About Me


Greetings Sisters !

My name is Anaya (CEO/founder of Temple ILLUMINAGÉ) and I'm a happily married mother of five beautiful children, who's on a Mind+Body+Spirit life long journey. My childhood dream was to become a healer and to travel the world. Growing up I loved nature, animals, art, and was practically obsessed with science and the human body. I was also fascinated with all of the world's history and mysteries and I still am. I've been in the medical/wellness industry for over eight years now as a NYS EMT (formerly employed with the New York City Fire Department), a Medical Assistant, a certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, a Certified Aromatherapist, and an Herbalist in the making. I've also been in the professional beauty industry for over three years now as a certified/licensed NYS Esthetician, Nail Tech, and Makeup Artist with multiple qualifications under each title. As I worked my way through many challenges, changes, and accomplishments within both my personal life and career (which wasn't at all easy), I had also grown spiritually.  Which is what then lead me to me later becoming a certified Reiki Practitioner and to further pursuing professional studies within Metaphysics. 

I’m freelancing at the moment while actively working on opening up a Holistic Health Practice/Wellness Spa, all the while simultaneously still pursuing higher education and advanced trainings. My mission is to help save and/or positively impact the lives of as many families as possible within my lifetime. Our world desperately needs a change and that change must begin inside of each and every one of us and within our homes ... Together we can save humanity and our plant !


Education & Credentials:


  • Be A Modern Master 2017, Deborah King
  • Lifeforce Energy Healing Level I 2017, Deborah King
  • Secrets of Chakra Wisdom 2017, Deborah King
  • Certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Practitioner (Levels I - II) 2017, Reiki Master Alaknanda Nabar
  • Introduction to Ancient Eygpt and It's Civilization 2017, Penn University of Pennsylvania
  • Certified Aromatherapist (Level I) 2016 - 2017, NY Institute of Aromatherapy
  • Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach 2016 - 2017, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • David Wolfe Nutrition Certification, BodyMind Institute
  • Advanced Business Course 2017, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy Diploma) 2017, Heart of Herbs
  • Basic Life Support Provider (CPR & AED) 2009 - 2016, American Heart Association
  • The Herbal Alchemist (Level I) 2016, The School Of Witchery
  • Sacred Woman: A Rites Of Passage For Women, Queen Afua
  • Certified One Shot Lash Lift Therapist 2016, Elleebana
  • Certified 3D Brow Building Technician 2016, Sleek Brows
  • Pure Reiki Healing Master(Level I) 2016, Reiki Master Owen Coleman
  • B-School 2016, Marie Forleo
  • NYS Licensed Esthetician certified in Microdermabrasion & Chemical Peel 2014 - 2016, Long Island Nail & Skin Care Institute
  • Certified Eyelash Extensions Specialist 2015, Francisco Catedral JB Lashes
  • Nutrition & Health Workshop Series 2015, Cornell University Cooperative Extension NYC
  • Certified Usui/Tibetan Reiki Ryoho Practitioner (Levels I - II) 2015, Reiki Master Geeta Soogrim-Hirsch
  • Airbrush Makeup & Sunless Tanning 2014, ChicStudios NY
  • Basic Hair Styling For Makeup Artists 2014, ChicStudios NY
  • Certified Makeup Artist 2014, ChicStudios NY
  • Nail Specialty 2013, Christine Valmy International School For Esthetics, Skin Care, Makeup & Nail Artistry of NYC
  • Certified Medical Assistant 2011, Sandford Brown Institute White Plains, NY
  • NYS Certified EMT-B 2009 - 2010, FDNY Bureau of Training EMS Academy


Professional Memberships:


  • American Herbalist Guild (AHG)
  • Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp)
  • Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)


"Once you choose hope, anything is possible." -Christopher Reeve