Everything on the earth
in between and above
Is arising from one effulgent source.
If my thoughts, words and deeds
reflected this complete understanding of unity,
I would be the peace I am seeking in this moment.

- Gayatri Mantra

 
MEDITATIONS FOR YOGIS
CLASSES

Tending the Heart: Practices and Meditations to Restore and Awaken
with Nadia Puttini, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Every Other Thursday
5 Class Series
04/08;  04/22;  05/06;  05/20;  06/03
7-8pm
Virtual BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle
Cost: $100*
Registration for all 5 required
To Register and Receive Zoom Link: Click Here

  "The Thursday meditation classes have been an oasis in an ever more stressful world. Your guidance has enabled me to add new elements to my practice. Thank you for continuing to offer these classes."   A. J.

Meditation is a practice that invites us to reconnect with our inner world.  When we mediate, we discover who we are and who we are not.   We learn to both sit with and introduce the possibility that there is more to us than we think.  Meditation is like an inner voyage of sorts, a moment by moment discovery of what is, a commitment to get closer to our self, an inquiry into the mystery of mind, an opportunity to touch what is always present but oh, so seems to elude us.  Meditation is an invitation to stop striving and begin receiving, who we already are, who we want to be. 

Heart:  "the central or innermost part of something"  (Oxford Dictionary).  Central and innermost...  Can we restore and awaken the heart?  The yogis say, "What we put our attention on grows."  Tend:  "To pay attention to" (Merriam Webster).  Collectively we have all gone through such trying times:  the heart could use some tending...

Join us:  to seek, to find, to pause, to inquire, to breathe, to rest, to notice, to create, to sound, to receive, to give, to share, to learn.

The benefits of meditation are numerous and have been widely studied:  

  • improved, steadier mood
  • decreased cortical thinning due to age
  • increased attention, memory, emotional regulation
  • decreased stress related cortisol
  • increased immune system
  • has been found to help with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, PMS, chronic pain, insomnia, anxiety, phobias and eating disorders
  • a sense of inner balance and calm

The intention for this class is to:

  • initiate and develop a meditation discourse that has continuity and is part of the yoga tradition
  • encourage a sustainable daily practice
  • be part of a group for support and sharing
  • learn techniques that work for you, that you love and that provide doorways into the inner life
Each class will include:
  • 10 min yoga warm-up
  • Pranayama (breath regulation) to support meditative practice
  • Mudra and affirmations
  • Meditations and practices to restore and awaken the heart
  • Inquiry
  • Readings and quotes pertinent to the topic
  • Class recordings to support your practice

Nadia PhotoNadia Puttini, owner of BareSole Yoga, holds a MA in Expressive Therapy from Lesley University, is an experienced E-RYT 500 registered Kripalu Yoga Teacher, and a C-IAYT certified yoga therapist with more than 4000 hours teaching and client hours.  She fell in love with meditation at 12 and practiced intensively for a decade, gradually integrating the study of the body through improvisational movement and yoga while continuing her exploration of meditation.   Some of her favorite meditation teachers are Jonathan Foust, Richard Faulds, Sally Kempton, Richard Miller, Adyashanti and others. Nurturing the integration of body and mind is one of her greatest passions.

GUIDED MEDITATIONS AUDIO

Guided Grounding Earth Meditation, 13min

"Your sacred ground is where you can find yourself again and again"  Anonymous


Spacious Body, Heart, Mind: A Short Meditation, 5min

"I am a safe place"  Jill Miller


Guided Water Meditation, 10min

"Water is fluid, soft and yielding.  But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.  As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.  This is another paradox:  what is soft is strong."  Lao-Tse


Guided Candle Light Meditation, 10min

"Go inwards and find your inner space.  Suddenly you will find an explosion of light, of beauty, of ecstasy."  Osho


Gazing With The Heart of Eternity:
A Walking Contemplation, 15min

"Only the heart is capable of recognizing others as sacred beings.  And is this not what we all long for  - to see the sacred everywhere and live in a world imbued with mystery?"  Jalaja Bonheim


So Hum, I am that which is eternal, 15min

"Do not fight the dark.  Just turn to the light.  Let go and breathe in the goodness that you are.”  Swami Kripalu


GUIDED MEDITATIONS VIDEO

A Blissful Mudra Meditation


A Mantra Meditation


A Guided Body Scan


A Nature Contemplation Meditation


A Guided Fire Element Meditation


A Guided Earth Meditation


A Guided Meditation on the Breath


A Sound Healing Mudra Meditation


GUIDED RELAXATION PRACTICES

Guided Body Scan, 10min

"Embody your body"  Jill Miller


61 Points Guided Relaxation, 9min

“In the end, the invitation is that we let go of everything.”  Adyashanti

Nadia Puttini o (978) 369-7522 o nadia@baresoleyoga.com