Awakening to the Heart 

 A Mountain Sanctuary for Heart-Centered Community Gatherings & Events

             Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire                  




About Cynthia…

Throughout my life journey, I have been a long time student, practitioner and teacher of healing traditions and the integration of mind/body/spirit. In retirement from my formal work as an advanced practice holistic nurse and mental health nurse practitioner, I want to be in service to others in some way—perhaps by sharing bits of wisdom I have gathered along the way, or at the very least, offering my heart presence and compassion for others.

My Spiritual Practice

has always been interconnected with my healing practices, and its foundation of loving kindness has been inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, His holiness, The Dali Lama, & enriched by many other spiritual teachers, philosophers and poets. More recently,  the life teachings of Neem Karoli Baba and Bhakti Yoga have become my soul's guide for deepening my practice.




Bhakti Yoga and Sacred Music

I am grateful for the expression of Bhakti Yoga and the devotional, prayerful practice of singing healing mantras through my personal Sadhana. I offer my voice, accompanied by ukulele, harmonium and various sound healing instruments when I share this practice with others in Community Kirtan, Metta Practice, Satsang with Norman, and other events.




My service to others has always been guided by compassion…





In addition to over 40 years of conventional & holistic nursing practice, I have had the privilege to study, practice and teach:


    - Holistic & Integrative Health 

     - Mindfulness 

     - Contemplative Practices

     - Stress Management

     - Nonviolent Communication

    - Trauma Recovery

    - Mind/Body Integration

    - Massage & Somatic Therapies

    - Guided Imagery

    - Energy Work

    - Music & Sound Healing


I am happy to continue to be in service and share my experience with others whenever I am able. Many of these healing modalities I integrate into Metta Practice offerings . 

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Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu


“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”