Petra Smeltzer Starke

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Hello, I’m

Petra Smeltzer Starke


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Park Shore Waikiki – Love❤️

Park Shore Waikiki is a modern hotel located in the heart of Honolulu, Hawaii, just steps away from Waikiki Beach.

Guest can enjoy breathtaking ocean or city views from their rooms, as well as access to a fitness center, outdoor pool, and sun deck.

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Malibu Beach Inn – I ❤️ This Place

The Malibu Beach Inn is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Malibu, California, USA. The hotel is situated right on the beach, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The architecture and interior design of the hotel exude a sophisticated yet relaxed coastal vibe, with a focus on natural materials such as wood, stone, and glass.

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I am in ❤️ with my whitening kit

I am in ❤️ with my whitening kit from @joinclearclub. Making my impressions was a lot of fun. My whitening trays fit better than the ones my dentist made for me (not to mention they were a fraction of the cost.). They are also much more comfortable. I can sleep in them or wear them as long as I want. The cherry on the cake is that I do not have to go to dentists office to get a refill on my whitening gel. My gel be simply shipped to my house.

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Bio Politics & Law

Petra Smeltzer Starke studied international business, trade and diplomacy at the Prague School of Economics while supporting herself as a model. 

Modeling success notwithstanding, Petra finished both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the top of her class and moved to the United States to attend law school at Georgetown University. 

Petra was first in her class in law school & practiced law at the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP representing many political nominees and appointees during the Bush Administration. 

She was subsequently recruited for the Obama Presidential Transition and later the Obama White House where she served as General Counsel to the White House Council of Economic Advisors and Senior Advisor to the President.

Petra  has Counseled American Presidents, met with Diplomatic Leaders around the world, built a global network 2nd to none.

Top Secret Clearance

Petra served as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team – ethics and avoiding conflicts of interest


My Projects

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About Verthermia®

At Verthermia®, our mission is to extend and enhance life for people with advanced unresponsive cancer. We also pledge to continue investigating how our natural process can fight deadly diseases and viruses, in addition to cancer treatment. Through our perseverance and motivation, we vow to always provide safe, effective treatment and minimize side effects.


Petra is a published author of a Czech bestseller “How Yoga Changed My Life: My Journey from Communism through the Obama White House through Bikram Yoga to SweatNGlow.”

In her book, Petra describes her life journey of overcoming obstacles from growing up in a small Czechoslovak town (Kromeriz) under oppressive communist regime to immigrating to the United States of America to find freedom and pursue her American Dream.

Her journey eventually landed her in the Obama White House after having practiced law in a large international law firm (O’Melveny & Myers, LLP) and teaching law as an Associate Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

In order to cope with the high pressures of her stressful job, Petra turned to hot yoga and physical exercise. Through her passion of yoga, Petra’s life intersected with infamous self-proclaimed guru Bikram Choudhury who hired her to become the President & CEO of Bikram Yoga, at that time the most powerful yoga and fitness brand in the world.

After his personal shortcomings became public and his empire crumbled, Petra started her own hot yoga lifestyle brand SweatNGlow to provide modern socially conscious solution to the fallen pieces. Petra’s book walks Czech audience through SweatNGlow yoga poses as European audience has less access to yoga studios than American.

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Bio Lifestyle

Petra is the founder and CEO of a global growing hot yoga healthy lifestyle brand SweatNGlow.

Having worked with President Obama in his White House, Petra understands pressures of busy parents trying to balance jobs, kids and spousal responsibilities.

It is Petra’s goal to help women and men carve out time for themselves by giving them the tools to exercise, do yoga, eat well, discover new beauty products and inspiring fashion that boosts their confidence &
makes them feel young, rested and beautiful.

Petra’s mission is to :
I n s p i r e
To feel confident about their bodies by giving them the tools to make a change.

E d u c a t e
To take a step out of their comfort zone to become the best versions of themselves.

M o t i v a t e
How to take an affordable approach to fitness, yoga, nutrition & fashion.

E m p o w e r
Realize they have the power to make a change, find self-confidence and heal from any emotional or physical trauma.



I believe in living a balanced lifestyle and want to share that with the world via my hot yoga brand SweatNGlow.

I’ve worked with President Obama on policy and Richard Branson on his yoga technique.

Let me help you expand the audience for your brand’s healthy vision.

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