September 2010: Planetwatch with Pamela Cucinell

A Planned Party Flows

Mercury is retrograde until September 14, so assume nothing and back up files. Unexpected events on September 1 and 2 derail slipshod work. Enjoy a long contemplation near a body of water on September 3 or 4. Smiles abound on September 5 for creative causes or simple fun. The party continues as you travel home on Labor Day. It pays to prepare on September 7, prioritizing work and health routines.

Another Chance for Perfection

The September 8 New Moon in Virgo urges adjustments to your diet, exercise habits or routine. Choose your goal wisely to support your bigger vision. Legal and partnership discussions are effective on September 9 and 10. On September 11, people meet for transformational reasons, no matter how brief or long. Follow your passion on September 12 when Mercury goes direct.

Weigh Your Options

September 13 offers good results if you are diplomatic. Explore your options on September 14. Prepare to use the “stops and starts” on September 15 to your advantage. Implement ideas and launch new projects on September 16 and 17. On September 18, some people feel bulldozed, while others feel effective.

The Great Wheel Turns into Autumn

Any enterprise begun on September 19 has a strong spiritual component. Map out your plans on September 20 with the ability to bend them. On September 21, talk things out so that you can gain clarity to go forward. September 22 is the Autumnal Equinox, which generates new beginnings through endings. The September 23 Harvest Moon shines on the impetus to create real change. Although there’s an unknown and uncontrollable quality to this energy, remember that attitude is everything. On September 24, the less concerned you are about specifics, the more you can seize opportunities.

Powerful Emotions Create Irrevocable Change

On September 25, know where you’re going (with alternate routes for detours). No one can push you into a fight on September 26 unless you’re willing. Conversations can lead to strong results on September 27. Don’t over-commit on September 28, because of the likelihood of change. On September 29, understand your feelings about a situation completely to increase your effectiveness. September 30 creates an emotional roller coaster, but there is the potential for great understanding and revelation.

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September 2010 Events

Natural Awakenings Calendar Listings for Westchester & Putnam Counties, NY

Saturday, September 4

Evening Kirtan – Time TBA w/Satya Franche and MA. TheYogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt.52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. $20/suggested donation. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2010 – 1-6pm. Opening reception for 60 outdoor art installations (rain date 9/5). Music program from 3:30-6pm. No charnge for art and programs. Saunders Farm, 853 Old Albany Post Rd., Garrison. Info: 845.528.1797.

Sunday, September 5

Yoga Essentials – 8:30-9:45am (9/5,9/12,9/19,9/26). Focus is on basic understanding of postures through alignment. Emphasis is on conscious movement through poses with awareness on breath. The Yogascape & Spa, 1100 Rt.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Market Live Music – 10am-12pm. w/Fred Gillen, Jr. at Pelham Farmers Market. Market is open weekly on Sundays 9am-1pm, rain or shine. Free. Corner of Harmon Ave. and 5th Ave. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Visit Yogascape and Spa for a free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Monday, September 6

Looking to Write – 4-6:30pm (9/6,13,30,10/4) w/ Pamela Hart. Use visual art as a springboard for writing, poetry or prose. Open to beginners and experienced writers. Somers Library, Somers. Info: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Weekly Journey Classes – 9:30-11:30am. (9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28) w/Alexandra Leclere. Experience a guided meditation/journey energy class through chi gung, yogic breathing and stretching exercises. $20/suggested donation. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. 914. 632.8084.

Tuesday, September 7

Reduce Stress/Embrace New Goals in Retirement – 10-11:30am (9/7, 9/14, 9/21). Three part series at Kent Public Library. Presented by Putnam Healing Arts. Free.Registration is required: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Monthly Domancic Clinic – 6:45-9pm. (9/7-9/10) w/Anton Baraschi. Participants commit to 4 consecutive treatment days and (preferably) stay while practitioner applies short energetic protocol on each person. Stimulates immune system. Donation. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. 551.697.2690.

Wednesday, September 8

Pilates Mat Certification – 9/8-9/11. This 32-hour program provides a solid foundation, delivering tools necessary to progress individual clients and group classes safely and effectively in a health club/studio setting. Premier Pilates & Yoga, 200 North Ave. New Rochelle. 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.

Natural Awakenings Night – 7-9pm. Meet and mingle with holistic neighbors. All Invited. Free. Refreshments. The Sanctuary in Carmel, 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. RSVP: 914.617.8750.

Thursday, September 9

Yorktown Grange Fair – 6-10pm (9/9); 10am-11pm (9/10); 10am-9pm (9/11). A true agricultural fair, provides family fun, food and entertainment. 99 Moseman Rd., Yorktown Heights. 914.962.3900; yorktowngrangefair.org.

Fibromyalgia/Chronic Pain Lecture – 7pm. w/Dr. George Gertner, DC. Pre-registration required and limited to those with pain. Lecture includes a free dinner. Westchester Hills Country Club. Register: 914.686.6200; ucc-ny.com.

Friday, September 10

Reiki Share/Energy Healing – 7-8:30pm. An evening of sharing Reiki healing energy. Practitioners and newcomers welcome. Putnam Healing Arts, Carmel. $10. 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, September 11

Fall Migration Bird Walk – 9am. Catch a glimpse of birds, including hawks, as they pause to fuel up for the arduous journey south for the winter. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. 914.864.7275; westchestergov.com/parks.

Fall Mushroom Hike – 9:30-11:30am w/Dianna Smith of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association. Locate and identify fall mushrooms. Pre-registration required. Free/members, $5/nonmembers. Reservations and location: 914.762.2912 x110.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (9/11, 9/12) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. Millwood. $175. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Shamanic Healing Training – 10am-8pm. Teachings, Technologies and Transmissions of Incan Shamanism. 2nd Saturdays for 16 months. Hopewell Junction. Info: 845.831.5790.

Cooking Demo – 10am-12noon at Tarrytown Farmers Market. Market is open weekly on Saturdays 8:30am-1pm, rain or shine. Patriot’s Park on Rt. 9 (adjacent to Tarrytown public library, 121 N. Broadway). Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Healing with Love – 10am-12pm. w/Gene Krackehl. This lecture explores the possibility of becoming an energy healer. Learn about the basics of working with energy. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton on Hudson. $40. Register: 914.788.4955.

Painting and Pleasure – 12-5pm. Come explore, experiment and play while painting from the inside out. Allow spontaneity to release creativity. No skills required. Tarrytown. Early registration by 9/6: $60; then $75. Register: Eve-Marie, 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.

Holistic Techniques for Reducing Anxiety/Stress/Painful Memories – 2-4pm. Presented by Putnam Healing Arts. Brewster Library. Free. Registration required: 845.279.6421; putnamhealingarts.com.

Sunday, September 12

Westchester’s Toughman Half Iron Triathlon – Croton Point Park. For more info visit westchestertoughman.com.

Bike the Bronx River Parkway – 10am-2pm (9/12, 9/19, 9/26). Portion of the Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicle traffic and opens for bicyclists and in-line skaters, along with joggers, walkers, scooters and strollers. Info: 914.995.4050; learn.edu.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am (9/12-10/17). Class will strengthen and open; cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco.  914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Grape Picking and Honey Harvest Party – 12-2pm. $7 for non-members. Greenburgh Nature Center. 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Positive Energy Festival – 12-3pm.  Enjoy an afternoon of rejuvenation, with samples and mini-session from one of many talented practitioners. Network with other like minded people. Pawling. Info/register: 845.702.1042; dynamicinterventionllc.com.

Festival @ 51 – 12-4pm. Hands-on day of art, music, theatre, and dance for people of all ages. . Participate in drawing, painting, clay, and music workshops. Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd., Rye. Free. 914.967.0700; ryeartscenter.org.

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium – 1-6pm. Join local community members to explore ways to create a more sustainable world. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu.com.

Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Dreamwork Group – 2-5pm & (9/26, 12-3pm) w/Natalie Safir. Two part workshop explores dreams in depth. Each member gets to focus and understand their own dream language and imagery. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton on Hudson. $60/each session. 914.788.4955.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. Incorporating gentle, classic supported postures and breath. All postures are done on the floor. All ages and fitness levels welcome. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $25. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Monday, September 13

Kids Yoga Jam – 5:15-6:15pm (9/13-11/15). Kids (9-12) move through the full range of motion exploring yoga postures with a sense of creativity and adventure. $135/9wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Teen Yoga – 5:15-6:15pm (9/13-11/15. For teens 13 & up. Get into a peaceful groove and build strength. BYOT (Bring your own Tunes)! Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $135/9wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Food and Mood/ Blood Sugar Equilibrium – 6pm w/Mary Beth Augustine, R.D., CDN. Avoid the roller coaster of mood ups and downs, balancing carbs, proteins and fats for a steady energy source and uplifted mood. Somers Library, Somers. Info: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Tapping Into Your Amazing Power – 7pm. Learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to clear emotional blocks and make powerful changes in life. 152 Deer Hill Ave. Danbury, CT. Register/info: 203.797.9288; stephaniedalfonzo.com.

Tuesday, September 14

Westchester Holistic Breakfast – 8-10am. Dr. Manjula Paul explains Ayurvedic medicine and traditions at this month’s gathering. Enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting.  $18 for the meeting. Good Counsel Convent, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Bye, Bye Belly Bloat – 10:45-11:30am. Learn to juice and make green smoothies and be rid of the dreaded “bloat” with “Friends for Health” Health Coaches, Gayle Morris & Eve Fogler. Mariani Gardens, Armonk. $25/$20 with a friend. Register: 914.232.0991; EveFogler.com.

Lotus Littles – 4:30-5:15pm (9/14-11/16). Through imaginative yoga games and play, children (ages 4-5) stay interested and focused. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/10wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Six Steps to Losing Weight…and Keeping It Off – 7pm. The workshop begins 9/14 and meets weekly. 152 Deer Hill Ave. Danbury, CT. Register/info: 203.797.9288; stephaniedalfonzo.com.

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Discussion of food preservation methods followed by workshop presentation: Fermentation 101. Bring a glass pint jar (lidded), cutting board, and a chopping knife. Desmond-Fish Library, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. RSVP: 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Challenges of ADHD – 7:30pm. Susan Karyn Lasky, senior credentialed ADHD coach, speaks on: How to Coach Yourself to Success: Recognizing the Challenges of ADHD and Finding Ways to Take Control. Four Winds Hospital Conference Center, Rt. 35, Katonah. 914.729.2067.

Wednesday, September 15

Mommy & Me Yoga – 10-10:45am (9/15-11/17). For mom’s and kid’s ages 2-4 years. Focus on movement, imagination and fun. Partner poses/yoga games help keep children interested and focused. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $150/10wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Wellness Luncheon – 1-2:30pm. Learn a simple way to be happier, healthier & wealthier. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Free. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Open House – 5pm. Learn about compelling graduate programs focused on creativity, community, and innovation.  The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT.  203.874.4252 ; learn.edu.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. (9/15-10/20). Class will strengthen and open; cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco.  914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Thursday, September 16

Pre-Natal Yoga – 9:30-10:45am (9/16-10/21). Class will strengthen and open; cultivating breath awareness and mind-body unity all through yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. $150/6wks. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

The Magic Health Food Tour – 11:30am-12:30pm. Learn to shop healthy with Health Coaches, Eve Fogler & Gayle Morris of “Friends for Health” at the Mount Kisco Mrs. Green’s Natural Market. Free. Register: 914.232.0991; EveFogler.com.

Yoga Rockstars – 5-6pm (9/16-11/18). This age group (6-8) moves into more challenging poses working on holding, balancing and coordination. Benefits of certain yoga postures on the body are realized. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $135/9wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Friday, September 17

Cooking Demo – 11am-1pm at New Rochelle Farmers Market. Market is open weekly on Fridays 8am-3pm, rain or shine. Free. Library Green, Huguenot St. and Lawton St. (near 264 Huguenot St.). 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Saturday, September 18

Pet Adoption Day – 9am-1pm. Dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters and more. Free wellness exam for adoptees. Angels Veterinary Hospital. Parking lot, 8 Nancy Court, Wappingers Falls. Info: 845.227. 7297.

Men’s Yoga for Golf – 2pm. Explore stretches that enhance the golf swing and bring balance to the game. O2 Living Holistic Wellness Center, Cross River. Register: 914.763.6320; o2living.me.

Sunday, September 19

Five or Seven-Day Detox Retreat – Time TBA. This fall, be inspired to join a group cleanse retreat. MD and licensed nutritionist supervised. Maximum 20 spots. o2 Living Holistic Wellness Center, Cross River. 914.763.6320; o2living.me.

Beginners Yoga Workshop – 9-10:15am (9/19-10/24). 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.

Strut Your Mutt – 11am-4pm. Music, vendors, food, doggie demonstrations and contests at The Putnam Humane Society’s annual fund raising event. Veteran’s Memorial Park in Carmel. Registration $10/dog. Info: 845.225.7777.

Connect with Divine Love – 12:30-6pm – Open up to True Love and the Joy in one’s Heart. All welcome. $50/person, $35/(18-25 yrs old). New World Chiropractic, 41 Katonah Ave, Suite 201, Katonah. Info: 914.471.8339; newworldchiropractic.com

Open Dianic Mabon Circle – 2-4pm. Celebrate the Fall Equinox marking the turning of the wheel. Bring healthy snack and something to place on the altar in lieu of admission. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Register/info: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $45. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 9/16-9/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $400. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 9/16-9/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, September 20

Beginners Yoga Workshop – 7:30-8:45pm (9/20-11/l). 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.

Health Teleclass – 8:30-9pm. Learn how to get back on track and find balance and lose weight naturally. Join Health Coaches, Gayle Morris & Eve Fogler of “Friends for Health” for this free Teleclass. Register: 914.232.0991.

Tuesday, September 21

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $700. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 9/16-9/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Storytelling Workshop – 6-8pm. “Spoken Word in the Classroom.”  Join award-winning author and storyteller Robin Moore for a dynamic storytelling workshop.  The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu.com.

Using Nutrition to Reduce Your Cancer Risk – 7-9pm. Discussion of the latest research. Bring list of current supplements, if any. Free. New World Chiropractic, 41 Katonah Ave. Suite 201, Katonah. 914.471.8339; newworldchiropractic.com.

Wednesday, September 22

Nutrition Workshop – 7pm. Yolanda Faustini Stone, Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Counselor, presents “How to Create Your Best Health: An Introduction to Holistic Nutrition.” Group discussion follows. 1 Scarsdale Rd., Tuckahoe $25. 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

Open Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. Experience the warm compassionate energy of Reiki whether for the first time or once again. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $10. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Friday, September 24

Autumn Landscape Conference – 9:15am-2pm w/author Carolyn Summers. Explore the gateway to sustainable gardening and designing gardens with northeastern flora. All inclusive day with lunch. Westchester Community College, Valhalla. Registration/info: 914.606.7870; nativeplantcenter.org.

Green Products and Services Expo – 1-4pm. For local residents interested in purchasing Green and those responsible for public procurement. Murial H. Morabito Community Center, 29 Westbrook Dr., Cortlandt Manor. Register at SAMPO (State of NY Municipal Purchasing Officials): Nysampo.org.

Saturday, September 25

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-3:30pm (9/25, 9/26) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the second level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Cooking Demo – 10am-12pm at Hartsdale Farmers Market. Market is open weekly on Saturdays 8:30am-2pm, rain or shine. Free. Hartsdale Train Station (across from 1 Fisher St.). 914.923.4837.

33rd Annual Cold Spring Harvest Festival – 10am-5pm. Music, food, craft vendors, farmer’s market, pumpkin painting – fun for the whole family. Main St., Cold Spring. Free admission/ parking.

Armonk Outdoor Art Show – 10am-5pm (9/25 & 9/26). Event ranked among the top fine art and design shows by Sunshine Artist Magazine. Proceeds benefit the North Castle Public Library/Whippoorwill Hall Theatre. Wampus Brook Park. 205 Business Park Dr., Armonk.

Wild Food and Ecology Tour – 1-3pm w/“Wildman” Steve Brill. Hunt for gourmet wild mushrooms, tree nuts, and a variety of culinary and medicinal herbs. Stone Barns Center, 630 Beford Rd., Pocantico Hills. $25/adults, $20/children. 914.366.6200.

Holistic Pet Care – 1-4pm. For dog and cat caregivers/owners. Learn different ways to release fear-aggression, understand how animals communicate and how to bring an animal out of shock. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $40. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Crystalspeak – 1-4pm w/Liz Connell. Discover how wearing gemstones and crystal jewelry can support healing, personal growth and well being. Bring along a favorite piece and learn about its properties. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. $75. 914.788.4955.

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

Sunday, September 26

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

Magical Awakening Group Healing – 4-6pm. Based on the ancient Celtic mythological concepts of Three Cauldrons facilitated by Kia Abilay and Brett Bevell. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. $20. 914.788.4955.

Monday, September 27

Golf Classic – Annual Divine Compassion Golf Classic at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk. Still time to sign up and come to the luscious and green Westchester Hills Golf Club in White Plains. Golf and dinner, or just dinner. Jane Keegan: 914.798.1286.

Holiday Health Challenge – 7:30-8:15pm. Lose weight from Halloween to New Years with the holiday health challenge teleconference/webinar program by Health Coaches, Gayle Morris & Eve Fogler, “Friends for Health”, alternate Mondays, Sept 27th-Dec. 20th. $227/$187 early birds. Register: 914.232.0991; EveFogler.com.

Ditch the Diets – 8:30-9:15pm. End deprivation and lose weight: Diet Rehab & Mindful Eating Teleconferences w/ Health Coaches, Gayle Morris & Eve Fogler on alternate Mondays, Sept. 27th-Dec. 20th. $227/$187 early birds. Register: 914.232.0991; EveFogler.com.

Tuesday, September 28

Supervised Kids Playgroup – Time TBA (9/28-11/9). Introduction to balance, tumbling, agility and fundamentals of gymnastics with trained instructors.Ages 6 months to 5yrs.  Solaris Sports Clubs. 201 Veterans Rd. Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.4094.

Kids Krafts – 11am-12pm (ages 3-5); 4-5pm (ages 6-9). Children explore their creative side by making fun arts and crafts projects. $96/6wks. Solaris Sports Club, 201 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights. Info: 914.962.4094.

Yoga Workshop – 4:30-6pm. Basil Jones & o2 living presents: “The Yamas: Exploring the External Restraints of Yoga.” This is a three-week workshop. $45/pre-registration. o2 living, 792 Rt. 35, Cross River.  RSVP: 914.763.6320.

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. Talk “green” at the DoubleTree Tarrytown – on their own path to sustainability with many green initiatives; making a great venue for this first fall event. 455 S. Broadway, Tarrytown. No entry fee. 914.736.1322.

Dancing Spirit Circle – 7-9pm w/Hypnotherapist Esther Kinderlerer. Release stress and inhibitions; renew the spirit, dance/stretch to music from many genres. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $20. Call Esther: 914.886.5764; HumanBodyworks.com.

Wednesday, September 29

Westchester Green Business Challenge – 8-9:30am. NY Learning by Example: C.W. Brown’s New LEED Facility & the Benefits of Taking the Westchester Green Business Challenge. C.W. Brown, 1 Labriola Ct., Armonk. Continental breakfast/networking/ 8:30-9:30am, program/9:30-10am – C.W. Brown Facility Tour.

Meditation – 7-8pm. 6 weeks. w/Paula Caracappa. Learn centuries-honored way of finding inner peace, now more valuable than ever. Instruction and practice. $15/session. Good Counsel Convent, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. Info: 914.798.1202.

Thursday, September 30

Morning Birding – 8am. w/Charlie Roberto, bird expert and Teatown Trustee. Spot warblers and other birds before they head south for the winter. Registration is required. Free for members and $5 for nonmembers. 914.762.2912.

Using Nutrition to Reduce Your Cancer Risk – 10am-12pm. Discussion of the latest research. Bring list of current supplements, if any. Free. New World Chiropractic, 41 Katonah Ave. Suite 201, Katonah. 914.471.8339; newworldchiropractic.com.

Dealing With Stress & Chronic Illness/Pain – 2-3pm. Strengthen the immune and mental health system w/holistic techniques. Presented by Putnam Healing Arts, Putnam Hospital Center. Free Registration required: 845.279.5711 x6263; putnamhealingarts.com.

Yoga for the Voice – 3pm w/Sondra Green. Vocal and breathing techniques and exercises for the speaking voice, and vocal projection. Great for speakers, singers, and those wanting to learn better vocal techniques. Somers Library, Somers. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

The Mind Body Fertility Connection – 7pm. Learn the connection between stress and “unexplained infertility.” 152 East Ave. Norwalk. Register/info: 203.797.9288; fertilityhypnosisct.com.

Saturday, October 2

Family Constellation Workshop – 1-5pm. Look at events in family history that impact present life experience. As hidden dynamics are revealed, new solutions emerge. Tarrytown. $75/registered by 9/23 or $90. Eve-Marie: 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com.

7th Annual Harvest Fest – 10am-3pm. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture presents a daylong festival of food, music, and educational activities celebrating the best of Stone Barns and the farm in fall. 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. Stonebarnscenter.org.

Tarot Journey – 10am-1pm w/Michael Orlando Yaccarino. Explore the cards compelling imagery and learn to conduct readings using simple spreads. For beginners, intermediate or experienced readers. Opal Moon, 2037 Albany Post Rd, Croton on Hudson. $80. 914.788.4955.

Sunday, October 3

Annual Support-A-Walk – 9am. Join in the walk. Bring help and hope to people fighting breast and ovarian cancer. Support Connection, 914.962.6402; supportconnection.org.

Thursday, October 7

Health Lecture – 6:30-7:30pm. Workshop in holistic methods for self-rejuvenation. Learn to reduce stress and maintain health. Putnam Hospital Center. Free. Register 845.279.5711 x 6263; putnamhealingarts.com.

August 2010: Planetwatch with Pamela Cucinell

Choices at Crossroads

Projects begun on August 1 work out in ways you can’t imagine. Move with the process rather than against it on August 2. Don’t try to initiate anything important on August 3 or 4. Release disagreements and double-check agreements on August 5. Focus is a challenge on August 6; creativity is stimulated but linear tasks feel limiting. Choices are made but you are not able to act—yet.

A Lion Cub’s Roar

Forget about deadlines on August 7. Finish old business on August 8, especially for your home. Creativity crackles with the Leo New Moon on August 9; dance, capture fireflies or search for shooting stars. Avoid situations where you feel a lack of support on August 10. Begin communications projects on August 11. On August 12, eat simple foods, take a walk in nature and/or indulge in bodywork.

Summer See-Saw

If Friday the 13th limits your freedom, reevaluate the situation. August 14 is for picnics, music in the park and artistic/spiritual endeavors. Do research, initiate an enterprise and/or spend time with someone special on August 15. Don’t let upsets change your game on August 16. Do the most important things first on August 17. Articulate your needs on August 18 because if they can’t get met, at least you know where you stand.

Brakes On: Mercury Retrograde

Drive alert on August 19; people do not pay attention. August 20 is an auspicious day for relationships, even though Mercury goes retrograde. Practice caution around contracts, electronics and communications for a few weeks. You can “mine for gold” on August 21. Connections made August 22 through 26 create dynamic change. On August 23, appreciate love. The Pisces Full Moon occurs on August 24; turn off your head and open your heart.

Psychic Hangover

Tasks that require keen attention will take more time on August 25. On August 26, go back to old clients, check in with dormant prospects or look up old friends. It’s uphill on August 27; just keep aligned with your passion. Although you may not gain ground on August 28, conversations are better than closed doors. On August 29, plan a dinner party or go to one. Smell late-summer flowers, shop (antiques, not electronics), and relish long meals with good conversations on August 30. Non-engagement is more effective than an out-and-out argument on August 31. Savor your last day of August.

Pamela Cucinell writes in-depth daily insight at AstrologyOasis.com. Pamela is a Life Path Astrologer. Shed light on your choices and make decisions with confidence—call 917.796.6026

August 2010 Events

Sunday, August 1

Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra – 12-1:20pm. (8/1,8,15,22,29.) A practice of letting go of deep-seated tension along with guided relaxation. $18. Multiple class discounts available. The Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd Floor (at farmer’s Mills Rd.), Carmel. Theyogascape.com.

Healing Day at Opal Moon – 12-4pm. Healing mini-sessions including 15-minute Reiki w/Myra Oney, Massage w/Diane Barkoe, and Chiropractic/Wellness consult w/Dr.Marianne Messina, DC. $25/each; 20% off 3. Opal Moon. 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton- on-Hudson.  914.788.4955.

Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Visit Yogascape and Spa for a free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Monday, August 2

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August. Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Tuesday, August 3

Mamaroneck Farmers Market – 1:30-6:30pm. Shop for local produce, baked goods, and specialty foods every Tuesday at Harbor Island Park at the end of Mamaroneck Avenue, just past the Boat Ramp. Free. Rain or shine. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Wednesday, August 4

Hudson River Ferry Sloop Meeting 6:30pm. Share the beauty of the river with a non-profit environmental sailing organization that inspires people to appreciate and protect one of the country’s greatest resources. Free. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Past Life Regression – 7-9:30pm w/Dorinda Gay. Take a regression journey with Dorinda, the Goddess Isis, and personal guides to reveal and clear karmic patterns. Bring questions about past life journeys. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Thursday, August 5

Beach Party – 6-11pm. (8/5,12,19,26). Cocktails on the beach with live music by FISH.  Kids beach menu and fun for all ages. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

Friday, August 6

Gulrukh Bala of Heartlight – 11am-5pm & 7-9:30pm. Healing sessions and workshop lays the foundation for Heartlight Ascension and helps connect/establish an unending flow of healing energy from God’s Light to one’s own Heartlight. $25/class. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Lunch/Live Jazz At Lasdon – 12-2pm. Enjoy free local live jazz and visit the Garden Shop. Weather permitting. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt.35, Somers. 914.864.7268.

Saturday, August 7

Puppet Show – 10:30am. Come move, dance and sing with Puppeteer Jill Liflander and her puppet pals! Recommended for ages 2-7. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. $2pp/members; $6pp/non-members. 914.723.3470 or greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Planning The Fall Garden – 11am-1pm. Receive a pre-planned garden layout extending fall crops that carry well into early winter months. Space limited/registration required. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $10. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Healing Arts Day on the Harbor – 11am-5pm. A day of lectures, intuitive mini-sessions and Marketplace on the harbor. Rain or shine. $10 pay online/$15 cash day of event. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

How to “Read” – 12-1pm. The Somers Library hosts a demonstration on how to use Electronic Book Readers. See what they look like and get questions answered! Chance to win one w/raffle ticket. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Field Study – 1-2:30pm. The fields of Cliffdale Farm are hopping, buzzing, and flitting with insects. Catch, identify and classify insects and other invertebrates. Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. $5/non-members. All ages. 914.762.2912 x 110.

Reflexology Event at Awakenings in Katonah – 1-3pm. Shop at the largest metaphysical shop in Westchester and enjoy reflexology mini sessions with Elaine Peirce. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Catch of the Day Seining – 2-4pm. (8/7, 8/8); 11am-1pm (8/21 & 8/22). Participants touch caught sea creatures, learn, and then release the catch back into the water. $5. Beczak Environmental Education Center. 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 13 or visit Beczak.org.

Sunday, August 8

White Goddesses of the Marsh – 10am. Bring binoculars to get good views of the beautiful Snowy and Great Egrets gathering to feed on fish in the marsh before their long migration south. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Golden Harvest Day – 10am-12noon. Help harvest vegetables from the garden. All produce donated to the Food Bank of Westchester. Muscoot Farm, Rt.100, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Woofstock – 10am-5pm. Grateful Dog Walk, demonstrations by Disc and Fly Ball Dogs, pet psychics, local vendors, a puppy bowl, animal rescue groups, on-site micro-chipping and fingerprinting, contests, photo booths, food and more. Rain or shine. Sycamore Park, Mahopac. $1/admission. Info: woofstock2010.info; 845.628.3404.

Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Monday, August 9

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings-on-Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August. Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Tuesday, August 10

Westchester Holistic Network – 8-10am. 2nd Tuesdays. Holistically-minded people gathering to learn more, get to know each other and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting. Info: WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org; 914.422.1784.

Health Lecture – 4-6pm. Dr. Steven Horowitz presents “Key Topics in Experiential Health and Healing.”  Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C. RSVP The Graduate Institute at 203. 874.4252.

Holistic Moms Network –7-9pm. Bring slings, wraps, and other carriers for a babywearing show and tell. Learn about different types of carriers/techniques, nursing while babywearing, safety tips, and more! Desmond-Fish Library Children’s Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Thursday, August 12

Intensive Training in Ayurvedic Healing – 8/12-8/15. The National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine presents an in-depth Ayurvedic Healing workshop in Brewster. $1395. Info/register: 845.278.8700. naim.com.

Free Dinner Lecture for Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Sufferers – 7pm. w/Dr. Gertner, DC. Limited to people that are Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers. Westchester Hills Country Club, White Plains. To qualify and learn how to regain health naturally, call 914.686.6200: ucc-ny.com.

Friday, August 13

Live Music/Deuces Child – 11am-1pm. New Rochelle Farmers Market. Market is open weekly on Friday’s 8am-3pm, rain or shine. Library Green, Huguenot St. and Lawton St. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Equine Energetix/2 Day Workshop – 4-8pm 8/13; 10am-4pm 8/14. Finding Your Path: A Life Coaching Journey through the Way of the Horse. No horse experience necessary. $375. Mistover Farm, Pawling. 212.477.4475; equinenergetix.com.

Book Signing – 6pm. Open question and answer session and book signing by Dr. Nancy Offenhauser, author of Healing Cancer Peacefully: A Memoir. Blue Mountain Chiropractic, Dr. Seth Gross, 3565 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Free. 914.736.2183; BlueMountainChiro.net.

Spirit & Money – 7-9:30pm w/Cary Bayer. Learn the holistic art of marketing, techniques for turning God-given talents into a revenue stream and more. $20/by 8/11 or $25.  Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Clean Comedy Show – 7-11pm w/Donna East. A new direction in comedy that includes show, appetizers, music & dancing under the stars! Cash bar. $28/pp/plus tax. Lakeside at Osceola, 399 E. Main St., Jefferson Valley. 914.245.3246.

Sunday, August 15

Dawn Walk – 5:30am. Avoid the crowds. See Marshlands at its best. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Canoe the Croton – Time TBA. Paddle one of the secret gems of Westchester. Experience tidal flats through rocky cliffs, sightings of herons, osprey and bald eagles. Nature Center/Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. $10/members, $20/non-members. 914.762.2912 x 110.

Cooking Demo – 10:30am-12:30pm. Pelham Farmers Market. Market open weekly on Sundays 9am-1pm, rain or shine. Free. Corner of Harmon Ave. and 5th Ave. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Hands-On Cooking/Nutrition Workshop – 1-3pm. Farm-to-Table series sponsored by Something Good in the World with the mission to empower individuals to know how to feed themselves with fresh, seasonal, local produce. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights.  Materials provided. $40/adult; $20/12+. 914.962.2368.

Indian Heritage Celebration – 1-7pm. Ethnic food, music, dance, entertainment and arts and crafts. Kensico Dam Plaza, Bronx River Pkwy., Valhalla. Free. 914.864.7275.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Private sessions w/ Elka available 8/12-8/17. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Workshop/$65. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, August 16

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings-on-Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August. Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Friday, August 20

Iyengar Yoga Workshop – 6-9pm 8/20; 10am-5pm 8/21 w/Master Gabriel Halpern. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. For info on workshop presenter, visit yogacircle.com or 845.225.9642.

Mastering the Pendulum – 7-9:30pm w/Bente Hansen. Learn to clear the pendulum so it becomes responsive to requests/commands, receive clear answers, clear negativity, and use concise questioning techniques. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Saturday, August 21

Tomato Tasting – 10am-12pm. Mt. Kisco Farmers Market. Open weekly on Saturday’s 8:30am-1pm, rain or shine. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 East Main Street. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

One with Clay – 1pm. Learn the artworks of a Native American tradition, using all natural clay from the Hudson River banks. Make/take home a clay pot or other creation. Wear old clothes. Croton Point Park Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Canning 101 – 2-4pm. Learn the lost art of canning and develop skills needed to preserve the bountiful harvest of summer. Hilltop Hanover Farm, 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $15. Space limited/registration required. $20. 914.962.2368.

Urban H20 Concert – 7pm. Milton & Julia Joseph play street-smart NYC folk /freewheeling Texas troubadour-style alt-country. $10/includes free beer from sponsor Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. 914.377.1900 x13; urbanh2o.org.

Sunday, August 22

Family Scavenger Hunt – 10am. Test observation skills while searching for natural items in the woods, field, salt marsh and shore. Bring the whole family. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. 914.835.4466.

Intro talk for Lotus Gardens Yoga Teacher Training – 10am. Free practice and discussion introduction to Lotus Gardens’ 25th 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training. Graceful Planet, Newtown, CT. Info: LotusGardensYoga.com; 860.354.6241.

Fairy Walk – 1-3pm. Believe in fairies? Come experience this Victorian merriment. Muscoot Farm, Rt.1, Somers. Free. 914.864.7282.

Jazz in the Park – 2-4pm w/Jan Leder Quartet. Join classically trained New York flutist Jan Leder and friends for a relaxing concert of Latin, blues, swing, bop and more. Free. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. 914.377.1900 x13; beczak.org.

Monday, August 23

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given. Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. $15. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing Meditation class w/Birinder Bhullar – 7-9pm. Mondays in August (also 8/30). Special opportunity. Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being, is a mystic and realized master. $35/each class. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382.

Tuesday, August 24

Full Moon Tour – 7:30-9pm. It is a spectacular treat to be upon the farm ambiance at dusk.  Tour covers Hilltop’s award-winning sustainability innovations and some full moon farming lore. Hilltop Hanover Farm, Yorktown Heights. $15. Space limited. 914.962.2368.

Thursday, August 26

Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert – 7-9:30pm w/Beth Amrit Sadhana Mullin. Let the bells carry away all that no longer serves. Balance/re-align, breathe deeply and enter a profound state of well-being. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Friday, August 27

Workshop & Private Readings – 11am-5pm & 7-9pm w/Medium and Healer Alexandra Leclere. Learn how to contact and communicate with spirit guides to gain assistance and joy in daily life. Private reading: $125/60min.; class/$35. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Saturday, August 28

Kids Go Fish – Walk down to the lake to learn the basics of fish identification, and make a field guide to take home. For children 8-10. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Road, Ossining. Register: 914.762.2912 x 110.

Summer Seining in the Park – 1pm. Croton Point shorelines are teeming with fish and crabs. Catch and release them using a 25-foot net. Respectfully holding is optional. Wet clothes/old shoes required. Meet at hugh parking lot; Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Sunday, August 29

Fall Migration Bird Walk – 8am. Fall migration of birds has been underway for over a month. Bring binoculars to catch sight of warblers and other species passing through on their way south. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt. 1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Peach Season Tour – 1pm. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Merestead county park with a walk to the peach orchard and a highlight tour of the main dwelling. Reservation only. Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Rd., Mt. Kisco. 914.864.7039.

July 2010 – Planet Watch with Pamela Cucinell

Dreams, Not Deadlines
July 1 and 2 stimulate escapism, so avoid sensitive deadlines. You may encounter an uncontrollable situation on July 3 and 4. On Independence Day, concentrate on how you want things to be rather than how they are. Expect abrupt changes and sudden revelations on July 5. Focus improves on July 6 but don’t make it all work and no play that day.

The Crab’s New Moon
July 7 bodes well for communication. Good news comes through on July 8. Impetuous conversations abound on July 9. July 10 begins a productive couple of days, in spite of surprising emotions. On July 11, the Cancer New Moon is a total solar eclipse. Look at your home, garden and family and see where you need to bring attention or strengthen ties.

Balancing Act
A person or object can fascinate you on July 13. You can forge valuable relationships on July 14. July 15 is wonderful for bodywork, health care or fitness and diet plans. Negotiations on July 16 are wrought with mixed signals and cross purposes, so take your time. Picnic or party on July 17. On July 18, research financial matters or spend time with someone you’d like to know better.

Big Goal, Baby Steps
July 19 and 20 look good for the right advice or leads; follow a paper trail or present a proposal. July 21 can be a day of grand vision, but it requires an unshakable sense of faith. The Sun enters Leo on July 22. Be sure not to lose sight of what’s important if egos get in the way. On July 23, make responsible foundations and create disciplines to help you obtain your goals. As you make right choices and winnow down your to do list, real accomplishment occurs on July 24.

Aquarius Full Moon
July 25 crackles with magic, and everyone you meet or spend time with is your teacher. Freedom and responsibilities find compromise on July 26. Network on July 27 to make things happen. On July 28, put the brakes on any new ventures; you need more concrete information. The desire to relate increases on July 29, but no one’s home and this can frustrate you through to the next afternoon. July 30 encourages an early start for the weekend, with an increase in action toward evening. Clear the decks for big dreams on July 31.


Pamela Cucinell writes even more astrology at AstrologyOasis.com.
Pamela is a Life Path Astrologer. Minimize stress and make decisions with confidence. Call 917.796.6026.

July 2010 Events

Saturday, July 3

Garlic Weekend – Celebrate July 4th weekend with garlic-themed programming and hands-on farm activities featuring garlic tastings, garlic activities, farm-to-table classes and more. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Rd., Pocantico Hills. Register: 914 366 6200 x151.

Monday, July 5

Emotional Freedom for the Inner Child – 7-8:30pm. Celebrate Independence Day by freeing the ‘Inner Child’ using creative techniques and Meridian Tapping. Release blocks to innate joy and experience healing. $35/includes light refreshment. 845.228.8132; Putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, July 6

REIKI I Class – w/ Linda O’Shea and Suzanne Roth. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Lunchtime Yoga – 12:15-1:15pm. Tuesdays in July. Indulge in a midday break at the Yogascape and Spa; refresh with an all-level flow practice. 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Wednesday, July 7

Kid’s Yoga Class – 4:30-5:20pm.Wednesday in July. Ages 5-11 are invited to have fun while engaging in the ancient practice of yoga. The Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. $15. 845.225.9642.

Hudson River Ferry Sloop Meeting – 6:30pm. Share the beauty of the river with a non-profit environmental sailing organization inspiring people to appreciate and protect one of the country’s greatest resources. Free. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. 914.862.5297.

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Thursday, July 8

Benefit Baseball Game; Hudson Valley Renegades – 7pm. “Show Your Support Night” for Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support. $15 ticket, food, free gift. Dutchess Stadium. Wappingers Falls, off of I-84. Tickets: 845.838.0094 (Kaitlin) or gadesgroup.com (password “support”).

Friday, July 9

From Culture to Cosmos/The Real Story – 6pm. A special filming event with psychotherapist Glenn Perry, PhD at The Graduate Institute, Bethany, Ct. Be a part of the audience by calling 203.874.4252 or visit learn.edu.com.

Pelham Art Center Faculty/Student Showcase – 6:30-8pm. Pelham Art Center’s distinguished faculty and enthusiastic students present their work, featuring a wide variety of media and subject matter. Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham. 917.738.2525 x113; pelhamartcenter.org.
Reiki Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Enjoy an evening of sharing Reiki healing energy. Practitioners and newcomers welcome. Suggested/$10. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.
The Secret of Money – 7-9:30pm. Learn how to use the Law of Attraction to prosper w/Cary Bayer, author of “The Prosperity Aerobics, and Spirit & Money”. $20/by 7/7 or $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Free Ballroom Dance Lessons – 3pm (July 9,12,19,26 & August 2). Learn to dance or improve dancing skills, learning popular dances such as foxtrot, lindy, cha-cha, and more. Somers Library. Register/info: 917.232.5717.

Saturday, July 10

Hunt for Wild Edibles – 1-3pm. Naturalist/Author “Wildman” Steve Brill leads one of his world-famous Wild Food and Ecology Tours. $25/adult, $20/ages 6-14. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills. Register: 914.366 6200 x151.

Sunday, July 11

Farm to Table Cooking/Nutrition Class – Prep and cook delicious, beautiful dishes using crops from the Hilltop Hanover Farm. $40/adults, $20/child (12&up). 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. Info/registration: 914.217.9249.

Invisibility Plants – 10am. Ferns reproduce without the aid of flowers; thus the myth they have magic properties, including making people invisible. Visit different species of ferns and examine some under a microscope. Marshlands Conservancy, Rt.1, Rye. Free. 914.835.4466.

Spiritual Gathering – 10:30am-12noon. Monthly gathering to share, learn, and experience a guided meditation of a spiritual subject with Michael Rosenbaum ACHT, MP and Michael Finkelstein MD. $20/suggested donation. SunRaven Center, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. Info: 914.218.9000.
Prenatal Yoga – 12:30-1:45pm. Suitable for all trimesters. Small class size for individual attention. Doctor’s note required before registering for class. Other classes available. $35. Premier Pilates & Yoga. 200 North Ave. New Rochelle. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.
Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERYT. Join in a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy. 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel; 845.225.9642.
Lasdon Memorial Garden Walking Tour – 2-3pm. Lasdon’s horticulturist leads an informative walk through a fragrance garden, a synoptic shrub border and a formal garden. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. Free. 914.864.7268.
Quick and Easy Vegan Cooking – 3-5pm. 20 yr. veteran cooking teacher Vitalah Simon teaches a low fat, wheat and gluten free class using all organic ingredients. $65. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.8745.

New Moon Drumming Circle at Awakenings – 5-7pm. w/ Gail Kelstrom. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Monday, July 12

Herb Workshop/Luncheon – 10am-12noon. Hosted by New Horizons Garden Club. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. $25. Call for details/RSVP: 845.225.0444.

Mental Mastery: New Approaches to Managing Stress using Biofeedback, Hypnosis, & other Methods – 6:30-7:30pm. w/ Dr. Sirkin. Free workshop. Full Circle Family Care. 1241 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains. Info: 914.451.1500; BountifulBrain.com.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given.  Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healing the Inner Critical Voice – 7-8:30pm. Where does the critical voice come from and whose voice is it really? Heal the inner verbal assault and replace it with a personal coach and champion. $35/includes refreshments. 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, July 13

Quick and Easy Vegan Cooking – 12:30-2:30pm. 20 yr. veteran cooking teacher Vitalah Simon teaches a low fat, wheat and gluten free class using all organic ingredients. $65. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.8745.

“Farm-to-Table” at Natural Awakenings Night – 7-9pm. Meet and mingle with other Natural Awakenings readers. Light refreshments. Free. The Flying Pig on Lexington, 251 Lexington Ave. Mount Kisco. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Info: flyingpigonlex.com.

Thursday, July 15

Create your own Healing Mandala – w/ artist Cecilia Soprano aka Amichi. No prior artistic talent required. Supplies provided. $50. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah.  Preregister required: 914.232.0382. Info: awakeningskatonah.com.

Group Walk & Talk for World Healing – 11:30am-1:30pm. Rail-trail walk in Carmel followed by meditation for empowerment of women worldwide. Share creative and practical ideas. Refreshments. $10 suggested. 914.672.1916. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Crystal Speak – 7-9:30pm w/Liz Connell. Discover the silent language of crystals. Invite in devas of the stone kingdom and learn about wearing crystal jewelry to support spiritual growth. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Integrative Heart Health – 7-9pm. “What part medicine, what part doctor, what part self” presented by Steven Horowitz, MD. Free. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu.com.

Friday, July 16

Pilates Instructor Masterclass – 3-4pm. w/ Adriene Ingalls. Weekly Group Class devoted to Pilates Instructors. Have fun and indulge the body with fellow instructors in a comfortable, non-competitive environment. $35. Premier Pilates & Yoga. 200 North Ave. New Rochelle. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.

Riverlovers Pot Luck/Seining by the Bay – 6:30pm. Meet ‘n’ eat with the Riverlovers organization, followed by seining program using a 50-foot net to catch, study and release frequent Hudson River visitors. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton-on-Hudson. Free. 914.862.5297; riverlovers.org.

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Saturday, July 17

Reiki 1 Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (7/17&7/18) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. Millwood. $175. Info: 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Farmer’s Forum at Hilltop Hanover Farm –10am-Noon. Hilltop’s head farmer Mary Ellen leads an informal walking tour of the farm and is available to answer any gardening questions. $10/registration required. 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

From Culture to Cosmos/The Real Story – 10am. A special filming event with psychotherapist Glenn Perry, PhD at The Graduate Institute, Bethany, Ct.  To be part of the audience, call 203.874.4252 or visit learn.edu.com.

Painting from the Inside Out & Family Constellation Work – 10am-5pm. Insights gained into family dynamics including unconscious patterns whether in family, work or other symptoms from this painting gathering. $85/by 7/6 or $100. 914.909.6292; evemarieelkin.com.

Crystal Mandala Intuitive Readings – 11am-4pm w/Liz Connell. Listen to positive and supportive messages as the crystals speak about life. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Westchester Holistic Network’s Annual Potluck – 1-6pm. Food and drink donation for 3-6 people requested. Circle of Tranquility’s Garden, Hawthorne. Please RSVP dish and attendance to:  914.769.1446 or bobbisholisticcare.com.

Pickling 101 at Hilltop Hanover Farm – 2-4pm. Cucumbers and other in-season vegetables from the farm will be used to teach how to safely make and preserve delicious pickles. 1271 Hanover St., Yorktown Heights. $15. Registration required. 914.962.2368; hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Sunday, July 18

Angel Connection Class – 10am-12pm. Class includes instruction book, CD, Angel Book and Angel Oracle Cards. $85. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Zillions of Crabs – 10am. Learn about and hold the Asian Shore Crab and some of the other kinds of crabs that live at Marshlands on a summer morning at the shore. Marshlands Conservatory, Rt. 1, Rye. 914.835.4466.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $65. Private sessions w/ Elka available 7/15-720. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Monday, July 19

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Diabetes, Arthritis, Gout, IBS – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH w/ EFT, guided meditation, and diet education. Film. $25. Register: 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given.  Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Wednesday, July 21

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Thursday, July 22

Free Blood Pressure Event – 10am-12noon. Get professional blood pressure measurements and speak with the pharmacist about hypertension and necessary treatment steps. Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical, 559 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Info: 845.208.0424; lakemahopacrx.com.

Friday, July 23

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am. Enjoy a morning of sharing Reiki healing energy. Practitioners and newcomers welcome. Suggested: $10. Register: 914.672.1916; putnamhealingarts.com.

Understanding the Self Through Relationships – 7-8:30pm. Change automatic responses and reactions; stop self-sabotage and re-establish new rapport with others learning to love and forgive the self. $35 includes information packet & light refreshments. Register: 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Summer Soiree at Oasis Day Spa – 7-10pm. On the beautiful Rooftop Garden of Oasis Day Spa. $35/person, $45 at the door. Includes wine, beer, cheese and two 15-minute Spa Treatments. Saw Mill River Parkway, Dobbs Ferry. Limited to 100 tickets. Tickets/info: r4women.com.

Saturday, July 24

Putnam County Fair All Day (7/24&7/25). Join Muscoot Farm’s 4-H Group and the Muscoot Farm animals as they show at the Putnam County Fair. Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, Gipsy Trail Rd., Carmel. 845.225.8154.

Introduction to the Mysteries of Life – 9:30am-5pm (7/24&7/25) w/Michael Rosenbaum. Identify and release the 4 main blocks that prevent experiencing higher aspects of the self.  Phoenix  & The Rose, 36 Bedford Rd, Katonah. $200 by 7/8 or $225. Info/registration: 914.218.9000.

Sunday, July 25

Shamanic Healing Circle – 3-6pm. Shamanic Practitioner, Eileen O’Hare, facilitates a powerful healing circle honoring high emotions that are flowing within us at this time. $40. The Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rt. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Monday, July 26

Hospital Affiliated Weight Loss Center – 6pm. Holistic nurse and nutritionist presents safe and effective program options available for supervised weight loss and lifestyle management. The Wellness Club, 3163 East Main St., Mohegan Lake. Free. 914.526.2366.

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking – 7-8:30pm. Clear and resolve in a few sessions painful memories and other factors that contribute to this widespread fear. $35. Light refreshments. Register: 845.228.8132. Putnamhealingarts.com.

Meditation Class – 7-8:30pm w/Robert Mawson. All levels welcome with instruction given.  Bring a cushion, or chairs available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, July 27

Open House/The Graduate Institute – 5pm. Discover unique M.A. and certificate programs empowering visionary thinkers to create a better future. 171 Amity Road, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252 or learn.edu.com.

Thursday, July 29

Be Moved – w/ Laura Lutjen, teaching spontaneous movement. Learn what individuals need to learn to fully rejoin with grace and love that is at one’s core. Awakenings. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Blood Sugar Health & Testing – 10am-12noon. Bayer Blood Glucose Meter (restrictions apply). Speak to the pharmacist about how to get a free Blood Glucose Meter. Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical, 559 Rt. 6, Mahopac. Free. Info: 845.208.0424; lakemahopacrx.com.

Animal Communication – 7-9pm w/Medium Barbara Baker. Animals live on in spirit also.  Come hear from the animal kingdom and connect with passed and living pets. $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. Info: 845.855.1172.

Friday, July 30

Meditation Class at Mystical Energy – 6:30pm. $10. Mystical Energy New Age Gift Store. 83 Haviland Dr. Suite 4, Patterson. Info: mysticalenergy.org.

Saturday, July 31

Transformational Women’s Empowerment Weekend – 7/31 & 8/1.w/ Jennifer Magnan-McLeod. A treat for the weekend or for just one day. Wainwright House in Rye. Info/register: 914.772.4078; TheLifeDesigningCoach.com.

Sunday August 1

Healing Day at Opal Moon – 12-4pm. Healing mini-sessions offered including 15-minute Reiki with Myra Oney, Massage with Diane Barkoe, and Chiropractic/Wellness Consultation with Dr.Marianne Messina, DC. $25/each; 20% off 3. Opal Moon. 2037 Albany Post Rd.Croton on Hudson. Info: 914.788.4955.

June 2010 Events

June 2010 Events

Please call ahead early, to confirm dates and times, and to reserve your space.

Wednesday, June 2

Guided Meditation/Journey Class – 9:30-11:30am. w/Alexandra Leclere. 6/2-6/30. An experience of energy through qigong, yogic breathing and stretching exercises. The New Dawn Foundation, 590 Davenport Ave., New Rochelle. $20/donation. 941.584.3450.

Iris Season Tour – 1pm. Starting amidst the bloom of irises, roses and peonies, learn about Merestead with a walk around the garden and a tour inside the 1906-1907 main dwelling. Merestead. 455 Byram Lake Rd. Mt. Kisco Info/Register: 914.864.7039.

Certificate Program – 4-6pm. Learn about a new certificate program in Integrative Medicine offered by The Graduate Institute. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. 203.874.4252; LEARN.EDU.

Childbirth Education Series – 6:30-8pm. w/Barbara Du Pont. Gather information on the birth process and developing coping strategies for pain in labor. Pregnant women/partners leave the class series well-informed and confident. 6/wks. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. 914.421.1500; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Thursday, June 3

Pre-natal Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. 6/3-7/8. Program designed for moms-to-be with yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisko. 6wks/$150. Join anytime/price pro-rated. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Environmental Discussion Group – 7:30-9pm. Teatown’s monthly free environmental discussion group with rotating, timely topics. Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Adults only. More info: teatown.org.

Friday, June 4

Beginners Yoga Workshop – 9:30-10:45am. 6/4-6/25. Be guided step-by-step through yoga breathing, core postures and the flow that links all these elements together in a safe and nurturing setting. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisko. $100. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Angelspeake: How to Talk with Angels – 7-9:30pm. w/Trudy Griswold. Learn how easy and helpful it is to meet the angels and receive their messages in writing. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. $45. Info: 845.855.1172.

Saturday, June 5

Teatown Hiking Challenge – 9am. Take the Teatown challenge to celebrate National Trails Day. Hike all major trails in one day. Receive certificate/trail patch and name listing in Trails. Teatown Lake Reservation, Ossining. Adults only. 914.762.2912 x 110.

Finding Peace through Forgiveness Retreat – 9:30am-2pm. w/Michael Hoare. For anyone who has experienced hurt and seeks new opportunities for growth, making peace with the past and discovering the secret of being human. Bring lunch. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Invasive Plants in the Suburban Landscape – 10am-12noon. Workshop helps the home owner     identify and learn the best way to deal with invasive plants. Adults only. Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. 941.762.2912 x 110.

Spirit & Money – 11am-1:30pm. w/Coach Cary Bayer. Learn how to heal the erroneous separation that so often exists in the mind between Spirit and money. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. $20 by 6/3 or $25. 845.855.1172.

Butterflies For Beginners – 1pm. Basic butterfly discussion and a walk the meadows of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation to see what species are present. Parking $4 with pass. Trailside Nature Museum. Rts. 35 & 121 South Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

The Core of Your Core – 2-4:30pm. w/Lauren Toolin. Learn how to source, tone and support vital energy to awaken an integrated sense of strength, suppleness and radiance on every level. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisko. $40. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road – 2:30-5pm. w/Coach Cary Bayer. An interactive workshop designed to awaken courage, compassion and inner knowing for the journey “home”. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. $20 by 6/3 or $25. 845.855.1172.

Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Concert – 6:45-9pm. No admittance after concert starts at 7pm. Participants will relax, close their eyes and drift into an altered state which allows the body to heal. $25. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Sunday, June 6

Birds of Prey Day at Green Chimneys – 11am- 4pm. Dedicated to children, the environment and raptors, this event draws thousands of people from across the Hudson Valley each year. Rain or shine. $12/adults, $8/seniors & $5/kids. 400 Doansburg Rd. Brewster. Info: greenchimneys.org.

Yin Yoga – 11:45am-1:00pm. 6/6-6/27. The Yoga of patience class where the body is fully supported by props, held for longer periods of time, and provided the opportunity for release.  1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor (at farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.YOGA;  theyogascape.com.

Reiki Share – 1-3pm. This is an opportunity to receive as well as give Reiki for those that have taken one or more Reiki classes from any Reiki Master. $5. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm. Yogascape and Spa offers a free community class the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Rt.52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel.  845.225.YOGA. theyogascape.com.

Monday, June 7

STOTT PILATES™ All Levels – 10:30-11:30am. 6/7-6/28. w/ Tara Gregorio. Relieve back pain, build strength/flexibility, and increase muscular tone/endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison, 2015 Rt. 9, Garrison. Register: 617.512.9501.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine – 6pm. Learn how natural medicine can help pets and discover which commonly treated illnesses respond well to Chinese medicine. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Monthly Domancic Clinic – 6:45-9pm. 6/7-6/10. w/Anton Baraschi. Commit to 4 consecutive treatment days of Bioenergy to stimulate the immune system. Energetic protocol (about 10 to 15 minutes) applied on each person. The New Dawn Foundation, New Rochelle. Donation. 551.697.2690.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Tuesday, June 8

Holistic Moms Network – 7-9pm. Exchange ideas for family-friendly summer fun including outdoor activities, free concerts, and other events. Bring ideas to share. Desmond-Fish Library, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Reiki Circle– 7-9pm. This is open for both experienced and inexperienced people to share the connection we all have with this heart centered energy. $10. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Wednesday, June 9

Women’s Monday Night Gathering: Experiencing Gratitude Through Nature – w/ Suzanne Hanna & Patty Kelly. These monthly gatherings designed to raise participant’s level of consciousness and personal awareness. Info: Beyond-Health.com; inwardboundcoaching.net.

Health Lecture – 4pm. w/ Steve Horowitz, MD. Key topics discussed in Experiential Health and Healing. A free presentation at Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C. Info: 203. 874.4252; LEARN.EDU.

Earth-Honoring Ritual and Community – 7pm. A unique and fun experience in “earth-honoring” created through two rituals based in ancient traditions. Hosted by Greenburgh Nature Center in partnership with the Sierra Club/Hudson chapter. 99 Dromore Rd., Scarsdale. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Thursday, June 10

Massage Therapy as a Career Workshop – 6-8 pm. Learn about the Massage Therapy Program and tour the school. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Free. Register w/Admissions: 914.241.7363.

The Facts about Vitamin D at Natural Awakenings Night – 7-9pm. All invited. Dr. Robert Silverman hosts and presents info about Vitamin D. Free and refreshments served. 280 Dobbs Ferry Rd., Suite 204,White Plains. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Info: DrRobertSilverman.com.

Friday, June 11

Reiki Healing Circle –7pm-8:30pm. Practitioners and newcomers welcome for an evening of sharing Reiki healing energy. $10/suggested. Register: 914.672.1916. Info: putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, June 12

700 Voices “Peace through Yoga Weekend” – Day of yoga, mantra, chanting and meditation takes place at the Kent Community center in Kent, CT. Info: 700voices.com.

Backyard Composting Series – 9-11am. 6/12, 6/19, 6/26. This series on composting from the ground up teaches how to make and use nutrient-rich compost for home gardens and landscape. Stone Barnes Center for Food & Agriculture, Pocantico Hills. 941.399.6200 x 118; stonebarnscenter.org.

Heart Chakra Healing – 9:30am-12:30pm. w/Enid Martinez. An experiential class that works with each of the four heart chambers to reveal truth and healing. Register by 6/9. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Birds Of Late Spring – 10am. Explore the edges and meadows of Croton Point Park to observe an overwhelming sight and sound of many birds. Bring binoculars. $8 parking. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.

Weeds – 1pm. Whether  a gardener, lawn enthusiast or naturalist this program teaches how to recognize and either appreciate or battle against pesky plants. Free. Cranberry Lake Preserve. Old Orchard St. North White Plains. Info: 914.428.1005.

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15/ages 3-6 w/parents & 2:30-3:30/age 7 up w/parents. Families participate in a variety of asanas, exploring partner poses as well as partnered breathing exercises. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisco. $25/2 people; $5/ea. additional. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog, Cat Owners and Shelter Workers – 2:30-5:30pm. At the end of this class participants will have learned easy techniques to release fear-aggressive responses from pets as well as some techniques to make an animal more adoptable. $40. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Sunday, June 13

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm. Participants drum, rattle, dance, journey and connect with nature for both personal and planetary healing. $30. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Meditation & Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Experience a practice of stilling the mind, followed by group discussion regarding aspects of yogic philosophy.1100 Rt. 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA.

Pre-natal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. 6/13-7/25. Series designed for moms-to-be with yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. Quest Yoga Arts, Mount Kisco. 6wks/$150. Join anytime/price pro-rated. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Monday, June 14

STOTT PILATES™ – 10:30-11:30am. w/Tara Gregorio. All levels. Learn how to activate pelvic floor to relieve back pain, build strength, flexibility, increase muscular tone and endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop-in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison. 2015 Rt. 9. Garrison. Info/register: 617.512.9501.

Health and Wellness Night – w/ Suzanne Hanna of Beyond Health, a member of team Northrup & Kate Northrup. a night of health and wellness and the power of food. Info: Beyond-Health.com.

Protecting the Family’s Jewelry – 6:30pm. Learn the basic facts about fine jewelry; security measures, proper care of jewelry, options for buying/selling, insurance guidelines and estate planning. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Healthy Pregnancy Class – 7pm. Discuss nutrition, fetal development and feeling great during the first two trimesters of pregnancy plus ideas for nurturing the spirit during this transformative period. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Wednesday, June 16

Riverlovers Pre-Revival Summer Pot Luck – 6:30pm. Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on our natural heritage river, while preparing to celebrate the Clearwater Festival on a full stomach. Croton Point Nature Center. Free. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.

Thursday, June 17

How to Build Your Own Health Care Team – 1pm. Learn the necessity of a team to help coordinate health care, who to choose, and how team members can assist. Somers Library, Rt. 139. Refreshments. Non-members $5/donation.

Prenatal Breastfeeding 101 – 6-8pm. Research shows learning about breastfeeding before the birth of baby helps increase breastfeeding success afterward. For expectant moms/partners. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. Info: 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Diabetes, Arthritis-Gout, IBS – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH w/ EFT, guided meditation, diet and education. Film. $25. Register: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

A New Perspective (on Almost Everything) – 7:30pm. w/David Levin. An open-minded discussion regarding many of today’s current issues, decisions and challenges. John C. Hart Memorial Library. Shrub Oak. Free/registration required. 941.214.5262; yorktownlibrary.org.

Friday, June 18

Equine Energetix – 4-8pm & 10am-5pm. 2 day workshop: Seeing with The Heart: A Journey with Horses to Discover Our Essential Nature. No horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm, Pawling. $325. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Mastering the Pendulum –7-9pm. w/Bente Hansen. Dowsing, an ancient form of divination, can be used to find answers to questions. Learn how to use the pendulum for a dowsing tool.  $25. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Coleman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Saturday, June 19

Clearwater Hudson River Revival – 6-19 & 6/20. Gates open at 10am till dusk each day. parking $10 per car. Ticket prices vary. Croton Point Park. Croton Point Ave. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 800 67-SLOOP x 107.

Westchester Land Trust “In Our Backyard” Gala – Cocktails, dinner, dancing, music, silent auction and short awards presentation. All proceeds go directly to support land preservation work. Birdstone Farm, Cross River. Info: westchesterlandtrust.org.

Entertaining With an Asian Flair – 11am. Learn how to make spring roll filling in steamed pita, curried shrimp fried rice and sesame noodles. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Painting and Pleasure – 12-5pm. w/ Eve-Marie. Explore, experiment and play while painting from the inside out. Allow spontaneity to release creativity and affect life. No skills required. $90, $75/if by 6/4. Tarrytown. Info: 914.909.6292; paintinginsideout.com.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St.  Hastings on Hudson. $65. Private Sessions also available 6/17-6/22. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Findhorn EcoVillage/What’s it all About? – 5pm. Abbi Westwood, GNC Naturalist Intern, speaks about her time living at this famous ecovillage while studying the “Human Challenge of Sustainability.” Potluck supper follows. Greenburgh Nature Center, Scarsdale. RSVP potluck supper: 914.813.1812. Info: greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Monday, June 21

Cycling Workshop – 9:30-11:15am. Experienced road cyclists and spinners alike learn how to safely transition from the studio to the asphalt. APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Center, Bedford Hills. 170 Harris Rd.  $10 members, $15/non-members. RSVP: 914. 244.1606.

STOTT PILATES™ – 10:30-11:30am. w/Tara Gregorio. All levels. Learn how to activate pelvic floor to relieve back pain, build strength, flexibility, increase muscular tone and endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop-in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison. 2015 Rt. 9. Garrison. Info/register: 617.512.9501.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Summer Solstice in the Garden of the Circle of Tranquility – 7:30- 9pm. An open eclectic Dianic circle where participants are asked to bring “cakes” for the Queen to share. Complimentary admission with an offer of “cakes.” Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Wednesday, June 23

Health Lecture – 4pm. w/ Steve Horowitz, MD. Presentation on “Key Topics in Experiential Health and Healing”. Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference Room C.  Free. Info: 203.874.4252; LEARN.EDU.

Thursday, June 24

Open House/Aromatherapy Certification Program – 6-8pm. Learn about this program starting in September and make a personal body care product. $15/materials fee. Finger Lakes School of Massage, 272 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. Register w/Amy, 914.241.7363 x15.

Real Estate 2010/State of the Market – 7:30pm. Get the scoop on how to prepare to sell or buy in today’s market from Coldwell Banker residential brokers. John C. Hart Memorial Library, Shrub Oak. Free/registration required. 941.245.5262 x227; yorktownlibrary.org.

Friday, June 25

Reiki Healing Circle – 9-11am. Practitioners and newcomers welcome for a morning of sharing Reiki healing energy. $10/suggested. Register: 914.672.1916. putnamhealingarts.com.

Saturday, June 26

Your Life after Breast Cancer: Step into Your Purpose and Thrive Retreat – w/ Rochelle Togo-Figa. Marriott Courtyard in Rye. Info/register: 914.923.6351.

Lake Mahopac Pharmacy & Surgical Grand Opening Celebration – 10am. Ribbon cutting, free giveaways, consultations and kids activities. Call for more info 845.208.0424.

Summer Soltice Bonfire – 7pm. Celebrate the beginning of summer with a party and bonfire. Free. Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Rts. 35 & 121 South. Cross River. Info: 914.864.7317.

Sunday, June 27

Soul Life Path Readings – 12-4pm. w/Bente Hansen. Information usually relates to previous lives, soul purpose, contracts, etc. and is then connected with current life patterns and issues. Synchronicity, 54 Charles Colman Blvd., Pawling. 845.855.1172.

Butterfly Walk – 1-3pm. Learn all about the butterflies at Muscoot with naturalist Beth Herr. Free. Muscoot Farm. Rt. 100 Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Reiki Enrichment – 1-5pm. w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Experiential workshop for review and regeneration. Prerequisite: Reiki I of any lineage. Millwood. $75. Info: 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Walking Tour Of The Summer Perennial Gardens – 2-3pm. w/ horticulturist Tolly Beck. Guided walk through Lasdon’s perennial gardens. Info about the plants and the type of care they require. Free. Lasdon Park, Arboretu & Veterans Memorial Rt. 35. 914.864.7264.

Monday, June 28

STOTT PILATES™ – 10:30-11:30am. w/Tara Gregorio. All levels. Learn how to activate pelvic floor to relieve back pain, build strength, flexibility, increase muscular tone and endurance. $78/6 sessions; $15/drop-in. The Yoga Co-op at The Garrison. 2015 Rt. 9. Garrison. Info/register: 617.512.9501.

Weight Loss & Detoxification – 7pm. Toxicities in today’s environment can create many symptoms of poor health. Learn to maintain the bodies systems to support the detoxification process. Full Circle Family Care, White Plains. 914.421.1500 x 0; fullcirclefamilycare.com.

Monday Meditation Circle & Class – 7-8:30pm. All levels welcome. Instructions given; bring a cushion or chairs are available. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $15. Info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.