About Vera

 

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My name is Vera, I am a mother of 2, certified yoga and Buti Yoga teacher. I am also a certified AromaTouch® Technique specialist and health and wellness advocate for dōTERRA essential oils.

My magical  journey into wellness started in 2004, I hit a point in my life where I was ready to make a change. I hit mental, physical, and spiritual bottom. I was completely addicted to smoking pot and food. And since 1996 I struggled on and off with bulimia. For 8 years I was destroying my body by purging my food and escaping the pain through drugs and alcohol. My hair was falling out, my skin was a mess, I had acid reflux, I couldn’t concentrate for extended periods, and I was heavy (because the bulimia eventually stopped working).

And that was just the physical.

Inside, I loathed myself, my body, and lack integrity and confidence.

I was introduced me to a specific 12-Step Recovery Program for the issues mentioned above.

It introduced me to a new way of eating  by eliminating processed flour and sugar. In addition to the dietary changes, I started meditating everyday for 30 minutes and practicing yoga. When I put down my addictions, I picked up spirituality. I began to have spiritual experiences. I felt the divine within and guiding me. I had an awakening.

After 5 years in the program of recovery, I enrolled in a Master’s degree program at Harvard. I graduated 4 years later, Dean’s List.

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I never thought I’d ever make it here. Dean’s List, Harvard

I also completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga as well another 200-Hour Buti Yoga Training. I’ve also done other yoga related trainings and certifications  such as Soma System at South Boston Yoga, Assistant Training, Kids Yoga, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher training  (MBSR) at University of Massachusetts medical center.

Through this journey I was introduced to doTERRA and the healing powers of essential oil. Like yoga, mediation, and eating well, essential oils are an integral part of our lives. I love helping others succeed and doTERRA allows me to do what I love and have financial rewards. It’s a blessing!

Please contact me for a free wellness consultation, speaking engagements, information on workshops and classes.