“It touches my heart to hear from participants who came to our retreats wanting more and left knowing the treasure they truly are and hear how they are now living more effective, creative, and loving lives."

Marti Glenn, PhD, Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Ryzio Institute, has served as founder and CEO of a number of successful companies and non-profit organizations over the past four decades. She is founding President of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, known for its Master’s and Doctoral degrees in somatic psychology, prenatal and perinatal psychology and clinical psychology. She is also a pioneering psychotherapist, educator and trainer. In all her work, Marti emphasizes the integration of the latest research in neuroscience, behavioral epigenetics and Polyvagal Theory with mindfulness, attachment, early development, and trauma.

She has served on the boards of a number of national organizations and has chaired numerous professional conferences, including the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health and Neurons to Neighborhoods: Preventing and Healing Trauma in Children and Adults. She co-produced the broadcast quality documentary, Trauma, Brain and Relationship with Daniel Siegel and Bruce Perry and has appeared in such documentary films as What Babies Want; What Babies Know; Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies.  She is the recent recipient of the Thomas Verny Lifetime Achievement Award in Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health. Marti conducts training programs for mental health professionals and is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide.

She lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her husband, Ken, and enjoys live toe-tapping music, singing, cutting flowers from the garden and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.