OWNER & FOUNDER
MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTOR
YOGA INSTRUCTOR/ YOGA THERAPIST IT
SOUND & ATAANA METHOD ENERGY HEALER
MIND-BODY-SPIRIT LIFE COACH
My vision for Meditate Madison is to create a community of learners and practitioners who appreciate the mind, body and spirit arts. A place where all three are integrated as one. A place where people from different backgrounds and ideas can come together in harmony. A place that is infused with peace, love and understanding.
My Message to You:
As a lifelong learner, I appreciate learning various meditation techniques. I am open to new and exciting approaches to a practice that has graced my life since the age of 16.
I hope to continue to inspire others to embrace sitting on the cushion and taking the time for peace. I know from just teaching my spiritual classes that there is a desperate need right now for a calmer way to live in our seemingly chaotic world.
As one who has had tragedies in her life, I hope to inspire others to transform, heal and bring inner peace into their lives. I will share my knowledge, wisdom and experience with you to help you to define your own path. I merely light the way. I know meditation, yoga, and other relaxation techniques and healing modalities continued to help me to heal over the years. I am committed to assisting you in bringing the same transformation into your life so you may experience a steady calm and sense of peace.
I also share with you sound and energy healing. As both a musician and a yogi, I am familiar with energy patterns, the chakras, and how sound, like the crystal singing bowls, can be utilized for healing and relaxation–especially as I have experienced in my own personal healing journey. I was called to be a healer when I was a teenager and could sense that there was a Universal Source. I tapped into that Universal Source in meditation and my life was transformed. I came to believe that healing is to be activated as self-healing. This is why when I was introduced to the Ataana Healing Method with Ataana Badilli, I was both impressed and inspired. I will help you to initiate the self-healing process and support you in your healing journey. Additionally, I will introduce you to other healing arts practitioners that will enhance your life with their gifts.
I am a proponent of “Yoga for All”.” That is Yoga for people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, including middle-aged.. As a yoga teacher, I want to make my individual and group classes a wonderful experience for every student that walks through my door. The last thing I want to do is to make a student feel frustrated, singled out, or ashamed on their yoga mat. I am a body positive teacher. Most of us, including myself, have non-traditional yoga bodies and we can be overwhelmed by a culture that fails to celebrate diversity or even offer a safe and sacred place for compassionate self-exploration. I want to shift the consciousness and share the message that everybody is beautiful, capable and deserving of a happy, healthy life. I have personal experience with both fibromyalgia and migraines, so I have a deep understanding of issues that may come into play that may cause limitations.
~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT, Yoga Therapist IT
Founder of Meditate Madison Studio
Deb has studied and practiced meditation since 1980. In 39 years, she has explored a wide range of different meditation traditions: Mindfulness, Hindi, Buddhist, Centering Prayer, Self-Realization Fellowship, Transformation Meditation, Hindi, Modern Psychology, Yoga, and A Course in Miracles, to name a few. She has several certifications both in meditation and mindfulness. Two of which she was mentored by former Buddhist monks. As a lifelong learner, she continues to attend training for personal and professional growth.
Deb has practiced yoga since 1996 when she was pregnant with her youngest child. She was appreciative of the gentle nature of the practice and the integration of mind, body, and spirit as she performed asanas. It has been a part of her physical and mental healing since. She is a Yoga Instructor and a Yoga for All Certified Instructor with a focus on Mindful, Gentle and Restorative Yoga, Chair Yoga for all shapes, sizes, and abilities. She is currently enrolled in training to become a Yoga Therapist.
Audio and Video Offerings:
Deb has recorded numerous audios and videos related to meditation and its practice. She currently hosts a meditation podcast –“Meditation Pebbles: Five Minutes to Inner Peace.” You can find Deb’s meditations on the Insight Timer app. She also provides personalized guided meditations through Inner Sanctuary Meditations for those who would like to have a unique meditation experience created especially for a special need or issue to invoke healing.
Background and Services
She is the Founder and Owner of “Meditate with Deb” and its studio, Meditate Madison, as well as the Co-Founder and Spiritual Director of the MiraclesOne Center for A Course in Miracles.Deb has worked with non-profit organizations since 1993, with the focus on facilitating support for others. She also provides Yoga Instruction, Spiritual Life Coaching, Ministerial Services, One-on-One Meditation and Yoga Instruction, and Sound Healing; all as your Contemplative Practice Guide and Relaxation Specialist. Request an appointment today.