George Hoffman, Director of Silver Dragon Tai Chi & Qi Gong, has 15 years of teaching experience and 20 years of study in the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He has successfully developed and continues to deliver classes in both arts for a number of organizations including municipal recreation departments, corporate fitness centers and health-focused healing centers. His goal is to give students the tools with which to reap the ongoing health and self-healing benefits associated with Tai Chi and Qi Gong by offering group classes and individual instruction at a variety of locations. His strengths in teaching and coaching facilitate studentsí ability to learn these health-enhancing exercises rapidly and with confidence. His belief in the power of these ancient arts comes across in his teaching style, patience, compassion and his studentsí success. You can contact George at (860) 742-5892 or For more information check his website:


Dr. Marian Vitali DC, BS, BFA, offers individual wellness coaching, energy healing, and shamanic services to clients at Spirit Matters by appointment. She has devoted 30 professional years to providing therapeutic wellness services. This has included chiropractic, massage therapy, polarity energy healing, acupuncture, yoga, holistic health education, mindfulness stress reduction, empowerment training, and indigenous energy medicine. Marian has experience and training in several shamanic traditions and completion of numerous extended and advanced programs with world renowned contemporary shamans. This includes the earth-rich Andean shamanic traditions with Jose Luis Herrera of Rainbow Jaguar Traditions, Alberto Villoldo and the Fours Winds Society, John Perkins of Dream Change; and training in the journeying wisdom of core shamanism with Michael Harner, Sandra Ingerman, and other teachers from the Foundation of Shamanic Studies. She is also certified through Healing the Light Body School in Luminous Healing and Energy Medicine. Dr. Vitali is a mesa carrier initiated into the Inca medicine practices of Peru through rites given by traditional Q'ero elders and contemporary shamans. For more information check her website, or you can call her at WholeLife Wellness & Shamanic Services, 860-918-8703.
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Patricia's passion for wellness and harmony led her from the world of corporate IT to the world of the shaman where she helps people resolve challenges they face and empowers them to step into their highest destiny. Her interest in metaphysics and the spiritual guided her to the wisdom teachings of the Andean Shamans of Peru. There she experienced much of her own healing as she completed intensive studies at The Four Winds with master shaman Alberto Villoldo.
Through her own experience with everyday work-related challenges, she is able to bring compassion and shamanic healing to others. She is also a founding member of the Alliance for Holistic Living, a volunteer organization dedicated to building holistic awareness in the community. Patricia is a full-mesa carrier and certified energy-medicine practitioner. Working with your energy field she helps you transform your life through physical wellness, spiritual healing, and sacred ceremony. You may find additional information on her website: