First Sunday of the Month Restorative Yoga November 3rd, 3-4:15

Restorative yoga is for anyone who would like to relax & renew. No prior yoga experience  is needed. You will be guided into restorative poses using props to make you comfortable in a completely supportive environment for total relaxation.

The restorative sequences will:

  • Help your spine and open tight hips, hamstrings & shoulders
  • Detoxify and strengthen your organs, and Improve focus & energy
  • Decease stress, anxiety, depression & pain
  • Enhance your body’s ability to heal itself
  • Bring balance to body, mind, & spirit

In addition to the restorative sequences there will be

  • Pranayama breath work
  • Light stretching
  • Yoga Nidra practice – A guided deep relaxation to help you quiet your mind and melt away

Questions for Renee: (914) 763-9107

3-4:15 PM, $22, O2 Living, Cross River, NY

Call (914)763-6320 to reserve your spot! Limited Space, Last Class Sold Out

Other dates are: November 3, December 8, January 5

Reiki Shares, October 30, 5-6:30

I am starting ongoing monthly Reiki shares for anyone who is a Reiki I practitioner or higher to maximize your chance of practicing as well as getting a healing yourself. Each share circle will include a meditation and a different teaching and discussion to raise your vibration and level of consciousness as well as individual and group intention setting. The upcoming dates are October 30th, 5-6:30. The cost to participate is $25 and includes refreshments. Limited spots so sign up early. The classes will be in Pound Ridge, NY.

Reiki 2 Class – November 16, 1-5

Reiki 2 Class – November 16, 1-5 PM

This class will advance your intuitive knowledge and ability to heal yourself and others. The class will start with a review from Reiki 1 and delve deeper into the ancient art of Reiki including the following advanced techniques:

    • Learning and using Reiki symbols for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing
    • Distance healing to send Reiki to anyone anywhere in the world
    • Methods to clear old habits and muscle memories that don’t serve you
    • Chakra balancing techniques
    • Rooting to balance and protect yourself from negative energy and people
    • Hands on practice to help you solidify the teachings

Limited Space: Call 914 763-9107 to Register

Class investment: $250, includes all class materials

Beach Yoga is Back!

Join us for our Special Saturday morning Summer Beach Yoga program. The next class is June 29th, 9:30-10:30 at the Lake Truesdale Beach in South Salem.  Raindate is June 30th, same time. The location is often a siting for swans, ducks, eagles and other wild life. There is nothing like combining the serenity of nature with a mindful yoga practice.

Cost is $15 for residents and $20 for friends and guests. Limited spots. Must reserve in advance by calling Renee at 914 763-9107.

Customized Cleanse Program

Improve your health with an integrated 21-day detoxification program offered by Total Wellness and the Center for Health and Healing.

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March 14, Optimize Your Gut Function for Better Health & Vitality

March 14, 12-1 PM, Ridgefield Rec Center
One in Four Americans Have Digestive Concerns… Do You?

During this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to assess and find the root cause of your digestive issues
  • Different tests and treatment protocols for common digestive problems
  • Dietary tips for GERD, IBS, Gas/Bloating, Constipation
Limited spots, Call 203 431-2755 to reserve yours. Free for members, $10 non-members

Farmer’s Market Pasta


  • 2/3 cups chopped broccoli, or broccoli and cauliflower
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2/3 carrots, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups snow or snapped peas, trimmed
  • 2 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 table spoon extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • ¼ tea spoon, each dried, basil and oregano
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach or arugula
  • 1-2 seeded tomatoes, chopped into fine dice
  • 3-4 grilled chicken breast, sliced across the grain
  • 8-12 oz. cooked whole wheat pasta, linguini or bow-tie work well
  • ¼ cup milk or 2 table spoons heavy cream
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh basil and/or chives for garnish

Wash and prepare all vegetables. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add carrots, onions and broccoli and cook, stirring often. Season with salt, pepper, and dried herbs. Add bell pepper, garlic and peas, stirring constantly. Add cooked pasta and sliced grilled chicken, tossing together. Turn the heat to medium high and stir in the milk or cream, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and the spinach and tomatoes, continuing to stir. Serve immediately with chopped fresh herbs, and extra cheese at the table.

For variety, use slices of baby squash or fresh mushrooms.