the center & the center, elevated


Center In & Center Yourself at The Center.

Welcome to 216 Crown Street New Haven, CT

Welcome to The Center, a haven for wellness in downtown New Haven, Ct. In this 8,000 sq. ft. community space, our mission is to create space for you to live well, feel well and be empowered to do more good. The Center, Elevated is our 2018 expansion of wellness services, located on the fourth floor of The Center and home to multiple wellness practitioners. Here’s just little about us… but please visit our businesses’ individual websites to see the full story!

Breathing Room is a place not only for you to come and practice yoga,  but a place for you to feel you are growing, learning and contributing to and within an inclusive community. Founded in 2008, Breathing Room offers more than 50 classes a week in addition to its robust schedule of workshops, teacher trainings and domestic and international retreats.  Learn more.

Good Medicine Naturopathic Health Center was founded for you to reclaim ownership of your well-being and achieve vibrant health. We ensure all our patients feel welcome, safe and taken care of. Dr. Lindsay Ronshagen specializes in the use of nutritional, botanical, and physical medicine in treating a variety of medical conditions. In addition to naturopathic primary care, Dr. Ronshagen has special interests in gastroenterology, endocrinology, and women’s health and wellness.  Learn more.​​​​​​​

At the intersection of arts, healing, and justice - One Village Healing [OVH] is an emerging wellness and healing arts initiative dedicated to creating spaces, convenings, and programming, rooted in the values of the healing justice movement to collectively heal from the impact of systems of oppression so we can all live wildly liberated, connected, inspired, and healthy lives. In its first phase, partners and founding practitioners Hanifa Nayo Washington and Thema Haida will establish the OVH Healing Studio as a primary place of their individual healing practices. Hanifa and Thema will both offer Reiki, intuitive healing sessions, and various small group classes (8-15 ppl). In addition to these offerings, OVH will feature, host, and build healing community with other local and regional healer folk.  OPENING WINTER-SPRING 2019, more info at

Rolfing is a form of manual therapy, or bodywork, which assists in opening up, aligning, and balancing the body primarily by working in the fascia, or connective tissue. In Rolfing, our goal is to unwind the less-than-helpful compensatory patterns that have been imprinted through your lifetime. We do this because this creates deeper and longer lasting changes.  Learn more. 

Deep listening allows Ellen to meet you where you are on your path to wellness. Using Visionary Craniosacral Work® (VCSW®) as her primary modality, she work with all her skills to support you in your healing journey. Whether clinical (TMJD, concussions, headaches/migraines, chronic back pain, depression) or spiritual (life transitions or decisions, grief), Ellen supports you on your way out of pain and back into balance. Learn more.

Disconnect to reconnect. Welcome to PuRest Float Center. Floatation, also known as sensory deprivation, is one of the most effective means of stress relief and relaxation available. It’s also used to treat a range of ailments and conditions and has been shown to lower cortisol levels and high blood pressure. With locations at The Center at New Haven and also in Trumbull, Ct., we offer superlative, modern floatation tanks within a spa atmosphere, plus a variety of memberships to suit your wellness and relaxation needs.  Learn more.  

Amy Lauren Yoga Therapeutics meets the needs of the individual utilizing the tools of yoga therapy such as, breath-work, postures, relaxation techniques, mudras, mantras and meditation. Yoga therapy is based on the Kosha model, addressing the mental, physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies. The intention is to empower the client in their healing process, with a focus on their unique goals and desires. "The biggest gift I can offer my clients is the realization that there is always yoga to be done, at any stage or any point of life, it is accessible to all." - Amy Lauren. Learn more.

Massage Therapist Mariceli Ortiz operates Sacred Roo
ts of Wellness with a focus on personalized therapies that nurture both body and mind. Different styles of massages are use to provide each person with an assortment of different techniques with the intention that they can find what works best for their individual needs. Pricing: $80/hr & $110/90 min. Current discounts include $10 off and buy 5 get 1 free. Reserve your massage & learn more.

Colin Doyle’s focus is to provide bodywork that helps you feel better, move easier, and live more fully. Whether your desire is to move more freely, relax deeply, or simply feel good in your body, each session is tailored to help you thrive and feel your best. A graduate of the Pacific Center of Awareness and Bodywork, Colin Doyle applies various modalities of touch integrated with skills in mindfulness and communication. Additionally, Colin is a certified Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist and Functional Range Release practitioner, helping individuals improve their joint mobility, body awareness and physical well-being.  Starting rates are $85/hr; to reserve your appointment with Colin, call 203.214.3811 or visit

A Pilates studio grounded in classical principles and located in the heart of downtown New Haven. Katie loves the discipline of an ordered, buildable Pilates sequence. She continues to be impressed by the versatility and timelessness of classical Pilates training and wants to share its incredible benefits with everyone, regardless of fitness level or expertise. Mat classes and private equipment sessions are available. Reserve via MIndbody or email