OWNER, FOUNDER, MEDITATION/MINDFULNESS INSTRUCTOR, YOGA INSTRUCTOR, AND SPIRITUAL LIFE COACH
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.
I have had many tragedies in my life, and I know meditation is what 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.
Additionally, I will introduce you to other healing arts practitioners (yoga, etc.) 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. 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.
~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, RYT Founder of Meditation Stepping Stones and Meditate Madison Studio
Deb has studied and practiced meditation since 1980. In 38 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. She has practiced yoga since 1996 and is a Yoga Instructor with a focus on Mindful, Gentle and Restorative Yoga, including Chair Yoga.
She is the founder of Meditation Stepping Stones and its studio, Meditate Madison, as well as the co-founder, spiritual director and minister 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, and One-on-One Meditation Instruction; all as your Contemplative Practice Guide. Request an appointment today.
Deb is based in Madison, Wisconsin
CERTIFICATION AND TRAINING
Meditation and Mindfulness
University of Holistic Theology, Stephen Rinaldi, D.MT.
Mindfulness Exercises, Sean Fargo, former Buddhist monk
Mentorship and Certification Focus: LovingKindness and Mindfulness (MMT)
Skillful Mind,Peter Radcliffe, former Buddhist monk
Certification Focus: Mindfulness and Meditation
In addition, I currently act as the North America Leader/Administrator
Transformation Meditation Institute, Sherri “Shree” Wade, M.A. and “Brijendra” Bob Eaton
Certification and Study Focus:
Essence of Patanjali
In the Stillness of Breath: Praanaayaam for Meditators
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Saki Santorelli & Florence Meleo-Meyer
Awakening Joy with James Baraz of Spirit Rock Meditation Center
The Heart of Mindfulness with Dr. Judith Simmer-Brown of Naropa University
Buddhism Through Its Scriptures with Dr. Charles Hallisey of HarvardX
Mindfulness and Meditation Summit (32 presenters)
My Vinyasa Practice, Michelle Young, M. Ed, E-RYT 200, 500 RYT, Yoga Therapist IT
Completed 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Aura Wellness Center, Dr. Paul Gerard, E-RYT 500
In Process – 240-hour Chair Yoga Training (CEU)
Yoga for All Teacher Training, Dianne Bondy, E-RYT 500 and Amber Karnes, E-RYT 500
In Process – This training is important to me and to those I serve at Meditate Madison and those online. I’ll be focusing on a body-positive experience for you, my students. I’ll learn how to adapt yoga poses for any size, shape, and age. So, it doesn’t matter if you are in a larger or as we like to say in “Yoga for All” an abundant body, a senior body, or a differently-abled body. I am dedicated to creating an inclusive yoga experience for every student I teach. (CEU)