Classes & Events
Baby Massage Class for Parents
    This class is designed for newborns up to 8 weeks of age. You will learn to offer loving touch to your baby in very specific ways to enhance communication and bonding while learning to interpret baby's cues. Benefits include how to comfort, helping baby with digestion, elimination, weight gain, and more restful sleep.
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.
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) - Introduction
    Come to this introductory class to learn the basic principles and benefits of EFT for personal use
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.
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.
HypnoBirthing® Class
    A 5 week hands-on natural childbirth class for expectant mothers and their chosen birth companion.
Introduction to Ayerveda and Healing
    Ayerveda, also known as the science of life, encourages vitality, balance and disease prevention by addressing the individual from a holistic perspective in accordance with the subtle rhythms of nature and the doshas (individual body types).
Making Color Sing (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    An ‘Expressive Color’ workshop, which will allow time to experiment without a predetermined goal. Learn to play with color and discover new relationships. Explore how color vibrates, speaks to us, and energetically heals us.
MELT Program
    In the MELT program, you will be taught self-treatment techniques that help prevent aches and pains, reduce inflammation, improve body alignment and erase negative effects of aging while releasing ‘stuck stress’ in your body.
Mixed Media Jewelry Art (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Creating a Personal Talisman - through a process of self-reflection and exploration of art making. Participants will discover their inspiration and create wearable art. We may use a combination of paper, beads, metal, wire, fibers, photos and mementos to create jewelry of personal significance.
Paint Your Favorite Pet (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    Be it a cat, dog or goldfish there is nothing in the world that makes us feel more unconditionally loved than our treasured companions. Bring a picture of your special pet and create a portrait to honor that relationship.
Painting Adventures (for Cancer Survivors/Thrivers)
    In this fun and process driven introductory painting class we will explore different methods and techniques using non-toxic water media. The use of color and it's meaning will also be discussed.
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.
Relieve Pain with Hypnosis
    Did you know that in Europe hypnosis is regularly used as an integral part of the pre-surgery anesthetizing process? Come learn the science of how hypnosis works within the brain, as well as 3 powerful techniques to help put you in charge of your body’s comfort.
SoulCollage® for Everyone: ‘Resolution’ Through a Reading
    Learn a variety of options to do a reading of your cards. Consulting our own guides that show up on the cards is an authentic way of answering life’s questions or challenges. The group process also helps us clarify what is expressed and brings fun and humor to the process
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!
Therapeutic Touch - Basic Course
    Learn an energy technique that can help you decrease pain and stress, accelerate healing, and enhance well-being for yourself and your loved ones.
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!
Using Hypnosis to Clear Grief
    Have you suffered the recent or past loss of a loved one or are you grieving the end of a marriage or relationship? Hypnosis accesses the subconscious mind, which is where all our emotional energy is stored, and is phenomenal for healing emotional wounds whether they're fresh and new or have been festering for a long time.
Yoga for Back Pain
    Class will offer yoga poses to gently stretch and strengthen the back, abdomen, hips, and shoulders. Consistent practice will help to improve posture and ease aches and pains. It will also help make the important healthful transition from work to a more relaxed evening.
Yoga for Upper Back, Shoulders, Neck and Face
    This is a gentle class designed to relieve stress and tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck and face using yoga poses and stretches; and breathing exercises.
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.