August’s Theme: What’s Your Theme?

August’s Theme: What’s Your Theme?


As you think so shall you become” is not a cliché—it’s the fundamental truth. Your dominant thoughts are responsible for all that happens to you.


~David Bardsley

Our theme for August is “What’s Your Theme?”

That is, “What do you keep telling yourself?” or “What do you keep reinforcing?”

In meditation terms, it is your mantra. A mantra is a phrase or statement that is repeated frequently to be reinforced or concentrated so it becomes your reality.

What do you find you repeat the most in your mind?

“I am stressed…anxious…too busy…I’ll never…I can’t…”

Time to change those thoughts!

You can change those thoughts to —“I am peaceful & relaxed!”

We are here to help you change those thoughts. Here at Meditate Madison, that is our specialization. Be it through meditation, yoga, relaxation techniques, energy healing or coaching, we will help you transform your mind, body and spirit.

Attend one of the varied classes and/or programs this month as we explore this focus of creating loving and peaceful thoughts for ourselves.

Below you will find our classes, workshops and other events for this month as well as the personal sessions available to you with Deb Phelps and Dineen Carta. Personal sessions are the way you can have meditation, yoga, healing, or coaching on your own schedule. We still have open appointments, so be sure to schedule your initial appointment today by calling 608-216-2805, Extension 10 for Deb and Extension 11 for Dineen.


Be sure to check the online calendar in case of schedule changes. Please note that there is a 2-hour registration requirement for classes. Workshops and other events may vary. Attend the sessions of interest to you. If you miss one, it will most likely be repeated in the future. The sessions are open to anyone who is interested.

Guided Meditation for Calming the Mind
Sundays at 9:30 am
Inner Peace – that one thing that we long to find but it often seems so very elusive. Meditation is one of those beautiful tools that is designed to help you quiet mind chatter, focus inward, and explore the limitless realm of your heart and soul. 
Sundays at 9:30 am

Peaceful Weight Loss & Wellness
Fridays at 10 am
Attend one or all topics, your choice
8/9 – Meditate Your Weight
8/16 – Walk at Warner Park or meet Manna Cafe if inclement weather
8/23 – Cravings
8/30 – No session due to Labor Day Weekend

These ongoing drop-in group sessions will help you to learn how to stop the diet frustration and deal with your wellness naturally and holistically.
Register or learn more.

Spiritual Awareness & Growth
Saturdays
10 am – 20 minute Meditation
10:30 am – Session Topic
Attend one or all topics, your choice.
8/10 – Attention
8/17 – Transformation
8/24 – Hope
8/31 – No session due to Labor Day Weekend

These ongoing drop-in group sessions will help you to connect in meaningful conversation with others on the spiritual path. Register or learn more

Stress Less
Last Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm
Attend one or all topics, your choice..

8/27 – Body Awareness & Releasing Tension

These ongoing drop-in group sessions will help you to learn how to relieve stress & anxiety naturally.
Register or learn more

Meditation Pathways
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7 pm
1st & 3rd Saturdays at 9:30 am
Learn to Meditate or Support Your Practice
Register and More Information

Meditation with Crystal Singing Bowls & Song Healing
The beautifully, deep vibrations and tones of the crystal singing bowls will take you to a world of calm and peace. The sounds and vibrations relieve stress and bring on deep relaxation. Dineen will be providing Song Healing vocals.
You can lie down or sit.
Friday, August 23rd at 7 pm

Restorative Yoga
with Healing Touch Energy Healing
Breathe easily and deeply as you relax into a few therapeutic fully-supported longer-held yoga poses, mostly supine on the floor, using lots of props, (blankets, bolsters, blocks and pillows) to maximize ease and rest. This yoga style was created for those recovering from injury or surgery, PTSD, emotional traumas like grief, stress and anxiety, for example, or for those seeking a quiet meditative practice.  Dineen will provide Healing Touch Energy Healing during the session.
Sunday, August 18th at 3 pm

Healthy Living Practitioners Meetup Group
We are happy to host this meeting of the Group.

Local Wellness Practitioners are invited to an informal gathering to meet other practitioners and build your network as well as share awareness of your offerings and learn a bit about marketing.
Tuesday, August 20th at 6:30 pm
You must RSVP to their Meetup Group

REPLAY of Film – Mantra: Sounds into Silence
Film and Discussion

An uplifting documentary exploring the growing music and social phenomenon of chanting Mantras. It’s a film about spirituality not religion, about people reconnecting with their true selves and with others.

Saturday, September,14th at 6 pm

A Course in Miracles Study Group
This ongoing group meets to share in the study of the spiritual book A Course in Miracles. The emphasis is on the way to universal love and peace is undoing guilt by forgiving others.

Sundays at 10:30 am

Can’t make any of these days/times?
Book a private session, more information at the bottom of this post.


Private Sessions with Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT

Relieve Stress and Embrace Peace with Sessions
Facilitated by Deb

Relaxation Specialist
Meditation-Yoga Instructor
Sound Energy Healer
Mind-Body-Spirit Coach
Yoga Therapist, IT

Visit Deb’s Private Sessions for More Information


NOTE: DINEEN IS NO LONGER WITH MEDITATE MADISON

Private Sessions with Dineen Carta

Be Inspired with Sessions
Facilitated by Dineen

Transformational Life Coach
Empathic Healing Touch Energy Healer
Intuitive Reader
Spiritual Artist-Poet-Performer

Visit Dineen’s Website for More Information

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Meditate Madison is a small, intimate studio on the Northside of Madison. All mind, body and spirit practitioners are welcome to join us. We are a body-positive space so our yoga classes are open to all bodies and all abilities.

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