Meditation Series

Heart-Based Meditation Course

Next 4-week ONLINE session begins soon!

*First class is 90 minutes.


Inner Peace

Given the stress and anxiety of modern life, it’s no surprise that so many are seeking inner peace. And the key to inner peace is meditation.

Misconceptions about meditation abound. Getting rid of thoughts is one of these misconceptions–it’s almost impossible. Like if I told you NOT to think of an elephant. How’s that working for you? (a little humor is helpful, right?)

Yet simply watching thoughts is also hard and often brings little in terms of inner peace. Maybe you have a meditation practice already, but aren’t noticing the benefits in your daily life? What if you could find a practice of meditation that works with the nature of your own human mind?

Learn the difference between concentration and meditation. Learn how to meditate without needing an app on your phone or another person’s voice to guide you. Learn a method you can do anywhere, anytime, without your technology, and without the assistance of someone leading you.

Where is your monkey mind coming from?

If you don’t know how consciousness works, then it is hard to understand how the emotions and desires get pushed up into our meditation as thoughts.

You need a practice that will release the energetic imprint of the emotions, stresses, and shocks to our energetic mind-body system.

Heart-based Meditation is a complete system that allows the mind to settle, that is effortless, and that deals with the energetic and emotional stresses that keep us from finding inner peace.

It is the gateway to healing the source of stress.

Easy Meditation Now


Heart-based Meditation is natural.

It is effortless.

It is based on how the mind works with sound. We use a vibrational mantra as the “vehicle” to gently deliver the mind to the quiet–a place of pure consciousness–a place beyond thoughts and sensations. Because the mantra has no meaning, we don’t have to think about it–we can simply let go; thus the meditation is effortless.

It is based on discovering the inner aspects of the heart beyond emotion. 

It is easily learned in 4-week course, 1 hour of class per week.


​*Instruction is done in a 4-week course, 1 hour per week LIVE ONLINE with supporting videos and emails in-between classes.

*You must attend the first session LIVE ONLINE. The first session runs long, so plan on 90 minutes. It is recommended all sessions be attended live (online) with the group, but if you need to miss a week, let me know in advance, and I will do my best to tape the session and make it available to you, so you can catch up.

*The live online classes are offered online via Zoom. Once you register, we will send you a welcome email and directions for how to access the online class each week. The first class will take about 90 minutes, so please plan accordingly.

*We offer this course free of charge, but the suggested donation is $100. Most people donate between $50 and $200 for this course. Research shows the more you invest in yourself, the more benefit you, the practitioner, feels.  Please donate what feels right for you! Even if you cannot donate, you will receive the  same instruction and welcome!

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About the Instructor

Katie O’Connell, owner of Dragonfly Yoga Barn, is a long-time yoga practitioner and veteran teacher, is an Ayurveda Health Practitioner, Spiritual Mentor, and Heart-Based Meditation teacher. She leads yoga teacher trainings and retreats at Dragonfly and around the world, incorporating her love of yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, nature, and music into all that she does!

Katie is certified in Heart-Based Meditation by New World Ayurveda and Dr. Paul Dugliss, the same mentor and teacher with whom Katie studied Ayurveda in 2015. She is so excited and grateful to offer this program to all willing students, as it has had profound positive impacts on her own life and the lives of so many of her students. She is particularly grateful to her teacher, Dr. Paul Dugliss for his guidance and passion for sharing and teaching this wonderful method of effortless, mantra-based meditation.

About Heart-Based Meditation

By Dr. Paul Dugliss, M.D.

“I have been a physician, author, healer, counselor and coach. I learned meditation as a teenager and have been practicing it for over 40 years.

In 2007, after noticing how much faster my meditating patients would heal, I undertook to work with a team of highly evolved souls to develop a meditation technique that was easy, practical and accessible. The result was Heart-based Meditation™. As I worked with it more, I came to realize how practical and efficient it is in promoting inner peace, happiness and healing.

My goal now is to help people elevate their consciousness and awaken the power of their hearts to find healing, happiness, and enlightenment.” — Paul Dugliss, M.D.

ONLINE MEDITATION SERIES: NEW DATES COMING SOON. This series is offered several times a year, and Katie offers as a 4-week opportunity to learn an effortless daily meditation practice with the guidance of a trained teacher and the support of a small community. Each week Katie builds on the practice with additional information, group practice, a chance to ask questions, personal support, and short videos in between sessions to help you build a practice that is easy, routine, and sustainable. This series is by donation, and once you register, you will be given opportunities to support the program with your donation. The benefits are infinite–as are you! Join us for this special series that demystifies meditation and makes it easy! Please email me if you would like to learn more. To register now, see listing above.