I am known as Kajara Nia Yaa Nebthet. I am an author, healer, priestess, artist and entrepreneur. I am 43, a mother of 4 children and also the guardian of my 11 year old niece since my sister passed earlier this year.
I was raised in Chicago so I grew up with a level of consciousness of Black History and truth. I healed myself intuitively when I was 16, immediately after graduating high school. I actively began my journey through a book club in college. I committed myself to work to uplift my people at 21 after an initiation into the SACD at FAMU. I received a BS in Social Science from Florida State in 1993.
I started my own business Nia Designs, in 1991. I made and sold jewelry since then at festivals and to stores on the East Coast and Midwest. I read Heal Thyself by Queen Afua in 1993 and begin to change my eating habits. I locked my hair and began studying deeply. I taught in Afrikan centered schools between 1993 and 2000. I taught health, physical education, black history, Swahili, entrepreneurship, math, science, yoga, art and crafts to children of all ages.
I was attuned as a Reiki master in 2000. I was initiated as a general initiate into the mysteries of the Akan people of Ghana in 2000. I also began to facilitate Sacred Woman gateways when the book came out in 2000, which I continued to do until this year. I became a fasting/detox therapist and Heal Thyself Ambassador of Wellness in 2006. I received my certification as a Wholistic health practitioner from Dr Llaila Afrika in 2006. I was charged to teach energy healing to our community and I begin teaching Ra Sekhi Kemetic Reiki in Chicago 2007. Ra Sekhi Arts Temple was founded in 2007. I was initiated as a priestess of Sango, Yemaya and Oya in 2008. I have worshipped with Christians, Jehovahs Witness, Muslims, Rastas, Buddhists, Wiccans, Native Americans, Akan, Yoruba, Vodun, and NGE. I’ve found truth and right in them all. All spiritual systems teach people to live right. This is the main lesson I have learned on the journey, It's about living right, the names serve to divide us.
Last year I published my first book Ra Sekhi Kemetic Reiki Level 1 to share ancient techniques of healing to our community. This year I published Level 2 for those who want to help heal others. I have also written articles for three other books: Sistah Vegan, Natural Dread of Atlanta, and Magical Calabash. We have over 200 students in cities across the US, some in Canada and one in Martinique. Our goals are to promote health and wellness in our community and to build a healing academy that teaches our ancient healing sciences to all ages.
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Nia Yaa, founder of Ra Sekhi Arts Temple...we are here to promote health and wellness....natural living....love...joy...and MAAT