"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
"I EASILY RELAXED INTO THE SAFE AND SACRED SPACE MARLA HELD during her "Love Your Body, Love Yourself Workshop". Marla gently pushed my edges, mirrored my soul and helped me celebrate the beauty of who I authentically Am. Her approach is fresh, renewing and created space for every woman in our group to open into a deeper appreciation for themselves and each other. I believe SHE HAS A GREAT VISION FOR HELPING WOMEN find A TRUE AND BALANCED RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR BODY IMAGE. She brings to her work not only a wide range of cultivated skills but a warm open heart. 'Love Your Body, Love Your Self' was so much fun! Thank you Marla! Your "Love Your Body, Love Yourself" work is important, profound and life saving."
“Consider yourself in the flow of the positive energy of the universe if you have been drawn to Marla Mervis. I am so fortunate one to have received Reiki sessions and have been taught Reiki by Marla. She is my Reiki master, a mentor and ultimately, (and I don't use this word lightly) a healer. I truly believe when you are ready to change your life, Marla will enter.
Her CONNECTION TO THE INFINITE WEALTH OF HEALTH AND HEALING IS PALPABLE. She is an extremely open person and has an unbelievable way of using that for love, for good and for the benefit of others. I HAVE HAD MANY REIKI SESSIONS AND HAVE NEVER HAD A SESSION THAT WAS IN THE REALM OF MARLA'S. YOU CAN RELAX AND HAVE FAITH IN THE FACT THAT YOU ARE IN VERY SPECIAL HANDS when you have a session with Marla. I am truly in gratitude every day to have her as my Reiki master and to have received powerful Reiki from her. She is the real deal!!!! THANK YOU MARLA! Thank you for changing my life and showing me the miracle of the 'healing” touch'. Blessings and Love to you always"
"When I met Marla, I had a lot of shame and judgment about my body and my food choices. These thoughts took so much of my time and energy. It was never ending, depressing, and exhausting. AFTER WORKING WITH MARLA, I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I LOVE AND CHERISH MY BODY NOW. IT IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL GIFT TO LIVE WITH THIS FREEDOM AND SELF-LOVE. As a result of our work together, I have been able to improve my life in many ways, including letting go of a toxic job, and improving my health and relationships. I am profoundly grateful! I highly recommend Marla. She is so meant to be doing this work, and has the gift of being able to tap into exactly what is needed, in order to facilitate the next level of healing, every step of the way. She is also very gentle and nurturing, which is so helpful when doing this very deep, raw, soul work. I love her!"
VICKY B., Reiki Master
"The first session with her not only dug into the inner depths of my deepest emotional scars from a childhood trauma, but it allowed me to begin to really learn how to love myself. Before I knew Marla, I didn’t understand how to be delicate with myself. I didn’t understand why I was so sad and angry all the time not only at myself but the people in my life that I really cared about. I didn’t understand why I had an unhealthy relationship with sex. I didn’t know how to be intimate. I created patterns of self destruction and separated myself from real loving intimate connections with people. And I rarely allowed love into my heart.
MARLA TAUGHT ME THE IMPORTANCE OF LOVE, AND THIS WAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LESSON IN LIFE SOMEONE GAVE TO ME. With the conversations she and I had, the energy connection, and the breath work, I began to understand for the first time who I really was and what my true desires really were. I finally understood the reason behind all these uncomfortable feelings, anxieties, and emotions I always had throughout my life. With Marla’s help and coaching, I began to turn my unhealthy patterns around into something positive. I learned how to love myself and how to accept love from others. The negative thoughts and the urge to run away from my problems have subsided. A YEAR LATER, I KNOW I STILL HAVE A LOT TO WORK ON, BUT MARLA GAVE ME THE TOOLS TO MOVE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION INTO A HAPPIER, MORE LOVING PLACE IN MY LIFE. IT'S BEEN AN AMAZING TRANSFORMATION AND SEEING HOW MUCH I HAVE CHANGED IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, I CAN'T THANK HER ENOUGH FOR WHAT SHE HAS GIVEN ME. If you are looking for a life-changing transformation, I would absolutely recommend Marla to anyone."
"The atmosphere of THE LOVE YOUR BODY LOVE YOURSELF WORKSHOP WAS VERY LOVING, RESPECTFUL AND SUPPORTIVE WHICH ALLOWED ME TO REALLY LET GO AND FEEL SAFE! The meditation and breathwork were very intense but much needed. I discovered quite a few things about myself and even though it has been several weeks since the workshop I still feel its positive vibe in and around me! I loved the ritual we did at the end and was able to take away a loved and appreciated feeling. I often think back to it when I feel in a bit of a funk about myself. Thank you for giving us the platform to experience PRIDE IN BEING A WOMAN!"
CARMEN WOLFISBERG, Reiki Master / Animal Caretaker
"Thank you for the workshop. I really like the way you guided us through the exploration of our feelings about our bodies and ourselves. You created that space of trust and freedom of self expression and respect between the participants and you. IT WAS A VERY POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR ME." - GISELE
"Before attending the Love Your Body Love Yourself Workshop, I spent a lot of time beating myself up for not being able to get a handle on my weight, focusing on the parts of my body that I hated, but after our time together, I was instantly able to feel a sense of peace and an actual love of my whole self. The workshop reminded me of who I really am and I'm MAGNIFICENT! As a result, I FIND MYSELF GRAVITATING TOWARDS ACTIONS THAT SUPPORT THE AUTHENTIC, WONDROUS MAGIC THAT IS ME RATHER THAN IGNORING IT. I would absolutely recommend Marla because she really gets this and, in the most loving, gently trans-formative way, brings you to that deeper self-awareness and self-love as well."
"ALL THE WORK I HAVE DONE WITH MARLA HAS BEEN TRANSFORMATIVE. From Tantra workshops to body awareness to telephone reiki, she infuses all atmospheres with a healing yet invigorating presence. I had an instant attraction to Marla, which is probably a universal experience! She radiates a light and balance and thankfully has developed her own techniques so that she can transmit this to others. Through my various Marla led experiences, I have developed a DEEP TRUST IN HER INTUITIVE WAY OF WORKING. She helps one to create a profoundly safe space where the risks of transformation can be met with confidence. I have experienced quantum leaps in personal development with Marla and left with tools I can use on my journey forward, until we meet again!"
- TARA MCVICAR, Photographer
"Marla has been instrumental in helping me TRULY BE OKAY TO LOVE MY BODY, BUMPS, LUMPS, AND STRETCH MARKS! - SUZANNE HOGAMIER, Mother
"During Love Your Body, Love Yourself I felt shifts occur within but it is always in the days and weeks later when the old beliefs and perceptions really crumble. Unexpectedly, something clicks and the depth of the work becomes real. At some point since, I remember having this bizarre and unfamiliar idea occur to me. "What if I was really perfect the way that I am? Not, in a cheesy new age way and not just some nice idea but really, for real perfect. What if I didn't just have to accept my body, but what if it was actually perfect. What if I was already just sexy enough? What if I didn't have to change it? What if people really meant it when they complimented me? And what if the perfect man for me was perfectly attracted to me just the way I am? FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE, I EMBRACED MY BODY AND ALL OF MY PERFECTLY PLACED AND PERFECTLY SIZED CURVES. I love when it becomes real, and it sets me free." - CHERI ROSSER, Marriage Family Therapist