Health & Wellness

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NEW! Sleep Problems? ZZZ’s on the Way
Can’t fall asleep? Fall asleep but then wake up? This class is for anyone who has any problems getting a good night’s sleep. Using highly effective cognitive techniques, this brief but very powerful workshop will discuss all aspects of sleep hygiene as well as subtle, often overlooked blocks to restful sleep. Good sleep is essential for vibrant health, mental clarity, and alertness. Put a spring back into your step!
CE-HLTH 2074, 1 Wed., Apr. 20, 7:00-9:00 pm, LIB-101, $20. E M Krieger. #13263

NEW! Whole Food Plant-Based Living for a Healthy Future
Learn about the benefits of a whole food plan-based lifestyle and how you can take control of your health destiny. These lectures expand on the research presented in the film Forks Over Knives, which should be viewed prior to class. Learn what whole food plant based living is and how to begin this lifestyle as well as how to read a nutritional label. Included is a cooking demo on how to prepare Spring Pea Risotto. Visit for more information.
CE-HLTH 2073VA , 4 Sat., Feb. 6-27, 9:00-11:00 am, KNC-2, $80. S Schumacher. #13251

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.
At Ossining Center: CE-HLTH 2064OS, 4 Sat., Jan. 16-Feb. 6, 10:00-11:00 am, $65. #13148

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., Mar. 8, KNC-2, $40. J Robinson.
Sec. A: 2:30-4:30 pm. #12793
Sec. B: 6:00-8:00 pm. #12794

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 Sat., Mar. 19, 10:30 am-2:00 pm, Room TBD, $35. J Robinson. #12899

Heartsaver First Aid
Covers first aid basics: how to handle sudden illness, control bleeding, burns, injuries to bones and joints, and emergencies involving excessive heat and cold.
CE-HCARE 2004, 1 Sat., Apr. 2, 9:00 am-1:00 pm, KNC-3, $60 (+ $5 for AHA certification card, payable to instructor). J Lederman. #12722

Responding to Emergencies – American Red Cross
An extensive first aid class which covers cardiac emergencies, breathing emergencies, bleeding, shock, soft tissue injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, injuries to the extremities, head, neck and spine, chest, abdomen and pelvic injuries and medical emergencies involving poisoning, bites, stings, substance abuse, and heat and cold related emergencies. This course is meant for camp counselors and others requiring more than basic first aid.
CE-HCARE 2048, 2 T/Th, May 3 & 5, 5:00-9:00 pm, PEB-4, $90 (+ textbook + $19 certification fee, payable to instructor). J Lederman. #12723

Strive to Survive: The Art of Survival in the 21st Century

We’re constantly bombarded by images of fires, building collapses, transportation accidents, and weather emergencies. How do people normally react to these disasters? How can we best manage people in crisis? Videos, case studies, and personal fire experiences are used to illustrate the genetic and social influences that determine our reactions to stress. Lessons are drawn from various incidents including the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Station Night Club and Beverly Hills Supper Club fires. Individual survival skills and procedures for effectively managing others are discussed. Intended for both individuals at home and for managers of private businesses, hotels, schools, disaster relief services, or emergency response agencies. Intended to assist in training yourself and others to be less “rescue reliant” and to successfully manage oneself at a catastrophic event.
CE-HLTH 2068, 1 Tues., Jan. 12, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. T Dunne. #12662

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., Mar. 8-Apr. 5, 6:00-8:00 pm, Room TBD, $95. S Gibian. #12686

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 Mon., Mar. 21, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, Room TBD, $25. E Wind. #13034

Calming Your Nervous System
Anxiety, anger, depression, sadness, and body aches can hijack our nervous systems. So how do we regulate them? Through meditation, music, grounding, and experiential exercises we can learn how to restore health.
CE-PRSDV 2129VA, 1 Sat., Mar. 19, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Room TBD, $30. L Bourbeau. #12902

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., Apr. 5, 7:00-9:00 pm, LIB-101, $25. A Blieden. #12635

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., Apr. 16, 10:00 am-4:00 pm, KNC-4, $60 (+ $8 fee for booklet, payable to instructor). A Blieden. #12636

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., Mar. 16, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $35. H Cuevas. #12872

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., Feb. 3-Apr. 6, 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. K Whitten. #12854

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

CE-HLTH 2001, 1 Sun, Apr. 17, 10:30 am – 4:00pm, Room TBD, $55 (+ $25 materials fee, payable to instructor). B Piazza. #12807

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. $25.
Sec. A: 1 Sun., Mar. 20, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-3. A Rosenberg. #12874
Sec. B: 1 Sat., Apr. 9, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. M Wilgermein. #12811

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., Apr. 16-30 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. M Wilgermein. #12812
Sec. B: 3 Sun., Apr. 3-24 (skip 4/17), 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-3. A Rosenberg. #12875

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-101, $45 per class. G Krackehl.
Energy Healing 1: CE-HLTH 2003, Mar. 10, KNC-2. #12707
Energy Healing 2: CE-HLTH 2020, Mar. 17, KNC-2. #12708
Energy Healing 3: CE-HLTH 2021, Mar. 24, KNC-2. #12709
Energy Healing 4: CE-HLTH 2022, Mar. 31, KNC-2. #12710
Energy Healing 5: CE-HLTH 2023, Apr. 7, KNC-3. #12711
Energy Healing 6: CE-HLTH 2024, Apr. 14, KNC-3. #12712

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

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, 1 Tues., Jan. 12, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, LIB-101, $20. R DeCarlo. #12829

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, LIB-101, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki 1 manual & certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo.
Sec. A: 2 Sat/Sun., Jan. 23 & 24. #12818
Sec. B: 2 Tues./Wed., Jan. 19 & 20. #13177

Reiki 2
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, LIB-101, $125 (+ $30 materials fee for Reiki 2 manual and certification paperwork, payable to instructor). R DeCarlo.
Sec. A: 2 Sat./Sun., Apr. 16 & 17. #12836
Sec. B: 2 Tues., Apr. 12 & 19. #13178

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., Feb. 4, Mar. 3 & Apr. 7, 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $95. R DeCarlo #12819

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., Jan. 28-Apr. 14 (skip 2/4, 2/18-3/3, 3/17-4/7), 6:30-9:00 pm, KNC-3 (first two dates) and KNC-5 (last two dates), $125. R Woods DeCarlo. #12921