Classes & Events

Ecstatic Dance
Friday January  26th  6:15-7:45 pm
Alyssa Miller
Come join in this all-ages, judgment 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 $10.00 (click on date of class)

Monthly Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday Jan 24th  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! In this special January class we will set our intentions, dreams and goals for the New Year! The last 15 minutes enjoy the relaxing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong.
Tickets $15

Singer Songwriter Series
Saturday January 27th  7:30 pm
Come join us for another incredible evening of music with 4 local singer songwriters performing original music upstairs in the handicapped accessible Community Room. Doors open at 7 pm. Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted.  Info:  Doug Mahard at 203-266-6688.

Medicinal Cannabis
Tuesday January 30th 6:00 pm
Colleen Higgins
Colleen will speak on the science of cannabis and how to achieve optimal outcomes. She will discuss the products that are contained in the CT cannabis program and how to use them most effectively.
A licensed pharmacist for 20 years, Colleen has worked the last 3 years exclusively in the cannabis industry in CT. She guides patients through the initiation of cannabis therapy and shows them how to achieve successful outcomes.
This event is part of holistic psychotherapist Sachin Hazen’s Living as Gods series.
Tickets $10

6-8th Grade Art Series
Fridays February 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd   4:00-5:30 pm
Theresa Bates
During this 4 week session students will work with charcoal, pastel and acrylic learning to draw and paint from observation.  Creativity encouraged with individual attention according to his/her own level.  All materials provided.
 Tickets $140

 LIVING as GODS – Spirit Development Circle
Friday February 2nd  6:00 pm
Sachin Hazen
A series of presentations/discussions/circles led by holistic psychotherapist and intuitive Sachin Hazen.  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 will 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.
Tickets $15

 The Unfolding
Saturday February 3rd  9:30-11:30 am
Sandrine Harris
A workshop in embodied presence with Sandrine Harris The Unfolding is an embodied journey, 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. When we slow ourselves through restorative movement practices, we create space to sense more fully, to listen in, and to negotiate how to ‘be,’ instead of focusing on the ‘do’-ing. Inhabiting the essential wisdom of presence, we consciously unfold our aliveness and cultivate a path of self-care, compassion, and good feeling. We will explore movement practices to restore ease and reduce bodily tension, as we go inwards to rediscover presence and connection. Guided breathwork and mindfulness meditation will bring gentle awakening, as together we enrich our self-practice and support each other. This workshop is a quiet process open to all, and offers benefits including stress relief, take-home tools for your continued practice, and body love too! Open to all adults. No prior experience with meditation or movement practices is needed. *Please wear comfortable clothing, layers for warmth, and socks

About Sandrine Sandrine is passionate about the connection between awareness, movement, and the workings of the mind. She is a mindfulness meditation facilitator, Feldenkrais PractitionerCM, and dancer, with a deep interest in sharing practices to enrich our daily lives, as a part of self-care, well-being, and connection. She offers a dynamic, embodied process, accessible to people from all walks of life. Sandrine facilitates workshops and retreats internationally, and locally in CT at centers including the Copper Beech Institute (West Hartford, CT), and Yoga At Space (Lakeville, CT). She holds a private practice in northwestern CT — focused on the innate wisdom of the nervous system. She is certified in modalities including: the Feldenkrais Method®, mindfulness, health counseling, and several forms of movement and meditative practices. She is a former professional dancer, a neuropsychology and anatomy enthusiast, and a lifelong student of the inner life. kinesoma.com
Tickets $35

The Healer Within
February 10th ,17th ,24th and March 3rd 11am-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)
Tickets entire series for $80 and receive a copy of “the Healer Within”!! 

 Learn All About Hypnosis Workshop
Saturday February 3rd  1:30-5:00 pm
Kim Nagle, CH, CI (now practicing in the Vitality Center)
Come join us for an exciting afternoon with hypnosis.  Discover how hypnosis can benefit you through deep relaxation which enhances the messages to your subconscious mind to change habits, patterns or behaviors.  Or use hypnosis in manifesting money, relationships, weight loss or releasing anxiety.  Group hypnosis session included.
Tickets $45

 For The Love & Tea: Recipes and How To
Tuesday February 6th  6:30 pm
Dr. Cora Stover
Come learn and make a tea to spark romance with your loved one just in time for Valentine’s Day. Along with which teas and herbal products you may incorporate into your romantic moments, Dr. Stover will also provide recipes for some aphrodisiacs that you may incorporate to spark or boost stamina or set the mood.
Tickets $20

 Ecstatic Dance
Friday February 9th and 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)

 Rest, Nourish & Conserve your Qi !!
Saturday February 10th  1:30-4:00 pm
Linda Bender, RYT
Kelly A. Tobin MS, ADS, L.Ac
Winter, in Traditional Chinese Medicine is represented by the Kidneys and its paired organ, the Bladder.  The kidneys are the source of all our congenital (inherited) qi (energy) within the body. They act as a storehouse for energy reserves in times of need. Winter’s element is water and is yin in nature.  It is important to nourish our kidney qi during the winter months.  We can do this through rest, reflection, conservation and looking inward; calming the mind and resting the spirit.
Winter is a time when many people reduce their amount of activity so it is good to be aware that you may also want to reduce the amount of food you eat.  Avoid raw, hard to digest foods and concentrate on foods that are warming.  Soups and stews, beans, root vegetables, whole grains, nuts, miso, seaweed, garlic and ginger are all foods that nourish the kidney energy and will give you the most bang for your buck this season. Indoor practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi and qi gong are a great way to reflect while keeping your body and spirit healthy.  It is also a good time to see your acupuncturist for a seasonal “tune-up” for boosting kidney energy and strengthening your immune system, balancing your body with the external environment.
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 kidneys & bladder 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 if possible, an extra blanket and a pillow or two.
*Linda Bender is a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher with Certifications 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
Limit 12 people
Tickets $55

 “Heal” documentary viewing
Saturday February 10th 5:30-7:30 pm
Presented by Greg Miller of Earth and Sky Qigong Center
At the Vitality Center’s community room for a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary “Heal”. Scientists and spiritual teachers discuss how thoughts, beliefs, and emotions impact human health and the ability to heal. Join the local community of like minded people making time for health. Healthy treats and refreshments!  $5 suggested donation
Register Here

Love Heals
Tuesday February 13th 4:00-5:00 pm
Jodi Schnieder Nutrition Coach
In celebration of Valentine’s Day this class will examine how Love heals on a cellular level. We will honor ourselves,  and others in a guided loving/kindness meditation, and talk about the gentle, loving ways in we can heal our body, and mind through compassion. Open to both children and adults.
Tickets $10 per person/ any money raised will go to the Fresh Air Fund for Children

 CBD Informational Talk FREE
Tuesday February 13th  6:00 pm
Andrew Switz, Founder of RopaNa
Join us for a free informational talk about the uses and benefits of CBD oil hosted by the founders of Ropana.
Cannabidiol- non-psychoactive – Legal in all 50 states (with the exception of Nebraska)
​CBD is a bioactive compound that has several possible therapeutic benefits.
CBD can originate from two different sources, the industrial hemp plant, as well as the cannabis plant. CBD isolated from the cannabis plant requires a medical cannabis card in order to acquire. CBD that contains less than 0.03% THC and is isolated from industrial hemp seeds is legal to possess.
CBD is non-psychoactive, users report tranquil effects, but is not sedative or intoxicating. CBD activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-anxiety effect.
RopaNa is a company with a positive vision. RopaNa is a Sanskrit word that means “to heal oneself”. Our philosophy is built on the need for knowledge, quality and transparency. We are here to bring you connoisseur grade CBD Isolate and infused products at compassionate prices. We buy our CBD in bulk from proven, trusted sources.
FREE REGISTER HERE

 Messages From Spirit:  Group Medium Readings
Friday February 16th 6:00 –7:30 pm
Janine Mangiamele
Join Janine for an uplifting evening of messages and affirmations from your loved ones who have passed.  Participants are welcome to bring photos of loved ones and pets.
Janine Mangiamele is a psychic medium and a yoga instructor.  She has an avid interest in metaphysics that began over 40 years ago; with experiences in clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience.  Over the years, her abilities have expanded into giving individual and group readings.  She has also taught workshops on connecting to your intuition.
Her website is:www.intuitivereadingsbyjm.com
Tickets $30

The Breath Empowerment class
Saturday February 17th  4-5:30 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

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

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

 No Qigong on Monday February 12th

PRACTICING IN THE VITALITY CENTER

NEW IN DECEMBER:  Facials, Skin Care and Waxing
Dali Salvador
Call to schedule: 203.731.9354

NEW IN DECEMBER:  Survivors of Suicide Bereavement Group
Jenny Casey LCSW
Tuesdays 6-7:30pm

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

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

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

Massage Therapy with Alyssa Miller
Call Alyssa to schedule: 203-997-2933

Qigong with Greg Miller
Monday’s and 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

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!