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Knitting as Meditation
August 26, 2018 at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT$25 – $35
Knitting as Meditation
with Dr. Mary Hooten-Bivens
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Art Gallery East
Pre-register on or before August 18th $25; After August 18th $35
Albert Einstein knitted when he wanted to clear his mind. Today, people are rediscovering this ages-old method of meditation. And with that, Knitting Meditation was born! In this workshop, I will introduce the first, very basic knitting stitch and teach it to all who want to learn. I will also share some pointers to help those who are already into the craft. I will then expand on how the repetitive motion of the stitches transfers into simple meditations that can be done anywhere while knitting. I will provide patterns for items that encourage this form of meditation.
Since self-care of the body is also an important component of positive health, we will finish the program by doing some simple yoga moves that strengthen and support the muscles and joints used while knitting. The program will merge knitting as meditation and yoga for the brain with yoga for the body as well! Truly improving both body and soul!
Students are encouraged to bring their own supplies of yarn, needles and a yoga mat. However, samples of yarn and needles will be available for use during the workshop.
Dr. Mary Hooten-Bivens is a retired history professor as well as a Hospice Registered Nurse. She has been a student at Camp Chesterfield since 2012. Mary became a Medium Missionary last fall. In addition to her studies at Chesterfield, she has also been taking a course of study in Pastoral Care and Therapeutic Counseling. She volunteers as both a lay minister and hospice caregiver in the Muncie community. A Grief Share Facilitator, she continues to work with hospice in a variety of ways. Mary learned to knit from her German grandmother over fifty years ago. It has since provided a great deal of pleasure and accomplishment. She has made hundreds of hats and sweaters as well as prayer shawls for local knitting ministries. Mary also designs and makes her own lace clothing and blankets as well.
REGISTER ONLINE BELOW OR DOWNLOAD PAPER REGISTRATION FORM HERE
NOTE: Online registration ends at 11 pm, Thursday night before each workshop. After which, you can download paper registration form and/or register at the door.