TL;DR (Too Long Didn't Read): We have some major updates in the pipeline! Zaya is evolving and to kick things off we are hosting an event this Friday 7pm Berlin, 10am LA on indigenous wisdom and how food can help us reimagine an abundant future for our health and that of our planet. Learn more below ⬇️
Quick Update ✌️
Nadeya here - and I must say, I am SO excited to be back after taking a few months off to reset. After going through an incredible 3-month mentorship program with Stealth Mode at Factory Berlin, I realized I needed a moment to pause and reflect on the impact Zaya is creating in this world.
How Zaya has evolved 🌿
After hosting several events on the medicinal properties of plants, herbs, fungi, and psychedelic plant medicines last year, I began to witness the power of nature for our health and wellbeing.
After working with these medicines for years, it wasn't until recently that I realized the beautiful symbiotic relationship we share with the earth.
"Take care of the earth, and the earth will take care of you".
The magical properties of our natural world provide us opportunities to transform, heal and grow. But with global temperatures increasing, biodiversity is being threatened and many of our plant species are suffering from the effects of environmental dangers. The loss of ecosystems is caused by deforestation, climate change, pollution and so much more.
At Zaya, we want to be part of an initiative to protect the environment by raising awareness of the value of these medicinal plant properties and deepening our relationship with the earth.
In the last few months, we have looked into finding ways to work on our mission in the most impactful way. We were able to find a new organizational structure that is in alignment with our mission and values. We are super excited to start introducing you to the new ecosystem that we are building, over the next few weeks. If you'd like to learn more about who we are and what we are doing, check out our website!
When: May 20, 2022 @ 7pm Berlin | 10am LA
Where: Twitter Spaces @ZayaDAO
Thirsty Thirsty founder, Bruxa, is a longtime food and natural wine professional. Thirsty Thirsty offers the term Ancestral Agriculture as a way to include organic, biodynamic, and regenerative farming while championing oral, cross-cultural, and ancient farming techniques passed through people. Join us for a conversation on indigenous wisdom and how food can help us reimagine an abundant future for our health and that of our planet.
When: June 9, 2022 @ 7pm Berlin | 10am LA
Where: Beem.xyz (A new live streaming platform - no account required 🙌 )
In this live-streamed event, cannabis and consciousness researcher, Sebastian Marincolo PhD., will give us his practical guidance on how to use cannabis to better empathically understand others and to have deep and meaningful insights. Based on 20 years of interdisciplinary research, Sebastian will explain how cannabis can be used to focus our attention, develop empathy, revive past memories, increase our perceived senses, and recognize new thought patterns.
Meet the tribe 🍄
Nadeya started her career in finance and business development, consulting for entrepreneurs & NGOs globally. Nadeya grew passionate about the mind-body-spirit connection after her father was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. In 2017, Nadeya committed to a life-long journey to explore healing the mind, body and spirit through plants, mindfulness and psychedelic medicines. After traveling and studying Eastern Medicine practices in India, Nepal and the U.S., Nadeya began her research in the field. After having over 100+ interviews with Integrative Medicine Doctors in the U.S. to Tibetan "Bön" Shamans in the Himalayas, it was in 2020 when Nadeya gave birth to the idea of Zaya.
Julia is a roboticist who is passionate about creating solarpunk social goods within communities. She believes in the power of prevention and the use of technologies and communities to improve societal health and wellbeing. Julia has also previously co-founded an NGO aimed at understanding the implications of emerging technologies on society. For a peaceful mind and body, she cherishes forest baths, movement therapy, and foraging.
Adina is an ENFP who has built products and experiences in various industries, ranging from fin to fashion tech. A deep interest in how humans behave and how that behavior can be translated into technology-driven products is what drives her as a builder, and what fuels her motivation to create a better healthcare experience with Zaya. Having experienced psychosomatic symptoms and the power of holistic and natural healing herself, she has become an evangelist for therapy, food as medicine and morning-light walks.
Next steps 🔮
Stay tuned for more updates! We will regularly be hosting amazing events and workshops both in-person and online over the next weeks. To get all the latest news on events, follow us on Twitter and engage with fellow Zayan's!