Director for Research & Evaluation, Integration Coach, Yoga Teacher
Verena has been having an active part of the church since July 2018. She supports the church on multiple levels like e.g., Evaluation & Research as well as Psycho-Spiritual Integration (one-on-one and group settings). It became her mission to guide people before, during, and after transformative healing work surrounding entheogens. She has been on a spiritual path since her early 20s, has participated in many different spiritual retreats, workshops, and energy healing classes. Verena discovered the benefits of Ayahuasca in her personal healing path which has helped her profoundly to overcome a decade long struggle with panic attacks, anxiety, depression, and alcohol abuse. Her personal journey with plant medicines has lead her in 2021 to Sacred Valley Peru where she connected with a family from the Huni Kuin Tribe and learned about their traditional work with this ancient sacraments, their culture, and approach of embracing light, joy, and strength in oneself. She beliefs that communion with the spirit of Mother Ayahuasca is very sacred, ceremonial work which connects us to our true essence, the divine, and the wisdom of these ancient plants. She sees it now as her mission to help others to heal from their burdens in life and to find their inner light, connection, and strength through communion with Mother Ayahuasca.
Verena studied Sociology with a major in Social Psychology at the University of Bielefeld in Germany (2002 -2009), and is currently finishing her PhD in Educational Science. She is also certified in Spiritual Counseling (Paracelsus School of Naturopathy), Addiction Recovery and Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coaching (BTTY).
Verena is originally from Germany where she has lived the first 30 years of her life in a small town in North Rhine-Westfalia. She studied at the University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Sociology, and continued in the department of Educational Science. She worked for the Scientific Committee Laboratory School in Bielefeld for 5 years in the area of School Development and Educational Research – the last year as the Scientific Director of a long-term-study.
Verena has attended Systemic Family Constellations workshops and trainings since 2014 with outstanding practitioners in Germany and with leading exponents like Suzi Tucker, Leslie Nipps, Marina Toledo and Mark Wolynn from the United States and Canada. Family Constellation work is focussed on revealing unconscious and trans-generational patterns of entanglement to find a new solution. Relationships can then be re-aligned, which allows healing forces to flow freely. These so-called ‘Soul Movements’ are often times very intense, touching, and seem to deeply influence a person on all levels of consciousness.
In 2018, Verena became a certified Foundational Practitioner of Reconnective Healing– a comprehensive healing approach within the field of Energy Healthcare, recognized for its capacity to stimulate an individual’s return to balance, harmony, and well-being on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.