August on the Farm

Hurry, hurry to the farm! Summer is almost over!!!

The farm is waiting for you!  Lace up your walking shoes and come on by.

Take a hike through the woods, a walk at our stone and moss Chartre labyrinth or a hike on the mountain to enjoy some quiet time to reflect,  or to soak up the earth’s energy bubbling up. Hours: 8am -7 :00 PM

We ask that when you visit the farm that everyone signs in at our guest book each time at the big stone barn at the front table. If you have not filled out one of Liability Release Forms, or have brought guests who have not, please do so.  (We keep them on file so you only need to do once.)

We ask walkers and visitors to please contribute to our Donation Jar that helps us to continue our constant work to improve the farm,  creating a peaceful sanctuary and green environment on the 60 wooded acres as well as a gathering place for those interested in living a healthy lifestyle.

If you are bringing guests that are new to the farm please let them know that Sticks & Stones is a SMOKE, DRUG & ALCOHOL FREE FARM and we ask that all visitors respect that. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the property.

Interested in holding a workshop, family reunion, birthday party, fundraiser, wedding or gathering of any sorts during 2013 or 2014?  It is not too early to start making plans and get your pick of dates.  You can email me at anniesands@gmail.com to discuss it!

Please RSVP to any of the events below, unless written otherwise at anniesands@gmail.com or 203-270-8820

May All Beings Be Happy,

Annie & Tim

ONGOING YOGA CLASSES back at the FARM!

Taught by Aga!

Monday Evening: Gentle Flow Candle Lit 6:30-7:30 $15 Drop in or $10 with Class Pass (10 classes for $100)

Wednesday Mornings: Restorative Flow 9-10:15 Donation Requested

Saturday Mornings: Energizing Vinyasa 8:00-9:15 $15 Drop in or $10 with Class Pass (10 classes for $100)

Wear comfortable loose clothing, bring a water bottle and a Yoga Mat if you have one. See you soon!

A Labyrinth Walk:

A Pilgrimage to ‘that which lives within”

Sunday August 18th 12-4pm $60

Sticks and Stones Farm Moss and Stone Chartre Labyrinth

You are on the path ~ exactly where you are meant to be right now ~ shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, healing, courage, beauty, wisdom, power, dignity, and love. Your life is a sacred journey and within the journey there is growth, discovery, change, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, learning to see clearly and deeply, accessing your intuition, dealing with challenges at every step along the way.

Historically, Labyrinths have been used as meditation and prayer tools and symbolized a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The Labyrinth is an ancient metaphor for life’s journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are. It combines the imagery of the circle and spiral into a meandering, circuitous but purposeful path, leading to the center and out again. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place that takes you to “that which lives within.”

We will come together as a group, creating sacred space with ceremony, a guided meditation, assisting us in connecting with our intention and focus for our personal pilgrimage, followed by a labyrinth walk. Once we are all in the center of the Labyrinth, we will create a healing circle using Sound as a tool for toning our journey, followed by a closing ceremony. Bring a journal for your reflections.

Contact Patricia Singer at 203-226-8897 to RSVP or email at patricia@patsinger.com

Wednesday August 21st

Gluten Free 101

7-8 $45

RSVP a must.  Space Limited

Do you dream in gluten-free chocolate cupcake?  Do you miss the smell of fresh baked bread wafting through your home?  Is contemplating gluten-free cooking and baking more frightening than anything you can currently imagine?

Or are you considering going gluten free?  Are you struggling with the overwhelming amount of information on the Internet about gluten free food and living?   Mary Herrington will teach you the basics of the gluten free lifestyle:  What IS gluten?  What foods contain gluten? Other names for gluten.  How to read labels.  Which pre-made flours are worth your money and which aren’t.  Tips on de-glutenizing your kitchen.  Living in harmony: gluten and non-gluten in one kitchen.

Mary will be teaching a series of gluten-free classes and cooking demonstrations at the farm and this is the first. There will be treats for you to try and for purchase.

Mary Herrington is a homeschooling mother of two girls and began discovering gluten-free foods in 2009 after years of being sick.  Consultations with the top GI’s in Connecticut, nutritionists and homeopathic doctor’s finally lead her to the discovery of gluten intolerance.  During this journey, it was discovered that her children were also sensitive; leading to entire household being gluten-free.  That began her experimentation with gluten-free flours. She is someone who knew nothing about gluten-free who self-educated and through trial and error found what products work and which products don’t.  Join us for her first gluten-free class to learn gluten-free cooking tips and tricks.

Vermont’s Long Trail:  A Backpacking Odyssey

Sunday, August 25th, 2 – 3:30

Please join us on Sunday afternoon as Anne O’Regan shares tales and a slide show of her recent solo thru-hike on Vermont’s  273-mile Long Trail.  The LT is known for its rugged terrain and distinct beauty, and is the country’s oldest long-distance trail.   It travels from the Massachusetts border to Canada via the spine of the Green Mountains.  It climbs over nearly every major peak in the state including:  Glastenbury Mountain, Stratton, Killington, Mt Abraham, Mt Ellen, Camel’s Hump, Mt Mansfield and Jay Peak as it makes its way from the Massachusetts border to Canada.
This often pristine path is truly a New England gem!  Chances are, by the end of the talk you’ll be planning your own journey onto a trail this fall!
Note:  Anne previously spoke at Sticks and Stones about her 2,650-mile solo journey on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Thursday August 29th

HEALTHY POT LUCK DINNER

6-9pm Please RSVP

Please join us for our first Thursday evening Healthy Pot Luck dinner in 2013.  We will have them every month throughout the summer and fall on the last Thursday of each month. Come whenever you can make it between 6 and 9 pm.

Bring one of your favorite healthy, seasonal, (local if possible!) dinner or dessert dishes. It’s a great time to socialize and meet others with an interest in healthy eating and living. Please bring a list of ingredients for those with food sensitivities, allergies or preferences.

We also ask that everyone bring their own dishes, utensils and cups to the Pot Luck.

Please RSVP so we know how many to set up for: 203-270-8820

Tues Sept 3rd

Tai Chi Six Week Class Series

Tuesday nights 6:30-7:30 $90

Tai Chi is a very rewarding and relaxing form of exercise and if practiced regularly, can help reduce stress, strengthen the body gently, improve the immune system and one may enter a meditative state.

Taught by Linda Dohanos, 15 years experience.

Please RSVP to Annie 203-270-8820

Saturday September 7th 2:30-9pm

Drum Workshop, Pot Luck Dinner and Drum Circle!

Hand Drumming Workshop by Mark Zarillo for Beginners 2:30-5:30pm

This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of hand drumming and playing in a drum circle group. Students will explore traditional W. African rhythms as well as other drumming methodologies while learning to play/listen/create in a fun and engaging class. Some instruments will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring djembes or other hand drums if they have them. Pre-registration is required. (We need a minimum of 6 people pre-registered to run this workshop, so PLEASE RSVP if you are interested so we don’t cancel it!) Age 12 & older please. $65

To be followed by a Pot Luck Dinner from 5:30-7 and our monthly Community Drum Circle from 7-9

Join Mark Zarrillo in the Stone Barn for a family-friendly evening of drumming, dancing, hooping and general revelry as we celebrate community and the burgeoning of Spring!

Drummers, dancers and hoopers of all ages and abilities are welcome! Bring a drum or your favorite instrument and hoops if you have them! 
Sticks & Stones Farm is a smoke, drug and alcohol free property.
$15 (Seniors & Kids under 12 $5.) Cash Only.

RSVP to Annie 203-270-8820 or anniesands@gmail.com

Drum Workshop $65

Drum Circle $15

SAVINGS!: Prepay for both: $70

Sunday September 15th, 4 – 6 pm

Kirtan With The Cuckoo Wallahs

$15 – $20 Love Donation

The Cuckoo Kirtan Wallahs are an ever-evolving group of musicians, yogis and spiritual practitioners devoted to spreading love, joy and laughter with the ancient practice of Kirtan, a musical form of meditation. For the group’s founders, Jayaprabha Mare and Andrew Biagiarelli, keeping the practice fresh and fun is essential. They inspire a spiritual practice that is authentic and true to tradition without being too serious or rigid. Heart-centered fun is the experience they bring to communities through sharing kirtan (call and response chanting). Sit back and relax, or participate and collaborate. Everyone is invited to sing, dance, or bring along their own percussion to share in the jam.

EXPLORING THE FEMININE

September 22nd – 10 am to 4 pm

Exploring the feminine through the medicine wheel: Monthly workshops will begin by exploring the Eastern Shield: creating a sacred space for accessing the joy of new beginnings.

Ceremony, meditation, journaling, a labyrinth walk and various exercises will be incorporated.  Utilizing a variety of artistic materials and activities, including the construction of a Medicine Shield. Artistic experience not necessary.

TO RSVP, or for more info, Contact: Patricia Singer at 203-226-8897

Fee: $150. Series of 4: $500 includes materials.

September 22nd, October 20, November 17th, December 15th

Childcare available.

“Creating Abundance Now” Workshop

Saturday, Sept 28th 1-4 pm $55.00

Join us for this fun, experiential workshop.

Learn and practice the Art of Manifesting and transform your life. Your desires CAN become reality through understanding the Law of Attraction, your personal relationship with it, self-awareness and practicing take-home tools.

It’s not a “Secret” anymore!  Learn how to harness the energy that molds your future.

Please RSVP or for more information contact Roberta:  203-438-2354 or visit: www.beyond-touch.com

Roberta Russell, LMT, is a Law of Attraction Coach who helps individuals and small businesses manifest success. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, Polarity Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, serving clients since 1999.  Roberta coaches clients toward manifesting their joy-filled lives, integrating Law of Attraction principles and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

KOMBUCHA TEA MAKING WORKSHOP

Back by popular demand!

October Date to be announced.

$20 includes a free “mushroom” or starter!

Learn everything you need to know to save money and brew this ancient health elixer at home.

Discover how Kombucha can supply beneficial bacterias (probiotics), facilitate digestion, defend your body from infection, inhibit harmful bacterial enzymes, help prevent cancerous tumors. curb appetite, promote healthy skin, bolster the immune system, supply vitamins (particularly B complex) and more!

Beth Ellen will provide detailed recipes and instructions along with a step by step demonstration.  Everyone who attends will receive a free starter or S.C.O.B.Y. (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast)

PLEASE RSVP TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, and Annie will let u know when exact date is chosen.  Call Annie at 203-270-8820 Or email her at anniesands@gmail.com

Sunday Mornings at 9 AM

Vipassana 1 Hour Silent Meditation

To attend one must be an “old” student of Vipassana [Vi-PAH-sha-na] as taught by S.N. Goenka

Vipassana is a simple and practical method of mental purification that makes it possible to face the tensions and problems of daily life in a calm and balanced way.

If you are an old student and would like to attend. please RSVP to Tim at 203-270-8820

If you are interested in attending a 10 Day Vipassana Course, that are taught around the world, go to: www.dhamma.org

We are also currently hosting monthly 10 Day Vipassana Courses on our property on the Big Island of Hawaii. Go to: www.hi.us.dhamma.org

Two Coyotes Summer Camps

Justin Pegnataro~www.twocoyotes.org

Check out our amazing summer camps here at Sticks and Stones.  Most are filled but there are still a few openings!

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