Marla has experienced living in survival mode, and like the mythical Phoenix, she has risen up from the ashes, renewed and standing strong in her Divine Power. She is passionate about inspiring women who are living in survival mode to reclaim their Divine Power and thrive! She believes that it is important to cultivate a safe and loving commUNITY where each woman can be seen and supported as they too rise up from the ashes. Marla utilizes ancient healing techniques to support each woman in their journey to reclaim their power.
Marla is a critical care nurse and an intuitive care provider. In addition to being a critical care nurse, she has also participated in coursework to become a Shamanic Reiki Master Practitioner, an Akashic Records Practitioner, and a Kundalini Yoga Practitioner. She is also a creator of powerful, beautiful and authentic Tantric Malas that offer an additional layer of protection for your aura. She also creates Reiki and crystal infused essential oil blends that beautifully support the body using therapeutic grade essential oils.
From a young age Marla felt drawn to the healing and service of others. Marla was raised in a very strict and judgmental religion, and never felt like she fit in or belonged. It was in this environment where life felt uncontrollable and a battle with eating disorders developed. It was during inpatient and outpatient therapy for the eating disorders where she found and reclaimed her power. Shortly after, she then left the religion to begin a new life in a new state.
Marla’s first marriage was to a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. Leaning into trust that they had both done the work and were in recovery she was delighted to find someone who loved all pieces of her, perceived flaws and all. Unfortunately, her husband had a relapse which sent an already shaky marriage down a bumpy path towards divorce. During the separation period her husband was found deceased due to cardiac issues that had gone undiagnosed.
Here she found herself beginning again, and she married a man who was emotionally and verbally abusive. It was here where her spiritual journey truly began when she gave birth to their daughter. Soon after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid. Tapping into her natural healing abilities and intuition she refused to claim this diagnosis and set out to heal her physical body. Many experts later, she found a naturopathic doctor who helped her see that healing needs to start at an emotional level first and then physical healing can also occur. After some initial resistance she dove in head first and has not looked back since!
Over the past few years there have been additional major life experiences including bankruptcy, resigning from a great job because some changes conflicted with her deeply held beliefs, and selling her home and moving across many states to start a new life with her daughter and fur babies. With each of these life changing events she was faced with the choice of whether or not she would let it destroy her or if she would let it be a catalyst for growth. Each step of the way she chose to stand in her power, be grateful and grow!