MEET THE TEAM

Duane Denton

CHEK Practitioner – Trauma Informed Breathwork Facilitator certified by Owaken Breathwork – CSCS

Duane has over 10 years of experience in the health and wellness field. He began as a personal trainer while earning his degree in Sports and Exercise Science at the University of Central Florida.

 He has competed in Ironman triathlons, several marathons, and most recently ultramarathons. Duane believes there is an athlete within each and every one of us and he is committed to helping all of his clients realize their highest potential. The “what” can be anything… it’s the “why” that makes any of our endeavors worth pursuing. Who do you want to be? 

At Pura Vida Wellness, Duane uses his background in exercise science and holistic health and nutrition to help bridge the gap between the mind and heart in each individual he works with.

In his free time you can find him out in nature training for his next endurance challenge, fishing/diving, or adventuring with his 3 dogs.

Mari Pinto 

Thai Yoga and Osteopathic Massage – 300HR Certified Yoga Teacher – Wellness Retreat Coordinator

Mari has been teaching Yoga for 6 years and has over 500 hours of training. She is also certified in Osteo Thai Bodywork trough the Sunshine Network school, where she has done over 180 hours of training and has been a practitioner of Thai Massage for 2 years.

She is originally from Brazil and her travels have taken her around the world. Prior to returning here to south Florida, she lived in an off the grid permaculture community in Costa Rica (Punta Mona). 

She is passionate about helping people on their healing journey and believes in using breath and movement to release what no longer serves you. She proudly takes on the role of both student + teacher and is always looking for ways to keep learning and expanding so she can share with her community. 

Maggie Scannell

LMT – Ayurvedic Practitioner – Health Coach

Maggie merges the ancient science of Ayurveda with the cutting-edge principles of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (FDN). Ayurveda, originating in India, seeks to balance the body’s natural rhythms, while FDN employs modern science and lab tests to uncover hidden stressors within.

Maggie’s approach harmonizes these two sciences to achieve the best results for healing. She provides Ayurvedic consultations and FDN wellness paths, including comprehensive lab tests to uncover underlying health factors. Her holistic protocols restore balance and function.

Maggie’s dedication to holistic wellness led her to an enriching internship at an Ayurvedic hospital in India. With a Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, her love for science deepened, reinforcing her connection to Ayurveda.

Maggie is passionately committed to liberating individuals from the exhausting cycle of health trial and error. Her wholehearted dedication is focused on restoring vibrant well-being and reclaiming your health.

In addition to her Ayurveda and FDN expertise, Maggie offers rejuvenating Swedish and Ayurvedic massages to elevate your holistic wellness journey.

WHAT IS A CHEK PRACTITIONER?

“Health exists when one experiences well-being.

Well-being is a state of body-mind-spirit harmony created and maintained by the self-aware, self-responsible individual through consistent acts of love for themselves, others, and the world.”

-Paul Chek

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