Classes & Events


 EVENT CANCELED (we hope to reschedule)
Trust Your Gut
Wednesday October 17th 6:30-7:30pm
Trust Your Gut is a three-part approach to supporting healthy digestion and gut health sponsored by MegaFood. Learn to trust your gut with supportive lifestyle practices, foods, and supplements to support gut and digestive health! Workshop will include a gift and in-store coupon for MegaFood products.
FREE Registration Requested


Kids’ Cooking Club
Three Fridays in October: 10/19, 10/26 3:45pm-4:45pm
Grace Magnusson
Join us after school on Fridays for Kids’ Cooking Club. Kids will learn to make simple and seasonal no-bake snacks that are perfect for a lunch box! Kids will make and eat their creations during the club and will take home recipes to enjoy later with their families. All recipes will be allergy-friendly, but please reach out ahead of time if your child has any special dietary restrictions. Suggested age is 5-10 years old.
FREE. Registration Requested. Click on date to register

  What is Ayurvedic Medicine and How Does it Compare with Western Allopathic Medicine?
Friday October 19th 6-8pm
Dr. Somesh N. Kaushik Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician
Ayurveda is thought to be the world’s oldest healing system and is referred to as “mother of all sciences.” It encompasses life in its totality and epitomizes a true body-mind approach to health and wellness. Ayurveda defines health as a balance of body, mind, and spirit. Imbalance results in disharmony and illness can result. Learn how Ayurveda can work with allopathic medicine to achieve balance and harmony , the science behind naturopathy and how it integrates with Ayurveda, ways to determine if you are out of balance, and simple things you can do to achieve balance and harmony in your life. 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 30 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. Lecture includes free dosha readings.
FREE Registration Requested

Gentle Yoga for 50+
Monday’s 10/22 & 10/29   9:30-10:45 am
Art Rodia
Join Art Rodia, an instructor with over 30 years of yoga teaching experience, as he guides this gentle yoga class.  Created for people over fifty and beginners who need a gentle accessible approach to learning yoga, these classes include yogic breathing, relaxation and restorative, rejuvenating postures.  Progressing from the “very easy” to “easy” they will help you to gain confidence, balance, strength and joint function.  The simple to follow yoga stretches reduce aches and pains and are selected specifically for the older or extra cautious body.
$10 per class click on date to register

Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday October 24th 6:30-7:30 pm
Morgan Leever, Med
Curious about meditation? Come experience an hour of guided meditation and sound healing aimed to help you release tension, sleep better, and cultivate overall happiness. No prior experience necessary! Beginners welcome and encouraged! During the last 15 minutes, enjoy the relaxing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong.Tickets: $15.00 


MyChelle Reveal Event
Thursday October 25th 12-3pm
Discover your inner beauty with a 15-minute session with the Reveal Imager!  Uncover what’s between you and the great skin you want: we identify sun damage, brown spots, red areas and more. Our skin care expert creates a customized skin care regimen designed for your individual concerns. Space is limited. Please reserve your 15-minute session in advance either by calling the store or by registering in-person. A free gift is offered with product purchase during the event!


(Date Changed from Friday October 12th)
Boosting Your Immune System in 21 Days
Friday October 26th 12-1 pm
Edward C. Corsello, D.C., L.L.C.
Corsello Clinic of Chiropractic
Find yourself frequently getting sick, especially in winter? Learn how to stay healthy all year long. Dr. Corsello’s presentations are informative, inspiring, and motivating. Attendees will receive a complimentary BCA (body composition analysis), which measures not only body fat and BMI, but also metabolic age (at what “age” is the body functioning?); visceral fat (the dangerous fat around organs which is responsible for heart disease and cancer); and water absorption (is the body properly hydrated?).  We will also check attendees’ spines and nervous systems to assess how their organs and nerves are functioning. We’re pleased to offer this complimentary screening (a $250 value) to all attendees.
FREE. Registration Requested.


Creating Toxin Free Communities Together!
Friday October 26th 2-7
Do you want to stop toxic chemicals from being used almost everywhere around us?
Do you want to create healthy positive changes in your family and community but aren’t sure how?
Join Isabelle Menozzi from Moms Across America and Jeff Cordulack from CT-NOFA, and learn how to get glyphosate and other toxins out of your community.
Free handouts, flyers and tips on how to talk to decision makers and show them there are many different non-toxic ways!
Stop by the cafe from 2-7

Lowering Cholesterol and Triglycerides Naturally
Saturday October 27th 2:00 p.m.
Dr. Shawn M. Carney
The most commonly prescribed drug in the United States is a statin medication prescribed to lower high lipid levels. Unfortunately, these types of medications can have serious side effects. Dr. Shawn M. Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will discuss science-based natural methods to lower cholesterol and triglycerides to acceptable levels, the relevance of glycemic index for blood lipids, and examine some of the most current controversy around dietary saturated fats.   Tickets$10


Singer Songwriter Series
Saturday October 27th 7:30 pm
Join us for another amazing evening of music with four local singer songwriters performing original music. Doors open at 7pm. Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted.  New Morning’s Provender is a great dinner option before the show! For more info contact Doug at 203-266-6688.



Gentle Yoga for 50+
Monday’s: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, & 11/26 9:30-10:45
Art Rodia
Join Art Rodia, an instructor with over 30 years of yoga teaching experience, as he guides this gentle yoga class. Created for people over fifty and beginners who need a gentle and accessible approach to learning yoga, these classes include yogic breathing, relaxation, and restorative rejuvenating postures.  Progressing from the “very easy” to “easy,” this class will help you gain confidence, balance, strength and joint function. The simple-to-follow yoga stretches reduce aches and pains and are selected specifically for the older or extra cautious body.
$10 per class click on date to register

Tru Elements Essence and Sound Meditation
Friday Nov 2nd 6:30pm
John Odlum
Join inspirational teacher and healer John Odlum and singing bowls artist David Ascenza for an hour-long guided meditation which combines pure medicinal essential oils and musical bliss. Victoria Erling Casa will also create an energy-enhancing crystal grid in the center of the circle. Before the meditation begins, John and David will discuss the essences and the various sound tools—tibetan singing bowls, tinchas, and other artifacts chosen for the meditation. They will also answer any questions regarding aromatherapy, sound therapy, and the crystal grid to help deepen your experience. There will be time afterward for sharing, discussion, and additional questions. Please keep in mind that you will be lying on your back for close to an hour. Bring blankets, pillows, and anything else you might need to be comfortable. Feel free to bring crystals, jewelry, etc. to add to the center grid to be charged with the energy. This event is part of holistic psychotherapist Sachin Hazen’s Living as Gods series.  See
Tickets $25

The Mushroom Hunting Foundation
Saturday November 3rd 10am-3pm
Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt
Learn all about the fall season for local wild mushrooms! Join Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, co-creators of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation, to learn first-hand how to enjoy edible wild mushrooms.  This in-depth class begins with a slide show covering the basics of mushroom science and safety, and the area’s amazingly diverse fungi (focus on “safe for beginners” mushrooms). The group will then head into the woods and fields for a guided mushroom hunting adventure. The class concludes with a cooking demonstration.  Guests will also leave with some wonderful mushroom recipes to test out just in time for the holidays. Items you may want to bring: notebook & pen, camera, bottle of water.  Please dress for walking in the woods.

  Knit 2 Gather
Knitting Group to Benefit Safe Haven
Tuesdays: 11/6, 11/13, 11/27 & 12/4 12:30-1:30pm
Thursdays: 11/8, 11/15, 11/29 & 12/6 4:30-5:30pm
Julie Thorpe
Join New Morning Market’s new knitting club! We’re crafting wearable items for Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury and welcome all levels to join! Instructors will be on-hand for beginners. Yarn, needles, and refreshments are also provided. Come and pick a project (great if you have one already in mind!) to create and donate. All ages welcome! We’ll have light activities and games for little ones. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, bring your donations to Customer Service, and we’ll put them to good use! Registration required.
Free click on date to register




Holiday DIY with PRANAROM Essential Oils
Wednesday November 7th 4:30-6pm
Terra Johnson, National Educator PRANAROM, USA
Join us for a fun-filled night to learn all about essential oils with Terra Johnson. As the National Educator for PRANAROM, USA, Terra Johnson’s passion and knowledge of essential oils helps to demystify Scientific Aromatherapy for the everyday enthusiast. Terra provides in-depth education for the essential oil novice as well as advanced practices for practitioners and herbalists. Her vast knowledge is grounded in her hands-on experience in all phases of the PRANAROM process — from sourcing quality with organic farmers and distilleries to blending, bottling and packaging! Guests will be given recipes and ideas for several different DIY personal care and household products just in time for holiday gifting.  PRANAROM will be joining us at our Holiday Indulgence night following the class and will be offering a Gift with Purchase, discounts, and product samples. Anyone attending will also have the opportunity to purchase supplies to create a product during the event for an additional $5.
FREE Registration Requested

 Holiday Indulgence Night
Wednesday November 7th 6-8pm
Get inspired for the holiday season! Join us for a fun night of sampling food, wine, and gifts.



 Holiday Entertaining with Cheese & Wine
Friday November 9th 6-7pm
Learn basic cheese plate construction to impress your guests! Lisa Cipriano and Jeanne Johnson from New Morning’s cheese department will also share their favorite cheese and wine pairings. Come and taste what we’re talking about! The class includes samples. You will also receive a $5 coupon to be used at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5  


 Children’s Story Time
Saturday November 10th 10:30am
Trisha Malfitano, author of My Dog Kiefer
Join us for story time with author Trisha Malfitano and her sweet pup Kiefer as she reads her book My Dog Kiefer. The story is about a special dog who wants you to figure out what makes him so special! Light refreshments will be served. Parents, grandparents, and/or caregivers are asked to accompany children during the story time. Registration recommended but walk-ins are always welcome.
FREE Registration Requested

 Mobile Knife Sharpening
Tuesday November 13th 10-3pm
Harper Keehn
Harper Keehn is a professional knife sharpener based in New Haven. Bring your knives, serrated knives, pizza cutters, scissors, food processor blades, and other edge tools to be sharpened on site. The price is $1.25/ inch of blade—so most chef knives cost $8-$10 while paring knives cost $4-$6. Bring knives wrapped in a dish towel and secured with a rubber band. Label your package with your name and a contact number. You may drop your knives off in advance—as early as Sunday 11/11— and pick up by end of day 11/14 if you wish.  Please note: payment for the service must be cash or check.

Full Moon Spirit Circle
Friday Nov 23rd 6pm
Sachin Hazen
We will celebrate the Full Moon and use its powerful energy for personal growth and spiritual development, focusing on developing intuition and the “heart’s knowing.”  Music, ritual, discussion, meditation, and essential oils are included. Our thoughts and beliefs create our reality, our experience of life. This is a god-like quality. Our task is to do this consciously, as opposed to unconsciously.  We must create a life we want, not one based on unconscious beliefs and fears. We support each other to become as we were designed to be: conscious, aware, kind, wise, intelligent, prosperous, joyful, blissful, beautiful, excellent, fearless, strong, powerful, and insightful. We will raise our vibration, releasing limiting beliefs, manifesting what we want. This event is part of holistic psychotherapist Sachin Hazen’s Living as Gods series. See
Tickets $15

 Singer Songwriters
Saturday November 24th 7:30pm
Join us for another incredible evening of music featuring four local singer songwriters performing original music! Doors open at 7pm upstairs in the handicapped accessible Community Room. Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted.  For more info:  contact Doug at 203-266-6688.






Visit our Vitality Center page for full descriptions and practitioner bios.

Facials, Skin Care, and Waxing
Dana Salvador
Contact to schedule: 203-731-9354

Private Counseling for Individuals and Groups
Jenny Casey, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Contact to schedule or for more information: 860-248-0185

Naturopathic Physician
Shawn Carney, N.D.
1st and 3rd Fridays 9 am – 1 pm
Every 3rd Saturday 9 am – 1 pm
Call to schedule: 800-723-2962

Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist
Alison Birks, MS (AHG) CNS
Contact to schedule: 203-263-0673 ext. 355 or

EFT & Holistic Therapy
Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H., E.F.T.
Contact to schedule: 203-297-4193

Hypnosis for Health
Kim Nagle, CH CI
Contact to schedule: 203-565-6495

Kundalini Yoga Classes

Anne Novak
Mondays & Thursdays 6 pm
Tuesdays & Fridays 9 am
A dynamic combination of movement, postures, breath work practices, meditation, and sound healing with the gong to strengthen the flow of healing energy through the body, improving physical health and fitness, relieving stress, and allowing us to deeply relax and enjoy life. Appropriate for all levels of experience and fitness.
Info:  No registration required!