1477 Park Street, Suite 102, Hartford, CT 06106 (860) 296-2338

At Toivo

All of our offerings are facilitated by individuals who have navigated struggles with mental health, substance use, trauma, and/or other challenging life circumstances. We use our direct lived experience to facilitate offerings in combination with our training and skillsets in these modalities.


Toivo offers a variety of modalities that fall under the categories of Movement, Art, Expression, Music, Mindfulness. Some of our regular offerings include, but are not limited to…

  • Yoga
  • Qigong
  • Zumba
  • Move!
  • Intuitive Watercolor Painting
  • Therapeutic Painting
  • Yarn & Chat
  • Creative Expressions
  • Meditative Coloring
  • Writing Workshops
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Sound Healing
  • Drum and Dance Circle
  • Breathwork
  • Forest Bathing
  • Laughter Yoga
  • Open Floor


In addition to the modalities listed above, we also hold peer-runs support groups. Our current groups include…

  • Alternatives to Suicide
  • Hearing Voices Network


Valley Qigong is a subcommunity of Toivo. Inspired by the qigong classes and workshops offered by Toivo founder Deron Drumm, individuals came together to build an intentional community around the practice of qigong. Valley Qigong classes are offered multiple times a week at Toivo. Weekly tea ceremonies serve as an opportunity for connection amongst like-minded people. Additional events like workshops and potlucks are offered throughout the year.