SACRED SITES IN CRESTONE
VAJRA VIDYA RETREAT CENTER
CRESTONE MOUNTAIN ZEN CENTER
SANGDO PALRI TEMPLE OF WISDOM AND COMPASSION
HAIDAKHANDI UNIVERSAL ASHRAM
SHUMEI INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE
Shakti Sharanam is a Sanskrit phrase meaning 'a refuge for sacred energy'. Founded and run by Annie Pace, the center is dedicated to upholding the purity of yogic tradition and exemplifying it as a life practice.
With over 40 years of experience and annual training in Mysore India , Annie is one of the most adept practitioners of traditional Ashtanga Yoga. Her Guruji, Sri K Patabhi Jois, intimately taught her the first four Ashtanga sequences completely and introduced her to the fifth (Advanced C Section). In 1995, he presented her with a rare “Advanced B” certification to teach.
Annie has a very clear and compassionate teaching style. All levels of practitioners benefit from her ability to distill her decades of experience. Annie considers it a blessing and and honor to have been entrusted with carrying on this lineage. It is her primary intention to do so in authenticity.
Shumei is dedicated to creating a world free of sickness, poverty, through the spiritual healing of Jyorei, the practice of Natural Agriculture, and the appreciation of Art and Beauty.