Events and Workshops
Reconnecting to Life, a monthly group meeting
Facilitated by Sarah Pickard Wednesdays, next meeting, December 19 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Anyone who has experienced loss from the death of a close loved one, divorce, or estrangement. We will focus on ways to help heal yourself energetically and reconnect with life and purpose. Please pass this information along to anyone that you feel would benefit. Meets in HA Room 2. Call or text Sarah, 860-488-1895 for more information. Suggested donation $5 – $10
Winter Solstice Celebration
Friday, December 21, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Enjoy a social gathering at Trillium.
Bring a friend or family member.
Bring a non-perishable food item for a local food pantry.
6:00 pm Pot luck dinner – bring a dish to share
So that we have an idea of how many people are coming, please add your name and the dish you plan to bring to the sign up sheet on the bulletin board at Trillium.
7:00 pm Embodied Meditation Practice with Theresa Scott
Enjoy a relaxing seated meditation.
Stay to help clean up, optional.
Go home, or go out, feeling refreshed and grounded.
Last Sunday of the month:
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
with Chantal Forrest
- 3:00 – 3:20 pm – Warm-up
- 3:20 – 3:35 pm – Opening Circle
- 3:35 – 4:50 pm – Ecstatic Dance
- 4:50 – 5:00 pm – Closing Circle
Ecstatic Dance is a monthly community gathering for people who love to Dance.
Join us and enjoy a safe and inspiring space to dance without talking, drinking, and the nightclub vibe. This is about self-expression, freeing your mind and body, and connecting with yourself and those around you. No booze, no shoes and no chit-chat on the dance floor helps us keep it intentional. Amazing music helps us keep it all about dance!
- No talking on the dance floor (plenty of room to talk off-floor)
- Drug-Free, Smoke-Free, Alcohol-Free environment
- No photos or videos, cellphones muted and out of sight
- Care/Awareness for the space and each other
- Move your body however you wish
- You can dance alone, or with as many partners as (you) like to join. (If you’d rather not dance with someone, thank them for the offer by placing your hands in prayer position at your heart – Namaste.)
What to Bring:
- Loose-fitting clothes that let you move your body and free yourself
- Water and a water bottle.
Ecstatic Dance empowers people from all walks of life to freely express themselves, regardless of shape, size, and background. The liberating atmosphere creates a melting pot of acceptance, and the fearlessness with which people move gives newbies permission and courage to dance without inhibition.
See you on the Dance floor!
Fee: $10 – $20 – an amount you feel comfortable paying
(if this is beyond your means please send me a private message, I would much rather have a powerful group energy than exclude anyone)
Questions? Contact Chantal: Send me an email
Live with Intention: Manifest Your Dreams
January 5, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
with Sarah Pickard
In this New Year, let’s go a step beyond resolutions.
Let’s even take a step beyond the Law of Attraction and set intentions that will allow us to create the life we desire.
We will learn how to clear a path so that we may receive all that we are meant to in this life.
A life of passion and purpose. A life of joy and strength. You have important things to do.
On the eve of this New Moon let’s start clearing your path so you can accomplish them.
Sarah Pickard is a Reiki Master and teacher. She teaches classes, leads groups, and sees private clients at Trillium.
with Sarah Pickard, Reiki Master
Saturday, January 12 and Sunday, January 13
Is it time to take the next step on your healing journey?
Reiki level I Class
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Are you looking for ways to better take care of yourself and your family?
Reiki is an excellent way to do both.
Join Sarah to learn how to do Self-Reiki
Give to Reiki to your family and pets even.
Reiki is a gentle healing practice that helps to reduce stress and anxiety, helps to relieve aches and pains, and helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities.
The cost is $150
Space is limited, call Sarah to register at 860-488-1895.
Reiki level Il Class
Sunday, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Now that you have your self-Reiki practice established,
Is it time to take the next step on your Reiki journey?
Are you feeling the need to reach out and help others?
The Reiki level II class will teach you how to send Reiki over distance and time
so you can help those loved ones who live far away.
The cost is $150
Space is limited, call Sarah in advance to register: 860-488-1895.
Yoga 4 Recovery,
An Introduction to Yoga and Meditation
for the Twelve Step Journey
with Terry de la Vega
Saturday, January 26, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Are you faithfully going to Twelve Step meetings, working the steps, yet looking for something more?
Do you feel the need for physical and spiritual healing from the effects of alcohol, chemical dependency, or another addiction?
Are you looking for tools to help prevent relapse?
Have you been painfully affected by someone else’s addiction or dysfunctional behavior?
Are you curious about yoga as a way to help deal with triggering stress?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this workshop may be for you.
- We will sit in chairs, wearing comfortable street clothes. No yoga gear needed tonight!
- Learn about addiction and The Twelve Steps from a yogic perspective.
- Discuss your concerns, if you want.
- Practice a deep healing breath.
- Practice Mindfulness Meditation.
- Explore some simple stretches in your chair.
- Experience a guided relaxation, either on lying down on the floor or sitting in your chair, your choice.
As a group, we will discuss creating a regular Yoga 4 Recovery class.
Suggested free will donation, $5 – $10, or class card.
What characterizes an addiction? Quite simply this: you no longer feel that you have the choice to stop. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now
“A Twelve-Step program approaches addiction at a cognitive level, and yoga includes a somatic approach. The combining of the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as the physical, mental, and spiritual dis-ease that it is.” Nikki Myers
Terry de la Vega is a yoga teacher who has been in recovery for 25 years.
For more information or to register: