Ongoing and upcoming events are listed here and updated regularly. I hope you can join us for one or more of these events!

Permission to Pause

Healing Ways Women's Healing Circle

Have a House Party! I travel to homes, libraries, schools, and other institutions to help groups find simple ways to find ways to take a brief break and relax during the course of a busy day. I have offered this workshop at both the Lincoln and Concord libraries to groups who have found the tips helpful.  Gather your friends together and host a session in your living room! There will be a reduced rate for the host.  Sessions include:

  • Breathing techniques to incorporate relaxation and a sense of ease into a busy day
  • Body scan and guided imagery relaxation
  •  Progressive muscle relaxation and guided meditation techniques.
  • Sleep tips & techniques for returning to sleep after interruptions.

We will also discuss practical applications that fit into your busy lifestyle!  Please contact me for rates.   781-786-1943


Silent meditation retreats are a gift to integrate the body, mind and spirit with a nourishing, slowing down process that is both healing and relaxing. Catherine Collins and Nanri Tenney will be leading Silent Meditations, Walking Meditation, Drawing in Awareness,      and Journaling in the studio . Snacks and teas are is part of the afternoon retreat offering.

The spaces are comfortable, eclectic and instill creativity in those who participate in our workshops. Nanri Studio has a yoga and art studio with clerestory windows, two sitting rooms, a wood stove, eat-in kitchen and dining areas inside and outside

Next Retreat:

Sunday November 4, 2018

1:30 – 5:00 PM

Nanri Studio Maynard, MA 01754

Co- facilitators:

Catherine Collins, Nurse and Health Educator, RN, MS, CR, OTTP/QTTT

Founder of Healing Ways in Concord, MA

Nanri Tenney, Artist, Designer, BFA RISD

Art and Yoga certified at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Founder of Nanri Studio, Maynard, MA

Fee: $75 per person – $140 per couple 

For more information about the retreat, the leaders, and how to sign-up,
please email:  or


Women’s Healing Circle

Such an unbelievable awakening of the need to care more for myself!” ~ Circle Participant

Days: TBD  2018

Time: 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Location: Healing Ways, 97 Lowell Road, Concord, MA

Cost: $200  (look out for our early bird discount)

Take a pause from ordinary life and join me and my colleague, Clarissa Sawyer, as we show you a variety of self-care practices in a small, intimate group of like-minded women.

In a circle format, we’ll begin each session with a check-in, spend some time learning self-care practices, and share our experiences.

Self-care practices we cover include various styles of breathing, guided imagery, embodied awareness practices, movement, self-awareness and self-compassion techniques, journal writing, and more.

This group is appropriate for women of all ages and life stages, including healing and health-care professionals. Enjoy this opportunity to slow down, tap into your inner guidance, and access your Wise Self.

Catherine Collins, RN, MS, is the owner of Healing Ways and former director of Health Education at Wellesley College.

Clarissa Sawyer, EdD, is a Harvard-trained teacher of Gender Psychology at Bentley University and an intuitive coach who helps heart-led business owners thrive.

To register, or for more information, contact Catherine at 781-786-1943 or at

Monthly Meditation Circle

An Evening of Centering

Evenings include:

Breathing practices
Yoga or Tai Chi, walking meditation
Silent and guided meditation
Expressive Arts

Next sessions:  TBD     Please contact Catherine at  for more information. These sessions rotate to different locations and with different facilitators monthly