Barbara has studied the profound effects of Hatha and Kundalini Yoga as a teacher/trainer for 30 years and offers gentle virtual classes great for baby boomers and individuals with anxiety and depression.
Barbara's classes draw upon the various wisdom traditions - beyond the confines of any organized religion.
She has been a member of the Yoga Alliance, The Associated Bodyworker and Massage Professionals, International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and Rangrig Yeshe for over 20 years
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. She has studied yogic philosophy and various forms of Hatha yoga including Kripalu, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yoga. She also obtained certification in Applied Meditation through the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI).
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 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.