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A TASTE OF THE FIVE ANIMAL FROLICS Friday, December 6, 1:00-3:00 pm
George Hoffman - Come play with the first walking movement of each of these five wonderful qigong exercises. Attributed to Hua Tuo (CE 207), the father of Chinese medicine, we'll play with one exercise from each of the five Animals. These have been used for hundreds of years as preventive exercises to keep the body healthy and prevent disease. Come play with us and seek the spirit and healing qualities of the animals. Fee: $45. Call George at 860-742-5892 by December 11 to register. Limit 10 students.

CRYSTAL BOWLS SOUND HEALING 1st Fridays, December 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/evening Register with Edie: 860-933-8145, 48 hours in advance preferred.

SHAMAN'S TENT: Walking with Your Inner Sage 1st Saturdays, December 7, January 4, February 1, 10 am-12 noon
Patricia Shannon - This is a series to touch in with your inner knowing, the sage that partners with you but whose voice is sometimes not heard or not recognized as your own divine light. We all have those times when the voice seems too soft, or our own doubting voice dismisses it through fear, lack of clarity, or mistrust. This series helps you connect with that divinity and learn to trust it. We will look at the shadow who mistrusts, the sacred warrior who finds the peace, the diviner who connects with the inner sage and the inner sage who embraces the whole of who you are. Join us to explore the Shaman’s way of envisioning life through shamanic journeying, wisdom sharing, and heartfelt ceremony. Each morning is stand alone, $20/morning. Register with Patricia at 860-871-5467, or

DAYTIME CRYSTAL BOWLS SOUND HEALING Wednesdays, December 11, 11 am-12:30 pm
Edie Jemiola, RMT - This is a daytime version of this popular favorite. See the description of Crystal Bowls Sound Healing above.

SOUND MEDITATION with Tibetan Bowls, Drums, and Vocal Toning Thursday, December 12, 7:15-8:45 pm
Lisa Burch, LCSW, RMT & Brittany Martin - 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 be prominent as well. Build your ability to experience the present moment more fully, clearing your chakras and releasing what no longer serves you. Renew and rejuvenate in this powerful energy. Remember, everything is Vibration! Allow yourself to be nourished in this healing, sound cocoon with instruments and voice. 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. This is no ordinary sound meditation. This is access to a powerful portal of healing in the deep space within each one of us. Allow this Space for Grace! Fee: $20/evening. Register with Lisa: 860-783-5597, or text 860-985-9719.

REIKI SHARE REJUVENATION 3rd Saturdays, December 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/morning. Register with Edie: 860-933-8145.

Also at 199 West Center Street, remember that Ravenwood Holistic Wellness Center also hosts a Drum Circle with Craig Norton on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:15 pm and Kripalu trained MaryAnn Napoletano teaches yoga on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-6:45 pm. See for details.


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.