The purpose of every gathering is discovered:
to recognize beauty and to love
what's beautiful.

- Rumi

with Nadia Puttini, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

February 11th, March 18th
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


restorative photo" I will let my body flow like water over the gentle cushions" - Sappho -

Restorative Yoga is a perfect antidote to stress. Given the pace of our daily lives learning how to relax is crucial; to relax is to rest deeply.

"I often refer to restorative yoga poses as "active relaxation". By supporting the body with props, we alternately stimulate and relax the body to move toward balance. Some poses have an overall benefit. Others target an individual part, such as the lungs or heart. All create specific physiological responses which are beneficial to health and can reduce the effects of stress-related disease" (Lasater). The parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) becomes dominant and healing at many levels can begin.

Join us for a practice that will help you rest, reflect and reset.

"Thank you for a wonderful restorative yoga class. I particularly like how you integrated the readings". N.H


Cost: $25 each *
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Limited to 7 participants


a workshop with Nadia Puttini, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Saturday, February 3rd

BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


Heart Photo


"We are here to practice
stepping out of thinking"
- Eckart Tolle -

Many teachers describe meditation as flossing for the mind and recommend a daily dose of it. We all agree on the many benefits of meditation:

  • lowered heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol
  • improved focus and concentration
  • clearer thinking and less emotional turmoil
  • increased creativity, performance at work and at play
  • increased self-awareness, understanding and acceptance that shows as better lifestyle choices
  • increased gratitude, joy and spontaneity
  • greater empathy and intimacy with family and friends
  • deeper sense of integrity, meaning and purpose
  • access to a range of beneficial mind states
  • glimpses of a spiritual dimension of being and experiential sense of being part of a larger whole

The challenge at times can be: a) finding a meditation technique that works for you among the hundreds of choices b) being willing to dedicate 10-20 minutes daily for a granted benefit.

This workshop will offer time tested, no-nonsense, science based approaches from the Kripalu tradition and the I-Rest tradition developed by Richard Miller.

Together we will:

  • warm -up with yoga for 15-20 minutes
  • discuss the science behind meditation
  • introduce techniques to settle the mind, such as pranayam, intention, inner ressource
  • learn and practice 2-3 specific techniques you can take home
  • develop a 10-15 minute home practice
  • use poetry and readings to support the inquiry

Meditation can be intimidating but does not have to be: skilled guidance is crucial as well as proper understanding on how the mind functions and what it needs to create a successful experience.

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 TM meditation at 12 and practiced intensively for a decade, gradually integrating the study of the body through improvisational movement and yoga. Some of her favorite meditation teachers have been Jonathan Foust, Richard Faulds, Sally Kempton, Richard Miller and others. Nurturing the integration of body and mind is one of her greatest passions.


Cost: $40 *
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Limited space
Minimum 5 students


with Barbara O'Neil and Nadia Puttini

Saturday, March 3rd

BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


weiting photoOne of the pillars of yoga as a holistic path is "svadyaya" or self-reflection: understanding ourselves (microcosm) extends to better understanding the world (macrocosm).

Writing is an excellent tool to explore the inner landscape: it gives a voice to the sometimes hard to find, unconscious parts of ourselves (in Sanskrit, Samskaras).

This workshop grants us a moment to pause, ask questions, and find out what emerges.

"My goal as a teacher is to encourage writers to trust first thoughts and to not be silenced by the inner critic. Writing in a supportive environment, structured by timed writing and prompts to stir the imagination, writers are often amazed to see what emerges onto the page." - Barbara O' Neil -

"As a yoga teacher, I trust the inherent intelligence of the body mind. Practice removes physical and mental blocks to unlock truths and realizations: here the inquiry can begin. - Nadia Puttini -

Together we will:

  • Center with a yoga flow to awaken creativity
  • Access our creative mind using writing prompts
  • Learn to trust our authentic voice and first thoughts
  • Weave affirmations, mudras and breathing with writing
  • No prior experience necessary!

Bring a notebook, a pen and comfortable clothing.
Tea and water will be available.

Barbara PhotoBarbara O'Neil, a life-long writer, has been teaching writing in the Boston area for ten years; she leads an annual writing retreat in Taos, New Mexico. Her teaching method was originally inspired by the work of Natalie Goldberg, the author of Writing Down the Bones. She introduces writing as a group practice, using well-tested prompts as a catalyst for written expression. Barbara is also a dedicated student of meditation and yoga. She has found that the practice of yoga can further inspire mental freedom and creativity. She is excited to join with Nadia Puttini, owner of BareSole Yoga, in offering a workshop integrating her two great passions, yoga and writing.
For more information, visit her webpage,

Nadia PhotoNadia Puttini, E-RYT 500, MA in Expressive Therapy, has been practicing and teaching yoga, meditation and therapeutic creative expression for more than 20 years. She is the owner of BareSole Yoga in Carlisle, a studio that welcomes and encourages the inquiry of who we are in body, mind and spirit. She is delighted to join with Barbara to explore two of her passions.


Cost: $40 *
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Minimum 6 students


with Joe Hayes from the SoundScapers

Friday, March 23rd

BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


HealingJoin us for a community journey into sound and stillness as Joe Hayes from Soundscapers guides us into the seasonal transition with didgeridoo, trance Native American drumming, over a dozen crystal quartz and Tibetan sound bowls, guided imagery, sacred chanting and more.

Quantum physics knows that everything is made of vibration, including ourselves. More and more research is showing that sound therapy is an effective healer, working at the deepest cellular and DNA level possible.

Deeply relax on your mat, let go and experience profound regeneration: these are gifted moments in which we can switch modes and access deeper states of consciousness that inform our daily choices; that is where new seeds are planted.

Joe Hayes is the founder and principal of SoundScapers, which for the past seven years has provided therapeutic sound healing practices throughout New England at hundreds of venues and for thousands of attendees.

"Thank you! One of the most amazing experiences of my life" - Beth C., RI
"They are AWESOME!" - Nicole, owner of Yoga Mandala, Winchester
"Sound healing is the next wave in healing" - Dr. Oz

To check out his Facebook page, click here.


Cost: $35 *
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Limited space

* Registration Fees are Non-Refundable
Nadia Puttini o (978) 369-7522 o