Health & Wellness


 Wellness Seminars
These seminars are held at the Ossining Center, 22 Rockledge Avenue in Ossining. Call 914-606-7405 to register.

Essential Oils and Natural Hand Soap
Essential oils are concentrated plant essences with powerful antiseptic, antiviral, and antibacterial properties which can be used as a natural hand soap. Students will get an overview of the history and common practice of essential oil use in the USA and Europe. Blend your own personal hand soap from five presented essential oils; everyone will go home with their individually scented products.
CE-HLTH 2059OS, 1 Mon., Jan. 12, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #13042

Strengthening the Immune System with Essential Oils
Your immune system and health can be strengthened and supported with natural remedies. Learn to address some discomforts such as the common cold, nasal congestion, coughs and a sluggish lymphatic system. Students will create their own personal blend of essential oils and Himalayan pink salt from seven presented essential oils; everyone will go home with their individually scented products.
CE-HLTH 2057OS, 1 Mon., Jan. 19, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #13043

Complementary Breast Health and Massage
Get more insight into the anatomy and functioning of the female breast and learn simple remedies to support the health of your breasts. Course includes instruction of breast self-massage through clothing. This class is for women who have not had any lymph nodes removed or radiation as part of breast cancer treatment.
CE-HLTH 20580OS, 1 Mon., Jan. 26, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #13044

Register for all three of the above classes and pay just $120.
Savings will reflect when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

Visualize Comfort: Pain Management and the Unconscious Mind
This class will help you understand how pain works in your body and how to teach yourself to manage it by thinking differently. Learn how language, emotions, and thoughts influence your nervous system so that you can begin to re-wire your body’s innate ability to heal.
At Ossining Center: CE-HLTH 2060OS, 3 Sat., Feb. 7-21, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $80. #13045

Paleo Nutrition
This course will give you understanding into the history and nutritional benefits of eating like a “cave man.” Students will learn how this lifestyle will benefit inflammation and chronic disease. Students will also make a personal Paleo meal plan.
At Ossining Center: CE-NUTR 2009OS, 5 Mon., Feb. 2-Mar. 2, 6:00-8:00 pm, $125. #13046

Living Healthy with Green Medicine
Got herbs? Gain a comprehensive overview of the many herbs used for medicinal purposed. Students will learn how to develop herbal treatments for illnesses relating to each body system and how to prevent illness, promote vitality, and maintain balance in the body through the use of herbs.
At Ossining Center: CE-HLTH 2061OS, 6 Wed., Jan. 14-Feb. 18, 6:00-8:00 pm, $145. #13047

NEW! Infant Massage for Parents and Caregivers
This interactive course is designed to teach parents and immediate caregivers infant massage. Whether your baby is a newborn or several years old, massage can bring immediate and lasting results. Learn massage techniques by a NY State licensed massage therapist certified in the “Loving Touch” infant massage technique. Please bring a heavy blanket and pillow and wear comfortable clothing. Baby mannequins will be provided. No children.
At Ossining Center: CE-HLTH 2064 OS, 4 Sat., Apr. 4-25, 10:00-11:00 am, $65. #13356

for Health and Pleasure
Tired of yo-yo dieting? Wondering why your diet isn’t making you healthier or thinner? Explore the myths of healthful eating and diets, permanent weight management, plant-based diets and vegetarianism, diet trends and fads such as vegan, paleo, flexitarian, and Mediterranean, anti-inflammatory diets, and science-based sources for nutrition information.
CE-NUTR 2011, 4 Wed., Jan. 14-Feb. 4, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $85. M Krieger. #12847

Eating the Rainbow: Benefits of Sourced Vegetables
Discover the benefits of vegetables and sourcing them from the garden, farmer’s markets, and supermarkets. Learn how to help children understand and to cultivate a taste for and appreciation of a wide array of plant-based foods in a well-rounded diet.
CE-NUTR 2010, 1 Wed., Feb. 25, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. M Krieger. #12846

Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure
Learn the theory and techniques of acupressure, an ancient healing system still in use today. Discover a simple self-acupressure pattern to promote balance, health, and a sense of well-being for the entire body. Specific points to help relieve tension and discomfort for neck, shoulders, back and joint problems, as well as digestive difficulties, headaches, and emotional stress will be taught. Energy balancing exercises plus a connection to mind/body healing will be explored through the system of Jim Shin Do® BodyMind Acupressure®. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring an exercise or yoga mat or blanket.
CE-HLTH 2053, 1 Sat., Apr. 25, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $8 fee for booklet, payable to instructor). A Blieden. #12781

Neck & Shoulder Self-Acupressure
Help ease aches and pains in your neck and shoulders through the use of self-acupressure and energy balancing exercises. Students will learn to locate a simple combination of points from the Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure® method and rebalance their body’s natural flow of Qi.
CE-HLTH 2043, 1 Wed., Apr. 15, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. A Blieden. #12782     

Tai Chi/Qi Gong 18 Movements
Discover the joy of Tai Chi/Qi Gong, a blending of the slow and relaxed movements of Tai Chi with the more meditative properties of Qi Gong. This simple series of 18 movements is derived from thousands of years of Chinese healing arts. Both disciplines are known to help achieve mental, physical and spiritual balance, and will train your mind to direct the body’s life force called chi. It’s a powerful way of healing and staying healthy. Please wear loose fitting clothing and flat comfortable shoes.
CE-FITNS 2048, 10 Wed., Jan. 14-Mar. 18, 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. K Whitten.

Facial Yoga
Forget the face lift! Facial yoga is a natural method that engages muscle activity to improve your looks regardless of your age and gender. Discover easy exercises that are designed to tone muscles in the jaw, mouth, eyes, and forehead. While sitting, we’ll practice a series of facial exercises that will help you reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. Additional benefits can include releasing the tension held in the face and neck, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach the skin cells, and enlarging the muscles, giving the appearance of a fuller and more youthful look. Students should bring a hand mirror to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Wed., Feb. 18, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. H Cuevas. #12832

Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self

Relax Profoundly, Not Temporarily: Part 1
Most ways of relaxing give us only temporary relief. In this session you will learn a handy five-minute meditation that will relax you profoundly and deeply — an ideal tool for a busy life.
The more you use it, the better it gets. If you’re a beginner, this is an easy way to see what modern meditation can do for you. If you’re experienced, it will expand your perspectives and refresh your practices.
CE-PRSDV 2023. $25. M Harmin.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., Mar. 14, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. #12909
Sec. B: 1 Sun., Apr. 12, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-2. #12910

Beyond Relaxation to Full Aliveness: Part 2
This class will help you master and expand the meditation of Part 1. You will also learn how to make meditation a comfortable part of your daily routines, and will then be able to enter each day ready to handle whatever might happen. You’ll find your days increasingly infused with bright new joy and an unshakable peace.
CE-HLTH 2004, $60. A Rosenberg & M Wilgermein.
Sec. A: 3 Sat., Mar. 21-Apr. 4, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. #12911
Sec. B: 3 Sun., Apr. 19-May 3, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-2. #12912

Hypnosis to Stop Smoking
Behavior modification techniques, when practiced and reinforced through the use of hypnosis, help you quit smoking for good without weight gain.
CE-HLTH 2016, 1 Tues., Apr. 21, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #12934

Self-Hypnosis for Change
Learn to enter a hypnotic state to change habits, reduce stress, improve self-esteem, increase your potential, and promote better health.
CE-HLTH 2015, 1 Tues., Mar. 31, 6:30-9:30 pm, KNC-2, $40 (+ $20 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #12933

Hypnosis for Weight Management
Use self-hypnosis to change your eating habits, manage your weight, and influence your ideas about your ability to achieve an ideal weight for a happier, healthier lifestyle.
CE-HLTH 2018, 1 Tues., Apr. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #12935

Energy Healing
Learn the basic-to-advanced techniques of working with energy, how to access and use it to achieve overall healing of mind, body and spirit. Explore the chakra system to learn how to relieve fear, anger and emotional pain in ourselves and others. Please bring a comfortable mat and pillow. Complete all six sessions and receive a certificate in Energy Healing. Great for couples! Must complete in order. For questions, contact Gene Krackehl, LLC (The Amazing HealerTM) at
1 Thurs., 6:30-9:30 pm, LIB-G36, $45 per class. G Krackehl.
Energy Healing 1: CE-HLTH 2003, Mar. 12. #12753
Energy Healing 2: CE-HLTH 2020, Mar. 19. #12754
Energy Healing 3: CE-HLTH 2021, Mar. 26. #12755
Energy Healing 4: CE-HLTH 2022, Apr. 2. #12756
Energy Healing 5: CE-HLTH 2023, Apr. 9. #12757
Energy Healing 6: CE-HLTH 2024, Apr. 16. #12758

Reflexology 1
An introductory workshop on the basic principles of reflexology. Through hands-on demonstrations and practice, understand the basic reflex areas and points on the feet and hands. Reflexology can reduce stress, relieve pain, increase energy, and strengthen the immune system. Bring a towel, pillow, nail clippers, and lunch.
CE-HLTH 2019, 1 Sat., Mar. 7, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $75 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni. #12842

Reiki is a Japanese term meaning Universal Life Force Energy. This method is a laying on of hands touch-healing system. In Reiki 1, learn the Usui system of applying Reiki energy and receive the first level of attunement. In Reiki 2, gain a deeper understanding and receive the second level attunement. Enrollment is limited.
1 Sat., 10:00 am-4:00 pm, $80 (+ $15 materials fee, for handout, certificate and ceremonial fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni.
Reiki 1: CE-HLTH 2012, Feb. 21, KNC-2. #12843
Reiki 2: CE-HLTH 2025, Prerequisite: Reiki 1. Apr. 18, KNC-5. #12844

Reiki Circle
Reiki circle offers an opportunity to practice what you have learned about the universal energy of this ancient healing modality. Students will share in the healing process, helping each other through group healing. Prerequisite: Reiki 1.
CE-HLTH 2013, 3 Wed., Feb. 25, Mar. 11 & 25, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. S Govoni. #12845