Registration required for all events  – Events are open to the public and workshop, classes and treatments help support Hope Floats We are an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity and all funding comes from grants, fundraisers and private donations.

For a list of support groups, retreats and guest speaker events click here Support Programs and Services

10th Year Hope Gala – A Decade of Hope

Join us for our 10th year Hope Floats Gala, November 9, 2018! 
A night to thank our families, volunteers and sponsors as we celebrate our 10th year! 
Proceeds from this event will support Hope Floats and our building campaign to construct a family room with handicapped accessibility for our growing Mike’s Club programs,
serving children, teens and their families! 


SAVE THE DATE: 6th Annual Memory Walk, April 27, 2019!



Healing Circle

Thursday, October 18, 7-8:30. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE

Please join us for a relaxing, healing, and meditative Healing circle. We will begin the evening by gathering in a circle, and after a brief welcome and introduction, we will create sacred space. Following a guided meditation practitioners from many modalities will offer a variety of healing gifts to participants such as: Healing Touch, Reiki, chair massage, and reflexology. Participants will be invited to place intentions/prayers for loved ones in a Healing Basket and we will conclude the healing circle by sending love, light, and healing to those in the basket.


Love is Forever: An Evening of Spirit Messages with Lori Sheridan.

Friday, October 19, 7-9.Investment: $50 ~REGISTER HERE

Join medium Lori Sheridan for heartfelt messages from your loved ones in spirit in a small-group setting (maximum of 20 people). During this intimate evening Lori will deliver evidential messages of love, hope, and healing from friends and family on the Other-side. Many guests will be touched by spirit with a message from beyond, demonstrating that love and life are eternal. Refunds offered only if event is cancelled.


Let’s Make Beautiful Noise Sound Circle

Trish Spooner & Karla Brown. Sunday, October 21, 3-4. Investment: $10 (all proceeds donated to Hope Floats Foundation.) ~REGISTER HERE

Come make some beautiful noise with Karla & Tricia. You don’t have to be a musician, or even have instruments. Drums, rattles, bowls, bells, etc. will be available to share. (If you have one, feel free to bring it with you). Sound can be used to help heal inner emotions, express ones feelings and to find your inner voice. (also held November 11)


Family Night for Children and Their Families who have experienced the loss of a sibling, parent/caregiver or grandparent

Wednesday, October 24, 6-7:30

Join us at Hope Floats for our family night. Pizza dinner will be served. All families are invited to work together with on a fun family art project. Registration is required: Contact Denise Brack at 781-585-4221 x3.


Table Tipping

Karla Brown & Trish Spooner. Friday, October 26, 7-9. Investment: $45 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Karla and Trish for an amazing evening of connection and communication with those on the other side. Limited to just 6 participants and spaces fill fast so register early!


Holistic Cancer Retreat

Saturday, October 27, 9-4:30. *FULL* please call for waitlist

If you have recently been impacted by a cancer diagnosis, please join us at Hope Floats for a day of rest and renewal created especially for you.
Enjoy a gentle yoga class, group support, a nourishing noon meal as well as varied holistic treatments.  Our gifted practitioners, facilitators and volunteers will offer you a nurturing space to find an oasis of comfort and ease as you navigate this challenging time. (As we want to make sure you are able to fully participate and enjoy this day of support, if you are currently undergoing treatment, please obtain a signed letter of permission from your doctor). This retreat is full. Please call Denise at 781-585-4221 to be added to the waitlist.


Mike’s Club for Children, Teens & Their Families Dealing with Cancer and Other

Life-Limiting Illnesses

Sunday, October 28, 3-5

A free monthly support group and education program for children, teens and their families who have a member of their household (parent, sibling, etc.) dealing with cancer or other life limiting illness. Pizza will be served and then creative expression and group discussion are utilized to help children access their feelings, connect with other children and feel supported. Facilitated by Kathleen Armany. Register with Denise at (781) 585-4221


Intro to Meditation

Claire Manganello, Saturday, November 3, 9-10:30. Investment: $20~REGISTER HERE

Have you ever wanted to try meditation but didn’t know where to begin? This workshop is for you! Join Claire as she introduces several different forms of meditation for you to practice, including awareness meditation/concentrating on breath or a word: counting the breath, anchoring the breath; concentrating on a detail in nature; walking meditation and the Loving Kindness meditation. This is a great way to see which particular type of meditation is right for you.


You Can Talk to Me: A Retreat Day of Hope, Healing & Heart, Making Connections with Your Loved Ones in Spirit

with Lori Sheridan & Teresa Lally

Saturday, November 3, 9:30-5:00. Investment: EARLY BIRD PRICING-$75 ($95 after October 12th) ~REGISTER HERE

In this one-day retreat, mediums Lori Sheridan and Teresa Lally will share in a day of hope, healing, and love as they gently guide guests in meditations and exercises meant to foster making connections with loved ones who have passed. This day of healing is perfect for anyone who would like to feel more connected to a loved one on the other side, no matter where you are in the grieving process. A portion of the day will be dedicated to Lori and Teresa relaying messages from the other side. Lori will share her gift of mental mediumship to relay messages in a small group setting while Teresa will facilitate a Table Tipping session (a form of physical mediumship) which allows spirit to spell out their messages using the movement of the table. Throughout the day participants will have more opportunities to connect with loved ones in spirit through meditations, shared stories and other exercises. ( Please note that although Lori and Teresa will do their absolute best and try to touch everyone with a message throughout the day, attendance does not guarantee a reading). Space is limited.


Oil Painting with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate

Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, November 6- December 11, 9-12. Investment: $198 (plus $28 supply fee due at class) ~REGISTER HERE

Tap into an extraordinary resource: the vibrant, vital force of your own creative character in a nurturing, encouraging, and safe environment and discover your distinctive path to oil painting. You only need bring the willingness to give up any attachment to feeling you have no talent or creativity. The focus of this workshop is to enjoy the creative experience and self nurturing qualities oil painting can provide to your soul. It offers a unique blend of learning the basics of oil painting materials, foundations of color theory, color mixing, composition and working with the flow of the creative process to awaken creative spirit, remember playfulness, and open a fuller expression of authentic self by nurturing your essence.  


Always Remembered: A Support Gathering to Honor a Child’s Birthday or Anniversary

Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-7:30

Loss can be isolating and lonely, especially around birthdays and anniversary dates. We invite you to join with others in remembering your son or daughter in their birthday or anniversary month, have some tea, share a memory, and light a candle in their honor as we come together in support and understanding of this difficult journey we all travel. Offered one Wednesday/ Month. (Nov. 7, Dec. 5) Register with Denise at (781) 585-4221×3, or Teresa x2


Sound Meditation with Singing Bowls & Gongs

Stephanie Woods, Saturday, November 10, 7-8:30. Investment: $25 ~REGISTER HERE

Join “The Singing Bowl Lady”, sound therapist Stephanie Woods, for a sound based wellness experience. The beautiful tones of the Himalayan Singing Bowls will envelop you in a cocoon of peace and tranquility. The vibrations resonate with those parts of an individual that are out of tune and gently bringing them into alignment. The music from the Bowls comforts and soothes, and can allow you to address physical, emotional and spiritual issues.


Coping with the Holidays While Grieving

Thursday, November 15, 7-8:30 ~REGISTER HERE

In this single session workshop, we will discuss the ways in which grief symptoms may be intensified during the holiday season. We will offer practical tips for coping with common challenges. Register with Denise at 781-585-4221



Reiki Share

Bob Brown, Diane Fortner & Tricia Spooner. Saturday, November 17, 10-12. Donations appreciated. 

You are invited to Tricia, Bob and Diane on Saturday to experience the relaxing, self-healing power of Reiki. We offer 15 minute session available between 10am and 12pm. Come and participate in receiving Reiki and/or giving Reiki. No experience required and Reiki practitioners are welcome.


Yoga & Your Fascia

Laura Walsh. Sunday, November 18, 2-3:15. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Laura as she guides you with her knowledge and passion to release the connective “tissue-goo” that surrounds and connects every single cell in our body. During this class, Laura will identify where your fascia has become hard and stressed and shows up as pain and tension. Using therapy balls and yoga postures, each student will begin to release the tension and return the fascia to soft and fluid. Bring harmony and balance back…let stress and tension go. Please note: This class sells out so after registering,  if you cannot attend, please call the office so we can open your space to someone on the waitlist.


Retreat for Parents who Have Lost Children

Saturday, December 1, 9-4:30

Please join us for a relaxing and healing retreat just for parents who have lost children. Relax with meditation, yoga, and mini-healing treatments given by our certified and talented practitioners. There is also time for group discussion, exploring the peaceful grounds and labyrinth, and a nourishing lunch. This retreat is a great opportunity to take care of yourself and meet others who have experienced the same loss. We gain so much from sharing and being with others who understand the difficult road we’re on. Call Denise at 781-585-4221 x3 to register.


Yoga for Grief: Mourning the Death of a Child

Susan Connolly, Saturday, January 26, 10-5. Investment: $95 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Susan Connolly, bereaved mom, yoga instructor and compassionate bereavement care provider spending the day honoring your experience in grief, love and loss. In this one day workshop we will engage in movement, meditation, discussion, creative expression and learning how to make space in becoming better able to bear what life, as well as grief asks of us. All supplies, as well as lunch, are included in class fee.

Dates to be announced:

Guided Meditation Accompanied by Live Harp

Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Friday, 7-8. Investment: $20

Join Karla & Teresa for an hour of blissful relaxation! Karla will lead everyone through a guided meditation (no meditation experience necessary) accompanied by the soothing sounds of Teresa’s harp playing. Harp music has been demonstrated to help quiet and relax the body and mind, and is being used in sound healing therapy in nursing homes, hospitals and more. Treat yourself and join them!


Restorative Yoga

Claire Manganello. Saturday, 1-3pm. Investment: $25

Embrace this opportunity to learn ways to quiet the nervous system, quiet the mind, connect with nature and to find harmony and balance in your life. Restorative yoga is a nurturing practice that promotes deep relaxation and renewal within the body. Props such as bolsters, pillows and folded blankets support and stabilize the body in restorative yoga postures that are usually held for 3-10 minutes! The postures are designed to release deeply held tensions, sooth the nervous system, strengthen the immune system and refill our spiritual wells. Warm-up exercises, postures, meditation, and yogic breathing release stress and promote healing during this gentle practice. After a restorative yoga session, most people feel rested, renewed, more deeply connected to their authentic self, and more open to healing, growth and balance in their lives. Please consider nurturing your soul with one of these gentle but powerful classes.


Retreat for Moms who have Lost a Child

Saturday, 9-4:30. Donations Appreciated –

Please join us for a relaxing and healing retreat just for parents who have lost children. Relax with meditation, yoga, and mini-healing treatments given by our certified and talented practitioners. There is time for group discussion, exploring the peaceful grounds and labyrinth, and a nourishing lunch. This retreat is a great opportunity to take care of yourself and meet others who have experienced the same loss.  A Hope Floats retreat led by trained, peer volunteers. Register  with Denise at (781) 585-4221


Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra

Claire Manganello

Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that systematically guides and relaxes you at every level of being including your physical, energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual layers (called five koshas). Through the use of breath awareness, body scanning, healing music and nature imagery. Divine Sleep invites you to become aware of each layer of being without needing to change or fix anything. This is true meditation where there is nothing to do but to “notice” – supporting you in feeling empowered just as you are. This contemporary practice is based on ancient yogic wisdom and meditation to make a powerful tool for modern day life.



PSYCHIC/MEDIUM READINGS AVAILABLE EVERY DAY BY APPOINTMENT at 781-936-8068! – Teresa Lally, Kate Otto Machuch and Laura Christina



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Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center is a non-profit public charity with 501(c)(3) status offering educational, support and wellness services

How you help make a difference…Each time you take a workshop, class or get a treatment at Hope Floats you support the Hope Floats a non-profit public charity. A portion of fees provides free support groups, hospice programs and grants for individuals facing financial difficulties who need our services.

Thank you for your support.