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

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:  Friday, March 16, 2018( Maynard),  Friday April 27 ( in Concord at 97 Lowell Rd)   Friday May 18 in Maynard, Friday June 22 in Concord.

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Please contact us for information or directions

$20    (check or cash)
Please stay after for treats and conversation.

Please RSVP to

Beginning and experienced meditators alike are invited to take a break at the end of the week in the company of fellow meditators. TGI&F stands for “To Gain Insight and Freedom.”

Our goal is to access our inner stillness through breathing practices, guided meditation, silent meditation, and gentle movement. We leave time for sharing experiences at the end of the session. Everyone is invited to stay after the session for conversation and refreshments.

Catherine Collins: Nurse and Health Educator RN, MS, QTTT, CR.
Founder of Healing Ways in Concord, MA (

Nanri Tenney: Artist, Designer, Guide to Meditation and Movement.
Owner of Nanri Studio, Maynard, MA (
Parking is on the street, please come in rear door off of the driveway

Registration is required. To register, or for more information, contact or

Permission to Pause

Healing Ways Women's Healing Circle

In the Transcendental Alcove

Tuesdays from 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Concord Free Public Library
129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

Join us for a weekly relaxation series led by
Catherine Collins, RN, MS as follows:

2/6 Breathing techniques to incorporate relaxation and a sense of ease into a busy day

2/13 Practice techniques learned in previous session

2/20 Body scan and guided imagery relaxation.

2/27 No Session

3/6 Review and Practice

3/13 Progressive muscle relaxation and guided
meditation techniques.    *****  CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW

3/20 Progressive Muscle relaxation and guided meditation

3/27   Review and Practice

4/ 3  Sleep tips & techniques for returning to sleep after interruptions.

4/10 More relaxation and sleep tips

All are welcome to attend one or more 30 minute sessions on Tuesdays at Noon.



Silent, day-long 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, Journaling in the studio and nature walks by the river. A healthy lunch, snacks and teas are is part of the day-long 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:

Saturday October 13

$100 per person – $180 per couple

Lunch is included

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

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


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