Wellness Spring Series

This popular series is back with additional dates and times! Starting on March 2nd, we will continue offering programs to help you relax, restore, and recalibrate. Make this a spring of self-care with informative and experiential programs covering nutrition, time management, sound meditation, and more. Sign up for one or all. Click on the name of the program to register.

Evening Programs, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

March 2: Mindfulness for All
Would you like to be less anxious or overwhelmed by events in your life? Mindfulness practice is about being present. It gives us the opportunity to pay attention to what is happening in this very moment, tuning in without criticism or judgement. Join Andrea Deierlein for an hour exploring mindfulness and its many benefits. Adults and teens welcome! Andrea practices and teaches Reiki and meditation throughout Westchester County. For more information, see thrivereiki.com. Program repeats April 6 and May 4.

March 3: Getting a Better Night’s Sleep
Sleep is not a luxury; it is essential for good health. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one-third of adults say that they don’t get enough sleep. If you have difficulty sleeping or would like to learn skills for winding down at the end of an evening, join Sharon Lewis for this interactive workshop. Sharon is a registered Yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and Yoga Nidra Guide. For more information, see sharonlewisyoga.com.

April 6: Mindfulness for All
Would you like to be less anxious or overwhelmed by events in your life? Mindfulness practice is about being present. It gives us the opportunity to pay attention to what is happening in this very moment, tuning in without criticism or judgement. Join Andrea Deierlein for an hour exploring mindfulness and its many benefits. Adults and teens welcome! Andrea practices and teaches Reiki and meditation throughout Westchester County. For more information, see thrivereiki.com. Program repeats May 4.

April 15: BREATH-BODY-MIND™
Join Elena Falcone for an introduction to the BREATH-BODY-MIND tm technique of coherent breathing. Renew your energy and increase your stress resilience. Falcone is a Level-2 Teacher-Trainer in the BREATH-BODY-MIND tm technique. For more information on this practice, see https://www.breath-body-mind.com/.

April 29: Relax with Reiki
Join Andrea Deierlein for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that brings balance to body, mind, and spirit. Mini Reiki sessions will be available after the introduction. A member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, Andrea practices and teaches Reiki and meditation throughout Westchester County. For more information, see thrivereiki.com.

May 4: Mindfulness for All
Would you like to be less anxious or overwhelmed by events in your life? Mindfulness practice is about being present. It gives us the opportunity to pay attention to what is happening in this very moment, tuning in without criticism or judgement. Join Andrea Deierlein for an hour exploring mindfulness and its many benefits. Adults and teens welcome! Andrea practices and teaches Reiki and meditation throughout Westchester County. For more information, see thrivereiki.com.

May 6: Mindfulness in the Digital Age
Staying mindful and healthy is more challenging than ever with multitasking and digital demands on our attention, especially smartphones. Using experiential exercises, Dan Cayer teaches a three-step process for staying balanced and thoughtful, even while staring at a screen. Learn tips for mindfulness and body awareness that will reduce clutter and distractions and help you become more productive and less frazzled. Dan is a nationally certified Alexander Technique teacher working in the fields of pain, injury, and stress. For more information, see dancayerfluidmovement.com.

May 13: Sound Healing
Explore the ancient, restorative potential of Tibetan singing bowls. Michelle Clifton shares an experience of beautiful sounds that can calm the mind and release tension. Michelle is a master sound healer and massage therapist who incorporates singing bowls into her private practice. For more information, see sonicbowls.com. Note: Bring a blanket or yoga mat if you wish to lie on the floor; chairs will be provided for those who prefer to sit. Please arrive on time. Once program begins, late-comers will not be admitted.

June 9: Less Sugar Better Health
Cutting back on added sugar could be one of the best things to do for your well-being. Excess sugar has been linked to obesity and diabetes, among other illnesses. Pharmacist and wellness educator Dr. Cedrick Batchateu explains how to identify the hidden sugars in so much of our packaged and processed foods and how to make simple changes in diet to optimize our health. For more information on the presenter, see https://www.drced.com/.

June 17: Relax and Restore with Sound Meditation
Experience a sound journey with Harmonic Alchemy duo Dr. Celine Daly and Julie Harris. The therapeutic vibrations of their Himalayan bowls, gongs, flutes, and other instruments will relax and restore natural energy balance. Celine and Julie are sound healers and musicians. Daly is also a meditation instructor and Pranic healer. Harris is a Karuna Reiki master and Intuitive Healer. Note: Bring a blanket or yoga mat if you wish to lie on the floor; chairs will be provided for those who prefer to sit. Please arrive on time. Once program begins, late-comers will not be admitted.

 

Friday Mornings, 10:00-11:30 a.m. with Dr. Mimi Leibman

April 3: Conflict Resolution
Review several conflict resolution styles and useful techniques to manage the inevitable disagreements in our lives. Presenter Dr. Mimi Leibman was Director of the Staff Development Institute and Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Yonkers Public Schools. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from the The City University of New York.

May 15: Time Management
Many of us face the dilemma of having too much to do and too little time. Working faster, harder, longer isn't the answer and can lead to stress and dissatisfaction. With Dr. Mimi Leibman's workshop, learn to examine priorities and devise time-management strategies that can be implemented immediately. Mimi was Director of the Staff Development Institute and Assistant Director of Professional Development for the Yonkers Public Schools. She has a Ph.D. in psychology from the City University of New York.

 

Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with Laurence Magro

CANCELED: Mindful Eating for Self Care
Do you eat when you are stressed out, bored, or sad? Have you tried to eat more healthfully but can’t seem to stick with it? Join Laurence Magro for an exploration of habits of mind and heart around food and eating. Through dialogue and exercises, learn tools of mindfulness practice and behavioral science to fundamentally change how you relate to food, mind, and body.

Laurence is a psychotherapist and certified mindfulness educator. As founder and director of Mindful Living NY, Laurence offers classes in the areas of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction, pain management, and mindful eating. For more information, see mindfullivingny.com.

 

Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with Arlene Mangialardi

April 18: Meditative Drawing
Meditative drawing is an art form that emphasizes mindfulness and is a pathway to both relaxation and inner focus. You will be encouraged to create intricate works by inking structured, repetitive patterns on paper. No supplies or prior experience necessary. Arlene Mangialardi has incorporated her Metaphys-inks Method into her work with gifted and special needs children and has led meditative drawing workshops throughout Westchester County. For more information, see https://www.metaphys-inks.com/.

 

These programs complement our ongoing, Lunchtime Meditation @ the Library (Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.).

Registration is required for all except the weekly Lunchtime Meditation. To register, visit our online calendar or call the Hub Desk at (914) 422-1480. Please be respectful of fellow program participants and arrive on time.

This series is supported by the White Plains Library Foundation and the City of White Plains.

Pick up a flyer at the Library or view a PDF here.

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