How do you know suffering? How does it feel? Where does it live in your mind/body? Where do we feel its absence in your life? How does it grow & why? How does it stop?

Over the past decade, Yoga Therapist nina be’s Empowerment Circles for Transforming Trauma have inspired hundreds of human beings to live fuller lives with purpose and compassion. By cueing present moment awareness through embodied anatomy & breathing techniques, resonant neuro-biology and sound , creative writing & drawing, group discussion and applied mindfulness lifestyle practices, individuals and groups are supported to build trust & sustainable well-being.

What to Expect::

Topics covered in this module are concerned with changing the dialogue about suffering, by examining each individual's negative narrative and focusing on present moment resources that  always exist. This module offers an opportunity for deep inquiry into understanding all aspects of suffering that may feel stifling or isolating. Learn ways to identify patterns, methods for enhancing self regulation, recognizing the 5 'fs', realizing subtle negative or inaccurate perceptions  about others, places, memories and triggers.


  • A study of the 7 phases of presence & transformation, deep attention in regards to the 5 bodies.

  • Shared and experiential research led inquiry into the physical, mental, emotional & neurological effects of suffering.

  • Name & explore aspects of various expressions of suffering.

  • MBCY methodology to navigate the 5 F’s.

  • Aspects of suffering will be broken down into cultural, societal, familial & circumstantial origins.

  • Create a positive dialogue about suffering with deep listening, present moment awareness & embodiment.

  • How to use the Yamas and Niyamas as tools to understand & process the suffering transformation.


Meet Your Teachers:

Nina Be

Nina Be

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Global Breath Studio
Durham, NC

Fri: 6-9 pm;
Sat: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm
Sun: 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

September 7-9, 2018
May 24-26, 2019
November 8-10, 2019

Mini intro-course: (14 hrs)
November 11/12, 2017