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contact us Publishers Dana Boulanger & Marilee Burrell Editing Team Marilee Burrell, Allison Gorman, Jullianne Hale, Jacqueline Wright & Dawne Clark Sales Team Dana Boulanger & Jennifer Amuso Design & Production Marilee Burrell, Stephen Blancett, Kathleen Fellows, Patrick Floresca Community Street Team Shira Adler, Lauren Awerdick, Eve Folger, Wanda Jeanty, Lucy Marcella, Heather Novak, Betty Prinsen & Karen Shaw Natural Awakenings Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess NY PO Box 313 Lincolndale, NY 10540-0313 Phone: 914.617.8750 WPCEditor@naturalawakeningsmag.com Dana-NA@WakeUpNaturally.com www.WakeUpNaturally.com © 2017 by Natural Awakenings. All rights reserved. Although some parts of this publication may be reproduced and reprinted, we require that prior permission be obtained in writing. Natural Awakenings is a free publication distributed locally and is supported by our advertisers. It is available in selected stores, health and education centers, healing centers, public libraries and wherever free publications are generally seen. Please call to find a location near you or if you would like copies placed at your business. We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised. We welcome your ideas, articles and feedback.

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ast month Dana and I traveled to Orlando for the 2017 Natural Awakenings Publishers Conference, and we’re still basking in the afterglow of love that we experienced with our brother and sister publishers from across the country. We celebrated milestones, shared success stories, learned new technologies and nurtured our connection as a family of heart-centered publishers. This conference was bittersweet, because it was our first gathering since the passing of our much-loved president, Larry Levine, who was honored in a special Dana Boulanger holding the Larry ceremony. And big news for us: Dana was Levine Passion Award, Sharon awarded the first-ever Larry Levine Passion Bruckman & Marilee Burrell Award “for consistently demonstrating a high level of passion for Natural Awakenings. You are a shining light that brightens the path for all those you meet.” Yep, that’s Dana! Her heart is huge, and just like Larry, she’s never too busy to help someone. Also, I was thrilled by an illuminating demonstration of the Law of Attraction when I won an iPad in a raffle; Dana can now use it to make work easier and more fun when she’s on the road. We’re actively streamlining how we put the magazine together each month, so we both have more time to be out and about, discovering new resources and meeting new people in the community. At the conference, we also met and instantly connected with Larry’s successor, Pat McGroder, a man with lots of experience in the publishing world and big ideas to take Natural Awakenings in new and exciting directions. At the core of Natural Awakenings is and has always been Sharon Bruckman, our visionary founder. Sharon started the first NA magazine in Naples, Florida, 23 years ago, and today, thanks to her, there are more than 85 unique NA magazines across the country. Sharon has been guiding and inspiring us from day one. I am honored to be part of such an extraordinary group of individuals, and grateful that Dana and I get to do work that is meaningful to us. If publishing a Natural Awakenings magazine sounds like something you’d like to do, you can, as there are franchises available. In fact, an opportunity of a lifetime is nearby—the New York City Natural Awakenings is for sale. Other choice locations are still available too. One of our newest publishers, Marc Jones, just started an NA magazine in the Dominican Republic, in both English and Spanish! Please check out the Natural Awakenings franchise ad on page 8 for info about which locations are available and feel free to talk with us. Our goal is to have more than 100 magazines publishing within the next few years. Locally, Dana and I are starting to plan our big 10-year publishing anniversary celebration party. The location and date are to be determined, but we are thinking it will be early fall. Stay tuned for details, and let us know if you know of an ideal venue. Finally, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, and to mine in heaven. To those of you who are lucky enough to still have your dads in the physical, give them an extra big hug this year. Share the love,

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et On Your Mat for Mental Health, an outdoor yoga class designed to raise awareness and support for behavioral health issues and services, will return to Turnure Park in White Plains June 21, at 5:30 p.m. It will be led by Beryl Bender Birch and hosted by the Mental Health Association of Westchester. One of well+GOOD’s “most inspiring megayoga events,” the class features mindfulness, Get On Your Mat in White Plains meditation, movement and music, all for a good cause. “Prior to the yoga class, participants can enjoy the sounds of Brooklyn’s popular House of Waters while strolling through the ‘yoga marketplace,’” says Connie Moustakas, director of development for the Mental Health Association of Westchester. Early registration is encouraged. The first 250 registrants will receive free yoga mats, courtesy of White Plains Hospital. Admission is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the class. Little yogi tickets are $15. “Our campaign slogan is Mental Health Matters,” Moustakas says. “We encourage participants to be the movement by raising awareness for the event and for mental health. At MHA, we strive to foster communities where everyone is welcome, where we lift each other up and inspire change. In our community, shame, stigma and discrimination have no place.” Turnure Park is located at 26 Lake Street, White Plains. Check-in and registration begin at 5:30 p.m., along with live music and the yoga marketplace. Class begins at 6:30 p.m. For more info, visit MHAWestchester.org/yoga or contact Moustakas at Development@ MHAWestchester.org or 914.265.7511. See ad, page 55.

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he weekend of June 3 and 4 will be particularly special in Putnam County, which is celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated Tilly Foster Farm, as well as Tilly’s Table, the county’s first farm-to-table event venue and restaurant. Weekend festivities will include a live broadcast on KICKS 105.5 radio, live country music, children’s activities and a farmers’ market. The farm will be open to the public Saturday Tilly’s Table in red barn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tilly’s Table will host public seatings with a prix fixe menu at 5, 7 and 9 p.m. On Sunday, Tilly’s Table will host the first of what will become a weekly event, the Farmers Sunday Brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 845.808.1840 for reservations (required). The grand opening is the culmination of several years of planning. The revamped Tilly Foster Farm will offer regular family-friendly activities such as hiking, community gardening and cooking classes, as well as special events. Tilly’s Table complements the farm’s culinary arts program and taps into the growing interest in local, organic food and farm-to-table cuisine. The restaurant will be operated by Al and Joe Ciuffetelli of Homestyle Catering, in Mahopac. For more info, visit PutnamTillyFoster.com.

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u e s t Yo g a A r t s in Mount Kisco is welcoming warm weather with two special events that are open to the community: a participatory group chant led by Satya Franche and Ma Kirtan June 2, at 7 p.m., and day of free classes offered by the studio’s graduating teachers on June 3. Quest Yoga Arts Yoga Teachers Kirtan, which means “chanting,” is a cross-cultural experience that originated in India many centuries ago—formally a part of bhakti yoga, the devotional path of yoga, and nada yoga, the science of sound and vibration, says QYA owner Laura Jensen. “Kirtan is quickly becoming one of the leading forms of participatory world music. Everyone can participate—there are no prerequisites, no special talents or skills, and no religious beliefs or cultural backgrounds that are needed to take part in the kirtan experience. It’s a very powerful and easy way to use sound to help us to connect with the divine energy within both ourselves and our community.” Donations are appreciated. The Quest Yoga Arts community has grown and flourished since Jensen took over the studio four years ago, and the community class day is in part a celebration of its six graduating teachers who embarked on this journey last November. Anyone is welcome to join these open-level one-hour classes throughout the day. There will be refreshments, a raffle for a premium Jade Mat, and discounts on class cards, yoga clothing and accessories. Sign up for classes at QuestYogaArts.com.

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hira Adler, founding partner of T3cSynergy, which offers organic cannabidiol (CBD) products, is the featured guest on Disrupt Now’s May 30 podcast (DisruptNowProgram.com). She will also speak at the June 29 launch of the North Westchester chapter of the Health and Wellness Network of Commerce, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. at Apogee Fitness and Wellness in Bedford Hills. Shira Adler CBD, which is derived from hemp and therefore THC-free, is the most powerful plant-based healing agent on the planet, Adler says. “Science is finally proving what many natural and green-living people have known for quite some time: CBD can work like nothing else on a wide spectrum of challenges and disorders, including mental health issues, nausea, osteoporosis, cancer, MS, fibromyalgia, ADHD, autism, Alzheimer’s, dementia, IBS, Crohn’s and colitis.” Major health institutes and organizations worldwide have published clinical studies indicating that CBD can treat inflammation and pain—especially chronic pain, which is now covered in New York for full medical cannabis use. “You don’t need THC to benefit from CBD,” Adler says. “At any age, and for any emotional or physical challenge, CBD is safe and effective, with no side effects or contraindications.”   T3cSynergy CBD Products T3cSynergy, which she owns along with Andy Kadison, offers family-friendly CBD products made from hemp plants grown on a licensed organic farm in Colorado. It offers proprietary blends in CBD-infused aromatherapy sprays, body butter, dietary supplement capsules and tinctures. 

Quest Yoga Arts is located at 11 E. Main St., 2nd Fl., Mt. Kisco. For more info, visit T3cSynergy.com or Facebook, Instagram and For more info, call 914.241.9642 or visit QuestYogaArts.com. Twitter @t3cSynergy. Contact Shira Adler at Shira@t3cSynergy. com, 888.392.5242 or Facebook @The1ShiraAdler.  See ad, page 58.

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amp Herrlich, a summer day camp that also provides year-round school-age programs in Patterson, has always provided healthy food options for its campers. Now the staff is working on new changes to make their lunch menu even more nutritious, says Jessica Vanacoro, the camp’s senior program director. Every day during the summer, Camp Herrlich feeds up to 350 children ranging in age from 4 to 16. The camp hopes to make a greater impact on their health by switching out a side item at lunch for a more nutritious one, such as offering a vegetable, protein or fiber-derived dish in place of potato chips, Vanacoro says. “We are really focused on helping our campers and staff reach their full potential, and one of the best ways to do that is by making sure they are fueled with healthy food as they go about their full days of activities. We have always offered a variety of healthy foods, and we are always looking to improve and expand our offerings for all the meals and snacks we serve,” she says. Camp Herrlich is part of the USDA’s Summer Feeding Program, and it recently started a partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension to get the kids in its afterschool and summer programs gardening and learning more about nutrition and eating more fruits and vegetables.  Camp Herrlich still has some spots available for the summer camp season. The camp is located at 101 Deacon Smith Hill Rd., Patterson, NY. For more info, call 845.878.6662, visit CampHerrlich.org or email Info@CampHerrlich.org.

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newsbriefs A Day to “Renew, Reflect, Restore” in Briarcliff Manor

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odi Mercedes and Christine Kopec are hosting a full-day retreat for anyone wishing to “renew, reflect and restore.” The retreat will be held June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Edith Macy Conference Center, Renew, Reflect & Restore located at 550 Chapat Edith Macy Conference Center paqua Road in Briarcliff Manor. The $100 admission includes wellness classes running from 30 minutes to an hour, including beginners’ and advanced yoga; hiking; meditation; and an inspirational speaker. The day also includes a healthy, light breakfast and lunch and local live music. “We will also have ongoing services throughout the day, if classes are not for you,” Mercedes says. “There will be hair massage, anti-aging introduction facials, numerology and life coaching sessions along with guided art sessions. There are no extra charges beyond the ticket price. We’re just excited to offer this day of retreat on such beautiful grounds.” For tickets or more info, visit Eventbrite.com and search “a day to renew, reflect & restore.”

YogaShine Workshop Designed to Speed Post-Surgical Healing

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italah Simon, the main yoga teacher and movement therapist at YogaShine in Valhalla, is now certified to offer Peggy Huddleston’s workshop Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster. The workshop is designed for anyone facing surgery or with chronic pain who would like to use mind-body techniques to reduce anxiety, use less pain medication and heal faster. Research subjects who used Huddleston’s process through her book and Vitalah Simon relaxation CD set had significantly less pre-surgical anxiety, and left the hospital 1.6 days sooner, than subjects in the control group, according to Simon. By the second day at home, they used 60 percent less pain medication and had significantly less insomnia than those in the control group. In her 75-minute workshop, Simon will guide participants through the five steps of this process using medically 14

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proven relaxation and visualization techniques. “By working with a trained facilitator, your healing visualizations can become even more vivid and effective,” she says. Individual or group sessions are offered in Valhalla or on the phone from anywhere. The fee is $150 including the workshop, two check-in phone calls, the book and the CD. Participants can include a support person in the training. Simon suggests taking the workshop two weeks before surgery for best results. “But even if you take it two days before surgery, you can still significantly reduce anxiety, insomnia and speed healing,” she says. “To maximize your healing, postsurgery support sessions are also available.” For more information, contact Vitalah Simon at 914.769.8745 or YogaShine@verizon.net, or visit YogaShine.com and click on Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster.

Chakaura Institute of Soul Hosts New York Programs

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ichèle C. St. Amour, founder and director of the Chakaura Institute of Soul and a leader in the field of naturopathic energy services and education, is presenting a series of clinic days, seminars and workshops in the New York Michèle C. St. Amour Capital Region throughout the summer and fall. Registration is now open for the institute’s highly anticipated retreat weekend from September 29 through October 1, at The Washington Inn, in Saratoga Springs. Additionally, there will be a free online live seminar from noon to 1 p.m., June 1, and retreat weekends from July 7 through 9 and August 18 through 20 at Auberge ValCarroll, in Laurentians, Quebec. St. Amour is one of a very few teachers worldwide offering the rare structures behind all the popular spiritual concepts being written and talked about today. “These structures are the foundations that govern all life forms and experiences,” she says. Grounded and teaching the Science of Spirituality, St. Amour’s offerings are for everyone that wishes to embrace change. She is well-known for her life-changing signature specialty, Chakaura Structural-Balancing. Clinic dates: Jun. 16 through 18, Jun. 24 and 25, Jul. 19 and 20, and Aug. 26 and 27. Saratoga Springs retreat dates: Sep. 29 through Oct.1. To register, call Anna Coleman at 518-8795284. For more information about St. Amour and a complete listing of upcoming events, visit MicheleStAmour.com. Also visit Chakaura.ca. See ad, page 53. natural awakenings

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newsbriefs Rev Cycle Studio Opens in Ardsley

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he new Rev Cycle Studio in downtown Ardsley is designed to welcome and energize riders of all experience levels, says its owner, Mary O’Connor. “Rev combines today’s best music with a highMary O’Connor energy boutique cycle experience,” she says. “The music, atmosphere and instructors create a motivating and community feel in the modern studio. We do ride to the beat at Rev, but for the competitive at heart, we have the Fit Metrix leaderboard. Most of our classes do have our leaderboard screen, which you can choose whether or not to partake in. Either way, your stats will be emailed to you at the end of class for you to track your progress.” O’Connor says Rev’s instructors are some of New York’s best. “All are either Schwinn or Mad Dogg certified, along with other certifications, such as NASM. While they also have their own unique style and playlists, which make each class a new experience, they all ride to the beat.” And there’s an instructor for everyone, she adds. “Marianne offers a great structured ride for beginners, where Lucci or Michael will push you past your comfort zone. We have added a new Rhythm and Core fusion class, which gets you off the bike for 20 minutes of core.” Classes are offered from 5:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and new Revelers pay $10 for their first class. Rev Cycle Studio is located at 692 Saw Mill River Rd., Ardsley, NY. For more info, call 914.478.7746 or visit RevCycle.co.

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nimal advocate, network news correspondent and bestselling author Jill Rappaport, who has been called “the true voice for the voiceless,” has become the official spokesperson for Good Reasons Dog Treats, a local nonprofit that provides employment for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Hiring an official spokesperson marks a significant sign of growth for the Westchester- and Dutchess-based company, says Communications Jill Rappaport and friends and Development Manager Kelly Apfel. “Since launching in July 2014, Good Reasons is now selling their all-natural, USA-sourced dog treats nationwide, with over 120 Unleashed by Petco stores, and continual reorders from BarkBox, the pet subscription box. With an additional 11 Whole Foods stores and over 100 local stores, the scrumptious treats are pleasing dogs palates all across America.” Rappaport, who visits shelters across the United States with a goal of finding a loving home for all animals, says she sees potential in partnering with an established line of pet products to benefit animals in need. She and Good Reasons have already collaborated to create the Rappaport’s Rescue Recipe, a flavor that will join her bestselling line of products, the Jill Rappaport’s Rescued Me Collection. “I am so honored and thrilled to be part of a company whose mission, like mine, is truly from the heart,” she says. “Together we will make a much-needed difference for animals and people in need.” Good Reasons was founded by Vicki Sylvester, PhD, who merged her professional experience as an advocate for the disabled community with her love of animals to create a company that supports an integrated workforce. For more information, contact Kelly Apfel at 914.236.1129 or Info@GoodReasons.com.

Reiki Sessions at Pilates Glow and Yoga

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ilates Glow and Yoga, in Harrison, is now offering private sessions with certified Reiki Master Jennifer Schidlow. Schidlow, a licensed general dentist, says she practiced in that field for more than 10 years before realizing that her purpose was more aligned to healing on a deeper level. “Jennifer felt the call to work in the light when Reiki found her and provided her wealth of healing energy for her and her family,” says Sarah Martin, owner of Pilates Glow and Yoga. “She trained as a Usui Reiki master and Tibetan Reiki master, and now she’s dedicated to bringing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing to those who are open to it.” Pilates Glow and Yoga is located at 241 Harrison Ave., Harrison, NY. To book a session, call the studio at 914.630.4594. For more info, visit PilatesGlowAndYoga.com. See ad, page 58.

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Reiki and Therapeutic Massage in Mt. Kisco

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isanne Elkins was a freelance writer when she discovered her profound interest in alternative health—a passion that led to a career in massage therapy with a specific focus Lisanne Elkins on energy work. She’s been practicing in her Main Street office in Mount Kisco for almost 20 years, offering the personal healing power of Reiki and the therapeutic benefits of massage complemented by energy work. In 2012, Elkins became a Reiki master in the Usui lineage, an experience that inspired her to publish an article about the technique. “Those who come for a Reiki treatment have their own personal needs and reasons for doing so, but the end result is almost always that they feel more centered, more comfortable and have a greater sense of well-being,” she says. “My Reiki clients come weekly or every other week for treatment. Whether their issues involve daily challenges, emotional struggles or illness, most of them marvel at how much better they feel after a session.” Elkins’s general massage practice incorporates many areas of study, from basic Swedish massage to energy work such as Chinese acupressure, craniosacral techniques, aromatherapy and Reiki. Elkins also studied healing with natural herbs and plants under author and herbalist Susun Weed; she incorporates this knowledge in her practice when applicable. Elkins says she will be continuing her work with both basic and more advanced massage techniques and plans to eventually teach Reiki I and II workshops in her community. For more info, visit BalanceBodywork. biz, or contact Lisanne Elkins at lmt@ BalanceBodywork.biz or 914.319.4375. See ad, page 44.   

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leep apnea is a serious health problem in which the sleeper can stop breathing as often as 30 times an hour, according to a National Institutes of Health study. According to Master Herbalist Steven Frank in Sleep Apnea: A New Approach to an Emergent Problem, Apnea is the result of a diminishing signal from the brain to the diaphragm that can occur during the transition from initial semi-wakefulness into the next stage of lighter sleep prior to REM sleep. “After a short period of time, the brain realizes the need to breathe and forces a rapid inhalation, dragging any sagging soft tissues into the airway and disturbing the sleep cycle,” he says. Conventional medicine usually addresses sleep apnea with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or surgery. Using such a device can be costly and cumbersome, as well as uncomfortable, creating its own form of sleep disruption. “Natural herbal solutions like lobelia, thyme and camp bark can intensify the signal from the brain to the diaphragm, increase the gas-transfer efficiency of the lungs and relax some of the skeletal muscles that can obstruct the propagation of the signal and so providing relief. For more info call 888.465.4404 or visit NaturesRiteRemedies.com. See ad, page 46. 18

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etting off the couch and just moving may help slow the aging process in women that do not lead active lifestyles. Researchers from the University of California at San Diego measured the telomere lengths of white blood cells in 1,481 women between the ages of 64 and 95. Telomere lengths are a measure of aging within genes. After adjusting for other health and lifestyle factors, the researchers found that the women with less physical activity had shorter telomere lengths than those with more active lifestyles.

Healthy Eating Can Improve Bone Density in Women

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he importance of calcium for bone health in women is widely known. Now a new study suggests that a diet of foods considered low-inflammatory, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, may help reduce bone loss and fracture risk. Researchers from Ohio State University calculated the dietary inflammatory index (DII) of 160,191 participants using data from the Women’s Health Initiative clinical trials’ baseline food frequency questionnaires. Comparative DII data were then recorded three and six years later among 10,290 study participants to determine any changes in their individual scores. Results were also compared with the number of hip fractures reported annually for the subjects, along with bone mineral density levels from the subgroup. Women with lower DII scores had less bone loss in their hips after six years.

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Vitamin D Helps Babies Grow Strong Bones and Muscle

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esearchers from McGill University, in Montreal, Canada, have discovered a connection between vitamin D supplementation during infancy and a healthier ratio of muscle and fat in toddlers. “We were very intrigued by the higher lean mass and the possibility that vitamin D can help infants to grow both healthy skeletons and amounts of muscle, yet less fat,” says Hope Weiler, one of the study’s authors and director of the Mary Emily Clinical Nutrition Research Unit at the university. The original 2013 study, which followed 132 infants given one of four different dosages of vitamin D daily during their first years, confirmed the connection with strong bones. The 2016 study used the same data to explore the impact of vitamin D supplementation on the toddlers’ body fat levels. The researchers found that children given more than 400 international units per day during the first year of life had an average of 450 less grams of body fat at age 3. They also found a correlation between the supplementation and lean muscle mass in the youngsters during their first three years.

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esearchers from the University of Rhode Island, in Kingston, have studied the rapid increase in Lyme disease in the northern U.S. Only 11 cases of the disease, which annually impacts about 300,000 Americans, were reported in 2015 in Alabama, a state of approximately 5 million residents. Meanwhile, there were 491 confirmed cases in Vermont, with a population of less than 700,000. The researchers studied the life cycle, metabolism and behavior of black-legged ticks, collecting larvae from several eastern areas. They discovered that ticks live longer in cooler temperatures with higher levels of humidity, making northeastern climates ideal, because longer lives mean increased chance of contact. Southern ticks stay hidden underfoot in layers of leaves to stay cool and damp, making them less likely to find a human host than their northern counterparts, which reside on leaves and trees. “There has been a lot of research aimed at finding out what makes black-legged ticks more efficient hosts for Lyme disease in the north than in the south,” explains Roger LeBrun, an entomology professor at the University of Rhode Island and co-author of the study. “People have looked at everything from the effects of temperature on tick life cycles to the types of animals the ticks feed on. Probably all of these factors play roles, but our results suggest that evolutionary pressure to conserve moisture by staying under the leaf litter surface is a critical factor.”

Local Tick Talk on June 13 Preventative and Alternative Measures Against Lyme Disease

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r. David Connell will be at the Kent Public Library on Tuesday, June 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to discuss the health effects of Lyme Disease and preventative and alternative measures available. Registration is required and space is limited. Register at kentlibrary.org or call the Library at 845.225.8585. The library is located at 17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes, NY.

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Ginger Relieves Infected Root Canals

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esearch from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology, in Khartoum, Sudan, tested the efficacy of ginger, cinnamon and a combination of both in reducing root canal infections. The study tested infections associated with 50 teeth involved in root canals. They were divided into five groups. One was treated with a paste of extract of ginger, another of cinnamon, and another with both of them. The final two groups were divided into a positive control group treated with calcium hydroxide with iodoform paste, and a negative control group was left untreated. The researchers recorded the number of colony forming units (CFU) of bacteria—individual bacteria units capable of growing into a colony—before and after the treatments. The extract of ginger group showed the most effectiveness, with a reduction from 83 CFUs to 26.5, suggesting that ginger may help treat or prevent root canal infections. The cinnamon group saw their status reduced slightly, to 77.8 CFUs, and the combination caused a decrease to 49.7. natural awakenings

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n warm weather we devote a lot of time to cleaning, whether we’re washing the car or weeding the garden. But some of the best cleaning we can do is on the inside, with systemic detoxification through a multi-pronged process, says Dr. Fred Lisanti of Integrative Med Solutions (IMS), a natural medicine clinic with offices in Eastchester, New York, and Greenwich, Connecticut. Lisanti often recommends Dr. Fred Lisanti detoxification for those with “telltale signs of a struggling, toxic system,” such as weight gain, continuous headaches, chronic fatigue, acne, gastrointestinal discomfort or a weak immune system. “A summer detox using acupuncture, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine and nutraceutical supplementation can rejuvenate, rebalance and reinvigorate your body and mind,” he says. A naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist, he creates a detox combination individually prescribed to fit each patient’s specific needs. “It is modern, customized, developed health care based on a synthesis between ancient healing arts and cutting-edge natural medicine,” he says. A detox program at IMS uses acupuncture to “wake up” detox organs such as the liver, kidneys, and intestines, which may not be functioning at full capacity due to toxic impediments, Lisanti says. Next come recommendations for clinical nutrition. “These would entail more plant-based foods and plenty of filtered water while avoiding processed foods and vices such as tobacco and alcohol,” he says. Finally there’s a botanical medicine and nutraceutical protocol, such as curcumin (turmeric), milk thistle and psyllium husk for cleansing support, plus antioxidant/probiotic assistance like alpha lipoic acid, glutathione SR and HMF forte. For more info about IMS and its detox programs, visit IntMedSolutions.com.

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s word gets out about the benefits of reflexology, the noninvasive healing process that reduces stress throughout the body, more practitioners and wellness centers are offering this natural therapy. The concept seems simple: alternating pressure is applied to certain points on the feet, hands and outer ears that correlate to all the organs and limbs in the body. Because it elicits relaxation and increases circulation throughout the body, reflexology is often used as a natural tool for pain management. Before investing in reflexology sessions, however, make sure to ask the practitioner the following questions: 1. Have you completed at least a 200-hour certification course in reflexology? 2. Are you certified by a national certification testing board? (The American Reflexology Certification Board is the gold standard in the United States, and an ARCB certificate should be displayed on the reflexologist’s wall. For the ARCB, question 1 is a prerequisite of question 2.) 3. As a practitioner, are you a member of your state and/or national reflexology association? 4. Are your continuing education hours current and related to the field of reflexology? (ARCB requires 12 CE hours every two years.) If your practitioner does not answer yes to all four questions, proceed with caution, as you may receive a modified foot rub. Be an informed consumer to get the best reflexology session available. To find a qualified practitioner nearby, visit the New York State Reflexology Association at nysraweb.org. Margaret Cucchiarella is a nationally certified reflexologist with 12 years’ experience. She works at AON Physical Therapy, 953 Rte. 6, Mahopac, NY. For appointments, call 845.208.0963. First-time clients will receive 20 percent off a 60-minute reflexology session. See ad, page 19.

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Clarity for Expiration Dates on Food

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Many Americans have been confused by the “Sell By” labels on groceries for 40 years. Now, the Food Marketing Institute and the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the two largest industry trade groups, are adopting voluntary standardized regulations to clarify. Instead of using up to 10 different phrases to communicate safety, they have settled on just two: “Use By”, a safety designation to indicate when perishable foods are no longer good; and “Best if Used By”, an estimate of when the manufacturer thinks the product should be consumed for peak flavor. Studies show that consumers generally believe the current labels all signal whether a product is safe to eat, and that it will still be okay well after its so-called expiration date. At the same time, prematurely tossed groceries dominate landfills and produce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture and a coalition of environmental groups have been urging the industry to clear this up. The change is scheduled to take hold in July 2018.

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Driverless Cars Promise Safety and Savings

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Last year, the United Nations International Year of Pulses recognized dry peas, lentils and chickpeas because they are affordable, nutritious and have a low eco-footprint. New, innovative, plant-based proteins will extend the options. The Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition reported that vegetarians can save at least $750 annually over meat eaters by reducing or replacing consumption of animal products and switching to sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards. The Impossible Burger simulates the sizzle, the smell and the juicy first bite of the real thing to rave reviews. The similar Beyond Burger is a hit at Whole Foods Markets. Tyson Foods is investing in the protein alternative company, Beyond Meat, and launching a $150 million venture capital fund to support plant-based foods. Some large German meat producers are also seeking to diversify with plant-based versions of traditional meaty favorites. 24

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Hyundai demonstrated its Ioniq autonomous, or driverless, hybrid car concept at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show, demonstrating that such vehicles— equipped with sophisticated sensors, GPS and computers—could be for sale within five to seven years. Safety is paramount. Estimates for the U.S., based on a 2013 Eco Center for Transportation study, projected that if 90 percent of vehicles were autonomous, the number of driving-related deaths would plummet from an annual 32,400 to approximately 11,300. “Drivers are excited that driverless cars will offer 90 percent fewer U.S. traffic accidents, 40 percent lower insurance costs, the end of drunk driving accidents and newfound freedom for seniors and people with disabilities,” says Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association. Its 2016 report Self-Driving Vehicles: Consumer Sentiments found that nearly 75 percent of consumers surveyed like the proffered benefits. In Driverless, authors Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman highlight significant ecological benefits, including McKinsey research findings that driverless cars will yield up to 20 percent fuel savings, and a corresponding reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. Their smoother driving also extends a vehicle’s life. Ford intends to deliver a fully autonomous vehicle for ride sharing in 2021, according to Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company president and CEO. Companies such as Uber and Lyft already are testing driverless vehicles in pilot cities. WakeUpNaturally.com


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Tips to Avoid and Treat Poison Ivy Rash Avoiding even slight contact with poisonous vines that secrete toxic oil goes far in preempting nasty blistering, skin pain and itching. If contact occurs, natural remedies can help prevent and diminish symptoms. Recognition helps. In the North and West, it’s usually a shrub; in the East, Midwest and South, a vine. Watch out for a cluster of three leaves; the color changes seasonally. For outdoor walks or hikes, maximize skin protection by wearing long-sleeved shirts, hats, rubber gloves, socks and closed-toe shoes. Also thoroughly rinse skin that may have come into contact with poison ivy in lukewarm soapy water using a washcloth or hand towel for friction as soon as possible to remove the damaging oil (video at Tinyurl.com/Wash-Off-Poison-Ivy). n Stay watchful; a rash sometimes doesn’t appear for 12 to 72 hours after contact (aad.org). n If a rash develops, soak in cool water baths containing an oatmeal-based product like Aveeno or oatmeal soap. n Lavender, peppermint, tea tree, Roman chamomile, myrrh, eucalyptus and cypress essential oils all offer anti-inflammatory and other soothing properties (recipes at NewHealthAdvisor.com/Essential-Oils-for-Poison-Ivy. html)

n Natural treatments found at DrAxe. com include applying apple cider vinegar or brewed and chilled black tea; their tannins and other compounds lower inflammatory reactions.

ing to Eartheasy.com. Applying cool paper towels may be helpful; also try witch hazel. Over-the-counter cortisone cream or even calamine lotion is a last resort.

n To reduce itching, GlobalHealingCenter.com suggests baking soda baths and pastes. Ditch the Itch Cream has natural ingredients such as colloidal oatmeal, oat extract, tea tree and neem oils that can provide temporary relief, accord-

n Avoid scratching as an infection may develop through opening a blister. If breathing or swallowing worsens, eyes swell or a rash develops in or near the mouth, head to an emergency room or urgent care center.

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no maximum. You can get two a day if you’d like—and we’d like you to. Even if you only do 10 during that time, that translates to $20 a session, which is affordable for just about everyone.” Well On The Way is located at 222 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY, and 191 Main St., Ossining, NY. For more info, visit WellOnTheWay.BEMERgroup.com, or call or text Elizabeth Pasquale at 607.351.7024. See ad, page 21.

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ulsed Electromagnetic Therapy has been used for years to “recharge” the cells and boost their metabolic function, which is thought to decline through exposure to the modern Western lifestyle. Now an updated form of PEMT technology, bio-electromagnetic energy regulation—or BEMER therapy, for short—is said to offer many of the benefits of exercise, including muscle growth, stronger organs and improved immunity. BEMER therapy, which originated in Germany, is already popular in Europe. Now it is available in the United States, including these Westchester practices.

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Bonnie Rogers recently began offering BEMER sessions at her office, Bonnie’s Herbals, in Briarcliff Manor. “If you’re ready to fall asleep easier, stay asleep longer and wake up feelBonnie Rogers ing refreshed, increase your concentration, have less brain fog and let go of your aches and pains, then you will enjoy the BEMER whole-body session,” she says. Rogers says that as a clinical herbalist, her constant challenge is figuring out the best way to get nutrition and herbal medicine into the cells so they can effectively do their job. BEMER therapy makes that challenge easier. “The technology enhances the blood flow in the micro-circulation, the capillary beds, enabling the cells to receive more oxygen and nutrients and accelerate the metabolic waste removal,” she says. “Our clients are feeling amazing.” Another benefit of the therapy is that it gives the body a gentle detox, while providing the nutrients, hydration and oxygen that it needs, she says. Rogers has been so impressed with the results so far that she’s offering clients a first BEMER session free of charge. For more information, visit Bonnies.Herbals.BEMERgroup.com or call Rogers at 914.923.4346. Bonnie’s Herbals is located at 13 Tappan Terrace, Briarcliff Manor, NY. See ad, page 12. WakeUpNaturally.com


Greene Healing Institute

Greene Healing Institute in Scarsdale is celebrating its grand opening by offering a 30-minute Rick Gabrielly BEMER session as part of its $97 Energize For Life package, which also includes a 45-minute Life Design consultation and a chakra balancing assessment and review. BEMER-only packages are available too.   Rick Gabrielly, the institute’s executive director, says he can recommend the therapy from his own experience. “As a health and wellness professional, I’ve experienced better sleep, improved focus and mental clarity and faster recovery, so I can exercise more often and more effectively.” BEMER therapy also provides relief from back and joint discomfort, while improving blood flow, allowing more nutrients to reach the cells, he says. The FDA-approved system is designed to help the body heal itself by speeding the removal of toxins and metabolic waste, thereby reducing discomfort, enhancing blood flow and oxygenation. With five global patents and 16 years of research and development, BEMER has placed more than 1 million units in 42 countries. Greene Healing Institute helps clients get healthier through its educational programs and events and has a new BEMER salon for its energy sessions. It creates life design programs that support clients in the areas of career, relationships, spirituality and physical activity, and offers 100 percent organic, essential oil-based chakrabalancing blends. In addition, Gabrielly uses web-based personal assessments to identify blocked areas of physical and emotional energy.   Greene Healing Institute is located at 700 White Plains Rd., Ste. 20, Scarsdale, NY, in the Lord & Taylor Shopping Center. For more info, visit GreeneHealingInstitute.com or text 914.715.8909. See ad, page 19.

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all the time, not all herbs help everyone all the time. And then there’s the quality of the herb itself. Where and how was it grown and processed? Is it a liquid, capsule or tablet? Raw, crushed garlic is going to impact your body in a very different way than the powdered garlic you get in gelatin capsules. Organically grown garlic is going to be very different than conventionally grown garlic, or garlic that has travelled thousands of miles since it’s been harvested to get to your grocery store.

How do those considerations play into your formulations?

When Herbs Don’t Work and what that’s telling you about your body systems An interview with Jillian Pelliccio, Executive Vice President, NuSpecies

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ost people who There’s just one probare interested lem, Pelliccio says: not in NuSpecies, a all herbs work for all natural health company people. that invents its own cus To explain why, and tom nutritional formulas, how to pick the right already know about usherbal formulas for ing herbal extracts, plant certain health goals, Pelextracts and whole foods liccio shared what she’s to promote their health. learned after 10 years in They use herbs all the the field. Jillian Pelliccio time—not just in their cooking, but also in teas, tonics, tincWhy do some people use herbs tures and salves. They feel comfortable with great results, while others soaking, crushing, juicing and infusing. don’t? “These are smart and capable There are many factors that determine people,” says NuSpecies Executive Vice our overall health—environmental toxPresident Jillian Pelliccio. “Although ins, stress, the quality of our sleep and they’re using ancient practices, they’re our food, our exercise habits, our water ahead of their time, even in 2017.” intake, our emotional stability and Now as more people are followmuch more. People who use herbs for ing their lead—learning to use this this symptom or that body system will herb to alleviate a certain symptom, see results depending on all the factors or that herb to promote a certain body impacting their health. Just as not all system—there’s a rush to manufacture medications help everyone’s symptoms commercial products to fit their needs. 28

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Well, when designing our LNu line of formulations, we choose a combination of herbs that yield a diversity of nutrients to comprehensively cover human needs, a combination that strengthens the body systems on a genetic level, where damage and disease first form. We then source only organic or wildgrown ingredients—as many in the U.S. as possible—and turn the plants into extracts, keeping their enzymes alive with vegetable glycerin. No boiling, no processing, no alcohol, no additives. Since we’ve taken the straightforward use of herbs up about 10 notches, we realize that someone just looking for their favorite herb or for a specific nutrient might not understand why a formula like LNu is necessary. And it isn’t necessary for everyone. That said, I think everyone would agree that what really matters is getting results and not wasting money.

So how does someone determine what herbal product will achieve the desired health benefits?

First we need to talk about what’s actually going on in the body. In our free consultations, we determine whether clients need to maintain, improve or rebuild. We consider their current health status, how urgently they want to see results, how significant they want those results to be, their general attitude toward using natural methods, and their budget. Obviously that picture is going to vary with each person. But some things never change. WakeUpNaturally.com


We’re all subject to the laws of chemistry and physics. Regardless of our preferences, our will and budget, our bodies still have to do the work to heal, and they need high-powered nutrients to perform all the biochemical processes of cleansing, nourishing and rebuilding damaged cells, tissues and organs. If your blood work shows that your body chemistry is stable and your body systems are strong, using NuSpecies’ raw, organic, liquid B-vitamins and minerals, or individual herbs like chamomile or saw palmetto, will most likely deliver the health benefits you want. But for people sick with heart disease, cancer, bacteria or viruses—we’ve worked with tens of thousands of them— individual herbs, even our high-quality ones, will provide temporary relief at best. When individual herbs don’t work, your body needs other nutrients. That’s why it’s crucial to use natural products that meet the highest standards of quality, purity and potency—so when you think, It’s not working, you can be confident that the problem is not with the herb.

If individual herbs don’t work, what can you do?

You address the source of the problem. Let’s look at the two main ways the body breaks down. With ischemia, free radicals cause a restriction to the blood supply to the cells, tissues and organs, leading to inflammation, infections and disease. Necrosis, on the other hand, is caused by external factors such as bacteria, virus, toxins or trauma. The end result, however, is the same. Even though free radicals are damaging to the body, the immune system often creates them to help fight viruses and bacteria. And if it’s strong enough, the immune system will also create certain enzymes to immediately dispose of the free radicals. When the immune system isn’t strong enough, which is the case with many people, these free radicals do not get disposed of, and what was meant to protect us has instead become oxidative stress, which damages our proteins, DNA and genes. This is where NuSpecies’ unusual herbal formulations start to make sense. They are designed to support the body’s immune system and biochemistry to stabilize or remove free radical chemicals and repair unstable cells or molecules, tissues or organs. A combination of NuSpecies formulas and lifestyle changes will empower the mass removal of toxic wastes and provide the nutrients and oxygen to support rebuilding. Healthy people who don’t need that kind of complex support can maintain their health with our individual liquid herbal extracts, vitamins and minerals, which are raw, organic and alcohol-free. The bottom line is that you have more options than you probably realized. If a certain regimen or product doesn’t work, listen to your body. Do more research, get your blood tested, know how well your body is actually functioning. Then try something else—or give that effort a little more time. Remember, it took your whole life to develop the health issue you have; don’t expect your body to fix it overnight. For more info about NuSpecies, call 845.440.7458 or visit NuSpeciesFoundation.org. See ad, page 79. natural awakenings

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arvest Moon Farm and Orchard, in North Salem, is known for its farm-fresh apples, produce, eggs, grass-fed meat and locally famous cider donuts. This summer, the farm and restaurant is adding brick-oven pizza, made in an outdoor oven, to their menu. Guests can enjoy their pizza in the outdoor cider garden from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through September, with live music playing on Saturday nights. Pizza served in the garden Adjacent to the Hardscrabble Cider tasting room, the patio features views of the pristine, pastoral farmland and is flanked by a hanging basket-dressed pergola, herb gardens and carefully espaliered apple and pear trees. Guests can enjoy flights of hard cider, New York State craft beer and pizza in this casual outdoor space. General Manager Christine Covino says, “We wanted to create a beautiful, accessible space with a laidback ambience for the community to enjoy both daily and on weekend nights. Guests can bring their whole family for a casual, fun evening on the farm.” Open seven days a week, Harvest Moon serves Anthony Sepe, manager of a vibrant farm-based lunch Hardscrabble Cider menu from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can choose all-time favorites, such as the Farmer’s Breakfast (bacon, egg and cheese on fresh-baked ciabatta) or new items, such as the Veggie Burger, Grass-Fed Beef Burger and assorted paninis. “The ingredients making up our menu are, as much as possible, sourced from the farm,” explains Covino. “All of the beef and turkey are raised here, the eggs are from our chickens and the vegetables are grown in our fields. It’s a terrific opportunity to offer our customers the best of what we do. Since what we offer depends upon what the farm has available, our menu is constantly evolving. Guests should be ready for some surprises along the way.” Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard offers food to-go, on the patio or inside on the picnic tables in the newly expanded garden center, featuring pottery, garden tools, supplies and garden décor. Location: 130 Hardscrabble Rd. For more information, visit hmOrchard.com. See ad, page 35.

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BAKERY BAKED BY SUSAN

Scratch-made Cakes, Cupcakes & Cookies 163 Grand St, Croton on Hudson, NY  914.862.0874; BakedBySusan.com

CAFES BREAD ALONE BAKERY

45 Market St., Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.3108 BreadAlone.com/Rhinebeck-cafe

GET JUICED

Artisan Juice Bar/Cafe 8 East Market St. Red Hook,NY 845.835.8402 GetJuicedAmerica.com

HAYFIELDS, LLC

1 Bloomer Rd North Salem, NY HayfieldsMarket.com 914.669.8275

THE OUTPOST

100% Organic & Non-GMO Food 1 Court St, Bedford, NY 914.205.3900; FB: The Outpost

THE FREIGHT HOUSE CAFE Natural. Local. Good 609 Route 6, Mahopac, NY Behind music store 845.628.1872 TheFreightHouseCafe.com

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Juices.Smoothies.Healthy Fare 1807 Commerce St. Yorktown, NY 914.302.7331; Trailside-Cafe.com

COFFEE & TEA BIG BANG COFFEE ROASTERS

1000 N. Division St. #9 @ The Hat Factory, Peekskill 914.402.5566 BigBangCoffeeRoasters.com

FARMERS’ MARKETS CONGREGATION SONS OF ISRAEL ORGANIC MARKET 1666 Pleasantville Rd Briarcliff, NY Sundays 914.762.2700; CSIBriarcliff.org info@csibriarcliff.org

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From our Farms to Your Kitchen 914.923.4837 DowntoEarthMarkets.com

GOSSETT’S FARM MARKET

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FARMS HARVEST MOON FARM & ORCHARD

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Grass-fed beef & eggs 371 Smith Ridge Rd, S. Salem 914.533.6529; jhaberny@aol.com

FARM MARKET ROCHAMBEAU FARM

214 W. Patent Rd, Mt. Kisco, NY Open: Thurs.-Sunday 914.241.8090 RochambeauFarmNY.com

BEWIES HOLISTIC MARKET Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar 430 Bedford Rd., Armonk, NY 914.273.9437; Bewies.com

GREEN ORGANIC MARKET 275 S. Central Park Ave. Hartsdale, NY 914.437.5802 FB: GreenOrganicMarket

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Backyard Pizza Party Grill Scrumptious Pizzas and Flatbreads by Claire O’Neil

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ummer is high season for grilling when just about anything sizzled over high heat tastes great. Grill masters Karen Adler and Judith Fertig recently put this theory to the test when they fired up their grills—gas and charcoal—to cook bruschetta, panini, flatbreads and pizzas. The results tasted so good that they created a cookbook: Patio Pizzeria: Artisan Pizza and Flatbreads on the Grill. Here are a few pointers using a backyard charcoal-style approach, with toxin-free hardwood lump charcoal, or a barbecue gas grill. Grill grates can be plain or fancy, from a pizza stone to a high-heat pizza oven—all can bring out that charcoal earthiness.

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“No patio pizzeria repertoire is complete without a signature grilled bread. It’s one of the easiest and most flavorful appetizers ever,” says Adler. This dish starts with good whole grain bread, liberally brushed with extra-virgin olive oil on both sides, and then grilled and topped with any number of vegetable mixtures, from fresh sliced tomatoes to sautéed bell peppers or broccoli rabe Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess NY Edition

and garlic. “The bread slices should be big enough to manage on the grill grates with long-handled grill tongs,” she says. “Simply cook on each side until the bread has good grill marks, then add toppings.” For flatbread, Fertig suggests starting with a pound of fresh pizza dough—healthy grain, if preferred— cut into four pieces. Pat each piece into an oval on a floured surface. “The good thing about flatbread is that it can be just about any shape, so the pressure is off to make it perfectly round.” Brush each oval with olive oil before transferring it directly onto the hot grill grate. When the dough bubbles up like a pancake, turn it with grill tongs and cook the other side. Then top the grilled flatbread with mixtures like honey, pistachios and chive blossoms or freshly chopped herbs and grated pecorino cheese. “Grilled flatbread can go vegan, vegetarian or ‘omnivore-ean’,” she says.  

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fresh pizza dough, but roll it into four perfect rounds. One by one, the rounds go on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and brushed with olive oil. “Placing the dough on the oiled parchment paper first and then flipping it upside-down on the grill grates helps keep the dough’s shape better than placing it directly on the grates by hand. This quick flip-and-peel motion is easy once you do it a time or two. Keeping the pizzas small also makes them easier to maneuver on the grill,”

advises Adler. After each pizzette bubbles up like a pancake, it needs to be turned and moved to the indirect, or no-heat, side of the grill. There, it gets pizza toppings and can sit for a while with the grill lid closed, so the toppings melt. Served with a fresh salad or summer fruit, a flatbread or pizzette makes for a perfect summer meal on the grill. Claire O’Neil is a freelance writer in Kansas City, MO.

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Baby Arugula, Ricotta, Sea Salt and Olive Oil Pizzas Yields: 4 (6-to-8-inch) pizza servings Fresh baby arugula on top gives this pizza a fresh first bite, with creamy, tangy, salty and grill-icious to follow.   1 cup ricotta cheese ¼ tsp dried red pepper flakes 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ¼ tsp coarse sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 lb prepared pizza dough, garlic and herb-flavored, if possible; whole wheat, natural grain or gluten-free if preferred Unbleached all-purpose or gluten-free flour for rolling out and dusting Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing ¼ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese 4 cups baby arugula (about 6 oz)  

Stir together the ricotta, red pepper flakes and olive oil in a small bowl and adjust the seasonings to taste. Set aside. Prepare an indirect medium-hot fire in the grill, with heat on one side and no heat on the other.   Divide the dough into four portions. On a floured surface, pat or roll each portion into a 6-to-8-inchdiameter circle.   Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush olive oil into a circle that’s a little larger than a pizza, and then place a pizza on the oiled circle. Brush the top of the pizza with olive oil.   Lift the pizza by holding the ends of the parchment paper. At a height of about 6 inches above the grill, flip the circle of dough onto the hot side of the grill grates. Quickly peel off the parchment and close the lid. Grill the pizza for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it has good grill marks.   Turn the pizza with tongs and move it to the indirect side. Spread the pizza with one-quarter of the ricotta and sprinkle with one-quarter of the Pecorino Romano. Cover and grill for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Repeat the process with the other pizzas. To serve, top each pizza with 1 cup of arugula.

Yields: 8 servings Hearty greens such as broccoli rabe, kale, Swiss chard and spinach are interchangeable here. A quick sauté until greens are wilted keeps dark colors brilliant. Pile the greens, still dripping with olive oil, atop the toasted bread for an appetizer or delicious side with pasta or pizza.   For the sautéed broccoli rabe: 8 oz broccoli rabe, chopped 1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 /8 tsp kosher or sea salt Pinch of red pepper flakes (less than 1/8 tsp)   For the bruschetta: 8 slices (½-inch-thick) of Italian country (or gluten-free) bread 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil   For the sautéed broccoli rabe, in a large skillet on the stovetop, heat 2 tablespoons of water and add the broccoli rabe and garlic. Cook until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with the red pepper flakes and salt. Adjust the seasonings to taste.   For the bruschetta, prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. Brush each slice with the olive oil and grill 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until it has good grill marks.   Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the wilted broccoli rabe on each bruschetta and serve warm.

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Broccoli Rabe and Garlic Bruschetta Yields: 8 servings Hearty greens such as broccoli rabe, kale, Swiss chard and spinach are interchangeable here. A quick sauté until greens are wilted keeps dark colors brilliant. Pile the greens, still dripping with olive oil, atop the toasted bread for an appetizer or delicious side with pasta or pizza.   For the sautéed broccoli rabe: 8 oz broccoli rabe, chopped 1 large garlic clove, thinly sliced 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 1 /8 tsp kosher or sea salt Pinch of red pepper flakes (less than 1/8 tsp)   For the bruschetta: 8 slices (½-inch-thick) of Italian country (or gluten-free) bread 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil   For the sautéed broccoli rabe, in a large skillet on the stovetop, heat 2 tablespoons of water and add the broccoli rabe and garlic. Cook until soft, 6 to 8 minutes. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with the red pepper flakes and salt. Adjust the seasonings to taste.   For the bruschetta, prepare a medium-hot fire in the grill. Brush each slice with the olive oil and grill 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until it has good grill marks.   Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the wilted broccoli rabe on each bruschetta and serve warm. 34

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Thai Shrimp Pizzettes with Coconut and Chiles Yields: 4 (6-to-8-inch) pizza servings Green curry paste, available in the Asian section of the grocery, contains green chiles, lemongrass and other tasty seasonings. Ingredients include enough shrimp for nibbling before scattering the bulk of them on the pizzettes.   For the green curry coconut sauce: 1 cup fresh or canned coconut milk, well shaken 2 tsp green curry paste Juice of 1 lime (about 1 Tbsp)   For the shrimp pizzettes: 1 lb large shrimp (31 to 35), peeled and deveined Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing 1 lb prepared pizza dough, whole wheat, natural grain or gluten-free if preferred Unbleached all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour for rolling out and dusting ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro   For the green curry coconut sauce, stir together the coconut milk, green curry paste and lime juice in small bowl. Set aside.  

For the shrimp pizzettes, soak 8 (12inch) bamboo skewers in water for at least 30 minutes. Prepare an indirect medium-hot fire in the grill, with heat on one side and no heat on the other.   Thread the shrimp onto the prepared skewers and brush with olive oil.   Grill shrimp over direct heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until firm, opaque and pink.  

Divide the dough into four portions. On a floured surface, pat or roll each portion into a 6-to-8-inch-diameter circle. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush olive oil into a circle that’s a little larger than a pizza, and then place a pizza on the oiled circle. Brush the top of the pizza with olive oil.   Lift the pizza by holding the ends of the parchment paper. At a height of about 6 inches above the grill, flip the circle of dough onto the hot side of the grill grates. Quickly peel off the parchment and close the lid. Grill the pizza base for 2 to 3 minutes, or until it has good grill marks. Turn the pizza with tongs and move it to the indirect heat side.   Spread the pizza with one-quarter of the green curry coconut sauce. Cover and grill for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until the topping has melted.   Repeat the process with the other pizzas. To serve, top each pizza with grilled shrimp and cilantro.   Source: Patio Pizzeria, by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig; adapted, with the permission of Running Press.

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Green Car Buying Tips Fuel Economy Plus Sales Incentives Equal Big Savings by Jim Motavalli

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hile some carmakers are filling showrooms with everlarger gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles (SUV) thanks to lower gas prices, some car buyers want to do just the opposite and go greener with their wheels. Fortunately, more eco-friendly options exist than ever before—many of which come with surprising personal benefits in addition to a cleaner, greener planet. The green share of the U.S. auto market, combining battery electrics, hybrids and plug-in hybrids, peaked at 3.8 percent in 2013, according to the Automotive News Data Center. Despite a record 59 models available now, the share was just 2.87 percent in 2016. As Millennials—the generation that could be buying 40 percent of all new vehicles by 2020—fully emerge into the marketplace, eco-car numbers could zoom, although some think it’s possible they’ll by shunning car purchases for car-sharing services. “The market has continued to shift to crossovers and big SUVs, and there aren’t many hybrid models available in those categories,” says Sam Abuelsamid, senior research analyst at

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Navigant Research. “We expect that to change in the next couple of years, when vehicles like the hybrid Ford Explorer reach the public.” Navigant projects only 3.4 percent annual compounded growth in hybrid sales by 2025, but a much more robust 31 percent rise in battery-run electrics. “Conventional hybrids without a plug no longer have the halo they once had,” says Bradley Berman, founder of HybridCars.com. “The cutting edge has moved to electric cars with ever-bigger battery packs and longer electric range. With gas prices at relatively low levels, the green car market remains a small niche.”

Getting a Green Bargain

Many of the greener choices are now a tremendous bargain for consumers. The federal government currently offers a tax credit of up to $4,500 for electrified vehicles, and many states kick in with added subsidies. Highlights include maximums available for electric vehicles (EV) with big batteries: California, $1,500 in rebates, plus single-occupant use of the high-occupancy vehicle lanes; Colorado, $5,000; Connecticut, $3,000; Delaware, Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess NY Edition

$2,200; Maryland, $3,000; Massachusetts, $2,500; Michigan, $2,500; Pennsylvania, $2,000; Rhode Island, $2,500; Texas, $2,500; and Utah, $750. The Prius Prime is a prime example of the savings available. The acclaimed plug-in hybrid, with an electric range of 25 miles, starts at $27,100, before subsidies (starting prices are before destination costs). In California, it would be $21,100. This means this well-equipped plug-in hybrid is, for state purchasers, approximately $3,585 less than a base Prius liftback hybrid ($24,685). It’s a buyer’s market for green cars, as manufacturers incentivize them to meet federal and California fuel economy averages. Buyers are encouraged to act now before subsidies disappear. Hyundai is taking an interesting approach with its green Ioniq line, offering, beginning this year, affordable battery electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions of the same midsized car platform. “This is about freedom for the customer—they can choose the level of electrification that fits them,” says Mike O’Brien, Hyundai vice president of corporate and product planning.  

Great Green Choices

Here are some more good choices.

Chevrolet Bolt

Battery electric: Chevrolet Bolt

With the Bolt—GM’s first battery electric since the EV1—the buyer can get from zero to 60 miles per hour (mph) in 6.5 seconds from its 200-horsepower motor plus attain 238 miles of range from its huge, 60-kilowatt-hour battery, winning it 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Green Car Journal’s 2017 Green Car of the Year and 2017 North American Car of the Year from a jury of automotive journalists. Prices start at $36,620, but subsidies can top $10,000.

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Plug-in hybrid: Audi A3 e-tron

The power (204 horsepower) and zeroto-60 mph time capability is similar to the Bolt, but the A3 offers a more sumptuous cabin and Audi’s celebrated driving dynamics. The electric range is a mere 16 miles, but 380 miles total using the 1.4-liter, four-cylinder gas engine. Prices start at $38,900, but it qualifies for a $4,500 federal tax credit and some state subsidies, too.

Toyota Highlander

Hybrid car: Toyota Highlander

Mildly updated for 2017, the Highlander is the only three-row hybrid SUV currently available, making it worth considering. Good news includes a power increase in the 3.5-liter V-6 (to 306 horsepower), although there’s a small fueleconomy penalty. The hybrid is rated at 30 miles per gallon in the city, 28 highway and 29 combined. The bottom line cost starts at $36,270 without subsidies. Other worthy cars: The fuel cellpowered Honda Clarity, Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Tucson (for southern Californians); any of the Ioniqs; the versatile plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt; and the quick BMW i3 and i8 and Tesla Model S if the budget allows. Jim Motavalli is an author, freelance journalist and speaker specializing in clean automotive and other environmental topics. He lives in Fairfield, CT. Connect at JimMotavalli.com. natural awakenings

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Go Natural for Effective Relief

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Such statistics expose the magnitude of the problem of chronic pain. “It’s daunting, but there are many natural ways to address it that are inexpensive, effective and with what I call side benefits rather than negative side effects,” says Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, of Kona, Hawaii, author of the smartphone app Cures A-Z. Complementary, integrative or functional medicine, all names for a holistic approach to health care, offer a comforting wealth of gentle ways to address chronic pain, most of which the vast majority of conventional medical doctors are unaware, says Daniel Cherkin, Ph.D., senior investigator emeritus with

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cent of the global population, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain, in Seattle. If chronic pain is affecting you, you feel it and want relief—right now.  

Watch Out for Opioids

Unfortunately, conventional medicine often has little to offer most pain patients. Even for something as pervasive as back pain, surgery and steroid injections are usually an unsatisfactory first line of defense, having mixed results at best, seconded by prescriptions for addictive opioid painkillers. Dr. Nora D. Vokov, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse, told the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control in 2014 that there were an estimated 2.1 million people in the U.S. suffering from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess NY Edition

the Group Health Research Institute, at the University of Washington, in Seattle. “Effective natural treatments include yoga, acupuncture, chiropractic, meditation, lifestyle changes and exercise,” notes Cherkin. “But since they’re not in most doctors’ medical training or learned repertoire for pain relief, patients aren’t offered the opportunity to try them.”

What Helps Relieve Pain

Here are just some of the many natural and affordable forms of pain relief.

Try the Yass method: Mitchell Yass, Ph.D., of St. John’s, Florida, author of The Pain Cure Rx, is busting the myth that musculoskeletal pain is often caused by osteoarthritis. “Arthritis or joint deterioration is rarely the cause of joint pain,” says Yass. He

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pain relievers in 2012. The problem is worsening. Every day, 1,000 people are treated in emergency rooms for misusing prescription opioids, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

A majority of Americans feel pain on a daily basis.


points out that 90 percent of people over 60 have herniated discs, but no associated pain. Yass treats patients based on his observation that in up to 98 percent of the cases he sees, weak muscles are the underlying cause of joint pain, and strengthening them provides relief. He says his prescribed exercises are usually effective in days or a few weeks.   “Pain is an indication of tissue in distress. For example, pain in the shoulder area is often an impingement of the bicep,” he says. His prescription is strengthening exercises using hand weights for the trapezoid, tricep and serratus anterior muscles. His book suggests a detailed self-diagnosis program and the necessary exercises to strengthen muscles and relieve joint pain (more at Tinyurl.com/YassIntroInfo). Address underlying trauma: Osteopath Maud Nerman, of Novato, California, author of Healing Pain and Injury, has broad experience in treating neurological problems and brain injuries and often focuses on physical and emotional trauma as an underlying cause of chronic pain. She explains that the autonomic nervous system that directs unconscious body functions like breathing, digestion and heartbeat is interrupted by such trauma.   “Trauma literally shocks the nervous system,” she says. “The body cannot turn off the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction, causing

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a firestorm of inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, overwhelming the body’s ability to manage its own healing.” Her work has showed how readjusting the body, restoring breathing and reactivating the autonomic nervous system can provide relief in short order.

Teitelbaum recommends an energy optimization approach he dubs SHINE that addresses underlying causes of chronic pain that has worked for 91 percent of the people he’s treated for fibromyalgia and muscle pain.

Consider lifestyle, diet and supplements: “Pain is like the ‘check

replenish energy and heal muscles.

oil’ light on a car’s dashboard. It signals that something needs attention,” says Teitelbaum, author of Pain Free 1-23. “If the oil light goes on, putting a Band-Aid over it or smashing it with a hammer won’t help.”

Sleep—Eight to nine hours a night helps Hormones—Treat hormone imbalances even if lab tests are “normal”.

Immunity—Dysfunctional immune

systems and persistent infections can lead to chronic pain.

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How to Tap Away Pain

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apping, or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), soothes the body by turning off the “fight or flight” stress response that can cause inflammation and worsen pain, according to Tapping Solutions founder Nick Ortner, of Newtown, Connecticut. Here’s how to do it:

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Identify the problem (e.g., pain in back of neck). Rate the intensity of feelings about the problem on a scale of one to 10.

Compose a statement about it (e.g., “Even though I have intense neck pain today, I deeply and completely accept myself”).

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Source: The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief, by Nick Ortner; instructional videos and information are available at The TappingSolution.com/what-is-eft-tapping.

optimizing nutritional support, especially B vitamins, vitamin D, ribose, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and magnesium, was helpful. A healthy, high protein, low sugar diet is effectively complemented by a variety of herbs and nutrients, primarily curcumin, boswellia, willow bark and fish oil, nutrients that widespread studies show stop pain better than pharmaceuticals. He’s also a strong proponent of eliminating sugar entirely because it causes inflammation.

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Refocus on the original problem and rate its intensity. Change the statement as necessary.

day to prevent migraines. After just six weeks of use, a German study published in the European Journal of Neurology shows thats taking a daily riboflavin supplement cut the number of migraine days in half for participants and significantly reduced the amount of migraine medication needed.

Tap for Relief: Also known as the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapping Solutions founder Nick Ortner, of Newtown, Connecticut, says “Tapping sends a calming signal to the amygdala in the brain, turning off the fight or flight stress response and allowing the body to heal.” The physical tapping opens up the body’s energy meridians and allows them to relax so the natural healing process can take place, Ortner explains. EFT combines tapping on specific

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body points while repeating appropriate affirmative statements such as: “Even though I have this [pain], I love, accept and forgive myself.” He recalls a woman that arrived at a seminar he led with a toothache that had lasted for years. Doctors had done X-rays, seen an infection and prescribed antibiotics to no good effect. He asked her if she recalled when the pain began; without hesitation, she answered, “When my mother passed away unexpectedly.” “So we started working together and the pain reduced significantly right away and eventually disappeared completely,” says Ortner. A follow-up with her dentist showed no sign of the former problem. Up to now, the EFT research is positive. One study from the Energy Medicine University, in Mill Valley, California, found it helped people with chronic pain (some coping with severe fatigue and fibromyalgia) feel physically and emotionally better in as little as a month; another from the Foundation for Epigenetic Medicine, in Santa Rosa, California, showed substantially reduced trauma in institutionalized abused teenagers after just one EFT session. Meditation vs. Medication: Meditation may not resolve the underlying cause of chronic pain, but research from the University of Alabama demonstrates it can interrupt pain signals to the brain. It’s at least as effective as opioid painkillers in relieving chronic pain, according to a study led by Cherkin at the University of Washington. His team’s 342 subjects that had experienced back pain weekly for at least a year were offered either eight meditation and yoga classes, eight cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) sessions or just keeping up their own regular daily routines that did not include yoga and meditation. The results, recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, confirm what numerous other studies have reported: 44 percent experienced a “meaningful reduction” in pain within six months of the meditation or CBT sessions, equal to results reported by people taking addictive opioid pharmaceuticals. More, the pain relief continued for up to two years, even if the subjects stopped doing actual sitting meditation. “Meditation changes the way people think about pain and how they develop skills to keep it from becoming a major focus in their lives,” observes Cherkin. Regardless of the mechanism, experts in a holistic approach to chronic pain relief agree that encouraging self-control, self-determination and self-empowerment makes a huge difference in patients’ abilities to control pain more naturally and effectively. Kathleen Barnes is author of numerous natural health books, including Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.

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2,000 to 3,000 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C by injection every 12 hours, supplemented by 1,000 mg in fruit juice every two hours. Seven reported complete pain relief within two hours of the first of five to seven injections. As early as the mid-20th century, a study by Dr. Mohammed Zureick of 327 shingles patients demonstrated that vitamin C injections effected complete resolution of the outbreaks in all of them within 72 hours.   Fruits and Vegetables: Diets low in micronutrients including vitamins, minerals and antioxidants can increase the risk by depressing the immune system. In a British community-based study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers followed 243 shingles patients in 22 general practices in London with a control group of 483 individuals with no history of the ailment.   Those eating less than one piece of fruit a week had more than three times the risk of herpes zoster versus those eating more than three a day. The same pattern occurred when they looked at combined fruit and vegetable intake.    Capsaicin: Postherpetic neuralgia is a complication of shingles that can last long after initial symptoms disappear. Topical capsaicin, the spicy compound in hot peppers, may be an effective treatment.    In a double-blind study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 32 elderly patients with chronic postherpetic neuralgia were treated with either capsaicin cream or a placebo. After six weeks, almost 80 percent of capsaicin-treated patients experienced relief. The researchers noted that because capsaicin avoids problems with drug interactions and systemic toxicity, it should be considered a first choice in management. A study of 143 Canadian patients in Clinical Therapeutics yielded similar results. Then, in a two-year followup of 77 of the patients, 86 percent showed continued benefits from the single six-week trial with no serious adverse effects.    Acupuncture: In a Chinese study of acute shingles cases in the journal Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, 72 patients were randomly divided into two groups. One received acupuncture around the margins of the outbreak. The others received acupuncture plus moxibustion—a PK.Phuket studio/Shutterstock.com

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ne in three people will develop shingles (Herpes zoster) during their lifetime. Although the painful skin eruptions last only a few weeks, chronic pain can persist for several months and seriously impair quality of life long after the red rash marks disappear.   Also concerning is that the rate of shingles is on the rise, according to a multidisciplinary review of relevant literature by PLOS, a nonprofit open-access science publisher. The cause may be widespread use of the chickenpox vaccine. A decade-long Australian study published in the Medical Journal of Australia showed that as its use rose, so did the incidence of shingles.   Shingles is acknowledged as being far more serious than chicken pox. Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder of the healthcare website Mercola.com, reports shingles can also lead to neuropathy, meningitis, hearing loss and blindness.   Fortunately, there are six safe and effective drug- and vaccine-free ways to prevent shingles or ease symptoms.   Vitamin C Therapy: According to Dr. Thomas E. Levy, vitamin C has been successfully used in treating shingles’ skin rash and blisters. In one study by Dr. Frederick Klenner, eight such patients received

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The acupuncture group had a relief rate of 85.3 percent, with the cessation of herpes eruptions, quicker scab healing and reduced residual neuralgia. traditional Chinese therapy that burns dried mugwort near the skin—of the area around the needling. The acupuncture group had a relief rate of 85.3 percent, with the cessation of herpes eruptions, quicker scab healing and reduced residual neuralgia. Moxibustion-treated patients were cured within three days with a rate of 97.4 percent.   Tai Chi: A study in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society found that tai chi boosts immunity to the varicella zoster virus. In a randomized trial of 112 healthy adults, one group did tai chi for 25 weeks while another received health education. After 16 weeks all were vaccinated with VARIVAX, the live, attenuated Oka/ Merck varicella zoster virus vaccine. Results showed the tai chi group had nearly twice the levels of cell-mediated immunity to the virus compared to the control group; tai chi alone increased immunity about as much as the shingles vaccine plus yielded significant improvements in physical functioning, bodily pain, vitality and mental health. In a University of California-Los Angeles study, 36 men and women over 60 were assigned either to a tai chi or control group. For 15 weeks, the tai chi practitioners received three, 45-minute instruction classes a week; their cell-mediated immunity to the varicella zoster virus rose 50 percent plus they experienced significant improvements in physical functioning.   Light Therapy: In a study published in Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 25 patients with severe pain in the first week of zoster rash were divided into a prevention group (receiving the drug acyclovir for 10 days, plus UVB light therapy three times a week until pain relief was reached or a maximum of 15 sessions); a control group received just the drug. After one month, 58.3 percent of the light therapy patients were pain-free, compared to 38.5 percent of the drug group. At three months, the ratios rose to 83.3 percent versus 53.8. The researchers concluded that UVB phototherapy in the acute stage of shingles might reduce the incidence and severity of lingering neuralgia.   Margie King was a corporate attorney for 20 years before becoming a health writer in Lower Gwynedd, PA. Connect at IntegrativeMenopause.com.

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inecraft. Pokemon. Snapchat. Digital media dominates childhood. That time youngsters used to spend playing with friends, being with family or sleeping has been zapped. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8-to-10-year-olds are daily exposed to nearly eight hours of onscreen media and heavy media users are twice as likely to report poor grades. Conscientious and concerned parents are setting limits on screen time and reclaiming family time. Experts, too, are working to define a “new healthy” at a time when many activities, from homework to shopping, are moving online.   “How can you begin to limit kids’ screen time when teachers are increasingly using media?” queries Pediatrician Corinn Cross, who practices in Los Angeles. “It’s hard. None of us grew up with this level of technology, and it’s moving faster than any advice can.”  

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shifted from strict time limits to greater flexibility for and within different age groups. For children under 18 months, the recommendation is to avoid media altogether outside of video chats with loved ones. In the older age ranges, the guidelines are less prescriptive and more about setting individual limits that ensure getting enough sleep and physical activity along with achieving other developmental needs. Cross believes excessive screen time is particularly detrimental for younger kids that have fewer waking hours and more developing to do. “Toddlers don’t learn well from screens, so you will have limited return from using screens for education,” she observes.   Kathy Marrocco, an Oakland Township, Michigan, blogger with YourOrganicChild.com, initially worried about her kids’ potential adverse exposure to radiation from cell phone use. Her concern soon turned to other big impacts of digital media encroaching on their lives. She cites a study of 3,000 parents of grade-school-aged kids, which found that nearly two-thirds of the children are using WakeUpNaturally.com


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tell them to put their devices away,” advises Pediatrician Corinn Cross. HealthyChildren.org/MediaUsePlan offers a free interactive online tool to create a personalized family media use plan. If kids don’t comply with rules, Kathy Marrocco suggests turning the Wi-Fi off at night or taking away devices altogether. But don’t leave a void, cautions Cross. Substitute fun, fulfilling activities.

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eeping the family in sync about the amount of digital media use is challenging. Here are some expert tips on maintaining a healthy balance.

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Be wary of even “good” screen time — Test educational apps before approving them for kids to ensure their quality and so parents can help reinforce the learning, says Cross. She likes CommonSenseMedia. org for parental reviews and information to filter media of all kinds, from apps and games to TV shows. Consider advocating for limiting screen time in local schools. “I asked

my boys’ elementary school not to give them portable devices until they were 10,” says Nicholas Kardaras, the father of 9-year-old twins.

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Watch out for rewards — Some screen time is more mesmerizing for kids than others, according to Kardaras, who treats such addictions. Most video games are designed on a variable reward schedule, similar to slot machines, which intentionally stimulates players to chase future rewards. Consider stricter limits on such media.

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Play first in the real world — Because it reduces overall exercise, screen overuse can contribute to obesity. Cross recommends prioritizing exercising before daily allotted screen time; after being online, it’s more difficult to engage kids in physical activity.

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their devices at night instead of sleeping, with a corresponding drop in concentration, memory and energy. Marrocco maintains firm boundaries with her daughter, 13, and son, 18, prohibiting the use of electronics at the kitchen table and in their rooms at night, in line with AAP recommendations. “They can only have devices in their room at night if they are in offline ‘airplane mode’ so they won’t be tempted to check or respond to incoming messages,” she says.   Kids don’t sleep well next to their phones, agrees Cross, a mother of three, ages 4, 6 and 8. “They have trouble falling and staying asleep.” She also doesn’t let her children use e-readers instead of books.  

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Psychotherapist Nicholas Kardaras, Ph.D., an addiction expert and executive director of The Dunes, a rehab clinic in East Hampton, New York, is even firmer about screen time, having seen some kids go off the digital deep end. Delaying the onset of screen ex-

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Media and screens are best used purposefully, to achieve a specified goal. ~Corinn Cross posure is the most critical step a parent can take, suggests Kardaras. “There’s no evidence to suggest media exposure is beneficial to child development. Most tech geniuses, including the founders of Google, Amazon and Apple, were not exposed to it until adolescence. “Treating digital addiction is challenging because you can’t be digitally abstinent in this society,” he continues. “Prevention is the key.” Digital media abuse can have lasting developmental impacts, according to Kardaras, author of Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction is Hijacking our Kids and How to Break the Trance. DrKardaras.com cites numerous studies on the effects of such intensive use, from increased prevalence of attention deficit disorder to higher rates of depression. Brain imaging studies from institutions

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such as the medical schools at Indiana University and University of Utah have shown how heavy exposure to digital media has effects on the brain similar to substance addiction, reports Kardaras, affecting areas of the brain linked with functions like impulse control, brain connectivity and processing speed. In his practice, red flags for potential digital addiction include strong reactions when devices are taken away, disinterest in “offline” activities, worsening of interpersonal relationships and dropping grades. Modeling good practices is as important as monitoring kids’ behavior, suggests Cross. In her household, all electronic tablets and cell phones are kept in a drawer when not in use. “If I have work to do or have to take a phone call, I’ll go to another room, then come back and be present with the kids,” she says. “Quality, face-toface time is important.”   Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com.

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Molly Hagan on Eco-Living:

START SMALL AND STAY COMMITTED by April Thompson

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orn and raised in the Midwest, actress Molly Hagan moved west in the 1980s to pursue her dream of an acting career. Her childhood home was located alongside farmland that ended up being sold and quarried for limestone. “They kept buying more acreage and infringing on our life and landscape. It was hideous, and led me to want to conserve and protect the land and its beauty,” says Hagan. Committed to realizing her professional goals, she’s also dedicated to living eco-consciously and furthering conservation causes. Hagan lives with her partner, archaeologist Richard Guttenberg, in an energy-efficient home below the San Gabriel mountains in Altadena, California. During her 30-plus-year acting career, Hagan has appeared in more than 30 films, including the classics Code of Silence, Some Kind of Wonderful, Sully and Election. Her many TV episode credits include Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Columbo, Friends, Seinfeld, The Golden Girls, Grey’s Anatomy and Bones; she was a regular on the popular Herman’s Head and beloved Unfabulous.

With so many dimensions to sustainability, what issue most moves you to make green lifestyle choices? My chief concern is overpopulation. The most conscious environmental decision I ever made was not to have children; my decision is in no way a judgment on those that do. But I believe the warming world is grossly overpopulated, causing resources to become precious, and we must make ever wiser choices. 48

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What are some of the conservation steps you have taken in your home and garden? When I had the means, I bought big-ticket items to conserve electricity, like a Sun Frost refrigerator. When money was tight, I focused more on little things, like energy-efficient light bulbs, composting and recycling.     When we bought our small home in sunny Southern California three years ago, we tore out the lawn and irrigation system and planted mostly native plants that require little to no watering. We have an organic vegetable garden, which we hand water using rainwater captured in rain barrels. We also capture our shower water and use it to water plants in summer and flush toilets in winter. Our house had no heating or cooling system, so we invested in ductless split-system heat pumps that cool and heat very efficiently. We knew we needed to do more, so we met with a home energy consultant. We followed through with doable improvements like chimney balloons, painting our flat roof with a reflective coating and weatherproofing windows and doors, while we saved toward doing more big things. Last year, we were able to take the plunge and installed recessed LED lighting, upgraded all our windows and doors and insulated our home’s ceilings and floors. We also repurposed material saved from my former yoga studio for the flooring. The insulation has reduced our air conditioning use by 70 percent; despite living in the scorching San Gabriel Valley with little shade cover, we rarely have to turn it on. Our winter electricity bill is down 40 percent, so we’re already seeing a return on our investments, in addition to reducing our carbon footprint. We know we can still do more. We dream of going solar and adding a water reuse system. Next, we want to get everyone involved in planting trees in our neighborhood.    

Because living in a sprawling city or suburb can raise our everyday transportation footprint, how do you minimize your driving? It’s tough to have a small transportation footprint in Los Angeles. I took the bus a couple of times when I moved here, but it was difficult to make time-sensitive shoots and auditions. Luckily, nearly everything I need is near our home, and I try not to travel far unless I’m auditioning. I’ve always bought small cars to save gas. I bought the first electric hybrid made by Honda, their futuristic-looking Insight. My last three cars have been a hybrid Toyota Prius. 

Do you try to use your public profile to advocate for change? I’ve always focused on what I can do in my life to live simply and cleanly. The choices I’ve made come from my heart. I don’t carry statistics in my head, can’t quote experts and don’t consider myself an activist. I read up on eco-issues, get a visceral sense of what is right, and then try to lead by example. For example, after we tore out our water- and chemical-hungry lawn, our neighbors on both sides tore out theirs. It’s a simple, but powerful act. Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at AprilWrites.com. natural awakenings

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love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

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hat is being a father? It’s, at least in part, about beginning. It is rejuvenating to locate ourself near the start of a child’s life. There are so many chances to get it right. The thought that we might also get it wrong flits across our mind, but it’s gone before we can even shiver at its presence. It’s also about returning to that question again and again, each time failing to acquire additional insight. “What isn’t being a father?” is a better question. Being a father isn’t indifference, but neither is it a steady stream of calm wisdom or a place of consistent self-control or a clearly delineated set of exercises engineered to help produce self-knowledge in offspring. Bridges are engineered. We stare into our little one’s eyes, beaming thoughts that we hope are received, translated and appreciated, waiting for a beam to come back to us. Child rearing is worked toward, clumsily, imperfectly, with a deep and near religious faith in trial and error. Children are refined over time with the assistance of many imperfect philosophies. When our second child opted in, my wife and I compared baby pictures of the two boys. “They look different,” I said. “That’s not why I’m looking at them,” she said. “I want to remember this.” I remember looking at the pictures with her only because she has told me about it. If, in part, fatherhood is remembering things that did not exactly happen, it is also forgetting things that did happen, some transformative to a degree

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that I could not have imagined five seconds before they occurred. Afterwards, I knew I would never be the same again. But I was. As children grow, they are not the same again. Parenting boys instead of babies is already a grand departure from everything I have learned up until now and I am just coming to see that it will always be this way. Recently, in trying to figure out when a man that is not a father becomes a man that is a father, I remarked to my sons, “Even though I know being a father has changed me forever, I remember certain things that happened, but not as many as I would have thought.” My older son explained, “Maybe it’s because you are thinking of us more than yourself. Maybe you want time to pass so we can get to the next thing in our lives.” My younger son zeroed in, “The problem is that you think it’s parenting when really it’s childing.” He’s right. What is being a father? It’s letting someone else be a child. It’s suffering through certain kinds of abstract pain so that they don’t. It’s bearing the brunt of disappointments so that they can go on feeling invincible. It’s teaching how to forget as much as it is teaching how to remember… but it is still very near the beginning. Ben Greenman is a widely published author and journalist in Greater New York. Connect at BGreenman.com. WakeUpNaturally.com

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Men and women alike need to think about the pelvic floor for their lifetimes for bladder and sexual function, as well as continuous circulation for prostate health in men.

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pelvic floor strength, as well as core strength, that was lost during those nine months.”

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any of us have only a vague idea of what Pilates is. We picture fit women with welldefined abdominals in spandex pants and tank tops doing planks for hours on end. This can be an intimidating image for men and women who are interested in the health benefits of Pilates but who would be wildly uncomfortable in spandex pants. It is also an unfair depiction of the exercise program, which is individually paced and appropriate for all ages, genders and fitness levels. Elaine Ewing, owner of Rhinebeck Pilates, says, “At my studio, we have regular students ranging in age from 10 to 82. All ages and stages of life require strength and flexibility to do the things they need and like to do and Pilates helps improve both.” “Pilates can be beneficial to anyone at any age,” explains Valeria Barreto, owner of Pilates and More, in Dobbs Ferry. “It targets and improves strength, posture, stability and overall

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physical health, along with balance elasticity and flexibility.”

Pilates in the Early Years

Tina Sferra, owner of Elite Performance Physical Therapy of Westchester, PC, acknowledges the incredible health benefits of developing the core and pelvic floor for women in their childbearing years. “Practicing Pilates prior to getting pregnant is can help women learn about their deep core and prevent pelvic floor dysfunction later on.” Body awareness is another key component of a Pilates practice that helps women before, during and after pregnancy. “When women start a pregnancy with a Pilates practice in place, they start much stronger and aware of their body,” notes Ewing. “During pregnancy, Pilates helps to keep strength in the arms, legs and back to support the changes in the body, and after pregnancy the practice helps to regain the Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess NY Edition

As men and women graduate into their 50s and 60s, many start to experience bone density issues in the form of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Pilates can help bone health and stability. Barreto explains, “It has been proven that weight-bearing exercise can strengthen bones. Pilates uses weights and springs to provide resistance during exercises, which improves strength and enhances bone density.” Ewing notes, “It is important to seek out the right teacher who knows the contraindications for osteoporosis, such as limited forward flexion, and one who can tailor a specific and wellrounded workout based on the individual’s needs.” Balance is also a key component of healthy aging, claims Sferra, as well as spine health. “You are only as young as your spine and it must be moved through a range of daily motion to strengthen each vertebral joint, create space at each joint, as well as prevent degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis and stenosis. Sciatica and injuries of the joints can also be prevented through the core focus encouraged by Pilates.” Many, especially women who have had children, struggle with bladder control issues as they get older, an embarrassing problem that is tied to the pelvic floor muscles. Pilates—with its strong core focus—can help with this issue. “As Pilates increases core strength, it also increases pelvic floor strength, which helps improves bladder control,” states Barretto. WakeUpNaturally.com


Pelvic floor strength is not just a concern for females, notes Sferra. “Men and women alike need to think about the pelvic floor for their lifetimes for bladder and sexual function, as well as continuous circulation for prostate health in men,” she adds.

Getting Started in a Pilates Practice

The benefits of Pilates for people of all ages are undeniable but it is still difficult for some of us to get our foot in the studio door. To help ease the anxiety for newbies, most studios begin with a one-on-one consultation with each client that features a health assessment, a discussion about goals and a tour of the studio, including an introduction to the equipment. “Lying down on the Pilates Reformer is the best place to begin,” explains Sferra. “The system works. It takes the body through a developmental process of strength and skill building. Lying down allows each person to feel a neutral spine. Then, they sit up and learn to engage their core with proper alignment of their skeleton. Later on in the system, there are standing exercises as well. The best part about Pilates is that all who are consistent will progress at their own pace.” Ewing reminds new students, especially those who are intimidated to remember that, “even the most advanced Pilates teachers once started out as new Pilates students.” She adds, “At first when you walk in, the studio will seem strange, with lots of equipment that looks much different than what you typically see at the gym. Once you lay down, though, you will see how your body fits perfectly into the equipment and how your muscles respond to the springs. It feels amazing and, remember that Pilates is good for the brain too. It builds strength in the mind as well as the body.” Sources: Elaine Ewing, Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, 845.876.5686 or RhinebeckPilates. com; Tina Sferra, Elite Performance Physical Therapy of Westchester, PC, 41 Main St., Bedford Hills, 917.476.2164; Valeria Barreto, Pilates and More, 129 Main St., Dobbs Ferry, 914.478.3560 or PilatesAndMoreStudio.com. natural awakenings

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2017 Pilates Teacher & Studio Profiles for dancers and soccer players: for dancers, The Intelligent Dancer and Progressing Ballet Technique workshops and Pointe Readiness Evaluations; and for soccer players, team trainings combining Pilates and evidence-based conditioning princiTina Sferra of Elite Performance ples for developing increased stability and resiliency, and instruction Elite Performance Physical care recovery techniques. in selfTherapy of Westchester, PC Tina Sferra, MSPT Studio Owner What do you most want our readers to 175 E. Main Street, Suite 204 know? Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 At my studio you will reengineer your 917.476.2164 • ElitePTandPilates.com body under the eyes of a highly filtered   lens: Pilates with a physical therapist. How would you describe your studio? It’s amazing to observe a post-surgical I am not a purist, I am a fundamentalist. patient in a boot using the Tower equipI believe in building a sound structure ment to re-educate the gait through within which to live, because when one the core, or someone with a fractured subscribes to the brilliance inherent in spine come back strong once the core the Pilates system, a balanced body is has been activated. I love teaching created within which “ability” is eninjury prevention to athletes, gymnasts, hanced and “dis-ability” is eliminated. dancers and skaters and watching their performances jump to the next level. What is your professional passion or See ad, this page. goal?   Live long, live strong, get to the core of the matter. My passion for my work in Integrative Pilates Pilates is that it heals bodies and souls. Kathy Briggs, Owner It’s not necessary to experience functional limitations and disability. We can and Instructor Carmel/Kent NY choose a path of self-care and lifelong integrativepilatesstudio.com self-practice in Pilates through a sound 845.797.3354 education in body mechanics. integrativepilatesstudio@gmail.com   Any new-student specials? No, but we’ve expanded our space and services. Our new Pilates studio in Mount Kisco accommodates Pilates duets. We also offer individual and small-group injury prevention programs 54

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How would you describe your studio? Integrative Pilates is a classical studio that provides private Pilates instruction to meet individual needs. Clients come to Integrative Pilates to gain strength and WakeUpNaturally.com


Kathy Briggs of Integrative Pilates flexibility in their already healthy bodies to improve their performance in golf, tennis or any sport. Others come to improve their overall strength, balance and flexibility. What is your professional passion or goal? I fell in love with the Authentic Pilates method after it changed my life. I had suffered with intense chronic back pain for many years, and it is truly miraculous what Pilates did for me. I wanted to share the method with other people so they could improve their physical strength and overall health. I decided to open my own studio, Integrative Pilates, so that I could help people achieve a higher state of well-being and help them increase their core strength and flexibility. Any new-student specials? I offer discounts on packages of private sessions.  What do you most want our readers to know? Pilates is for everybody, not just for athletes. People with back issues gain core strength and flexibility to improve their daily activities with greater ease and confidence. The Pilates method is also wonderful for those who need improved posture, increased muscle tone and better balancing abilities. In order to get the most out of your Pilates session, it is essential to execute the movements correctly. Personalized one-on-one instruction allows the client to carry out the movements with proper form and alignment, which aids in engaging the proper muscle groups. The benefits of private Pilates instruction compared to group classes are abundant. See ad, page 54.  

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Valeria Barreto, Studio Owner

Elaine Ewing of Rhinebeck Pilates

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Elaine Ewing, Studio Owner

6400 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.5686 • RhinebeckPilates.com info@rhinebeckpilates.com   How would you describe your studio? Rhinebeck Pilates is a classical Pilates studio, fully equipped with Gratz apparatus, located in the center of the village of Rhinebeck. We offer private sessions and small-group classes to men and women of all ages, from professional athletes to those recovering from injuries, and everything in between.   What is your professional passion or goal? As a certified authentic Pilates teacher, Elaine Ewing is passionate about following the style and order of exercises originally intended by Joseph Pilates, with the goals of making her students stronger and more flexible and turning their imbalances into balances—and thereby improving their quality of life and endurance to excel at all things they enjoy.   Any new-student specials? We currently have three intro packages for anyone new to our studio: the Best Way to Start Pilates Package ($300 for 5 private sessions); the Intro to Rhinebeck Pilates ($100 for 1 private, 1 equipment class and 1 mat class); and the Intro to Group Classes ($195 for 3 Reformer, 3 Tower and 3 mat classes). We also offer private sessions with apprentice teachers that range from $10 to $50. Additionally, Elaine runs a new-student special in Manhattan that includes 5 private sessions for $375.    What do you most want our readers to know? Since 2003, Rhinebeck Pilates has offered classical Pilates in the Hudson Valley, and we’re proud to be one of the only fully equipped studios in the area, to give our students the most authentic and beneficial Pilates experience possible. We are known in the area for our students’ satisfaction with our high-quality services, knowledge and friendly teachers—we’ve been named Best Pilates in the Hudson Valley five times. All of our teachers continue to further their Pilates education on a regular basis by studying with the most experienced teachers in the method. 56

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129 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY 914.478.3560 • pilatesandmorestudio.com pilatesandmore@gmail.com How would you describe your studio? Pilates and More is a health and fitness studio offering a wide assortment of activities for both body and mind. We design unique programs to help clients condition their bodies in order to achieve a life unimpaired by physical limitations, and full of ease and joy. What is your professional passion or goal? Our goal is for clients to Valeria Barreto of Pilates and More leave our studio feeling stronger, healthier and more prepared to face the challenges of life. Any new-student specials? All new clients get a special $10 rate for their first walk-in class of any kind. New Pilates machine clients may choose a discounted Introductory Three-Session Private Machine Pilates Package to begin customized learning. What do you most want our readers to know? Don’t be intimidated—Pilates (and More) can do wonders for every body! We are much more than a “fitness” studio; we offer reshaping, restoring and rehabilitation for the whole body throughout the life cycle. Since 2007, we have been here to care for you and your body, whatever your age, health situation or level of experience. We pride ourselves on having an inclusive community atmosphere where clients feel comfortable improving and enjoying themselves. We offer customized Pilates machine private sessions, duets and small groups; a full calendar of walk-in classes, including Mat Pilates, Barre Fusion, Yoga, Zumba and Walking Workout. Massage is also offered for full body care.

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The Pilates Center Rhinebeck Beth Graziano, Studio Owner 3752 Route 9G, Rhinebeck, NY 845.876.5114 ThePilatesCenterRhinebeck.com

Beth Graziano of The Pilates Center Rhinebeck

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ~Dalai Lama

How would you describe your studio? The Pilates Center Rhinebeck is the only studio in northern Dutchess County owned and operated by a classical, authentic secondgeneration teacher. I studied under and was certified by Romana Kryzanowska, one of Joseph Pilates’ principal protégés. We have been teaching in Rhinebeck since 1996 and have inspired several other local studio owners to begin their careers in Pilates.

What is your professional passion or goal? Because Pilates can be tailored to your unique health and fitness needs, our goal is to ensure that each session meets your changing abilities and strengths, and that you walk out of your session feeling taller, stronger and more energized than when you walked in. We have helped golfers and tennis players improve their game, and horseback riders sit better in the saddle. However, the challenge I find most rewarding is helping people recover from injury. The Pilates Method is ideally suited for this, and we have had great success with clients sent to us from physical therapists. Any new-student specials? Since it is important to understand not only the method, but how to get the most from the apparatus, we recommend working privately for a few sessions. Therefore, we offer an introductory package of five private sessions for $300. What do you most want our readers to know? We teach Pilates the way it was meant to be taught, placing emphasis on correct form to achieve improved strength and flexibility. Pilates can truly change how you live in your body, but it is also fun and invigorating. In our studio you will receive experienced, personalized attention, even in group classes.

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FITNESS FitWalk The body and BRAIN workout that Nature had in mind TraceyGerety.com/FitWalk

YOGA ASSOCIATIONS

KATONAH

NEW ROCHELLE

Yoga Teachers Association Workshops 2nd Sat. 1:30pm The Yoga Studio, Club Fit Briarcliff Manor info@ytayoga.com; ytayoga.com

Golden Temple Yoga 223 Katonah Avenue 914.232.3473 GoldenTempleYoga.com

Westchester Yoga Arts 49 Lawton Street, 2nd Floor 914.632.1101 WestchesterYogaArts.com

MAHOPAC

PATTERSON

INSTRUCTOR Yamuna Body Rolling (YBR) A complement to Yoga YamunaBodyrolling.com 212.533.5256

PILATES STUDIOS ARMONK Pilates Fitness Plus 495 Main Street 914.469.6030 pilatesfitnessplus.com

PATTERSON

YOGA STUDIOS BEDFORD HILLS Katonah Yoga 39 Main Street 914.241.2661; katonahyoga.com

CARMEL The Art of Healing Wellness Center 64 Gleneida Avenue 845.878.4325 TheArtOfHealing4All.com

Inner Balance Studio 1072 Route 311 845.878.7800; InnerBalanceStudio.org

CROSS RIVER

POUND RIDGE

DOBBS FERRY

o2living 6 Yellow Monkey Village, Rt. 35 914.763.6320; o2living.com

Pilates Pound Ridge Classical Pilates Studio Old Mill River Road 917.841.1218; PilatesPoundRidge.com

Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center located at South Presbyterian Church 343 Broadway sacredspirityogacenter.org

RHINEBECK

EASTCHESTER

Rhinebeck Pilates 6400 Montgomery Street 845.876.5686 RhinebeckPilates.com

Putnam Yoga 30 Tomahawk Street Baldwin Place 845.494.8118; PutnamYoga.com

Inner Balance Studio 1072 Route 311 845.878.7800; InnerBalanceStudio.org

MAMARONECK

VALHALLA

Tovami Yoga 112 W. Boston Post Road 914.618.4887; tovamiyoga.com

MOUNT KISCO Elite Performance PT of Westchester, PC 175 E. Main St, Suite 204 ElitePTandPilates.com 917.476.2164 Quest Yoga 11-13 East Main St, 2nd floor 914.241.YOGA QuestYogaArts.com The Yoga Studio @Saw Mill Club 77 Kensico Drive Sawmillclub.com 914.241.0797 TLanza@sawmillclub.com

The Temperance Center 453 White Plains Road 914.793.2600 TheTemperanceCenter.com

YogaShine 711 Legion Drive YogaShine.com; 914.769.8745

WHITE PLAINS Integrated Peace Arts Still Mind Yoga 305 Central Avenue, Suite 2 914.648.0493 integrated-peace-arts.org

YONKERS Nueva Alma Yoga & Wellness 799 McLean Avenue 914.294.0606; NuevaAlma.com

YOGA TEACHER BodySculpt by Karen Karen M. Shaw Private Individual & Group Sessions Westchester /Putnam Area 914.522.1297 Bodysculptbykaren.com

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markyourcalendar White Plains Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk, Monday, May 29, 8:15 am walk or run to honor fallen soldiers. The course will start at City Hall on Main Street, White Plains, NY

Core Connection with Lara Heimann – 12noon2pm. Learn to connect with core muscles in an integrated way. Improve posture and athletic performance. $45. Saw Mill Club, 77 Kensico Dr. Mt. Kisco. Info: contact Michelle 914.241.0797. A Restorative Yoga & Reiki Workshop – 1-3pm Relax, receive and restore. The nervous system quiets and allows for healing on a physical and emotional level $40/45 Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

Magickal Mojo – 7pm. Create with herbs, oils, stones and other items to protect, aid and bring energies to bear on a specific purpose. $25 supplies included. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3 National Trails Day – Hit the Trails! Find resources here: nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org. Free Community Classes – 8am-all day free classes. Raffle prizes, discounts on class passes, massage, yoga accessories and more. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com. Sleep Workshop – 11am-Noon. Helping one’s child sleep through the night for infants through grade school. $30.Full Circle Family Care, 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison. 914.421.1500 x0. FullCircleWomensHealth.com.

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All Welcome - 10:30am – 12:30pm Prayer, music and sharing. June 18 - The Heart of the Father; Guest Speaker, Ben Bowler of www.1God.com. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls. chapelatcrotonfalls.org

Find Balance with Ayurveda – 1-4pm. With Kim Larson, author of The Simple, Healing Cleanse: The Ayurvedic Path to Energy, Clarity, Wellness and Your Best You and Osi Mizrahi. Katonah Yoga Center, 39 Main St, Bedford Hills. 914.241. 2661. KatonahYoga.com.

Kirtan – 7-8:30pm. Cross-cultural, participatory musical experience using mantras in a call-andresponse format. Kids welcome. Free. Donations appreciated. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Satsang – 7-9pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden. Community is at the heart of yoga. Gather for Darshan, to change perspective, together. $10. Inner Balance Studio. InnerBalanceStudio.org.

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Dharma Sunday School – 12:30-2pm. Explore concepts like kindness, compassion and gratitude. Ages 5 and up. By donation. SkyBaby Yoga Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2

Monthly Spinal Zap – 7-8:30pm. With Brett Bevell combining a variety of energy modalities to release karmic conditioning, emotional obstacles and other energy blockages held in the spine. $35. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

INTERFAITH SUNDAY SERVICE

Renew, Reflect, Restore: A Day Of Wellness – 10am-4pm. Hiking, Yoga, Meditation, Inspirational Speaker, Coaching Sessions, Guided Art, Numerology, Chair Massage, live music. $100 includes classes and Light breakfast and lunch. Edith Macy Conference Center, 550 Chappaqua Rd., Briarcliff Manor. Info: 914.980.5790.

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Mediumship Circle – 7-8:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $40. Synchronicity. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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Garden at SunRaven. Visit during Open House. See Saturday, June 24 Reiki 2 Class – June 3-4. 1-5pm each day. Learn Usui Reiki symbols, distance healing and create a powerful spiritual practice with Anne Bentzen. $275. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Register: 914.588.4079. Practice with Purpose – 1:30-4pm. With Amy Pearce-Hayden. The reasons to practice any aspect or style of yoga are unlimited. However, the practice defines spiritual endeavors. $40. Inner Balance Studio. 845.878.7800. Monthly Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls – 5:30-7pm. With Michelle Clifton. Rhythmic sounds of singing bowls have a healing effect on the nervous system affecting mind, body and soul. $30 advance. $40 door. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4 2017 Bicycle Sundays – June 4, 11, 18 and 25. 10am-2pm. Bike, walk and jog a 13.1 mile loop of the Bronx River Pkwy from White Plains to Yonkers.

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The Sacred Directions and Celtic Wisdom, Creating a Sacred Wheel of Life. – June 4, July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 22, Nov 12. 4-6pm. With Nadiya Nottingham. Six-month study course. $250. Inner Balance Studio. InnerBalanceStudio.org. Yin Yoga & Meditation – 5:30-7:30pm. Longer, supported holds focusing on connective tissues in body not usually targeted in more active Hatha styles. $40. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 5 Introductory Class on Spiritual Awakening – 7-9pm. With Michael Rosenbaum, Learn about the “Universal You” and the different levels of self. Focused meditation guides. $45. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 6 Lunchtime Healing Events – 1-2pm. June topic: The Nervous System. Weekly healings include therapeutic yoga, meditation and more. Different system monthly. Free. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River, 914.875.9088. DrKaushik.com. Health Lecture: What is Ayurveda and How Does It Compare with Western (Allopathic) Medicine? – 6-8pm. Free. Presented by Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Pound Ridge Library, 271 Westchester Ave. Info: 914.764.9085. DrKaushik.com.

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Hosted by Yoga Teachers Association Saturday, June 10 1:30–4:30 p.m. Practice vigorous asana, balancing pranayama, deep relaxation, and guided meditation for a blissful heart. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit Briarcliff Manor, NY $45 members/ $65 nonmembers in advance Register at YTAYoga.com 914.582.7816 / ytapresident@gmail.com Pamper Our Feet – 7:30-9:30pm. All day we abuse them, so take some time to be good to one’s feet. $45. Bonnie’s Herbals, 13 Tappan Ter, Briarcliff. 914.923.4346. Info: bit.ly/2r7YM7J.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 2nd Annual Sunset Yoga in the Park Series – 6:45-8pm. With Shari Balaish. Open to any level of flexibility. Free. Playland Beach, 1 Playland Pkwy, Rye. Info: thewpf.org/events. Reiki Circle –7pm. Opportunity to share give and receive some healing and light. Open to Reiki practitioners of all levels. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St. Fishkill. Register/call ahead: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com. Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 8-9pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 8 Breathing Techniques and Meditation to Reduce Stress – 6-7:30pm. Internationally acclaimed seminar based on innovative breathing techniques that can reduce stress and heighten mental clarity and awareness. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org. Restorative Yoga – 7-8:30pm. With Patricia Castimore. Rebalance body and mind in an overly stimulated and anxious world, focusing on breath and body sensation. All levels. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 9 Get the Love You Want – June 9-11. With Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt. Discover tools for couples to achieve transformation, healing and spiritual growth. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org. One Light Healing Touch School – June 9-Nov 12. Final enrollment due by June 4. 18-day school meets with instructors Ron and Penny Lavin. Train-

ing includes 33 advanced healing techniques and 50 practices. NCBTMB CEUs. Lagrangeville. Register: Penny: 845.878.5165. OLHT1.com. Presence through Movement – June 9-11. With Kim Eng. Step more fully into the deepest expression of authentic self. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org. The Four Agreements for a Better Life – June 9-11. With Don Miguel Ruiz and sons. Learn to apply ancient wisdom in everyday life. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org. Meditation Class and Transmission of Information – 6:45-8:15pm. With Rona Levine. Let go of stress, experience guided meditation, breath work and more. Receive messages from spirit. $25. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. 914.236.4503. Register online: StarvisionsCommunity.org.

SATURDAY, JUNE 10 3rd Annual Walkway Marathon – June 10 and 11. Hudson River’s unforgettable views. Register online/info: 845.454.9649. Holistic Chamber of Commerce Wellness Fair – 10am-5pm. With Jeanie Pasquale. Find energetic imbalances in one’s home, how they are corrected through dowsing and more. Holistic Chamber of Commerce, 7 New Lake Rd, Valley Cottage. Jeanie Pasquale/House Harmony: 845.709.5245. HouseHarmony.org. Reiki I – 11am-6pm. Learn history of Reiki, its uses, hand positions, scanning, chakras, techniques and more. Level I attunement and practice of techniques. $140. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

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Sweat to Bliss – 1:30–4:30 p.m. Vigorous asana, balancing pranayama, deep relaxation, and guided meditation for a blissful heart. With Luke Ketterhagen. /$65 nonmembers in advance. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, 584 N State Rd, Briarcliff Manor. Info: Audrey Brooks: 914.582.7816. ytayoga.com. Health Lecture: Ayurveda and Skin Disorders – 3-5pm. Lecture topics: psoriasis, eczema, hives, acne, rash, itch, and more. Light refreshments. Free. Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte 35, Cross River, 914.875.9088. DrKaushik.com. Monthly Shamanic Reiki Hearth Circle – 5:307pm. With Melanie Ryan. 70 percent of proceeds go to book project of indigenous Shor Shamans. Meditation, shamanic journey and Reiki healing. $20 suggested. Drop-in welcome. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net. Kirtan: Summer Celebration – 6-7:15pm. With Tejase, Vocals, Acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and harmonium. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. RSVP: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11 A Retreat Day in Cold Spring – 10am-2pm. Nurture one’s spirit with Mary Ellen O’Brien and Kacey Morabito Grean. Limited seating. At a Retreat house, Cold Spg. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com. Akashic Records Part 2 & 3 Training – 10am5pm. With Kia Abilay. Become a Certified Akashic Records Practitioner. Learn to open the records for others, as well as, inanimate objects. Prerequisite Part 1. $250. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net. Reiki II – 11am-6pm. Learn Reiki symbols, chakra balancing, history taking and client confidentiality. Experience guided meditation with Reiki symbols to deepen understanding of them. $175. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St, Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

Bio-Energetic Healing to Overcome Addictions – 7-8pm. Learn this simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, easy, natural weight loss and overcoming other everyday addictions. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Reservation: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com. ADD Just Doesn’t Add Up – 7-9pm. Is it really a short attention span? Learn to distinguish visual problems that mimic or complicate AD(H)D. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

Interfaith Sunday Service – 10:30am-12:30pm. Prayer, music and sharing. Building a Community of Spiritual Seekers. Guest Speaker, Ben Bowler of www.1God.com. All Welcome. Chapel at Croton Falls, 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls. ChapelAtCrotonFalls.org. Adapting Asana for Moms-to-Be Training – 12:305pm. With Kelly Swails. Workshop for movement teachers providing basic understanding of pregnancy to provide confident and safe guidance when pregnant women attend classes. $125.CE’s available. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

Women’s Full Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Nondenominational monthly gathering for women, coming together to draw in powerful energies of the full moon. $10 donation. DG Sanctuary, 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

MONDAY, JUNE 12

Herbal Medicine Making Series – Learn how to make one’s own herbal medicine. The herbs are magical but creating them is not. $160. Bonnie’s Herbals, 13 Tappan Ter, Briarcliff. 914.923.4346. Info: bit.ly/2oeAWWS. Tick Talk: Preventative and Alternative Measures Against Lyme Disease – 6-7pm. Dr. David Connell will discuss the health effects of Lyme Disease. Kent Library 17 Sybil's Crossing, Kent Lakes. Registration required: 845.225.8585; kentlibrary.org. Tea & Stones – 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about gems, stones and their incredible properties. June’s study will be smokey quartz. Free. Dreaming Goddess, 44 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 StarVisions Healing Circle – 7pm. Stress reduction and health enhancement achieved through deep relaxation with Reiki. Experience natural healing in group setting led by Anne Bentzen. Max 18. $20. Golden Temple Yoga, 223 Katonah Ave, Katonah. Preregistration required: 914.588.4079.

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2017 Clearwater Festival – 9am. June 17 & 18. Features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and more. Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. Tickets/info: clearwaterfestival.org.

SUNDAY, JUNE 18

Infant Massage for New Parents – 12:30-2:30pm. With Danielle Guillet. Receive gentle guidance for sharing nurturing touch. No need to bring baby, learn on baby-dolls. $50. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Preregister: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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SoulCollage – 1-5pm. Learn basic principles in this introductory workshop. Participants create at least one card and discover the power of the “I am one who” exercise and more. $35. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

Psychic 101: Increase Natural Psychic Gifts – Noon-1:30pm. With Carla Blaha. $40. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com.

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

Sound Healing & Tibetan Singing Bowls – 7:308:30pm. With Michelle Clifton. Awaken our bodies’ own innate healing abilities and be re-tuned. $25 donation. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. Register: 845.265.4444.

The gorgeous World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, NY is open to the public. Visit tinyurl.com/ppsanctuary for more info.

THURSDAY, JUNE 15 Mindfulness Meditation – 7-8:30pm. With Tracy Cochran. Learn to bring attention to present moment: sitting meditation, body scan, walking meditation and more. All levels. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

FRIDAY, JUNE 16 Living Heaven Now – June 16-18. With John Holland and Anita Moorjani. Enrich one’s soul through lessons from the afterlife. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org. Monthly Reiki Healing Circle – 7-8:30pm. Reiki, a recognized natural healing system that supports body’s innate healing ability. Like-minded souls sharing the collective consciousness using Reiki energy. $20 suggested. Mt Kisco. 914.864.0462. Center4Healing.net. Archangel Healing Workshop – 7-9pm. With Shaman Elka Boren $35. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com. Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

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Girl’s Night Out – 6-8pm. Learn which beauty products can be hazardous to health, how to read labels, what they mean and more. Free. Fresh Organic Salon, 190 Rte 117 By Pass Rd, Bedford Hls. RSVP: 914.242.1928. Summer Solstice Ceremony – 6-8pm. Auspicious time for an opportunity to release limitations and to create and invite new dreams to manifest. $10 donation. Wainwright House, Rye. 914.967.6080. Wainwright.org.

MONDAY, JUNE 19 Meditation for Moms – 8-9pm.With Helena deVengoechea Rudd. Monthly sit/talk for moms. Meditations to help support a daily practice, discussion to support ourselves. Free. Donations appreciated. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 20 Westchester Holistic Network: Summer Solstice Open House – 6:30pm, networking begins; 7-8:30pm. Bring ideas and dreams for holistic collaborations. WHN members and first-timers, free. Repeat nonmembers, donation. Ixchel Center, Hartsdale. Register: bit.ly/2qPvqyU.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21 Women’s Wisdom Group - 10:30am-1pm. Connect, collaborate, share and expand. $30. Sunraven, 501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford. Info: 914.218.3113; slowmedicinedoctor.com. Quit Alcohol Simply and Permanently: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 1-2pm. Learn to overcome alcohol more easily than ever thought possible. Natural, effective method for overcoming many

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Clearwater Festival is June 17 & 18 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson. Tickets/info: clearwaterfestival.org. everyday habits and addictions. Free lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Reservation: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com. Get On Your Mat for Mental Health – 5:30pm. Large outdoor yoga event to raise awareness with live music and yoga marketplace. $25 in advance or $30. Turnure Park, 26 Lake Street, White Plains. Info: MHAWestchester.org/yoga or or 914.265.7511. 2nd Annual Sunset Yoga in the Park Series – 6:307:45pm. With Tobi Kundid. Open to any level of flexibility. Free. Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Pkwy, Valhalla. Register for Kensico via separate Eventbrite listing. thewpf.org/events. Curing Addiction from the Core: Weiss Method Info-Lecture – 7-8pm. Learn simple, effective method for overcoming everyday addictions ranging from alcohol to nicotine, sugar and weight loss. All natural. Free Lecture, Q&A. Briarcliff location. Reservation: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22 Guided Sound Therapy – 7-8:30pm. With Kristin Prevallet and Celine Daly. Deep immersion into healing sound and visualization. Untangle energy blocks, live more positively and more. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org. New Moon Gathering – 7-8:30pm. Use the lunar cycle to realize one’s intentions. Guided meditations and ritual facilitated by astrologer Pamela Cucinell. BYO notebook. $20. WHN members. $25 nonmembers. Ixchel Center, Hartsdale. Register: 917.796.6026. Summer Solstice Celebration Ceremony – 7-8:30pm. With Rona Levine and Anne Bentzen. Connect with lunar energies and celebrate the light with music. Welcome summer, growth and laughter. Community drumming circle. Free. KatonahSPACE, 44 Edgemont Rd, Katonah. RSVP: 914.588.4079.

June 2017 Astrology with Pamela Cucinell Spring Wrap

Solid projects hum on June 1. Frustration erupts on June 2, but don’t let it rule. June 3, one of the year’s luckiest days, offers beneficial alliances. Fantasy thrives on June 4, so it’s best to avoid long-range promises. Powerhouse goals push on June 5. On June 6, plow through tasks with laser concentration. Therapeutic work and ongoing tasks glean high productivity on June 7.  

Consider Possibilities

Get outside on June 8, because the wider your horizon, the bigger your reach. Jupiter goes direct on the June 9 Sagittarius full moon, when opportunity explodes. Inspiration percolates; concretize a commitment. Tempers can be short on June 10. Overcome the temptation to spread something too thin on June 11. On June 12, an upset overturns the best-laid plans—make lemonade. Pick one option on June 13 for networking or community action.   

Conscious Acceleration

Enjoy unexpected twists on June 14, to capture your interest for deeper exploration. If you experience loss or confusion on June 15, find time for physical rejuvenation. On June 16, deepen a meditation or spiritual practice to soothe and reorient. Scrap activities that require patience on June 17; instead be spontaneous and in motion. Missed signals yield unintended consequences on Father’s Day, but what seems to be at odds eventually reaps revela-

tions. Keep the pace as best you can on June 19 until late afternoon; then ease into gratitude. 

Moon Moods  

Slow and steady attention on June 20 wins more than the race. On the summer solstice, fill your day with moments to taste, touch, celebrate and savor life’s gifts. Lively dialogue and curiosity lead to questions on June 22; allow thoughts to marinate instead of jumping to conclusions. The Cancer new moon on June 23 stirs up intense feelings that deserve reflection, not reaction. Wait before you declare any allegiances on June 24, because the situation will look very different in 24 hours. Even a homebody mood shifts to playfulness by the evening of June 25. 

Inspired Adaptations

A high octave of expression influences June 26; a simple message can intrigue or entertain. Creativity reigns on June 27, especially when romance or risk is involved. Get to the root of an issue on June 28. Indulge in a tête-à-tête on June 29. Social gatherings on June 30 stimulate but do not necessarily bring what you intend. Invite and adapt to change. To learn more, Pamela Cucinell posts her astrological insights at InsightOasis. com. To benefit from her revelatory guidance and coaching, contact her about private sessions and online subscriptions at pamela@insightoasis.com or 917.796.6026. See ad page 50. 

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Solstice & New Moon Ceremony - 7-9pm. Gather together in powerful ceremony inviting a mystical, fruitful, and intuitive entry into summer. $30. Sunraven, 501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford. Info: 914.218.3113; slowmedicinedoctor.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23 The Choice for Love – June 23-25. With Barbara De Angelis. Access more love than one ever thought possible. Omega Institute, 150 Lake Dr, Rhinebeck. 877.944.2002. eOmega.org. Be the Rainbow – 7pm. Explore chakras through sight, sound, taste and meditation. Leave balanced and radiantly shining like a rainbow. $25 includes chakra stones. Hands of Serenity Healing, 1129 Main St. Fishkill. Register: 845.896.1915. HandsOfSerenityHealing.com.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24 Michael Wald, MD, DC, PhD The Blood Detective Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, LLC 86 Smith Ave., Mount Kisco, NY 914.552.1442 integratedNutritionNY.com

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SunRaven Open House - 9:30am-3pm. Celebrate the start to summer in holistic atmosphere with education, gardening, and potluck lunch. Free. Sunraven, 501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford. Info: 914.218.3113; slowmedicinedoctor.com. Herbal Salve-Making Class – 10am-noon. With Bonnie Rogers. Make an herbal salve used for the prevention and treatment of common aches and pains, cuts, scratches, bruises, rashes and more. $25. Hilltop Hanover Farm. Info: 914.923.4346. Sign up: bit.ly/2qdb7IN. Reiki 1 & 2 – 11am-4pm. With Reiki Master Marcus Feighery. $275. Synchronicity, 1511 Rte 22, Brewster. RSVP: 845.363.1765. SynchronicityNY.com. Health Lecture: How the Body Can Heal Itself, and What You Can Do to Help – 1-3pm. Free. Presented by Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic, Katonah Pharmacy, 202 Katonah Ave. DrKaushik.com.

SUNDAY, JUNE 25 Higher Self Connecting Circle – June 25, July 9, 23 and Aug 6. 11am-12:30pm. Shift one’s vibration and align with higher self. Includes four group meetings and four individual coaching sessions. At a retreat house in Cold Spring. AwakenYourTrueEssence.com. Sugar Addiction and Overeating Solution: Weiss Method Info-Lecture NYC – Noon-1pm. Learn a method to lose weight, overcome nicotine, alcohol, overeating and sugar addictions. Free lecture, Q&A. NYC location, E37th btwn Park & Lex. Reservation: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com. Bio-Energetic Healing to Overcome Addictions – 1-2pm. Learn simple, effective method for quitting smoking, alcohol, easy, natural weight loss and overcoming other everyday addictions. 80 percent success rate. NYC location, E37th btwn Park & Lex. Reservation: 914.705.1805. Weiss-Method.com. Restorative Yoga – 5:30-7:30pm. With Karla Booth Diamond. Powerful practice everyone can benefit from, regardless of age or fitness level. $35 preregistered. $40 day of. Quest Yoga Arts, 11 E Main St, Mt Kisco. Register: 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com.

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ings. Attunements and Reiki Master Practitioner Certificate upon completion. $525. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com. Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

TUESDAY, JUNE 27 Teen Yoga Camp with Bea – June 27-29. Teens are empowered through yoga as they focus on the values of yoga through movement, art, and other experiences. $350 Saw Mill Club, 77 Kensico Dr. Mt. Kisco. Info: contact Michelle 914.241.0797. Herbal Medicine Making Series – Learn how to make your own herbal medicine. The herbs are magical but creating them is not. $120. Bonnie’s Herbals, 13 Tappan Ter, Briarcliff. 914.923.4346. Info: bit.ly/2oeAWWS. Monthly Meditation Gathering – 6:30pm. With Cheryl Sprague. Beginner to meditation or wish to have a guided experience going deeper in one’s consciousness, join our new gathering. $15. DG Sanctuary. 2 Lagrange Ave, Poughkeepsie. 845.473.2206. DreamingGoddess.com.

THURSDAY, JUNE 29 Teens: Put Your Dreams on Paper—Create a Vision Board – 4-5:30pm. Discover the art of collage to create vision boards to take home using inspirational words, pictures and quotations. Somers Library. Register: 914.232.5717. SomersLibrary.org. New Health & Wellness Network of Commerce Launch Event – 7-9pm. First 100 members lock in lower rate. Apogee Fitness & Wellness, 170 Harris Rd, Bedford Hls. Info, Chapter President, Shira Adler: 914.861.5186. hwncc.com.

FRIDAY, JUNE 30 Adult Guided Channeling/Meditation Group – 7:15-8:15pm. With Merrill Black. Unique theme, meditation, group discussion. $15. The Temperance Center. 453 White Plains Rd, Ste 203, Eastchester. 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

MONDAY, JULY 3 Men’s Group - 7-8:30pm. Join like-minded men in connected dialogue on matters of spirit and relationship. $30. Sunraven, 501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford. slowmedicinedoctor.com.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 Eyes and the Brain – 7-9pm. Vision is more than 20/20 eyesight. Learn to reduce visual stress and make efficient use of vision. Free. Dr. Samantha Slotnick, 495 Central Park Ave, Ste 301, Scarsdale. RSVP, Jane: 914.874.1177. DrSlotnick.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 6 Ohra Yoga 200 Hour RYS Teacher Training – Deeply enrich yoga journey in this one of a kind experience. Register now for Summer Session July 6-August 10. Saw Mill Club, 77 Kensico Dr. Mt. Kisco. Info: contact Michelle 914.241.0797.

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Hot Vinyasa Power Hour – 8:30am.With Linda. Strengthen and tone body while finding a peaceful state of mind. $25 drop-in or purchase a class card on line. o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. DrinkLivingJuice.com.

sunday Kacey, On The Radio – 6:30am. The Health and Happiness Show. Interviews with therapists, healers, doctors, actors and dreamers. Tune into 100.7 WHUD. Kaceyontheradio.com.

Free Morning Meditation – 8:45-9:15am. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com. Pilates Mat Class – 9am. Classical Pilates mat work in fully equipped studio. Small class sizes. $20. Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St. 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com.

Vinyasa – 9am.With Jennifer. Moderately paced flow of poses, with attention to alignment and breath. Mildly challenging. $22 drop-in or purchase a class card on line. o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. DrinkLivingJuice.com. Organic Market at Congregation Sons of Israel – 11:30-2pm. 1666 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor. csibriarcliff.org. Hudson Valley Regional Farmers Market – 10am2pm. 15 Mt. Ebo Road S, off Rt. 22, Brewster.����� ���� Hudson Valley Cerebral Palsy Association building. Celebration of Life Service – 11-12:15am. Inspirational music, affirmative prayer, meditation, lessons in the Science of Mind. Children’s programs 1st & 3rd Sun. Free. Center for Spiritual Living White Plains, 262 Martine Ave, Masonic Temple. 914.261.9119. cslwp.org. Community Yoga/Meditation, Chan Meditation, Sound Bath Meditation – 1-3pm. Several meditation classes by donation. Hosted by Still Mind Yoga. 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. ScarsdaleAikido.com. All Levels Yoga – 4:30-6pm. With Christine Tergis. Focus on alignment, sensations, mindfulness and breath. Modify poses according to needs and ability. Beginners welcome. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org.

monday Rev Rhythm 45 Cycle – 5:45am. With Victoria. Work out arms and core while keeping to the beat of today’s best music. $25. RevCycle.co, 692 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley. Healing Qigong – 8-9am. With Certified Instructor Dr. Kurt Beil. Ancient, gentle techniques of coordinated movement, breath and intention to build energy and more. Class-card or $22 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts, 11-13 Main St, Mt Kisco. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com. Free Morning Meditation – 8:45-9:15am. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com.

Performance Ride – 5:45am. With Jeff. Highintensity intervals, climbs, attacks, rollers and breakaways bringing the outdoor experience indoors. Take part in races and time trials. $25. RevCycle.co, 692 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley.

National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3. Visit: nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org. YogaShine for Adults – 9-10:30am. Gentle and strengthening, calming the nervous system, heartcentered, Kripalu-based, developing our consciousness, curiosity and compassion. First class is free. Vitalah Simon, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla, 914.769.8745. YogaShine.com. FitWalk outdoor Fitness Training-Classes – 9:3010:30am. Bronxville Lake, corner of Armour Villa and Garrett Ave, Tuckahoe. Call for a free trial. Fitwalk, LLC. 914.498.8722. traceygerety.com Vinyasa – 9:30am.With Ali. Moderately paced flow of poses, with attention to alignment and breath. Mildly challenging. $22 drop-in or purchase a class card on line. o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. DrinkLivingJuice.com. Restore and Revive – 11am-noon. With Amy B. Begin with breathwork, transition into a slow flow and ease into a fluid body of motion. All levels. First class free. Saw Mill Club, 77 Kensico Dr, Mt Kisco. 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com. Community Pilates Tower Class – 5:30-6:15pm. With teacher in training. $20. Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St. Elaine: 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com. Free to Move Class – 6:30-7:30pm. Feel more freedom in movement with less pain and be more comfortable in one’s body. Performed on Gyrotonic pulley towers. $25. Star Bodies, 34 Garth Rd, Scarsdale. 914.522.5533. Star-Bodies.com YogaShine for Pre-Teens and Teens – 7-8pm. Gentle and strengthening, calming the nervous system, heart-centered, Kripalu-based, developing our consciousness, curiosity, strength and compassion. First class is free. Vitalah Simon, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla, 914.769.8745. YogaShine.com. Men’s Group – 7-8:30pm. 2nd and 4th. Celebrate full spectrum of our authentic beings, while reflecting on and developing true meaning and purpose of our lives. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicine.org.

Slow Flow Vinyasa – 10am. With Linda. Links poses to breath to cultivate strength, alignment balance and gentle opening. For new/beginner students. $22/drop-in or purchase a class card online.o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. o2Living.com. Therapeutic Yoga Flow – 10-11:30am. With Diane Graziosa. Floor Flow: breathing, strengthening, stretching and restoring. All levels. $20 drop-in. Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600 TheTemperanceCenter.com. Vinyasa – 10:30am.With Liz. Flow of postures with focused attention on alignment, breath awareness, flexibility, balance and strength. $22 drop-in or purchase a class card on line o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. DrinkLivingJuice.com. Farmers Market at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital – 11am-4pm. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. SNAP/EBT & FMNP welcome. Main Lobby, 1980 Crompond Rd, Cortlandt Manor. Info kitchen classes/lectures: nyp.org/HudsonValley.com. Gentle Yoga for Wellness – 5:45-7pm. With Ann Cassapini. Yoga using chairs, props, deep relaxation/meditation to build stability, strength and flexibility. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Ann: 917.882.0921. TheTemperanceCenter.com. Yoga – 6pm. With Karen. Energetic, non-judgmental mixed styles yoga to improve health, strength, flexibility, balance and awareness. All levels. $15. NY Dance Faktory, 12 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley. Info, Karen Shaw: 914.522.1297. BodySculptByKaren.com. Prenatal Yoga – 6-7pm. Prenatal Yoga. Prepare for labor and birth, relax and calm the mind, relieve pregnancy symptoms. $22. Full Circle Family Care, 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison. 914.421.1500 x0. PranaYogaAndMeditation.com. Still Mind Tai Chi – 6-7pm. Yang Style Tai Chi for health and self-defense. $25 two weeks. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. ScarsdaleAikido.com. Integral Gentle Yoga – 7:15-8:15pm. With Matt. Beginners welcome. $10 two classes. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. YogaWestchesterNY.com.

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Yoga for Athletes – 7:15-8:45pm. With Michelle. Fast paced, with emphasis on using core strength and internal stability. Targeting muscles groups where athletes tend to get tight. First class free. Saw Mill Club. 77 Kensico Dr, Mt Kisco. 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com. Vinyasa Restorative Flow – 7:30-8:45pm.With Jo-Anne. Vinyasa flow class that incorporates restorative yoga. All levels. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. JoAnne: 917.364.1871. TheTemperanceCenter.com.

wednesday Rev Rhythm 45 Cycle – 5:45am. With Patti. Work out arms and core while keeping to the beat of today’s best music. $25. RevCycle.co, 692 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley. Free Morning Meditation – 8:45-9:15am. Singing bowls included. SkyBaby Yoga & Pilate’s Studio, 75 Main St, Cold Spg. 845.265.4444. SkyBabyYoga.com. Vinyasa – 10am. With Abigail. Moderately paced flow of poses, with attention to alignment and breath. Mildly challenging. $22 drop-in or purchase a class card on line. o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. DrinkLivingJuice.com. Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12:30pm. Women support each other through the process of recognizing and embracing one’s full, authentic beings and, in doing so, nurturing their highest potential. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicineTherapist.com. Free Weekly Wellness Talks – 11am-12:30pm. With Dorette Lewis-Senior. Create safe and effective wellness plan. Learn to choose dietary and nutritional supplements to avoid conflicts with prescription medication. Lunch at nominal cost. Bronx. Register: 855.735.2533. Drs2Health.com. Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga – 4-5:15pm. With Certified Yoga Instructor Deborah Barret. Beginnerintermediate class. $20. $100 six-classes. Integrative Med Solutions, 266 White Plains Rd, B-1, Eastchester. Info, Deborah Barret: 914.426.1752. IntMedSolutions.com. Yoga Basics – 4:15pm. Great for beginners or someone looking for a gentle class. $22 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com. Community Pilates Tower Class – 6-7pm. With teacher in training. $10. Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St. Info: Elaine: 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com. Yin Breath Yoga – 6:30-7:45pm. With Victor Gazzini. Yoga class using a breath bases asana practice that incorporates meditation, visualization and chanting. All levels. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Vic: 914.319.7322. TheTemperanceCenter.com. New Meditation Group – 7-8:30pm. In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, for centering in these challenging times. Free donation welcome. YogaShine Studio, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla, 914.769.8745. Fluid Yoga – 7:30-8:30pm. With Emily Rose. CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappinger. 845.297.2323. CoSM.org/events.

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Kirtan – 9-10pm. With Hilary and friends. CoSM: Chapel of Sacred Mirrors, 46 Deer Hill Rd, Wappinger. 845.297.2323. CoSM.org/events.

thursday Low Cost Spay/Neuter Day for Cats – 3rd Thurs. Sponsored by Stray HELP Inc Services by TARA, Inc mobile clinic. $70 includes: spay/neuter, rabies, ears cleaned and nails trimmed. Other services available during surgery. Info, Althea: 845.705.5020. Performance Ride – 5:45am. With Jeff. Highintensity intervals, climbs, attacks, rollers and breakaways bringing the outdoor experience indoors. Take part in races and time trials. $25. RevCycle.co, 692 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley. Forever Young Chair Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. With Suzanne Cohen. Performed seated in a chair and standing. 60 years and older. Alterations to ailments and limited mobility. $20. Sacred Spirit Yoga and Healing Arts Center, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry. SacredSpiritYogaCenter.org. PYin Yoga – 10am. With Kate. Comprised mostly of seated and supine poses which are held longer. A deeper level of stretching. $22 drop-in or purchase a class card on line. o2living, Yellow Monkey Village, Cross River. 914.763.6320. DrinkLivingJuice.com. Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. Join Mekea for a class focused on bringing strength and energy back into the pre- or post-natal body. Saw Mill Club, 77 Kensico Dr. Mt. Kisco. Info: contact Michelle 914.241.0797. Pilates Mat Class with Magic Circle – 11:30am12:30pm. Pilates with physical therapist. Tina Sferra. Focus on form, function and fitness to re-engineer the body. $20. Elite Performance @ Katonah Yoga, 39 Main St, Bedford Hills. ElitePTandPilates.com. Prenatal Yoga – 6-7pm. Prenatal Yoga. Prepare for labor and birth, relax and calm the mind, relieve pregnancy symptoms. $22. Full Circle Family Care, 450 Mamaroneck Ave, Harrison. 914.421.1500 x0. PranaYogaAndMeditation.com. Open Level Yoga – 6:30-7:30pm. Slow Vinyasa. Beginners welcome. $10 two classes. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. YogaWestchesterNY.com. Breath & Flow – 6:30-7:45pm. With Patty Meehan. Vinyasa flow class using breath, movement, balance, stretch, closing with meditation. All levels. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com. YogaShine for Adults – 7-8:30pm. Gentle and strengthening, calming the nervous system, heartcentered, Kripalu-based, developing our consciousness, curiosity and compassion. First class is free. Vitalah Simon, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla, 914.769.8745. YogaShine.com. Free Meditation Session – 2nd and 4th Thursdays. 7:15 p.m. The Anam Cara Meditation Foundation, 2 Byram Brook Place in Armonk.

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Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga – 8:30-9:45am. With Certified Yoga Instructor Marianne Bateman. Beginnerintermediate class. $20. $100 six-classes. Integrative Med Solutions, 266 White Plains Rd, B-1 Eastchester. Marianne Bateman: 917.923.9043. IntMedSolutions.com.

friday Rev Rhythm 45 Cycle – 5:45am. With Patti. Work out arms and core while keeping to the beat of today’s best music. $25. RevCycle.co, 692 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley. Pilates Tower and Reformer Classes – 7:30am and 9:30am/Reformer; 8:30am and 10:30am/Tower. Fully equipped Pilates studio. $35-40. Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St. 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com. FitWalk outdoor Fitness Training-Classes – 9:3010:30am. Bronxville Lake, corner of Armour Villa and Garrett Ave, Tuckahoe. Call for a free trial. Fitwalk, LLC. 914.498.8722. traceygerety.com. Chair YogaShine, Super Gentle, for Adults with Special Needs and Seniors – 9:30-10:30am. Gentle and strengthening, calming nervous system, heartcentered, Kripalu-based and more. First class is free. Vitalah Simon, 7-11 Legion Dr, Valhalla. 914.769.8745. YogaShine.com. Mindful Restorative Yoga – 9:30-10:45am. With Reyna. Movement through breath, props, self assists to release, calm and restore. Gentle level. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Info: 914.793.2600. TheTemperanceCenter.com. Women’s Wisdom Group – 10:30am-12:30pm. Women support each other through the process of recognizing and embracing one’s full, authentic beings and, in doing so, nurturing their highest potential. $30. SunRaven, 501 Guard Hill Rd, Bedford. 914.218.3113. SlowMedicineTherapist.com. Gentle Yoga for Wellness – 11am-12:15pm. With Ann Cassapini. Yoga using chairs, props, deep relaxation/meditation to build stability, strength and flexibility. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Ann: 917.882.0921. TheTemperanceCenter.com. Gentle Flow Yoga – 12:45pm. This is a very gentle class that accommodates those with injuries or restrictions. $22 drop-in. Quest Yoga Arts. 914.241.9642. QuestYogaArts.com. Candlelight Yoga and Meditation – 5:30-6:45pm. With Anna. Vinyasa flow and meditation designed to relax mind and rejuvenate spirit. First class free. Saw Mill Club, 77 Kensico Dr, Mt Kisco. 914.241.0797. SawMillClub.com.

saturday Peekskill Farmers Market – 8am-2pm. Year-round market offering fresh food and family fun. “Market Stage Live,” features live music, author readings, and demos with fitness and health practitioners. FMNP and SNAP accepted. Rain or Shine. Free parking. Bank St, between Park and Main. Info: peekskillfarmersmarket.com.

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Gossett Brothers Farmer’s Market – 9am–1pm. Vendors include Bee Guy Apiaries, Do-Re-Mi Farms, Johnny Cake Farms, Wave Hill Bread, Honore’s Table, Du Soleil, Bongo Pasta, also fresh fish, homemade ice cream and crafts. 1202 Rte. 35, South Salem. Info: Gossett Brothers Nursery on Facebook. Pilates Mat and Tower Classes – 9am and 11am. Fully equipped Pilates studio. $20-$35. Rhinebeck Pilates, 6400 Montgomery St. Info: 845.876.5686. RhinebeckPilates.com. Joyful Mindful Yoga – 9:30-10.45am. With Ann, RYT 500 Well balanced asana sequences that focus on alignment, mindfulness, clear intention and joy. Intermediate level. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Ann: 917.882.0921. TheTemperanceCenter.com. Yoga – 10am. With Karen. Energetic, non-judgmental mixed styles yoga to improve health, strength, flexibility, balance and awareness. All levels. $15. NY Dance Faktory, 12 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley. Info, Karen Shaw: 914.522.1297. BodySculptByKaren.com. Hudson Valley Farmers Market – 10am-3pm. Year-round. A one stop shop farmers market with fresh Hudson Valley products. Greig Farm, 223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook. Info: Facebook.com/ HudsonValleyFarmersMarket. Free Weekly Wellness Talks – 11am-12:30pm. Every other Sat. With Dorette Lewis-Senior. Learn to choose dietary and nutritional supplements to avoid conflicts with prescription medication. Lunch at nominal cost. Bronx. Register: 855.735.2533. Drs2Health.com. Joyful Mindful Yoga – 11:15-12.30pm. With Ann. Well balanced asana sequences that focus on alignment, mindfulness, clear intention and joy. Intermediate level. $18 drop-in. Eastchester. Ann: 917.882.0921. TheTemperanceCenter.com. Free to Move Class – 1-2pm. Feel more freedom in movement with less pain and be more comfortable in one’s body. Performed on Gyrotonic pulley towers. $25. Star Bodies, 34 Garth Rd, Scarsdale. 914.522.5533. Star-Bodies.com. Yoga Teachers Association Workshops – 1:304:30pm. 2nd Sat. Open to teachers and students, members and nonmembers. The Yoga Studio, Club Fit, Briarcliff Manor. Info: YTAyoga.com. Open Level Yoga – 2-3pm. Slow Vinyasa, beginners welcome. $10/2 classes. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Suite 2, White Plains. Info: 914.648.0492. yogawestchesterny.com. Open Level Yoga – 2-3pm. Slow Vinyasa. $10 two classes. Still Mind Yoga, 305 Central Ave, Ste 2, White Plains. 914.648.0492. YogaWestchesterNY.com. Lose Weight, Feel Great – 5pm. Learn better eating habits, emotional eating, making better overall lifestyle choices and more. Intimate group setting. Hygeia Integrated Health LLC 3505 Hill Blvd, Ste K Yorktown Hts. Register: 914.352.6116. HyInHealth.com. Summer Music Series – 6-9pm. Live music at Hardscrabble Cider outdoor patio featuring hard cider, local beers on tap and brick oven pizza. Great fun for the whole family. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, 130 Hardscrabble Rd, North Salem. hmorchard.com; 914.485.1210.

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ACUPUNCTURE HUDSON VALLEY NATURAL HEALTH Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH The Center for Health & Healing 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Fl; Mount Kisco, NY 914.362.8315; drkurt@earthlink.net hudsonvalleynaturalhealth.com Chinese medicine for relieving muscle/joint pain and headaches; treating chronic disease including autoimmune disease, digestive disorders, and mental health conditions; boosting immune function; balancing hormones; helping tobacco/substance addiction; and reducing stress. Includes acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxibustion, qigong, and TENS electro-stimulation. Insurance reimbursement available for some services.

INTEGRATIVE MED SOLUTIONS

Dr. Fred Lisanti, ND,LAC.,RH, CHT 266 White Plains Rd, B-1, Eastchester, NY 914.337.2980; intmedsolutions.com Therapeutic solutions for acute and chronic health conditions. Acupuncture is an intelligent medicine, gentle enough for pregnant women, and powerful enough to treat serious conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety and depression. It can restore harmony and balance to mind, body and spirit.

MARGARET STEELE L.AC, DIPL, NCCAOM

25 North Division St. Peekskill, NY Margaret.steele@gmail.com 914.772.4589; SteeleNeedlesAcupuncture.com Offering Classical Chinese Acupuncture and Aromatherapy. Activate your body’s own healing potential with highly targeted treatments. Specializing in fertility and women’s health, acute and chronic pain, and acute and chronic health issues, including auto-immune disorders.

ADDICTION CESSATION THE WEISS INSTITUTE Addiction Free Naturally Briarcliff and Midtown Manhattan info@weiss-method.com 914.705.1805

SearchLight Medical 2424 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY 845.592.4310; SearchLightMedical.com Frustrated with not feeling or looking your best? Let me guide you on your path to better health and well-being. Utilizing: Medical Acupuncture, ONDAMED Biofeedback Therapy, Reiki, Mei Zen Acupuncture for facial rejuvenation, weight loss and fertility. See ad pg 43.

WILLOW WISP WELLNESS

Lauren Awerdick, LMT Ossining & Tarrytown offices. On-Site & In-Home 914.534.1294; WillowWispWellness.org Willow Wisp Wellness is an expanding private practice that provides consciously crafted therapeutic and integrative massage and energy work sessions that support your body's innate healing process. All sessions are by appointment only. Check website for more info and events.

AROMATHERAPY

The Weiss Method helps people overcome daily addictions and unwanted habits ranging from sugar, smoking, alcohol, weight loss, to overeating and other compulsive habits. All natural, painless, no medications, needles, or hypnosis. 80% success rate. See ad pg 21.

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE KARLA BOOTH DIAMOND, MAMSAT

LAURIE R. MALLIS, MD, LAC

APOTHECARY PRACTITIONER

CBD AROMATHERAPY SYNERGY SPRAYS™ The Synergy of Ancient Wellness + Modern Science Shira@t3cSynergy.com 888.392.5242; FB/Twitter/ Instagram: @t3cSynergy

“Go Beyond” expectation and limitation with Beyond-theSpectrum Synergy Sprays™! CBD, an all-natural, NO side effect, NO THC “cannabinoid” from hemp + vibrationally high pure EO custom blends for us, our children and our planet.

153 Main St, Suite J Mount Kisco, NY 10549 914.649.9565 Awareness-in-Action.com

The Alexander Technique is a practical educational method for un-learning habits of tension that may be causing you stress, pain compression of the spine and joints. Learn to move with ease.

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ASTROLOGY ASTROLOGY INSIGHT

Pamela Cucinell NCGR PAA Phone, Online & In-person 917.796.6026; InsightOasis.com Why leave your business to chance? Perfect timing ensures follow-through and success. When you know the projected outcome it becomes easier to prioritize your day and choose the right partners. Westchester, NYC, Skype and phone. See ad pg 21.

COLIN MCPHILLAMY

Astrology & Tarot Skype and in-person 213.840.1187; mcphillamytarot.com Choice lives between pre-destiny and free will. Know your stars, control your life. A reading designed to encourage, support and empower. Call now.

AYURVEDA

BEHAVIORAL OPTOMETRY SAMANTHA SLOTNICK, OD, FAAO, FCOVD

495 Central Park Ave, Suite 301, Scarsdale 914.874.1177; DrSlotnick.com A whole-person, holistic approach to vision care, for all ages. Specializing in vision therapy and rehabilitation for vision problems which interfere with reading, learning, attention, performance and efficiency.

BIOFEEDBACK

Combination of Ayurveda and Naturopathy is used to create a unique treatment plan to regain and maintain health. Based on one’s particular body constitution (dosha), a plan may include supplements, diet/nutrition suggestions, lifestyle management, detoxification, hydrotherapy, 0zone therapy, Panchakarma. Clinic days: M,T,W. See ad pg 29.

SANTHIGRAM WELLNESS

Santhigram Wellness 446 5th Ave. Pelham, NY 10803 914.250.1417 Provides traditional Ayurveda and Panchakarma therapies which focuses on the removal of toxins from the body. Ayurveda is a traditional, holistic practice which offers methods and treatments aimed at preventing disease and living a pain-free balanced life.

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STRAY HELP

PO Box 245 Fishkill, NY 12524 845.489.2378; strayhelp.org Stray HELP is a registered not-for-profit organization, managed entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to rescue and care for stray and homeless animals, namely cats, while providing humane education to the community. We work with property owners to conduct trap/neuter/return and with pet owners to make spay/neuter affordable. In 2015, we facilitated the spay/neuter, and medical care where needed, for over 850 cats. Help us reach 1000 in 2016!

OPTIMAL MIND®

Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN, LMHC 2 Byram Brook Pl., Armonk, NY 10504 optimalmind.net; 914.219.8600 Biofeedback/neurofeedback for ADHD, enhanced focus, peak performance, test stress, anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, anger, meditation, mindfulness training and more. Dr. Edwards is board certified and NYS licensed. Physician and self-referrals welcome.

DR. KAUSHIK’S AYURVEDIC AND NATUROPATHIC CLINIC

Yellow Monkey Village 792 Rte 35 Cross River, NY, and NYC Office: 914.875.9088; Cell: 646.670.6725 Drkaushik.com; drkaushik@drkaushik.com

CAT RESCUE

BOARDING – DOG & CAT

CHIROPRACTIC DR. LEIGH DAMKOHLER, CCSP, LMT 8 Bacon Place, Yonkers, NY 10710 914.523.7947 Chiropractor-WestchesterNY.com

PERSONALIZED treatments designed for YOU by Westchester’s only dually licensed practicing Sports Chiropractor and Massage Therapist. Receive a unique combination of muscle work and adjustments not provided elsewhere. Dr. Leigh can help you move and feel better. Get back to the life you love!

YORKTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

271 Veterans Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 YorktownAnimalHospital.vet; 914.962.3111 We offer a full boarding facility with outdoor runs and indoor kennels. Being an animal hospital for the most part, we take pride in our capability to kennel pets with medical problems or special needs. See ad pg 49.

INTEGRITY CHIROPRACTIC Dr. Jodi Kennedy 11 Miller Rd Mahopac, NY 845.628.7233 (SAFE) LiveBetterNaturally.info

How would you like to wake up each day with less aches and more energy? Call today for your free consultation and find-out what is standing between you and your health goals. See ad pg 39.

CANDLES CUSTOM CANDLE CO.

483 Cherry St., Bedford Hills NY Open: M-Sat. 10-6pm 914.241.1010; customcandleco.com Hundreds of candles in stock or create your own custom candle. Choose your favorite scent, wax color, wick type and container. All natural soy candles, handcrafted & nontoxic with long-lasting aroma. Shop in store or on-line. See ad pg 25.

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DR. MARIANNE MESSINA, DC 2241 Crompond Rd. Cortlandt Manor NY cortlandtwellness.com 914.930.8800

Optimize your body’s ability to heal and transform. Our focus is individualized and outcome based health care though functional nutrition, chiropractic and craniosacral therapy. Cleanse, restore and repair your body, with whole food cleanses and whole food supplementation. We aim to find the root cause.

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COACHING JANE SILVERMAN

Life Coach in Positive Psychology The Center for Health & Healing 4 Smith Ave, 2nd FL, Mount Kisco, NY 914.263.7080; janesilvermanlifecoach.com Feeling stuck? Gain clarity, investigate your strengths and navigate transitions with proven tools and guidance. Free phone consultation to explore how working together can help you make the positive changes you seek. Appointments in person or by phone. See ad pg 14.

ZEN GARDEN HEALTH COACHING

Edit J. Babboni, RYT- 200, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, 61 Lakeview Dr., Yorktown Heights, NY 917.721.2529; yoga.zengarden@gmail.com zengardenyoga.net

SUSAN LASKY MA, BCC, SCAC Certified ADHD Coach/ Organizer 914.373.4787; SusanLasky.com Susan@SusanLasky.com

Learn strategies that work with the way YOU think. ADD/ADHD or executive functioning challenges can affect every aspect of your life. Maximize your strengths and become more productive. First-hand understanding and compassion. Live the life you love!

COACH - EMPOWERMENT HEATHER NOVAK, M.S., WHE

Whole Health and Empowerment Coach 914.420.3674; HeatherMarieNovak.com Are you ready to transform your life and step into the best version of YOU? Using the Five Aspects of Whole Health (Physical, Nutritional, Emotional, Environmental, Spiritual), we tap into the power within and ignite your true potential!

COACHING - HEALTH WANDA JEANTY, MD, MS, HC

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 notanotherdietwanda.com; 917.868.1769 Health coaching, with an integrative approach for corporations and families. Supportive, personalized and interactive wellness programs. Offering corporate lunch sessions and webinars increasing productivity and decreasing absenteeism. Wanda educates you on your favorite health topics and more.

COLONICS

914.921.LIFE (5433) LifelineHygienics.com Experience and personalized service you can trust. The finest in colonic irrigation and personal care. Serving the tri-state area since 1993.

Drained from toxic relationships? Overwhelmed by stress at work? Fed up with those nagging cravings? Want to feel great in your body? Call for your first free consult to start changing your life!

COACHING - LIFE

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY GET THE HEALTH YOU WANT!

LEAH WILSON WATTS

COACHING - ADD/ADHD

COLONICS

Elizabeth Pasquale, LMT, CST, Director White Plains & Ossining offices 914.762.4693; WellOnTheWay.Com

Master Life Coach 4200WattsofPower.com 718.812.5166

Do you ever imagine living the life of your dreams? Are you at a standstill? The best way to allow yourself to blossom is to become the master of your own destiny! Schedule a consultation today.

COACHING - SPIRITUAL

Curious about energy me d icin e ? Kn o w th e r e is something to it, from all you’ve read and heard?  Are you tingling with excitement right now, knowing you’re about to experience something life changing? Free get-acquainted phone call! See ad pg 21.

INTEGRITY CHIROPRACTIC

MARY ELLEN O’BRIEN, CPCC

Coaching, Healing & Channeling Cold Spring, NY 845.424.6219; AwakenYourtrueEssence.com Mary Ellen O’Brien uses a combination of her intuitive and coaching skills to help individuals change limiting beliefs and awaken their true essence. Her clients experience more joy, fulfillment and balance in their lives.

COACHING - SUCCESS

Dr. Jodi Kennedy 11 Miller Rd Mahopac, NY 845.628.7233 (SAFE) LiveBetterNaturally.info

Do you struggle with stress, pain and muscle tightness? If so, call today for your free consultation and learn how to finally address these issues and experience ideal health naturally. See ad pg 39.

JOY MATALON LMT, CST

Practitioner: The Center for Health + Healing 4 Smith Ave 2nd Fl; Mount Kisco, NY 914.519.8138; jmatalon@optonline.net Center4healing.net

LUCY MARCELLA

Success Coaching and Hypnosis, LLC Pleasantville, NY 914.747.9059; mindcoach@verizon.net Behavior Modification Coach and Intuitive Counselor, helps you achieve your personal goals: weight, stress, confidence, clarity and more. Immediate results and guidance using powerful tools and techniques for mind, body and spirit, just what you need to live a better life.

Craniosacral therapy with Somato Emotional Release allows chronic physical, emotional and spiritual issues to be intimately explored, bringing relief from pain and activating a healing process which continues after the session is over.

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DERMATOLOGY ALAN M DATTNER, MD

Integrative Medicine and Dermatology 17 Rodman Oval, New Rochelle, NY 914.637.0908; HolisticDermatology.com We clear your Skin naturally, by correcting the underlying digestive and inflammatory issues using nutrition, supplements, and energetic techniques, for diagnosis and treatment. Caring Board Certified Dermatologist and World pioneer in Holistic Dermatology. 

TINA M. AURORA, CPC, CRP

Energy Healing, Coaching, Organizing Services Peekskill, NY 914.473.1032; tina.aurora@verizon.net During Tina’s healing sessions, she channels divine healing energy, promoting profound positive changes in the body, mind and spirit. Tina’s coaching style allows her clients to rewrite the script of negative thoughts to create the lives they dream for themselves.

FAMILY HEALTH INTEGRITY CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Jodi Kennedy 11 Miller Rd Mahopac, NY 845.628.7233 (SAFE); LiveBetterNaturally.info Are you between the ages of 2-92 and want to experience each day with less aches and more energy? Call today for your free consultation. Our unique total body approach is beneficial with proven results. See ad pg 39.

ANNE H. BENTZEN, MSOT, RMT, JRP

DETOXIFICATION IONIC DETOX FOOTBATHS

Betty Prinsen, MA, Certified Practitioner 917.941.4767 abbbbetty@gmail.com Relax and cleanse comfortably and easily through Ionic Detox Footbath. Feel revitalized, balanced, healthy and ready to enjoy life. Affordable detox packages.  Carmel and Patterson locations, in-home service. 

Usui/Karuna® Reiki Master Teacher, Jikiden Reiki; Energetic Counseling, OT Armonk & Eastchester Offices 914.588.4079; balancing4life.com

Energetic healing complements medical care. Experience relief from stress, trauma, pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, grief and more. Restore energy flow, improve immunity and balance all 7 major chakra systems. Monthly healing circles; Reiki certificate classes.

BERNADETTE BLOOM

DOWSER JEANIE PASQUALE, DOWSER

Member: Westchester Holistic Network 845.709.5245 Facebook: House Harmony HouseHarmony.org Do you have unsolved health issues? Selling your home? Is your business not attracting customers? Dowsing can help solve these issues. Call for more information and receive a free energy reading.

Energy Medicine Practioner, Medical Intuititive, Physical Therapist 175 King Street, Chappaqua, NY 239.289.3744; theesotericbloom.com Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you exhausted from pain, stress or PTSD? Balance your body's energies for optimal physical health and emotional well-being with Esoteric Healing, a high vibrational technique from Tibet.

EXERCISE THERAPY ENERGY HEALING ACCESS INTUITION FOR HEALING

Mag Treanor RN, Reiki, Emotion Code NLP, Kinesiology, EFT-Adv, Hypnotist PutnamHealingArts.com/IntuitionHealing Carmel, NY; 845.228.8132 Realign mind body spirit, find core issues. Clear trauma, anxieties, negative Karma, Ancestral, Inherited, trapped emotions, limiting beliefs, Release Restore Realign Balance and Heal with intuition, intention, energy techniques. Tapping, Light, Sound, Magnets, Aromas, Spirit. See ad pg 40.

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EVE FOLGER, CPT, MES

Northern Westchester evefogler.wixsite.com/fitness 917.747.3331 Post-Physical Therapy Conditioning Specialist, Medical Exercise Specialist and Personal Trainer. Using safe core stabilization, balance, strength, flexibility, cardiovascular, yoga and corrective exercises to develop muscular balance, postural awareness and other skills to reduce or eliminate your pain. Privates in my studio or your home.

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FARM HARVEST MOON FARM AND ORCHARD

130 Hardscrabble Rd. North Salem, NY 914.485.1210 HarvestMoonFarmAndOrchard.com Family owned and operated. We raise grass fed beef, free range eggs, pastured pork and turkey. Fruits/veggies from our farm and other local farms for Summer CSA. Local honey, milk and cheese. Spring/summer/fall annuals. Store open daily 8am6pm. See ad pg 35.

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE SUSANNE SALTZMAN, MD

250 E. Hartsdale Ave. St. 22, Hartsdale, NY 400 Rella Blvd. St. 165, Montebello, NY 914.472.0666; HartsdaleHomeopathy.com Looking for a physician with 24 years of clinical practice using natural remedies? Expertise in treating acute and chronic illness in children and adults. Emphasis on homeopathic and functional medicine to decrease dependency on pharmaceutical drugs. If you want experienced, competent, compassionate, and exceptional care. See ad pg 45.

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GREEN & NATURAL BUILDING

HEALING CENTER

HERBAL MEDICINE

LOU LEVY CONSTRUCTION

HYGEIA INTEGRATED HEALTH, LLC

Builder and General Contractor of fine custom alterations, restorations, architectural additions, and new construction. Offering a high level of management and craftsmanship. Specializing in a 95% dust-free living environment. PHIUS Energy Efficient and non-toxic building applications.Bau-Biologist, the holistic approach to Natural Building,passive and active solar installations and retrofits, as well as conventional construction. Building design services and consultation available. 44 years experience.

Putting wellness back into healthcare with a specialized focus on emotional health and wellness. Our team of professionals offers acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, nutritional counseling, parent coaching, psychotherapy, and psychiatry to help support clients on a customized path to wellness.

Carmel, NY 914.804.2120 loulevyconstruction.com

3505 Hill Blvd, Suite K Yorktown Heights, NY 914.352.6116; hygeiaintegratedhealth.com

LORRAINE HUGHES

Registered Herbalist (AHG) 1129 Main St, 2nd Fl., Fishkill, NY email: lorrainehughes54@gmail.com EmpoweredbyNature.net; 845.416.4598 Lorraine offers Individual Wellness Consultations based on the Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Paradigm which offers a preventative and individual approach to balanced health. Each “unique� individual protocol will include Chinese, Western, Ayurvedic Herbal remedies and Nutritional planning.

NATURAL CARE OF WESTCHESTER

GYNOCOLOGY ALLAN WARSHOWSKY, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

150 Purchase St - Hansa Building Ste #7, Rye, NY 10580 914.967.1630; doctorallan.com Understand and correct the causes of chronic conditions. Dr. Warshowsky will help you develop your optimal healing plan, incorporating the best of conventional and Integrative, Holistic medicine. He is double board certified in OB/GYN, Integrative, Holistic Medicine and a facilitator of optimal health for men, women and teens. See ad pg 29.

HAIR SALON FRESH ORGANIC SALON SOLUTIONS Hair care, Skincare & Make up 190 Rt 117 By Pass, Bedford, NY 914.242.1928; FreshOrganicSalon.com

A healthy approach to beauty and wellness led by Maureen Toohey, Regional Educator for Organic Salon Systems. The fresh team is committed to making your experience fully complete and satisfying, organically. Receive a gift valued at $75 with your 1st color appointment, when you mention Natural Awakenings. See ad pg 17.

20 North Ave 2nd Flr Larchmont, NY 10538 Dr. Marizelle J. Arce

HOLISTIC DENTIST

A bo utiq ue natur o pathic wellness center that focuses on customized visits. Offering Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, nutrition, facial acupuncture, Infrared sauna, Acoustic cardiograms, Regulation Thermography, hydrotherapy, homeopathy, herbal medicine, Reiki, and pain management.

THE TEMPERANCE CENTER

Merrill Black, LCSW, Reiki Master & Instructor, Hypnotherapist Founder 453 White Plains Rd. #201, Eastchester 914.793.2600; thetemperancecenter.com Nurture your mind, body, and soul. Thru a variety of healing modalities and services that include, psychotherapy, reiki, hypnosis, craniosacral, massage, intuitive healing, yoga, and guided meditation classes. Rediscover your control and balance your life. See ad pg 14.

DAVID L LERNER, DDS, CAC, FIND Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 914.214.9678 holisticdentist.com

We offer a unique approach to the health care of the mouth based on a holistic understanding of the whole body. I invite you to explore our web site to learn how we can serve your needs. See ad pg 3.

HOLISTIC HEALTH CENTER THE CENTER FOR HEALTH AND HEALING 4 Smith Avenue, 2nd floor Mount Kisco, NY 10549 Center4Healing.net 914.864.0462

In a beautiful retreat-like setting, we offer holistic psychotherapy, body therapies, acupuncture, shamanic reiki, intuitive guidance, spiritual counseling, homeopathy, naturopathic and herbal medicine, healing circles, workshops and professional trainings.

HEALING GARDENS REFLECTIONS OF NATURE The Landscape Artists 845.489.7250 LandscapingWithNature.com

We create gardens that promote healing for our clients. These sanctuaries combine beautiful sounds of chimes with flowers scents, the dancing of light off waterfalls and reflective surfaces. .

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HOMEOPATHY DAVID CONNELL, DC

777 Ulster Ave., Kingston 15 Davis Ave., Poughkeepsie 845.338.3320; 845.485.8582 Helping people relieve symptoms o f c h r o n i c Ly m e d i s e a s e , fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome as well as many other chronic illnesses. Dramatically improve your energy levels.

SUSANNE SALTZMAN, MD

250 E. Hartsdale Ave. St. 22, Hartsdale, NY 400 Rella Blvd. St. 165, Montebello, NY 914.472.0666; HartsdaleHomeopathy.com Looking for a physician with 24 years of clinical practice using natural remedies? Expertise in treating acute and chronic illness in children and adults. Emphasis on homeopathic and functional medicine to decrease dependency on pharmaceutical drugs. If you want experienced, competent, compassionate, and exceptional care. See ad pg 45.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

ALLAN WARSHOWSKY, MD, FACOG, ABIHM

BALANCE BODYWORK

Understand and correct the causes of chronic conditions. Dr. Warshowsky will help you develop your optimal healing plan, incorporating the best of conventional and Integrative, Holistic medicine. He is double board certified in OB/GYN, Integrative, Holistic Medicine and a facilitator of optimal health for men, women and teens. See ad pg 29.

Offering therapeutic massage and Reiki for stress- and pain-relief, relaxation and general wellness. Gift certificates available for all modalities, including pre- and postnatal bodywork, aromatherapy and hot stone massage by appointment. Set your intention for healing yourself and those around you.

150 Purchase St - Hansa Building Ste #7, Rye, NY 10580 914.967.1630; doctorallan.com

Therapeutic Massage & Reiki Lisanne Elkins, MA, LMT, RM 153 Main St. Suite B, Mt. Kisco 914.319.4375; balancebodywork.biz

MASSAGE ENVY SPA

INTUITIVE JOAN CARRA, PSYCHIC MEDIUM Practitioner; Wainwright House 203.531.6387; PsychicJoanCarra.net Facebook.com/PsychicJoan.Carra

Understand blocks in your life or re-connect with loved ones that have passed. Joan can guide you with gentle intuitive advice; card reading, numerology, palmistry and after life communications. She has 20 years of experience and is available via telephone or in person.

777 White Plains Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583: 914.902.9200 365 Central Park Ave. Scarsdale, NY 10583; 914.422.3689 737 Bedford Rd., Bedford Hills, NY 10507: 914.244.3689 158 South Ridge St., Rye Brook, NY 10573; 914.417.6940 Massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your wellness program. Visit one of the four locations in Westchester to take advantage of our introductory offer. Open 7 days a week, extended hours, late evenings. See ads pgs 40 & back cover.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

Michael Finkelstein MD FACP ABIHM SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine 501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford, NY 914.218.3113; slowmedicinedoctor.com You can attain enhanced health and wellness on every level. I will guide you and together we will transform you into your own best doctor, friend and selfadvocate. You will learn how to bring yourself back into balance. My intention is to be the best healer and teacher I can be. I offer insightful health evaluations with customized medical guidance. Uniquely qualified to offer medical advice and attention from a holistic perspective. See ad pg 27.

INTUITIVE HEALING DANCE WHITE LOTUS GRACE

Spiritual Healing Arts & Dance Millbrook + Online Studio/Sanctuary 845.677.3517; whitelotusgrace.com White Lotus Grace specializes in intuitive healing for body, mind, soul, and relationships through organic transformative movement and dance. Gigi Oppenheimer – intuitive healer, dancer, and coach – offers compassionate service one-on-one, to couples, and classes, online or in person.

SOULAURAS WELLNESS CENTER

Laura Giacovas,LMT, MS Ed., 4th Dan Master Instructor Taekwondo Briarcliff NY 914.941.2400, soulauras.com Our mission is to enhance wellness and quality of life through Therapeutic Massage and Integrated Holistic Healing. We are committed to providing an inspired, nurturing environment from which wellness and harmony can be realized.

MICHELLE VITNER, LMT, LPN TOMORROW MEDICINE

Dr. Timothy Morley 914.241.7030; Mt. Kisco 914.615.9004; White Plains Tomorrowmedicine.com Dr. Morley is a functional medicine specialist and is board certified in anti-aging. We offer the most extensive testing in the Tristate area which allows us to discover the root causes of imbalances in your body. Balance your body and balance your life. See ads pgs 13 & 43.

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MASSAGE & BODYWORK SUSAN ADLER, LMT

Massage Therapy with a Nurturing Touch 914.320.4063; susanadlerLMT@gmail.com SusanAdlerLMT.com Therapeutic massage to address specific issues or promote wellness. Works with generally healthy to very ill clients. Experience with geriatric, cancer, Parkinson’s, hospice massage. Studios in Riverdale and Mamaroneck; onsite visits in Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan. See ad pg 40.

Westchester/Putnam/Dutchess NY Edition

A Healing Massage with Intuition PutnamHealingArtsMassage.com 914.672.1916 or 914.873.1376

Holding sacred space through Relaxation, Therapeutic and Medical Massage Putnam, We s t c h e s t e r , D u t c h e s s . "Michelle's healing ability is more than the touch from her hands; she heals the soul. She brings serenity to people." ~Maureen S., Carmel. See ad pg 40.

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NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR

DR. KAUSHIK’S AYURVEDIC AND NATUROPATHIC CLINIC

Natural Awakenings is

DORETTE LEWIS-SENIOR, ND

Yellow Monkey Village 792 Rte 35 Cross River, NY, and NYC Office: 914.875.9088; Cell: 646.670.6725 Drkaushik.com; drkaushik@drkaushik.com

Naturopathic Physician, Wellness Educator, Medical Thermographer, Christian Minister. Her passion is helping women regain their health and wellness. With a focus on those affected by diabetes, cancer, overweight and pain. Dr. Lewis-Senior serves with joy. Some insurances accepted.

Combination of Ayurveda and Naturopathy is used to create a unique treatment plan to regain and maintain health. Based on one’s particular body constitution (dosha), a plan may include supplements, diet/nutrition suggestions, lifestyle management, detoxification, hydrotherapy, 0zone therapy, Panchakarma. Clinic days: M,T,W. See ad pg 29.

Mind-Body-Spirit Bronx NY, Trumbull CT 855.735.2533; drs2health.com

HUDSON VALLEY NATURAL HEALTH Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH The Center for Health & Healing 4 Smith Ave, 2nd Fl; Mount Kisco, NY 914.362.8315; drkurt@earthlink.net hudsonvalleynaturalhealth.com

Utilize an integrative healing approach from a doctor trained in holistic medicine. Working with your current medical treatments & labwork, as well as botanical medicine, dietary & lifestyle counselling, nutritional supplements, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, stress reduction and ecotherapy. Insurance reimbursement available for some services.

INTEGRATIVE MED SOLUTIONS

Dr. Fred Lisanti, ND, LAC., RH, CHT 266 White Plains Rd, B-1, Eastchester, NY 914.337.2980; intmedsolutions.com Blending the best of traditional and cutting edge natural medicine, Dr. Lisanti offers natural therapeutic solutions for acute and chronic conditions. He combines naturopathic care, clinical nutrition, acupuncture, detoxification, hypnosis, movement, yoga and lifestyle counseling allowing him to customize your program individually.

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NUTRITION DAVID CONNELL, DC

777 Ulster Ave., Kingston 15 Davis Ave., Poughkeepsie 845.338.3320; 845.485.8582 Helping people relieve symptoms o f c h r o n i c Ly m e d i s e a s e , fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome as well as many other chronic illnesses. Dramatically improve your energy levels.

NUSPECIES

Nuspecies.com 866.624.4117 HQ: 427 Main St. Beacon, NY 12508 NuSpecies Health Centers provide free health consultations with certified nutritionists/life coaches. We make custom recommendations of our Raw, Organic, Liquid, Natural nutritional formulas and then work with our clients until they achieve their health goals. See ad pg 79.

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to the local businesses that display Natural Awakenings Magazines! Thanks to them, you can pick up your next free copy of Natural Awakenings in Westchester, Putnam or Dutchess County, at coffee shops, fitness centers, yoga and Pilates studios, healing centers, vitamin shops and more, as well as at the following food markets: Acme Markets (Brewster, Briarcliff Manor, Golden’s Bridge, Greenburgh, Hopewell Junction, Mahopac, Mohegan Lake, New Rochelle, Patterson, Pleasant Valley, Rye Brook, Scarsdale, Thornwood & Yorktown Heights) • Adams Fairacre Farms • Beacon Natural Market • Bread Alone (Rhinebeck) • BEWIES Holistic Market • DeCicco’s (Armonk, Brewster, Cross River, Jefferson Valley, Scarsdale) •  Farmers Markets: Congregation Sons of Israel, Briarcliff, Hudson Valley at Greig Farm/Redhook, Hudson Valley Regional/Brewster, Gossett Brothers/Cross River, Yonkers • Fresh Town (Amenia) • Fishkill Farm • Food Emporium (Bedford Village) • Foodtown (Cold Spring) • Freshtown (Amenia) • Gourmet Express • Green Organic Market (Hartsdale) • Greenwich Produce • Hannafords • Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard • Hayfield’s Market • Key Food (Mahopac, Peekskill) • Kobacker’s Market • Mahopac Diner • Mother’s Earth Storehouse • Nature’s Pantry • Odyssey Diner • Putnam Diner • Rhinebeck Health Foods • Sadhana Tea House • Scotts Corner Market • ShopRite (Carmel, New Rochelle) • Stop & Shop (Eastchester, Mount Kisco, Ossining, Peekskill, Somers, White Plains, Yonkers) • SuperFoodTown (Croton-onHudson) • TOPPS (Carmel, Rhinebeck) • Village Natural Market (Bronxville) and Whole Foods Market (Port Chester, White Plains & Yonkers)

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PHARMACY - COMPOUNDING LAKE MAHOPAC PHARMACY/ SURGICAL Nagi Wissa, R.Ph., IP, CEO 559 Rt, 6, Mahopac, NY 10541 lakemahopacpharmacy.com T: 845.208.0424; F: 845.208.0425

We are your neighborhood holistic compounding pharmacy, ready to support y o u r h e a l t h . We o ff e r compounding prescriptions, on-line prescription renewals, supplements, homeopathic remedies, personal care products, fair trade gifts and more. We deliver and we are happy to answer your questions. See ad pg 48.

PODIATRY KATONAH PODIATRY, PC

Pamela Hoffman, DPM Glenn B. Weiss, DPM 200 Katonah Ave., Katonah, NY 914.232.8880; Katonahpodiatry.com Foot care for people of all ages. Board certified holistic podiatrists who use a comprehensive, integrative approach. Customized treatments utilizing the best of today’s technology combined with nutrition and 30 years of experience.

PSYCHO-SPIRITUAL COUNSELING PHYSICAL THERAPY ELITE PERFORMANCE PHYSICAL THERAPYOF WESTCHESTER, PC

Tina Sferra, MSPT, CPI 175 E. Main St, Suite 204, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 ElitePTandPilates.com; 917.476.2164 Manual PT Practice and Pilates Studio. One patient, one therapist, one hour. Integrative practice with a functional, manual approach to musculoskeletal restrictions. Specialties: Dance/Sports Medicine PT. Pilates Apparatus sessions also available. Infinite results. See ad pg 54.

ROBIN QUEEN-FINKELSTEIN

SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine 501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford, NY 914.218.3113; slowmedicinetherapist.com Offering a whole-being, integrative approach to wellness, nurturing clients into health on the emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical levels. Following one’s heart to Re-envision life in order to flourish. See ad pg 27.

PSYCHOTHERAPY JODI BARETZ, LCSW, CHHC

OLD POST PHYSICAL THERAPY 43 Old Post Road South Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 914.271.2426; oldpostpt.com

Private Physical Therapy focusing on the individual needs of each client and utilizing various manual therapy techniques to restore homeostasis in the joints, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. We also provide 1-on-1 Personal Training and Yoga. $20 discount for new clients.

Mindful is the New Skinny The Center for Health and Healing 4 Smith Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 917.974.9446; Jodibaretz.com Mindfulness and holistic health based psychotherapy helping women decrease stress, improve relationships, become less reactive and lose weight without restrictive dieting. Mindful is the New Skinny transformational program is designed to help you lighten up inside and out. Individual, groups, skype.

REFLEXOLOGY LORRAINE HUGHES

ARCB Certified Reflexologist 1129 Main Street, 2nd fl., Fishkill, NY email: lorrainehughes54@gmail.com EmpoweredbyNature.net; 845.416.4598 Foot and/or Hand Reflexology sessions are offered with the use of Essential Oils applied to acupuncture points based upon each individual’s presenting pattern.  Please refer to Services page on web site for the many benefits of this ancient modality.

RETREATS YOGA IN THE ADIRONDACKS

2 Coulter Road, Bakers Mills, NY 12811 518.251.3015; 914.556.8258 yogaintheadirondacks.com Yoga in the Adirondacks is nestled in the valley of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, where yoga embraces nature. Connect your mind, body and spirit and explore your retreat with like-minded people to build a happier and healthier life. Studio available for your yoga/ wellness private group as well.

ROLFING/STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION WELCOME TO GRAVITY

Yoni Hormadaly, LMT 109 Danbury Rd. Ridgefield, CT 203.550.6888 StructuralTransformations.com Yo n i h a s b e e n p r a c t i c i n g Structural Integration since 2002. Specializing in improving the relationship between the human body and gravity. Flat feet, chronic pain and discomfort, improvement in athletic pursuits, general self-improvement, are some of the reasons clients of all ages have sought out this work. Free phone consultation.

OPTIMAL MIND®

PILATES PILATES GLOW AND YOGA

241 Harrison Ave, Harrison, NY 10528 914.630.4594; pilatesglowandyoga.com

Private and semi-private classes offered on Pilates machines. Everyone’s welcome in our Pilates and Yoga classes regardless of flexibility or strength. Intimate and challenging atmosphere. Try an Extra Gentle Yoga class or a Pilates Mat class. Get your glow on! See ad pg 58.

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Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN, LMHC 2 Byram Brook Pl., Armonk, NY 10504 optimalmind.net; 914.219.8600 Integrative psychotherapy: depression, anxiety, addictions, relationships, and more. Dr. Edwards is a NY lic. psychotherapist with 40 years of experience compassionately working with adults to realize their goals. Meditation and mindfulness training are also offered.

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SLEEP DISORDER DAVID L LERNER, DDS, CAC, FIND Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 914.214.9678 holisticdentist.com

We offer a unique approach to the health care of the mouth based on a holistic understanding of the whole body. I invite you to explore our web site to learn how we can serve your needs. See ad pg 3.

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GANESHA SPA Peekskill, NY 914.906.7238 GaneshaSpa.com

Find your beauty in Ganesha Spa where traditional spa modalities are combined with procedures such as Microblading (3D Brows)   and Microneedling,  as well as Ayurvedic Treatments, Energy work, Anti-Aging skin care and Meditations. Complete true Spa experience with IR Sauna and a Steam Room!

SPIRITUAL CENTER CHAPEL AT CROTON FALLS

Rev. Dr. Hans B. Hallundbaek, Pastor 609 Rt. 22, Croton Falls, NY chapelatcrotonfalls.org Join a unique monthly Interfaith Sunday at the Chapel at Croton Falls at 10:30am – Enjoy prayer, music, movement and dialogue. Check our FB page for information on upcoming programs or e-mail Rev. Deborah Moldow, Interfaith Minister, at revdeb1@comcast.net.

SUPPORT GROUP SUPPORT CONNECTION

Breast and Ovarian Cancer Support Services 914.962.6402, 800.532.4290 Supportconnection.org Support Connection offers free, confidential breast and ovarian cancer support services including individual peer counseling, support groups, wellness programs and educational forums. Counselors are cancer survivors.

A U G S E P T O C T

TRUE PROSPERITY July articles include: Your Relationship with Money

Plus: Natural Detox Options

& Summer Food Edition

To advertise in our next issue, call 914-617-8750

Rethinking Cancer Family & Kids Edition Our Readers are Seeking Providers & Services for: Non-Toxic Household Cleaners Whole/Raw/Unprocessed Foods Natural & Toxin-Free Health & Beauty Aids Alternative Therapies ... and this is just a partial list!

Graceful Aging plus: Yoga

Our Readers are Seeking Providers & Services for: Natural Healthcare Practitioners Financial Planning • Community Banks Life Coaches • Advocacy & Peer Groups Yoga Apparel & Gear • Yoga Classes

Transformative Travel plus: Coaching & Chiropractic Our Readers are Seeking Providers & Services for:

Transformative Travel Companies Adventure Tour Groups • Travel Outfitters Personal Growth Retreats • Spiritual Pilgrimages Natural Habitat Adventures General, Advanced & Sports Chiropractors

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THERMOGRAPHY PATRICIA BOWDEN-LUCCARDI LMT, CTT, CNMT Certified Thermographic Technician Certified Whole Health Educator 518.929.7579; btiscan.com

Prevention is the Cure. RadiationFree Breast and Full Body medical thermal imaging available in Westchester & Dutchess County. By appointment. Offices in Mount Kisco, White Plains and Poughkeepsie.

TMJ DISORDER DAVID L LERNER, DDS, CAC, FIND Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 914.214.9678 holisticdentist.com

We offer a unique approach to the health care of the mouth based on a holistic understanding of the whole body. I invite you to explore our web site to learn how we can serve your needs. See ad pg 3.

VETERINARY HOSPITAL YORKTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL

271 Veterans Road Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 YorktownAnimalHospital.vet; 914.962.3111 Integrative Care including Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, along with many other types of Alternative and Complementary Veterinary Medicinal services are offered. We also offer a full range of high tech, cutting edge, medical, surgical and dental services. See ad pg 49.

WEIGHT LOSS JODI BARETZ, LCSW, CHHC

Mindful is the New Skinny The Center for Health and Healing 4 Smith Ave, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549 917.974.9446; Jodibaretz.com Mindfulness and holistic health based psychotherapy helping women decrease stress, improve relationships, become less reactive and lose weight without restrictive dieting. Mindful is the New Skinny transformational program is designed to help you lighten up inside and out. Individual, groups, skype.

YOGA BODYSCULPT BY KAREN

Certified Yoga Instructor Reiki Master/Teacher Northern Westchester 914.522.1297; bodysculptbykaren.com Karen integrates different teaching styles based on the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of each individual person. Private & Group Sessions. All Ages: Beginners to Advanced. “Energy is Limitless, Optimum Health is Timeless.”

TOMORROW MEDICINE

Dr. Timothy Morley 914.241.7030; Mt. Kisco 914.615.9004; White Plains Tomorrowmedicine.com We know the science behind weight loss. Slow metabolism, hormone imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, metal toxicity, vitamin deficiency and lifestyle choices are a few reasons why many people don’t lose. Your personalized, physician-supervised, real food plan will be designed for your success. See ads pgs 13 & 43 .

SACRED SPIRIT YOGA AND HEALING ARTS CENTER

located at South Presbyterian Church 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522 sacredspirityogacenter.org Offering contemplative, Kripalu style yoga, focusing on compassionate self-observation. Warm, welcoming to all, spacious and Sacred. Also offering monthly Restorative Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation, Sound Healing. Kirtan Chanting and Guest Teacher special events.

THE WEISS INSTITUTE

Addiction Free Naturally Briarcliff and Midtown Manhattan info@weiss-method.com 914.705.1805 The Weiss Method helps people lose weight by overcoming addiction to sugar and white flour, and compulsive overeating. After treatment, most people experience indifference towards refined sugar, sweets and treats, leading to easy weight loss. See ad pg 21.

WELLNESS CENTER SUNRAVEN: THE HOME OF SLOW MEDICINE

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SMC OHRA YOGA 200-RYS TT

Saw Mill Club,77 Kensico Dr., Mt. Kisco Michelle Briks, Programs Coordinator Yogatraining@sawmillclub.com 914.752.1872 S MC O h r a Yo g a TT program offers Yoga Alliance accredited E-RYT 200 & 300 Hour Programs to Empower Yourself and Inspire Others! Their proven training methods are anatomically informed and intelligently sequenced. The trainings are led by Michelle Briks, RYT-500, Ayurvedic specialist and accredited Nutritionist. See ad pg 53.

501 Guard Hill Rd. Bedford, NY 914.218.3113; slowmedicine.org Promoting and supporting health and wellness; facilitating communitycentered experiential and reflective learning for individuals, families, and groups, by offering educational programs, events, and resources designed to build integrative skills and understanding for those looking to holistically care for themselves, others, and the world in which we live. Transformative Programs, holistic medicine, psycho-spiritual counseling; Women’s, Men’s and Couples Groups, Garden Co-Op, Cleansing Program; Special 12-week “immersion.” See ad pg 27.

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