I'm Dr. Manja Podratz
I am a Quantum University-trained Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (AADP) and Amen Clinics-trained Certified Brain Health Coach.
I specialize in holistic cancer care, hormonal balancing coaching, and brain-based wellness.
I work trilingually (English, German, Russian), and am certified and registered as a medical and legal interpreter.
Last but not least, I hold a Ph.D. from Brandenburg University of Technology (Cottbus, Germany) and from University of Potsdam (Potsdam, Germany), as well as a B.A. from Quantum University and a B.A. from University of Applied Sciences (Potsdam, Germany). For 11 years, I taught college courses at Universities in Germany, Italy, and the United States.
In my early twenties, I got diagnosed with uterine cancer. That didn’t go along with the vision I had for my life. I knew with certainty that I wanted to be a mom.
And that vision – seeing myself as a mom – became my big motivation.
I changed my life dramatically, started plant-based eating and mindful living. And I healed myself from cancer. Today I am a mom of three healthy and smart children plus two beautiful stepchildren. Along the way I got my share of ups and downs, failures met insights, tears met joy, trauma met healing including restoring my body after multiple fractures of my spine and overcoming PTSD after a severe physical assault. And again, wanting to be the best mom I can be for my kids was my motivation to get out of the PTSD lock.
So, it seemed natural that when friends and yoga students started asking for advice for their health issues, for overcoming emotional and mental blockages, and for support to figure out the best route out of struggling into thriving that I started coaching.
- Cancer taught me about the importance of clean, plant-based eating.
- My fractured spine taught me about the necessity of exercise to support the body.
- Going through divorce, being a single, working mom for a while and struggling financially taught me to master my mental game.
- Physical assault and PTSD taught me to breathe, to soften, to feel my feelings, and stay connected to the Divine source of all Being.
- Getting to know myself better prepared me to meet others with compassion.
Certificates and training create a framework to set up a professional environment, and they contribute to a toolbox. However, I tell my clients, the one most important thing for a successful outcome is implementation. Healthy living, spirituality and personal growth – none of it works without implementing insights into the daily life, thus turning dreams into taking action.
What is your big motivation, your wonderful vision for your life? Let me help you become crystalclear about it, deeply connect to it, and make it happen!
Manja H. Podratz, Ph.D.
Books and Publications I (co-)authored:
“Wake Up. Miracles of Healing from Around the World,” (2021) – a collection of healing miracles shared by doctors, scientists, and healers including Joe Dispenza, Mariel Hemingway, and Patrick Porter. Amazon bestseller.
“An Anthology of Non-Conformism! Rebel Wom!n: Words, Ways & Wonders,” – a peer-reviewed anthology bringing academics, artists, and researchers together.
“Das Leben kennt den Weg,” (2006, Germany) – a book about plant-based eating, pregnancy and natural childbirth. This book started a wave of feedback from women – moms, midwives, women with cancer, women with hormonal imbalances and fertility issues, and nurses.
“Von mir aus … Bewegter Leib – Fluechtiger Raum,” (2008, Germany) – a study about the architectural movement space drawing on philosophies about movement, the makeup of the human body, and how we co-create and perceive the urban space by Leonardo da Vinci, Le Corbusier, Oskar Schlemmer, and Mies van der Rohe.
I am here to help you restore optimal health
Simply schedule your FREE initial session right here, and let’s chat about what complete wellbeing could do for your life’s quality.