Giving Back


Four Directions Wellness not only supports individual journeys and explorations of the Body, Mind, Emotions, and Spirit but also supports the community. Since beginning its operations in Del Ray, Virginia in April 2016, a key value is providing community support. Four Directions Wellness supports our local residents by offering its complimentary Mindfulness Mondays, an opportunity to explore mindfulness and meditation in the DC region. Four Directions Wellness founder, Mara Benner, also volunteers with several nonprofit organizations that focus on giving back to the local area. See more information below.

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Mindfulness Mondays:

If you are in Del Ray, please stop by for our ongoing Mindfulness Mondays. The complimentary meditation is offered on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, from noon to 1 pm. Updates are offered on our Facebook page. 

Community Support

Previous Community Support of the Four Direction’s Wellness Founder:


  • Del Ray Business Association: Serves as a member of the Board of Directors and volunteers in the community with various events and activities.
  • AIM Health Institute: Volunteered through administrative efforts to support organization providing integrative care to underserved and terminally ill in Washington DC area.
  • George Washington University Hospital/Center for Integrative Medicine: Offered Reiki to patients in the hospital as a form of relaxation and to help with pain.
  • Hospice of Northern Virginia: Offered grief and bereavement support to family and friends of deceased loved ones.
  • Patrick Henry Elementary School: Tutored elementary children on reading and math.
  • Samuel Tucker Elementary School: Tutored elementary children on reading and math.
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