Santa Barbara Wellness Directory

Nutritional Consulting, Colon Therapy, Massage, Watsu® & Yoga in Santa Barbara

Watsu, Massage and Yoga in Santa Barbara, California by Ninaya


Ninaya Strandberg

Goleta, CA 93117


Ninaya offers Elemental Practices for a Healthy Happy Life

Ninaya is committed to serving clients a balanced lifestyle by providing Holistic Health care through an integrated approach, combining conventional and complementary therapies.

Ninaya will educate, serve and support each individual in identifying, creating and maintaining his or her own level of homeostasis within the body, emotions, mind and spirit.

Through loving, breathing, moving, cleansing and nourishing our whole being, one can obtain peace, joy, abundance and self-generated healing.

"Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels"

Healthy Lifestyle Practices and Nutritional Consulting
Ninaya offers transformational healing arts and coaching in the areas of organic living,
pregnancy, healthy diets, cleansing, bodywork, yoga, fitness...

Get the health treatments that are necessary to regain wellness and radiant vitality. Get the support and get clear with your intentions. Get committed, motivated and fired up about your new exciting healthy life. Embark on a Comprehensive and Personalized Healing Journey Program, and you will find yourself full of energy, inspiration, wisdom, vibrance, purpose, self-confidence and empowerment.

Colonics & Colon Cleansing

What is a Colon Cleansing?

It is a natural essential function of the body and healthy life. As is the intake and metabolizing food to build and maintain essential tissue health. Homeostasis/Health happens when there is balance of the intake, utilization of oxygen, hydration and nutrients and the proper elimination of waste. You've heard about "you are what you eat", Well consider this, you also are what you don't eliminate...

Toxicity occurs in our bodies when we take in more than we can utilize and eliminate. Whether it be food, emotions, or mental waste. Colon cleansing is a way of eliminating waste and stressors from all levels of our being, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Common Symptoms of Toxicity Overload in the Body

* Constipation depression * fatigue * frequent colds * halitosis (bad breath) * indigestion * obesity * headaches * acne * skin conditions (eczema, psoriasis, etc) * joint stiffness/aches and pains * sinus congestion * menstrual problems * allergies * all the itises; arthritis, colitis, bronchitis etc.

A colonic; aka colonic irrigation or or colon hydrotherapy session, is a holistic detoxification process, that may help relieve waste and stress on all levels of being. It is an ancient practice and process that can also help reshape and hydrate the tissues, exercise the colon muscles, relieve sick wind/gas, bring self awareness and educate clients about the body's self-healing process.

Colonics safely, gently and hygienically cleanses the colon/large intestine with warm purified water. The client self-inserts a sterile disposable speculum, into the rectum about 1 and 1/2 inches. The therapist is there to assist the client's "relaxing and gentle shower on the inside". The client is draped, mostly laying comfortably on their back on a massage table. There is no smell or mess.

In a very yogic practice, the client is coached to focus on opening and relaxing the the body with breath. The therapist will let a little water in, tell client to breathe, relax, open and receive hydration, then the therapist will release water and waste out. This is repeated again and again, in progressive intervals for about 40-55 minutes.

Periodic cleansing opens the channels of elimination and helps purify the liver, kidneys, and blood; Seasonal cleansing may enhance mental clarity, inner peace and increases energy; relieves the body of dependency on habit-forming substances; and reduces your stomach to its normal size contributing to weight loss. Did you know 90% of most illnesses are related to toxic waste build up in mind and body. The average person carries about 5-10 pounds of waste in their colon. A series of colonics and shifting to a more health conscious lifestyle, can help fight chronic congestion, illness and even help eliminate terminal disease.

Elimination is Illumination!!!

Ninaya holds teacher credentials through I-ACT (International Association of Colon hydrotherapy), and has 20 years experience as a certified colon hydrotherapist (Internal Environment Institute, CA). Her style of colonics, is a holistic approach combining yoga awareness with much healing touch; reiki, pressure point work, lymphatic drainage massage and the use of DoTerra essential oils to help the elimination process.

Colonics is good for most anybody anytime, prepared or not, is an efficient way to reset the body's vital flow and create a renewed sense of awareness. It's a natural, safe, gentle, soothing, self-healing and self-empowering modality, useful during a cleanse, or when feeling sluggish and congested.

Colon Hydrotherapy Rates: $125 per session at Ninaya’s Private Practice location in Goleta. (Special $300/series of 3 sessions) Contact her for more information and to book a session 805-637-2387.

Flow Yoga, Partner Yoga, Yoga Dance and Water Yoga

Yoga Dance in Santa Barbara, California by Ninaya
Flow Yoga - Ninaya's yoga classes are a creative blend of yoga styles; Hatha, Kundalini, Kriya, Pranayama and Vinyasa sun salutations with warrior variations, twists, backbends, inversions on and off the wall and partner supported poses. Offering a great multi-level workout with lots of deep breathing, moving dialogue and good musical vibrations.
Dance Alive® - Aliveness lies hidden in everyone. By awakening our untapped energy and giving ourselves permission to respond to the pulse from deep inside, we are guided to move in a way that is natural to us. Ninaya produces Yoga Dance Jams as dynamic life celebrations and master classes, blending the Dance Alive method with yoga and freestyle dance.

Water Yoga in Santa Barbara, California by NinayaYoga and Dance Alive® Benefits; Deeper awareness of your divine life force being, Increased energy, stamina, strength and flexibility. Physical, mental and emotional stress release. Enhanced body image, self confidence, focus, spontaneity, creativity and sensuality.
Partner Yoga - Two people tuning into a pose, each other, finding balance and breath, becoming ONE...

Couples Connections are our special events offered incorporating Partner Yoga, Watsu, Massage and Puja
Water Yoga - Practicing Yoga in warm water makes for a safe, supported and soothing workout.
Wednesdays 8:30-9:30am at SWELL - Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club. Join the class if you are a member, or ask Ninaya for a day-pass ($20) to enjoy this class and great all inclusive fitness club.

Ninaya's Water Yoga classes combine cardio exercise, Ai-chi and Yoga vinyasa (poses that move synchronized with the breath), utilizing the wall and floats to do more classical poses and stretches. SWELL’s pool is 90 degrees, outside surrounded by beautiful hillside and sundeck.

Ninaya also uses a beautiful private sanctuary, salt-system, body temperature, non-chemical pool off Las Positas in Santa Barbara. Aquatic sessions can also be arranged at the clients private pool, or large size jacuzzi. Out-call fees may apply.

Aquatic Bodywork and Fitness - Watsu®, Water Dance

Watsu in Santa Barbara by NinayaWatsu® (water shiatsu) Massage - Watsu® (water shiatsu) Massage - is being held, stretched and massaged in body-temperature water, a complete blissful and deep healing experience! The support water provides, takes the weight off the vertebrae and allows the spine to be moved in ways impossible on land. Most clients say "It's the most magical experience of my life"...

Water Dance - is much like Watsu massage but is also explored under the water surface. With nose clips and freed from the bounds of head support and gravity, the client's body can be moved in literally unlimited ways. It is a very meditative experience, which heals on all levels, emotional, spiritual, mental and physical.
Private Pool Rates: Single Sessions $150/90 min or $400 for package of 3 sessions
Ninaya uses a beautiful private sanctuary, salt-system, body temperature, non-chemical pool off Las Positas in Santa Barbara. Aquatic sessions can also be arranged at other facilities and at the clients private pool, or large size jacuzzi. Out-call fees may apply.

* Ninaya is open to do trades and give discounted sessions for those in need but short on money
- "The time to be healthy is NOW"

Healthy Mom & Baby - Pre & Post-Natal Massage and Yoga

Aqua Natal in Santa Barbara by NinayaPregnancy Massage - Comfortably tucked under a sheet on the massage table, utilizing a bolster and pillows for comfort side posture. Deep relaxation and tension relief, sweet and safe nourishing massage.
Ninaya is a Doula, she offers pre & post-natal massage, yoga and movement therapy, nutritional consulting for the whole family. $125/hour or personalized program specials.
Mommy Watsu Massage - Held like a baby, connect with your baby, while swirling and being nurtured with gentle but deep liquid massage.
Aqua Natal® is prenatal fitness for mothers-to-be and their families. Explore moves that prepare for an easier birth, combining, yoga, ai-chi, dance, holistic childbirth techniques and water play. Aqua Natal can be offered as a private session, before or after a Watsu session. Or as a class format, bring your friends or partner, to learn Water Yoga, fitness moves and Watsu relaxation techniques.
All Natural Private Pool Rates: Single Session $150/90 min or $400 for package of 3 sessions
Ninaya had all natural home water births with the help of local midwife Mary Jackson, and is happy to share about her wonderful experience. She is Aqua Natal certified by renowned midwife Marina Alzugaray.

Call Ninaya at 805-637-2387 or e-mail:

Massage & Bodywork

Massage and Watsu in Santa Barbara by NinayaMassage with Ninaya is a personalized Healing Journey that may change your life, transcend stress and tension, restore body balance, bring self empowerment and inner peace. She intuitively blends many different styles of bodywork, creates a safe and sacred space and uses only the finest ingredients essential oils.
Swedish Massage - The client is undressed laying on a massage table comfortably draped under a sheet. Application of organic aromatherapy oils and creams, with varieties of strokes that are relaxing and healing.
Deep Tissue Massage - release tension, scar tissue and adhesions while working within the comfort levels of the client. Trigger points, transverse friction, active and passive stretching, a great combo with the Swedish.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage - is a gentle all over massage, with a focus on palpating the lymph nodes areas and the abdominal, to get the lymph fluid decongesting, and thus help boost the immune system.
Reflexology Massage - is a science of zones along the body that effect the flow of energy to various organs. These zones end in the feet and hands where the point can be stimulated to produce a "reflex" action in the organs and other anatomical structures.
Thai Massage Yoga Therapy - is generally performed on the floor, wearing loose fitted clothing, or a bathing suit, but can partly also be done draped on the massage table, as a combo session. Pressure points, body-pulling and stretching, makes for an invigorating experience.
Barefoot Shiatsu - It is deeply relaxing to get stepped and pressed onto the earth, as one can really spread out and surrender to the surface contact, and breathe. The pressure of the feet are broad, grounding and powerful. The life force energy flows open with various body stretches and finger play. Th client is on the floor, wearing loose, natural and comfortable clothing.
Therapeutic Massage Rates: $125/hour, or $300 series of 3 sessions. (Out call rates may apply depending on time and distance)

Wet and Raw - Special Events

Watsu in Santa Barbara, California with NinayaSpend a rejuvenating day, learning basic, easy to do raw living food recipes. Prepare delicious snacks, smoothies, salads, spreads and exotic desserts, all organic. Take a fun wet break; like watsu, waterdance, water yoga, dance alive and spa treatments.

Wet & Raw - A Healing & Educational Special Events

~Enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating day
~Experience preparing organic raw living foods
~Learn about healthy lifestyle remedies
~Get introduced to cutting edge water therapies
~Feed all your senses with a delicious raw food feast

Beach Yoga in Santa Barbara with NinayaEach workshop is a different theme with new menus and modalities. Introducing the participants to; raw food recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, cutting edge research information and refreshing "fluid body" therapies.

Stay tuned for the next upcoming Wet and Raw Special Event or contact us to find out how to sponsor a Wet & Raw party for your friends.

* Book your own Personalized Wet & Raw House or Beach Party.

Learn, laugh, eat, drink and be vitally alive...

Contact us at or call 805-637-2387

About Ninaya

Ninaya Strandberg, Watsu and Nutritionin Santa Barbara, CaliforniaNinaya aka Nancy Strandberg has dedicated her life to health, love and creative expression. She left her mother land Sweden as a teenager, and has since traveled the world, exploring many life philosophies, while working as a High-Fashion Model, Dancer, Fitness Coach, Wellness Center Director and International Healing Retreats Producer.

She is a Massage and Watsu Therapist certified by the Touch Therapy Institute, WABA and School of Shiatsu and Massage. She holds teacher status in Internal Cleansing through I-ACT and the Internal Environment Institute. Instructor of Yoga through the Yoga College of India and Movement facilitator, certified in Marianne Karou's Dance Alive Method. She teaches Water Yoga and prenatal fitness using the American Aqua Natal method and she is a certified Nutritional Consultant.

Ninaya lives in Santa Barbara, with her family… where she invites you to her home practice, to share the health she lives and knows. It is her intention to support and inspire others on their path of healing, wellness and creative expression.

"Seek what the heart craves, what dreams reveal.
Find what matters. Face what lingers. Embrace what fuels the Soul”.

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