Why a Villa?

A villa is a community where everyone knows each other, where we feel safe, loved and respected for who we are.  As villagers, we know that we belong and that what we do matters. 

In a villa, we learn from one another and the best knowledge comes from our personal stories. It is a place we all bring our unique talents and use them for the greater good of the villa and the land we live in.

Meet our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors are teens like you, who are so willing to grow and become the best version of themselves, even when it is uncomfortable. They are like lighthouses, they guide others into their full potential.

These amazing kids will become your best friends, they will guide you in the journey and will be one of the most amazing reasons to love this villa.

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Annie

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Anthony

 

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Charlotte

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Isabella (Izzy)

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Valentina (Val)

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Zack

 

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Zara

Welcome from our Founder

Hey there! This is Mariana and I want to welcome you to The Teen Villa!

My first experience working with teens was when my dear friend Kath invited me to the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre to share some yoga and meditation with the inmates. It was a life changing experience for me, as I saw the incredible potential these girls have and how very simple tools and choices could change their stories.

Why Teens? Because I deeply believe in you, in your infinite potential, I know you have the power to heal our world and it excites me that our future is in hands like yours. I look forward to sharing this journey with you and know that, if you ever need anything, I am always here for you.

Our Team