Marlene Boyette, a four year resident of Jamaica Plain, is The Advent School‘s full time Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, beginning her personal yoga journey in 2003, became certified to teach children’s yoga in 2013 and obtained her Trauma Informed 200 E-RYT after training with 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness in Dorchester, in 2016.

As community member and activist at heart, Marlene has founded Leela Yoga & Wellness and co-found of Peace In Boston and Black + Blonde, two initiatives focused on bringing yoga to underserved communities and prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion within Boston area wellness spaces.

Marlene has been recognized by Lululemon and Getaway House for her community activism and has collaborated with various agencies, organizations and programs such as The Yoga Alliance, Yoga Reaches Out, Harvard University, The Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Public Schools, Boston Public Library, The ICA, The Boston Children’s Museum, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Breathe for Change. Marlene is dedicated to using yoga, meditation and overall wellness as catalysts for supporting, building and healing communities.