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Friday, November 6 • 10:00am - 5:15pm
SAORI: Mindfulness Weaving for Everyone

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It's easy to express yourself through color, texture, and rhythm with SAORI — a form of mindful meditative weaving from Japan. Dedicated to free expression and self-development, Loop of the Loom is bringing this method to New York City; their free-form "happy weaving" approach employs brightly-hued natural fibers and threads to create colorful, one-of-a-kind tapestries. Their goal is not just to teach a craft, but to encourage self-exploration and promote competency and healing through the artistic process. In this daylong Master Class, participants will learn about the origins of SAORI and how it is currently being used by art therapists and others to work with people of all ages and abilities in a variety of therapeutic settings that include hospitals and homeless shelters. Join us to celebrate the beauty of imperfection, an aesthetic that is eminently compatible with the creative arts in psychotherapy. No previous experience is necessary.

Please Note: Registration is very strictly limited to 7 participants who will be given ample time to spend at the looms. This session just added!

Eligible for 6.0 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


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 →

Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC

| Jennifer Murphy, ATR-BC, LMHC, graduated from Lesley University’s expressive therapy program with a focus in art therapy. She has worked with several populations including adolescents with traumatic brain injury, homeless adults, and adults who experience mental illness. Currently, Jennifer is the art therapy coordinator at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, a Department of Mental Health facility in Jamaica Plain, MA, where she runs... 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.

Friday November 6, 2015 10:00am - 5:15pm
Loop of the Loom 227 East 87th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)