Martel Catalano, MBA, RYT | Executive Director & Co-Founder

At age 13, Martel was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and spent over a decade in chronic depression and anxiety, distracting herself from the real problem of impending blindness. Today, she uses her voice to create awareness and educate. Martel writes and speaks publicly on the topics of mind-body wellness, stress management, and living mindfully with an illness/disability. She has studied with mindfulness teachers near and far, and has over 500 hours of yoga and meditation training. Martel is an undergraduate of Skidmore College and received her MBA from Green Mountain College. She lives in Upstate New York where she enjoys spending time outside – in her garden, hiking, bicycling –  or inside making artwork. You can contact Martel directly at