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GREEN CORN MOON FIRE CEREMONY & CELEBRATION Friday, August 17, 7:00-8:30 pm
Fire Keepers: Patricia Shannon MS & Marian Vitali DC, RYT - In gratitude for your support and enthusiasm over the past years, Marian and Patricia invite you to celebrate with them the 10th year of Earth & Sky’s expression in the community. The Green Corn Moon symbolizes gratitude for the coming harvest - come to the Sacred Fire with your own deepest intentions, step into sacred time, and celebrate with us. Bring a frame drum if you have one. Rattles available for use.
Suggested Donation: $5 Pre-register with Patricia 860-871-5467 or Marian 860-918-8703.

REIKI SHARE REJUVENATION, Monthly 3rd Saturdays, August 18, 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.

SOUND MEDITATION with Tibetan Bowls, Drums & Toning Thursday, August 23 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.

MORNING TAI CHI, Ongoing 8 Week Cycle, Tuesdays, starting September 4, 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.
 
FIRST YEAR TAI CHI, Ongoing 8 Week Cycle, Wednesdays, starting September 5, 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, Sepember 5, 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.
 
CRYSTAL BOWLS SOUND HEALING. Monthly 1st Fridays, September 7, October 5, 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.

ENLIGHTEN SOUND CIRCLE New! Thursday, September 13, 7:15-8:45 pm
Lisa Burch, LCSW, RMT - Do you find Joy in gentle vocal sound? Do you wish to use your voice more? For meditative purposes? To connect to the Divine? Learn some simple techniques for bringing your unique vibration outloud and into sacred practice. You do not need to be a soloist or even a singer to join this participatory group session intended to connect to the universal energy flow and a space of sound beyond words. Lisa will demonstrate some techniques and we will sound together as we tap into our collaborative intuition. We may walk the Ravenwood Labyrinth with some simple qi gong movement to establish initial groundedness together and connect to our whole body/mind system. Feel free to bring singing bowls, frame drums, rattles, tingshas or bells. Some will be available to borrow. This may become a regular offering. Fee: $15. Register in advance with Lisa: 860-783-5597, or text 860-985-9719.
 
EIGHT PIECES OF SILK BROCADE Friday, September 14, 1:00-3:30 pm
George Hoffman - These eight exercises are an elegant, graceful and essential method for our flexibility, health and Qi Cultivation. Although first described in an eighth-century Taoist text they are generally attributed to a twelfth-century Chinese general named, Marshal Yeuh Fei. These gentle stretching exercises help lengthen the muscles and tendons and stimulate the meridians and internal organs. This is an excellent set to begin any qigong or tai chi workout. This workshop includes: discussion on the history and origins of the exercises; detailed teaching of each exercise including handout with pictures and movement descriptions; repetition of exercises to reinforce the movements and associated benefits; tips on practice and incorporating into your daily routine; questions, feedback and discussion. Advance registration required. Limit: 14 students. Fee: $35. Register with George at 860-742-5892 by September 12. .
 
REIKI SHARE REJUVENATION 3rd Saturdays, September 15, October 20, 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. Register with Edie: 860-933-8145.
 
SOUND MEDITATION with Tibetan Singing Bowls, Drums, & Vocal Toning Thursdays, September 27, October 25, 7:15-8:45 pm
Lisa Burch, LCSW & Becky Coates, LMT - Wind down with a unique sound bath and meditation with the Tibetan singing bowls and tingshas, Himalayan sacred sound instruments. Reiki, drumming, vocal toning and a crystal pyramid will also be included. Allow yourself to float on a beautiful sound journey. 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, rejuvenation, reflection, and inner peace. Fee: $20. Register with Lisa: 860-783-5597.

CHOOSING JOY IS A DAILY PRACTICE New! Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am – 12 noon
Mary Bach, MA - Practitioner of the sacred, Mary shares creative solutions for multi-dimensional beings struggling in a 3D world…that means YOU. Seize this opportunity to explore and recreate Limitations jars, Kenny Boy’s gift of Buddha, My First Book of I AM, and other inventions. Live in joyful abundance using these simple tools in your daily life. Mary lives in Rocky Hill where she makes beautiful things, paints and practices Tai Chi gardening. She was a special educator for 29 years and holds a Masters degree in Pastoral Ministry. Now blissfully unencumbered by employment, she chooses joy every day. She will happily show you how. Limited to 10 participants. Fee: $30, includes materials. Register in advance with Mary: 860-257-3295.
 
FIVE ANIMAL FROLICS QIGONG, Part 3: THE DEER Friday, October 26, 1:00-4:00 pm
George Hoffman - The Deer helps to stretch and open the spine and the legs with its relaxed yet proudly erect and extended movements. Look to develop natural and free movements without constraint or tension. Practicing the Deer helps to circulate the inner energy (Qi) from the base of the spine through the top of the crown. Over time this exercise can help you feel the sensation of energy in the Governing vessel and develop flexibility in the bones and sinews. Limited to 12 students. Fee: $45. Register with George by October 24 at 860-742-5892.

 
Also at 199 West Center Street, remember that Ravenwood Holistic Wellness Center also hosts a Drum Circle with Craig Norton on the 4th Friday of the month at 7:00 pm and Kripalu trained MaryAnn Napoletano teaches yoga on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:45 pm. See www.ravenwoodhealing.com for details.












 














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