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
Hope Floats 5th Annual Hope Floats Memory Walk
A walk to remember our loved ones!
Saturday, April 28, 2018
“Providing hope to grieving adults, children, teens and their families”
Fee: $25 for adults – $15 for children 12-18 – Children under 12 walk for free: REGISTER HERERegistration Begins at 8:30am – Walk Begins at 10am – T-Shirts are available to registered walkers who sign up before April 15 (extra shirts will be sold at the walk if available) Optional: Ask friends and family to sponsor your walk! Your walk sponsors can donate here in your name, (include walkers name in “special instructions”) OR email email@example.com and we email you a form. You can’t make the walk, but I would like to make a donation: DONATE HERE – TEAMS ARE WELCOME! Walk as a team in memory of your loved one. The team with the most walkers will receive a Hope Floats Memory Brick!
Save the date!
10th Year Hope Floats Gala, Friday November 9, 2018
More info coming soon…
Hope Floats Healing Circle
Thursday, April 19, 7-8:30. Suggested Donation: $15 (collected at door)
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 including: 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. We will close the circle by joining hands and chanting Om until next time.
Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Friday, April 20, 7-8. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE
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!
Bob Brown, Diane Fortner & Tricia Spooner. Saturday, April 21, 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.
Afternoon Table Tipping with Teresa Lally
Thursday, May 3, 2-4. Investment: $45 ~REGISTER HERE
Table Tipping is a form of physical mediumship; a way for everyone to experience a direct connection and communication with those in the world of spirit- loved ones who have passed (both people and pets), spirit guides, even guardian angels. Spirit causes the Table to move up and down, or tip, and will spell out answers to questions and messages for those sitting around it. An amazing and unforgettable experience!
Also available for private group sessions.
Claire Manganello. Friday, May 4, 5-7pm. ~REGISTER HERE
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.
Mike’s Club Family Night for grieving children, teens and their families
Tuesday, May 8, 5:30-7Join us at Hope Floats for our family night. Pizza dinner will be served. All families are invited to work together on a fun family art project. Registration is required: Contact Denise Brack at 781-585-4221.
Wednesday, May 9, 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 the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Register with Denise at (781) 585-4221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Philip Housaris. Friday, May 11, 7-9. Investment: $20 Donation to Hope Floats ~REGISTER HERE
Expressive Healing is dedicated to promoting the healing power of artistic expression. Workshops are hands-on, engaging, and infused with various forms of expression including poetry, music, sculpture, and other visual art. The principles of Individuality, Inspiration, and Insight allows participants to connect with their inner artist, and demonstrate that artistic expression can relieve stress and have long-term health benefits. Participants will leave with a newfound sense of creativity and inspiration, and the knowledge that they are not alone in their experience.
Oil Painting with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate (adults) Reawaken Your Creative Soul and Learn to Paint
Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, 5/15-6/19, 9am-12pm, 6 sessions. Investment: $198 (plus $28 supply fee). ~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. Artist Jennings approaches teaching each student individually, so they can paint freely, at their own level, and paint a subject (landscape, still life, portrait, abstract, interior, etc. from life and/or from a photograph) befitting their skills and needs. The workshop can be used as a vehicle for expression, playing with paint, learning the techniques of oil painting, and/or to have instructional oil painting, which means you truly can be a beginner, intermediate, or simply get a feel for oil painting. All supplies will be provided or bring your own supplies if you prefer. There will be a still life set up. If you choose to paint a still life bringing a camera is helpful. Please feel free to bring in any photographs or other props if preferred. Simply playing with the paint is perfectly okay as well.
Saturday, May 19, 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
Mike’s Club for Children, Teens & Their Families Dealing with Cancer and Other
Sunday, May 20, June 24, 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.
Teresa Lally, Trish Spooner & Karla Brown. Thursday, May 24, 7-9. Investment: $45 ~REGISTER HERE
Table Tipping is a form of physical mediumship; a way for everyone to experience a direct connection and communication with those in the world of spirit- loved ones who have passed (both people and pets), spirit guides, even guardian angels.Spirit causes the Table to move up and down, or tip, and will spell out answers to questions and messages for those sitting around it. An amazing and unforgettable experience!
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
Sunday, May 27, 9:30-5:00. Investment: $75 ~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.
Dave Kane, Sunday, June 3, 2-4. Suggested Donation: $20. ~REGISTER HERE
An enlightening presentation of Love and Laughter! Dave Kane, father of Nicholas O’Neill, the youngest victim of the fourth largest Nightclub fire in US History, shares fascinating stories and intriguing evidence that life never ends. After receiving a barrage of signs, including vocal messages from Nicky, Dave is convinced that he has not “lost” his son. Instead he has been given the priceless gift of a loving eternal connection with his boy. After experiencing Dave’s uplifting presentation, you too will be assured that your loved ones who have passed are still with you.
Hope Floats Community Tour
Sunday, June 3, 4-5 ~REGISTER HERE
Since 2009, Hope Floats has been a place of comfort and healing for bereaved families on the South Shore. On Sunday, June 3, all are invited to tour our peaceful grounds, memory garden and labyrinth and find out more about all the wonderful offerings and programs that are offered to support families in our community who experience loss or life limiting illness. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited; kindly let us know if you plan to attend. Tours will be offered several times throughout the year.
Friday, June 8, 7-9.Investment: $50 ~REGISTER HERE
Dates to be announced:
Retreat for Parents who Have Lost Children to Overdose.
Saturday, 9-4.Please join us for a relaxing and healing retreat just for parents who have lost children to overdose. 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 to register.
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Holistic Cancer Retreat
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). Register with Denise at 781-585-4221
Family Night for Children and Their Families who have experienced the loss of a sibling, parent/caregiver or grandparent
PRIVATE BODY TREATMENTS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT
YOGA, TAI CHI AND CLASSES AVAILABLE
For more information contact us at 781-936-8068 or visit www.hopefloatswellness.org
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.