Classes & Events

PLEASE NOTE: For all April and May classes, there will be no online registration.  Please register in-store or by calling (203) 263-4868. 

We request registration for all classes.  If you did not register prior or did not leave contact information, please call ahead to confirm availability as classes may fill up or may be canceled and we can only contact registrants who have left information.

 

 At New Morning, we celebrate Earth Day every day! For the entire month of April, we’re spreading our enthusiasm for the environment with a month-long celebration. Each week has its own earth-friendly theme! Join us for classes, DIY workshops, and delicious samples. See the full schedule of events here.

Local Love Week 3/31 – 4/6
This week we’re celebrating where we live with samples from local producers! Join us in helping keep Woodbury beautiful at the Woodbury Conversation Commission’s Spring Town Clean-up on Saturday, April 6th, from 8:30am-12pm at Hollow Park.

Water Week 4/7 – 4/13
Every living thing needs water, making it the earth’s most precious finite resource.  There is the same amount of water on Earth today as millions of years ago! This week we’re hosting two classes with the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition and sharing products committed to water conservation.

Kids’ Week 4/14-4/20
The future is in their hands! We’ve planned a whole week of fun focused on the next generation. We’re hosting classes on upcycled fashion, cloth diapering, and more!

Sustainable Living Week 4/21-4/27
There are little ways to make our lives greener every day. Join us to make your own natural cleaning products in our DIY class! Plus keep your eyes peeled for the launch of exciting new sustainability initiatives in-store!

Lawn and Garden Week 4/28-5/4
Organic gardening and lawn care promote healthy soil and, in turn, support healthy ecosystems. Settle into spring with us and plant your own organic garden! This week we’re hosting a workshop about planting potatoes!

 

POSTPONED
Natural Approaches for Patients with Asthma
Saturday April 20th 2pm
Dr. Shawn Carney
A person’s quality of life can be significantly impacted when suffering from asthma. Dr. Shawn Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe potential causes of asthma including inflammation, food sensitivities, and environmental allergens. Dr. Carney will also discuss how to identify and address these problems using natural medicines, avoidance of certain substances, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle approaches.
Free! Registration Requested.

 

Kids’ Yoga + Art
Tuesdays: 4/23, 5/7, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18 
1:30-2:30pm
Courtney Ewing, The Clever Crayon
Drop your kids off for a little paint, play, and namaste while you get some shopping done and enjoy our cafe! Kids will explore basic yoga poses and breathing techniques through engaging picture books, creative movement, and play. After movement,  kids will work their imaginations exploring a variety of colors, textures, and techniques to create a fun and unique art project each week. Courtney is the owner and founder of The Clever Crayon: a business providing art, yoga, and science classes for children of all ages, ranging from infants to adolescents. She is a certified yoga teach for children and teens through Childlight Yoga.
$15.00 per class. Registration Required.

 

Keep Young With Yoga
Tuesdays: 4/16, 4/23 & 4/30
4:30-5:30pm
Art Rodia
Combine your New Morning “Senior Day” shopping with an hour of gentle yoga. Classes focus on releasing tension, connecting with the breath, and working with the joints. Gentle yoga helps balance a hectic lifestyle and is appropriate for all ages. It’s also beneficial for those aging bodies that tend to lose flexibility and mobility. Instructor Art Rodia has over 38 years in yoga instruction and has trained at Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA and at Jiiva Yoga Center. His class welcomes people of all backgrounds and fitness levels. Each class includes stretching to remove tension, breathing methods (Pranayama) to calm the nervous system and slow-motion postures (asanas) to lengthen, strengthen, and tone.
Tickets $10 per session.

DIY Spring Cleaning
Tuesday April 23rd 6 – 7pm
New Morning Market’s Creative Team
Join us for a fun night where you will learn how to make a variety of nontoxic household cleaners just in time for spring cleaning! Participants will leave with recipes and will also be able to make and take a few of their own DIY cleaning products home to try. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon valid toward their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5.00

 

Spring Detox Program
April 27th 2pm
Alison Birks, Nutritionist
Mickey Nelson, Designs for Health
Does your body need a Re-boot? Join our “Spring Detox” program to help you shed your toxic body burden! Every day, you are exposed to thousands of toxins in the air you breathe, the food you eat and the water you drink every day. Our guided 14-day program has everything you need to succeed and feel better than ever! Lose some weight, lift the brain fog, sleep better and regain your vitality! Our Nutritionist- led program draws on many years of clinical experience. Alison has successfully guided hundreds of people through this cleanse and will be your guide! Attendees of this free introductory class will be offered $96.00 OFF of the full program ($324.95)

Professional 14 Day Detox Kit including 28 meal replacement shakes, supportive supplements, detailed guide book, sample menus and snack options
Two 30- min visits with our Nutritionist, Alison Birks
Two 40-min Detoxification Infrared Saunas! Do it with a buddy and save even more.  Share your sauna time and consults with a buddy and the cost is $249.95 per person!  Discounted programs will be available for purchase after the free introductory class.
Free Registration Required

 

Songwriters’ Series
Saturday April 27
th 7:30pm
Join us for another incredible evening of music featuring four local singer songwriters performing original music! Doors open at 7pm in New Morning’s 2nd floor handicapped accessible Community Room. Snacks are available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted. For more info, contact Doug at 203-266-6688.
Free!

 

Potato Planting Primer
Tuesday April 30th 6pm
Holli Cederholm
Interested in growing your own potatoes?  Join us for an informative session!  Experienced farmer and gardener Holli will go over prepping, planting, cultivation, and harvest of organic potatoes in your own garden. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon valid toward their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5.00

 

Kundalini Yoga Classes 
Mondays & Thursdays 6pm | Tuesdays & Fridays 9am
Anne Novak
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. No registration required! For more info, contact annenovak@charter.net or visit  www.annenovakyoga.co

 

 

 Woodbury Earth Day
Saturday May 4th 11am – 4pm
Hollow Park in Woodbury
Join us at the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut! Now in its 24th year, this free event offers earth-friendly activities for the entire family including 130+ vendors, live music, and food trucks. Be sure to visit New Morning Market’s booth at the festival!
Free! 

Interested in being a volunteer for Woodbury Earth Day?  Visit https://www.woodburyearthday.org/volunteer for more information.

 

 

 

Kids’ Yoga + Art
Tuesdays: 5/7, 5/21, 6/4 & 6/18 

1:30 2:30 pm
Courtney Ewing, The Clever Crayon
Drop your kids off for a little paint, play, and namaste while you get some shopping done and enjoy our café! Kids will explore basic yoga poses and breathing techniques through engaging picture books, creative movement, and play. After movement, kids will work their imaginations by exploring a variety of colors, textures, and techniques to create a fun and unique art project each week. Courtney is the owner and founder of The Clever Crayon: a business providing art, yoga, and science classes for children of all ages, ranging from infants to adolescents. She is a certified yoga teach for children and teens through Childlight Yoga.
$15.00 per class. Registration Required.

 

Spiritfire Breathwork
Friday May 10th 6 – 7:30pm
Sachin Hazen
Spiritfire is a powerful modality using a specific breathing technique (rebirthing breath) to maximize oxygen intake and circulation, freeing the body’s innate intelligence. This practice releases physical, emotional, and energetic blocks, freeing up the power of the life force (chi), and bringing the body to the vibrational level of being fully alive. Led by holistic psychotherapist and intuitive Sachin Hazen, this event is part of the Living as Gods Spirit Circle series. For more information and testimonials, see keikiananda.com/spiritfire. Please wear loose clothing and bring a blanket.
Tickets $20.00

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
Saturday May 11th 10am
Dawyn Cloud-Alter
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) has recently been concluded by the National Institute of Health state-of-the-science meeting on insomnia as a safe and effective means of managing chronic insomnia and its effects. The focus of this workshop is to learn about what this technique is all about.
Tickets $15.00

 

 

Pet Portraits
Saturday May 11th 4pm
Marylinda Allen, Emelle’s Art and Soul
Create your own pet portrait masterpiece! Email a photo of your pet to marylinda.allen@gmail.com and arrive to a prepped canvas and individual instruction!  All materials provided.
Tickets $50.00

 

 

Friend or Foe: Getting to Know Common Garden Pests
Tuesday May 14th 6 – 7 pm
Holli Cederholm
The organic garden is a haven for many insects, including pollinators and other beneficials. However, some insects can damage garden vegetables, resulting in diminished yields, higher incidence of disease, and, in the worst cases, total crop failure. Learn about which pests are attracted to what crop, how to identify them, and how to mitigate pest damage organically. Holli has 10+ years of homesteading experience to draw upon, in which she grew and preserved much of her diet. Attendees will receive a $5.00 coupon towards their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5.00

 

Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday May 15 th 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! Experience the sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong during the last 15 minutes.
Tickets $15.00

 

 

 CBD Informational Talk
Friday May 17th 6pm
Rachel Henne and Andrew Switz, Founders of RopaNa
Join us for a free informational talk about the uses and benefits of CBD oil hosted by the founders of Ropana. Attendees will also be able to take advantage of an extra 15% off RopaNa products during the event.
Free! Registration required.

 

 

 Mushroom Hunt
Saturday May 25th 10am – 3pm
The Mushroom Hunting Foundation
Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt
Learn all about the spring season for local wild mushrooms! Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, co-creators of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation, share first-hand how to enjoy edible wild mushrooms.  First, a slide show will cover the basics of mushroom science and safety and the amazingly diverse fungi of the region (focusing on spring mushrooms considered safe for beginners). Next, after a snack break, the group will head to the woods and fields for a guided mushroom hunting adventure, returning for a cooking demonstration. Items you may want to bring include: notebook & pen, camera, and water bottle. Please dress for walking in the woods.
Tickets$35.00

 

 Songwriters’ Series
Saturday May 25th
7:30pm
Join us for another incredible evening of music featuring four local singer songwriters performing original music! Doors open at 7pm in New Morning’s handicapped accessible 2nd floor 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.
Free!

 

 Watertown Art League Exhibit 4/1 – 5/30
Beautiful works of art will be displayed in our café throughout April and May courtesy of the Watertown Art League. The aim of the Watertown Art League, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to supplement the cultural life in our area by creating artistic activity and appreciation. Paintings are for sale throughout the exhibit.

 

 

 

GuruGanesha Band Concert
Saturday June 1st 7pm
GuruGanesha Band embodies an entirely new music landscape, combining the energy and influence of classic rock n’ roll with the joy of ecstatic chant.  At a time where the consciousness of much of the planet is plunged into chaos, darkness and confusion, the GuruGanesha Band heeds the higher call and delivers us transformational “Bhakti Infused Rock” with their new album “People Of Love.”
Tickets $35 in advance (available at https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/ggb-woodbury?_ga=2.239314763.976106158.1553981019-897170634.1550348884 ) & $50 at the door