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May 5
  • 05


    12:00 AM
    -Pawling Free Library-
    11 Broad St, Pawling NY 12564

    Support Group Planning Meeting (Zoom)

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    This meeting is for YS librarians collaborating on the Parent Support Group program. Contact Neena at for more information.

    FREE English (ESOL) Tutoring through Zoom

    1:00 PM-4:00 PM

    English for Speakers of Other Languages with Karina Cerna

    Tuesday, May 5 & Thursday, May 7

    Three spaces are available for each scheduled tutoring date and sessions are for one hour.

    Time slots:  1:00-2:00 pm / 2:00-3:00 pm / 3:00-4:00 pm

    Register for a tutoring session by sending an email to Donald at  Please indicate what day and time you prefer.

    NOTE: You can use Zoom on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You’ll first need to download the free Zoom app and once you’re registered, Karina will send you a link for you to open and begin your tutoring session. Don’t worry, Zoom is easy to use.

    “This publication (product) was supported by (or “in part by”) funds from the New York State Library’s Adult Literacy Services grant program.”

    Afternoon Hatha Yoga / Online

    1:00 PM-2:00 PM

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

    Registration is required. You can reserve a space for Afternoon Hatha Yoga by registering below or email Donald at 


    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

    This pandemic has raised a lot of anxiety and a lot of questions. It has also brought an opportunity to raise awareness. A shift in perspective can change worry and fear into care and compassion, panic into prudence, quarantine into retreat. Our minds are powerful – consciousness directs energy and determines outcome. Raising consciousness to encompass body, mind, and spirit enhances the path to health.

    Come and discover:

    • How this virus is different from others – personally and culturally
    • The population most at risk – low immune system
    • Why a strong immune system – body mind spirit – is key
    • Steps to keep your immune system at peak functioning
    • The oral microbiome – our body’s first line of defense
    • The critical link between diet, emotions, and mental outlook
    • The importance of a seasonal detox – physical, mental, emotional


    About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500, is the owner and chief medical practitioner of Dr. Kaushick’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY. With over 35 years’ experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and After completing the 6 ½ years of schooling for his Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Kurukshetra University, India, in 1983, Dr. Kaushik worked as an Ayurvedic Medical Officer for two years. 

    Upon moving to the United States in 1985, Dr. Kaushik received his Masters of Public Health (MPH) and Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Alabama in 1988. He then worked as an Epidemiologist and Director of HIV/AIDS Sero-surveillance Program with the Alabama Department of Public Health in Birmingham while maintaining an Ayurvedic practice.

    In 1999 he moved to Connecticut and received his Doctor of Naturopathy (ND) from the University of Bridgeport, CT in 2003. He taught Ayurvedic Medicine and Public Health at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, University of Bridgeport, as well as serving as the Director of Admissions there. He has been a faculty member with the University of Bridgeport, Division of Health Sciences since 2001. Dr. Kaushik co-founded the Institute for Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Therapies in Fairfield, CT in 2006.

    Dr. Kaushik lectures on Ayurvedic Medicine at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland, OR, as well as at various national and international symposiums and events. He also offers courses, workshops, lectures, and training in Ayurvedic medicine locally. Dr. Kaushik is an approved continuing education provider for Yoga teachers through the YACEP (Yoga Alliance for Continuing Education Providers) and has achieved the highest Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certificate having completed 500 hours of training (E-RYT 500). He includes therapeutic Yoga in his practice.

    Each year, Dr. Kaushik and his family travel to India to set up camps offering free medical care for underserved populations. He’d like to expand this service to other countries as well.

    Dr. Kaushik brings his unique background as an Ayurvedic and Naturopathic practitioner with experience in public health and health education to this locality. He welcomes you into his wellness community.