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

- Rumi

with Barbara O'Neil and Nadia Puttini

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


Self-inquiry (svadyaya) is a cornerstone of yoga, as a spiritual practice. This is also true of creative writing.

Both invite us to discover what it is to be human in all of our forms: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Guided by the blueprint of the 7 energy centers or chakras (wheels) this promises to be a rich exploration into embodiment as well as awakening.

In this retreat we will:

• Delve into this exploration through movement, breath, sound, color and mudras
• Put pen to paper to illuminate this unfolding process
• Come together to share the journey
• Tea and treats will be provided
• Bring a pen and a notebook

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. For more information, visit her webpage,

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: $60 *
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Minimum 6 participants

with Joe Hayes from the SoundScapers

Friday, March 22nd

7 - 9pm
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


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.


Cost: $35*
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Limited space

with Charlotte Ott

Although this is a continuation all are welcome!
Saturday, March 30th
9 - 11am
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


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 focus on neck, jaw, shoulders, arms and legs
  • Weave gentle yoga poses throughout as a means to check-in and recheck
  • Transition to savasana with luxurious Ayureda self massage technique
  • Conclude with a guided Yoga Nidra relaxation

Charlotte Ott
500 hour Yoga Instructor
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Natural Foods Chef

Cost: $40 *
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Limited Space

with Linda Moran MS, PT, RYT

Experience Healing with Ashaya Yoga
Saturday, April 27th
9 - 11:30am
BareSole Yoga Studio, Carlisle


Ashaya means “abode of the heart.” This yoga heals the body, mind and spirit and is rooted in Kashmir Shaiva Tantra. Everyone has unique and optimal position of alignment. Though there are many detailed alignment techniques, the balance of the contracting and expanding energies around a body part is most important. Injuries result or don’t heal when there is an imbalance of this energy (spanda). When there is an imbalance of spanda, muscles are too tight or too loose. This affects the joints that the muscles move and protect.

An integral part of Ashaya Yoga are the 4 essentials

  1. Open- to a bigger energy, set your foundation
  2. Engage -your muscles , draw energy to the spanda center
  3. Align - the body parts (which are more safe after the engagement)
  4. Expand- from the spanda (energy) of the particular pose. This is the stretch. Once you are open, engaged and aligned , you will safely stretch without injury. This will promote healing and ultimately more strength and flexibility.

Details Include:

  • Postural awareness working in groups
  • Instructions and practice of healing techniques and yoga postures to do at home
  • Instructions and practice of specific shoulder integration and head alignment and how to keep safe during a yoga class
  • Yogic breathing (pranayama) to relax tension in the shoulders and neck
  • Guided relaxation and meditation

Linda Moran has been studying yoga since 1993 and teaching since 2004. She began taking yoga as part of a plan to manage a chronic back problem and fell in love with it. Linda earned her Raj Ashtanga 200-hour YTT (yoga teacher training) certification from Focal Point Yoga in Stow, MA and her 500 hour certification in Ashaya Yoga. She currently assists her teacher Todd Norian in his 200 and 300-hour training modules.

In addition to teaching yoga, Linda has been a physical therapist with advanced degrees since 1982. She earned an Advanced Master of Science in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Her private practice is located in Chelmsford, MA.

Both in her yoga classes and her practice, she strives to support and nurture each student, while seeing and encouraging their potential for greatness.

Cost: $40 *
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Limited Space

* Registration Fees are Non-Refundable
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