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Twin Sister Sanctuary featuring Cacao Magic by Abbie & Planting Trees.

TWIN SISTER SANCTUARY

A Safe Place to Land

Join Prajna in her incredible efforts to build community and create a holistic movement & art based care home for young adults with disabilities and those who care for them.

Twin Sister Sanctuary is 501(c)(3) not for profit California Corporation that began as The Village School in Santa Cruz in 1999. For over 10 years we provided movement based holistic healing education programs to children with developmental delays. In 2016, we returned Santa Cruz to begin phase 2 of our vision. Watch our video!

Cocao Magic by Abbie

This is our current featured initiative!

Inspired by her English friends, Abbie started her own business making organic raw vegan cocoa balls. Yum!

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT PRAJNA’S TWINS

Elizabeth Joy & Abigayle Rose

Elizabeth Joy

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Libby was born at 26 weeks, weighing 1 lb., 4 oz. Libby suffered extreme birth trauma receiving CPR for four hours, ending up in a semi-coma for the first six months of life. In her early years neurological damage left her myelin sheath underdeveloped. She had uncontrollable seizures, acid reflux, colic and little weight gain. At age four she had a G-tube surgically inserted to help gain weight. She has made ongoing progress, and is off all medications. She participates in a variety of holistic therapies including neurological acupuncture, hyperbaric oxygen, cranial-sacral therapy, curative care and a special diet. Libby has participated in our part-time programs. Therapeutic sage baths, yoga and CE improved the mobility of her tendons, joints, and muscles, and aided the reduction of contractures. Our dynamic and inclusive social structure supports her to sit at a table, hold her head up, and engage with the community. She is in the beginning phase of language development. Libby will require a full time residential care program as an adult. We wish to create a holistic care home for  Libby so she can continue to progress. Please join us!

Abigayle Rose

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Abby was born at 26 weeks, weighing only 1 lb., 2 oz. She had a traumatic birth with multiple complications, including eight surgeries while she was smaller than a hand. She left the hospital at four months old weighing 3.5 pounds. It was said she would never eat like a typical child or see. This is far from the truth. Abby’s eager determination has allowed her to make great strides. At age six, neurological movement based therapy and hyperbaric oxygen assisted Abby to step out of her wheelchair and to walk independently. She began to see and speak with increased clarity. Abby is a very intelligent student who still struggles with school work due to retinopathy of prematurity; fine motor skills, and smooth balanced movement. She was a student at The Village School, The Sunroom Classroom, and is now homeschooling through Forest Charter School. Abby will be attending California School for the Blind (CSB) in the fall.

Abby is an aerialist and won a family award for her first Bikram yoga challenge. She is seeking support to continue with yoga, dance and therapy routines. She would like to reside in a holistic care home that supports dance, yoga and artistic development. Your support is welcome!

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~Maya Angelou

PLANTING TREES

Living in Harmony with Nature

We invest in planting trees in the Amazon Rainforest through Tree Sisters and encourage participants that travel to our retreats to do the same.