Events

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 6th Annual Hope Floats Memory Walk ~ A walk to remember our loved ones

April 27, 2019….Registration will open in January.  Walk Information

 

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Yoga for Grief: Support through the Holidays

Susan Connolly. Thursdays, 9:30-10:45. Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27, Jan. 3. Investment: $60/series (drop ins also welcome) ~REGISTER HERE

Join Susan Connolly, bereaved mom and certified yoga instructor, for support in getting through the holiday season.  We will explore embodied movement, breath work and meditation.  Each week there will be an alter to display photos or items of our loved ones. Classes are $12/drop in or $60 for the 6-wk series.

 

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

Life-Limiting Illnesses

Sunday, December 16, 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

 

Reiki Share

Bob Brown, Diane Fortner & Tricia Spooner. Saturday, December 15, 10-12. Donations appreciated. 

You are invited to join 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.

 

 

Oil Painting with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate

Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, December 18- February 5, 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.  

 

 

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

Wednesday, December 19, 5-7. Donation: $20 (all proceeds go to Hope Floats Foundation) ~REGISTER HERE

Many traditions honor the longest night of the year as a sacred and rich time. As this season brings us to a time of turning inward, let us gather together with intention to embrace this transition from darkness to light with attention, grace and connection, honoring growth, healing, balance and wholeness in our lives. Come celebrate in community a gentle, flowing yoga practice, soothing harp music, fire ceremony, labyrinth walk (weather permitting), and a relaxing guided mediation and the use of essential oils during Shavasna that will envelop and integrate the quiet nurturance of winter with the harmony and balance of nature.

 

Yoga & Your Fascia

Laura Walsh. Sunday, December 30, 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.

 

Guided Meditation Accompanied by Live Harp

Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Friday, January 4, 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!

 

6-Week Meditation Series

Claire Manganello, Saturdays, 8:30-9:30. Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. Investment: $60. ~REGISTER HERE

Gather in a meditation circle on Saturday mornings. Claire will introduce different forms of awareness meditation including: concentration on the breath, counting the breath, anchoring the breath on a word or a detail in nature, walking meditation, Loving Kindness meditation and Yoga Nidra.

 

Holistic Cancer Retreat

Saturday, January 5, 9-4:30

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). Please call Denise at 781-585-4221.

 

Restorative Yoga

Claire Manganello. Sunday, January 6, 1-3pm. Investment: $25 ~REGISTER HERE

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.

 

Healing Circle

Thursday, January 17, 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, January 18, 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.

 

Skin is In Skincare Workshop

Holly Brown, Saturday, January 19, 2-3:30. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Holly Brown, Executive Director and Founder of Looking & Feeling FAB, for help with all your skincare needs. All attendees will receive free samples and be eligible for a raffle prize.

 

Table Tipping

Karla Brown, Tricia Spooner, Friday, January 25. 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!

 

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.

 

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, February 2, 9:30-5:00. Investment: EARLY BIRD PRICING-$75 ($95 after December 30) ~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.

 

Table Tipping

Teresa Lally, Karla Brown & Trish Spooner. Friday, February 22, 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!

 

“I’m Right Here!” How our loved ones in spirit communicate through signs

Teresa Lally & Maryellen Hunter. Thursdays, March 25, April 11 & April 25, 6-7:30

In this workshop series, we will introduce/expound upon the idea that our loved ones in spirit are always around us, aware of everything going on in our lives and wanting to comfort and communicate with us by sending signs on a regular basis. We will explore and discuss what these many signs may be and how we can become more open and attuned to receiving them. There is no charge for this group but pre-registration is required. Please call (781) 585-4221.

 

Let’s Make Beautiful Noise Sound Circle

Trish Spooner & Karla Brown. Sunday, April 28, 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.

 

Dates to be announced:

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.

 

Sound Meditation with Singing Bowls & Gongs

Stephanie Woods, Saturday, 7-8:30.

Investment: $25

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.

 

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

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.