About somatics coach Mara Blackburn

maraBorn and raised in Newquay, Cornwall, somatics coach Mara Blackburn spent most of the ‘90s travelling, skiing, surfing and learning yoga, returning to Newquay to work as a lifeguard, swim teacher, surf coach and dance instructor – it seemed anything to do with teaching, movement and water was the go. In the Noughties, Mara added massage therapy to her skills and focused on building a yoga business in Newquay, joining Scarlet hotel in 2010 as an Ayurvedic massage therapist. Mara now runs yoga retreats and somatics workshops, courses and classes in North Cornwall. When she’s not teaching people how to be free from pain, Mara makes fun of her husband, hangs out with her daughter and walks her crazy dog on local beaches. She still fits in the occasional surf.

Read how somatics saved Mara from hip surgery