The Story of The Sanctuary

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Angell Deer
Owner of The Sanctuary | Shamanic Healer

After a career that scaled the heights of corporate success as a CEO of global companies, I reached a turning point in my life – material success and trappings had not necessarily made me really happy or fulfilled. I had a big degree, a big job, and success that most people aspire for, but I was not happy. I decided to completely change my life and embarked on a journey of self-exploration and meditation that took me from working with Mother Teresa’s mission in India, to the jungles of Peru in search of finding meaning in life and fulfillment beyond the material demands of society today. Through seeking to transform my own life to live with a higher purpose, I made a life-changing commitment to helping others in their search for peace, harmony, and happiness.

During the last 10 years and my transformative journeys across Asia & South America, I had rare opportunities to study and meditate with master healers and teachers of all faiths.  I am trained in Shamanism, Reiki & Medical Reiki, Sufi Healing, Sound Healing, Meditation, Herbalism, and Breathwork.

The big transformation happened many years ago when I started to dive into the plant world with my teacher in Peru & shamanic work with Native American & Norse traditions. I started to work with specific energies and Spirits who channel to me the healing I am using today. This method mix channeling, somatic energy work, breathwork, runes, and connection to Divine masters (Archangel Michael and Christ most frequently) through prayers. It is a very powerful energy healing that can give profound results on physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual trauma.

This journey of transformation is never-ending, for me too.


In 2015, I opened The Sanctuary Healing Center on my property in the Catskills where I do in-depth work with my clients, host workshops, and cultivates the land for organic vegetable farming, medicinal plants, and honey bees.

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My Certifications

In energy work, I really have discovered that "certifications" are not the most important. They can guide, help, but ultimately are not where our Path is.

Our path is revealed to us.

It is unique to you, me, everyone.  

It is a process of remembering something we already know, it will ARISE Itself from & out of us, into our conscious mind, it's about tools we already used, the wisdom we already had. It's just about remembering.

So what are my more important certifications?

The daily sacred habits, a clean local & homemade diet, the daily inner work of remembering, the constant gratitude for what I have, the never-ending self-healing, the embodiment of self-Love & compassion for the struggle of others, the time spent seeking new Truth in silence, the opening to the wisdom of Mother Nature, and the constant surrender to the greatest Truth of all: I do not know anything.

And for the "Human form" teachers I had, here are some of the training & certifications I had:

Meditation Teacher Certified - World Yoga Center, NYC

Reiki Level 1 Certificate - Dharamsala India

Reiki Level 2 Certificate - Dharamsala India

Reiki Master Level Certificate - New York City

Medical Reiki Master Certificate - New York City

Certificate of Ordination - Ordained Christian Minister

The Way of the Shaman® - The Foundation For Shamanic Study

Shamanic Extraction Healing® - The Foundation For Shamanic Study

The Great Shamanic Initiation - Omega Center

Shamanic Path of the Runes - London, UK

Shamanic Training with Huachumero Miguel Mendiburu Saavedra (Pisac, Peru, Sacred Valley)

Breathwork Practitioner (Alchemy of Breath School, London UK)

Self-Cervix Practitioner Certified

So my deepest gratitude to all my teachers

My parents

My family

My partners

My friends


Rudrani Farbman

Joshua Leavitt

Altaf Bhat

Bear Claw

Jeremy R.J. White

Miguel Mendiburu

Tito La Rosa

and all of the brothers and sisters I met on the Path...