Naia Riley

Naia Riley is a legally ordained Priestess with over a decade of experience leading rituals and workshops. She empowers people to discover their inner voice and heal themselves on a cellular level through therapeutic movement, trauma healing techniques, and ceremony facilitation. Naia is an esteemed international teacher and performance artist, utilizing dance as a transformative ritual to guide individuals on their path towards deep healing. Additionally, she serves as a nutrition therapist, providing trauma-informed care to assist people in overcoming disordered eating and fostering a healthy connection with their bodies.

Naia has trained extensively to provide trauma informed care and supported the development of an intensive outpatient program for people recovering from trauma – The Luminous Healing Center. Naia weaves her own stories of recovery and healing into her teachings, receiving rave reviews from clients praising her approach that combines empathy and humor with evidence-based knowledge. As a Priestess and Ceremonialist, she has trained for over 5 years in teaching Quimera Method, a ritual dance technique and performance art form that promotes healing through the medicine of movement. Naia utilizes these methods in her ceremonial workshops, as well as in her day job to help people heal from trauma and eating disorders.

Credentials & Certifications

• B.S. Pre-Medical Nutrition Science

• M.A. Family & Consumer Sciences

• Trauma Informed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

• Primary Researcher at San Francisco State University who developed an experimental trial to identify novel trauma focused techniques for eating disorder patients to reduce food anxiety and improve nutritional status

• Legally ordained Priestess through the Temple of the Goddess Isis

• Quimera Method – Ritual Dance certification

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• Founder of Nutrition with Naia – outpatient eating disorder treatment

• Nutrition Program Coordinator at The Lotus Collaborative, San Francisco

• “Intuitive Eating” – 6 week series at The Lotus Collaborative, San Francisco

• “Food as Medicine: Nutrition for Trauma Healing” – Two part series at The Luminous Healing Center, Santa Cruz

• 10 Day “Embodiment Transformational Retreat” in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Groups

• “Red Tent Sisterhood” – Monthly meetings at Sacred Awakenings Reiki studio

• “New Moon Serpent Ceremonies” at DA Dance Studio in Concord, CA

• “Meditation Mondays” – Weekly meditation group at Cal Poly, SLO

• “The Merry Hoopsters” – Weekly flow arts group at Cal Poly, SLO

• “Let’s Talk Sex” – Monthly sex education group at Cal Poly, SLO

• “Intuitive Eating” – 6 week series at The Lotus Collaborative, San Francisco

Trauma & Sexuality

• Educator and Nutrition Program Coordinator at The Luminous Healing Center in Santa Cruz

• “Let’s Talk Sex: Embracing Your Sacred Sexuality” at Heart & SOUL-stice Festival

• “Intimacy Alchemy & Sacred Sexual Artistry” at Lucidity Festival

• “Healing from Trauma through Sacred Sexuality” at Burning Man

• “Let’s Talk Sex” – Monthly sex education group at Cal Poly, SLO

Movement Arts

• Performances of Ritual Dance in Mexico, Guatemala, Egypt, India, Nepal, Scotland, England

• “The Alchemy of Movement: A Guided Dance Ceremony” at The Center SF

• 10 Day “Embodiment Transformational Retreat” in Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

• “Embrace the Dance of Your Heart” at Skyhigh Odditorium in Oakland

• “New Moon Serpent Ceremonies” at DA Dance Studio in Concord, CA

• “The Merry Hoopsters” – Weekly flow arts group at Cal Poly, SLO

• Private hula hooping lessons in San Luis Obispo

• Aerial Silks Lessons at Suspended Motion studio in San Luis Obispo

Performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022