Health & Wellness


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

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.
CE-HLTH 2060OS, 1 Sat., Sept. 12, 12:00-4:00 pm, $80. #82839

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.
CE-HLTH 2061OS, 6 Wed., Oct. 7-Nov. 11, 6:00-8:00 pm, $145. #82896

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 from a NYS 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.
CE-HLTH 2064OS, 4 Sat., Oct. 3-24, 10:00-11:00 am, $65. #82840


New! Passion & Purpose: Re-writing Life after Retirement
Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean the end of working, but can present a great opportunity to use the second half of life doing work that fulfills a passion by utilizing existing skills or earning new ones. Together, we will explore your skills, talents, and hidden dreams to uncover your passions; they can lead to new career opportunities that allow work in the second half of life to be truly enjoyable.
CE-PRSDV 2124, 1 Tues., Sept. 29, 1:30-5:30 pm, KNC-4, $40. J Robinson. #83060

New! Passion & Purpose for Professional Women
Re-evaluate your life after being downsized. It is also be helpful to women who feel they are stuck in a “career rut.” Together, we will explore your skills, talents, values and hidden dreams to uncover your passions. We’ll discuss how these passions can lead to a life lived personally and professionally with purpose.
CE-PRSDV 2123, 1 Wed., Oct. 7, 6:00-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $35. J Robinson. #83061

New! Cardiovascular Health
Designed to provide an in-depth overview of cardiovascular health and help you learn how to reduce your risk for a heart attack or stroke. Review risk factors including hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, diet, and family history. Diagnosis and management of risk factors will be discussed including lifestyle modification as well as pharmacologic therapy.
CE-HLTH 2072, 4 Thurs., Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $80. M Myerson. #83084

NEW! Painting for Health and Vitality
Discover how the process of painting can bring a sense of relaxation and renewed vitality into your life! Using mindful awareness of the breath and body, create watercolor paintings with a focus on color and energy. Draw upon the ancient wisdom of the chakra system as a guide for self-discovery and healing; engage in the creative process and develop powerful tools for balancing your energy and creating harmony. No prior painting experience necessary. Contact instructor at for materials list.
CE-PRSDV 2128, 5 Tues., Oct. 6-Nov. 10 (skip 10/27), 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. S Gibian. #83056

Food Ads and Fads
What are you eating? Food ads and fads: learn the facts, know what you’re eating and why. We’ll take a close look at bread (to gluten or not? whole wheat, white, or rye?), eggs (cholesterol, omega3, white, or brown?), and sweeteners (sugar, honey, artificial, or plant based?). What makes them all different?
CE-SCI 2027VA, 3 Thurs., Oct. 8-27, 10:00-11:30 am, Room TBD, $50. S Flank. #83070

New! Mindful Eating
Are you tired of the same old nutrition information? Do you eat for emotional reasons? Have you lost pleasure in eating? Come learn how to maintain a healthy body and attitude toward eating, while still enjoying your food. In mindful eating you will learn many easy and practical exercises to encourage a healthy and enjoyable lifestyle.
CE-PRSDV 2069VA, 1 Thurs., Oct. 15, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, KNC-3, $25. E Schwebel. #83078

NEW! Calming the Nervous System
Anxiety, anger, depression, sadness, and body aches can hijack our nervous systems. So how do we re-regulate them? Through meditation, music, grounding, and experiential exercises we can learn how to restore health.
CE-PRSDV 2129VA, 1 Sat., Oct. 17, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-5, $30. L Bourbeau. #82963

NEW! Lose Weight, Keep It Off, and Enjoy Life
All diets work, for a while; learn skills for achieving and maintaining permanent weight loss. Explore effective cognitive techniques and science-based nutrition for long term health. Whether you are just getting started or have been on a diet see-saw, learn techniques that are highly effective for weight loss, healthy living, and greater energy.
CE-PRSDV 2127, 1 Wed., Oct. 7, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. M Krieger. #83057

New! Reduce Stress with Self-Acupressure

Acupressure, an ancient healing art, can promote balance in your body, mind and spirit. Learn a combination of acu-points to help reduce stress, leaving you feeling calm and focused. You’ll also learn the benefits of each acupressure point used. We’ll work with energy balancing exercises (Qi Gong) as another tool for centering ourselves.
CE-HLTH 2067, 1 Tues., Oct. 6, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. A Blieden. #83066

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 done while sitting to tone muscles in the jaw, mouth, eyes, and forehead and reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. Can also release tension held in the face and neck, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach skin cells and enlarge muscles, giving the appearance of a fuller and more youthful look. Bring a hand mirror to class.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Wed., Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-2, $35. H Cuevas. #82561

Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure
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. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring an exercise or yoga mat or blanket.
CE-HLTH 2053, 1 Sat., Nov. 7, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $8 fee for booklet, payable to instructor). A Blieden. #82532

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. Please wear loose fitting clothing and flat comfortable shoes.
CE-FITNS 2048, 10 Wed., Sept. 16-Nov. 18, 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. K Whitten.
Stress Reduction through Meditation
Focus on relaxation techniques and use of affirmations, as well as meditative and visualization techniques that can result in an overall state of mental and physical well-being. Wear comfortable clothes.
CE-HLTH 2017, 3 Thurs., Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 6:30-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $60. D Atkins. #82507

Aromatherapy: Introduction to the Art of Blending
Hands-on class making your special aromatherapy blends. Learn aromatherapy basics and the botanical families that produce essential oils to create the blends.
CE-HLTH 2001, 1 Sun., Sept. 27, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $55 (+ $20 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Piazza. #82732

Creative Conflict Resolution Skills
Learn effective communication skills to deal with conflict resolution. Practice paraphrasing, active listening, empathetic listening, and “I statements” for successful resolution in work and personal life.
CE-PRSDV 2061, 1 Thurs., Sept. 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $35. P Prutzman. #82745

Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own True Self

Explore Meditation-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. Room TBD, $25.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., Oct. 3, 10:30 am-12:00 noon. M Wilgermein. #82703
Sec. B: 1 Sun., Oct. 25, 2:30-4:00 pm. A Rosenberg. #82706

Explore Meditation-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, Room TBD. $60
Sec. A: 3 Sat., Oct. 10-31 (skip 10/17), 10:30 am-12:00 noon. M Wilgermein. #82704
Sec. B: 3 Sun., Nov. 1-15, 2:30-4:00 pm. A Rosenberg. #82707

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. 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, Oct. 1. #82621
Energy Healing 2: CE-HLTH 2020, Oct. 8. #82622
Energy Healing 3: CE-HLTH 2021, Oct. 15. #82623
Energy Healing 4: CE-HLTH 2022, Oct. 22. #82624
Energy Healing 5: CE-HLTH 2023, Oct. 29. #82625
Energy Healing 6: CE-HLTH 2024, Nov. 5. #82626

Reiki is a Japanese term meaning Universal Life Force Energy. This method is a laying on of hands touch-healing system.

New! Introduction to Reiki
The system of Reiki has many parts that can help to nurture a person in daily life. In this intro class, gain a basic understanding of what Reiki is and share the Reiki experience of Reiki in a group setting before moving on to a Reiki 1 class.
CE-HLTH 2070, $20. R Woods DeCarlo.
Sec. A: 1 Tues., Sept. 15, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, KNC-3. #83028
Sec. B: 1 Thurs., Sept. 17, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2. #83029

Reiki 1
The focus of Reiki I is self-healing. Students will be attuned and certified in the first level of Reiki, Shoden. Learn the parts of the system, how to practice Reiki self-treatment, and how to incorporate it into your daily life. Students will give and receive a Reiki treatment. At the end of the class, students will be given an assignment to complete and document practicum hours; once the assignment has been reviewed, a certificate will be sent. Prerequisite: No prior healing experience is needed; but you are invited to register for Intro to Reiki to gain basic knowledge and experience the flow of Reiki.
CE-HLTH 2012, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki 1 manual & certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo.
Sec. A: T/Th, Sept. 22 & 24, LIB-G36. #82846
Sec. B: Sat/Su, Oct. 3 & 4, KNC-5. #82847

Reiki II
Reiki II or Second Degree Attunement amplifies your ability to channel life force energy. Learn ancient symbols that activate particular healing energies, adding to your effectiveness as a Reiki practitioner. At the end of the class, students will be given an assignment to complete and document practicum hours; once the assignment has been reviewed, a certificate will be sent. Prerequisite: Reiki 1
CE-HLTH 2025, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki II manual and certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo.
Sec. A: T/Th, Dec. 8 & 10, Room TBD. #82848
Sec. B: Sat/Su, Dec. 12 & 13, KNC-3. #82849

Reiki Circle
A great opportunity to give and receive Reiki is through the Reiki Circle series. Participants must be attuned to Reiki. The time will allow for guided meditation, group discussion, and Reiki healing.
Prerequisite: Reiki 1
CE-HLTH 2013, 3 Thurs., Oct. 1, Nov. 5 & Dec. 3, 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $95. R DeCarlo #82850

New! Reiki Teacher Mastership Program
This comprehensive program, extending over two semesters, solidifies the knowledge of Reiki and the ability to channel life force energy. Actual program length will depend on your progress on the required class work and being able to practice Reiki on others. A large portion of the class work is self-directed; students proceed at the pace that is meant for them, since self-discovery is a benefit and time may be needed to incorporate these findings and teachings into daily life. You’ll need to follow a daily practice including Reiki self-treatment and meditation; reading numerous books and writing reaction papers is required. There’ll be an opportunity to attend Reiki workshops, assist in co-teaching on specific subjects, and complete a self-chosen final project. All work will be closely supervised, and you’ll gain peer support through either Reiki interns or other Reiki Masters. Over the two semester period, attending and co-teaching Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Circles is mandatory. Registration and payment is required to attend these classes.
CE-HLTH 2071, 4 Thurs., Sept. 24-Dec. 10 (skip 10/1-15, 10/29, 11/5, 12 & 26, & 12/3), 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-5, $125. R Woods DeCarlo. #83053