"Healing the World through Art & Compassion."
Elaine Lloyd-Nazario, known to the world as Queen Mother Imakhu and
Reina Madre, is a veteran working artist, a music teacher, motivational speaker, multimedia producer, a certified yoga instructor, art/spiritual event coordinator an ordained Interfaith minister, an initiated Shenu-Khametic High Priestess, an initiated Bantu water healer, and an ordained healing minister. Above all, this Afrohemian Renaissance Woman, mother to two adult children, is an inspiration.
Queen Mother Imakhu's gift is in utilizing art as the vehicle to help people courageously reach higher, dig deeper, and embrace their uniqueness. As a cultural educator, Queen Mother teaches the importance of reclaiming ancestral/family indigenous cultural practices, yet advancing traditions to fit today's world. Her family roots in Mende, Gullah Geechee, Lumbee, and Caribbean cultures have shaped her own personal identity .
As founder of Shenu Art & Yoga Sanctuary,
Queen Mother Imakhu has taken her Khametic (Ancient Egyptian) and New Thought metaphysical training to "The Next Level in New Thought." Sharing Khametic teachings from a place of universality, love, compassion, high ethics, and activism, Queen Mother continues to evolve the Khametic spiritual movement forward. As a lifelong professional artist respected for being a no-nonsense business woman, Queen Mother facilitates workshops that guide novice working artists into "The Business of Art."
Through her company, AKERU MultiMedia, she produces topical teaching videos that include Shenu-Khametic Restorative Yoga, motivational messages, and soon-to-come African drumming and storytelling.
AKERU MultiMedia has also been the vehicle for Queen Mother's podcasts, live video classes, music and meditation CDs, websites, digital art, and special events. She is currently producing her one woman show, "The Water Brought Me Here," and her multi-cast version, "The Water Brought Us Here," in which she is joined by stage veterans and friends Abiodun Oyewole, Baba Sule Greg Wilson, Luisah Teish, Dr. Herbert Harris, and Felipe Luciano.
Touring has brought Queen Mother Imakhu to diverse people and places. She's easily spotted in her white clothing that she wears daily for spiritual purposes. Whether through concerts, motivational speeches, yoga classes, counseling sessions, or business workshops, Queen Mother Imakhu's heart and humor touch everyone she encounters. Her familiar send-off is, "Mer Aa. Heri." (In Khametic language, "Much Love. Be at Peace.")