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Saturday, November 7 • 12:50pm - 1:40pm
SAORI: A Zen Approach to Hand Weaving

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SAORI is the zen art of weaving by hand that is dedicated to free expression and self-development regardless of physical or mental ability, age, sex or artistic aptitude. A SAORI weaving program has been developed at the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Clinic at the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian because illness—whether physical or psychological—can activate feelings of fear, isolation, and helplessness, not only for the affected child, but also for their siblings and parents. In this 50-minute Lunch & Learn session, we’ll illustrate the healing properties of SAORI weaving through presentation, discussion, and demonstration.

Please Note: This session is not eligible for continuing education credits.


Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP

Ria G. Hawks, MS, CNS, CPNP, is a pediatric nurse practitioner at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian Hospital and adjunct facility at Bank Street College of Education, Graduate School, in the Child Life program. Her clinical interests include integrative approaches to ease the suffering of children with cancer. Ria volunteers and supervises at a weekly program of SAORI weaving at the Hope’s and Heroes... Read More →

Yukako Satone

Yukako Satone has been a certified instructor of SAORI weaving for the past decade and is the founder of Loop of the Loom SAORI weaving studio in Manhattan. Prior to that, she worked as a graphic designer in Osaka and New York for 15 years. Yukako loves the people she gets to work with now, and the energy they bring to her studio.

Saturday November 7, 2015 12:50pm - 1:40pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)