The reason a tree grows, is ultimately, to give. Here at Nova we hope to create a space where we as a community can do just that. Through art, we can push the bounds of creativity, learning various ways to express ourselves freely. Share experiences that have transformed our minds. A space which enriches us spiritually, without judgement or limitations. Our vision is to create a ripple effect in these vital areas of life. Expanding. Creating. Growing. Giving.
Yanina May Goldstein
Yanina began photographing at the age of sixteen, and fourteen years later is still going strong with both digital and film. After earning her Associates Degree in Photography, Yanina began her career as a Certified Photographer for a Picture Day company and then moved on to become the In-house Photographer and Editor for a Modeling/Acting school and Agency. Yanina now runs her own freelance photography business that works with Actors, Models, special events, and passion projects.
Teaching photography classes for teens and adults, is something she is extremely passionate about. Her classes work with beginners to the more experienced, and covers all different types of photography.
She's psyched to be a part of Nova because she believes in its ability to encourage love, confidence, creativity and self-healing. She intends to utilize her cultivated eye to showcase artists featured here, and teach those who are as passionate about photography as she is, and feels honored to do so.
Yanina looks to her father, fiancé, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Frank, Scott Kelby, and Stan Lee as inspirations for her work and is also a self proclaimed bookworm! Harry Potter, anyone?
You can visit www.yaninamayphotography.com to see her work and read more about her.
"Build someone up. Put their insecurities to sleep. Remind them they're worthy. Be a light in a too often dim world."-Anonymous
Kristi is an eccentric fusion of psych, science and art. She is a blend of trained expertise through a fun but grueling Master's program, neurobehavioral certifications, and a license in mental health counseling. She then has the personal experience, mindful intuition, and playful spirit to connect to the complexities of her clients. Not one of us is one thing, all the time. We have many parts. It is her mission to awaken each to then challenge, empower and enlighten them. Kristi will work with your limitations and enhance your resourceful strengths. Blur the lines of your existence. With compassion, openness, spontaneity, and gentle humor (unless you can go less gentle!) she and you can get through just about anything. Kristi is ecstatic to be healing with the Nova Sanctuary team; an expansion for her own professional and personal journey.
"Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds' wings." - Jalaluddin Rumi
Healing is unique.
The journey of healing seems vastly different for each person who steps on their own unique healing path. One size does not fit all.
As far back as my mind can remember, I have always known that I was
on this Earth to ‘help’ people-- I just did not know the capacity this help would exist within. So, I decided to go to school for Social Work in 2009 to become a therapist.
My spiritual awakening blasted off in 2011 with my acknowledgement and understanding of my gifts as an empath
(a highly sensitive person to energy), and fine-tuning my psychic abilities, all to benefit myself and others. I immersed myself through spiritual training's and workshops, and applied the knowledge I picked up and connected this to my gifts. I studied and practiced various healing modalities including shamanic journeying and manifestation.
I have been healing people emotionally and mentally as a licensed master Social Worker in the state of New York since 2015, working specifically with people struggling with addiction and mental health. I have been healing physically as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician since 2015. I have been healing energetically as a Usui Reiki Master since 2014, and I have been spiritually instructing groups of beautiful souls; teaching various skills and tools that provide healing to themselves and to others.
As a healer, my life's journey is to walk with you and shed light onto your own unique pathway towards the healing that you desire. My hope is through sharing with you the tools I have picked up along my own journey, from both practical and spiritual worlds, you will find your toolbox filling with valuable self-healing assistants.
Sasha the Seer
Beautiful and blind, Sasha is a constant reminder that we do not need our sight to exist in a physical world. We simply need to sense and feel. Her presence will fill your heart with joy and warmth. Sasha the Seer is open to hugs, cuddles and lots of love!