Knitsana 2: Expanded Knitting & Mindfulness Workshop

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NEXT SESSION STARTS FEBRUARY 1, 2023 

Register by e-mailing Michelle. Payment will be made directly to Michelle Bloom (by ETF), who will issue an official receipt at the end of the workshop. 

Welcome to Knitsana 2 - if you are looking for a way to expand your mindfulness skills then this is the group for you! We will continue to use knitting in your practice with mindfulness. Knitting with its repetitive motion, illuminating colours and textures offers so much in the way of healing properties. This group will ‘go deeper’ into concepts explored in the first Knitsana group ((ie. fierce self-compassion, perfectionism, burnout, etc.) and will help bridge into your daily living. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • This group DOES NOT include any knitting instruction
  • This group is presently only held online
  • Space is limited so please don't wait to register

 

Skills Required

Knitsana therapeutic mindfulness group or experience with mindfulness practice. 
You must already know how to cast on, knit and purl. For knitting tutorials please see our Knitting Skills Page.

 

Who

This group is facilitated by Michelle Bloom, a registered Social Worker who has a love for knitting and a passion for healing.  Haley Waxberg, owner of Knit-O-Matic will be co-hosting. 

 

When

Every Wednesday evening for one hour from 6:30-7:30 pm for SIX weeks (February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8)

 

Where

This is an online workshop and will be held over a secure Zoom channel. 

You will also have access to the Knitsana Facebook Group, a private forum exclusively for Knitsana members to share their mindfulness growth and experiences.

 

Cost

The cost of the group is $200.00 (yarn is included, see below for details) for all six sessions. Register by e-mailing  Michelle at mbloomcounselling@rogers.com who will then facilitate an e-transfer payment. Because this group is considered to be therapeutic, any participant residing in Ontario that has insurance coverage for social work can apply for benefits. You may otherwise be able to write off the cost of this group on your taxes (speak to your accountant)

 

Registration

Register by e-mailing Michelle. Payment will be made directly to Michelle Bloom (by ETF), who will issue an official receipt upon completion. 

 

Insurance Benefits

Because this group is considered to be ‘therapeutic’, any participant residing in Ontario that has insurance coverage for social work can apply for benefits. You may otherwise be able to write off the cost of this group on your taxes (talk to your accountant to see). 

 

Materials

We will all be using the same, specially selected yarn for our mindful journey. If you are a new knitter we recommend 10” straight bamboo or birch needles.

If you are a crocheter that is also fine, you will need a 4.5mm or 5mm crochet hook.

 

1 skein of Malabrigo Rios

  • Total 200m
  • 100% merino wool (superwash)
  • machine wash, lay flat to dry
  • 4.5mm/US7 to 5mm/US8 needles require


Projects

This is not a knitting skills course, so we won’t be taking on a specific project, but here’s a list of simple project options that are well suited to mindfulness knitting (choose something that is simple for you):

 

What Clients are Saying

"Knitsana has been a 'moment' of peace and growth over the past few months.  I’ve taken the opportunity to reflect, find some balance and focus on ‘now’ not ‘then’.  I look forward to the group hour as my time to learn and grow.  Of course, the growth continues as the learning continues … I appreciate change is wonderful and necessary as long as we are alive …"  ~ F.D.

"I joined the Knitsana group last winter - we met Sunday mornings for a few weeks.  It was lovely - so relaxing, so interesting.  I love knitting & being able to incorporate mindfulness to knitting is joyous.  Knitting can be so relaxing & so loving - especially if you are creating things for loved ones.  I realized I put so much love into what I create."  ~ Lisa H.

 

"As someone who has practiced mindfulness meditation for a few years, I found the Knitsana group a fantastic way to extend that practice and to bring mindfulness and an  greater sense of calm into other parts of my life." ~ Linda B.

"Knitsana for me is a mindfulness knitting community right in my living room. It’s meditative, relaxing, and peaceful—my one hour of contentedness in a stressful world." ~ Karen H

"I'm relatively new to knitting, and I love it for the relaxation factor. Knitsana brought me together with a group of warm, creative people and helped inspire me to love the journey, not just the outcome. " ~ J.F.

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