About Ida

” A great deal of the chaos in the world occurs because people don’t appreciate themselves.”

Chogyam Trungpa, (Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior)

Ida Cullen has been providing inspirational and educational programing integrating body, mind, and spirit since 1989. She is certified YACEP  and ERYT500 by the Yoga Alliance.  She also holds a 500hr Professional Kripalu Yoga Teacher Certificate & 200hr Kripalu DansKinetics. Her methodology for yoga therapy originated with  Integrative Yoga Therapy , where she accumulated 300 hrs of inperson training.

On Sept. 1, 2016,  she received C-IAYT status as a Certified Yoga Therapist.

She has also worked as a Professional Astrologer for over 30 years and has been a popular speaker/teacher at international/national and state conferences beginning in 1989.

In 2002, Ida opened The Sanctuary where she offered personal sessions, group classes, intensive workshops, and teacher-training programs.  In May, 2021 she closed the studio due to the Pandemic.

Ida’s formal education includes a BA in Psychology/Fine Art, after which she spent 20+ years working full time in the Real Estate industry. During her time in real estate she combined her knowledge and skills of Feng Shui with her cosmic knowledge of time-management and earned awards, recognition, and offers to speak, teach, write and consult. Other achievements include: Certifications in NLP, and a  trophy won from Toastmasters, International.  And, she sold quite a few houses too.

Her hobbies include everything musical. She plays the piano, harp, tamboura, harmonium, and can usually keep a good beat with a drum.  Sound and Music therapy are particular interests and she has been experimenting with live harp in her classes and workshops for years. Walking, hiking, biking are her preferred methods of transportation and exercise. In 2014, she joined Storyteller’s Mosaic and began storytelling in public, for the common good.  Today her most favorite creative pastime is drafting geometric patterns and painting them with watercolor.  She lives her yoga which includes a simple, ayurvedic, holistic diet and lifestyle, as best she can.

Ida is still a “work-in-progress”.

Detailed resume available upon request.