My Story

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Coach. teacher.Attorney. 

Thea Bourke Martin, JD E-YRT

I was a stressed out attorney, completely disconnected from my body, stuck in my head. Stuck in my emotions. Luckily, I found yoga and mindfulness. As mindfulness began to change my life, I looked for opportunities to practice yoga on and off the mat. I saw that Divorce Mediation and Alternative Conflict Resolution were expressions of yoga and mindfulness in the legal world. I started to live my yoga and use my law degree and mindfulness to help families in crisis.

So, when times got tough - my son faced multiple autoimmune diseases including Type 1 diabetes- I was forced to reexamine my life. I turned to Mindfulness.  

 

Mindfulness brought me to you. To a woman who is facing divorce and suddenly has to create a new dream for her future, while understanding how to stretch her budget, meet the changing needs of her children, and start over as a single person. 

Mindfulness brought me to you. The parent of child with a life-threatening disease, whose family has been turned upside down, adjusting to day-to-day life that will never be the same. 

Mindfulness brought me here to you. To a woman who doesn't feel comfortable in her body, whose is ready to stop dieting and start loving the body she has, just as it is. 

Certifications and Trainings

Trainings

I am a trained life Coach, Mediator and Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Teacher. Trained in the lineage of Parayoga, I have had the honor to study advanced yoga teaching with Judith Hansen Lasater, Transformational Workshops at Kripalu, and become certified in Restorative Yoga with Cindi Lee. Working with these world-renowned yogis has helped me refine my teaching skills and tap into the wisdom of yoga and transformational leadership. I am happy to share the wisdom of my teachers with you!

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Council for Non-Adversarial Divorce, Trustee
Divorce Solutions of Connecticut
Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Fairfield County
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
National Association for Community Mediation
Connecticut Bar Association, Family Law Committee
New Haven County Bar Association, Family Law Committee

Pro Bono Service

Statewide Legal Services
Volunteer Family Law Attorney
Community Mediation, Inc
Trainer and Mediator
Women & Family Life Center
Board of Trustees
Connecticut Women's Education & Legal Fund
Cooperating Attorney

Highlighted Speaking Engagements & Workshops 

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Love Your Body, Feed Your Soul
International Association of Collaborative Professionals, International Conference
American Academy of Divorce Mediators, National Conference