Classes & Events
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
    Learn how to help improve your flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries using AIS, a dynamic facilitated stretching technique that aims to extend range of motion in muscles by holding the stretch no longer than two seconds at a time.
Anticipatory Grief Group
    Grief takes many forms. It is present not only after someone has died, but before they are gone as well. This group is for those who are experiencing pain or discomfort of any degree due to the impending loss of a loved one, patient, client, etc
Arm Knitting
    Without the use of knitting needles, we will learn to use our arms to create loosely woven scarves with fun paterns and bright colors. We will learn to use our body as a tool in this creative process.
Awakening the Chakras through Mindful Yoga
    Your Body's energy system can greatly enhance your life when kept in balance. However, it can also result in some challenges if blockages are present. Each one of the seven major energy centers (called chakras) corresponds to different ‘life themes'. Come learn about what each energy center corresponds to and how you can help enhance the health of all aspects of your life.
Boosting Your Self Esteem
    Are you comfortable in your life? Are you secure in making decisions? Are the decisions you make your own? Do you make decisions based on whether or not someone will get angry with you, or disagree with you? If you feel a little ripple of recognition when you think about your responses to those questions, maybe you are struggling with a touch of low self esteem. Let’s learn how to come back to the real you.
Cancer Wellness Support Series
    Come learn strategies to clear your mind and improve your mood in Introduction to Stress Management, Guided Imagery, and Gentle Yoga. A free series of classes open to all Hartford Hospital Cancer Program Patients and their care-givers
Change Your Eating, Change Your Life-After Cancer
    It is often difficult to make the transition from a diet lacking in whole foods to a healthy, cancer fighting strategic health plan. This class offers support during the transition, and will help you develop skill power as we explore diet strategies and their influence on enhancing and strengthening the body's innate healing system.
Divorced Women's Empowerment Group
    Come join us and be with other women who are single again. Learn tips for self esteem, coping mechanisms, and discovering individuality.
Expressive Painting: A 2-Day Retreat for Everyone
    A truly expressive-based painting experience as we play with paint to explore the spiritual essence of our own nature. Light the fire of your creative flame by joining us in this spontaneous weekend of encounters to connect our spirit to the miracles that lay within.
Five Love Languages: Revitalize Your Communication
    Do you ever feel like some of your relationships are one-sided? As if you are giving and getting very little back? It may be because you speak different love languages. This class will help you examine the differences and help you get rid of frustration, disappointment and sadness.
Gentle Therapeutic Yoga for A Healthy Back
    Join us for these gentle movements connected with breath, focusing on releasing tightness and pain in the lower back, hips, neck and shoulders, promoting healthier alignment of your body.
Get Happy with Hypnosis
    Join us to learn how hypnosis can help you get HAPPY. If you've been struggling with a depressed or anxious mood; have irrational fears or phobias that are holding you back; grieving the loss of a loved one or the break-up of a relationship then this seminar is for you.
GMO Bootcamp: Knowledge for your Health
    This class explores what GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) are, how GMOs get into our food supply, their potential health risks, and what we can do to avoid them.
Grief Support Group
    Grief can be a very confusing and difficult road. Come join others who are traveling the journey of grief.
Holiday Origami Ornaments
    Come have lots of fun making folded paper figures and ornaments for holiday decoration or gift giving.
HypnoBirthing® Class
    A 4 week hands-on natural childbirth class for expectant mothers and their chosen birth companion.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Series
    Stressed by life events, illness, pain, worry? Then, this course is for you! This 8-week course is modeled after the original, acclaimed program by Jon Kabat Zinn at UMass Medical Center.
Prenatal Yoga
    This four-week program strengthens and tones muscles, making you more comfortable during pregnancy and better prepared for the delivery of your baby.
Reiki Healing Touch - Level 1
    Learn a gentle hands-on relaxation technique that can reduce stress, muscle tension/pain and accelerate the healing process.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: The Poetry of Transformation
    SoulCollage® can be a transformative process as the images communicate deeper layers of our inner nature. Let's turn these new connections into free flowing poetry as we play with the words to express ourselves in new ways.
Sound Body Choir
    Singing brings JOY! Experience our instant choir and explore the freedom, and confidence that come from listening to your body, freeing your voice, and singing. Join this experienced musician/music therapist in a vocal improvisation that will raise your spirits!
Tai Chi for Health
    Tai Chi is a unique health and fitness program designed to eliminate chronic pain and sickness, reverse many symptoms associated with normal aging, significantly reduce the harmful effects of stress, instill a deep sense of calm and relaxation, increase vitality and improve one's overall quality of health.
Therapeutic Touch - Intermediate
    Enhance your Therapeutic Touch skills as you become more aware of the chakras, learn the use of colors, and treat simultaneously with another practitioner
Turn Photographs into Original Art
    Create original paintings by using non-toxic oil pastels to enhance photography. Turn an otherwise dull photograph into a beautiful painting. No need to be a professional artist or know how to draw for this class, all you need is a love for color!
Programs
Acupuncture, Reiki and Massage Therapy
    Need to increase your energy, reduce stress, control pain and many other health conditions?
Art for Healing Program Volunteer
    Act as a creative coach to assist patients with collage writing, drawing and painting, as an outlet to relieve stress and anxiety.
Infant Massage
    Learn hands-on massage techniques to calm and soothe your baby.
Peggy Huddleston's Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster™
    Learn relaxation techniques to help you prepare emotionally and physically for surgery.
Reiki Program Volunteer
    Provide Reiki healing touch, a soothing hands-on relaxation technique for stress reduction and pain relief to hospital patients at their bedside.