Native Feasts

Food Justice Discussion

Special Food Event at Russell Library in Middletown.

“Eating Like a Champion:  How Elite Athletes Build Their Power”
Lecture by Jeff Hush

Weds. May 31, 2017: 6.00 to 7.00 pm

Q&A:  7.00 to 7.30

Russell Library

(123 Broad St., Middletown, CT)

Do top athletes know anything special about food? Can the rest of us learn from them? What do the most important recent discoveries in biology teach us about food? Three key discoveries all agree on one thing: all calories are not created equal. Why are whole foods so much better for us than refined foods? Why do people who eat “clean” foods have so much more energy than the average person? Why do some people stay healthy, taking no pills, even into old age?

Jeff Hush founded Food & Movement Therapy ( because he wanted people of all ages to know that health is built through our own practices and wise habits—not through medical interventions. Food is information; by using the clearest message possible—whole foods—we give our bodies what they expect and what they need. Some styles of movement reinforce the natural architecture and flow of the body: tai chi and yoga top the list—they are also the most extensively studied in medicine. Hush has been using whole foods and practicing tai chi and yoga since 1980. He has invented—and teaches—new styles of Chair and Standing Yoga: fit for all ages.

This lecture is part of a series called “One Book on the River Bend” (based on The Boys in the Band, about the 1936 University of Washington 8-man rowing crew which won the gold medal at Hitler’s Olympics). Other lectures and events will be held from April 24 to May 31 at three local libraries: Russell Library, Portland Public Library, and Cromwell Belden Public Library.



Jeff Hush : Ongoing Classes


Power Yoga Class in Middletown

Tuesdays: 6:00-7:00pm

134 Broad St at “The Central” 

$15.00 per session

Contact Jeff if you want to join!


Yoga in the Courtyard at Russell Library in Middletown.

Yoga in the Hubbard Room (winter)

123 Broad Street, Middletown CT.


Adults & Children (6+) welcome.

Standing Yoga, no mats needed.

Next :  Saturday May 27th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon

Future :  Saturday June 24th, 11 A.M.- Noon

Future : Saturday July 29th, 11 A.M.-Noon

Future : Saturday August 26th, 11 A.M.-Noon


1.Saturday, June 11th, 2016 11:00 A.M.- Noon

2. Saturday, July 30th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon

3. Saturday, August 20th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon

4. Saturday, October 8th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon

5. Saturday, November 19th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon 

6. Saturday, December 10th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon

7. Saturday, Janurary 28th, 2017 11:00 A.M.- Noon


8. Saturday, Feb 25th, 11:00 A.M.- Noon

9. Saturday March 25th, 11:00 A.M.-Noon

10. Saturday April 29th, 11:00A.M.-Noon

Rachel Hedrick: Ongoing   Classes


Food & Movement Therapy:


a)  5:30-6:30 pm     Family Yoga (free)  at CHC New Britain


a)  5:30-6:30 pm    Family Yoga  (free)  at CHC Meriden


a)  5:30-6:30 pm    Family Yoga  (free)  at CHC New Britain



a)  5-6 pm              Family Yoga  (free)  at Middletown Family Wellness Center

b) 7-8 pm               Power Yoga (gym) at Team Fitness, East Hampton CT


a)  4:30-5:20 pm      Family Yoga  (free)  at Mtown Fam. Well. Cen.

b)  5:30-6:30 pm       Power Yoga  ($15 or $12 disc.)  Vinnie’s J & J


a)  9:00 -10:00 am    Vinyasa  Flow Yoga   (gym)    at    Club 24

Vinnie’s Jump & Jive is at                                424 Main Street,  Middletown, CT

CHC New Britain (Family Wellness Center):     85 Lafayette St.,  New Britain, CT

CHC Meriden (Clinic)  is at                                134 State Street,  Meriden, CT

Middletown Family Wellness Center (CHC):   635 Main Street, Middletown, CT

Club 24  is  at                                                       651 South Main Street, Middletown, CT

Team Fitness is at                                               11 North Main St. East Hampton, CT 06424 (860)267-8326

*Family Yoga classes: open to all children (6+) and adults.  Younger children can play in back.




Steven Macri: Ongoing Classes


a)  5:30 – 6:30 pm     Power Yoga (gym class) @ Club 24 Middletown


a) 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Yoga For Transitional Academy @ Club 24 Middletown


Special Trainings and Events

GORUCK are team based events thats challenge a team as a whole, mentally and physically. The concept is to “embrace the suck” as a team and complete objectives in a timely manner as a whole. The events range from 6 hours, 12 hours, and 24 hours, led by ex military Cadre. They are the leaders and give you the objectives for the events. Their job is to to push you to achieve the goals. The act of rucking is simple, strap on required weight in your ruck sack and start moving. I have been participating and training for these events since January 2017.

Fjall Raven Classic USA 2017 is a trekking event sponsored by FjallRaven. This event is in Colorado this year at Copper Mountain. It entails 3 days of trekking the wilderness with 200 other lucky individuals who were fourtionate enough to score tickets. It will be physically demanding and a whole bunch of fun! I will post pictures from the event, which will be especially hard because of the high elevations. 



Rachel Hedrick started a newclass, “Healthy Bites.” This class will teach whole foods, plant-based cooking. The class finished in August 2016 and will resume at a later date.


We learn to eat and cook plant-based whole foods. These foods are especially helpful in reducing weight, eliminating diabetes, and healing the heart. Many cultures around the world eat balanced diets and live much longer and healthier lives than us. We will sample dishes from these cuisines and discuss what makes them so healthy (Children 8+ welcome; smaller children can play with toys in the room).

The classes are FREE.

Every Thursday, starting June 2nd, 5:30-6:30 P.M. We have already had 5 classes with great attendance. 

CHC New Britain (Family Wellness Center):

85 Lafayette St.,  New Britain, CT

Community Dance Day at Vinnie’s Jump & Jive in Middletown.

Saturday, June 4th, all day (10:20 A.M.- 3 P.M.)

All ages welcome, FREE.

A) 10:20-10:40 A.M. Chair Yoga (Jeff)

B) 10:40-11:00 A.M. Family Yoga (Jeff)

C) 11:00-11:20 A.M. Power Yoga (Rachel)

D) 1:40- 2:00 P.M. Tai Chi (Jeff)