Ninaya aka

Nancy Ninaya Strandberg

HHP, CT, YT is certified by:


AANC (American Association of
  Nutritional Consultants)

I-ACT (International Association

  of Colon Hydrotherapy)

Internal Environment Institute

 Touch Therapy Institute

School of Shiatsu Massage

Reiki Center of Los Angeles

Biofeedback Therapy by

  Quantum Life

Yoga College of India

Principal-Based Partner Yoga®

The Dance Alive Method®

American Aqua Natal®

WABA (Worldwide Aquatic

   Bodywork Association)

Board Member - Organic Soup Kitchen

Doterra® Wellness Advocate

I am a healthy lifestyle muse, a holistic health guide, a wild woman healer, a sweet sister's doula, and non-stop nurturing mama bear.


Welcome. As a highly attuned empath, drawn to be of service, I sense

people's needs and obstacles, while offering life-giving healing possibilities. My spiritual name, Ninaya, means "Follow the path of my laughing heart." Join me as I help you rediscover your innate vital flow as you let go of stress, and live to love life again.


My practice is founded in natural living. Although my focus is multi-dimensional, I hold the power of Water to treat and cleanse as my special tool for healing. Using water therapies, healthy living and plants as medicine. I share and model how to stay healthy and in balance with all of the elements.

I integrate the best of what I know with loving heart talk, yoga, movement, warm water Watsu®, and nurturing healing touch.


Born 1966 in southern Sweden, in the feisty year of the fire horse, I was raised by a strong single mom. Always on the go, willful and adventurous, I left my home at 17 and spent 15 years traveling and living around the world, while working as a fairly successful, yet bulimic and dissociated fashion model.


A divine inner sense of what my heart and health needed, led me on a truly transformational healing journey through Asia and Australia, where my deep experience with internal cleansing, yoga, living foods and breath work made a profound and lasting impact. I found truth and forgiveness, and I learned that true beauty, peace, and health come from the inside.


I immersed myself in studies with masters of natural healing, and settled in California over twenty-five years ago, to build my practice as a yoga and holistic health practitioner. I’m blessed to have worked closely with healers like Watsu® founder Harold Dull, life coach Anthony Robbins, rabbi Alyson Solomon, yogini Ana Forest, dancer Marianne Karou, drummer Paulo Mattioli, wise woman Connie Allred, midwifes Mary Jackson and Marina Alzugaray.


Having home-birthed two healthy boys in my forties, and assisted at numerous births, I have a particular passion in working with women and families preparing for pregnancy, during and after birth. Building and cleansing cellular tissue is a continuous process, as life is cyclical, so I continue to work with mothers, and their whole family unit in all stages of life.


I hold space for, and work with people healing from loss, separation, illness, injuries, cancer, and death process. I know love is the most powerful force in the universe, and that embracing, and accepting what is, is key... So, as I re-birthed mySelf through holistic disciplines, I am now honored to offer you skillful and graceful guidance toward a healthier, stronger, more confident sense of yourSelf as you access, and enjoy all what you were born to be. 


My current services are integrated into all-inclusive Elemental Immersion Sessions & Programs in which I work one on one with clients to develop protocols for wellness and wellbeing. I ask to work with people who are ready to take responsibility for their health and their happiness. 


I often work in conjunction with my life partner William Gale LMFT (licensed marriage family therapist, specializing in trauma and life mastery.)

We offer exclusive Mind/Body Retreats, along Seasonal Circle Events at our private sanctuary nestled in Santa Barbara’s beautiful Mission Canyon.  

I love to co-create events with other amazing health practitioners, and have a strong network of many powerful channels of healing and creative life arts.  


I look forward to being with YOU, supporting you, and celebrate life with you. Namaste’. Ninaya



Ninaya's Mission Statement

My intention is to be fully Self realized, to support and inspire others to:

1)  Claim total health, joy & unlimited vitality
2)  Discover and celebrate 
passion for life & healthy living

3)  Create more love, intimacy & peaceful community in the world

ninaya's Community partners

William Gale - Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Dr. Elisabeth Wisniewski - Wisniewski Chiropractic & Massage

Jada Delaney  - Transformational Abdominal Massage

Chantal Evrard - Pranic Healing / Essential Oils / Yoga 

Organic Soup Kitchen - Plant-based soups for cancer recovery

Lori Guynes  - Chinese Medicine / Acupuncture

Dr Luc Maes - Naturopath / Homeopath / Chiropractor 

Melanie Mitchell - Overall Productions - Graphics and Design





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Tel: 805-637-2387

Email: ninaya@ninaya.com

NINAYA • Water Fitness & Family Wellness - © 2017