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21st Annual Summer Bird Count – June 9 & 10. A good opportunity to work on song identification and see what is nesting in the area. Free. Info: Steve Mayo 203.393.0694.

Reiki I & II Certification w/RMT, Holistic Coach Diane Esposito – 9am-3pm (RI: Sat. 6/9; RII: Sat. 6/16) or request 2 half-days/eves. $150/Cert. (RIII: 6/23 $200/Cert; Mastership/ Reiki Sessions available). Wallingford. Reg- ister & Free pre-class consult: 203.284.1204,

Family Fishing Day at Ansonia Nature Center – 10am. Join fishing enthusiasts Ranger Martin Wigglesworth & Russ Zelanin for an instructive morning at Redwing Pond. Learn to cast a line, bait a hook, keep line from tangling & catch a fish! Free. Register in advance: 203.736.1053.

Yoga & Belly Dancing for Pregnancy & Post- partum – 1-3pm. w/Leslie & Lydia. Strengthen the back & abdomen, relieve back pain & tap into inner beauty through movement. $33, $27/pre-reg. Your Community Yoga Ctr. 39 Putnam Ave. Hamden. 203.287.2277,

Back to Basics: Hoorah for Honeybees – 2pm. Backyard beekeepers serve an important role for nat ure when they keep these vital insects healthy. Learn about bees’ mysterious decline and how to help them. Visit a living bee hive. Reg. in advance: 203.736.1053.

Kirtan with Shubalananda – 7-9pm. Shubal is an old school kirtan walla! He practices his art of Kirtan as his darshan or offering to the universal flow of life. His bluesy, rock roots shine through all his hare krishnas and more! $20/suggested donation. Raven’s Wing Yoga. 19 S. Main St. Branford.


Reiki I Class – w/Anita Jones, RMT. Learn the his- tory of Reiki, what it is and how to use it. Receive the attunements for this level. Plenty of practice. Materials and certificate included. $125. Hamden. Info: 203.415.4791.

Reiki III – 9am-2pm. Attune to higher frequen- cies of energy enhancing healing work. Third Degree certification class teaches ancient, pow- erful & precise healing symbols, aura cleaning, body & brain balancing. Certification. $250. Wallingford. Contact: Gayle 203.265.2927,

Eckankar Worship Service – 10am. Eckankar Re- ligion of the Light & Sound of God Worship Service for all who love God. Hear inspirational talks & uplifting music to awaken spiritual understanding in everyday life. Free. Eckankar Temple. Rt.66 & Harvestwood Rd. Middlefield.

Yoga for Runners – 2:30-4pm. A workshop for anyone wanting to gain a deeper awareness of the body, both on the mat & on the road. Marathoners & joggers alike! Learn anatomy & breathing technique to help both yoga and running experiences! $25. 817 Chapel St. New Haven.


Information Session on The Graduate Institute’s Master of Arts in Integrative Health and Healing – 5pm. Learn about an M.A. program that focuses on humane and holistic approaches to health and wellness. Stamford Hospital’s Tulley Center. 32 Strawberry Hill Ct. Stamford.

HEAL Support Circle – 6:30-7:55pm. A peer- support group for victims/survivors of emotional abuse, trauma or violence. Led by trained co- facilitators. Circle meets monthly. Griffin Hospi- tal. Check at front desk for room. 203.305.2137,

Past Life Regression – 6:30-8:30pm. Having diffi- culty breaking through fears? Constantly sabotaging self? PLR helps in discovering answers and moving forward in life with greater ease. $20. 36 Cheshire Rd. Wallingford. Contact: Gayle 203.265.2927, sun-,

Qigong for Health – 7-8pm. Learn a simple and easy practice to connect the mind and body, in- vigorate the internal energy, and relieve stress with focused intention. 4-week series. $55. Shoreline Center for Wholistic Health. 35 Boston St. Guilford. Info: Tranquil Mountain Internal Arts 860.301.6433.

TUESDAY, JUNE 12 Angelspeake™

Class w/ASpke™ Facilitator

Diane Esposito – 6:30-8:30pm. Communicate w/angels, guides, loved ones. Receive support, guidance, mini-readings. Develop clairaudi- ence, clairvoyance, clairsentience. $33/1st class. $25/after. Wallingford. Reg.: 203.284.1204,


HEAL Support Circle – 6:30-7:55pm. A peer-sup- port group for victims/survivors of emotional abuse, trauma or violence. Led by trained co-facilitators. Circle meets monthly. 95 Hamilton St. 2nd flr. Conf. rm B. New Haven. Call to confirm attendance: 203.305.2137,

Guided Meditation w/Emotional Freedom Technique – 6:30-8:30pm (&Tues. 6/25). w/ Diane Esposito, RMT/Holistic Coach. Relax/reju- venate/balance emotion. Strengthen self-esteem. Clear aura/chakras. Connect w/angels/guides. $20, $15ea/5 cls. Wlgfd. Reg.: 203.284.1204,

Meet Your Spirit Guides w/Barbara D’Addio – 7-8:30pm. Journey to meet one’s spirit guides, angels, animal guides. Learn how to work w/them. Breathing techniques and a guided meditation. $15. Enchanted. 1250 Boston Post Rd. Guilford. 203.453.4000.


Discover Your Spirit Animals and Totems – 6:30- 8:30pm Identify, meet & tap into the power of spirit animals. Discover techniques & lessons passed down by elders, attune to brothers & sisters of the animal world. 36 Cheshire Rd. Wallingford. Contact: Gayle 203.265.2927,

Working with a Pendulum – 7:30-9pm. A pen- dulum can help find one’s own answers. Practical information will be given so attendees don’t end up with misguided answers. (Bring one or buy one before class). $20. Rock Garden. 17 South Main St. Branford. 203.488.6699,, FB: Rock Garden LLC.


Park Tots: Almost Summer Celebration – 10:30am. Hot summer weather is just around the corner - get ready for long, sunny days. Locate the coolest, breeziest places in the park & enjoy the outdoors. $6/session/child. ($4 Ansonia residents/

FANCI members). Ansonia Nature Center. Reg.: 203.736.1053.

Spirit Guide Drawing/Reading – 11am-4pm. w/ Jessie, 3rd generation Clairvoyant/Psychic/Medium/ Reiki Master who receives msgs. from guides, higher self & those who’ve passed. Receive colored drawing of Spirit Guide & intro. to animal totems. $40. Enchanted. 1250 Boston Post Rd. Guilford. 203.453.4000.

The Night Hike with Rangers Wendy & Martin – 7pm. A multi-sensory walk meant to awaken the senses to the pleasures found hiking the trails of the park at twilight. Free. Ansonia Nature Center. Register: 203.736.1053.


FREE Reiki Clinic at Thyme and Season –11am- 3pm. w/Anita Jones, RMT. Learn about Reiki and enjoy a 15 min. session. 3040 Whitney Ave. Hamden. Info: 203.415.4791.

Tarot Readings with Joanne – 11am-3pm. Insight- ful & compassionate readings leave clients with a positive message and help them find perspective & meaning. $20/15 min (more $1 min). Rock Gar- den. 17 South Main St. Branford. 203.488.6699,, FB: Rock Garden LLC.

Goddess, Tarot, Rune & Past Life Readings w/ Lisa Morrison – 12-4pm. Lisa believes that read- ings should be a balance of humor, healing and in- spiration. Her intention is to help restore balance and encourage wholeness of self. $1/min. Enchanted. 1250 Boston Post Rd. Guilford. 203.453.4000.

Wild Food Foraging – 2pm. w/Alison. Hike the “wilds’’ of Ansonia Nature Center to learn foraging spot locations. Participants learn to recognize the edibles in their own backyard too. After the walk prepare a wild feed sampler then enjoy! Registration required. Free. Register: 203.736.1053.

Kundalini Workshop – 2-3:30pm. Unleash strong energy force w/Barry Raccio in this powerful workshop! Use pranayama & Kriya (specific yoga poses) & increase core strength, flexibility, detox & tone body while harnessing balance & build- ing endurance. $20. 817 Chapel St. New Haven.

Fluid and Fiery: Fresh Yoga Mash Up w/Peg Oliveira & Nancy Melillo – 5:30-7:30pm. Nancy’s playful vibe meets Peg’s hot flow for a unique two hour rock the core yoga experience. All levels welcome. Some yoga experience encouraged. Humor a must. $30. Fresh Yoga. 49 Orange St.


Opening Day at Chester Sunday Farmers Market – 10am-1pm. Producer-only market, providing the community with fresh Connecticut- grown, delicious, harvested-at-the-peak-of-season foods & products. Get great produce/products & support local economy! Chester. Details:

Music Mountain’s 83rd Season Opening Ben- efit Concert & Reception – 3pm. St Petersburg String Quartet w/Misha Dichter, Piano. Music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, & Brahms. $75. Falls Village. Info: 860.824.7126,

natural awakenings

June 2012


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