The Art & Science of Embodied Presence: Cultivating an Inner Compass
in conversation & practice with
Nkechi Deanna Njaka
ON DEMAND WITH THE REPLAY
AVAILABLE THRU JUNE 19
There’s a lot of information about how important it is to listen to your body. But no one tells you exactly how to do so.
This session is designed for you to access the tools for connecting to your body and intuition to better navigate your life. The how is through embodied presence. The why is to heal and to have more ease.
The Art and Science of Embodied Presence is designed for participants to connect with themselves—with intention, meaning, reverence, vulnerability, and care.
From this space, you'll be able to access ways to find groundedness within yourself during life’s more chaotic moments, a deeper sense of self trust when life feels uncertain, and more ease with decision-making and self expression for all the confusing relational moments that life brings you.
This session will also help you to identify ways to cultivate inner wisdom through embodied presence practices. By engaging in neuroscientific and somatic approaches to the mind and body, and by practicing creative and contemplative mindfulness, together we will embark on an embodied journey towards healing through meeting the self in presence — the Truth of who we are.
About Nkechi Deanna Njaka
Nkechi Deanna Njaka (she/her) is a practice-based researcher, neuroscientist, choreography artist, leading mindfulness expert and meditation guide. She is the founder of The Compass, NDN lifestyle studio and co-founder of the sleep app DreamWell. She was a 2017 YBCA Truth Fellow and a 2021 Kennedy Center Artist in Residence. She is currently a 2022 Garrison Institute Fellow, Esalen Faculty, an Advisor of Chorus Meditation and a lululemon ambassador for her work in mindfulness.
Nkechi has spent the majority of her life investigating the relationship between the brain and the body and has always felt the significance of their integration. She attended Scripps College in Claremont, CA where she majored in neuroscience and dance and went on to complete an MSc. in Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a PhD candidate in Creative Research at Liverpool John Moore’s University.
Her expertise has been recognized by the New York Times, SF Chronicle, Women's Wear Daily, Black Girl in Om, Blood and Milk, Esalen, Wanderlust. , and Forbes and her clients and partners include lululemon, Google, de Young Museum, The Kennedy Center, Amazon, goop, Calm, Apple to name a few. Through her work, research, practice and study, she discovered that mindfulness and creativity are crucial for sustaining individual and global wellbeing. Her work intersects wellness, science, art and social practice. She self identifies as a BIPOC/ WOC.
When not publicly speaking on mindfulness, guiding people in wellness or somatic practices, Nkechi is the co-host of the podcast Dating White and the other 1/2 of the music and mindfulness project RESONANCE.
Find groundedness within yourself during life’s more chaotic moments, a deeper sense of self trust when life feels uncertain, and more ease with decision-making and self expression for all the confusing relational moments that life brings you.