Greetings Sisters !
I’m Anaya Victoria, CEO/foundress of Temple ILLUMINAGÉ. I'm a happily married mother of five beautiful children, who's on a life long Mind+Body+Spirit journey. My childhood dream was to become a healer and travel the world. Growing up I loved nature, animals, art, and was obsessed with science, the human body, and birth. I was also fascinated with many of the world's history/mysteries and still am. This all lead to me pursuing the medical/wellness field early in life. 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 & Birth Worker 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 studies in Metaphysics (energy healing, crystals, readings, etc.).
I’m currently freelancing at the moment while actively working on securing a permanent location to establish my Holistic Wellness Center/Spa, all the while simultaneously still pursuing higher education and advanced training. 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 within each and every one of us and within our homes ... Together we can make a difference!
Together we can create a better tomorrow !
Education & Credentials:
- Certified Holistic Healer & Angel Reiki Practitioner 2018, Integrative Wellness Institute, Sophia Hansen
- The Infant Microbiome 2018, MICROBIRTH
- Indigiemama Matriz y Concha 2018, Indigiescuela
- Pain To Power Childbirth & Educational License holder of Orgasmic Birth 2018, Debra Pascali-Bonaro
- Dynamo Doula 2018, Dynamo Doula Training, Angela Gallo
- BirthWorks Doula 2018, BirthWorks International, Cathy Daub
- Gua Sha Neck & Facial Rejuvenation 2018, Dr. Ping Zhang
- SculptIce 2018, Ania Botero
- Be A Modern Master 2017, Deborah King
- Lifeforce Energy Healing Level I 2017, Deborah King
- Secrets of Chakra Wisdom 2017, Deborah King
- Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator 2017-2018, Peri-Steam Hydrotherapy Institute
- Zen Facelift Facial 2017, Cheryl L. Miller
- Collagen Induction Therapy with Platelet Rich Plasma 2017, Herbal Skin Solutions & The Esthetics Academy
- EFT (Tapping) 2017, International Metaphysical University
- 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
- Certified David Wolfe Raw Nutritionist 2017 - 2018, BodyMind Institute
- Advanced Business Course 2017, Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy Diploma) 2017, Heart of Herbs
- Certified Basic Life Support Provider (CPR & AED) 2009 - 2020, American Heart Association
- The Herbal Alchemist (Level I) 2016, The School Of Witchery
- Sacred Woman: A Rites Of Passage For Women 2016, Queen Afua
- Certified One Shot Lash Lift Therapist 2016, Elleebana
- Certified 3D Brow Building Technician 2016, Sleek Brows
- B-School since 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
- American Herbalist Guild (AHG)
- Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)
- Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp)
"Once you choose hope, anything is possible." -Christopher Reeve