/Spiritual Astrologer Demitra. Utilize the manifesting power of the new moon to create specific intentions for the month ahead. Bring a journal. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Reservations required: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2

Pilates Conference and Awaken Wellness Fair – 6/2-6/5. Four days of workshops, workouts, performances, and a body-mind-spirit expo. Attend one or all days of the event. 914.251.7842; artofcontrol.com or awakenfair.com.

 

Holistic Moms Network – 6:30-8:30pm w/Holistic Mom and Art Educator Justine Rae Spilotros. Share DIY projects, ideas, and resources; topics to cover include: kids’ crafts, gift-giving ideas, and home improvement/space organizing projects.  Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D & 403, Garrison. 917.975.8623; holisticmoms.org.

 

Lecture for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. w/Upper Cervical Chiropractic. Limited to people who are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Free. Includes dinner. 914.868.6200.

 

Three Solutions to Health Problems – 7-8:30pm w/Dr. Lawrence G. Stern DC. This presentation covers the three underlying causes of health problems; stress, toxicity and nerve interference. Ossining Library, 53 Croton Ave. Free. 914.864.2222.

 

Psychic Message Circle – 7-9pm w/Priscilla Keresey. Come receive messages from the other side as Priscilla facilitates between the two worlds, bringing in information from loved ones who have passed. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40. Reservations required: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 3

Tree Whispering® – 6/3-6/5 w/Dr. Jim Conroy, and Ms. Basia Alexander. Learn how to touch trees and intuitively receive the trees’ personal and sacred messages. Omega Institute, Rhinebeck. Info/register at Eomega.org.

 

New Moon Drumming Circle – 6:45-8:30pm. Bring drums, rattles and bells, or share ours, some of which are for sale. Registration recommended. $20. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4

Synergy Yoga Gentle – 9:30-11am w/Laura Shea. Experience a specially adapted weekly program of Hatha postures, suitable for all levels of experience. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $16. Limited space/RSVP: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

 

Annual Gourmet Hike – 10am. Enjoy the outdoors, exercise and socialize. Good physical condition and hiking boots are the only prerequisites. Bring lunch/beverage. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Members/free; $5/non-members. Info: 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

 

Scarsdale Health Fair – 10am-4pm. Scarsdale Chamber of Commerce hosts this event with music, food court, health screenings, giveaways and raffle prizes. Exhibitors focus on different aspects of health for all ages. Scarsdale Village Hall parking lot, 1001 Post Rd. Rain date 6/11.

 

Painting from the Inside Out – noon-4pm. Come explore, experiment and play while painting. Allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life! No skills required. Tarrytown. $70. Register: Eve-Marie 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.

 

Relationship Explained – 1-3pm w/Astrologist, Pamela Cucinell. Astrology can show how to relate more effectively to anyone in life. Please email birth date/time/place 24 hours prior to workshop. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. $35. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

SummerFest in Croton – 10am-6pm. Croton’s annual street fair in the Upper Village. Grand Street and Old Post Road will be closed to car traffic for the event.

 

Birds of Prey Day – 11am-4pm. A day dedicated to children, raptors and the environment returns to Green Chimneys, 400 Doansburg Rd., Brewster. 845.279.2995 x286; greenchimneys.org.

 

Awaken Wellness Fair – 12-5pm. A day of learning, sharing, having fun and getting healthy! Dozens of vendors, readers and practitioners are available to share the very latest exciting information about cutting edge wellness. Free. SUNY Purchase, Phys. Ed. Bldg.  Awakenfair.com.

 

Reiki I Training– 12pm-5pm w/Adrea Robles, Usui Reiki Master. Become attuned to the Universal Reiki energy and learn how to transfer this energy to heal the self and others.  Liberation Yoga, 900 S. Lake Blvd. #6, Mahopac. $125 manual/certificate. 845.803.8389.

 

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Come visit the YogaScape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rte 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

 

Spirit Guide Drawings – 1-5pm w/Jessie Shippy. 30 minute appointments available with preregistration required. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye.  914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

 

Shamanic Energy Field Clearing – 1-5pm. Relax, restore and revive with shamanic healer Mikki Baloy Davis. Bells, rattles, feathers, and crystals clear the mind and body of static, heavy energies. $20/20min. 29 Marble Ave., Pleasantville. 917.620.0444; pamohealing.com.

 

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

 

MONDAY, JUNE 6

Gomang Monks – Tibetan Handicrafts Store. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye.  Please call for hours: 914.967.6080.

 

Become A Yoga Teacher – 6:30-7:30pm. For those interested in Lotus Gardens Yoga School’s summer intensive 200 hour teacher training. Meditate in the garden at 6:30pm with discussion to follow. 26 Spring Lake Rd., Sherman, CT. Pre-registration: 860.354.6241; lotusgardensyoga.com.

 

Overcome Test Anxiety – 7-8:30pm. Support children’s freedom from anxiety around finals and testing; improve test performance, attaining higher scores. Carmel. $35. 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 7

Cholesterol: Myths & Truths – 10-11am. Learn the purpose and function of cholesterol and what it means for the body. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Organic snacks. $10/existing clients free.  917.881.3181; naturalneda.com.

 

Gomang Monks – 11:30am-6pm & 7-9:30pm. Prayers, chants, karma and impermanence.  Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye.  914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

 

Natural Solutions to Weight Loss – 7-8:30pm w/Dr. Lawrence G. Stern. Find out how hidden factors such as environmental toxins and stress can sabotage efforts to lose weight. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste. 104, Mount Kisco. Free. 914.864.2222.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8

Sustainable Living – Pare Down/Cheer Up – 7-9pm. This educational program/moderator-led discussion group is about eco-friendly living. Adults only. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd, Ossining. Free/members; $5/non-members. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

 

The Artist’s Way Teleclass – w/ Kim Childs. 7:30-9pm. 6/8-8/24. Creative recovery workshop based on the book, The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron. The 12-week intensive takes place over the telephone on Wednesday nights. Maximum ten students. $330. Info: KimChilds.com/artistsway.html.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9

Water Demo – 7-8:30pm. Learn what’s really in drinking water. What is believed to be doing the body good may actually be doing the opposite. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free. Reservations/info: humanbodyworks.com.

 

The Bond Connecting the Space Between Us – 7-9pm w/Lynne McTaggert. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10

Healthy/Happy Children – 6:30-8:30pm w/Jenay Aiksnoras, ERTY, CSC. Discover how to inspire children to incorporate yoga into their lives as they work toward being independent, self-controlled, well-rounded individuals. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $35. 845.225.9642.

 

Reiki Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. An evening of sharing Reiki healing energy, practitioners and newcomers welcome! Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel.  $15/suggested. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

Chit Chat at Awakenings – 7-9pm. This is an informal social evening in the welcoming environment of Westchester’s largest metaphysical store, surrounded by crystals and soothing music. Enjoy light refreshments and conversation. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $10. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

 

Medium Phil Quinn at The Sanctuary – 7-9pm. Connect with lost loved ones with Medium Phil Quinn at this Gallery Event. The Sanctuary “A safe place for spiritual growth,” 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. Info: 845.225.3777; CarmelSanctuary.com.

 

Merkaba Activation/The Master Teachers – 7:15-8:45pm. A deeply physical experience is felt during the channeled meditation which realigns imbalances, addresses illness & tunes one’s frequency to a higher resonance. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $50. Registration required: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

Annual Floating Sculpture Exhibition on The Science Barge – 6/11 & 6/12. Features the work of local artists and the Japanese Obon Lantern Festival of lights. Twilight Reception 6/11, 7pm., features music, tours of the barge, and artist introductions. Free; donations accepted to support Groundwork Japan’s Tsunami relief effort. 99 Dock St., Hudson riverfront in Yonkers. Info: Bob Walter at 914.375.2151; GroundworkHV.org.

 

Backyard Composting Series – 9-11am (6/11, 6/18 & 6/25). This is a three-part series on composting from the ground up for homeowners. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. $75/all three. 914.366.6200; stonebarnscenter.org.

 

Reflexology Certification Course – 9am-5pm alternate weekends 6/11-9/25. Integrative Health Practices offers ACARET accredited 200-hour Reflexology certification course. Croton. Info: integrativehealthpractices.com; Susan Raskin: 914.649.5262.

 

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (6/11 & 6/12) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master.  Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

 

Volunteer Corps Workday – 10am. Help remove invasive plants, perform trail maintenance, clear debris and other tasks. Lunch provided by Friends of Read Wildlife Sanctuary. Read Wildlife Sanctuary, Playland Parkway, Rye. 914.967.8720.

 

Child Birthing w/Hypnosis – 10-11:30am. Intro to child birthing with hypnosis & EFT. Learn about HypnoBirthing and experience childbirth naturally. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $20. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

Eastchester’s 2011 Green Day Festival – 10am-4pm. Experience a day highlighting the beauty of the environment as a precious resource including displays, vendors, demonstrations, student contests, exhibits, and more. Eastchester Town Hall. Info: Pat Mastellone, 914.723.1089; EastchesterEnvironmentalCommittee.com.

 

Hanover Farm Open House & Tour – 10am-4pm. Learn about projects, crops and sustainable efforts being done at the farm. Tours at 10:30am and 2:30pm. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St. Yorktown Heights. Free. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

 

Healthy Life Style Business Seminar – 10:30am w/Ruth Kohake, RN.  Meet every 2 weeks on Saturday morning. Healthy snacks and easy parking in back or on side streets. 300 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free. 914.525.3562.

 

Grand Opening: Scarsdale Medical Arts – 10am-4pm. Meet the massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractor, acupuncturist and personal trainer, who answer questions about their healing specialties. Free chair or hydro-bed massage and consultations. Kids activities, raffle prizes and gifts bags. Scarsdale Medical Arts 83 Montgomery Ave. in Scarsdale. Info: 914.961.7575.

 

Holistic Wellness Day – 12-4pm. Rain or shine. Natural Awakenings and O2 Living present a unique day of holistic wellness, including raw juicing, cooking class, yoga, Qigong, Nia, mini massage and reflexology sessions, a farmers market, and wellness talks. Free admission. In the historic Yellow Monkey Village in Cross River (O2 Living’s Holistic Wellness Center, 792 Rt. 35, Cross River). Info: O2Living.com; 914.763.6320.

 

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15pm (Adults w/kids ages 3-6yrs.) 2:30-3:30 (ages 7+). Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as breathing exercises. $25/2 people; $5/each additional. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

 

Fur Ball: Fundraiser to Benefit Pets Alive Westchester – 6:30pm. Cocktails, auctions, a formal dinner, dancing, and acoustic performance by Rob Thomas. $200/guest. Saw Mill Club in Mt. Kisco. Reservations: PetsAlive.com.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12

WOOFSTOCK: “Peace, Harmony & Doggy Love” – 10am-4pm. Rain or shine. Doggy demonstrations, local vendors, animal rescue groups, on-site micro-chipping, contests, tie dyeing, all-day music and children’s entertainment, photo booths, food and more. Admission $1. Sycamore Park, 790 Long Pond Rd. Mahopac. Info: Admission $1. Info: Woofstock2011.com.

 

Fat Tire Festival – 10am-4pm. Organized group trail rides for all ability levels, led by experienced local guides. Admission and parking are free. Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. Info: WMBA.org; 914.864.PARK.

 

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. Join a thought provoking discussion from a yogic perspective, led by director and founder, Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT; followed by guided meditation. YogaScape & Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

 

Karmic Zap – 2:30-5pm w/James Philip. Remove stuck energies in this group healing for deep spiritual and karmic transformation, followed by channeled Q&A w/White Eagle and Ascended Masters. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $35. Registration required: 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

 

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. A powerful practice everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level; incorporating gentle postures and breath. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $25/pre-pay by 6/10. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 13

Healing the Critical Inner Voice – 7-8:30pm. Learn to turn the critical voice into a coach and champion. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $35. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 14

Westchester Holistic Network Breakfast – 8-10am. Nancy Kehoe, RSCJ, PhD presents her spiritual journey to a sense of wholeness. Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 N Broadway, White Plains. $15/members, $18/non-members. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

 

Professional Women of Putnam – 6-9pm. Guest speaker Faith Ann Butcher discusses the topic: Are You Media Worthy? Camp Kiwi, 825 Union Valley Rd., Mahopac. $35/includes dinner and desert. Cash bar. Register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.

 

Three Solutions to Health Problems – 7-8:30pm w/Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC. This presentation covers the three underlying causes of health problems; stress, toxicity and nerve interference. North Castle Library, 19 Whippoorwill Rd. E., Armonk. Free. 914.864.2222.

 

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the self more fully into alignment with the Higher Self; experiencing greater self-empowerment, peace and harmony. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Reserve/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

Learn About Strokes – 1pm. This program presented by the Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Hudson Valley, covers the different types of strokes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, emergency actions and follow-up treatments. Van Tassell House, Rt. 139, Lincolndale. $5/non-members. 914.666.7616.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

Book Signing & Channeling – 7-9pm. Bente Hansen channels the spirit of Edgar Cayce, and then signs copies of her book “Edgar Speaks”. Reservations required. $25. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Info: 914-232-0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

Loving Touch Infant Massage – 10-11am (6/17-8/8). Parent/child workshop with CIMI certified instructors. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $80/4wks. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

Waldorf School Puppet Show – 11am. Puppet Show by Early Childhood teachers from Green Meadow Waldorf School. Learn about the GMWS Early Childhood Center opening in Tarrytown. Free. Warner Library, Tarrytown. Library contact: Patty Cohn 914.631.7734. Waldorf Info:gmws.org.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

Victorian Circus and Fashion Show – Treasures & Tales (T&T) hosts this benefit for Croton Caring Committee. Raffles, face painting, temporary and henna tattoos.. Ticket $5 at the door. 139 Grand St. Croton on Hudson. Info: 914.862.0632.

 

The Family Health and Wellness Day – 10am-4pm. health information, fitness education and classes, and skin care, home safety, home health technology, stress management and more. Free. Yonkers River Front Library, 1 Larkin Center Yonkers. Info: Carol 914.377.6065.

 

Bird Watching – 7:30-9:30am. Enjoy a morning bird walk through pastures and hiking trails, identifying species and considering how environmental factors influence diversity. Hilltop Hanover Farm & Environmental Center, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Pre-register: 914.962.2368;  hilltophanoverfarm.org.

 

Hike the Teatown Kitchawan Trail – 10am-2pm. Meet at Kitchawan Preserve and hike with a naturalist 6 miles one way back to Teatown. Bring lunch/water/sunscreen/hat. Carpooling provided back to the start point. Free/members or $5. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

 

Father/Child Yoga – 11am-12noon. This is a special class for dads and their kids (ages 6+) sharing the journey of yoga through fun partner poses and yoga games. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $15. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

 

Bliss Principle …Meditation Workshop – 2-4pm.w/ Kellye Davis, author of The Bliss Principle. Also offered 6/ 26. Learn to meditate basics. The Yoga Room. 202 Sparks Ave., Pelham. Info: 914.738.8777.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

Yoga Basics – 10:30-11:45am. Continue to hone the skills needed to practice vinyasa flow in an intimate workshop setting. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

 

Pre-natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. This class to strengthen & open, cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts. 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

 

Family Constellation Work – 1-4:30pm w/Eve-Marie, LMSW, LCAT.  Beyond psychology, discover an approach that looks at present life experience within the context of the family “field” and family history. $70/ individuals; $100/couples. Early registration by 6/13 then $85-/$115. Tarrytown. 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com.

 

Healing Circle – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 6/16-6/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $35/circle. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

 

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5–9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 6/16-6/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

 

Solstice Kirtan –7-9pm w/Satya Franche & Ma Kirtan. Welcome summer with a devotional chant. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. $25/children free.  845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 20

Beginners Yoga Workshop – 7:30-8:45pm. Be guided, step-by-step, through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/6wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

 

Summer Solstice Celebration – 6:30-8:30pm w/Rev. Elizabeth Phaire, Life-Cycle Celebrant®. Please join in for a non-denominational spiritual ceremony, meditation, dance, and discussion.  The Yoga Loft, 954 Old Post Rd, Bedford. $35. 914.980.7572.

 

Stress & the Immune System – 7-8:30pm. Learn about fight, flight or freeze; and how the body reacts to stress, discovering new responses. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $35. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 21

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30–8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 6/16-6/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

 

Introduction to the Angelic Realm – 6-7:30pm w/Robin C. Mueller, Angelic Channel. Receive personal angel’s name and learn how to connect on a daily basis. Bring pen/paper. $35.  Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

 

What is Qi? – 7-8pm. Health lecture and introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Eastgate Acupuncture P.C. 177 E. Hartsdale Ave., Ste LLA. Hartsdale. All welcome. Free. RSVP: 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com.

 

Trigger Point Therapies – 7-8:30pm. Learn at-home therapies to help relieve symptoms to some very common maladies. Bring friend/family member to work with. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste. 104, Mount Kisco. Free. 914.864.2222.

 

Digestive Health Lecture – 7:30pm w/ Drs. Hiro & Michiko Izumi. Learn how NUCCA upper cervical chiropractic and enzyme nutrition therapy can help restore normal digestion and promote overall health naturally. 550 Mamaroneck Ave. Ste. 103, Harrison. Free. Register/info: 914.310.9000; izumiwellness.net.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership – 5pm. This is a free information session for those who wish to create positive change in their personal life, community, and organization. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

 

Speaker Series – 7pm.  Author, educator, environmentalist and founder of 350.org., Bill McKibben, discusses how changing agricultural landscape shapes what we’ll be eating in the future. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd. Pocantico Hills. 914.366.6200; stonebarnscenter.org.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 23

Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing – 5pm. A free information session at   Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Road, Stamford, CT., conference room B.  More info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

 

Group Past Life Regression – 7-9pm w/certified hypnotherapist Saundra (Cindy) Blum. Come journey gently down a guided path to examine how past experiences influence life today. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $35. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Overcome Fear of Public Speaking – 10-11:30am. Overcome self-doubt, a lack of self-confidence; improving both the personal and professional life. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $35. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

Healthy Life Style Business Seminar – 10:30am w/Ruth Kohake, RN.  Meet every 2 weeks on Saturday morning. Healthy snacks and easy parking in back or on side streets. 300 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Free. 914.525.3562.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Acupuncture Open House –12-3pm. Swing by for a casual community gathering. Enjoy refreshments, see the beautiful Westchester office and ask questions to the heart’s delight. Eastgate Acupuncture, 177 E. Hartsdale Ave. Ste LLA, Hartsdale. 914.713.1000; eastgateacupuncture.com

 

Spirit Guide Drawings – 1-5pm w/Jessie Shippy. 30 minute appointments. Preregistration required. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave, Rye.  914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

 

Sacred Music Concert – 3pm w/Amir Vahab. Music from the Sufi tradition by a gifted musician called by the NY Times “An Ambassador for a silenced music.” Proceeds support the Empty Hand Zen Center, 45 Lawton St., New Rochelle. $50. 914.636.1450; emptyhandzen.org.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 27

PeeWee Summer Camp – 9-11am (M/W/F 6/27-8/22). Children 2 ½ -4 ½ engage in supervised activities such as soccer, t-ball and other fun games along with age specific arts and crafts projects, snack and story time. Solaris Sports Clubs, 201 Veterans Rd. Yorktown Heights. $89/wk. 914.962.4094.

 

Solaris Summer Sports & Games Camp – 9am-12noon (M-F 6/27-8/26). Solaris camp for ages 5-13yrs. provides campers a wide variety of options throughout the day including sports, games, teambuilding activities, arts & crafts, and more. 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights. $155/wk. 914.962.4094.

 

Connecting to the Inner Child – 7-8:30pm. Using powerful holistic techniques it is possible to experience a profound healing with the inner child. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $35. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 28

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. Monthly informal social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. This month at Arts Westchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. Info: Call Dani 914.403.5149.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 30

Open House – 5pm. Discover unique graduate degree programs that inspire lifelong transformation.  The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/events.

 

 

 

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