Health & Wellness


NEW! Who Cares for the Caregiver?
Caregivers often take care of everyone except themselves…it’s time to take care of you! Join us for a day of self-care designed just for you. Sessions will include tools to help you to learn to manage your stress and take care of yourself, physically and emotionally, in a supportive and relaxing environment. Take a timeout and have some fun! Opportunities to socialize and share your experiences with others will be included in the day’s programming. For more info and to register, call 914-606-6793.
1 Sat., June 14, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Knollwood Center, $30.

NEW! 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 places like the jaw, mouth, eyes, and forehead. While sitting in a relaxed classroom environment, 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 Sat., Aug. 9, 1:30-3:30 pm, KNC-3, $25. H Cuevas. #6074

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., June 10, 7:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $25. A Blieden. #5749

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 is a powerful way of healing and staying healthy. Please wear loose fitting clothing and flat comfortable shoes.
CE-FITNS 2048, 10 Wed., June 4-Aug. 20 (skip 7/30 & 8/6), 7:30-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $175. K Whitten. #5830

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., June 3-July 1, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room TBD, $95. C Onet. #5790


Relaxation, Meditation and Your Own, True Self
We all want to relax, get along with others and experience success in all we do. We especially want to do this in our own way, always being true to ourselves. But how, in this nutty world of ours, can we do this? In this two-part program, you will learn how! You will also learn more about who you truly are – which is likely a giant step beyond who you assumed you were. Both classes taught by Merrill Harmin, Ph.D. Contact him with questions at 914-946-5334 or

Explore Meditation-Part 1
Ready to step your life smartly upward? Try meditation! Meditation is the essential path to inner peace and a joy-filled life. Learn a simple, yet profound five-minute meditation to lift your spirits and cheer you forward. It’s an ideal tool for a busy life. If you’re a beginner, this is an easy way to experience the many benefits meditation will provide you. If you’re experienced, it’s a good opportunity to expand your perspectives, refresh and restart.
CE-PRSDV 2023. $25.
Sec. A: 1 Sun., June 15, 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-3. #5894
Sec. B: 1 Sat., July 19, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-4. #5895

Explore Meditation-Part 2
Once you have the meditation basics in hand, you’re in a position to master a stronger and more far-reaching meditation. In this class, you will not only be helped to master this meditation, but will also learn to make it a comfortable part of your daily routines. It will then serve you for a lifetime. And, as you will see for yourself, it will serve you very well indeed.
CE-HLTH 2004, $60.
Sec. A: 3 Sun., June 22-July 13 (skip 7/6), 2:30-4:00 pm, KNC-2. #5896
Sec. B: 3 Sat., July 26-Aug. 9, 10:30 am-12:00 noon, KNC-2. #5897

NEW! 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 Wed., June 4, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $35. P Prutzman. #5819

Creative Non-Violence Strategies
Learn the principles of non-violence and explore several different historical examples of non-violent strategists including Dr. Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, and Cory Aquino. Learn how to develop and practice your own non-violence.
CE-PRSDV 2062, 1 Wed., June 18, 6:00-9:00 pm, KNC-2, $35. P Prutzman. #5820

Creative Responses to Bullying
Explore what bullying is and look at several types of bullying including relational aggression and cyber bullying. Participants will practice methods of interrupting bullying behavior and examine the relationship between bias and bullying.
CE-PRSDV 2063, 1 Tues., June 17, 6:00-9:00 pm, Room TBD, $35. P Prutzman. #5821