You are in good hands
Meet the whole-hearted team behind The Teen Villa
Meet our Ambassadors
Our ambassadors are teens like you, they are willing to grow and become the best version of themselves, even when it is uncomfortable. They are like lighthouses, they guide others to their full potential.
These amazing teens will become your best friends and one of the most important reasons to love this villa.
Meet our Founder
Hey there! This is Mariana and I want to welcome you to our Villa!
Working with teens became a mission after 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. I saw the incredible potential these girls have and how very simple tools and a positive environment could change their stories.
I run with lots of passion The Whole-Hearted Teen Program in my community and teach in schools around Melbourne and overseas (online).
I love working with teens because I deeply believe in you, in your infinite potential. Together we can heal our world and it excites me that our future is in your hands.
I look forward to sharing The Teen Villa experience with you.