SANCTUARY BOARD MEMBERS
Mary Ellen Popyk
Mary Ellen is the creator and coordinator of Sanctuary Productions & Spirit Fest Metaphysical fairs.
She has spent over 30 years researching Ancient Civilizations, Reincarnation, and World Religions.
A teacher herself, as well as a facilitator of classes since 2004, she has interacted with many notable teachers, speakers and authors.
She currently has achieved the status of producing of the largest Metaphysical / healing events in Florida.
writer, artist, PSYCHIC MEDIUM, ENERGY WORKER
Nancy is the author of the series “Astara’s Journey.
Nancy creates inspirational artwork and transformative books for adults and children.
She works closely with Earth Energies and Higher Beings, who assist during times of planetary ascension.
A healer herself, Nancy is a massage therapist and cranio-sacral specialist.
Elizabeth Gifford Maffei
Intuitive, Coach, numerologist, speaker
Elizabeth is an intuitive, healer, psychic medium, numerologist and a clear channel for the Galactic Council of Twelve. Their messages bring healing and wisdom during these trying times. Elizabeth is a compassionate speaker and is a positive influence on clients and friends.
psychic medium, CLAIRVOYANT author
Jerry is a clear channel Psychic Medium, Clairvoyant, and Intuitive. He holds certifications in Natural Law, Mediumship, Spiritualism, and Remote Viewing. He is the author of two award winning books, "CHANNELING THE MOTHERSHIP" and most recently BEYOND THE RATIONAL REALM. Jerry is also an Ordained Minister.
functional medicine health coach
Heidi received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. Well versed in mind/body/spirit principles, she assists others in finding balance and tapping into their healthiest selves.
Psychic, author, teacher
Alexander is the owner of Atlantis Rising Media Inc. He is the author of “Magick Beginning the Path”
He is a practicing psychic (still doesn’t have it right yet). His goal is to help people get out of their own way.
Angel card reader and intuitive
The Sanctuary History
The Sanctuary originated in November, 2005 as a one day Conscious Living Fair in Memphis, Tennessee by creator and founder Mary Ellen Popyk. It was determined there was great interest in more events and learning opportunities, so a few practitioners joined Mary Ellen for other events. Next thing we knew, we had a physical space for a retail store and community center. The Sanctuary hosted a Monday night reiki-share, where the local reiki teachers had their newly certified reiki practioners practice their healing skills free of charge for the community. We also had monthly Science and Spirit lecture series, which turned into an official Institute of Noetic Sciences group with many high-level subjects discussed.
At our peak we had 17 practitioners working under the umbrella, serving the community. We had many awesome speakers such as Lee Carroll who channels Kryon, author of "Disappearance of the Universe" Gary Renard, Adventurer Explorer and Researcher Jerry Wills, Reincarnation Researcher and Cosmologist Paul von Ward, Bio-Intrinsic Energy Pioneer Edd Edwards, and many more.
The physical location in Memphis was turned over to several practitioners at the end of 2012 when Mary Ellen relocated back to Florida, who keeps The Sanctuary for Mind, Body, and Spirit going with both a virtual presence and at exciting events located around the central Florida area. Some of the original practitioners remain involved, and other Florida local practitioners have joined the mind/body/spirit movement to bring you more information, resources, and opportunities to meet with others of like mind!
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