Restorative Yoga

Wednesday, May 17, 2023: 4 pm - 6 pm - REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 27, 2023: 10 am - 12 pm - REGISTER HERE

Fee: $25

A restorative yoga practice will invite you to soften, relax, and release, in a way that will restore, renew, rejuvenate, and nourish your whole being and release deeply held tensions. Your body will be supported by blankets, pillows, and or bolsters while using some yogic breathing that calms and soothes you in your center and generally brings a feeling of comfort, and grace while in the supported yoga poses.

Please bring your own mat if you have one and a blanket. Arrive ten minutes early to fill out paper work. We need 3 people minimum to hold the class and limit of 6 people. This class is taught by Claire Manganello.

Oil Painting With a Twist for the Beginner to the Intermediate.. (Adults).  Reawaken Your Creative Soul Learn to Paint, or Just paint…

Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center, 4 Elm Street, Kingston, MA 02364

Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (5-week session, No Class June 20)

Starts: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Ends: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Instructor:  Laura Tryon Jennings, CAGs
Registration: This class is FULL. Please check back for July dates
Fee: $165 (plus $24 supply fee paid to Laura if needed or desired)

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 class 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.

For students who have absolutely no background in painting and desire instructional painting, I recommend one or two private classes with me before jumping into a six-week session. If this isn’t feasible, I ask for patience, particularly on the first day, and encourage you to contact me with your email and phone number so I can connect with you at least one week before class. (, 781-837-7982 landline)

Make-up classes will be scheduled by the instructor only in the event they are cancelled due to weather or if the instructor cancels. No refunds will be made after one week of classes. Classes cannot be pro-rated except for COVID-19 related events.

Vaccines recommended. Be aware the class will be following state COVID-19 guidelines. Thank you for your patience while navigating this fluid situation.

Surviving Grief: Finding Your Way from Grief to Healing Workshop with Gary Sturgis

Saturday, June 10, 2023, 2:30 - 4:00 pm - REGISTER HERE
After the death of his spouse, Gary Sturgis thought there was no possibility of ever feeling joyful or happy again. His life had changed and he was in a very dark place. But over time, he progressed through his grief journey and eventually began to experience light and happy moments. He was healing, and today he is a survivor. You can be a survivor too!
In this special Workshop, Gary throws you a “life preserver” if you’re drowning in your grief. He knows first-hand the intense feelings of pain and sadness after the death of a loved one. He allowed himself to experience those emotions and came to realize they wouldn’t last forever.
Gary uses his own path to healing as a reference, together with lessons learned as a health-care professional and grief specialist to help others find their own way to healing after a loss. He will take you through the physical and emotional effects of grief, helping you to navigate its difficult aspects while teaching you to recover during the process.
Gary will share his own personal stories, offering helpful advice and reassuring guidance, so you can learn new ways to honor your loved one by finding your own way from grief to healing.