Health & Wellness


New! Celiac Disease: What You Need to Know for a Healthier You
Learn about celiac disease, a hereditary multi-system autoimmune disorder that is gluten-sensitive. Discover how to test for the condition, diet modifications, and foods to avoid.
CE-HLTH 2062, 1 Tues., Oct. 21, 6:00-8:00 pm, KNC-4, $25. C Daniello. #84021

New! How to Eat 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., Sept. 10-Oct. 1, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $85. M Krieger. #83967

New! Eating the Rainbow: The Benefits of Vegetables and the Importance of Sourcing
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., Oct. 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $25. M Krieger. #83966

New! Food and Food Security in the 21st Century
Learn about some of the most compelling public health challenges we face: hunger, malnourishment, and food security. Explore the social, economic, political and growing environmental causes of hunger through the history and current status of our food policies, our food and agricultural systems, and predictions for future trends. Possible solutions will be discussed by exploring some of the most promising developments in the field. Includes food tastings.
CE-NUTR 2012, 6 Mon., Sept. 29-Nov. 3, 7:00-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $95. K Schwarz. #84025

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., Oct. 25, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Room TBD, $60 (+ $8 fee for booklet, payable to instructor). A Blieden. #83509

Neck & Shoulder Self-Acupressure Workshop
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 Tues., Oct. 7, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. A Blieden. #83508

Breathing for Freedom
A body full of breath gives you access to a life that thrives! Breathwork is the answer to all your issues and allows you to create your desires. Are you tired of life NOT working out the way you want it to? Come and breathe your way to a life that thrives! It is as easy as breathing in and out.
CE-PRSDV 2091, 8 Wed., Sept. 17-Nov. 5, 7:00-8:15 pm, Room TBD, $110. K Booker. #83601

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., Sept. 17-Nov. 19, 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.
CE-FITNS 2056, 1 Wed., Sept. 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, KNC-3, $25. H Cuevas. #83694

Qi Gong for Total Wellness
Increase your energy, vitality, and longevity with the Ancient 9 Palaces System from the White Cloud Monastery in Beijing, known by the Taoist masters as the “healthy and happy practice.” Each movement is designed to bring the practitioner into a powerful state of well-being; the exercises are arranged to follow a specific sequence of stimulation, detoxification, and nourishment, and then finally connecting the body with the Qi of the Universe. Qi Gong is a self-regulating discipline which helps the practitioner not only build a better health but also awaken processes and energies inside the body.
CE-SPORT 2026, 5 Tues., Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $95. C Onet. #83470

New! The 3 R’s: Reduce, Refresh and Rejoice
Reduce stress; refresh mind, body, spirit; and rejoice in new understandings and practices. Using techniques of mindfulness, meditation, and successful habit formation, you will form desirable personal goals and create strategies for achieving them. Creative activities will allow fun, gentle support from fellow participants and will aid in desired outcomes.
CE-PRSDV 2101, 6 Thurs., Oct. 30-Dec. 11 (skip 11/27), 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $125. J Kreiswirth. #84028

How to Live with New Energy, Joy, and Peace
We all want to relax, be ourselves, and handle life in our own ways. At the same time we want to be successful and get along with the people who are different than we are. It’s often difficult to do that, but we can. The key is staying in touch with our deepest, best selves. Proper meditation provides that ability. In this practical, two-part program you will experience how that can work in your life. Both classes taught by M Harmin, Ph. D. Contact him with questions at 914-946-5334 or

Exploring Meditation: Part 1
In this lively session you will learn a simple five-minute meditation that will energize your best inner self, the part of you that’s pure, strong and wise. At the same time it will quiet any part of you that generates anxiety or frustration. You can build a solid inner balance that is available no other way. But no need to take this on faith…test the possibility for yourself!
CE-PRSDV 2023. $25.
Sec. A: 1 Sat., Oct. 25, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. #83502
Sec. B: 1 Sun., Oct. 26, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-3. #83503

Exploring Meditation: Part 2
Master a deep-power meditation. Learn how to blend meditation easily and comfortably into your daily life and come to appreciate how simple meditations can produce such profound and lasting results. If you are new to meditation, this is an easy, sound way to get started. If you’re experienced, it’s an opportunity to refresh your practices and expand perspectives.
CE-HLTH 2004, $60.
Sec. A: 3 Sat., Nov. 1-22, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. #83504
Stop Smoking: Help with Hypnosis
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 Thurs., Nov. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #83723

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 Thurs., Nov. 13, 6:30-9:30 pm, Room TBD, $40 (+ $20 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #83724

Weight Management: Help with Hypnosis
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 Thurs., Oct. 23, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30 (+ $10 for optional reinforcement CD, payable to instructor). J Abrahamsen. #83725

Communication Skills for Creative Conflict Resolution
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 Tues., Nov. 25, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $35. P Prutzman. #83604

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, Oct. 2. #83445
Energy Healing 2: CE-HLTH 2020, Oct. 9. #83446
Energy Healing 3: CE-HLTH 2021, Oct. 16. #83447
Energy Healing 4: CE-HLTH 2022, Oct. 23. #83448
Energy Healing 5: CE-HLTH 2023, Oct. 30. #83449
Energy Healing 6: CE-HLTH 2024, Nov. 6. #83450

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., Nov. 1, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, KNC-5, $75 (+ $5 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni. #83551

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, Sept. 27, KNC-4. #83548
Reiki 2: CE-HLTH 2025, Prerequisite: Reiki 1. Nov. 15, KNC-2. #83733

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 Tues., Sept. 24, Oct. 14 & Nov. 4, 6:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. S Govoni. #83549

Reiki Master
The Reiki Master attunement fully opens the student’s energy system to Reiki. Learn additional techniques to work more effectively, pass the Reiki ability to others and fully experience the flow of Reiki through your being. Prerequisite: Reiki 1 & 2, plus 6 months experience using Reiki 1 & 2. Co-requisite: must also register for Reiki Circle class in same semester. Limited enrollment.
CE-HLTH 2014, 2 Sat., Sept. 20 & Nov. 8, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, KNC-5, $125 (+ $15 materials fee for handout and ceremonial fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni. #83550

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 Sat., Oct. 11, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, KNC-2, $55 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). S Govoni. #83552

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

 NEW! 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., Sept. 15, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #83775

NEW! 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., Sept. 22, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #83777

NEW! 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., Sept. 29, 5:00-8:00 pm, $50 (+ $15 materials fee, payable to instructor). #83779

Register for all three of the above classes and pay just $135. Savings will reflect when your course fees are calculated after enrolling.

NEW! 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, 3 Sat., Oct. 4-Oct.18, 12:00 noon-2:00 pm, $80. #83782

NEW! 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.
CE-NUTR 2009OS, 5 Mon., Oct. 6-Dec. 8, 6:00-8:00 pm, $125. #83785

NEW! 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., Sept. 10-Oct. 15, 6:00-8:00 pm, $145. #84065