Imagine if you could feel calm, focused and
better prepared to deal with career and life transitions.

woman Meditating

If you are experiencing stress due to grief, loss, career or life transitions, join us for a day of support, encouragement, relaxation and fun. You’ll stretch and knit your way to more joy, resilience and hope.

By participating in this one-day yoga and knitting retreat you will:

  • Learn how to use knitting and yoga (beyond the retreat) to help you stay resilient and hopeful during challenging life changes
  • Engage in conversation about change – the challenges and celebrations
  • Create new relationships for support

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What’s included?

This program includes gentle yoga/meditation practice, knitting, conversation, handouts, a continental breakfast, lunch and an opening and closing social time.

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Who Should Attend?

Women who want to feel supported and learn tools to stay hopeful, healthy and resilient through grief, loss and other life transitions (including career, moves, marital status, empty nest, etc).

No experience necessary in either yoga or knitting.

The program will accommodate women who have never done either as well as those who are experienced in one or both of these practices.

Wear comfortable clothes for sitting and yoga practice. Yoga mats and props are available, or bring your own.

If you are a knitter, bring a current project you want to work on or yarn and needles to practice a new technique. If you have never knitted, yarn and needles will be available for purchase.


Where:  Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center, 4 Elm St, Kingston, MA 02364

Date:   Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time:  9am- 4:30pm

Fee: $99

To register CLICK HERE or call Denise at 781-936-8068

Hope Floats is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A percentage of the fee will support future Hope Floats healing and bereavement programs.

Min/Max attendees: 10/20

To register call Denise at Hope Floats 781-936-8068

About Your Yoga and Yarn Instructors

Stacey ShipmanStacey Shipman is the founder of Healthy South Shore, a company that provides live and online programs for a healthy life and a healthy business. In addition she is passionate about sharing yoga and meditation as tools for confidence, positive body image, healing and overall health and well-being. She is a writer specializing in wellness, small business and memoir and the author of 101 Tips to Feel Your Best Instead of Stressed. Learn more at or

Jane B. Ford is an experienced teacher, group facilitator, writer and speaker with a lifelong interest in the art and craft of knitting. For the past few years, she has focused on knitting her way through her husband’s illness, death and the life transitions these involve. She currently teaches knitting at Yarn’s End in Hanover.  To learn more about Jane, go to

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