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Our Founder

Marlena Bruno

Marlena Bruno Mantra Yoga Studio Danvers MA

More About Marlena Bruno

Founder of Mantra Yoga, Lead Teacher, Teacher Trainer, and E-CYT500,

Hey there, fellow seeker of the soulful stretch! Meet Marlena, the heart and soul behind Mantra Yoga Studio. She's not just a yoga teacher; she's a life-changer, a guide on a path that's about way more than just touching your toes (though that's cool too).

Back in '99, Marlena stumbled upon yoga, not as a trendy workout but as a lifeboat in a stormy sea. Fitness routines were causing more pain than gain, and life's chaos was knocking at her door. Enter yoga, stage right, and everything changed. It wasn't just a new way to sweat; it was a way to breathe, to heal, to grow. It became her lifeline, her sanctuary, and her way to manage PTSD. Yoga wasn't just a practice; it was a transformation.

Now, let's clarify: Marlena has dedicated herself to the full-time practice and teaching of yoga for over since 2011, amassing tens of thousands of hands-on hours. This isn't just a pastime; it's her life's calling. If you're looking to dabble or just break a sweat, she'll kindly point you to the gym down the street. But if you're ready to dive into the deep end of yogic tradition, discipline, and ancient philosophical text, well, you may have found your teacher.

Marlena's classes are a multifaceted experience. From strong Hatha Vinyasa to Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Meditations, she's got you covered. Designed with Ayurveda in mind, her classes flow in harmony with nature. Morning classes are robust, preparing you for the day ahead, while as the day proceeds, she offers a balanced blend of dynamic and softer practices (Yin or Restorative Yoga), followed by gentle practices in the evening to tuck you in for a good night's sleep. And don't worry, all levels are welcome. Marlena's got the experience to meet you where you are, offering intelligent individual modifications just for you.

Marlena's lineage is steeped in Bhakti Yoga, the yoga of Love and devotion. It's not just about the poses; it's about the heart, the soul, and the connection to something bigger. Her classes are a blend of modern movement and ancient wisdom, a dance between the physical and the spiritual. And let's be real, she's got the credentials to back it up, with thousands of hours of trainings in everything from Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, Meditation, to Thai Massage.

In 2013, Marlena's dream took shape in Mantra Yoga Studio, a place that's more than a studio; it's a sanctuary. It's where balance meets restoration, where community isn't just a buzzword; it's the sweet nectar that nourishes the soul. Building on that foundation, in 2016, Marlena began offering Yoga Teacher Trainings. These programs have empowered numerous trainees to become professional yoga teachers, spreading the practice across Boston's North Shore.

So, if you're ready to embark on a journey with a seasoned pro who's been there, done that, and got the yoga mat to prove it, Marlena's here, mat in hand, ready to guide you.

Come on in, dear yogi, the transformation's fine. Welcome to a practice that's about more than just the poses; it's about the love, the devotion, and the belief that you can change the world, one breath at a time. As Steve Jobs once said, and Marlena holds dear, "Those who dare to believe they can effect change in the world are the ones who do." Ready to dare? Marlena's waiting.

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