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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Local Practitioners Collaborate on Holistic Wellness Fair: September 24, from noon to 4 p.m.

Cortlandt Wellness

Cortlandt Wellness, located at 2241 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor, will host the annual Holistic Wellness Fair on September 24, from noon to 4 p.m. A collaborative effort of several local holistic practitioners, the fair will use interactive workshops and demonstrations to educate the public about the holistic ideology of healing and sustaining wellness.

Practitioners from various complementary health professions, including yoga, chiropractic, acupuncture, culinary nutrition, guided meditation and body awakening, will be represented, says chiropractor and event organizer Dr. Marianne Messina. There will be music and food as well.

While admission is free, visitors can buy a raffle ticket to benefit the Crossover Yoga Project, a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to use yoga and art to empower young women who have survived trauma. Raffles prizes will be services donated by practitioners.

Among the practitioners who will be represented at the fair are Messina, acupuncturist Christine Sotmary, Reiki practitioner Hilary Reichert, chiropractor Dr. Melody Bach, Returning to Wholeness through BodyMInd Well-being, Beautycounter representative Lauren Nault.

Ayurvedic practitioner Seema Gupta, culinary nutritionist Chef Victoria Rose, and Emily Flay of the Children’s School of Yoga of Westchester. Local musicians Deena and Alan Goidel will provide music throughout the day.

For more info, call 914.930.8800 or visit