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About Us

Grounded Meditation is a service that provides both virtual and in-person meditation and sound healing sessions.
You can book private or group sessions for any of the services provided by Diane and Catherine.
They will come to your home, place of business, or other neutral location for your convenience.
Please contact us for more information on our session options.

Grounded Meditation is the culmination of years of work with students from all backgrounds and owner Diane’s realization that what appears to be consistently missing from nearly everybody’s life is the ability to just STOP and be present, alone and peaceful with one’s self, even for short periods of time. Diane’s user-friendly approach to meditation teaches her students to do just that – quiet their minds, embrace the stillness, and enjoy the many benefits of meditation which have been medically proven and scientifically documented.


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha

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Diane Nickelberg-Barnett

Diane is the founder of Grounded Meditation and a successful NYC Real Estate attorney who realized years ago that she needed something to help balance the stress and chaos of her busy and demanding career.  A lifelong interest in health, fitness and spirituality drew her into the world of meditation, yoga, and sound healing, where she found that these peaceful practices served to counteract the constant stress of practicing law.  Her passion for these disciplines, paired with the desire to help others,  has naturally led her to teaching, and she feels honored and blessed to be in a position to help her students find balance and quiet in their own lives.  Diane has been teaching meditation and yoga for about twelve years, as well as offering both private and group sound healing sessions and has been fortunate to students  in both the private and corporate world.


Diane is a graduate of Cornell University and CUNY School of Law, and holds multiple certifications in teaching meditation and yoga, yoga nidra, sound healing, tapping (EFT),  Reiki, and has completed training as a Dancing Mindfulness facilitator. She has taught private and group classes in studios and businesses to people of all ages and levels in New York, Connecticut, and beyond.

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Catherine Barrett

Catherine began her meditation  journey ten years ago and has been committed to it ever since. In her own life, meditation has served as a healthy coping mechanism for everyday stressors, as well as way to discover inner peace through mindfulness. She strongly believes it is one of the most profound forms of self-care and is deeply passionate about guiding each student on their own unique path to developing a practice that suits them.


Seven years ago, Catherine completed her teacher training in the Shamatha style of meditation and began sharing her knowledge of and unique approach to the practice with  students of all ages and levels of experience. She is also a skilled sound healing practitioner for both one-to-one and group sound experiences.


In addition to teaching meditation, Catherine is a  Reiki Master and holds certifications in teaching Pranayama (breath work), sound healing, and Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique).  She has lived the majority of her life in Connecticut, where she received a BS in Sociology from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

Our Partners & Friends


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Frequently Asked Questions

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“What a wonderful, peaceful, and safe space. Was almost a little intimidated to try meditation but I am so happy I did. It was a great experience, no pressure, super easy and very relaxing. Thank you Catherine and Diane.”

Justa B.

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