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Healthy Eating Workshop – 7:30-9pm. Dr. Eric Goldman, chiropractor and Nutrition Response Testing (NRT) practitioner will teach you how to prepare delicious meals that will help you to feel better faster, achieve your optimal weight and have abundant energy. Learn how the traditional diets of non-industrialized peoples nourished optimal health for thousands of years. Guaranteed to provide some surprises. Free. RSVP required. 1540 Route 202, Suite 12, Pomona. 354-2100.


Intro to Yoga 4-Week Series – 7:15-8:15pm, 6/2- 6/23. With Nancy Mahon. This four-week series is designed for those who have never practiced before or have only been exposed to the yoga poses (asana) without the theory behind it. Come learn the fundamentals of yoga. Let us demystify yoga while simultaneously heightening the yoga experience for you. If you have never stepped foot in a yoga studio, this is your class. Bring a mat and wear comfortable clothes. All levels of fitness are welcome. Layers are best. $80 for all four weeks of classes. Sanctuary Yoga Studios, 132 Park Avenue, New City. 548-10901. SanctuaryYoga@optimum. net.

Adoption Crossroads – 7:15-9:30pm. Adoption Crossroads is a not-for-profit mutual support group. 74 Lakewood Drive (second house in driveway), Congers. Joe Soll, LCSW, facilitator. 268-0283.

Yoga Teacher Training Certification Information Night – Everything you wanted to know about be- coming a yoga teacher but were afraid to ask. Three dates available: Friday, 6/3, 6-7pm; Saturday, 6/4, 12:30-1:30pm; and Sunday, 6/5, 12:30-1:30pm. Join us for an informal and informative evening where we will cover all the ins and outs of become a yoga teacher. We will discuss the criteria, the lesson plans and the schedule necessary to become certified. Learn about the 200 hour, 500 hour and yoga therapist certification programs offered by Yoga Mountain at Sanctuary Yoga Studios. Yoga Mountain has been certifying yoga teachers for the past seventeen years and is highly regarded in the industry as well as recognized by the Yoga Alliance. If you have ever thought about becoming an authen- tic yoga teacher and learning more about a tradition that had been passed down for the last 3000 years, please register to learn more about yoga, teaching yoga and yourself. Sanctuary Yoga Studios, 132 Park Avenue, New City. 548-10901. SanctuaryYoga@

The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) – 6pm. Enjoy some lighthearted comedy under the sky in the beautiful setting of one of Rockland County’s natural treasures. Free. Tallman Mountain State Park at stone amphitheater, just to the left of the entrance to the park. 365-9709. PalisadesParks-

Song Medicine: A Folk Music Concert by Paul McMahon – 7:30pm. An evening of music, humor and love. Paul McMahon is a singer-songwriter, artist, interfaith minister and a present day musical icon in Woodstock. Preceded by Ashram Meditation Program (by donation). $15/members $12; included in overnight guest rate. Ananda Ashram, 13 Sapphire Road, Monroe. 782-5575.


National Trails Day Loop Hike on Bear Mountain – Fort Montgomery Strenuous hike. Appalachian Trail from Fort Montgomery to Bear Mountain summit (at 1284 feet) with descent on the Major

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Paddling- Upper Delaware River Intermediate Level – 3-4 hours down a stretch of non-technical whitewater. We will get wet. Bring food, water, ex- tra clothes and sunscreen. PFD (life vest) required. Difficulty level and exact location depends on water conditions. Because of driving distances, this trip will take the entire day. Leader Don Urmston. Dur- (preferred) 549-4671.

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Yoga Cruising on the Hudson – Dates: 6/4, 6/12, 6/18, 6/26, 9/3, 9/11, 9/17, 9/25. What a wonderful way to spend the day. Experience lush green valleys and majestic water views of the historic Hudson Valley on one of our wellness cruises aboard Spirit Seeker. Captained by Reiki master Ike Rodriguez, we set sail from Nyack for a five- hour adventure which includes meditation, Reiki, beach yoga, a deli- cious meal and a bit of wine and cheese too. Because this is special experience with limited space, we secured our sailing months of June and September very early. We would suggest you do the same. Space is limited to 8 guests per sailing. Cost $150. Call for reservation. Sanctuary Yoga Studios, 132 Park Av- enue, New City. 548-1090. SanctuaryYogaStudios. com.

Annual Orange County Earth & Water Festival – A day of fun and education, including green expo, farmers’ market, children’s activities, food vendors, live music and entertainment Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Rt. 416, Montgomery.

Native American Weekend – 10am-6pm. With Grandmother Nancy, Ojibwee & Micmac elder, teacher and storyteller. Including workshops on Na- tive American Drumming & Shamanic Drumming (12:30pm Saturday); When Animals Speak (3- 5:30pm, Saturday); Free Drumming Circle (6:30pm, Saturday); Sacred Pipe Teaching (noon, Sunday); and Crystal Experience ~ Crystal Spirits (3pm, Sunday). $5 per class plus your generous donations for Grand- mother Nancy. Per Native American law, teachings are passed along with no monetary exchange. Crystal Connection Center, 116 Sullivan Street, Wurtsboro. 888-2547.

Rockland’s Dragons and Damsels – 9am. Meet Alan and Della Wells at the park-and-ride lot, Rt. 9W in Stony Point (just south of Hogan’s Diner) for car- pooling. ID dragonflies and damselflies at Lily Pond in Harriman State Park. Bring water, snack, binocu- lars (preferably close focus) and camera. Please call in

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