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Currently teaching classes at The Sanctuary are:


Ida Cullen, ERYT-500, PKYT, IYT

Julie Caputo  RYT 200

Claudine Fenniman  RYT 200

Jane Kleiman, KYT 200

Bio’s coming soon.

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I’m pretty happy with my stat’s this past year.  Even though the goin’ was slowin’, the numbers on the screen doubled from the year before.  I don’t know what that means, but seein’ as i’m believin’ the times look good.

Communicating with others thru the medium of blogging certainly does bring up some ethical, moral, and curious conditions.

The three top posts have remained the same for a very, very long time.  I suppose that’s how most of you find me here.  As for the rest of those who regularly check into this site, Thank you!  You keep me goin’, when goin’ keeps slowin’.  (I’m working on some song lyrics these days 🙂

Oh well.

Here’ are some of my numbers:

In 2007 I received 11, 325 hits.

In 2008 I received 25, 028 hits.

I like the trend.

In 2007 I averaged 36 views per day.

In 2008 I averaged 68 views per day.

I like this trend too.

Time to go, now.

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3_9_1993 Trophy I was cleaning out an old file drawer the other day and came across the award certificates I received during winter/spring 1993.  For, me these pieces of paper symbolize a few of my most heart-felt achievements.  I won three Toastmaster’s Speech Contests in a row, qualifying me to compete in a state event. It was quite an experience and the memory of it continues to provide me with confidence and courage in speaking my truth.

Speaking our truth is an activity which requires a healthy fifth chakra.  Speaking our truth also falls under the practice of Satya, one of the yamas of yoga.  Speaking our truth is an important function even though it is often restrained, repressed, and resistant.  The obstacles can be from outside of ourselves…ie: government, authorities, etc., or the obstacles can be more internally based.  It really doesn’t matter, the task remains the same……..speak truth.


My speech was seriously out of the box for such a conservative, traditional bunch of people like those who attended the regular meetings.  I chose to deliver “A Call to Awaken”, an astrologer’s plea.

In 1993 the world was reeling from the multiple conjunctions of Saturn, Uranus, & Neptune.  The paradigm was changing and as far as I could see, the world needed to know about this and get ready.   Hmmm, I wonder if any one but me remembers that speech?

Today, we are at a major turning point that began then.  Saturn is moving into the 180 degree zone with first Neptune and in the next few years, Uranus.  What was birthed in ’93 is coming to fruition now.

I don’t know about you, but my life is changing in ways I couldn’t have imagined back then, and yet, I did.  I spent a lot of time in ’93 envisioning, vision questing, and pondering the ‘perfect’ future and what that would ‘feel’ like.  I think it worked?!?!?!?!?

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One of the precepts of yoga (fromthe yamas & niyamas) is svadhyaya, a Sanskrit word loosely translated as self-study. Swami Kripalu, the wise sage from India that inspired the creation of Kripalu Center in MA,  says that “self observation without judgment” is the highest form of yoga we can practice. The Sanctuary is a place to practice.

Since 2002, The Sanctuary has been a host to yoga classes, astrology workshops, feng shui trainings, meditation circles and many other types of spiritual/metaphysical studies. The intent is to provide  a safe and sacred space where self discovery is encouraged, deep transformation is possible, and healing can occur.

Directions to The Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary is located at 560 Main St. Suite 2C in Loch Arbor, NJ which is just north of Asbury Park, NJ. It is easily reached from the NJ Garden State Parkway and other major roads as well as walking distance from the NJ Transit train station . See Map

Also within walking distance is the Atlantic Ocean, Deal Lake, the rejuvenated city of Asbury Park, shopping & restaurants.

Our telephone number is (732) 531-9013.


The Sanctuary is on the second floor of a small office building. There is no elevator. Ample, well-lit parking off the street is located at the back of the building. Inside, there are approximately 500 square feet of empty, carpeted space suitable for yoga practice. Some yoga props and supplies are available.

The building is mostly leased by professionals such as: accountants, therapists, property managers, insurance agents, etc. It is very quiet most of the time and there is not a lot of ‘thru’ traffic. Western exposure provides ample daylight, and the landlord provides heat, a/c, and electric.

The Sanctuary is available to guest teachers, facilitators, and healers. For more information click on Questions? above.  It’ll provide you with a contact form.

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Thru the Looking Glass

I’m thinking that it was probably sometime around 1953-54 when I fell off the chair and hit my head in Nursery School. When I ‘woke’ up, the world felt different. People were standing around me making a bit of a fuss. I felt fine…….it’s just that everything *felt* different.

They sent me home to my mother immediately. (Or maybe she came and picked me up? Details are fuzzy……… was a long time ago.)

She made a minor fuss and told me to go lie down. I’m making that last line up because I really don’t remember. However, it feels like an accurate guess.

I banged my head again recently. It was quite a Shock! OW! I remained fully conscious and watched the memory of that original (?) head injury resurface. Oh dear! What to do? This Hurts!

Last night I decided to look at ‘the astrology’ of this event and see what I could learn. Oh my………it certainly was, and is, a significant event. It’s clearly present in the aspects being made by all of the planets at the same time! There are details in all the 1954, 1953. 2007 charts that are way too specific to be random events.

What do you suppose is the meaning of this?

The Quest Continues…………………………………………………I’m heading for the hills for a while………………

I bow to the wisdom of the cosmos.

I’ll be back……………..gotta see what’s happening with the Sunflowers !


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