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Kundalini Yoga and Meditation at New Milford Hospital

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - New Milford, CT

If your New Year’s resolution includes renewing and strengthening your spirit and health, New Milford Hospital can help you attain that goal. On January 11, Leesa Sklover, PhD, LPC, IKYTA begins Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes at New Milford Hospital. Prenatal classes are also scheduled for moms and dads.

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation

Enhance the mind-body connection through the ancient and most healing form of yoga, Kundalini. It can help you control your mind and life, making your body and spirit strong through Kriyas which are powerful, beautifying, age defying poses developed for each part of the body and many health problems. Bring peace to yourself in this class and your presence will radiate who you are, as you make this practice part of your life. These classes encompass all levels of yoga by incorporating modifications, and live music is part of each class

Community Classes

Classes begin on Wednesday, January 11 from 5:15 – 6:15 pm for all levels, and are located in the Robison Conference Rooms at New Milford Hospital. There is a fee of $15 for each class and no registration is required.

Prenatal Classes

This class is geared to prepare the mind and body for labor as well as honoring oneself and the parent/child bond through meditation, chant, music and breathing techniques. Dads and new parents are welcome. The class is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 11 from 6:15 – 7:15 pm in the Robison Conference Rooms at New Milford Hospital. There is a fee of $15 for each class and no registration is required.

Leesa Sklover, PhD, LPC, CMT, IKYTA,

Ms. Sklover, a licensed counselor and Kundalini yoga teacher, is a pioneer in Integrative Medicine. She trained with Gurmukh at Golden Bridge in New York and Los Angeles and provides music therapy, imagery and visualization for the New Milford Hospital’s integrative medicine program.

In practice for over 20 years, she has created workshops and lectures to encourage exuberance and resilience, including composing and performing original music and an off-Broadway musical.

For more information on the yoga classes, please call 1-800-350-1595 or visit

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is a patient-centered health care organization established in 2010 by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and their affiliated organizations, to provide the highest level of care to patients throughout Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. In addition to the two hospitals, other network affiliates include:

• an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise

• an agency for home care and community health services

• a full-service retail pharmacy located at Danbury Hospital

• emergency medical services

• an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in Women’s, neonatal, cardiovascular and cancer services; weight loss and orthopedic surgery; digestive disorders and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for sleep disorders and asthma management. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns.

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About New Milford Hospital

New Milford Hospital is a Planetree organization dedicated to patient-centered care that nurtures every patient's body, mind and spirit. The Hospital has an extraordinary tradition of warm and caring personal attention backed by top-notch physicians, world-class technology and the newest, most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Your healthcare team of highly trained physicians, nurses, technicians and administrators is determined and committed to improving the health and quality of life of those we serve.

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About Danbury Hospital

Danbury Hospital is a 371-bed regional medical center and university teaching hospital associated with the University Of Vermont College Of Medicine, the Yale University School of Medicine, the Connecticut School of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center. The hospital is nationally recognized as a tertiary health care center with an innovative high-tech, high-touch environment and is also a member of the Planetree organization. In addition to offering the latest robotic and minimally invasive surgical and imaging technology, it was the first hospital in Connecticut to adopt electronic health records systems. It offers a Level II Trauma Center and Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Medical staff members are board-certified in their specialties, and most serve as faculty members of the nation’s finest university medical centers offering a higher level of experience.

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