His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche was born in a Tibetan refugee camp and trained as a Lama from the age of four.  He received the complete Nyingma cycle of teachings and empowerments from his precious root guru, Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche.  He has received transmissions from all of the four major Tibetan Buddhist lineages.  

With his profound understanding of

Western culture, Rinpoche provides a unique opportunity for Western students to study Buddhist teaching with a Tibetan master. His Eminence has given teachings, retreats, seminars and empowerments at many centers throughout the world and has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Wesleyan University and the Naropa Institute, among others. Rinpoche has appeared on television, radio and newspapers throughout the world. His current teachings schedule includes North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

Along with his exceptional kindness and humor, Rinpoche has the unique ability to transmit and clarify both the esoteric and exoteric essence of the Buddha’s teachings in fluent English. He provides a framework for students to use everyday situations to realize moment-by-moment the highest potential within us.

The InnerSanctuary Kundalini Yoga CNY

​​Allow the soul to rest in its true home - the heart.  We offer services in a peaceful, sacred space drawing upon the ancient wisdom traditions of yoga, buddhist philosophy and the christian mystic tradition as paths to find your own inner light while recognizing the great guiding light as a path to contentment.  This  allows for full integration of body, mind and spirit beyond the confines of any organized religion.

The InnerSanctuary Healing Center is located at 7271 State Fair Boulevard in Syracuse (Baldwinsville), NY and is owned by Barbara Collette, BS, E-RYT, LMT.   She is a member of the Yoga Alliance (YA), Associated Bodyworker and Massage Professionals (ABMP), International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association (IKYTA) and Rangrig Yeshe.    The InnerSanctuary was created in 2003 as a way for Barbara to allow her inner light to shine and to light the path for others on their way to spiritual growth and personal transformation.

Kartar Khalsa has been practicing these kriyas for years.  His passion is to create experiences through which people can learn.  His greatest love in teaching is the Kundalini Yoga kriyas and classes of Self-Empowerment and Self-Realization.

He is a Level One and Level Two Kundalini Teacher Trainer and was honored by the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association as Teacher of the Year in 2014.  He works for the Yogi Tea Company and  travels and teaches extensively throughout the Eastern United States, as well as regularly in China.  He is married to Shakta Khalsa, the founder of the Radiant Child Yoga Program.


​​​​Barbara began her journey into the healing arts after becoming a Reiki Master Teacher in 1998.   In 2000 Barbara became a registered hatha yoga teacher and is  a member of the Yoga Alliance.  In 2012 she opened the InnerSanctuary Yoga School to train individuals to become yoga teachers.   She has studied yogic philosophy and various forms of yoga and her teaching style is informed by this experience.   She also obtained certification in Applied Meditation with Gurucharan, a student of Yogi Bhajan, the founder of Kundalini Yoga. She has studied at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and Omega Institute becoming  certified in Advanced Meditation Techniques.

To further her interest of integrating the mind and body, she obtained her New York State Massage License in 2000 and also became nationally certified. She is certified in Craniosacral Therapy, Raindrop Technique, LaStone Healing Massage, Reflexology, Thai Shiatsu and is a Registered Thai Bodyworker graduating from the Lotus Palm school of Toronto, Canada.​

The highlight of Barbara's healing path and her journey to higher awareness came when she met her Teacher, His Eminence Shyalpa Rinpoche in 2000.  Over the years she has studied and researched Tibetan Buddhism - Vajrayana Path and was given the name 'Pema Dechen' meaning 'The Great Blissful Lotus'.
Her most recent undertaking is to delve deeper into the mind through the study of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and is a registered Kundalini Yoga Instructor.  She is also certified as a Spiritual Advisor.

From her early years as a child on a small farm in upstate New York to her travels to India and Nepal she continues to develop keen insight into the human condition. Through her boundless loving energy and wisdom, she enlivens those who come in contact with her.