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Meet The Sage Team

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Cory is the owner and founder of Sage Sanctuary. She is a passionate Intuitive Bodyworker, Energy Healer, Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor, Soul Based Entrepreneur, Facilitator of Healing, and Guide. Through her past education in psychology and a series of personal, world altering events, she was led to pursue a life in spiritual development and healing. She is a permanent student and constantly craves exploration, personal growth, and creative outlet. Cory has a big, open heart that shines through in everything she does.

Cory hosts many workshops and certifications at Sage Sanctuary, including sound healing events, Sound Therapist Training, various meditations, Meditation Teacher Training, Somatic Experiences, and Aligned (Regulating the Nervous System), just to name a few.


She Also offers private healing sessions that are other worldly. She incorporates her many learned and natural modalities into each session. Specializing healing the root causes of the belief systems and traumas that are inhibiting us from becoming our best selves. Using "Soul Guided Journeywork," Guided Meditation, and Reiki, she guides you to rewire the neurotransmitters associated with those beliefs and traumas, allowing you to have a completely different experience in life. Cory also uses Meridian Acupressure (as it pertains to the emotions), Somatics, Biofield Tuning, Inner Child Healing, Energetic Cord Cutting, Quantum Sound Therapy, Psychosomatics, Guided Meditation and Visualization, Shamanic Journeying, and more to help you heal.

To book a Private Healing Session with Cory, please text her directly at 951.490.9151

Katy Russell

I'm Katy Russell, Intuitive Reiki Master, Practitioner and Teacher here at Sage Sanctuary. I am a Professional Member of The International Center for Reiki Training’s Reiki Membership Association, and an Ordained Minister with The Universal Life Church. In addition to seeing clients privately at Sage, I also teach all levels of Usui / Holy Fire ® III Reiki. Here is my story- 


My interest in the spiritual world began as teen when my curiosity drew me to tarot card readings and psychic mediums. As an adult, I participated in Spirit Circles; and this is where I was exposed to Reiki energy healing for the first time. At that time, I was my grandmother’s caregiver and realized what a positive impact this could have on her care. So I stepped into my own Reiki training. As soon as class began, I just innately knew that I would be a Reiki Teacher one day. I deeply wanted to share this healing modality with others. And as an empath, I love helping others discover their own path to healing. So here I am, almost seven years later, as a full time Reiki Master Practitioner + Teacher, and loving every minute of it!! 


When I'm not doing energy work, you can find me enjoying time with my growing family, dogs, or in the garden.  


I teach Reiki Certification classes, monthly Intuitive Practice building classes, Spirit Circles, Reiki Shares and much more. Check the schedule and join me on this beautiful Reiki path.


If you wish to book a private Reiki Session with me, contact me directly at 951.285.8079. 


Monique +
Jason Beskin

Hi Friends! We are Monique and Jason Beskin, of Kind People Wellness. We are Wellness Facilitators here at Sage Sanctuary where we are honored to share in creating space for the community to come connect and heal together! Our mission is to hold space for the community to gather and connect over topics fostering healing, harmony and joy.
Over the last 20+ years together, we've overcome many obstacles and shed of the many layers that made up the people we once were. We've unlearned a tremendous amount of old habits and patterns and learned many new ways to healthfully navigate life. We believe life must be approached from the perspective that harmonizing mind, body, and soul is what ultimately creates an environment in which healing can take place and wellness can be maintained, and we are here to support in that harmonization.  We are space holders for those seeking to cultivate healing and balance, physically and energetically. 
Through various healing practices such as Yoga, breathe work, Reiki, sound therapy, guided journeys/meditation, sacred ceremonies, and rituals, we serve as guides, leading you back to yourself. We create a space for you to be reacquainted with yourself and your own innate power, where you can rediscover your true core values empowering you to orchestrate your own deep healing and transformation. 
​We are honored to share space, wisdom, and healing with our community, where we are all students and teachers, in one capacity or another. 
Check out the Sage Sanctuary schedule for our upcoming events- like Celtic Holidays/Sabbats, and Moon Ceremonies. We are looking forward to seeing you in the near future to facilitate healing for you!


Mary O'Dwyer

 My name is Mary O’Dwyer and I lead Transformational Breath® on Wednesdays at 7pm, here at Sage Sanctuary! I discovered Transformational Breath® when I accidentally stumbled upon a flyer advertising a workshop that promised “Peace and Joy” back in 2013!


At that stage of my life I had become aware that I was very disconnected from everything in my life. From the outside it looked great- I had a great husband, 2 great kids, no financial or health issues. I had recently started a home based health and wellness business, so basically I had everything the world told me I should have in order to be happy. But in fact I was miserable. I was going through the motions of life and feeling very empty on the inside. When you get these realizations and are ready to do something about it, the Universe/Spirit/ God always responds! My answer was that workshop that promised “Peace & Joy." That 90 minutes changed my life. It was truly transformational. I became the groupie who showed up every week, I did the private sessions, the weekends, the week long retreats and somehow found myself in facilitator training. Since I discovered this work I have shifted how I have shown up as a wife, mother, daughter, sibling, friend, co-worker. No area of my life was left untouched. I learned how to be responsive rather than reactive which meant no more letting annoyances build up until I blew my top! I learned how to deal with annoyances, frustrations, challenges in the moment. I learned how to pause and breathe before I speak. I learned how to listen to my heart, my intuition, my inner guidance. The outcome is that I am calmer, happier, fulfilled, more grounded and have a more innate sense of confidence in my decisions and actions than was there before. I continue to have great relationships with my family and friends, but instead of being the go with the flow people pleaser I was, I now ask for what I want and need from these relationships. I am no longer reliant on other people’s approval while maintaining a sensitivity to give myself what I need without creating drama or stepping on other’s toes. The freedom of being able to live my life the way I want to and take responsibility for every choice and action has definitely allowed me to access the “Peace & Joy” that my very first experience of transformational Breath® promised!

If you are also looking to transform how you show up in life, join me in Transformational Breath every Wednesday at 7pm. 


Alicia Richardson

Hi Sage Family! I'm Alicia Richardson! I am so excited to be taking a deeper dive into hosting classes and workshops here at Sage! I am a RYT200 Yoga Instructor, Empowerment Expert, Self Love Guru and Queen of the Kitchen and Nourishment.  


My own empowerment journey into the spiritual community began in 2018 at a spiritual retreat. I was looking for healing after struggling with eating disorders and a damaging inner dialog. Through a consistent yoga practice, and a deep dive into self care and self love, I fully committed to the upward path I was on, turning everything I learned into a permanent, healthy way of life. By learning to take care of all aspects of myself, I developed a wealth of knowledge on practicing unconditional love for oneself... and now I share this knowledge, love and empowerment with others!


I am currently working on furthering my yoga education. 500 RYT, here I come!!  I'd love for you to join me in any of my empowering yoga classes Candlelight Yin, Yoga Foundations, Morning Movement, and Restore. See you on the mat!.


markie roberts

 Markie has been practicing yoga for nine years, and teaching for many of those years. Her teaching style is mindful; weaving in healing arts and holistic practices such as Reiki, astrology, breathwork & elemental energies. Markie’s warm personality fosters a feeling of safety in everyone she meets; inviting everyone to be their true self. By centering one's breath, body, and mind, you walk away from her classes feeling light, introspective, flexible and balanced- Like you pressed the reset button on your busy life.
She lives her life, hand in hand with her husband, & the leashes of their adventurous dogs.

Markie teaches Sunshine + Sweat and RISE at Sage Sanctuary. Sunshine + Sweat is a vinyasa flow class where we playfully explore some challenging peak poses. Rise is an open format class. Each class with Markie is an opportunity to RISE and empower ourselves through honoring exactly where the body is in the moment.!

Markie begins each class by tuning into the body and it's needs and after a brief discussion, we go directly into a beautiful yoga class curated for what the group is craving. Enjoy a unique experience each week in Sunshine + Sweat, Monday mornings, and Rise on Thursday mornings.


ana martinez

Hi, I’m Antonia, or Ana, owner of Howl Holistic Wellness. I am certified Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive Shamanic Healing Practitioner, Liberation Through Movement Facilitator, and ordained minister. My intention is to hold space for healing and empowerment within a safe and loving environment. 

​I embarked on my healer’s journey 20 years ago as I set out to understand and develop the intuitive gifts I had since childhood. I taught myself to read tarot and oracle cards first, and then began learning about hands on healing. I love learning and will continue my education as a healer forever! 


I am honored to have the opportunity to hold space at Sage Sanctuary through a variety of  workshop experiences that are intended to educate and empower. I also provide Intuitive Shamanic Healing sessions in which I utilize a variety of tools I have integrated into my practice over the years: Akashic Records reading, vibrational sound healing, shamanic surgery, energetic cord cutting, Light Language transmission, biofield tuning, and mediumship/channeled transmissions. Lastly, I teach a unique, weekly movement experience called Cosmic Flow which is designed to create a deeper connection to the physical body, release stagnant energy and emotions, and open the participant up to authentic expression. This class features guided meditation, somatic healing movement, and guided free flow movement. 

I’m a mom to two boys and five fur babies, enjoying this Earth adventure with my husband of twenty-one years. You might catch me knitting, reading, hiking, or napping with a cat. I feel so privileged to be a part of the Sage Sanctuary community and cannot wait to meet you!


sandy houseman

Hi, my name is Sandy, I've practiced many forms of yoga over the past 20 years, and recently fulfilled my life long dream of becoming a yoga instructor. I completed my RYS-200 certification in March of 2023. I enjoyed it so much that I've continued my education with classes on Hatha, Restorative and Mindfulness. I'm excited to see where this thirst for knowledge takes me next.


I have two adult children that I am very proud of. I live every day around the belief that life is too short to be anything but happy. Because of that life philosophy, I enjoy a very active lifestyle. I'm an avid snowboarder, enjoy paddleboarding, I play soccer, and love camping, and music festivals. As a result of this active life style, I have extensively explored the healing properties of Restorative Yoga. I'm also a huge advocate for mental health awareness and am a firm believer in the healing benefits of yoga. I take every opportunity I can to encourage my family, friends, coworkers and community to practice yoga for the numerous benefits to their mind, body and soul. 


I am excited to bring my unique approach to restorative yoga to you on Tuesdays at 7 pm. Please join me for Sunset Surrender here at Sage Sanctuary.


miranda rogers

Finding and embracing the positive influence of an abundant life begins with familiarizing ourselves with our innate inner peace. It's our pursuit of true happiness. Yoga has guided many brave souls along that path, including me, Miranda. A small-town girl unbeknownst of the knowledge, value and fulfillment that new and diverse beliefs could give to my soul's growth. That all changed when I took my first Asana class in Los Angeles. I immediately fell in love and submerged myself in the culture and philosophy of Yoga.


After years of a personal practice, I ventured to Costa Rica to complete my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training. Now having gained the knowledge and enhancements in mind, body and soul, I feel called to share this knowledge, peace, and abundance with you. Let's work toward our inner peace together. You can catch me here, at Sage Sanctuary on Wednesday mornings for Bend + Balance, a slow fLow yoga class that focuses on strength, flexibility, and balance. 


parva tara

 My name is Parva Tara. I am a woman of Kurdish and Persian decent. I am a belly dancing teacher, midwife, henna artist, musician and mother. I have been immersed in Middle Eastern music and rhythms since I was in my mothers womb. I grew up dancing to my father playing Persian percussions.


In 2009 I began teaching belly dancing to my fellow students at Chaparral High School, where I founded CHS Belly Dancing Club. After graduating, I continued teaching classes to children, teenagers, and women of all ages up into their nineties! 

During this time I made the connection between belly dancing and birth while reading stories of the origins of belly dancing. This wisdom inspired me to attend midwifery school to support women and children during the sacred transition of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. .


My purpose as a belly dancing teacher is to ignite the fire within your womb, open your heart, and guide to you to shake out all of your unreleased trauma. I am very confident that my classes will return your feminine energy back to you and leave you feeling greatly empowered, profoundly beautiful and deeply loved.


ashley baker

Ashley has 12 years of experience training martial arts such as Muay Thai, Boxing and Brazilian Jiujitsu. She is a certified coach and has worked for the UFC, Fight Sports and Netflix as a martial arts expert. In 2016 she earned her degree in Behavioral Science, Kinesiology and Humanities. Her years of experience working as a personal security guard put her in many real life scenarios. In addition to her work experience, training and education coach Ashley also has life experiences that have taught her about survival. And as a survivor of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Ashley has regained her self confidence and power through her martial arts journey.

Ashley has curated an amazing class, "Beyond Self Defense" that incorporates mindfulness, yoga, awareness, education and martial arts to allow other survivors of trauma to become empowered to NEVER become a victim. Her goal is to provide a safe space to heal, learn and build back the confidence that often gets ripped away from us during trauma. 


alicia love

I’m Alicia Love Hood- Intuitive Energy & Sound Healer, Shamanic Guide, Spiritual Counselor, BQH Therapist, Advanced Crystal Master, Psychic Medium, Herbalist, Teacher, and Forever Student of Life. 


My journey into the world of holistic healing modalities began at just 14 years old, when a tragic accident on the soccer field completely shifted the direction of my life. It was in this moment that I had my first spiritual awakening, connecting directly to Great Spirit and receiving clarity and wisdom of my purpose here. I realized the power of the mind and healed myself in record time, despite the limited belief Western doctors held that I would ‘never walk again.’ I began mentoring under a naturopath, soaking up all the knowledge she was willing to share with me. 


Over the course of my life, I have traveled around the world, lived in many different places, had two beautiful daughters, went through a gut wrenching divorce with a narcissist, learned from all the elders and shamans who were kind enough to share their wisdom with me, and stepped fully into my role as a healer here on this Earth at this time. I’m currently in school to become an Ayurvedic Practitioner, and I will continue to soak up everything I can until my last days on this beautiful Earth.


You can find me here at Sage for my monthly healing sound baths, or quarterly for a transformative drum circle.

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