Classes & Events
Therapeutic Writing Class: Create a Ritual Leading to Higher Creativity and Greater Intuition
Wednesday June 20th 6-8 pm
Danielle Sullo M.Ed
Therapeutic writing is an ancient practice that invites us to explore thoughts and feelings through words and images. Writing can illuminate deeper beliefs, elucidate problematic thinking patterns, and foster confidence. You will learn how to access your inner wisdom through journaling. No prior writing experience necessary—this is not a formal writing class! After a short meditation and body-awakening activity, we will cycle through the senses as we experience aromatherapy journaling, stream of consciousness journaling, transcendentalist journaling, aesthetic journaling, and reflective journaling. You will leave with the tools to create a daily journaling ritual that will promote awareness and openness to the messages within. Feel free to bring a favorite meditation pillow, yoga mat, journal, and writing utensil to personalize your experience!
Danielle has a B.A. in English and M.A. in English Education, and is a Therapeutic Writing Facilitator, graduate of Yale Center for British Art Visual Literacy Teacher Summer Institute, and member of the Connecticut Writing Project-Fairfield Chapter. Her therapeutic writing class has been previously presented as a series at Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MUSIC
Thursday June 21 11 am-12 pm
Join us for a fun filled afternoon celebration for make music day here at New Morning. Julie Cook is a well-known local piano instructor and a certified improvisation facilitator.
Her mission is to guide kids and adults to make the music that’s in their hearts, whether on the piano, through singing, or picking up an everyday object that magically becomes an instrument. She says, “Music keeps us healthy and happy, and connects us to one another. ” Join our playful music circle for grown-ups with rhythm and vocal games, old and new songs. Easy, fun group music making, no experience necessary! Visit makemusicday.org/nwct for more event details.
Full Moon Gathering & Yoga Flow
Wednesday June 27th 5:30-8 pm
Learn about the full moon in Capricorn and what that means energetically! Full moons are a time to let go – Jennifer will discuss different mindfulness practices to help people let go of what is no longer serving them. As the moon begins to wane, we can also learn to let go. The second hour of class will be dedicated to a flow-style yoga class with an extended savasana at the end. Reiki will be administered during savasana to all participants. At the end, participants will be able to ask questions.
Saturday June 30th 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Join Sandrine Harris for an embodied journey exploring guided breathwork, mindfulness meditation, and movement to restore ease and reduce bodily tension—inviting you into deeper awareness and attending to your present moment experience. With deep listening, attention, and awareness as the foundations of support, we will nourish the landscape of sensing. Inhabiting the essential wisdom of presence, we consciously unfold our aliveness and cultivate a path of self-care, compassion, and good feeling. This workshop is a quiet process open to all adults. No prior experience with meditation or movement practice is needed. Please wear comfortable clothing, layers for warmth, and socks.
Sandrine is a mindfulness meditation facilitator, Feldenkrais Practitioner CM, and dancer. Sandrine facilitates workshops and retreats locally and internationally and holds a private practice in northwestern CT — focused on the innate wisdom of the nervous system.
Saturday June 30th 1:30-4:30 pm
Kim Nagel, CH, CI
Is stress affecting your life? Let’s look at the causes of our stress and explore how we can reduce them and follow our bliss. We will explore what steps to take and follow to live a calmer and more fulfilling life. Discussion will center on the importance of nutrition, physical well being, community activities, and the environment we inhabit as major components in reducing stress. This group will do some experiential exercises including a guided imagery and hypnosis.
Communities Rising Movie Viewing
Sunday July 8th 6:30-8:30 pm
Do you want to see healthy positive changes in your family and community but aren’t sure how?
Do you want to stop toxic chemicals from being used almost everywhere around us?
Then this movie is for you! COMMUNITIES RISING is a Story of Courage, Creativity, and Contribution. Across America, citizens are rising up, taking action, and protecting their families from GMOs and toxins. See just some of the amazing people Zen Honeycutt and family met when traveling across our nation on the National Toxin Free Tour. See the global impact of the actions of individuals in partnership with their community.
Following the 45 min screening, Zen Honeycutt will be there to answer questions and will be joined by Jeff Cordulack, executive director of CTNOFA.
Copies of Zen’s new book Unstoppable will be available for special discounted price of $20 and you can get your copy signed! All ticket sales will be a donation to Moms Across Americal
Monday July 9th 11:00 am
Join Grace for a summer cooking class and learn how to prepare easy plant-based vegan dishes that anyone can enjoy! Take your seasonal favorites and make them plant-based, such as tacos, frozen desserts, and more! Gaining the knowledge to cook plant-based meals can be applied to anyone’s diet, even if you aren’t vegan. Wherever we are in our health journeys, we can all work towards eating more whole foods and less packaged foods. Class includes cooking demonstrations as well as samples of everything prepared. Empower yourself this summer to get in the kitchen and make delicious healthy food!
Children’s Story Time and Craft
Saturday July 14th 10:00-10:45 am
Join Donna from Blueberry Sky for a special children’s nature story time. Blueberry Kids is a Whole Child-Nature Inspired Program designed to promote a higher sense of self by encouraging the use of positive language and beliefs. Tales from around the world are used to share important personal skills such as kindness, finding the calm within, respecting yourself and others. Story time is more than just books, it is live and interactive, where the characters are brought to life on a beautiful table top theater, using lovely hand carved wooden figures and scenery. A special art project will be included, as well as a few songs and verse to greet the day. Please register if you are interested, as this class will fill up fast.
Recommended for ages 1 – 8 years old, however all are welcome. $10.00 per child, $5.00 for each sibling.
$10.00 one child $15.00 two children $20.00 three children.
Sauerkraut Made Simple
Wednesday July 18 6:00-7:30 pm
Lacto-fermentation is a safe, easy, and effective way to preserve vegetables from your garden and local farms. Fermentation also increases the health benefits of your food by promoting healthy probiotic bacteria! Learn the basics of fermenting vegetables through an interactive sauerkraut-making demonstration without special equipment. Leave with the skills needed to preserve most vegetables, as well as a variety of fruits and homemade condiments. Holli has 10+ years of homesteading experience to draw upon, in which she grew and preserved much of her diet.
DIY SPA NIGHT
Friday July 20th 6:30-7:30 pm
Join Dana, a licensed cosmetologist who has been in practice for over 25+ years, for a fun DIY Spa Party. See what the buzz is all about regarding light therapy for skincare. Attendees will be able to create a skin product to take home.
Monthly Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday July 25th 6:30-7:30 pm
Morgan Leever, MEd
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! The last 15 minutes enjoy the relaxing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong.
Preserving the Harvest at Home
Wednesday August 1 6:00-7:30 pm
Learn how to preserve your garden’s abundance for later enjoyment. What method of putting food by works best with which produce? Holli will explain food preservation traditions for beginners—including canning, freezing, drying, fermenting, and root cellaring—while sharing her preferred techniques. Participants will acquire basic knowledge about each food preservation practice and several easy recipes to try at home. Seasonal samples will also be available to taste. Come with questions! Holli has 10+ years of homesteading experience to draw upon, in which she grew and preserved much of her diet.
Good Food. Good Thoughts. Good Life.
Ninjatrition™ Summer Camp coming to New Morning Market!
Kids will have a blast creating great food while practicing the art of self-reliance, self discipline and sound nutrition.
Throughout each week long session, Ninjatrition™ leads campers through a progression of mind/body and culinary skills, earning a bracelet toward becoming Nutrition Ninjas.
Choose your session:
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Ages 6-8 (entering 1st-3rd grade)
Session 1 – August 6 – 10
Session 3 – August 13-17
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ages 9-11 (entering 4th-6th grade)
Session 2 – August 6 – 10
Session 4 – August 13-17
Food allergies welcome! We use organic and seasonal food and are happy to accommodate food allergies!
Registration is limited to 8 campers per session. Each session is $250 per child.
PRACTICING IN THE VITALITY CENTER
Visit our Vitality Center page for full descriptions and practitioner bios.
Facials, Skin Care, and Waxing
Contact to schedule: 203-731-9354
Private Counseling for Individuals and Groups
Jenny Casey, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:30pm
Contact to schedule or for more information: 860-248-0185
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 Alison.Birks@gmail.com
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
Lisa Lent, LMT, GFI
Contact to schedule: 860-605-4043
Hypnosis for Health
Kim Nagle, CH CI
Contact to schedule: 203-565-6495
Kundalini Yoga Classes
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: firstname.lastname@example.org www.annenovakyoga.com No registration required!