I am happy to see you here. That means you are interested to know who is behind the Nature to Body website.
Nature to Body is a family owned business run by a mom-to-stay-home that believes in a holistic lifestyle where human-beings can coexist with other animals and plants without destroying mother-nature.
My name is Djana Venolia. I am originally from Brazil, Belem-Para to be more specific. Belem is a metropolis located at the mouth of the Amazon River. I moved to the US in 2006. Not too long after, I started having digestive issues. It took 4 years to find out that I have Celiac Disease. Back then there was not a lot of options for gluten free food. So I started searching for manufactures that fulfilled my standards. A couple of years later I decided to eat Non-GMO only. All these personal decisions reflects in my business. If I don't want something for me I don't offer to my customers.
Another personal health issue forced me to change my lifestyle and again, you can see this change (for the better) reflected in my business.
In 2011-12, I decided to dedicate 100% of my time to my online business after having a back surgery. My herniated disk and sciatic pain prevented to keep my architecture practice. Before my surgery, in a desperate desire to not need surgery, I tried all sort of conventional therapies: water aerobics, physical therapy and exercising. Since I am not fond of gyms I looked for an activity that kept me engaged, that is when I found Zumba. I decided to get an license to teach Zumba, Zumba Gold and later on Aqua Zumba to be able to create choreographs that wold allow me to have a low-impact routine. Now a days I have a few Zumba Gold and Aqua Zumba classes where I can inspire people to exercise through a fun and easy to follow moves. I love the fact we can add dance movements from all over the world and celebrate diversity.
Before NatureToBody.com I had another website called AmazonRecycled.com. That website was a way to show my indignation to human waste and to present ways to be more ecological and sustainable. I started creating sculptures and art pieces using found materials like junk mail and plastic bags. I still have my first tapestry using a 20" loom and groceries bags together with threads. It is not pretty since I didn't know how to use the loom neither the material density helped with tension, but I keep to remind me why I started this whole thing. My Recycled Art, Casa de Arte (a non-profit program) and supporting communities in the Amazon Rain Forest that uses sub-products of the forests, living sustainable and keeping the forest as it is where the three main pillars for Amazon Recycled. Amazon Recycled is no longer active since we created Nature to Body, a more friendly name and easy to navigate website. A clean and professional online store.
Now let's explain how Nature to Body is set. We have three main departments: Grocery, Art Supply and Urban Living. In our selection you will find gluten-free products that are also raw, organic, vegan, Kosher, low-glycemic to mane a few, some eco-friendly personal care and gifts, homemade art and crafts, and supplies for the DIY crowed, and lastly fitness gears and products. I invite you to participate in our live online art classes and when visiting San Diego County to stop by for a in-house class.
Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at a fair price.
Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog and services.
Feel free to contact us anytime you want. We are here to inspire you to live your life with quality and well-being.