Classes & Events

The Breath Empowerment class
Saturday February 17th  5:30-7:30 pm
Greg Miller
This class will consist of Qigong and Yoga/Pranayama deep breathing exercises. You will learn the profound health benefits of oxygenating your entire body, and vibrate with Energy! Simple practices to maximize breath to prevent dis-ease, and methods to remove stress completely in under 60 seconds!!  Explore the healing power of your Breath! ☯
Tickets $20  *Free to Veterans, Firefighters, and First Responders

Plant Based Cooking Basics
Tuesday February 20th  6:00 pm
Lauryn Vosburgh
Learn how to easily and inexpensively increase the amount of plants in your diet.  Class will review basic plant nutrition, cooking skills and recipes.  Free to attend registration requested.
Register Here

Drawing and Painting
Grades 6-8
Fridays  2/23, 3/2, 3/9 & 3/23
Theresa Bates
Pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolor and acrylics.  Fun, creative instruction in a nurturing environment.
Theresa has over 20 years’ experience teaching traditional studio arts, in multiple media, to students of all ages.  She has been and instructor at the Katonah Art Center for over 20 years.  Her students have gone onto attend many of the most prestigious art school’s worldwide.  By creating a nurturing art environment, students can fearlessly develop skills and confidence to become authentic, creative individuals.
$35.00 each class (click on date to register)

Ecstatic Dance
Friday February  23rd   6:15-7:45 pm
Alyssa Miller, LMT
Come join in this all-ages, judgement Free, 1.5 hour movement and dance class. Combining world music and  rhythms to take the mind and body into your own expressive kaleidoscope of movements. Unravel your inner dancer! No experience necessary.
Tickets $10 (click on date of class)

The Healer Within
February 24th and March 3rd 10:30am-12:30pm
Greg Miller
Join us in the Vitality Center at New Morning for this four week Qigong series. We will be exploring the four baskets of Mind/Body practice.
-Breathe -Movement -Meditation -Self Massage
Develop health enhancement methods to prevent dis-ease. Easy to integrate into your life to maximize overall health and well-being!!
Feel the power that comes from within! *Practice standing, seated, or laying down
Tickets $20 single class (click date of class to register)

Singer Songwriter Series
Saturday February 24 7:00 pm
Come join your community and enjoy an evening of live music performed by four singer songwriters in our spacious community room! Donations are graciously accepted and snacks are available for purchase.
FREE

Create Balance Workshop
Sundays 2/25, 3/4 & 3/11
Jen Rodrigues, Life Coach, MSW, RYT, Co-Active Coach, Positive Psychology Coach
Create Your Amazing Life Series.  The Create Balance Workshop.  You are optimistic & motivated and ou are stuck & ready for a change?  Create Balance is the first workshop in the “Create Your Amazing Life” workshop series.  Create Balance will guide you in noticing what areas of your life are out of balance.  Create more meaningful work, cultivate a healthier lifestyle, develop more connected relationships, make room for your creativity, write that book, travel to that place, learn or experience that thing.
In Create Balance you will get in touch with the values you hold most dear and identify whether your actions in daily life reflect these values.  You will take a hard look at what has held you back and what has gotten in the way of making your dreams a reality.  Learn tools to access your inner strength and wisdom more easily, explore what’s most meaningful to you and most importantly, you will take a look at who you need to become to create the fulfilling life you desire.  Walk away with an action plan for change and an accountability plan!  You will laugh and cry.  You will inspire and be inspired.  You will be challenged and supported and you will have the opportunity to experience positive and rewarding connections while sharing this journey with amazing women of all ages who are creating a life they love too!  Tickets $32.00 per class (click on date of class to register) (first 15 people to register will receive a free gift basket)

Good Grief!
Sunday February 25, 3:00-5:00 pm
Chaplain Geri Cappabianca, MA, LPC, BCC,
Geri will be bringing her popular program “Good Grief!”, originally presented at Saint Mary’s Hospital, to New Morning!
All of us experience loss, whether from the death of a loved one, job loss, divorce/separation, loss of a pet, or terminal illness. The grieving process is the same for all.  Through this hope-filled program, Chaplain Geri will explain the grief process, and her own journey through grief after the death of her mother 4 years ago. Techniques for navigating through this journey, and thriving, will be shared. If you or a loved one is trying to cope with a loss, this workshop is for you. Her book, “Memoirs of a Hospital Chaplain” will be available for purchase.
Tickets: $20

Monthly Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday February 28th 6:30 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! For this class we will focus on compassion and loving kindness.
Tickets $15

LIVING as GODS – Spirit Development Circle
Friday March 2nd 6pm
Sachin Hazen
A series of presentations/discussions/circles led by holistic psychotherapist and intuitive Sachin Hazen[http://KeikiAnanda.com/].
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 grow, develop, and become as we were designed to be:  conscious aware kind wise intelligent prosperous joyful blissful beautiful excellent fearless strong powerful insightful.  We will raise our vibration, releasing limiting beliefs, manifesting what we want.  Music, meditation, and essential oils are part of each session.
“I want you to know how special and important your spirit circle was for me…  I gained a lot and loved it…   your teachings did impress me…” ~KS
Tickets $15

CT NOFA Film Screening & Reception
Slow Food’s “Ark of Taste” & the Film: “Deeply Rooted, John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds”
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018
5:00 pm Rare Bean Reception
6:00 pm Discussion & Film Screening
Ever heard of the Long Island Cheese Pumpkin? Bootleggers corn? Hank’s X-Tra Special Baking Bean? Join the organic food and farming community for a great afternoon reception and film screening featuring CT NOFA’s Executive Director Jeff Cordulack and the Slow Food Metro North chairperson, Donna Simons when they introduce the film, discuss Slow Food’s mission and the Slow Food Ark of Taste – a growing catalogue of rare foods and species that were almost forgotten. Guests will learn about these nearly lost foods and sample a few dishes made with them before the film.
About the film: For nearly four decades, John Coykendall’s passion has been preserving the farm heritage – the seeds and stories – of a small, farming culture in Southeastern Louisiana. Nominated for two 2017 Suncoast Emmy Awards, Deeply Rooted chronicles how Coykendall has tracked down and safeguarded rare and heirloom varieties of crops from the region and safely returned them to the descendants of farmers who described them to him decades earlier. John’s specialty – beans! Hundreds and hundreds of bean varieties. To view a trailer: www.lpb.org/deeplyrooted.
Please RSVP for this event at: events@ctnofa.org | 203-308-2584 | www.ctnofa.org. Light refreshments available thanks to New Morning Market. Suggested donations for this mini fundraising event: $10-$50 per person. An opportunity to make additional donations & new memberships will be available at the event.

 Meditate with the Violet Flame to Clear the Four Lower Bodies
Tuesday March 6th 6:30
Linda Czaplinski
We are made of segments called the Lower Bodies: Etheric, Mental, Emotional and Physical – separate frequencies surrounding the soul.
Violet has the highest frequency in the color spectrum. We will direct it to transmute negative records held in these bodies. January is an excellent time to clean the slate as we move into a new year, a new cosmic cycle of opportunity.
By re-qualifying this energy, we clear the way for a fresh start and renewed prospect for the creation of the abundant life.
For more info see Violet Flame Clearance for the New Year
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BIO
Linda Czaplinski is ordained in a non-sectarian spiritual order.
As a Spiritual Alchemist, she uses the Science of the Spoken Word to create positive change for the Earth body and all who inhabit it.
Tickets$20

 Ecstatic Dance
Fridays March 9th 6:15-7:45
Alyssa Miller, LMT
Come join in this all-ages, judgement Free, 1.5 hour movement and dance class. Combining world music and rhythms to take the mind and body into your own expressive kaleidoscope of movements. Unravel your inner dancer! No experience necessary.
Tickets $10 (click on date of class)

Ayurveda & Yoga for Weight Loss – Stop Cravings, Emotional Eating & Weight Gain
Saturday March 10th 2-4
Sondra Martinez Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Nutritionist
Ann DiLorenzo Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT, BS, MS in Health Education
Ayurveda and yoga have been used to treat stress for 5,000 + years. Stress is a direct cause for disease. Learn simple Ayurvedic and Yoga techniques to restore your health for mental, emotional, and physical balance. Learn to permanently control your mood and weight. End your day with the same energy you began with; stop cravings, sleep better, manage anxiety and depression with ease.
Sondra Martinez is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certified by The Kripalu Institute and a Nutritionist finalizing her bachelor’s degree to become a Registered Dietician at the University of Connecticut
Ann DiLorenzo will be duo presenting this workshop specializing in Yoga with the following credentials: Certified yoga teacher, RYT, Yoga Alliance, Advanced Pranayama Teacher, Kripalu adolescent teacher training certification, BS, MS in Health Education.
Tickets$30.00

Spring Equinox Celebration
Friday March 16th  6pm
Sachin Hazen
Part of the Living as Gods series led by holistic psychotherapist and intuitive Sachin Hazen[http://KeikiAnanda.com/], in this event we will use music, meditation, essential oils and ritual to celebrate the Equinox and welcome Spring.
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 grow, develop, and become as we were designed to be:  conscious aware kind wise intelligent prosperous joyful blissful beautiful excellent fearless strong powerful insightful.  We will raise our vibration, releasing limiting beliefs, manifesting what we want.
“I want you to know how special and important your spirit circle was for me…  I gained a lot and loved it…   your teachings did impress me…” ~KS
Tickets $15

 Mind, Body Spirit Connection
Sunday March 18th 3-5
Chaplin Geri Cappabianca, MA, LPC, BCC
STRESS! Stressors are everywhere, but do we really know where stress comes from? How do we cope?Chaplain Geri Cappabianca will share her insights on where stress comes from, how stress affects our mind, body and spirit, and techniques to manage stress in our lives. She will explore how our thoughts and beliefs influence our stress level. Chaplain Geri will also share her own journey coping with the stresses of working in hospitals for the last 15 years. Two guided meditations will be included. Anyone who needs a fresh perspective and techniques to manage stress would benefit from this workshop.
Tickets: $20

Pollinators and Pesticides: A View to the Future
Tuesday March 20th 6:30
Mary Wilson, and Holly Kocet

Join us for a presentation that will cover pollinators, their importance, why they are in trouble and what can be done to help them.
Protect Our Pollinators group is three years old now and has focused on educational opportunities as well as support for local and state initiatives that may help pollinators.
Mary Wilson: lives in Newtown, former chair of Newtown Conservation Commission, BS in Chemistry, MBA in management, retired.
Holly Kocet: lives in Newtown, master gardener, current chair of Newtown Conservation Commission, former president of Newtown Garden Club.
FREE donations accepted (register here)

Singer Songwriter Series
Saturday March 24 7:00 pm
Come join your community and enjoy an evening of live music performed by four singer songwriters in our spacious community room! Donations are graciously accepted and snacks are available for purchase.
FREE

A Pampering Evening of Self Care with Dr. Haushka Products
Tuesday March 27th 6:30-8
Jen Matlack, Dr. Haushka
Join us for this wonderful evening and learn self-care methods as a mindful way to slow down and steal quiet time for yourselves. We are all so busy, rushing and dashing. Approach your skincare routine through the filter of presence and mindfulness—i.e. slowing down just for the time it takes to cleanse your face and apply moisturizer can offer an abbreviated kind of meditation.
Guests will learn history, philosophy, and practice, and will view a video about cleansing/press and roll techniques. Jen will go over the skin type chart and delve into staple products (toners/cleansers/day creams). All this while enjoying delicious desserts and refreshments prepared by New Morning Market.
Tickets$ 20

Monthly Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday March 28th 6:30
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! For this class we will focus on how to use positivity to bring abundance to your life. The last 15 minutes enjoy the relaxing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong.
Tickets: $15

 Mobil Knife Sharpening
Saturday March 31st 12-4
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 to $10, most paring knives cost $4 to $6. A good way to bring knives is to wrap them in a big dish towel and rubber band it all together. It helps everything go faster and stay organized if you label the package with your name and a contact number.

Eliminate Stress
Saturday April 7th 9:30-12
Kim Nagel, CH, CI
Is stress affecting your life?  Let’s look at the causes of our stress and explore how we can reduce the causes and follow our bliss.  We will be discussing what steps to take and follow to live a calmer and more fulfilling life.  This group will be doing some experiential exercises including a guided imagery.  We will discuss the importance of nutrition and physical well being as a major component in reducing stress.  We will also be discussing the importance of exercise, community activities, the environment we live in and much more.
Tickets $45

 Rest, Nourish and Conserve Your Qi
Saturday April 7th 1:30-4:00
Linda Bender, RYT
Kelly A. Tobin MS, ADS, L.Ac
While winter is a time to conserve and preserve energy, spring is a time of new beginnings,
growth and renewal of body and spirit. In Chinese medicine and philosophy spring corresponds
to the wood element: the liver and gallbladder are its corresponding organs. It is the liver’s
responsibility to move qi (energy) throughout the body. When qi moves freely throughout the
body, physical and mental health thrives. Seasonal acupuncture treatments serve to tonify the
organ systems and are recommended for optimum health.
Restorative Yoga is a gentle and nurturing yoga modality that facilitates deep relaxation and
self-healing. Bolsters, props, blankets & eye pillows are used to guide the students into passive
poses that are held for several minutes, opening up the body’s energy meridians to release
blockages and stagnation accumulated from immobility & long held tensions from stress.
Linda and Kelly will work together in this unique workshop giving you the ultimate experience
of healing and rejuvenation! You will begin with a few gentle grounding stretches, then guided
into restorative poses using blankets & props. Once completely comfortable, acupuncture
needles will be inserted into points corresponding to the liver and gallbladder while guided
meditations bring you into a blissful state of relaxation and balance.
*Please wear comfortable clothing giving easy access to the knees, lower legs and ankles.
*Please bring a yoga mat and a pillow or two.
*Linda Bender is a Certi1ed Kripalu Yoga Teacher with Certi1cations in Restorative Yoga
& is also a 7th generation Usui Reiki Master
*Kelly Tobin is a Licensed Acupuncturist and an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and owner of Acupuncture of Litchfield.
Tickets$55 (maximum 12 attendees)

 Redefining Age: Balancing Hormones Naturally
Tuesday April 10th 6:00
Roslyn Rogers
Join us for this free seminar about women’s wellness presented by Roslyn Rogers “the Red Hot Lady of Menopause”.  Roslyn is a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine.  She has 25 years’ experience in vitamin and herbal education.  Roslyn has a motivational, sensitive and caring outlook on life.
Free (register here)

 Validation Reading Seminar (Back by Popular Demand!)
Saturday, April 14th 6:30pm
Psychic Medium Angelina Diana
Join us for this 90 min to 2 hour event!  Angelina talks about how a Psychic Medium works and will take your questions. Then she opens up her energy to do random readings to the crowd. If time permits she will also discuss on how you can access you ability to connect to your loved ones on the other side. With group events not everyone can expect a reading.
Note: When Angelina works, she channels live, at the moment information from your loved ones. The information includes evidence of who is communicating and message with evidence. To keep the integrity of the event, she does not arrange pre readings or meetings before the event nor pre write messages and reads from a script.  These are real time messages with real evidence that you need to know that your loved ones are with you and that they are at peace. Angelina is also a psychic and there might be future readings done as well. Time permitting.  Angelina is a Certified Medium from the Forever Family Foundation, She has also donated her time to scientists and the scientific community and her otherworldly accuracy was scientifically verified to the extent that she received honorable mention in Dr. Schwartz’s book, “The Truth about Medium.”
Tickets $35.00

 Singer Songwriter Series
Saturday April 28th 7:00 pm

Come join your community and enjoy an evening of live music performed by four singer songwriters in our spacious community room! Donations are graciously accepted, and snacks are available for purchase.
FREE

PRACTICING IN THE VITALITY CENTER  Full Descriptions and Bios HERE

Facials, Skin Care and Waxing
Dana Salvador
Call to schedule: 203.731.9354
Full Description and Bio HERE

Private Counseling and Finding Joy Workshop
Jenny Casey LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm
Call to schedule or for more information: 860-248-0185
Full Description and Bio HERE

Naturopathic Physician
Shawn Carney N.D.
1st and 3rd Fridays 9-1 and every 3rd Saturday Call to schedule: 800-723-2962
Full Description and Bio HERE

Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist
Alison Birks, MS (AHG) CNS.
Call to schedule: 203-263-0673 ext. 355 OR Email:  Alison.Birks@gmail.com
Full Description and Bio HERE

EFT & Holistic Therapy
Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H., E.F.T. Call Dawyn to schedule: 203-297-4193
Full Description and Bio HERE

Massage Therapy with Alyssa Miller
Call Alyssa to schedule: 203-997-2933
Full Description and Bio HERE

Hypnosis for Health

Kim Nagle, CH CI
Call Kim to schedule: 203-565-6495
Full Description and Bio HERE

Qigong with Greg Miller
Thursdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.
Simple and practical exercise focused on the Breath, Movement, Massage, and Meditation to unlock Internal Medicine! No Experience Required No Registration Necessary – $10.00 per class
Full Description and Bio HERE

Kundalini Yoga Classes – Anne Novak
Mon & Thurs 6:00pm/Tues & Fri 9:00am
A dynamic combination of movement, postures, breath work practices, meditation, and sound healing with the gong which strengthens 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:  annenovak@charter.net  www.annenovakyoga.com  No registration required!
Full Description and Bio HERE