Darshana Villas

4 STAR YOGA & SPA RETREAT AND VILLAS

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Marla Kasper, RN BSN RYT200

I am a pediatric Registered Nurse for over 14 years, working in various clinical settings.  I have always had a passion for alternative and complimentary approaches to western medicine.  I dabbled with yoga in my young adulthood, but it wasn't until I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa (2009-2011) that I adopted a daily yoga practice.  I completed my 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2016 (Registered with Yoga Alliance), followed by Yoga for the Special Child Training in 2017.  

(Background photo: beautiful Malawi.)

Mission

Over the years, I have worked with many  children with special needs and families, especially those affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  I am always amazed by their parents and caretakers, because it really does "take a village" to raise any child.  Therefore, my mission is two-fold:

  • To serve children and individuals with special needs (whether visible or "invisible") and their families and caretakers, by introducing adjunct natural therapies of yoga and essential oils.
  • To create a community network of families to be strong and healthy naturally, Rooted Together! (Just like sequoia trees in the Redwood Forrest.)  
(Background image: Zomba, Malawi; Inset: Dancer pose on Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.)