Nkechi Deanna Njaka

Nkechi Deanna Njaka (she/her)  is a neuroscientist, choreography artist, leading mindfulness expert and meditation guide. She self-identifies as a BIPOC/ WOC. As a wellness entrepreneur, she is the founder of The Compass, NDN lifestyle studio and co-founder of the sleep app DreamWell. 

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. 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.

Through her work, research, practice, and study, she has discovered that mindfulness and creativity are crucial for sustaining individual and global wellbeing. Her work intersects wellness, science, creative, and social practice.

When not publicly speaking on mindfulness or guiding people in wellness or somatic practices, Nkechi is the co-host of the podcast Dating White and the other 1/2 of the music and mindfulness project RESONANCE with Tauwoo. Nkechi has also traveled around the world (pre-pandemic) with her creative partner and best friend Anna-Alexia Basile to make art.

Nkechi Deanna Njaka is a neuroscientist, choreography artist, and leading mindfulness meditation guide. She self-identifies as a BIPOC/WOC. As a wellness entrepreneur, she is the founder of The Compass, NDN lifestyle studio, and co-founder of the sleep app DreamWell.

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