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Virtual Yoga & Mindfulness Session Presented by Cigna

Secure your spot to our virtual session today and get a limited edition yoga mat! See below for all your Virtual Yoga & Mindfulness Session information and to sign up for yoga and meditation benefiting Mental Health CT.


Following our partner's push for physical and emotional well-being, Hartford Athletic is thrilled to bring a Virtual Yoga & Mindfulness Session presented by Cigna on September 29th! 

The event will include a guided yoga session for all levels led by Hartford Athletic's Yoga Instructor Ivana Walker and guided meditation by Cigna's Mindful Leadership Trainer Richard Bonk. Available for all ages!

There is a donation of $10 to participate. The first 100 registrants will receive a co-branded yoga mat and a ticket to a match in 2020 or 2021. All proceeds will go to Mental Health CT.  

 Schedule of Events

  • 6:00PM - Remarks from Partners
  • 6:05PM - 45 Minute Guided Yoga Session
  • 6:50PM - 15 Minute Guided Meditation Session


Established in 1908, Mental Health Connecticut (MHC) is a statewide, private nonprofit organization focused on mental health advocacy, education, and service. Following in the footsteps of our founder, Clifford W. Beers, we continue to move toward a future where individuals with mental health conditions are treated fairly and have the opportunity to lead a rewarding life on their terms. With a person-centered approach to care, MHC partners with individuals, their families, and the surrounding communities to create environments that support long-term health and wellness. We measure success by our ability to help individuals obtain a safe home, achieve whole health, realize a meaningful purpose, and develop connections in the community.


about Richard Bonk, m.ed.

Richard Bonk has a Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of Toledo (Ohio) and has worked in health care and related fields for over 30 years with a special interest in the emotional/physical connection and arts/creativity to promote health, wellbeing and increase awareness. 

Richard has taught yoga, integrative relaxation and meditation in various settings including the VA Medical Center and University of Minnesota and has worked for nearly 7 years in Cigna LMP as a Stress, Weight, Tobacco and CLIMB coach as well as serving as (past) co-chair of the Eden Prairie Green Steps committee and a founder and current co-chair of the Healthy Life mindfulness oriented stress solutions (MOSS) committee. Richard feels that mindfulness is not he of the most effective tools for managing stress through enhancing awareness and cultivating compassion.

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