Cynthia Garner Scrimshaw | Awakening to the Heart

Cynthia Garner Scrimshaw

About Me… 


My service to others has been guided by compassion, holistic nursing, integration of conventional & complementary healing practices, and holistic behavioral health & wellness. In addition to my formal nursing education, I have had the privilege of being able to study and practice mindfulness, contemplative practices, compassion-focused therapies, nonviolent (compassionate) communication, mind/body integration, massage & somatic therapies, guided imagery, vibrational & energy work, music & sound healing. 

Throughout my life journey, I have been a long time student, teacher and practitioner of healing traditions and the integration of mind/body/spirit. 

In retirement from my formal work as holistic nurse practitioner and therapist, I continue to 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, & its foundation of loving kindness has been inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dali Lama, & enriched by many other spiritual teachers, philosophers and poets. More recently, the practice of Neelakantha Meditation & Neem Karoli Baba have become my soul's guide for deepening my practice.The practice of Bhakti Yoga has become an integral aspect of my spiritual life. 


My heart expands and fills with joy & love when experiencing sacred music & singing healing mantras. I am grateful for the expression of Bhakti Yoga & the devotional, prayerful practice of chanting through my  personal Sadhana, & sharing this practice with others in Community Kirtan, Satsang & Metta Practice.

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The creation and building of Metta Labyrinth was a labor of love for me and manifested after many years of envisioning it. I am so happy to be able to share it with others here at Sandwich Mountain Sanctuary.

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