Certified Cannabis Coach &
Mindful Movement Instructor
Lizy Maratea is the creator of Full Spectrum Compassionate Coaching, through which she offers cannabis education and protocol development, as well as guidance on mindfulness, medicated movement, and mindset management for transforming one's life and regaining total agency over one's experience.
She was diagnosed at the age of three with a degenerative connective tissue disorder (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) and at the age of 33 with complex post traumatic stress. She has managed her own chronic pain and anxiety with the aid of cannabis for more than twenty years, and found synergistic healing when combining plant medicine with
mindfulness and movement. Lizy has been actively educating others on the science and benefits of cannabis and holistic healing for more than ten years. She has experience behind the counter of a medical cannabis dispensary where she helped hundreds of patients acquire their medicine for a wide variety of afflictions. She has also worked several years in developing and teaching various forms of mindful movement to children, adults, and individuals of all ages with special needs. As a trauma-survivor, Lizy gains the most energetic exchange by working with others who also suffer from PTSD by helping them to regain/achieve a safe and secure sense of Self through the mind-body connection, with or without the aid of cannabis medicine.
Lizy is also a writer, artist, nature-based educator, and mentor for the Natural Wellness Academy. She enjoys reading, music, cooking, and adventuring outdoors with her family on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Read more of her story as featured in LEAF Magazine, and join Lizy's private Facebook group, Balance & Independence through Self-Compassion, for exclusive content and a growing, supportive community.
I've been meeting with Liz for several months now and have grown so much with her help. I love how she meets me “where I am," so I can still be productive, even on days I feel down or have low energy. She never expects me to be something I’m not, but instead helps me become the best version of myself.