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Natural Awakenings Hartford Calendar of Events

Welcome to the Natural Awakenings Hartford Edition Calendar of Events. If you are looking for events or classes in the area that fit your Natural lifestyle this is the calendar for you. Use this monthly resource to find health-oriented classes like pilates, yoga, tai chi, meditation, and more. The Natural Awakenings Hartford Edition Calendar is open to all readers and is a great way to post information about health and green living oriented classes, events, festivals, retreats, talks, and any other happenings. If you would like to submit to our calendar, please see the submission guidelines for events:

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November Events

Saturday, November 4

Navigate "All That You Are" With Passion – 9:30am-noon. Series dates: 11/4, 12/2, 1/6. With Patricia Shannon and Marain Vitali, Earth and Sky. Receive Munay Ki Rites and wisdom teachings. Standalone $25 each; Series $60. At Spirit Matters 199 West Center St, Manchester. EarthAndSkyShaman.com.

The Solar Energy Association of Connecticut Presents: Microgrids Seminar – 1:30pm. With David Ferrante from Eversource, Christopher Bleuher from Schneider Electric and Bernie Pelletier and Mark Scully from PACE. Free. Community Room, Manchester Police Station, 239 Middle Tpke East, Manchester. SolarEnergyOfCT.org.

Full Moon Walk – 7pm. Trail Wood is beautiful by moonlight. Pull yourself away from the demands of the day and listen for denizens of the night. Meet in the parking lot. Free/CAS members; $5/non-members. Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd, Hampton. 860-928-4948. CTAudubon.org/Trail-Wood.

Sunday, November 5

Women’s Empowerment Meditation – 10am-noon. This guided meditation is specifically designed to the energy of the group. We invite in our angels and guides to help us release those things that keep us stuck. $25. The Healing in Harmony Center, 80 Eastern Blvd, Glastonbury. 860-430-9801. Registration@HealingInHarmonyCenter.com. HealingInHarmonyCenter.com.

Tuesday, November 7

Toddler Trails and Tales – 10:30am-noon. Stories, activities and fun along our trails. Wear clothes/boots appropriate for the weather. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $5/CAS members; $7/non-members. Grassland Bird Conservation Center, 218 Day Rd, Pomfret Center. 860-928-4948. CTAudubon.org/Center-At-Pomfret.

Wednesday, November 8

Healing in Harmony Night – 5-7pm. Free healing service. Sit individually with a healer and receive a 10-12 minute healing. No reservation required. The healing services are offered on the second Wednesday of each month. Free. The Healing in Harmony Center, 80 Eastern Blvd, Glastonbury.  860-430-9801Registration@HealingInHarmonyCenter.com. HealingInHarmonyCenter.com.

Saturday, November 11

Psychic Saturday – 10am-4pm. Receive a private reading to connect you to guidance from your angels, spirit guides and loved ones. Check web site for Readers. Pre-scheduling is recommended. $25/20-minute reading. The Healing in Harmony Center, 80 Eastern Blvd, Glastonbury. 860-430-9801. Appointment@HealingInHarmonyCenter.com. HealingInHarmonyCenter.com.

Kirtan with Seven Sisters – 7pm. Join us for a beautiful evening as we sing, dance and celebrate the divinity within each of us. Everyone is welcome. $15/in advance; $20/day of. Vital Life Center, 100 W Main St, Plainville. 860-479-0466.

Sunday, November 12

Second Sunday Walk 2pm. Stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air. Bring binoculars and camera if you are so inclined. Meet in the parking lot. Free/CAS members; $5/non-members. Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd, Hampton. 860-928-4948. CTAudubon.org/Trail-Wood.

Tuesday, November 14

Essential Emotions Class –  6-7pm. Learn how to use essential oils for emotional balance and stress. Free. TFC Health Foods, 230 Farmington Ave, Farmington. 860-471-6164.

Thursday, November 16

Is That Your Intuition Talking? – 7-8:30pm. With Rita Faith MacRae, intuitive life coach, of Solstice Strategy Partners, Tolland. Did you know we are all intuitive and have spiritual gifts? Learn how to expand your consciousness and what helps and hinders it. Free. Bring non-perishable food. Hosted at YogaBorn, 1735 Ellington Rd, South Windsor. 860-871-5467.

Saturday, November 18

Nature Sketchbook Journaling – 9am-noon. With Roxanne Steed. Spend time outdoors sketching and painting nature. Learn basic drawing and watercolor techniques. Call to register and for list of materials to bring. $10/CAS members; $20/non-members. Trail Wood, 93 Kenyon Rd, Hampton. 860-928-4948. CTAudubon.org/Trail-Wood.

Inquiry Dyad Meditation – 12:30-5:30pm. Clear your mind and remove long held obstacles and barriers to peace and self-realization through inquiry and communication. $49; $39/with preregistration by 11/10. Vital Life Center, 100 W Main St, Plainville. 860-479-0466.

Saturday, December 2

Become a Citizen Science Volunteer Monitor: Introductory Wildlife Tracking Hike – 9am-1pm.
Registration required. $25/CAS members; $35/non-members. Grassland Bird Conservation Center, 218 Day Rd, Pomfret Center. 860-928-4948. CTAudubon.org/Center-At-Pomfret.

2018 PACE Annual Meeting – 7pm. Features a keynote address from Craig Lewis of Clean Coalition on Renewables-Driven Community Microgrids and music by State Troubadour Kate Callahan. Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Rd, Hartford. SolarEnergyOfCT.org.

Saturday, December 9

Intro to Essential Oils Class – 2-3pm. Learn how essential oils can lead you to better physical and emotional well-being. Free. TFC Health Foods, 230 Farmington Ave, Farmington. 860-471-6164.

 

 

November Ongoing Events

SUNDAY

Astrology with Pat Peabody – Afternoons by appointment. See website for details. $35. Center for Progressive Therapies, 192 Hartford Rd, Manchester. 860-989-1238.

Restorative Yoga - All Levels – 9:30-10:45am. A luxurious class with passive postures done over props for a meditative practice allowing you to surrender layers of deeply held tension. Perfect for beginner and advanced yogis. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

Create Financial Freedom with Healthy Products – 4-5pm. Learn how to build a business and create financial freedom for you by distributing natural Aloe Vera nutritional supplements to help others be healthy. Free. Bristol (call for address). RSVP: 860-372-8171.

Qigong - All Levels – 5:30-6:30pm. Deep breathing and flowing movements derived from ancient Chinese healing exercises for increased balance, flexibility, muscle and bone strength, immune function, decreased pain and stiffness. $17 drop-in. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

 

MONDAY

Complete Strength Class – 9:30-10:30am. Total Strength classes are the #1 priority to burn calories and build lean muscle to boost your metabolism for the long-term. $20. YES Fitness, 292 Spielman Hwy, Burlington. 860-673-4293.

Kundalini Yoga – 9:30-11am. Free. Windham Recovery Community Center, 713 Main St, Willimantic. 860-423-7088 or 860-423-9843 for more info.

Open Play! For Ages 10 Months to 5 Years – 10-11:15am. Join open play in our creative arts studio. Non-instructional play will include gross motor equipment like tunnels and balance beams, dress up and art projects. Donation of canned good. Imagine Studio, 97 South St, West Hartford. ImagineStudioCT.com.

Gentle + Restorative Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. Gently held postures for joint health and nurturing. Great for any experience level. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes/new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

Yoga for Girls – 4:30-5:30pm. Girls aged 9-12 will learn the basics of yoga poses, as well as meditation techniques. $12 drop-in. Journey of Yoga, 730 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury. 860-680-1482.

Meditate Through the Madness – 6pm. Hosted by Torin Lee. Learn to manage the stress of life through mediation. $10. Oneida Holistic Health Center, 16 West Rd, Marlborough. To register: 860-467-6518.

Tong Ren Healing Class – 7-8pm. Dr. Ming Wu leads this class focusing on internally healing the body’s energy system by using the collective unconscious. Wu Healing Center, 45 S Main St, West Hartford. To register: 860-606-0578.

Vinyasa Yoga For Everyone – 7-8:15pm. Classic yoga postures in flowing sequence linked by breath. Learn breathing techniques that keep you invigorated and calm in your daily life. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes/new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

 

TUESDAY

Chair Massage – Treat yourself to a relaxing break. You decide how long. $1/minute. Oneida Holistic Health Center, 16 West Rd, Marlborough. Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment: 860-467-6518.

Express Vinyasa Yoga – 6-7am. Touches on all the essentials of the core standing, balancing, and seated postures. Build strength, heat and focus moving through sun salutations linked with breath and clarity. Some yoga experience recommended. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes/new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

Tai Chi for Kids (Ages 6-12) – 4-4:45pm. Learning the Chinese art of Tai Chi is a great way for children to relax, have fun and strengthen body and mind. Wu Healing Center, 45 S Main St, West Hartford. To register: 860-606-0578.

Beginners Yoga, Yoga You Can Do! – 4:45-5:45pm. No experience needed to participate. Lose inches, low impact, instant motivation and fun. $20 single class, $40 unlimited classes. Yoga Born, 1735 Ellington Rd, South Windsor. 860-432-5678.

Consortium of Unicorns – 6-7pm. This unique empowerment group will support you while you focus on reconnecting with yourself. Learn what true self worth, self-love looks and feels like. $20. The Beyond Center, 281 Hartford Tpke, Ste 5G, Vernon. 860-899-4700.

Reiki Share – 6-8:30pm. 3rd Tuesday each month. Certified Reiki practitioners of all lineages and levels welcome. This is a time to come together with other practitioners as a community, give/receive Reiki. $10. 47 Upson St, 2nd Fl, Bristol. 860-302-1609.

Tai Chi with Dr. Ming Wu – 6-7pm. Learn from a Tai Chi master who has studied the art of Tai Chi for more than 40 years. Wu Healing Center, 45 S Main St, West Hartford. To register: 860-606-0578.

Turbo Kick Boxing with Mary – 7:15-8:15pm. Extreme aerobic workout is fun and will get you in shape. Great music. Tuesdays are for beginners and Thursdays are advanced classes. $5. Center for Progressive Therapies, 192 Hartford Rd, Manchester. 860-883-9664.

Meditation as a Way of Living with Tom Dest – 7:30-8:45pm. Promoting access to intention from deep inside and heart to heart communication - soft live music. Contemplation on our eternal nature and keys to peace. $15. Center for Progressive Therapies, 192 Hartford Rd, Manchester. 413-822-8486.

 

WEDNESDAY

Coffee with Coach – 7am. Early morning session facilitated by Torin Lee, Life Coach. Learn ways to handle stress, navigate change and make each day count. $10. Oneida Holistic Health Center, 16 West Rd, Marlborough. To register: 860-467-6518.

Gentle Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. Gently held postures for joint health and nurturing. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes/new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

Metabolic ZT – 4:30-5:30pm. Our version of a cardio workout. Monitored by individual heart rate, burn calories, get your metabolism revving, and give you the cardiovascular benefits you are looking for. $20. YES Fitness, 292 Spielman Hwy, Burlington. 860-673-4293.

Weight Management Class – 6-7:30pm. Weekly series led by a registered dietitian nutritionist discussing topics such as simple meal planning, what and how much to eat, and the skinny of fats and sugar. Free. ShopRite, 110 Albany Tpke, Canton. 860-693-3666.

 

THURSDAY

Complete Strength Class – 5:30-6:30am. Total Strength classes are the #1 priority to burn calories and build lean muscle to boost your metabolism for the long-term. $20. YES Fitness, 292 Spielman Hwy, Burlington. 860-673-4293.

Move and Groove - Conscious Conditioning with Sandy Byrne – 8:45-10am. Fusing the expertise of conditioning athletes with yogic consciousness, this fun, energetic class will jump-start your metabolism and get your body feeling strong and supple. $16 drop-in, class cards available. River Rock Yoga, 274 Silas Deane Hwy, Wethersfield. 860-757-3339.

Bump Day – 10am-6pm. 60-minute prenatal massage or reflexology by Colleen Dumas, LMT and certified in prenatal care. Refreshments, raffle. $40. Oneida Holistic Health Center, 16 West Rd, Marlborough. For an appointment: 860-467-6518.

Healing Tools – 3:30-4:30pm. Learn and practice different stress management tools, such as deep breathing, chakra work, mindfulness, positive affirmations, and energy field clearing. Facilitated by yoga instructor, Kali Farrell. $5 suggested donation. Toivo, 399 Franklin Ave, Hartford. 860-296-2338.

Beginners Yoga, Yoga You Can Do! – 6-7pm. No experience needed to participate. Lose inches, low impact, instant motivation and fun. $20 single class, $40 unlimited class. Yoga Born, 1735 Ellington Rd, South Windsor. 860-432-5678.

Belly Dance Classes with Elisheva – 6-7pm. Learn the ancient art of belly dance in this beginner class. All levels and abilities warmly welcomed. $17. Spotlight Dance, Art & Wellness, 45 S Main St, Unionville. Register: 860-967-9424.

Blended Style Yoga Classes – 6-7:15pm. Our many styles meet you where you are. Gentle sound allows tuning and awakening improving life and self. Also every weekday. See our website. $5 or $8. Center for Progressive Therapies, 192 Hartford Rd, Manchester. 860-649-9600.

Tai Chi & Meditation – 6-7pm. Instruction is focused on empowering Chi and enhancing health and healing of the mind, body and spirit. Wu Healing Center, 45 S Main St, West Hartford. To register: 860-606-0578.

Sound Bath Session – 6:30-8:30pm. 3rd Thursday of the month. Enjoy a monthly group sound bath with Karen Fox, Sister of Sound. Let singing bowls, bells, drums, chimes bathe you in angelic healing vibrations. $20 advance, $25 at door. Oneida Holistic Health Center, 16 West Rd, Marlborough. 860-467-6518.

Vinyasa Yoga For Everyone – 7-8:15pm. Classic yoga postures in flowing sequence linked by breath. Learn breathing techniques that keep you invigorated and calm in your daily life. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes/new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

 

FRIDAY

Chair Massage – Treat yourself to a relaxing break. You decide how long. $1 per minute. Oneida Holistic Health Center, 16 West Rd, Marlborough. Walk-ins welcome or call for an appointment: 860-467-6518.

Baby and Me Yoga – 10:30-11:45am. This class provides moms, dads, and caregivers the opportunity to develop strength and tone muscles, while bonding and playing with baby. $20/drop-in. Journey of Yoga, 730 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury. 860-680-1482.

 

SATURDAY

Morning Express Vinyasa Yoga – 7:45-8:45am. Touches on all the essentials of the core standing, balancing, and seated postures. Build strength, heat and focus moving through sun salutations linked with breath and clarity. $50 for 30 days unlimited classes (new students). Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong – 8-9am. Dr. Ming Wu is a Tai Chi and Qi Gong Master who has dedicated his life to teaching others how to live healing and healthy lives. Wu Healing Center, 45 S Main St, West Hartford. To register: 860-606-0578.

Ellington Farmers’ Market – 9am-12pm. Over 40 vendors bringing local and fresh products in a quaint, shaded country setting. Matching SNAP dollars, Kids Power of Produce Club, weekly themes and entertainment. Arbor Park, Main St, Ellington. EllingtonFarmersMarket.com.

Qigong and Tea Ceremony – 9:30-11am. Join a mindful community centered around the practice of qigong and drinking tea. Help your body heal itself naturally using gentle movement and breathing techniques. $5 suggested donation. Toivo, 399 Franklin Ave, Hartford. 860-296-2338.

Cat Adoption Open House – 10am-4pm. Protectors of Animals. 144 Main St, East Hartford. POAinc.org.

Natural Weight Loss Seminar – 10am-12pm. Learn how tasty and vitamin-packed Aloe Vera drinks and supplements help you to lose and manage weight for a healthy, active life. Free. Bristol (call for address). RSVP: 860-372-8171.

Yoga for Boys – 10:30-11:30am. This class is designed for boys 8-12 years old to learn breathing techniques and yoga poses. $12/drop-in. Journey of Yoga, 730 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury. 860-680-1482.

Belly Dance – 10:45am-12pm. Connect spirit and body through a sensual movement workout. Fusing yoga-based warm ups, belly dance techniques, and a cool-down meditation. Beginners and drop-ins welcome. $50 for 30 days, unlimited classes/new students. Yoga Center of Collinsville, 10 Front St, Collinsville. 860-693-9642.