~ Awakening to the Heart ~ 

A Mountain Sanctuary for Heart-Centered Community Gatherings & Events

Located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire  

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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 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. In addition to using my voice as an instrument, I  play ukulele and harmonium and share my practice with others in Community Kirtan, Metta Practice, Group Meditation Practice and other events.


My service to others has always been guided by compassion.

In addition to over forty years experience of conventional and holistic nursing practice, I have had the privilege to study, practice and teach mindfulness, contemplative practices, nonviolent (compassionate) communication, mind/body integration, massage & trauma-related somatic therapies, guided imagery, energy work, music & sound healing.

About Metta Practice with Cynthia…

Opportunities for gentle self-healing, connecting with heart wisdom
and inviting grace into our daily living by cultivating mindfulness
and developing compassion for oneself and others…

  • Sacred Sound Immersion with healing tones of crystal singing bowls, chimes, temple bells, Sansula kalimba and  Guda drum; songs & mantras with harmonium and other instruments. 
  • Guided Meditation to relax & restore the body, mind & soul, while opening the heart & connecting with its wisdom;
  • Spiritual Storytelling using legends, myths & short stories to shine light on flowing  pathways of the creative mind, the heart &  inner knowing;
  • Exploring Individual Deities, understanding meaning of their symbolism, wisdom of their parables & learning their powerful mantras;
  • Mindful Movement to deepen kinesthetic learning, to calm the nervous system  & ground ourselves into the present moment;
  • Aromatherapy to promote inner peace, rejuvenation & a joyful spirit;
  • Safe & Nurturing Environment that enhances deep comfort.

More info for your session:

~ There will be some reflection and discussion, but a primary focus is deepening through sensory and kinesthetic experiences—a way of learning about Metta Practice beyond what the mind can conceive.

~ Wear comfortable clothes and warm socks and bring a water bottle.

~ We have yoga mats, yoga blankets and cushions that are available for your comfort.  
    (You are welcome to bring your own mat/props if you would like).

~ Assistance is available to make it most comfortable for you.