Registration required for all events
All Events are open to the public. Each time you take a workshop, class or get a treatment, you are supporting the Hope Floats a non-profit public charity. A portion of fees help provide free support service for our community. Thank you for your support!
For a list our our support groups, retreats and guest speaker events
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Save the dates: 5th Annual Hope Floats Memory Walk ~ A walk to remember our loved ones: April 28, 2018 and our 10th Year Hope Floats Gala, Friday November 9, 2018
Oil Painting with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate (adults) Reawaken Your Creative Soul and Learn to Paint
Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, 9am-12pm. 6 sessions – Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Dec. 12- Jan. 30 (no class 12/26 or 1/2). 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.
Friday, December 15, 7-9.Investment: $50 ~REGISTER HERE
Hope Floats Healing Circle
Thursday, January 18, 7-8:30. Suggested Donation: $15 (collected at door) ~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 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.
Bob & Karla Brown, Diane Fortner & Tricia Spooner. Saturday, January 20, 10-12. Donations appreciated.You are invited to join Karla, 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.
Evening Table Tipping
Teresa Lally, Trish Spooner & Karla Brown. Thursday, January 25, 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!
Guided Meditation Accompanied by Live Harp
Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Friday, February 2, 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!
Retreat for Parents who Have Lost Children to Overdose.
Saturday, February 10, 9-4. Registration RequiredPlease 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.
Holistic Cancer Retreat
Saturday, February 24, 9-4:30. Registration required.
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
Wednesday, February 28, 6-7:30. ~REGISTER HERE
Join us for family night! Pizza will be served and then families will work together on a creative project.
Dates to be announced:
Let Your Yoga Dance
Ellen Keir. Investment: $15
Let Your Yoga Dance is a creative, gentle, exuberant and soulful outlet for the body, mind and spirit, inviting us to express ourselves through movement to a wide variety of music. Following a warm-up, the instructor will demonstrate a range of simple steps which the student may follow, or elaborate on. Participants are encouraged to travel through the studio space, exploring a widening range of motion, breath and expression. This is an opportunity to let loose, feel your power and majesty, and enjoy the energy of dancing in community with others. Experience not required.
Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra
Claire Manganello. Investment: $25Embrace 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.
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.