The S P A C E Sanctuary Opens in Chappaqua
“It was created as a place to gather, rest, breathe and heal.”
S P A C E sanctuary
Westchester native Lisa Barner has taken her master’s degree in counseling, graduate certificate in thanatology (grief and bereavement) and passion for holistic therapies and combined them with what she’s learned from her personal travels over the last four years to create the S P A C E sanctuary, a healing and meditation studio. “I intentionally call the S P A C E a sanctuary, as it is an oasis within the Chappaqua Wellness Center,” she says. “It was created as a place to gather, rest, breathe and heal.”
In The S P A C E, Barner sees clients one-on-one, hosts group meditations and holds special events for people in the health and wellness industry. She offers traditional modalities and integrative holistic healing work intended to soothe, including Reiki, sound baths, guided meditation, aromatherapy, crystal healing, intuitive guidance and coaching.
She also offers workshops and weekend retreats, both in the sanctuary and at other Westchester locations, through pop-up events and partnerships with local stores and venues such as Ebba and The Whitlock of Katonah and Kahlo of Pound Ridge. She hosts a monthly gathering, Vino + Tarot, on designated Wednesdays at The Whitlock, and on March 10 she’ll co-host a workshop, Financial Well Being: A Journey to Prosperity, with “the Moolah Doula,” Joanne Leffeld.
A former grief counselor with the Bereavement Center of Westchester, Barner is a Usui Reiki level II practitioner and an ordained minister with First Nation Church.