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Center for Health and Healing Celebrates Grand Opening: Grand opening May 1, 2016, 4 Smith Avenue (second floor) in Mount Kisco, NY

Apr 04, 2016 10:41AM

Center for Health and Healing


On May 1, the Center for Health and Healing will celebrate the grand opening of its new, 3,300-square-foot sacred healing space at 4 Smith Avenue (second floor) in Mount Kisco, NY. Festivities will begin at noon with hors d’oeuvres by executive chef Leslie Woodward of Edenesque, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m., a drumming ceremony at 1:30 p.m. and raffles and mini-healing sessions from 2:30 to 5 p.m. 

Melanie Ryan and  Andrew Steigmeier
Melanie Ryan and Andrew Steigmeier
“With its golden walls, Buddhas and deities and Jo Jayson’s Sacred Feminine series, you can’t help but feel as though you have stepped into another world when you enter this space,” says Melanie Ryan, who co-owns the center with Andrew Steigmeier. Ryan says that in designing the space, she and Steigmeier were inspired by their many years of attending spiritual retreats at places like the Omega Institute and Kripalu Yoga Center.

“We want the community to come here and experience a retreat-like setting and an energy to support their healing process,” she says. “As program coordinators, our mission is to bring world-renowned teachers from Omega and Kripalu to Westchester County. We also promote local master teachers and healers with at least twenty years of experience.” The center is joining with Westchester Buddhist Center to offer a BuddhaDharma Sangha of meditation classes and groups and a teacher training. 

“Our holistic learning programs are an important aspect of the healing process and complement the private, individual healing work we do,” Steigmeier says. “These programs help us grow personally and spiritually, and they promote community bonding.”

New ongoing spring/summer events at the center include a monthly shamanic journey circle with Ryan; bimonthly drumming with White Buffalo Calf Woman, Dorinda Gay; a monthly community reiki healing circle with Beryl Hay and Deborah Fusco-Amjadi; a BuddhaDharma Sangha with Derek Kolleeny of Westchester Buddhist Center; and Love Language: A Couples Workshop with Sheila Pearl.

The Center for Health and Healing offers the services of 14 practitioners whose specialties include massage, CranioSacral Therapy, chronic and acute pain therapies, traditional and holistic psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), SomatoEmotional release, acupuncture, homeopathy, herbalism, health coaching, reiki energy healing, shamanic healing, yoga, mindfulness meditation and intuitive readings. It also hosts workshops and trainings in various wellness modalities.

For more information, call the Center for Health and Healing at 914.260.1696 or visit


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