September’s Theme: Grounding and Balancing

September’s Theme: Grounding and Balancing


Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.


~Rumi

As of 9/21 Dineen is no longer using space at Meditate Madison.

We have new classes and events we are offering this month so be sure to take a peek at what is in store for you. We’ve also given our website and office an update as we bring our focus of Meditate Madison to one of “Your Path to Peace & Purpose.” Which path would you walk today? We’re ready to walk with you.

We kick the month off with our FREE Community Day on Saturday, September 7th!

Meditation, Crystal Singing Bowls and Energy Healing with Deb and Dineen– all FREE!

In reference to our theme, try asking yourself the questions below.

  • Do I find myself becoming “stuck” in unhelpful ways of thinking and behaving?
  • Do I need to let go of relationships that have shown themselves to be unhealthy?
  • Do I feel disconnected in my body or ungrounded in general?

If you answer yes to any of the questions, you may benefit from working with grounding and balancing practices related to your Root Chakra.

What are the Chakras? In yoga, meditation & Ayurveda, this term refers to wheels or energy throughout the body. There are seven main chakras, which align the spine, starting from the base of the spine to the crown of the head. To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where matter and consciousness meet. This invisible healing energy is vital life force, which keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It governs the primal urges, food, sleep, sex, and self-preservation. Its energetic function is to help us maintain a sense of groundedness and inner stability.

We are here to help you find that stability. 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 and be connected to the earth while knowing your inner strength.

You find this particularly with our two Saturday events, MeTime: Self-Care Saturday and our Self-Discovery Workshop. The Root Chakra will be our main focus.

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, energy 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
with Deb Phelps
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
with Deb Phelps
Attend one or all topics, your choice
9/6 – Overcoming Perfectionism
9/13 – Self-Compassion and our Bodies
9/20 – Walk at Trail by Madison College or meet Manna Cafe if inclement weather
9/27 – Understanding Stress & Anxiety and What It Does to Our Body – Guest Speaker: Dr. Gregg Miklashek

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
1st & 3rd Saturdays
11 am -Meditation & Discussion
with Deb Phelps
Attend one or all topics, your choice.
9/21:- Inner Wisdom
Film on Saturday evening on 9/14 see below.

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 with Deb Phelps
Attend one or all topics, your choice..

9/17 – Rescheduled from August – Body Awareness & Releasing Tension
9/24 – Stress or Emotional Eating

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

What Do Real Women REALLY Want? A Men’s Meeting
with Dineen Carta

An Introductory Workshop For Men Who Want A Quality Woman and An Amazing Relationship
Thursday, September 19th at 6:30 pm

Meditation Pathways: Learn to Meditate
with Deb Phelps
Bi-weekly 1-hour meditation class.
Saturday, September 21st at 9:30 am

Two Events for Crystal Singing Bowls
Singing Bowls Meditation at Anew Vintage Dream in Cambridge, WI
with Deb Phelps
Wednesday, September 11th at 7 pm

Meditation with Bowls & Song Healing at Meditate Madison
with Deb Phelps & Dineen Carta
Friday, September 13th at 7 pm

MeTime: Self-Care Saturday
with Deb Phelps
Root Chakra for September
We live in a world that is go, go, go. More places. More people. More work. When you are stretched too thin, spending time on yourself may seem like the lowest priority. And, when work tasks, family commitments and life in general pile up without a break, it can create a tornado of stress and anxiety. You will receive a bottle of essential oil to use to remind you to stay grounded.
Saturday, September 14th at 9:30 am

Spiritual Cinema:
Film – Mantra: Sounds into Silence
Film and Discussion with Deb Phelps

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

Self-Discovery Workshop
Ground Yourself: Balance the Root Chakra
with Deb Phelps
A workshop with self-exploration as its focus with meditation, self-reflection and journaling exercises, mandala creation, affirmations, action plan and lifestyle changes, crystal singing bowls, and more.
Saturday, September 28th at 9:30 am

Restorative Yoga
with Deb Phelps
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.
Sunday, September 29th at 3 pm

A Course in Miracles Study Group
with Deb & Paul Phelps
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

Sessions Facilitated by Deb

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

Visit Deb’s Private Sessions for More Information


Private Sessions with Dineen Carta

Sessions Facilitated by Dineen

Relationship & Life Coach
Energy Healing Practitioner
Song Healer & Guide
Empowerment Specialist
Poet-Writer-Artist

Visit Dineen’s Website for More Information

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Meditate Madison is a small, intimate studio on the Northside of Madison.

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