SANCTUARY BOARD MEMBERS
Mary Ellen Popyk
Mary Ellen is the creator and coordinator of Sanctuary Productions and Conscious Living Magazine. She has been a facilitator of classes and events since 2004, interacting with many notable teachers, speakers, and authors. She is a teacher and speaker in her own right, having spent more than 3 decades researching Ancient Civilizations, Spirituality, Reincarnation, and World Religions.
writer, artist, PSYCHIC MEDIUM, ENERGY WORKER
Nancy is the author of the book series "Astara's Journey". She works closely with Earth Energies and Higher beings who are assisting us during this time of planetary ascension. She created inspirational artwork and transformational tools for adults and children. She is also a massage therapist and cranio-sacral specialist.
Elizabeth Gifford Maffei
Intuitive, Coach, numerologist, speaker
Elizabeth is a gifted intuitive, healer, psychic medium, and numerologist. She is a clear channel for the Galactic Council of Twelve. Their messages bring healing and wisdom during this current time of Ascension. Elizabeth is a compassionate speaker who makes an impact on those who hear her and work with her.
psychic medium, author,
Jerry is a clear channel Psychic Medium, and also holds certifications in Natural Law, Mediumship, and Spiritualism. His second book will be released soon, a followup to the award winning "Channeling the Mothership" published in 2017. He is also a blogger and radio host on WDBO in Orlando.
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.
Angel card reader and intuitive
The Sanctuary History
The Sanctuary began 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! The Sanctuary began publishing their Conscious Living Magazine in August, 2019 which is growing in distribution around Florida. Stay tuned to see what other great things we have planned!
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