Training & Classes



Homeopathy 101 Study Group 
Do you want a more natural and holistic approach to healing?  Would you like to reduce the amount of chemical medicine you are taking? Would you like to learn how to use those blue tube remedies in the health food store? Professional homeopath Abby Beale will be offering a once-a-month homeopathic study group for anyone interested in learning how homeopathy can be used for acute illnesses and for first aid. Some of the main areas we will focus on include: the history of homeopathy, how remedies are made and proved, what symptoms indicate which remedy, how to take a remedy, homeopathic philosophies, case-taking practice, what books are good for getting started, and so much more!

This series is held on 5 Thursdays: March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21 and July 19.
Time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  (bring your own brown bag supper)   Cost: $174 includes all five sessions and materials.

Held at  Wellness Within, 200 North Main Street, Suite 17, East Longmeadow, MA. Contact and registration: Abby Beale, 413-426-1024,  or visit website at


Enchantments was created by Headmistress and High Priestess Ms. Faith McCann to help those seeking to learn more about the magickal world, by providing a school where one can learn and associate with other like minded magickal people.

Enchantments offers a first year program during which classes are held on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Classes are ongoing and the curriculum is designed for the beginner and intermediate student who wishes to learn more than what is available in books.

Students who enroll into the magickal studies first year program share their experience and learn:

– Spell Casting
– The science of spell casting
– Magickal tools
– Incantations
– ESP and psychic development
– Potions & herbal studies
– Candle magick – Crystals, gems & mineral magick
– Meditation
– Past life regression
– Learning to cast circles
…as well as working the Esbats and celebrating the Sabbats

The first year Magickal Studies Program is designed for serious adult students so that after a year of study they may graduate and work effective magick as a solitary. The student will have gained the training and education, and developed the resources with which to continue their studies on their own after graduation. Students receive a certificate of completion after a year and a day of successful magickal studies training.

Classes are intended for adults 18 and older, and tuition is $100 monthly. Interested parties may contact Enchantments at (860)791-6033 or stop by at 349 East Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040 to register for classes. We reserve the right to admit only interested, serious, like minded individuals to our magickal studies program. We are open Tuesday through Saturday. Visit us at



The Graduate Institute (TGI) is an independent, not-for-profit institution that is licensed and accredited by the Connecticut Department of Higher Education. TGI prepares people to live in and to make contributions to the modern world by offering intellectually rigorous graduate and adult continuing education programs in emerging and contemporary fields of study.

The Institute is located in Bethany, CT, and classes are offered at additional locations throughout the state. For more information call (203) 874-4252, write to, or visit

Master’s degrees and certificate programs include:

Certificate in Integrative Health Coaching and Patient Navigation – Provides comprehensive training in the art of health coaching and the science of patient navigation, leading to professional credentialing with the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Certificate in Ecotherapy and Cultural Sustainability – Prepares students to deepen their connection to then natural world while activating their ability to help others do the same.

Master of Arts in Integrative Health & Healing – Bridges the gap between complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) and allopathic medicine by engaging students in the practice of humane, empathic, and personalized models of health, wellness, and healing (also available as a certificate program).

Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies – Weaves spiritual wisdom with modern science and psychological insights in an experience-based curriculum that now includes a Transformative Coach Training Track.

Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Tradition – Empowers emerging writers to discover their authentic voice and create compelling written work through an integrated exploration of spoken and written word.

Master of Arts in Learning and Thinking – Offers a holistic, learner-centered approach to education that meets Board of Education standards for teaching certification in the state.



Wednesdays at 6 p.m. – FREE – Sample a class with Hartford Family Institute. You will experience first hand what HFI training is like. We will be showcasing Professional Training Program, Human Relations Program, and our Master’s in Pastoral Counseling. Call (203) 236-6009 or email to sign up.

Hartford Family Institute (HFI) has been a cutting edge psychotherapy and training center since 1969. The psychotherapy created and practiced here is a combination of in-depth body emotional work, energy healing, shamanic spiritual healing, and trauma work. It is called In-Depth Body Psychotherapy and Subtle Energy Healing and is referred to as HFI Therapy. We understand how to work with and transform negative emotional and physical patterns down to the level of DNA. We employ the latest information from quantum physics and brain research, combining it with a spiritual, shamanistic, and humanistic approach. We work with both emotional trauma and physical pain and illness. All the knowledge and wisdom that we have integrated in over 40 years is offered in our training programs for psychotherapists and healers as well as in our training for non-professionals.

The Hartford Family Institute is located at 17 South Highland Street, West Hartford, CT 06119. For information and registration, call (860) 236-6009 or email Visit our website at to see all of our offerings.


PRIVATE STUDY w/ Master Intuitive Coach Lisa Crofton

A unique coaching certification for healers, holistic therapists, counselor/coaches, or human resource professionals.

35 Hours Private One-on-One Study
10 hours outside study

Enhance your coaching abilities with intuitive skill.

Add Intuitive Coaching to your current healing mastery.

Offer your clients distinctive service.

Strengthen your current practice or begin one!

You’re a healer, a master of holistic therapy, or professional counselor or human resources professional; and you are intuitive. Certification in the art of intuitive coaching practices lifts your mastery from ordinary to extraordinary.

Successful, powerful, permanent emotional shifts take more than goal setting, personality tests, and accountability.

Shifts that matter come from guiding your clients to their own emotional guidance system, leading them directly to their own source of wisdom, truth & powerful ability to change. Combined with energy work, holistic therapy or trained counseling practices, intuitive processes create true, fast transformation. Intuitive coaches know this.

45 hour training

Training topics:
Leveraging Your Practice through Intuitive Intelligence
Understanding the Intuitive Process
Connecting Energy & Emotion for Powerful Awareness
Creating the Art of Self Trust – Client & Master
Self Directed Solutions – Tools, Modalities & Results
The Healer/Coach Segue – The Whole Package
Certification Granted at the completion of Course

Cost: $2500; Non-Refundable Deposit: $500; Pay In Full Discount: $2200
Payment Plan after Discount with CC on File.

For Application or More Information Contact Lisa Directly @ (860) 637-2393 or



Empowerment, Clarity and Healing are our goals at Journeys Holistic Wellness & Anxiety Relief Center. We also strive to help you connect to your soul, build your intuitive skills, and become to master at manifesting the life you want to live.

We offer one on one sessions in healing, mind/body medicine, life & wellness coaching, counseling, and more! We also hold a variety of healing classes and programs.

The Mindfulness Project: Freedom from Anxiety & Depression
Are you ready to free yourself from anxiety and depression?
Are you looking to achieve this in a healthy, natural way? 

Join Brittany Quagan for an 8-week program on mindfulness that can help you to let go of depression, anxiety, stress and to simply find peace in your day to day life.

This program has been proven effective across the world in many clinical trials and focuses on mindfulness to change our perceptions, our way of thinking and reacting, and to help us find and let go of the root causes of our anxiety and depression.

This is an 8-week commitment with limited space for maximum effectiveness.
The course is $175 for 8 weeks. Payment plans available.
Dates: April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

Tarot Development Group
Let’s get together and develop our Tarot skills!

This group will meet quarterly to practice giving readings and come back to test our accuracy. We’ll work on developing the story as it goes along for each person we read, and be given the opportunity to take an extensive look at our interpretations and improving upon them.

This is for individuals who have at least a basic knowledge of Tarot. This is NOT a Tarot class. Please contact Brittany if you would like to take her Tarot 101 or Tarot Level 2 course.

Cost: $10 per session.
Participants must make a commitment to at least 2 sessions as we will be developing the prior session(s).

2018 Session Dates: Mondays at 7 p.m. – May 21, August 20, November 19
Registration deadline:  May 15

This course IS available remotely. Contact Brittany for details.

Warrior Goddess Group
NEW MONTHLY GROUP! Join fellow women looking to embrace their inner badass. Find empowerment through one another, tools and techniques to take on life like the warrior goddess you are, and of course, join in a group meditation for ultimate mind-body-spirit connection.

Cost: $15
Pre-registration is required.
Dates:  March 11, April 22, May 20, June 10

Psychic Boot Camp
Full Day Psychic Boot Camp starts Saturday, April 28

This class will cover everything you need to know in developing your psychic abilities. From controlling energy you don’t want to experience to meeting your guides to giving readings or using your abilities for everyday, practical use.

Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Cost: $150    Pre-registration is required. A $50 deposit is required at registration to hold your space.
There will be a break for lunch.

Healer, Empath & Energy Sensitive Support Group
If there’s one thing healers learn the hard way, healing doesnt come without a cost. And for most of us, that’s feeling drained, depleted, or that we don’t get enough of an outlet to replenish.

This group is designed for healers of all kinds – therapists, energy workers, intuitives/mediums, doctors, nurses, and energy sensitive individuals who feel they need a community or an outlet.

Learn tools and techniques from one another to stay grounded, protected, and resilient. Vent. Cry. Pick one anothers’ brains for methods to overcome obstacles at work and at home. Support one another. Breathe. And get a chance to revive.

This group meets every other Monday. Joining group requires a 4-session miminum commitment. You can renew your commitment every 4 sessions.

Dates:  April 30, May 7, May 21, June 4
Group is a $5 love donation per session.

Monthly Psychic Development Group  – see Ongoing 
Communication and Being Cherished – Adam Latin – See May events
How to Heal: An All-Day Intensive – see May events

Classes can be taken in private groups or individually, in addition to scheduled workshops. Contact us for more information! Journeys Holistic Wellness & Anxiety Relief Center, 918 Hopmeadow St. Simsbury, CT Phone (860) 580-9736, and visit


Joyce St. Germaine, MEd

Psychic/Spiritual Development –  Introductory and Continuing Studies
There is a strong focus on the connection between spiritual growth and psychic development. Various spiritual empowerment and meditation techniques will be practiced as you learn how to develop gifts that can be used to assist others or to increase your own connection to spirit. Reclaim your gifts and live life more joyfully. These groups are for all levels; beginners who are just starting on their paths as well as experienced mediums and readers who are looking to broaden their gifts and become more confident in their abilities. Pendulums, crystals, various divination cards, numerology, and palmistry will be introduced. Energy healing will be explored and simple, safe soul rescue techniques will be shared. Group and individual practice exercises will accelerate your progress.
Held on the second Wednesday of every month.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $25 ($15 for full time high school or college students)

Shamanism –  Introductory and Continuing
Develop a deep understanding of shamanism and become adept at journeying as you work with animal and spirit helpers. We will focus on healing and restoring balance to self, community, and the planet. Working together to create and utilize community energy, you will learn group and individual healing techniques. Emphasis will be on strengthening spiritual connections and relationships with power animals, spirit helpers, ancestors, the elements, and all aspects of the natural world, including forces both seen and unseen. Cross-cultural shamanic teachings will be explored and traditional and non-traditional approaches will be introduced. These groups are appropriate for any level of experience. All dedicated and compassionate people who wish to initiate positive change in the world are welcome. Please bring a notebook, eye covering, drum  or rattle if you have one, a feather, a fist sized rock, and a personal sacred object.
Held on the third Wednesday of every month.
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Cost: $25 ($15 for full time high school or college students)

Classes taught by Joyce St. Germaine and held at The Sacred Journey, 29 Davis Road, Burlington, CT. For information and registration, all (860) 675-9706 or email Visit


Unity in the Foothills of Torrington, CT, is a very different kind of church. We are a Christ-based group that welcomes people of any faith, any belief, and any creed. There are many paths to God, and each one of them is sacred. We hope to help you discover your own unique path and follow it in your daily life so that you may know the “Peace that passes all understanding.” Our message is about Love, and we believe beholding the Diving Spirit in ourselves and others is what makes us a Spiritual Community, celebrating a world that works for all.

Our weekly services are at 10:30 am on Sundays. We offer Youth Services so that the smaller ones can let their Big Light shine. We have an extensive spiritual bookstore, and we offer frequent classes to help anyone in their quest for God and spiritual peace.

Unity in the Foothills Youth Service – weekly on Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
What will my child gain? Children of a variety of ages are welcome to participate in Unity youth service. We explore Unity concepts and principles through short discussion and stories. We creatively express through art projects, music, and games. We begin service in conjunction with the adult service at 10:30 and then move downstairs to the Sunshine Room for our youth service. Teens are invited to do a self study of topics such as “I of the Storm for Teens”. Karen Mangine is our youth service director and holds a current teacher certification and Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education/Special Education. Besides enjoying being a Kindergarten/First Grade Teacher, Karen is a summer children’s nature educator at a local nature center. We have a team of consistent volunteers that work side by side with Karen in valuing our Unity youth.  Come see what we are all about.

Located at 102 Prospect Street, Torrington, CT 06790. Contact us at (860) 238-7442 or Parking is available behind the church, off Hungerford Street.


Within the vibration of Tibetan Singing Bowls you will feel the power of Sound Healing. You will learn how to choose a bowl that resonates with you, to sound it, to sing it, to hear its message of healing, to heal yourself and others with it. The bowls’ vibrations promote healing by breaking up energetic blocks of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual trauma, thus healing your cells by allowing them to vibrate at their optimum rate.
New classes are forming; call for dates.

Level 1: History of Tibetan Singing Bowls; how to choose your bowl; how to sound it, what to listen for when you do healings. Introduction to Tingshaws and more.
Monday Evening Classes – 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Classes – 1 to 4 p.m

Level 2: Using 3 bowls, we will expand our understanding of the healing powers of Tibetan Singing Bowls and Tingshaws.
Monday Evening Classes – 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Classes – 1 to 4 p.m.

Level 3: More bowls, bells, gongs, and techniques result in intense healings
Monday Evening Classes – 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuesday Afternoon Classes – 1 – 4 p.m.

Master Class, on April 16, will include nuances which Marie has gained over her years of healing and teaching. More information coming soon.

Gift Certificates – Gift Certificates for healings and/or ceremonies are available for every occasion; presentations, parties, wakes, weddings, funerals and Bar Mitzvahs.

Classes are held at Vibrational Healing Center, 966 Tolland St. East Hartford, CT 06108. Fee: $200 each level. Professional Certificates will be awarded. To register: Call Marie Menut: Cell: (860) 508-8219, Email: or visit her website at




Usui Reiki I – Call for individual or group dates
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $150

Usui Reiki II – Call for individual or group dates
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $200

Usui Reiki III/Master – Call for individual or group dates
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost: $250

Usui Master/Teacher – $350 (includes six month internship). Call to arrange for dates.
Note: Tibetan symbols given in Usui Reiki III classes.

Karuna Reiki® I and II
10 hours of training on two dates. Cost: $350
(You must be an Usui Master to begin Karuna Reiki® studies.)

Karuna Reiki® Teacher
10 hours of training on two dates. Cost: $300

Reiki Trainings at Manchester Community College – 2018
Reiki I – Saturday, March 24
Reiki II – Saturday, April 21
Reiki III – Saturday, May 19

All classes can be found in the Credit Free Catalog for the college. Contact Manchester Community College for registration at (860) 512-3232 or online at Class limited to 10 students.

Many of Dory’s training sessions are private and are tailored around the specific and individual needs of the student or small group. Dory is a nationally certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), body-centered psychotherapy, pastoral counselor, energy therapist and trainer, Certified Spiritual Healer, and Certified Debriefer. She is Editor/Publisher of The Door Opener. Dory has been teaching both Usui Reiki as well as Karuna Reiki® for those who wish to deepen, specify and fine-tune their healing focus since 1998. She was also a teacher at the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences for three years. She teaches many other spiritually based classes at various locations in Connecticut. Dory maintains her private practice in Collinsville. Call to schedule a class or session at (860) 693-2840 or email at Visit her website to see other offerings at



All Levels of Usui Reiki (I, II, Advanced, Master/Teacher) available.
Call for dates.

Taught by Anne Buchalski, RMT, LMT, CST. We can arrange a class for you (and travel to you) if you have several people interested in training. Classes held in Mansfield, CT or at Windham Hospital. Call (860) 377-1472.


Gayle Franceschetti, MEd, CHT, Reiki Master/Teacher – Certified Energy Healer

Reiki I – call for dates
Reiki is the science and art of activating, directing and applying natural, universal life energy, to promote energy balancing, healing and wholeness. Reiki is one on the more widely known forms of healing.  It attunes you to receive the universal, life force energy. You will learn to do Reiki treatments on yourself and others. Materials/Certification included.
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Cost: $125 (creative financing available)

Reiki II –  call for dates
Reiki is the science and art of activating, directing and applying natural, universal life energy, to promote energy balancing, healing and wholeness. Reiki II attunes higher frequencies of energy enhancing your healing work. Second Degree or Reiki II certification class teaches ancient, powerful and precise healing symbols. You will gain the ability to heal mental, emotional, and past life issues and heal from a distance. Your Reiki II attunement is the next step toward empowerment and healing; a quantum leap in your effectiveness as An Advanced Reiki Practitioner.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost: $150

Reiki III – call for dates
Reiki is the science and art of activating, directing and applying natural, universal life energy, to promote energy balancing, healing and wholeness. Reiki III attunes higher frequencies of energy enhancing your healing work. Third Degree or Reiki III/Advanced Practitioner certification class teaches ancient, powerful and precise healing symbols. You will also learn processes in aura cleaning, body and brain balancing, and working with crystals. Reiki III includes your certification class plus 3 additional night sessions for reviews of healing sessions done by Reiki III participants. Your Reiki III attunement is the next step toward empowerment and healing; a quantum leap in your effectiveness as An Advanced Reiki Practitioner.
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cost $250

Gayle Franceschetti, MEd., CHT, founder of the “L.O.V.E. Institute,” is an internationally known intuitive counselor, healer and Reiki Master, a graduate of the Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences, a Certified Hypnotherapist and does past life regressions. Gayle has studied privately with Madre Sarita, herself a Toltec Shaman and mother of Don Miguel Ruiz, the author of the The Four Agreements. Gayle has been consecrated by Madre Sarita as a healer in the Toltec way. She holds Master Degrees in Education and Counseling. Call Gayle at (203) 265-2927 or email her at Classes held at 36 Cheshire Road, Wallingford. Visit her website at




Kripalu Yoga. Relieve stress and regain a sense of balance and well-being as you learn classical Hatha Yoga postures, breathing and deep relaxation and meditation techniques, increasing flexibility, concentration, strength and inner peace. Beginner/intermediate with Anne Buchalski.

Classes are held at Windham Hospital, Mondays 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Call (860) 377-1472.


ProYoga Therapeutics facilitates classes, workshops and private sessions that provide the therapeutic benefits of yoga to everybody and every body by customizing practices for all ability levels.

What is Therapeutic Yoga?
Therapeutic Yoga is a system of self-care that focuses on easy to learn exercises and techniques that can be done anywhere and anytime to promote:
* Health and balance in the physical body
* Efficiency in breathing and energy levels
* Relaxation, calm and ease in the mind

Classes are easy to moderate and suitable for beginners. Please wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat and a light blanket. All levels welcome.

Bloomfield Leisure Services, 330 Park Avenue, Bloomfield, CT
Thursday evenings 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Register and information: (860) 242-2923

YMCA, Albany Avenue, Hartford, CT
Wednesday morning 10 to 11 a.m.
Thursday morning 12 noon to 1 p.m. (Chair Yoga)
Register and information: (860) 241-9622

Beth Gibbs, MA, E-RYT 500, is a certified yoga therapist with Integrative Yoga, a senior member of the IYT teaching faculty, and directs the school’s Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program.

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