Sanctuary, Center for Yoga & Healing

Sanctuary LogoThis November 2016, in collaboration with our beloved mentors and friends Shiva Rea and Demetri Velisarius, Kalanidhi and I open the doors to the Sanctuary, Center for Yoga and Healing at 7 Sylvan St in Peabody, MA.demetri-shivaAs world renowned yoga pioneer and global activist, Shiva Rea is a shining gift to all of us western yogis. She is a Creative Catalyst and Life Artist, Fire Dancer & Wave Rider, and the creator of Prana Vinyasa Yoga.Shiva’s life partner Demetri Velisarius was truly the spark behind Sanctuary as he sounded the call for a community haven of movement, music and healing arts on the Northshore.  Demetri is 3rd generation Peabody native, a world traveling yoga teacher, movement and meditation specialist, and the co-creator of PranaDanda Yoga.Sanctuary is a new collective format of yoga studio where guest facilitators of all healing modalities will enjoy the essence of freedom and creative dominion in leading their classes and workshops.
Our intention is to host incredible educators and students of all faiths and variety of movement, music, philosophy, and healing modalities.  We are opening the door for new and established teachers to share their gifts and lineages.Sanctuary is now homestead for local and global Soul Culture Yoga, PranaDanda Yoga, and Prana Vinyasa Yoga systems and Tribes to come together in one beautiful central location.Sanctuary Logo

Sanctuary is conveniently located at 7 Sylvan St in the heart of Peabody, MA and thus centrally connected from anywhere on the North Shore. We have tons of overflow parking use next door, so there will never be a lack. Our practice room holds 50 mats, with a comfortable lounge, waiting area, one bathroom, two changing stations, and private healing session room.

Regular Class Schedule begins Sunday November 13.

As you’ll see, it reads like a nurturing tea menu, each class mindfully chosen with mood and medicine for everyone. By November 12, all teachers, pricing, store, etc will be up on MindBody via

10am-11:15am CHAI (Soul Culture Flow) 
5pm-6pm LAVENDER (Restorative)
8:15am-9:15am GINGER (Slow Flow)
9:30am-10:45am YERBA MATE (Power)
6pm-7pm PEPPERMINT (Vinyasa)
7:15pm-8:45pm DANDELION (Meditation)

8:15am-9:15am ROOBIOS (Gentle)
9:30am-10:45am PEPPERMINT (Vinyasa)
5:30pm-6:30pm YERBA MATE (Power)
7:15pm-8:45pm – GINGER (Slow Flow)

8:15am-9:15am ROOBIOS (Gentle)
9:30am-10:45am PEPPERMINT (Vinyasa)
6pm-7pm YERBA MATE (Power)
7:15pm-8:45pm HOUSE BLEND (Community)

8:15am-9:15am GINGER (Slow Flow)
9:30am-10:45am PEPPERMINT (Vinyasa)
5:30pm-6:30pm YERBA MATE (Power)
6:30pm-7pm DANDELION (Meditation)
7:15pm-8:45pm  LAVENDER (Restorative)

8:15am-9:15am PEPPERMINT (Vinyasa)
9:30am-10:45am YERBA MATE (Power)

9am-10:15am CHAI (Soul Culture Flow)

DJ Yoga Classes, YogaJams, YogaRaves
Sound Healing with Kalanidhi
Kundalini Kriyas
Reiki Trainings
Embodying Ayurveda
Bhagavad Gita & Philosophy



Saturday Nov 12 at 7pm with celebrated Kirtan Artist David Newman (Durga Das)

durga-das-loveFriends, Food, Chair Massage!
World Class Musicians!
Amazing Raffle!

Kirtan Concert with David Newman (Durga Das)

Join us for a spirited evening of healing call and response chanting and inspirational music with renowned chant artist and sacred musician, David Newman (Durga Das). David’s music embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy. David and band will guide us on a love filled and uplifting journey into bliss!

All are welcome!

David Newman is a renowned sacred mantra artist, singer-songwriter, author, and inspirational teacher. David, also known as Durga Das, travels extensively sharing his music, and teachings on the path of love as a vehicle for spiritual awakening. He has released numerous chart-topping world music albums, and is the author of the #1 Amazon bestseller The Timebound Traveler. David is also the founder of the Stay Strong Project and Yoga On Main. He has been featured on NPR, and in The Washington Post and Yoga Journal among many others. David lives with his family just outside of Philadelphia.


Tickets are $5 each. BUY NOW or at the Event!

Buy More, WIN BIG

Intuitive Holistic Massage with Diane Palmer, Director & CEO of Palmer Institute – Box of Herbal Tonics by Goldthread – Spirit Wellness Massage with Cathryn Schoenfarber – Hair Design by Christine Bouchard, Carl Michael Salon – Sacred Healing Session with Judy Copp, A Higher Balance – Handmade Mala by Alex Newhouse, Treeman Designs – Massage with Janeen Barnett, Au Soleil Healing – Cranial Sacral Treatment with Kailia Star – Acupuncture & Muscle Testing with Jonathan Glass, Healing Essence Center – Psychic Mediumship Healing with Katherine Glass, Healing Essence Center – Couples Reiki with Masters Shyamarupa & Shyamali Richardson – 2 tickets to YogaJams at Sanctuary with DJ Mantra – Photography Session/Web Development by Lightness, Nerissa Fry – Math Tutoring for Teens with Gerald Spielman – Soul Mapping Session with Jaishree Dow-Spielman – Soul Sound Energy Healing with Kalanidhi Dow-Spielman – 5 Class Cards at Sanctuary – 1 Quantum Balance Crystal – Gift Certificate Stellas Custom Cakes🌟

At 20 raffle tickets you are eligible to win:

%20 off the India Retreat in March 2016!

%20 off the Soul Culture Bliss Retreat with Horses June 9-11!


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