Meet our Founder

Meet Mariana...

Hi! I am Mariana Suarez, Founder of The Teen Villa.

I am a Registered Dru Yoga and Dru Kids and Teens Yoga Teacher and for almost a decade I have been sharing my passion for Dru Yoga  with people of all ages in my weekly classes and well-being workshops.

I give high priority to my personal practice and inner growth, so you will always see me engaged with the latest mentoring programs, reading inspiring books and learning from amazing people that keep me raising my standards.

A few years ago I was invited to share the gift of yoga and mindfulness with the inmates at the Melbourne Youth Justice Centre, and that experience awakened my calling to work with our youth. I am the mind and heart behind The Whole-Hearted Girl Program as well as this beautiful online villa.

I have done yoga with kids in child cares, kindergartens, primary schools and high schools, as well as volunteering some of my time to support the 1-of-a-Kind Program for girls.

I am originally from Mexico and moved to Melbourne with my husband Alex in 2005 leaving life as we knew it. We now share our lives with two daughters (Isabella and Ivana) that bring joy and purpose to my life.

I look forward to meeting you soon and hear your story too.

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  • Favourite Show: Friends, Outlander

  • Favourite Book: The Queen's Code, The Universe has your back

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