Classes & Events

Messages From Spirit: Group Medium Readings
Friday September 22nd 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Janine Mangiamele
Join Janine for an uplifting evening of messages and affirmations from your loved ones who have passed.  Participants are welcomed to bring photos of their loved ones and pets.
Janine Mangiamele is a psychic medium and a yoga instructor.  She has an avid interest in metaphysics that began over 40 years ago; with experiences in clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience.  Over the years, her abilities have expanded into giving individual and group readings.  She has also taught workshops on connecting to your intuition.  Tickets $30.00

Singer Songwriters Series
Saturday September 23rd, 7 pm
Join us for an evening of performances by 4 local singer songwriters!  Doors open at 7 and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Take the stairs or elevator up to our handicapped accessible 2nd floor Community Room

Handmade Market
Sunday September 24th 11-4
Join us for our 3rd Handmade Market in our spacious community room.  You will be able to check out the wares from over 20 local artisans.  There will be wonderful handmade items to purchase,  music, ours devours and fun.   FREE

Healthy Hair Restoration
Tuesday September 26th 6:00 p.m.
Shawne Johnson
Is your hair shedding?  Looking thin?  Breaking or damaged?  Hair line receding or thinning?  This class is for you. Learn: how to improve your eating habits to stimulate hair growth, information about hair supplements and recipes for herbal hair remedies.  Tickets: $5.00

Monthly Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Morgan Leever, MEd
Wednesday September 27th 6:30-7:30pm

Come experience an hour of guided meditation and sound healing aimed to help you release tension, sleep better, and cultivate overall happiness. No prior experience necessary! Beginners welcome and encouraged! For this class we will focus on how to use positivity to bring abundance to your life. You will also be introduced to different essential oils that can help cultivate and build on these feelings.  Tickets $15.00

We’re Celebrating Non-GMO Month!
Look for these signs on the shelves! The majority of commercial GMO crops are engineered to survive herbicide application and/or produce an insecticide, despite the promises of the Biotech Industry to produce crops with increased yields, drought tolerance, enhanced nutrition and other consumer benefits.  If you’re like ninety percent of Americans, you agree with having Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s) indicated on our food labels. It is estimated that GMO’s are present in more than 80% of packaged food in the USA and over 60 countries have laws requiring labeling of GMO ingredients.  Read more:

The Field
Tuesday October 3rd  6:30-8:30
Energy worker Nancy Santullo
The Field group event is a two-hour transformative experience that offers healing, insight, and personal growth at the frequency level to bring balance to your life.

Nancy uses life experiences, laughter, sound, keen instinct and her connection with Source to help you connect with your innate ability to make positive changes in your life. Nancy also guides you through meditations that allow you to quiet your mind, and access a more subtle part of yourself to go beyond perceptions, patterns and beliefs that are weighing you down.  You don’t have to do anything but relax into the experience.

During the evening, Nancy interacts individuals in the group and address issues that people are experiencing in their lives. The captivating frequencies are heightened by the power of the group and through the experiences shared during the event, and powerful individual healings occur, as well as a collective healing of the group that is assembled.

Resting in the Field allows you to evolve relationship problems, addictive patterns, stress and anxiety, physical and emotional pain, health concerns and more. Nancy’s ability to resonate with these frequencies makes it a truly powerful experience for newcomers, as well as the advanced seeker.  For more information on Nancy:

Tickets $40.00

Thai Cooking Class
Saturday October 7th 5:30-8:30
Chef Suchada Palmer  Chef Instructor/Personal Chef
Learn how to make Thai food in this exciting, hands on, culinary class.  Chef Suchada will show you what true Thai cooking is all about and teach you how to use a blend of sweet, salty, bitter, and spicy to create a meal that everyone can enjoy.  The menu for this fabulous evening will consist of homemade wanton soup, fresh summer rolls with peanut sauce, fresh papaya salad with lime juice and tamarind, Hainanese organic chicken with fresh herbs and steamed rice with a spicy dipping sauce followed by a sweet sticky rice with coconut and mango.  Guests will be able to enjoy all of the wonderful dishes they learn to prepare and will leave with recipes and coupons in hand!  A word from Chef Suchada:  “What originally began as a passion for cooking Thai food and honoring family traditions quickly developed into this highly rewarding career.  I really enjoy cooking, eating and experimenting with the international foods, especially from my homeland.  I relish in sharing my cooking with family and friends, it gives me immense joy to see them eating the food I have prepared for them; their faces really light up when they savor that first, delicious mouthful.  It’s a true labor of love.  Tickets $65.00  (Please note the class will not run for less than 10 guest early registration recommended)

Hormonal Harmony: Cultivating Wisdom & Connection
Sunday, October 8th10-12:30
China Rose Wellness
Fatigue, irritability, foggy brain, weight gain, hot flashes, headaches, trouble sleeping, PMS, fertility challenges, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin… Our bodies have very clear ways of communicating that our hormones are out of balance! Would you like a road map to HORMONAL HARMONY? Join us for a demystifying discussion about how our hormones work & leave empowered with holistic tools that you can start implementing right away to RESTORE YOUR VITALITY!

Wrap up this rich, self-care experience with a gentle yoga session appropriate for women of all levels of experience. Bring your mat & your girlfriends! Therapeutic, herbal, craft mocktails for everyone!

China Rose Zamora, NTP, CCH, RYT channels her 17 years of experience as a holistic health practitioner into her role as a yoga teacher trained in the Raja Yoga tradition. Her fun & informative workshops focus on connecting a demystifying approach to physiology, nutrition, and medicinal herbs with asana, pranayama, & guided visualization. Students come away feeling empowered with holistic tools to lead healthy lives!

Tickets $35

NON GMO Movie Night and Panel Discussion
Tuesday October 10th 6:30 pm
John Pittari New Morning Market, Jeff Cordulack CT NOFA and a special guest from GMOFREECT!
Details are coming!

Guided Reiki Meditation
Wednesday October 11th 6:00 pm
Leahjoy Pearson
Reiki is a touch healing system that uses “Universal Life Force Energy” or “Universal Love Energy” which clears out your personal energy field (Chakra’s and Aura) of blocks, dis-ease and negative energy.  Combining Reiki with guided meditation brings you to a deep state of rest, repair and rejuvenation. Tickets $15.00

Rock Wrappin’ (Jewelry Making Class)
Friday, October 13 and 20, 6pm – 7:30 pm
Christine Jewell
Learn simple techniques for making unique pieces of original jewelry. Wire-wrapping stones requires nothing technical, just a few supplies and your own imagination!  Wearing special rocks, tumbled stones or even shells can connect us to the earth and help keep us grounded. Discussions on the properties of various stones and their care will also be shared. You will leave with a new set of skills to create your own pendants or special gifts. The second session will continue with wrapping and will also include time for beadwork to create necklaces for your pendants.

Bring your own favorite stone (it should be as flat as possible) or select from the class supplies. Supplies are provided, but please bring round and needle-nose pliers, if you have them.  Tickets $25.00 (per session click on date of class to register)

What You Need to know about Lyme Disease
Saturday October 14th 2:00 p.m.
Rika Keck, NY Integrated Health Holistic health consultant, FDN-P, ACNAuthor: NOURISH, THRIVE, HEAL
Join Rika Keck for an informative health-talk so you can become informed about Lyme disease, co-infections and transmission (it is not only ticks.) Learn how to protect yourself, children and pets, and what to do if you find a tick, or if you are already on antibiotic treatment. Discover the complexities involved that can keep many Lyme-sick individuals misdiagnosed for years. Questions are encouraged. Whether you are dealing an acute infection or ongoing sickness post-treatment, Rika explores key points that impact the body’s ability to heal, and live more easily with Lyme disease over years.  Tickets $10.00

Tourmaline Spring  Water Informational Class
Saturday October 14th 6:00 p.m.
Seth L Pruzansky
Tourmaline Spring is a visionary company that operates on the triple bottom line principles: people, planet and then profit.
From the very beginning we have committed to setting a new standard of integrity that is greatly needed in the bottled water industry.
We are a family owned non-corporate business in the woods of Maine who have preserved and protected a rare high elevation spring. We gravity feed only the overflow of “Living” water into the lowest carbon footprint bottling facility we know of on the planet.  We were granted exemption from treatment status because our spring’s purity levels exceed all state and federal guidelines for drinking water out of the Earth. That’s why we call it a Living water.  The effect that our spring water has on human health and consciousness is documented by our many testimonials on our Facebook page and on the internet.    Suggested $15.00 donation (proceeds to benefit Hurricane Harvey relief)  Please Register Here

Sunday October 15th 5:30 p.m.
Alyssa Miller, LMT
Join us for this two hour workshop for those interested in self massage and/or healing touch for loved ones.  Alyssa Miller, CT licensed Massage Therapist, will cover techniques for self applied massage including injury recovery and de-stress methods.  She will also explain the importance of touch for compassion and support of loved ones. This class will also cover contraindications and massage techniques for helping those we care about, tips on finding time, Reflexology in hands-feet-ears, muscle cramps and Injury healing, multiple techniques, massaging loved ones, healing touch for compassion and support, contraindications and types of massage.  Tickets $15.00

Permaculture and Regenerative Living for All of Us
Saturday October 21st 3:30-5:00
Raye Hodgesen
Is the word Permaculture familiar to you?  What about regenerative living?  Understanding the basics and incorporating the practices into your life will be good for you, your family and your neighbors.  It can pay dividends, both financially and in quality of life.  Raye Hodgson is offering this free presentation on the basics of Permaculture and regenerative living.  Bring questions you may have on getting started (or taking the next steps) in your own life.

This presentation will cover Permaculture concepts, and also include examples of the concepts from her personal experience. (Expect a few duck stories!).  Please bring a notepad and pen or pencil, or a drawing tablet and crayons…whatever tools you may find helpful for taking notes, jotting down your own ideas, sketching the beginnings of your own project!  There will be time for some brainstorming and sharing from your lives as well.

Admission is free, but please RSVP so that we can plan accordingly, and contact you in case of unanticipated changes.

Raye loves all things green and growing. She loves learning and sharing knowledge about them as individuals, and within ecosystems.  Among her numerous trainings, coursework and practicums she holds a certificate in Permaculture Design, and has a B.S. degree in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut.   She was certified in conservation planning while working with NRCS as an agricultural conservationist. She has taught informally, both large group presentations (300 is the record), small groups as a naturalist/interpreter and one on one, with youngsters and adults.  Her own gardens include garlic, apples, rhubarb, raspberries, blueberries, herbs, asparagus, sunroot (Helianthus tuberosus), hopniss (Apios americana), annual vegetables, and a variety of other native and non-native plants that contribute to the health of the whole system. Register Here

Spotty Dog Bottle Drive
Saturday October 21st-Sunday October 22nd
Save up your returnable bottles and cans! Spotty Dog Rescue will be here at New Morning raising awareness and excepting donations to help sweet pups in need. Spotty Dog Rescue is a local small foster-based organization that rescues dogs from local shelters, the Virgin Islands, Grand Cayman and other Islands where the euthanasia rate is 80% and there are few if any rescue groups.  Stop in and meet some adorable dogs that will be available for adoption.

Release the Heat with Ayurveda & Yoga
Sunday October 22nd  2:00-4:00
Sondra Martinez Ayurvedic Health Counselor & Nutritionist
Ann DiLorenzo Certified Yoga Teacher, RYT, BS, MS in Health Education
This is a part two series, follow up from the “Beat The Heat” workshop hosted at Act Natural in Torrington, Ct this past summer.  This workshop will allow individuals to release the heat from the summer months as we transition into winter.  By releasing built up summer heat in the fall, through seasonal eating and lifestyle modification, our bodies prepare to sustain throughout the winter months without adverse side effects caused by excess heat in the body such as fatigue, aches, dry skin, irritations, etc.  Tickets $30.00

Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
October 25th 6:30-7:30pm
Morgan Leever, MEd
Meditation can be a great stress reliever, can help boost the immune system and can help you sleep better, so why not give it a try? During this class you will be guided through a progressive relaxation and then take a journey to release pain and fear. Great for both beginners or for the more experienced.  We will conclude this class with 15 minutes of further relaxation with the sounds of the Tibetan singing bowls and gong.   Tickets: $15.00

Friday October 27th 7:00-8:30
John is a brilliant inspirational speaker, teacher, and healer with a profound sensitivity about plant consciousness. Join John and intuitive Sachin Hazen for an evening synthesizing pure medicinal essential oils, music, and a deep guided meditation. See

Medicinal-grade essences carry the sacred message of the Plant and Tree kingdoms. The combination of scent, energy and consciousness of these pure oils is a great aid in helping us remember our interconnectedness with all of Nature. Every single thing from thoughts to emotions, the physical body, every cell in our bodies, water and all the elements, and every living organism are made of pure vibration. This beautiful journey will help you access profound inner wisdom and integrate that knowledge to become more empowered and fulfilled in your life.

John will answer any questions you may have regarding aromatherapy  to help deepen your experience. Several essences will be applied during the evening. There will be time for sharing and discussion.  Please keep in mind that you will be lying on your back during the meditation. Bring blankets, pillows and anything else you might need to make it as comfortable an experience as possible. It is always beautiful and transforming.  This event, in a circle format, is part of holistic psychotherapist Sachin Hazen’s Living as Gods series.  Tickets $20.00

Singer Songwriter Series
Saturday October 28th 7:00 p.m.
Come join us for another incredible evening of music with 4 local singer songwriters performing original music upstairs in the handicapped accessible Community Room. Doors open at 7 pm. Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted.  Info:  Doug Mahard at 203-266-6688.

Fall Celebration Day
Sunday October 29th 3-6
Join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family.  We will have an afternoon of fall themed events starting with a children’s fall themed story time at 3:30 and face painting until 4.  The community room will be set with supplies to decorate an amazing fall pumpkin which will be displayed later that evening.  There will also be live music and sampling.  Halloween costumes encouraged.

Holiday Indulgence
Friday November 3rd  6-8
Join us for holiday dinner sampling including all the sides, organic wine, desserts and more.  Details to come!


Naturopathic Physician & Acupuncture
Shawn Carney N.D.
Fridays 9-1 and every 3rd Saturday Call to schedule: 800-723-2962

Nutritionist and Clinical Herbalist
Alison Birks, MS (AHG) CNS.
Call to schedule: 203-263-0673 ext. 355 OR Email:

EFT & Holistic Therapy
Dawyn Cloud-Alter, B.S., M.S.M.F.T., C.F.H., E.F.T. Call Dawyn to schedule: 203-297-4193

Massage Therapy with Alyssa Miller
Call Alyssa to schedule: 203-997-2933

Healing Yourself with Qigong with Greg Miller
Monday’s and Thursdays 9-10 & 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Wednesdays 5-6 p.m.
Simple and practical exercise focused on the Breath, Movement, Massage, and Meditation to unlock Internal Medicine! No Experience Required No Registration Necessary – $10.00 per class

Kundalini Yoga Classes – Anne Novak
Mon & Thurs 6:00pm/Tues & Fri 9:00am
A dynamic combination of movement, postures, breath work practices, meditation, and sound healing with the gong which strengthens the flow of healing energy through the body, improving physical health and fitness, relieving stress and allowing us to deeply relax and enjoy life. Appropriate for all levels of experience and fitness.
Info:  No registration required!