Farm Programs

Apprenticeship programs May thru October on the farm are a wonderful way to get in touch with nature within the woodland setting of Sticks and Stones Farm while you learn ecologically based and sustainable organic agriculture methods. Call Tim at 808-640-5540 or Celine at 203-885-2076 if interested for availability Summer 2015.

Come for fresh air and tranquility, come to be surrounded by nature, or come for a not so far away respite from your busy life.  Keep us in mind for your next healthy get-a-way, family gathering, birthday party or for a very special gift certificate!  Email Celine at for pictures and prices.

Whether you have a day, a weekend or a summer to come and participate, the projects related to life and the land here on the farm are plentiful and ongoing.







Click Here To Learn More about Our Newest Yoga Class with Kathy Sward

Starting on Thursdays, October 29th from 11:00-12:15pm

Please join us for Yoga Therapeutics which is especially designed for those with chronic pain, health conditions, rehabbing injuries, and other health concerns. Each class begins with deep breathing exercises to diffuse stress. Next, blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps are used to support you as you are assisted through a gentle and painless practice. Traditional poses are expertly adapted to allow your mind to calm, joints to align, and muscles to lengthen and strengthen. Our practice ends with guided relaxation to alleviate pain and heal from within.
No yoga experience is necessary. Excellent for beginners to learn body awareness and proper alignment, as well as for experienced practitioners to take their practice to a new and deeper level.

Contact Kathy at 203 207 1613 or

or visit

Free Essential Oil Class the last Tuesday of Every Month!

Carla Bates Barzetti ( is an intuitive energy healer, professionally trained in Sedona, AZ and a Craniosacral Therapy practitioner in Newtown, CT. She uses doTERRA Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils in her healings and teaches FREE oils classes in the stone barn on the last Tuesday of every month from 7-8:30pm.


Guided Meditation This Tuesday of every month 7:30-8:30

Carla will also be offering a guided meditation with crystal chakra bowls. Come and allow Carla to guide you through the veils as she helps us develop the intention to communicate with departed loved ones. $15 suggested donation.


Click HERE to learn about becoming a Reiki Master at the farm this fall

Contact Carla for information on meditations, essential oils, and Reiki 203 364 6262


Kundalini Yoga & Meditation with Christine ‘Sat Sevak’ Alexander
$15 suggested donation (any amount is welcome and appreciated)
Sundays, 11:00am-12:15pm

A wonderful practice for beginners and experienced yogis alike – Kundalini is known as the yoga of awareness, and doesn’t require previous knowledge of poses or gymnast level flexibility. It is very different from other forms of yoga, and as such is a wonderful addition for those who already have a strong yoga practice in other disciplines. Expect to break a sweat, though, and to feel very relaxed afterwards! In class, we move, stretch, and breathe deeply in preparation for a closing meditation. Classes often involve healing mantras from the ancient texts associated with Kundalini yoga. These have a centering effect on the mind and make it easier to enter a meditative state. Kundalini has a long history as a practice, originating in the Upanishads in India in 500 BC. It gently challenges the mind and body to open, increasing intuition, and mind-body awareness.

Christine has been practicing and teaching Kundalini for over 5 years. She was the Director of Golden Bridge Yoga in NYC, which is owned by internationally heralded and beloved Kundalini master teacher Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa. It was with Gurmukh’s instruction and mentorship that Christine began teaching in 2010. Sat Sevak was the spiritual name given to Christine in the Kundalini tradition and means ‘Servant of Truth.’ As such, she designs her classes to help support her students in the quest for their own truth.


Click Here to learn about our bi-weekly Iyengar Yoga classes with Gwynneth Powell Sobejko

Perfect for those new to yoga, and those working with limitations and for those who want to delve deeper into their practice. These weekly ongoing classes will share B.K.S Iyengar’s approach that yoga can be beneficial for anyone, no matter their age, level of fitness, religion or flexibility. Poses may be individually modified so that each pose can be realized by the students. Bring a sweater for relaxation.

45+ Better but all ages welcome to this slower, thoughtful approach

Classes led by Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Gwynneth earned internationally recognized certification in the Iyengar method in 2003. She has been a keen student, practioner and teacher since 1996. Gwynneth has good experience working with people of all abilities. Her teaching class history includes teens, seniors, 55+ Better, beginners, intermediate, yoga karunta, restorative, pranayama, inversions and assisting in special needs classes.

email with any questions or concerns: or call 203 767 3414


Agni Love  Yoga Classes Every Tuesday at 6:15pm and Saturday mornings at 9:15am

$70 for a 5 class pass or $14 drop-in
Sliding scale available based on circumstance
New student special 3 for $36.00

As a student of yoga for over 10 years, Aga Chapska decided it was time to put all the knowledge to work, and become a teacher of yoga, training in the lineage of ParaYoga at Your Community Yoga Center in Hamden, CT. In 2010, she completed her 200hrs YTT, and begun teaching yoga at Your Community Yoga Center. In 2012, she decided to dive into deeper practices and continued to study with her beloved teachers, Kathryn Templeton, Sue Neufeld, Bill Banick, Sandra Anderson, and Rolf Sovik of Himalayan Institute. She completed her 500 YRS YTT in Hatha ParaYoga and Ayurveda Specialist training in 2013, and gracefully graduated at Himalayan Institute in PA.

Yoga illuminates her life. She finds yoga to be the pathway to love, acceptance, forgiveness and self-study, allowing her to become a witness without judgment, and to be present only to LOVE. She is grateful for its gifts and grateful for her life.

As a teacher, she brings her luminous quality into each class, intuitively guiding students towards their own inner illumination. Her classes are Hatha Para Yoga and Ayurveda blend. She realizes the importance of our connection to the elements of Water, Fire, Earth, Air and Ether, and teaches her students that these elements are not only present in our bodies, but that they require love and care in order to achieve more balanced life.

”Developed by master teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, ParaYoga links students and teachers of all levels to the power, spirit, and tradition of Yoga. ParaYoga is a living link to the ancient sciences of yoga and tantra. Para” means supreme, ancient, highest, the culmination of all effort. ParaYoga offers students of all levels access to the entire range and sacred power of Yoga. ParaYoga is based on the Six Gems©, ancient teachings that unlock “supreme” accomplishment in practice and life.



Friction Fire Workshop
Have you ever wanted to create fire using only what nature provides? Join us as we guide you through the process of making fire by friction using the bow and drill method. Leave with your self- created fire kit for further practice and mastery of this traditional skill. Additional ancient techniques practiced around the world will be demonstrated and available for your experimentation. Try an ancient method for yourself and feel the connection to your ancestors.

DATE: Sunday, October 18, 2015 (rain or shine)
COST: $65/person
(deposit is non-refundable within 2 weeks of program)
TIME: 12pm- 5pm
LOCATION: Sticks & Stones Farm in Newtown, CT

Bring wood carving knife, snack, water & clothing for outdoors. Note: This is a physical skill requiring kneeling, bending and safe
use of a knife!

Instructor: Andy Dobos, co-founder of Three Red Trees School of Natural Living, grew up in northwestern Connecticut, living and playing on the old “family farm” land. Andy has a BFA in Fine arts and is an EMT He currently works as an instructor with Two Coyotes WIlderness School. In the past he has worked for Great Hollow Wilderness School, the Institute for American Indian Studies, and Maine Primitive Gathering. Andy is an accomplished tracker with a Level III Track and Sign Certification from Cybertracker Conservation. Andy has a great desire to foster people’s connection with the natural world and the discovery of their personal gifts.

3 Herbal Medicine Making Classes with Jiling Lin

Herbal Medicine Making Intensive with Jiling Lin
Making herbal medicines involves understanding a simple set of techniques, then repeating and adapting them, under a variety of circumstances. We’ll do a plant walk, botanizing along the way, practicing plant connection exercises and ethical wild-crafting, then explore a variety of field medicine making skills, including drying methods, plant storage, tinctures, oils, honeys, glycerites, liniments, and vinegars. Be prepared to be outdoors, and bring a lunch!

DATE: Sunday October 11, 2015
LOCATION: Sticks and Stones Farm
TIME: 10 am- 3pm
AGE: Adult, children with supervision 10-13, and teens 14+
COST: $95 includes materials fee

Herbal First Aid with Jiling Lin
We’ll explore local first aid plants and first aid kitchen herbs/ spices. Using herbal medicine in acute situations is one of the best ways to learn, through hands-on practice in everyday life. How can we be prepared? We’ll discuss how to herbally address common first aid concerns, such as open wounds, infections, digestive disorders, headaches, emotional distress, bug bites, sun protection, and more.

DATE: Sunday November 1, 2015
Location: Sticks and Stones Farm
Time: 10 am- 3pm
AGE: Adult, children with supervision 10-13, and teens 14+
COST: $95 includes materials fee

Embodied Herbalism with Jiling Lin
We’ll get acquainted with plants via a diverse array of plant connection activities that include botany, journaling, plant meditations, creating plant mandalas, and movement exercises. We’ll discuss and create a variety of incense blends, and explore how to use them.

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2015
LOCATION: Sticks and Stones Farm
TIME: 10 am- 3pm
AGE: Adult, children with supervision 10-13, and teens 14+
COST: $95 includes materials fee

Instructor: Jiling Lin is a trained herbalist who studdied herbalism intensivly with Medicine Song and other herbal teachers. She is a world traveler and experienced in many healing and expressive modalities that influence her holistic and healing workshops.

Super Deal!
3 Class Deal Sign up for all three classes for $250!

Primitive Pottery Class with Jeff Kalin
for adults and older teens

Jeff Kalin, an primitive skills technologist and
artisan is going to teach a 3-day primitive skills
course on making eastern woodlands era
pottery. The course includes 2 consecutive days
of pottery making with Jeff and an one-day
firing on a weekend a week or two later. Pottery
firing dates are dependent on dry weather
conditions so the date of the firing is flexible..
While it would be great to have everyone at the
firing, it can be hard to schedule a weather
dependent event into your calendar. If you
cannot make the firing we will be sure to fire
your pottery and you can pick it up at your

Program Details:
DATES: November 7, 8 (pottery firing on one of
the following weekend days)
TIME: 10am-3pm
LOCATION: Newtown, Sticks and Stones Farm
201 Huntingtown road, Newtown, CT 06470
AGES: adults, children 10 -14 accompanied by an adult and teens 15+ are all welcome.
Program Fee: $110

Please be sure to bring a lunch and clothes you can get dirty in. Class is open to 12 participants. We expect this class to fill fast!

Instructor: Jeffrey Kalin, PTI’s Founding Director, has 25 years experience in his field. He has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, and has been guest speaker at many historical societies, museums and universities. Mr. Kalin is a consultant to museum curators and archaeologists in the analysis of artifacts. He is a recognized expert in Clovis point replication and other types of stone tools. He has constructed prehistoric sets and props for filmmakers. His wood-fired replica pottery, hand-built from river clay, is in private and public
collections. Skilled in all aspects of native American
indigenous arts, Mr. Kalin has taught those skills to
others, including hands-on workshops for all ages of
children and adults.

Women’s Earth Basket (WEB)

A nature based journey of exploration of our inner and outer wilderness as women weaving and earthen hearth.

Over the season, we will be outdoors weaving our connection to nature, our selves, and each other through naturalist and wilderness survival skills such as harvesting wild edible plants, cooking over a fire, learning friction fire starting, building shelters, bird language, wildlife tracking and more. We will also explore ourselves and each other through reflective journaling, discussions, poetry and songs. We will delve into various art forms expressing our creativity and inner gifts accompanied with various wild adventures out on the land. It is an opportunity to discover and embrace in a safe container what is at the heart of the feminine and to honor that for ourselves and those around us, in the community of other women. Come weave an earth basket of playfulness, fun, heart, sacredness, joy, healing, and beauty for yourself, the earth, and all her children.

Dates: Oct 24, Nov 14, and Dec 12
Location: Sticks and Stones Farm, Newtown
Cost: $225
Time: 9am-3pm



Check it out and call Justin if you want more information: 203-843-3112

Rustic Retreats

Contact us about hosting an event for your group!


A houseboat retreat
made from the
resources on Sticks
and Stones Farm.