Nkechi Deanna Njaka, Msc.
Neuroscientist + Artist + Meditation Guide
Nkechi Deanna Njaka, Msc. is a neuroscientist, meditation teacher and multi-disciplinary artist combining her backgrounds in neuroscience, dance, and fashion to create a mindful and creative space for individual consulting, coaching and content creation. She is a self-identified multi-ethnic woman of color, deeply concerned about personal and global well-being, progressive and radical wellness for the critical and creative thinking. 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 the founder of NDN lifestyle studio and the co-founder of Sitting Matters. Nkechi currently a recipient of the Yerba Buena Center of the Arts Artist Fellowship and sits as an artist-in-residence with Scripps College as part of the Lois Langland Alumnae in Resident Program. She is also a meditation teacher and guides public and private classes all around the world.
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. For several years, Nkechi worked as a neuroscientist as well as a professional modern dancer + choreographer. She discovered that mindfulness and creativity are C R U C I A L for sustaining individual and global wellbeing.
She believes that mindfulness + movement are our access to authentic creativity and full self expression. As we gain creative identity, we lose the false sense of the self that we were sustaining. Her creative investigations draw from a long-term interdisciplinary and collaborative practice merging visual art, science, experimental music, technology, and personal and conceptual relationships. She is interested in the intersection of science and art and find that her practice is a vehicle for radical presence and progressive wellness.