Thea Bourke Martin, JD E-YRT
Attorney. Yoga Teacher. Mom.
I was a stressed out attorney, completely disconnected from my body, stuck in my head. Stuck in my emotions. As yoga began to change my life, I looked for opportunities to practice yoga on and off the mat. I saw that Divorce Mediation and conflict resolution were expressions of yoga in the legal world. I started to live my yoga and use my law degree to help families in crisis.
When times got tough - my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and I was forced to reexamine my life high-conflict courtrooms as a divorce litigator- I turned to yoga.
Yoga 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.
Yoga brought me to you. The parent of a child who is facing long-term illness, whose family has been turned upside down, adjusting to a day-to-day life that will never be the same.
Yoga 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
I have had the opportunity to train as a Yoga teacher in the lineage of Parayoga- incorporating more yogic philosophy, Vinyasa Krama and Ayurveda into my practice. Most recently, I have had the honor to study advanced yoga teaching with Judith Hansen Lasater 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. I am happy to share the wisdom of my teachers with you!
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