Meet Dr. Marina Kostina
Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Transformational Coach, Hypnotist, and Reiki Master/ Teacher.
Ravenous living is a disruptive living
I have been a disruptor ever since I was a little girl. I grew up in the Soviet Union and at that time the economy was really poor and my mom and I had to stand in long lines for food and household items.
I remember entertaining the crowd of people waiting in line with us at just five years old. I wore a long skirt and played with a tambourine and as I danced my long hair was loose and floating. I danced to celebrate my beauty and my femininity – a young girl reveling in her loveliness, my dancing putting smiles on the faces around me, providing a stark contrast to our bleak circumstances. I was happy and full inside, filled with love for myself, and I had so much love inside me to give back.
That is when I felt my purpose first. I dreamed of transforming someone’s gray and familiar reality into a colored dream full of joy, play, and happiness. Ever since that time I have been redefining the “norms” and rebelled against being “put in a box”.
My life probably feels very chaotic to others. I moved to another country with just a suit in my hands. I quit a “safe” academic world right after getting my PhD to become an entrepreneur, which led to two failed businesses and I started my third one in my late thirties – this one is a keeper as I have finally found my life purpose!
I hold a Phd from the University Of Iowa in Education. My dissertation dealt with psychology of online interactions. As a researcher, I studies how people interact with each other and others. Adding the distance element helped me understand that human connection and energy is not tied to a particular location, that we are all interconnected. After going through a personal trauma where I seemingly lost everything and was temporarily homeless, I decided to expand my profession as a teacher/ professor to become a healer and a hypnotherapist. Since then I received various initiations to healing modalities, became a Reiki Master/ Teacher, Shambala reiki practitioner and learned from top notch healers in Siberia, Russia and Mexico. I have also received five certifications in hypnosis. I am a certified hypnotists with the National Guild of Hypnotists, a certified Advance SP hypnosis practitioner, a certified New-Eriksonian hypnotist, a certified forensic hypnotist and a certified Dovshenko hypnotist specializing in helping people with alchohol dependency.
If I could do it, so can YOU!
I came to the United States with a suitcase in my hand and a dream in my heart. I worked numerous jobs trying to pull myself through college, and even have a road in Iowa that I built with my own hands! During my long journey to find my life mission I experienced many hardships, including homelessness and losses of jobs. Yet, all of these seemingly difficult events turned out to be the biggest gifts that guided me closer to my real purpose.
Today I am a bestselling Author, Award-Winning Transformational Coach, Hypnotist, Healer, 7X Winner of the US Department of Defense Grants, and Researcher. I guide consciously-minded individuals on a journey to reclaim the fragmented pieces of their souls. I help men and women manifest their biggest dreams and create a lifestyle that brings them freedom by breaking through their lethargic status quo and starting to live ravenously.
My accomplishments have been featured in Entrepreneur, Hay House, Hay House Live, WGN, Buzzfeed, Thrive Global, Authority Magazine, People magazine, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Telemundo, and Chicago Latino TV.
I have been fortunate to work and interview such celebrities, such as Kanye West, Lorna Byrne, Mike Dooley, Her Holiness Living Saint Amma Sri Karunamay. I presented and signed my book alongside Dr.Joe Dispenza, John Holland and Rebecca Campbell, and have learned form such incredible experts as Kris Carr, Marie Forleo, Simon Sinek and Brian Tracy, and was a business mentor at the Richard Branson Center for Entrepreneurship.
Traveling is my passion. That is why each year I lead 3-4 retreats around the world. I am fluent in English, Spanish, and Russian and has healed and trained thousands of people around the world.