Beginner’s Mind with Deb Phelps

I had the pleasure of sitting down with my good friend Laura Bender for her new podcast, “Bend So You Won’t Break.”

Here’s Laura description of our session together below and her website is

Episode 2 – Deb Phelps – ‘Beginners Mind’

I became acquainted with Deb through my 300 Hr training I did through My Vinyasa Practice earlier this year, as she was assigned as my Peer Support Representative. I remember a couple emails that we exchanged and it was like she was inside my mind! She understood where I was at due to the pandemic and with my practice, I finally felt heard. She recommended me for a position at MVP joining the team of peer support, and the rest is history.

Deb is the founder of Peaceful Wellness – located in Madison WI. Currently from her home space she facilitates meditations, sound baths, online courses, yoga therapy sessions, aromatherapy sessions, spiritual teachings and wellness coaching.

On today’s episode we are going to specifically dive into the ‘Beginners Mind’, exploring Deb’s enriching experiences in her meditation practice and how one might actually begin their own practices.

Deb currently has a 21 day meditation challenge going during the month of September (never too late to start) and you can watch the videos at anytime as many times as you like. She is also offering an ongoing course for Mindfulness Meditation using techniques she is currently using in her classes with additional study materials.

Here is one of the books and courses (including the freebie course she mentioned in the podcast which I’m going to check out too).

The Healing Waterfall – Max Highstein

Free Online MBSR/Mindfulness Course

Cyndi Lee Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training

University of Holistic Theology – Stephen Rinaldi, D. MT.

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training with Sean Fargo

Peter Radcliffe – Skillful Mind

Transformation Meditation Institute

Awakening Joy with James Baraz

Mindfulness in Everyday Life with Deb Phelps

Connect with Deb and all of her healing on social media…






Check out Deb’s website for classes and other offerings during the week or to contact her for private sessions.

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps

Deb Phelps is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, and Practitioner since 1980. She is also a Mindfulness Coach, Sound Energy Practitioner, and Yoga Specialist who uniquely assists her clients to overcome stress, anxiety, PTSD, grief, and other life situations so that they can once again live purposeful, joy-filled lives. Deb has overcome significant life challenges aided by a variety of mind-body-spirit practices. By diligently using these tools over many decades, she found a life of contentment and equanimity. Through extensive education and life experience, including living for one year in a spiritual community, she assists and inspires others to do the same. ~ Deb Phelps, C.MI, MMT, E-RYT500, LVCYT, YACEP

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