Registration is required for all events

Save The Date - Our Hope Floats 7th Annual Memory Walk will be held

on April 25, 2020

 

 

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

Wednesday, November 19, 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 x3

 

 

Retreat for Parents who have Lost a Child

Saturday, November 23, 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 ext.3

 

Yoga & Your Fascia

Laura Walsh. Sunday, November 24, 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.

 

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

Kathy Armany & Maryellen Hunter. Thursday, December 5, 6:15-7:30 ~REGISTER HERE

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.

 

 

Restorative Yoga

Claire Manganello. Saturday, December 7, 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.

 

Yoga for Grief

Susan Connolly. Sunday, December 8, 10-11:30. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Susan, bereaved mom and certified yoga instructor for this specialized yoga program. We will explore embodied movement, breath work and meditation.

 

 

 

Grief and the Holidays: Tips for Coping

Gary Sturgis. Sunday, December 8, 3-4:30 ~REGISTER HERE
If you missed the last one, here is another chance to attend this special workshop on Coping with the Holidays. Holidays mark the passage of time in our lives. They are part of the milestones we share with each other. But since holidays are for being with those we love the most, how on earth can anyone be expected to cope with them when a loved one has died? For many people, this is the hardest part of grieving, when we miss our loved ones even more than usual. How can you celebrate togetherness when there is none? When you have lost someone special, your world losses its celebratory qualities. Holidays only magnify the loss. The sadness feels sadder and the loneliness goes deeper. The need for support may be the greatest during the holidays. You can and will get through the holidays. Rather than avoiding the feelings of grief, lean into them. It is not the grief you want to avoid, it is the pain. Grief is the way out of the pain. There are a number of ways to incorporate your loved one and your loss into the holidays.
Join us in this workshop to find out how.

 

Oil Painting with a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate

Laura Tryon Jennings. Tuesdays, 9-12, December 3- January 21 (no classes 12/24 or 12/31).  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.

 

Table Tipping

Teresa Lally,  Friday, December 13, 7-9. Investment: $45 ~REGISTER HERE

Connect with your loved ones in spirit this holiday season. 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!

 

 

Reiki Share

Bob Brown, Diane Fortner & Tricia Spooner. Saturday, January 11, 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

 

 

Laughter Yoga

Jean Di Giacomandrea, Sunday, January 12, 1-2:15. Investment: $10 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Jean, certified Laughologist and Laughter Yoga Instructor, for this fun-filled workshop! Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea- simple, yet profound. It is a combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises. Laughter is intitiated in a group with eye contact and childlike playfulness. It quickly turns into real and contagious laughter. Laughter Yoga helps change your mood within minutes and one can feel the benefits with the very first session!

 

 

Guided Harp Meditation

Karla Brown & Teresa Lally. Sunday, January 5, 5-6 pm. Investment: $20 ~REGISTER HERE

Decompress from the busy-ness of the holidays and ease into the work week with an hour of blissful relaxation! Karla will take you on a guided journey while being surrounded with the soothing, angelic sounds of Teresa's harp music. No meditation experience necessary.

 

Love is Forever: Spirit Messages with Lori Sheridan

Friday, February 28, 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, January 23, 6:30-8:00. There is no charge for this workshop. (Donations appreciated). ~REGISTER HERE

Join group facilitator Gary Sturgis for this special workshop offering. Gary will talk about grief, it's challenges and opportunity for growth, grief responses and suggested coping defenses: Physical, Emotional, Cognitive, Social, Spiritual, etc., and where to turn for help. Register with Denise at (781) 585-4221.

 

 

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

Teresa Lally & Maryellen Hunter. Fridays, 1/24, 2/7, 2/21, 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. (781) 585-4221 ext 2.

 

Caregivers Retreat

Saturday, January 25, 9-4:30 ~REGISTER HERE

If you are/have been the caretaker for a family member dealing with cancer or other life-limiting illness, 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 rest and rejuvenate a bit. There is no charge for this retreat.

 

Table Tipping

Karla Brown & Trish Spooner. Friday, January 31, 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!

 

Awesome Craft Night

Christine McMahon, Saturday, February 1, 2-4:30. Investment: $60 ~REGISTER HERE

Join Christine McMahon of Awesome Craft Night for this fun workshop! Participants will craft a hand made, painted wood round personalized with a name or other design. Makes a great gift! All materials are provided.

 

 

Love is Forever: Spirit Messages with Lori Sheridan

Friday, February 28, 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.

 

PRIVATE BODY TREATMENTS AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

YOGA, TAI CHI AND CLASSES AVAILABLE

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, 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.

Yoga for Grief: Mourning the Death of a Child

Susan Connolly. Saturday, 10-5. Investment: $95

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.

Holistic Cancer Retreat

Saturday, 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.

For more information contact us at 781-585-4221 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.