What we're about

Are you interested in holistic healing? Are you looking for support? Do you want to experience deep relaxation? Then, join our group!

Here are some of the things we're passionate about:

-emotional and physical healing,

-mindfulness,

-yoga,

-qigong and tai chi,

-dance,

-recovery,

-spiritual growth,

-making art,

-spending time in nature,

-aromatherapy,

-cultivating empowering relationships,

-community building,

-and having fun!

If you share some of these passions or are curious about them, we hope you will join us!

This Meetup publicizes classes, workshops, and support which take place at Toivo, a center for holistic healing and stress management in Hartford.

For a comprehensive listing of our offerings at Toivo, go to

www.toivocenter.org/calendar.

***We have many community members who are not a member of this Meetup. Even though a Meetup may only have one or a few RSVPs, there will be more people who actually attend the Meetup. If you're interested in a Meetup, don't let the small number of RSVPs deter you from going.***

Upcoming events (5)

Chair Yoga

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited

“From going to Chair Yoga regularly, my balance now is stronger, and I have more endurance. Having the chair there to lean on gives me an added sense of security. Chair Yoga feeds my mind, body, and spirit and enriches my core essence.” – Heidi What is Chair Yoga? It is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The class is open to all. The building is wheelchair accessible. RSVPing to this Meetup is not required Suggested $5 - $15 donation. Free parking is available in the back of the building. The parking lot entrance is off of Bartholomew Avenue. The main entrance through the back of the building is handicap accessible. After you go through the main entrance, continue straight through two more doors until you reach the entrance for the Toivo space, Suite 102. Signs are present to help you find your way.

Alternatives to Suicide Support Group

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited

Alternatives to Suicide is a peer-run support group for people suffering with suicidal thoughts or actions, as well as for those who are affected by the suicidal thoughts or actions of others. This group is an open forum to talk about topics directly related to suicide or whatever else needs to be expressed. People are encouraged to come during times of crisis, as well as during times of strength. This group meets every Wednesday from 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm. FREE RSVPing to this Meetup is not required Free parking is available in the back of the building. The parking lot entrance is off of Bartholomew Avenue. The main entrance through the back of the building is handicap accessible. After you go through the main entrance, continue straight through two more doors until you reach the entrance for the Toivo space, Suite 102. Signs are present to help you find your way.

Yoga Class

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited

Join us for yoga with Sara Balkun. In these heartfelt and explorative classes, you will be encouraged to meet yourself right where you are and practice yoga for longevity. You will be guided to mindfully and compassionately cultivate connection, strength and flexibility in the mind, body and heart. This class is a blend of breath work, flowing movement, restoration and meditation based on the unique needs of the class. People of all levels are invited. $5 - $15 suggested donation. Instructor Bio: After years of being stuck in survival mode and living with the underlying belief that she was simply unworthy of love and support, Sara began to feel a decline in her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It has been through the practice of yoga, connecting with nature and the exploration of creative art processes that Sara has found tools for empowerment and whole body healing. It is Sara’s life purpose to share this healing and to allow those who have felt unworthy to be seen, heard and valued. Sara is an intuitive and creative teacher who compassionately holds space for people of all ages, abilities, and experiences as they safely bridge the gap between their mind, body and heart. She enjoys bringing awareness and balance to the autonomic nervous system as well as offering choices that encourage students to lovingly meet themselves right where they are. With a 200 hour Yoga certification and a background in Special education, Sara has spent over a decade working to share the tools of breath, movement and mindfulness with children, families and teachers across Connecticut. Free parking is available in the back of the building. The parking lot entrance is off of Bartholomew Avenue. The main entrance through the back of the building is handicap accessible. After you go through the main entrance, continue straight through two more doors until you reach the entrance for the Toivo space, Suite 102. Signs are present to help you find your way.

Yoga

Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited

Join us for yoga with Sara Balkun. In these heartfelt and explorative classes, you will be encouraged to meet yourself right where you are and practice yoga for longevity. You will be guided to mindfully and compassionately cultivate connection, strength and flexibility in the mind, body and heart. This class is a blend of breath work, flowing movement, restoration and meditation based on the unique needs of the class. People of all levels are invited. $5 - $15 suggested donation Instructor Bio: After years of being stuck in survival mode and living with the underlying belief that she was simply unworthy of love and support, Sara began to feel a decline in her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. It has been through the practice of yoga, connecting with nature and the exploration of creative art processes that Sara has found tools for empowerment and whole body healing. It is Sara’s life purpose to share this healing and to allow those who have felt unworthy to be seen, heard and valued. Sara is an intuitive and creative teacher who compassionately holds space for people of all ages, abilities, and experiences as they safely bridge the gap between their mind, body and heart. She enjoys bringing awareness and balance to the autonomic nervous system as well as offering choices that encourage students to lovingly meet themselves right where they are. With a 200 hour Yoga certification and a background in Special education, Sara has spent over a decade working to share the tools of breath, movement and mindfulness with children, families and teachers across Connecticut. Free parking is available in the back of the building. The parking lot entrance is off of Bartholomew Avenue. The main entrance through the back of the building is handicap accessible. After you go through the main entrance, continue straight through two more doors until you reach the entrance for the Toivo space, Suite 102. Signs are present to help you find your way.

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