Marna is deeply passionate about self-care, health and wellness. As a certified yoga instructor- she has studied the depth of the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Marna is a motivated Yogi with an energetic, compassionate and a collaborative spirit. She specializes in musical and somatic therapy, and has a passion for wholesome mental healing and empowerment.
Before her journey into wellness, Marna found herself feeling stagnant and depressed – using food, substances and material things to temporarily fulfill her. At the time she had been competitively singing, and her music teacher suggested going to a yoga class to be more connected to her breath to advance her singing performance. Marna stepped out of that class and felt “Woah! What WAS that!?” Through a strong and consistent practice, there was a definite shift in her life. Now, health and wellness are an integral part of Marna’s everyday life and has innately motivated to acquire an extensive background in research.
In 2015, Marna completed 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training through Semperviva Yoga. Since then, she has done 300 more hours of training – and is certified in Kundalini Yoga, Pain Care Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga, Yin Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. Through these experiences of training and teaching of these different types of yoga, it has influenced Marna to be intuitive, inclusive, and adaptable on and off the mat.
Having attained a Diploma in Music and research of Music Therapy at Capilano University, Marna fused the two together by adding live music therapy within the somatic practice. Movement and music have always been sacred to her, and she’s discovered a strong correlation between the dance of yoga and the expression of song. There is rhythm, authenticity and expression, and forever a lesson to be learnt within both.
Marna owns her own company called Zen Den Collection where she hand crafts earthy and unique home decor. She picks simple pieces from this earth and turns them into something beautiful. The pieces in the collection contain semi-precious stones, gems, and auspicious numerical designs. Every piece has an energetic intention in hopes that it brings her clients whatever it is that their souls are yearning for.