Atma Buti® Certified Sound Healing Practitioner, Aroma Freedom Technique Certified Practitioner, Registered 200 hr. Yoga Teacher (dharma. Institute of Awakened Living), Sky Styx Innovator and Wellness Coach with Young Living
I have spent many years trying to change me because I didn’t think I was good enough or didn’t have the right tools. I don’t have the typical yoga body and it wasn’t long ago that the majority of my thoughts were riddled with negativity.
Then five years ago I participated in a program called BodyLove by Emily. It was the catalyst to embracing who I am wholeheartedly. Six months later I enrolled and completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program (dharma. Institute of Awakened Living). When I began to allow my curiosity to open up, it allowed essential oils to rock my world! I experienced such a transformative, uplifting experience in 5 days that I decided to share them with whoever was open to receiving the powerful support of nature.
I was introduced to singing bowls during savasana at a yoga conference in 2016. I immediately felt drawn to learning more about them. In March of 2017, I became an Atma Buti Certified Sound Healing Practitioner.
In 2017 I became a certified Aroma Freedom Technique Practitioner so I may help others remove obstacles that keep them from achieving their dreams. In 2018, I became certified in Sky Styx Yoga. Sky Styx is a methodology which allows a fun system of fluid and energetic movements which can totally change your yoga practice.
I believe in self-care. Self-care looks different for everyone. I’ve practiced many things and found what works for me. It’s usually a hike to connect with nature, a walk with a friend, time on my yoga mat, spending time with my furry babies, inhaling essential oils, practicing with my singing bowls, listening to music, practicing kirtan with friends and most recently practicing meditation. Rediscovering the tools within me has allowed positive thoughts to flow more easily in my life. Every aspect of life is a practice and I embrace it the best I can.
I enjoy learning and I am currently working on a degree in nutrition at the University of Wyoming. I would invite anyone who has any curiosity about sound healing, yoga, Sky Styx, essential oils or how to live a life of wellness, purpose and abundance to contact me.
Marla Petersen is a yoga instructor in Laramie Wyoming. She began practicing yoga seriously in 2012 when she was going through a health crisis. Inspired by the way that yoga brought balance, structure and strength to her life, she decided to pursue becoming a teacher, not only to strengthen her personal practice but to support other people in their personal growth. She did her 200-hour ERYT at Blossom Yoga 2016. Since completing her training, she acted as a mentor in the Dharma Yoga Teacher Training program, has completed Sky Styx Training and became certified in Yoga Nidra facilitation.
Marla is also a Reiki practitioner and enjoys bringing an energetic healing aspect to her practice.
She feels that life is a journey of peace, adventure, healing and self-discovery.