Mara Concordia, the owner of Peaceful Spirit, was raised by a very progressive mom named Shirley. Shirley and Mara would regularly do yoga on the living room floor to help Shirley's back, so as to avoid surgery. Mom relied heavily on garlic, onions, broccoli, hearty bone soups and fresh fruits to keep her family healthy. Through a strange turn of events, Mara's entrepreneurial mother opened Concordia Chiropractic Clinic with a local doctor during Mara's teen years. From that time on, chiropractors were their primary care physicians!
Despite all the healthy upbringing Mara, during her wild and crazy late teens to early '20s, managed to start smoking, get married, and become quite obese. At 21 years of age, she weighed over 210 lbs!!! This is where Mara's "real learning" began. She spent years learning about diet, nutrition, exercise, emotional healing and so much more. Driven by her inherited entrepreneurial spirit Mara was determined to open a wellness center to share her knowledge to help other people live healthier and happier lives. The dream came true in 1996 when Peaceful Spirit opened its doors.
In addition, Mara is a lifelong learner and studies progressive leadership, public speaking, effective communication, conflict resolution, Reiki, reflexology, Shiatsu, Thai massage, Swedish based massage therapy, movement therapy, many forms of dancing including Argentine Tango, Yoga, NRT*, a variety of ancient healing traditions and philosophies, metaphysics, the law of creation and more.
Her rich background, education, and artistic style combine to inspire and empower clients to create the shifts they desire.