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CRYSTAL BOWLS SOUND HEALING, Monthly 1st Fridays, March 2, April 6, 7:00-8:30 pm
Edie Jemiola, RMT Everything in and about our bodies resonates to sound. Sound used with intention can shift the energy in and around the body to help reestablish physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Experience the purity and passion of Edie's voice and quartz crystal bowls, which will stimulate healing at a very deep level. Come and soothe your spirit. Bring a mat, pillow and blanket if you wish to lie down. Fee: $20. Register with Edie: 860-
933-8145, 48 hours in advance preferred.

NAVIGATE "ALL THAT YOU ARE" WITH PASSION, Part 2 New! Mar 3, April 7, 9:30 am 12
Earth & Sky: Marian Vitali, DC & Patricia Shannon, MS - As the series continues, join us for Part 2 as a standalone class or for the series. Its time to GET BACK and GIVE BACK to the HEART of YOURSELF. This series of classes nurtures your natural energy body with light and love through poignant wisdom teachings and Energetic Rites of the Medicine People of the Andes (Munay-Ki Rites). The Rites plant seeds of awareness and potential into our energy blueprint, giving you a glimpse of what your personal and global future can be. With intention and commitment you grow these seeds to illuminate your destiny and take the helm as you navigate your life. Over the course of 3 Saturdays (Part 2), you will explore key wisdom teachings and receive Rites to connect with the lineage of the ancient medicine peoples, examine how to achieve harmony with your masculine and feminine energies, become a steward of the Time to Come, and awaken your own Creator light. Take as a series, or each morning as a stand alone class. Fee per morning: $25; Fee for 3 class series: $60 pre-paid. Register with Patricia 860-871-5467 or Marian 860-918-8703 in advance.

DREAM CIRCLE: An Introduction New! Saturday, March 3, 1-3 pm
Anne Schipani, LPC, ATR-BC Do you value your dreams, and want to understand how to better harness their wisdom and power? Your dreams are doorways to many different parts of you, inlcuding your feelings, creativity, inner wisdom, and intuition. Come explore these sacred inner worlds in our Dream Circle, and understand how to begin to integrate dream wisdom into your daily life. Working with your dreams can enhance clarity, creativity, healing, and so
much more! The first part of this workshop will include a lecture with information on different perspectives and approaches to working with dreams. In the second part of the workshop, participants will have an opportunity to share adream and explore its meaning with the group. Fee: $25 in advance, $30 on March 3. Register: 860-497-4241.

SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY Monday, March 5, 5:45-8:45 pm
Fredericka Close, RN Sir Isaac Newton, the infamous 17th century scientist, practiced alchemy and wrote extensively about his experiments. Alchemy is described as a chemical philosophy that attempts to change a base metal such as lead into gold. This workshop is metaphorically designed to do the same. We will revisit past experiences once labeled as negative and reveal the golden wisdom they contain through deep reflections. We may think we have
successfully planted these experiences in a deep hole, never to see the light of day again. In many cases they unexpectedly sprout up. By this I mean we are unconscious of the enormous toll they continue to have on our lives and soul because they remain alive and well. We will delve into the depths of these experiences with the skills of a spiritual alchemist and retrieve the golden wisdom these leaden experiences contain. We will change woes into wisdom. As a
result of this journey, you will be able to use this revealed wisdom to navigate your soul's journey by a new life compass. You will be able to move into your future knowing, from your own experience that things really do work according to Divine order for the greatest good. Your inner wisdom will reveal that Divine grace has guided you throughout your life and that you were never truly alone. Fee: $35. Register: or 860-872-2911.

DAYTIME CRYSTAL BOWLS SOUND HEALING Wednesdays, March 7, April 11, 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Edie Jemiola, RMT - See evening Crystal Bowls Sound Healing description, fee and contact information.

MORNING TAI CHI, Ongoing 8 Week Cycle, Tuesdays, starting March 13, 9:00-10:15 am
George Hoffman Discover the secret of how this ancient Chinese exercise system can help you manage stress, reduce blood pressure, decrease pain associated with arthritis, improve balance and reduce falls. The gentle movements of this soft flowing meditative exercise system direct the life force, Chi, to increase flexibility, provide more efficient breathing and enhance circulation. Its slow motion movement, inner focus, and health benefits make it an ideal, low
impact, health enhancing exercise system for people of all ages. This is a mixed levels class. Fee: $72; $64, age 65+. Register with George: 860-742-5892.

REIKI SHARE REJUVENATION, Monthly 3rd Saturdays, March 17, April 21, 9 am 12 noon
Edie Jemiola, RMT - Ready to Refresh, Reconnect, and Rejuvenate Your Reiki? This Reiki Share is a great opportunity designed to support Reiki practitioners at all levels: those who are just starting out, to those who haven't practiced in awhile but would like to start using their Reiki energy again. Whatever level you have been attuned to, this Share/Rejuvenation is dedicated to refreshing and reconnecting you with your Reiki energy, and enjoying self and group healings. We can take turns on the table - giving and receiving! No matter how long it has been since your last Reiki class, this session will have you rejuvenating in the Reiki energy and light! Edie will open and close with a sound healing blessing using Crystal bowls! Tables are welcome! Fee: $20. .Call Edie in advance to register:860-933-8145.

Vivian Sovinsky, MS, Certified Shambhala Director and Meditation Instructor Explore the inner workings of your mind using peaceful abiding meditation, bringing appreciation and friendliness to unravel persistent habitual patterns. This meditation is not tied to any religion, but brings together methods from Buddhism and the secular Path of the Warrior, a warrior who wages peace. Guided meditations and discussions will be led by a highly experienced
Shambhala meditation instructor. Introducing the Way of Shambhala, this class will provide a preview of the logic of this spiritual path which includes stages that emphasize peace, contentment, compassion, fearlessness and wisdom. Beginners or experienced meditators are welcome. Fee: $20, sliding scale available. Register with Vivian at or 860-966-2916.

SOUND MEDITATION with Tibetan Singing Bowls & Drums Thursday, Monday, March 26, Thursday, April 26, 7:15-8:45 pm
Lisa Burch, LCSW & Becky Coates, LMT Wind down with a unique blend of guided imagery and sound healing with the Tibetan singing bowls and tingshas, Himalayan sacred sound instruments. Reiki, drumming, vocal toning and a crystal pyramid will also be included. Build your ability to experience the present moment more fully, clearing your chakras and releasing what no longer serves you. Bring a mat, pillow and blanket if you wish to lie down. Chairs will also be available. Prepare to enter a zone of deep relaxation. Fee: $20. Register in advance with Lisa: 860-783-5597.

FIRST YEAR TAI CHI, Ongoing 8 Week Cycle, Wednesdays, starting April 11, 5:00-6:15 pm
George Hoffman See description for Morning Tai Chi. This class is focused on first year students. Try the first class with no obligation! Registration still required due to space limitations. Fee: $72, $64 for age 65+. Register with George: 860-742-5892.

INTERMEDIATE TAI CHI, Ongoing 8 week cycle starting Wednesdays, April 11, 6:45-8:00 pm
George Hoffman This class is intended to allow students to move to the next level in their Tai Chi practice and includes more advanced teachings and practices. Special focus on Yang Style 24 Form movements. Prerequisite: One and one half years of tai chi experience or permission of the instructor. Fee for 8 week cycle: $72, $64 for age 65+. Register with George: 860-742-5892.

TRAVELING YOUR HERO'S JOURNEY Monday, April 16, 5:45-8:45 pm
Fredericka Close, RN The spiritual teachings of Eastern and Western mystics, Joseph Campbell, Caroline Myss and current scientific principles will serve as guideposts on our personal hero's journey of empowerment into our soul. We will use the chakra system to thread our way to discover who and what is managing our spirit. This journey will contain deep reflections and contemplations. Participants should expect to receive revelations contained within their
being through the process of spiritual alchemy. We will explore how to manage our spirit when encountering the inevitable challenges of life. Please bring a journal to record your revelations. Fee: $35. Register at or call 860-872-2911.

Vivian Sovinsky, MS, Certified Shambhala Director and Meditation Instructor Continue to explore the inner workings of your mind using peaceful abiding meditation. This second installment will go deeper into how the path of meditation can both tame and train the mind. We can gain back out natural abilities to stay focused and to see the world clearly. Demands of modern living often pull us in multiple directions, reducing our ability to enjoy life and to pursue our
inspirations. Through acceptance and appreciation of our confusion, we can move beyond it, reclaiming our natural human birthright of calm, clarity and courage. Guided meditations and discussions will be led by a highly experienced Shambhala meditation instructor. Beginners or experienced meditators are welcome. Fee: $20, sliding scale available. Register with Vivian at or 860-966-2916.

Also at 199 West Center Street, check out for information on additional program offerings hosted by Kurt and Deborah Ravenwood, including twice weekly evening yoga, monthly drum circle, weekly Daytime Celestial Sounds, Emotional Archaelogy and more!


Please register with the workshop facilitator in advance. In this way appropriate materials will be available for all registrants and set up can be arranged to accommodate all interested. The facilitator can also contact you if there are any scheduling changes. Thank you for your assistance with a smooth advance registration process.