What I feel and what I experience in my practice is the ability to really have a choice to be me.

What happened in Durham, NC on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 was a traumatic and disastrous event. What I experienced that day was a feeling that events and circumstances like this are a result of doing too much. Of going so fast that we are incapable of seeing what is about to happen. It is a continuation of growth and force that eventually, without appreciation or loving kindness practice, will over charge. Will combust.

That night, what was needed for me and my being was a moment to be more inward. A time to let go on to the earth, to be supported and to allow my own strength to soften and at the same time expand into my whole Self.

In the Dream Space, we had two hours of restorative yoga with nina be where what arrived was an awareness of my strength and the effects and toll it has on my body. Awareness doesn’t mean to judge what is, but to witness and appreciate all that is.

My two nuggets after class about my own body, was allowing the tightening of my butt, and all the continued grasping I have done over the years, to expand up my body. All the holding and strengthening could be transferred into extending and coming more forward-- leaning into it with support, courage, and compassion.

Complementary, I realized my grasping of the top of my shoulders is really a habit of going up. Of wanting to hold myself up and keep going up, higher and higher. Again without judgment, the years of tightening has built strength, and now, as I awake more of my body, it can be used to support; and instead of up, allowing the tightening and grabbing to expand outward to the sides and down, back to the earth and all.

There was a bigness to that day that has showed me that being at the Dream Space, practicing yoga is what’s real. It is being myself, not doing. Not growing, Not achieving. Just being. Practicing yoga with nina be and Daria, is what is natural. It is what makes sense and what is honest.

What I feel and what I experience in my practice is the ability to really have a choice to be me. Without distractions, without judgement, without wanting or urging, I can choose to be my best self. To feel my truth. To love myself. To be present. To be grateful. To love all.

What’s it like to study MBCY yoga from nina be?

The ultimate purpose  of hatha raja yoga is self realization in order to be liberated. 

Sometimes contemporary yoga approaches can feel more like we’re not good enough and illicit / trigger our tendencies to be competitive and self loathing. This is not the intention of yoga.

When you decide to participate in a mind-body centering yoga class with nina be, or any of the beautifully trained teachers from the Mbcy program, you’re invited to be authentic; you are invited to explore the deepest and sometimes most vulnerable parts of your wisdom. We know you are here for a very particular reason and we want to affirm that purpose.

hatha yoga MBCY style

Attending a yoga class can be an amazing experience as long as we are home with ourselves.

If we begin to make the teacher or the other students in the room, or even the challenge of the most perfect asana the reason we are in class, we are being dominated — our small self may look out from the window of our hearts and wonder why we’ve left home.


Yes, focusing into the heart is a high practice called drishti.

The heart is said to be the seat of the soul and the bliss body, where there is quietude and stillness and the ability to accept  the conditions of the present moment. This indeed is our power that resonates deeply from the center of our Truth… that ‘all is One’.

MindBody Centering Yoga is meant to be attentive and quiet enough so that one can find every part of one’s yoga practice tucked away within one’s pure nature.

The environment is meant to be beautiful, inspiring and fantastical, perhaps otherworldly;  a place where a human being can realize they are the cosmos and the cosmos is them.

We hope you will come find us in the dream space ... off the beaten path out of the hustle and bustle of fast cement walls and sky-less roofs. 

Come meander to Dillard Street or Costa Rica or California or Virginia & find a MBCY magical yoga teacher, plug-in and enjoy the miracle of you! 

in the spirit of prosperity, positivity and peace,