The Holmes Health Initiative / online event

The Holmes Health Initiative / online event

View Calendar
Nov/Fri/2020 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Friday, November 13
7:00-8:00 pm

Registration is required. You can reserve a space for The Holmes Health Initiative by registering below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

These are troubling times. Many people are experiencing bouts of depression due to isolation, along with worry and fear of contracting Covid-19. The Pawling Library is holding an online Q & A panel discussion addressing these concerns, to and from the Holmes community and to anyone in need of support. Three very gifted and caring people from Holmes will be offering their professional advice in response to the pandemic, addressing both physical and emotional well-being.

Please join us for this supportive interactive gathering.

Help yourself

Help one another

Help your community

Start here

 

Guest panelists:

Dr. Nancy Iankowitz, DNP, RN, APRN, FNP-BC, Director of Holistic and Integrative Healing LLC, is a certified family nurse practitioner by trade, mother by choice, and writer by nature. Her books facilitate healing through storytelling, so adults and children of all ages may learn how to cope with anxiety and improve communication in their relationships. Her articles separate fact from fiction to allay fears and educate the public about wellness practices to protect themselves and loved ones from the flu, sinusitis, back pain, COVID-19, and more. As a Reiki practitioner she teaches self-healing, as we all have that power. As a functional medicine provider (over 30 years), she embraces a SYSTEMS – based rather than ‘symptoms – based’ approach to wellness. Eastern and western wisdom are blended to individualize treatments & recommendations for each patient. To view a short video, click below.

https://www.facebook.com/DrNancyIankowitz/videos/927961364013027/

 

Carol-Lee Kantor, MSW, now retired, worked professionally and also as a community volunteer in the fields of Education, Recreation, Community and Medical Social Work, Arts Administration, Community Theatre and Media for over fifty years.  She holds a BSc. from Sargent College, Boston University; a MS Ed from Western Connecticut State University at Danbury and a MSW from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University.

At present, Carol-Lee enjoys painting and exhibiting her work locally with ArtEast Dutchess where she serves on the Steering Committee.  She also serves on the Boards of Pawling Public Radio; The Pawling Shakespeare Club; Mended Hearts of Putnam County and formerly served on the Board of the Pawling Theatre Company.   Carol-Lee most recently produced and hosted “Kaleidoscope with CLK” on Pawling Public Radio where she interviewed friends and neighbors from near and far about many, diversified topics of public interest.

Carol-Lee resides in Holmes, where she and Joseph, her husband of 57 years, raised three daughters Jill, Hilari and Lynel (all PCS graduates).  At present, they feel blessed for many wonderful visits with their families, their grandchildren and friends.

At this time, Carol-Lee feels she is learning many new technical and communication skills as she and her loved ones cope with the stresses and strains caused by the Pandemic. She looks forward to the opportunity for a community dialogue on how we are being impacted as well as how we handle the many challenges we encounter at this time.

 

Gabrielle Semel, ERYT 500, AHC: As Founder of Pawling Yoga & Wellness, Gabrielle is committed to the lifestyle of Yoga and Ayurveda, and has been sharing practices supported by these healing sciences for 13 years. Her approach begins with the intention to connect with each individual, to hold the space for healing, and offer guidance that honors and embraces where one is on his/her own path.

A graduate of Rutgers University with a BS in Exercise Physiology, Gabrielle moved on to yoga to broaden her understanding of movement and the body-mind complex. Her training began with Amy Pearce-Hayden for 200-Hour Teacher Training certification at The RajaHatha School of Yoga in 2006, and four years later traveled the path of the 500-Hour Teacher Training with certification in 2011. Inspired by her students, and with a commitment to learning and devotion to service Gabrielle continues to dive deeper in search of a broader understanding of the healing process. She currently has the privilege of studying Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Somesh Kaushik at his Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic in Cross River, NY.

Pawling Yoga & Wellness is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization-a community wellness center where holistic practices and education are accessible to all. Our mission is to promote health and holistic wellness in Pawling and surrounding communities by creating a safe, supportive environment to provide inclusive programming for wellness-based education, yoga and other therapeutic modalities, and community building practices. We welcome all individuals and provide these services and classes regardless of individual financial circumstances. https://pawlingyogawellness.org/

Related upcoming events

  • Sep/Wed/2021 1:00 PM - Sep/Wed/2021 2:00 PM

    Wednesdays
    1-2 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.

    Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

    Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. You can use the mandala design we’ve selected or download free designs of your choice from the link below.

    https://mondaymandala.com/m

    You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils.

    Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day!

    All supplies will be provided.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sep/Wed/2021 6:30 PM - Sep/Wed/2021 7:30 PM

    Presented by  Jeffrey Urbin

    Wednesday, September 22
    6:30-7:30 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    The roundup and relocation of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry in the wake of the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor is one of the darkest blemishes on the Roosevelt record. This presentation explores the intent and consequences of Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066. 

    About our presenter: Jeffrey Urbin is the Education Specialist and Director of the Pare Lorentz Film Center at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York where he is responsible for developing all of the Library's education offerings ranging from second grade to college and adult learning programs. In addition, he provides training, programs and presentations for teachers and assists museum educators across the country in developing educational programs for their own museums. He has been a pioneer in developing distance learning programs for the Presidential Library System for which he received a 2014 Presidential Libraries Achievement Award.

    He attended college on a Harry S Truman Scholarship and is a recipient of the Eugene Sheridan Award for Excellence in History, Government and Economics, numerous teaching awards and the National Guard and Reserve Seven Seals Award. He holds degrees in Public Administration, Political Science, and has a Certificate of Advanced Study in Latin American and Caribbean Affairs. Mr. Urbin served as a Youth Asset Development Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater New York and taught history and government for public and private colleges in the Hudson Valley for more than ten years before joining the National Archives and Records Administration at the Roosevelt Presidential Library in 2001.

  • Sep/Thu/2021 1:00 PM - Sep/Thu/2021 2:00 PM

    Thursday  afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  September:  

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $20

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Thank you so very much. 

  • Sep/Mon/2021 2:00 PM - Sep/Mon/2021 4:00 PM

    Monday, September 27
    2-4 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    This program will take place at Pawling Recreation

    Movie: 12 Mighty Orphans
    Stars: Luke Wilson & Martin Sheen
    Drama
    Rated: PG-13
    Runtime: 1h 58min

    NOTE: This afternoon movie presentation is for an adult audience.

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    845-855-1131
    Email: recreation@pawling.org
    http://pawlingrec.com

  • Sep/Tue/2021 1:00 PM - Sep/Tue/2021 2:00 PM

    Tuesday afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    Yin Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice.

    The poses are held longer than hatha yoga (1 minute to 3-4 minutes) and mostly performed close to the floor. There are few standing postures.

    This form of yoga is known for calming and balancing the mind, body and internal organs, increasing circulation, and improving flexibility and joint mobility.

    Yin Restorative Yoga encourages the use of props. For class make sure you have a strap (belt or scarf will do), yoga block (or book), eye pillow, and pillows, rolled up towels etc. for various areas of support.

    Please join us for a stress relieving hour of gentle exercise and relaxation.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

     

    Program fee: $4.00, per class.

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For September:

    One month of Yin Restorative Yoga: $16.00.

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564.

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Yin Restorative Yoga classes.

    Thank you so very much.

  • Sep/Tue/2021 4:00 PM - Sep/Tue/2021 5:00 PM

    Tuesday, September 28
    4-5 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    The book club will be discussing The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett.

    This afternoon book club is all about connecting with others just like you who have a passion for reading.

    Connect with friends and make new friends. We look forward to seeing you for an hour of friendly conversations.

    Book selections are agreed upon by our members. 

    Please join us.

  • Sep/Tue/2021 7:00 PM - Sep/Tue/2021 8:00 PM

    Presented by Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, MPA, E-RYT 500

    Tuesday, September 28
    7-8 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Getting to the root cause of a disorder is the tenant of Ayurveda. With skin disorders the main causes are diet and lifestyle – the effect of which an individual may be unaware. Nutrition and habits that aggravate the basic nature of an individual cause imbalances that contaminate body tissues and can manifest as skin disruptions. Knowing your basic constitution (dosha), and how to maintain balance, is key to avoiding, and reversing, skin disorders.

     

    Come and discover:

    • The body type that is most prone to skin disorders 
    • How seasonal changes affect the body constitution and promote skin disorders
    • Diet and lifestyle changes that maintain balance and reverse skin disorders
    • Treatments, and home remedies, for the root cause of skin disorders

     

    About our presenter: Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik 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 teaching institution.

    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.

  • Sep/Wed/2021 1:00 PM - Sep/Wed/2021 2:00 PM

    Wednesdays
    1-2 pm

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    NOTE: This in-person program will take place each Wednesday from 1-2 pm at Pawling Recreation.

    Coloring is more than being creative, it’s a very relaxing activity that has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.

    Each week we’ll be coloring a new mandala design, while also enjoying a good round of conversation. You can use the mandala design we’ve selected or download free designs of your choice from the link below.

    https://mondaymandala.com/m

    You don’t have to have a degree in art to participate…just some paper and color pencils.

    Please join us. Relax and connect with like-minded people, and add a burst of color to your day!

    All supplies will be provided.

     

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with Pawling Recreation.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Sep/Wed/2021 6:30 PM - Sep/Wed/2021 8:00 PM

    Wednesday, September 29
    6:30-8:00 pm

    Registration is required. Register below or contact Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org.

    The Pawling Library is Celebrating its Centennial.

    For this program we are not only commemorating our library’s anniversary but bringing  people together through their passion for great literary works. 

    We have selected four classic novels, one for each season, that were popular in the 1920s when our library first came into being. 

    Our presenter, Stephanie Rogers, will be reading an excerpt  from each novel and then lead a Q & A for our audience. Stephanie Rogers is the author of The Horse I Belong To: How a Misused and Almost Forgotten Grade Mare Showed Me the Way. 

    The Pawling Library is proud to be partnering with our neighbors Pawling Recreation, the Book Cove and the Pawling Resource Center. 

    To participate in this program, order a copy of A Passage to India through our library. You can also support our partner, the Book Cove, by purchasing this classic novel from our favorite book store. A Passage to India was written by E. M. Forster and published in 1924. 

    Thank you for growing with us throughout the years.

     

    Summer: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Wednesday, June 9, 2021 / 6:30-8:00 pm

    Autumn: A Passage to India by E. M. Forster
    Wednesday, September 29 / 6:30-8:00 pm

    Winter: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
    Wednesday, December 8 / 6:30-8:00 pm

    Spring: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    Wednesday, March 9, 2022 / 6:30-8:00 pm

     

    Pawling Recreation
    2 Lakeside Dr, Pawling NY 12564
    https://pawlingrec.com/info/default.aspx

     

    Book Cove
    22 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling NY 12564
    http://www.pawlingbookcove.com

     

    Pawling Resource Center
    126 East Main St, Pawling NY 12564
    https://www.pawlingresourcecenter.org

  • Sep/Thu/2021 1:00 PM - Sep/Thu/2021 2:00 PM

    Thursday  afternoons, from 1-2 pm

    Instructor: Maria Polhemus

    Registration is required. You can register below or by contacting Donald, our Adult Program Coordinator, at adult@pawlinglibrary.org. 

    Hatha Yoga is one of the most popular relaxing forms of exercise.

    Spend an hour with us and enjoy a new found path to tranquility.

    Each session ends with a guided meditation.

    Program fee: $4.00, per class. 

    Note: We ask that you pay in advance for a full month of yoga classes.

    For  September:  

    One Thursday yoga class a week - $20

    You can make a non-refundable payment each month using our library’s PayPal  account, by check or money order.

    Please make checks / money orders payable to Pawling Library, and mail to Pawling Library, 11 Broad St, Pawling, NY 12564. 

    Make sure enclosed with your payment is your name, and indicate that payment is for Hatha Yoga classes. 

    Thank you so very much.