Mara was introduced to sound healing several years ago after attending a sound bath led by Jonathan Adams (Sonic Yogi). Shortly after, she and Jonathan began leading sound healing and qigong workshops together. This led Mara to Malibu, CA, where she continued her exploration of sound by attending Sifu Matthew Cohen’s 200-hour yoga/qigong instructor training. During that time, she immersed herself in learning the healing benefits of sound, through traditional instruments such as crystal bowls, tuning forks, and gongs.
Drawing upon her experience in Malibu, Mara returned home to Atlanta, GA, where she witnessed first-hand the restorative effects of sound healing. Mara’s mother, battling a terminal illness, was experiencing profound levels of anxiety and fear. The combination of crystal bowls, tuning forks, and the penetrating sounds of the gong helped her mother to relax, get much deeper sleep, and release much of the fear she was experiencing around death and dying. Mara even had the honor of playing for her mother during her final hours. Since her mother’s passing, Mara now plays for numerous yoga classes and private sessions, in memory of her beautiful mother, Rosie.
Mara is a certified Reiki Master and Medical Qigong Practitioner who loves to incorporate essential oils and crystals in her sound healing sessions. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a double major in Spanish and Italian. In her free time, she travels the globe, attends healing retreats and sacred places, and enjoys life’s little pleasures in Atlanta with friends and family.
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