As a survivor of domestic violence, Marla has experienced living in survival mode, and like the Phoenix, she has risen up from the ashes to stand strong in her Divine Power. Marla 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.
Marla is a critical care nurse and intuitive care provider. In addition to being a critical care nurse, Marla has also participated in coursework to become a Shamanic Reiki Master Practitioner, an Akashic Records Practitioner, and a Kundalini Yoga Practitioner. She also is a creator of powerful, beautiful and authentic Tantric Malas as well as Reiki and crystal infused essential oil blends that beautifully support the body.
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 she never felt like she fit in or belonged. It was in this environment where life felt uncontrollable and her battle with eating disorders developed. This environment left her feeling out of control and eating disorders developed. It was during her inpatient and outpatient therapy for her eating disorders where she found and reclaimed her power. Shortly she then left her religion to begin a new life in a new state. She left this religion in her early 20's and started her life over again in another state.
Marla married young, age of 25 to a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, who was 11 years her senior. 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, 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 Marla found herself beginning again, and she married a man 2 years her junior, however he was very emotionally and verbally abusive. It was here where her spiritual journey truly began when she gave birth to their daughter in 2012. Soon after she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the thyroid. Tapping into her natural healing abilities she refused to claim this diagnosis and set out to heal in her physical body. Many experts later, Marla 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!
This marriage too ended in a more abrupt manner with bankruptcy and a long painful divorce. Though it was a painful period in her life where she felt alone and unseen, she soon realized that we are only as sick as our darkest secrets and that with sharing her story she could heal herself further and give others hope and a knowledge that they are not alone. This time as Marla began again, she began with immense gratitude and personal power for the woman she had become!