December 2010 Events

Upcoming Westchester/ Putnam NY Events…

Please call ahead to confirm event details.

 

Wednesday, December 1

Bladder Basics School – 10:30am w/Susan Riordan, PT from SRM Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Stress and urge incontinence and the proper exercise to perform. Jumpin’ Jeepers, Route 6, Mahopac. Contact Susan: 914.488.5440.

Open House – 5pm. Learn about unique Masters Degree and Certificate Programs in emerging fields of inquiry. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Thursday, December 2

Stress Is Gone Meetup – 1-2pm & 7-8pm (12/2, 12/9). Get year round stress relief; feel tension leave the body and feel better about the future. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Pendulum Class – 7-9pm w/Bente Hansen. An interactive evening of fun and learning with the pendulum. Get questions answered and leave feeling more confident about how to dowse accurately. Synchronicity. $25. 845.855.1172; synchronicityny.com.

Message Circle – 7-9pm. In a safe, friendly and protected environment, join experienced psychic medium Priscilla Keresey as she channels information, guidance, psychic impressions and messages from the other side. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $40. Registration required. 914.788.4955.

Friday, December 3

Purification Retreat – (12/3, 12/4, 12/5). Sponsored by WellSpring Holistic Health Center, enjoy a relaxing weekend that includes education on preventive and healing health care, yoga, detoxification treatments, purification meals, lodging and more. Wainwright House, Rye. Info/register: 914.341.1246.

Yoga Essentials – 6-7:20pm w/Michael (12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/24). An instructional class includes a free flow of asana, and a generally relaxed atmosphere. 1st class free/drop-in $18. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rt.52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

New Moon Drumming – 6:30-8pm w/Gail Kellstrom. Celebrate in the Cherokee tradition; bring drums and/or rattles, or extras available. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $20/suggested donation. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Ladies Night Out – 7-10pm. Shopping event at Club Fit JV with  DJ, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cash bar, 30+ vendors, eco-friendly goody bags & grand prize raffle ticket ($1,000 value), only $15. Benefits the Lakeland Education Foundation. 914.396.7664.

Guest Speaker/Author – 7-9pm. The Graduate Institute hosts renowned author and healer Caroline Myss in a special evening presentation. Yale University, SSS room 114. Pre-paid registration required. The Graduate Institute, Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; learn.edu/myss.

Saturday, December 4

Naturalist’s Choice Hike – 10am. Join a museum naturalist and find some of the exciting ecological events that are occurring this season. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. $4/with park pass; $8/no pass. Info: 914.864.7322.

Fair Trade Festival & Crafts Sale – 10am-5pm. Handmade crafts, foods and other offerings. Suggested donation $2-5. The Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Ave. White Plains.¬ Info: 914.861.5465; Memorial4All.org.

Holistic Moms Network – 1-3pm. South Westchester chapter discusses remedies for winter maladies. Full Circle Family Care Clinic, 1241 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains. All are welcome. Free. Info: 917.543.2519.

Money Lecture – 1-5pm w/Elizabeth Brown. Learn how to shift beliefs about money and begin creating more revenue, despite the economy. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $90. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

New Moon Ceremony – 2-4pm w/Spiritual Astrologer Demitra Vassiliadis. Learn the power of working with the moon cycles in everyday life. Bring a journal for writing intentions. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

The Journey and the Pause – 4-6pm w/Johanna Aldrich. Enjoy a flowing vinyasa practice with pranayama and meditation. For those who have a strong foundational practice and want to let go and flow. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $40. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Talk on Holiday Eating Strategies – 5pm. w/Jeanne Ricks. Learn about calorie density, gluten and other things to consider to get through holiday buffets and make more conscious choices. Rev Fitness, 38 Oak Ave. Tuckahoe. Info: 914.319.3220.

Holiday Re-charge Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm w/ Randi Zinn. Melt away holiday madness and gain energy to make it through this busy season, calm and centered. Liberation Yoga & Wellness Center, Mahopac. $30/pre-register, $35/door. Register/info: 845.803.8389; liberationny.com.

Starway to Heaven – 5:30pm. Join the Westchester Amateur Astronomers in the Meadow parking lot for star gazing through telescopes. Weather permitting. Cloud date: December 11. Trailside Nature Museum, Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River. Free. 914.864.7322.

Sunday, December 5

Rye Farmers Market – 8:30am-2pm (12/5, 12/12, 12/19).  Rain, snow or shine, purchase seasonal produce, baked goods and specialty foods from local growers and food artisans. Theodore Fremd Ave. behind Purchase St. stores. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Teatown Kitchawan Trail Hike – 10am-2pm. Hike on the TK trail, starting at Kitchawan Preserve; a one-way hike of about 6 miles with some steep sections. A Teatown van will bring hikers back to Kitchawan. Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

Reiki II Class – 10am-5pm w/Marcus. Receive attunement and learn how to use the three Reiki II symbols. These symbols increase the power of the Reiki I attunement. Synchronicity. $175. 845.855.1172; synchronicityny.com.

Psychic Sunday – 11am-4pm. Carol De Wolff and Jay Connors Browne of the Psychic Guild of NJ & NY return for a day of tarot and astrology readings. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton.  $40/20min. $75/30min. Registration preferred. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Trim the Nature Tree – 1pm. Join Senior Naturalist Dean Fausel in making tree-trimming treats for wildlife friends; then going out to the winter’s landscape to decorate the trees. Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Rd. Scarsdale.  $6/non-member. 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

Ceramic Art Reception – 1-5pm. Curator Harriet Ross of the Westchester Community College for the Arts presents: “Gifts of Fire and Clay” featuring 12 area ceramic artists displaying decorative and functional pottery. Flat Iron Gallery, Peekskill. 914.734.1894.

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

Monday, December 6

Body, Mind, & Stress Relief – 6-7:30pm. Learn how to eliminate stress with breathing techniques & meditation. Somers Library. 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

Professional Women of Westchester Networking Event – 6-8pm. Holiday event at Gervasi’s, 324 Center Ave., White Plains. Donations for Hopes Door will be accepted. $10/includes appetizers. Cash bar. Pre-pay at: Professionalwomenofwestchester.com.

Healing Meditation/Workshop – 7-9pm (12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 12/27) w/Birinder Bhullar, author of The Supreme Being. Learn to heal the self, layer by layer, creating a foundation for spiritual seeking. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $35/ea. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga – 9:30-10:45am (Thursdays: 11/4-12/16). Designed for moms-to-be, 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. Quest Yoga Arts. $150/6wks. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Stress Is Gone Meetup – 1–2pm & 7–8pm. Get to the source of stress. Feel tension leaving the body and feel better about the future. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Free. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Ladies’ Comedy Night – 7pm. Presented by The Rye Arts Center. Cocktails at 7pm; light supper at 7:30pm; show starts at 8pm. Reservation for table of 6 only. $55. Info: 914.967.0700.

For The Next 7 Generations – 7:30pm. Award winning documentary that tells the story of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers who came together to help create a new way of life that brings the planet back into balance. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

 

Tuesday, December 7

Managing Holiday Stress/Holiday Blues – 6-7pm. Learn natural, self-care techniques to alleviate stress and enhance well being. Healing Source Physical Therapy, 20 Milltown Rd., Ste. 104A, Brewster. Free. Register: 845.363.1035.

Natural Awakenings Anniversary/Holiday Party – 6-8pm. Kick off the holidays and help us celebrate at the Flying Pig in Mt. Kisco. Complementary buffet & cash bar. Guitar music by Dennis Winge (DennisWinge.com). RSVP Required: 914.617.8750.

Benefits of Network Spinal Analysis – 7pm w/Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC. New approach to relieving stress, pain and improve well-being. Stern Chiropractic, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste.104,   Mt. Kisco. Free. 914.864.2222.

Wednesday, December 8

Professional Women of Putnam Networking Event – 6-9pm. Holiday party at Southside Inn, 911 S. Lake Blvd., Mahopac. A portion of the evening’s proceeds donated to the Putnam/Northern Westchester Women’s Resource Center. $25/includes dinner/dessert. Cash bar. Register: Professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Thursday, December 9

Psychic Development – 7-9pm (12/9, 12/16) w/Priscilla Keresey. Interactive workshop to discover and experience which of the para-senses (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, clairscent, and clairgustience) are strongest in order to further develop this skill. Synchronicity. $150/both. 845.855.1172; synchronicityny.com.

Introductory to Life Coaching Workshop – 7-9pm w/Lisa St John. Discover how to grow by the power of dreams rather than wounds. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Registration required. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Friday, December 10

Purification Retreat – (12/10, 12/11, 12/12). Sponsored by WellSpring Holistic Health Center, enjoy a relaxing weekend that includes education on preventive and healing health care; yoga, detoxification treatments, purification meals, lodging and more. Wainwright House, Rye. Info: 914.341.1246.

Metta Massage Open House – 6:30-9pm. Come discover this beautiful space; get a free chair massage and take advantage of the annual buy one get one free gift certificate sale (cash/check only). The YogaScape, 1100 Rte. 52, Carmel. 845.553.3137; mtmassagetherapy.com.

Reiki Circle – 7-9pm. Everyone, with or without experience, is invited to receive and give this heart centered energy. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. $10. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Holistic Network Holiday Party – 7-11pm. Blue Horizons & Westchester Holistic Networks join forces for a holiday bash. Eat, drink and have a blast; dinner, dancing, networking and fun. Best Western Hotel in Nyack. $25. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Saturday, December 11

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

Jin Shin Do® Acupressure Facial – 11am-5pm. Learn over 20 acu-point combinations, balancing energies in face, neck and shoulders, resulting in glowing skin, relaxed facial muscles, “lifting years” of stress. CEU’S available. Katonah. $125. Gail Kellstrom: 914.232.5754.

Peace Flag Art Exhibit Opening Reception – 2-4pm. An exhibition of hand-felted wool Peace Flags at the Rye Arts Center. 51 Milton Rd. Rye. Info: 914.967.0700; ryeartscenter.org.

Village Holiday Party – 3-7pm. Join the shops for an early evening of holiday spirit and shopping at Yellow Monkey Village. 792 Rt.35, Cross River. Info:  914.763.6320.

Sunday, December 12

Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-3pm. Fresh produce, delicious baked goods and more are offered by local farmers. Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains. $4/parking. 914.995.4050.

Reiki Healing Circle – 11am-1pm. No prior training or experience is required; just the sincere intention for healing. Everyone will have a turn on the table. Opal Moon Wellness Center, 2037 Albany Post Rd., Croton. $20. Registration required. 914.788.4955; opalmoon.net.

Reiki I Workshop & Certification – 12-3pm wTammy Toscano. Workshop includes class, attunement, materials, complimentary snacks, and certification. No previous experience required. Bring a friend, get 10% discount. Suzy’s Healing Center, Patterson. $175. Pre-registration: 860.248.5883.

Back 40 Hike – 1pm. Preserve staff leads to some hidden gems, including a swamp overlook on this 2.5-mile hike. The back 40 is an underused and underappreciated part of the preserve. Cranberry Lake Preserve, North White Plains. Free. 914.428.1005.

Meditation/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. Free. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

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

Sunday Concert Series – 2pm. Featuring Bret Williams; hailed as a guitarist of “spectacular energy and technical resource” (Nylon Review) and billed as a “rising star in the New York classical guitar scene” (New York Classical Guitar Society). Somers Library. Info: 914.232.5717.

Restorative Yoga Workshop – 5-7pm. The practice of restorative yoga will release deeply held tensions, calm the nervous system, strengthen the immune system, and increase self-awareness. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $25. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Tuesday, December 14

Westchester Holistic Breakfast – 8-10am. Join a group of holistically-minded people from all walks of life, and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting. Convent of the Divine Compassion, 52 N. Broadway, White Plains. $15/members or $18. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Integrate more fully into alignment with the Higher Self, learning greater self-empowerment. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $25. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Wednesday, December 15

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. For practitioners of all levels, everyone has an opportunity to both give and receive this healing energy. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $10/suggested donation.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Thursday, December 16

Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm w/Saundra Blum. Explore past experiences that influence life today in a safe, loving atmosphere. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $25.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Kirtan – 7:30-9:30. w/ Dennis Winge. 3rd Thursdays. Bring mat or pillow to sit on, or chairs available. Can bring percussion instruments. Free, donation of $5 or $10 appreciated. St. Paul’s on the Hill (kirtan to be held in parish hall) 40 Ganung Dr. Ossining. Info: 914.941.6627; stpaulsonthehill.org.

Saturday, December 18

Project Feeder Watch – Co-sponsored by Hudson River Audubon Society, Inc. Call for time. Lenoir Preserve, Dudley St., Yonkers. 914.968.5851.

Annual Christmas Bird Count – 9am. Help Teatown educators in this very important census, hiking the trails to count wintering birds. Compilation dinner held at 5:30pm at Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. $6/pp dinner. RSVP: 914.762.2912 x135; teatown.org.

Hike the Hudson – 9:30am. Join in for an invigorating early winter hike through Croton Point along the majestic Hudson. Croton Point Nature Center, Croton on Hudson. Free. 914.862.5297.

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

The Guiding Light Jewelry Trunk Show – 2-6pm. Open to all. Enjoy an opportunity to buy a piece of television history, and meet 10-time Emmy nominated, costume designer, Shawn Reeves. Treasures & Tales, 139 Grand St., Croton on Hudson. Info: 914.862.0632

Sunday, December 19

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-4:30pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $45. Schedule a private sessions w/Elka, available 12/16-12/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Open Dianic Eclectic Solstice Circle – 3-5pm. Circle starts at 3pm; bring a healthy snack to share in lieu of admission. Circle of Tranquility, Hawthorne. 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Winter Solstice Celebration at Wainwright House – 5pm. Including Fire Ceremony with Susan Wright & Leigh Reeves. Free. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave. Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant, $400. Schedule a private session w/Elka, available 12/16-12/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Kundalini Yoga – 6-7:30pm. Raise consciousness by connecting the body-mind-spirit with the subtle energies of the body, such as prana, and the chakras. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Tuesday, December 21

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. $700. Schedule a private session w/Elka, available 12/16-12/21. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Meditation Class – 7-9pm w/Kimberly. Class identifies the reasons for, and the benefits of relaxation and ‘centeredness’ through meditation. Class teaches techniques and exercises for relaxing the body and emptying the mind. Synchronicity. $20. 845.855.1172; synchronicityny.com.

Fibromyalgia Support Group – 7:30pm. A positive meeting place where those with Fibromyalgia can share challenges and similar problems with others. 20 Old Mamaroneck Road, Ste.1C, White Plains. Membership is free. Jennifer: 914.686.6200.

Wednesday, December 22

Meditation to Honor the Solstice – 7-8pm. Guidance with breathing, letting go, relaxing the physical body and connecting with the deeper self. Divine Compassion Spirituality Center, 52 North Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains.  $15. 914.798.1202.

 

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May 2010 Events

Saturday, May 1

Access Your Healing Potential with One Light Healing Touch – 5/1 & 5/2. w/ Penny Price Lavin. One Light Healing Touch is an International Energy Healing and Mystery School.Learn 4 techniques for healing oneself and others: Scanning, Radiant, Chakra and Color Healing. E.Fishkill. $250. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com: 845.878.5165.

Painting from the Inside Out & Family Constellation work – 10am-12pm. Dare to paint anything! Express, explore and play with paint. No skills required. 1:30-5pm: Participant’s paintings will help gain insight into family dynamics and unconscious patterns, whether family, work or in other symptoms. $100. Info: evemarieelkin.com.

SPCA of Westchester Charity Dog Walk & Pet Fair – 10am-2pm. Pet walk, music, food, games and crafts for kids and shopping in the vendor village. $20/registration; $35/ families of 2 or more; Kids under 12 enter & walk free. FDR State Park. Yorktown Heights. Info:spca914.org.

Nature and Native Americans Program – 10am-5pm. 5/1 & 5/2. Family Fun. Bear skulls, large collection of insects, Native American artifacts, Teepee workshops, rock and mineral displays and more. $4/adults, $2.50/seniors, students & children. 6 & under/free. Putnam Valley Grange, 128 Mill St. Putnam Valley. Info: Rosemarie Gratz: 845.528.0345.

Music at the Market with Deuces Child –10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Community Markets Mount Kisco Farmers Market. The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 12:45-1:45pm. 5/1-6/12 (excluding 5/22). Yoga experience designed to support a pregnant woman physically and emotionally as she moves towards birth. $180/member; $235/non-member. Apogee Bedford Hills. Register/info: 914.244.1606; apogeewellness.com.

Edible Weed Walk, sponsored by Westchester Slow Food – 1-3pm. Herbalist Bonnie Rogers leads informative tour of edible “weeds” and herbs. Learn how to harvest and prepare common backyard plants: Nettles, dandelion, chickweed and more. $20. 743 Bedford Rd. Sleepy Hollow. RSVP: 914.844.3776.

Belly Dance: Embody the Goddess – 2-5pm. w/ Susan Wright. Feel the elements of creation moving within…earth, water, fire, air and ether. Generate healing energy. Waiwright House. 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Sunday, May 2


R4Women’s Networking Event & Expo
– 10am-4pm. The Hudson Valley’s Premier Event for Womenpreneurs – the r4Women Networking Event & Expo debuts at Hollowbrook Golf Club. Day of networking, pampering, shopping, wine tasting and more. $12.50/admission; $25/brunch. Info: R4Women.com; 914.400.6675.

Holistic Pet Care for Dog, Cat Owners and Shelter Workers –1-4pm. Perfect class for the beginning of “Be Kind to Animals Week.” Learn easy techniques to release fear-aggression issues in both cats and dogs as well as making strays & ferals more adoptable. $40. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Free Community Yoga Class – 1:30-2:30pm.  Visit the Yogascape and Spa for the free community class held the first Sunday of each month. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.) Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Pre-Natal Yoga Workshop – 2-3pm. 5/2-6/6. Yoga experience designed to support a pregnant woman physically and emotionally as she moves towards birth. $180/member; $235/non-member. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 11 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor. White Plains. Register: 914.644.8884; apogeewellness.com.

Monday, May 3


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

Tuesday, May 4


Yoga by the Beach at Rye Town Park
– 5/4, 5/6, 5/11, 5/13, 5/20, 5/25, 5/27, 5/28. Open Level Yoga. Rain or Shine. Bring a yoga mat.  $17/drop-in or $15 with class package. Contact Jill Mulholland to reserve a spot: 203.485.9450.

Wednesday, May 5


Retrofitting Sprawl: A Guide to Remaking the Suburbs
– 9am-3:30pm. Conference for municipal officials, planners, community advocates and others. $35, includes lunch & refreshments. South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. Register/info: Tom Andersen: tom@westchesterlandtrust.org.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B.  info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Natural Awakenings Night – 6:30-9pm. Hosted by the professionals at the Katonah Healing Arts Alliance. Fun night with holistic neighbors. Refreshments. Free. 15 Parkway, Katonah. RSVP: 914.617.8750. Katonahhealingarts.com.

Thursday, May 6


The Power of Personal Branding for Women Entrepreneurs
– 5:30-9pm. Workshop w/ Karen Graves. Networking and dinner, image consulting, makeup demo, door prizes and goody bags. $40 by 4/15, then $50. $60/door (based on availability). Zanaro’s Italian Restaurant, White Plains. Info: 914.396.7664.

Open House for May Part-Time Massage Therapy Program – 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Friday, May 7

Nature Friendly Plant Sale at Teatown – 4-7pm: 5/7; 9am-2pm: 5/8. Unique and hard-to-find annuals and perennials, deer resistant and native plants, heirloom vegetables and more. $10 on Friday. Free on Saturday. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: 914.762.2912 x 110; teatown.org.

Birthday! Opening Reception & All Age Art Workshop – 6:30-8pm. Work from 19 tri-state artists on the theme of birthday. Also, Looking Back: Forty Years at Pelham Art Center. Runs thru 6/26. Pelham Art Center. 155 Fifth Ave. Pelham. Info: Christine Milo 914.738.2525; pelhamartcenter.org.

Introduction to Tarot Card Reading – 7-9pm. 4 weeks. w/ Ann Marie D’Agostino at Awakenings, Metaphysical Book & Gift Shop. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register/info:  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Reiki Share – 7-9pm. Open to both experienced and inexperienced. Join in to either refine Reiki technique or learn how to access the heart-centered, compassionate energy of Reiki. $10. Circle of Tranquility. Hawthorne. Info/register: 914.769.1446; bobbisholisticcare.com.

Saturday, May 8

Art at the Market with Pelham Art Center – Free, drop-in art project. Community Markets Mamaroneck Farmers Market. St Thomas’ Episcopal Church. 168 W Boston Post Rd. Mamaroneck. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Surviving 2012: Your Changing Consciousness – 9am-5pm. 5/8 & 6/19. Trudy Griswold, Raffaello DiMeglio, Cindy Miller, presents insight and tools for navigating these challenging times. $170/date. $250/both in advance. The Oaks. New Rochelle. Register: 203.426.9448 Info: trinityproduction.org.

Meet & Greet Roland M Comtois – Author of And Then There Was Heaven a journey of hope and love. 11:30am-1:30pm. Awakenings, Metaphysical Book & Gift Shop. 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. Register/info: 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

Fitness Event Celebrating Mothers! – 7am-3pm. Get healthy with a workout of circuit training for every age. Free for everyone. Apogee Bedford Hills. RSVP: 914.244.1606. Info: apogeewellness.com.

Surviving 2012 Your Changing Consciousness – 9am-5pm. 5/8 & 6/19. Workshop featuring Trudy Griswold, of the Angelspeake trilogy books, Raffaello DiMeglio, karmic healer, and Cindy Miller, intuitive and sacred activist. The Oaks in New Rochelle. $170; $250/both sessions. Register/Info: 203.426.9448 trinityproduction.org.

Mother–Daughter Pilates Mat Class – 10:30-11:30am. w/ Lesly Levy. Free for everyone. Apogee Pilates & Wellness Center, 11 Martine Avenue, 8th Floor. White Plains. Register: 914.644.8884; apogeewellness.com.

RiverTalks: Evening Lecture Series – 7pm. Rising Waters w/ Mark Lowrey. Learn the startling results of the Sea Level Rise Task Force, the DEC’s major study on climate change in the Hudson Valley, and how to prepare for it. $5. Beczak Environmental Education Center, 35 Alexander St. Yonkers. Info: 914.377.1900 x 13; beczak.org.

Sunday, May 9


Katonah Green Meetup Trip
– Road Trip to the Long Island Green Dome: Kevin Shea’s off the grid dome home. Potluck/carpooling. RSVP for sign up instructions: Meetup.com/Katonah-Green-and-Beyond.

Muscoot Farmers Market – 10am-3pm. 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 & 5/30. Fresh produce, meat, cheese, soap and candles, honey, maple syrup, flowers, fish and delicious baked goods. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.

Free Meditation and Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm. 2nd Sundays. 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 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, May 10


Film Screening of Who Does She Think She Is?
– 6:30pm. Film screening and artist panel discussion benefitting The Garden Road School.  $30. The Peekskill Hat Factory 1000 N. Division St. Peekskill. Info: 914.526.4033.

Preparing Today for Tomorrow’s Health Care Decision – 6:30pm. w/ Florissa E. Zinghini. Workshop helps plan for the future with aging parents; cope with discharge and make the best decisions. Somers Library. Somers. Info: 914.232.5717; somerslibrary.org.

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

Tuesday, May 11


Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum
– 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Introduction to Massage Therapy as a Career Workshop– 6-8pm. Learn about the profession of massage therapy, hear about the programs, and tour the school. Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Live Fermented Foods: Ancient Healing Art – 5/11 & 5/18. 7-9:30pm. w/ Holistic Chef Karen Spirer. Lean to prepare delicious (umami) savory and sweet rejuvenating fermented foods and elixirs. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.


Professional Women of Putnam Networking Event
– 6-9pm. Guest Speaker: Linda Rey of Rey Insurance. “Twitter for Business” To Tweet or Not to Tweet. $30 includes buffet. Marco’s Restaurant 612 Route 6 Mahopac. Register: professionalwomenofputnam.com.


Holistic Moms Network
–7-9pm. Workshop on Setting Limits with Donna Mikkelson, Founder and Director of The Garden Road School. Holistic Moms of Putnam County. All welcome.Desmond-Fish Library Children’s Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. Info: 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Teleconference w/ Dr. Christiane Northrup – 8pm. Business opportunity. Hosted by Dr. Northrup, Penny Northrup Kirk, and Kate Northrup Moller, co-founders of Team Northrup. For info and dial-in phone number, contact: Perry Levenson: 914.495.3212.

Wednesday, May 12


Holistic Approach to Enhancing Your Fertility
– 7-8:30pm. w/ Perry Levenson, L.Ac. Talk covers how acupuncture, improving nutritional status and reducing the toxicities in the body and environment enhances fertility naturally. Free. Whole Healthy Family. 401 Columbus Ave. Valhalla. Info: 914.495.3212; wholehealthyfamily.com.

Thursday, May 13

The Alexander Technique and Meditation – 7-8:30pm. w/ Vincent Fraser. Explore how the Alexander Technique can deepen Meditation Practice followed by a guided meditation. All levels welcome. Study group may form. Greenwich Library. Reservations required. 203.570.2059.

Storytelling Workshop – 7-9:30pm. 8 weeks. Creative journaling, guided meditation, and in-class writing exercises from successful texts such as The Artist’s Way. $40/class; $240/8 classes. Stern Wellness Center. 27 Radio Circle Drive #104, Mount Kisco. 914.864.2222.

Friday, May 14


Equine Energetix Seminar
– 6-8pm. w/ James Cassese. EMDR in Humans and Equine Bilateral Corrective Experience. Learn about this integrative treatment approach for horse and rider. $40. Mistover Farm. Pawling. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Prenatal/Postpartum Yoga Teacher Training – 5/13: 7-9pm; 5/14 & 5/15: 8:30am-6:30pm. 20 hour training designed for Yoga Teachers or Bodyworkers who want a greater working knowledge of pre and postnatal yoga. $650  Premier Pilates & Yoga. Register/info: 914.235.1250; premierpilatesny.com.

Feminenza presents: Growing Confidence and Living Confidently

– 7-9:30pm. Through information, practical exercises, open dialogue and exploration, this workshop offers tools to enhance and access this confidence. North American Template Center. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: Eileen McGowan at 914.924.9391.

Saturday, May 15


Equine Energetix Workshop
– 9am-5pm. w/ James Cassese. Horse As Muse: Creativity Through The Way of the Horse. Using Equine-Facilitated Learning to help participants connect to one’s creative self. No horse experience necessary. Mistover Farm. Pawling. Info/register: 212.477.4475; equineenergetix.com.

Annual Friends of Lasdon Plant Sale – 9:30am-3:30pm. A large selection of shrubs, annuals and perennials available for purchase. Rain or shine. Free admission. Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial, Rt. 35, Somers. Info: 914.864.7268.

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm. 5/15 & 5/16. Attune to this system of energy healing and spiritual growth practices with Ginny Mackles, 5th generation Master since 1986.  Includes 33-page workbook. Millwood. Info: ginnymackles.com; 914.762.7761.

Cooking Demo and Tasting with Chef Emily – 10:30am-12:30pm. Free. Community Markets Mount Kisco Farmers Market. The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester. 351 Main St. Mt. Kisco. Info: communitymarkets.biz.

Spring Fever event at Wholistic Physical Therapy – 10:30am-12pm. Learn about the benefits of Myofascial Release Treatment and receive a free 15 minute evaluation. 1591 Rt. 22, Brewster. Info: 845.940.1050.


Open-Air Family Music Fest at GNC
– 11am-4pm. Rain date 5/16. Family fun day with entertainment, exhibits, trails and refreshments for purchase, or bring a picnic. $12/ Non-members; 44/kids. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.


The Art of Healing Grand Opening Celebration
– 12-5pm. Festivities will be held at The Art of Healing, 1 Front St. in Patterson. Info: 845.878.HEAL.

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


Woodland Wildflower Hike
– 1-2:30pm. Hike to Hidden Valley to learn the ecology and lore of woodland wildflowers. Nature Center at Teatown Lake Reservation. 1600 Spring Valley Rd. Ossining. Info: teatown.org; 914.762.2912.


Urban H20: Local Music
– 7pm. Joe Crookston with Julia Corbalis. Moving songs delivered with magical madness plus Westchester’s own soulful singer-songwriter. $10 includes free beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

Sunday, May 16


Spring Migration Bird Walk
– 7:30am. Beginners welcome. This should be the height of the migration. See flycatchers, warblers, orioles and thrushes. Bring binoculars. Free. Marshlands Conservancy. Rt. 1 Rye. Info: 914.835.4466.


Shad River Festival
– Riverkeeper’s 20th Shad Festival and Hudson River Celebration at Boscobel House includes live music, nature hikes, and eco-arts and crafts. Garrison. Info: 1.800.21RIVER, ext. 232 or visit riverkeeper.org.

Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest – 9am-3pm. Demos on canoeing, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Taconic Outdoor Education Center. 75 Mountain Laurel Lane, Cold Spring. $2; $1/kids. Info: 845.265.3773.

Spring Planting Program – 1-3pm. Join Master Gardener Charlotte Morsch for some hands-on garden prep and planting in the historic truck garden. Free. Muscoot Farm, Rt. 100, Somers. Info: 914.864.7282.
Bernie Siegel: Reflections on the Art of Living & Healing – 2-4pm. $25. The Graduate Institute. 171 Amity Rd. Bethany, CT. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.


Cooking Grains and Dried Beans, Eat Eco-Healthfully and $ave Money
– 2-5pm. 5/16 & 5/23. Other dates too. $190 or $170 per person if bringing a friend. Offered by Vitalah Simon of YogaShine, Hawthorne. Info: 914.769.8745.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-6pm. w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant, $65. Also private sessions w/ Elka available 5/13-5/18.  Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St.  Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.


Lecture on the Bhagavad Gita
– 3-5pm, Satsang 5-6:30pm; Kirtan 6:30-8pm. w/ Shyam Das. $25 each, or $55 for the day. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; shyamdas.com.


Kundalini Yoga
– 6-7:30pm. Experience the joy of strengthening the nervous system and enhancing creative potential, and finding a deep inner calm and self-confidence. $20. 11-13 Main St. Mount Kisco. Info/register: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.


Monday, May 17


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

EFT & Holistic Approaches to Reversing or Managing Diabetes – 7-8:30pm. Restore peace and bring balance to metabolism and body pH with EFT, guided meditation, diet and education. $25. Register/info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.

Tuesday, May 18


Networking for Womenpreneurs
–11am-1:30pm. Relaxed networking gathering to aid women in connecting to resources, building relationships and growing their businesses. $25, includes lunch and attendance roster. Infinite Possibilities, 1132 Main St. Peekskill. Cindy: 914.400.6675; r4women.com.

Exploring the Integrative Care Continuum – 4-6 pm. A free information session on a Certificate Program in Integrative Medicine. New Milford Hospital, Room(s) Robison A & B. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.

Live Fermented Foods: Ancient Healing Art – 7-9:30pm. w/ Holistic Chef  Karen Spirer. Lean to prepare delicious (umami) savory and sweet rejuvenating fermented foods and elixirs. Inter-Village Continuing Education (IRV HS, S101), 500 Farm Rd. Ardsley. Info/register: 914.674.1258.

Wednesday, May 19


Stress: What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
– 6-7:30pm. Interactive discussion with Minerva Santos, MD. Discover natural techniques and foods for stress reduction. Learn the effects of chronic stress. Free. 691 East Main St. Jefferson Valley. Register: 914.245.6800.

Thursday, May 20


World Healing: Group Walk & Talk for Women’s Issues and 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. Register/info: 845.228.8132; putnamhealingarts.com.


Experiential Health and Healing Info Session
– 4pm. Dr. Steven Horowitz presents an information session on the M.A. in Experiential Health and Healing. Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness at Stamford’s Tully Health Center. Info: 203.874.4252; learn.edu.


Creating Health and Prosperity with Team Northrup
– 7-8:30pm. w/ Perry Levenson. Explore the health/wealth connection. Seminar is for those inspired by the mind/body/spirit connection and the work of Dr. Christiane Northrup. Free. Register: 914.495.3212; createprosperityinmay.eventbright.com.


Friday, May 21

Riverlovers Pot Luck & Meeting – 6:30pm. Join Riverlovers and learn what’s happening on our natural heritage river. Meet at the nature center. Croton Point Nature Center. Croton-on-Hudson. Info: 914.862.5297.


Conversation on Conservation Café: Hydro-fracking and Your Drinking Water
– 8-10:30am. Hear the latest on the value and effects of hydrofracking. Forum for dialogue about current environmental issues. Bring your own coffee mug. Pace University Pleasantville Campus. Register/info: 914.864.7047.

Yogasm – 7:30-9:30pm. w/ Cat Guthrie. A workshop for women only. Exploring the Divine Feminine within. Specific breathing and asana practices to deepen connection and increase responsiveness and enjoyment. $40. Yogascape and Spa. 1100 Route 52, 2nd Floor, Carmel. Info: 845.225.YOGA; theyogascape.com.

Saturday, May 22

Birding With Ed Kanze – 7:30am. Naturalist Ed Kanze returns to lead this excursion to observe the behavior of some of the colorful songbirds of Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. $8 without Park Pass. Rt. 35 & 121 South, Cross River. Info: 914.864.7323.

Garden Tool Swap – 9am-1pm. Bring garden tools, containers, supplies to Gossett’s Farmer’s Market to trade with other gardeners. Participants receive organic vegetable seeds from nursery. 1201 Rte 35, South Salem. Info: GossettsFarmMarket.com.

Native American Spirituality: Dance, Drum, Learn – 9:30am-1:30pm. w/ Valerie Stiehl at Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye. Must register by 5/19: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.


Mamapalooza
– 11am-5pm. Live music festival with activities for kids, news on green and sustainable living, food vendors and more. Free. Kensico Dam Plaza. Valhalla. Info: 877.711.MOMS; mamapalooza.org.

The Plasma presents: What Does It Mean to Be Human? – Experiential, transformative concert. 7 Saxon Wood Road in White Plains. Part of the proceeds will support Feminenza. Tickets: $20 at edwarddowrick.com.

Family Yoga – 1:30-2:15pm, for ages 3-6 & w/ parents; 2:30-3:30pm for ages 7 and up w/ parents. w/ Robin Wald. Quality play time with family in a fun-filled yoga workshop. $25/2 people; $5 each extra person. Info: 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Sunday, May 23


Greasestock 2010
– An alternative fuel exhibit and fest at the historic Peter Pratt’s Inn in Yorktown Heights. Vegetable oil fuel trucks, electric car, and music. Info: greasestock.org.

Shamanic Drumming Circle – 1:30-4:30pm.During this circle, 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.

Monday, May 24


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

Tuesday, May 25


Open House for the June Full-Time Massage Therapy Program
– 6-8pm. Learn about the school, hear from instructors, and meet fellow students.  Free. Finger Lakes School of Massage. 272 North Bedford Rd. Mount Kisco. Register: 914.241.7363.

Wednesday, May 26


Katonah Study Group
– 7pm. Please bring goodies to eat. Katonah Library, Garden Room. $10/evening or $50/membership for the year. RSVP: Saundra C. Blum 914.767.0312. Info: Katonahstudygroup.org.


Friday, May 28


Sunset Jazz Soiree with Art Labriola Trio
– 6-8pm. Rain date 5/29. Take in the famous view of the Hudson River from Boscobel’s great lawn. Wine, cheese and light hors d’oeuvres served. 21 years+ Reservations required. $35. Garrison. Register: 845.265.3638 x 115; Boscobel.org, artlabriola.com.

Sunday,  May 30


GNC Highlights Tour
– 11:30am. Take a guided tour of the gardens and grounds, and learn about the treasures on the Nature Center’s 33 acres. Trail maps provided. Free. Greenburgh Nature Center. Info: 914.723.3470; greenburghnaturecenter.org.

June 4


One Light Healing Touch School Begins
– w/ Penny Price Lavin. School meets 18 days over 6 months. Ideal for those seeking personal growth and all healthcare practitioners. Learn 50 holistic, shamanic and esoteric self-healing practices and 33 techniques to heal oneself and others. CEUs. Info: onelighthealingtouch.com; 845.878.5165.

Natural Awakenings Night – March 10, 2010 – Fit Stop Cafe

Fit Stop Café Hosts Natural Awakenings Gathering

Fit Stop owner Stacy Hendrie

Fit Stop owner Stacy Hendrie

The next Natural Awakenings Night takes place on Wednesday, March 10 (snow date March 11) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fit Stop Café in Yorktown Heights, NY. These monthly gatherings are a great way to meet and mingle with other Natural Awakenings readers and proponents of healthy living in our area. This event is free, with healthy and delicious refreshments served by Fit Stop owner Stacy Hendrie.

The Fit Stop Café opened last October within the Solaris Sport Club in Yorktown Heights. The cafe welcomes the general public and club members with a nutritious menu of natural foods and a focus on providing healthy choices for people when they dine out. Stacy is a Holistic Health Counselor who helps people look at the wide range of things that impact health—from food and exercise to spirituality and relationships—with the goal of helping her clients to become happier and healthier. She will present her thoughts on healthy eating in general and the Fit Stop Café in particular while inviting us to sample some of her menu selections at our gathering.

The Fit Stop Café is located in the Solaris Sport Club at 201 Veterans Road in
Yorktown Heights. For more information, call 914.962.4094 or visit stacyhendrie.com and thefitstopcafe.com. To RSVP for the Natural Awakenings Night, call 914.617.8750.