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Welcome to HEART Centered

Working with a Purpose

Dr. Marien Pena

Greetings, I am a Montessori educator, expressive arts consultant, and coach. My years of experience have honed my belief that individuals possess infinite potential, and they can unlock it and thrive with the right guidance. At HEART Centered, I offer a unique and holistic approach to coaching, where I combine my skills in education and expressive arts to help my clients reach their full potential. Whether it’s through creative coaching or consultations, I am dedicated to helping you on your journey to discovering your true self. Let’s work together!

Qualifications and Certification

Registered Expressive Arts Consultant Educator

B.A. Arts

M.A.Ed. Montessori Education

Montessori Coach Certified (NCMPS)

Ph.D. Ecopsychology and Eco-Art Therapy

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The Creative Process





Teacher Wellness Program Participant


Eco-Art Group Session

 We offer a wide range of experiential workshops, retreats, and events designed to help individuals tap into their creative energies and connect with like-minded individuals. Whether you're looking to explore your artistic side, deepen your spiritual practice, or simply gain a deeper connection with yourself and others, we have a program for you. Join us today and unlock your true potential through creative expression!

Expressive Arts Participant

We approach our sessions with sensitivity and compassion, working closely alongside clients as they explore their goals and ambitions. Whether you're seeking clarity in a matter or looking to reconnect with yourself or a loved one, we have the tools and techniques to help guide you through the process. Our Eco-Art and Expressive arts sessions are designed to help you tap into your creativity and express yourself in new and exciting ways.

Teacher Wellness Program

Our focus is on empowering individuals to achieve wellness and personal development through expressive arts. We specialize in Montessori-method creative coaching, a unique approach that combines the creativity and self-discovery of expressive arts with the proven effectiveness of Montessori education. Through our coaching programs, we help individuals tap into their inner creativity and reach their full potential, both personally and professionally.



I have been to several of Marien's workshops. I always discover something about myself. I have learned about the true connection between myself and nature and how to communicate with nature. Marien's workshops are always therapeutic, you are guaranteed to also communicate with emotions that need your attention, whether you were aware of it or not. These are skills that I can use when working with children, for their benefit, and for mine.

Tara Crosby

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Member of The International Expressive Arts Therapy Association

Member of The American Montessori Society

Member of The International Community of Ecopsychology

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