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Elisa Piscitelli, Wild Soul Yoga

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Elisa Piscitelli, E-RYT is the owner and lead instructor of Wild Soul Yoga Studio in Middletown. Initially, it was prenatal yoga in 2004 that opened up the potential of meditation and asana practice into her daily life both on and off the mat. A few years later she ‘stumbled’ upon a Buddhist retreat center where she attended meditation groups, retreats and time-keeper trainings. She eventually incorporated Vinyasa classes and everything just clicked.

Her favorite style to teach is Vinyasa but it is the more disciplined Yin style that she enjoys practicing most these days. Sleeping Pigeon/Swan is her favorite pose to hold. She loves building the community up and finds great joy in assisting others to make yoga and meditation a beneficial element of their routine.

Elisa Piscitelli, E-RYT, is the owner and lead instructor of Wild Soul Yoga Studio located at 3 W. Main St., Middletown. She can be reached at or 313-5343.

Free Spirit Nature Camp

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Do you have a hard time keeping your kid out of the mud? Do your kids want to chase caterpillars and explore in the woods?

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Welcome to Camp RoCA 2017

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Camp RoCA is a place for children to explore their creativity and imaginations while developing skills they can bring back to the classroom and use throughout their lives. Camp RoCA is fun – a place where memories are made and children forge lasting friendships with their peers and counselors.

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The Gyrotonic Method For Runners by Rosibel Landau

Running is a natural human form of movement, but it comes with a cost. Most runners eventually experience some form of discomfort including tight hamstrings, calves or buttocks, hip flexor pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, sore shoulders or back pain to name just a few.

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Karate Nyack Expands Schedule with Additional Location

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Karate Nyack, the To-Te Ueshiro Karate Dojo, now teaches 4 classes a month at the Blue Rock School in West Nyack and is accepting new students in their Nyack location as well.

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Kale Salad


1 bunch kale

2 whole oranges

1/4 cup walnut pieces

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons Italian parsley (chopped)

1/4 cup canola oil

Wash, remove stems, dry and chiffonade (cut thinly) all the kale (set aside).

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NewLife Expo Comes to New Yorker Hotel March 17-19


More than 100 experts are slated to speak at the NewLife Expo, which returns to NYC March 17-19 at the newly renovated New Yorker Hotel, with exhibits and panel discussions covering topics from nutrition to UFOs. “Most exhibitors are exclusive to the expo,” says its founder, Mark Becker.

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Syntonics Light Therapy Helps Balance the Nervous System by Michal Luchins

What do stress, insomnia, depression, anxiety, brain injury, high blood pressure and fatigue all have in common? They can all benefit from Syntonics optometric phototherapy. Syntonics, which has been used in the field of optometry for over 70 years, deals with the application of selected light frequencies through a patient’s eyes to not only improve vision problems, but to help balance their sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system as well. With Syntonics, specific colors from the spectrum of visible light are chosen for the patient to look at and to help balance the patient’s nervous system. The treatments also can help blood flow, eye muscle control and neuro-endocrine imbalances.

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Get Creative in Walker Valley


The Valley Scrappers meet weekly to work on different creative projects. The group is open to all, young and old, regardless of experience level. The group’s regular meetings are held at the Walker Valley Schoolhouse on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. the first two Tuesdays of the month and 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. the rest of the Tuesdays. On March 4, the group will hold a greeting card making session at 11a.m. where Stampin’ Up dealer Gail O’Neill will teach how to make ten different cards.

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Tiny Houses Coming to Lower Hudson Valley

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The Tiny House movement is growing very quickly across the US, and is finally coming to the lower Hudson Valley. It's become very popular lately from exposure on TV, YouTube, social media and the DIY movement. Based on the principles of small, efficient, affordable, portable and eco-friendly design, it represents a revolutionary new way of minimalist living for the future, by fully utilizing advanced materials and systems.

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