FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

wHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR PRACTICE?

This practice is centered on the notion of making: artists make art works, curators make exhibitions, and healers make solutions to address their client’s specific needs. This practice focuses on the whole person in his/her contemporary state by investigating a person's real time circumstances, their short and long-term goals, beliefs, emotions, health challenges, and spiritual awareness. All these factors inform the way in which we advocate and partner with our clients to meet their needs. Our practice utilizes a number of healing modalities and leverages accumulated art world professional experience and networks.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Our founder, Negarra A. Kudumu, is a practitioner of three African diasporic, specifically Afro-Cuban, spiritual traditions known as Lukumi, Palo Mayombe, and Espiritismo Cruzado. She holds the title of Yaya Nkisi Malongo, conferred through initiation into Palo Mayombe by her godmother and mentor, Yaya Nkisi Nganga Teisha Shaw. She is a Reiki practitioner attuned to levels I and II, and she is an uninitiated omo orisa in the Lukumi tradition under the mentorship of Iyalorisa Sabrina Davis-Parham.

Additionally, Negarra possess a BA in Latin American, Latino & Caribbean Studies from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Relations & Diplomacy from Leiden University. She maintains proficiency in French, and near native level fluency in Spanish, and Portuguese. She has, for the past four years, worked as Manager of Public Programs at the Frye Art Museum, and also an independent essayist & curator working in the USA, Canada, and abroad.

Do you offer classes?

Not at this time.

Do you offer products?

We are currently researching and developing products for release during Summer 2019 that will be displayed and sold online. Please check the web site for updates in the new year.

Do you offer mental health counseling?

We do not offer mental health counseling.

 

What is your typical process for working with a new client?

All clients considering are encouraged to schedule a free, 30-minute information session by telephone in order to learn more about the practice and if it is the right fit for them. Clients are encouraged to offer a detailed description of their needs and the scope of their project. If you are seeking advice about your particular needs, schedule a session or send us your inquiry.

I would like to conduct a studio visit with you. How do I arrange that?

Negarra is available for studio visits in Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, and Vancouver, BC. She frequently visits Toronto and is happy to schedule studio visits with artists during her time there. Please contact us at info@negarraakudumu.com with “studio visit” in the subject line.

I am interested in your divination services but i don't know which one to choose.

Please review the healing modalities page, which explains in detail the divination services we offer. To learn more about divination generally, please review these blog posts: What is Divination Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV
 

SHOULDN'T healing WORK AND WELLNESS PRODUCTS BE CHEAP, IF NOT FREE?

Professional healers invest significant time, money, and in-kind resources to acquire and maintain the knowledge and training they offer to their clientele. Any healer who is actively advocating for and assisting in the healing of others, must consistently take care of their own spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being. This too costs time and money. The quality of service a healer offers his or her clients, is reflected in the pricing. Each client case is treated as singular and accorded the highest level of care and attention.

What if i don't live in or near seattle?

Most services can be performed regardless of location. Arrangements can be made - at the client’s expense - for work that must be done at the client’s location. 

WHAT DO YOUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT YOU?

Please visit our Press and Praise page.