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

- Rumi

WAKING UP TO LIFE WITH YOGA AND 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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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.


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, 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: $60 *
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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


THERAPEUTIC BALL ROLLING, Part II
with Charlotte Ott

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

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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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Registration Required
Limited Space

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