Nadia Diamante (or Hari Satya, her spiritual name) is a music lover, spiritual rebel, hypnotherapist, past-life regressionist and dream priestess. Her classes and workshops are often centered around the power of music, whether its the harp during her Den of Dreams workshops or her newest offerings ~ the Ascended Masters of Music Series. This month, she will be featuring David Bowie. Class is this Friday night, September 14th from 7-9pm. Join us!
Tell us a little bit about how you became an energy worker, healer and teacher.
When I was a little girl, I was obsessed with the Victorian mysticism and spiritualism that I learned about in all my favorite classic novels. I was also a devout Catholic school girl who came from an Assyrian-Italian household. My Assyrian grandmother read Turkish coffee, tea leaves and playing cards similarly to tarot. My Italian grandmother loved horoscopes and the Church. So I was always surrounded by spirituality or religion on some level. When I was 10, my mom bought me a big book of astrology from Costco, and I became obsessed with spirituality, mysticism and even the occult. I had my first hypnotherapy session when I was 12; studied Buddhist mantras when I was 13, did hardcore research on angels at 14 and did yoga for the first time when I was 15. Meanwhile I was a ‘90s teen obsessed with Britpop, glam rock and Oscar Wilde and I feel like I have tried to amalgamate those two passions for most of my life. In 2015, I left my job as a music journalist to pursue my healing path (and my love of Kundalini yoga) and here we are!
What are some tools you use everyday to make your life better?
Definitely music or sound of any sort! I will always have headphones on and be listening to something. It could be binaural beats, it could be kundalini mantras, it could be psychedelic rock, it could be ‘60s soul or it could be Top 40 pop! Music really changes my vibration.
Who are some of your favorite teachers, bloggers, or personal heroes.
Yogi Bhajan as I considered him a spiritual rebel. Authors like Tom Robbins, Haruki Murakami, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Oscar Wilde, the Bronte Sisters. Musicians like David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Prince, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane, the list is too long.
Tell us a one-sentence affirmation that inspires you.
“We’re all born naked and the rest is drag.” Rupaul
Why is your work important and why should people come to your workshop?
My work is different and it’s not for everyone. I like to play with the shadow and the light; I love to adventure into the ways pop culture and art, both past and present, can be healing. I don’t believe spirituality is one-size-fits-all and it can be found through the medium of meditation as much as it can be found through a lazy Sunday morning reading the NY Times. Healing starts with intention and commitment. Anything can create an alchemy within you of healing light. Happiness is the ultimate way to heal; so do what makes you happy!