Foundations of MindBody Centering Yoga

The essential foundational wisdom of MindBody Centering was gleaned over 4 decades of deep study in the classical arts in order to understand how to illicit the innate grace found at the core of every authentic living being.

Specific methodology found in MBCY trainings, classes, workshops and retreats are threads recognized in the pedagogy of the classical art forms of ballet, modern, theatre and ethnic dance, music and opera; the curative arts of reiki, shiatsu, Alexander Technique, BMC and the sciences of psycho-neuro-somatic kinesthesiology research.   

Within the deep pool of such resources, each individual finds some positive resonance that supports an enlivening process of awakening.  As in any lived experience, balance is found moving between negative Self limiting beliefs and the  dreaming Self's longing.

The ultimate goal here is to acclimate to a reset feeling tone and homeostasis of 'grace'; feeling at home and belonging in each present moment, respectful and reverent of the delicacy of each breath, accountable to a sense of Self that finds purpose in compassion for all living beings.

Founder's Teachers 

The founder of MindBody Centering Yoga is Nina Be, a Somatic Psychologist,  Nationally Certified Counselor, specializing in Trauma-based Multi-Cultural/School/Family Counseling (MEd., NCC #8702) and a Yoga Trainer/Therapist certified at the highest level of expertise, (E-RYT-500).

Nina's approach to mind/body wellness is enriched by her live learning experiences with master teachers Thich Nhat Hanh, Echkart Tolle, Pema Chodron, John O'Donohue, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, the Dalai Lama and somatic experts in the fields of Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais, Body Mind Centering, ballet, modern and theatre dance techniques; Carol Boggs, Frank Ottowell, Marcel Marceau, Maggie Black, David Howard, Bella Lewitsky and Lee Theodore, to name a few.

 Specialty certifications include;

Yoga for Trauma (Jim Moore, PhD.)

Lifeforce Yoga for Depression and Anxiety (Amy Weintraub)

 iRest Yoga Nidra for Trauma (Richard Miller, PhD.) 

Jungian Intensive Journaling (Ira Progov)

Applied  Mindfulness Meditations (Thich Nhat Hanh)

 Reiki & Shiatsu