February 2011 Events

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Tai Chi Class – 7-8:30pm (2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22). The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rt. 6, Carmel. $110/8 class block. 824.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Healing Circle of Light – 12-1pm. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste.205, Mt. Kisco.  All welcome. Free. 914.730.0155 or  914.400.7056; spiritinside.net.

Meditation Series – 7-8pm (2/2, 2/9, 2/16, 2/23). Be guided through breathing, letting go, and connecting with the deeper self; an excellent program for beginners. Divine Compassion Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 No.Broadway, 2nd floor, White Plains. $15. 914.798.1202.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3

“Deeksha” – 7-8pm (2/3 & 2/17). Deeksha is also known as The Oneness Blessing. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. $10/donation. 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

Prenatal Discussion Group – 7-8:30pm (2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24). Pregnant women and new mothers gather to connect, share, and receive answers about pregnancy, labor and newborn care. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste. 104, Mount Kisco. 914.299.0544; childbirthpartners.com.

Pendulum Workshop – 7-9pm w/Bente Hansen. Learn the basics of clearing past life energy blockages, interferences and programs. Bring a pendulum, or many are for sale at Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $25/reserved. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4

The Yin of Yoga – 6-9pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden. Practice looks at the emotional body through the lens of the physical body. Experience a passive yet deeply physical yoga practice. $40. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

Practitioner Back Care & Yoga – 7-8:45pm w/Michael Kennis & Athina Pride. This workshop is for the dedicated yoga practitioner. Infinite Yoga Center, 2 East Ave., Ste. 205, Larchmont. $25/advance; $30/same day. 914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

Gallery Event – 7-9pm w/Medium Phil Quinn. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. $125. 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

Intro to Life Coaching – 7-9pm w/Lisa St. John. Learn how to move beyond wounds and to live the heart’s desire. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. Free. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5

Somers Energy Expo – 9am-4pm.  Day of speakers and vendors, motivating residents and businesses to get involved in the national effort to mitigate the effects of Climate Change. Family $20/Adult $15/Student $5. Admission includes lunch. Somers High School, Route 139 Somers. Info: GreenSomers.org.

Eaglefest – 9-4pm. Eagle viewing sites along the Hudson River. Educational displays, collaborators’ exhibits, children’s activities, and music. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 914.762.2912 x110; teatown.org.

Foot Reflexology Certification Course – 9am-5pm (2/5-6; 2/19-20; 3/5-6; 3/19-20; 4/9-10; 5/14-15). This is the first of six weekend sessions of a 200-hour certification program. For more info or to register: 914.649.5262; IntegrativeHealthPractices.com.

Briarcliff Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-12noon. Musician Matt Turk entertains for shoppers of fresh food from local farmers and food artisans. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm.  Briarcliff Congregational Church, 30 S. State Rd. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Footfalls a Quiet Journey – 10am-1pm w/Bern Richards. Take a journey with drums and rattles sharing vision quest experiences along with a white feather, whale/dolphin meditation. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $125. Registration required: 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Kirtan – 7pm. Golden Temple, 223 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $10/suggested donation; kids free. Directions: goldentempleyoga.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Mastermind Groups Forming – Time TBA. Lifestreams Healing invites Westchester and Putnam residents to join a collective of like-minded people seeking self-mastery through the power of a mastermind group. Program begins March 6; individuals must reserve by February 24. Visit: lifestreamshealing.com.

Reiki I Certification – 10am-4pm w/AnneBentzen, Usui/Karuna Master. Learn Reiki history, and practices for self-care. Stern Chiropractic & Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr, Ste. 104, Mt. Kisco. $150/includes manual & certificate. Pre-pay by Feb.1. 914.588.4079.

My Own Psychic/My Own Medium – 1-5pm (2/6, 2/19, 3/6) w/Carol Hutner. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

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 Rte. 52, 2nd floor (at Farmers Mills Rd.), Carmel. 845.225.9642; theyogascape.com.

Natural Awakenings Event – 3pm. A community gathering and showing of the film 2012: Time for Change; offering an optimistic alternative to apocalyptic doom and gloom. Q&A with expert panel and exhibitors follows. The Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $10/free after 5pm. Advanced RSVP required: 914.617.8750; WakeUpNaturally.com.

Candlelit Kundalini & Meditation – 5:30-7pm. Strengthen the nervous system, enhance creative potential, and find deep inner calm. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. $20 paid registration by 2/4. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Adult Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. Bi-monthly thematic guided meditation and group discussion. Scarsdale Wellness Center, 531 Central Park Ave., Ste. 304, Scarsdale. $15.  914.722.1989.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Westchester Holistic Breakfast – 8-10am. Dr. Debra Weiss presents “Eat Smart, Get Fit in 2011.”  Gather together and enjoy an organic breakfast in a beautiful setting. Spirituality Center at Good Counsel Campus, 52 No. Broadway, White Plains. $18/non-members, $15/members. 914.422.1784; WestchesterHolisticNetwork.org.

Cleansing & Detoxification Demo – 10am-12noon. Discover how to find the true source of health. Receive a free five minute chair massage and sample the benefits of therapeutic juices. WellSpring Holistic Health Center, 1415 Boston Post Rd., Larchmont. 914.341.1246.

Holistic Moms Network –6:30-8:30pm. Join a panel of local birth professionals and parents to explore options and opportunities for empowered birth. Desmond-Fish Library Program Room, Rt. 9D and 403, Garrison. 845.809.5242; holisticmoms.org.

Angelic Guided Meditation – 7-9pm w/Francine Vale. Bring the Self into alignment with the Higher Self. Learn greater self-empowerment, and life becomes more peaceful and harmonious. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Key Topics in Experiential Health/Healing – 5pm w/Dr. Steven Horowitz. Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, Conference room C, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct., Stamford, CT. 203. 874.4252; learn.edu.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10

Wholistic Physical Therapy – 6:30-7:30pm w/Peter Dorsa, PT.  Goal setting and self-treatment exercises to do at home. Win a free MFR treatment. Make 2011 the best year of health and wellness. Info: 845.940.1050.

Master of Arts in Experiential Health/Healing – 7pm. Presented by The Graduate Institute at   Total Life Care Center, 152 East Ave., Norwalk, CT.  Free. 203. 874.4252; learn.edu.

Mediumship Circle – 7-9pm. Suzanne Dye leads a team that will pass on messages received from the other side of the veil. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave., Katonah. $20/suggested donation.  914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Meditation – 7:30-9pm w/Tom Cummings. Infinite Yoga Center, 2 East Ave., Ste. 205, Larchmont.  $15; $12/seniors & students.  914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12

Art Project/Mamaroneck Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-12noon. Join the Pelham Art Center for a free crafts project. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm. St Thomas Episcopal Church, 168 W. Boston Post Rd. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Yorktown Reiki Class – 10am-4pm (2/12, 2/13). Learn Reiki I and II from a long time health professional. $275/includes materials. Call Reiki Master Roberta Rosenberg at 914.720.1108.

Psychic Saturday – 11am-4pm. Empower the self with good decisions for all life’s issues by finding the path to higher understanding. Spiritinside Healing Center, 344 Main St., Ste. 205, Mt. Kisco. $30/15mins; $60/30mins; $100/45mins. 914.730.0155; spiritinside.net.

Partner Yoga Workshop – 2-4pm. Work with a partner and learn to assist each other in moving further into poses, challenging existing edges and exploring new ones. $35/each. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St., Mt. Kisco. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Loving Hands/Techniques for Home Massage – 2-4:30pm w/Adrea Robles, LMT. Learn simple massage techniques with a partner that can be preformed at home. Release stress and melt into relaxation. Liberation Yoga, 900 S. Lake Blvd. $35/per person; $60/couple. 845.803.8389.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Adept Class – 10am-5pm. Take the next step on the spiritual path. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. More info: 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

Prenatal Yoga – 10:30am-11:45am 2/13-4/3 (skips 2/20, 2/27). This class incorporates yoga poses modified for the unique requirements of the pregnant body. 6wks/$150 . Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco, 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

Meditation/Satsang – 1:30-2:30pm w/Amy Pearce-Hayden, ERTY. Join like-minded in a thought provoking look into yogic philosophy, followed by guided meditation. Yogascape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. Free. 845.225.9642.

Restorative Yoga – 5-7pm. This is a powerful practice incorporating gentle postures and breath that everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St. Mt. Kisco. $25 paid registration by 2/11. 914.241.9642; questyogaarts.com.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Restoring Balance in a Chronic Culture – 7-8:30 pm. w/Dr. Michael Finkelstein of Sunraven. Discover physical, emotional and spiritual tools for dealing with a chronic condition in oneself or a loved one. The Yoga Loft at The Bedford Post Inn. Info/ Register: 914.234.6646; SunRaven.org.

The Three Solutions to Health Problems – 7-8:30pm w/Dr. Lawrence G. Stern. Discover how using natural healthcare, cleansing and nutrition can prevent and eliminate the cause of disease.

Stern Chiropractic and Integrative Wellness, 27 Radio Circle Dr., Ste. 104, Mount Kisco. Free. 914.864.222; SternWellnessCenter.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Celebrate The Heart Event – 6-9pm. Heart Disease is the #1 killer of women. This event will be an evening of networking, education and hands on demonstrations. A portion of the evening’s proceeds donated to the American Heart Association. $35/includes dinner and dessert.  professionalwomenofputnam.com.

Sugar Blues Lecture – 6:30pm. Holistic Nutrition Coach, Yolanda Faustini Stone teaches attendees how to overcome sugar cravings without willpower or deprivation. 1 Scarsdale Rd., Tuckahoe. Free. Register/info: 917.843.9055; livehealthynewyork.com.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Whole Foods Market White Plains: Mommy & Me – 9-11am. 3rd Thursdays. Meet other new moms at Mommy & Me in the Whole Foods Market cafe. Complimentary breakfast for Mom and baby; samples, raffles and fun with experts. 110 Bloomingdale Rd. White Plains. RSVP at customer service: 914.288.1300. wholefoods.com.

Love, Medicine & Miracles – 7pm w/Bernie Siegel. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. $20. Reserve seat at learn.edu/events.

Group Past Life Regression Workshop – 7-9pm. Certified hypnotherapist Saundra (Cindy) Blum, leads the group gently down the path to examine how past experiences influence life today. Awakenings, 215 Katonah Ave. Katonah. $35. 914.232.0382; awakeningskatonah.com.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Reiki I Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (3/19, 3/20) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the first level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Harbingers of Spring – 10-11:30am.Hike to look for those very first signs that spring is just around the corner. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining. 914.762.2912; teatown.org.

Canning Demonstration/Mt. Kisco Indoor Farmers Market – 10am-12noon. Learn to “put by” market favorites. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 E. Main St. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Kirtan – 7pm. Come to the new location for the monthly “home” kirtan and drumming circle. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester, 236 South Bedford Rd. (Rt.172), Mt Kisco. 914.241.1360.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Annual Food Drive Round Robin – 10am-12noon. An all-level class with live music held to benefit a local food bank. Bring fresh/non-perishable food items as admission. The YogaScape and Spa, 1100 Rte. 52, 2nd floor, Carmel. 845.225.9642.

More Truth Will Set You Free Workshop – 2-4:30pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private session’s w/Elka available 2/17-2/22. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. $45/workshop. 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Kirtan – 3pm. Monthly kirtan at Wainwright House with Satya Franche & Ma Kirtan. 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. $10/advance or $15 at the door. Info: 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Prema Birthing Certification Class – 5:30-8:30pm w/ Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant.   Private sessions with Elka are available 2/17-2/22. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center. 32 Main St., Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Adult Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. Bi-monthly thematic guided meditation and group discussion. Scarsdale Wellness Center, 531 Central Park Ave., Ste. 304, Scarsdale. $15.  914.722.1989.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

K-5 Winter Adventures – 9am-3pm (2/22-2/24). Great opportunity for young children to visit Hilltop Hanover Farm during February break. Children explore the farm and trails, learn about the greenhouses, and cook healthy food. Register: hilltophanoverfarm.org.

Rising Star Healing System Initiation – 5-9pm w/Elka Boren, Shaman & Clairvoyant. Also private sessions available with Elka 2/17-2/22. Human Bodyworks Massage Therapy & Healing Arts Center, 32 Main St. Hastings on Hudson. Register/info: 917.445.1767; HumanBodyworks.com.

Green Drinks Westchester – 6-8pm. Informal, social networking group built around a common interest in the natural environment. Crown Plaza, 66 Hale Ave. White Plains. Info: Call Dani 914.403.5149.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

Open House – 5pm. Discover graduate programs that enrich the spirit and inspire life-long transformation. The Graduate Institute, 171 Amity Rd., Bethany, CT. 203.874.4252; .learn.edu.

“Munay-Ki Circle” – 7-9pm. The Sanctuary, 97 Old Rte. 6, Carmel. $22. 845.225.3777; Carmelsanctuary.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25

If You Could Not Fail – Time TBA (2/25-2/27) w/Jean Houston. Frst in a series of weekends where the rich soil of the mind, heart and soul is opened for exploration, healing and transformation. Garrison Institute. Info & register: 845.424.4800; garrisoninstitute.org.

Writers Retreat: A Gift of Time – 5:30pm (2/25) through 8pm (2/26). Retreat offers some reflections on the spiritual sources of writing, time to write, and opportunity to share one’s work. Facilitator, M. Doretta Cornell, RDC PhD. Good Counsel Campus, White Plains. Info: 914.798.1244.

Yoga Nidra – 7-9pm w/Athina Pride. This is a guided relaxation practice that includes warm-ups, breathing and affirmations. Infinite Yoga Center, 2 East Ave., Ste. 205, Larchmont. $15; $12/seniors & students. 914.833.1210; InfiniteYogaCenter.net.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

Reiki I – 9:30am-5pm w/Eileen Savage. Wainwright House, 260 Stuyvesant Ave., Rye. 914.967.6080; wainwright.org.

Reiki II Workshop – 9:30am-4pm (2/26, 2/27) w/Ginny Mackles, Reiki Master. Be attuned and certified to the second level of Reiki. Millwood. 914.762.7761; ginnymackles.com.

Cooking Demo/Mt. Kisco Indoor Farmers Market –10am-12noon. Join Fork & Glass Catering for tips, tastes and recipes. Market is open weekly 9am-1pm. Boys and Girls Club of Northern Westchester, 351 E. Main St. Free. 914.923.4837; communitymarkets.biz.

Archetypal Cosmology – 12noon. Dr. Glenn Perry Presents a free online information session on this emerging field. To register or more info: learn.edu/events.

Angelic Connection – 2-4pm w/Robin C. Mueller. Students receive an Angelic attunement, the name of their Angel and an Angelic blessing. Spiritinside Healing Center 344 Main St., Ste.205, Mt. Kisco; spiritinside.net. $125. Registration required: 914.730.0155.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Snowshoe Hike – 10-11:30am. Strap on a pair of Teatown’s snowshoes and experience a winter’s day in the woods. If no snow, it’s a hike instead. Adults only. Teatown Lake Reservation, 1600 Spring Valley Rd., Ossining; teatown.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

SunRaven Book Club – 7pm. Discussion of Women Food and God by Geneen Roth. For book club information or to receive Finkelstein’s Skillful Living Newsletter, visit SunRaven.org or call 914.234.6646

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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.