The InnerSanctuary of CNY, Inc. - A Mind-Body Healing Center is located at 7271 State Fair Boulevard in Baldwinsville, NY and is owned by Barbara Collette, BS, RYT, LMT. Barbara is a member of the Yoga Alliance, The Associated Bodyworker and Massage Professionals and the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association. The InnerSanctuary was created in 2000 as a way for Barbara to allow her inner light to shine and to light the path for others on their way to spiritual growth and personal transformation. Barbara began her journey into healing arts after becoming a Reiki Master Teacher in 1998.
In 2000 Barbara became a registered yoga teacher and member of the Yoga Alliance. She has studied yogic philosophy and various forms of Hatha yoga including Kripalu, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga. She also obtained certification in Applied Meditation with Gurucharan, a direct disciple of Yogi Bhajan, the founder of Kundalini Yoga. She has also studied at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and became certified in Advanced Meditation Techniques. To further her interest of integrating the mind and body, she obtained her New York State Massage License in 2000 and also became Nationally certified. She is certified in Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Thai Shiatsu and is a Registered Thai Bodyworker graduating from the Lotus Palm school of Toronto, Canada.
The highlight of Barbara's healing path and her journey to higher awareness came when she met her Teacher, His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche in 2000. Over the years she has studied and researched Tibetan Buddhism - Vajrayana Path and was given the name 'Pema Dechen' meaning 'The Great Blissful Lotus'.
Her most recent undertaking is to delve deeper into the mind through the study of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yoga Bhajan and is certified as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and a Spiritual Advisor. She was given the name "Siri Kirin Kaur" meaning "The Great Ray of Light".
From her early years as a child on a small farm in upstate New York to her travels to India and Nepal she continues to develop keen insight into the human condition. Through her boundless loving energy and wisdom, she enlivens those who come in contact with her.