Naaya is created by people of color, for people of color
We’re democratizing wellness with yoga and mindfulness programming for communities who have been traditionally overlooked and excluded from those spaces.
Naaya exists for teachers and practitioners of color to feel seen, heard, and, most importantly, welcome.
WHO WE ARE
A catalyst to cultivating
your relationship with wellness
Rooted in Zimbabwean culture, Naaya is the Shona word for healing. Naaya was created to share yoga and mindfulness with a broad cross-section of cultures, as well as those who feel like wellness is only for the affluent. We’re invested in cultivating community and a sense of belonging for people of color in the wellness space.
Our mission is to embolden you to cultivate a personal relationship with wellness—a journey that’s challenging but worthwhile. Come as you are. We’ll take care of the rest.
Naaya was founded by Sinikiwe Dhliwayo who is a creative producer and yoga instructor. She has an affinity for yoga and mindfulness, a propensity to smile, and her heart skips a beat at the idea of disseminating the tools of yoga and mindfulness to people of color.