Marla Mervis-Hartmann

Marla is a remarkable individual whose journey of self-discovery and empowerment has touched the lives of many. From her early struggles with body image to becoming a beacon of self-love she has inspired countless individuals to break free from limiting beliefs and embrace their true selves.

Marla’s early memories were filled with dissatisfaction as she looked at her reflection in the mirror, grappling with self-image and seeking happiness through controlling her weight. Her pursuit of societal standards led her down a path of self-destructive behaviors  but she soon realized that happiness couldn’t be found in an arbitrary number on a scale. This epiphany shattered the illusion she had clung to for so long and sparked a profound transformation.

Embracing a new chapter in her life as a mother, Marla’s perspective shifted. Pregnancy gifted her with a deeper understanding of the need for self-nourishment and care  mirroring the love she bestowed upon her baby. This newfound connection allowed her to see her body as a vessel of love and care replacing self-disgust with self-compassion.

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Massage Therapist

Reiki Master

Women’s Sexual Wellness

Somatic Trauma Therapist

Align & Shine Endorsement

After one conversation with Marla I felt inspired and full of joy. She has the ability to fill you with hope and seeds potential with every word. She is her work.

- Shauna Ireland, ASW Founder

Her warmth & guidance is immeasurable

There are not enough words to describe how amazing Marla is. She is more than a teacher, I have come to think of her as a friend. As a Reiki Teacher, and a guide for Living Light Reiki events, she is an inspiring host and educator. Her warmth & guidance is immeasurable.

- Candice Diggs, Senior Art Director