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

- Rumi

YOGA AND HOMEMADE CHAI: A FUNDRAISER
with all of us!

Friday
, December 7th
9-10:30am
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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Chai PhotoCelebrate the Holy Days by giving back. Join us in yoga remembering that the world is one family, as Swami Kripalu used to say. Enjoy a class, delicious homemade chai and contribute as you wish. All proceeds will go to Grow a Strong Family, Inc. which supports families uprooted by mental illness through comprehensive modules of skills and strategies, resources, and venues for family members via their website, YouTube, and Facebook.

The founder, a dear colleague of mine, Mara Briere will briefly introduce her program at the beginning of class. Your generous contribution ensures that Grow a Strong Family continues to provide this needed service to families. www.growastrongfamily.org.

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Cost: $20* or class card
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THERAPEUTIC BALL ROLLING
with Charlotte Ott, RYT-500

Saturday, January 12th
9 -11am
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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Got issues in your tissues?
Roll with me to the groovy beat of 70s, 80s and 90s music.

Ball Rolling PhotoWe can all appreciate the healing power of massage but for most of us this is not practical. Ball work is a fantastic option to experience the benefits of increased circulation in addition to muscle and fascia release, which promote a feeling of deep relaxation. In this workshop you will learn several time-tested techniques to strengthen your body intelligence and cultivate a deep relaxation response.

In this experiential workshop, we will:

  • Begin with body mapping: a scanning process to identify habitual holding patterns
  • Explore breath practices to maximize the effects of release and relaxation
  • Travel the entire body with a soft ball and a focus on core, hips and lower back
  • Weave gentle yoga poses throughout as a means of check-ins and rechecks
  • Transition to savasana with luxurious Ayureda self massage technique
  • Conclude with guided yoga nidra relaxation
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Charlotte Ott
500 Hour Yoga Instructor
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Natural Foods Chef
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Cost: $40 *
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RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH ESSENTIAL OILS:
BALANCE AND UPLIFT YOUR MOOD!
with Nadia Puttini and Eileen Ladwig, MS, OTR/L

Sunday
, January 13th
4-6pm
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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Restorative Yoga Photo


Restorative Yoga
offers the body a chance to rest deeply and revitalize. Whether you are feeling weak, fatigued, stressed from daily activities, or simply need to slow down and tune into your body, this wonderful practice is essential for well-being. Join us to enjoy its many benefits:

  • Rebalance your mind and body
  • Create feelings of well-being and counteract the effects of chronic stress
  • Recover from injury or illness
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Elevate and stabilize your mood

Essential Oils PhotoWhen we add the natural, harmonizing earth element of plants into our practice space through the use and application of essential oils, we enhance the experience by bringing in the unique aroma and powerful healing energy each plant provides. Essential oils assist us in balancing our body, mind and spirit, helping us to recognize the beautiful peace that surrounds us in each moment. In this session, we will focus on oils that have a mood enhancing effect. It is January, after all!!

Eileen Ladwig PhotoEileen Ladwig is an Occupational Therapist who has been integrating natural approaches into her practice for over 30 years. Some of these include CranioSacral Therapy, Reiki, Yoga Herbology, and Sensory Integration. Eileen discovered the benefits of Certified Pure Essential Oils 5 years ago when they were the solution for allergies she had for over 40 years. Eileen's passion is to Educate and Empower individuals and families with safe, effective and affordable natural solutions.

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Cost: $30 each *
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Registration Required
Limited to 8 participants

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION:
CULTIVATING INNER PEACE FOR OUTER PEACE
a workshop with Nadia Puttini, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

Saturday, February 2nd
9 - 11:30am
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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"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 Yoga tradition as well as 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 resource
  • 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 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.

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Cost: $40 *
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Registration Required
Limited space


RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH CELTIC HARP
with Celtic harpist and Irish folklore professor Kate Chadbourne

Sunday, February 10th
4- 6pm
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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Restorative Yoga Photo
Restorative Yoga offers the body a chance to rest deeply and revitalize. Whether you are feeling weak, fatigued, stressed from daily activities, or simply need to slow down and tune into your body, this wonderful practice is essential for well-being.

Join Nadia and Kate to enjoy its many benefits:
  • Rebalance your mind and body
  • Create feelings of well-being and counteract the effects of chronic stress
  • Recover from injury or illness
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Elevate and stabilize your mood

When we add the healing and harmonizing effect of the Celtic harp and soothing lullabies, relaxation is enhanced: the mind lets go and follows the healing vibrations, the body is nourished at a deep level, the heart softens to receive, the soul rejoices and finds home.

Kate Chadbourne is a singer, storyteller, and poet whose performances combine traditional tales with music for voice, harp, flutes, and piano. She holds a Ph.D. in Celtic Languages and Literature from Harvard University where she teaches courses in Irish language and folklore but the heart of her understanding of Irish folk tradition comes from encounters with singers, storytellers, and great talkers in Ireland. She has been a featured tradition bearer in the Revels Salon series and in the Gaelic Roots Concert Series at Boston College. Her music has been featured on NPR's programs, Cartalk and All Songs Considered, and songs from her latest CD, The Irishy Girl, are played on Irish radio programs throughout the country.

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Cost: $30 *
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Registration Required
Limited to 8 participants

THE YOGA OF WRITING: A MORNING SPRING RETREAT
with Barbara O'Neil and Nadia Puttini

Saturday, March 16th
9am - 12noon
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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One 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, a simple lunch and comfortable clothing. Tea and water will be available.

Barbara 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, www.writinglifebarbaraoneil.com

Nadia 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 participants

SOUND HEALING JOURNEY FOR THE SPRING EQUINOX
with Joe Hayes from the SoundScapers

Friday, March 22nd

7 - 9pm
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle

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Soundscapers PhotoJoin 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.

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Cost: $35*
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Registration Required
Limited space

* Registration Fees are Non-Refundable
Nadia Puttini o (978) 369-7522 o nadia@baresoleyoga.com