Essential Oils for Grief and Moving Forward

Val Masi, Patrice Wood & Pat Yetman, Saturday, June 8, 2:00 - 4:00. Investment: $25 ~REGISTER HERE

In this workshop, you will learn specific Energy Healing and Reflexology techniques, along with using essential oils to help restore physical health and well-being and address the physical manifestations of grief such as: insomnia, digestive problems, body aches and pains, anxiety, memory issues and/or exhaustion and fatigue. You will make an essential oil blend to take home to help relieve symptoms unique to you.


Learn to Knit - Bea's Wrap Cowl

Melissa Kurkowski, Wednesdays, June 12, 19 & 26, 6:30-8:30. Investment: $68 (plus $24 supply fee due at class) ~REGISTER HERE

Knitting has long been documented for its numerous therapeutic benefits whether undertaken individually or with a group of like minded souls expressing themselves through the unifying act of Making. Knitting could be an avenue for your self-expression or a creative option for therapeutic self-care. It’s time to awaken the fiber crafter in you! Join Melissa Kurkoski of Fiber Forager to learn the knitting basics (or refresh a dormant skill) and then make the Bea’s Wrap Cowl, a simple yet beautiful accessory to enjoy on cool summer evenings. Students will learn how to cast on, make the knit and purl stitches, cast off, finish the garment and read a simple pattern.



Afternoon Table Tipping

Teresa Lally, Tuesday, June 18, 1:30-3:30. Investment: $45 *SOLD OUT* (next date is Aug. 22)

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!


Yoga for Grief

Susan Connolly. Saturday, June 22, 10-11:15. Investment: $12 ~REGISTER HERE

Due to popular demand, Susan Connolly will be offering a special Saturday class.
Join Susan, bereaved mom and certified yoga instructor for this specialized yoga program. We will explore embodied movement, breath work and meditation.



Yoga & Your Fascia

Laura Walsh. Sunday, June 23, 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.


Table Tipping

Karla Brown & Tricia Spooner. Friday, June 28, 7-9. Investment: $45 ~REGISTER HERE

Experience the support, validation and healing that happens when we connect with our loved ones and guides in spirit.



Mike's Club Family Night for Grieving Children, Teens & Their Families

Wednesday, July 17, 6-7:30

Join us at Hope Floats for our family night. Pizza dinner will be served then all families are invited to work together on a fun family art project. Register with Denise at (781) 585-4221



Afternoon Table Tipping

Teresa Lally, Thursday, August 22, 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!


What can I do? Supporting a bereaved family member or friend

Kathy Armany & Maryellen Hunter. Thursday, September 5, 6:15-7:30

What can I do? Anyone who has had a family member or friend experience a significant loss has asked this question. This support group will help offer guidance around what you can do or say to help them as well as offer a space for you to share your own feelings. Please call to register: (781) 585-4221.



Guided Harp Meditation

Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Friday, September 6, 7-8pm. Investment: $20~REGISTER HERE

Start your weekend off with an hour of blissful relaxation! Karla will take you on a guided journey while being surrounded with the soothing sounds of live harp music. No meditation experience necessary.


Love is Forever: Spirit Messages with Lori Sheridan

Friday, September 13, 7-9. Investment: $50 ~REGISTER HERE

Join medium Lori Sheridan for an evening of heartfelt messages from your loved ones in a small-group setting (maximum 20). 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.


Coping with Grief

Gary Sturgis, Thursday, September 19, 6:30-8:00

Join group facilitator Gary Sturgis for this special workshop offering. register with Denise at (781) 585-4221.




Our Undying Soul: A Chanting Meditation Workshop

Jiwan Shiva Kaur, Kundalini Yoga –Sound Healer – Earth Energies Practitioner

Friday, September 27, 7-8:30. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE

The sound currents generated by chanting with our own voices is a very powerful meditative technique for self-healing. Tuning into the vibrational frequency of sounding with the voice individually and collectively – provides an opportunity to explore our soul mission. Each of the chanting meditations will take us deeper into the cells and the space between the cells within the body to sense-intuit-feel glimpses of our soul beyond the 3-D body. New comers to chanting and meditation are encouraged to join us as well those with experience. There will be time for questions, reflection, and journaling. Handouts of the chant meditations will be provided for home practice.



Holistic Cancer Retreat

Saturday, September 28, 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 ext 2.


"I'm Right Here!" How our loved ones in spirit communicate through signs

Teresa Lally & Maryellen Hunter. Thursdays, 9/30, 10/10 & 10/24, 6-7:30

In this 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 ext 2.


Yoga for Grief: Mourning the Death of a Child

Susan Connolly. Saturday, October 5, 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. Space is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot.

Hope Floats 7th Annual Memory Walk will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020. (Rain date April 26)

A walk to remember our loved ones. More info to come.

Dates to be announced:

Mike's Club Support Group for Children & Teens who have a parent or caregiver dealing with cancer or life limiting illness

Sunday, September (date TBA), 3:30-5

A free monthly support group and education program for children and their families who have a member of their household (parent, sibling, etc.) dealing with cancer or other life limiting illness. Pizza will be serve and then creative expression and group discussion are utilized to help children access their feelings, connect with other children and feel supported.

Restorative Yoga

Claire Manganello. Sunday, 12-2pm. 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.


Oil Painting with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate

Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, 9-12. Investment: $198 (plus $28 supply fee due at class)

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.


Retreat for Parents who have Lost a Child

Saturday, 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 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.



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