Barbara Collette (Siri Kirin Kaur) teaches Hatha Yoga and Kundalini Yoga Classes at The InnerSanctuary in Baldwinsville, NY. Barbara certifies hatha yoga teachers and hosts KRI approved Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training.
She is the owner and Spiritual Director of The InnerSanctuary and has been practicing/teaching, studying and researching the profound effects of yoga for the past 30 years. She has completed a three-month retreat in Nepal at the Shyalpa Monestary with direct teachings from her Spiritual Teacher, Shyalpa Rinpoche. In 2000 she was given the name 'Pema Dechen' meaning the 'Great Blissful Lotus'. She has traveled to India and blends her yogic knowledge with direct experiential knowledge from her travels and teachings from Shyalpa Rinpoche.
Her most recent undertaking is to delve deeper into the mind through the study of Kundalini Yoga and is a 500hr RYT Kundalini Instructor. She was given the name 'Siri Kirin Kaur' meaning the 'Great Ray of Light'.
Barbara believes that yoga is a sacred art form and should be practiced and taught as such. She believes a well-rounded teacher training and classes should focus on all aspects of the yogic path. In addition to the physical asanas (postures), other aspects include pranayama (breath), pratyahara (sense withdrawal), dharana (concentration) and dhyana (contemplation) and samadhi (peace).
Barbara has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 20 years and is certified in various alternative modalities. She is also a gifted energy worker. TESTIMONIALS
I feel much more free!
Thank you so much Barb. My session was very thought provoking and I was able to address things I had no idea I was even hanging on to. I feel like I'm starting to feel that freedom that we talked about I don't think I would have been able to come to these realizations without you and I truly thank you with all my heart and being. I will definitely be seeing you again! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful gift wth me.
Relief from Inner Turmoil...I feel like a new person!
After receiving a private session with Barb, I'm a new person! I've been working on myself for years. I've gone through periods of positive thinking, feeling good after Reiki and Yoga, but this was different. I thought I was good and had worked through the layers of emotional stuff. It was a surprise to me all of the sudden to feel this inner turmoil. I was frozen and becoming sick inside, losing weight and unable to sleep. The peak of these feelings happened when someone upset me and I started beating myself up. I couldn't shake it. I sat with Barb one morning and she started asking me questions and what I thought was bothering me was only the surface and I realized it was time to deal with and let go of what was going on. I had another private session with Barb and she had me do a few affirmations and I started sobbing and sobbing as the root emotions and things that were really bothering me came to the surface. After the session I felt relief and exhausted. I slept great and woke up feeling amazing! Barb helped me break through the deepest layers to see my true self. I'll be forever thankful that God worked through her to help me along my journey.
Making Peace with Grief
I was fortunate enough to have received a private session with Barb at the Innersanctuary. I was experienceing physical pain on two separate occasions that seemed to be connected to some profound grief I was feeling. Barb made me feel relaxed and comfortable in her care. Her gift made a huge difference in my life. Not only did my physical pain go away, but it helped me to make peace with my grief. Thank you, Barb