MeTime: Self-Care & Self-Discovery | Ground Yourself: Balance the Root Chakra

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.

In fact, a study by the American Psychological Association found that self-care can be a useful way to mitigate stress, reduce anxiety, and increase self-compassion.

Self-care and Self-discovery can nourish your mind, body and spirit. While the main goal is taking better care of yourself, a much-needed break can also make you a better partner, caregiver, employee, co-worker and friend.

Each month Deb offers a theme that is presented. The previously scheduled two separate sessions have been joined for one slightly longer session.

Our session is for working with the theme with a variety of modalities. See below for what is included.

September’s Theme:  Ground Yourself; Balance the Root Chakra

Try asking yourself the questions below, if you answer yes to any of the questions, you may benefit from working with your root chakra.

  • 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?

This session will include some of the following:

  • Gentle stretching to release tension from the body
  • Restorative yoga to balance the nervous system 
  • Aromatherapy to promote relaxation – You will receive this month’s theme essential oil
  • Guided savasana (lying down) meditation to restore the mind and the body
  • Background music and Affirmations to support the session theme
  • Depending on theme, sometimes other  healing modalities may take place
  • Meditation and Mindfulness
  • Crystal Singing Bowls
  • Self-reflection and journaling exercises
  • Group Discussion
  • Mandala creation
  • Action plan and lifestyle changes you can make to support you

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.

Root ChakraThe Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine. It is associated with the following functions or behavioral characteristics:

  • Security, safety
  • Survival
  • Basic needs (food, sleep, shelter, self-preservation, etc.)
  • Physicality, physical identity and aspects of self
  • Grounding
  • Support and foundation for living our lives

We will work on grounding and removing blockages in our self-care session. Join us for the workshop on the 4th Saturday as we perform deeper work on the Root Chakra and its functions.

Limited to 6 people. Must have at least 2 people registered to hold class. 

Registration in advance advised.

No refunds as space is limited.

Fee: $35



September 28 @ 09:30
9:30 am — 12:00 pm (2h 30′)

Meditate Madison Studio – 621 N. Sherman Ave

Deb Phelps



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.