hi love. i'm vera
In November 2019, I was diagnosed with Stage 1 & 2 bilateral breast cancer. It was a total surprise. For the last 17 years I had completely eliminated processed flour, sugar, alcohol and drugs via work in a 12-step recovery program for an eating disorder. I was a yoga teacher. I meditated daily. Some would say I was the "pinnacle" of health.
I learned that in this case, health didn't matter. I inherited a deadly genetic celluar mutation called BRCA 1 that left unchecked could kill me. It did for my grandmother and my father.
Since then, I've been walking through cancer and was even diagnosed with metastatic brain cancer in February 2021. I continue to share my journey incorporating mental and spiritual practices, yoga, and natural remedies that have helped me THRIVE during this time.
I am currently writing a book about my experience, while also interviewing many experts along the way.
I am available for speaking arrangements, podcast, and 1:1 coaching.
VERA VENTURA holds her BA from Skidmore College and MA from Harvard University.
She has completed 2x 200 hour yoga trainings.
As well as an MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) Certification.
She currently teaches yoga at Breathe in Cambridge, MA and is a wellness advocate with DoTERRA.