August Wellness Events Spotlighted at Toivo


In the month of August, the Toivo center in Hartford is offering movement and meditation classes as well as transformational workshops, support groups, special events, stress management techniques and group retreats. A full calendar of events can be found at

Heal Through the Seven Chakras: A Workshop with Alanna Kaivalya will be held on August 12 from 2-5 p.m. The seven chakras provide the structure and the guideposts to the body’s powerful messages of pain, discomfort, chronic disease and stress. This workshop includes a lecture on the history of the yogic system of the chakras, an interactive overview on each chakra, a practical meditation and a visualization in addition to gentle asanas and chanting. Kaivalya incorporates over 15 years of work in yoga, psychology, mythology and Eastern practices. The practical workshop counts for continuing education credit with Yoga Alliance, or for credits in anatomy and physiology within a 200 RYS training program. The cost is $15-$20 a person.

Kelli Joy will introduce the Universal Peace Chant & Sound Journey workshop on August 18 at 7 p.m. The one-hour introductory session will be a discussion and exploration of the practice of Sanskrit mantra. Joy is a licensed massage therapist, contemplative life coach, medicinal aromatherapist and sound meditation practitioner. There is a $5 suggested donation.

On August 31 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Linda Lentini, the director of Toivo’s Healing from Within Initiative, will talk more about the two-day You Can Heal Your Life workshop that will be held in the fall at Toivo. Louise Hay’s book will also be discussed. “You Can Heal Your Life” book. A $5 donation is suggested.

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited is an initiative that includes statewide classes and workshops, and a mind/body-focused wellness center where people can engage in expert-facilitated yoga, meditation, sound healing, qigong, laughter exercise, creative writing, expressive art, drum circles, transformational workshops, support groups and more.

For more information, call 860-296-2338, or visit or Location: Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, 399 Franklin Ave., Hartford.


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