Do you know what to do… and you’re just not doing it? Nuuaria is a center for change for people who fall off the wagon, have tried it all and don’t believe anything else will work but aren’t ready to give up yet.

Thinking is what created the behavior, and thinking is what will change the behavior. Nuuaria provides a unique methodology to create integration-focused change in the real world.

The Nuuaria Method™ is an evidenced-based habit and behavior change coaching program in the areas of health and medicine, emotional and general wellbeing, career and relationships.

Nuuaria believes that change within the individual will result in the global changes necessary for a sustainable future. The company is dedicated to bringing the integration-focused change program to the masses, accessible to anyone desiring a better way.

Nuuaria was founded in 2012 by registered dietitian, Maya Nahra, in Phoenix, Arizona who was in search of a better way to reclaim her health and life, and discovered a proven system that creates permanent lasting change despite circumstance and habit. 


Maya Nahra, RD

Maya Nahra, RD

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

I like flowers. I love the sunshine. I like rocks. I can sit and watch the ocean for hours. I believe meditation is the key to my own personal growth and inner success.

And my heart hurts for humans who suffer…

The kind of suffering that comes from the mind. The self-induced kind. That kind that shows up in addictive behaviors, less-than-desirable emotions and unwanted thought habits, like perfectionism, all-or-nothing thinking, catastrophic thinking and obsessive thoughts that just won’t go away.

Which is why I’ve created Nuuaria, the Nuuaria Method™ and Heart Training, to help humans become the director of thier lives, instead of the directed.

Because the peace I have found throughout my journey is an other-worldy, unexplainable peace that is available to everyone and I MUST share this. …And so this is the mission I have chosen for myself this lifetime – to inspire the life that exists beyond fear for all humans. Because I believe world peace begins with inner peace and inner peace is what lies beyond fear. This is my Nuuaria… my new air… a new world reality I see in my mind, hold in my heart and wake up for every day.

Big hugs and love to you, and thank you for arriving here.

P.S. The legit bits if you so desire…

I’m the founder and CEO of Nuuaria, the Food and Nutrition Contributor for 3TV Arizona, a writer, a speaker, a podcast host and a visionary. My education comes from life – read my story here – and some expensive pieces of paper on my wall from St. Louis University in St. Louis Missouri for Nutrition and Dietetics). I’ve been coaching over twelve years.


Kristen Ueberschaer, RD

Kristen Ueberschaer, RD

Registered Dietitian, Health Coach

You know those moments that feel so perfect that you can’t explain how or why they happened, you’re just glad they did? That has been my experience working for Nuuaria since Day 1.

Let me take you back to the day I accepted a job with Nuuaria. It goes something like this: California girl leaves a great job that pays well to move to a state she’s never spent more than two days in, for a start-up she’s never heard of, and takes a 50% pay cut with no guarantee of ever recovering financially. Sounds crazy, right?

How it felt was a pull so strong that I had no choice but to go and go fast. I am still beyond thankful that I took this unexplainable leap of faith because my life has been forever changed by this company and everyone who’s a part of it.

I graduated from San Jose State University with my B.S. in nutritional science and became a registered dietitian shortly after. Despite having all the knowledge required to set my path straight, my relationship with food/nutrition has been far from perfect, and at times, completely debilitating. I have allowed myself to identify with a diagnosis and let it run my life, been overwhelmed by the vast amount of health information in the media, and battled the body ideals surrounding me. I’ve set unrealistic expectations for myself and I’ve experienced the psychological and emotional suffering that comes with falling short. Through Nuuaria, I have found balance, forgiveness, and happiness, as well as an avenue to share my passion for whole health with everyone who crosses my path. As your coach, I am dedicated to your journey to a full and vibrant life and I am eager to help you find your fire!

When I’m not coaching or bragging about this company, I’m teaching Pilates, reading a good book, traveling the world, or offering unsolicited nutrition advice to my friends and family. I love strength training, the ocean, a warm cup of coffee, and deep conversations with passionate people.

Charissa Lopez, PMHNP-BC

Charissa Lopez, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Health Coach

I love being a wife and a mother to my two beautiful children. I love to laugh and sing! Music ignites my soul. I love traveling, football, and food!  I enjoy being outdoors, the ocean, the woods, the sun and the stars in the sky. I really do marvel at the universe!

I met Maya in the summer of 2014 and I knew right away I needed her glowing energy in my life! Fast forward almost 4 years later and I was blessed with my dream job at Nuuaria.  I studied at the University of Arizona receiving both my undergrad degree as an RN and my masters as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I’ve specialized in working with children, adolescents, and young adults but I love working with everyone!  I’m proud to be an advanced practice nurse and have been privileged to be of service to those who have suffered mind, body, and spirit. I’ve always believed that one day I would elevate my practice and offer more to my patients. Because of Maya and the Nuuaria Method, I discovered a better way to care for my patients and myself! I am also a Heart Training student here at Nuuaria and its beyond anything I could have hoped for!  I truly believe that the universe wants us all to succeed, to live a life full of joy, free from suffering. I believe love can change the world and I believe we are the change.  I hope you will join us!

Kelli Willer

Kelli Willer

Operations Manager

I just want to be a light in this world. That is how I connected with Nuuaria. I felt this insane energy every time I spoke with Kristen Ueberschaer, RD about how we want to change the world. Then she introduced me to Maya Nahra, RD, and Creator of Nuuaria… I knew I was home in that moment. I could not even cap the amount of inspiration and excitement I felt when listening to Maya speak of her dream to help others. My friends, this is no longer a dream. It is reality.

I studied Exercise Science at Arizona State University and have my B.S in Exercise and Wellness. As a personal trainer and exercise coach I have gained great experience in start up companies, franchises and business operations. Every life turn has led me right here. As Operations Manager I am over flowing with joy to grow with something so big, so life changing as Nuuaria.

When I am not doing what I love at “work”, you can find me throwing the fire engine red, indestructible Kong Frisbee to my black lab-basenji mix- Khaleesi – at the park, hiking in Northern Arizona, weight lifting at the gym, or wherever there may be a ice cold Dos Equis and pepperoni pizza:)

Pam Biendit

Pam Biendit

Journey Mentor

Pam has been a student of the Nuuaria Method™ since August 2015. What originally started as a client journey – an overthinking, over scheduling, over fearful client – has now grown into a passion to help others on their own journey through habit and behavior change.

Having been through the health coaching program, Pam has seen the profound changes in her own life. The emotional eating driven by fear, anger, self-hatred, low self esteem, and judgement has been either eliminated or greatly diminished by the steps she’s learned in the Nuuaria Method™. Now, Pam’s desire is to help others on their own journeys.

Joshua Franco

Joshua Franco

Journey Mentor

Josh found the Nuuaria Method™ just at his breaking point. Josh was stuck in a rut, after having tried several crash diets and feeling defeated in different aspects of his life. Josh needed a change (for the better) in his life, and finding the Nuuaria Method™ was just what he needed. Josh joined the program in December of 2017. Through this program he has found many adaptable skills that translate into many aspects of his day.

Having gone through the program, Josh started realizing all the choices he was making was due to his habits, and the program allowed him to start redeveloping those negative habits into positive ones. Josh’s eating is under control for the first time in his adult life and he has found a balance in his life. Josh is eager to help other’s on their own journey in the program, knowing how much it helped him during his time of need.