With our current state of the world, I have been moved to try to find a way to contribute to society positively, do what I love selflessly, with the goal of putting my energies towards good within the community.

As of today, the total amount raised and given through CK Yoga for Good, since it began in the summer of 2017, is: $20,640.00 and over 300 classes offered to the the public.
 
CK Community Donation Yoga for Good classes have no fee, but a mindful suggested donation. If a student is unable to pay for a normal class in a studio, they can pay what they can or take it for free if needed. If they are able to pay for class, those donations are pooled at the end of each class and paid forward to causes and charities. 
Yoga for Good returns to the Washington Club Hall for the Winter. This beautiful space is warm, spacious, and bright and we are so grateful to be there and join with the WHC community.

For the rest of the year, here’s our schedule:

from Now until December 14th: 
Saturdays and Sundays
10am meditation
10:30am yoga

 

from December 14th-January 4:
Sundays
10am meditation
10:30am yoga

 

Christmas Eve
10am meditation
10:30am yoga

 

Christmas Day
4pm meditation
4:30pm yoga

 

New Year’s Eve
10am meditation
10:30am yoga

 

New Year’s Day
12 Noon meditation
12:30pm yoga

 

Please email CKinsolving@mac.com for updates on class schedules!

 


 

CK’s Community Donation -
Yoga for Good
Beneficiaries

2017:

  • The Washington Art Association
  • The Steep Rock Land Trust
  • The New Milford Animal Shelter
  • A local Food Bank for families in need
  • The Institute for American Indian Studies
  • The Litchfield Jazz Scholarship program
  • A beloved local’s cancer treatment GoFundMe
  • The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for women and children
  • Martin Luther King CT Nonviolence Center
  • Jewish Center Sharon
  • CT NOFA
  • CT Young Farmers
  • Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Diaper Fund
  • ASPCA for Harvey Animal Relief
  • ASPCA for Irma Animal Relief
  • and a local GoFundMe to support a small business’ victims of a hate-crime in New Milford

2018

  • Higher Heights
  • Emerge America
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Danbury Animal Welfare
  • Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary
  • Star Paws Rescue
  • Center for Nonviolence
  • Women’s March CT
  • JDRF
  • Children’s Community School
  • WMS Pat’s Fund
  • Everytown
  • ACLU
  • Avaaz
  • Little Britches
  • Everytown
  • Catherine Hubbard Foundation
  • White Rhino Ol Pejeta Conservancy
  • Wildlife Conservation Network
  • March for Our Lives
  • Rebecca’s Race for Pancreatic Cancer
  • Two Lines Press
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Two Lines Press
  • Steep Rock
  • Center for Translation
  • Greenwoods
  • RAICES
  • Texas Civil Rights Project
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Judy Black
  • WAA
  • Prime Time House
  • CT Votes for Animals
  • Friend of Animals
  • WEC
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Lynnia’s Cancer Fund
  • Texas Civil Rights
  • NOFA
  • Blue Wave 
  • Humane Society International
  • local animal shelters
  • ASPCA
  • Wintergreen Arts in Maine
  • Drea’s Hurricane Senior Citizens Meal 
  • Indian Institute
  • Jahana Hayes 
  • Woosley Fire Animals
  • Everytown for Gun Control
  • to family loss Cali fires
  • Animals in Cali Fire
  • Native American Foods
  • Muddy Paws Rescue
  • Whale Rescue

2019

  • Washington Ambulance Assoc.
  • Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuaryv
  • Washington Environmental Council
  • Al otro lado, legal support for migrants at the border in Tijuana
  • The Pad Project
  • The Blue Wave
  • Jahana Hayes
  • Center for Translation
  • Woosley Fire Animals
  • Everytown for Gun Control,
  • Rescue Box
  • Sierra Club,
  • family loss in Cali fires
  • Animals In Cali Fire
  • JDRF
  • Native American Foods
  • Muddy Paws Rescue
  • Planned Parenthood
  • PETA
  • Whale Org
  • Oceanic Preservation Society
  • Best Friends Animal Society
  • Marianne for President
  • Charity: Water
  • Insulin for Life USA
  • DeCruit.Org
  • JDRF INTERNATIONAL
  • ASAP!
  • WMNR radio
  • the Washington Art Association,
  • Jahana Hayes,
  • Lynnia’s Cancer Go Fund Me,
  • Texas Civil Rights,
  • Immigrant Children,
  • the Trevor Project,
  • Act Blue-Kids at the Border,
  • Yellowhammer Fund,
  • Writer’s Almanac Organization,
  • GO Campaign,
  • Litchfield Jazz Fest,
  • RAICES,
  • Everytown,
  • Amazon Rainforest Rescue Preservation,
  • Little Guild,
  • Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Relief,
  • Star Paws,
  • Environmental Defense Fund,
  • Elephants in Asia,
  • ASAP!
  • PAAL,
  • CT Animal Shelter,
  • Institute of American Indian Studies Museum,
  • Center of Translation,
  • Planned Parenthood,
  • Sierra Club, and
  • the Humane Society.


For those that missed it in Hartford,  there are 2 more chances to see CRY IT OUT here, in Litchfield County!

And we are so excited to pack the house for these incredible performances, belly laughs, and therapeutic catharsis for parents.The show is 90 minutes long. We’ll take a short break and then have an audience and actor talk-back for those who would like to stay. These proved to be lively and insightful discussions with our passionate audience members in Hartford and we are looking forward to engaging in these important dialogues with members of this community.

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Broadway World raves CRY IT OUT is "fresh, fast paced, authentic and downright funny." 

The New Haven Arts Paper calls CRY IT OUT "bracingly funny and candid.”

Talkin' Broadway calls CRY IT OUT "Cathartic and fun."

Theatre critic James Ruocco calls CRY IT OUT "a candid, intimate piece of theatre that surprises and illuminates.” 

The Berkshire Eagle says CRY IT OUT is "vividly drawn and richly human, especially in director Rachel Alderman's smooth, subtly crafted production.

Audiences said:"Men and women should both see this. There's so many reasons to see this play.” “Excellent in every way.” “So well done. So very, very powerful.” “Enjoyed it from beginning to end.” “Great, distinct characters.”“Such an important play to see.”

"The fact that so many people can relate to it makes me feel proud that I was able to capture this incredibly short temporary moment in our lives as parents,” said Molly Smith Metzler.

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It’s a great date night or a night out with friends; come one, come all. We’ve gotten lots of raves, including this from Broadway World: https://www.broadwayworld.com/connecticut/article/BWW-Review-CRY-IT-OUT-at-Hartford-Stage-20191108

What’s it about? https://youtu.be/DgeLV6NrBXYhttps://youtu.be/aNkO11kFSLkhttps://youtu.be/JKxlQNoDbwc

Podcast Interview: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/johnnyoshow/episodes/2019-11-12T07_11_13-08_00

Press: https://happeninginthehills.com/onourradar/litchfieldcounty-newpreston-theatre-for-good-brings-the-play-cry-it-out-to-washington-montessori-school/

Reservations are rolling in! Be sure to make yours for this very special theatrical occasion in Litchfield County!

https://youtu.be/DgeLV6NrBXY
https://youtu.be/aNkO11kFSLk
https://youtu.be/JKxlQNoDbwc

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Theatre for Good Brings “Our Town” Back to Our Town, 
by Lindsey Turner

The incredible playwright, Molly Smith Metzer, currently one of the top TV writers in Hollywood, has granted Theatre For Good the rights to bring the Hartford Stage cast of NYC actors to the Litchfield Hills - this just doesn’t happen!

Litchfield County native, actress Caroline Kinsolving, started Theatre for Good (TFG) a year and a half ago because she saw Litchfield County was so full of talented and cultured people, those who thirst to perform and those who crave to experience.  

  • The Washington Art Association
  • The Steep Rock Land Trust
  • the New Milford Animal Shelter
  • a local Food Bank for families in need
  • the Institute for American Indian Studies
  •  the Litchfield Jazz Scholarship program
  • a beloved local’s cancer treatment GoFundMe
  • the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center for women and children
  • Martin Luther King CT Nonviolence Center
  • Jewish Center Sharon
  • CT NOFA
  • CT Young Farmers
  • Houston’s Hurricane Harvey Diaper Fund
  • ASPCA for Harvey Animal Relief
  • ASPCA for Irma Animal Relief
  • and a local GoFundMe to support a small business’ victims of a hate-crime in New Milford

Litchfield County native, actress Caroline Kinsolving, started Theatre for Good (TFG) a year and a half ago because she saw Litchfield County was so full of talented and cultured people, those who thirst to perform and those who crave to experience.  

“I’ve asked myself how I can help the world in whatever small way I can. I wanted to do something selfless with my free time that would benefit the community and, therefore, the world. I believe everyone can contribute in small or large ways and that goodness spreads in more ways than one,” Kinsolving said.

Kinsolving saw two beautiful venues she could welcome the public to and help support — the theatre at Washington Montessori School where she is an alumna, and The Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens.

On April 20th and 21st TFG performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” at the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens in Washington, CT.  “I’ve loved this play for a long, long time and the first time I saw it, I felt like I was watching a play about everything I love about living in this area,” Kinsolving said.  The group raised $1,007 over the weekend that was donated to the Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens and the Washington Community Fund.  

In the last year and a half TFG has raised over $4,000 for 

  • The Steep Rock Association
  • WMS Annual Fund
  • Higher Heights
  • Emerge America
  • The Annual Fund for Scholarships
  • the Susan B. Anthony Organization
  • Everytown for Gun Safety
  • Women’s Center of Greater Danbury
  • Loaves and Fishes of New Milford
  • The Judy Black Park and Gardens
  • Prime Time House, 
  • CT Votes for Animals
  • Independent Theatre Organization
  • Friends of Animals
  • CT Rivers Alliance
  • Washington Community Fund

by performing Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard,” Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,”  John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine,” Noel Coward’s “Private Lives,” and most recently, Thornton Wilder’s  “Our Town.” Caroline Kinsolving has been a professional actress for the last 20 years, working in TV, film and theatre in Los Angeles and New York. She grew up in and currently resides in Litchfield County. The cast are members of the community who donate their time to come together for good. To learn more visit www.CarolineKinsolving.com and email CKinsolving@mac.com if you’d like to participate or attend future TFG plays.

Photo credit: Nathan Turner for Lindsey Victoria Photography www.lindseyvictoriaphotography.com


Other Press:
https://www.ruralintelligence.com/community/the-rural-we-caroline-kinsolving
https://www.registercitizen.com/entertainment/article/Washington-s-Theatre-for-Good-presents-Our-13872807.php
https://www.rep-am.com/local/arts-entertainment/local-theater/2019/05/22/our-town-means-community-to-organizer/


Proceeds from these Yoga videos will go toward the following causes: Planned Parenthood, The World Wildlife Fund, The Humane Society, JDRF and the Environment

  1. Yoga for Strength:
  2. Gentle Yoga to Open the Body:
  3. Yoga for Your Core:
  4. Hour Flow Class:
    1. - Opens with Beginner Warm-Up
    2. - Ascends into Intermediate Flow
    3. - Touches on Advanced Inversions
    4. - Completes with Restorative Rest
  5. 30 Minute Chair Yoga, for beginners/older folk:
Make a donation below and I will send you access to the Yoga Videos for Good.  ($25 for all videos). Then, enjoy the class video!

In the past three years, I’ve raised money to volunteer in two developing countries, in order to further my understanding of humanity. My trip to Africa was in Tanzania, where I taught Yoga to children in schools and orphanages. My trip to India was in New Delhi, where I taught Shakespeare to 2-15 year olds in a slum and worked with teachers to promote peace and understanding with...

One of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to adopt a rescue puppy from Los Angeles four years ago. If you’re thinking about adopting - do it! If a bi-coastal actress can figure out how to make it work, anyone can. Petruchio is a rescue Irish Wolfhound mix mutt from the Star Paws Rescue Organization. I met him when he was four weeks old at a Farmer’s Market in the Pacific Palisades. Named after a favorite leading man’s role in Shakespeare from “The Taming of the Shrew.” I played Kate the summer before I got him and figured, if I tame him, he’ll probably tame me.  

Film+Poems=FOEMS:  Poems for the eyes, ears, and soul: One location. One shot. One take. "Poetry has always been a sacred language to me because I grew up with a poet by my side. My mother shared poetry and how to see the world poetically throughout my childhood, for which I will always be grateful. Several years ago, my managers encouraged me to start my own performance project and create my own content, but I didn’t want to just make another video, adding to the thousands of funny sketches out there. I wanted to put something out there that was not only unique but thoughtful and helpful to those viewing. I asked myself what I might have to offer and poetry came to mind and so, FOEMS was born. Over 100 videos later, I’m proud to have heard from actors, teachers, poets, and students alike from around the world, expressing their appreciation for poetry on film." We are developing this project to get Poetry into the hands (and onto the iPhone screens) of the next generation. James Fenton, known as one of the greatest poets of our generation, watched his Foem, "In Paris With You," and wrote "I'm always pleased at the way that poem gets around - and in unexpected versions…Thank you." Kate Light, responded to her poem's Foem: "I love this! ... I always had mixed feelings about the poem, but it’s the one that Anthologists often pick, and you made me see why!” Over 100 Poems and over 35,000 views worldwide: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW2Al6uv3GFubWWEIMJ1j1A For the love of poetry, please share!

  • Yoga Teacher for Women with Breast Cancer, present Los Angeles
  • Model - Vintage Lingerie Fashion Shows to Empower Women, 2010-12 Los Angeles
  • Reader at All Saints Children’s Hospital and CHLA, 2010-11 Los Angeles
  • Model for Out of the Closet, AIDS Health Organization, 2006 Hollywood,
  • AIDS Dance-athon Fundraiser, 2005, 2006 New York
  • Big Sister with AIDS affected 11 year-old, 2003 New York
  • Volunteer at Poughkeepsie Center for Battered Women, 2001 New York
  • Reader at All Saints Children’s Hospital, 2011 Los Angeles
  • Reader for BookPals at CHLA, 2010-2011 Los Angeles
  • Volunteer with Much Love, Org.,2006-2011 Santa Monica
  • Food delivery for GIFFTS, center for people with AIDS/HIV, 2000-2003 New York
  • Server and maintenance for the Bridgewater Fair, 2000-2002 Bridgewater
  • Food delivery from the Mayflower Inn to Loaves and Fishes, 2000-2001 Litchfield County
  • Coalition for the Homeless, Food Truck, 1998 Manhattan
  • Loaves and Fishes, 2004-05
  • Paul Newman's ‘Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for Children’, 2004
  • Big Sister program with underprivileged eleven year-old, 2003
  • Weekly food delivery for GIFFTS, Poughkeepsie charity center for people with AIDS/HIV, 2000-03
  • Volunteer labor for the Bridgewater Fair, 2000, 20001 Bridgewater
  • AIDS Education Group, Vassar College, 2000-2001
  • Delivery program to New Milford’s Loaves and Fishes, 2000, 2001 New Milford
  • Childcare + Education at the Poughkeepsie Center for Battered Women, 2000
  • Coalition for the Homeless, Food Truck, 1998 Manhattan
  • AIDS Education Group, 1999 Milton Academy
  • Childcare + Education volunteer for Boston Community Services, 1999
  • The Writing Center, Milton Academy, volunteer tutor, 1999
  • Walk for the Cure – Diabetes, 1998, 99 Boston
  • Volunteer for the Special Olympics – basketball, track, tennis, 1998, 99
  • "Sidewalk Sam," Urban Arts Project, 1998-99 Boston
  • Deborah Home, orphanage volunteer, 1993 Rio Piedras Puerto Rico

For beginners & older folks. Proceeds from these Yoga videos will go toward the following causes:
  • Planned Parenthood
  • The World Wildlife Fund
  • The Humane Society
  • JDRF and the Environment
Please click on the class that you’d like to purchase and follow the directions to make a donation ($15 or more). Then, enjoy the class video!

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