Ecstatic facilitator, creative geographer, and spiritual activist. Reclaiming radical joy . . . 

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"The struggle has always been inner, and is played out in outer terrains."

- Gloria E. Anzaldúa

As a scholar-practitioner, I work at the crossroads of social justice and spirituality, research and practice. For the past 10 years, I've partnered with fellow seekers, universities, grassroots and non-profit orgs to co-create food and healing systems that are culturally-grounded + community-grown. At this very moment, I'm connecting my passions for critical food justice and holistic health as a Culture of Health Leader (2017-2020).  This is ancestor work! As a cisgender Black woman and Blaxicana, I build on/with African-American, Mexican, and indigenous wisdom traditions. Welcome to my virtual home. Join me for updates. Work with me. Or simply connect. ~ Dr. Naya   





Research that studies + lifts up the food and healing practices of the Black Diaspora in North and Latin America using interviews, ritual, and the arts.

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Holistic Healing

Meditation, Reiki, and ceremony for/with Black women, LGBTQAI+ people of color, and marginalized populations since 2008.



Speaking and consulting for  social justice researchers, educators, and organizations  to sustain themselves and their work - mind, body, and spirit.