Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT 500, NCC)  is a certified yoga therapist, poet, choreographer and mother of 2 thriving, liberated daughters.  Nina believes that living ones life gets to be an act of grace!

Led by curiosity, every moment has been an adventure; apprenticing with the Joffrey Ballet, producing performance art with qUestwiRx from NYC to Tokyo since 1970, beginning with sponsoring children's graffiti work  from Harlem, running 2 award-winning restaurants in New Orleans( featured by Martha Stewart, Southern Decor  and as a top 100 restaurants by Forbes), creating MindBody Centering Yoga for awakening the miracles in everyone, founding non-profit LiveGlobally for quelling suffering by building community bridges globally and locally, as well as being a co-founder of the award winning Global Breath Yoga Studio in Durham NC.

Nina has professional credentials in  yoga, ballet, somatic psychology, energy psychology, applied mindfulness & spiritual activism, reiki and creative writing, empowerment education, and as an intuitive healer, performer, poet, choreographer and designer of wellness programs, internationally for over 40 years.

She is the Director of MindBody Centering Yoga established to transform trauma into empowerment and grace for all. MindBody Centering Yoga was inspired during her work in NYC in the mid-70s to support schoolchildren in the harlem projects and to help Broadway performers and professional athletes to meet their goals, because they felt their bodies were not attuned to their minds and vice versa.  The results were automatic and powerful!

MindBody Centering Yoga is now taught all over world as a gentle and clear way to help anyone get better results with support for ones heart felt intentions.  Whether it be to heal chronic lower back pain, recover from an injury, heal grief, release toxic or abusive relationships or arrest a crazy over-working mind, this form of yoga has helped thousands of people to feel much better!

A typical MBCY class begins with resting on the ground in order to gather the mind and body into the present moment. We then move to breathing techniques to balance and energize. After some gentle stretching we can flow into sun salutations, with offerings of multi-leveled modifications for postures.  The class ends with a loving guided bodymind meditation, some more breathing together and an inspirational quote to begin the day.  These healing classes are always open to all levels of capacity.


As a Yoga Therapist, Nina Be (MA, MEd, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, NCC) offers MindBody Centering Yoga techniques to individuals suffering from physical, mental, emotional and energetic blocks.  Her guided body meditations include using a variety of breathing, relaxation, strengthening and meditation techniques, the goal is to empower anyone to be able to strengthen what needs to be enlivened and release tension where holding on is no longer necessary. Sessions always include a bit of homework so as to cultivate real long lasting change . 

She is the founder of Live Globally (501c-3), quelling children’s global poverty through the practices of compassion in community. In order to satisfy her passionate curiosity, Nina has traveled to 38 of the 50 United States and 19 countries. She plans on experiencing it all!

Her successful RYT 200/300/500-hour Yoga Alliance Certification Programs and MindBody Centering Yoga, specializing in trauma-sensitive techniques, are offered several times a year . 

The skills gained from MindBody Centering are quite particular to each individual. It is true that most have been able to create liberation for themselves in a variety of ways, so as to define and come to embrace their authentic paths...
— Nina