Spiritual Study Sanctuary

An Online community where we can learn, connect, and grow…together


9-Month Program starting October 3, 2021

Every Sunday from 7:30am-9:00am EST
7:30am-9:00am PST via Zoom


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Make sure you review this page (especially the FAQs below) to ensure this course is right for you.

Do you know what I’ve been hearing lately? 


There are large numbers of people who don’t go to church anymore. Whether it’s because of the pandemic or some other trauma, the result is lower attendance at church services all across the country.

But do you know what else I hear a lot?

People miss going to church, because they now have a few unmet needs that they used to fill by going to church — like the community, the connection, and the growth.

I have also heard...

that many struggle to integrate spiritual teachings into their life.

Even when people go to church or study on their own, there is still so much they don’t understand about life, God, and how to make spirituality a practical reality in their everyday lives.

That’s where I want to step in, and offer an invitation to…

The Spiritual Study Sanctuary

Every Sunday from 7:30am-9:00am EST and 7:30am-9:00am PST via Zoom, starting October 3/21.

The Spiritual Study Sanctuary exists as a way to create community for Spiritual Study that has no association with a specific religion or doctrine.

It is about universal laws and principles:

The things that support us in developing our consciousness of the Divine; of the purpose and flow of life

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The Spiritual Study Sanctuary

is for all of us who recognize that the times in which we live require “Divine Intervention.

This means we are ready to deepen and expand our relationship with the Divine, so that we are able to anchor and activate Divine presence in every aspect of our lives.

This community group study is also for those who have been reading and studying spiritual texts, and are still challenged when it comes to activating the principles in their lives…consistently.

It’s one thing to read a book.

It is another thing to deeply understand and activate what you have read in a way that generates tangible results.

Together, we will study and learn how to become what we are reading.

With all the changes and uncertainty in the world, we want to be prepared. Everything is shifting, and our perspectives and approach to life, living, and each other, all need to shift too.

The Spiritual Study Sanctuary is where you’ll learn the tools, principles, and practices that will support you in making personal and communal shift.

THIS IS about growing together


  • Each class will begin with a group or communal meditation or mantra
  • Next, we’ll begin an in-depth metaphysical exploration of the text, taking us beyond the physical interpretation or meaning of the words
  • There will also be independent work between sessions — which means that the more you put into this work, the more you’ll get out of it.
This isn’t just about reading the book, it’s about understanding the tenets, principles, and practices that are required to grow personally and spiritually.


It’s up to you to hold the thoughts and ideas you learn during the Study, and apply them throughout the week; so that the work we are studying begins to grow in you and as you.

We will meet weekly for 9 months

Option 1: Join the live membership. Membership provides
Best Value!

Membership Provides:

  • Access to weekly live sessions on Zoom
  • Replay links
  • Worksheets
  • A link to purchase each book
  • 9 months of study
  • Access to private Facebook Group

Note: This is a live event, and space is limited. Participants will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis.

I will be hosting the Spiritual Study Sanctuary two times each Sunday — first, at 7:30 am ET for the folks on the East coast, and again at 7:30 am PT for the folks on the West coast.

Please ensure that you register for your preferred time zone using the email address you’d like us to communicate with you through.

Option 2: Attend session by session. Membership provides

A La Carte Provides:

  • Replay links 24 hours after the live session has ended
  • Worksheets
  • A link to purchase each book
  • up to 9 months of study available
  • Sold based on per week pricing of $19/week (i.e. 3 week session – $57)

Note: A la carte attendees will receive access to the pre-recorded session replays, no live session or Facebook group access.

The Spiritual Study Sanctuary replays for both East and West Coast sessions will be available in your student dashboard the Monday after the live sessions have ended.

Please ensure that you register using the email address you’d like us to communicate with you through.

Make sure you review this page (especially the FAQs below) to ensure this course is right for you.

What do people have to say about working with Iyanla…

You have to do it! Be ready to be honest and commit to learning and moving forward. If you are not ready to do this fully, all in, don’t bother because you will do yourself a disservice.


See yourself as a student: a student of yourself! Study with curiosity and a willingness to explore. Ask questions, and do not be anxious about anything. Trust the process, and you will see an unexpected transformation!


If you’re thinking about doing it, then that is the sign you should be doing it. There isn’t a chance of mistake here. You will learn and grow…you need that.


Here is the Full Syllabus of books that we’ll be studying

Session 1, 7 Main aspects of God

SESSION 1  OCTOBER 3, 10, 2021

7 Main Aspects Of God

by Emmet Fox –

A small but powerful book, this book teaches us a deeper understanding of the concept and the presence of God — by whatever name you call it. Through this understanding, we can learn how to align with those aspects and principles to grow in a deeper sense of our own Divinity.

We will explore this text for two weeks.

SESSION 2  OCTOBER 17, 24, 31, 2021

God Works Through Silence

by Robert A. Russell –

This book takes us beyond meditation, and teaches us how to be present in ourselves and with ourselves, so we can embrace the power of silence. You may call it peace, you may call it clarity, but silence is a powerful tool that we often overlook.

We will explore this text for three weeks.

Session 2, God works through silence
Session 3, Practicing the Presence

SESSION 3  NOVEMBER 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021

Practicing The Presence

by Joel Goldsmith –

This is a classic spiritual treatise on developing and embracing a relationship with God. This book is a foundational text for anyone who’s serious about personal and spiritual development.

We will explore this text for four weeks.

SESSION 4  DECEMBER 12, 19, 26, 2021

Mental Equivalents

by Emmet Fox –

This book teaches us the creative power of our thinking, and how to direct our mental thoughts + focus to create the experiences that we desire. This is Spiritual Psychology 101, and will walk us through the spiritual functions of the mind.

We will explore this text for three weeks.

Session 4, Mental Equivalents
Session 5, Go to the Places that Scare you

SESSION 5  JANUARY 2, 9, 16, 23, 2022

Go To The Places That Scare You

by Pema Chodron –

This book will be our first walk into the psychology of the Buddhist tradition, and will give us a deeper understanding of how fear rules and governs our lives. It also offers an opportunity to see the similarities of all religious faiths and walks.

We will explore this text for four weeks.

SESSION 6  FEBRUARY 6, 13, 20, 2022

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

by Joseph Murphy –

This book is designed to teach us about the power of habitual thinking and mental imagery. As we think subconsciously, we create our experiences; it is the subconscious mind that fashions and creates our reality.

Filled with practical examples of how to overcome what you don’t know you are thinking, we will explore and expand the concepts of Mental Equivalents.

We will explore this text for three weeks.

Session 6, The power of your subconscious mind
Session 7, God works through you

SESSION 7  MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022

God Works Through You

by Robert A. Russell –

This selection teaches us how to build a relationship with God in a purposeful way — one that not only serves our growth, but also serves the world.

We will explore this text for four weeks.

SESSION 8  APRIL 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022

Selected Readings from The Sacred Yes

by Deborah L. Johnson –

If the Creator were speaking directly to you, what would S/He say? Rev. Deborah Johnson spent over two years listening within and getting answers to some of the questions many of us would like to ask.

This book reveals what she heard and how we can apply it to our lives to achieve a deeper understanding of how the Creator works in our lives. If we are lucky, Rev. Deborah will be with us to share, not only what she heard — but what the Creator wants us all to know.

We will explore this text for four weeks.

Session 8, Selected Readings from the Sacred Yes

Each book that we will study during our time together has been selected because of the insights that it brings. The syllabus has been decided through April.

−We are awaiting the spirit’s guidance to reveal the final texts…Enrollment is an act of Faith!

  • Please Note: The cost of the books is NOT included in membership or a la carte fees. It is your responsibility to track down and purchase the book required for each study session.

Shift happens...and that's a good thing

This work is an exploration of a body of knowledge

Designed to help you — whoever you are — improve your life


❌ This is not about religion

❌ This is not a religious study

❌ This is not a debate about belief

❌ This is not a debate about non-belief


This is about receiving and applying universal spiritual teachings in a way that fosters growth, development, and continued unfolding.

Are you ready for a shift?

There are 33 weeks of study, which means that if you sign up for the full 9 months of the Spiritual Study Sanctuary at full price, you’ll get each week for a little over $8.

There isn’t anywhere else on the internet that you can get an hour of live time with Iyanla Vanzant every week for the cost of coffee and a pastry.

Seating for the live calls is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis:

Make sure you review this page (especially the FAQs below) to ensure this course is right for you.

Lifetime Access

Take the course in your own time and refer back to the lessons anytime.


Your purchase is secure. We will never share your personal information.


Will I receive anything in the mail?

No, this product is 100% digital. That means you will get access to all of the calls/replays, worksheets, and other relevant resources on your online dashboard.

(You’ll receive a link once you complete your registration.)

What happens after I sign up?

First, you will receive an email of acknowledgment for the commitment you’ve just made to your spiritual growth! In that message, we will remind you of the date + time of your call, and will also include a link to the booklist so you purchase the required texts.

After that…you wait.

If you sign up for the full 9-month series, the next email you receive will be on the night before our call — and it will include the link to the Zoom room and the link to access your dashboard where all the resources and downloads are.

Will I get access to the complete program all at once or in weekly installments?

Because the program is being facilitated live, the replays will only be available after the live call is completed. That means if you’re participating in the Spiritual Study Sanctuary as it is happening, you will have to wait each week for the content.

If you’re purchasing the sessions a la carte, after the live program has run its course, you will be able to view the recordings all at once if you desire — but I encourage you to walk through the texts slowly, so that you can fully absorb their teachings.

What if I can’t make the live sessions with Iyanla?

While the goal is to create consistency with the community, it is understood that you may not be able to attend every live call. Life happens, and that’s why we offer replays!

If something prevents you from attending the live calls, you can simply pick up where you left off once you’re ready to dive back into this work.

These resources will always be here for you, however, you will need to watch the live training sessions as recordings; Iyanla will not be on a live call with you.

What is your refund policy?

Our policy is once the course begins, there are no refunds.  In the same way it would happen if you purchased a concert ticket and did not attend, we do not offer refunds once you make the commitment and attend even one class.  You can always take the course later, either when it is offered again live or, at your own leisure with complete access to all of the materials.  Of course, if there are extenuating circumstances, we will review each case on an individual basis.

Our policy is much like that of a theater or concert venue.  If you purchase a ticket and for any reason do not attend the live performance, you are not entitled to a REFUND.  Once the live performance is complete, the liability is on you.  Once you sign up for the course, it is yours, meaning, you will have access to it for the time specified.  Unlike a concert or theater ticket, if you miss the live date, you have lifetime access to the course materials.  In other words, once the course is offered live, it will be available On Demand via video.  Even the Queen B doesn’t offer you this opportunity.  The difference between the live class and the video is the energy generated and the ability to ask questions.  However, everything covered in the live version will be available in the video version

Are my credit card details secure?
Yes, absolutely! All payments are processed through our payment processor and are 100% secure
What if I have a question or need support?

My team and I are here to help! If you are a paying student and have any questions or concerns, please contact us.

What, if any supplies will I need for this program?

In order to participate, you will be required to purchase the books and text that will be used for study during our 9 months together. (You can find the booklist here.)

You will need the accompanying worksheets for each week of study, which will be made available to you as needed, and I encourage you to dedicate a journal or notebook to this study — so that you can collect your thoughts, feelings, and learnings in one location as we move through this work.

Finally, because this is an online study, you will require access to a stable internet connection, and a computer, phone, or tablet to allow you to join the call.

What if I don’t like the program?

Did your mother ever give you Castor Oil when you were growing up?  What about those liquid vitamins that tasted like iron?  

The point is that some things that don’t taste good are very good for us.  

Because the Spiritual Study Sanctuary is an in-depth exploration of sacred texts, we encourage you to be sure this is something you want to do — and that the time is right for you.  

Check-in with yourself by taking 2-3 deep breaths and asking the question, “Is this process appropriate for me at this time?” Then take another deep breath and listen within for the response.  

If you hear yes or if it feels right, go for it and . . . trust the process. 

When it comes to deep levels of internal growth or healing work, things may not make sense to the conscious mind while they can be (and are!) understood at the soul level.

What if I don’t understand the materials?

As a program of universal spiritual study, the materials being offered may not be familiar to you, however, they are user-friendly. 

At the end of each live session, there will be a 30-minute Q&A session where you can ask questions in order to clarify the process and the materials.

We encourage you to keep in mind that this is a space for spiritual study; concepts which you may not be familiar with. This does not, however, mean the process is not effective — or that it needs to be difficult. 

We encourage you to set an intention for yourself declaring that the process will be gentle, clear, and easy for you to understand in order to realize maximum benefits and then . . . trust the process.

What if the process conflicts with my religious beliefs?

There is a distinction between religion and spirituality — and this program is about spirituality. (You can read more about those distinctions [here])

The work of the Spiritual Study Sanctuary is based upon universal spiritual principles and practices that are not meant to conflict with or contradict any religious theology. The content offered has been designed to explore the university spirituality that is shared by all human beings, regardless of race, gender, religion, or nationality.

Again, check-in with yourself to see if this is the right thing for you at this time and then…trust the process.

What if I cannot manage the technology?

We have exerted great effort to make the process and materials user-friendly — and if I can handle the technology, I’m sure you can too! 😅  

If you can use a computer and download a document, we encourage you not to anticipate any challenges. If for any reason, you get stuck or if there is a technological glitch of some sort, Customer Service is available at this email address.  If you let us know your needs, someone will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days.