The Top 4 Holistic Events to Treat Yourself to This Holiday Season

Treat yourself this holiday season! Stop by these 4 holistic events in the West Hartford, Hartford, Southington, Plainville, Cheshire, and Bristol, CT area.

1. Benefit Holistic Fair

Sunday, December 9 In Plainville

Benefit Holistic Fair, presented by Shirley R. Bloethe. 45 Vendors & Readers, Free Raffles, Free Services. Vendors: Readers, Food, Aura Photos, Health Resources, Bemer Therapy, Naturopath, Therapist, Home Services, Healing Modalities, Local Art, Jewelry, Chiropractor, Essential Oils, Clothing, Home Cleaning, Natural & Personal Care Products, Natural Supplements, Crystals, Skincare, Reflexology, Clean & Perfect PH Water by MorCler’ and much more…

Held at 7 Northwest Drive in Plainville, CT.

Contact: Shirley R Bloethe at 860-989-0033 or email:

Time: 12 noon - 4:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission - Requested Donations or Food, or suggested $5 per person for Plainville Food Pantry Benefit.

2. Free Community Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday, December 8 at the west end, in Hartford

Come learn from Holistic Presenters about the following: 

Yoga with Mary Rickel-Pelletier (10:00am), Sound Healing & Meditation with Joan Calvert, Ph.D. and Michael Reynolds, LCSW (10:30am), Leaky Gut: Symptoms and Treatments - Jessica Wei, MD, Holistic Women’s Health (11:00am), Deconstructing Your Cravings - Kate Preissler, FMCHC, Functional Health (11:45am), Energy Medicine, the Missing Link in HealthCare - Christoph Klonk, MD & Malou Dusyn (12:25pm), Thermography, Redefining Early Detection - April Beaman, CTT, RDH (1:15pm), Why Reflexology? Elli Findly, Ph.D, Certified Reflexologist (2:00pm), and Essential Oils and the AromaTouch Technique - Jilian Chase, IIN Health Coach & Wellness Advocate (2:35pm).

FREE REFRESHMENTS & Complimentary offerings to include: BioCharger, PEMF Energy Therapy, Chair Massage, Sound Healing, Hand Massage with AromaTouch, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Vision, Dental, Diabetes, Blood Pressure Screenings (if Mobile Unit available), and Elixir tastings courtesy of Hartford Flavor Company.

Co-Sponsored by the Community Engagement Committee of WECA, Menla Holistic Health and Hartford Mindfulness Center.

Held at 645 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT.

Time: Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

3. Natural Medicine: Essential Oils 101

Saturday, december 15 at Menla Holistic Health

Take back your health today! Super Immunity – How to create your immunity bubble, Reduce stress & tension, Soothe sore muscles and joints, Promote mental alertness & increase energy, Promote a clear and healthy complexion, Therapeutic use of these oils at home, AND MUCH MORE! 

Please join us to learn about plant wisdom as a modality for healing through emotional aromatherapy.

Held at Menla Holistic Health 645 Farmington Avenue, Hartford CT.

Time: Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

4. Meditative Coloring

Friday, January 4th at Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. In Hartford

Meditative Coloring is a time to relax, meditate, and deepen your breath. This class offers an opportunity to set aside electronic devices and to engage in connection and a creative, calming activity. Meditative Coloring meets every Friday from 12:00 to 1:00. On the third Friday of each month, there will be a session of Meditative Coloring with a Creative Twist with an extended time period from 12:00 to 2:00. Our coloring sheets will transform into a craft item to create and take home. Each session will begin with a guided meditation. December’s coloring sheets theme and guided meditations will be on the topic of the gift of self-acceptance and self-love. The meditation, aromatherapy, and meditative music help to create an atmosphere to foster creativity and mindfulness. During December's Meditative Coloring with a Creative Twist, we will be creating a gift box with our own meditative coloring. We will color designs and glue them onto a gift box. Each participant will be able to design one gift box. Maybe the gift box can hold a special self-love gift for yourself. All materials are provided, including a variety of meditative coloring pages to choose from, as well as coloring markers, colored pencils, gel pens and crayons. However you are welcomed to bring your own supplies. Suggested Donation: $5 - $15.

Held at Toivo by Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. 399 Franklin Avenue, Hartford, CT. (Free parking available in front and back of the Toivo building, on Franklin Avenue, and across the street from Toivo in a parking lot next to Tico's Place.)

Time: 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM

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Jane Matanga